552 posts • joined Wednesday 11th July 2007 16:21 GMT
Re: how many were arrested?
Ah, that information is buried forever on the PNC and you cannot have it so there.
Re: How do they know why they're being requested?
More to the point, these are the ones they KNOW about. I bet there are lot of things the NSA do that the companies are blissfully unaware of to their data.
"The more you give them, the more they want".
The PNC should not hold old convictions / cautions UNLESS they are of a serious nature / involve vulnerable people (ie children). How does a caution / slap on the wrist (or back in the day a clip around the ear) for say stealing a mars bar from Woolies 30 years ago bear any influence whatsoever to any future behaviour? Such minor incidents serve just to cement the fact that give any establishment the ability to hold information on you and they will expand it out of all proportion on the weak premise of "just in case". Minor incidents should be wiped off after the 8 year period as detailed in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act for spent convictions, anything less is a travesty and downright goes far beyond orwellian.
As a nation, we seem to be moving (or realistically have moved) more and more into the realm of constant surveillance and monitoring of ordinary people under the guise of "terrorism" (please) or crime prevention (really?) and seem to be able to do nothing about it. Writing to your MP is about as ineffectual on any matter as asking your dog to do the same, protests just seem to mark you for life for being "disruptive" and no doubt added to some database anyway. To me, democracy is an illusion or another way, democracy is the ability to vote in the next dictator.
Once they have these databases, they become seductive and at that point you might as well try to walk on water rather than get them to give them up.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
I cannot emphasize that statement strongly enough.
No doubt not writing anonymously will mark me as a "troublemaker" but hey, fuck it.
It has been going on for a long time
People seem to think this has only just happened when in fact this has been going on for a very long time.
Read Puzzle Palace and The Shadow Factory by James Bamford.
Now you know
What the Utah data centre is for......
Fucking governments. No doubt, I will be on someones watch list for that comment.....
Re: Its war Jim, but not as we know it...
When I first read the article, my conspiracy meter went off, I could not help but think this is the work of the secret services, just as the "hack" of the BNP members.
Not that I condone either group but it does make one wonder.......
I bet most of it comes from personnel.
You didn't think that stunning 21 yo Chinese girl that was suddenly infatuated with you outside the gates of "insert defence agency here" really wanted you for your looks?
"2nd Bureau of the People's Liberation Army's General Staff Department's 3rd Department"
Jeez, no wonder they just called it 61398.
Is it going to cost 3 times as much as other beetles?
I love how easy it is to change things on an Android build. In fact, just finished installing cynagenmod 10.1 on my Three Galaxy S3. Smooth as butter :)
...as I see it (admittedly from what I have read) is that I do not believe Kim is actually in charge of anything. I suspect he is seriously struggling to maintain any sort of power hold given his age and inexperience. I suspect most of the rhetoric being lobbed around is by more senior members of the military whom I think really do believe that they are invincible.
I think they finally realise that the "selling the same horse twice" routine is not going to work any more and the US and South Korea in particular have reached the point of enough is enough - either back down or step up. If they do think they are invincible, then we shall see an escalation fairly rapidly. The problem for North Korea (which they seem not to see from a western perspective) is that their military is poorly trained (an understatement), poorly fed, poorly motivated and poorly supported. In fact, a report from the dailynk.com site reported that rice straw was being put into tyres instead of air to try to prolong the life of them as they could not be replaced as their simply were no replacements. Other reports indicate a scarcity of fuel and ammunition which put together indicates the North Koreans if they ever went to war would not be able to engage in any sort of prolonged campaign.
In some ways a war with North Korea is inevitable, its going to happen sooner or later. Their way of thinking is so far outside of ours as to be completely alien to us. The other problem with their only ally, China, is twofold - China cannot be seen to allow a build up of US forces and in particular a missile defence system in the that area as it would appear to them to be a serious impedance to their own nuclear deterrent. I would suspect Russia feels the same. Secondly, China is the only real state who provides for North Korea and by doing so is fuelling the problem but if they stop, they risk North Korea going all out simply because they would have nothing left to lose.
I predict one of these things will happen in order of prediction:
Kim is overthrown, and the military take over and the situation either escalates wildly, or calms down dramatically - there will not be an between.
A war is started and North Korea is wiped out.
The rhetoric is toned down and the stalemate continues.
Horrible as it sounds, war would be about the best thing for North Korea, with the leadership overthrown, the seriously oppressed people of the country can be brought into the international community, helped, fed and allowed to grow prosper like their southern counterparts.
"But Facebook lawyers brought in forensic experts, who concluded that he had typed the "emails" in Microsoft Word "
Did the .doc extension give him away?
Oh yes, you can just imagine the aliens mission control:
"YES!!!! our very first probe is about to enter a planet with all the signs of life! this is extraordinary! significant!"
"We are about to make first contact!!"
Re: NZ Has No TV Tax
Quit bitching and moaning?
How about if you lived here, I charged you a tax for using my washing machine regardless of whether you used it or not? Sound fair? Sounds ludicrous?
The BBC should not be publicly funded - period. The only reason everyone keeps bleating on about quality programming is because of the fecking obscene amount of tax payers money it receives. Even I could create a bloody tv station with that amount of cash each year.
How the hell can it possibly be fair for a person to be charged for watching broadcast TV from another provider (cable channel) but have to pay another company for the privilege? Should you pay renault if you drive a ford? Should you pay the Mail newspaper just because you read the Guardian? Of course not and quite rightly there would be an outcry if you had to, but we seemingly just let the BBC fiasco carry on.
Now do I watch it? No I do not - I CHOOSE to pay for cable TV and CHOOSE to watch what I want but with the BBC, I have no choice but to bloody pay for it.
Ok rant over.
The car Paris is driving is in fact a Toyota IQ - but the salesmen saw her coming and added:
Vanity mirrors - $50,000
Steering wheel - $50,000
I love myself (tm) ICE - $100.000
Breakdown insurance : $50.000
Colour matched body to her style : (ie dull and grey) : $50,000
He just went to a certain shelf, got a product off of it and did this:
Money kept in my pocket thanks.
Tesco. Every little helps - Tesco - Every ......
Interested under what law this would come under - Sale of Goods Act or the Distance Selling Regulations as you are effectively buying it off the internet albeit being in-store.
Would anyone care to test by returning something within the seven day cooling off period? :)
Re: Oh how very nice of you apple...
I am surprised they are allowed to get away with this - compensation should not be in the form of their own bloody product!
Re: Sort of agree
With Android, you can set it to request your password for purchases but here is the real benefit, unlike Apple, Android lets you CHOOSE.
Re: I wish!
Quite - what happens if you are bald? :)
Register : Was he holding a laptop or smartphone at the time?
Wouldn't that make it easier ? :)
Re: I thought this kind of thing had been explained as a 'wick effect'?
Oh yes, that thought just came to me when I was reading the article too - I was scared out of my wits for ages afterwards!
Flames, well you know why....
But is quite yummy in sandwiches :)
Re: What is the UK's take on a drone camera?
Wouldn't a ladder be cheaper?
My point exactly,
Why the hell are we not going around, arresting these people and locking them up if they have no right to be in this country??
Isn't it great when the police arrest an illegal, they then get handed over to immigration who then give them details of when to report to an immigration centre and let them on their merry way (or they have conveniently lost their passport) for removal and surprise surprise, they do not show up?
Getting tough on these people is not racism as some claim, its about dealing with people who are breaking the law.
Back to the article, another great waste of money but are you surprised?
Get rid of the common agriculture policy and they could fund anything they wanted.
Hmm I think any company given a health dose of public financing each year could create the same.
The licence fee should be optional - if you want to watch it then pay for it, just like sky, virgin, netflix etc.
Maybe I have been drinking but zoomed in it looks like a chicken toe and partial leg. A robot chicken granted, but a chicken leg all the same. Mars KFC outlet?
Or it looks like a miniature delorean from back to the future.....
Get truecall. period.
I got one and the phone just does not ring any more unless it's a genuine person as they have to press a number to get through. You can have white lists as well so add all your friends / families onto it and they get through straight away, everyone else get a message and having to press a number which auto diallers and telemarketers just will not do.
Silence is golden :)
So does this mean that the patriot act can be invoked by to access our data without consent seeing as it will be owned by an American company?
Maybe they are using jammie dodgers....
I am sick to death of other religions trying to impose their often twisted views of religion onto others.
If you want to abide by some quite frankly way off the reservation religions then do so, just do it in peace and do not try to impose it on me. Yes that goes for you too Jehovah witnesses.
I already upgraded. To Libre Office :)
You are kidding right? cheapskates? really?
No - we are not cheapskates, we are just sensible and buy a product that can do so much more that Apples offerings at a way cheaper price. Take for instance my Android powered Samsung S3 (not a tablet I grant you but the same principles apply) I needed a bigger battery so guess what ? I bought one and installed it. I needed more space for my music so guess what? I bought a micro sd and installed it. See a pattern here?
- Review Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Proof the pen is mightier?
- Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!
- Spin doctors brazenly fiddle with tiny bits in front of the neighbours
- Game Theory Out with a bang: The Last of Us lets PS3 exit with head held high
- Flash flaw potentially makes every webcam or laptop a PEEPHOLE