Re: on firmware (possible proposal)
On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 12:14:30PM +0000, Stephen Gran wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, Robert Millan said:
> > On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 04:32:08PM +0000, Stephen Gran wrote:
> > > >
> > > > It often can, though. You can't really tell if the firmware for your network
> > > > card is using DMA to send away your private data in unaccounted frames.
> > >
> > > Of course you can. Adding paranoid fantasies to the debate doesn't
> > > really help much.
> > Can you? Would you explain how? (and no, "I run wireshark in my gateway and
> > dig through several GiBs of data" doesn't really tell me anything)
> Disregarding standard diagnostic tools doesn't really add to your
> credibility in this.
Ad hominem doesn't really work as a stock replacement for justifiing things.
The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."