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Comment: Re:The major downside to this.. (Score 1) 354

by jones_supa (#48624161) Attached to: Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

The major downside to this is promoting the idea that an https connection is "secure", because especially when it comes to https, there are so many different attacks to level against both an end user and a host that we'd be better using a risk grading system.

A security feature does not have to be perfect to provide value. The user is still significantly more protected with HTTPS than with HTTP.

Comment: Re:So the media dick-waving goes into the next rou (Score 1) 301

by jones_supa (#48607669) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

Not that the movie, the game, the song, the whatever was bad. Oh, far from it. There's great movies, songs, games and whatever else out there. I just cannot agree with the licensing terms. Dear copyright industry (I used to call you content industry, but let's call a spade a spade and be honest here, your business focus is copyright, not content anymore): A contract needs two parties agreeing on it. And I simply cannot agree to your conditions, while you're unwilling to offer conditions that I could agree with. In other words, no sale will take place here.

Fair argument, but please take care of your part too, to respect the license agreement. The artist didn't intend it to free distribution. You said "a contract needs two parties agreeing on it". If you are the party not agreeing, stay away from that content. Don't buy that media, but don't pirate that either. Use entertainment that is licensed in other terms. Otherwise you are sending a contradictory message.

Analogy: if you pirate the content, it's like not putting up with a woman's terms, but still wanting her so badly that you rape her.

Comment: Re:Not really missing vinyl (Score 1) 432

by jones_supa (#48600027) Attached to: Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand
It's actually very easy to understand. You put one sample at +1, then the next one at -1, and repeat that pattern. This is the highest frequency you can make. As you need two samples to do one cycle, the sample rate (for example 44,100 Hz) gives you a halved frequency range (for example 22,050 Hz).

+ - Ask Slashdot: Best software for image organization? 1

Submitted by Wycliffe
Wycliffe (116160) writes "Like many people, I am starting to get a huge collection of digital photos from family vacations, etc... I am looking for some software that allows me to rate/tag my own photos in a quick way. I really don't want to spend the time tagging a bunch of photos and then be locked into a single piece of software so what is the best software to help organize and tag photos so that I can quickly find highlights without being locked into that software for life. I would prefer open source to prevent lock-in and also prefer linux but could do windows if necessary."