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Comment: Re:Design Issue (Score 1) 31

by sociocapitalist (#47580859) Attached to: Multipath TCP Introduces Security Blind Spot

But that's the point: it doesn't have to.

Say you have a phone on corporate WiFi and 4G. The phone handles MPTCP, but the corporate firewall only sees the part of traffic that goes over WiFi.

First off, it seems unlikely as the phone will either be a corporate device, including BYOD, or a personal device. In the first case the traffic will have to flow across the network (including the firewall) and in the second it will not cross the firewall anyway.

Second, if the firewall sees traffic it doesn't understand it's just going to drop it. Security is not compromised.

Comment: Design Issue (Score 3, Insightful) 31

by sociocapitalist (#47580809) Attached to: Multipath TCP Introduces Security Blind Spot

It's a design issue.

IDS and IPS can still intercept traffic taking muliple paths so long as those paths converge at the security device somewhere along the way.

i.e. traffic can be split across a WAN (MPLS / Internet IPSec paths for example) and be reassembled on the DMZ incoming to the destination site or hub site of a regional network.

Comment: Re:Um... good for whom in the US? (Score 1) 91

by sociocapitalist (#47580463) Attached to: French Provider Free Could Buy US Branch of T-Mobile

20 euros is inclusive of taxes. France taxes are not super heavy, but still on the upper side, and I'd bet US taxes are lower overall.

When I lived in France I had Free. Excellent service, very disruptive market strategy. I'm very excited with the news. I'd switch in an eyelash.

Yes, 20% TVA is still considerably higher than US sales tax which doesn't exceed 10% anywhere.

Comment: Re:maybe (Score 1) 511

I don't see how Israel could respond better. If a rocket was launched from a rooftop, I think it is justified to surgically bomb that roof. Hamas is intentionally doing that to garner higher casualties, and therefore support. Hamas is lucky the US hasn't ever decided to step in and "help" defend Israel from the rockets.

That said, I totally agree that the settlements (especially the systematic takeover of water sources), treatment of Palestinians (blockades, cutting off supplies like food and concrete, etc..), and the general attitude of Israel toward a peaceful solution has been horrible.

But I don't fault a country for responding to being attacked. And I doubly don't fault the Israeli military for striking at spots that rockets were fired from earlier. Correct me if I'm wrong if that isn't what is happening.

I don't fault a country for responding when being attacked either. I do feel free to criticize the methods that they use though.

Instead of bombing the roof - or the entire area as likely, you send in ground troops that can actually determine what to kill and what not. The whole area is not big enough for civilians to have anywhere to hide. They're caught in between the proverbial rock and a hard place, with Hamas on one side and Israel on the other.

This is the way it could be done if Israel were willing to risk soldier's lives instead of killing civilians but Israel does not want to have their soldiers so instead they just blow up anything that moves in any area they're passing through, willingly incurring the civilian casualties instead of the military ones.

Civilians can't get far enough away to be safe - the whole zone just isn't large enough and there's nowhere to go that isn't being attacked. Israel was informed 17 times of the location of the UN school in the refugee camp and they still blew it up.

The US (apart from the typical willingly blind Jewish lobby) does not approve of the way that Israel is conducting this slaughter so don't think that they're about to come in and start blowing up more hospitals and schools. Not that Israel needs any help from the US for this.

Comment: Re:A far better analogy (Score 1) 511

the warzone is so small and densely packed with civilians that there is nowhere that Hamas can attack from that isn't near, more or less, civilian installations

Which is another very good reason why Hamas shouldn't attack Israel. (In addition to, you know, basic human decency.) Your fixation on the idea that Hamas should attack Israel, in spite of the certain misery this will bring upon its own citizens, reveals unsavory things about you.

It seems that you are able to come to illogical conclusions based on nothing but what you would like to be true.

I have repeatedly said in my posts that I do not support Hamas or their methods. I have never at any point either said or implied that they should be attacking Israel and I do not believe that they should attack Israel. My criticism of Israel's methods does not in any way require or indicate approval or support of Hamas.

Israel attacks anything, anytime, anywhere and doesn't care about the civilian casualties caused

You make that assertion with a straigt face even though you know Israel has dropped leaflets begging civilians to get away from military targets. Congratulations, you have just utterly ruined your credibility. (The men whom Tom Brokaw dubbed "The Greatest Generation" tried to maximize civilian casualties, and this leaflet campaign tries to minimize civilian casualties. A little application of logic would lead Brokaw to say the IDF is "greater than the Greatest Generation," but I won't hold my breath for that.)

It seems that you are completely unable to understand even simple concepts again preferring to just arrive at the conclusions you want to have by blowing farts in the wind.

1) Civilians do try and get away from military targets and take shelter in what are supposed be safe facilities which are subsequently shelled anyway.
2) There is no way to get far from the fighting for the very reason that I said before - there is just nowhere to go that is not a war zone there.
3) Israel saying that they're trying to minimize civilian casualties and actually doing it are two very different things. As I said before, if Israel gave a shit about civilians they would be sending in ground troops instead of randomly shelling the areas where they think they're being fired on from. Israel doesn't want their own soldiers killed (of course) and so instead they attack at a distance, incurring civilian casualties.

Comment: Re:Like paying for a Lobbyist (Score 1) 179

A million is nothing to a corporation that needs to know what governments are capable of.

Right, because someone who knows all the nation's secrets (and everybody else's) should be selling that information to private corporations.

Brilliant idea.

If this information is classified, how the hell can he provide it without breaking the law?

Indeed, that is the question.

Perhaps he can say "you should do this, and this and this and you shouldn't do that, that or that which doesn't directly say what the NSA (or other) can or can't do.

At any rate, right or wrong, his knowledge is worth a lot.

Comment: Re:That's what a technical interview is (Score 1) 495

by sociocapitalist (#47572961) Attached to: Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

There have been questions of my ability to do what is on my resume that are legit.

I do a lot of technical interviewing, and that is the whole point of a technical interview, to verify that you actually do possess the skills that you have claimed to possess.

It's not because you're black. It's because you're interviewing. I could tell so many stories of wild resume claims, you'd laugh.

Here's one from today, for an interviewee who was an "expert in J2EE".

Q: What are some different types of EJBs and how do they differ from one another?
A: [uncomfortable silence].
Q: Sorry, let's back up a bit. Tell me about your role in your last project that used J2EE.
A: Uhh, I think I made a JSP once in college before I left to go work at a startup.

As you might expect, his resume got filed away in the recycling bin.

He said there were questions that were legit. He then went on to say that there were questions that were not legit.

Comment: Re:What Jesse wants (Score 1) 495

by sociocapitalist (#47572955) Attached to: Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

Jesse Jackson is not a Black leader. He does not and never has spoken for Black people. He is self serving and always has been.
As one of the few Black men in IT, I have to say it is prejudicial almost every time I interview for a position. I have over 15 years in IT. I have done Software Engineering; SQA Engineering; Systems Engineering and Technical Project Management. There have been questions of my ability to do what is on my resume that are legit. But I have had more than a few instances where it was obvious to me that the questions "all of a sudden" take a weird turn. I applied for a Systems Admin position, did really well on the phone technical screen. Came in for a face to face and things took a turn. Under the guise of "I just want to see how you think" questions that are usually asked to potential Software Developers are being asked. I handled the questions with ease (a good education AND experience as a Developer). The surprise on the face of interviewer was disheartening. I knew what was being attempted. So now questions like, "How does one measure the amount of water passing a particular point in a river?" or "Why can you not see the Moon during the day?" are being asked. I've asked more than a few of my IT colleagues if they have had these situations and not one has. The assumption that all Blacks are from the "Inner City" "the ghetto" or "Urban" and lack education is so wrong. There are many of us that are twice as good and make half as much because of the Supremacist entitlement that pervades this culture.

A friend of mine runs, and has run for many years, the network department of a private bank in New York. He is black (oh, sorry Black) coming originally from Jamaica (the island not the borough).

What he told me, back when I was working for him, is that in his opinion blacks in America tend to cause themselves problems that don't actually exist. He was quite worried, at the time, that his son would pick up the 'we are persecuted' mentality and drop his own level of achievement to try and fit in with the other black students in his school.

I grew up in a home for children. We all had nothing and, arguably, we all had the same living environment growing up. I saw this exact thing happen with one of my 'brothers' who was black. He was living the same as me - same room, same money, same people around us. He went to the same schools that I did. The difference was that he picked up the 'we are persecuted' mentality and started acting black to fit in. Things only got worse from there, which I won't go into. The long and short of it is that I think that my friend from Jamaica is right. Even where there is no persecution, American blacks create problems for themselves.

Obviously this is a generalization. There are plenty of successful black people who have never let themselves be stopped by anything - least of all themselves.

Comment: Re:Ummm.. (Score 2) 179

Military pay grades are in the public record. Many sites (the above is just one) publish them.

Presumably if the NSA is refusing to provide this information the person in question may have been paid more, perhaps significantly more, than the normal pay grade scale.

Comment: Re:Like paying for a Lobbyist (Score 1) 179

I remember when Reagan was making a million a speech as a former President, and thinking There's no fucking way he's worth it.

A million is worth admittedly less these days, I get that, but I have the same feeling now.

A million is nothing to a corporation that needs to know what governments are capable of.

Comment: Re:A far better analogy (Score 1) 511

You have the right to make the analogy less realistic, but I don't see how that's helpful. The reality is not a mere suspicion of rockets in a school, it's actual rockets in at least three actual schools:

(Reuters) - UNRWA said it found a rocket cache in one of its central Gaza schools on Tuesday, the third such incident.
Here Israel shelled a school because, they claim, they were returning fire on Hamas mortar positions, which may or may not be true. The problem with this, generally speaking, is that the warzone is so small and densely packed with civilians that there is nowhere that Hamas can attack from that isn't near, more or less, civilian installations and if Israel attacks or returns fire and isn't very exact with it then they will kill civilians.

There are also attacks where no valid military excuse has been given.

This is a bit dated, but worth a look:

Israel calls ceasefires and then doesn't honor them, which is disturbing to say the least.
"At least 17 people were killed in an Israeli air strike on a packed Gaza market on Wednesday that followed soon after Israel said it would observe a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire beginning at 12pm (GMT)"

Here's another one during a supposed truce:

If Israel cared about Palestinian civilian casualties they would use ground forces to attack specific targets rather than shelling approximate locations.

Israel attacks anything, anytime, anywhere and doesn't care about the civilian casualties caused. They do what they want and they get away with it.

Comment: Re:well (Score 1) 231

by sociocapitalist (#47567061) Attached to: Comcast Confessions

There are - there are *occasional* corporations that actually seem to be driven by the desire to share their love of a great product and delivering that product to their customers. It's rare, but I can think of a few. Granted, they tend to also be much smaller corporations than the Comcasts of the world, but that doesn't mean they have to be tiny local companies.

I'll have to ask you for examples of corporations that care more about anything than profit, as I don't believe they exist.

I could believe that privately held corporations might do so - but not public ones.

Comment: Re:The Alliance of Artists should lose this suit (Score 1) 306

they already bought the Music CD so the owner of these CD ripping automobiles are not stealing the music, and they are not capable of sharing those ripped CDs on the internet, it is just making it easier and safer for the driver because they can pay more attention to driving and not fumbling around with a CD collection while driving

Right...instead they can fumble around with ripping their CDs while doubt much safer :-)

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