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UK Ham Radio Reg Plans To Drop 15 min Callsign Interval and Allow Encryption

johanw Re:Scrap all the rules (104 comments)

"Would you be happy if I filled the TV frequencies with hardcore porn"
Well, yes. That would be better than the crap they broadcast now most of the time. :-)

about a week ago
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Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

johanw Re: Stupid design, appalling (131 comments)

Welcome to the world of rooted Android phones. With AfWall+ you can set on a per-application basis wether it can dial out on mobile data, roaming mobile data, WiFi (split into general WiFi and LAN if you want to enable this), and allow VPN connections only if you want. Each option's availability can be selected so if you don't do anything with VPN's you wdon't have to select it.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

johanw Re:The article is complete fucking bullshit (789 comments)

So, Russian soldiers are fighting Blackwater mercenaries and US "advisors".

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

johanw Re:The article is complete fucking bullshit (789 comments)

"Yes, but the Ukraine government is in charge of the lands that your family lives on."

Not for long anymore. If such a change offends you, take some action against the Israeli land robbers who steal land without the approval of the people who live there.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

johanw Re:Okay, it's time. (789 comments)

So what - the US has invaded countless other countries with madeup claims, like Iraq and Serbia. The later had to give up Kosovo up with the same arguments that the Ukrainian separatists use.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

johanw Re:Why talk about war but avoid talking about gas? (789 comments)

But your country has invested so much already in the Ukrainian coup and the rich in the US are now beginning to get profits from arms sales and gas deals (like Joe Biden's son). How can you not support it?

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

johanw Re:Not the end... (789 comments)

The US set up a coup in Kiev, putting a leader more favorable to the US in charge.

about two weeks ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

johanw Re:How I know that Russian troops are not in Ukrai (254 comments)

"Ukrainian politicians, if they want to have a hope in hell of keeping control of their own country, should stop blaming others for the deep dark hole that they got their country into, for their own internal civil war, and sort it out amongst themselves, pronto. Otherwise, Ukraine will end up being parceled out between Russia, Romania, Hungary and Poland."

Which would be probably the best solution anyway.

about three weeks ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

johanw Re:Rules of war (254 comments)

"It *is* a military assault, and it is orchestrated by Russia... "

And all those Blackwater (or whatever they call themselves now) mercenaries and US "advisors" fighting on the West Ukrainian government count as US milirtary assault?

about three weeks ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

johanw Re:Wait.... what? (254 comments)

Last time I checked, Ukraine was fighting a separatist movement that wants to liberate the east of Ukraine after a coup occured in Kiev. If the separatists have the support of the majority of the local people, why would we oppose them? When the Serbian province of Kosovo wanted independence, the US was very quick to recognize it as a separate state...

about three weeks ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

johanw Stupid namecalling (531 comments)

Calling something "Marxist" seems like an attempt to make further discussion unnecessary, comparable when in more civilised countries something is called "fascist". And calling someone who pleads for unbrideled capitalism as |leading to American situations" is also supposed to cut off further discussion, as no sane person wants that to happen.

about three weeks ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

johanw Re:IMEI Blocking in Australia (299 comments)

Probably because CDMA phones don't have an IMEI.

about a month ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

johanw Re:Way for *any hacker* to brick your phone (299 comments)

It will not be used by hackers, it already has been used by hackers in Australia. Some implementor of such software got hacked in Australia, and a lot of people found their phones bricked, displaying a message that they would be unbricked if they payed using some voucher card.

about a month ago
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China Pulls Plug On Genetically Modified Rice and Corn

johanw Re:Off topic (152 comments)

" Just now I was redirected to a full page ad"
So you're admitting you still have no adblocker installed? Then don't expect pitty. My old mother need my help to install things like that, if you\re on Shalsdot you're expected to be able to do that yourself.

about a month ago
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China Pulls Plug On Genetically Modified Rice and Corn

johanw Re:Wow (152 comments)

Actual reasons? They probably don't want Monsanto-style things to happen in China. Very wise of them IMO.

about a month ago
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China Pulls Plug On Genetically Modified Rice and Corn

johanw Re:Wow (152 comments)

"Considering this is the country that put melamine in milk"

The directors of the company that did this were executed. In the US, they would get a bonus of $10M for increased profits in the short term and then a fine of $1M.

about a month ago
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Google Expands Safe Browsing To Block Unwanted Downloads

johanw Re:Will Google have the balls to block Oracle? (106 comments)

Even better: will they build something that does download Java and then blocks the Ask.com shit? I want to see the reaction of Oracle on that.

about a month ago
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Google Expands Safe Browsing To Block Unwanted Downloads

johanw Block downloads with Chrome bundled (106 comments)

Would they also block downloads with Chrome bundled? That spyware is definitely unwanted on my system.

about a month ago

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