Originally Posted by christoph
oh boy have you noticed that no one is paying attention to you?
just because no one else is directly responding doesn't mean no one is paying attention.
assume much? well you answered that.
have fun with your willful ignorance.
Originally Posted by Asmodian
I thought the reason to use SSL was so someone couldn't read your plain text login, log into your FTP, and download all your "private" data?
. . .
because there are nefarious agents committing acts to invade your privacy doesn't mean there is no fundamental
privacy or the expectation of privacy. taking steps to ensure that doesn't necessitate that it doesn't exist; its being prudent. and to be perfectly honest it was of limiting access to the arrrg matey treasure chest.
this isn't concrete thinking that applies in mathematics, where A plus B will always equal C. this is thinking w/the other side for abstract concepts that is necessary for concepts like principals and philosophy.
to start; private does not mean secret
- which looks like the common misconception. two people can have a private conversation in public; just because people see them talking doesn't mean the content isn't private.
that principle has been written into legislation and upheld in courts. to say that privacy doesn't exist but know google gets sued for invading your privacy
by scanning emails doesn't consider how there would be no cause of action for something that doesn't exist.
Originally Posted by iamjanco
i missed your post at first.
thanks for the memories, though i never used AOL. the dozens of discs i would get in the (snail) mail was always used as beverage coasters. i could never subscribe to using a single gui for all my online use.