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Comment Re:Good grief. (Score 2) 135

You're (willfully ? ) confusing two distinct issues

One is the abhorrent court mandated (section 97A's) blocks which the ISP's just bend over and take
The other (re this article) is optional web filtering that parents etc can use to prevent access to a wide (stupidly wide) range of websites
They are both pointless in their own way but the section 97A's are the real concern (to me anyway)

Comment Re:Good grief. (Score 3, Interesting) 135

The vast vast majority of CCTV cameras are privately owned, 1 in 70 are state owned (approx 800,000 which is still too many in my book) And as for porn filters, they are optional that the vast majority haven't opted into, the whole thing is bullshit, the only people it will be blocked for is people who opted into filters and I'd wager 99.999% of those who did opt in wouldn't be visiting anyway.

Comment Re:why o why (Score 1) 195

I'm almost scared to ask, what is the difference between using capslock and shift? It seems like too much effort for me, but how could it affect a program?

Unsure why but our company laptops are locked down by Safeguard and all passwords use a random combination of upper case characters and numbers, if the user holds down shift while entering the characters it will not be accepted, if they enter it with capslock on it is fine. Perhaps the fine denizens of Slashdot could explain why.

Comment Re:Hacking? DDoS is more like it... (Score 3, Informative) 363

I don't see hacking, I only noticed the domain won't resolve. So its back to ddos again, as always. Lame; guess the only "inteligence" here is that they seem to have targeted the DNS server.

Totally not impressed here.

That's only because NI went scorched earth and took down all their NI UK based websites. There are screenshots and videos floating about the net

Comment Re:It's prison time (Score 2) 361

With all the high profile attacks and leaking private info of companies then attacking FBI and other law enforcement agencies I bet his looking for a lifetime sentence. Serves him right.

This is the UK. Should he be someone from lulzsec and if they have a decent amount of evidence to prove he was a main player I'd say he'll get 2-3 years max and likely out in 12-18 months for good behaviour

Comment Re:I hate Iceland (Score 1) 191

I'd disagree. I'm no great understander (new word by the way) of geopolitics but since the cold war has died there has been quite a few countries liberated from communist powers, who are you to say that Korea wouldn't have been one of them. Who knows, maybe they'd have become a shining light of democracy and even forced China into a brave new world.

"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department