* Posts by Thorne

1329 posts • joined 10 Apr 2012

The content business wants Netflix out of Australia

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Re: Without VPNs there is no business or government transacted over the internet

What they need is a standardized method of access. Cost is irrevellent as it can be paid for by advertising or the consumer directly.

Partner with an advertising company like Google

Put all the content in one location

Load ads real time into the content based off location and view profiles.

Profit

Free to air TV dies

Pay TV dies

Pirates die

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Morons

"This dooms the federal government's hope to use the Copyright Act to ban VPNs – even in the limited case that the “primary” purpose is infringement."

The whole point of using a VPN is so nobody knows what you are using it for, so how can they claim it's primary purpose is infringement? I might be using a VPN because maybe I don't like the idea of the idiots spying on me with the mandatory data retention scheme.

If they don't know what I'm doing then how can they claim why I'm doing it?

Clearly since I fear universal spying, I must be doing something wrong......

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When the Schmidt hits The Man: Look what the NSA made Google do

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Re: "That means encryption at rest and encryption in transit."

The problem with everything encrypted is that nothing can be cached which means far more data needs to be transmitted.

All the NSA has achieved is slowing down the internet. If the government had an ounce of common sense tougher rules for spying would actually make things easier for everyone, NSA included. If people didn't need to worry about universal spying, they wouldn't need to install encryption on everything. If everything wasn't encrypted, the internet would run faster and the NSA wouldn't have the problems (once they met the legal requirements).

The problem is that now that they overreached, it can never go back to the way it was.

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Re: "Randomly watching and surveilling what's going over the internet...

The difference is that Google isn't going to black bag you at 3am for a waterboarding holiday in Gitmo based off what they see you doing.

Sony and HBO on the other hand..........

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In some ways, dating apps are the anti-internet

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"Those looking for evolutionary success should get down the sperm bank, then, rather than wasting their time with crummy dating apps."

Forget the meek. Wankers will inherit the Earth.......

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TV networks peck at sun-bleached skeleton of Aereo, come away with $950,000

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Re: Exodus 22:18 - 20 (Authorised Media Version)

The problem is that Aereo wasn't really a competitor. They retransmitted via another medium which is reality only extended the audience of the original media companies.

To kill another company that was in a symbiotic position for no reason that to maintain ruthless control is so f#$king retarded it's not funny. Sure they made money retransmitting what you gave for free and didn't pay you for it but killing them off shrunk your audience and didn't earn you a single cent extra.

Morons.....

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NBN Co to trial faster fixed wireless services

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Wireless should have the same prices and downloads as the wired plans. The government didn't want to have a price discrepancy between the haves and have nots.

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Dev gives HBO free math tips to nail Game of Thrones pirate leakers

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"Because I have the master list of which frames I have dropped for each recipient and can add back in any you have dropped which aren't on the list. Unless you magically coincide with the same frames by happy accident (and you have to win that lottery multiple times to really obscure the signature) then I can tell the difference between which frames you have dropped and which ones I have dropped."

And should I re-encode to a different frame rate, all is lost.

My point is that once someone knows how you encode something, they can mess it up. They key is to do a range of things and not tell people what you did. That way the only way they can tell is by comparing two leaked copies looking for differences. The odds of getting two leaked copies before the release would be almost impossible.

If done this way the leaker would be terrified that they missed a fingerprint which would incriminate them.

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"And I can see which frames have been dropped and add them back in. Your solution doesn't work unless the hidden information is always in start and end of each scene."

How? If your method of identification is dropped frames and I drop more frames then you can only see the total dropped frames, not the number of frames I dropped thus you cannot work out the number you dropped to identify the leak.

It's pretty obvious

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As a pirate I could defeat this in seconds flat. Just drop a random number of frames from the start and end of each scene. Suddenly the file doesn't match any of the records.

The only way for a system like this to work is to have people not know what you did. You could hue shift parts of the screen slightly, modify the audio or any of a number of tricks but the key is people can't know what you did. If they don't know then they have to compare multiple copies and with leaked copies, your not likely to find multiple copies.

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Someone PLEASE stop patent trolls' stroking their favorite tool, cries Google and friends

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As a simple solution, make the reward for the trolls a percentage of the damage the NPE has taken from the infringer.

Since NPE make nothing then the damage has to be nothing as they have lost no sales. NPE trolls would vanish overnight

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Revealed: The AMAZING technology behind Apple's $1299 Retina MacBooks – a lot of glue

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Re: The hacker spirit...

"...but, but, but... you can still take 42 of them and make a medium sized Beowulf Cluster..."

Will that be able to calculate the answer to life, the universe and everything?

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'Arkansas cops tried to hack me with malware-ridden hard drive'

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Re: Agree with your line of reasoning

Chances are the cops that wanted this had no idea how to do it and asked the local 12 year old script kiddy to help them

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Re: trust

I'd been tempted to set up a computer with false information so they could screw themselves

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Whistle blowers are treated worse in Australia. The mandatory data retention scheme was introduced so reporters can be spied on to uncover their sources so they can be persecuted to the full extent of the law.

They even went so far as making this information available without a warrant. Any government employee can look up someone phone records, browsing history and email records just by asking the providers for them.

It's not like any government employee would ever abuse that. Just remember if you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear......

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Metadata laws pass so it's time to STOP READING LISTICLES

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"Hmmm. I wonder if enough people ran a background process that randomly walked the web with their spare bandwidth, would that completely trash the value of all this metadata?

Would running such a process provide a plausably deniable mask for one's genuine activity?"

The answer is no. They will have the evidence and you will need prove your innocence.

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NASA: We're gonna rip up an ASTEROID and make it ORBIT the MOON

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Re: Where's Bruce Willis...

The advantage of using Bruce is that after he saves the world from the space rock, you leave him there thus saving money and preventing another Die Hard movie.....

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Amazon issued with licence for delivery drone madness

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Military drones have a human operator as where Amazon drones are fully autonomous (or hope to be)

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Boffins FOAMING over a Nickel's worth of hydrogen

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Re: Hydrogen is not a fuel, dammit!

As I see it, you should have massive commercial solar plants producing the hydrogen in the deserts and pipe it back to the cities for use in cars or just general power generation.

Sure it's inefficient but there are a hell of a lot of deserts you can build them.

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Fuel cells are not dumb to power cars. Batteries are dumb. A fuel cell car can drive into a service station and fill up in a couple of minutes and drive back out. Batteries on the other hand, you drive into a fast charge station and watch a movie.....

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Turnbull says no need to future-proof NBN

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"And yet the Intergenerational Report calls for us to leave a better future for our kids"

Yet three pollies who benefited from a free education are busy bringing in $100,000 degrees. Talk about intergenerational theft......

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Re: No FTTN to FTTP pathway?

"I assumed NBN had learnt this lesson and was future-proofing the FTTN to allow FTTH easier and cheaper in the future?"

Don't be stupid. The Lib's solution is the cheapest and nastiest they could find cause when it needs to be upgraded, that's someone else's problem. They'll get voted out before FTTN is even finished let alone upgraded.....

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Re: Would you Future-proof a PC?

"Most people don't need Gbps Internet, and those who do should pay for it."

Users pay every month every bill that comes in and saying most people don't need gigabit internet is right up there with Bill Gate's statement that 640K is more than enough for anyone.

Yes right now but five years? Ten years? Twenty years?

Copper has reached the end of it's life. Wireless is congested. Satellite is laggy. Fibre is the only real solution and there comes a point where it's cheaper to swap all copper to fibre than maintain two sets of infrastructure.

FTTN is no better than ADSL2 once you are more than 300M from the node. At some point (very soon) where FTTN will have to ripped out and FTTH put in.

Do the job once and do the job properly.

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Re: Sound reasoning, really.

If everyone had logic like that we'd still be using pigeons.....

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Re: Would you Future-proof a PC?

"Answer: Just pay for what you need today. Tomorrow the hardware will be much cheaper. And you probably won't even want a PC tomorrow, but a super tablet. The future in IT is unpredictable. It is madness to over invest today for an uncertain future. Even more so when one considers the net present value of money."

Are you stupid?

Do you buy a new computer that does just as much as the old computer you have now just because it's 75% the price of a new awesome computer that will do everything you want for the next 50 year?

No you spend a bit more and not buy a piece of crap.

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'Just a kid' Zuck's word is his bond ... but NOT in his backyard, lawsuit claims

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Re: Markie Sugar town Cannot be Trusted

"My recommendation to young Americans is "don't study STEM if you plan to live in the USA. If you so study STEM, think about emigrating to Australia where you will be appreciated."

Who said we'd appreciate more Americans here?

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Tony Abbott says food importers deserve help denied to telcos

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Re: Glaring error of logic

"If the payback was a country safe from terrorists then maybe you could make an argument."

If the police hadn't already known of these extremists long before they killed anybody they might be able to make the argument but every last one of the lone wolf attackers was already known to police and yet they failed to do anything about them.

If they can't be bothered to stop the terrorists they know about, how is data retention making us safer?

Clearly it's not Joe Public that needs saving but fat cat pollies saved from whistle blowers and journalists...

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Ban Minecraft? That's jive, Turkey!

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Re: Huh?

Maybe if Minecraft had halal meals.......

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Pro-ISIS script kiddies deface Dublin Rape Crisis Centre site

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Re: Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

"Rape Crisis centres are unislamic, hence the attack. Wonder if there are similar attacks in Rotherham et al."

What about the zoo? Did they have a pig there?

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Bad news: Robo-cars will make you work BILLIONS more hours. Good news: In 2040

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Re: Take themselves for service?

"Does it call a self-driving tow truck?"

Yes obviously

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Re: If Apple made cars...

God forbid where you would end up if Apple cars used Apple Maps......

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Re: Job creation

"Does anybody actually want to be a bus driver?"

This technology has the potential to kill off busses all together. Busses require a set time and a set route which does not fit everybody. Small electric self drive vehicles could be cheaper to run and pick you up and drop you off when and where you like.

Who would want to sit on the bus next to the smelly wino or any other the annoying types you find in public transport at the moment?

You have a Uber type app that calls a car to your location and off you go.

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Snowden 'ready to return to US', claims lawyer

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"the problem with Snowden's return is that he's undoubtably broken so many other laws via his actions that the government wouldn't even have to charge him with the "Big Issues" in order to get him put away for life."

Life is such a variable term. It can last until he dies of old age in a darkened hole or until he hangs himself under mysterious circumstances...

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March 24th: The day most Australian download allowances become inadequate

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What they fail to mention...

Is that Netflix in Australia isn't the same as the US due to licencing deal with Foxtel thus the offerings is reduced.

So it's back to pirating or a VPN for everybody......

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Australian ISPs agree to three-strikes-plus-court-order anti-piracy plan

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Re: Blimey!

"Piracy is largely conducted by the middle class and destroys working class jobs."

I'd call this bullshit but no bull is large enough to make such a huge pile of shit.

As shown by France's three strike laws, trying to kill piracy via this means actually resulted in a drop in actual legal sales. Piracy drops, sales drop thus it can be concluded that anti piracy laws destroy working class jobs......

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/09/world_copyright_summit_recap/

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Re: The dog ate my homework

My kids know right from wrong. They'd never pay $45 for a DVD they could get on the Pirate Bay for free. That would be plain wrong.........

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Re: smith1965@hotmail.com

All they need to do is work together and make a central standard method of accessing the content easily and cheaply. They can get together and sue people. Why not get together and make a solution?

Step one: All work together

Step two: Ring Google

Step three: Make a Youtube like system. Have free content with ads with the revenue going back to Google and the content providers. Have a paid system with no ads

Step four: Everybody loads their content into the one site

Whoa! Suddenly piracy is virtually dead overnight and content providers get paid and the freetards get their free content. Who'd of thunk it?

But noooooo. Lets sue people and maybe make dozens of separate websites with stupid regional licencing deals and crazy pricing and bribe governments to make new laws........

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Re: The dog ate my homework

Ignorance of how to secure it?

I'd open it for plausible deniability so now they have to prove it was me not just my connection.

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Re: Blimey!

"With copyright infringement, the punishment should fit the crime."

Damn straight it should. If I get caught pirating a TV show I should be forced to watch ads.....

What? I go to jail and pay hundreds of thousands of dollars? Doesn't look like the punishment fits the crime then........

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Australia to get spooks charter at cost of at least AU$188m

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"Australia has an opposition now?

Thank the gods. What are they called?"

Humphrey B Bear.

The wonderful thing about a two party preferential system when both sides support something is that your screwed no matter who you vote for.......

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Scavengers pick bones of collapsed telly-spaff upstart Aereo

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And it's idiots like these is the reason why people pirate.

All Aereo did was extend the broadcast range of existing channels giving them a wider audience for their advertising but they sued it into oblivion and now people go back to pirating......

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NBN Co numbers suggest FTTP build could be done for close to Labor's budget

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"then the wild numbers being thrown around by the coalition would have been very easy to refute indeed"

How do you pick which liar is telling the truth?

Despite the costs FTTP is better than FTTN because at some point you need to rip out FTTN and put FTTP in.

Do the job once and do the job properly.

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Big Content picks on small Australian ISPs again

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Re: quite

"Not sure if you are correct in the "Piracy has not dented the profits of big movie in any significant way" , but you are definitely correct about archaic distribution."

The three strikes laws when in France resulted in a drop in piracy but also a drop in legit sales.

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Tie this to manditory data rentention

Throw in the TPP and you have a recipe for disaster

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Hoping for spy reforms? Jeb Bush, dangerously close to being the next US prez, backs the NSA

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Just like the Jews...

If you listen and believe everything a flaming bush tells you, you too will spend forty years in the wilderness....

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Apple LIGHTSABERS to feature in The Force Awakens

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Except it's a red one so it's Sith......

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Re: Warranty void if seal is broken

Very hard to fight someone when you have to hold the lightsaber the right way to make it work.......

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STINKY nerds: Sick of horrifying chums with your terrible BO? Nosey Google wants to help

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Re: Completely pointless

If you can make it for ex wives / ex girlfriends it will be a goldmine......

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Got an Android Wear gizmo? Yeah, you and '719,999 other people'

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Re: Apple who?

"And how much do you think Hololens is going to cost?"

Estimates say just over $300US but add the Australia tax to it so $1200AUD here..........

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Re: Apple who?

" I don't see it over-taking smart watches for a bit yet"

There is nothing to overtake with smart watches. They really haven't kicked off.

As for Apple's iwatch, it's not shiny enough. Looks just like a normal watch. What's the point of buying wank gear if nobody notices your iWatch?

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