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Comment: Re:Do not want (Score 1) 198

by phayes (#49731915) Attached to: European Telecoms May Block Mobile Ads, Spelling Trouble For Google

You seem to think that DNS names being exposed in TLS negotiation was an accident.

The purpose of DNS names being exposed by the SNI extension is to facilitate name-based virtual hosting. It is not to expose additional information to 3rd parties sniffing the line; that part was clearly an accident.
It can be fixed, and I see no reason why it won't be.

Other than from just about every firewall vendor... People like Cisco, Fortinet, PaloAlto, Checkpoint, etc and all the people who use their kit and who are currently widely "abusing" it.

There are legitimate reasons for some people being able to selectively block web traffic

If someone's abusing SNI information for censorship purposes, then that's yet another reason this needs to be fixed. No a 3rd party sniffing to identify names and tampering with or "blocking" SSL traffic is not legitimate, for any reason.

Ahhh, So it's just you that decides what is/isn't justified in common Internet implementations now. I'd always found the fact that there wasn't a central reference for all that to be sooo awkward. Good to know that you're on the job then.

Comment: Re:Arab? (Score 1) 190

by phayes (#49731699) Attached to: Arab Mars Probe Planned For 2020

You gotta just love people ignorant enough to think that knowledge of their culture means that they can generalise to other cultures. It's really comical.

Here's an example: How many continents are there? Seven right? Same thing in Spanish, right? Uhhh no. Google "cuántos continentes hay en el mundo" & you'll discover that Spanish speaking cultures generally only count five with no antarctica & Americas being one.

Your assumption that a Spanish speaking "Central" American or "South" American would distinguish himself from a "North" American is bunk. You, the English speaking person from the US would. They don't. Your idea that I am trying to introduce ambiguity into "American" is bunk. All along I've been saying that for most "Americans" there is no difference. I do not care that this may hurt your pride in being "the only real Americans".

Comment: Re:Anecdotal evidence (Score 1) 239

by phayes (#49714225) Attached to: How Windows 10 Performs On a 12-inch MacBook

Read the article that I linked. Grand Central Dispatch & other optimisations that Apple has brought to OS X are what makes the difference in Battery life. It goes far beyond mere driver optimisation. The entire GUI stack has changed & you cannot bring equivalent optimisations to other OSs by "optimising the drivers".

The level of ignorance ("it's a driver optimisation problem) & bias ("thats why I've abandoned Apple") you display are unfortunately all too common.

Comment: Re:Arab? (Score 1) 190

by phayes (#49714157) Attached to: Arab Mars Probe Planned For 2020

Really... So that middle word in UAE is some completely different word that is just spelled the same. Of course it's everybody else that is ignorant & you are here to teach everyone else that Arab doesn't mean Arab.

As for your brilliant conclusion that I'm an ignorant American, eh bien non mais mes potes Moroccains, Tunisians et Algerians vont trouver cela hilarant.

Comment: Re:new acronym (Score 1) 604

by phayes (#49710895) Attached to: A Plan On How To Stop Sexism In Science

Nope: It only becomes pejorative when the actions of the people it is used to describe are in the majority condemnable - a point that repeatedly flies way over your narrowly focused head.

My initial exposure to the term was long ago and in the context of people like Ghandi & MLK & Mandela. All admirable SJWs.

It's when it's been used since to describe zealots like you who equate any resistance to your methods with being the worst kind of racist/sexist/...ist that it becomes pejorative.

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