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    News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    A US congressional committee has denounced China for hacking sensitive government and military information and using it to its own ends.
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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    I'm personally not offended and I get the pun, but is "Chink in the Pentagon's armour" really a suitable headline for Hexus, a site which is usually politically correct?

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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    Guess maybe they should've listened to Gary McKinnon instead of prosecuting him!

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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    /ban *!*@*.cn, problem solved.
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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    Main Entry: chink
    Pronunciation: \ˈchiŋk\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: probably alteration of Middle English chine crack, fissure
    Date: 1535

    1 : a small cleft, slit, or fissure <a chink in the fence>
    2 : a weak spot that may leave one vulnerable <his lawyers found a chink in the law>
    3 : a narrow beam of light shining through a chink

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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott B View Post
    Main Entry: chink
    Pronunciation: \ˈchiŋk\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: probably alteration of Middle English chine crack, fissure
    Date: 1535

    1 : a small cleft, slit, or fissure <a chink in the fence>
    2 : a weak spot that may leave one vulnerable <his lawyers found a chink in the law>
    3 : a narrow beam of light shining through a chink

    Yes, I understood the literal meaning, but in the context of referring to the Chinese, the same term is also a racial slur:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chink

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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    I see, thanks for highlighting that possible interpretation.

    Good thing this was referring to the Pentagon's armour then...

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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    Actually, come to think of it, why in the name of God is sensitive data being made available on the internet?

    You can't leave all your financial information in a big pile of papers on a table in a shopping centre and start whining if someone happens to rifle through it.
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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    I'm sure the US would never attempt such devious, underhand tactics would they.
    ~'Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence--those are the three pillars of Western prosperity'~ Aldous Huxley




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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott B View Post
    I see, thanks for highlighting that possible interpretation.

    Good thing this was referring to the Pentagon's armour then...
    I imagine most of your readers would recognise the double meaning, including the racial slur.

    Hexus has just dropped one notch in my estimation.

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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    Haha, sly racist banter at it's best love it! As GheeTsar said though, you should think about changing that so as not incur the wrath of Chinese uber haxxors!

    [edit] Oh, it's that Sylvie chick again - always causing trouble

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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    You can't leave all your financial information in a big pile of papers on a table in a shopping centre and start whining if someone happens to rifle through it.
    Actually, I believe I'm correct in saying that if you're T-Mobile, you do...

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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    What goes around comes around...

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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    Quote Originally Posted by SuGaR847 View Post
    What goes around comes around...
    Huh?
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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    You know what the answer is? Don't store sensitive information online!!

    Seriously, if you're storing secret information don't put it on the same network your employees use to access the internet.

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    Re: News - US accuses Chinese government of Cyber espionage

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Huh?
    I think s/he was getting at the fact that the US have a massive cyberwarfare division.
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