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Middle England will be shocked to discover that the Daily Mail's website, the world's most read online newspaper, has only gone and admitted to a shameful data security cock-up. The publication - which is known for displaying loads of pictures of tits and ass online normally alongside an equal amount of outrage about tits and …

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> "Am truly disgusted by this news and it's another nail in the coffin of despicable things that happen all the time now."

Is this a real person or just the twat-o-tron feeding back on itself?

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No; they're real people.

But even worse than that: They're allowed to vote!!

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Vote...and reproduce. Even more scary.

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"Vote...and reproduce."

And "educate" their brood.

Even more scary.

The blind teaching the blind to paint the Mona Lisa.

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Translation

Am truly disgusted by this news and it's another nail in the coffin of despicable things that happen all the time now.

In normal usage:

"another nail in the coffin of X" = X will soon cease to exist

"despicable things that happen all the time now" = X in the above

So, no more despicable things. That has to be good news.

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Can't tell if trolling or just stupid

The final comment from the forum reads like a quote from a Daily Mash story, I can't work out if it's genuine or not. I fear probably genuine.

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Re: Can't tell if trolling or just stupid

If you see something in the news, and can't believe that it's genuine, or else humanity must have gone mad, you just need to believe harder. It is genuine. It's also possible that humanity has gone mad. Or always was...

I call this the Chris Morris effect. Every day I see more headlines that only Chris Morris could have written. As time goes on I have gradually realised that 'The Day Today', 'On the Hour' and 'Brass Eye' weren't satire, they were in fact media training material that got broadcast by mistake.

It's paedogeddon out there.

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Re: Can't tell if trolling or just stupid

Poe's law

Without a blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of extremism or fundamentalism that someone won't mistake for the real thing.

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Dr Fact is knocking at the door

I remember stumbling on an episode of The Day Today nearly 20 years ago (seriously, where does time go?). Their tone of voice, the quality of the graphics - it took me a few minutes to realise that I was watching top-notch satire.

I believe it's as funny and relevant today as it was back then. Ianucci & Morris are man-mental giants.

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Re: Can't tell if trolling or just stupid

" It's also possible that humanity has gone mad. Or always was..."

As I happen to have the misfortune of knowing some who post such rubbish for the world to marvel at their idiocy, it's true.

The world's been long mad as a hatter and is currently moving rapidly downhill.

"It is better to remain silent and be thought the fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."

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Anonymous Coward

Right now I am on my knees praying

that somehow some "terrible, awful" images were quietly stashed somewhere. Because life wouldn't get much better. Except if it turned out that the hackers involved were massive potheads.

Daily Mail. The paper which supported Hitler.

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@ AC1550h GMT - Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

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Right now I am on my knees praying

that somehow some "terrible, awful" images were quietly stashed somewhere. Because life wouldn't get much better. Except if it turned out that the hackers involved were massive potheads.

. . .<

Those images should feature CP*, best to be hosted in a hidden folder on mumsnet and then linked to the Daily Mail.

That'd make me smile.

*Claire Perry

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Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

> Daily Mail. The paper which supported Hitler.

I'm shocked that a right wing paper would support a Socialist regime.

Mind you, nothing much surprises me. The Guardian supported the Confederates in the American Civil War and opposed the creation of a National Health Service because it would "eliminate selective elimination" and lead to an increase of congenitally deformed and feckless people.

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Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

"I'm shocked that a right wing paper would support a Socialist regime."

Er, calling themselves a Socialist party didn't make them act much like one.

A bit like, you know, the English Defence League, I've never even seen them complain about a misplaced apostrophe let alone promote correct spelling.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

I was wondering when Godwin's Law was going to make an appearance.

Run out of things to fap off to in the Sunday Sport, have we?

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Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

So essentially some of the Guardian's worst fears have come true and now here we are in 2013 discussing the kind of 'people' that read and comment upon The Mail.

Funny how things go round in circles isn't it.

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Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

> Er, calling themselves a Socialist party didn't make them act much like one.

A lot of their policies did:

They declared May Day to be a paid workers holiday celebrated by all. It purpose was to break down class barriers.

Private ownership was ok as long as it conformed to national interests and if it didn't it was nationalised.

Free competition and self regulation diminished in favour of state control.

They had Social Welfare programs and encouraged the better of to help the poor.

They had the Winter Relief program whose slogan was "None shall starve nor freeze" to organise charitable work to help the needy over the winter.

They were anti-capitalism, against big business and preferred a state controlled economy.

Even though they ultimately ended up as a bunch of evil bastards they had far more in common with socialism than you think.

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Re: @ AC1550h GMT - Right now I am on my knees praying

"Those images should feature CP*, best to be hosted in a hidden folder on mumsnet and then linked to the Daily Mail."

While deeply despicable you have to think that if you wanted to stir up plenty of TOTC type outrage the Daily Jailbait Mail would be the place to plant it.

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Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

"They were anti-capitalism, against big business and preferred a state controlled economy.."

ROFLMAO.

So just why was Gradfather Bush so eager to get into bed with Herr Hitler?

Or why Hitler was involved in identifying German soldiers who had taken part in the 'Bavarian Socialist Republic' uprising in 1918/19?

Or why 'the poor' didn't include rich Jewish people who had all their possessions taken by the state? (BTW Russia stated that Jewish people were equal to all other people in the early 1920s).

Any idea why s Nazi storm troopers started attacking trade unionists and communists?

Unbelievable how history can be re-written - even whilst there are millions of those who fought the evil of fascism are still alive.

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Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

Let me guess - you think Tory Blair was also a socialist because he was leader of a political party that included 'Labour' as part of its name. In reality, he took Tory policies and moved them to the right, doing things such as piratizing the NHS that even Thatcher backed off from. He used the Daily Mail demographic for his focus groups. He even consulted with Murdoch's personal economist on economic policy. Backing from Murdoch during the elections formed a key part of Blair's success in elections.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

People so often fail to understand how the various ism's work.

At the simplest level you have

Authoritarian vs Liberal

and

State Control vs Free Trade

The Nazi party was about half way down the State Control slider and started off a quarter down the authoritarian ending probably at the end of the authoritarian line.

In reality of course political entities tend to be far more complex unless they're single issue parties/movements.

Policies like exterminating "enemies of the state" (generally created to create a sense of unity amongst those who view themselves as more "xyz" then the target minorities) have little to do with where you live on those scales, you could in theory have a ultra liberal ultra capitalist state that views a certain subclass as 2nd class and at points exterminates them.

Organisations like the EDL and UKIP are often rather socialist and authoritarian (they believe in British Jobs for British workers, subsidizing British companies, etc) while at the same time wanting to throw out immigrants and makes it harder for immigrants to get into the country and tighten laws and such like.

If you look a bit deeper at most political groups from Charities and Unions to Political parties and Lobbyists their actual politics aren't where you imagine them to be at all, tending to be more towards authoritarian and state controlled.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

The terms left and right wing don't mean a lot. There are two sorts of politician: ones who want power for their own benefit, like [long list] and ones who want power to benefit other people, like [short list]·

The Mail is a long-lister. Hitler and Stalin are on the long list along with Blair, Cameron and many other British Prime Ministers. The Guardian would.like to support the short list, hence their support for the Lib Dems. But they don't always succeed.

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Re: Right now I am on my knees praying-@ac

There was a big difference between the manifesto designed to win votes, and what they actually did.

State control of industry turned out to be Nazi bosses running protection rackets.

The rich looking after the poor turned out to be Krupp and Thyssen using slave labour.

And so on.

The present UK government is the same thing, but as more of black farce than total evil.

In Hay on Wye yesterday I admit I put a biography of Harris next to one of Goebbels, because I thought they deserved to be together. The national.British myth of our ethical superiority is just that, a myth.

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Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

Unbelievable how history can be re-written - even whilst there are millions of those who fought the evil of fascism are still alive.

I couldn't agree more, how dare anyone point out that the really (no I mean REALLY) nasty parties all come from the political left. That socialist bastard Mussolini and his fascist "middle way", the national socialist party, and the communists... they were all from the extreme right of politics, it stands to reason.

Otherwise people might start to wonder about the why left wing parties always employ more public sector workers than right wing parties, and we wouldn't want them thinking about who employed the state police of those countries where it all went horribly wrong... would we comrade?

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Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

"nasty parties all come from the political left"

I think that statement could be quite difficult to justify in the real world. Anyway as has been pointed out earlier, which you obviously didn't bother reading. Two issues here, 1. The rule of self naming. What ever an entity calls it's self is almost always what it isn't: Peoples Republics, Homeland Security, Ministry of Justice, EDL etc. 2. Left and right Wing don't mean much. In reality the scale is more of a circle that a straight line. If you go too far either way you end up in the same place.

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Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

"E-E-EDL"

That'll be their GCSE grades then.

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Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

piratizing - a good new word for what is happening!

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Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

> ones who want power to benefit other people, like [short list]·

You appear to have mis-spelt "empty set"...

Vic.

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Re: Right now I am on my knees praying

...and the Daily Mail readership is certainly doing its best to prove Guardian right.

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People use real details?

How odd, why would anyone do such a thing?

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Re: People use real details?

Mail readers tend to be a bit more open and honest than your typical internet user

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Re: People use real details?

of course. nothing to hide, nothing to fear...

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Anonymous Coward

Re: People use real details?

That's an unusual spelling of. 'naive'.

Anybody who believes what they read in the DM has a much bigger problem than someone finding their email address.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: People use real details?

I thought it was a weird spelling for bigoted and stupid.

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Re: People use real details?

For a balanced and fair discussion, carefully reviewing all of the evidence, statistics and facts before reaching a conclusion, please see this article explaining whether it is worth reading the Daily Mail.

http://shouldireadthedailymail.com/

thanks.

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Best get off that high horse....

I've had exactly the same thing on The Register. Logged in, clicked on 'my posts' and found myself browsing someone else's profile. Perhaps I should have got on the phone to the ICO as well.

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Re: Best get off that high horse....

I think that's a proxy (or poxy) server thing from what I can gather.

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Re: Best get off that high horse....

El Reg did report themselves to the ICO a while back, when they had a data breach. I wonder what happened? Perhaps the were sentenced to doing Community Service in the Playmobil space program...

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Re: Best get off that high horse....

"I wonder what happened?"

The ICO decided no action needed to be taken against the publisher, IIRC.

C.

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Re: Best get off that high horse....

"I've had exactly the same thing on The Register."

Last time I checked, we were unable to reproduce this bug the last time someone reported it. We'll investigate again.

C.

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He he

"At time of writing, however, it's unclear whether the newspaper had turned itself into the Information Commissioner's Office."

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BAN THE DAILY MAIL

it gives you cancer

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Re: BAN THE DAILY MAIL

@ jungle_jim

"BAN THE DAILY MAIL

it gives you cancer"

Yes, but only to those who read it, I'm safe. ;)

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Re: BAN THE DAILY MAIL

"Yes, but only to those who read it, I'm safe. ;)"

But you have to watch out for second hand Mail, you can be exposed in an elevator, the train, even around here!

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Apparently it also cures cancer. What a predicament!

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Re: BAN THE DAILY MAIL

Ban Passive Mail!

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Before long...

...there will be a DM article about data security giving someone cancer and being a major factor in the death of Princess Diana, mark my words!

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@ Adze - Re: Before long...

You have accidentally used the 'joke' icon where you wanted Sherlock . . .

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Re: Before long...

Don't be silly, if it's about Diana, then it will be in the Mirror.

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God, imagine how awesome it would be if all the Daily Mail (and their ilk) readers stopped going online!

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