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Comment: Sir Humphrey Appleby would be proud. (Score 3, Insightful) 74

by LWATCDR (#47763865) Attached to: UK Prisons Ministry Fined For Lack of Encryption At Prisons

" The fine is nominal — one part of government fining another is rather pointless, but it does show that there's a little bit of accountability"
  in the voice of Sir Humphrey Appleby.
No minister it is not pointless at all. You get to show that their is some accountability at no cost to the government in monetary terms. The error will be shown to be a problem with a contractor that is following his original contract instead of the new updated rules so no one in the civil service will be held responsible and in the end nothing really will change and we can get on with the business of running the government.

Comment: No. (Score 2) 300

by LWATCDR (#47748853) Attached to: Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

No you are not helping by watching this at all.
And how are you restricting information from the public? You know that the journalist was beheaded so what information is restricted?
Also you can find the video if you want, believe it or not Twitter and Youtube are not the only websites on the internet.
Censorship is when you are forbidden from transmitting information by any means.
Editorial control is when a channel decides that information is not appropriate for that channel for example you do not see restaurant reviews often on Slashdot.
Civilisation is society judging you for what you say, act, write, advocate, or do.

I tell them to turn to the study of mathematics, for it is only there that they might escape the lusts of the flesh. -- Thomas Mann, "The Magic Mountain"