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Comment: Real shocker (Score 5, Interesting) 82

by X.25 (#48913563) Attached to: Researchers Tie Regin Malware To NSA, Five Eyes Intel Agencies

And I thought it was IS/Russians/NKoreans/Aliens, because US and allies hold moral highground and would never initiate actions which they themselves consider to be acts of war, right?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB...

After all, it's ok if they do it. It's only bad if terrorists, communists and perverts do it.

Crying wolf and all that.

Comment: Re:Big Myth #1 (Score 1) 311

by X.25 (#48912531) Attached to: Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

The rich and powerful run the world. They don't. They react to the world just like everyone else. These guys all have to react to the free market to keep their money. They aren't in the driver's seats and they never were.

Of course not. You are running the world, I presume.

You are talking about smartphones/youtube while discussing who rules the world.

Do you even understand the irony of that?

Jesus Christ...

Comment: Re:From the home of industrial espionage, China (Score 0) 114

by X.25 (#48882915) Attached to: Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products

Given the historically proven record of China and its espionage, it should be the other way around. It is a part of their history and their culture.

Nortel? After the Chinese were done with them, Huawei and ZTE rose up as PRC military-backed entities.
US government contractors? The Chinese have been continually caught with their hand in the cookie jar.
Any company that deals with China? Expect clones if your designs aren't tightly controlled.

On the other hand, the accusations against the US rely on baseless allegations from a cowardly individual. The desire to preserve one's own life, through the trading of national secrets for protection, put the lives of US citizens at danger. Enemies changed their actions based on the improper and unlawful disclosures of classified material.

The only valid response to such demands from China is to turn up the heat on their actions. Huawei's banishment from the US and Australian governments was a good start in that respect.

It's a pretty bad troll. 3/10 at most.

But I really loved the part about "cowardly individual". I think it was the highlight of your troll.

Also, home of industrial espionage would be the USA.

Comment: Re:How many attacks will it take? (Score 1) 257

by X.25 (#48827219) Attached to: Belgian Raid Kills 2, Said To Avert "Major Terrorist Attacks"

Seems like ISIS has effectively declared war on the US and Europe. How many attacks like the ones in France, and how many thwarted attacks like the ones discussed here, will it take before we decide to load up and actually take them out? This is different than the last two Iraq wars, and different than Afghanistan. Does anyone know what we are actually waiting for? Is it because there is no oil, or not enough public outrage? Are we waiting for another catastrophic attack to justify our actions? Why are we not taking them out now?

And then you wonder why they hate you.

Comment: Re:Supreme Leader (Score 4, Insightful) 177

by X.25 (#48640187) Attached to: Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

What I really want to know is how did the FBI figure out it was the work of North Korean government agents. Except for a privileged few, North Koreans are completely blocked off from the outside world and would never hear of this movie even if it won more Oscars than the Titanic. Why would North Korea reveal its capabilities and tactics in such dramatic fashion to achieve nothing of any value. It seems to me that all the speculation that was in the news recently about Kim's disappearance from public life and his possible overthrow was far more damaging to the cult of the Supreme Leader than some silly comedy.

Ssssssssssshhhhhhhhhh. You're asking questions, you shouldn't do that.

Just trust the government.

Comment: Re:He's not in jail, despite admitting guilt (Score 1) 166

by X.25 (#48490641) Attached to: Kim Dotcom Faces Jail At Bail Hearing

You may notice he's not in jail. You may also notice all the evidence, including emails he wrote, is pretty much 100% showing he's guilty. Heck, he even had a personalized license plate made - GUILTY. He's bragging about it. The one and only difference between him and any other criminal caught on tape is that he "gave" you free shit (that wasn't his to give).

Do you realize that not a single thing that you wrote has any connection to reality?

Of course you do. That's why you write it.

Comment: Warthunder was a big one (for me) (Score 2) 265

by X.25 (#48358019) Attached to: Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

Just tried Warthunder on Linux 2 days ago and was shocked to see that it simply worked like no other game on Linux ever before.

No crashes, runs in fullscreen mode well and yet I can switch workspaces without breaking it. Sound works well, incredibly fast on my old machine. Just amazing.

For me, this is a big milestone, because I am so used to Linux games ('bigger' ones) not working properly - especially on release day.

Comment: Re:No big issue (Score 1) 146

by X.25 (#48288151) Attached to: A Mysterious Piece of Russian Space Junk Does Maneuvers

It's just that Russia are eating Western dust, and have been doing so for ages. They've probably cobbled together a total POS and launched it, just to show the world they can 'compete' in high-tech with the likes of the (extraordinarily capable) X-37b.

Putin is just being a dickhead, and in this case, wasting money showboating. Just a high-tech analog of the usual publicity stunt of getting topless and blasting small furry animals. Nothing new there.

Mongoloids like you are the reason I barely read any news these days.

Comment: Re:Don't do the crime (Score 1) 165

by X.25 (#48212571) Attached to: Proposed Penalty For UK Hackers Who "Damage National Security": Life

I know this is a radical idea, and I'm just spitballing here, but maybe the part about unauthorized act being done a computer should be a hint. If it's not your computer or your system, don't try to get into it.

Or are we going to use excuses as to why it's acceptable to try and get into someone else's equipment when you're not supposed to then whine about the penalty when you're found out?

How can you people be so shallow?

Did you even read anything about the topic you are commenting on?

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