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Google Chrome 28 Is Out: Rich Notifications For Apps, Extensions

gnurfed Re: --disable-new-menu-style no longer works (90 comments)

Google says they did the extra padding to create a "unified experience" for all. Meaning us normal users get to suffer because we somehow need to have the same interface as people using tablets. Like you, I'm going back to Firefox as my primary browser, or Waterfox to be exact.

about a year ago

Swedish Pirate Party Presses Charges Against Banks For WikiLeaks Blockade

gnurfed Re:Sweden doesn't have a judiciary? (234 comments)

So if a Rwandan dude put every French diplomatic cable on a Congolese website, do you seriously think the French would be like "we have no jurisdiction, so we'll just have to be good losers?"

France would probably be annoyed and hiss a lot about it, but unless the Rwandan dude has broken any local laws he goes free. France is free to vote in laws that allows them to block the domains and/or IPs of the Congolese host in France, but other than that they can't do much.

about 2 years ago

Swedish Pirate Party Presses Charges Against Banks For WikiLeaks Blockade

gnurfed Re:Unkown Lamer, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! (234 comments)

Wikileaks biggest activity was breaking US Laws on classified information, which is illegal in the US, which generally means that Sweden has an obligation to stop them.

No, Sweden has no obligation to stop them - just like the US isn't obliged to stop an American from doing something in the US that would be illegal in Sweden.

about 2 years ago

Swedish Pirate Party Presses Charges Against Banks For WikiLeaks Blockade

gnurfed Re:Sweden doesn't have a judiciary? (234 comments)

Manning (or so the prosecutors say) leaked the information, not Wikileaks. That was illegal under US law, and the US has jurisdiction. Wikileaks, on the other hand, is not and has never been a US organisation, and are thus not under US jurisdiction. They are registered in Sweden, and I think their infrastructure is placed there as well, so the legality of whatever they have on their servers is a matter of Swedish law. After all, Sweden is a sovereign country, where US laws doesn't apply.

about 2 years ago

New Study Links Caffeinated Coffee To Vision Loss

gnurfed Caffeine (203 comments)

Caffeinated coffee? That's just "Coffee" - add words if you've taken away the good stuff, not when it's au naturel.

about 2 years ago

Fracture Putty Can Heal a Broken Bone In Days

gnurfed PuTTY (236 comments)

Is there ANYTHING a telnet/SSH client CAN'T do? :p

more than 2 years ago

Two-Thirds of US Internet Users Lack Fast Broadband

gnurfed Re:Before the inevitable... (402 comments)

I was raised in a county in northern Sweden with just over 3000 inhabitants. The closest city with 50k+ people is 160km away. It's basically just forest, lakes, scattered villages and a small central town with about 1500 people. In town you can get cheap cable up to 30Mbit or fiber up to 100Mbit and in the villages ADSL up to 24Mbit. So no, it's not even about local population density.

more than 3 years ago

WikiLeaks Took Advice From Media Outlets

gnurfed Re:Why do leftists call themselves mainstream? (385 comments)

Does it make you happy and delighted that your enemies feel they must speak anonymously?

What saddens ME is that some regard people of a different political persuation "enemies". Extreme political polarization, fed by talking-head whackos, makes people totally lose grip on reality and regard every single thought from the other side as wrong/facist/treasonous/whatever, even if they themselves held that position before.

more than 3 years ago

WikiLeaks Starts Mass Mirroring Effort

gnurfed Re:TMI (586 comments)

First of all, as I'm writing this 667 out of 251,287 cables, or 0.27% of the total, have been released thus far. So we have a LONG time to go before we can summarize the leak and see "if it was worth it". They're doing the slow release so each piece is noticed, which I think is rather smart.

Second, I can't speak for all of the 667 released cables as I haven't had the time or patience to go through them, but one revealed the fact that CIA were still ferrying subjects of their "extraordinary renditions" over Sweden in 2006 without telling the Swedish government about it. The flights were tagged as private instead of official and was only discovered when the swedish secret service, dressed as flight staff, got into the plane and exposed them. This, of course, caused a serious diplomatic spat between Sweden and the US. Crimes against us poor swedes: 1, your argument that nothing has been found: 0.

I could be really mean and say one instance (concerning Sweden - again, I haven't had time to go through all the news from other countries) in 0,27% of the documents would indicate around 376 crimes against my country in the full batch, but that would be seriously absusing statistics.

Hopefully the remaining 250,620 documents will be as interesting as this first little teaser.

more than 3 years ago

WikiLeaks Hit By DDOS Attack

gnurfed Re:We're probably not helping... (2 comments)

Indeed, a gazillion slashdotters on top of this will probably blow the hosting company out of its high security bunker. Slashdot links are, after all, one of the few legal ways to DDOS someone.

more than 3 years ago

Google and Verizon In Talks To Prioritize Traffic (Updated)

gnurfed It was nice to know you America... (410 comments)

...but seeing as you seem hell bent into walling off your part of the internet into compartmentalized corporate domains, we might not hear much from you in the future. Good luck with that.

more than 4 years ago

Wikileaks Releases Early Atomic Bomb Diagram

gnurfed Re:Analysis of WIkiLeaks' action (429 comments)

When does "strong transparency" turn into treason, obstructing justice, or invasion of privacy?

That would depend on (1) the primary source of the information and (2) who publishes it. I don't think most 'patriotic' Chinese citizens would consider publishing the U.S. defence plans for Taiwan 'treason'. When it comes to classified material related to national security, the primary source is in most circumstances committing an illegal act. If it's treason... Well that probably depends on what is uncovered - if it shows that a government is breaking national laws it can be argued that NOT trying to make it known would amount to 'treason'.

Making an, relatively speaking, ancient design for an atomic bomb public is hardly something worth getting upset about, especially since any modern (and reasonably skilled) nuclear physicist could make a far better job.

more than 6 years ago


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