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Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

o_ferguson Re:And all this simply proves ... (122 comments)

Careful now, under the new legislation those words could land you in jail.

Even though they're completely true.

2 hours ago
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Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

o_ferguson Re:One man (122 comments)

You don't have to be cynical - they are totally upfront about the fact that they had these already written and were just waiting for the right time. Hell, they boast about it, as though it makes the legislation better.

2 hours ago
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Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

o_ferguson Re:Formatting. (122 comments)

Thanks for the kind words. I realize now that I forgot to mention it in the submission, but as a Canadian I was surprised to find that the very best analysis of this current situation came from Russel Brand, who I'd honestly never watched before, but was overwhelmingly prescient in his analysis (even if he does bounce about like a caffeinated meth head) https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

2 hours ago
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Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

o_ferguson Formatting. (122 comments)

Not really sure why I should go to the trouble of properly formatting with paragraph tags, italics and footnotes (using Slashdot's own markup conventions) just to have the editors strip it all out again before pushing to the front page. If you want to optimize for mobile, just remove the option to use markup tags in the first place.

3 hours ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

o_ferguson Re:because gender divide... (465 comments)

Are you saying that all Irish-Americans are drag queens?

about 7 months ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

o_ferguson Re:Answer (465 comments)

Thank you. Would mod this up if I could.

about 7 months ago
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UK Government Wants "Unsavory" Web Content To Be Removed

o_ferguson Too bad. (250 comments)

We all want things we can't have.

about 7 months ago
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Measles Outbreak In NYC

o_ferguson Re:Thanks Jenny (747 comments)

Best first post in a long while. Well done.

about 7 months ago
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Author Says It's Time To Stop Glorifying Hackers

o_ferguson Uh huh... (479 comments)

Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"... Damn kids. They're all alike. But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him? I am a hacker, enter my world... Mine is a world that begins with school... I'm smarter than most of the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me... Damn underachiever. They're all alike. I'm in junior high or high school. I've listened to teachers explain for the fifteenth time how to reduce a fraction. I understand it. "No, Ms. Smith, I didn't show my work. I did it in my head..." Damn kid. Probably copied it. They're all alike. I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because I screwed it up. Not because it doesn't like me... Or feels threatened by me... Or thinks I'm a smart ass... Or doesn't like teaching and shouldn't be here... Damn kid. All he does is play games. They're all alike. And then it happened... a door opened to a world... rushing through the phone line like heroin through an addict's veins, an electronic pulse is sent out, a refuge from the day-to-day incompetencies is sought... a board is found. "This is it... this is where I belong..." I know everyone here... even if I've never met them, never talked to them, may never hear from them again... I know you all... Damn kid. Tying up the phone line again. They're all alike... You bet your ass we're all alike... we've been spoon-fed baby food at school when we hungered for steak... the bits of meat that you did let slip through were pre-chewed and tasteless. We've been dominated by sadists, or ignored by the apathetic. The few that had something to teach found us will- ing pupils, but those few are like drops of water in the desert. This is our world now... the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud. We make use of a service already existing without paying for what could be dirt-cheap if it wasn't run by profiteering gluttons, and you call us criminals. We explore... and you call us criminals. We seek after knowledge... and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias... and you call us criminals. You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and lie to us and try to make us believe it's for our own good, yet we're the criminals. Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for. I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto. You may stop this individual, but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike. - The Mentor

about 7 months ago
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3 Years Later: A Fukushima Worker's Eyewitness Story

o_ferguson Yeah. (148 comments)

Almost like this story has a half-life of some insane number of years...

about 7 months ago
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The NSA Has an Advice Columnist

o_ferguson Zelda? (77 comments)

NERD!

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's New In Legacy Languages?

o_ferguson Re:.NET (247 comments)

This. Yes. Thank You.

about 8 months ago
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US Drops Link Sharing Charges Against Barrett Brown

o_ferguson duh. (40 comments)

Obvious move is obvious.

about 8 months ago
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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

o_ferguson Re:Sucks (423 comments)

Good point. They should give up on this "electronics" malarkey and go back to being Tandy Leather. Everyone needs leather.

about 8 months ago
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Google Ordered To Remove Anti-Islamic Film From YouTube

o_ferguson Re:In before... (321 comments)

Well, she may get fewer death threats from Muslims and more death threads from internet freedom nutters...

about 8 months ago
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Google Ordered To Remove Anti-Islamic Film From YouTube

o_ferguson In before... (321 comments)

...Streisand Effect.

about 8 months ago
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Harold Ramis Dies At 69

o_ferguson Re:look at his lines (136 comments)

Smartest guy in the movie: Winston Zeddemore: No offense, guys, but I've gotta get my own lawyer.

about 8 months ago

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Days after shooting, Canada proposes new restrictions on and offline.

o_ferguson o_ferguson writes  |  3 hours ago

o_ferguson (836655) writes "As Slashdot reported earlier this week, a lone shooter attacked the war memorial and parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada on Wednesday.

As many comments predicted, the national government has seized this as an opportunity to roll out considerable new regressive legislation, including measures designed to* increase data access for domestic intelligence services, institute a new form of extra-judicial detention, and, perhaps most troubling, criminalize some forms of religious and political speech online. As an example of the type of speech that could, in future, be grounds for prosecution, the article mentions that the killer's website featured "a black ISIS flag and rejoiced that 'disbelievers' will be consigned to the fires of Hell for eternity."

A government MP offers the scant assurance that this legislation is not “trauma tainted," as it was drafted well prior to this week's instigating incidents. Needless to say, some internet observes remain, as always, highly skeptical of the manner in which events are being portrayed.

*Please note that some articles may be partially paywalled unless opened in a private/incognito browser window. "

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Anonymous Canada and #OpJustice4Rehtaeh outed as Liberal Party of Canada in leak

o_ferguson o_ferguson writes  |  about a year and a half ago

o_ferguson (836655) writes "A small Canadian publishing house today leaked various chat logs from Anonymous Canada's current "#OpJustive4Rehtaeh," a leaderless action designed to bring awareness to the case of a young girl who killed herself after being raped and abused by her classmates. The leaked logs implicate members of the Canada's national Liberal party in the #OP, which thus far has been focused on making the reigning provincial NDP government in Nova Scotia look bad. Obsceneworks.com remains under attack by unknown forces, and so the journalists involved have turned to Reddit and the rest of the internet for help."
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Pedophile guide author has bail set.

o_ferguson o_ferguson writes  |  more than 3 years ago

o_ferguson (836655) writes "Phillip Greaves of Pueblo, the author of an infamous Pedophile guide that was removed from Amazon, relisted, and then removed again, has just been granted $15,000 bail by a judge in Florida. Greaves was extradited to Florida from his home state of Colorado, after officers there alleged that the printed a copy of his banned book and mailed it to them, at their request. The book in question has reappeared in a redacted edition (with all pages blanked out — ISBN: 978-0-9813187-5-2) published by iconoclastic Canadian imprint Obscene Works and distributed by Amazon competitor Lulu.com ( http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-pedophiles-guide-to-love-pleasure/14329670 )"
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Can't we just guess the wikileaks passphrase?

o_ferguson o_ferguson writes  |  more than 3 years ago

o_ferguson (836655) writes "Wikileaks has distributed an encrypted insurance file and, given their flair for panache, we all know the key must be some symbolic phrase. Let's start a pool, where we each guess what that phrase will be. Bonus points if you actually attempt to decrypt the file using that phrase (and document how) and the winner gets 10 Karma. Slashdot rules the shadownet. Let's show these journalist buffoons how crowd-sourcing really works, and crack the feeble minds that pieced together their end-of-life protocol. Just be sure to use torrent software to get your copy of the file. It wouldn't be classy to shalshdot their servers while they're being DDoS'd. What is your best guess at the wikileaks passphrase?"

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