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Comment: Re:It isn't about rounded corners (Score 1) 498

by madmark1 (#40469329) Attached to: U.S. Judge Grants Apple Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Tab
I love how they trot out the "their own lawyers couldn't do it!" argument. What they could not do was tell which one was which, nothing was said about telling them APART. They do not have the same shape, aspect ratio, or button arrangement. Telling them apart is easy. Telling which is which may not be.

Comment: Re:If you have something that you don't want (Score 1) 186

by madmark1 (#39857187) Attached to: Data Engineer In Google Case Is Identified
Actually they did, by broadcasting it freely, unencrypted over the airwaves. This isn't "sniffing". You could receive that signal with a random piece of wire. If you broadcast something, it is, sort of by definition, BROADCAST. Get it? You not only left the door open, you threw your stuff out the window, then complained when someone came by and picked it up off the street.

Comment: Re:Idiots (Score 2) 186

by madmark1 (#39857077) Attached to: Data Engineer In Google Case Is Identified
So let me see if I understand your argument. People aren't stupid, because they don't know the implications of unsecured wifi. Or put another way, people aren't stupid because they are ignorant and lazy instead? Every freakin router manual you will ever find, as part of the 'simple setup steps' tells you to change the default SSID, and turn on some sort of encryption. If they don't do that, then it sure sounds stupid to me.

Comment: Re:If you have something that you don't want (Score 1, Insightful) 186

by madmark1 (#39856961) Attached to: Data Engineer In Google Case Is Identified

If you leave your house unlocked, no, that doesn't allow me to go in and take whatever I want, because the DOOR IS CLOSED. Now, if you opened your door, and put a sign on the porch saying "Hey, I have stuff in here", then yes, it is your fault. Same as if you were broadcasting unencrypted wifi signals.

And while we are on the topic, let me educate you a bit. If you send out an unencrypted radio signal, and I do nothing more than receive it, then I did not "go into the network" to get anything. I received exactly what was sent to me. See the difference?

Comment: Re:Only the unencrypted information is useful (Score 1) 186

by madmark1 (#39856895) Attached to: Data Engineer In Google Case Is Identified
Uhm, no, my response would be tampering with the mail is a federal offense. Receiving unencrypted, publicly accessible radio transmissions isn't. If you are broadcasting unencrypted wifi signals, you do not have an expectation of privacy, any more than broadcasting an FM radio signal does. If I seal an envelope and mail it, and you steam it open, or shine a light through it to read it, you know you are looking at something you shouldn't, because it was SEALED. Get it?

Comment: Re:GAMBLING FUNDS TERRORISM!!!11! (Score 1) 354

by madmark1 (#39369001) Attached to: US Shuts Down Canadian Gambling Site With Verisign's Help

No, see, unlike some, I don't just 'spew shit'. I know what I'm talking about, or I don't talk. You should try it sometime. Your comments lumping all Muslims into this giant pot of evil bastards is not only offensive to them, but to most thinking people. Your average Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Zoroastrian, or anything else is no more evil, warped, or depraved than anyone else, including Americans and Christians. There are those who fully support the bombing of abortion clinics, because they justify it as ridding the world of evil, even if it kills innocents. There are those who believe suicide bombing is justified because they are fighting for their beliefs. The vast majority of EITHER religion do not follow those beliefs, nor do they support them. Saying that all Muslims are suicide bombers, would become suicide bombers, or even support suicide bombers is not only wrong, it is downright ignorant, and probably willfully so. You know little about what they believe because you've been told what to believe, and like a good little sheep, you took it to heart. You never thought to analyze the situation, talk to any Muslims, read up about their actual beliefs, or anything else. If you had, you would know that roughly 95% of Muslims decry suicide bombings, and terrorist acts, and are perfectly peace loving people. Much like Christians though, many can be led to hate by people in authority, who presume to speak for God/Allah, but actually don't. Fred Phelps and the Westborough baptist folks come to mind, and are only half a step from outright violence themselves. I haven't seen any Christian groups out fighting them, very few even pay attention or care what they do. Does that make Americans or Christians "evil" and supportive of bad behavior? Or are they like most people, just trying to live their lives, and in no position to really do anything about it? When was the last time you went out trying to capture a serial killer? An abortion clinic bomber? Timothy McVeigh? I suspect you never have, and probably never even bothered to denounce those acts to anyone. By your own definition then, you are as evil as those who committed those crimes, because you personally didn't do anything to fight them.

Comment: Re:GAMBLING FUNDS TERRORISM!!!11! (Score 1) 354

by madmark1 (#39266195) Attached to: US Shuts Down Canadian Gambling Site With Verisign's Help

Sure we can. If you would actually contribute to them, instead of throwing out fun stuff like "you are a jackass". As for 'stalking' you across threads, I think if anyone interested would look up, they would find that you replied to ME, not the other way around. But hey, don't let facts get in your way.

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