* Posts by Frank Thomas

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Digg buried by users in piracy face-down

Frank Thomas

Reply to Marc

You know, I though about the possibility that digg would be shut down, and it comes down to this. if digg collaborated with the emeny, and withdrew the postings, then i have no reason to be there. they can go hang, so to me it makes little difference that they got shut down.

the only issue us whether it happened because they're honorable warriors of the net generation, who were heinously slain by DMCA toting demons, or if they were simply abandoned because everyone realized that they are oppression-supporting corporate shills. a Martyr or a forgotten money-grubber. that all. either way this shows exactly whats wrong with the DMCA. laws that have no support from the people have no business existing in democratic society, but the few corporate overlords seem to have more influence than a nation full of voters...

Frank Thomas

Reply to Marc

You know, I though about the possibility that digg would be shut down, and it comes down to this. if digg collaborated with the emeny, and withdrew the postings, then i have no reason to be there. they can go hang, so to me it makes little difference that they got shut down.

the only issue us whether it happened because they're honorable warriors of the net generation, who were heinously slain by DMCA toting demons, or if they were simply abandoned because everyone realized that they are oppression-supporting corporate shills. a Martyr or a forgotten money-grubber. that all. either way this shows exactly whats wrong with the DMCA. laws that have no support from the people have no business existing in democratic society, but the few corporate overlords seem to have more influence than a nation full of voters...

Evil twins spread zombie plague

Frank Thomas

IRC vs HTTP

Well, there is a significance to the switch to HTTP, that the author didn't hit on (which is quite surprising, actually).

the Reason that the bot herders are using tcp 80 isn;t nessecarilly about the interface or capacity of the controller server. it may play a part but as a white hat, I can;t back that up with expirence. What i can back up is that it is easy to block IRC on a firewallbox or router.

the problem with http (and the reason the hackers are useing it) is that you don't have the info needed to block tcp 80 to malware, while simultaneously allowing legitimate http traffic. if you have a software firewall that can operate at all layers of the OSI, then you could restrict tcp 80 outbound to just allow specific executables like your browser/mail client, without completely blocking the port, but software firewalls are not common on enterprise end systems. the only way I can think of to block that kind of traffic selectively, is with a black list service, and we all know how annoying those can be.

Thai King video wag pulls YouTube clip

Frank Thomas

Ok. so Tialand is sensitive about...

people mocking their monarchy, I can understand that, though inthe described case, I'm pretty sure that any 12 year old could come up with a MUCH more offensive statement.

Can they understand that I am greatly offended by censorship, performed by any government? I think the world has a lot more people that support free speech and human rights than it has those that are offended by feet being higher than heads....

we're they similarly offended when Mork from Ork read his watch or sat on the couch? wow.... a "Mork and Mindy" Reference. I have no idea why it popped out of my subconscious after 25 or so years, but there it is anyway.

enjoy,

Frank

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