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Comment: Re:Spyware companies will love it (Score 1) 171

by jopsen (#47511709) Attached to: Firefox 31 Released

No disabling Canvas tracking and they even included Go to about:config and set "webgl.disabled" to true.

It's not perfect... But from what I can understand this will atleast mitigate the issue:

Either way, this does indeed seems like a very hard problem. And disabling canvas might not be enough. See the article from before.

Comment: Re:This is just a repeat (Score 3, Insightful) 275

Microsoft employees aren't good at anything but being Microsoft employees. They're just not qualified to do anything else.

That's funny... but I doubt it's true. Many MS employees provides support or work on projects for other companies... And they will surely be in demand, you're basically giving up highly qualified Microsoft experts.

While I personally, would like to avoid touching Microsoft services and products, let's just admit they are a giant, and other companies will continue to rely on Microsoft products. Just, think of the all the share-point plugins and what not...

Comment: Re:From TFA (Score 1) 112

by jopsen (#47498633) Attached to: Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN
Hmm, that's interesting... I would think that if ICANN knowingly continues to conduct business with a partner known to employ fraud then ICANN is a co-conspirator to fraud.
Hence, it would be illegal for ICANN to honor its contract, forcing them to terminate it. Regardless, of what the contract states.

I mean, no judge in his right mind will convict ICANN of contract breach, if the other party is abusing the powers delegated to them for criminal activities.
At least that was my two cents (I'm just applying common sense here)...

Comment: Re:Protip: (Score 1) 666

by jopsen (#47497463) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

The Ukrainian government isn't prohibiting access to the site. Ukrainian militants are.

Nobody, says the militants aren't at fault... Only that the US isn't much better in it's own.... And no, we don't have to get decades back to find examples of civilians more or less deliberately killed by the US in non-combat zones (well, unless you're delusional enough to declare the entire middle east for a combat zone).

That said, I think it would be reasonable for Ukraine to request UN peacekeeping forces to guard and investigate the accident.

Comment: Re:I don't see the problem. (Score -1) 666

by jopsen (#47497335) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

True, until civilians are targed... Although this was supposedly a mistake.
Anyways, there was absolute no reason to be using anti aircraft missile systems... it's not like the rebels have been bombed or anything. Which would be of doubtful legality... something about proportionality...

Comment: Re:For those that don't know: (Score 2) 112

by jopsen (#47496147) Attached to: Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN

It looks like a bill if you don't read the bit that says "THIS IS NOT A BILL"?

So everybody agrees that they are deliberately trying to trick you; by giving their offer the graphical appearance of a bill. IMO that's fraud.
It's certainly not honest business conduct.

Well buddy, if you're in the habit of just randomly throwing your money at anyone who shoves a bit of paper in your face

I am in the that habit... In most cases the bill is probably legitimate, and it's a lot of work for me to validate that everything is correct. Even more work and cost, if I decide to fight a bill. Often the cheapest way out is to pay.
You right that failure to pay a "fake" bill, like have no consequences, but failure to pay a legitimate bill on time, because I could validate it, will cost me late payment fee, etc...

Comment: Re:From TFA (Score 4, Insightful) 112

by jopsen (#47496125) Attached to: Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN

Brandon Gray’s resellers subjecting Registered Name Holders to false advertising, deceptive practices, or deceptive notices, pursuant to Section 3.12.7 of the RAA and Section 3 of Domain Name Registrants’ Rights of the Registrants’ Benefits and Responsibilities Specification (“RBRS”). >

Sure you can treat that as a contract breach, but it seems more like a criminal matter to me... Why do you even put that in the contract, it's needless to say that criminal conduct will not be tolerated.

Comment: Re:don't drive with nobody in it? (Score 1) 435

by jopsen (#47468771) Attached to: FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

How about stop trying to place restrictions on things just because they could be abused. We're supposed to be 'the land of the free,' for fuck's sake. This is just embarrassing.

Indeed, this is embarrassing... America never fails to deliver on the crazy...

Seriously, if you're afraid of self-driving cars being used to deliver explosives... Then it takes a special kind of crazy to worry about self-driving cars, as opposed to be worried about ease of access to guns and explosives.

Comment: The funny things is... (Score 1) 435

by jopsen (#47468715) Attached to: FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

Putting an automated weapon system in one. Now you can drive by shoot and be miles away.

This requires two main components:
1) An automatic assault rifle, and
2) A self driving car.

Which one of the two, do you think Americans would prefer to regulate/restrict access to? :)
Lol, my money is on self-driving car regulation... Long live status quo!

Seriously, though... How crazy do you have to be to be more concerned about self-driving cars being useful for delivering explosives, as opposed to be worried about access to explosives in the first place... America never disappoints to deliver a laugh :)

Comment: Re: Not really a surprise.... (Score 1) 219

by jopsen (#47429755) Attached to: After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

That is the short term result a major economic crisis in the US would have. Yes, nobody wants that...
I dislike the US for many of the crimes your government is actively committing in the US and around the world. And I want the US to fix these issues, not go down some dark bottomless hole of political chaos.
Negotiations in a modern world is always about power... Too many nations are too powerful for this to be a viable option.

Comment: Re: Not really a surprise.... (Score 2) 219

by jopsen (#47429105) Attached to: After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart
It's not in Germanys interest to weaken the American economy... That would hurt them just as bad...

I'm pretty sure no European country even wants to indicate that they want to mess with the US economy... Not because they are scared of a US response. But because they don't want to weaken the world economy, upon which many European countries depend.

If Germany made thebUS dollar fall even more. That would hurt the European economy and weak EURO economies would need further bail outs...

This is an appropriate and proportional response... It's not enough, I agree, but it's pretty good start! A European country deporting US officials is a big thing.

Comment: Re:Gee Catholic judges (Score 1) 1330

by jopsen (#47357453) Attached to: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

By the time the dust of WW2 had settled, the current system of employer-provided health insurance was firmly established. Leading us inevitably to today....

It sadness me that American politicians can't see that this inhibits competitions as employers use healthcare benefits to retain employees... It's very close to a lock-in, which hinders the powers of the free markets. Seriously, when you read ads for employers to provide healthcare, the ad is all about how the employer can retain his employees... Tsk tsk...

Compared to other countries, this is also a major blocker for start-ups, etc... Long term these things are going to keep the US behind.

You can bring any calculator you like to the midterm, as long as it doesn't dim the lights when you turn it on. -- Hepler, Systems Design 182