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Signed On Apr 28, 2000, 16:06
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News Comments > WARMACHINE: Tactics Full Release
5. Re: WARMACHINE: Tactics Full Release Nov 21, 2014, 11:50 Bard
 
have only heard bad things about this.  
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News Comments > EVE Online Deploys Phoebe
12. Re: EVE Online Deploys Phoebe Nov 5, 2014, 17:31 Bard
 
I really like the new changes - having bookmarks visible in space really helps with tactical engagements.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 3, 2014, 16:55 Bard
 
It was really hard to get businesses to take information security seriously before the Snowden release - accountants would make IT decisions (why not ask the janitor!) and 'the cloud' became one of their mantras. Now even they know better.

Cloud = bad security.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
6. Re: Evening Safety Dance Oct 31, 2014, 12:56 Bard
 
to be expected - the NSA won't sell the data they're collecting it - google does.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 31, 2014, 12:34 Bard
 
It is quite possible, and with all the dirty tricks coming out of the US government and US corporations I would consider it LIKELY, that he was framed.

Hell, with all the backdoors being left in our tech products at the order of the NSA (heartbleed was NOT a bug.. it was an NSA backdoor discovered by organized crime and foreign intelligence agencies so needed to be 'replaced' with a new and improved back door) you can't even be assured that configuring your systems for no remote access will result in no remote access.

We live in a world today where, if you screw with the power elite, you can be framed and the law does not matter one whit. Look at what they've done to Assange.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 24, 2014, 10:56 Bard
 
bits are NOT a finite resource - quit with the bullshit profiteering.  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Sep 21, 2014, 11:41 Bard
 
yeah, like they weren't spying on Americans.

No credibility whatsoever NSA.
 
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News Comments > Steam AU Refund Legal Dispute
8. Re: Steam AU Refund Legal Dispute Aug 29, 2014, 12:51 Bard
 
I wish I could have gotten a refund on at least half the games I have bought, that are DRM crippled or just plain broken.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 27, 2014, 13:43 Bard
 
shouldn't it read 'vendors leaving in back doors puts users at risk'... heartbleed wasn't a bug, it was a backdoor that was exposed.
 
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News Comments > Wing Commander 3 Free on Origin
8. Re: RE: Follow up Aug 5, 2014, 17:20 Bard
 
screw origin.

I'm happy with steam - instead of EA's ghetto DRM.


 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 21, 2014, 10:27 Bard
 
Snowden's right.

When the head of the NSA lied to US congress and the American people about what the NSA was doing it was time to do something about it.

Since our rights to privacy are being completely ignored not only by government but by industry we need to take our privacy back.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 17, 2014, 08:32 Bard
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 03:27:
Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he was granted asylum in 2012. The embassy, in turn, is constantly surrounded by London police—the city government is spending around $16,000 each day

talk about over staying your welcome, is he going to have to live there for the rest of his life?

While corrupt judges exist...

The law only works for the power elite.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 16, 2014, 11:58 Bard
 
History of lying to Congress and the American people a definite plus.

Only an asshole would start a job with the NSA after the Snowden revelations.

I pity those already working there.

I wonder if we'll see less shill activity on websites after yesterday's intercept release on their social media activities (was GCHQ, but the five eyes countries all share the tools).

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 14, 2014, 10:41 Bard
 
country has also completely become an Oligarchy.

“A Republic, if you can keep it.” - Ben Franklin knew about the powers that have reclaimed the country.


 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
5. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 5, 2014, 15:35 Bard
 
you may only access deparment of information approved websites. failure to comply will result in life imprisonment.

and or having to put up with guerilla pr people :p

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News Comments > EA on "Unacceptable" BF4 Launch
34. Re: EA on Jun 22, 2014, 12:00 Bard
 
EA doesn't ship finished products.

I no longer purchase anything they publish.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
42. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 9, 2014, 22:45 Bard
 
mag wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 14:04:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 13:57:
Xil wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 11:22:
The masses get bored faster, would Snowden still have been able to keep the steady flow of news going if he had stayed in the USA, if not then he would have been yesterdays news pretty fast and to be honest give it a few more months and he will be, that dude that..... He still paying the price of living in exile for the rest of his life but I guess it beats Guantanamo bay or where ever they would have whisked him off too.

Snowden and Greenwald's strategy to continuously trickle stuff out over 1.5 years has been quite genius. They've managed to keep it in the news on nearly a weekly basis since the story broke.

100% agree. A lot of people are criticizing him for this, saying that it's because he's an egomaniac. But it is the absolute best way to do it, if the intent is to effect change.

Kill the messenger - same thing as with Assange, but only the already brainwashed treat that with anything other than ridicule.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
41. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 9, 2014, 21:56 Bard
 
55% understand the issue, the oth 45% believe what they've been told to believe.

There used to be whistleblower protections which would have made what Snowden did completely legal, but Dubya gutted those, and started throwing whistleblowers in jail.

When the N.S.A. bald faced lied to congress Snowden realised that the system is completely corrupt and did exactly what he needed to, for his country.

he's a hero, far more of one than those who blindly obey orders because they are 'legal'.
 
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad in September; Beta Nears
16. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad in September; Beta Nears May 28, 2014, 10:44 Bard
 
InBlack wrote on May 28, 2014, 03:25:
sauron wrote on May 27, 2014, 15:41:
Kind of annoying that the FW-190 is only available in the Premium Edition. A real WW2 classic, that one.

You are wrong. The sim contains the FW190 'A', a rather poor performing aircraft when you compare it to the aircraft you are thinking of. The world famous Dora, or as it is less comonly known the FW190 'D'.

The early 190A was a SUPERB aircraft, outclassing everything that flew in any air force during the period it was active.

It was so good that UK intelligence analysts wouldn't accept what pilots who encountered it were saying they were experiencing.

It's only later models of the A that were far heavier, and that the allies started introducing their new aircraft that the 190A lost the edge it had in the medium to low altitude combat band.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse May 20, 2014, 12:18 Bard
 
jimnms wrote on May 20, 2014, 03:51:
HorrorScope wrote on May 19, 2014, 20:35:
A bribe?

I'd say bordering on extortion.

Isn't that the norm in today's oligarchy?
 
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