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Germany 'accidentally' snooped on John Kerry and Hillary Clinton

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Re: Marsbarbrain Re: JeffyDoh Aww that's just unlucky

"Oh dear, Matt, and you were doing *SO* well, right up until the last paragraph where you had to get in a dig at *someone* on the Left..." <Yawn> I'd be upset if I didn't already know Michael Moore's docuganda is about the limit of your capabilities. I assume from the complete lack of relevance your post bears to the thread that you haven't been spoonfed any thoughts on the Germany doing that 'nasty' eavesdropping thing yet?

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Re: JeffyDoh Re: Aww that's just unlucky

"It's like the horrible Bruce Willis movie, Diehard, where everyone, and I mean everyone, was sharing the same frequency. Police, Fire, Rescue, ATC, CB, Aliens, everyone." I would suggest you go watch the movie again. Willis's character switches to the police emergency frequency to make his first attempt to contact the police from the rooftop. The dispatcher even warns him that he is using a restricted frequency for emergency use only, to which Willis replies something along the lines of "No shit, lady, does it sound like I'm ordering a pizza?" The unexplained bit is how Hans Gruber hears that transmission as he is not seen switching to the police bands, though you could excuse that by saying it was part of his plan to monitor police bands all along. Willis then uses the normal police bands to talk to the other cops as 'Roy'. As a cop it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that he would know the regular and emergency police frequencies.

And Diehard 'horrible'?!? Seriously? I take it your preferred viewing is more along the lines of 'serious cinematic efforts' by people like Michael Moore? No wonder Diehard was a bit tough for you to follow....

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Re: James 51

"Would be interesting to know if they really did delete it once they realised it was irrelevant to the case they were investigating. If so their moral authority isn't that badly dented." WTF? So, if the NSA and chums capture innocent conversations and delete them then the sheeple say they are worse than Satan, but if the Germans do it then they're 'morally OK'?!? Sorry, but there's no chance of letting the sheeple get away with that selective bias! And Angela Merkel needs to be making a really big apology.

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Time to ditch HTTP – govt malware injection kit thrust into spotlight

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Re: The Dupe Re: diodesign Missing information

"....do they have a VALID reason?" You seem to have slept through the 9/11 events, the London Tube bombings, the Madrid bombing, and countless other terror events alone. Or maybe you assumed Islamic terror died when bin-bag Laden got his just desserts? You probably missed that even RT, not exactly a fan of The Establishment, is posting articles on a direct and current threat to the UK, one where the security services most definitely do have a very good reason to be watching the coms of such loons: http://rt.com/uk/166128-isis-jihadists-threaten-britain/

And that's an easy one for you - I wouldn't even try to explain anything more complex like tracking international criminals, agit-prop groups and threats from non-state players. I suggest you stick to small steps for now, build up slowly, and maybe you'll actually reach a state of relative awareness some time this decade.

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Re: diodesign Re: Missing information

"You name it, your government can own it." If they have a REASON to, not just because you wear tinfoil.

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Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy

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Re: Desidero Re: DeLuDeD Meanwhile...

"He's an Australian citizen....." You must be new here, either that or easily confused. Or both. 'Snowjob' refers to Snowden, who is an US citizen and very liable for treason even if he subsequently gains citizenship in another country. 'A$$nut' refers to Assange, who is the Australian. Please do try and keep up.

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Re: PongoJoe He needs the attention, but still...

"You can smell all you like but that was pure fact...." The only thing that smells around here is your story. What, you saw a picture, presumably in a paper (Socialist Worker, perchance?), and immediately assumed 'that copper is doing wrong' rather than considering that the copper might have been legally justified in raising his baton? Despite what a large section of the ill-informed public (and some journos) believe, journos do not get some freedom to act outside the law as they wish. A copper is just as legally within proper rules and law to move a journo that is part of a crowd illegally gathered as an ordinary member of said crowd. If a copper says you are interfering with a police activity (of which dispersing a violent mob that is illegally interfering with the delivery of coal to a British Steel plant is one example) then a 'journo' is just as bound to move on or be physically forced to move on as any other member of the public so involved. It sounds like you would have been very poor material for a copper, and it sounds like your 'ex-copper' dad had forgotten a lot of the law he should have been able to explain to you. Especially seeing as Lesley Boulton was no journalist anyway. Oh, yes, that is a hint of your imminent come-uppance.

Not only that, but in those pre-Internet days you managed to keep track of the one picture, presumably because it so 'scarred' you, that you could instantly retrieve it almost forty years later at the drop of a hat? Gosh, that doesn't at all sound like you went to one of the staple anti-police websites and got it from there..... It's not like Lesley Boulton, the member of Women Against Pit Closures (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_Against_Pit_Closures) in the pic (and not a journalist as often claimed), had a political reason to smear the police involved. Oh, didn't you realise there were those of us on the other side of the political divide that might know a thing or two about the Leftie propaganda surrounding the so-called Battle of Ogreave? Like the fact it happened in 1984, a bit late to effect your choice of studying IT in the 'late Seventies'.

Pull the other one, it's got bells on it.

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Re: DeLuDeD

"....There is no arrest warrant issued in Sweden because he HASN'T BEEN CHARGED WITH ANYTHING THERE....." That's because the Swedish legal system works differently to that of the US or UK in that a suspect is charged a lot later in the proceedings. A$$nut skipped the country before the Swedes could charge him and has refused to go back since. Once again, all you are doing is rebleat in outdated A$$nut propaganda - have you been asleep for the last two years?

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Re: DeLuDeD Re: Meanwhile...

".....In law, there's actually no defence you can offer at all." Complete cobblers. Snowjob could legally argue he was exposing a criminal act by revealing secrets, but seeing as the US legal system has already looked at the revelations and said 'no crime here, all covered by FISC warrants', Snowjob would not get very far with that excuse. The reality is Snowjob has no legal grounds for his calculated treachery. That is why Snowjob will not return to face the music, because he knows what he did was not just illegal but traitorous too.

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Re: Desidero Re: Does the court case matter?

If the accusations against A$$nut are 'such clear fabrications', why is he so scared to go face a Swedish court over them then?

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Re: DeLuDeD Re: Logic fail

"....sex by surprise in Sweden, and this is the offence with which he MAY be charged after any interview with the Swedish authorities. Unfortunately, sex by surprise (fairly literal translation) is not a crime anywhere else in the EU...." Geez, are The Faithfull still repeating that load of baloney? As was explained, by an UK judge in an UK court during A$$nuts weaselly attempts to avoid extradition, what A$$nut is accused of doing would be considered rape under UK law. If you don't know even the most basic facts about the case then please go do a lot more reading before you embarrass yourself here with your infatuated hero-worship again.

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Re: PongoJoe Re: He needs the attention, but still...

"I was contemplating a career in the police until the miners' strike started

This picture http://www.defendtherighttoprotest.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/miners-strike-orgreave.jpg was the reason that I changed my mind." I call male bovine manure. What, are you scared of horses?

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Re: AC Re: I know why Assange's waiting..

"....It's all explained here....." Hmmm, my first thoughts are that must be a late submission for the April 1st edition, but them again it is St Jules, Patron Saint of Egotists.....

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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Re: Jamie Jones Re: Lack of integrated email/contacts/calendar?

".....paying someone to write software, or tweak existing software would be far cheaper than paying for MS licenses...." And lead to a requirement for specialized support and uncertain support costs compared to a commercial offering.

".....And then to be bound again by a company that tried to force metro big blobby buttons onto it's customers..... WTF?...." Your opinion of the GUI design of Win8 has nothing to do with the chief complaint of the lack of features from competing products. The fact that MS Outlook has such features is undisputed. You would do better to concentrate on the matter at hand rather than simply repeating MS-bashing soundbites, customers kind of prefer that.

".....The thing is, none of the staff that are complaining have to foot the bill....." Your blatant disregard for the users would be very counter-productive if you ever had to deal with such a situation. And, seeing as they are probably also Munich taxpayers, in the end they probably do foot the bill. The issue is they are complaining - as users - that the lack of features and integration is making it harder to do there task, to such a degree that they would consider the additional cost the lesser of two evils. Simply disparaging them by saying "dumb lusers, what would they know" is not a good tactic.

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Know what Ferguson city needs right now? It's not Anonymous doxing random people

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Postmortem shows killing shot could not have been delivered from behind.

The two bullets that hit Brown's head both entered his head almost parallel to the plane of his face, with the killing shot going through the upper brow into his brain. So there is no way Brown was killed running away, not unless he had some form of physically-impossible running technique that included running with his head tilted right back. Brown was a football player, an athelete, so his running posture would be very orthodox. People running from being shot tend to hunch their shoulders and keep down, so the killing shot is impossible from behind. If his head had been turned to look over the shoulder then the shot that hit his eye socket would have traversed his face, but instead it travelled down his cheek and into his upper chest, and the shot that entered the top of his head would have smashed a trench across the top of his skull but not made a right-angled turn down into his brain.

If the killing shot was made whilst the officer was standing and Brown was on his knees at twenty-odd feet then the posture again doesn't fit, he would need to be kneeling and leaning forward with his chin tucked down into his chest to get close to the right angle. Some of the witnesses claim he was on his knees and had his hands and head up and was saying "don't shoot", in which case the shot would have entered the front of his head/face and travelled at a slight downward angle, almost horizontally. If the cop was six foot tall he would have been holding the gun at a level of roughly five-and-a-half feet, Brown on his knees would put his brow at four-and-a-half to five feet above the level street, so the shot would drop about a foot at most in twenty-plus feet - a relatively shallow angle. This did not happen, not with either headshot, the angle of penetration was almost parallel to the plane of his face. If Brown was on his knees and the cop walked up to close range and 'executed' Brown then the angle would be much steeper, but still not the almost vertical angle of the shots if Brown had his head up as claimed.

If the killing shot had been fired with Brown already face-down on the road, the so-called 'execution' claim, then the angle of the shots would actually penetrate the top of his head and travel forward in his head in relation to the plane of his face - this did not happen, both bullets that hit his head travelled at an angle slightly backwards from the plane of his face. If Brown was hit with both headshots when falling forward onto the ground then the two shots would have to have been fired in very rapid fire and at a distinctly different time to the shots that hit his right side and arm more horizontally, yet some of the witnesses claim the shots were all fired "pow-pow-pow-pow" when Brown was on his knees. Such 'witness' statements are beginning to look a bit unclear, being generous.

Rapid fire would fit with the idea the cop was being rushed, not with the more deliberate and aimed fire that a trained shooter (such as a cop) would use against a stationary target. Even if the cop was using double-taps there would be two 'pows' with a pause to adjust aim before the second set of shots - 'pow-pow....pow-pow' - and not the string of rapid shots.

But, if Brown had his shoulders hunched and head down and was rushing the cop in the manner of an American football forward, something Brown was accustomed to doing, then the impact angles are possible, and the rapid fire is more likely as the cop switches to trying to stop the attacker in the short space between them. Therefore it appears to me that the autopsy report adds more weight to the cop's side of the story than those of the 'witnesses'.

As to why an highschool graduate would be stupid enough to try rushing an armed cop, you have to ask why an highschool grad would be stupid enough to rough-up a store clerk and steal a box of cigars in front if a video camera, or attack a cop in his car, which suggests Brown may have been less than lucid. Obvious suggestions would be drink or drugs, both of which should show up on the full autopsy report in the bloodwork.

If posters wish to propose otherwise then please do so without relying on JFK-style 'magic bullets' that defy the rules of physics. The more 'Libertarian' might also want to ponder the idea that the Tasers they so hate might have stopped Brown without the need for lethal force.

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Moving forward?

The problem seems to be that the two groups doing the majority of the shouting (selectively amplified by an eager press corp) are so polarised. That the local police released the footage of the robbery, whether under pressure from the press (who just want a good story), hasn't helped with the case as it seems the officer involved did not know Brown was a suspect in a robbery when the confrontation started. In effect, what we have is a police stop for jaywalking that escalated into a man being shot. The rest is just trigger points for selective bias, unfortunately spurred by a lack of clarity as to how events unfolded.

So, how did it get from a police stop to a shooting, and - possibly more importantly - how can it be prevented from happening again, especially as it may actually have been a 'righteous' shooting? The first step I would suggest should be implementing cameras on all street cops, dashcams, and guncams. If needed, the money should come from the US Government rather than individual state police funds and be enforced by a national law. That would be the first step to rebuilding trust in the police, and it would also help in stopping these type of events escalate into uninformed rioting because it would remove a lot of the doubt (and sometimes purposeful misinformation) surrounding events.

Secondly, I would have to suggest a change in the local/state law. It seems bizarre that it could actually be legal for a cop to shoot an unarmed suspect if they do not pose a direct threat to the officer or a byestander, just because they committed a felony offence. I do not understand enough about US national vs state law setting to know if the Government can impose laws on acceptable force across the whole country, but it would seem the Missouri law needs addressing as a major step in stopping a similar event happening again.

And thirdly, it has to be made clear (with tightening of laws if required) that groups that threaten IT infrastructure, as done by the Anonyputzs, and incite violence with their half-arsed doxings, are committing crimes and will be investigated and prosecuted. I don't care how 'good' or 'righteous' they think they were being, the simple truth is they added nothing of any value to the situation.

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This is the Missouri law I think needs tightening up.

https://mobile.twitter.com/seanmdav/status/500286071801126912/photo/1

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Re: Beta Version Re: In Amerika

"Over here the police see themselves as The Law...." Seeing as you could not possibly have met and interacted with every law enforcement officer in the land, not even a majority, your 'assessment' is obviously based on groundless prejudice. I have been stopped on three occasions in the Southern states over the years and have never felt threatened in the slightest. On the most recent occasion I was stopped in downtown Atlanta last August when I got lost in a friend's car (no satnav, dead mobile battery) at 5am. The cop involved was very professional and - after he had confirmed I wasn't a DUI - sent me on my way with good directions. I didn't know that there had been a shooting only an hour before and the cops were hunting for the presumably still armed killer, an event which would have given the cop involved reason to be overly assertive, yet he was anything but.

".....That's not a racist statement, that's simply the way it is in the USA." No, you're just astynomiaphobic. You should probably listen to less rap records and watch more news (I wouldn't suggest reading more until you get out of Beta).

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Re: Jake Re: One wonders ...

"... why so many are up in arms over statistically[1] meaningless police shootings...." Whilst you could go further and say that more Yanks die every minute on the highways, isn't that greater loss more important, the problems here appear twofold (and I say 'appear' as there is yet to be a legal examination of the events) - firstly, the cop involved appears to have shot the victim whilst he was trying to surrender; secondly, the altercation seems to have been partially triggered by racial attitudes on the part of the cop. Both are behaviour we do cannot condone in police actions. Whilst you could argue that the youths involved probably had plenty of racial attitude of their own that does not excuse the cop's attitude, and definitely does not justify shooting a wounded and surrendering 'criminal'. Whilst Michael Brown or the other youth involved may have posed a lethal threat when (allegedly) wrestling with the officer, he does not seem to have posed such a threat if he was actually trying to surrender, which makes the subsequent shots (IMHO) a criminal act and possibly murder. So the 'up in arms' concern is how people do not want cops that are (allegedly) racist and (allegedly) illegally execute people.

Whilst there do seem to be a lot of the usual 'civil rights' bandwagon-humpers that have jumped on this event (surprise, surprise, Al Sharpton was there before the gun smoke cleared - did he even get out of bed for Sandy Hook?), and the looting and vandalism haven't helped, the local police seem to have done a very, very bad job of dealing with the situation. The Anonyputzs have jumped in with their usual level of stupidity, doxing random people being just being the equivalent of pouring gas on the settling fire. TBH, whilst I want to see the cop involved in the shooting in court, I would also want the Anonyputzs involved brought up on some form of incitement charges. Taking the policing and investigation out of the hands of the local cops and giving it to the State Highway Patrol was the only smart move the authorities have made.

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Re: AC

"White teen, riots? Hispanic teen, riots?...." There appear to be plenty of white youths/troublemakers involved in the riots and confronting the police.

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Re: Update throws doubt on Johnson's story.

Another hole in Johnson's version is the claim that the cop, Darren Wilson, started the physical engagement when he reached out of the car window and grabbed Mike Brown around the neck. That simply sounds unlikely seeing as Brown was 6 foot 4 and supposedly standing upright, so unless the cop had six foot gorilla arms and could pull a 292lb Brown into his car it is far more likely that Brown was bent over and reaching for the cop. Assaulting a cop is a felony offence, giving the officer the right under Missouri law to shoot Brown.

"Hands up, we were conned?"

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Update throws doubt on Johnson's story.

Looks like Mr Brown may not have been the 'innocent, gentle giant' as claimed - http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28806313 - and his buddy, Mr Johnson, forgot to mention their possible involvement in a bit of robbery.

And the officer involved has been named as Darren Wilson with a clean six-years of service. It doesn't excuse the officer allegedly shooting an unarmed and surrendering suspect, but the story given by Johnson is already looking a bit thin and holed. A lot will now depend on the analysis of the shooting and whether Mr Brown could actually have been surrendering as claimed. If it is inconclusive and comes down to one's word vs the other's in court I suspect Mr Johnson will lose.

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Re: CaptainDaFt Re: Meh

".....somebody just forwarded me a tweet....." In this kind of incident which draws all the wannabes out of the woodwork it is best to treat such tweets as suspect unless backed up by a proper journo's report. Individual, outrage-driven Tweeters are one thing, but newspapers, radio and TV usually have lawyers to try and keep their reporters from going too far into wishful thinking.

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e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt

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Re: Alan Brown Re: Tears roll down my cheeks

".....The civil servants responsible for this will learn to hide their tracks more effectively so that only juniors get thrown under the bus....." I have sat in a scoping meeting where an unelected politician's aid has over-ruled his civil-servant staff with the classic quote: "Let's not get too tight on definitions just now as we're still working on how we want the final project to develop." Needless to say that project did not go well from a taxpayer's PoV, but it was not the fault of the civil servants involved.

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Object storage bods Exablox: RAID is dead, baby. RAID is dead

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Re: Joerg Re: RAID is dead? What a silly joke!

"....So they aren't using any RAID algorithms to create and manage redundancy on the drives arrays ? Really? I doubt that!...." I suppose it depends on your definition of RAID. If they are simply storing files in a NAS-manner, and simply make an on-write copy of the file to a different disk pool in the system (software mirroring), then it is what some people call RAID1, but a high-end array designer that uses dispersed blocks across multiple disks might consider too parochial to call 'real RAID1'. It also doesn't address the performance issues of mixing disks - real arrays like identical disks as then your RAID operations don't get held up by a slow disk taking longer to acknowledge the write than a fast disk. Performance is also more predictable. I assume some form of storage pool is used to allow the to write across disks without having to worry about the different sizes of disk. The 'ooh look, straight onto the network' feature just looks like DHCP, only with no security over who on the network can then store or copy stuff - if the marketing guy beats you to it he can stuff all his massive slide sets on there before the CIO gets a chance to store his more important docs.

OneBlox would seem of interest as a cheap NAS solution for the unstructured adding of storage, but then there are already plenty of those on the market. Indeed, a Windows Storage Server with a few installation scripts could do pretty much the same, on an OS with 24x7 support on an international scale.

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Revealed ... GCHQ's incredible hacking tool to sweep net for vulnerabilities: Nmap

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Re: Absolute Claptrap Re: So GCHQ is breaking the law

".....cough, cough[insert large nation here]cough, cough...." Qatar is not a large nation. And I suggest you also go look up the legal definition of genocide as the closest you would get is HAMAS's charter, which is more a declaration of intent than actual genocide.

Nmap has been around for a lot longer than five years, as has the alleged use of it by the 5i's agencies. Why people are surprised that such a common tool be used by the spooks is amusing - why not? It does what is needed and is such a common tool that detection by the target of its use would raise no suspicions of secret squirrel involvement.

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NASA's rock'n'roll shock: ROLLING STONE FOUND ON MARS

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This is why Martians have not visited Earth.

They're too lazy. Obviously, this was their sole attempt at making a stone circle sun calendar like Stonehenge, and they just gave up. Of course, it could be they just developed TV and sitcoms a lot earlier and us, hence why their civil action has disappeared.....

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Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people

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Re: poopypants

"If only there was some more efficient way of harnessing the energy expended through all that pedalling." Ignoring the obvious, I'm guessing it would be more efficient even to just harvest the heat generated in producing the sweat. The whole idea seems a pretty pointless exercise in science for science's sake with little practical use even if you want to completely cover your body in tats - no thanks!

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LulzSec supergrass Sabu led attacks against Turkey – report

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Re: dan1980 Britt Release

".....We put things in boxes because it's a convenient shorthand for us but it leaves us vulnerable when someone does something 'outside the box' that we have put them into....." Gee, do you think maybe the FBI taking an interest in the actions of RedHack Nd related skiddies might just imply some authorities do take the possible threat from these skiddies seriously? And even a skiddie managing to pull off a sophisticated attack using downloaded scripts is still a skiddie by definition.

".....Many in 'The West', collectively, put Russia and Putin in a box....." Which has nothing to do with RedHack.

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Re: dan1980 Re: Britt Release

".....I actually object to Matt's use of the word 'skiddies'...." RedHack are more cafe 'Marxists' student types, happily living in and using the benefits of Western technology and culture whilst shrieking loudly about how 'unfair' it is. Unfortunately, such wannabe radicals often end up talking themselves into serious criminal acts for the sake of 'sticking it to The Man'. RedHack seem to recycle other people's downloaded hacking tools and target known security holes, which is the exact definition of a skiddie. Indeed, they needed Sabu to find them a resource - Hammond - to do the hacking bit for them, yet seem to like claiming to be 'leet haxors'. You may have sympathy with their political dribblings but that doesn't hide their obviously limited original skillz. On the technical level they are skiddies.

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Re: Robert Beyond Helpmann Re: Jurisdiction?

"The FBI is going after foreign targets?....." Yeah, because Sabu - who obviously had links to such groups - was where? Oh, operating in New York, and co-ordinating with groups like the Anonyputzs on attacking US computers. And Jeremy Hammond was in Chicago. Do you need a map of the USA to help you work out where those cities are?

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Re: Mike VandVelde Re: Britt Release

"is terrorist getting all used up?....." RedHack espouse some rather nasty views with definite terror overtones. The really amazing bit is there are still mugs in this day and age that baaaah-lieve in Marxism.

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Re: admiraljkb

"The revelations also renew questions about whether the FBI – or some other agency working with the former LulzSec co-founder – was using hackers to gather foreign intelligence. The FBI has consistently denied doing so. ". RedHack are a Marxist-Leninist skiddie group with links to both the Anonyputzs and nastier anti-Yank groups, so it is very obvious as to why the FBI would be keeping an eye on them. The 'using hackers to gather foreign intelligence' garbage is just more Leftie diversionary whining at the FBI investigating exactly the type of people they should be, and Sabu's and the Annyputzs' links to such groups exposes exactly the real politics behind their actions.

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Re: Britt Re: Release

"....some people see "hacker" and have a prolapse...." RedHack are a bunch of Marxist-Lenninist skiddies who probably got on the FBI's radar at the request of the Turkish government. IIRC, they are currently listed as a terrorist entity by Turkey, which means they will be on Interpol's and the FBI's lists of potential terror threats. It does beg the question of how Sabu had links to such an extreme group as RedHack, though they appear to have been another of the core 'we-have-no-leader' leaders for the local Anonyputzs. I suspect this was a joint exercise between the FBI and Istanbul police to get evidence on Hammond and RedHack and their attack and communication techniques. The dolts at RedHack have recently painted an even bigger target on their backs by leaking the contact info and names of some US Embassy staff in Turkey, a move they dedicated to terrorist Sinan Cemgil, a Communist terrorist that was killed during the bungled rescue of three NATO technicians kidnapped by Cemgil's Marxist terror gang in Turkey.

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Snowden latest: NSA targets Gaza, pumps intelligence to Israel

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Meanwhile, Angela has some explaining to do....

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Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

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Re: tempemeaty Re: Windows...the end date

".....The corporations can't make the change on their internal software they run on their thousands of computers fast enough to keep up with the end of life dates for each version of the Windows OS." Which is why M$ will tell you Office 365 (with continual updates to new versions built in) is the future.

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NetApp: Revenues are down – but own brand kit wasn't to blame

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Re: Nate Re: Hmmmmm

I suppose the real doomsday signal for NetApp would be interest from Larry Ellison.... :D

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Hmmmmm

It seems to be the vogue to bash NetApp at the moment, and whilst I'm not their biggest fan I'm not sure why. I suspect the current 'poor' performance is more than partially to do with the purchasing and integrating of LSI's Eugenio arm. After all, everyone seems to expect such purchases to result in instant 2+2=5 performance, whereas the reality is they more often result in a dip. The hp purchase of Compaq is a good example of complex integration after an acquisition leading to a dip and taking their eye off the ball, followed by a recovery and domination of the x86 market. I'm not inclined to write off NetApp just yet.

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Gartner mages throw deduping backup appliance bones, claim EMC's in lead

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Re: King1Con Re: Hater Bryant Where is Oracle/Sun/StorageTek? CommVault?

".....You contributed nothing of value with your comment and personal assault." Please do post some verifiable info on ZFS-based backup and encryption appliances. Once again for the Sunshiners, if ZFS is as wonderful as you all propagandise, why is its market penetration virtually a big, fat zero? You can't even give the tech away for free! Apart from a few niche players like Nexenta's NexentaStor (a virtualized storage device and not a backup appliance), ZFS has been ignored, even in the cheap end of the storage market. But your continued denial is quite amusing.

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Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'

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Re: James O'Shea

".....there's a gator, or two, or more, in the vicinity....." Apparently, there are even giant constrictors to get rid of the 'gators after they get rid of the body for you (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/1006_051006_pythoneatsgator.html). Florida would seem to be a murderer's dream disposal location!

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Re: Jake Re: Siri ...

I'm sure it's just an urban myth that the most common Siri request is "Siri, how do I get a girlfriend?"

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DIME for your TOP SECRET thoughts? Son of Snowden's crypto-chatter client here soon

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Re: CaptainBanjax keeping the channel full at all times

".....You could also precalculate a saturation point so that the network only produces the quantity of fluff required to offset the transactions that occur...." Yes, because any agency with an interest in stopping the network is bound to play by the rules, right? They would never think to introduce doctored nodes that would not have the safeguards enabled. Gosh no, those secret squirrel types are far too dumb to think of that! So, which agency in the US employs more maths grads than all the rest put together?

".....The technology and methodologies exist....." Good thing they exist but are hidden from the study of those TLAs, right? I'm sure that, as long as The Man can be kept from reading about those technologies and methodologies on - oh, I don't know, some tech like the Internet they produced - then all will be just peachie.

".....It all remains on the block chain...." Good thing there would be no way to introduce a doctored block chain then!

/OK, maybe I do need to add sarc tags for some of the posters.

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Re: CaptainBanjax keeping the channel full at all times

And for those still preaching the 'invulnerability' of Bitcoins, you really need to do a lot more reading. Start with a Yahoogle of Ittay Eyal and Emin Gun Sirer, then bear in mind that the US Gov has the resources to completely swamp and own any Bitcoin-like network at the drop of an hat.

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Re: CaptainBanjax Re: keeping the channel full at all times

"If a P2P structure were adopted you could simply have a bunch of distributed "broadcast" nodes. These nodes could be used to generate random encrypted "junk" from your initial message and bounce it everywhere......" You would have to be very careful where you 'bounced' your junk messages as they could be legally perceived as a DDoS if they hit servers outside the network. If you limit your junk to only members of the network then it is not only trivial to map out all the users, but easy to degrade the network by simply adding nodes and turning up the production of junk to DDoS levels, at which point the users are swamped with junk messages. A more sneaky attack would be to add nodes to the network until you control 50+% of the nodes, then you effectively own the network, just as has been demonstrated with TOR.

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Intel forced to shoot down viral 'Israeli boycott' whopper

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Re: b 3 Re: time to switch to AMD!

".....my next PC will not have 'intel inside', that's fer dayam sure! ;)" Why stop there? Seeing as you are so obviously anti-Semitic, why don't you just boycott all inventions 'tainted' by originating in Israel or by Jewish inventors? Start here, pretty soon you'll be back living that Dark Age, tech-free, medicine-free lifestyle enjoyed by your 'Prophet':

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Israeli_inventions_and_ discoveries

Here's a partial list if some of the things you really should stop using if you really want to be 'Zionist-free':

Jeans, Lipstick, the Ballpoint Pen, Contraceptives, Instant Coffee, Television Remote Control, Traffic Lights, Scotchguard, the Flexistraw, The Atomic Bomb, the Thermonuclear Bomb, God, Genetic Engineering, the Nuclear Chain Reactor, Virtual Reality, Hollywood, the Sit-Com, the Long Playing Record, Woodstock, Sound Movies, Videotape, Color Television, Instant Photography, Holography, Monotheism, Psychoanalysis, the Theory of Relativity, the Weekend (Shabbat), Cheesecake, Cafeterias, Discount Stores, Pawn Shops, the Shopping Cart and the Ready-to-Wear Clothing Industry, Prozac, Valium, The Polio Vaccine, Radiation, Chemotherapy, the Artificial Kidney Dialysis machine, the Defibrillator, the Cardiac Pacemaker, Vaccination against the deadly "Hepatitis B" virus, the Vaccinating Needle, Laser Technology, Google, the Wire Transmission Facsimilie (FAX) , the Microphone, the Gramophone, the Microprocessing Chip, Optical Fiber Cable, Laser, Cellular Technology, the Videotape Recorder, Drip Irrigation, Scale Model Electric Trains, the Pager, the Walkie-talkie, Refrigerated Railroad Car, High-vacuum Electron Tubes, the Incandescent Lamp, Kodachrome Film, the Blimp, the Adding Machine, Stainless Steel, Tapered Roller Bearings.

At least 178 Jews have been awarded the Nobel Prize, accounting for 23% of all individual recipients worldwide between 1901 and 2008, and constituting 37% of all US recipients during the same period. In the scientific research fields of Chemistry, Economics, Medicine and Physics, the corresponding world and US percentages are 27% and 40%, respectively. (Jews currently make up approximately 0.25% of the world's population and 2% of the US population). What have the 'Palestinians' given us other than airliner hijacking and suicide bombers?

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Re: diodesign Re: Boring Green Anon Cluetard

A little research lesson for you, then - http://www.answering-islam.org/Authors/Wood/pedophile.htm

Rejecting historical facts because they upset those that would rather pretend they did not happen is simply PC censorship. Please do note that The Prophet's lifestyle is the role model for many Islamists, especially those in HAMAS, Islamic Jihad (HAMAS's partners in attacks on Israel) and IS (aka ISIS) in Iraq and Syria.

As well as the concerns over his choice of wives, Muhammed was also a slaver (apologists version here - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad%27s_views_on_slavery), which makes his popularity with certain African-Americans all the more ironic. Oh, and before you go there, I am aware that the historic Jews also were slavers (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaism_and_slavery).

Not crying, thanks, simply more aware.

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Re: Michael Habel Re: Britain's response to bombs

".....Because this time the Palestinians didn't do anything....." Ignoring the kidnapping and murder of the three school kids by HAMAS operatives in the West Bank, the Israeli operations in Gaza were in direct response to the rocket and mortar fire out of Gaza and HAMAS's digging of tunnels into Israel. Try reading before bleating next time.

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Stanford boffin is first woman to bag 'math Nobel Prize'

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"You can see her hair - stone her!"

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AMD's first 64-bit ARM cores star in ... Heatless in Seattle*

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Re: TeeCee Re: Why compare it to a Xeon?

"That would require a massive volte face and would contain an implicit admission that the decision to flog off Xscale was indeed the massive cockup it appears to be to everyone else....." Why? Xscale was not making enough money to justify the investment because ARM simply had not made enough of a market breakthrough by then, and x86 offered the option to produce low-power chips if required (as shown by Atom). Seeing as ARM licenses are cheap, a return to making a competitive Intel ARM design would not be an horrifically expensive exercise and a Intel would not have had to pay the losses of shouldering Xscale for the period up to now when ARM is finally making a breakthrough.

".....Presumably the shareholders would then ask some difficult questions about the cost of reinventing that particular wheel....." As mentioned above, ARM licenses are pretty cheap, so no great expense required. ARM is a much simpler design than x86 and so would be a relatively trivial exercise, especially with so many competitors' designs to reference.

".....and expect anyone still around who was involved in that decision to fall on their swords." Shareholders expect profits, they have no allegiance to any technology. If Intel returns those profits (as they currently do in spades) with x86 alone or a mix of x86 and ARM, Wall Street couldn't care.

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