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Comment Re:For reference (Score 2) 621

3) To negotiate better-than-average trade deals

You're lying to yourself if you think than one single country can negotiate better trade deals than a block of 28 countries. When negotiating it matters how powerful you are compared to the other party, and the EU is stronger than the UK on it's own.

And regarding your other points: We'll see about 'membership fees' and controlling immigration when you are going to ask to get access to the EU market. You can't have the benefits without the obligations. If you believe the BS that Farage and Johnson promised then I feel sorry for you.

Comment Re:As it's been said... (Score 2, Insightful) 621

I take it that you like people you never voted for or have heard of in a foreign country (Belgium in this case) decide what you have to do, too?

There are the same old lies again..
The British public did elect people into the European Parliament.
They did not elect the commissioners, just as they did not elect the British foreign secretary (or whatever it's called), because you usually don't elect people in the administration.

Before the British complain about the supposedly undemocratic EU, they should clean their own house and get rid of the House of Lords, who's members are not elected but appointed.

Comment Re: End of Great Britain? (Score 1) 1592

Hillary at least knows her Libya from Lithuania. Slovenia from Slovakia. Belgium from Brussels (hint: one is a city, the other a state). And she understands the concepts of working with others (say: NATO) and the value of compromises.

Trump would be drunk on power. Couple that with his believes that he is a good business man and knows how to do shit, when politics are in fact a lot different than business, and the world could be in deep trouble.

Comment Re:Brexit (Score 5, Informative) 367

So let's see, where does the UK make most of it's trade? Exactly: With other EU countries.
Now after the Brexit, the UK would have to negotiate new trade deals with the EU. This will take years, as the EU will have no reasson to give the UK any preferential deals.
The UK could go the route Norway has taken, but that would mean aggreeing to rules that the EU has set, without any chance to influence the making of said rules.

Comment Re:Does anyone here NOT beleive this is cointelpro (Score 2) 337

Seriously, there is no way that this is anything other than an orchestrated take down of the TOR project since they can't eliminate it technically nor in the courts.

And 'they' managed to get three people working on TOR, including a senior member of the team, to take TOR down!

Is your post a case of 'I just ignore the information that doesn't support my conspiracy theory', or do you really believe that everyone working at TOR except Appelbaum is working for the enemy?

Comment Re:Two factor, etc. (Score 2) 65

Things like two factor auth (user still uses stupid password, but also needs token given by smart-phone app, or recieved by 2nd channel)

[snip]

But no, companies still continue to recommend "secure" passwords.
(Which can still be mitigiated using a decent password manager).

Fun fact: TeamViewer supports TFA for several years now.
But if people don't use it and instead reuse the same passwords for TV as for other services...

Comment Re:Double standard (Score 2) 132

These laws apply to companies that do business in the EU or with EU residents. If you do business in a different country, you have to follow that countries laws.
There's nothing strange about this.

The difference is that the EU doesn't try to impose its laws on other countries. Just on companies that do business within the EU. (And only for the data related to these transactions. As far as I know the laws don't affect what Facebook and Google do with the data they collect from US residents.)

Comment Re:Shielding murderers and the accomplices (Score 4, Insightful) 400

This isn't just about two terrorists.
Once Apple complied and build the tools necessary, the tool can and will be used elsewhere.

And what the LEOs don't understand or willfully ignore, is that if a backdoor exists, pretty much everybody can use it. If Apple creates this modified firmware for the US government, other governments around the world will demand access, too. And sooner or later, this firmware will get in the hand of non-government actors with criminal intend, too.

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