* Posts by cupplesey

9 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Mar 2021

Japan makes online insults a crime that can earn a year in jail


Re: I approve

Insulting and abusing are very different concepts, abuse should be stamped out but an insult is a dangerous thing to jail people for. I insult people as a joke as its mutually accepted between the parties, if then someone thinks it real i could end up prison. Fredom of speech will be lost with a law like that.


Sounds like we need to go back to the good old days and saying it to someones face as that appears to not end up with jail time. Now i agree with kurking online abuse but insults can be productive. Are comedians going to be locked up because someone takes a joke as an insult? Think of a world where toxic people like Piers Morgan are protected by a law like this!

Also who decides what is an insult especially when a comment can be interpreted in different ways? Can passive agressive comments now be treated as insults....thin end of the wedge my friends.

Half of bosses out of touch with reality, study shows


Re: Too many meetings are now bad?

I think we need a meeting to discuss the issue of too many meeting.....when are you free?

Sony Interactive Entertainment pulls PlayStation from Russia


Re: War ... huh ... what is it good for?

America had the free democratic vote to elect an a$$hole to the presidency....countries like Russia, North Korea etc are expected and forced to vote an a$$hole into a dictatorship. They dont have the option to remove them from office since the maximun 2 x 4 year term doesnt exist. Stop blaming the people who have no other choice

GCHQ was rebuked for ignoring spy law safeguards as pandemic hit Britain


Re: Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

The Police....if and when they decide to...which they don't unless its the common folk

Renting IT hardware on a subscription basis is bad for customers


Noo Just Business

This is not just a business issue <insert_need_or_demand>as-a-Service is only going to increase. The world is just heading this way for anything that can be made that way and soon on-prem either wotn be a thing or just a limited option. Most services are also going subscription based, if you stop paying you stop having access, hardware, software, gaming etc so the cloud is not much different. I know its more varied than that currently but that just that way its all going.

Apple is about to start scanning iPhone users' devices for banned content, professor warns


Re: Every is now under suspicion

I think it is but at the other end is Apple's mothership.... have they got a backdoor key for them and the US government to use all along....Can we really trust these companies?


Apples ad campain 'What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone'.....so Apple lied then?

What happens when they inevitably get it wrong? Can you sue them for liable or false accusations. Of course i don't condone illegal content but its the thin end of the wedge for big brother/NSA level control and monitoring.

Dosn't this also violate the US constitution? What about other countries citizens, are they being also watched but not informed just like the NSA.

Microsoft customers locked out of Teams, Office, Xbox, Dynamics – and Azure Active Directory breakdown blamed


Well tomorrow is gonna suck.....