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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

bazmail Not my job (163 comments)

Its not our job to knock it down. Its the job of the chinese citizens.

I know it sounds un-American and like I'm not a team player in the Us Vs Them battle, but fuck it, not my job.

4 days ago

Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

bazmail Well they better hurry (503 comments)

Coz we're wayyyyy ahead of them

about a month ago

Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

bazmail Must vote remain underlings (151 comments)

They'll get their "wee spacey house" If they would only be good little subjects and vote to remain part of Britain so England can still pretend to be an imperial power?

Braveheart would not approve.

about a month ago

India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates

bazmail So SSL is nothing more than an honor system? (107 comments)

So SSL is nothing more than an honor system? Fuck that. Security , such as it was, is utterly fucked now that any tin-pot government quango can start intercepting.

about a month ago

Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

bazmail Disgusted but not really surprised (170 comments)

This is absolutely abhorrent. The surveillance is illegal, the NSA even admits they spy on American citizens.

The US government is not "of the people", nor is it "for the people". The intelligence services exist purely to maintain and protect dynastic power for the privileged few.

about a month and a half ago

Report: Apple To Unveil "Smart Home" System

bazmail Obsolescence is a cruel mistress (174 comments)

Awesome if you are prepared to rip it out and install a new one every 3 years, when Cupertino yells "Change Places!"

about 3 months ago

Report: Apple To Unveil "Smart Home" System

bazmail Lets users control security? (174 comments)

The system will allow users to control security systems

Surely they mean "property owners"? This will not end well.

about 3 months ago

Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny

bazmail Bring back the firing squad (483 comments)

Cheap, effective, quick ("humane"), and we don't need to rely on other nations to produce the materials.

about 3 months ago

Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

bazmail Re:Fix according to Apple is (415 comments)

I hear it in the voice of the one armed army surplus store owner from the Simpsons

about 3 months ago

Could High Bay-Area Prices Make Sacramento the Next Big Startup Hub?

bazmail San Fran is a poisonous shit hole now (190 comments)

Full of over-entitled punks talking shit in an incestuous echo chamber. I lived there for a few months not so long ago as part of a system roll-out job. Shopkeepers, bar staff and cab drivers said they were constantly being abused and condescended to by them. Its gotten really really bad.

When the property bubble pops there, it will be sweet.

about 3 months ago

Adobe Creative Cloud Services Offline (Again?)

bazmail Re: NO Photoshop for you! (164 comments)

Dolt? Did you miss the part about the license validation services being offline?
I guess so.

You are the most dangerous kind of techie of all, you know more than nothing but less than enough, and are not afraid to use it.

about 3 months ago

Adobe Creative Cloud Services Offline (Again?)

bazmail NO Photoshop for you! (164 comments)

Wasn't avoiding the "single point of failure" a large part of the reason for cloud services being pushed in our faces in the first place?

This is truly a spectacular failure on Adobe's part.

about 3 months ago

Major ISPs Threaten To Throttle Innovation and Slow Network Upgrades

bazmail Like that scene from Blazing Saddles... (286 comments)

where the new sheriff holds a gun to his own head and threatens to pull the trigger in order to get everyone to back off. I think it will work this time too as the FCC et al do their usual backing off party trick.

about 3 months ago

Google Testing Gmail Redesign

bazmail Wow they better be careful with this (218 comments)

... they could easily hang themselves with this tinkering. It may end up saving Yahoo Mail by creating a diaspora.

about 3 months ago

Apple Can Extract Texts, Photos, Contacts From Locked iPhones

bazmail Hmmm some artful Apple misdirection (202 comments)

How about google, hotmail, facebook etc passwords from Safari's settings? Thats what law enforcement always look for. That is cop gold right there. Who gives a crap about the data in the calendar app, thats all hosted on apples cloud anyway.

about 3 months ago

Jury Finds Apple and Samsung Infringed Each Other's Patents

bazmail The consumer gets screwed, as usual (49 comments)

Its us the consumer who ends up picking up the tab for the legal bills, and in the end we just find out what we all knew already, they all steal each others ideas. Thanks Apple.

about 4 months ago

Star Cluster Ejected From Galaxy At 2,000,000 MPH

bazmail Reads like a headline (133 comments)

If Star Cluster was a rap posse and Galaxy was a club.

about 4 months ago



How In-app Purchases Has Destroyed The Mobile Games Industry

bazmail bazmail writes  |  about 7 months ago

bazmail (764941) writes "We have reached a point in which mobile games couldn't even be said to be a game anymore. Playing a game means that you have fun. It doesn't mean that you sit around and wait for the game to annoy you for so long that you decide to pay credits to speed it up. And for an old geezer like me who remember the glory days of gaming back in the 1990s, it's just unbearable to watch."
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Lavabit, email service Snowden reportedly used, abruptly shuts down

bazmail bazmail writes  |  1 year,12 days

bazmail (764941) writes "Remember when word circulated that Edward Snowden was using Lavabit, an email service that purports to provide better privacy and security for users than popular web-based free services like Gmail? Lavabit's owner has shut down service, with a mysterious message posted on the home page today."
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