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Comment: The bug that made me stop reading Slashdot (Score 1) 410

by zombie_monkey (#39596939) Attached to: Slashdot Coming Attractions
is still not fixed. It was just the final straw, I am literally forced to read comments not logged in, as to be able to see all the comments. This one: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2292696&cid=36649522/ For example, in the previous story (Belfast), the interface is telling me I'm supposed to see five comments, but I am seeing three. Logged out, I can read the missing ones; but anything I do with the interface while logged in does now show the missing ones I see logged out. This has been the case for at least a year, I think.

Comment: Re:Posting from it now.... (Score 1) 284

by zombie_monkey (#31831690) Attached to: Apple Approves Opera Mini For iPhone
To clarify: Opera proxies need to de-encrypt HTTPS data from servers sent to you because Opera Mini does not parse HTML. It parses OBML (Opera Binary Markup Language), which the Opera proxies transform HTML into, which is the whole point of it being _Mini_. If you want an HTML parser get Opera Mobile.
And for normal HTTP you get the benefit of encryption from their proxies to your phone, for which you would otherwise need to run your own encryting proxy on your own server.

Comment: Re:Posting from it now.... (Score 1) 284

by zombie_monkey (#31831494) Attached to: Apple Approves Opera Mini For iPhone
Eh, what? "insecure"? On the contrary, traffic between Opera Mini and the Opera proxy servers is always encrypted. HTTP traffic is unencrypted. That makes Opera mini _more_ secure by definition for the huge majority of surfing. Only when you use HTTPS, Opera (the company) has access to the unencrypted data. There is no way around that, technologically, and as they plainly state in the FAQ, if you don't trust them, don't use their browser for secure connections like banking. But you implicitly trust Apple for that, on an iPhone, or your browser vendor in general, unless you check the whole code every time before an update and compile it yourself with a compiler you trust to be secure.

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