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Comment It does not matter (Score 1) 200

As far as encryption is concerned, you cannot trust anyone but yourself. So you can ignore anything your cloud provider says about encryption and focus on speed, reliability and cost.

You should make sure that your cloud provider only ever receives encrypted data from you, and if he decides to encrypt again, good for him, and if he decides to let the NSA listen in, well, it doesn't matter, your data was encrypted anyway.

Comment Re:WTF? (Score 2) 96

If it is not stored somewhere on the internet, then both your devices must be online to be able to share. It is not different from using sftp or https or any other direct protocol that can transfer files. And I doubt that bittorrent is the most efficient one for that. But their real reason is probably to increase legitimate bittorrent use, to make it harder for ISP's to block it.

Comment Re:Is it a real problem? (Score 1) 492

Yes, the operating systems themselves will probably be fine by then. But what about programmers who had to do date calculations in a language without a good date object? They put dates in an int, and added 3600 for each hour. What about databases where timestamps are stored in plain ints, instead of a special time value? And then there are embedded systems of course, from microwaves to airplanes to networking equipment

Comment WTF is sending data? (Score 1) 207

What is sending data over the network? There is no sending. It is not like google is holding me at gunpoint to download cat video's, or that they push it in any other way. I, as a client, request the cat video, and google supplies it. The whole internet is client-server based, and the client almost always initiates the data transfer.

Comment You can do SD & USB (Score 5, Informative) 87

Just use this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-USB-OTG-Host-Cable-Adapter-for-Galaxy-S2-SII-i9100-/330752145575?ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:NL:3160) or any of the hundreds of equivalent OTG adapters.

Pick up a usb SD reader (I bought one a couple of years ago for under 10 euro)

Root your device, and you have anything you want on your Nexus 7. I have tried USB stick, SD card, USB keyboard and mouse, and charging my phone. It al works.

The most difficult part is keeping your nerve while rooting. The process itself is easy, but still, your glad when you're finished and you have not bricked your device.

Comment Re:Sexism? How about Discrimination? (Score 1) 687

Please tell me where a high school drop out can apply for a position as a nuclear physicist? He cannot because he doesn't know the difference between a hydrogen and a helium atom? What, discrimination! The job is being sexy and looked at. Which most 40/50 year olds are not. It is only discrimination if the discriminating factor is not part of the job requirement.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 143

Although competition on the ISP's here in the Netherlands is better than in the US (as far as I can tell from stories online), it is far from perfect. We have three mobile internet providers, and a lot of other brands using their networks. If all three providers decide to implement mandatory filtering in some way, consumers cannot choose. There are provisions in this filtering law that consumers cannot get a financial advantage if the choose for filtering, but the providers probably can find some loophole somewhere.

Woman Wins Libel Suit By Suing Wrong Website 323

An anonymous reader writes "It appears that Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones and her lawyer were so upset by a comment on the site TheDirty.com that they missed the 'y' at the end of the name. Instead, they sued the owner of TheDirt.com, whose owner didn't respond to the lawsuit. The end result was a judge awarding $11 million, in part because of the failure to respond. Now, both the owners of TheDirty.com and TheDirt.com are complaining that they're being wrongfully written about in the press — one for not having had any content about Sarah Jones but being told it needs to pay $11 million, and the other for having the content and having the press say it lost a lawsuit, even though no lawsuit was ever actually filed against it."
The Internet

Over a Third of the Internet Is Pornographic 247

Th'Inquisitor writes "Pornography makes up 37% of the total number of web pages online, according to a new study published by Optenet, a SaaS provider. According to the report, which looked at a representative sample of around four million extracted URLs, adult content on the Internet increased by 17% in the first quarter of 2010, as compared to the same period in 2009."

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