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Comment: Re:Nope. NopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNopeNope (Score 1) 91

by phayes (#48401695) Attached to: Facebook Planning Office Version To Rival LinkedIn, Google

I know a few people that use FB as a way to drum up business but they are generally self employed or in public facing jobs like Musicians announcing a new gig.

For the rest of us who are employees, & it's hard to stress this enough, FaceBook != LinkedIn!

I do not use FB through company ressources, it's for friends & family only. Work relations are through LinkedIn.

The two sets rarely have anything in common & that's how it will stay.

Comment: Re:Obama (Score 0, Troll) 704

by phayes (#48351981) Attached to: President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Obama doesn't care about Net Neutrality, it's a political move to attempt to look good.

If Obama really cared about Net Neutrality, he wouldn't have waited until he lost both houses & thus any chance of pushing his own legislation through Congress.

Now that Obama & the Dems no longer have the power to determine the legislative agenda, he can pretend to want Net Neutrality without loosing the support of all the MAFIAA contributors in Hollywood.

Comment: Re:It's what you do with it that counts (Score 1) 184

by phayes (#48347201) Attached to: British Spies Are Free To Target Lawyers and Journalists

You have to be abysmally ignorant to think that England's courts have anything to do with America (I'll assume the USA because the ignorant often conflate the two terms) but that's neck beards for you..

The risks to Americans and Britons to terrorists is going to be pretty close. I'm not sure about their risk to bathtubs, though. Bees are about on par with them, though.

Woosh. You have absolutely no idea whatsoever how different the UK terrorism risk is to that of the US. You've never visited the UK, never studied the risks, have no idea what the populations at risk are or how many UK/French/American citizens are fighting for ISIS at present but you'll just pull theoretical fuzzy risk evaluations out ouf your ass.

The subject is UK Justice & terrorism risks. You have no knowledge of the subject & nothing intelligent to say so just shut up.

The influx of people with western passports (that being the UK, France & even the USA For the ignorant) being trained by ISIS who then return (or are sent back) to the west are the most dangerous threats inside our countries. The USA has been lucky up to now to have avoided attacks on this vector. France, where I live, hasn't, nor has the UK.

No, there are plenty of more dangerous mundane threats than terrorists. Basically anything you would expect might kill you, and half of the things that you think couldn't possibly kill you,

None of your mundane threats are shutting down public transport, causing massive disruptions in public life or getting politicians scared enough for their reelection that they completely reorient government policy. Again, you have no idea what you are talking about & nothing intelligent to say.

You, on the other hand, cower behind those who are attempting to protect you and are well enough protected by them to ignorantly criticize the work of authorities in countries far away. Your theoretical statistics mean nothing to people with something you do not possess: experience.

Those are actual statistics, and while I'm sure your experiences make it hard to grasp the reality. I'm not sure how saying that they aren't a threat is a criticism of authorities other than the authorities trying to grasp power by preying on public fear, for which they obviously deserve criticism.

What "figures"? "Figures" you pull out of your ass are only "real" to you; boy-child. No references, no reality.

Before denigrating public fear, you need to experience some. I suggest trying to council rape victims. Given your track record here, you're bound to say something like "I've never been raped but I've read statistics that say that...". Their reaction to your drivel will at last give you an idea how stupid your arguing from ignorance is & how debilitating public fear can be.

Also, how am I cowering? The FBI, CIA, and NSA haven't protected me from terrorists. In fact, the US government has arguably had some role in creating just about every terrorist or terrorist group that has attacked domestically. They are a net negative on my susceptibility to terrorist attacks.

You know this how, oh ignorant one? Yeah, that's right, you don't, all you know is how to fart while exclaiming "smells like roses".

Comment: Re:It's what you do with it that counts (Score 1) 184

by phayes (#48345151) Attached to: British Spies Are Free To Target Lawyers and Journalists

You have to be abysmally ignorant to think that England's courts have anything to do with America (I'll assume the USA because the ignorant often conflate the two terms) but that's neck beards for you...

As for thinking that ISIS isn't a clear and present dangerous threat, well yet again you display ignorance. The influx of people with western passports (that being the UK, France & even the USA For the ignorant) being trained by ISIS who then return (or are sent back) to the west are the most dangerous threats inside our countries. The USA has been lucky up to now to have avoided attacks on this vector. France, where I live, hasn't, nor has the UK.

I was in Paris during the series of bombings in the Metro in 1995 & my future wife was close enough to the Champs-Élysées bomb to feel the shockwave. I was in the UK during the Tube bombings in 2005. I remember the disruptions to normal life. Even though I, like most people never felt enough sense of personal danger to change how we lived our lives, the shutdown of services like the metro/tube/busses will effect you.

You, on the other hand, cower behind those who are attempting to protect you and are well enough protected by them to ignorantly criticize the work of authorities in countries far away. Your theoretical statistics mean nothing to people with something you do not possess: experience.

Comment: Re:There can be no defense of this. (Score 1) 184

by phayes (#48339715) Attached to: British Spies Are Free To Target Lawyers and Journalists

Ah, a believer in absolutes...

So, "Freedom is more important than Security" without any qualifications, is it? How just is it when my freedom to take or do anything I want trumps your security?

The USA was fortunate to have founding fathers that were more astute. Ben Franklin did not say "Those who would give up Liberty, to purchase Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.", he said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.". You need to learn that without qualifiers, your statements play well to the mods but are completely meaningless IRL.

You have no interest in "how much secure is an unjust and non free society" because you live in a society that unlike you, understands the importance of those qualifiers that you denigrate by ignoring them.

Comment: Re:There can be no defense of this. (Score 1) 184

by phayes (#48339639) Attached to: British Spies Are Free To Target Lawyers and Journalists

So you're willing to live in a world with organizations like ISIS that will kill you without any means of your government defending you, just so you can get your fix. Good to know.

I never said that the world was perfect, just that journalists & lawyers cannot become magical invisibility cloaks for people looking to hide from mi5/6.

Comment: Re:It's what you do with it that counts (Score 1) 184

by phayes (#48339621) Attached to: British Spies Are Free To Target Lawyers and Journalists

Uproar? No. Criticism by a few, yes but without the weight of government and given that press criticism in both counter examples was magnitudes less.

Besides which, you're wrong. In the case of French monitoring, it was the government (the DGSE) monitoring it's own citizens. When the interior minister was queried on it in parliament, his answer was "yes we do the same data collection as the U.S., but given that France has no law against it, it's legal. The resulting 2 lines in the newspaper & lack of criticism by the press & lack of follow up prove my case.

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