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Comment Re:This doesn't seem unusual. (Score 1) 152

Situation here is that to discuss company details outside the company is gross misconduct, and so would lead to dismissal. Share details with the media, then you'd get killed, buried, dug up, and then your corpse would be fired for gross misconduct. And I don't think this is an unusual situation. In fact, I know some employers who get a bit twitchy if they know that you have journalists uin your social circle away from work.

Comment Re:The reason Google Hangouts is vacant. (Score 1) 152

I wonder how long you could repeat that cycle? I reckon that once your CV has accumulated a few entries in the "Previous Experience" section stating that you left that employment because you were sacked for gross misconduct (which would be the fate to befall me if I discussed company details outside of work) then the offers of work might dry up as you would be seen as a bit of a liability

Comment Re:What is a republic? (Score 4, Funny) 122

It is considered an offense to open an umbrella on a street, for fear of spooking horses.
It is illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on Wednesday.
It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
In New York, adultery is still a crime.
Citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers”.
In Alabama putting salt on railroad tracks may be punishable by death. ...

That's my plans for the weekend shot to s**t then....

Comment Re:The web crawler would only index it if... (Score 2, Insightful) 121

And if you have a web interface on your WAN port then you're most likely doing things very wrong to begin with. If you want a publicly reachable interface into your LAN, don't fucking use your piece of shit router to do it. It's probably chock full of exploits anyhow, but that's a pretty moot point if you've left it wide fucking open for any random script to stumble across and access.

Hint: If you want people to take notice of advice about IT security, it may be more effective to speak respectfully than to let loose with an expletive-filled tirade

Comment Powers (Score 1) 319

It doesn't say what new powers he wants. It makes it hard to decide whether this is good or bad, because general surveillance of everyone is very different from powers to monitor those who are already under suspicion - with prosper controls like court warrants, etc.

I suspect that he needs an alternative to what he has been doing, because Snowden blabbed about the surveillance techniques used and so the bad guys know how to evade them

Real Programs don't use shared text. Otherwise, how can they use functions for scratch space after they are finished calling them?

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