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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

Pino Grigio Re:F the UK (474 comments)

The US didn't lose a million killed in the First World War.

yesterday
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

Pino Grigio Re:Ahhhh.... (474 comments)

Though I agree, the only problem is that things like this have a habit of being extended and changed under Common Law, over time, into something completely different to the original intention of those drafting the bill.

yesterday
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

Pino Grigio Re:Ahhhh.... (474 comments)

This new bill only need extend existing law to internet communication. It's already illegal to threaten or stalk someone.

yesterday
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

Pino Grigio Re:F the UK (474 comments)

The UK didn't oppose Hitler when it could make a difference

Do yourself a favour. If you own a gun, go and get it, make sure it's loaded, put the barrel into your mouth pointing vaguely towards the back of your head, and pull the trigger.

yesterday
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

Pino Grigio Re:the user can decide their own use case. Relevan (109 comments)

The reader of the information is in a position to consider the totality of the circumstances and decide what's relevant and not.

What a load of cock you're writing here. Google doesn't discriminate between what is relevant and what isn't. When someone googles you, they only get notable facts not relevant or irrelevant ones. The irrelevant ones ("loves his mum, is good with children and animals, reads widely") isn't there. "used to binge drink in his 20's at the weekend" can be discovered, but "now in his 30's just has a glass of wine with dinner on Saturdays" isn't.

And how often have you known a newspaper or media company go back and revisit a story it got wrong to re-release it with all of the correct information? ALMOST NEVER unless threatened with a law suit and very few people can afford those. Controls on information are sorely needed if only for the simple reason that people change over time but the information available out there about them may not.

2 days ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

Pino Grigio Re:Too bad... (608 comments)

The Climate Change Act covers the period up to 2050, so 30% assumes we'll need that much by then. That's 85,000 more than we've got at the moment. And they're large turbines. The turbines are usually given something like a 25% "capacity factor". But their actual efficiency is far lower than that so we'd probably need a lot more.

With respect to the amount of space you'd need, I have no idea what you're on about. The London Array, which has around 175 turbines, is spread out over an area of 90 sq km.

5 days ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

Pino Grigio Re:Too bad... (608 comments)

Not just the turbines, also their constant maintenance/replacement and connection to the grid, not to mention the fact that you've covered over an area the size of Scotland to do it. In case you don't know, that's almost a 3rd of the area of the entire country.

about a week ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

Pino Grigio Re:Too bad... (608 comments)

Do you realise that in the UK at least, in order to full implement the unbelievably stupid "Climate Change Act" (cost £1,1000,000,000 approximately), we will have to build around 85,000 new wind turbines, covering an area the size of Scotland?

The economics of wind turbines don't make any sense.

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Pino Grigio Re:It does fit? (622 comments)

I think I can distil your paragraph here down to a simple 21 characters: "The Black Swan effect". The basic idea is that the probability might be slim on any given day, but given enough time it's almost guaranteed to happen, so it's better to plan for that eventuality.

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Pino Grigio Re:Straw Man (622 comments)

I see your point and I suspect the complexities of internet security, like those of bike locks for the uninitiated, are somewhat perplexing. People need to realise that putting pictures onto the internet is more like sending a postcard than a wax sealed envelope. Of course cloud and social media companies definitely don't want their customers to realise this too soon.

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Pino Grigio Re:Straw Man (622 comments)

That's quite a closed-minded way to go about understanding someone else's point of view isn't it. The analogy I've used before is the criminal is guilty of committing a crime, but even so probably shouldn't have left your entire life savings on the coffee table of your ground floor flat with the windows wide open, whilst you went out to the shops to buy a spicy vegetable and quinoa laksa.

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Pino Grigio It does fit? (622 comments)

taking nude selfies is a perfectly rational choice when the probable benefits outweigh the probable risks

105 characters. Yes, it does fit in a tweet.

about a week ago
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Four Dutch Uberpop Taxi Drivers Arrested, Fined

Pino Grigio Re: I'm sorry (280 comments)

I don't think that's his point. It's more to do with the stabbing and murdering of people who criticise Islam, like Theo van Gogh. It's the fact that a female critic of Islam, Ayann Hirst Ali, was "no great loss because her opinions were polarizing" which is European liberal speak for don't criticise other Muslims. Indeed, it's a kind-of psychosis in Europe and elsewhere, such that authorities in the UK regularly and as policy let Muslim men molest and abuse thousands of children in cities like Rotherham because they feared criticising the culture the abusers came from (almost all Muslim) more than they cared for the welfare of these British (almost exclusively white) children.

I ask you, in what respect is liberalism not disappearing up its own behind on this and many other issues? It's a disgrace.

about a week ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Pino Grigio Re:If you want to cover Gamergate, do it honestly (716 comments)

Ah, there we go. You're a bigot. Rather than change your mind when you encounter new evidence, you dismiss the evidence. Can't take you seriously any more. Sorry.

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Pino Grigio Re:If you want to cover Gamergate, do it honestly (716 comments)

Regardless of what anyone else does, the gaters are assholes

Did you listen to those totally sexist women discussing the issue? No you didn't. Come back when you've educated yourself. You don't have to apologise for getting it wrong but some acknowledgement that perhaps you've misunderstood what it's all about would be the gentlemanly thing to do. Or if you're a woman, the womanly thing to do.

In case you have hearing difficulties there are written articles that are just as good available for you to read. I don't think I can possibly do any more to help your understanding of the issues than I have.

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Pino Grigio Re:If you want to cover Gamergate, do it honestly (716 comments)

It depends what you define as "social justice". For me it means not discriminating against someone because they're a different race, sex or have a disability. For the SJW crowd it's about the need to discriminate against me because I'm too white and too male.

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Pino Grigio Re:WHY are men trying to scare women away from gam (716 comments)

A good amount of their audience do not want people to know who they are so they can basically be bullies on the internet.

Wrong. The reason I don't want people to know who I am is because one of my goals in life is to avoid the judgements of others. That is to judge me rather than some online persona I may choose to have. We escape here where we can be ourselves. In the real world we can't necessarily. But that does not imply we're trolls, engaging in trolling, doxxing, or any other kind of sociopathy.

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Pino Grigio Re:If you want to cover Gamergate, do it honestly (716 comments)

Why did it start with that? Why were all gamers painted as sociopaths, nutters, trolls, sexists, racists, homophobic by subsequent gaming journalist coverage?

I have no idea. Perhaps you can tell us. It seems to me that whatever it was when it started, it's no longer that.

about two weeks ago

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