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11 posts • joined 18 Apr 2007

Bolivian president's jet grounded so officials can look for Snowden

Michael Mounteney

International law anyone ?

Why is no one pointing out that the Austrian 'authorities' searching of the president's plane a blatant breach of the Vienna Convention ? The fact that they did this -- just f&*%ing did it -- shows that they had been told "Get this guy, no matter what".

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Israel plots gigabit fibre-to-home rollout

Michael Mounteney

Two thirds of the country ?

Two thirds of which country ?

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US faces critical lack of (mad) computer scientists

Michael Mounteney

Of course there aren't enough

That's deliberate US educational policy --- read your Chomsky.

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AT&T jettisons the last of its Usenet

Michael Mounteney

Triumph of technical mediocrity

I was musing the other day ... NNTP is being replaced by the technically inferior, but much more trendy, RSS and Atom. Inferior, because each poll requires downloading the entire cache of items, and because polling has to be sufficiently frequent to avoid gaps in the item 'window'. Shame.

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Open-sourcers get with the git

Michael Mounteney
Jobs Halo

So git is the only DVCS then ?

For the sake of completeness, it might have been worth mentioning that not everyone likes git's style; for example, that file renaming is handled by a dirty rotten hack. It's a pity that Torvalds succumbed yet again to NIH syndrome and couldn't bend his fine principles just a little, to avoid reinventing yet another wheel. So now we have Git, Bazaar and Mercurial slugging it out and ensuring 'diversity' in the open-source DVCS field.

His Steveness, because my opinions are perfect and it just needs everyone else to realise it and agree with me.

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Cops coax half-naked Czech wolfman from Cardiff tree

Michael Mounteney

also more concerned about the road

@Mac

Yes, I was wondering as well why the police farce always have to act like complete tarts in these situations. They just seem to get their jolley by closing down roads, and transport systems in general, at the slightest provocation. Two juicy examples come to mind:

1. http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/topstories/display.var.518294.0.heathrow_tube_link_closed_after_killing.php

Was this dopehead killed on the tracks ? Nope. So why couldn't the police just require trains not to stop at that station ? Not dramatic enough, obviously.

2. When the M25 fuel price protests were on, the Police helped by prohibiting car traffic from using the outside lane `to keep it free for emergency services'. That was just SO helpful, wasn't it ?

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Oz 'Family First' candidate sacked for todger-flash email

Michael Mounteney

Why was he sacked ?

His incomprehensible gibberish seems to me to be completely in line with the utterly random nonsense that comprises Family First `Policy'.

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Australia declares war on net porn

Michael Mounteney

This is nothing to do with morality

... and everything to do with Johnny getting votes. The evil b*stard would throw his own mother to the lions if it got him a further day in power.

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Possession of extreme porn to become criminal offence

Michael Mounteney

OK, I'll be the first to say it ...

Necrophilia ... who'd be interested anyway ... it's dead boring.

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Blog calls for Google boycott

Michael Mounteney

There are alternatives

http://clusty.com/

http://turbo10.com/

http://www.snap.com/

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China fails to ban nude web chats

Michael Mounteney

Surely this is covered already ?

Isn't this covered by `endangering state security' ?

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