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by ASmith
Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Community.linuxmint site extremely slow in loading
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Community.linuxmint site extremely slow in loading

The flaming comments, false claims on just about any discussion on privacy or security by a small group labelling those that engage in such discussions as 'paranoid' seems to indicate a pattern that goes far and beyond the norm in any computer user group and into the realm of vendettas and hidden ag...
by ASmith
Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Community.linuxmint site extremely slow in loading
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Community.linuxmint site extremely slow in loading

I just logged in and upvoted some ideas. BTW is eveyone one on community.linuxmint.com a flamer, cause all they seem to do is downvote everything. Yes, it appears so. Promote an idea and some folks appear to run deliberately over to demote it seemingly in a vendetta fashion. What's their agenda and...
by ASmith
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is iMessage Encryption 2 tough for FBI?
Replies: 7
Views: 4478

Re: Is iMessage Encryption 2 tough for FBI?

I have nothing to hide, they can waste their time looking at my stuff. Pretty much how I feel, I knew it would happen sooner or later, I had quite a few folks around my area asking about it, which is what got me looking it up. My response was, it was just a matter of time if ya got nothing to hide ...
by ASmith
Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is iMessage Encryption 2 tough for FBI?
Replies: 7
Views: 4478

Re: Is iMessage Encryption 2 tough for FBI?

My suspicions were confirmed with the first wave of former CIA technical agent and NSA contractor Edward Snowden's exposure of the global encompassing operation code named PRISM. NSA agents shown in the leaked NSA slides explaining PRISM to top secret lawmakers and insiders had obtained Apple server...
by ASmith
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Community.linuxmint site extremely slow in loading
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Community.linuxmint site extremely slow in loading

Thanks for the speedy reply, I'll keep on working on the client side of the problem here and try some UK proxys to see if that helps any. At the moment I can't even leave a replying comment to those promoting my ideas.
by ASmith
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Community.linuxmint site extremely slow in loading
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Community.linuxmint site extremely slow in loading

For the past several days I've noted the community.linuxmint.com website has been extremely slow and sluggish in loading. I have tried using various browsers which all presented near time-outs and extremely sluggish use. I'm also unable to reply to numerous comments and unable to promote ideas. Not ...
by ASmith
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Add SSL https: ability To Linux Mint Community and Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Re: Add SSL https: ability To Linux Mint Community and Forum

Only the oldest and often most abandoned websites still have non-SSL logins. Its simply common sense to not have login information sent in plain text. On a developer,computer user active website to not have SSL login's, its a oversight clear and simple. I think the vast majority here don't view want...
by ASmith
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Add SSL https: ability To Linux Mint Community and Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Add SSL https: ability To Linux Mint Community and Forum

Many savy Internet users are fully deploying the full use of SSL (secure https:) access to blogs,forums,download sites and social media outlets to minimise their plain text exposure to various agencys and ISP snoopers. Several popular Internet browsers have free addon's to pursue a secure SSL https:...
by ASmith
Thu May 09, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Password's are useless
Replies: 10
Views: 3477

Re: Password's are useless

I'd like to see token file password/phrase support added as a option to Linux Mint distributions. The way it works is to read in the bottom 256bits of a specific small compressed file on a device such as a disk or flash drive. Generally the small compressed file is among 100+ similar but different f...
by ASmith
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is iMessage Encryption 2 tough for FBI?
Replies: 7
Views: 4478

Is iMessage Encryption 2 tough for FBI?

Multiple Apple and Apple related websites certainly appear to claim the FBI and the DEA are stymied by iMessages sent between two Apple devices and point out regular Short Message Services (SMS) between a Apple device and a non-Apple device is able to be intercepted (obviously).[1][2] To back up suc...
by ASmith
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Huge Victory for Linux Ubuntu Distro and Kernel Users
Replies: 10
Views: 3717

Re: Huge Victory for Linux Ubuntu Distro and Kernel Users

Symantec finds Linux wiper malware used in S. Korean attacks The Maleware targeted Win-X master boot records and contained a payload designed to erase a linux and/or unix partition as well as corrupt various Win-X files . [1] It appears the linux maleware payload consisted of a Bash script which sh...
by ASmith
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Huge Victory for Linux Ubuntu Distro and Kernel Users
Replies: 10
Views: 3717

Re: Huge Victory for Linux Ubuntu Distro and Kernel Users

Sounds like the beginning of the end of the secure Linux. So what are the Linux anti virus and anti rootkit options again? Thanks for listing them. Pat Thanks for your response Pat, yes sadly I took the article deeper into what the Cons end result is likely to entail of China switching massively ov...
by ASmith
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Huge Victory for Linux Ubuntu Distro and Kernel Users
Replies: 10
Views: 3717

Huge Victory for Linux Ubuntu Distro and Kernel Users

A customized kernel and distro of Linux Ubuntu is slated to become the Standard Operating System for the Billions across China. This could potentially be quite big for Ubuntu and Linux in general. Canonical and the Chinese government have announced a collaboration to build a version of Ubuntu specif...
by ASmith
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: FBI Agents Shut-Down MegaUploads sites
Replies: 11
Views: 8003

Re: FBI Agents Shut-Down MegaUploads sites

USA vs Kim Dotcom extradition update: Kim has won two lower New Zealand Court rulings however USA agents with near unlimited funding have won a court appeal which Kim Dotcom's defense team is now appealing. 1) The Dotcom defense team pointed out the surveillance was illegal which even the NZ Prime ...
by ASmith
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New PoliceState CAS System to hit USA Internet Users
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

Re: New PoliceState CAS System to hit USA Internet Users

Those around the world that watched the USA Hollywood Oscar awards and heard the speeches and skits, saw and heard about the forces trying to force these draconian federal laws down the American citizens throats. What remains is for the American Internet users and global Internet users accessing USA...
by ASmith
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Add Option of Full Disk Encryption to all future Linux Mint
Replies: 25
Views: 18222

Re: Add Option of Full Disk Encryption to all future Linux M

It appears after 14 months of requests and many positive votes for this feature, Option of Full Disk Encryption for Installers of Linux Mint, that feature will roll out in Mint 15 . Sadly, that feature was added to Ubuntu previously and removed from that which was offered in Mint 14. I'm glad to he...
by ASmith
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New PoliceState CAS System to hit USA Internet Users
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

New PoliceState CAS System to hit USA Internet Users

New PoliceState CAS System to hit USA Internet Users The Copyright Alert System (CAS) involves deep packet inspection of all outgoing and incoming data thru the major ISP's in America allegedly including AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon. American citizens and foreign nations link...
by ASmith
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: FBI Agents Shut-Down MegaUploads sites
Replies: 11
Views: 8003

Re: FBI Agents Shut-Down MegaUploads sites

I presume that by using the term "Goosestepping Feds" you mean" Overzealous law enforcement"? To compare modern civilized Governmemt officials with the N-a-z-i-s is a bit "overzealous" on your part. Watch a few more of the WWII programs on Discovery Channel etc. and rethink. Your comparison leaves ...
by ASmith
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Suggestions for Alternative Revenue Streams for Mint
Replies: 0
Views: 560

Suggestions for Alternative Revenue Streams for Mint

http://is.gd/4LPyF2 This thread of comments is for the open and encouraged discussion on proposing and hopefully implementing alternative revenue streams to fund the Mint Community, Developers and Infrastructure. This thread in no fashion is meant to substitute nor eliminate the standard Mint get i...
by ASmith
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Kim Dotcom Strikes Back with Mega Encrypted Filesharing
Replies: 4
Views: 3302

Re: Kim Dotcom Strikes Back with Mega Encrypted Filesharing

http://rt.com/files/usa/news/copyright-extradition-infringement-web-673/arrive-megaupload-founder-kim.jpg [2] The Mega website Encryption scheme is largely in place to protect Kim DotCom (Mega Owner) and his employees (200+) from another outrageous over reaching USA Justice Department Raiding party...

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