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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

spacepimp Re:Overstating things.... (300 comments)

Eroding yes.

There was a point up until a few years ago, where everyone (95%) had a Windows computer and they would update it every few years. Now those people are being served by ChromesOS/OSX/Android/iOS. Android alone has 1 billion active users in the most important sector (Mobile first). Those devices/machines are just now getting MS Office. but it no longer matters. In a BYOD world there is plenty of incentive to make the apps work in the cloud or as a service and that means on any and all devices. Once the apps are on osx/chromesOS/Android/iOS then MS and their strangle hold of Office/Exchange/Active Directory doesn't matter nearly as much. It is getting easier to move away from MS when it used to be impossible.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

spacepimp Re:Year of the Linux Extremist? (361 comments)

Linux Fundamentalist is the term.

about three weeks ago
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Baton Bob Strikes Back Against Police That Coerced Facebook Post From Him

spacepimp Re:lol mimes (203 comments)

They are a public nuisance with the same rights we afford assholes like myself and yourself. No one, even a mime, can be coerced into a public statement like this...

This is a highly illegal method of reputation modelling by the Atlanta PD.

about a month ago
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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

spacepimp Re:The Special Relationship (242 comments)

It's all good chum.. Besides GCHQ gives us all the information we need aboutyou and your family. But I am certain you spy on US citizens and feed us the info as to not violate those pesky rights.

about a month ago
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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

spacepimp Re:Uh... Yeah? (242 comments)

We are spying on civilians irrespective of who they are, what they think and how they act. Indiscriminate spying on the citizens of another nation is not the sort of thing the US should be engaged in. It will only piss them off and turn them to hate us along with losing the favor of the rest of the national leaders of the world. We have become complete and utter assholes of a nation and people like you saying it is fine have no idea how rude and arrogant you are to the people of the world who have done nothing wrong.

about a month ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

spacepimp Re:Except, of course, they have to prove you can (560 comments)

Sure, but lying is perjury. He shouldn't be compelled to incriminate himself according to the fifth amendment.

about a month ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

spacepimp Re:Massive conspiracy (465 comments)

Beware of ignoring the fact that the IRS has already admitted to guilt in the targetting, and has those investigated pleading the fifth amendment.

about a month ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

spacepimp Re:Huh? (465 comments)

I like the part where you deliberately Ignore the fact that the IRS has admitted their guilt in targeting Tea Party groups, and has fired people for their involvement in the actions and those implicated are pleading the fifth to protect themselves in front of courts. If they've done nothing wrong, then they have no need to plead the fifth as the truth would be revealed during the court cases. Ollie North may not have been guilty too, except that he was.

about a month ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

spacepimp Re:Huh? (465 comments)

If you look at the IRS MAnual wqhere it explicitly states they backup their exchange server according to FISMA standards regularly and offsite, or they are non compliant.

about a month ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

spacepimp Re:Huh? (465 comments)

Instead of offering any sort correct and accurate "signal" of actual useful information you dump about 20 sentences, berating him adding to the noise. You are either signal or noise and you AC rant is the same crap you accuse him of.
http://www.irs.gov/irm/index.h... You can see in the document they are held under FISMA standards and Their exchange was backed up regularly.

about a month ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

spacepimp Re:Massive conspiracy (465 comments)

Backing up archived email isn't difficult. No one is claiming the entire computer needs to be backed up.

about a month ago
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Whistleblowers Enter the Post-Snowden Era

spacepimp Re:What's the worse that can happen? (129 comments)

It unraveled Nixon, and was a tipping point in his paranoia, which would ultimately lead to the SIU/Watergate break ins. Even if people do not react intelligently, they are better served by the truth about their government than lies/misrepresentations.

about 2 months ago
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Whistleblowers Enter the Post-Snowden Era

spacepimp Re:Bullshit (129 comments)

He most certainly did claim to have made attempts and on public Television afforded the NSA the ability to to prove he hadn't. HAve you seen the NSA step up and repeat that no attempts were made and prove him wrong?

about 2 months ago
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Whistleblowers Enter the Post-Snowden Era

spacepimp Re:What's the worse that can happen? (129 comments)

Some would argue the Pentagon Papers and Daniel Ellsberg amounted to a positive change.

about 2 months ago
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Whistleblowers Enter the Post-Snowden Era

spacepimp Re:Why the martydom? ... (129 comments)

An anonymous leak can be dismissed as fake, and the US gov't could spin it into any number of threads purporting it is in fact a foreign ploy or what have you.

about 2 months ago
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The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained

spacepimp Re: Speculation (475 comments)

So we have an anonymous coward who is whining about other people feeling they have something to hide. You realize what a fool you look like by posting this comment as AC?

about 2 months ago
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Wikia and Sony Playing Licensing Mind Tricks

spacepimp Simple solution (108 comments)

Delete your wiki edits/comments, so they cannot claim ownership of what you wrote.

about 2 months ago
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German Authorities Lack Evidence To Prosecute Anyone For NSA Spying

spacepimp Re:Well, we know... (107 comments)

People who are pissed off at Edward Snowden are the same people who would applaud the US government if they claimed they needed to curtail free speec/freedom of the press until this whole "terrorist" thing has passed. If only the times were safer to afford such liberties.

about 2 months ago
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Melbourne Uber Drivers Slapped With $1700 Fines; Service Shuts Down

spacepimp Re:so much unsaid for uber. (255 comments)

// Your driver could be a meth-addled convict with a bottle of jagermeister between his legs, but since he never had to go through a background check or a drug test or even a physical, the hook he uses to steer the car between epileptic bouts of withdrawal is in Ubers understanding a sterling example of a world class taxi service without the hassle of icky cabs.

The bulk of cab drivers I've seen are meth-addled convicts. It hasn't always been Jagermeister tucked in their legs.

about 3 months ago
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ACLU and EFF Endorse Weaker USA Freedom Act Passed By Committee

spacepimp Re:Two things... (107 comments)

We've always been at war with East Anglia.

about 3 months ago

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