Posts by nzlemming

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Dismal Soyanz,

    I thought you better taught...

    (but then I taut I taw a puddytat)

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2062 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I’m not sure. But my international traffic includes:

    - All my email
    - My Facebook messages
    - My Twitter DMs
    - A lot of my web browsing. Including my use of my own website,
    - Etc.

    We just need to know more than we’re currently told.

    Exactly. This whole trend to "the Cloud" means that everything we do passes through international servers. At one point, sending email from Auckland to Wellington went via Sydney because TelstraClear. Anyone doing a traceroute can see that there is no effective difference between "international traffic" and "domestic traffic".

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2062 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to steven crawford,

    It’s not a game.

    Ah, but it is to people like "Jake". That's the problem. For them it's all about win/lose, zero-sum. They can't contemplate win-win because then the dreaded libruls would gain something and that's not permitted. It doesn't matter to them that families have no heating, can't afford food, can't find employment, because those aren't their people - they won't vote for the Right, so they don't matter. In "Jake's" worldview, when you're in government, you govern for the people that put you there, and everyone else can wait until their "team" holds the Treasury benches.

    That's why you can't hold sensible discussions with them - they're not interested in anything but their own opinions, and they only come here to promulgate them and to distract us from our own discussions. Troll is as troll does. The best thing is to not engage. As mentioned on another thread, it's like wrestling with a pig - you get dirty and the pig runs away. Whether it's the three-headed "Jake" or one of the other Pseuds that have popped in here recently, they're not worth the effort.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2062 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Stop it. I know you’re not the only doing the ad-hominem baiting, but you are the only one on your third pseudonym in two weeks. Do not push it.

    So, that's his final, final warning, then? ;-)

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2062 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to DeepRed,

    FranO’s not stupid, she just has vested interests with multi-nationals

    Thank you Red, I did not know that.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2062 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Interview: Glenn Greenwald,

    Mike Masnick at Techdirt has a take I hadn't considered:

    So, basically all that Key has revealed is that GCSB supported an overly broad cyberattack plan that would let the GCSB take it upon itself to deal with cyberattacks -- a plan so insane that even the US has rejected it -- in part because it would massively increase surveillance.

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  • Hard News: Interview: Glenn Greenwald, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The link is the headline.

    He was talking about the Vance piece phplad mentioned.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2062 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Interview: Glenn Greenwald, in reply to Russell Brown,

    David Slack’s cycle of diminishing Prime Ministerial denials appears to be in action.

    So the PM's an official Slacker, eh? Whouldathunkit?

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2062 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Interview: Glenn Greenwald, in reply to phplad,

    Andrea Vanve did something in the herald this morning which has been heavily attacked by a huge swath of aggressive comments. scary.

    I think you mean this? (Vance is a Fairfax reporter, not Herald)

    Yeah, really ugly in the comments section.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2062 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Privacy and the Public Interest,

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    Yes,

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