"This www.GRC.com web site always uses Extended Validation (EV) certificates. So if you are viewing this EV site through a properly-designed web browser, such as Firefox or Chrome (but not Internet Explorer, since Microsoft deliberately allows EV indications to be forged) and you DO see the special EV treatment in the address bar, then you KNOW your connection to US is NOT being intercepted (and also that this page's contents have not been altered!) But if the special EV indication is NOT being displayed . . . then you instantly know that something IS intercepting and spoofing this web site's certificate!"
Read the whole page, hell the whole site, tons of useful info.
This just in: Out_of_His_A$$ Proves he is a moron!
"Seriously, do you regard this as NEWS? I see that at least "BearGriz72" reads my posts (and thanks for the advance publicity, you embiggen my effect here, ankle-biter)..."
1) Of course this is news
1a: a report of recent events
2a: material reported in a newspaper or news periodical or on a newscast
2b: matter that is newsworthy
2) Enclosing my handle in quotes? Implying that it not linked to an actual identity, really?
My name is Rick, the handle I have been consistently using on the internet since the mid 1990's (Damn near 20 years) is BearGriz72. If you had even bothered to look at my profile, you would see that it links to my Google profile (I know you think Google is evil, I don't, get over it), my twitter account, and even my LinkedIn profile (with my full name and a ton of information about me). Unlike you, who can't even be bothered to register a profile name (there is no requirement to link it to a real identity, I just choose to), and then you complain when people impersonate you (and even register the name you have been using).
3) RE: "ankle-biter" -- FUCK YOU BLUE.
I did not & do not post ANYTHING for your benefit, you are a troll, plain and simple, and we will all be better off if/when you give up and go away.
Re: Re: You appear to believe they care about public good.
"Are you blind?"
No, "out_of_the_ass" is not blind, just willfully ignorant; he refuses to believe that people can innovate/learn/profit without "Imaginary Property" protections, so he parrots his *AA heroes/masters/(employers?) and denigrates anything anyone else has to say on the site.
Footnote: He also likes to conflate Mike and his positions with those of any/all of the other contributors on the site; apparently he thinks they/we are all sockpuppets.
Oh goody! /s
An RJR comment: (http://www.techdirt.com/blog/innovation/articles/20100429/0902539238.shtml#c76), I had almost forgoten about him.
Now I wish I had managed it, feels like losing "The Game", and now I have lost "The Game" too, dammit.
"Oh, then exactly which IP rights does Mike support?"
1) First, to clarify "IP" (Intellectual Property), the term itself is troublesome, it is a propaganda term which should never be used, because merely using it, no matter what you say about it, presumes it makes sense. It doesn't actually make sense, because it lumps together several different laws that are more different than similar.
2) I would guess (I'm not going to speak for him), but based on what he has said previously, that he supports those "IP" laws (NOT a right) that actually do the job "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts".