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Comment: Re:wrong target (Score 4, Informative) 431

by artg (#45267049) Attached to: UK Prime Minister Threatens To Block Further Snowden Revelations
I know they're always ignored and this one fails to attack the most significant points - such as the government's treatment of Snowden as a criminal rather than a whistleblower showing up abuse.

However, lots of votes will at least make ignoring the call embarrassing. Even the americans are claiming to review the situation.

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/51959

Comment: Re:Add to that, NYI... (Score 1) 231

by artg (#41834271) Attached to: NYC Data Centers Struggle To Recover After Sandy

This is Wall Street. Manhattan. Terrorists have tried to blow it off the map multiple times. Several hurricanes have hit this spit of land that sits a mere few feet above sea level in the last decades. A hurricane hit and flooded parts last year even!

And that's the best site you can find for a datacentre ? Doesn't give me much confidence in your financial organisation's acumen.

Comment: he's stuffed (Score 1) 1065

So next week, holidays mean they're really scraping the barrel .. down to the 7th most senior UK politician

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9473078/Theresa-May-to-run-the-UK-as-Westminster-empties.html

And May is a US patsy - she'll roll over for the RIAA, let alone the state department

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/13/theresa-may-extradition-richard-odwyer

So what happens when she's in charge ? I guess she sends in the police, pushes Assange to wherever her masters tell her, and then gets blamed / sacked as an apology for the resulting diplomatic outcry. Which is handy, as she's a liability the government would love to lose.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jul/14/olympics-theresa-may

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+ - EMF Camp, Hacker Camp for Makers and Hackers.->

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An anonymous reader writes "During Friday 31st August through to Sunday 2nd September 2012 there is a three-day camping festival for people with an inquisitive mind or an interest in making things: hackers, geeks, scientists, engineers, artists, and craftspeople. It is the largest of it's kind in the UK and there are still some tickets available."
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Comment: Re:Passwords are for philistines (Score 1) 167

by artg (#39601113) Attached to: The Optimum Attack Rate For SSH Bruteforce? Once Every Ten Seconds
You're assuming the loss is via a compromised computer. For me, the most likely loss of the key is laptop theft. So I want to ensure that isn't going to give an automatic login to the home machine. i'd prefer to have both key pair and password, but failing that I think password is preferable to key pair.

Comment: legacy os (Score 1) 417

by artg (#37652976) Attached to: I typically run Windows ...
I run windows for supporting legacy apps that aren't sufficiently important to replace or make to work under Wine. So there's really no point in running Vista (nothing was written for it) or 7 (can't always run older software). It would just mean higher license and hardware costs for extended grief.

Comment: Used to like thunderbird .. (Score 1) 283

by artg (#36684278) Attached to: Thunderbird Unseats Evolution In Ubuntu 11.10
But the incarnation in current Debian (icedove 3, whatever that corresponds to) sucks. It was once fairly well-behaved, but now changes the screen format when you search, adds all sorts of stupid indentation and grouping to the accounts menu and generally behaves like a kid's been let loose with the feature list. Maybe it's time to go back to MH.

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