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Scotland Votes No To Independence

JosKarith Re:Everyone loses (407 comments)

"This was the Tory plan all along. They saw the financial crisis as a huge opportunity to undo some of the damage that 13 years of the Tony'n'Gordon show did to the UK" - TFTFY. And no, I'm not a Tory voter - I hate them almost as much as I hate nuLabour. Politics nowadays is like saying "Here's a pint of sick, a pint of piss and a pint of dysenteric shit. Which one are you going to drink?"

16 minutes ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

JosKarith Re:NEWS FLASH! (407 comments)

45% x 85%(the turnout) x 95% (voter registration) = 36% - that's only just over 1/3rd of the population voted for independance. Lrn 2 Math.

yesterday
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

JosKarith Re:Everyone loses (407 comments)

It was about 30 years since the last referendum on independance. In 30 years time Salmond will be long dead and the North Sea oil will have run out. Unless Scotland magically comes up with some other means of funding itself then independance will be a death sentence for them.

yesterday
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

JosKarith Re:Everyone loses (407 comments)

"I wanted to see crows eat that fascist Cameron" - TFTFY

yesterday
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

JosKarith Re:News for nerds (156 comments)

Well, I think we can expect to hear a "Look we caught a terrorist, this is why we needed all those powers" justification for running roughshod over everyone's right to privacy in the next few days. That's pretty on-topic for here - this is just the front-runner of it.

2 days ago
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New Usage-Based Insurance Software Can Track Drivers Using Smartphones

JosKarith Re:Nope! (137 comments)

Ironically that wouldn't penalise them - they're not maneuvering sharply or breaking speed limits so it wouldn't be logged...

about two weeks ago
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New Usage-Based Insurance Software Can Track Drivers Using Smartphones

JosKarith Re:Nope! (137 comments)

My old employer - one of the biggest insurance firms in the UK - has been running stuff like this for years. A little app on your smartphone that analyses your driving style for minor infractions and squeals back to the company so they can produce evidence for why your premiums have shot up...
And of course to get it working they tested it on... the call center staff. Seriously, any call center staff who had company insurance had to agree to this sh1t being installed on their mobiles to qualify for the staff discount during its testing phase. And the claims of anonymisation of data for the testing were proven to be BS the day the leaderboards of "Who's the safest drivers in XXX team" started going up to shame staff members who weren't good little boys and girls.

about two weeks ago
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After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

JosKarith Re:Effectiveness (134 comments)

Who needs a million monkeys when you have automated scripts...?

about two weeks ago
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After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

JosKarith Re:April's Fools Early? (134 comments)

Well, I always wondered what would be the straw that broke 4chan's back - now we know.
4chan is as good as dead, just like Alt.Tasteless before it. Time for the hordes of trolls, sickos, wannabes and script kiddies to find another pit to infest. Wonder where it'll be?
So long 4chan. It's been fun but in time, all things pass.

about two weeks ago
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Radioactive Wild Boars Still Roaming the Forests of Germany

JosKarith Re:Interesting line from TFA: (212 comments)

Look up the DDT concentration pyramid - it doesn't take large doses in the creatures in the lower stages of the pyramid to build up to toxic levels in the apex predators - which would be us in this case.

about two weeks ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

JosKarith Re:"Accidentally" (455 comments)

Well, if the police have nothing to hide they have nothing to fear...

about three weeks ago
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UK Prisons Ministry Fined For Lack of Encryption At Prisons

JosKarith Re:stealing identity (74 comments)

The identity of 3000 people who have been proven they are prepared to break the law? Or maybe the police reports on the true connection/affiliation of said people? Can't possibly see how that information could of be any use to organised crime...

about three weeks ago
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UK Prisons Ministry Fined For Lack of Encryption At Prisons

JosKarith Re:As a former employee... (74 comments)

AFAIK Brazil was actually written partially based on Gilliam's dealings with the Civil Service. And MoJ is STILL using XP - they paid M$ £5m for the privilage of getting to use it for another year...

about three weeks ago
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FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

JosKarith Re:yeah (338 comments)

"We're not in charge, but we want you to behave as if we were cos' we might well be someday."
The sheer brass balls of his arrogance astounds me.

about a month ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

JosKarith Re:Unbelievable (317 comments)

Difference to previous lawsuits is that here they're going after the American Auto Industry - one of America's sacred cows. Expect to see these shysters going home with million-dollar legal fees and their asses handed back to them on silver platters.

about 1 month ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

JosKarith Re:When going into business with Friends (183 comments)

IIRC Williams went on to sink as much of TSR's money as possible into buying up the rights for the Buck Rogers RPG ... which flopped and sunk without a trace, crippling TSR's finances. Rather than invest in it to turn its declining fortunes around as she was supposed to she effectively asset stripped it - her family owned the Buck Rogers franchise rights...
All in all a classic carpetbagger move by Williams that everyone except Gygax fell for.

about 2 months ago
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Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

JosKarith Re:Could be worse (234 comments)

"Here's a free ice lolly. What's that, you found that I froze a turd inside it? Well you got it for free so you have no right to complain..."
Nice logic, man.

about 2 months ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

JosKarith ObAeon Flux quote - (701 comments)

"Green light, go. Red light, stop. Green light, stop. Red light, GO!"

about 2 months ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

JosKarith Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

Dear Microsoft,
We notice you have a sales arm in our gloroius country. Therefore your entire company is subject to our jusrisdiction and we demand you hand over data on any computer in the imperialist pig-dog USA that is running any of your operating systems. We have special interest in computers held by the NSA, CIA, FBI and such agencies and would appreciate if you handed those over first - preferably within 24 hours.
Yours sincerely, KGB.

about 2 months ago

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