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by ASmith
Tue May 08, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Add a Political Chat Channel to the Linux Mint XIRCd Chats
Replies: 3
Views: 2456

Re: Add a Political Chat Channel to the Linux Mint XIRCd Cha

No way in HELL can a political discussion be held nor broached in the Linux Mint existing #Pimpmymint XIRCd chat channel without several chat members directly attacking and engaging in personal flame wars on visitors asking or engaging in what they view is a political quiery or content. While that i...
by ASmith
Tue May 08, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: New Community Site Moderators
Replies: 13
Views: 34440

Re: New Community Site Moderators

Congratulations and Wishing you both all the best!
by ASmith
Tue May 08, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Add a Political Chat Channel to the Linux Mint XIRCd Chats
Replies: 3
Views: 2456

Add a Political Chat Channel to the Linux Mint XIRCd Chats

Linux Mint Community Staff, Community Members and Developers, Many pressing issues which impact the Linux Mint community and Linux users fall into the area which some #LinuxMint-Chat and #PrimpMyMint chat room visitors consider to be 'political' and those same guests may feel is disruptive to their ...
by ASmith
Sat May 05, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: FBI informs Software Developers of need for Backdoors,Taps
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: FBI informs Software Developers of need for Backdoors,Ta

Facebook Backdoor Interception: FBI wants P2P and social media wiretap-friendly http://rt.com/files/news/fbi-legislation-surveillance-internet-648/afp-photo-thomas-coex.n.jpg The US is preparing to face FBI-drafted legislation enabling it to monitor any personal communication activities in the web....
by ASmith
Fri May 04, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: FBI informs Software Developers of need for Backdoors,Taps
Replies: 1
Views: 802

FBI informs Software Developers of need for Backdoors,Taps

FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites -- now CNET learns the FBI is quietly pushing its plan to force surveillance backdoors on social networks, VoIP, and Web e-mail providers, and is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law making those backdoors mandatory. [1] http://asset2.cbsistatic.com/cnw...
by ASmith
Thu May 03, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox creators Mozilla attack Congress; denounce CISPA
Replies: 0
Views: 800

Firefox creators Mozilla attack Congress; denounce CISPA

The Mozilla Firefox development team have found themselves in a Ethical and Moral dilemma as forces backing Internet Censorship, Domestic Spying and the outright banning of various forms of file sharing descend upon Firefox browser users to seemingly ensnare, entrap, censor, spy and in some cases ba...
by ASmith
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July 12
Replies: 25
Views: 14854

Re: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July

Generating pairs of strong Public and Private RSA encrypted key-pairs for your SSH Server/Client While 2048bit RSA encryption is the minimum, given the police state atmosphere in America, UK and now across Europe, this example entirely uses the much more robust 4096bit and 8192bit RSA based Public/...
by ASmith
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July 12
Replies: 25
Views: 14854

Re: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July

Setting up, creating and testing a SSH Encrypted Tunnel A unique way to freely create and test the creation and use of a SSH Encrypted Tunnel on your Linux Mint Computer uses the freeware OpenSSH Server and Client software. *Optional softwre, to visually show the Mint user that all of your data is ...
by ASmith
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July 12
Replies: 25
Views: 14854

Re: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July

Its been confirmed that Utah's US Senator Orrin Hatch successfully lobbied for the creation of the gigantic new domestic US Spying NSA Center in Utah with hundreds of acres of computers specifically designed to intercept, decrypt and store all of US citizens personal information, Internet, device en...
by ASmith
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: OpenVPN and Linux Mint
Replies: 6
Views: 12196

Re: OpenVPN and Linux Mint

In the older Mint 11, Standard which I use, the Network Manager icon sitting down on my system taskbar is what I generally use to toggle my VPN servers on/off and to add/edit them. The Network manager and Network proxy also show up in my Gnome Menu under All: Network Connections. Via the Terminal: A...
by ASmith
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: openvpn starts, internet stops
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: openvpn starts, internet stops

I have a similar problem, after successfully logging into the remote VPN Server , my Mint 11 Standard (Gnome) desktop environment STOPS all other Internet connections (Email, Web Browser) regardless if my firewall is running or not. Not Connected to the Remote VPN Server : asmith@asmith-VSR ~ $ rou...
by ASmith
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Fools for Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 2389

Re: Fools for Linux

Some NBC exec's rabid for attention played the Zimmerman 911 tapes backwards on their Linux system and thought it said ' Paul is Dead '. Look for that doctored report to come out later today. Related: The Zimmerman phonogram: NBC (allegedly) edits phone call to portray Trayvon Martin’s killer as rac...
by ASmith
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July 12
Replies: 25
Views: 14854

Re: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July

I'm reminded of the trials and tribulations book on the popular encryption mode (Pretty Good Protection) PGP written by the author back in the 1990's before most people realised just how ruthless the police state in America was becoming. The author upon creating and inventing PGP got his visit of a ...
by ASmith
Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July 12
Replies: 25
Views: 14854

Re: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July

It is always curious when someone fiends concerns over someone pointing out and providing references which directly effects a specific area in society, in this case the Linux community and hence computer users that are more concerned about their privacy and security than some other cough operating s...
by ASmith
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July 12
Replies: 25
Views: 14854

Re: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July

I certainly feel torrent, P2P and assorted de-centralized anonymous and encrypted file sharing protocols are an essential and valuable service for present and future Internet users and ultimately the Linux Mint Community users as well as developers. The future on these protocols does however appear ...
by ASmith
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July 12
Replies: 25
Views: 14854

Re: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July

Wow, there must be a lot of red faces on the Linux Mint developers over some folks here spewing and stating Torrents and P2P filesharing is only used for illegal purposes. Gosh, getting Mint and other Linux distro's via a torrent in such ridiculous thinking is illegal? Such exposes either a great de...
by ASmith
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google Now Wants All YOUR Personal Information
Replies: 70
Views: 13153

Re: Google Now Wants All YOUR Personal Information

Federal Judge grants FBI warrant to get Google to unlock suspects cellphone and provide a laundry list of Google stored information: In it, the FBI asks for a warrant to be served on Google. It wants to know: The subscriber's name, address, Social Security number, account login and password “All e-...
by ASmith
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July 12
Replies: 25
Views: 14854

Re: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July

The smoking gun exposed: NSA's Spy Program 'Stellar Wind' is the sudden backroom tie-in to USA ISP's spying mentioned in the original discussion and immunity against mass lawsuits from their Internet customers. The lead story in Wired magazine for April exposed the Stellar Wind program for its inte...
by ASmith
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July 12
Replies: 25
Views: 14854

Re: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July

Blocklist applications enables Linux Mint Community users to block various Internet traffic based on malicious agencys, hackers, spammers and various government employed scum. Sadly, it appears the Linux Mint Synaptic Package Manager does not contain the most popular ones largely based on PeerGuardi...
by ASmith
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July 12
Replies: 25
Views: 14854

Re: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July

craigevil wrote: Use a vpn or i2p along with encryption and a blocklist . always use https when possible. I suggest installing the https Everywhere extension along with Peerguardian. I use Tor on my computer and on my Android phone and Kindle Fire.My laptop's harddrive is also encrypted. HTTPS Ever...

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