* Posts by BlackFlag

4 posts • joined 9 Sep 2011

Since the FCC won't act, Congress finally moves on robocalls by passing half-decent TRACED Act


Re: Author is clueless

They don't know who the call is actually from (as CID is trivial to spoof), but they do know where the call comes from (the previous hop in the call delivery). It's a pain in the ass to track a call down, and requires cooperation from the other carriers, who may not want to help prosecute their customers. They don't really care where the call originates, as they don't charge the caller, they charge the previous hop in the chain.

What would ACTUALLY help is making changes to the POTS system so that call setup includes more detailed and accurate caller info, and requiring carriers to globally block calls that are known to be bad. Also good would be requiring auto-blocking of calls with obviously spoofed CIDs (an incoming international call with a New Jersey area code), or that are anonymous.

GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name


Re: The name Glimpse discriminates against people who are unable to see

I have never in my life heard "gimp" used as a derogatory term for disabled. I have heard it used many times used to describe submissive male BSDM enthusiasts.

This isn't about disabled people. This is kink shaming. Gimps can't be talked about in polite society (which is apparently what the OSS community is now that Torvalds has been castrated by his daughter.)

Not Apr 1: Google stops scanning your Gmail to sling targeted ads at you


I see what you did there.

.... Casually glossing over the fact that no one knew Google was reading their emails when they first made the choice between hotmail and gmail. Like anyone would have said "gee i don't much care for someone reading my email, but it's ok if i get more storage space!!!" GTFO.

Apollo 17 Moon landing: Shock revelations


very clever

Keep believing your single-bullet theories, and keep believing that buildings fall straight down without explosives, and keep believing the government wouldn't lie to you.

Most likely the limey stooge who wrote this has been the recipient of a few nickles and dimes out of the billions the pentagon has been spending on propaganda. I guess that sounds like a conspiracy theory too? Go google "pentagon money propaganda" No, you won't, because 5 seconds of typing and 2 minutes of reading is too much work for the flat-worlders.


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