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

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

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:Killwhat? (Score 1) 58

You do know there's a Games section on Slashdot, right? Apart from that, KZ2 has been one of the flagship games for the PS3 (at least until late 2009/early 2010) so presumably is as relevant as the dozen or so MW2 stories posted on here over the last 6 months.

Comment Re:Aww.. (Score 1) 383

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

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

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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