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Comment: Re:Firefox + NoScript (Score 1) 43

by w.hamra1987 (#40539109) Attached to: Blackhole Exploit Kit Gets an Upgrade

that's why i prefer "request policy" much more than noscript, i dont use noscript.

with "request policy" it blocks any external resources, and allows any script being loaded or run from the same domain you're visiting. malicious adds and scripts are always external, and you're safe. with many sites, like slashdot, you have external elements and scripts from a domain being used as CDN, you can whitelist it in 2 clicks, and keep the rest blocked. very easy, and maintains compatibility and security.

Comment: Re:Well of Course (Score 4, Insightful) 385

by w.hamra1987 (#40526397) Attached to: Used Software Can Be Sold, Says EU Court of Justice

well... because software is not a physical object like cars, books and records... you can not "own" it in the sense of ownership you do to physical object... but wait... all the stupid *intellectual property* laws enforced in the last few decades... claimed IP can be owned like physical property... hmm... someone is struggling with basic logic in the capitalism and mass theft department...

Comment: Re:What do they have to bring to the table? (Score 1) 530

by w.hamra1987 (#40382499) Attached to: Microsoft To PC and Tablet Makers: You're Not Our Future

they still have a large enough fan base, people who will happily buy a new-comer if it holds an MS logo. add to this an MS branded desktop/laptop as suggested in the article, good enough integration between the 2 devices, throw in an xbox to the deal, and you have a very interesting offer.

i shudder at the idea of having MS invading yet another market, but you have to admit, if they play this right, it's a very smart idea.

Comment: Re:Don't you mean... (Score 1) 91

by w.hamra1987 (#40315709) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Awarded the Millenial Technology Prize

when i boot my Windows 7 system, i either run firefox, or play one of the installed games... i dont touch IE, any of the MS games installed, hell, i never touched anything else in that system except the first day i installed it, to setup few things... but i doubt this means "windows" is irrelevant, and firefox is more important...

GNU is still the very heart of a Linux system. you might not see them, but all these cron jobs running silently in the background are bash scripts, all programs require GLibC to run, as they're linked against it, the list is quite long of programs from GNU you're not even aware of their existence, all necessary to get the system to tick, but if you're really interested, i advise you to give a scan read of the "Linux From Scratch" book, to get an idea of how deeply interconnected is GNU's relationship to Linux, and how the two are inseparable.

Comment: Re:You're doing it wrong. (Score 1) 714

by w.hamra1987 (#40291565) Attached to: FBI Hunt For Child Porn Thwarted By Tor

indeed, one way i can think of, requires some cooperation from ISPs. create some heavy load on the tor website, heavy enough to be noticeable, making the ISPs aware of the exact time this bandwidth surge is going to happen at, and they can report which users had their bandwidth soar at that period... few of them are just innocent tor relays (i'm aware some relays will be from other parts of the world), and one is the actual server, won't be hard figuring things out after that.

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