I just feel like you are not participating on those forums for typical reasons, but rather as part of a thinly veiled, evangelical mission
Well, you're pretentious and you're wrong. I have several clients that have contacted me and they have DMGs ingrained into their workflows including scripts, embedded in custom apps, and various other implementations.
They've asked me about the security of the Apple DMG format since the NSA revelations. Like I've done in the past, I've recommended that they switch to TrueCrypt, but it'll be a very expensive proposition for some of them to do so. I've been researching this situation and one of the obvious places to look for info would be the Apple Discussions forum.
I've tried other security forums including some that are private that I have to pay for access to and no one seems to have good answers. So, I reached out at the Apple forums as well. A place filled with people who are focused on Apple technology sounds like a good choice to me, anyway.
Are you upset because I didn't use your beloved stack exchange?
and the audience there can see through you. That may be why you are not getting the responses you want.
Perhaps I gave you the wrong idea by focusing on the assholes in the thread, but then again, that was kind of my point. But, I see now that you're taking the negative ball and running with it.
Actually, the majority of the people on the forum were helpful (like usual at the Apple forum) and even had solid recommendations. So much so that it sent me into the direction of collecting some acquaintances to reverse engineer the DMG format similar to what was done at this link below:
Or you know, because they are all stupid morons, like you keep telling us.
I never said that. Why are you making a false caricature of me? You're very selectively taking my initial post out of context. If you go back and actually read what I wrote, I said that the discussion started out as amicable.
It wasn't until some rude assholes (yes, stupid morons) derailed the thread that things took a turn for the worse. Meanwhile, the rest of us in the thread who were actually looking at answers for the DMG issue continued to be polite even as they attacked us. I even complimented the level 7 dick on his expertise to try to appease the shithead even as he was calling me anti-Apple and anti-American completely unprovoked.
What more do you think we should have done? Did you bother to read where I quoted in my first post the question as posted? This will be the second time I ask you this. What the living fuck was "evangelical" about it?
The majority of people there didn't react negatively. As a matter of fact, as I already told you, some even thanked me for asking an interesting question as well as clicking on the "I also have this question" button.
Once again, you suggested that I shouldn't have used a public forum for this question. If so, I ask you AGAIN... How then do you resolve this issue being brought up on Boing Boing which is a very public place?
Or can I take it that you think Xeni, Cory, etc. are being foolhardy for doing so?
Can you please stop taking things I say out of context? If I started picking your posts apart in this manner, I think that you'd not only get annoyed, but you'd also suspect that I was trolling you. Please knock it off. This passive-aggressive nitpicking is getting stale. Overall, I like you. If you don't like me, then there's more direct, less inane ways than this to let me know.
In the past you've made suggestions to better my posts (too much bolding, etc.) and I've tried to actually take your advice into consideration, I really do. But, I don't really need you badgering me, either. You're just going to annoy me and nothing more. If this is your idea of constructive criticism, then please just knock off the parts where you continue to ignore my questions to you and take things I say out of context.
I'm well aware that you catch more flies with honey, but that wasn't even the point of my thread at Apple's board. It was to get answers on DMG security. I got it, but also along with a ration of shit for even just bringing it up. I think that shows that there's a lot of ignorant, hateful people we all still have to deal with. They escalated from talking about DMG security to killing people. As much as you may like to think it, that wasn't my fault.
Update: I pulled some strings and some people got a "talking to". A new thread has been put back up and everyone is as nice as pie now. I think one of the biggest hurdles surrounding the discussion is people are actually fearful of participating in it. Our government is so out of control, I can't blame them at this point. Going after whistleblowers was meant to send a clear message and it's regrettably worked on many. But, I guess you can blame me for that too. Even if the thread gets nuked again by some spineless chickenshit, it's served its purpose for me already anyway. (just thought I'd throw in some bolded insults to goose you)