* Posts by Citizen of Nowhere

5 posts • joined 20 Mar 2019

UK cops blasted over 'disproportionate' slurp of years of data from crime victims' phones

Citizen of Nowhere

Re: Stop using that phone

>there were plenty of cases mentioned in the article where they already had the evidence they needed

This. There really is no excuse for blatant trawling, retention and divulgation (including to suspects' lawyers) of personal data, backed by intimidation of alleged victims (we may not prosecute if you do not let us take a phone dump and do what we like with it).

2001: Linux is cancer, says Microsoft. 2019: Hey friends, ah, can we join the official linux-distros mailing list, plz?

Citizen of Nowhere

From the article:

"Levin has indeed been an active member of the community. A glance at the changelog for the 5.0.15 Linux kernel is peppered with his sign-offs, often along with Greg Kroah-Hartman, a fellow at the Linux Foundation. It was therefore not surprising to see Kroah-Hartman vouch for Levin. Kroah-Hartman pointed out that Levin has full write permissions to the stable kernel trees..."

I don't hate US tech, snarls Euro monopoly watchdog chief – as Google slapped with €1.49bn megafine

Citizen of Nowhere

Re: Time for Googlexit?

>My point actually was that you can't try to artificially encourage someone to invent a new and better search engine, but, on the other hand, if someone already has some innovative ideas but needs funding to help that idea come to fruition...<

That is a good point.

Citizen of Nowhere

Re: Time for Googlexit?

Quaero received public funding from the French government, not the EU. As the article you link to states in its second sentence.

Brexit text-it wrecks it: Vote Leave fined £40k for spamming 200k msgs ahead of EU referendum

Citizen of Nowhere

Re: What I don't understand

I agree with you that it would have been better to enforce a super-majority in 1975. It would not have changed the result as 67% voted in favour of continued membership. Where we might disagree is that repeating past mistakes for no good reason other than you made them in the past doesn't make any sense to me.

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