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Comment: Re:Well, that does it (Score 1) 148

> D) Greece has been reduced to a third-world country because of EU's, ECB's and IMF's decisions. Even free vaccines have been cut. Spain, Portugal and Ireland are sharing a similar fate. Italy has also experienced a huge recession because of EU's policies.

Greece did this to them self. I also want to point out that health care related matters are not subject to EU rules or laws. Expect when it comes to travellers and tourists getting health care if they need to via the EU blue health card. As for Spain, Portugal and Ireland. They are all recovering. If you want to know why this happens you have to ask your bank (if it is an big international bank, but ask anyway if its your local bank. He may have taken part in this too).

Comment: Re:I dont get it (Score 2) 551

by jonfr (#46569713) Attached to: Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

This.

> The referendum was observed by 135 international observers from 23 countries with no violations registered.[14][15][16] The EODE observer mission concluded that the referendum was conducted freely and fairly.[17] [...]

Is this.

> Eurasian Observatory for Democracy & Elections (EODE) is an election monitoring organization led by the Belgian far-right activist Luc Michel.[1] Since its founding in 2006, it provided monitoring missions to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Caucasus, Balkans, the Black Sea region, and North [...]

This translates to friends of Putin. There is no reason to believable anything they say. Being a corrupt and all.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment: Re:IPv6 needed (Score 1) 102

by jonfr (#46560029) Attached to: Turkey Heightens Twitter Censorship with Mandated IP Blocking

While that is true to some extent. It is also the amount of IPv6 addresses out there. I doubt Turkey or anyone for that matter can block all of the IPv6 address all the time. The block file would be huge if it was to be done. I am also not sure if current censorship software supports IPv6 blocking. It might do so already, but I don't keep up with those things.

Twitter can get its own /32 range. That is a lot of IPv6 addresses to have. Even if you just use one /64 block at the time. Maybe we need 512-bit IP address space (that way above massive IP address space) to prevent censorship for good.

Comment: Re:View from a writer who is starting his career (Score 1) 381

by jonfr (#46509155) Attached to: <em>Sons of Anarchy</em> Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

The problems are in the basic sense two or three. I am not sure. One of the problem is that people creating the content are not getting paid. This applies mostly to writers and musicians. I am not sure the status of actors in this regards. One of the problem is also copyright grab of corporations this is done via exclusive agreements that remain valid for number of years sometimes decades. There are often also agreements that means (common in the music industry) that means the corporations them self own the copyright not the creator. This has also been taking place in book publishing. It's bad and I don't think it's getting any better in this regards. There is also no point in having copyright 90 years after authors death. Unless when you view it from the corporation preservative. Since corporations can and do last for hundreds of years this amount of time is no issue at all. As for my published material, it's all going to be publish domain sometimes at the start of next century if it's not grabbed by some corporation (I plan on doing my best to stop that from happening).

The there is the public. Today public want the free lunch. I don't have much problem with that if the supplier is willing as often is the case. Sometimes it's not. Piracy isn't a problem since it increases sales of DVD and blue-ray's. So I don't technically have a problem with it. People who don't intend to buy the music, show series or films are not going to start to do so just because they downloaded the material in the first place (it just gets watched and then deleted in most cases). As Netflix has shown this is also an service problem. People are willing to pay for entertainment if it's at low price and easy to access. What the Sons of Anarchy doesn't understand is the service issue. If his shows are getting pirated it's because they are not easy to find or access.

Here is an news about the end of the free launch. This applies to more then just internet companies, http://www.economist.com/node/...

Comment: View from a writer who is starting his career (Score 1) 381

by jonfr (#46501811) Attached to: <em>Sons of Anarchy</em> Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

I'm just starting my writing career and as such I have not sold many copies of my short story that I have published now.

The larger problem is not Google or Disney. It is the culture of free or close to free material that has been created in the past few years. The $0,99 books are good example of this. While people still have to pay for things in real life they have to get income. This applies to writers as it does to anyone else. People now have unrealistic expectation of what items cost when they are digital. It is not the cost of distribution that is the issue. It's the cost of living for the writer in question. This is also why many old time writers (and other types of artists) are having hard time adjusting to new times and the digital age.

The digital publishing is not without it's problem. It's only at certain price range that I can get 70% of the sale price. Where I sell my e-books if I go over 12,99€ (or local equal) I only get 45% (still better then the physical copy returns) of the price directly in my pocket and this out before I pay local taxes of that income. If I sell paper version of my book, the e-book has to be 20% cheaper then the paper copy. If I want to make a decent living from writing I have to sell a lot of copies. I might one day do so, but so far it has not happened.

Let's be clear on copyright. Today it's set-up to service the corporations. Not the actual content creators, regardless if that are writers, visual artist or music creators. That is why it's so long and that is why it's always getting extended. There is nothing complex about this issue and never has been. DMCA type laws are also good example of this. I am not sure if they help people like me, a lone writer with no lawyers or the financial resources to stop anything if an book gets torrented (in fact, that might actually help me I guess). Since DRM lock are no good since they get stripped away from the e-book. People who did not buy the e-book in the first place are also the people how are unlikely to do so at later stage.

At last. The shameless plug of my first published short story. It's DRM free.

Link: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook...

Comment: Daily Mail just making stuff up (Score 1) 364

by jonfr (#46116207) Attached to: EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020

It appears that The Telegraph is just making this stuff up. They often do this to increase the anti-EU crowd in the UK.

The biggest fact that this story is false is the fact there are no secret EU bodies at work here.

http://europa.eu/about-eu/inst...

Journalist are also known to make up stories.

http://www.theguardian.com/med...
http://edition.cnn.com/2003/US...
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com...

Here are some EU myths busted.

http://youtu.be/oqVJEZnYiZo

Comment: Let them burn (Score 1) 287

by jonfr (#45926437) Attached to: Australian Teen Reports SQL Injection Vulnerability, Company Calls Police

I speak from experience (and a lot of it). Never, ever report this type of bug to the owner of the website, specially if this is a big company (a single person websites are different). Since most of the people who are responsible (in many cases) for the website know nothing of computer security, internet or technology in general. The best thing to do is to forget this issue and the website in question fall victim hackers and ID-theft. It is only after such scandal that something is done about it.

This people don't understand good faith and they do not understand how internet security works. It's easier just the let them literally crash and burn, rather then telling them anything about the security flaw.

Comment: Re:Using 2,4Ghz in wireless network is not harmful (Score 1) 294

by jonfr (#45823281) Attached to: Parents' Campaign Leads To Wi-Fi Ban In New Zealand School

You want facts? Here are facts for you. I don't make any guarantees that you understand those facts.

http://missionscience.nasa.gov/ems/05_radiowaves.html
http://missionscience.nasa.gov/ems/01_intro.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_wave

2412Mhz has the wave length of 124mm according to this calculator (http://www.onlineconversion.com/frequency_wavelength.htm). The size of human DNA molecule is far smaller then this. The wavelength of 2,4Ghz and 5Ghz is therefore too big to have any effect on DNA in living animals.

Comment: Using 2,4Ghz in wireless network is not harmful (Score 1) 294

by jonfr (#45817701) Attached to: Parents' Campaign Leads To Wi-Fi Ban In New Zealand School

This is not complex, at 2412Mhz (start of 2,4Ghz wlan) does not harm you at the transmission levels used in wireless network. The transmission power is around 100mW, based on the law of square that signal fades quickly when the distance is more then 100 meters. Just if there is nothing blocking the signal. If anything is blocking the signal it fades faster and more quickly. At 5180Mhz (start of 5Ghz wlan band) the signal goes even shorter distance at the same power.

The idea that people can get sick or even cancer from normal radio bands (2Mhz to 60Ghz) is just ridiculous. It is nothing more then a chance that this boy got the brain cancer. It has nothing to do with wireless networks, mobile phones or television transmission masts (they broadcast in the 230 to 800Mhz range). Mobile phones are in the range of 700Mhz to 2100Mhz (LTE/GSM/3G). Depending on country and location.

For the sake of discussion I have simplified use of frequency band used in mobile phones and 5Ghz wireless network.

Comment: Got nothing, make shit up instead (Score 1) 698

by jonfr (#45717651) Attached to: NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware

So NSA got nothing to show for it dragnet surveillance. Instead they just start making shit up in propaganda news that they spread with big U.S media companies. The reality is that such attack would never have worked and the people in China knows this already.

China also doesn't need to do this. All they need to do to ruin U.S economic is to stop exporting cheap stuff (among other things) to the U.S. In less then 8 months U.S would be on it's knees in terms of economic performance. Since it is already junk and is not improving thanks to the idiot bible ass-holes who know nothing of economics or facts.

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