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Comment: It's an absolutely horrid idea (Score 1) 185

by sqlrob (#47144597) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Taking a New Tack On Net Neutrality?

It's a horrible and a sample of things that could potentially come in the future.

That is exactly why I say do it. Implement it, and implement it well. The blow back will hopefully be huge and act as a precedent, both in a legal sense and a more informal sense where the entities trying to do it get hit hard in PR and profits.

"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly." - Abraham Lincoln

Comment: Re:And the problem is? (Score 1) 341

by sqlrob (#45829179) Attached to: Linux Distributions Storing Wi-Fi Passwords In Plain Text

Has to be readable yes. Has to be plain text? No.

If I give you something encrypted with OpesnSSL and a password, you can break it right? After all, you know everything that OpenSSL does. The wifi password, and any other external credential, should be protected at rest. And yes, it can be done securely even with full source access.

Comment: Re: iPad (Score 1) 370

by sqlrob (#45632661) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Easy Wi-Fi-Enabled Tablet For My Dad?

My parents are in a similar situation. I created them the accounts they needed and sent them Nexus 7.

The nearest Apple store to them is 2 hours away, and a half hour in the car is pushing for my mother. Don't assume everyone has access to an Apple store. Or can even make it out of the house for that matter.

"Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core." -- Hannah Arendt.