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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 19, 2015, 12:16 Bard
 
Oh piss off with the whole encryption = bad bs.

You're going to keep having terrorism whilst the power elite keeps trying to perform regime change in sovereign nations through means overt and covert.

Just because people are resisting it, doesn't mean the solution is to make ALL OF US less secure - and as us infosec guys who had to clean up after your heartbleed 'bug' know - your backdoors and other bs just results in having open doors for hackers and criminals.

You'll only stop terrorism by not funding, training, equipping, directing and operating terrorists, even when they're under your control - because as we can see - that works just as well as invasions....

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 16, 2015, 10:55 Bard
 
Surprise - MS releases an update and it re-enables the spy features of windows 10 people were turning off...

Microsoft can not be trusted.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
14. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 14, 2015, 21:34 Bard
 
harlock wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 18:13:
InBlack wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 15:35:
I think most of you are over-reacting.

of course they are... nobody has stopped to think how many man hours it would take to actually parse and utilize all this TOP SECRET INFO!!~!11!!! they are gathering about your shopping habits and so on

its just people being super fucking self-important, as usual.. thinking the world revolves around them and they are the center of the fucking universe

pro tip: NOBODY FUCKING CARES ABOUT YOUR SECRETS

Unless you're a journalist, whistleblower, activist, politician or celebrity.

So long as you're compliant, no one cares about your secrets. But what if you saw something tomorrow that made you want to become one of the above?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
13. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 14, 2015, 21:32 Bard
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 15:35:
I think most of you are over-reacting. Don't get me wrong, I don't like this shit for the obvious reasons, but remember this shit works both ways. The corps and the power elite will be on the cloud same as all the regular Joes, if anything because of the their status they will be under more scrutiny and more vulnerable to hackers and whistle-blowers than ever. Secrets are getting harder to keep, not easier.

I work in the infosec field - you're not paying attention to what has already happened if you think anyone is overreacting.

Snowden's revelations taught us that things are already far, far worse than what any of us thought was going on.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 14, 2015, 13:34 Bard
 
Luke wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 12:58:
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 12:28:
They can shove their clouds up their dumb asses. I will never put any of my personal data on a server that I can not control at all times. It's bad enough to have local data on a PC that is connected to the Internet 24/7 and not knowing which services are collecting data and spying on me in the background but outright putting data on a foreign remote machine? F.u.c.k o.f.f.

And yet you use winspy 10 ,

No - security conscious people definitely DO NOT use windows 10. Even though you can use a spybot utility to disable what's supposedly ALL the spying features all it takes is another update pushed out by MS for more spying to be installed.

The cloud is far, far worse. It'll get to a point where you won't even be able to disable anything.

The power elite (you know, the bankers, the industrialists, anyone who has involvement with the security state etc and use our governments to ensure THEIR interests are looked after at the cost of OURS) is scared shitless and most are just one whistleblower away from people finding out some pretty crappy stuff they are doing so centralizing computing (ie information) is a high priority, one step behind surveiling everything right now.

Future cloud computing where everything is in the cloud makes it easier to not only detect potential whistleblowers and neutralise them and their stories (RIP Michael Hastings)- but will in future allow complete control of the flow of information (Kinda like how facebook works now with their control of data spreading from feed to feed).

Cloud = BAD - we're just giving future evil the tools they need to be a society changing problem to our descendants.

 
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News Comments > Blizzard Updating Older Games for Modern OSes
10. Re: Blizzard Updating Older Games for Modern OSes Nov 4, 2015, 17:59 Bard
 
This isn't about 'restoring them to glory' - it's to head off the new rights consumers have regarding abandonware...
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 4, 2015, 10:58 Bard
 
But Chertoff sure made a shitload on the sale of those body scanners.

This war on privacy/truth/muslims has one point. profit. Two decades from now replace muslims with whatever target, just as it has switched from commies/north koreans/vietnamese/iran/drugs/iraq/yugoslavians/iraq/libya etc etc.

Government, or should I say authority, is about self serving business interests
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 29, 2015, 18:12 Bard
 
Luke wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 14:45:
Verno wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 10:34:
LOL people were worried about Microsoft selling some nebulous Windows 10 telemetry data which is only really useful for internal design and diagnostics. Meanwhile their smartphone documents almost everything they do, everywhere they go, they're being actively profiled for commercial purposes and the data is already being sold.

Always amuses me when someone says "oh I installed Cyangenomod so I'm fine" too, not realizing that they need their phone in permanent airplane mode to avoid it.

What a sad state of affairs, the government really needs to get on top of regulating that before its out of control.

You sure know what you talk about i see Clown

Indeed - when you can stop the app/os level BS it helps.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Update and Trailer
4. Re: Star Citizen Update and Trailer Oct 28, 2015, 12:23 Bard
 
Haters gotta hate  
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News Comments > DMCA Changes for Abandoned Games
7. Re: DMCA Changes for Abandoned Games Oct 27, 2015, 17:57 Bard
 
AHAH! that's why EA brought their SPORE servers back up the other day!  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Ship Explosion Trailer
42. So Many Haters... Oct 9, 2015, 14:13 Bard
 
Seriously, go outside and get some sunshine! Might improve your mood
 
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News Comments > Prison Architect Released
11. Re: Prison Architect Released Oct 7, 2015, 15:38 Bard
 
Privatised prisons.

The problems these cause for societies should be obvious.

If not, watch the documentary Angola Farm.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Specs; No Microtransaction Plans
30. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Specs; No Microtransaction Plans Oct 6, 2015, 16:50 Bard
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 09:59:
Whats up with the half a MB/s internet connection?? I don't remember the last time a game needed that much bandwidth. Mega fail netcode?

Sounds like sufficient bandwidth for decent fidelity. God knows it's been ages since a game with more than 24 players had enough bandwidth.
 
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News Comments > DCS World & L-39 Albatros Betas
3. Re: DCS World & L-39 Albatros Betas Oct 2, 2015, 15:51 Bard
 
MasaIV wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 14:32:
There was Shahoh's DCS Mustang Racing earlier this year. I don't know if it's still going on.

The development team was up for days getting the update ready to release to open beta. They had said they wanted it out at the end of September, and did absolutely everything they could to follow through.

The update ran perfectly for me. It is gorgeous and my FPS increased significantly with the update to 1.5. I'm really looking forward to the release of the Nevada map.

DCS World is free, and the modules occasionally go on sale. Definitely worth a try for anyone remotely interested in simulators.

Back in the early days of DCS (flaming cliffs) there were serious issues with effects and also the water rendering.

Can you tell me if say, you are in a location where there is no water anywhere nearby, if the water graphics settings still have an impact upon framerate?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 30, 2015, 18:55 Bard
 
Saboth wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 20:30:
The good 'ol Red Scare...I mean War on Terror. Great at wasting tax dollars and giving the illusion of safety, even better at hurting the US tech and data industries, one of the few prospering industries left in the country.

The Military Industrial Complex don't see it as wasting tax dollars....
 
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News Comments > Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 Free on Origin
19. origin? Sep 16, 2015, 16:42 Bard
 
yeah no.

steam gives me all the functionality I want, and i'm definitely not interested in having an inferior product duplicating the same functionality.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Sep 13, 2015, 00:19 Bard
 
Rupert Murdoch buying all the 'documentary' channels to pedal his propaganda.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 1, 2015, 17:47 Bard
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 13:22:
Individually we all will have our opinions on what is ok or not with collecting our data.

But take this into big corporate world. They are paranoid over their own people leaking, to think encrypted data of who knows what goes to MS and they are ok to do whatever they want with it. It would be silly if they were so tough on their own employees and then let another company just snoop in to their systems and take whatever and you have to assume this goes straight to the gov't as well.

My company would never agree to such terms if brought directly to them. This is interesting.

This.

I spent weeks patching the heartbleed bug, which wasn't a bug at all but a bloody NSA backdoor.

So sick and tired of the NSA thinking it's perfectly fine to put backdoors into things from their throne of chocolate and jellybeans. Real world is that they can't secure those backdoors, and they will be found.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
16. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 31, 2015, 09:53 Bard
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 16:06:
If it were the Mob this kid was helping he still would have been charged. Conspiracy is a crime plain and simple. And trying to help a terrorist organization makes you one by extension. As far as I'm concerned the little prick got off light.

yeah, let's criminalise TALKING.

you don't seem to realise what you're supporting.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
15. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 31, 2015, 09:51 Bard
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Aug 31, 2015, 08:37:
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 16:47:
Stories like this just make me so tired. I realize people have been saying the end of the world is coming for hundreds if not thousands of years -- but reading stories make me wonder if we can survive the next few decades. Assuming we survive until then, I'd love to take a history class on the first half of this century a couple of hundred years from now.

If you want to learn about history, don't bother taking a class, unless you like biased, propaganda ridden trash.

Indeed - people who watch "History" channel for their knowledge should realise they aren't getting history, but propaganda of the channel's owners, who are zionists, who want to justify the theft of Palestinian land and the ethnic cleansing they are performing.
 
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