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Comment: Re:"The World" (Score 1) 215

by kurkosdr (#49400857) Attached to: The Dystopian Lake Filled By the World's Tech Sludge
It would be trivial for developed countries to write laws that prevent the import or manufacture of products made from raw materials that came from "dirty" factories. But that's crazy talk. Because bribes err... I mean free market, efficiency, lower prices for "consumers", the invisible hand will fix this.

Comment: Re:No one cares (Score 1) 113

by kurkosdr (#49372203) Attached to: How Malvertising Abuses Real-Time Bidding On Ad Networks
"Reliable ad agency? Yeah, I gotta agree, that's kinda funny." If you can just sit back and be a middleman collecting his sweet cut (while pretending to care about user's security), why bother caring about who your advertisers are and expend effort to make sure they are non anonymous? After all, you have the disclaimer. Thank (insert name of deity here), users have adblock.

Comment: Re:Anonymous advertisers (Score 3, Interesting) 113

by kurkosdr (#49371853) Attached to: How Malvertising Abuses Real-Time Bidding On Ad Networks
"Host your own ads" is something only big sites can implement obviously. An ad agency is reliable if all the advertisers are non-anonymous, and hence responsible for the content they push through the ad agency. And don't tell me "it's not possible", there is this thing called HTTPS. Instead, as of now, anyone with a computer and internet connection can be an "advertizer". No eponymity or responsibilities, yay! This was good enough for the first years of the internet. "Freedom", easy, cheap blah blah, now it's not good enough, because there is lots of money to be made for malvertizing, and ad agencies can't keep up with preventing and blacklisting anonymous mal-ads. Unreliable ad agencies that don't care about my security will simply get Ad Blocked and lose my ad impressions (I don't care). Mutual non-caring.

Comment: Anonymous advertisers (Score 5, Informative) 113

by kurkosdr (#49371575) Attached to: How Malvertising Abuses Real-Time Bidding On Ad Networks
Ahh... The joys of having anonymous advertisers, even on well-known sites: Not only some of the ads are of questionable legality, but some of them may actually hurt you. THIS is why AdBlock Edge is a security policy, not an adblocking policy. Don't give me the "freeloader" talk. Either host your own ads and be responsible for them, or partner with reliable ad agencies (and maybe I will unblock them).

Comment: The truth is... (Score 1) 418

The truth is that when digital data are modulated with some "dense" QAM scheme, then the amount of noise the cable introduces IS important. The 1s and 0s will get distorted if noise is too high. BUT, the other truth is that, all you have to do is buy a cable that is compliant conductivity-wise. All those fancy Monster cables are an ordinary cable, just upmakerd. And you should NEVER exceed the distances recommended by the standard. You should not build a 100m link even if it's consisted of monster cables. Better save the money for repeaters.

Comment: Nope, there will be limits (Score 1) 690

by kurkosdr (#49017695) Attached to: Free-As-In-Beer Electricity In Greece?
I can tell you the government is not going to give "unlimited" electricity for free. There is going to be some Kwh limit defined as "more than enough to power a household". Because, otherwise everyone will allow the neighbouring MiniMarket to connect their fridges to the appartment's outlets, for a small amount of money paid to the appartment owner. Also, the new PM also promised free food (aka food stamps) for the poor people, but this doesn't mean they will be able to park a truck outside and start loading as much food they want.

Comment: All hail anonymous sites and advertisers (Score 1) 203

by kurkosdr (#48930653) Attached to: Adobe's Latest Zero-Day Exploit Repurposed, Targeting Adult Websites
Microsoft tried to implement a system where sites and advertisers are NOT anonymous and hence responsible for their content, as a subset of the web, the world went crazy and MS abandoned the idea. IMO users should be anonymous, but sites and advertisers should not be. Also, the site doesn't mention you should have to be safe, the linked article does.

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