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MPs to sue UK.gov over 'ridiculous' EMERGENCY data snooping law

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Re: Erroneous Cowherd Re: Contempt

"Not to mention a level of arrogant contempt for the people they are supposed to serve that beggars belief." The only arrogance beyond belief is yours in thinking your views alone represent all voters. I am a British voter that was quite content to see the bill passed, if you think I am in some tiny minority then it seems the majority of MPs from all three parties did not.

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Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers

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Re: AC Re: Destroyed All Braincell's Tired admin

".....Many shells have got a history file, including posix sh, ksh and others....." Indeed they do, and many users tweak their HISTFILE attribute and put that history file in many different places, but on all the OSs I have tried, including on hp-ux and AIX (though it does not have official hp support, can't recall if it is by IBM), the history files is in exactly the same place. I try not to let even admins use Korn (on hp-ux at least) because it has a few security issues, like automatically enabling history for root - popular with lazy saysadmins but not good security. If you tie the users to bash, you know where their history is going to be, and it has the added benefit that Linux users get a familiar shell experience when they log into an UNIX system. I also would suggest not allowing direct root login (stops anonymous root logins) and then restricting access to such tools as su so only select users can login and then switch to root.

".....One could say that storing history in a file is bad (gives away a lot of commands, of course)." Part of restricting a users shell is that you make sure they cannot wander out of their restricted set of directories. So, no, they cannot read another user's history file.

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Re: Destroyed All Braincell's Re: Tired admin

"That's because he nasty......" Cry more, or better still, grow up,and try a post vaguely to do with the thread. You have heard of Linux, I presume?

"......And generally wrong." Yes, and you have proven this when? Oh, never, whereas debunking your bleats takes mere minutes.

Instead of whining, why don't you look through ckm5's useful post and see if you can add anything? I could suggest tying all users to using the bash shell as it has a very simple way of dropping their command line activity into ~<username>/.bash_history. I would also suggest changing the syslog.conf to actually write to a file on a remote system but leave a dummy syslog file locally - we picked up an internal doing stuff he shouldn't because he thought clearing out the history and the local syslog would hide his tracks. Other than that, the best advice is to not just secure your server and leave it, but to regularly (daily if you have the time) trawl through the logs and check for signs of hacking.

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Did HP just tip its hand on Autonomy? Spoiler: It was a busted flush

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Dodgy accounting, dodgier excuse.

".....Microtech is Autonomy's customer. Autonomy booked the revenue, Microtech paid the invoice, and HP eventually wrote off $2 million....." Yes, because all those customer cases on the Autonomy website only list resellers, no actually 'end customers'. What a load of cobblers! The simplest way to derail the argument that Microtech was the 'customer' would be to look whose name is on the software license contracts.

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Snowden leaks latest: NSA, FBI g-men spied on Muslim-American chiefs

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Obvious question missed.

Before the thread gets totally lost in silly questions about salves' genes, what is more interesting is why this information was leaked.

This info came originally from Snowjob, but was released to the press by Glenn Greenwald. So, the two obvious questions are - is this the best Greenie has to offer, is he scraping the bottom of the barrel for actually really interesting tidbits from the Snowjob cache; and did Greenie drop this one because he thinks it is right to try and stir up the paranoia in the American Muslim community?

If the former is true then Greenie is staring at the end station on the Snowjob gravy train, and despite his protestations of 'caring', he has always been about making a living off of it. His whole lifestyle depends on the sheeple reading his bumph and clicking on his new 'news' site, so if he had anything better he probably would have used it.

And if it is he latter then it seems a very cyclical ploy, especially given that the five Muslims mentioned all have proven links to those with both Islamist ideals and have worked for 'charities' linked to Islamist terror groups such as HAMAS, and so would seem to be legitimate targets for such surveillance. But then I suppose the shepherds like Greenie need to keep the readership up to make sure they keep on making cash off the sheeples' paranoias, be they brown, black or white.

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British cops cuff 660 suspected paedophiles

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Re: Faye Re: Yours is the popular opinion!

"Look at the upvote/downvote ratio to your comment. Virtually everyone agrees with you....." And isn't it such a great representation of the voting public? Oh, no it's not. Sorry to break it to you, but basing 'popularity' of an idea on a tiny subset of the population is what gets the sheep a bad name. In the UK, the age of consent has fluctuated through the years as part of the democratic debate, especially as with the leveling of hetero and homosexual ages of consent.

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Re: Faye Re: for some definition of paedophile...

"That's a giveaway that the site is a government honeypot entrapment......" Wow, the paranoia!

"....A real porn site doesn't care what browser you use." So blinkered! Apart from real sites that like to know because they want to plan their future content on browser features that may not be suitable for every browser, so knowing what is popular and working is useful data, plenty of 'real' porn sites are riddled with malware, and they are checking your browser and OS so they can ram a tailored load of malware not your system. Duh!

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Re: Faye Re: for some definition of paedophile...

".....I can testify from my own experience that 14 y/o girls have the same sex desire as 18 year-olds....." Sorry, Faye, but your blog describes activities that I would not only consider most definitely not normal, be they consensual or not, but I would consider grounds for legal intervention if someone had suggested them for my daughter when she was underage. So I would consider your ability to comment on the 'average' teen by relating to your 'experiences' as probably not indicative. You may feel free to spout whatever labels make you feel better about yourself - mysogonist, male chauvinist, repressive, etc. - but that would just be more wasted bandwidth.

".....The hypocrisy of men makes me SICK." I have worked with a London-based charity that tries to help kids get off the streets. Many of them have sold themselves at one time or another, often for drugs, but plenty of them have tales of being exploited by women as well as men. You are very blinkered if you think all sexual exploitation or violence is done by men alone.

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"How?....." TOR only anonymises traffic when all the nodes involved are 'good', but by inserting compromised nodes or sinkhole nodes into the network, the TOR traffic can be intercepted and both the originator and receiver found. When the TOR client on a user's system gets ready to send a message, it gets a list of nodes from the directory service, plots a route through a number of random nodes, then wraps up the message in multiple layers of encryption where each layer contains the address of the next relay node. The message is sent to the first node, the entry node, where the fist layer is decrypted to get the address to the second node; the message gets sent to the second node, again a layer is decrypted to give the address of the next relay; rinse, repeat, until you get to the exit node, where the final layer is decrypted and the address of the target client system is revealed.

When a new node is created, it runs a speed test which the directory authority uses as a guide for how much traffic it can handle. As it ages and stabilises it may get graded up or down depending on how it performs relative to other nodes. Now, simply by putting enough entry nodes out there and you are more than likely to catch the first step and the original sender's IP address, from which you can backtrack. If you control enough of the nodes in the network you can map the network. This process was demonstrated by an ESIEA team in 2011, they simply pushed up the number of their tracking nodes in a TOR network to one third of the total (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network)#Weaknesses). This process also does not get detected by tricks such as TOR Check as the nodes all are valid nodes.

If you are really paranoid then you'll already have heard about sinkhole nodes (no, not the Shadowserver variety) where the rest of the message actually goes nowhere after it hits a sinkhole entry node - in effect, the message never leads the node until the interceptor has decrypted the final delivery address. Whilst it poses as a TOR entry node, in reality the sinkhole aims to keep the message inside it's own virtual environment by faking all the real relay nodes until the final decryption provides the receiver's address and the message. Each time a layer is decrypted a new VM on the node is given the required IP address on a private virtual LAN so that it can pretend to be the next relay node and the message goes to the next relay inside the same virtual environment; rinse, repeat, until the message is decrypted enough to cough out the final destination address. Now the private virtual LAN can be dropped and the message sent direct to the recipient, who thinks it has come across the TOR network safely and anonymously, only the interceptors have the originating and delivery addresses and will have kept a copy of the message for analysis. If end-to-end encryption has not been used then the message can be read immediately. You can boost the chances of capturing messages with your sinkhole by DDoSing other entry nodes. If your sinkhole is sitting on a really fast link then the bwauths and TOR directory authority will start logging it as a 'fast' node and start sending more and more traffic to it, but DDoSing other entry nodes will make your sinkhole look 'faster' as well. Unless the users get suspicious and run a TOR Check then the sinkhole will go unnoticed.

Also, as your sinkhole has unwrapped each layer of the encryption 'onion' it has given the interceptor the address of a real node - pretty soon the interceptor has a nice database of real node addresses and identities which can be hacked, DDoSed or legally attacked. Rumors say the Chinese are keen on sinkholes as a way of identifying TOR servers used by Chinese dissidents.

".....Dubya didn't have much of a grasp of technical matters...." Please name a POTUS that ever has. And please don't even pretend Obambi does.

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Re: AC Re: Police declined to explain how they "snared" the suspects

".....tor is still pretty much opaque to law enforcement......" The problem with all such distributed systems is anyone can join the network, including law enforcement and spy agencies. All they need to do is to add a number of TOR nodes in one area, even if only temporarily, and they will start picking up (and logging, and tagging) traffic. If they push up the number of nodes to the point where they have the majority in the area and then they will capture the majority of traffic. No need to even hack or throttle the other nodes (which they can also do if they wish). And they can then map out the TOR network in that area and start tracing all the traffic. All you need is to fire up a load of VMs, one per node, and an average COTS 2-CPU server will host plenty of such VMs, and it becomes a funding race between the TORists and the authorities which the authorities will win. If they want, once they have the majority of nodes in a network, they can even mess with traffic delivery to make the users mistrust the network and abandon it. Or they can just keep on logging all the traffic for as long as they like....

Same goes for distributed Bitcon (sic) systems such as Dark Walllet, where users group together to 'launder' their Bitcoins in groups - all the authorities have to do is create a majority of fake users in a group and they control the group. Not only can they then track all the rest of the group, they can charge all of them with conspiracy if just one of them tries to make an illegal purchase (such as drugs or kiddie porn) because the other members have deliberately joined in order to obscure what they will know are probably illegal transactions.

Seriously, the authorities are not stupid, and they are not sitting on their hands just watching the Dark Net grow. After all, the DARPA came up with TOR in the first place.....

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Re: AC Re: for some definition of paedophile...

Five down votes for a perfectly reasonable post explaining why stopping kiddie porn is a good idea? So either that means the coppers probably need to add five more to the list, or there really are some sheep on her so busy bleating about 'personal freedom' they really can't see the actual harm and loss of liberty inflicted on the kids involved.

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Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 claimed lives of HIV/AIDS cure scientists

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Re: AC Re: why would anyone use Malaysian Airlines

".....The people who brought the tickets for these great minds just brought the cheapest ones affordable (indirect flight)....." The flight path is taken by many other airlines so it was just really bad luck, nothing to do with it being a Malaysian Airlines flight or 'cheapness'.

".....Malaysian Airlines is one of those third-rate cheap airlines......" WTF? What has that got to do with anything? I admit it's been a few years since I last flew Malaysian but it seemed no worse than any other of the large airlines, and a lot better than many budget airlines.

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Re: Leftswinger Re: So sad

"All at low altitude......" And the usual defenders of The Great Soviet 2.0 swing into action without bothering to check the facts, again. The Ukranian Su-25 shot down in the area last week was at 32,000ft because the Ukranians previously lost an An-26 transport, in the same area, at 20,000ft (https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ukrainian-military-transport-plane-shot-down-002407723.html), which is well outside the range of ordinary MANPADS. The SAMs that the rebels have captured from Ukranina bases were all Igla MANPADS, not high-altitude SAMs as would be needed to hit either the An-26, the Su-25, and the Malaysian flight.

"....It takes weeks, months or years to work out what really happened to a crashed aircraft...." Not so, especially in the case of packed passenger jets, because the wounds to people seated in different parts of the aircraft will give a very good indicator of where an explosion occurred, and shrapnel from a missile will pepper the bodies closest to the explosion. Which probably explains the tales of the bodies being whisked off to Russia, so the Russians can remove all the incriminating shrapnel.

"....the Pavlovian response of the Western press is rather worrisome - both from a press freedom perspective, and from the suggestion that this tragedy is convenient for the US." So you really want to baaaah-lieve The Man shot down the airliner just to smear Pootie and the press (which have all been happy to publish Snowjob's tales) have all suddenly turned into obedient little yes-men? Seriously, are you smoking something, or really that stupidly blinkered?

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Re: Destroyed All Braincell's Re: So sad

"......coincidentally fielded (with chasing radar active on the 17th) in large numbers by Ukraine....." What a surprise (not) that Destroyed is bleating Pootie's propaganda. The Ukranians have plenty of aircraft, including supersonic fighters, and have complete control of the air, whilst the pro-Russian rebels don't. The Ukranians would only need to use their SAMs in the case of Russia sending in their aircraft, otherwise they have no reason to shoot at an airliner their own ATC was in contact with (from when it entered Ukranian airspace). The rebels, on the other hand, were not in contact with the airliner, and have been popping off such high-altitude SAMs with abandon, especially at what they think are Ukranian military transports. The chances it was anything other than a Russian-supplied (if not also Russian-manned) SAM, fired on the orders of the local rebel commander, is looking very slim, especially seeing as the rebels are stopping the crash investigators from examining the wreckage (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28388136).

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NUDE SNAPS AGENCY: NSA bods love 'showing off your saucy selfies'

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Re: Absolute Cluetard Re: Calm down: The NSA are great guys, they wouldn't......

"......but clear-thinking Matt Bryant has thankfully just recently explained to me...." Unfortunately, it seems your bedtime came round too early for you (I assume it was a school night?) to read the bit about how you are much more likely to have your sext or emailed pic snaffled by the staff of your ISP, your telecom provider, the app provider, a skiddie haxor, your angry partner or just an ex. But don't let that get in the way of your paranoid bleatings, they provide so much unintended humour.

As for Snowjob, he's obviously just stroking his ego and earning some cash. It seems being a helldesk op in Moscow just doesn't pay enough, he needs to keep fluffing out his stories to pay for the local poledancers.

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Own a Cisco modem or wireless gateway? It might be owned by someone else, too

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Re: I.Approvetheremovalofcommonsense Re: Everyone's a criminal these days.

Wow, a story about a security hole in CISCO routers, and you post a diatribe about The Man?!?! Seriously, how did you make that leap? Do you think The Man is hiding in your modem?

As for your link to the Wired story, again, what has that to do with the article? Two rather sad dropouts that 'want to change the World', one already a laughingstock for the tragic 'Liberator' printed gun? You really think cretins like that are going to 'take over'? Their 'Silk Road 3.0' will be taken down by the authorities in just as short order as it's predecessors. Peer-to-peer will make zero difference as the authorities will merely shift from looking for the centralised server to blocking the service at the ISPs. All those morons are doing is accelerating us towards a completely regulated Internet.

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"There are currently no known workarounds available for this vulnerability."

I'd suggest, if you can't wait for the patch, the workaround would be to buy a non-CISCO router. Oh, did CISCO not want that workaround mentioned?

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MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws

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<Yawn>

Government legislation to help fight crime on the 'Net? Check!

Uninformed, paranoid bleating from the 'lovers of liberty' (AKA, the sheeple)? Check!

Just another day on El Reg.

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Dungeons & Dragons relaunches with 'freemium' version 5.0

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"....Any suggestions?" Advanced D&D, 2nd Edition.

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NSA dragnet mostly slurped innocents' traffic

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Re: BoringGreen Boring Roominant (the proven liar) @Matt Bryant

And, finally, BoringGreen runs away rather than admit he can't provide the evidence of 'harm' he claimed. True to form, though, he has to get another whine in before he slinks away.

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Re: Roominant Re: BoringGreen Boring Roominant (the proven liar) @Matt Bryant

<Yawn> And yet another post where Roominant provides not a shred of the evidence he claimed he could provide. Just more evasions, whining and pretences of moral superiority.

Oh, and since the moderator seems to have woken up, I clicked the abuse button for your time-wasting, childish post.

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Re: AC Re: BoringGreen Boring Roominant (the proven liar) @Matt Bryant

".....I wonder how you can claim to know that those caught or admitting to it were the only ones that abused the system....." Gee, is that another sheeple attempt to get me to try proving a negative? You lot really need to come up with some new ideas. Apart from the safeguards already mentioned, any grand act of misuse would be bound to come to public attention. Any misuse extensive enough to cause the 'harm' claimed by others here would have been front page news.

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Re: BoringGreen Boring Roominant (the proven liar) @Matt Bryant

And still another post from BoringGreen where he still avoids admitting he has no proof of the 'harm'. Not really a surprise.

".....e.g. "your paranoid claim that power corrupts" - I did not 'claim' that, I said "personally I believe that power corrupts", a very different thing....." So you believe power corrupts, I am saying that I think that you believe that out of paranoia seeing as you cannot provide any evidence of the alleged corruption.

"....I've tried a couple of times being polite....." All you have tried is avoiding admitting you cannot provide the evidence of 'harm' you claimed. Just another boring evasion.

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Re: BoringGreen Re: Boring Roominant (the proven liar) @Matt Bryant

OMGeeez, you are just so desperate not to admit you can't find any proof of the so-called 'harm'!

If we ignore your paranoid claim that power corrupts, did you miss the bit about internal controls at the NSA? In the article on so-called 'LOVEINT', what happened to the very few people that abused the system? They got fired. The fact they got caught or felt compelled to own up before getting caught simply highlights the safeguards and procedures put in place. And then there is the FISC and the Senate Oversight, plus the very simple and obvious fact that, if widespread corruption or blackmail was taking place, it would have hit the papers years ago. The fact that it hasn't just goes to show it is all in your mind.

Now, quit evading and show me your evidence to back up your proof of 'harm'.

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Re: Boring Bernie Roominant Anon Cluetard Roominant

".....When you are able to debate in a grown up fashion, I may reconsider." Does that mean the rest of the forum readers can gat a real from your boring posts? If so, tough!

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Re: Boring Roominant (the proven liar) @Matt Bryant

".....Please lay out your assumptions regarding NSA interception and whether those who have access to said interceptions (ie. a very few) will always be immune to the lure of using such power for personal or political gain (ie. abusing it)......"

You claimed it was not an assumption, you stated it was happening, was affecting 'us all', and that you could prove it. It is you that needs to show evidence to back up this claim, it is you that has failed to do so, and it is you that is now merely trying a new diversion by attempting to hide your failure by trying to turn the question around. You insisted you could prove 'harm', so quit the childish games and simply admit you can't.

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Re: Roominant Anon Cluetard Roominant

You are a liar that desperately wants to baaaah-lieve in paranoid delusions and conspiracy theories, I have proven that with your own statements.

".....That process of hiding sources is *meant* to be transparent to the Judge so that the Judge is in a position to ensure a fair trial......" More male bovine manure. Just as with informants, the authorities do not have to reveal the source of a tip, only show that the evidence that was subsequently obtained was done so under due process. Again, you are just making up stuff in a desperate attempt to try and justify your claim you could show 'harm'. It is also not the the fabrication of evidence you claimed the NSA and DEA indulged in. Once again, all you did was more fail.

".....Furthermore because the sources are not just witheld, but intentionally obscured the defendant is denied the opportunity to challenge the evidence gathering process....." The evidence is what the DEA acquire from following up the tip, you moron, not the tip itself! And that is, going by the Reg article you linked to, the successful interception of a drug smuggler. Pretty hard to argue about a tip when the judge can see the evidence of the drugs the smuggler/dealer was caught with.

You really need to go look up evidence in a dictionary and then go look it up as a legal term, you simply are a complete stranger to the concept. Not surprising, really, when you base all your decisions not on evidence but on what is 'trend du jour' socio-political 'thought' amongst the sheeple.

Now, show the evidence of 'harm' you claimed was being done to 'all of us' by the NSA's activities or simply admit you were and are wrong.

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Re: Boring Re: Roominant (the proven liar) @Matt Bryant

"Perhaps if you take on board the faint possibility that posts here come from real people that simply hold different views often for good reason...." No, I accept there are people with different views, what I object to is when those morons (like you) insist on trying to force them on the rest of us. At that point you had better be able to back up your views with some facts and arguments, otherwise you're going to get a new one ripped. So far, you and the rest of sheeple are strong on bleating, completely devoid of facts. So, quit the diversionary moralising and just supply the evidence of 'harm' from the NSA's activities you insisted you could provide.

".....that they aren't just condensations out of the ether...." Your so-called viewpoint is based on just emotional garbage, paranoid delusions, and 'what you have been told', which you unquestioningly accept. The only time you do try and question is when anyone presents a dissenting view that doesn't match up with what you have been told is The Truth. It hurts you even more to realise those opposers can present facts, whilst your argument it is completely devoid of facts, so it must as just well be just ether.

".....Honestly, watching you impotently rage at the world...." Firstly, I know that people like you want to baaaah-lieve that the majority that don't share your views are just 'raging', it makes it easier for you to ignore those troubling inconsistencies and holes in what you have been spoonfed. After all, why accept the words of someone if you can just deny them by claiming he is raging? You just find it easier to remain huddled up with the rest of the sheep, all bleating as one, because it makes you feel like you belong, like others 'think' like you. Secondly, the truth is you are the minority, as shown by the complete lack of real action either here or in the US regarding the GCHQ or NSA. THE TRUTH IS THE VAST MAJORITY DON'T THINK LIKE YOU. So, even if I was 'raging', it would not be against 'the World', but it is you that is the impotent minority, bleating so loudly because the majority ignore you and your paranoid delusions. And thirdly, as I have stated many, many times before, your trivial attempts at constructing any form of argument are so easy to debunk it simply doesn't get much above mildly amusing. You are mostly just boring.

Now, seeing as I have just dealt with another of your boring and deceitful evasions, when are you going to post evidence of that 'harm' you insisted it would be so easy for you to show? After all, you and your fellow sheeple posted about it days ago but have shown SFA actual evidence to back up your bleatings. Or are you going to admit you actually have no evidence, it's just you unquestioning swallowed what you were told, rebleated it, and now find yourself desperately scrabbling for anything to post to avoid having to admit you were just stupidly wrong?

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Re: Roominant (the proven liar)

You are a liar that desperately wants to baaaah-lieve in paranoid delusions and conspiracy theories, I have proven that with your own statements.

".....Anyone can insult and lie....." But your parents really raised the bar to unmatched heights when they 'raised' you as such a paranoid delusional moron. That truly was an insult to all of society!

".....not everyone can back it up with the fact this entire sub-thread came about because Matt told a big fat lie when he claimed the NSA had caused no harm....." And there is your next lie - it was you (and your equally stupid sheeple buddies) that tried to claim the activities of the NSA were and are 'harming us all', yet when challenged to prove that statement you have monumentally failed to do anything other than fail, whine, fail, bleat, fail, evade, fail, lie and whine some more. Just admit it, you cannot backup your claim of 'harm' with evidence, because to do so would destroy your carefully constructed and paranoid view of the World. You are wrong, just grow up, quit posting desperate and childish evasions and admit it.

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Re: Roominant Anon Cluetard Roominant

You are a liar that desperately wants to baaaah-lieve in paranoid delusions and conspiracy theories, I have proven that with your own statements.

".....This is why I stated the DEA & NSA conspired to convict defendants with false evidence....." You are also a clueless, ill-educated moron that needs to go back and re-take your basic English. That is not fabrication of evidence, that is simply hiding where you got the tip-off that led to the evidence from. The actual evidence in the trial would have been what the DEA discovered as a result of the NSA's tip-offs, not the tip-offs themselves. It is no different to using an informant - at trial, the coppers show the evidence from the arrest of the individual that was informed on (usually the drugs found in their possession), not the tip. You are so determined to rewrite reality to suit your paranoid fantasies you are now trying to redefine words! And please do explain how helping the DEA find the evidence to lock up drug dealers is 'harming' society (and by 'society' I don't mean your flock of fellow junkie sheeple)? It probably escaped your blinkered notice but the vast majority think locking up drug dealers and smugglers is a good thing.

So, no, that is not evidence of 'harm' in the slightest. You fail, try again!

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Re: Roominant Anon Cluetard Roominant

You are a liar that desperately wants to baaaah-lieve in paranoid delusions and conspiracy theories, I have proven that with your own statements.

"It is easy to prove Matt...." Really? So why are you unable to prove it then?

".....it has been spelt out in a 11 months worth of news too...." So it should be very easy for you to find a link to at least one news item from those eleven months that shows 'harm' to an individual, seeing as you claimed if was 'harming all of us'. You even claimed it was 'harming' at both a personal and societal level, yet are unable to show evidence of either! What a lying little failure you are.

".....The DEA & NSA conspired to convict defendants with false evidence (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/05/sod_squad_found_feeding_nsa_surveillance_info_to_drug_enforcement/)....." LOL! Did you even bother to try reading the article? It starts as follows - please note it says nothing about the NSA fabricating evidence:

"Leaked documents have revealed the existence of a Special Operations Division (SOD) within the Drug Enforcement Agency that receives and distributes tips gleaned by the NSA to arrange arrests, and then hides where that information came from Got that, you lying little moron, it says the DEA received tips, not fabricated evidence. That the DEA hid the source of the tips also does not mean fabricating evidence (used in court to secure convictions of the drug gangs), the evidence was the subsequent drugs seized from such tips. You also completely ignore the statement of the DEA investigators regarding this service - "..."It was an amazing tool," said one recently retired federal agent. "Our big fear was that it wouldn't stay secret."...." So, any 'amazing tool' that helps lock up scum like drug dealers, that sounds like the opposite of 'harm' to society. Once again, you have failed.

"....The American constitution asserts that defendants have a right to a fair trial ...." So where is your case of anyone not receiving a fair trial? Please do link to one case of anyone convicted who claims they did not receive a fair trial due to the DEA finding evidence to convict them from an NSA tip off.

"....Lawrence S. Lustberg has gone on record as claiming such activity would be "blatantly unconstitutional."....." Apart form the FACT that is just his uncontested opinion, did Lawrence give you a single case you can show evidence of 'harm'? Do you have a case where Mr Lustberg has tried to present that as a defence in a court of law? Seeing as you haven't posted one I'm guessing he didn't. So, in short, still no evidence of 'harm', and you amusingly actually showed another benefit to society from the NSA's activities. ROFL!

Once again, show the 'harm' or admit you can't.

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Re: Roominant (the proven liar)

You are a liar that desperately wants to baaaah-lieve in paranoid delusions and conspiracy theories, I have proven that with your own statements.

"..... In this instance Matt it is in fact you that is lying and back-pedalling....." No, because you did not provide any proof that the NSA was even asking the DEA to hide the source of any such evidence, let alone show evidence that the NSA was fabricating evidence, as you claimed, nor have you shown any evidence of 'harm' caused by this alleged or any of the other alleged NSA activities, as you claimed you could. In short, you have gone beyond your usual deceitful evasions into just desperate lying. You cannot show any proof of the 'harm' you claimed existed because it only exists in your self-deluding, paranoid fantasies.

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Re: Boringgreen Roominant Anon Cluetard Roominant @Bernard M. Orwell @Plump & Bleaty

You are a liar that desperately wants to baaaah-lieve in paranoid delusions and conspiracy theories, I have proven that with your own statements. Now quit the lying and evasions and show me the 'harm'.

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Re: Boringgreen Roominant Anon Cluetard Roominant @Bernard M. Orwell @Plump & Bleaty

And another post where Boring manages, in his usual yawntastic fashion, to completely avoid providing any evidence of the 'harm' he and the other sheeple insist is happening 'to us all'.

".....I didn't read your 'debunking'...." And that is why you will always be just a seld-deluding, paranoid, tinfoil-wearing sheep, because you are too scared of anything that conflicts with what you desperately want to baaaah-lieve is The Truth. Dissent is just so terrifying in the flock, you simply trysts denynrealitynby avoiding any source of information that would challenge your faith.

So, once again, quit lying and evading and show me the 'harm'.

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Re: Roominant Anon Cluetard Roominant

You are a liar that desperately wants to baaaah-lieve in paranoid delusions and conspiracy theories, I have proven that with your own statements.

"That won't cause me any sleepless nights either...." Oh good, then you should be fresh enough in the morning to go and try actually looking for the evidence of 'harm' you claimed would be so easy to prove.

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Re: Roominant Anon Cluetard Roominant

".....It was not my intent to convery the impression that I believe the NSA fabricate evidence....." Well that is exactly what you stated.

You are a liar that desperately wants to baaaah-lieve in paranoid delusions and conspiracy theories, I have proven that with your own statements. Yes, that does mean you have shown no evidence of 'harm', yet again.

".....The NSA asked the DEA hide their source when presenting their evidence in court, this is why I stated that the DEA and NSA *conspired* to fabricate evidence." LOL, if you backpedal any faster you'll go back in time! So now, instead of you providing the evidence of the NSA fabricating evidence you said you could provide, we now have you insisting that the DEA hiding the source of its evidence (which evidently was good enough to stand up in court) is somehow 'fabricating' evidence. I'm betting also, should you ever get round to provide evidence of this non-fabricated 'fabricated' evidence, a quick check will show the DEA had plenty of evidence, that all the NSA provided was pointers on where to go look.

Oh, and you still haven't shown any evidence of 'harm'.

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Re: Boring Bernie Roominant Anon Cluetard Roominant

"My post wasn't intended for you, Matt....." Oh, sorry, were you just intending it for the unquestioning sheeple?

".....I am uninterested in your opinion...." Yeah, dissent is so unpopular in the flock, right?

".....and will not engage with your abusive manner." I'm betting you won't answer the points I raised either.

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Re: Roominant Anon Cluetard Roominant

You are a liar that desperately wants to baaaah-lieve in paranoid delusions and conspiracy theories, I have proven that with your own statements. If you read back in the thread you'll see where I did provide the evidence of your own statements to show that to be true. You have shown no evidence of anything other than your desperate and deceitful attempts to avoid admitting you have no evidence of the 'harm' you insisted was happening.

"....Matt, the only impediment to me providing you with evidence is that you are failing to operate your web browser properly....." That's because my browser only displays what you put in your posts, not the imaginary stuff you hear from the voices in your head.

".....You've had over a day and multiple references and reminders...." And another lie, you posted no evidence at all. Try again, cupcake, only this time please get the help of a responsible adult (and that means not your parents).

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Re: Roominant Anon Cluetard Roominant

You are a liar that desperately wants to baaaah-lieve in paranoid delusions and conspiracy theories, I have proven that with your own statements.

"I have referred to evidence of incarceration on false evidence...." You have referred to it, you have not provided any evidence of such an occurrence being the result of the NSA fabricating evidence as you claimed. As I have pointed out to you already, just because you want to baaaah-lieve something does not make it a reality. So you still need to show some evidence of 'harm'.

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German government orders local CIA station chief to pack his bags

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Re: A pretty restrained response ...

GBH, 'friends' will spy on their allies for their own good. Funny as that sounds, even close friends like the UK's MI6/MI5 and the CIA will keep an eye on each other, if only because history has shown that a mole/leaker in one can lead to the loss of secrets from all. Snowden is an example, as was Kim Philby. In the past, it has been rumoured that the CIA did not share some secrets with UK Labour governments that contained ministers thought to be too 'Red' in their outlook, especially after US nuke secrets were leaked to Moscow by British civil servants (and, allegedly by Labour MPs). So, the CIA will carry on spying on the BND and German politicians for exactly the same reason - to look for leaks, moles and criminals, and to work out if certain German politicians should not be trusted with certain secrets. The BND knows this, even Angela Merkel knows it, but she gets a nice boost in the polls when she plays the anti-Yank card, despite the fact being her own people have been using the NSA's tools such as XKeyScore with her knowledge:

http://www.dw.de/magazine-reveals-german-government-using-nsa-spying-data/a-16964677

http://rt.com/news/germany-nsa-usa-xkeyscore-378/

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Use Tor or 'extremist' Tails Linux? Congrats, you're on an NSA list

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Re: Charles 9 Re: Just Because I'm Paranoid The Inevitable Conclusion

".....As far as they're concerned, one man can destroy civilization out of nowhere...." <Sigh> Yeah, and your proof of that statement is.... Oh, you don't have any! I'm trying to look surprised, honest.

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Murdoch calls for ISPs to be liable for users' activities

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Regulated and 'policed' Internet coming soon!

"....it's not a stretch to imagine that ISP liability is therefore News Corp's preferred position worldwide....." Well of course that's what Mr Murdoch would like, it would remove all the legal burden of finding and proving that pirates are pirates and pass that on to the ISPs. Unfortunately, whilst it will upset the posters here, he will probably get it in the end. The general public are sick and tired of e-crims of one type or another, they just want a 'safe' Internet to look a kitten videos and do their online banking; similarly, the banks and finance companies would love to put the onus on ISPs of policing the service they provide to the ISPs' customers; and the politicians want to look tough on crime, and stay on good terms with the papers Murdoch runs as they can make or break an election. That makes a pretty solid trifecta - voters that may misunderstand or simply not care about all the issues, big business, and eager politicians - that will want to push a regulated and controlled Internet. And Rupert can stick his bit of anti-pirate legislation on the end of it.

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Another 'NSA-proof' webmail biz popped by JavaScript injection bug

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Re: AC Re: Oh no. Not again.

"I have been struggling to communicate securely with my nefarious brotherlings for some time now....." I know! It's just so hard to keep in touch with your minions, especially when carrier pigeons are too scared to fly into the volcano hideout (let alone the problem of launching them from my supersecretsub!).

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No more sprawl: Let us consider the benefits of blade servers

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Meh.

Articles on vendor kit done as an independent investigation - good.

Articles on different vendors' kit in comparative shootout - even better!

Vendor paid-for session a bit too much like a presales meeting - meh, TBH.

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"Can you ask them how, if you have half empty enclosure, with four power supplies, removing just one PSU will cause the whole enclosure to reboot?..." Because you don't know how to configure the power in the OA? If you only have four PSUs and yet have eight blades I would suggest you check you don't have the power redundancy set as n+n. There used to be an online power calculator configuration checker thingummy on the hp website for such questions.

"....,Because my boss would like to know how I took out four important servers by unplugging just one power cable." Because he didn't buy enough PSUs? I'd also check how many fans you have, whether you actually have enough in the chassis, as he probably bought the base chassis with four PSUs and four fans and has been adding blades without adding fans and/or PSUs.

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