At least one thing has been demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt; those who suggested it would be easy for the Ecuadorian government to make him a diplomat, thus making his escape easy, have been proven wrong; it requires the approval the Court of St James, and this will not be forthcoming. They must let him go or put up with him until he leaves the building in a box.
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Re: Here's a question
It was tried once; someone tried to kidnap an African politician.This ended in tears ISTR.
Re: 30 per cent faster
Giorgio says noscript will be out by the end of the week. He's revised his target once already, so we will see.
"Yes, in 2003, Windows turned 20 years old."
Nonsense. Windows 2 was released on 09.12.1987, and I can remember using it before 1993, which is the date you give in your article. You can find the dates in the archives. As for Windows 1x, it was released on 10.11.1985.
Daily Telegraph article: "'Bitcoin is broken', researchers warn". I've forgotten how to do html tags, so this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10430079/Bitcoin-is-broken-researchers-warn.html
There have been other such warnings, and JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon said the currency is a "fraud" that will blow up. This too from the register, which used strike through html to voice the opinion that it's a Ponzi scheme: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/11/bitcoin_currency_meltdown/
I still feel sorry for the poor bloke who hadn't backed his bitcoin savings up, put his PC/HD on the tip by mistake, and lost millions. I bet he doesn't drink Carling Black label.
Re: Or maybe they still couldn't make a case against him even with Blairs extradition law
It's easy to agree with you, except it's more than gift wrapping; "would you like him roped to a barrel, ready lubed with a satsuma in his mouth?" (Anyone remember Steven Milligan?)
Re: @The idiot... you really don't get it...
Yes, correct, and you have more patience than me. As for the posts complaining that he should have been held and tried here, nonsense; he went to the US and the US is where he's a suspect. It is nothing to do with being sneaky. Had they not known would it have made any difference?
The title "psychologist" is in the USA and the UK protected; there is no such thing as a "social psychologist", though there are people who study social psychology. Furthermore, Damore's document is not as black and white as you contend and, in addition, we are psychobiologically different. It is odious to label Damore as thinking in terms of black and white, when the psychobiology of sexually dimorphic non sexual behaviours does indicate spectra in various dimensions of human behaviour.
I note that you appear to be a right on Los Angeles author, possibly pulled in for entertainment value, but you are merely an idiot specialising in egregious silliness. Sit on the naughty step until you have grown up. As you sit there read up on sexually dimorphic non sexual behaviours, also read the literature showing differences in the neuroanatomy of females vs males. For example, the pre optic bulb of the anterior hypophysis in males has smaller nuclei that are greater in number to the female variant, where (obviously) the nuclei are larger and fewer in number. You would benefit from looking at experimental work at the phenomenal level by, e.g., Corcoran et al. who found that females are better than males in a silent 'e' checking task; IOW they detected more silent instances of the letter 'e' in text that was presented to them.
In 'socialist' East Germany, before the reunification, Günther Dörner carried out a vast amount of research on the matter. It ranged from the greater musculature and aggression of males, through to reproductive behaviours (e.g. how some females of some species adopt the 'lordosis' postion prior to and during copulation), and caused a great deal of opprobrium (though it has to be said that his idea of neurosurgery to 'cure' homosexuality didn't help) from politically correct twits such as yourself, who cannot swallow the truth and have to misrepresent it by dint of PC psychobabble. The Canada based philosopher, Michael Ruse, wrote a great deal on the subject that is worth a long calm read.
At the more gross level you will find that while dogs cock and, shall we for the sake of robo mod call them 'lady dogs', squat. It is clear, from the macular to the molar level that there are sexually dimorphic non sexual behavioural differences, and the more recent research showing that males have more effective hippocampal 'place' cells (sense of place in a location) than females adds to the lore.
To use a phrase from Californian psychobabble, do go and "have a swim in lake you".
Jihadi John, the man who was harassed by authorities until he broke and turned into what the authorities accused him of being.
Unlikely, though it is the myth put about by the like of CAGE. What is more likely is that the severe blow to his head damaged his frontal lobe on that side with the consequences that are well known, including psychopathy. Hence the brutal and terrifying deaths of so many innocent civilians in the desert, whose well being you conveniently skate over with your weak argument. Moreover, even without evidence of cranial trauma, it is necessary to ask what his premorbid condition was prior to being recruited, it being highly abnormal that a supposedly 'beautiful' 'gentle' young man would turn into a psychopathic murder, or do you claim that there was absolutely nothing deeply pathological about his behaviour?
To attribute his bestial violence to investigations by the authorities is, to put it kindly, utter piffle. Many untruths have been told about their interventions. The British int & sy services were checking and approaching all individuals showing the same signs of interest in terrorism, because failure to do so in the past led to people's throats being slit, tall buildings falling, buses and tube trains exploding, and British soldiers heads being removed on the streets of their home country.
Your claim represents to me the most odious and truth avoiding of inflammatory political correctness, and it is the sort of loaded disingenuousness that has led to young girls suffering in Rotherham, never mind the vicious deaths of people like Ken Bigley, who sought only to do good, for whom even the murderous Al Qaeda spoke defensively.
As an ex soldier who was treated very badly in this way by civvies from the politically correct wing of society the only apposite thing that I can say is that I hope you never rely on British service personnel to haul your arse from out of the fire. Because I know they will be as reluctant to help you as you have been to admit the truth.
 It being a recorded fact, backed up by statements from his age cohort that his personality changed from that moment on.
He doesn't cooperate to an illegal extent, and therefore gets charged.
One of his colleagues (Qureshi) described the murderer Mohammed Emwazi who beheaded innocents as "extremely gentle, kind” and a “beautiful young man", so I'll take his innocence and that of all of them with an extremely large sack of salt.
Mr Assange's "work"? Let's remember that Assange was prosecuted and found guilty on (AIR) 17 counts, including breaking into an Australian police computer to monitor their investigations into him for breaking into Pentagon air force computers. Assange was told that he would next time be given a term in prison, which is precisely what should have happened in the first place. However, Assange clearly learned from this and ensured that his dabs have (thus far) not been found on the packages. Whilst I'm about it, when he was in the UK his behaviour toward women (as reported by a journalist no less, whose g/f/whatever Assange seduced) is in line with the profile that he has generated from the start. As I type these lines I also remember Assange's 16 year old 'partner', the one who bore his son. It all adds up into a very interesting profile.
Yes. He's whining about it right now on the radio; when in the UK behave according to the laws, no matter what you think of them. I want him to receive the same treatment that any other individual would in this country.
Re: The real issue here is that Microsoft stopped has patching XP
Thank you Mage; user training and impulse control. I've never fallen for this kind of crap, and I don't let my guard down.
Last night on BBC Radio 4 news I head that the NHS IT organisation warned trusts of the risks if they did not deploy the patch to protect them against this very thing; they were arned, but why the hell are people still opening attachments and clicking on links? My mother made this mistake once, in 1998, and has not done so since. If someone of her age can be immune so can NHS staff.
Prisoners built two PCs from parts, hid them in ceiling, connected to the state's network and did cybershenanigans
Re: Hats off to them...
They are probably the kind of asshat that breaks into innocent people's bank accounts and other facilities. So no, and I hope the people concerned pull their act together and protect at least people like me (for you the salutory lesson of losing all of the money in your bank account will be good) from these creatures.
It is not funny. It is not admirable, and I'd like to know what the offender profiles are for those concerned.
Re: Ecuadorian Embassy - 13 Reviews: **
You missed the bit about "poor hygiene", as reported by the girlies in Iceland. ;-)
Easy; spike his warm drink, wait until sleeping, put him at the bottom of the stairs, let the Met deal with him. He was sleep walking. Hasta la vista, Julie.
Re: Email snafu
Speaking of email size.. ..in 1997 I received my first big spam. It was from a fool in Earthlink who put recipients on the CC: line rather than the BCC: line. It was fecking huge. I had a 56k modem by that time, but it took a long time to DL. More than an hour. I later found a POP3 scanner after that and took to deleting mail first. These were the days when Demon insisted users put their REAL email address in Usenet From: lines. Unbefeckinlievable.
Re: Enquiring minds want to know..
Arr harr. and they nuggest make good grapeshot me hearty.
Ah, but Steve Jobs did bring something new to the iPhone; Pixie dust, which he spread liberally at his 'shows'; the world was hypnotised and could not see that Steve was in the nick.
Re: DNC - Remove the mote from your own eye
Yes, and Yeltsin chose Putin. Sheesh.
"Can't blame the journalist for asking about it, but somewhat ruined an otherwise interesting interview for me."
Oh, I dunno; it's always interesting to poke a festering sore to see how much pus there is therein. The journalist may have done this at the CIA's request. Black helicopter icon for the sake of Julie's paranoia.
Re: Not quite....
"Assange is trapped."
Scorchio's corollary; when no obvious solution can be found, wait for your enemy to put his foot wrong. Julie is cracking too. :->
Re: Not such a big deal
"Exactly. If they weren't to do this they would lose the moral high ground."
The moral high ground? YMLT read up about Ecuador and morals. Their human rights and freedom of press record is dire, and they have no moral high ground at all.
Re: @AC The United States doesn't have enough power to influence Ecuador...
"Funny how the US couldn't do it, but the Clinton Mafia could."
The Clinton dynasty a thing worth reading about. I was disgusted to read that she knew a rapist she defended was guilty and that it 'put her off the polygraph' (not that any honest lawyer or forensic psychologist should entertain anything but a sceptical opinion), and there is for me some sort of an irony in the current situation.
Re: Put up or shut up
"He is clearly a flight risk so it's unlikely he'll be easily released from this obligation."
Indeed; he absconded the first time from Sweden, after hearing from his legal counsel that the Swedish police wanted to interview and charge him (the standard Swedish CJS procedure), he flew to this country.
Bearing in mind that a Wikileaks server is housed in Sweden, it was perhaps no surprise that he stated he was considering settling there. Suddenly he changed his view; Sweden was in fact a dispenser of 'banana republic' justice (never mind that it has to conform to the same gold standard as every EU country, as imposed by the EU), so he flew to this country.
The EAW protects him from extradition by any other power, it's built in that he can only be sent to the EU country issuing an EAW, so his protestations about going to the USA are null and void, thus his jumping bail also, and that was the second time this mendacious creature absconded.
Why the judge trusted him and allowed bail is beyond me, but this many has been favoured by so many politically naive and correct individuals from Robinson up and down, that I perhaps 'ought' not to be surprised,
"Julian who ?"
It's Julian [attention] who [re].
Ay thenk yaw.
Re: iPhone Case?
"Surely it looks like a very weird and specialist sex toy?"
It's sex Jim, but not as we know it.
Re: So turn off mobile data
"For a luddite like me, the privacy issue is unwelcome, but I can limit how much it affects me day to day. For those who believe they need mobile data on all the time, I suppose they'll need to put up with the interactive creepiness."
Your post is a fair summary of my feelings. They are beginning to make MS seem like a baby. It's tempting to use weather data, but the thought of being tracked is an uncomfortable one.
Re: Has SETI been taken over by the Greys?
"If so, we're doomed, doomed!"
Noooo, relax hum been; I Duddits!
Re: "He was found not guilty, therefore he is innocent"
"Not guilty does mean that the defendant was found innocent for the specific charge brought. That does not mean, nor can it mean, the person is blameless in everything they have done in life."
Nor does the fact that you and I can walk down the street, free of control orders, no restrictions at all, nor does this mean that we are innocent of anything at all.
Re: "He was found not guilty, therefore he is innocent"
"community psychiatric nurse notes said he had been sexually violent to past girlfriends and he was "not sure" if they had consented. He told her he needed women "to be scared" during sex or "I don't respond", the court heard." "
Oh, so a psychiatric nurse said it! It must be correct if the tool boy/girl of psychiatry says it! To section someone on a hospital order it takes two psychiatrists an approved social worker (in psychiatry), but for this a nurse will do.
Re: Should be part of their threat model
"Not warning users is a serious oversight."
Truly, but it is also vital for any user to check files they download, and I would say especially anything to do with Wikileaks, given their attitude to not redacting location information for Afghan informants and Assange's reasoning for this. I check anything I download with 3 packages I've installed. There are also the on line checkers for more paranoid people.
Re: Could someone please explain what the Crimes are....
Effectively, rape; sex by surprise was one of them. People have tried to say that in the UK this would not be a criminal offence, but various CJS worthies have stepped forward to attest that this is not the case. The most distressing part of it, for the women, is that he is alleged to have shagged them without a rubber. There have been a number of cases in Europe, particularly Germany, where people (including women) have been prosecuted for transmitting HIV under such circumstances. It is tantamount to murder, and I shake my head when I see people from the UK saying it doesn't matter. Clearly we have lost the tradition which, under Thatcher, saw a lot of education about protected vs unprotected sex.
In one of the cases the woman allegedly awoke to find Assange's dibber inside of her, and asked if he was wearing anything to which, again allegedly he replied "yes, you". Owing to a number of reports about his mating behaviours (including one where the cheeky toad walked off with a journalist's GF, pausing only to put up his fists) I have difficulty in trusting anything this man says. The Domscheidt-Berg episode, including the removal of sensitive information that could put lives at risk (after Assange made his contempt clear for those Afghan informants whose coordinates he made available) is an added facet, alongside which I remember that Assange received a substantial advance for his autobiography, and then pulled out of the affair, and kept the money.
I do not trust this man, not in any way at all. As for Snowden, I find it hard to believe that a network supervisor can think himself an informed arbiter in respect of the data he plundered, just as much as I am incredulous at the access this creature had. I do hope that US institutions take better care of their classified data, as with all institutions in all countries across the world, even Russia; by keeping some things secret they introduce an element of uncertainty that helps to keep their adversaries at arms length.
As Pat Condell often says, Peace.
"He's not been charged with anything. They just want to question him."
As has been repeatedly said, the Swedish procedure (and this is what the Swedish police had intended to do) is to 1) interview, 2) charge, 3) arrest. Strangely, after they had informed Assange's legal counsel of this he disappeared, whack-a-mole style, and he reappeared in the UK. His lawyer, in a British court resiled from his earlier claim that he'd not been in touch with him, because his mobile phone records showed that he had. This led the legal counsel's professional association to say they wanted to interview him. Shady bunch the lot of them. Anyhow, consistent with his absconding from Sweden, he broke bail and reappeared in the Ecuadorian embassy.
As far as skype is concerned, no; one of the most important things in interviewing a suspect is non verbal behaviour. It informs the interrogators and facilitates pursuit of evidence. There is a lot more than this, apart from the fact that Skype is out of jurisdiction. It sets a legal precedent which no one should do. For obvious reasons that I am sure I do not need to spell out, though I could point out the Ronnie Biggs scenario, and many others too.
Re: From the article...
"Perhaps the Swedes wanted to have some industrial - strength air freshener with them just in case, and the Ecuadorians weren't too keen on the idea."
No. Their legislation had to be amended to facilitate this but, in any case, he fled Swedish jurisdiction to a jurisdiction more likely to extradite to the US, having once said he intended to settle in Sweden. Moreover, the alleged offence was in their jurisdiction, he fled on finding out the Swedish CJS was about to follow procedure and 1) interview, 2) charge, 3) arrest him. His counsel claimed he'd not been in touch with him, but then coughed up to it in a British court, whereat his (Assange's counsel's) professional association said they intended to interview him.
This has been discussed so many times in these debates, why don't you search it out.
Re: He's on Ecuadorian Soil...
"He's on Ecuadorian Soil..."
No he is not. Read up on diplomatic privileges and property. It is not Ecuadorian soil.
Re: He's on Ecuadorian Soil...
"[,,,]Assange is not in the EU or the UK, he's on Ecuadorian Soil,
Not so, and this has been covered many times in Assange related debates.
Re: i know but...
"[...] does leaving europe take away the "european arrest warrant" that was what started this."
No it was not; Assange fled the Swedish jurisdiction when he discovered that he was about to be 1) interviewed, 2) charged and 3) arrested, per Swedish criminal justice procedures; the EAW came after he arrived in this jurisdiction, which is (you are absolutely correct if you think so) still obliged to honour the EAW until after Brexit is complete, which will be some time after article 50 is activated.
"what is the betting that those mugs who put up the money will be waiting in the nearest dark alley?"
Shorely shome mistake? Special Snowflakes don't jump people in dark alleys, do they?
"So, after 4 years of a swedish bureaucrat waving their dick
[...] I look forward to 10 years from now when I can watch the documentary and finally find out what the heck went on with this whole thing.[...]
Assange fled from their jurisdiction (which he should have been interviewed per Swedish procedure, if you read below), after his legal counsel had been advised the police wanted to interview him prior to charging him. Though his legal counsel denied having been in contact with him, he subsequently admitted this was not true in a British court, which led his professional association to declare they wished to interview him, the implication being that he must have tipped his client the wink, which wink precipitated his client's flight from Swedish justice. Later, back in the UK, Assange broke bail (put up by his 'friends'), and fled again, this time to the representative of the human rights abusing Ecuadorian government, where he's been for four years.
Inconsistencies have plagued Assange's arguments from the very start, and here we are; Assange claimed it was inhumane to put him in Wandsworth prison, and applied for bail, the British CJS, as if blissfully unaware that he was by definition at risk of absconding (because he did so from Sweden when facing the probability of arrest under the normal Swedish procedure of 1) interview then 2) charge and 3) arrest), gave him bail. As I say, Assange gratefully and inexplicably again vanished in a puff of smoking packets, and reappeared in the Ecuadorian embassy. I note ironically this must have been the biggest ftp operation since the equally second rate Lawnmower man.
In past times Assange indicated he wanted to settle in Sweden, apparently because it was liberal and actually housed a Wikileaks server. After he'd been advised of his status as a suspect in that fair country he declared it has banana republic standards of justice, whilst indicating he felt they'd extradite him to the US, mentioning capital punishment as a source of concern; it is the case that Sweden does not extradite to countries intending to apply capital punishment; so, having fled to the country most likely by virtue of a Tony Blair/US treaty to bend over for the US government and extradite him, then being subjected to a EAW (which means he cannot be extradited until the EAW is spent), he claimed he was at risk of extradition to the US from Sweden.
My opinion? Although it is an opinion I'll save the Reg any agony by expressing it, but you can surely tell what it is, owing to the way the facts stack up and my expressions of disbelief.
"Besides not answering Sweden's request, it now has a couch-cat hiding out in the embassy."
I hope he doesn't try to surprise his pussy in the night, that might be peenful.
Re: I have my summer house at a similar facility
"My summer house in Eastern Europe is[...]"
I fooz to 'spond to this obvus troool.
Re: Two steps forward...
"This is the Russian response to US plans to put an anti-ICBM launch site in Poland"
It has nothing to do with that. Emerging nuclear powers are the key here.
As to our new Russian 'friends', Russian espionage activity in the UK became even higher after the cold war. Russian military activity (e.g., Chechnyz) became elevated after the cold war. The cold war itself was punctuated by acts of savagery such as the attempts by countries in which the USSR/Russia had no rights at all to regain their freedom, stolen from them after WWII by the Russian monster.
Russia has been assassinating any form of opposition that it can since Putin's time (e.g., more than 65 journalists, the irredentist activities in Crimea and the attack on Ukraine, which remembers the loss of 8 millions during the holodomor), and Putin has explicitly said the Soviet union was a good thing, whilst also trying to rehabilitate the mass murderer (of some 30 millions), Stalin.
The Russian state Duma is packed out with Putin's choice of former KGB and FSB staff, including the assassin Lugovoi (who murdered Litvenenko, the former KBG Lt Col who was when employed by them charged with the task of investigating Putin's corruption), and Putin has rearranged the security and military in such a way that they are probably the most powerful and effective praetorian guard in history.
Do not believe Putin's revisionism, no matter who spouts it.
Re: Two steps forward...
"The relative size of the various players' economies have not changed in Russia's favor. What has changed to make the outcome different?"
The madness of a Kleptocrat?
Re: But what about the environment?
"The propellant certainly isn't very green..."
Ah, but the secret lies in the incineration process, you see!
Re: Weapons are used by criminals!
"Let's shut those factories down too"
Interestingly, somewhere in the mid to late 90s ISTR an American president designating PGP as "weapons grade" software. Now that the Graun et al. have disclosed the mechanisms with which intelligence has been gathered by US and probably UK agencies we see in response to these disclosures Al Q et al. using what that former president thought had the power of weaponry. It is a very difficult, a thorny problem, and I do not pretend to have an answer either way.
"When sorting out other people's laptops in a previous job, I used to take a certain amount of delight in the names people used for their "secret" pr0n folder. Easily my favourite was the one called "Culture"..."
Really? If you looked at mine you'd find \Art and culture, \Data security, \Hardware and home, \History, \Academic Web saves, \Baroque, and the Liszt goes on; if you look for pr0n you'll be very disappointed, because the directories genuinely describe the content, although perhaps articles about the Venus de Milo might border on classical pr0n. The pr0n debate has always left me cold, though I know of a friend and his wife who enjoy the stuff together. He showed me a sample that he had on his hard drive - before I fixed his creaking system for him - perhaps as a way of killing my curiosity, which he didn't need to do but, as a way of making my life easier I equipped him with a massive portable drive and drive imaging software, both on a bootable disc and in installable form.
I never had posters of women at home, on my bunk wall in the army or at school. I like to do the job rather than watch; call me old fashioned, but I prefer the gourmet taste of pussy than films of pussy pummelling. I suppose it takes all sorts, eh?
Anyhow, really what we're talking about is people taking responsibility for their own machines and information security - including Apple users! - for many reasons.
As an aside, one of my exes used to work for the now proprietor of the Daily Express. She used an Apple to stretch Henry the Horse's penis for one of this man's masturbation mags. The bone (pardon my unintended pun) of contention between the two of us was the Mac vs PC war. I knew that the Mac is crap, she thought it was good. Well, it was good for stretching dicks. <Shrug>