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Comment Re:Uh... let me think about it (Score 1) 489

OK. regardless of the distance, let us look at just the 4 countries and 5 languages.

Crossing countries in Europe is like crossing stateliness, so no stopping anywhere. As she relied solely on the GPS, she did not notice all the changes in signs and the city names.

Fuelling up can be done by card and the machine will propose the language of the user. As she comes fro; Brussels, it is very likely she can speak at least two (Dutch and French) and from where she lives, it might be French, which will be more available than Dutch.

I often do not notice if things are in English, German or Dutch.

So yes, that part is likely.

Comment Re:told us... (Score 1) 58

Same in Belgium. Signing is done with your eID card. Worried about having an eID card (Card with chip) and what they might hide? Download the source code en do whatever you want with it. http://eid.belgium.be/en/devel...

It works under Linux and it is a shame that not more of this is used for websites. You could easily order something and not only will your adress be filled out, the website will be sure it is correct and age is verified.

It can also be used as a legal signature for contracts, unlike e.g. email or fax.

Comment Re:A case of being legally right, but morally wron (Score 1) 32

Reminds me of the letter I saw several years ago from the department of Justice in Belgium to the national RIA, SABAM. They said basically:
Do start any lawsuits as long as people are not making money from it. They will be handled with the lowest priority. If they are making money from them, we are happy to help.

This preventedcases against grandma doing some down and uploading. They also tried to ask for info about ISP customers, but the standard answer would be 'FOAD, not allowed to give you any information."So prividers started sending things like 'Well, they told us you were downloading something illigal. We do not know what legal or illegal is. If it is ilegal, we point to our AUP, if it is legal, please ignore this. This is just information.'

So the went after the providers themselves.

The letter was written in a way that it was clear NOT to bring in any 'person X is uploading via Torrent' bullshit as long as they did not make money from it. If they would have done that, I am sure it would not have ended well. I can imagine them saying 'this is a stern warning' to the accused and then going after SABAM for occupying the courts with stoopid lawsuits.

Comment Re:You want me to see your ads? (Score 1) 659

The internet was not built to be an advertising medium, yet here we are, the majority of what you see online is advertising.

You know why? Because people like you keep saying that it is ok to show ads. The discussion should not be how ads can be shown, it should about showing ads at all.

It feels as if you are defending the Maffia by saying they should not kill a person, instead they should just hit him a couple of times. Sure, already a step in the right direction, but not far enough. What you actualy want is no Mafia at all.

I do not want to watch their ads. I understand why they exist, just like I know why the Mafia exists. Does not mean I want it.

Comment Re: Ok. (Score 1) 659

People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply youâ(TM)re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. Itâ(TM)s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially donâ(TM)t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, donâ(TM)t even start asking for theirs.
â" Banksy

Comment Re:What do you propose that they do? (Score 1) 659

No. No ads. That is my goal. I do not like them in banners. I do not like them as text. I do not like them as a logo. I do not like ads. My (unrealistic) ideal and goal is to have zero ads. There is no need for me to explain what I would tollerate as the target is 0 ads.

Having no Javascript; and just static images and links would be a step in the right direction. I would still want less ads. And this is not limited to the Internet. It is also valid for TV; for newspapers, for billboards, for my underwear.

Or to say it with the words of Banksy:

People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply youâ(TM)re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else.
They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. Itâ(TM)s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially donâ(TM)t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, donâ(TM)t even start asking for theirs.
â" Banksy

Comment Re:Amateurs (Score 1) 143

To me there is a slight difference in porn that is legal and childporn that is not legal.

If I overhear on a company phone someone booking a weekend trip for him and his wife is also slightely different then hearing them ordering a hitman to kill his wife.

Nice dragging childporn into it. It is basically: If nothing illegal is done, let it go. If something illegal is done, take the appropriate action, depending on what that illegal action is.

This has NOTHING to do with IT, computers or Internet. The folder could be a printout in his briefcase that falls out in the elevator. Hustler? No problem. 7 year old lolita's? Problem.

To me what you could report is personal usage on a company PC, but that should be regardless of the amount of nipples. If you see a folder of his wedding, you must do the same.

Comment Re:Private mode, please (Score 1) 143

1 person company. He owns the computer. Why do YOU not click on 'No' when it is asked to open all the tabs.

Or do I need to browse in private mode, even though I am single, own the computer. Just so you do not see my porn? Yep and sometimes I look at very strange porn. So?

Why would I do that? Is it something I must feel ashamed about that I need to hide it in case somebody sees it? I am not. I do it and every man does it unless they are liars or sick.

Comment Re:Managers are dumbasses (Score 2) 143

I am still all for whitelisting. together with PCs that have complete Internet access on a separate network. That way enforcing strict rules is easy as people have access to their personal mailbox if they need it.

At one company we had 100% unfiltered access and a very liberal management team who did not care, as long as you did your job. Looking at porn was no different than reading a paper newspaper. Do whatever you want as long as work is not impacted.

One persons history of sites went a bit viral as it was ONLY porn during his personal time. No, not fired, because he was allowed to do so, but still funny. Best comments was from the girls (who were the ones sending the most rauchy jokes and images)

Fun times.

Comment Re:Managers are dumbasses (Score 2) 143

Do you think management are the only ones who are dumbasses? People are dumbasses. All of them, including me.

I have known of company secrets because the IT people where dumbasses. If I type a command I should NOT get a list of all the passwords the people use. In plain text. When I do not work in IT.
I have seen extreme high level secrets due to failing IT people. At one time I had access to ALL areas including those that I should not have had access to. Reaction from IT when I told them? "If you have access, somebody thinks you must have it, so you got it." How is that for being a dumbass.

So please get of your high horse, you are nothing special. I have had stupid managers who were capable of nothing and responding to EVERY question with "Please ask houghi" and protected by N+2. ObviouslyN+1 was fired when N+2 had to leave.
I have had managers who were great at what they were doing, yet did not had my knowledge, because that is why they had me. I have had people working for me. Some smart, some stupid. As a whole, some people are smart and some people are stupid.

I have know about afairs on several levels and all I was interested in was if it would affect the job. If not, I had as much interest in it as in whomever is on the frontpage of the tabloid. Unless they were friends, I would treat them as proffesional as always and who they have sex with is none of my business, regardless of their function.

I even had one manager who felt he needed to explain that the rumours of his afair with another manager were not true. I told him I do not care if it true or not. And to this day I do not know if there was some truth in it or not and I do not care.

I often am the person people feek the need to tell secrets to. They think it is because I can keep a secret. The real reason is that I do not care. I do not even exclude myself of being stupid and a dumbass. I have done some stupid things. Some where I was lucky not to get fired for.

So please when you say managers are dumb, please do not exlude the rest of the people.

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