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Comment: Whatever happened to.... (Score 4, Insightful) 160

letting the consumer/market decide? Isn't this what capitalism is about, the consumers choose based on price, quality, features etc..... We seem to be in some sort of meta capitalist market now where the courts decide who can buy what. "All working as intended" ?

Comment: Wages? (Score 1) 545

by lechiffre5555 (#36944716) Attached to: What Do I Do About My Ex-Employer Stealing My Free Code?
Didn't they contribute your wages? Was it your job to write the code? Was the code written on work time or in work premesis? Most companies own any code written by their employees written on work time or using work rescources ( e.g. software licenses ). Some companies even own code you write at home on your own time on your own computer because you were employed by them at the time - then they truely contributed nothing, but you accepted those terms when you signed the contract.

Comment: AGGGG you're missing the point with encryption!!!! (Score 1) 333

by lechiffre5555 (#35879530) Attached to: Dropbox Can't See Your Dat– Er, Never Mind
Most posters in comments say âoeencrypt your data before putting it in the dropbox folderâ as a solution. They blithely ignore that the drop box closed source client with unknown capabilities sits on the computer running all the time. And itâ(TM)s safe to encrypt your data on a computer running a program that already been shown to have have deliberately violated your trust? It could sniff passwords during encryption, it could make available ANY files on your computer not just the ones you want, it could do anything. The point is we donâ(TM)t know what it can/canâ(TM)t/could do, and we trust the rest of the computer it sits on? Not having a go at drop box, Iâ(TM)m still going to keep using it, but astonished by the lunacy being displayed by users of a techie site. Encrypting your data on a computer running a program that has already shown to abuse/not respect trust is just crazy!!!!

Comment: problem with encryption (Score 1) 333

by lechiffre5555 (#35879318) Attached to: Dropbox Can't See Your Dat– Er, Never Mind
Encrypting your files before drop-box gets hold of them is fine EXCEPT you are trusting the drop box client you installed on your machine to: 1) Not watch you encrypting those files, and sniff the password. 2) Not make other files on your computer available to law enforcement There used to be a 3) Encrypt your files in the cloud and not give anyone access. But your trust in number 3) has already shown to be wrong. Tell me why you still have faith in 1) and 2) again?

Comment: extortion by SORBS (Score 5, Informative) 44

by lechiffre5555 (#34205324) Attached to: Hackers Blamed For MessageLabs Spam Blunder
Having been caught in exactly this situation between these two companies before left me with a very bitter taste in my mouth towards SORBS SORBS "require" a "donation" ( to a charity ) to get delisted. Type SORBS and charity onto google and have a peek at what comes back....... On the SORBS site ( I don't remember exactly where, but I do remember reading it last time I went through this crap ) they say that ( me paraphrasing ) they are probably not allowed to charge a fee for delisting for legal reasons, so the "require" a "donation" instead. Ohh yeah you can choose a SORBS approved charity and jump through hoops to prove your donation OR rather conveniently they have a charity that you can donate to which will place less hoops in your way. Which one you gonna choose considering people are yelling at you that their mail aint getting through? Do a bit of googling and there are reports of people blacklisted by SORBS being asked to buy hardware for SORBS as the "donation" to get unlisted. See much info on the SORBS site on what measures they take to prevent and deal with false positives? No? Well that's probably because when they are charging for delisting it's in their intererests to generate as much paying custom as possible. Seems like a form of extortion to me.......

Civilization, as we know it, will end sometime this evening. See SYSNOTE tomorrow for more information.