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32 posts • joined 2 Jul 2013

Rupert Murdoch says Google is worse than the NSA

Anonymous Brave Guy

Re: @FuzzyTheBear

"I don't think your comment 'FAIL[s]', I just disagree."

I think the FAIL icon is quite fitting for his comment, actually.

Especially in light of the recent Snowden-gate / NSAgate news.

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

Anonymous Brave Guy
FAIL

Re: "and anyone else interested in online privacy"

They may not care, but their data sorting and categorization sucks, especially if they cannot thwart any recent terrorist plots. I am wondering how many NSA/GCHQ astroturfers are voting posts like mine down because it goes against their agenda. Thought so.

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Chrome OS leaks data to Google before switching on a VPN, says GCHQ

Anonymous Brave Guy
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Re: SELinux eh?

<blockquote>I prefer option 3:

3) Be like George R R Martin and do all of his work on a computer not connected to the internet.</blockquote>

NSA can spy on systems not connected to any network

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Next Windows obsolescence panic is 450 days from … NOW!

Anonymous Brave Guy

Re: Reasons NOT to upgrade?

@Brewster's Angle Grinder

Why would I be another Eadon? Care to elaborate on that one? He spammed every forum topic with Windows related posts, I haven't but feel free to look through my history if you don't believe me.

@Andrew Fernie

"to make simplistic blanket statements regarding the ease of upgrading from 2003 to 2012, is very, very relevant."

Well, okay I did rather forget to mention I haven't tried Server 2012 yet so I was better off reserving comment, sorry about that. Was going from previous history which tripped me up somewhat.

"Sounds like a recommendation to me, a blithe, casual one."

Well okay then point taken, as I haven't tried Apple's offering either, but the Linux option still stands, and I fully recognise the time and effort to migrate so you'd need to calculate wherever it's worth it in contrast to the license asking price.

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Anonymous Brave Guy
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Re: Reasons NOT to upgrade?

"Well seeing as IOS is the OS of iPads and iPhones it would be obvious that someone would get that impression."

People like you maybe, I couldn't remember the true name of the OS and you have to look for a strawman.

"Unless you are talking about switch and router operating systems from Cisco?"

Nope.

"Other than that I would say your game involves a basement in your parent's house."

Obvious troll posting as AC.

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Anonymous Brave Guy

Re: Reasons NOT to upgrade?

"What game would that be? It can't be System Administration on any scale with 'advice' like that."

Oh nice, ad hominem when you haven't got a valid argument.

"Ah, sorry. that game; trolling."

I see, you like the game of ad hominem, see above.

"Would that be OS X 'Server' which you can buy from the Apple App Store for the princely sum of £13.99 versus a previous price tag of 20 times more for the Snow Leopard version, and which Apple at one point considered simply giving away because nobody was buying it? That provides an interesting statement of faith in its own product from Apple. Apparently OS X Server is 'is perfect for a small studio, business or school'. I'm sure there are exceptions but it seems generally unlikely to be gracing the server racks of anything larger in the future."

I suggested it exists, not that I recommend it, big difference really. But I forgot, even pointing something out gets you flame warriors around here.

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Anonymous Brave Guy

Re: Reasons NOT to upgrade?

"Application availability. Several of our key applications just won't run on Server 2012 = Yes they do, you just need server editions of said programs (or apps as you kids say)."

Let's see, what programs refuse to run on this new OS? considering I've been in this game for years, nothing much would be preventing it unless we're talking about a difference akin to NT4 vs 9x

Chances are, you haven't altered the security policies of said machine, otherwise you wouldn't be posting what you did.

"Linux is not an option either as good portions of the ancillary apps use .NET classes that are not in Mono."

Now you're going insane, why would you use something with .NET, seriously? MySQL is understandable but .NET, man I want some of what YOU are smoking.

"If you think that iOS is a server OS then can I please have some of what you are smoking?"

People can and do use iOS on servers, I am not talking about iPhone or iPad iOS here even though you might get that impression /facepalm.

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Anonymous Brave Guy

Re: Reasons NOT to upgrade?

Server 2012 License price rises = Avoid or go Linux / *BSD / iOS

Server 2012 is Windows 8.x without TIFKAM/Metro/Modern (nuff said) = all the better, hardly anyone likes that crap anyway.

Application availability. Several of our key applications just won't run on Server 2012 = Yes they do, you just need server editions of said programs (or apps as you kids say).

Server 2008 is just about possible = Server 2008 is based on Vista whilst Server 2008 R2 is based on Win7.

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This changes everything: Microsoft slips WinXP holdouts $100 to buy new Windows 8 PCs

Anonymous Brave Guy
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Re: Windows 8.1?

If you had been using Windows since 2.0 you'd know that Windows XP is one of, if not, the best OS straight out of Redmond and nothing has come close right to this day.

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Cameron: UK public is fine with domestic spying

Anonymous Brave Guy
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Re: A "robust" understanding of evil

You're either lying or you're a politician yourself.

Now, which is it?

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Snowden: 'I am still working for the NSA ... to improve it'

Anonymous Brave Guy

Re: The UK should appreciate what Edward Snowden has done for them ...

The mentally challenged daily mail inbred readers are busy with the downvote button this week.

Perfected.

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Anonymous Brave Guy

Re: The UK should appreciate what Edward Snowden has done for them ...

"The supporters of unfettered state surveillance are busy with the downvote button today."

The daily mail readers are busy with the downvote button today.

Fixed.

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Oi, Obama. Rein your spooks in, demands web giants' alliance

Anonymous Brave Guy
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Re: Dear 8 Heavyweights

"You can't deny the government what they ask for. Their requests are backed by court order and refusing it just sends people to jail and has the government bring in their own staff to get what they want. It's simply not a smart way to deal with the problem, most people don't want to be martyrs and you're not going to win anyway."

And you sir, have all out forgotten just who pays for the government's campaign donations, I'll give you a clue, its definitely not the public sector.

Yeah, I am saying that you are dead wrong about government fighting back, you never bite the hand that feeds you.

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

Anonymous Brave Guy

Re: Pot, kettle, black?

I've spent the last ten years of my life trying to keep Google's users safe and secure so that they can receive the deluge of adverts we want to give them therefore maximizing my income meanwhile keeping nosy busybody jobsworths like bored NSA agents out of OUR systems and data as well as protecting our users from this evil that the government keeps trying to brainwash you that THEY are the good guys, um NO.

We're the good guys, the NSA do NOT have the motto "Do no evil" WE DO!

FTFY.

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Here's what YOU WON'T be able to do with your PlayStation 4

Anonymous Brave Guy

Re: "Sony seem to be handing [MS] the market"

The last vestiges of non-mobile video gaming will be on the ever lively PC market, and Valve's last-ditch effort to prop up the console market with its forthcoming Steam Box.

FTFY.

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Peugeot 208 GTi: The original hot hatch makes a comeback

Anonymous Brave Guy

Why do most peugeot cars today sport huge radiator grills?

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Boffins follow TOR breadcrumbs to identify users

Anonymous Brave Guy
Trollface

Re: Whaaat???

I'm behind 35 proxies, latency is a real bitch though. :(

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Facebook strips away a bit more of your privacy – but won't say why

Anonymous Brave Guy
Big Brother

What's that sound?

Oh yeah, its the sound of millions giving FB the middle finger and closing their accounts. Too bad we all know that closing or deleting an account rarely if ever actually deletes it but marks it inactive so they can still data-mine it despite it no longer being updated.

It's just another Google really, treat them as such, the only winning move is not to play.

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Zuckerberg: I want the WHOLE WORLD in my hands

Anonymous Brave Guy

Bison, is that you?

<image>http://www.ps3attitude.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/M.-Bison-Super-Street-Fighter-IV-Online.png</image>

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The FLOATING mobile phone shop on the edge of the Internet

Anonymous Brave Guy

Is there anywhere I can go that will help me escape from the blight of the mobile phone?

I hear Mars is nice at this time of the year...

Mobile phone signals haven't reached there yet either. You would be at home there.

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Google SELLS OUT the INTERNET HIPPIES! AGAIN!

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Thumb Down

ISPs did this like 10 years ago, are Google trapped in the past? People really need to turn their backs on this OMGZ!! Fibre!! culture unless there is a rival ofc.

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UK economy to lose £198m if BBC and pals lose EPG slots - Ministry of Fun

Anonymous Brave Guy
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This isn't news

ITV a bastion of UK content? ITV hasn't done anything good since around 1995 and went into crap overdrive around 2007 when they axed CITV and replaced it with, can you guess? daytime repeats and general lowest common denominator rubbish.

BBC hasn't fared much better after ditching their CBBC either. Can't we please put something original on rather than repeats of cash in the attic? or bargain hunt?

BBC and ITV Daytime now consist of geriatric programming rather than family programming, and they wonder why they don't get ratings. Meh.

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For pity's sake: DON'T MOVE to the COUNTRY if you want to live

Anonymous Brave Guy
Coffee/keyboard

Or in other words the mean streets are not so mean when it comes to the risk of being run over or wrapping your motor around a tree or <i>telegraph pole</i>

I thought we did away with the telegraph? (No, not the newspaper, stupid)

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Petition Against UK Communications Censorship

Anonymous Brave Guy

Re: Petition Against UK Communications Censorship

These partitions don't lead to them doing anything, they just leave excuses on them, the whole petition site is a red herring, I hope am wrong, but it appears that the large majority of them are fobbed off.

Have you tried hosting the petition on another site? The newspapers don't help either, they only seek to exaggerate the problem, they always do!

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Worldwide tax crackdown planned against tech globocorps

Anonymous Brave Guy
FAIL

Whack a mole.

The global megacorps ain't that stupid, there will ALWAYS be that one last place who doesn't sign the treaty and they WILL base their tax offices there to avoid the global crackdown.

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UK gov's smart meter dream unplugged: A 'colossal waste of cash'

Anonymous Brave Guy
WTF?

News just in.

No one cares about going green, or their impact on the environment! - only politicians like to pretend that the public actually care when they don't give a crap how much they use.

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Ecuador: Snowden is Russia's problem

Anonymous Brave Guy
FAIL

He should have sorted his escape plans out and executed them BEFORE blowing the whistle.

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