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Tom Ridge: Private sector lagging in cybersecurity

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Linux

Adolescent snarks still smoldering out there while fondling their gamer joysticks.

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IT Angle

Re: The warfighters...

Tom Ridge is making good sense, but he's being uncharacteristically naive in even thinking that there can be even the merest crumbs of shared security information volunteered by those smug folks out there in the peoples' republic of california who belittle all efforts of anyone waaaay back East in Washington having anything to do with their physical, much less, cyber security. They out there in california simply know all that there is to be known.

This is apparently shown by the "it's not my problem" attitude indicated by the two year lapse of the Bleedingheart affaire where HAL 2014 is out of control, but the august I.T. moguls in california point their fingers elsewhere, even though the human error causing this fiasco was manfully admitted by that German guy. There is no "how can I help?" from I.T. in california which is a separate galaxy.

There needs to be less insular thinking all around, but Glasnost from the I.T. folks is not something they "do", it's for all others to "do". The allocation of funds for mutual security along with the suggestion that profits will be nibbled at is out of the question. It's not their problem out there in california. So they think.

Then, the likes of this Bleedingheart shit hits the fan and it's blown all over the place, and great wails and shrieks of "WTF!" are heard in the land.

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Edward Snowden on his Putin TV appearance: 'Why all the criticism?'

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Re: Playing with the fire

Snowden has a super elevated sense of his being very necessary to right all of his perceived wrongs of his former employers. But he's a very successful mole, Cold War style, while he's too young to know what the Cold War was all about.

Snowden has been played like a marionette ever since he stepped off of the jet delivering him from Hong Kong.

This whole scene is ripped out from the pages of George Orwell's "Animal Farm". Orwell's copyright lawyer/agents should sue Snowden and Putin.

Wait for the TV movie starring a brand new Hollywood stud with his shirt off in the ads.

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Trollface

Re: Buy the Best and One Can Never Justify Being Disappointed. What Price a GIG Base Stranglehold*?

RE:

"..... Mass Media Manipulation of Monitoring Meme and Mentoring Message"

Love that alliteration! More! Mo! Mo!

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Arts and crafts store Michaels says 3 million credit cards exposed in breach

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Gimp

Computer Generated Greed Rules! HAL 2014.

This merchant point of sale information theft is HAL 2014 out of control. And, HAL is smugly out of control because the reach for corporate profit trumps all...all. Th' Computer Rules. All prostrate themselves before Th' Computer! [Remember that delicious Pat Oliphant cartoon of some years back?]

If more corporate cash were to be allocated to R&D to create the necessary firewalls at all of the steps of purchase from Customer card scan to bank and return to vendor, rather than permitting that odious "it's not my problem" to rule all phases of accepting responsibility, we'd have noticeable security. [note cap "C" for Customer]

This is a tradeoff and/or choice which apparently no Corporate Board wants to decide to dilute profits, or divert cash to Security R&D on a change in priorities. Computers and cash flow are now in jeopardy.

Something has to give.

Captain Google has yet another example of a very smart Canadian teenager .....

"RCMP charge London, Ont. 19-year-old in Heartbleed theft ...

business.financialpost.com/.../rcmp-heartbleed-cha...‎

Financial Post

by Matt Hartley - in 727 Google+ circles

4 days ago - RCMP charge London, Ont. 19-year-old in Heartbleed theft of 900 SINs ... Arthuro Solis-Reyes was charged with unauthorized use of a computer ... from the Canada Revenue Agency's Website, a 19-year-old London, Ont.

Missing: scammer...." End Paste.

We're permitting Teenagers to exploit computer weaknesses, and all we hear is "We at the [...fill in the blank...] Company take computer security very seriously, and have taken all steps necessary to prevent further occurances....blah blah blah."

Close! Those! Doors! HAL!

Close these openings, HAL!

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NSA 'hunted sysadmins' to find CAT PHOTOS, high-level passwords

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Trollface

....here's a better paste.....and a challenger of a Chicken-Egg question....which came first, the Yahoos! or th' GCHQ......Willy Wankers want to know!

"News for yahoo and google all reading emails

Yahoo, Google and Apple also claim right to read user emails

The Guardian ‎- 2 days ago

Microsoft is not unique in claiming the right to read users' emails – Apple, Yahoo and Google all reserve that right as well, the Guardian has ..."

-------end paste.

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Devil

This! Just! In!

From of all leakers!....th' Guardian!.....what a wonderful punning op!

.....pasted here for convenience!

....."The Guardian home

News

Email

Yahoo, Google and Apple also claim right to read user emails

Like Microsoft, other webmail giants all reserve the right to read user emails, if 'deemed necessary'...."

----end paste.

All ye wankers!...drop yer pants!.....th' World is a-waitin'!

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Childcatcher

....Tut...Tut.....Tut.....

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Re: The truth at last?

Re: tom dial's excellent thoughts.......

When I lived out in the Far East so many years ago we used to say of some of the locals that they had "tunnel vision". The best example of this is the waiter in a restaurant with a tray held high so studiously avoiding the raised eyebrows [or lifted fingers] of his other waiting customers vainly trying to gain his notice as he wends his way through his tables.

Such folks simply were not able to see anything not literally in hand, or in our cases here, at the ends of their fingers.

These contemporary lads here and now so feverishly dedicated to their computers are like the prostrated submissive figure before the looming monolith of a computer in Pat Oliphant's cartoon of some years ago. [ I don't know how to reproduce it here, but it's worth researching.]

What wondrous tools [apps] these supremely complicated machines present to us. But how parochial and limited in the daily nasty brutish and short business of our real World life so acutely threatened by our resident and subversive Muslim enemy is the approach of so many of the owners of the fingers typing their witty comments here. Their clever wit is an end in itself, but simultaneously being a demonstration a dangerously limited and naif view.

The intelligence agencies of all of the World's governments are dedicated to the protection of their perceived broad national interests. Crassly put, this boils down to National survival. This is true of the Chinese, Russians, the French and the Brits, and also of us Americans.

Our mutual enemy [believe it or not] of this century, these deadly and literally explosive and throat slitting Muslims infiltrated and embedded right here amongst us all....all of us.....need to be found out and their tool of communication is the Internet.

So I'd pose a question to these witty parochial posters here so adolescently rebellious against the NSA's of their own Nations what they'd do if they were saddled personally with the 24/7 responsibility of protecting their Nation? Critics ought to proffer well thought out solutions to deadly problems, not snarkisms du jour.

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Re: @John Smith

......"timed out", but here's the rest...

Besides it gives these wanker-kids a whipping post. [Note: terrible pun alert....] for exercising their wit. They've focused their tunnel vision only on the nitty gritty of their portion of the whole Internet aspects...the broader objective of rooting [pun alert #2] and squeezing out [ gasp!....#3] Muslim terrorism never enters into their "thinking".

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Trollface

Re: @John Smith

....don't waste time here with commonsense replies. These parochial guys are only concerned with the 'privacy" of their pics of their genitals which they twitter and tweet and and they seem to be more concerned about potential hilarity resulting there than anything else.

Nowhere here do we read that the N.S.A. and the Brit equivalent are scooping up tons of uninteresting names and addresses trivia in our mutual war against our Muslim enemy .....what? ...a Muslim enemy?...where?......because of the very effective Muslim technique of lawfare and endless suits based upon cries of "profiling", prejudice", and racism".

Besides it gives these kids a whipping post. [Note: terrible pun alert....] for exercising their wit.

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IT Angle

Re: @John Smith

The lopsided negative thumbs here simply reflect the resistant mindset of 97.775 of the naif posters here who need lots more exposure to the real nasty outside world of our Muslim enemies' designs on the rest of us. They [the posters here] willfully ignore today's stark reality. The posters here are strident ostriches with colorful feathery tails in the air.

What's of interest is not the contents, but the addresses of the senders and the receivers of emails.

Why?

Because, at lest here in America, post our being so bloodily attacked in 2001, we have the vigilant C.A.I.R and the A.C.L.U. who shriek, "Racism! Prejudice! Profiling!" at every scented provocation and they're very adroit at their "lawfare", so....Grandma with her colostomy must be groped along with everyone....everyone....at our airports to ensure that there is no "profiling". No one singled out. No bearded young, dark skinned Muslim male nervously fingering his prayer bead strings in the check-in line run the risk of having their feelings hurt at being groped while so few others have that strange feeling.

This has been most appropriately called, "Political Correctness" here in our America.

Ask the Israeli's why they haven't had a hi-jacking since, I think...1968 or so. They....gasp!.....profile very, very effectively. How many posters here have checked in at Ben Gurion Airport?

The same thought process applies, in due course to our Internet. Gazeeeeelions of emails and Twitter-Tweets and such are scooooped up......

Relax, dear posters. No one really wants to actually...... see! ......those pics of your penises and testicles, but those who have the thankless responsibility 24/7 of keeping these literally explosive Muslims from blowing us up do indeed want to see messaged names and addresses. They have their lawyers, too, along with just about all of these pressure [ no puns] groups.

Try to care responsibly.

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Fancy a little kinky sex? GCHQ+NSA will know - thanks to ANGRY BIRDS

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Trollface

Heyyyyyyyy! Kiddies!

Rejoice! Those pics of you wankin' yer weenie have gone viral [pun alert!] .......they're causing hilarity in unimagined circles in cubicles.....heh heh.

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Spies spy: CrowdStrike report says cyberspooks are EVERYWHERE

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Devil

Re: sudo criminals

Oh, hogwash!

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Childcatcher

Re:

"This 'study' is biased nonsense."

....Tut-Tut....you should address that comment towards those doing the study. Posting it here, you're only preaching to the choir.

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Those NSA 'reforms' in full: El Reg translates US Prez Obama's pledges

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Unhappy

@skelband.....

How would you know, one way or the other?

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IT Angle

Re: Best intentions != right

This Ameddican [sic] might add right here, now, that it is such short sightedness as the 'analysis' presented here by the rather [most probably] young Editors and the obviously quite young commentators here, that had earlier driven, and is now driving a growing feeling here in America towards a policy of Isolationism among some of us [gasp!] who remember vividly [still!] the Second World War and who had family members in France in 1917; my father was a U.S. Army Field Surgeon in France, 1917, 1918.

Then, as the years too soon had passed - that turned into "Yanks Go Home". Then, and again after WWII.

Then, after all of the the Second horror came the Marshall Plan which, in effect, re-built all of Europe destroyed yet again by the Germans after 1939.

Then, some few may remember the Ameddican [sic] umbrella over Europe all during the Cold War.

I know, I know, that was all "so very yesterday"....perhaps in some of the currently trendy 140-character-limited mindsets.

But it would be well to remember that those two earlier desperate cries for help from France and England were answered by us Ameddicans [sic]. If reluctantly, it was because the European slaughters from the trenches and elsewhere were not to be foddered by young American blood and limbs and minds destroyed "over there" across the Atlantic without much anxious thought. Why was their [the English and French] fight against the Germans to be ....our .....fight?

Now, it seems that some avant garde [!] 21st Cent StarWars electronic defensive means that are being applied on our [-and-your] behalf by the likes of our N.S.A. are all of a sudden knee-jerkily and shrilly proclaimed, "Invasions! Of! Our! Privacy!" by.......the Europeans...some of the quite young ones who gleefully post pics of their genitals via the Internet.

O.K. Our new global World War against our well penetrated and subversive Muslim enemy has created severe frictions among some quarters among the English and French and....ironically....the Germans.

...........Goodbye......We'll defend our Homeland, you defend your Homelands.

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Modern spying 101: How NSA bugs Chinese PCs with tiny USB radios - NYT

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Trollface

Think Tank Alert!

My, oh my, oh MY!

All of these obviously youthful China "experts" pontificating.........wonder how many could actually find China on a map, or have had any lengthy exposure to "Sino-stuff"?

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Re: Proving His Enemies Right... ExCUSE me?

Re:

"And, once again, so long as China OWNS most of the US debt and can plunge the sanctity of the "full faith and credit of the Dollar" down the commode....."

Why would the wily Chinese want to destroy the value of all of those U.S. Treasury Bills they're holding?

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Re: Proving His Enemies Right

@Spoddyhalfwit:

Re: "To believe they are motivated by some urge to keep us or Taiwan or anywhere else safe is naive at best."

Silly snarky posting made even more so by using the name-handle, "Spoddyhalfwit". Or, was that deliberate?

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Microsoft to RIP THE SHEETS off Windows 9 aka 'Threshold' in April

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FAIL

Grammar Daemons, Arise!

Re: ..."....includes the newest client OS, is expected to start shipping [?] a year later, ...."

Is expected to start shipping [?]....what...exactly?

WTF happened to old fashioned sentence structure? We see this, "....will start shipping [fill in the blank yourself] ..." all over the place in these techie articles.

Where'd they go to grammar school? Did they?

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Furious Google techie on NSA snooping: 'F*CK THESE GUYS'

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Those Dark Stains In Google-Pants.

These Google engineers with those spreading dark stains in their pants are a bit short sighted and parochial. They're pissing and pissed because their best efforts have been revealed as being wanting. Plus they've probably never had 24/365 hands-on responsibility for others' very lives....not merely jobs [alert: punning op.].

These Google monetizing guys can continue their "privacy" hypocrises and continue expanding their advertising vehicles in combination with the N.S.A. and their cooperating English Speaking Union friends if they'd just mature up and realize that our mutual Muslim enemy is very, very good at their own penetration activities and camel's-nose-under-the-tent-flap blood-drawing, these preliminaries as part of their continuing World-wide jihad.

Tut-tut, Google engineer guys......your enemy is not the N.S.A. and associates, your enemy is Islam....which is bigger than.....gasp!......even......Google.

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iPAD AIR WORLD DEBUT: Our Australian team gets an early fondle

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Having finally yielded to that magnetic claw inside the local Best Buy, and getting used to, finally, a small screen albeit with that "retina" clarification which is excellent, my previously "THE IT" [pun alert!] iPad only three months old still seems fine.

And, despite gasps of dismissal coming from sophisticated readers here, I'm convinced that this "Apple Thing" is based upon a primal snob appeal....plus their obviously superb Marketing/Publicity Department.

Caveat emptor, babies.

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30 years ago, at flip of a switch, the internet as we know it WAS BORN

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Trollface

Re: @Dodgy Geezer (was: And there was me...)

cf:

"Vice President and Information Superhighway" via Captain....sssswwoooooshhh! Gooooogle.

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Top-secret US spaceplane sets off on another classified mission

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Trollface

Re: As if!

.......heh.....heh.....heh.......[gasping through glee....]

Actually, and deliciously, you're responding to dis-information.

We Yanks, pausing for breath in our wanking, have had another glorious orgasm. Now for a bit o'rest.

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Entire US Congress votes against ITU control of internet

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Trollface

Re: Any decent journalism on the subject?

This is soooooo applicable to most of the snark-smugness posted here......thanks for saying this...

"Are there any decent journalistic articles on the subject -written by real journalists and not bloggers with opinions- anyone could point me to?"

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Hackers get 10 MONTHS to pwn victims with 0-days before world+dog finds out

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Megaphone

Re: US government crooks?

......may I add here that they [ Muslims already resident in our America] are very skillful at "lawfare" against anything in our America which these Muslims here already perceive to be potentially anti-Muslim......keep an eye on the progress for/against that mega-mosque planned in Middle Tennessee in anticipation of further Muslim growth there.....in our "Bible Belt"....

These Muslims are a burrowing, infiltrating formidable enemy....we Americans have yet to wake up to that fact.

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Megaphone

Re: US government crooks?

.........And.......in related news......

"Pamela Geller: Darkness descending in England

Oct 27, 2012 11:53 am | Robert [- Spencer's Jihad Watch]

In "Darkness Descending in England" in the American Thinker, October 26, Pamela Geller details the British government's extra-legal persecution of those trying to defend England from jihad and Sharia: The arrest of over 53 people in the United Kingdom is the beginning of the end for once-great Britain. The leaders...

read more...."

END Paste.

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WTF?

........and, in directly related "Other News"......,

pasted here from Robert Spencer's "Jihad Watch"......

.......Pamela Geller: Darkness descending in England

Oct 27, 2012 11:53 am | Robert

In "Darkness Descending in England" in the American Thinker, October 26, Pamela Geller details the British government's extra-legal persecution of those trying to defend England from jihad and Sharia: The arrest of over 53 people in the United Kingdom is the beginning of the end for once-great Britain. The leaders..."

End Paste.

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US accused of hypocrisy over cyber warfare

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Facepalm

And, A Bit More Still......

Here's another pregnant item from "Jihad Watch" of Robert Spencer.

"UK: Muslims misunderstood Islam, planned "another 9/11"

[...image excluded here....] ThreeAQ.jpgL-R: Moe, Larry and Curly

Here again we see the high cost of misunderstanding the Religion of Peace: it leads young Muslims to plot mass murder. Yet nary a mosque in the U.K. or U.S. teaches against the jihad theology of al-Qaeda, and shows young Muslims why it represents a "highjacking" of Islam. How odd!".....

....read the whole thing.....this situation won't be going away because of fluttering ostrich feathers.

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Holmes

A Bit More Of A Reality Jolt Needed Here.

Try.... just try.....reading this from...Gasp!....the Wall Street Journal......

" GLOBAL VIEW

October 22, 2012, 7:10 p.m. ET

Stephens: Iran's Unrequited War

The mullahs are at war with us. Maybe we should return the favor."

Hmmmmm?

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Trollface

Another! Gasp! Politically Incorrect! Paste!....for those who ....DARE!

"The Islamic Schoolyard-Bully and Obama's America

by Raymond Ibrahim

FrontPageMagazine.com

October 18, 2012

http://www.meforum.org/3363/islamic-schoolyard-bully".....

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Devil

"..dozens of British extremists...." Uh, Oh.....is this...gasp!...Hypocrisy?

...here's a more convenient paste.....from The Telegraph.

"....By Duncan Gardham

7:42PM BST 19 Oct 2012

In a video posted on the internet in the last few days, Abu Basir al-Tartusi can be seen on a balcony surrounded by Kalashnikov waving rebels after apparently capturing a hilltop village in the war-torn country.

Security sources believe that dozens of British extremists, possibly as many as 50, have travelled to Syria to join the fighting and some may have been recruited by Basir.

This week a junior doctor of Bangladeshi origin from, East London was charged with kidnapping two photographers in Syria, where he was said to be part of a 15-strong group of Britons. "........

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Devil

News! Item! OH! Th' HYPOCRISY!

".......

UK-based Muslim preacher leading jihad in Syria

Britain's newest export: jihad. "The Poplar preacher leading an armed gang of jihadis in Syria," by Duncan Gardham for the Telegraph, October 19 (thanks to 538)......."

.........pasted here for your convenience from today's "Jihad Watch" hosted by Robert Spencer.

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Trollface

Gasp!......Winston Churchill was half American by birth.......(gasp!)

Our Uncle Google has this oft forgotten tidbit.......pasted here:

........"Winston Churchill was half American by birth - a fact of which he was deeply proud. In his first address to a joint session of the United States Congress, on 26 December 1941, he teased the assembled Senators and Representatives with the mischievous suggestion, "If my father had been American and my mother British, instead of the other way 'round, I might have got here on my own!"

Think what was happening in England and Europe at that terrible time, and why he was Franklin Roosevelt's house guest at Hyde Park, New York, and why the British King and Queen also visited there at Hyde Park and were a bit later Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's guests at the White House, and were then very grateful for American technical, financial, and materiel and manpower aid....and, of course, that wasn't the last of it by any means.

Attention spans have become so truncated now that if something won't fit with a Tweet...or on the face of an Ipod....it's nevah happened, man.

All very sad.

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Thumb Up

Re: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick' (Churchill)

Uncle Google has this which I paste here as a reminder of all that was going on at that particularly awful time....

...."Winston Churchill was half American by birth - a fact of which he was deeply proud. In his first address to a joint session of the United States Congress, on 26 December 1941, he teased the assembled Senators and Representatives with the mischievous suggestion, "If my father had been American and my mother British, instead of the other way 'round, I might have got here on my own!"........

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FormerKowloonTonger

Re: The Good News

......and don't forget the British.

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Trollface

Re: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick' (Churchill)

I'm frankly surprised at the "hip"...is that the correct word ?....anti-American thoughts here among the posters who seem mostly very young and/or inexperienced except in using this keyboard.... and who are seemingly predominantly Brits, or at least English, more attuned to wanting to be perceived as being witty or clever, in an adolescent sort of way, than they are wanting to be well read and informed on affairs (-es) outside of their borough.

"Wise" in the contemporary sense seems to be "smartass" in my near-geriatric mindset.

Imagine! The! Horror! when they find out that Winston Churchill had gasp!....pause...for...effect.....an.....American!.....Mother!

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Facepalm

Re: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick' (Churchill)

....adolescent nonsense.

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Facepalm

Re: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick' (Churchill)

.....adolescent snark.

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Holmes

Re: "Physical Infrastructure" shouldn't be connected to the Internet in the first place.

....aha! ......but it is indeed now an inseparable part of the "interconnectedness" so highly touted by the uber-cyber-literati that now there's no going back to dial-up rotary telephones. and waving signal flags....we're now enlightened [pun alert]...some might say "hoist on our own petard". But we needn't be if we remain alert to Muslim threats....remember...they themselves openly and often declare "the West" to be their enemy. Ostrich feathers fluttering all about are not Firewalls.

We can't be just partially nerd-like now, we're immersed in our eagerly embraced, all-inclusive cyberness....there's no escape...it itself is now part of the infrastructure.....see how this rapidly becomes all so very circular?

So now.....we must defend our circles.

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FormerKowloonTonger
Childcatcher

....Re;....."I'm stumped ..."

No need to be. Stuxnet at al send a signal [pun alert] that we're on to their game. "Revenge" is a two way street. Pussy-footin' around this Muslim-muzzie-cyber threat may be politically correct in some dhimmi quarters, but appeasement and 'diplomacy' have not been proven terribly effective, have they?

With the truncated attention spans of today, and, if it won't fit on an Ipod screen..."..it never happened, man"....is effing dangerous as an attitude.

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Re: excuses

....smartass.....

....."Banking I understand, but I'm not in the habit of getting my water or power off the internet. ".....no one is....of course....but remember that all of this "stuff" is operated by electricity and is, hence, absolutely not out of reach of Muslim terrorism or cyber attacks.......channel your inner Hacker. Rub those glass balls.

...are you immune because you're a certified dhimmi? ....somewhere deep inside an '-istan somewhere?

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Holmes

Methinks it's an easy epithet...."hypocritical".....to be hurling about....if the man there inside Finland had the responsibility which Panetta is shouldering he would also be probing with cyber "attacks" to poke around here and there to keep abreast of what the muzzies are up to.

The idea is to protect one's water supply, power infrastructure, banking systems.....if that requires some "attacking" probes to forestall a major effort on the part of the "mis-understanders of Islam", then so be it.

Maybe the Finn is the "hypocrite"?

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Anonymous cell: Shove off, credit-hoggers, WE took down HSBC

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Trollface

Re: That's why hackers should be hung by their thumbs...

.......shouldn't "hung" be "hanged"? Uh...Oh..."hung" with a thumb or two..?

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Huawei says US probe had 'predetermined outcome'

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Gimp

Re: A most obvious comment

Yes, the Huawei people gave out all of that organizational information, staff, and all that....stuff.......but.....but did they give out the embedded codes which are neato handy for infiltrating interesting United States Federal Agencies? Hmmmmm?

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Mars rover harangues empty landscape with loudhailer

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Stop

Re: totally pointless

Seriously.....what on earth (no pun intended) prompted you to post that silliness....."just because"?

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Jury awards Apple $1bn damages in Samsung patent case

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Angel

Re: Harrrummmpfh!

......Uh,oh............a "thumbs down".......must've stepped on a vulnerable, exposed nerve or two.

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Alien

Try To Think.......

All of this gibberish right here on this supposedly techie-aware website seems to ignore the apparently unwelcome idea that all of this techie stuff is now so interconnected and intertwined and interdependent that it's only these obscenely paid lawyers who benefit from these deliberately long-drawn-out legal challenges.

Individual innovating companies such as Apple are now swimming in a sharks-tank of lurking predators. Then, nationalism and Asian "face" lurk behind all public statements. Emotions pulse.

The trillions of dollars at stake here over such self-fertilizing brainstorms of such an advertising platform as FaceBook is a terrible indication of contemporary values.

What used to be "crass" is now credo. All of this would be silly if such enormous bundles and bales of cash weren't accumulating and being transferred by .....computers.......across national land boundaries.

George Orwell, call your office

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Mushroom

Ancient-Of-Days.

Those of us of a certain age recall vividly being stationed in Japan in 1955-56, and that the Japanese were rampant copyists of the First Order, having had that reputation for years, and, for example, built many, many down-to-the-screws-copies of the Leica IIIC and sold then under the brand-name Canon. I bought one because they were of excellent quality with lenses (it was said at the time) perfected at the factory used for bomb-sights....a bit earlier. Canon now is premier quality.

Korea was, of course, still basically at a subsistence level, the Armistice being new.

Well, years pass, and Asian opportunism pokes up here and there in South Korea, and probes are made towards American know-how....using techniques perfected by their no longer so Imperial, but remaining imperious, former Japanese Colonial masters.

It's not in the least a stretch to assume that these Koreans adroitly snitched absolutely as much technology as they could from wherever they could for as long as they could....with elastic eagerness.

Now they make excellent automobiles and computers, just like the big guys.

Then the Apples started rolling out of the barrels. The rest is evident in the recent headlines.

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