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Comment: Re:Do us a favor (Score 1) 201

by Rangataua (#45487851) Attached to: Microsoft Customers Hit With New Wave of Fake Tech Support Calls
On the few occasions that the scammers have managed to get hold of me, this is a game that I have played. Normally with the assistance of a Linux or ReactOS VM (ReactOS works quite well for this because it behaves just like Windows, but the various remote access apps they want to use will fail to run correctly). So far my record is 80 minutes of pretending to be a bit wet behind the ears.

Comment: Re:How to disconnect any Kiwi's Internet Connectio (Score 3, Informative) 449

by Rangataua (#26340615) Attached to: NZ File-Sharers, Remixers Guilty Upon Accusation
That would be the former member of Parliament Judith Tizard (she lost her seat during the last General Election in November). Now would be a really good time for all New Zealand based Slashdot readers to contact Steven Joyce (who is the minister for Communications and Information Technology). It would probably also be a good idea to contact your local electorate MP to voice your concern.

One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means.