* Posts by John Sanders

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Untangling .NET Core: Open source for Windows, Mac, Linux

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Re: You like MS Products

@dogged

The fact that you are rude and are poor educated to engage in civilized conversation leads me to think that you are someone who knows no better.

I suggest you read more about how MS has been operating for 30 years, and what sort of activities Mr Gates gets engaged on besides the obvious headlines.

Mr Gates charity work is at the bare least questionable, and bear in mind you brought him into the conversation.

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Re: Dear microsoft guy...

No, it is not good enough, the code may be open but the software its not free.

Not with their reputation and past actions.

Extraordinary claims (Microsoft being nice to anyone in the IT industry) requires extraordinary evidence.

What most Windows people do not understand is that unless the OpenSourcing comes with no strings attached bad things happen (See MySQL and OpenOffice cases) and there is no point on use it then.

.NET is both a development platform and an ecosystem, for anyone building anything complex in it, it represents huge cost and has lots of implications and uncertainty for the future.

I call it a carrot and a stick, and the stick is huge

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You like MS Products

Fine go along using then.

But do not come with the history that MS has suddenly has become Mother Theresa and wants peace with the world, and are now a FOSS company.

They have proved time and time again that they are very sleazy and very nasty even when they do not have to be.

The two latest examples are the OXML debacle and Nokia, both Microsoft at its finest.

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Dear microsoft guy...

Smiling for no reason in a picture on the Register.

Release software using a GPL license and then, maybe then we may consider that you may have good intentions.

Until then.

In the words of the late Admiral Ackbar:

IT'S A TRAP!!!!

In my words: This vague opensourceish .net is nothing more than:

A whitewash PR exercise for MS, mostly consisting on grabbing the press attention and filling google's index database with good "MS vibes" and an attempt to further's Microsoft's agenda at the expense of everybody else, what they always do**.

**Note that they are on their right to do so, but they are not on their right to do it via deceptive means.

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Pitch Black: New BlackBerry Classic is aimed at the old-school

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Tell me...

What I need to know:

* How much RAM does it have?

* Does it has a Mini SD Card slot?

* Can I install Android apps without much hassle?

* How long will BBRy produce updates for it?

In the past that is what mostly killed Blackberry**, if they have solved all of those, I'll get me one.

**Not the lack of SD card slot though.

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Server SANs: Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater

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Re: No mention of...

Ahem..GPFS..cough, cough...

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Hold the front page: Spain's anti-Google lobbyists lobby for Google News return

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Does anybody outside IT

Understand how the World Wide Web, or (in a high-user-level) understand how the Internet works?

Do they realize that we're supposed to link to one another, that it is a good thing (Driving traffic to your site)

In the Spanish case, I can understand the Spaniards (Expert on the subject here after all ;-) They see Google; large corporation making money "Big USA style" and hey get handed some in the form of adwords.

Like good old government-privileged prehistoric lobbies from another times (GOPPLFATS) they can smell the billions Google makes and like the good greedy (mentally) peasants they are they reason:

"Hey, Google is makin billions and billions, and they do so cos our content, cos Google makes no goddamn content, we do, we need to ask the government to pull money from Google, cos they're stealing our content"

And Le Google like a good'old USA corp full of billions and with no patience for irrelevant peasantries from the GOPPLFATS, do what a Google would do: "We do not negotiate with stinking terrorist", we're pulling the lights and taking the party elsewhere.

I wish something like this could happen more often on other areas of Spanish political life, a direct big slap in the face with a yelled: "Wake up you idiot".

And do not worry, the Spaniard politicians will go back to their usual stupid shenanigans in no time.

This is the Americans fault, due to the American nuclear bombs that fell into Palomares in the 70. The country its been trapped on a vortex ever since (Radiation has hits things) and it is trapped permanently at the end of the 60's, time passes, but people's minds don't realize its not 1966.

Merry Christmas to everybody!

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Searching to destroy ... Bing? Facebook JILTS Microsoft

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What's up with the oversized images?

Reduce the size of the images to half of what they are now!!!!!

For god's sake we do not come to "el Reg" to look at nice pictures!

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Skinny Ubuntu Linux 'Snapped' up by fat Microsoft cloud

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Here we go again.

Why does anyone with an interest in any kind of IT market get in bed with Microsoft at the slightless opportunity?

Don't they know MS will F**k them at the slightless opportunity?

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SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016

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Re: Never mind the enterprise...

Hey in Linux via mdadm or btrfs you can have a disk replica of your SSD on a slower regular drive.

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Angry Birds to angry words: Rovio flings 14% of its staff out the door

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You guys forgot the best game they make

The best game they make is Bad Piggies

I absolutely love it

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Docker part 4: Microsoft CAN'T ignore it. Aux armes, citoyens!

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Re: The Lannisters sends their regards...

"""RedHat are any better? VMware? Oracle? Google?"""

To my knowledge only Microsoft actively sabotages the competition by any means necessary.

Also I do not remember of VMWare or Google, or RedHat for that matter deliberately trying to subvert the entire industry.

Oracle is an entire different matter, but they are way less evil than MS, I have never heard or read of Larry claiming a competitor is a cancer.

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The Lannisters sends their regards...

"""Like it or not, they're now a minor house in Silicon Valley's Game of Thrones."""

"""Every piece of advice they receive will come with a hidden agenda. Every partnership will be a veiled attempt at storming their castle and taking all their gold. Every hand of friendship conceals a dagger and every smile hides deception."""

And they go and partner with Microsoft, who would eat its babies if that meant getting more control of another 0.1% more of the IT industry.

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systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

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Re: Good discussion/a couple of ways forward

"Back box", you keep using that term, I think it doesn't mean what you think it means.

Specially not with GPL v2.1 licensed software.

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Re: Kids! Kids!

John,

Its no use, systemd its going to eat their server babies and there is no way to convince them otherwise.

This is beginning to resemble modern politics in which facts do not matter anymore all that counts is people's perceptions.

It can not be that systemd is trying to accomplish something technically difficult and that always implies a certain conflict and having to learn stuff (some times the hard way)

Also it can not be that what has been agreed is that systemd is the default choice in Jessie, but it was also agreed that in Jessie+1 it will be optional, it is not optional now on Jessie due to time/resource constrains.

No, it is none of that, it has to be a Red Hat Conspiracy of some sort!!!! Don't you see!

I can understand now why some of the Debian developers resigned. :-(

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Re: Just integrate systemd and /etc/init.d

RHEL 6 uses upstart, just saying in case you haven't noticed.

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Re: Production ready?

"(hell, the reason Debian went with SystemD was the additional workload involved in not using it)"

And that somehow is not important isn't? Someone else will do the job for you.

It floats its a witch, burn!

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Re: If systemd is so bad...

@Trevor_Pott

What a disappointment to read this kid of BS from you.

So that is why systemd is GPL 2.1 isn't? To prevent anyone from forking or modifying it.

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Re: Hasn't this happened already with Upstart?

See the majority of the people seriously trolling and stalling systemd were (just like by chance) some prominent Upstart developers.

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Re: Hasn't this happened already with Upstart?

@ Ben Tasker

Using binary logs is optional, it just happens to be the default in RHEL 7 and CentOS 7, but you as a distro maker are not forced to make such a default.

It is easier to think systemd is going to sprout tentacles and its going to eat your server babies than reading the documentation isn't?

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Re: Hasn't this happened already with Upstart?

Most people criticizing systemd have used it for 5 mins only, they will not let the facts get in the way of thinking that systemd will eat their server babies.

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Re: Hasn't this happened already with Upstart?

Yes, and the funny thing is that RHEL/CentOS 6 uses upstart, and not SysV

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John Sanders
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Re: Hurried reporting?

You speak as if Ian Jackson innocently raised a GR and lost it, and then resigned.

That's not what the history is here, lets say that he tried to subvert/maneuver the decisions made by the Debian's TC with regards to systemd after an entire year debating the matter.

I can not suggest that you read an entire year of the Debian mailing list, but if you do, you will discover that the real history is not what people think it is.

The real history is that a majority of developers, (not only in Debian, but across mostly 90% of the distributions out there), have agreed that moving forward the best option is to embrace systemd.

They took into account the pros and cons of adopting systemd and decided via a democratic vote to go ahead and make systemd "the default in Jessie", with the idea of making it optional in Jessie+1, it is just that for Jessie there was no time to make it optional because of lack of times/resources.

Those developers are the ones who have been for many years contributing to such distros, who only have the distro's (And FOSS) best interests in mind and that have explained time and time again that systemd its not going to eat your babies and that 99% of systemd's functionality is optional.

But no, we all have made our minds and have formed myths in our minds about systemd, and all those whining rather than patch/fix or improve SystemV (Which is, lets face it obsolete by any modern definition) want the Debian developers to reverse a technical decision based on the opinion that systemd is going to eat your babies, because.... Reasons Poetering, RedHat and other strange theories.

This whole systemd debate reminds me of the old Monthy Python's "The holy grail" witch sketch:

If... systemd.. weighs the same as a duck, systemd's made of wood.

Hence it floats hence we burn it!

Systemd is not perfect, heck I would accept that its not great, but it is miles better than SystemV or Upstart, and like it or not there is no alternative available right now.

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John Sanders
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Re: Boot speed

Mint does not run full systemd, just a shim, this is if you're using v17 (Ubuntu 14.04) of course.

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Re: What is systemd

John,

I doubt that even 10% of the people here has used systemd for more than a 5 minute casual test.

Systemd has become some kind of baby-eating monster on people's collective imagination.

Systemd is not perfect, and some things are not as good as they should, but it certainly improves fast and once you get to know it it is pretty decent.

It is miles better than SystemV or Upstart

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Re: Binary logs? Ugh.

You can disable binary logs, nothing stops you or anyone from shipping rsyslog on the system doing the logs in the same way they have always been done.

Binary logs are a necessity on systems where integrity of the logs (This is proof that they haven't been tampered with) is a must.

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Re: Hurried reporting?

(long time Debian developers resigning from Debian and Debian Technical Committee members resigning from the Committee after over-ruling Debian's systemd packagers over a dependency order issue)

You do realize that the people who resigned did so because they were pro-systemd and their decision to quit had to do with the amount of bullcrap emails and massive bombardment and continuous sabotaging from the people against systemd.

People who haven't written a single line of code but can not stop trolling the entire internet day and night about how bad systemd is.

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Re: Evil FlusterCluck

At last!

A sane comment!

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"""Well, if you just look around at the Wikipedia page and other writeups on systemd, it's clear that the team designing it want to centralize pretty much all configs in a similar fashion to Windows. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's being forced on people and also shutting out alternatives."""

What?

Troll alert.

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Re: What is systemd

Seriously?

I'm not too fond of systemd but this is not funny to read to say the least.

And what I means by this is that you do not know what windows is/was or what systemd is or what it does or why it does what it does.

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Re: Off to a bad start

You do realize that binary logs are there because for some systems they are a requirement?

And do you realize that they are optional? Nothing stops you from telling the journal daemon to store the logs in disk or RAM and optionally forward them to the console, the kernel log buffer, or to a classic BSD syslog daemon, then all you need to do is to create a service unit like:

[Unit]

Description=System Logging Service

Requires=syslog.socket

[Service]

ExecStart=/usr/sbin/syslog-ng -n

StandardOutput=null

[Install]

Alias=syslog.service

WantedBy=multi-user.target

There you go.

And bear in mind that I'm quite critic with some aspects of systemd, but most binary log arguments floating around online are just bollocks.

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Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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Politicians in the morning:

- After having his cereal and drunk his coffee:

"Female ejaculation"??? We will not tolerate such thing! Oh no!-no!-no!-no!.

And thus I'm now horribly curious about this subject.

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Docker, Part 2: Whoa! Spontaneous industry standard! How did they do THAT?

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So far two articles

And nothing new that we did not already knew.

That Docker is hyped to the max by people who struggle with system administration (Modern young developers, excitable people who believe in buzzwords like "continuous delivery" as if that was something that leads to quality software.)

That the entire industry likes Docker (Because the industry loves it, period)

That solves some problems, but it is not appropriate for all work-flows (many which can not simply be run inside a container)

And that the company making it is positioning themselves as another "benevolent" dictator amidst all the hype.

So far the only use for docker that I have seen was to deploy a php application, the guy who showed me was overly excited about the fact that he did not have to fiddle with Apache's config, just download an already made container with the application run and profit.

I realize that to some people that could be a big thing, (the people who like clicking next-next-next, I have no clue what's going on behind the scenes.) Maybe I'm old and having to edit Apache config files, installing dependencies, and doing some troubleshooting ts not as scary to me as it is to them, but I get the feeling that it will be me the one who will have to fix the containers when they break and doing next+next+next does not fix the problem.

This reminds me of the early 2000's Microsoft .net tv ads, in the ads .net seemed to be able to grant legacy applications functionality that they did not posses "I did not know this system could connect to this system", The old beards in the company I was working for at the time were puzzled as to how could .net perform the miracle.

Docker is the same, it is another technology on the arsenal, its not going to do anything magic, but to the people for which everything looks like a nail Docker is a hammer.

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Why did it take antivirus giants YEARS to drill into super-scary Regin? Symantec responds...

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Re: But is this the tip of the iceberg?

Plenty.

But what I wonder is why so much insistence on "only a state can write this"

No, we do not know for sure this is not the case, just because they do not know of enough competent low level programmers doesn't mean it was a state. Unless they had help from the vendor, if they could only write it using non-public information from our MS friends this is another matter.

But alas, all you need to create an undetectable malware is keep a very low profile.

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IDC: iPad sales CRASH incoming ... Win 8 killing 2-in-1 typoslabs

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As it was widely predicted...

In this blessed house y half of its inhabitants, for the many years this tablet-replacing everything nonsense has been force fed down our throats.

Tablets are only good for wasting time or reading while in the crapper(TM)**

**Blessed place.

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MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'

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I can not believe any of this.

So they behead a soldier in the middle of the street in plain daylight.

But they or their ideology can not be mentioned.

So we need to invent a blame, (The internet obviously)**, and at the same time because we can not mention they, we need to spy on everybody.

This is another iteration of: "We can not mention they, so in the airport we will check poor 80 years old Margaret in the name of random search, just in case they accuse us of looking at they"

** Politicians can nor can not control things depending on what they need, when they can not control they obviously have to overreach.

:-(

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We have a winner! Fresh Linux Mint 17.1 – hands down the best

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Re: Jaw is on the floor

The one I smiled at was this one:

""Cinnamon 2.4 is chock full of small, but welcome, new features and updates. These include a configurable desktop font""

It made me laugh, but there is a very good explanation for it, on Gnome3 (From which Cinnamon first originated) you're not permitted to change any of the visual settings at all including the fonts.

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John Sanders
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Re: Upgrades

Have you ever bothered to keep your /home directory on a separate partition?

That makes reinstalling the OS a snap, as as soon as you reinstall whatever application you were using before its ready configured as it was before and just works.

Besides this Mint 17.x is meant to be a LTS (Long term support) version and will be around until 2019

The mint team will keep releasing up-to-date versions of the main applications for it.

And as someone pointed out earlier, you can get software from ppa's (Small repositories with up-to-date versions of applications)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Spawn of Galaxy Alpha and a Note 3 unveiled

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Re: upcoming Blackberry classic

I'm a young person who appreciated Blackberry on it's day, and the first thing I thought when I got a Q10 in my hands was:

1) Where are the buttons?

2) Why did they removed the buttons?

3) This is shit without the buttons.

4) Why would they remove the buttons?

5) Why wouldn't they have made virtual buttons at least?

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MYSTERY Russian satellite: ORBITAL WEAPON? Sat GOBBLER? What?

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Re: Expert opinion

And the beer award goes to.... Vladimir Plouzhnikov!!!

(He owes me a new screen and keyboard though)

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Re: Panic!

Yes it is because the aficionados will not notice loads of unidentified objects out there.

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WinShock PoC clocked: But DON'T PANIC... It's no Heartbleed

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Re: Easier to patch?

Obviously lots of white washing like anything MS these days

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UK PM Cameron says Internet must not 'be an ungoverned space'

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Re: How about

"""originates, perhaps all of the terrorists out there are wealthy well educated idealists like Bin Laden and they just happen to suddenly come up with extremist narrative because they are bored?"""

Ideology? Like you know, each time a large amount of killing happens by lots of non-coordinated individuals in different parts of the world who think alike?

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Re: This is the wrong battle to fight

Cameron like all the useless people in power has not heard of the Streisand Effect.

Well probably he's more worried in making it disappear so no one thinks about this, rather than really doing something about it.

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Re: Most "bad stuff" is hosted overseas

No, he's talking about breaking into your home and unplugging your computer.

You silly ;-)

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Re: My diagnosis...

"""Not going to happen quickly, and there will be workarounds (thank fuck) but for the non-techy guy on the street they'll be fed a diet of pure shit from on high and told anyone who doesn't subscribe is a lunatic."""

90% of the BBC 's content anyone? :-(

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Obviously

This is a slippery slope...

It will be done in the name of removing the beheadings, but it will come in handy later for anything else they want to justify.

The funny thing is that this is the internet we're talking about, with all their political and corporate might the pirate bay is still up and running.

Why wouldn't the radicalised "asians" find places to post and share their non-"asian"** attainments.

All this is is an exercise in cosmetic measures, "look ma, no videos online, no problem!".

(**Cameron said it not me)

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It works like this:

We (The west, we're all in this together) have been doing this for decades:

10 Support (weapons and money) a given designated "Friendly" faction for reasons that matters to us at a given time and that culturally are alien to the supported group.

20 Supported group crushes opposition using our weapons and our money in their country of origin.

30 Supported group now feels strong and uses our own weapons and money against us.

40 Realise supported "Friendly" group wasn't our friend at all, and they are now hostile radicals.

50 Find new "Friendly" group to oppose the old now hostile group, which are not radicals.

60 Goto 10

With this program it is guaranteed that everybody will be angry at each other and us (Westeners)

Cameron, like most useless western politicians is only worried with making the media evidence disappear simply to keep pretending that there is no problem. This is like a woman wearing clothes to conceal a pregnancy. Eventually she'll have to face the fact she's going to have a baby.

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Is your kid ADDICTED to web porn? Twitter? Hint: Don't blame the internet

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True

"""I also don't see any involvement of the internet in such dramatic and frightening cases as the child sex abuse in Rotherham."""

The authorities and the establishment are keeping it quiet.

The gamergate exploded because the people involved had first hand knowledge of what was going on. So when the game journos tried to accuse their critics of being misogynistic & racist, etc it exploded in their faces, and rather than trying to keep it quiet, they went on and on, eventually more and more people woke up to it.

In the case of Rotherham no one is talking up because this is not just some "kids stuff" thing, this is a very serious societal problem that has been allowed to happen in purpose, those responsible for letting it happen (hint politicians and their advisors) keep and force a low profile, lest the British public question the status QUO.

See establishments like the BBC or the government have invested so much in certain "cultural" themes that they can not walk down on them without looking like complete idiots.

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Annus HORRIBILIS for TLS! ALL the bigguns now officially pwned in 2014

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So...

Affects Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2003

I thought 2012 was a rewrite of 2008 which in turn was a rewrite of 2003.

Funny then how all of those 'serious' issues always affect the best windows version yet plus all the older ones.

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