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Israel taps teens to become 'interceptors' in cyberwarfare

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Re: "It was not immediately clear, however...

You are perfectly able to use Wikipedia - go read it. There is no point in referecing links ot what is a public service.

My posts on this subject are far more rational and factual than yours - i note the various personal attacks you tried - and i ignored - a clear sign of someone who knows that they lost the argument and resorts to name calling. Or maybe just immature?

The survey link is factual evidence of the attitude and treatment of arabs by Israelis - the numbers presented are facts. There might be comments and opinion on them, but that bare facts of the survey are there too.

What other arabs countries might do is not relelevant to the Israeli treatment of it's own citizens.

That arabs can vote doesnt really help when they are are made a minority by racist laws excluding many of them from their own land of birth.

I notice that you dont mention the US government comments Even a country that massively supports Israel even says they discriminate against the arabs!

Israel is a terrorist state building on illegally occupied land. These are unarguable facts. There might be historical reasons for it, but it doesnt make it right.

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Re: "It was not immediately clear, however...

Im sure you are quite capable of using Wikipedia for all the above. I am not wasting vast amounts of my time documenting what is widely available. I leave filling pages with lame sounding crap to you.

In terms of your new claim that arabs are not discriminated against by Israel - There is overwhelming evidence that this is not the case. See http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2012/10/23/survey-of-israeli-racism-58-of-jews-label-their-state-apartheid/

Also couple of direct quotes

"Israel can claim the title of most racist state in the developed world,” Israeli author Sami Michael said at the opening of an international conference of the Association for Israel Studies at an Israeli university

According to the 2004 U.S. State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for Israel and the Occupied Territories, the Israeli government had done "little to reduce institutional, legal, and societal discrimination against the country's Arab citizens."

The 2005 US Department of State report on Israel wrote: "there were problems in some areas, including... institutional, legal, and societal discrimination against the country’s Arab citizens"

In December 2010, dozens of Jewish rabbis issued an edict against renting or selling real estate to non-Jews, particularly Arab citizens.

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Re: "It was not immediately clear, however...

You are a very poor appologist for an apatheid and terrorist state; your arguments and references are laughable - I don't need to post any evidence - the general aspects of what happened and continues to happen in Israel are widely known and even more widely documented. There is plenty of balanced commentary for you to go read on the Wikipedia page...

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Re: "It was not immediately clear, however...

You are now contradicting your own previous claim "the self-imposed exile of the Arab Palestinians, brought about by the invasion of Israel by other Arabs"

Getting your lies mixed up?

And nice cherry picking of meaningless opinion pieces. Wikipedia has a good and reasonably balanced (pro Israeli if anything) history of what actually happened. It doesnt match your imagination very closely....

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Re: "It was not immediately clear, however...

The 'Nakba' as the Palestians would call it actually has many correlations with the Holocaust so i think it is a very appropriate and valid comparison Both were based around ethnic cleansing and genocide - by the Nazis on one hand and by the Israelis on the other.

And by the way - most of the Palestinian population expulsions happened before 1948 war with the Arabs had even started - or though there were some notable cases of ethnic cleansing and genocide then too. For instance the attrocities perpetrated by David Ben-Gurian and Yitzhak Rabin, the most well known of which is commonly known as the Lydda Death March.

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Re: "It was not immediately clear, however...

The choice of other arab countries not to accept a problem created by Israel being moved onto their doorstep is nothing to do with the Palestinians. There is also a very good reason not to do this in that it would remove a reason for Israel to have to address a settlement over the stolen land and occupied territories that it still holds.

I do note that Israel seems to have no problem recently importing hundreds of thousands of 'Jewish refugees' from Etiopia, Russia, etc, so im sure it could accomodate any Palestinans that wished to return.

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Re: "It was not immediately clear, however...

It seem you know very little about middle east history - unless you have a very wide ranging definition of 'self-imposed'.

The exile of the native Palestinians was mostly due to activities of (now famous) Jewish terrorists like Menachem, together with Jewish terrorist organisations like Irgun and Lehi and later the Israeli army running a campaign of ongoing ethnic cleaning - backed by (well documented) massacres, rapes, imprisonment, harassment, systematic looting and mortar attacks, followed up by racist laws created to prevent the residents of Palestinian villages ever returning!

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Re: "It was not immediately clear, however...

Whatever claims individual jews might have against other arab countries has nothing whatsoever to do with the Palestinians...

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Re: "It was not immediately clear, however...

(Jews are of course big fans of compensation in these sort of circumstances so should be very familiar with how that could work: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/germany-to-compensate-jews-who-fled-the-nazis-in-the-soviet-union-1.403562)

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Re: "It was not immediately clear, however...

That's just crap - most were economic migrants from Europe at the end of the last war. Hell now they are even importing 'Ethiopian Jews' (black)!

The most equitable solution would be a return to within the defined borders of the Israeli part of Palestine as per 1967 of course. Not an ideal solution, and the Israeli state should have to recompense any displaced palestinians for their stolen land / property and / or give them the right of return plus compensation.

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Re: Proof by google hit

You are so right; I should have qualified the search in quotes to filter irrelevant results. Here you go:

"israeli religious fanatics" - 58,000 hits.

"palestinian religious fanatics" - 4,000 hits

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Israeli religious fanatics = 4 million hits on Google.

Palestinian religious fanatics = 1.2 million hits on Google.

QED.

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Re: "It was not immediately clear, however...

So they have lived in Palestine a lot longer than the vast majority of Jewish families currently in Israel then....

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The 10 best … Windows Server 2012 features

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Dont forget that Windows server includes the REFS filesystem too.

Possible a bit new for mission critical, but it's there: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh848060(v=vs.85).aspx

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Re: @AC

ksplice isnt a free Linux feature though. Its a licensable Oracle tool.

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Re: Decent Analysis..

Native Hyper-V is totally and utterly free. There is zero licensing cost to Hyper-V.

And you should not install Windows Server Core and then run Hyper-V as a service (which would be licensable) - because that doesnt support Remote FX whereas native Hyper-V does!

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Re: System Center may be nice, but MS has its head up its arse

Then you have a crap distributor. Try Grey Matter.

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Re: Your're fracking kidding right?

Well it outperforms any storage system you could do on Linux or UNIX. 16Gbps storage throughput from a single file server node for instance - or 1 million IOPs from a single VM.....

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Re: PowerShell .. MEH!

Powershell might have some shotcomings, but it is still more powerful and flexible than any Linux / Unix shell...

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New tool jailbreaks Microsoft Surface slabs in 20 SECONDS

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Re: maybe

The keyboards are both really good actually. Clearly you havnt used one to be saying that...

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Re: The other shoe dropping...

But if you change the OS, it won't boot, and will ask you to run recovery. Nothing here allows malware to get around that...

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Re: Win 8 RT rooted

But the battery still wouldnt last as long as the Windows RT tablet.

The Surface might only have a 720p screen, but it is a 'better' screen than any android tablet to date:

"Our Lab measurements found the Surface RT to have the lowest Screen Reflectance of any Tablet in our Display Shoot-Out article series. The Surface RT also has the highest Contrast Rating for High Ambient Light for Tablets, which quantitatively measures screen visibility under bright ambient lighting – the higher the better"

"The Surface RT screen resolution of 1366x768 pixels is comparable to most existing Tablets, but many of the latest Tablets have been launching at 1920x1080 or above, which provides double the total number of pixels, and 50 percent greater Pixels Per Inch, or more. Specs aside, what is the actual visual significance of the lower pixel count? Most consumers are unlikely to notice much of a visual difference in photos and videos because they are inherently fuzzy – it’s really only critical for providing visually sharp text.

The Surface RT uses Sub-Pixel Rendering (called ClearType in Microsoft’s implementation) that in our tests significantly improves the visual sharpness of text over standard Pixel Rendering that is used in most mobile displays. In our comparison tests, text on the Surface RT was significantly sharper than on the iPad 2 and all 1280x800 10 inch Android Tablets

The display on the Microsoft Surface RT outperforms all of the standard resolution full size 10 inch Tablets that we have tested in our Display Shoot-Out series. The Lab tests and measurements documented in the Shoot-Out Comparison Table below indicate that Microsoft has paid a lot of attention to display performance for the Surface RT. In particular, on-screen text is significantly sharper, it has a better factory display calibration, and also significantly lower screen Reflectance than the iPad 2 and all full size 1280x800 Android Tablets.

Microsoft has paid careful attention to factory display calibration unlike most other manufacturers – including most of the Android and Nexus devices that we have tested. The Surface RT has an accurate White Point and an accurate Intensity Scale, which are both very important for accurate image reproduction."

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Re: MS are DEAD in the mobile sector

I guess you havnt seen ther latest sales figures then:

http://wmpoweruser.com/windows-phone-grew-more-than-400-in-uk-in-2012-retailers-report-strong-reaction-to-new-wp8-handsets-better-than-expected-sales/

My Nokia shares are doing very nicely too :-)

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Re: Win 8 RT rooted

Except that it doesnt. Windows RT has better battery life than any Android tablet with a similar screen resolution and without an extra battery....

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Inside the new climate row as Mystic Met Office goes cool on warming

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Re: Completely lost

Basically it just says the future rate of temperature rise might be slightly slower than the last prediction. The new rise predicted is still potentially catastrophic over the long term - it is not in anyway saying global warming isnt happening. Rainfall would be expected to rise in some areas as a warmer atmosphere can hold more water.

It is not saying that global warming stopped over ther last 20 years - only that the rate of increase has slowed - which is not exceptional for such a short period. The long term graph still clearly shows tha the trend is steadily upwards....

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Review: HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 handset

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Re: Meh

Because this has a nicer, faster, more stable OS.

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Re: Market share drop not surprising

Because WP is designed to use Xbox Music Pass, Deezer, Pandora, Nokia Music, TuneIn Radio, Skydrive Music Locker, etc and stream your music...

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He clearly hasnt read the news either:

http://www.valuewalk.com/2013/01/nokia-corporation-adr-nysenok-soars-22-on-strong-pre-earnings/

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Windows RT jailbreak smash: Run ANY app on Surface slabs

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Re: Excellent News

It is certainly more secure than any other commonly used desktop or tablet OS kernel.

And if the OS get compromised by such as issue as above, the tablet simply wont boot until you have restored the compromised system files from recovery mode. No other OS protects you like that...

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Re: Excellent News

It's much more secure than Android after boot too. It includes the full Windows kernel and layered security model. Its the exact same secure kernel as Windows 8 just recompliled for Arm. Hence why the US Department of defense are moving most of their users to Windows 8 ASAP....

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Re: First non-signed program to run?

You cant flash the BIOS unless its signed....chicken and egg...

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Re: Excellent News

This hack doesn't let you replace the OS. A Windows RT tablet is a lot more secure than say an Android one...

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The US DoD just spent over $600 million on Windows 8!

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Review: Dell XPS 12 Windows 8 tablet-cum-Ultrabook

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Re: The lack of Ethernet is a killer

"But I have an RSI-like keyboard disability"

Long term Linux user then?

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'Holey code, Batman!' Microsoft to patch 12 vulns on Tuesday

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Re: Microsoft Fixes

What complete crap. I dont think you have a clue what you are talking about.

Windows has a far better, more integrated and more modular security architecture than Linux.

Windows has exactly the same minimum privilege model - except that things like SEL and AppArmor are integral to the OS and not bolt on after thoughts (plus they are much more capable too - have you looked at AppArmor and SEL in detail? - its total suck. You can get round all AppArmor restictions simply by creating a hard link to a file, and SEL can't control access to files mounted via NFS)

Ditto windows has signed applications and updates (ever heard of Windows Update?)

Compatibility between kernel versions? I mean you are just so clueless it's unreal. There are countless issues migrating between major kernel releases. Plus no major Linux enterprise distributions support in place upgrades for major releases like with Windows - you have to do a clean install.

No recent Windows vulnerabilites have been anything to do with support for legacy apps.

Windows RT runs the exact same kernel as Windows 8 - it is just recompiled for the Arm CPU!

UEFI and trusted computing 'doesnt make the system more secure?' Moron. I suggest you look up what trusted computing means, and read about how Windows uses Secure Boot with UEFI. There has to date been no virus or boot loader that can bypass Windows security on a UEFI firmware with the default setting of

Secure Boot turned on.

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Anti-virus products are rubbish, says Imperva

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Re: peanuts and monkeys

Micorosft have a neat solution for this type of school environment. You can have have 1 PC in the classroom shared by the pupils on thin clients. See http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2012/WSV202

Good for training rooms, etc. too.

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Re: The reality is all too real @Danny 14 @RICHTO

Oh, and if you want some actual per OS exploit counts, try

http://secunia.com/advisories/product/12192/

and

http://secunia.com/advisories/product/18255/

(similar aged 'mature' server products)

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Re: The reality is all too real @Danny 14 @RICHTO

Try reading the page that i linked to - and you will note that the exploit methods are discussed in some detail.

Everything i have found indicates that the gap is only widening in the last 2 years and that exploits of Windows servers are becoming ever rarer, whereas Linux is staying pretty much the same...

Link to more recent data then if you have any? I would be interested in any material with actual analysis of attacks.

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Re: ...spend “is not proportional to its effectiveness”

You want to be looking from NT3.5 which was the achitectural version of Windows that we really have now (i.e. hybrid microkernel) - so that would be from 1994 = 18 years.

UNIX dates pubically from 1971. So over 40 years - bit of a difference!

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Re: Oh go on, I'll feed em...

Just look at the Linux based wesite exploit statistics above. Its 3-4 times as great as Windows based servers even allowing for market share. And those are all systems where the exploit is unlikely to be due to user interaction (i.e. the exploit used must have been a true remote exploit).

And if you look at the security vulnerabilities for comercial Linux distributions (even when package adjusted to match Windows Server) they have much higher vulnerability counts than Windows. I suspect that these two facts are not unrelated. (Microsoft OSs have had fewer vulnerabilities than the major commercial Linux distributions every year since 2003 - which is a year after Bill Gates set security as the #1 priority)

imo there are likely just as many set it and forget it Windows users as Linux users - if not more - so whilst agreeing that you can bork any OS - i dont see the point you are making?. Or are you claiming Linux is less secure than Windows by default and expert knowledge is required to make it not so?

I have a good basic knowledge of Linux and can certainly use it, but if I had to take the risk of deploying Linux in an internet facing environment, I would get a reduce feature set build deployed, have it locked down by an expert admin and make sure it was protected by an IDS and use tripwire, etc.. I make it a priority to retire such systems where possible as the basis that they are far more likely to be attacked and compromised all other things being equal.

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Re: Oh go on, I'll feed em...

Since when does linux not let externally sourced code execute - I have no problems runing downloaded binaries on a Linux box.

Actually in terms of identifying downoaded files and the appication security model such as ap signing ands app locker, Windows is a long way ahead of the Linux model.

Remote exploits are actually more common on Linux than windows - you have a higer number of critical vulnerabilities that take on average lobnger ot be patched (more days at risk).

Linux is far less safe than Windows as a webserver - the hacking figures prove it: http://www.zone-h.org/news/id/4737

There have been plenty of worms that exploit the 'most of the web' that runs on Linux.

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Re: The reality is all too real

Im not clear how that is FUD - the first link will root unpatched IOS based systems - which is based on BSD UNIX - and and the second will root unpatched Android systems - which is based on Linux.

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Re: The reality is all too real @Danny 14

Well you are wrong then, most Linux exploits are via OS vulnerabilities: http://www.zone-h.org/news/id/4737

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Re: ...spend “is not proportional to its effectiveness”

Open BSD is a reasonable answer - it has a relatively low vulnerabiitiy count

Linux isnt - it is much worse for vulnerabiities than Windows - and is a hackers dream on the internet...

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Re: ...spend “is not proportional to its effectiveness”

Again, not true. Try to to run varied enterprise systems on Linux and you will require far more resource than to do the same on Windows. For instance, have you tried to use the build and automation tools like Chef? It's a poor joke compared to the automation available from Microsoft...

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Re: ...spend “is not proportional to its effectiveness”

Complete rubbish. There have been plenty of exploits in the Linux kernel. This is one of the reasons why you are so much more likely to be hacked if you run a Linux based internet facing server compared to a Windows one:

http://www.zone-h.org/news/id/4737

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Drobo B1200i: The heavy-duty array even your mum could use

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Re: Like a snake needs shoes

The most obvious 'some other motivation' being Windows 90%+ desktop market share....

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Israel plots gigabit fibre-to-home rollout

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Re: Aid to Israel.

Last time i checked, Europe was a whole continent, not a country....As stated israel is the largest receiver of foreign subsidies compared to other countries in terms of $ value.

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Re: Two thirds of the country ?

Amnesty international are certainly a more reliable and respected organisation than the Israeli government. Most of the Israeli leaders have been self confessed terrrorists.

I am not clear how you think what an organisation like Hamas does, justifies terrorist actions against a whole population by a state? (Although to be fair, Hamas doesnt have any long range weapons that can be used with much degree of discrimination as to what the actual target will be.)

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