* Posts by Potemkine

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We're spying on you for your own protection, says NSA, FBI

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"pas vu, pas pris"

Who is not seen is not caught.

So again, many thanks Mr. Snowden.

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30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police 'data breach'

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the firm has since forged very close links with a number of UK police forces

Now police has just have to find who extracted illegally the data to give/sell them to that firm

A Met press officer did not immediately respond to our questions, saying that the key person responsible was on leave.

Ok, that may not be that easy then...

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Ex-West Ham winger charged twice over cybershenanigans

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Ah, football...

Romans had Circus Games, we have Football to calm the Plebe: a spectacle played by stupid people, watched by stupid people, for the enrichment of cupid people.

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Stop asking people for their passwords, rights warriors yell at US Homeland Security

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Brilliant!

I guess with such a move TSA will catch a lot of terrorists, at least all the ones who cheated by answering 'no' to the question 'do you intend to attack the US?' (they bastards).

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Idiots are taking over

Considering the ever increasing number of Idiots In Office™ polluting Governments worldwide this century

We've got the politicians we deserve. If more and more Idiots are elected, it tells a lot about the evolution of the average intellectual level of the standard voters.

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Silicon Valley tech CEO admits beating software engineer wife, offered just 13 days in the clink

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Beating a woman is infamy

Too many times authorities (worldwide) don't do the job when it comes to stop domestic abuses. I guess that when true sex equality will be achieved this might change... With all the paleolithic men still around there's a long way to go.

Fein told the Daily Beast that Rastogi did not object to the deal with he outlined it to her

I guess he has a written proof of the victim's consent to prosecution reduction, hasn't he?

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NetAdmin challenge: Go to Mars, connect a rover, orbiter and three bases

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Re: Hmmmm

KSP

Kentucky Sucked Pigeons? ^^

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Oh snap! UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls June election

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1PTP SUX

Whatever the winner, (s)he will be chosen by a minority of voters. How could (s)he have any democratic legitimacy when a majority of voters oppose that choice by voting for somebody else?

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Debian bins keys assigned to arrested Russian contributor

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Sticking to old habits

Deporting people who disagree in Siberia is second nature for russian politically motivated puppets judges.

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Drupal sci-fi sex scandal deepens: Now devs spank Dries over Gor bloke's banishment

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Re: It's interesting that some higly disturbed people...

He who hates vices hates mankind.

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Sysadmin 'trashed old bosses' Oracle database with ticking logic bomb'

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Putting at the stake

I'm always surprised to read the full name of someone who wasn't condemned yet. What about presumption of innocence?

Also, it seems we lack information about the motives: why would have this guy do this after so many years being employed by this company? What is the untold part of that story?

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NASA agent faces heat for 'degrading' moon rock sting during which grandmother wet herself

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Pay to live and live to pay

Is there any other country dubbing itself as 'civilized' where doctors can make a diagnosis by calling your bank? "You've got no money, then you are not ill".

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'Tech troll' sues EFF to silence 'Stupid Patent of the Month' blog. Now the EFF sues back

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So Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan wasn't enough?

Since when throwing bombs solve problems?

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All ready for that Easter holiday? Here's a mild MySQL security bug

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Name change

Instead of Oracle, I suggest "Debacle", it would be less deceptive.

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'Nobody's got to use the internet,' argues idiot congressman in row over ISP privacy rules

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there's no point for democracy when ignorance is celebrated

Most worrying, that guy has been elected and will be probably again, and that tells a lot about the intellectual capacities of his voters.

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Three indicted over sex trafficking operation run on Backpage.com

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Re: Suppressing prostitution never works

Prostitutes are not the problem: pimps are.

How many prostitutes have no choice and are forced to prostitute themselves? Most studies say that around 90% of prostitutes are under the "protection" of pimp, when only 10% are free.

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Chen faces additional charges regarding the use of force, fraud and coercion, and faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum of life

15 years would be a light sentence for that slave driver.... There would be some kind of Justice if he discovers in jail what it is to be on the other side of sex trafficking.

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No more IP addresses for countries that shut down internet access

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Devil may be in the details

But it seems nonetheless a good idea, which should be extended Worldwide.

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As you stare at the dead British Airways website, remember the hundreds of tech staff it laid off

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Let's rejoice!

It's not often that true Justice is served on Earth.

IT is too often seen as a cost, a nuisance, something that has to be eradicated, at least outsourced... and then everything falls apart, and it's still because of IT. Isn't life wonderful?

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Cowardly Microsoft buries critical Hyper-V, WordPad, Office, Outlook, etc security patches in normal fixes

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Flash? Ahaaaaaaaahh !

Flash delenda est!

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Spanish cops snatch suspected top spammer as US moves against Kelihos botnet

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Lock him down

throw the key and good riddance.

. It's not clear if this was down to the story being unsubstantiated

Since when it's a reason for RT to drop a story??

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Who really gives a toss if it's agile or not?

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"once-in-a-lifetime opportunity"

Taking so much money when giving so few in return is indeed such an opportunity.

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Boeing 737 turns 50

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All those variants have added up to 9,448 shipments, making it the world's most popular airliner

I thought it was the DC-3 with 16,079 produced?

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Shadow Brokers crack open NSA hacking tool cache for world+dog

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How many FSB/SVR tools revealed by Shadow Brokers?

None AFAIK. No surprise there from a russian proxy.

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Re: "wake of a chemical weapons attack on civilians"

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti?

Oh, wait, we've killed this one.

Certainly not for having gazed Iraqi people!

His fate was sealed because of oil, not because of his blatant violations of human rights.

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Re: "Assad is a doctor"

were the chemicals stockpiled and released by conventional bombs

BS. If you bomb sarin ammo you destroy them.

Also, the way the gas was dispersed shows that military-grade chemical weapons were used.

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Re: "wake of a chemical weapons attack on civilians"

Why do it now when he is winning the civil war?

Several reasons:

- He wants to show he can do whatever he wants in Syria without consequences for him

- Terror is a tool widely used by the Syrian regime

He is not a fool and understands western culture and values.

Absolutely, he is not a fool but a bloody bastard who knows well that among western culture and values there is plenty room for cowardice and turning a blind eye. WTF, the Assad family regularly massacres its own people for decades and they are still in place.

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Google fumes after US Dept of Labor accuses ad giant of lowballing pay for women

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It seems there is a tendency for members of US administration to make serious accusations without providing the slightest proof justifying these accusations.

In some countries making false accusations can drag you in front of a court. What about the US?

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An echo chamber full of fake news? Blame Google and Facebook, says Murdoch chief

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News corp.

It's good to have an enlightened opinion of such a specialist about fake news.

Just an example: Damned lies, News Corp and Manus Island refugees

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Customer satisfaction is our highest priority… OK, maybe second-highest… or third...

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Et merde!

my data connection switched automatically from 4G to the café's Wi-Fi

Maybe the shit starts here, with a mobile provider who takes the most from its customers by making 4G use limited or expensive, forcing you to use Wi-Fi to save some of your previous 4G bandwidth...

This side of the channel we begin to have very interesting offers with unlimited 4G for 20 € / months: no need to rely on crappy Wi-fi :woot!:

For the latter problem, I remember a sign seen in toilets I'll try to translate: "You're too pretentious: go one step forward, it's shorter than you think".

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Twitter sues US govt to protect 'Department of Immigration employee' who doesn't like Trump

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Thanks for the Streisand effect

Read somewhere else:

Followers for this account before DHS request: 32,000

Followers after DHS request: over 125,000 now.

Well done DHS to help spreading real news!

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Ex-IBMer sues Google for $10bn – after his web ad for 'divine honey cancer cure' was pulled

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Re: They walk amongst us

Personally I'm not convinced by the theory, but many people report positive outcomes.

The same with Voodoo, witchcraft and astrology....

Homeopathy is a scam, when scientifically evaluated it doesn't get better results than the placebo effect:

Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effects? Comparative study of placebo-controlled trials of homoeopathy and allopathy.

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Crafty Fokker: Norfolk surgeon builds Red Baron triplane replica

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"the relatively primitive rotary engines of the day were only capable of around 110hp"

If around 1917, allied warplanes had more powerful rotary engines (130 HP for the Camel), they were also fitted with V-shaped engines like the Hispano-Suiza 8Be (220 HP). Germans were also using inline engines, like the Mercedes D.III (160 HP)

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Facebook's going to block revenge smut with AI. Or humans. Or both

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Re: "revenge"

"I don't see a problem: revenge doesn't imply a justification."

How I get it, "revenge" is a reaction to an action presumed offensive: somebody seeking revenge considers having being victim of an aggressive behavior, revenge is a kind of justification.

then it is liable to be humiliating to your ex-girlfriend, but I'm not sure exactly how illegal it should be.

Revenge Porn can kill:

Brazilian 17-Year-Old Commits Suicide After Revenge Porn Posted Online

Italian prosecutor vows to arrest those who ‘incited’ Tiziana Cantone’s suicide

'Revenge porn' victim considered suicide after ex-boyfriend posted naked picture of her on Facebook

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"revenge"

We shouldn't give the bastards doing this the benefice of calling their unspeakable behavior "revenge", it could suggest they could have been justified to do so.

One has to find a better term than "revenge porn". I suggest "lynching porn" instead.

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Scottrade admits server snafu blabbed 20,000 customer files to world

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Culture of accountability

Genpact: key offices in New York City, but headquarters in Hamilton, Bermuda. Also among the “Top 25 Best Companies to Work For”... in India.

It tells a lot about what Genpact is.

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Stop us if you've heard this: Cisco Aironet has hard-coded passwords

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Conspirationnist Theory

I know that we shouldn't attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity, but to this point, one has to wonder...

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Everything's fine, says Cylance, as 'one in five' workers given the boot

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Biggest problems with Cylance Products

We lack of independent testings. Presentation are impressive, but who would be fool enough to buy a product just because of the presentation? ^^

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Mac Pro update: Apple promises another pricey thing it will no doubt abandon after a year

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"a handpicked group of favored journalists"

I guess El Reg wasn't invited? ^^

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Goodbye, cruel world! NASA's Cassini preps for kamikaze Saturn dive

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Crashing our junk in somebody else's backyard...

... is typically a human attitude ^^

Congrats for Cassini and Huygens teams, who offered us so many emotions and expanded our knowledge of our neighborhood. One thousand Thanks!

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Webcam sex blackmailer faces extradition to Canada to stand trial for bullied teen's suicide

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How many will have to die?

" it looks as though the blackmailer and abuser is going to spend most of the rest of his life behind bars". Good. That bastard deserves it.

Cyber bullying is a more serious problem than told by the media, which is the only way to have our politicians acting on the subject. 'Referring adults' (parents, teachers, educators...) have also to do their job and take their part, by communicating, by educating, by controlling teenagers' use of communication media: it's a wild world out there.

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McAfee is McAfee again, promises security with kum ba yah

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McAfee, again!

I was indeed spammed by McAfee yesterday, some PR BS; TLDR anyway.

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Alabama man gets electrocuted after sleeping with iPhone

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Too bad

He was that close to get the Darwin award, what a pity

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Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly

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$ 391,000,000,000

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter with a half-million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people"

What could have been done for $ 391,000,000,000?

And moreover for something so wrong: F-35 can never ever replace the A-10, unless F-35 pilots like to follow the Kamikaze path...

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Yee-hacked! Fired Texan sysadmin goes rogue, trashes boot business

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"Suspecting the obvious, the IT director investigated Venzor's work email account and found he had emailed a document to his private email address"

When someone is so stupid, he really deserves to get caught...

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Stop us if you've heard this one before: IBM sheds more workers – this time, tech sales

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Re: A definite recipe for success

PLEASE don't give IBM execs more ideas for cuts, because they will probably use them.

I've got an idea for them: cut execs! ^^

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Definitions

Loyalty: what a company asks its collaborators but never gives in return.

Resource: expendable flesh-based item

IBM: going lower for the last 30 years, has reached now the 4th circle of Hell.

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Re: I have sympathy, but...

This should be anything but a shock.

True, how someone working for a big company couldn't expect to be treated like shit at one moment or another?

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Is this a solution to Trump signing away your digital privacy? We give Invizbox Go a go

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Welcome in the Happy World of Care Bears

whether you trust a company that has no interest in protecting your privacy vs. your trust in a company whose existence is dependent on doing just that.

Trusting a company? Muahahahahahha!

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Time to make up: Realtime collaboration comes to Excel

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FAIL

Clouds. Dark ones.

Was the functionality already here for years or not? Whatever the answer, it shows how functionalities are difficult to use and access in MS Products. Obscurity, complexity, making half of the job, all these words fit very well with whatever tools makes Microsoft.

For the one used to work with G Drive apps, working with MS is like going back in the dark ages when programs were made by IT people for IT people, and screw the typical user who does not think like aforementioned IT people.

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