2763 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
AARNet hits 40 Gbps to NSA
Just goes to show
That even crazy gun-nut control freak god-drunk spy-happy paranoid nuke-toting lunatic super powers don't always get what they want, either.
Re: Quoting Terry Pratchett???
So, to quote yet more fiction...
The concept is valid no matter where it originated
But, where do you think all that 'imaginary money' disappeared to...
Re: makes sense, spy on uk and pakistan
More likely that we're the utterly complicit Israel of Europe, being a pathetically willing extension of US intelligence into our poor European cousins under the 'Special Relationship' which, I suspect, is more akin to cock-in-arse than being a 'dialogue' with our Western 'cousins'.
*Waves at GCHQ*
He gets a Sean Connery type oriental disguise make over a la 'You Only Live Twice'
At least I *think* it was YOLT...
Re: past tense
Depends if your filing cabinets contained shit you shouldn't really have in the first place...
He's working for an approved contractor presumably so vetting would be 'assumed' to some degree, that's my guess.
Re: Not exactly...
Fuck me, who let Ted Nugent in?
Paris, cos she's cocksucker, too.
Re: Snowden joins Pirate Bay in Iceland
I'd not be surprised if the Good ol' US of A claimed that 'As he was working as a contractor for the CIA which is a military organisation they can try him under military law'
Or whatever else gives them a hard on that particular morning.
And, IIRC, is originally a French word.
Like metre, centre and phrases like trou du cul (chucked in especially especially for prominent English language failers)
And before someone says 'We talk Ingerlish in the US of A, you don't. You speak Spanglish as words like humor, rumor, color are the Spanish spellings rather than misspellings of the English. Star-Spanglished Banner, and so forth.
So use TOR or VPN's _more_
There has to be a point where they can no longer store all encrypted stuff as quickly as they can find it.
At which point their heads explode, obviously.
Less than ideal
Esp if you've just spent two gruelling hours battling round a dismal supermarket and your card stuffs up at the checkout.
Find them guilty
Of excessive fucking hubris.
Fine - their entire shabby, arrogant existence.
Re: I'd not be surprised
Blimey I'd forgotten about that...
Just as They intended
I'd not be surprised
To discover that the seemingly pointless acquistion of Skype for a large sum by Microsoft was partly (maybe largely) funded by the US gov as it knew MS was already a very backdoor-friendly (take that however you please) company and it was the easiest method to get a tapping interface into Skype.
Rename it to SPYke perhaps.
Wow. Not-square things?
That must have caused a lot of head-scratching
Foxconn are more than happy to get another potentially large customer to plug the gap created by fapple scarpering off to Pegatron
"practical applications be drawn from it"
Mostly then, 'you'll lose', I should imagine.
Re: PS4 all the way for me. There are still too many problems with the Xbone
I'll likely buy a next gen console this Xmas though the only thing I know for sure if I get one at all is it's not going to be an XBOX Vista. Probably not a Nintendo.
Not even a PS4 if they don't release the fecker in time for Xmas - will have spent the money elsewhere by then - is it still the 31st Dec for that???
W T F ??
"The Kinect licensing content by the number of users watching is disgraceful"
This new learning amazes me, what is it ?
Yeah, the hardware.. 20% fail rate on the '360 IIRC ?? That's massive and MS aren't a learning-from-mistakes kinda company as this latest U-turn amply demonstrates. Right second time isn't good enough.
And, of course, we trust Microsoft
Not to turn DRM on later when they have your money.
They obviously want it but they want launch sales more (this week, at least).
Don't forget they've already demonstrated where they want the XBOX Vista to be at, even if they've U-Turned for now to avoid completely handing their market to SONY with little umbrellas and a cherry.
"Faced with handing the entire console market to SONY"
Not that I'll be buying an XBOX Vista to replace my 360 anyway. Stuff 'em.
Dare I suggest
At least half...
Failsafe (as in the film)
"I'm sorry Mr Putin, there's really no way to divert the bomber at this stage"
Errrr have you seen the Permissions?
Access to NFC
Access to Data
Access to GCHQ/NSA
Re: So in other words
Thinking about it, do Windows Phones give you a browser choice screen...?
So in other words
Microsoft complain about Google maybe following Microsoft's own playbook.
Perhaps they should have trademarked it.
If they're complaining about bundled apps then I'm fairly sure the manuf's are free to remove all the default functionality if they wish, it'd be a lot easier than disentangling IE from Windows was. Perhaps 'being able to make a phone call' is anticompetitive behaviour for a mobile OS.
Cos, yeah, IE for Android. Even if MS made it who the fuck would ever install it.
Mind you they're not allowed to say
That the NSA told them to lock out TOR because it would improve the quality of the data they claim they don't collect and is too vague to be of any use in the first place even if they did 'collect' it and put it in a database which doesn't exist and wouldn't be any good for tracking people if it were.
What a bullshitter
$13.65 is 2.5% less than $14 (13.65/14=0.975)so he wants folks to believe that 35c changes the offer from 'significantly undervalued' to a jolly fair price.
It is me or
Does the Last Of Us guy look suspiciously like Nathan Drake from ND's Uncharted?
"a deficiency in these models"
Just when we thought they'd finally got there models utterly perfect and the End of the World was official.
You know when they've finished the call
Cos your phone is going WEEEOOOOWEEEEOOOO on the other end of the sofa :oD
Assuming that the stated purpose of the PNC is what it actually exists for...
Which is unlikely.
"despite having a record on the PNC"
It's obviously not doing its job.
So delete the excess data.
I'm sneaking strong laxatives into the water supply at the next ACPO gathering...
"Shut them down?"
But I'm sure the CEO's lives could suddenly become extremely awkward with their personal assets frozen pending an 'investigation' of some sort.
That must be one of the most openly cynical things I've read of a company doing in a good while.
Nice one HP, remind me not to buy your stuff.
Re: I Blame the EU
It's the bankers, I tell ya.
(Well, Global Warming had already been taken)
What about an import tax then
Now I'm no accountant, as my accountant knows all too well, but seeing as these 'profits' are being eaten up by 'paying for stuff' from a parent/sibling company in a different tax domain, then presumably these 'purchases' the UK-based
laundering operation makes to the elsewhere company are imports. Kinda like Hollywood accounting but cross-jurisdiction.
Therefore create an import good class of 'dodgy sibling company purchase' and tax the FUCK out of it, no?
Should I be in Whitehall instead billing £1500/day for coming up with shit like this for some working committee?
Pint for everyone as it's Friday.
"pay its fair share of tax" - @ the goalpost-moving politicians:
Wrong. They do. You clowns set the laws under which they pay that.
Sort your shit out and they will continue to comply with the laws you set.
All that stuff Android has copied from IOS7 over the last X years.
Except the lower case keyboard.
Can we all agree perhaps
That these Animal Rights Super Elite Sysops (ARSES) need to get out and cuddle some badgers then report back how fluffywuffy they are
tooth face to face?
Assuming they ever really did what they claim which, given that Anonymous do this kind of thing on a daily basis and still never claim this depth of access (that I remember recently at least), seems like bullshit.
Or maybe, unwittingly...
Abundant tasty free-range meaty snacks, while stocks last
Re: What a pity...
Quite right too.
If only he'd simply just murdered someone.
"XBOX Vista" already dead?
Given that the new XBOX is essentially a totally new machine with zero backward compatibility (at least PS4 will have something via Gaikai) and has all the control freakery going on then there's nothing to tempt 360 users into its ecosystem, even 2 years down the line as secondhand games bundled with secondhand consoles will be pointless.
Unless you're a confirmed SONY hater or an utter XBOX fanbod the PS4 just seems like the sane choice of where to put your cash. I know I won't be getting an XBOX One - probably ever, I'll leave that experience with my 360 - but I think I might just grab a PS4.
It's scary how many Nazi quotes seem apposite to the USA
(Even the ones that can't be verified)
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
- Goerring (allegedly)
Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.
- Goering again (true, apparently)
Re: 8 year old with paint
Maybe Ive's kids designed it then
Re: Put an iPhone beside a...
They look like a phone from 7 years ago. Mostly because they still look like a phone from 7 years ago with different degerees of rounded corners.
IOS version 7 and they still can't display a lower case keyboard, either.
Re: Apple Invents
You could always post one to Cupertino to see...
Re: Ah, that takes me back
Jack Tramiel (sp?) will be suing from his grave
- One HUNDRED FAMOUS LADIES exposed NUDE online
- Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Apple to devs: NO slurping users' HEALTH for sale to Dark Powers
- Rubbish WPS config sees WiFi router keys popped in seconds