* Posts by Someone Else

1498 posts • joined 9 Dec 2009

UK Snoopers' Charter gagging order drafted for London Internet Exchange directors

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Re: STASI Dead and Buried? Err...No!

Yours truly was born in a communist country and old enough to remember it. And see what happened if you didn't play by the book.

You may have been born there (and my deepest condolences). But from your post, it doesn't appear that you were born there to see how that book was written. Bear witness now, my friend....

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Revealed: 'Suicide bomber Barbie' and other TSA quack science that cost $1.5 billion

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Re: Unusual behaviour

Only in Tejas and North Dakota. Elsewhere, you need a permit.

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But...but...but...this is Trump's Amerika

"Lawmakers from both parties have been quite critical of this program," Handeyside said. "We don't see how these kinds of techniques, given decades of research, can be used in a way that's consistent with passenger civil liberties."

But this is Trump's Amerika, and snake oil sales are at an all time high. Civil Liberties? Yeah, we heard about them once...but didn't pay attention.

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Big blues: IBM's remote-worker crackdown is company-wide, including its engineers

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Re: Improving morale? Eventually

I'm afraid you don't understand the NewCorporatespeak. By "Improving Morale" the corporate fat-asses mean raising their morale, by "releasing" workers, closing down shops, cutting "unnecessary" expenses...all to artificially (and temporarily) increase the share price so they can cash out.

Welcome to Trump's Amerika.

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President Trump tweets from insecure Android, security boffins roll eyes

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@Pen-y-gors -- Re: 'not the most powerful man in the world'

Pity it's happened at a time when the Prez is quite a few olives short of a pizza.

Nice! Have an upvote.

Although the metaphor I was thinking was quite a few olives short of a martini...but yours will work fine.

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Lock him up!

After all, isn't that the Trump-supported penalty for using a non-sanctioned server for communications while holding federal office?

Sauce. Goose. Gander. Fuckhead.

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Trump signs 'no privacy for non-Americans' order – what does that mean for rest of us?

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Re: Agencies shall, to the extent consistent with applicable law

You're not from this side of the pond, are ya?

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@Big John -- Re: Yet ANOTHER Trump story?

How can anyone with an IQ above room temperature write anything about Herr Lügenfüher that doesn't carry the strong implication if not outright stating that the man is a lying sack of shit, and a fucking moron?

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Welcome to the Wipe House: President Trump shreds climate change, privacy, LGBT policies on WhiteHouse.gov

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@dalethorn (sigh) -- Re: @dalethorn

You wanna know what a fascist is? It's you, who spew with zero informative content. Troll, accuse, disinform. That's what bad guys do.

No, Sehr Geehrte Ignoramus, here is what a fascist is (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascist):

Definition of fascism

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often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

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: a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control (early instances of army fascism and brutality — J. W. Aldridge)

Sorry, no "Alternative facts" here.

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@dalethorn (again )-- Re: The *people*

Yeah, and I'm-a the Pope.

No, you're not the Pope1. Just a hopeless Rube.

1 For which millions, if not billions, of Roman Catholics worldwide will be eternally grateful....

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@dalethorn

We won, and we the people now rule.

So please, @dalethorn, explain to the benighted majority, exactly what did "we" win? The ability to make racist, misogynistic, homophobic, religiophobic, hateful slurs at anybody we please at the top of our lungs? To bully without regret? To engage in delicate foreign policy in 140-character soundbites? To lie whenever it feeds our all-to-sensitive egos? (Isn't that the definition of "snowflake"?) To return women to second-class citizenship?

And what "People" are ruling? Everybody who has been nominated for a cabinet post is a multi-100-millionaire (or more), There are 5...no wait..now 6 Ex-Goldman-Sachs-ers in the upper echelons or the new Administration. Denizens of the "swamp" your boy "promised" to drain, are now swimming in the administration's swimming pool. Are these the "we" you're on about? If so, the I heartily extend my middle finger to you, since you are of the same class of douchebag that they are.

Maybe you're just pissed that Herr Lügenführer didn't pick you for one of those "advisory" positions....

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder at work

It's unclear whether Trump recognizes the constitutional limits that exist on a president's power and what powers Congress holds – or maybe he does and doesn't care, so long as he receives populist applause at every event.

It's the latter. Count on it.

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Lord of the Dance set to deliver high kicks at Trump’s big ball

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Trump a "working-class hero"

Puh-LEEEZE

What crap is that you're reading? (Noticed that there was no attribution for that warm, steaming heap you allegedly copied from ... someplace. And no, I'm not about to try that link, either...no telling where that's been.)

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@Big John -- Re: Ah, well

Revisionist history much?

I guess the Enchilada Restaurant Meeting wasn't a "protest" in your mind (such as it is) because TV cameras we're there watching? Or because the color of the participants skin was a uniform shade of pale? Oh...prolly because there weren't any slogans hand-painted on signs. That's gotta be it.

I see you've got that Lügenführer thing down pat, like a good little apparatchik.

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Re: Hyper-partisans

He's been denying from the day after the election that he lost the popular vote, calling it a "landslide" win, and an "historic" win [yes, it IS historic, but not in a good way, being one of five times the president LOST the popular vote].

Including, not-so-coincidentally, the last two Republican presidents.

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Google harvests school kids' web histories for ads, claims its Mississippi nemesis

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That's not even funny.

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Flight 666 lands safely in HEL on Friday the 13th

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Re: The Omen! I

First, they came for the comedians....

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@The First Dave -- Re: Well, it didn't crash...

Of course it didn't crash - the son of satan was on board!

No he wasn't. He was in Trump Tower, where you can usually find him.

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China to Donald Trump: Twitter diplomacy 'undesirable'

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Actually it's more like, "Jinah".

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@ Steve Davies 3 -- Re: Trump : Only a bit of an arse?

As they say: From your mouth to Ghod's ear.

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There is a real easy way to put a stop this this:

Just stop listening to this twats...er...twits...er......tweets. (I'm taking to you, U.S. news media....)

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Ham-fisted: Chap's radio app killed remotely after posting bad review

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@Mage -- Re: Crapware

Skype: To eBay then Microsoft. (P.S. you CAN block the adverts and get rid of home screen)

What is the magic incantation to do that?

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Stupid law of the week: South Carolina wants anti-porno chips in PCs that cost $20 to disable

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Re: Fake news or American news?

There's a difference?

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Re: Where do we find these numpties

The Republican Party.

Next question?

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If you bought a dildo in Denver, the government must legally be told

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@ Sir Runcible Spoon -- Re: Buying the Koran

Most people don't even know the difference between Shia and Sunni Muslims.

Specifically applies to your bog-standard Republican; e.g. Duh-beyew, "I don't know what I don't know" Rumsfeld, Cheeeeeney, Der Orangeführer, and any of his newly appointed minions.

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Re: Obligated

Start with the usual suspect, "irregardless"....

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Re: Exhibit 2 of 237

You two, show us the original quotes, or STFU. Your versions bear little resemblance to reality.

That's so typical of the prove-the-negative approach to facts that is endemic in the Drumpf Reich "administration"

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The trick here appears to be...

Given the Trump administration's willingness to go beyond what has been normally regarded as any red line, it is not inconceivable that anyone who purchases, say, a copy of the Koran could be placed on a watchlist.

If that is what is going to be the New World OrderTM, then the trick appears to be for everyone to get themselves on a watchlist. Maybe several times. 300 million+ entries. Overload the system. They can't watch all of us...

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Moscow says writing infrastructure attack code is a thought crime

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Do as I say, not as I do...

Never did like that pap when my Mom said that; I really don't like it when Mother Russia says it.

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The UK's Investigatory Powers Act allows the State to tell lies in court

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@ TRT --

It is always legal to quote statute in a court of law. Though any barrister that keeps doing so will quickly find themselves running out of work.

I doubt that any defense (or defence) barrister would find him/herself out of work if s/he were to make a habit out of this.

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Welcome to "justice"...

...in the post-Trump era.

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And with one stroke, Trump killed the Era of Slacktivism

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@ cambsukguy -- Re: Oh, Puh-LEEEZE!

OH, and don't forget the myriad number of filibusters...more filibusters in Obama's first term than in the entire rest of the history of the Republic.

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Re: Oh, Puh-LEEEZE!

But I'm told (by people who were there) [...]

Really? Told by whom? Barack Obama? Hillary? Herr Drumpf? Jeff Sessions? Some guy in West Penumbra, Montana? And where is "there"? At the restaurant where the "conspiracy" as you so dismissively call it, was hatched? In the Congressional Page's locker room? In NBC News's London office? In West Penumbra, Montana?

I was (and still am, unfortunately) here, in a Central Midwestern state. So I am "there". I know about the Restaurant Meeting. You don't. (You still have a chance to read up on it, but it appears you're not interested in learning about something that goes counter to you predefined notions. You'd make a perfect Trump voter.)

Like the man said, you're entitled to your own opinion, but you're not entitled to your own facts. And you can stop me in believing in conspiracies, but you cannot stop me from believing in facts.

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@Bombastic Bob -- Re: net neutrality

/me wonders if I'll set a new personal downvote record with THIS post

Prolly not...but that won't stop me from doing my part.

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Oh, Puh-LEEEZE!

A more confident political left that believes in achieving lasting change through political persuasion, alliances, and building popular support has been MIA in recent years.

Andrew, being not from these parts, you can be excused for not properly understanding what has happened here in the last 8 years. But please understand, it wasn't America's left that convened the infamous "Restaurant meeting"1.

1 Oh, dear...you probably don't know what the "Restaurant meeting" was, either. You do have some catching up to do.

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Trump has promised to “cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama” the day he takes office.

Not much to do then. Carry on...nothing to see here.

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The hated Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will soon be dead. Yay?

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Re: Never let shambolic panels to replace your judiciary

Welcome ChrisPv, to our little KaffeeKlatsch!

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@ Gene Cash

As it turns out, Trump did bust Ford's chops for moving to Mexico

Ooooh, scary. Herr Drumpf whining to a Ford Motor executive. I'll bet that sent him shivering in fear so much he spilled some of his Scotch. Or not....

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No, Kieran...

Trump also views the movement of people into the US in solely a negative light. He has threatened to undermine the J-1 and H-1B visa system that pulls foreign workers into America, equating it to illegal immigration, which he also equates to potential terrorism. Corporations view such systems very differently – as a vital route to bring in the best people.

No, Kieran, the J-1 and (especially) the H-1B visa system is a way for Corporatists to bring people no more (and often less) qualified than indigenous folks, and pay them slave wages to depress the job and wage market domestically. (To be fair, that was probably not what it was designed to do, but that's what it has become, and what it has been for over 20 years now.)

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Mac administrators brace for big changes to Apple-powered fleets

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@ Coward -- Re: cue...

System Admins would freak, however, as they love a good bit of custom code. Yes, this would tighten what you can / can't do, but if you have issues with this, you need to take a step back and ask yourself if it's truly necessary.

That's a pithy little toothsome morsel, which indicates that you are not an admin. Yes, it may be true that some admins like to do touchy-feely things that are unnecessary and are primarily for the purpose of member-measuring. But one thing that you can be assured of (and that overarching tech firms need to be constantly reminded of) is that the user knows what s/he needs to do better than you do, and that said user is also smarter than you. Stated another way, as I constantly yell at my machine, "Stop helping! You're not smart enough to help!"

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China passes new Cybersecurity Law – you have seven months to comply if you wanna do biz in Middle Kingdom

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Re: Really?!?

I will agree that users need to be told that they have been hacked is a good one. there is an exception to every rule, which is why I asked for 2. I cannot agree that "All security incidents must be reported to a central government register" is a good idea, simply because the Government (in general, but the PRC gov't specifically) cannot be trusted to manage this information effectively. And the reason they cannot be trusted (one reason, anyway) is that third thing, ""Persons who are directly in charge and other directly responsible personnel" can be fined up to RMB100,000 ($14,760) apiece for failure to comply." I have a very hard time thinking that giving the Government such a cudgel can be a good thing.

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Really?!?

Iain Thompson writes:

In many ways there are a lot of good ideas in the Chinese government's new laws, and ordinary internet users haven't lost more than they all ready had.

Really? Please enlighten we benighted masses by naming two such "good ideas". Or would doing so run you afoul of your Sino overlords?

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FBI's Clinton email comedown confirms it could have killed the story in a canter

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@ Ian Michael Gumby -- Re: Like the alleged 'shooter' at the Trump rally

The reason you see Trump winning is that there is a large percentage of people willing to vote for Trump that won't openly talk about it. Don't believe me?

No, I don't. Not any more than I believe your personal savior, Herr Orangeführer Drumpf

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Twitter yanks data feeding tube out of police surveillance biz

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Cynic_999 -- Re: Missing an opportunity

Sorry, but no. No one should have to pay extortion to have their privates remain private.

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@ Oh Homer -- Re: Oxymoron

No, it is correct as written. The relation is false unless both terms are true.

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Observation and collection of information is an essential part of policing. Running over unarmed protesters with a UAV or hosing them down with water cannon - not so much. Unless you are in Pinochet's ChileHerr Drumpf's post-apocalyptic America of course.

There...FTFY

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Blighty's National Pupil Database has been used to control immigration

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Erm...wha'?

Nick Gibb, minister for School Standards, covered his ass/arse by stating:

There are currently no plans to share the data with other government departments [...]

Run, Forrest, Run!

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FCC slams Comcast with largest-ever fine for a cable company

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@ Gray -- Re: All of this whining (whinging)...

When is Bastille Day, again...?

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If we can't fix this printer tonight, the bank's core app will stop working

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@ Peter Gathercole -- Re: Some time ago...

Thank you, Peter, for that walk down Memory Ln.

Here's to you! ---->

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VW Dieselgate engineer sings like a canary: Entire design team was in on it – not just a few bad apples, allegedly

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Re: Everything has a wire somewhere

It would be too difficult to convince the current set of morons in Congress that there could be such a thing as "wireless fraud"

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