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News Fine Gael calls for open source browser crackdown

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 15 Jan 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Politician in 'doesn't know what he's talking about' shocker.

    More at 11.
     
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  3. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    "This is a party political broadcast by Fine Gael paid for by campaign donations from Microsoft"

    And damn straight he is too ;) All you need is IE!!
     
  4. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    With cabbages like this at the helm, is it any wonder the country is in such a bloody mess
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    We've had our differences, Snips, but by gosh that didn't half make me laugh. Cheers!
     
  6. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    How many years in a North Korean prison for sending that guy a raspberry pi as a practical joke?
     
  7. loftie

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    So porn is illegal now? And no-one tell him Guinness contains a drug, best not use an Open Source browser to buy any at Sainsburys.
     
  8. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Lets hope the EU and other body's tell him what some adviser should have told him before he opened his mouth. But i fear we will find politicians slowly chipping away at our freedoms on the internet in the coming years trying to control what they don't understand.
     
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    BlackRaven Freaking printers!

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    Well these guys are talking out of their ar*es again as usual. They do not have any idea of what they are talking about. The Irish politicians are generally idiots.
     
  10. raxonb

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    Throw some ketchup on him. Maybe he'll understand open sauce then :p
     
  11. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Hit him with the ketchup bottle and he'll understand why closed sauce software is bad!
     
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    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Eejit
     
  13. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    The page is no longer on the website. Clearly someone has told him what an arse he is.
     
  14. hyperion

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    It's here, but don't worry. This bt article is the top news result for him, so everyone who searches his name will know what an idiot he is.

    Idiocy aside, why do they need to know the identities of the buyers? Is it too hard to go after the sellers? And is it just me or does anyone else have an uncanny urge to give him a wedgie?
     
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    What a f****** idiot. No wonder most the UK and other countries haven't got a clue about technology with people like this in power.
     
  16. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Ah the link in the article has 2013 instead of 2014 in it. I guess that no one pointed out what an arse he was.

    I wonder if this guy realises that cash has been used to anonymously buy drugs such as cigarettes and alcohol for years. Porn too!
     
  17. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    This caught my eye as well. If the guy hadn't just made such a foolish blunder as mistaking open source browser for TOR I'd think it was a subtle ploy to get readers to overlook it and start the conversation off with illegal porn as a given.
     
  18. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    News Flash: out-of-touch-with-the-real-world politician makes an ass of himself while looking to score sound bites.

    Anyway, I thought GTA5 was the gateway to drugs, weapons and pornography. I am disappoint.
     
  19. hyperion

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    My father's wardrobe was my gateway to pornography. I didn't know I was a criminal. Come to think of it, my father's wardrobe was also my gateway to drugs and weapons. Suck on that, Narnia.
     
  20. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    My father's wardrobe also introduced me to porn as well. Also, it swallowed my prized stamp collection when I was about 12, right about the time my folks were going through some financial hardship or other.

    I gave up on philately and turned to drugs some years later. I also later used a stolen firearm to cause criminal damage.

    Suck on that Fine Gael!
     
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