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Comment: Re:It's an accidentally-on-purpose. (Score 1) 201

by mrbester (#49734681) Attached to: Australian Law Could Criminalize the Teaching of Encryption

Such is the way the world is changing. See also "innocent until proven guilty" (instead of "unless"), copyright infringement === theft and copyright infringement of electronic media === piracy (or, alternatively, espionage / terrorism, depending on what they think will stick).

Comment: Re:Don't Take My Shit (Score 1) 142

Put your shit on a publicly accessible site? Fuck you if you have a problem with people accessing it.

The web doesn't belong to you. The server your shit is on doesn't belong to you. If you don't want personal stuff being publicly accessible don't have it somewhere that enables that.

Fuck off with your "mine" schoolyard bullshit. You're like the tossers who think Twitter is a private chatroom with invites for participation who have the nerve to get annoyed that their conversations can be interrupted by anybody with an account.

Comment: Re:"Hacking" goes a little far here.. (Score 5, Insightful) 142

Enough with this shit about "trespass". Property laws ate irrelevant. If a page is publicly available then it is public. If it isn't meant to be public then the onus is on the provider to make it private as in contrast to your house, the web is default public by design.

Comment: Re:That why there are elections (Score 2) 152

by mrbester (#49628465) Attached to: Canadian Town Outlaws Online Insults To Police and Officials

No one counts spoiled ballot papers, which is what altering does. If the choices are Idiot A (no) or Idiot B (also no) then spoiling the ballot paper just wasted your time so you may as well have not bothered to travel to the polling station in the first place.

This is what those "if you don't vote how can you expect to have a say" retards don't understand. There's no "None of the above" box that you can choose. Being forced to pick from undesirable choices isn't having your say. It's "you have a choice of this dick or this dick and fuck you if you don't like it"

"Pascal is Pascal is Pascal is dog meat." -- M. Devine and P. Larson, Computer Science 340