* Posts by RhetoricComment

8 posts • joined 9 Jan 2014

UK carrier Three in network-wide ad-block shock

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Today Adverts tommorow the World

So they will start by blocking "Irrelevant and excessive mobile ads" then they will block "Irrelevant and excessive" content then they could introduce tiered pricing and throttling for allowable content and in several easy steps, they have destroyed Net Neutrality. I hate adverts but the solution is not a provider trying to control what is relevant and acceptable and what is not - tools already exist for that and we get opportunities to opt in or out as we want.

Nest defends web CCTV Cam amid unstoppable 24/7 surveillance fears

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Alien

Re: Downtime

I'd like to complain on behalf of the Lizard Mothership occupants and all other non human life-forms here on your Mostly Harmless world. We are getting a bad press - we don't do these things to you - we don't need to - you are perfectly capable of being your own worst enemies.

Hey, Facebook – these are the new Like buttons you should have used

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Meh

Where is the face palm

I'll use the passive aggressive icon for this - lol

Sunday Times fires off copyright complaint at Snowden story critics

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WTF?

More a case of what can we distract everyone with

Shirley a case of "Don't look there - look here!" After all who wants to consider the apparent ease the Chinese got the HR files and the SF86's of everyone in the US government. Much better to blame Snowden for any damages.

Increased gov spy powers are NOT the way to stay safe against terrorism

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Re: an act of God

"God created Man in His image, with free will and intelligence."

Unfortunately most people use their free will to not apply their intelligence to any given situation

What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

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Re: Point or order doodz!

"Re: Point or order doodz!

Adams wasn't wrong (paraprrase:) A [politician]'s job isn't to weild power, but to draw attention away from it."

Have an upvote and my name to "the list"

Emma Watson should 'shut up, all this abuse is her OWN FAULT'

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Are comments on comments metadata

In which case we're all fair game for NSA and GCHQ as "the NSA and GCHQ have 'only' been collecting metadata"

For my next trick I shall prove Black is White and get killed on a Zebra crossing

@CheesyTheClown

Oh and as for Emma I would be proud if she were my daughter, good degree, lots of money, standing up for what she believes is right, but I'd forbid her from marrying any Cheesy Clowns

Time travellers outsmart the NSA

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Re: On wonders ...

Maybe the timetravellers funded the research as an ironic joke. As a side effect they also managed to send a message to their home time saying help we are stuck here without any scientists realising what was happening and therefore preserving the time line unless someone posts a message such as this.

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