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Judge shoots down Trump admin's efforts to allow folks to post shoddy 3D printer gun blueprints online


More guns = safer for everyone

Can't argue with statistics. The top ten most safe states - New Hampshire being often in top two slots - are all low to no gun control states, some even allowing conceal carry without permit by law. Conversely, the least safe states and cities - such as Chicago - have extremely strict gun laws.

There's a town in Georgia, Kennesaw to be exact; and it had a problem. Homeowners were being murdered in their beds, crime was rampant, and generally the town was a hive of crime. A law was implemented requiring every homeowner to possess a firearm. Tracing back to that enactment, crime is extremely low, not only that but violent crime is almost non existent.

Guns are here. Whatever view you take on the second amendment, the right to not only own a firearm, but to use it in defense whether it be for your home or from a tyrannical government, guns are by definition going to be part of culture here. And moreover, there are so many in circulation, that making it harder for law-abiding citizens to own a firearm is dangerously irresponsible. Moreover, it's been shown time and again that a well armed population is not only a polite population, but a far safer population.

UK Info Commish quietly urged court to swat away 100k Morrisons data breach sueball


"If someone over 18 stole a kitchen knife "

Oh dear, oh dear... don't you know carrying a knife is now verboten in the UK? Surely that will protect anyone from being stabbed?

Just a friendly reminder there were no at-the-time classified secrets on Clinton's email server. Yes, the one everyone lost their minds over


Re: So, if I'm reading this correctly ...

She stated for the record that restricted email was being received on the server.


Re: Timing, as they say ...

Instead of just thumbing me down, tell me. What impeachable offense do you have solid evidence for that Trump is guilty of? It's a simple question, and if you had even questionable evidence you would have replied with it.


Two little things...

Are needed to impeach. One is an actual impeachable crime to be committed by said president, the other is evidence of said crime. While I'm sure democrats and those with low IQ would like to call being an a-hole a crime, it's not, so impeaching Trump on any of the grounds people seem to want isn't going to happen. You need actual actionable evidence that an impeachable crime was committed. To date there isn't any. Else... he would have been impeached already.


Re: Timing, as they say ...

"Impeaching Trump is a no-brainer, and it will happen"

For what though? They've been trying since before he even won the last election to tie him to Russia; or tie him to policy that allows criminal malfeasance, and they've even tried to tie his sons to Russia in a negative manner. They've gone up and down his financial records, and while his lawyer has done many shady things, there's still no actionable evidence of wrongdoing on his part. If there were, he'd have been in court defending himself years ago.

What exactly do you think Trump should be impeached for, and based on what specific actionable evidence do you feel his guilt is assured?


Re: Politician is dirty and lied <shock horror>

And if you follow the line, you'll see that most atrocities have been committed in the name of either politics or religion, and you begin to understand the meaning and power of the 2nd Amendment... and why you have to question the motives of the Left when they keep trying to disarm law abiding citizens.


Re: Classification is Inherent not Marked

Love how Clintonites and idiots who have no clue about classified content are downing your notes...


If you've never dealt with restricted data

Then yeah, you can't fathom the furor over this issue. It's significant. Having worked in the industry - where a simple innocent accident can lead to SWAT teams at your front door and your business shut down for undetermined time - I can definitively say that anyone who was not a Clinton or Lefty Cling On would have been severely impacted had they done this.

When the IT department speaks, users listen. Or face the consequences


Rolling out Unified Messaging...

Same sort of thing. Spent weeks meeting with managers, explaining the service and what it meant to their voicemail, sent no less than 5 separate emails - introducing the service, inviting users to different training sessions, then 2 more emails reminding them to watch out for the pin, what it would look like in their mailbox, how to use it, etc. (even though this is covered in the welcome email sent by exchange).

Fast forward to rollout. No less than 500 frantic tickets (this was an office with around 550 people at the time) demanding to know what happened to their voicemails, and why they couldn't log in.

A particularly memorable situation among the bulk of users ensued.

IT: "Did you follow the email instructions?"

User: "What instructions? I got nothing"

IT: <clickety>

IT: "The 7 total emails we sent out that are in your deleted items folder, along with the welcome message - also in your deleted items"

User: "Uh, oh I thought it was just some nonsense email"

IT: "And when your manager told you about it in your weekly meetings?"

User: "Uh..."

Yep. Welcome to the unwashed masses that delete IT messages then blame IT for being confused!

FBI softens stance on ransomware: it's (sort of) okay to pay off crims to get your data back


Typical statement

"Doing so provides investigators with the critical information they need to track ransomware attackers, hold them accountable under US law, and prevent future attacks."

So this is my issue... US law doesn't hold sway in many countries. Pretty much just the USA, really. This is a good thing, unless the US wants to be held accountable under Sharia Law, or Israel Law, or Chinese Law...?

Blood money is fine with us, says GitLab: Vetting non-evil customers is 'time consuming, potentially distracting'


define ethical employment

Either you're hiring for skill, specifically putting the right people into a role according to their skill; or you're hiring people based on <insert race/sex/fetish here>. In the first category, you have the purest form of ethical hiring. In the second, the dirtiest form of unethical hiring possible. So... which is it?


Re: "This is a very confused post"

"It is. Europe's legal system is so integrated so some decisions can be made in Brussels."

Every EU country has it's own laws around naturalization and immigration. The same passport that allows you free entry to Ireland - for example - does not allow you free entry to other countries in Europe.

For naturalization, for example in the UK, you fulfill specific requirements, and your application goes into process. In Greece, those requirements are different. Ireland is different still, requiring Irish citizens to "vouch" for your character.

So lets take UK for example with illegal entry. According to Davidson Morris, legal attorneys specializing in immigration, "Paragraphs A320 and 320(7B) of the Immigration Rules state that you have to leave the UK voluntarily within 30 days of your visa expiring in the UK". Additionally, according to Service Gov UK, "Offence of knowingly entering the United Kingdom in breach of a deportation order or without leave." It goes on to say that you can challenge the status BUT the burden of proof is to show you had permission to be there via visa or other means.

The difference in the US, is that you can be here totally illegally, no means present, and you can still go to court and demand the right to stay IN SPITE OF being here illegally.

Understand the difference? It's subtle, I'll grant you, but it is a significant difference.

"Oh I see. You beef is that ICE to *too* lenient then. We were on different pages it seems, sorry for the misunderstanding. Wow..."

Yes, actually, with the effort my family and I went through to get here LEGALLY, people coming in illegally offend me significantly more knowing that the US does accept refugee applications at the border, and due process guarantees every person asking for same is processed according to international law on receiving refugees.


Re: Old Captains motto

"But please, pretty please, don't for one f**king second, pretend you have any values beyond "Maximize profit""



Re: Nobody survives

Well.. Obama was more because while he's a likable guy, he's severely incompetent as any sort of president. Trump on the other hand is the exact opposite.

Obama was able to keep people rapt with his dog and pony act, but he sucked heavily for the country. We went from being a nation of the proud and personal accountability, respected around the world; to a nation on our knees internationally, with group and identity politics holding sway over personal responsibility, which is ludicrous. We went from being mildly in debt to being heavily in debt, and I'm not just talking about the seriously lagged recovery of our economy under him. Small businesses suffered heaviest under more than 20 THOUSAND regulations, the majority of which were designed specifically to cripple small to medium businesses while boosting mega business.

Trump on the other hand, people either like or hate intensely. Yet, under him we have the best economy in over a century, unemployment is the lowest it's been in decades, and we have less people in the poor bracket with more middle class earners than in the last century. We have a more comprehensive trade platform, with trade agreements now leaning in our favor rather than crippling American trade. Small businesses are actually flourishing. Hell, I don't earn much but I have more in my pocket after Trumps taxation policies thus far, and instead of getting it cheap from China I spend more locally, which stimulates business, which stimulates more potential tax cuts, etc.

The thing is, people get caught up in hating the man when it comes to politics. And they're not wrong: presuming even a quarter of the things we hear are true, I'm sure the President isn't a nice guy. But I'd rather a horrible reprobate that knows how to get us on our feet, stimulates the economy, puts more money BACK in my pocket, reduces government overreach, represents my nation properly; than someone everyone likes but kills the country off.


Re: "This is a very confused post"

Yes indeed, most countries have laws around refugees and immigration. Are you a refugee, then you apply at the nearest COUNTRY at the nearest port of entry. That means Mexico for most of the people illegally crossing into the US, by the way; but lets put that aside for now. The second way is to get a visa of some kind, permitting you to stay. Then the third category, which is visa waiver programs. All three options involve approaching the port of entry.

ICE on the other hand deal with people illegally crossing the border without going through port of entry. In almost any country in the world, you're bundled into jail awaiting deportation, including if you overstay your visa. Having been an immigrant in more than two continents and more countries I care to name, I can attest to same. If you're deported, in most countries you're escorted to your flight home. In the US, however we have guaranteed due process - you are entitled to go to court and state your case. In the example of Europe, you actually have to apply for permission at that court - which isn't often approved.

"Just not every country does it by separating families"

Thank Obama for that. I for one prefer children NOT to be imprisoned, but that's just me. Bear in mind that the law of separation is actually stemming from a case involving child abuse and sex trafficking. The fact is it was identified that it's common for a desperate person to steal a child, then cross the border with intent to sell them as sex slaves. Yes... that is not only common but an epidemic.

In those cases, and they are not clear which are and which are not; you do not want the child left with the abductor.


Re: "This is a very confused post"

"What's at issue is whether ICE is itself breaking the law in enforcing other laws"

Any ICE agent that's been found breaking the law outside their remit has been processed accordingly. In terms of enforcing the law as it pertains the illegal aliens entering without permission to do so, hell I'd be happy if they were lined up and shot; but that would be unlawful. So they're lucky all they get is processed within the framework of the law itself.

"Every country in the world has some process for claiming asylum... [European Court of Human Rights ]"

Right, but again it's not the COUNTRY granting a guarantee of due process, it's a central EU court which is outside the country that has the ability to force that country to comply based on laws not of the country, but in the form of treaty. In the US, the court in question is a US court, making decisions based on US law.


Re: "This is a very confused post"

"ICE's human rights abuses "

Look, I don't know if it's the drugs, or you're just mentally retarded. ICE performs an important job in keeping ILLEGAL ALIEN HUMANS out of the country. It is their remit to do so. And even so, in the US, you are entitled to challenge the right to kick you out in court, and you are guaranteed a fair due process by LAW - in a country you had no right to be in the first place! That's something no other country I can think of gives you. It's enabled people to argue for and receive asylum after being caught and pending deportation. If I just entered your country and demanded rights, services, and jobs; you'd be lynching me immediately and I'd have NO RIGHT to due process to argue my case - I'd be shunted out in a heartbeat back home. Yes, I would.

There is no human right that allows you to just enter any country of your choosing, and demand to stay, whether or not at the cost of legal taxpayers. That right is gained by:

Applying for asylum, which can be done at any legal port of entry.

Applying for an appropriate visa, which can be done at any embassy

This is something that people are lacking some critical intelligence point on. Dammit.


Re: "remember BMW used slave labour in the 1940's?"

"What if a "religious" company decides not to sell to LGBTQ customers, or hospitals making abortions? It can quickly becomes a real minefield about who shouts louder"

What if they do? Guys, you're missing the point of capitalism here. Businesses - except for in very rare cases - do not care what color your money is, whether you take it in back or in front, or if you have serious mental problems. As long as there's no law stopping them selling goods to you, they are after the money first.

This is the whole reason the US got Jim Crow laws enforced on them. Shopowners were happy to sell to black customers who had money. The law had to get enforced to stop them selling.

Capitalism is about money, and again with the very small outlier exceptions, are going to take money from whoever they can.


You can tell...

All the SJW's coming out of the woodwork with your downvotes. And most likely mine to follow. Seriously, businesses are not humans and cannot make moral/ethical stands. Legalities on the other hand, might be an interesting question, but since when is that a company's role to validate the legal status of someone using their products? Google, who have literally hundreds of billions in dollars don't even vet stolen music, they just let labels claim whatever they like as their own; clearly they can't even manage to validate legality.

In a world of infosec rockstars, shutting down sexual harassment is hard work for victims


Re: "I'm sorry but you don't get to gripe about it later."

"Er, yes, you absolutely do get to gripe about it - how you were coerced into doing something you really didn't want to do simply just to work in the career of your choice. Some of us just fill out an application form and go through interviews. "

It's a choice that the skilled don't need to make. The unskilled, people who would never have a career in that line, are the ones faced with a choice. You aren't forced to say yes; but note if you say no that you'll have to stand on your own merit. Clearly that's not always enough, as can be evidenced in pretty much every complainants early career: the clear lack of ability is easy to see. But, instead of learning the ropes, coming up through other means where by they can learn the skills they lack, they CHOSE the easy alternative.

It's exactly the same when some pretty girl flirts with you for a free beer. They don't have money to spend on getting drunk, so they flap their assets. Same in a casino when someone is winning big: all the girls come around.

Don't try make out as though there was no beneficial return here. Damn, if I had lady parts myself I'd be making a play at becoming a high paid movie star, and no problem using those ass...ets... to get it.


There's really two premises in terms of harrasment here..

First type, which is abhorrent, is the described form. Unwanted advances clearly rebuffed. No problem with that being labelled harassment.

The second type - "this for that" - I get frustrated hearing about. For example, starlets complaining that some movie bigshot gave them a break - their big break as it turns out - for sex. It's a simple transaction that they could have refused, but then no big break. How many women have gotten a break and landed their dream career because of "this for that", and then go on to complain that they were harassed? Far too many. If you willingly engaged, and then gained from the encounter, I'm sorry but you don't get to gripe about it later.

The other problem we have is what counts as harassment. To some women, you don't even need to do more than looking in their direction to be a sexual predator. This demeans and undermines the real cases of harassment and rape, and I wish that would be nipped in the bud.

Satya 'Karma' Nadella ignored our complaints over pay gap, thousands of Microsoft women say


Bunch of bollocks

You earn what your skill level, both at the job AND negotiation, gets you. If you don't negotiate for a better salary, you don't get it; simple as that.

Euro competition chief mulls forcing tech giants to prove their actions aren't harming market


Say it with me...

That, that dude looks like a lady



Am I the only one who had Aerosmith's "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" in their head when they looked at the photo...?

Thought I was looking at Jeremy Renner....

IT contractor has £240k bill torn up after IR35 win against UK taxman


is disappointed with the decision of the tribunal

They followed your rules and your rules say he is free and clear. Stop trying to force blood from a stone, vampire.

Billionaire Bezos unveils plans to land humans on Moon, with a little help from some old friends



We already have. Do something interesting like Mars.

Republican senators shoot down a triple whammy of proposed election security laws


Not hard to figure out who paid for an ad...

Does it cast the Side A candidate in the worst possible light? Side B funded

Does it cast the Side B candidate in the worst possible light? Side A funded.

Junior minister says gov.UK considering facial recognition to verify age of p0rn-watchers


Sorry Mods...

But what the f--k is wrong with these people...?

Remember the FBI's promise it wasn’t abusing the NSA’s data on US peeps? Well, guess what…


Oh noes, lies from the feds...

Whod've thunk it!?!?

Pro tip: Plug in your Tesla S when clocking off, lest you run out of juice mid hot pursuit


But she pointed out that the same thing happens occasionally when petrol-powered

We see the same stupidity with computers. English lit majors, when faced with screens saying "press any key to continue" suddenly become neanderthals who can't figure out how to read or press buttons. Freaking engineers, who can design and manufacture marvels of innovation, can't figure out where to put their USB stick; or worse how to click on a screen that says "Click here to proceed".

I mean, come on this is simple stuff. Car no fuel, car no go. Regardless of whether it's electricity or gas, the same holds true. Even the most doughnut-crazed cop should be able to figure that out; and given that these cars go as far as - if not more - than their equivalent in gas, surely this is a no brainer?

Gasp! Google Chrome kills uBlock, Adblock ad filters – grab the pitchfo- no wait, it's OK: They were evil fraud clones


founded in Russia

The three words that engender immediate trust and respect for civil and ethical responsibility...

Equifax is going to make you work for that 125 bucks it owes each of you: Biz sneaks out Friday night rule change


Re: I know what we can do, call the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Um, actually the fine curtailment was Obama's doing. And many of the soft touch policies are Obama-era.

In fact, the FTC chairman that Trump selected actually went on record telling Congress to curtail his power - something that the previous chairman (plenty of issues there).


So, in essence...

They don't even need to pay their earnings on a single quarter (2018 Q3 earnings over $800MM - just search for Equifax earnings Q3 2018 you lazy b--tard)? And not only that, but if I'm one of the affected, I would face an average cost of $1350 (according to CSID). For this, they feel it's "ok" to just pay out a measly $125? Never mind that the amount of the settlement doesn't equate that/

This still amazes me. If I had a small business that made $500'000 a year, and I committed such gross negligence, I would be out on the street and fined up the wazoo. Big Business simply slips through the cracks.

Data cops order Ireland to delete 3.2m records after ID card wheeze ruled to be 'unlawful'



I refuse to sign up for this card and so won't be able to pay property taxes...

BOFH: Oh, go on, let's flush all that legacy tech down the toilet


The PFY must be...

in his 40's by now surely?

Googlers hate it! This one weird trick lets websites dodge Chrome 76's defenses, detect you're in Incognito mode


This one weird trick

Came to look out of pure morbid curiosity. Commented out of pure hatred for those four words.

DeepNude deep-nuked: AI photo app stripped clothes from women to render them naked. Now, it's stripped from web


Re: release it for the world's weirdos to use

>> Because only male/female relationships are 'normal' right? Who told you that?

While I don't care, to answer your question, "every living thing on the face of the earth pairs male with female". I don't know of any socialized animal that gets it on with same-sexes other than humans. But to repeat, if you choose to be gay, go ahead - I really don't care.

It's when I'm expected to take part in gay pride demonstrations, or tolerate some guy flirting with me; that's where I draw the line. No, I'm not going to buy your rainbow shirt or shake your hand. I don't know you, and you don't know me. No I won't tolerate some fat guy trying to chat me up in a normal bar. If a woman can reject men, then surely I am allowed to without being called anti-gay.


Re: release it for the world's weirdos to use

>> It's because the world is run by men. A superwoman beating males to a pulp is just something you only see on a screen whereas you don't have to look far to see men beating women in real life.

Yes, good job feminists. Whereas men were once brought up to defend and protect women, now apparently that's a major no-no. What's fascinating is to see how the two groups behave when someone is being beaten in front of them (and this has been tested). A man beating a woman in front of other men will be stopped and separated from harming her. A woman beating a man will be cheered on by other woman and the man will be laughed at by the women.

The problem is exacerbated by feminist agendas the world over.


1) Birthrate has been severely impacted by women in the workforce, the social norm changing to allow same-sex marriage, etc. But sure, I'll give you this one as a possible minor factor as there's a lot more to it than that.

2) Despite it's current charming assertion, feminism is wrong on this one: women chose to have less rights as they didn't want the responsibility that followed. That is, to serve in wartime (and yes that was a different time to what we live in now). This affected the ability to vote and own property - certainly if you were unwilling to fight, how could you be expected to be accountable for choosing leadership and protecting your property from brigands and other low lives?

3) Genesis 38:9; God actually killed a man for spilling his seed on the ground instead of taking up his family obligation of propagating further life. Too "subjective"? Ok, according to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3649591/ the ancient Egyptians had condom-like caps, and the same resource speaks about the sponges that were used at one point too (female side), and douching which was popular at one point. Here's another resource: https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-history-of-condoms-48689

4) That doesn't apply to every country; so it's not a universal factor. As well, we have more jobs than we have people currently in the US. Indeed, some countries give you nothing, others give you more. So... I don't see that as a factor.


""And you wonder why the birth rate is dropping...""

I think you just put your finger on the main reason for why it's perfectly ok to show someone being murdered in a PG film, but woe betide the film maker that puts a flash of tiddy, or gosh even worse some bush. Because this way, people are more likely to be violent than in a relationship, so more people are eradicated from the earth, much to David Attenborough's delight.

FedEx fed up playing box cop, sues Uncle Sam to make it stop: 'We do transportation, not law enforcement'


Re: Seriously?

FedEx are happy to pay fines for things like failing hazmat controls and shipping illegal drugs for unlicensed online pharmacies....


Re: Seriously?

My point is that they already comply happily with laws EVERYWHERE. Every country has a set of both laws and rules - some based on nothing more than political gambits - that FedEx are required to comply with, some of those are political as my example suggests, some are fascist - again, as my example suggests. What I'm saying is that FedEx are actually doing this already, for other countries, on their demand. So what's new with the US demanding same?



FedEx already police shipments for other countries. For example, just looking at China, FedEx will not ship a total of over 50 items JUST for china - including to quote "Banned chemicals as listed in the List of Toxic Chemicals Banned or Severely Restricted in the P.R.C. (The First Group) published by the State Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA)" as well as "Printed matter, films, photos, records, audio and video tapes, VCDs, computer storage media and other commodities which are harmful to China's politics, economy, culture and/or ethics"

FedEx are expected to do same for a large list of countries according to their website, some with more. So, if it's ok for China to have political based restrictions, why is it not ok for the US, which is basically home office to FedEx?


US minister invokes Maggie Thatcher, says she would have halted Huawei 5G rollout


Re: Pompeo has lost it ...

Oh dear, here's a lawsuit over a company that according to you doesn't exist, blimey what will they claim next?!? I look forward to your scathing letter to the editor about their made up organizations!


Imagine being charged to take a lunch break... even if you didn't. Welcome to the world of these electronics assembly line workers


Re: According to @sed gawk

Actually, my comment was a rib at @sed gawk. I noted that I'd worked for several companies that did S rated work, and his comical response was to essentially claim that such things didn't exist. Since Tyco is one such company (or was last I worked there), I was merely pointing out the irony in his claims...


According to @sed gawk

Tyco don't exist, so what's the story here?!?

We knew it was coming: Bureaucratic cockup triggers '6-month' delay of age verification block on porno in the UK


Well, at least

you can still see a guy's head getting blown off, or a live body dissected, or hell someone's mouth stitched to someone else's anus. Heaven forbid we show underage kids a nipple or - gasp - the genitals we all descended from on birth. No, far better to hide tiddy and let the innocent dears keep watching people getting murdered and tortured, that's going to lead to normal behavior when they become adults...

Ahhhhh! What year is it?! Users left without direction or clue after Google Calendar 404s


Stopped using Google

around the time they canned Inbox (after many other similar canning). So, yeah, unaffected...

Monster magnet in my pocket: Boffins' gizmo packs 45.5-tesla punch and weighs just 390g


Re: So many "look at this cool thing"

Back then people actually applied things. Nowadays, we have printable batteries, batteries that can charge in moments, power tracks that can be laid down on streets to power battery vehicles, mist-based technologies that can product 3d widgets you can feel - and none are being actually applied.

Instead all the effort is being put into "look at this cool thing". Waste of time while we're not addressing these inventions and new techniques into applicable uses.