Thursday, March 26, 2009

And again - The Mail and Privacy

From The Daily Mail on Fred Goodwin's house on Google Street View:
The house – shown repeatedly on television news bulletins over the last few weeks – is also clearly featured on Google Street View.

The controversial online device, which shows detailed photographs of millions of
homes, means vandals and burglars can now case targets without leaving home.
Yep, they don't need to leave their home. The can look on The Daily Mail website where every single shot of Fred Goodwin's house from Google Street View is reproduced, including an aerial photo.

Fucking morons.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

The Mail and Privacy

With some relish, The Daily Mail comments on some of the complaints about Google's new Street View service. They say that some people have complained about the pictures on the service, meaning those images have been blacked out or removed. They note:
Images of several homes were removed along with a one picture showing a man emerging from a sex shop in Soho, central London.
Perhaps the gentleman being pictured leaving a sex shop wanted his privacy to be respect. So how do The Daily Mail respect that privacy? Only by printing the fucking picture on their website.

The publication of the picture is either grossly unsympathetic, or grossly hypocritical. But this being The Daily Mail it could, of course, be a mix of the two.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Oh the irony!

The mentality of The Daily Mail can be nicely summed up as follows: "Those bloody foreigners, coming over here, taking our jobs! They should be fucking stopped, I tells ya! We shouldn't let the ruddy sods in unless they jump through every hoop we set for them, and pass several tests that make sure they are of sufficient calibre to come to the nation that created St Diana and St Jade (Peace Be Unto Them)."

Unless, of course, it is a British national trying to get into a foreign country. So the fuck what if Australia wants this nurse to take an English test? If she was really committed to working in that country, she would shut her pie hole and take the test. Rather than bellyaching to The Daily Hate. Yes, a person from England taking an English test may seem a little crass - but since when has bureaucracy either here or in Australia (or, indeed, anywhere in the world) been know for its sense? And if she is English, then passing this test should be pretty fucking simple.

And the irony is nicely summed up by a commenter; AJD, from Barnsley:
She should be thankful that they're considering letting her work over there at all. The hypocrisy of people who moan about foreigners coming to work here but who then themselves go and demand to be let into another country is staggering.
Quite. But I some how doubt that those writing for The Daily Wail will ever think like that. They are probably too busy singing "Rule Britainnia" under their breaths, inbetween raging against immigrants trying to come into this country and crying out against countries that won't let our people in without passing some basic cunting tests.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Comment of the Day #2

From a comment on the horrific shootings in Germany:

We are a filthy, decadent and depraved society. The question is not - how come these things occur? But how come they don't occur every day? So roll on consumerism, materialism, atheism - we ain't seen nothing yet.

- Joseph, Halton, England, 11/3/2009 13:59

Thanks for your insights, Joseph. Just to clarify - are you talking about British society? Because you might want to note that this happened in Germany. Unless you see Germany as identical to Britain... And nice to see that you are almost relishing the idea of further mass shootings to back up your incoherent burblings on consumerism etc. Still, there actually is a silver lining to these things happening every day. It increases the changes of people like you getting shot sqaure in the middle of your stupid, moronic fucking face.

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