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Comment: Re:Misleading... (Score 1) 389

by adona1 (#35226778) Attached to: Lawmaker Reintroduces WikiLeaks Prosecution Bill
Don't count on the Australian Government to try to protect Assange. The Prime Minister has already said that the Wikileaks releases are illegal, despite being later unable to clarify what law was broken.

Essentially, if America's Attorney General demanded Assange, then Australia's Goverment would bend over backward to comply.

Comment: Re:IE6 is NOT the most popular web browser... (Score 4, Insightful) 458

by adona1 (#32370814) Attached to: The Man At Microsoft Charged With Destroying IE6
This is the key. My company also rolled out a new intranet and only supports IE6 (in fact, they've issued warnings around the company that Firefox isn't secure as it doesn't received 'regular security updates'. Oh, the fun).

However, the person they roped in to build the intranet included a few comments in the source code, specifically "Internet Explorer 6 is fucking terrible" "I had to hack this code to even get it to work" and an entire subfolder named "IE6sux".

So that's what MS has to deal with, corporations who figure if it ain't broke then there's no reason to fix it. Problem is, they don't actually realise what 'broke' is.

Comment: Re:Aww.. (Score 1) 383

by davidbofinger (#32259768) Attached to: Mobile 'Remote Wipe' Thwarts Secret Service

Can you explain to me how the ability to read cell phones is relevant to the case you adduce?

If you want to argue wipes are good then you need to show us a case where the police abused their ability to read records, where a wipe would have protected the innocent. This case doesn't seem to qualify.

The only real relevance of records in this case would seem to be that the dead police officer didn't keep them.

Given that the police apparently raided someone innocent one could argue that better access to electronic records might have reduced the chance of making this mistake. In which case it's an argument against you, though that's a bit of a stretch.

Comment: Re:The article draws weird conclusions. (Score 1) 220

by cgenman (#32259296) Attached to: Black Duck Eggs and Other Secrets of Chinese Hacks

Are you saying that all of the Mexican restaurants around Los Angeles aren't just there to steal the secrets of the movie making industry? Do you think Robert Rodriguez could have developed El Mariachi without Hollywood secrets of formulaic plot and prosaic dialog?

Sure, there is good reason to defend against state-run hacking. And I'm sure a degree of industrial espionage goes on. But does James Bond set up a chip shop wherever he goes? Do US spies die of hunger if they don't eat at McDonalds every day?

And you can get black / thousand year old eggs in Asian supermarkets here in Boston. I've seen them on menus under various names.

Comment: Re:question - in what language is it illegal? (Score 1) 698

by minou666 (#32247538) Attached to: ACLU Sues To Protect Your Right To Swear
In english only I think.
As I grew up we would make fun of the english because they were so square. We were so used to see good stuff on French Canadian TV but english TV was always censored, still is, it seems to have gone worst.

A few years ago when I lived in a different state I had a Quebec swear word on my licence plates and a lady asked me if I was a preacher. I gave her a smile. If she only knew ...

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