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Comment: Release impact strategy (Score 1) 268

by Tenebrarum (#35054848) Attached to: EFF Uncovers Widespread FBI Intelligence Violations

it didn't occur to them that they might want to release this information on a slow news day as apposed to releasing it in the middle of the biggest story to hit the media in the past 2 years? there by assuring it will be completely missed by Mondays new cycle?!?! It's just plain incompetent.

But, but but--that would be political, biased and reek of an agenda.


Comment: Re:Threatening plurality? (Score 1) 703

by Tenebrarum (#29245259) Attached to: James Murdoch Criticizes BBC For Providing "Free News"

The fact is that the BBC is known for its objectivity. I know a lot of American who only get their news from there because they regard the American press as either too liberal or too conservative. (Or more often than not, too sensationalistic or too "fluffy.")

...and with that, Mr. Murdoch can bog right off and come back when he's willing to pry the BBC from our cold, dead hands.

Comment: Re:I have no problem with this. (Score 1) 620

by Tenebrarum (#29245189) Attached to: Utah Law Punishes Texters As Much As Drunks In Driving Fatalities
The fact that the punishment is disproportionate doesn't make the fact that this should be on equal footing with drunk driving any less true. I agree that both crimes should warrant less time in the locker, but it is good that Utah legislature is being objective instead of applying sanctimonious populism.

Comment: Re:2.5.9 and 2.6.1 are different releases (Score 2, Interesting) 127

by Tenebrarum (#29127259) Attached to: Pidgin Adds Google Talk Voice and Video Support (and a Vulnerability)

Note: The Voice and Video support in pidgin-2.6.1 is a bit fragile. You MUST have the latest version of farsight2 and the stack of libraries it requires. You may also need to open ports on your firewall to allow it to connect.

To say the ruddy least. I've been trying to connect to friends' GTalk clients and it just doesn't work (although a couple of times I've managed to hear them).

Comment: Re:Self-incrimination becoming mandatory (Score 1) 554

by Tenebrarum (#29036681) Attached to: In UK, Two Convicted of Refusing To Decrypt Data

This means, you can be forced to do self-incrimination. What's next? Do we remove the right to remain silent? In dubio contra reo?

Perhaps someone's said it already, I cba to read every reply--the right to remain silent went before the right not to self-incriminate. Guilt can be inferred by silence.

...and as for the two mentioned, where do I donate money, protest or find out how to help with publicity?

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"