... remember, this isn't about downloading, it's about seeding / sharing.
Which is how torrenting works. You know, multiple streams coming/going to/from multiple systems sharing the load, minimizing the stress on all involved? If you idiots weren't such luddites (or dogs in a manger) you'd see the value in it and might even learn to use it profitably. But no, you don't understand any of it so you hate it.
You're just butt hurt that Congress is so incompetent they couldn't write the law you paid for. You should demand your money back until they cough up the one you wanted.
Exercise your imaginations. America is going to show you bottoms you don't know existed.
Watching what we (or our fathers) did in the 20th century, I no longer believe there's a bottom. We're infinitely capable of way worse than what we've done so far. Pol Pot showed us the way. Mao and the Red Guard, and a few south American dictatorships proved it's very repeatable. Humans can be very creative, even when we're reaching for the bottom of what's physically or intellectually possible. Think Auschwitz or Bergen Belsen, or Sobibor. Then there's Stalin and Beria et al, depravity personified. Oh yeah, we can go even lower. Try us.
The US is just getting started on this road. Imagine what 21st century technology can come up with building upon what we learned last century.
Ah! It would appear the little "shot over the bow" by the Five Eyes has indeed worked its coercive magic and turned the Froggies into good little non-english, dues-paying minions, willing to do whatever the Five Eyes demands to prevent future "terrorist" attacks.
Methinks you've forgotten a bit of history you shouldn't have.
Napoleonic law: guilty until proven innocent. Also, France used to own Syria. Now they want it back. DeGaulle: go piss up a rope NATO! France was also very communist during USSR days (easily bought by the KGB folding money). Personally, I think that both the US and Britain went way overboard in their hatred of communists. France wasn't alone in not hating them. Both Italy and Greece agreed with them.
They don't play nicely with the other children. They also couldn't give a flying !#$ if we don't like it.
I swear, our human-rights oriented western governments are like a bunch of binge drunks ...
Human rights and individual freedoms are *so* last century. Please, try to keep up. We're bingeing on fascism and tyranny so far this century. It's what's fashionable today, don't you know? Think Nazi Brownshirts, Einsatzgruppen and stormtroopers, bullets in the backs of heads (Beria and Butcher of Lyon), burning down the Reichstag, mass graves, yada, yada.
It's so predictable how politicians react to acts of terror--behaving exactly the way the terrorists want them to.
Ivan Pavlov's giggling his head off. Such suckers. Easy money. I am amazed at its staying power. 9/11, then pretty much nothing really except for incremental boosts/reminders, and the whole civilized world shakes in their boots continually. Good job, for so little invested.
... but I can actually see a small bit of value in this concept, *if* it is used as intended, to squash "public" sites for recruitment and/or glorifying terrorist actions. It would reduce the number of kids/teens/young adults that are exposed to their crap ...
Funny, but that's what I expect parents to do for their children. You know, educate them on things that are stupid and destructive? As in, don't go there, there's only death there, who needs that crap?
I blame their parents for having failed their children's education! Lazy sluggards.
Define "authoritarian" state. USSR, Nazi Germany, WWII Imperial Japan, East Germany (a la Stasi), Franco's fascist Spain, Mussolini's Italy, or 21st century USA?
I could go on. Lots of Australians consider their gov't authoritarian. The British certainly do. Then there's Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma/Myanmar, lots of African and east European or Asian (former USSR) that fit. I haven't even touched south or central America yet.
The times, they are a changin'. That word's about lost all meaning in this century.
Focusing on censorship rather than tracking simply drives those conversations and efforts underground where they can still be used to influence people, but where it's much harder for government and law enforcement ot keep track of what's being said.
Ah, c'mon. Everybody knows they get their best Intel these days from Facebook & Twitter. Stupid terrorists.
France, like China, doesn't have a 1st amendment. They're both old world and prize stability and peaceful control over individual freedom. Who's right? That's yet to be determined, but they're both a lot older than us.
Re: Re: This is a worst practice in mail system engineering
OK, who's been shaking the stereotype tree? Something just fell out of it.
Yeah, my guess is they've never run an email server. Even for a single person box on a dynamic IP, there's a lot of stuff to come up to speed on. For something like thousands, or tens of thousands, of users it gets real complicated fast when you've multiple versions of Microsoft and Apple and Linux/*BSD coming in using anything from beige box '386 through 64 bit or Android/iBauble.
Add in POPn, IMAP, clamav, procmail, personal taste, TLS, your ISP's Smarthost wants you to connect using port $blah, and where do you stick your ISP password in what file to enable transmission, and which email server are you running (they all do it differently in frustrating, very educational ways)?
If you send out an email with a link to a malware site, and you did, and google warns people that your email contains links to malware sites ...
Let me re-word that for you:
If you send out an email with a link to a malware site which doesn't exist ... and google warns people that your email contains links to malware sites then mangles the living daylights out of your mail for no good reason ...
They found one bad link, so they disabled every link. All it would've taken was a "ping -c 1 $IP_ADDRESS"
Re: So you want everyone to build there own email server?
99.5 of the people that use the internet these days are clueless F#@&s. I do NOT want them building email servers. The servers will become spambots, or worse.
Sure, yet a lot of the spam I get comes from gmail users. How 'bout that? You'd think something as big as Google could police their spammer problem, yes? It's not that simple. Spammers are the Internet's cancer, explosive destructive growth any time you close your eyes for a couple of winks.
I don't blame Google for this. I blame the assholes who sell spamming services to clueless users ("get rich quick!").
This needs you to set up your own email server, which requires a static IP.
I've not used this, but I've run mailservers for years on a dynamic IP. You point it at your ISP's mailserver ("Smarthost") or contract with another server out there. Sendmail, exim, and postfix (and I expect iRedMail) can all handle this easily. It's very nice to have the power to configure it to your specific taste.