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Comment: Re:Some content should be avoided... (Score 2) 91

by tepples (#48030717) Attached to: Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement
No musical recordings have entered the public domain due to expiration of copyright. Ever. When the U.S. Congress expanded copyright to sound recordings in 1972, it allowed existing sound recording copyright laws at the state level, some of which provide for a perpetual term, to continue for one full work-made-for-hire copyright term. This means all sound recordings produced before 1972 are under copyright in at least one U.S. state until 2067 (17 USC 301(c)). If the songs were first published on or after January 1, 1923, the songs are not in the public domain in the United States. If at least one songwriter was surviving on or after January 1, 1944, the songs are not in the public domain in the European Union.

Comment: Re:Now how about the third party ad networks (Score 1) 66

by tepples (#48028017) Attached to: CloudFlare Announces Free SSL Support For All Customers

Gingerbread is finally disappearing but it's taken a while.

I still haven't seen an iPod touch counterpart (that is, a 4"-class tablet without a cellular radio) that runs recent Android. Both the Archos 43 Internet Tablet and the Samsung Galaxy Player are stuck on 2.x without rooting and CMing the thing because they lack the RAM for 4.x.

aren't there privacy issues associated with SNI? [describes outline of attack]

Someone monitoring your DNS requests can see the same hostname that you're sending to the SNI server. Besides, pre-DNS, someone monitoring your TLS requests could see the IP address to which you connect and the certificate that the server returns.

Comment: Re: Secure. Unicode. SoylentNews is people. (Score 1) 66

by tepples (#48027947) Attached to: CloudFlare Announces Free SSL Support For All Customers
I read Slashdot's non-mobile site without problems on my first-generation Nexus 7 tablet. Chrome and Firefox both do a good job of blowing up the text so that it's readable without having to scroll sideways. I have Slashdot set never to use the mobile site because the mobile site didn't support the Preview button when I checked.

Comment: Now how about the third party ad networks (Score 2) 66

by tepples (#48024543) Attached to: CloudFlare Announces Free SSL Support For All Customers

CloudFlare's servers will use SNI for free accounts, which is unsupported for IE on Windows XP and older, and Android Browser on Android 2.2 and older.

Lack of support for EOL'd web browsers is one roadblock for affordable HTTPS hosting. The other is that many major ad networks lack support for HTTPS, leading web browsers to block the ads as "mixed content." (AdSense added HTTPS support only a year ago.) And this is why Slashdot is among sites that redirect non-subscribers from HTTPS to HTTP because they subcontract advertising.

Comment: Stick it when the sun don't shine (Score 5, Funny) 433

by tepples (#48024383) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

That's [the electric power distribution companies'] future business, moving power around and storing it for use when the sun isn't shining.

"Are you generating more solar power than you can use? We'll give you somewhere to stick it when the sun don't shine." That'll go over nicely. :p

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