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EU High Court To Review US-EU Data Safe Harbor Agreement

amias Re:It's not. But neither is the EU protection (60 comments)

I see this as the EU looking to make US companies lobby their government to stop spying

the USA is not a full signatory to most international treaties which is a pisstake given its puritanical stance towards the rest of the world.

about a month ago
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Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings)

amias Re:Improper use of [sic] in TFA (100 comments)

il ya de francais ici , vous et un clod insensitive

about a month ago
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"Super Bananas" May Save Millions of Lives In Africa

amias Why do people need more vitamin A ? (396 comments)

most GMOs are created in response to a need that doesn't exist because of the nature of who gets to decide about what gets the research.

GMOs are made for profit by businesses to maximise shareholder value/revenue first and to answer the demands of their market second , pretty much like any physical product of a major corporation.

A while back there was a lot of noise about vitamin A enriched rice , which came with many stories about how the west was going to save those poor people in hot countries from famine with extra vitamin A. Most of the hype about that is steadily falling away as study after study shows serious long term problems with GMO and that vitamin A in rice did not transfer into the body as well as first thought.

This is yet another case of big business trying to play a humanitarian card yet retaining patents , lucrative profits and applying restrictive licencing.
It is this kind of 'humanitarianism' that causes the majority of problems in poorer countries by providing funds for corruption and disrupting local solutions or resolutions that allow communities to take control of their destinies.

There is a growing tide of resentment and resistance outside the west which if unchecked will spark off a round of terrorism that will make 9/11 look like a kids party.

We must stop interfering , none of us would like other countries doing this to us , the hypocrisy must stop and it is we the consumers that must vote with our money and our votes to stop it happening.

about a month ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

amias Re:Yeah, but.... (1198 comments)

whilst there are more people with autistic and aspergers symtomps working in computing that most other industries there is still an underlying behaviour we all exhibit that is grumpy and short tempered regardless of gender , this is not related but IMHO inherited.

I think the intention of the OP was to point out that we males in the it community need to as a community address the problem of bad communication skills as we are likely to be caught up in the wider problem of male misogyny if we don't take a clear stance against it. We are also wasting the capable resources of many females who are dropping out of tech projects because of this abuse and having to pretend to be men to participate.

We need to reinforce good behaviour and as men we need to confront those exhibiting misogynistic behaviour and make it abundently clear that is not acceptable , just the same way as we do with racists.

we are responsible for the world and we must act like it , no excuses

about a month and a half ago
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Imparting Malware Resistance With a Randomizing Compiler

amias dont do it (125 comments)

As a professional software tester let me be the first to say noooooooooooo !

about 2 months ago
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UK Government Pays Microsoft £5.5M For Extended Support of Windows XP

amias Re:What debian lacks (341 comments)

thats a very large generalisation and though i've no direct experience i would be very surprised if it holds up in a medical environment.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Other People's Email?

amias Re:Not your problem. (619 comments)

only if it was a very very crap spam filter.

most spam filters i've worked on use weightings and so when importing this information it would add a strong weighting for
that user against that mail and not so strong weighting against the mail for other users. Other users could have weighting
for this mail as ham which should cancel the weighting against not to mention many other mitigating factors.

a good spam checker rarely rules out a message on a single criterion.

Toodle-pip
Amias

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Other People's Email?

amias Re:Not your problem. (619 comments)

only if its a very badly designed shared filter , it should be saying this is spam when sent to this domain/recipient

more than 3 years ago
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Stuxnet Worm Claimed To Be Devastating In Iran

amias Re:smells like more israeli racism than news to me (390 comments)

oops sorry , i didn't realise that iran was not a member of the arabic league . i assumed it was synonymous with muslim but it appears not to be.

however for the purposes of israeli hatred it doesnt seem to matter , as long as they are muslim.

more than 3 years ago
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Stuxnet Worm Claimed To Be Devastating In Iran

amias Re:smells like more israeli racism than news to me (390 comments)

and your comment will be judged by your cowardice.

racism is when someone treats someone different because the are from a specific race , in this instance i am alleging that an Israeli run website will be instinctively biased toward exaggeration of
facts that show Arabic people in a bad light.

i think it would take a special kind of ignorance to state publicly that Israel was not a country that had a predilection for racism.

more than 3 years ago
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Stuxnet Worm Claimed To Be Devastating In Iran

amias smells like more israeli racism than news to me (390 comments)

have a look at the whois for debka

Registrant:
      DEBKAfile Ltd.
      4, Hamaapilim St.
      Jerusalem, 92545
      Israel

why should anyone trust news about Arabic interests that is published by people living in Israel ?

it would certainly suit Israeli interests to discredit the security of Iran and its the kind of racism that
seems to be all too common in Israel .

Toodle-pip
Amias

more than 3 years ago
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Hunters Shot Down Google Fiber

amias Re:Immature and Gun Happy (1141 comments)

maybe in a computer game but in real life we have this thing called the geneva convention which all the sensible countries in the world have signed up to that prevents that sort of medieval behaviour.

the rest of the world is watching america waiting for china to finish you off.

more than 3 years ago
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"Three Strikes" To Go Ahead In Britain

amias Re:Three Strikes on /. (294 comments)

hes been caught telling porkies twice already so it had to be one more than that .

this as far as i'm concerned is his third strike , come the next election , hes outta there.

also since when where lords allowed in the commons ?

more than 4 years ago
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In the UK, T-Mobile and Orange To Merge

amias Re:Mergers (74 comments)

in soviet russia monopolies commission probes eu !

more than 4 years ago
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In the UK, T-Mobile and Orange To Merge

amias Re:Monopoly? (74 comments)

> In a couple of 60 million people

wow , that is a seriously open relationship

more than 4 years ago
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Drop in P2P Traffic Attributed to Traffic Shaping

amias Re:Usenet was ultimate, but too much spam. (251 comments)

so you'll be sending me a login to your completely unrestricted NNTP server then ? no ? ok i'll stick with bittorrent then.

more than 4 years ago
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Drop in P2P Traffic Attributed to Traffic Shaping

amias Re:The other 80% (251 comments)

i dont know which internet you are surfing but round here its all turned to kittens

more than 4 years ago
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A Server Farm Powered By a Wind Farm

amias Re:Umm... (164 comments)

excellent points , wind farms protect land and offer us the best compromise for getting power with low environmental impacts.

i for one find them enchantingly beautiful , monuments to both the intelligence and sensitivity of humans.

There are lots of designs beyond the big spinning blade models , you can use the vibration of taught threads and vertical rotating blades
(think spinning signs) so its possible to fit wind generation to lots of different sites.

the answer to the question of where to get our power is that there is not one answer but many little distributed answers :)

Toodle-pip
Amias

about 5 years ago

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moderation

amias amias writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Hello All ,

I'm not sure how i got bad karma , but i seem to have it . I use to do quite a lot of moderation but someone has taken against me , i'd like to know their reasons and try to address them .

It seems fair that if you are going to give someone a black mark you should explain why otherwise what is the point ?

UPDATE: ok so my karma is now positive , thank you unknown force

Toodle-pip
Amias

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