I run a computer repair shop out of my house with open wifi and am also in an area with no DSL or Cable modem options. I'm bringing a cable connection in from a mile away with 900Mhz equipment and then re-share that over wifi to my cluster of neighbors. Everyone that comes to my place has a device that connects and I get PC's to work on that have bittorrent downloads in mid-download. They can kiss it.
As the human species evolves and our technology advances, our ability to be a "jack of all trades" decreases. More time must be spent learning especially focused tasks to the point of expertise. I think this is just more example of that. Yes, a digital world probably requires less overall brain power, but also enables a much higher degree of specificity of focus not possible in the real world. Yes. its probably all being used up on porn.
Umm. I believe that is what I said. heheh
I laid out the two most often heard arguments people give for why it IS OK for cell phone companies to do what they do, and said both are BS. Its our phone, they don't have any say over what we do with it.
The same with rooting. Its a computer, I'll put whatever the hell OS on it I want to. I buy a beautiful engineered piece of hardware that the cell company loads with bloatware and spyware and unauthorized remote control, oh and you put artificial restrictions in my software that limits what I can and can't do with my hardware.... guess what? As soon as I get it home the phone companies cesspool of an OS is coming off and one that serves ME, the owner of the device, is going back on.
This argument is always brought up but it is BS. Cancel your contract early and you pay full price, run to the end of the term and you've paid full price subisidized by the super high monthly bills we have in the US. Either way we paid full price and their our phones. I'll do whatever I like with my equipment.
Also someone further up mentioned loss leaders in business. If Ace Hardware offers me trash bags and garden hoses at a 20% loss just to get me in the store in hopes that I buy something else while I'm there then great. They take a chance that I will come in and buy a garden hose and leave. Its still my damn garden hose. Suck it cell phone providers.
I think he means that he probably knows that it IS mounted. But you should SEE the arm in the video but don't. I had the same question myself.
I'm not hiding the fact I use encryption and have no plans to do so in the future, but neither would I give up my decryption keys to prove my innocence even if told to do so by a judge. I really do think that anyone who presented that case with a good technical background could show a jury that their case would be bullshit.
Check out OpenMesh. Ready and going in 10 minutes if you use a near default config but easy to change even if you go more advanced. Also supports sandbox and ticketing systems if you so choose.
Its plausible deniability to the a$$hats running our governments. I run an IT consulting business and have machines with all kinds of malware come through, and I also share my internet with all my neighbors. I don't do anything illegal, but all my drives are truecrypt encrypted and anyone who takes my drives would told briskly where to go. I don't care who did what and where. I don't care and refuse to be a policeman. Internet is internet and only the person who sent the bad stuff should be responsible. Me or my internet provider should not be held liable if someone does something bad over a carrier. Phone companies aren't liable for murders planned over the phone. Suck it gov'ment.
Licensing is all about protecting the creator of the work. It can lay down explicit allowances for the consumer, but make no bones about it, they are not there for you the user. Regardless of how software is licensed there needs to be some protections for the consumer. Things have gotten absolutely ridiculous. How about regulation that enshrines: 1) Separation of hardware and software in all devices. Both from the "bundling" standpoint as well as the right to move software without permission or notification to the author 2) Rights to privacy of the consumer (i.e. once money has changed hands, I have the right to refuse your software from sending/receiving ANYTHING from/to the internet and still have my software function properly) 3) Similar to 2 but deserves distinction... the right to use software anonymously i.e. compulsory registration and named user licensing are gone. 4) Enshrine 1 license 1 (unnamed) user as the defacto law of licensing. In other words, no limiting HOW I use your software and as long as it is only a single use at time, legalities should be met. I may think of a use that no one ever imagined before.
I understand developers want to protect their work. But their right to protection ends at using their software as a reporting tool to my network or computers inner workings.
I would go a step further with that statement... the reason it sucks SO badly is that they try to create revenue streams because they falsly believe they have a captive audience. Hulu is free on a computer, but hulu plus blocks some shows depending on your device. WTF??? I'll just hook my computer to my TV and bypass your damn cripple ware. Stop trying to lock me in and give me value that makes me WANT to stay.
I will fully agree that context is everything. Its also pretty apparent that my post was very much a description of myself. But I try very hard to 1) stand my ground when I'm right, 2) fully admit when I'm wrong, and 3) not make a pissing match out of it. But with that said, politics and ego stroking serve no purpose whatsoever. Softening things up to not offend almost always result in misunderstanding. Hinting and innuendo lead to hurt feelings much more than being brutally honest. In a technical position, most things truly can be reduced to a black and white answer or at least one of many possible black or white answers. Agreeing with someones pet project for political reasons when the idea sucks hurts everyone. The whole conecpt of "scratch my back and I'll scratch yours" is utterly riduculous. Let things ride on their technical merit. If the facts don't argue themselves, then BOTH parties need to move on and be done with it.
Its not always what it seems. Some people have extra sensitve arrogance alarms. I think in a large portion of the cases, people with a degree TECHNICAL skill feel less of a need to participate in politics. This gives the illusion of arrogance when it actually is not. A technical wizard in some area is likely to say 1) xxx is what I believe. 2) yyy is why I believe that. Beyond that, there is no discussion that will change anything unless the other party proves yyy is incorrect. They have no interest in discussing why they should ACT as if xxx is not true unless it is actually proven to not be true. Prove otherwise the geek will likely say "Awesome" and move on to the next thing. Its not arrogance, its fact until proven otherwise and you can take it or leave.
TLDR: Facts or GTFO
This is FUD at its worst. Yes you'll have to clear your name but this is America and only the person responsible for the crime is the one who is in trouble. I keep my wifi open because I have lots of guests and work on lots of computers. Screw the FUD type threat from the government. I'd send their letter back telling them to mind their own business.
That prove that consumer protections in the electronics industry are badly needed. Enshrine the separation of hardware and software in all electronics, and enshrine that owners cannot be locked out of their own devices.
Tethering is a built in function of all android devices that is artificially crippled because crap like this is allowed to go on. Yea yea yea, I know you can hack YOUR OWN DEVICE and put a different OS of your own choice on it. I already do that (cyanogenmod), but you shouldn't have to hack past security that locks you out of your own electronics.
This so misses the point. Do not track should be a anonymization option built into the browser where it isn't POSSIBLE to be uniquely identified. In other words all browsers report exactly the same thing.
Asking to not be tracked is absolutely ridiculous. What is even more ridiculous is people pretending like it will be honored. wink wink.