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Researchers Tie Regin Malware To NSA, Five Eyes Intel Agencies

X.25 Real shocker (90 comments)

And I thought it was IS/Russians/NKoreans/Aliens, because US and allies hold moral highground and would never initiate actions which they themselves consider to be acts of war, right?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB...

After all, it's ok if they do it. It's only bad if terrorists, communists and perverts do it.

Crying wolf and all that.

yesterday
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Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

X.25 Re:Big Myth #1 (323 comments)

The rich and powerful run the world. They don't. They react to the world just like everyone else. These guys all have to react to the free market to keep their money. They aren't in the driver's seats and they never were.

Of course not. You are running the world, I presume.

You are talking about smartphones/youtube while discussing who rules the world.

Do you even understand the irony of that?

Jesus Christ...

yesterday
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Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products

X.25 Re:From the home of industrial espionage, China (114 comments)

Given the historically proven record of China and its espionage, it should be the other way around. It is a part of their history and their culture.

Nortel? After the Chinese were done with them, Huawei and ZTE rose up as PRC military-backed entities.
US government contractors? The Chinese have been continually caught with their hand in the cookie jar.
Any company that deals with China? Expect clones if your designs aren't tightly controlled.

On the other hand, the accusations against the US rely on baseless allegations from a cowardly individual. The desire to preserve one's own life, through the trading of national secrets for protection, put the lives of US citizens at danger. Enemies changed their actions based on the improper and unlawful disclosures of classified material.

The only valid response to such demands from China is to turn up the heat on their actions. Huawei's banishment from the US and Australian governments was a good start in that respect.

It's a pretty bad troll. 3/10 at most.

But I really loved the part about "cowardly individual". I think it was the highlight of your troll.

Also, home of industrial espionage would be the USA.

5 days ago
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President Obama Will Kibbitz With YouTube Stars

X.25 Bread and circuses (105 comments)

Always works well.

about two weeks ago
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Google Releases More Windows Bugs

X.25 Re:MS should sue them (262 comments)

This is degenerate behavior.

Years (decades, now) ago, it was normal to publish vulnerabilities and exploits and discuss them and (try to) force vendors to act.

What is happening now is degenerate.

about two weeks ago
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Belgian Raid Kills 2, Said To Avert "Major Terrorist Attacks"

X.25 Re:How many attacks will it take? (257 comments)

Seems like ISIS has effectively declared war on the US and Europe. How many attacks like the ones in France, and how many thwarted attacks like the ones discussed here, will it take before we decide to load up and actually take them out? This is different than the last two Iraq wars, and different than Afghanistan. Does anyone know what we are actually waiting for? Is it because there is no oil, or not enough public outrage? Are we waiting for another catastrophic attack to justify our actions? Why are we not taking them out now?

And then you wonder why they hate you.

about two weeks ago
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Fraud, Not Hackers, Took Most of Mt. Gox's Missing Bitcoins

X.25 Re: Bitcoin != Coins (108 comments)

"Cash" is backed by the government that printed it.

I really don't know whether I should laugh or cry.

about three weeks ago
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Happy Public Domain Day: Works That Copyright Extension Stole From Us In 2015

X.25 Re:protecting intellectual property is... theft?! (328 comments)

I think the copyright laws in the US need reform, but frankly if I were to write a book, I'd like my descendants to benefit for some while.

So would the guy who made the bench that people sit on in the park, every day, for past 50 years.

about a month ago
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Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

X.25 Re:Supreme Leader (177 comments)

What I really want to know is how did the FBI figure out it was the work of North Korean government agents. Except for a privileged few, North Koreans are completely blocked off from the outside world and would never hear of this movie even if it won more Oscars than the Titanic. Why would North Korea reveal its capabilities and tactics in such dramatic fashion to achieve nothing of any value. It seems to me that all the speculation that was in the news recently about Kim's disappearance from public life and his possible overthrow was far more damaging to the cult of the Supreme Leader than some silly comedy.

Ssssssssssshhhhhhhhhh. You're asking questions, you shouldn't do that.

Just trust the government.

about a month ago
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Kim Dotcom Faces Jail At Bail Hearing

X.25 Re:He's not in jail, despite admitting guilt (166 comments)

You may notice he's not in jail. You may also notice all the evidence, including emails he wrote, is pretty much 100% showing he's guilty. Heck, he even had a personalized license plate made - GUILTY. He's bragging about it. The one and only difference between him and any other criminal caught on tape is that he "gave" you free shit (that wasn't his to give).

Do you realize that not a single thing that you wrote has any connection to reality?

Of course you do. That's why you write it.

about 2 months ago
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US Gov't Seeks To Keep Megaupload Assets Because Kim Dotcom Is a Fugitive

X.25 Re:Wait what? (173 comments)

The man runs what amounts to organized crime as a conspiracy supporting international copyright infringement in violation of domestic laws and trade agreements in force in many countries. He runs this from New Zealand.

What the fuck? How do you get this brainwashed?

Wow.

about 2 months ago
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Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

X.25 Warthunder was a big one (for me) (265 comments)

Just tried Warthunder on Linux 2 days ago and was shocked to see that it simply worked like no other game on Linux ever before.

No crashes, runs in fullscreen mode well and yet I can switch workspaces without breaking it. Sound works well, incredibly fast on my old machine. Just amazing.

For me, this is a big milestone, because I am so used to Linux games ('bigger' ones) not working properly - especially on release day.

about 3 months ago
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A Mysterious Piece of Russian Space Junk Does Maneuvers

X.25 Re:No big issue (146 comments)

It's just that Russia are eating Western dust, and have been doing so for ages. They've probably cobbled together a total POS and launched it, just to show the world they can 'compete' in high-tech with the likes of the (extraordinarily capable) X-37b.

Putin is just being a dickhead, and in this case, wasting money showboating. Just a high-tech analog of the usual publicity stunt of getting topless and blasting small furry animals. Nothing new there.

Mongoloids like you are the reason I barely read any news these days.

about 3 months ago
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Proposed Penalty For UK Hackers Who "Damage National Security": Life

X.25 Re:Don't do the crime (165 comments)

I know this is a radical idea, and I'm just spitballing here, but maybe the part about unauthorized act being done a computer should be a hint. If it's not your computer or your system, don't try to get into it.

Or are we going to use excuses as to why it's acceptable to try and get into someone else's equipment when you're not supposed to then whine about the penalty when you're found out?

How can you people be so shallow?

Did you even read anything about the topic you are commenting on?

about 3 months ago
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Tesla Teardown Reveals Driver-facing Electronics Built By iPhone 6 Suppliers

X.25 What is this ad for? (158 comments)

Not sure if this "news" is an ad for Tesla or for iPhone.

Help, please?

about 3 months ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

X.25 "Early adopters"? (222 comments)

Is that how we need to call them, in order to be politically correct?

Sigh.

about 4 months ago
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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

X.25 Re:Yahoo knew fine was a bluff (223 comments)

How can you fine someone for not cooperating in activities that the government refused to even admit existed?

Because people in "free world", over the course of last 40-50 years, allowed governments to heavy regulate every aspect of their lives. That includes companies too, obviously.

So, whether you know it or not, you are breaking laws and regulations every single day. Literally.

All it takes is for them to have a reason to go after you.

This is one of the reasons why "I don't care if government spies on me, I have nothing to hide" attitude is beyond retarded. But people don't understand it until shit happens to them.

Then it's too late.

about 5 months ago
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Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

X.25 Re:Government doesn't get it. (184 comments)

Government doesn't get it. They don't control

Ermm... you are wrong.

They are controlling it, and they have been working on controlling Internet for years now.

Although many people used to say "They can't win", they actually did win some time ago.

This is a denial phase, I guess.

about 5 months ago
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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

X.25 You wanted globalization? You got it. (363 comments)

Also, I do not know a single person that uses VPN in order to access 'content'.

I am wondering when people will start realizing that Internet is dead, and has been for at least 2 years.

about 5 months ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

X.25 Re:They will just cheat anyway (322 comments)

Jesus: Russia signed a treaty to not invade Ukraine, in exchange for Ukraine's nuclear disarmament. Ukraine disarmed. First nation to do so in the history of nuclear weapons. Then Russia invaded. You want to trust them with another treaty? Suckers!

I seriously can't figure out what is wrong with you people.

Russia invaded? Do you mind showing some evidence for those claims, or you just like spreading shit that you read in mainstream media?

You know how invasion looks like? If you are not sure, you can always take a look at invasion of Iraq by 'coallition of the willing' to get the idea. Or you can also look at invasion of Kuwait by Iraq to get an idea. There are many examples.

But pretending that civili war (and I've lived through 2 of them, so I kind of know much better than you how it starts/looks like/ends) is an invasion just shows hypocrisy and ignorance.

about 5 months ago

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