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Comment: Re:conservative Coalition government in Australia (Score 1) 85

Just goes to prove that the majority of voters in Australia are conservative. Do they complain as much as the Americans about their government?

Since this is Slashdot, you didn't read TFA. But if you had, it's clear that the US Government is the Australians' government.

Comment: "Police"? (Score 3, Informative) 75

by CanEHdian (#49256683) Attached to: UK Police and PRS Shut Down Karaoke Torrent Site

TF keeps calling them "police" so they keep answering their inquiries. We're talking here about "The City of London Corporation, officially and legally the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, is the municipal governing body of the City of London" (source: Wikipedia). Part of this is PIPCU, which is funded with taxpayer money.

"Since at least 2011 the BPI (= the british branch/version of RIAA, C.) had built close ties with the City of London Police's National Fraud Intelligence Bureau as well as advertising agencies to remove payment channels from pirate sites. The dedicated unit itself was first announced in December 2012 by Vince Cable MP. It was funded by £2.5m over two years of public money via the Intellectual Property Office and became operational in September 2013. In April 2014 Mike Weatherley, the Prime Minister's Intellectual Property Advisor called on the Prime Minister to commit to the permanent funding of the unit to extend its existence beyond 2015. In October 2014 additional funding was revived to operate until 2017."

Don't be as dependent on scraps like TF and stop referring to them as "City of London Police" which might to the ininitiated be the metropolitan police of the British capital, while in fact it's some corporate task force that abuses the old City situation to give themselves public powers. Think of them like a Omni Consumer Products enforcement group, by Big Business, for Big Business, and paid for by the taxpayer. Can it get any better?

Comment: Age of Political Correctness (Score 1) 467

This only works because we're now in the Age of Political Correctness. Once we move over to either a completely anonymous commenting situation or back to a "I don't care what you do in your free time as long as you don't do it here or on the clock" attitude with employers, doxxing won't work anymore.

Comment: Remove Superfish! DL our convenient uninstaller! (Score 3, Interesting) 134

by CanEHdian (#49100327) Attached to: Homeland Security Urges Lenovo Customers To Remove Superfish


We, your neighbourly friends over at DHS got your back and we've provided a convient uninstaller for that nasty pieve of Chinese spyware a/k/a Superfish. Please indicate if you are a US Citizen/Resident* then click download, run and just click Yes to run as an Administrator. Kthxbye!

* US Citizens/Residents will be provided by a similar download from our technology partners at gchq-dl.gov.uk.

Comment: Re:Here go the MBA's (Score 2) 54

by CanEHdian (#49035051) Attached to: Layoffs Begin At Daybreak Games
Correct. "to better position our newly [X] for future growth opportunities (..) we have had to make some tough choices including realignment of resources." has MBA written all over it. It does not automatically mean it doesn't make sense, but if your smart people start thinking "sinking ship" they will be gone.

Comment: Kickstarter! (Score 1) 141

by CanEHdian (#48853553) Attached to: Iran Forced To Cancel Its Space Program
I'm sure there's a large group of Iranian counter-revolutionists (those that want to return Iran to its former pre-1979 glory) contemplating a Kickstarter; to set aside their differences and come up with the money to send former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in low Earth orbit and realize his dream. I'm not so sure they will reach the stretch-goal of providing him with a re-entry vehicle, though...

A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing.