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2013-10-21 09:03:43 AM
Why is this scary?

It is the job of the United States National Security Agency to eavesdrop on the communications of foreign nationals.


That's not scary, that's what they are farking *SUPPOSED* to be doing instead of listening to "United States Persons".

I understand the upset about them monitoring in the United States, and no one is more pissed about that than I, but this isn't something to be pissed about.  And yes, other nations do the same thing, so the French getting pissed about it would be hypocritical, because the French DGSE does exactly the same thing:  Monitor the communications of foreign nationals.
 
2013-10-21 09:07:09 AM
img.fark.net

what a french citizen may look like.
 
2013-10-21 09:29:09 AM

FlashHarry: what a french citizen may look like.


Ah, one of the Fark classics.

+1
 
2013-10-21 09:37:00 AM
www.lovedazzle.com

another example of a french citizen.
 
2013-10-21 09:39:59 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

and one more...
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-10-21 10:12:35 AM
Is this the same France that's notorious for industrial espionage against it's allies?
 
2013-10-21 10:41:29 AM
What the subby might look like

www.designblind.co.uk
 
2013-10-21 10:45:59 AM
I volunteer to be one of their handlers. Oh yes. Oh yes.
 
2013-10-21 10:47:40 AM
"We're the NSA!  We know what everybody is doing!  Do you know what that means?"

"You're a pack of bored seven year olds with a portable keyhole watching the world wipe it's ass?"

"WE'RE WATCHING YOU!"

"Yeah, we get it."
 
2013-10-21 10:49:29 AM
While I do support Snowdon, considering right now the US needs to be on the international community's good side so that when we cannot pay our bills due to the actions of domestic terrorists, now is not the time to do this.
 
2013-10-21 10:51:02 AM
One of our intelligence arms is gathering intelligence.  THIS IS AN OUTRAGE.
 
2013-10-21 10:56:37 AM
Melissa makes Monday morning so much better.
Subby is still stuck in the 70's when French women did fit that description but those days are long gone. Remember American women went full natural down below back then and the hairy arm-pit thing does not seem so bad.
 
2013-10-21 10:58:42 AM
Oh yes subby. How hideous they all are.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-21 10:59:13 AM

Electrify: While I do support Snowdon, considering right now the US needs to be on the international community's good side so that when we cannot pay our bills due to the actions of domestic terrorists, now is not the time to do this.


Meh.  The French are being all Captain Renault here.  They are all "Shocked!" to find out that a foreign nation is spying on them, like they are spying on foreign nations.
 
2013-10-21 11:00:29 AM

dittybopper: Why is this scary?

It is the job of the United States National Security Agency to eavesdrop on the communications of foreign nationals.

That's not scary, that's what they are farking *SUPPOSED* to be doing instead of listening to "United States Persons".

I understand the upset about them monitoring in the United States, and no one is more pissed about that than I, but this isn't something to be pissed about.  And yes, other nations do the same thing, so the French getting pissed about it would be hypocritical, because the French DGSE does exactly the same thing:  Monitor the communications of foreign nationals.


But no other nations, including us, say so.  Can't say so.  So they have to be pissed when someone else gets caught doing it to them otherwise they look suspicious, even if it is hypocritical and everyone knows it.

In the case of the French though, they probably don't have to put up much of a charade, acting mad at us.

/never understood anyone who majored in foreign relations, voluntarily
 
2013-10-21 11:15:39 AM
The NSA has found that the French reputation for being rude, overbearing, unpleasant and aggressive is a misunderstanding as they are in fact trying very hard to be nice. In private they are far nastier.
 
2013-10-21 11:17:08 AM

vpb: Is this the same France that's notorious for industrial espionage against it's allies?


And for cheating to win big airliner and defense orders.  One time years ago an American government official--can't remember if he was active or retired--got exasperated at another round of French accusations of spying and basically said "YES.  We spy on you.  We spy on you because you cheat and bribe."
 
2013-10-21 11:20:10 AM

Gordon Bennett: Oh yes subby. How hideous they all are.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]


What she might look like singing a Madonna song.
 
2013-10-21 11:21:36 AM
Bah. It's quite simple really.
Economy's going down the shiatter despite new president guy promising he'd fix it, our left wing government got bad press recently because they're doing right-wing stuff (deporting illegal Roma back to wherever they come from), etc.

Sooo... wow, look over here, the americans are doing bad thing. Bad americans, baaad.
 
2013-10-21 11:25:00 AM

Cheese eating surrender monkey: Bah. It's quite simple really.
Economy's going down the shiatter despite new president guy promising he'd fix it, our left wing government got bad press recently because they're doing right-wing stuff (deporting illegal Roma back to wherever they come from), etc.

Sooo... wow, look over here, the americans are doing bad thing. Bad americans, baaad.


I've got Romas in my vegetable garden.  Only during the summer though.

/is that wrong?
 
2013-10-21 11:27:31 AM
Immense data mining, domestically and abroad, with complete access to intellectual property, personal communication, bank activity, travel patterns, and political leanings  for all businesses and individuals. They can evaluate trends by the entire forest, parts of the forest, or look at individual trees -- individual trees meaning essentially look inside someone shorts (all their electronic data:phone, location, finance, purchase, internet activity, contacts, and so forth). If I had a son graduating from college in business currently, I would tell him to get a job with the NSA or a contractor. It's become similar to the old Eastern Bloc model where security insiders receive an immense information and connection advantage for business.
 
2013-10-21 11:36:48 AM
A country that will make this car, then drive it on open roads absolutely needs to be watched. And probably looked after ..

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-21 11:39:33 AM
i2.listal.com
 
2013-10-21 11:48:14 AM
Came for Austin Powers joke. Left Disappoint.

/Reference now too outdated?
 
2013-10-21 11:48:27 AM

Clemkadidlefark: A country that will make this car, then drive it on open roads absolutely needs to be watched. And probably looked after ..

[upload.wikimedia.org image 456x261]


I'll see your 2 CV and raise you with a DS

image.motortrend.com
 
2013-10-21 12:06:20 PM

Cormee: Clemkadidlefark: A country that will make this car, then drive it on open roads absolutely needs to be watched. And probably looked after ..

[upload.wikimedia.org image 456x261]

I'll see your 2 CV and raise you with a DS

[image.motortrend.com image 750x469]


such a great car.
 
2013-10-21 12:18:56 PM

FlashHarry: Cormee: Clemkadidlefark: A country that will make this car, then drive it on open roads absolutely needs to be watched. And probably looked after ..

[upload.wikimedia.org image 456x261]

I'll see your 2 CV and raise you with a DS

[image.motortrend.com image 750x469]

such a great car.


Hell yeah! They have a "I-don't-give-a-shiat-about-YOUR-definition-of-style" look about them, they break all the rules magnificently.

A neighbour of mine had one when I was a kid, it was stunning. I was going to get one recently, however they're a mechanical nightmare, especially the hydraulics, I ended up getting an old Merc (pic in profile) which also was ended up being a mechanical nightmare...

If I do purchase another classic it would be a DS or a (Mercedes) Pagoda.
 
2013-10-21 12:21:48 PM
...and they always surrender and stuff so that's funny too!
 
2013-10-21 12:58:27 PM
It was part of their terms of surrender.
 
2013-10-21 01:47:55 PM
where's the hairy armpits?
 
2013-10-21 02:15:58 PM

Cormee: I ended up getting an old Merc (


sweet. my dream car is a 450 SEL 6.9.

one day....
 
2013-10-21 02:25:14 PM

dittybopper: Why is this scary?

It is the job of the United States National Security Agency to eavesdrop on the communications of foreign nationals.

That's not scary, that's what they are farking *SUPPOSED* to be doing instead of listening to "United States Persons".

I understand the upset about them monitoring in the United States, and no one is more pissed about that than I, but this isn't something to be pissed about.  And yes, other nations do the same thing, so the French getting pissed about it would be hypocritical, because the French DGSE does exactly the same thing:  Monitor the communications of foreign nationals.


I tend to agree with your posts.  But I disagree with you here.

The problem is the apparatus is getting to large to manage. There will be leaks. That is a given.  These leaks will hurt the American tech industry. If I were a Frenchman (god forbid) I wouldn't touch American hardware or software. Even as an American I'm questioning American tech.

/not to mention foreign states will use this as an evidence to pull Internet management from the Americans.
 
2013-10-21 03:30:50 PM

vharshyde: Came for Austin Powers joke. Left Disappoint.

/Reference now too outdated?


He is British? French would be the soldiers from Monty Python.
 
2013-10-21 07:32:00 PM

uber humper: dittybopper: Why is this scary?

It is the job of the United States National Security Agency to eavesdrop on the communications of foreign nationals.

That's not scary, that's what they are farking *SUPPOSED* to be doing instead of listening to "United States Persons".

I understand the upset about them monitoring in the United States, and no one is more pissed about that than I, but this isn't something to be pissed about.  And yes, other nations do the same thing, so the French getting pissed about it would be hypocritical, because the French DGSE does exactly the same thing:  Monitor the communications of foreign nationals.

I tend to agree with your posts.  But I disagree with you here.

The problem is the apparatus is getting to large to manage. There will be leaks. That is a given.  These leaks will hurt the American tech industry. If I were a Frenchman (god forbid) I wouldn't touch American hardware or software. Even as an American I'm questioning American tech.

/not to mention foreign states will use this as an evidence to pull Internet management from the Americans.


There isn't always an alternative. With smartphones for example you can run iOS on your iPhone or Android on your non Apple phone. I have heard about some hardcore enthusiasts who install Linux on their phones but that isn't really an option for most people.

On the notebook and desktop the situation is similar except that Linux is more viable but still not really something Mr Everyman will be able to take advantage of.

As for hardware, the CPUs, hard disk drives and many of the other guts and gizzards might be made in Asia but they are designed in the US.
 
2013-10-21 07:43:33 PM

FlashHarry: Cormee: I ended up getting an old Merc (

sweet. my dream car is a 450 SEL 6.9.

one day....


You call that a car? Now this is a car. A proper English car - 'England makes the best cars cause England has the best tech-nology'. Quote from my grandma back in 1976 - she apparently thought it was still 1876.

My mum used to have one of these when I was a nipper. Of all the cars I have had to push this was the easiest - 'it floats on fluid' you know.

img.fark.net

'We're very lucky here in Weston cause we're on the gulf stream you know'.
 
2013-10-21 08:55:12 PM

FlashHarry: [www.lovedazzle.com image 512x543]

another example of a french citizen.


southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com
 
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