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Spies, avert eyes! Tim Berners-Lee demands a UK digital bill of rights

FormerKowloonTonger

Re: Inspiringly enough...

What's manic about celebrating a steady, solid and major foundation of Western Civilization?

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IT Angle

Re: It is not my own government I am most worried about.

Well said, but those of the mindset we're reading here are wearing blinders and are squinting through their tunnel vision. Or, if women, they're squinting through the eye slits in their black shrouds.

That's why I mentioned Bletchley. If alive then, they'd be concerned about the rudeness and prying of reading the Nazi German military codes, even if the safety of whole cities depended upon accurate translations. That'd be a violation of Nazi's freedoms.

There's no denying the major cultural problem, a murderous problem.

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IT Angle

Re: @FormerKowloonTonger Lest We Forget.

Well said.

The consensus here is to grant carte blanche to our penetrating Muslim enemy [ who're reminding us non-muslims daily that they are indeed our enemy] while we just stand by all in the name of a blanket-all-encompassing 'Freedom', is simply delusional when our oriental muslim enemy aren't able to conceive of the concept of occidental 'Freedom'. They laugh at that concept. Just read their Koran. Our thought processes simply aren't the same.

Maybe those here so earnestly-smugly saying there is no muslim threat should remember Rotheram, South Yorks. If they indeed admit we have a muslim threat but, oh dear!, we mustn't read their emails; then that's opening a door to mayhem. An obstruction of generalized freedom of muslims to rape children of both sexes and slit our throats in the street.

Here's a partial example of muslim "entitlement" pasted from The Mirror:

"Monsters: Zafran Ramzan, Umar Razaq, Adil Hussain, Mohsin Khan and Razwan Razaq

Raped, beaten and abused by paedophiles, child victims of the vile monsters deserved the full support from the authorities whose job was to protect them.

But social worker chiefs, police and council bosses ignored their plight - leaving the perverts free to continue their reign of terror for 16 years – targeting 1,400 youngsters as young as 11, a report revealed today.

Instead, the victims were treated as “undesirables” and reports of the abuse were “swept under the carpet” because staff feared being labelled racist as most of the attackers were Asian

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rotherham-child-abuse-scandal-paedophile-4113152#ixzz3Eg4DOlpk

Follow us: @DailyMirror on Twitter | DailyMirror on Facebook".

And, this is merely the sexual entitlement of muslims. They also decapitate "infidel" soldiers on the street.

Expand those two mere sample of Koran authorized "attitude" to expecting dhimmitude in all facets of our lives. Our women out in public covered in black from head to toe, eye slits permitted.

But no, we mustn't invade the privacy of these muslims' emails to alert ourselves to protect ourselves. Nor must we read their emailed instructions from cell to cell in the old fashioned unremembered Soviet manner. That's racist and anti-muslim. Tut, tut.

This is why I'm convinced of the ostrich-like immaturity of the posters on this thread, regardless of their chronological age, and of their delusional and lethal "political correctness".

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IT Angle

Re: @FormerKowloonTonger Lest We Forget.

No, indeed the context is most appropriate; so, let's try putting it this way:

How many readers here would've had Bletchley Park closed, or never used for anything but strictly as a private home, most especially never used for England's defense by its Government? [thumbs up]

Maybe better stated as how many readers of this thread had ever heard of Bletchley Park before its being mentioned here?

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IT Angle

Lest We Forget.

Perhaps somewhere in the collective [pun alert] wisdom of all those against the GCHQ and the NSA, and other such huffers and puffers, an algorithm could be found and applied, but limited in application of course just among these Anti's, that would exempt them from any protections enabled by all such GCHQ and NSA careful electronic surveillance?

Suppose no Enigma machines were ever recovered from German submarines during the Blockade of Britain? And, their code wheels never examined and revealed by the good folks down at Bletchley Park?

Think of the likes of Alan Turing. And the many, many so desperately needed food re-supply ships from Canada and America being torpedoed weekly during that bleak time. And those which were saved by the code breakers at Bletchley and enabled to deliver food and materiel.

I.T. indeed.

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BENDY iPhone 6, you say? Pah, warp claims are bent out of shape: Consumer Reports

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Megaphone

And Another Thing!

Who, after paying such a respectable amount of money for this sophisticated, multi-use gadget, would then go somewhere and sit on it?

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Coffee/keyboard

Is There A Racism Angle Here?

Simply another example of the AppleBashers.Blah trying to create a controversy.

What other company making anything from nappies to paperclips to Nobel Prizes has come under such a semi-organized, endless campaign of belittlement?

It's simply adolescent jealousy. [...those photos are wince inducing, seeing precision equipment so tortured.]

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Senate introduces USA FREEDOM Act to curb NSA spying excesses

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Linux

Here's! a! brilliantly! original! idea!

Dis-establisment applied to all Intel agencies Worldwide!

Neat, huh?

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Holmes

Re: Not to worry.. there's a backdoor...

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"But the format of DHS and THE PATRIOT Act ended that little impediment a long time ago."

Please explain, no snark please.

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Trollface

Re: CRITICAL MASS

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"Hopefully I'll be able to escape, "

What's holding you back?

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NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'

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Gimp

Re: The chocolate is still shit, though.

.....do you really, really have to come over to America? ....isn't there somewhere else you can visit?

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Comcast bosses: THAT pushy sales rep was only obeying orders

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Unhappy

Not only Comcast....

Try getting a straight answer from Verizon on why your 10Gig/USD80/mo. MiFi "plan" is way over the agreed upon $80.00 when your data usage page indicates that you've not exceeded your allowance.

They'll tell you that "...you made a change in your plan mid-month" or some such, and there'll be a "prorated" adjustment made. Then, try to get an explanation of exactly what "prorated" means in their lexicon....on and on and on.

Then, lo!, if a "credit" is reluctantly and belatedly granted, it's because Verizon, or any of 'em, has had the use of that extra bit of income, multiplied by the thousands upon thousands of their customers with the same question, for whatever length of time they've stalled.

This is the modern telecom ethic. They don't seem to know any better.

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Don't look, Snowden: Security biz chases Tails with zero-day flaws alert

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Trollface

Re: What fools

Believe it: Snowden is chortling at all of the dis-information he's been dishing out with more to come as he sees the opportunities popping up.

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NIST told to grow a pair and kick NSA to the curb

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Facepalm

BiiiiG Pair Needed! Ready To ShooT!

Groaannn!

It's those inept, disorganiz[s]ed Ameddicans! [sic], yet again........they seem to be the only ones f**kin' up?...head spy ejected from Tchermany, of all places...hordes of little invaders buzzing up from Mexico....while the rest of the World moves serenely on its lovely way?

These biases are obviously racist, sexist, and prejudiced. They simply must stop.

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Get an EYEFUL OF CURRY for the sake of your brain

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Trollface

Re: Turmeric's not a root ...

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"Reg commentards approximately equally appreciate punning to pedantry. Who knew?"

....it also leads to a lot of smartassininedness.

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

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Meh

Re: Don Jefe Muslim president

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"@ FormerKowloonTonger. Please, let me give you a shorter explanation...."

I'm assuming here that you mean why not impeach this Obama figure right now. The realistic obstacle to Impeachment/Conviction is the Democrat controlled Senate. It won't pass the Senate, they simply won't convict Obama, even if a few Democrats use some common sense and vote for the good of the nation rather than their personal vote seeking for tenure. When pigs fly.

That very vocal Palin woman is a lightweight. Remember she resigned her Governorship of Alaska in mid-term; she simply doesn't belong in any responsible position, elected or otherwise, in either Party.

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Re: Not surprised

Indeed, by that shy, shrinking violet of a liberal president named Franklin Delano Roosevelt. How times have changed.

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New NSA boss plays down impact of Snowden leaks

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Holmes

Re: Something else to think about.

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"I think most Americans don't care about respect from the rest of the world,...."

This American agrees wholeheartedly. Do/did the former colonial powers, [read Sykes-Picot as a currently appropriate example....] give two hoots about "respect" other than to be called "sahib" in public, while their colonial subjects held them in contempt behind their backs except while they were sympathizers/sycophants/quislings?

And, I'd guess that most other mature nations share that opinion.

Those most in need of "respect" are the likes of the Palestinians, the North Koreans, and and the ilk of those ambitious nouveau arrivistes proclaiming themselves the new "caliph".

It's called "bombast", no punning intended, but that certainly seems to follow, as in the Iranians.

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Holmes

Re: Why Should I Believe Anything You Say?

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"I honestly don't think your agency is protecting anyone from anything."

How would you know one way or the other?

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Apple fanbois to talk at the iWatch, INSPECTOR GADGET style – report

FormerKowloonTonger
Linux

Re: How utterly pathetic.

Agreed; unless the person you're calling has their phone in hand/on wrist ready and waiting to respond/ speak, the whole thing about even having one of these wrist phones seems centered on wanting to be looked at while walking down the street....or how about in a crowded elevator?

Silly. What on Earth has become so urgent?

Wrist phones for military use might be interesting, if shockproof.....in other words, Apple and these other trendy designer/manufacturers seem to be laughing all the way to their caches-banks.

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We need to talk about SPEAKERS: Sorry, 'audiophiles', only IT will break the sound barrier

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IT Angle

Music Preferred?, or Shrieking Vocals/Guitar and Earth Shaking Bass?

What's changed from that old, old layman's analogy of "digital" music being like the flickering florescent light bulb in that the harsher "digital" sound is transmitted as separate 1's and 0's while "analog" music is warmer and smoother because it is transmitted and received as a continuous "wave"?

Isn't this the reason for the continued interest in vacuum tubes and vinyl discs despite all of the hyped-up digital verbiage? Ask people who remember awesome "HiFi" when the term was first popular. Ear structure and sound physics haven't changed, but it seems the hype certainly has been "upgraded".

If all you want is earsplitting guitar twangs and thumping bass with a shrieking vocal, fine. But for classical music lovers, digital transmission is still harsh-sounding.

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Journal that published Facebook emoto-furtle study: Proper boffins get CONSENT

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Devil

Re: Sheesh

Good Grief, Charlie Brown.....you knew I was going trip up ol' Linus while he was carrying those eggs! Why all of this, "I'm so shocked, shocked" stuff?

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EPIC FAIL, FACEBOOK: FTC complaint against creepy mind games filed

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Trollface

Facin' IT

Looks as if that hooded, oh-so-clever Zuckerberg might now be "hoist on his own petard".

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Foxconn CEO: 'Suicides weren't our fault'

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Facepalm

There are two all-dominating, and I mean ALL-dominating ALL social interactions in that part of the world:

1. The word, "Responsibility" and who in particular is the target of the pointed fingers.

2. The concept of "Face" and who loses it and who gains it.

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Verizon to turn LTE faucet back on for Chromebook Pixel users

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Unhappy

Caveat Emptor LTE

That headline about the Verizon LTE "Faucet" really, really grabbed me. Other Verizon customers seem to be peeved also, if for different reasons.

I'm six weeks' into using [am very disgruntled] Verizon's MiFi LTE Mobile device, it's mouse-sized device instead of a book-sized router with a big fat wire connected to my iMac. Now I'm wireless. Nifty little gadget. Fits in your pocket. Goes anywhere. But there's a lot of potentially costly detail that remains semi-hidden or unmentioned in all of the Verizon blurbs here and there, and on their website.

The staff in their shops give the impression that they're not interested in your questions unless you're in there to actually buy something.

So, caveat emptor, potential buyers .......it suuuuucccckkkks up, vacuums, Hooooovers DATA. Yes, one can monitor one's usage, yes, I - t h i n k - accounts can be decreased. But you must sign up for two years. Do your research to see if this freedom of movement is worth the potential surprises at billing time. The speed is addictive after DSL [at least here in America] but avoid streaming movies, uploading pictures, and all data -heavy apps unless you really, really don't care about surprise monthly overage charges.

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New MH370 search zone picked using just seven satellite 'handshakes'

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Thumb Up

Re: Ughh... bad news

This is pregnant ......" an interval described as "peculiarly long" by I-don't know who....."

----and I maintain that this interval is the primary cause of all of this face-saving-over-to-you-Aussies-right-back-to-you Malaysia, all based upon this engine ping analysis.

Let's face it [no pun intended here] the main thing is to penetrate this Malay/Vietnamese vacuum.

Good luck with that.

And, that's a vital seventeen minutes at modern jet transport speeds. More than enough time to be well to the NorthWest and Bangladesh or elsewhere in Muslim controlled territory.

Re: "transponder"......thanks, I remember now.

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Thumb Up

Re: Ughh... bad news

Agree with the comment nearby of Glostermeteor's.

There are two major all-trumping concepts in Asia, "Responsibility" and "Face". All else is secondary.

1. The "filed" flight plan here was not necessarily the "intended" flight plan.

2. Anyone familiar with the Midnight to Eight shift knows the physical and mental conditioning required to stay alert, particularly necessary inside any radar aircraft controlling/surveillance operation.

3. IMHO, this was a hijack with unintended consequences.

4. The Malay and/or Vietnamese en route traffic controllers were not up to European standards. The major flight path deviation/alteration on the radar scopes went unnoticed for an unknown period of time during which the aircraft's IFF or whatever it's called now had been turned off.

So, all of this futile west-of-Perth search effort, based upon those increasingly vital "pings" from the engines has been, and remains a tragic wast of time and expensive facilities.

Methinks the intended destination was an abandoned Brit colonial airfield in Muslim Bangladesh. Dispose of the asphyxiated/dead passengers after a short-field landing after jettisoning unnecessary fuel, remove all passenger cabin fixtures/galleys/etc. Then effect a short field takeoff with vastly reduced weight. Head for another Muslim/Terrorist controlled facility for refitting as an aerial bomb.

The wise and wonderful Aussies are most sensibly having nothing to do with being the sole arbiters of what went wrong and bearing the sole party expected to yield results/opinions. Hence, their wise referral back, right back to the Malay Civil Aviation authorities for the official conclusions. The Malay authorities have the ultimate responsibility here.

There is no shifting away of this to save "face".

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Tom Ridge: Private sector lagging in cybersecurity

FormerKowloonTonger
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?'

FormerKowloonTonger
Linux

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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FormerKowloonTonger
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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FormerKowloonTonger
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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FormerKowloonTonger

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

FormerKowloonTonger
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

FormerKowloonTonger
Devil

Re: sudo criminals

Oh, hogwash!

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FormerKowloonTonger
Childcatcher

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"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

FormerKowloonTonger
Unhappy

@skelband.....

How would you know, one way or the other?

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FormerKowloonTonger
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

FormerKowloonTonger
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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FormerKowloonTonger

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

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"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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FormerKowloonTonger
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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

FormerKowloonTonger
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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