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Comment: How did they do it? (Score 4, Informative) 547

by it0 (#45724197) Attached to: Harvard Bomb Hoax Perpetrator Caught Despite Tor Use

From the pdf

"Harvard University was able to determine that, in the several hours leading up to the
receipt of the e-mail messages described above, ELDO KIM accessed TOR using Harvardâ(TM)s
wireless network."

So Harvard keeps track of your connections. Still circumstancial but he confessed.
"KIM then stated that he authored the bomb threat e-mails described above."

Comment: Why are they doing this? (Score 4, Interesting) 137

by it0 (#45512827) Attached to: Singapore & South Korea Help NSA Tap Undersea Cables

So I guess everybody is helping the US out with spying and such, but what is their motivation?
1) They think it's the right thing to do?
2) There is some (in)direct monetary gain?
3) They also get spy data?
4) They think the US is awesome?
5) All of the above?
6) Other?

I feel like i just wrote a poll, but I'm geniunly interested for some insight.

Comment: Summary is incorrect (Score 4, Informative) 244

Fascinating the greed that impacts simple people every day live and to to what use?

There is a communication on sabam's website to rectify the miscommunication that appeared in the media, they did not charge the library 250 euro, no it was only 239 euro's but for playing music in the library.

For a public reading they would collect 15 euro's per public reading if the work is protected and the rightsholder is represented by sabam.
Do not and did not collect this fee.

Comment: propreitary (Score 1, Insightful) 47

by it0 (#38773238) Attached to: Coming Soon: An Open-Source, Reverse-Engineered Mali GPU Driver

I know they keep the drivers proprietary to keep their special 3d chip tricks to themselves, but can't you just feed it tables of vectors and vectors and be done with it? Why do you need such a low level access that apparantly shows all their company secrets?

Before all you say performance! My question would be , really?

Comment: How does it work? (Score 1) 102

by it0 (#37139584) Attached to: A Chat With Zavilia, a Tool For Identifying Rioters

The thing i don't understand, why somebody on the internet asks you to commit a crime, for some reason people think it's a marvelous idea and go ahead and do it?

Was this a copycat of Egypt, etc where people were bored and didn't need a political statement?
If that is the case then there a far more serious issue regarding ethics and morals then whoever did it, right?


+ - Spanish Web Censorship Voted Down->

Submitted by Dangerous_Minds
Dangerous_Minds (1869682) writes "ZeroPaid is reporting that a part of the Sinde Act (named after Spanish filmmaker and Culture Minister Ángeles González-Sinde) which would allow the Culture Ministry to force ISPs to block websites suspected of facilitating copyright infringement, was voted down recently in Spain. This comes on the heals of Wikileaks exposing the amount of pressure US industry was putting on Spain to implement laws like the three strikes law seen in HADOPI in France. The Asociación de Internautas (Assocation of Internet Users), an organization who called the legislation an assault on Spanish democracy, is currently celebrating the news as a victory for Spanish democracy (Spanish)."
Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Moral authority (Score 1) 547

by it0 (#33916480) Attached to: Internet Dismantling the State Church In Finland

That is exactly the problem of religion. They all promote morals and standards. But it's not the church who make them, it's a group of people. which can be different kinds of people, think of familiy,friends, work, etc. Although their morals and standards will overlap they can change between those groups. Furthermore those morals change over time, the reason why things like slavery is no longer accepted and gay rights are. This is the same reason why over there have been religions before christianity and islam and will be after them.

The church records those standards at a certain time but since they are dynamic as explained before, the church can not hold them as static things thye control.

Computer Science is merely the post-Turing decline in formal systems theory.