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Comment: Re:Inciting terrorism? (Score 1) 647

by fuyu-no-neko (#34223300) Attached to: National Opt-Out Day Against Virtual Strip Searches

This is not about breaking the law. The law says you can "opt out" of going through the x-ray scanner and be hand searched. The hand search is very time and labor intensive so it might slow down the lines at the airport on the busiest flying day of the year.

It's called a protest.

I know that, and you know that, but I doubt very much that the government would be overly bothered by the fact.

The government want opt-outs to be as humiliating as possible. If they were to say something along the lines of "law abiding citizens wouldn't want to bring our transport system grinding to a halt", they can imply that protesters are no better than criminals.

Comment: Inciting terrorism? (Score 1) 647

by fuyu-no-neko (#34221608) Attached to: National Opt-Out Day Against Virtual Strip Searches
Am I cynical to think that the government will want to paint this as inciting an act of terrorism?* I'm just hoping that Joe Public isn't that stupid. Yet.

* I imagine that such a protest will cause the system to slow to a crawl, harming the law abiding citizen's ability to travel or somesuch.

Comment: What about the companies that leaked the info? (Score 2, Interesting) 136

by fuyu-no-neko (#33967432) Attached to: Canada Says Google Wi-Fi Sniffing Collected Personal Data
In this case, I'd be more worried about the companies that are transmitting sensitive information over unsecured wireless networks than I am about Google. If Google can pick up such information by accident, then less trustworthy types can probably pick up similar information intentionally. Unfortunately I expect that such companies are going to get off with no repercussions as everyone gets distracted by going after Google.

Comment: Re:Senationalist headline (Score 5, Insightful) 286

by fuyu-no-neko (#33966434) Attached to: UK To Track All Browsing, Email, and Phone Calls

How about: *Proposal* in UK To Track All Browsing, Email, and Phone Calls?

I guess it depends how cynical you are about the law-making process. Whilst I'm yet to make my mind up on the current government, I can definitely see why some people make the jump to thinking that this is as good as done. It's not as if the previous government particularly cared about our rights after all.

Comment: Can we ban satellites next? (Score 1) 300

by fuyu-no-neko (#31289438) Attached to: EU Says Google Street View Violates Privacy
Maybe we should ban satellites from taking pictures too. I mean, some of them images contain images of me, my house, and my car. This should also include private satellite images, as if anything I trust the private hoarding of images by corporate or government bodies much more damaging than a publicly available resource.

Or we could just accept that there shouldn't be a problem with images of public space in the first place...

Comment: Re:Insightful? (Score 1) 380

by fuyu-no-neko (#29358083) Attached to: Trapped Girls Call For Help On Facebook

Well, you have to be 13 to have a Facebook account. They have Facebook accounts. So they must be 13, and hence teenagers, even if they're only 10 and 12. Seems perfectly clear to me.

I like to be modded up as much as the next person, but Insightful? Jeez, I was trying for Funny.

That's ok, you were then modded Funny for being insightful into your mods. Personally, I'm still waiting for a +5 Cynical.

Ubuntu 6.06 'Dapper Drake' Beta Available 90

Posted by Zonk
from the penguins-in-tophats dept.
Beuno writes "Ubuntu 6.06, aka 'Dapper Drake' has just gone into a stable Beta phase after 5 very successful Alpha versions. There have been a ton of improvements ranging from a new spiffy graphical installation, Gnome 2.14.1, Kernel 2.6.15.6, X.org 7 and a new and improved caramel colored theme. The server version has had kernel tweaks and an easy LAMP installation. A full list of new features and screenshots and be found at the official site. Downloads at the usual place, just try to use torrents please."

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