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Comment: Re:I can't believe we're afraid of these assholes (Score 2) 542

by asifyoucare (#47798807) Attached to: Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

Iran's government is fighting over whether or not to implement rusting-edge technology, with calls for impeachment if they go ahead. It's like they WANT to remain in the 8th Century. Why is it exactly that we're afraid of them?

We're afraid of them because they're not content to merely stay in the 8th century themselves - they insist on everyone else going back to the 8th century too.

Comment: Re: Not the PSUs? The actual cables? (Score 3, Insightful) 137

by asifyoucare (#47763649) Attached to: HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard
How is "Pakis" offensive? It is clearly an abbreviation of "Pakistanis", and I assume you don't find the full word offensive. I'm Australian and we're frequently referred to as "Aussies". Nobody is offended by that, of course. Australians often call Englishmen "pommies" and Americans "yanks". Again, nobody gets offended, but there's probably more reason to be offended by those terms than by "pakis".

Comment: Re:If only financial engineering was a viable prod (Score 1) 67

by asifyoucare (#47291721) Attached to: BlackBerry Back In Profit

Yes, they're a chance if they start marketing properly. They have a very strong security message for corporates, and that message is only getting stronger post-Snowden.

For corporate (not private) use, BB is the most secure phone/e-mail platform, and that's gotta be worth a lot when phones of at least two national leaders are getting hacked. For non-corporate use, they're not secure because they allow governments of India, at least, to spy on their customers.

If senior executives travel to (say) China, they'd have to be idiots to prefer iPhone or Android to BB. They should know they'll be spied on and they should know that the Chinese (and others) have no qualms using whatever information they can get for commercial gain.

This is the message they should be pushing.

"Oh dear, I think you'll find reality's on the blink again." -- Marvin The Paranoid Android