Great reference to the White House case :D
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Posted Apr 3, 2008 8:25 UTC (Thu) by james (subscriber, #1325)
Looks like Jon's sense of humour is beginning to rub off on Jake.
Posted Apr 4, 2008 3:35 UTC (Fri) by sitaram (guest, #5959)
seriously, until I saw this comment I thought it *was* Jon... :-)
Nice going Jake -- now you're really part of LWN's editorial team!
Posted Apr 4, 2008 12:45 UTC (Fri) by nlucas (subscriber, #33793)
There is only a small nitpick. While I usually understand John humor lines, this is a bit US
centric, so I couldn't actually understand what he was talking about (even if I could guess).
Posted Apr 4, 2008 13:09 UTC (Fri) by pointwood (guest, #2814)
I'm from Denmark. Yes, the story is American, but it was posted many places.
Posted Apr 4, 2008 13:43 UTC (Fri) by nlucas (subscriber, #33793)
You are assuming I'm interested on what happens at the White House when watching the news (ok,
starting a war is "interesting" news).
Posted Apr 4, 2008 14:30 UTC (Fri) by pointwood (guest, #2814)
No, I didn't assume anything. All I'm saying is that I instantly knew what he meant even
though I'm not a US citizen and thereby pointing out that even though it happened in the US,
the story reached far beyond the US borders (happens pretty often on that fancy internet
Besides, a bit of googlefoo would quickly lead you to articles about it.
Posted Apr 4, 2008 17:19 UTC (Fri) by nlucas (subscriber, #33793)
My bad, I didn't make me explicit enough.
I only noticed it was a joke after the comments about it. When reading the article it was just
something I couldn't understand exactly what the writer was talking about but that wasn't
important enough to care.
Anyway, I said I was nitpicking on my original reply.
Posted Apr 4, 2008 17:56 UTC (Fri) by sitaram (guest, #5959)
You're right, to some extent. However, the issue in question (the White House losing emails)
was IT-related enough, esp. for people interested in stuff like privacy, data retention, etc.,
plus of course the general malfeasance of the present US government.
Actually, this issue was big enough that I seem to recall at least one article (maybe more)
about it in the local English newspaper here in Hyderabad, the city in India where I live.
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