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  1. 4 points
    Hey Evelyn, I don't know that anyone actually think George Pell is the only paedophile worth worrying about. But big names getting actual punishments seems important. I'd say it's probably more important to make his charge stick than some priest (or any other paedophile, but seeing as we're talking a high up catholic church figure I'm going by hierarchy) noone has heard of. You'd definitely want that one to stick but the message that no amount of money and political influence is going to save a paedophile any more. It's important the message gets to them and to more decent society so they can see the legal system has some sort of teeth and to future victims that feel they will get heard if they come forward. But I think Bill Cosby was a similarly big case for the entertainment industry. Probably a bigger deal in the States than here but that's how geographical divides go. As far a sympathisers, I don't think it sends a good message, especially for the LNP, when 2 of their (and the country's) former leaders are publicly in support of Pell. It sends a poor message for everyone I mentioned before. If they truly believe he is of good character I wish they could have got their statements in under the suppression order so noone knew. I think with such a sensitive subject that it would be better for the community, especially if he loses the appeal. So, to me, it's less about how many people on each side believe what about the case but what they are publicly doing.
  2. 2 points
    Because it wasn't collectivism that was the problem with Russia - it's authoritarianism, which was never renounced.
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    hehe — actually, the reference should be read as "everything floats down here", ...not "everything floats down here". "They all float, Richie!" — Pennywise the Clown (It)
  4. 2 points
    I think Cybes thinks you implied that he was condescending. I can see why. Beware young Raven, some of our members might be better suited to slytherin
  5. 1 point
    Hello! atomicans I'm a super geek/nerd I like reading like any ravenclaw would I hate on fortnite and love minecraft I like playing video games on my pc think the benny hillifier is cool and having the unnecessary ability to stuff lots of marshmellows in your mouth all at once is a sign of superior intelligence and I like singing silly songs about being ripped apart by badgers and the death stick and stuff like that. I'm the young son of two atomicans. can you guess which two?
  6. 1 point
    He's a trial lawyer, not an appeals lawyer. Same reason you wouldn't want a diesel mechanic working on your motorbike. So, then why make an excuse ? I mean if it's just normal procedure an' all why the need to offer his emotional involvement as a reason for not going forward ? ... not that I really care ... a mind that can produce that " vanilla " description is not one I care to have around
  7. 1 point
    She and/or her campaign has denied any wrongdoing (naturally), and explained that the activities complained about *were* disclosed to the relevant authorities, and listed as per the official guidelines. Snopes agrees. Whether or not the FEC wil have anything to say about the matter has yet to be seen.
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    for one, its an opinion piece, so lets not confuse it with propaganda being passed off as objective fact secondly, its commenting on what characterises the far-right cronyism to which the liberal party has been held hostage so visibly during the last two terms, demonstrated by their handling of issues like same-sex marriage and climate change and most recently their conspicuous rallying behind a convicted molester. this is an extremely topical and newsworthy feature of our government in its own right, quite irrespective of whatever Labor is doing or has done, and not drawing attention to the rampant anti-democratic rot within the ruling party would be FAR closer to "enforcing an agenda". get a grip, eveln!
  10. 1 point
    Also, welcome to the madhouse of derailed threads and other wonders, @Raven101
  11. 1 point
    The NSA released their reverse engineering tool to the public, called Ghidra. It has been treated with a lot of suspicion. I downloaded it and gave it a quick once over. Has anyone else here played with it ?
  12. 1 point
    Refer to the Political Compass bit I posted some time ago; the ALP are now very right wing and authoritarian - but not as much as the NLP. Or do you consider "less awful" to be as bad as "really awful" ?
  13. 1 point
    This will have unforeseen consequences. The YouTube comments section is precisely where we want to keep these people - shutting that down may cause them to venture outside, into public spaces, to mingle with common society. Nobody wants to meet a YouTube commenter in real life. Nobody.
  14. 1 point
    It would violate the basic tenet of a majority of modern politicians and not a few from the past as well I'd suggest. If anyone wants to suggest Trump is not corrupt I'll raise your Wookie and throw in a talking possum Cheers
  15. 1 point
    I mostly concur ... Which makes the Guardian's attack on the Gov. even less accurate. The problem of the mentality wrt to criminal paedophiles has no real political or religious boundaries. To imply that it does, seriously demeans us all.
  16. 1 point
    https://www.politicalcompass.org/aus2016 Seriously, check the Big 3 clustering. If the Nats go any further the Beetroot will have to grow a toothbrush moustache.
  17. 1 point
    May be left compared to the LNP dropkicks but the ALP is hardly a left wing party these days. Both major parties have shifted quite a bit to the right since the 1970s at least.
  18. 1 point
    Not to sound too tinfoil-hatty, but it would really suit an awful lot of very powerful people for that to have happened. More sensibly, if that can be proven her political career is *over*.
  19. 1 point
    " Their narrow boys club might agree that equal marriage, climate change, and gender inequality aren’t “serious issues”, voters disagree. " <<< taken from Kimmo's quoting from the Guardian I think the Guardian is still addressing the coalition of the Libs with that comment above, but there were / are a hell of a lot of church going left wingers who were / are not really into the equal marriage and gender equality stuff too. The amount of personal beliefs that conflicted with the Party room of whatever the persuasion was one of the main reasons for the delay ... and of course Howard deciding for us all to just change the wording of the law which brought about all the time and money wasted ...
  20. 1 point
    New Intel CPU Vulnerability Bodes Well For AMD Intel processors are vulnerable to an attack, nicknamed Spoiler, to which AMD processors are immune according to researchers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Lübeck. Intel will not be able to spin this as an industry-wide problem as they did last January when two other vulnerabilities, Spectre and Meltdown, were revealed. This bodes well for AMD shareholders. What is scary about Spoiler is that it can victimize you through a JavaScript on a malicious website which then enables access to your passwords, your encryption keys, and other data stored in memory. In January 2018, when Spectre and Meltdown were revealed, Intel said it was an industry-wide problem implying that Intel processors were not at a disadvantage to AMD. This time around the researchers tested AMD processors and found them to be immune. Consequently, Spoiler will give AMD an advantage over Intel. The question now is whether AMD's advantage will be big enough and last long enough for them to gain significant market share. Intel initially addressed Spectre and Meltdown by releasing performance sapping software patches to the microcode in their processors. Last January, early estimates of the performance penalty for the Spectre and Meltdown patches ranged from 5% to 25%. Since then datacenter system admins have told me that the patches have gotten more efficient and the performance penalty has decreased. However, recently Intel changed the licensing agreement for these software patches to prevent developers from publishing benchmark results. In the near-term, I expect Intel will come out with a software patch for Spoiler. However, researchers say Spoiler, “is not something you can patch easily with microcode without losing tremendous performance”. The degree of the performance penalty exacted by these patches is a good measure of the size of AMD's advantage. Intel can prevent developers from publishing their benchmark results, but they can't stop them from talking to each other. This information will get out. Investors will have to look for it on more technical websites frequented by developers. The researchers are of the opinion that Spoiler cannot be fully fixed with a software patch. They believe changes to Intel's chip architecture will be required. Intel's is already years behind schedule in moving from 14 nm production lines to 10 nm. In contrast, AMD will soon be making its processors on a 7 nm production line. If Intel now also needs to redesign their processors to address Spoiler I cannot see how this can be accomplished in less than 5 years. That's enough time for AMD to take significant market share. My Take: Intel has some tough decisions to make for their processor product line. Moving from 14 nm to 10 nm production lines requires multi-billion dollar investments with long lead-times. Changing their processor architecture at the same time compounds the problem. Bob Swan, Intel's CEO, does not have expertise in these technical areas. He will, no doubt, have access to the best consultants in the industry, but in the end, investors have to trust the CEO to make the right decision. The fact that Intel restricts developers from publishing their benchmark results reduces my trust in them. How much performance is sapped by Intel's software patches is a key piece of information that should not be kept from investors. I cannot recommend Intel stock until Swan is more forthcoming. In contrast, AMD was the best performing stock in the S&P 500 for 2018 with an almost 69% gain. Tony Mitchell, one of my managers, first bought AMD in October 2014 at $3.45. At today’s price of $23.50, he has already made a lot of money on his original investment and he sees a lot more upside in 2019. After publication, an Intel spokesperson provided this statement: In plain English, I think Intel is laying the blame for Spoiler on software developers who don't follow "side channel safe software development practices", and manufacturers of memory modules that have not "mitigated" against this kind of attack. In my view, if Spoiler was entirely due to sub-par software and memory modules, it would affect AMD processors as well. Intel's statement does not change my take on this news.
  21. 1 point
    Pyne is a thoroughly political animal, and theres a predictability to that which became more amusing as time wore on. punchable? haha definitely. but others far eclipse him! just days ago there was a thumb for some video about Martin Shkreli in youtube's recommended videos, which actually compelled me to put "most punchable face of all time" into image search. based on frequency, i am happy to report that Martin Shkreli is the undisputed champion, with Ajit Pai and Ted Cruz among deserving runners up
  22. 1 point
    Subbed. I'm not in a position tat this sort of thing is vital knowledge to me, but I usually find it interesting, so I'll give it a shot. Good luck with the channel, Micky!
  23. 1 point
    why, like this, of course
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