Bearing in mind the fed's name, the judge should have bought a couple of slabs of Miller Lite and claimed he was just returning them to their owner, surely?
270 posts • joined 10 Jan 2008
"will be issuing new cards against all blocked cards at no extra cost". my, how generous of them not to levy a charge for new cards needed as a result of their security breach.
but what were these "additional costs" that mean they've burned through another $20million?
is it not more about setting a precedent whereby feds can just slap one warrant on a US company and force it to hand over data wherever that company has placed it, without having to deal with legal treaties for other countries?
same overreach though.
Re: Losing 100m/quarter
It's easy to lose money when it's not theirs.
If it's just cash pumped into them by vulture capitalists, they may not care too much.
But yes, whatever the source, the cheques will eventually start bouncing.
Re: Blast from the past
VGA's death will come. But not just yet. At the moment there's still the question of why *wouldn't* you put VGA in a chassis? Space isn't too much of an issue and you get a ubiquitous output that may only be used a couple of times on one out ten machines built, but that sysadmin using it will be very glad it was there that day.
Re: Another Example...
When I worked for a bank, I seem to remember one manager telling us a few times that if we're going to try something "do it once, do it big, and get out". Advice I took on board.
Re: Yep - this is the phone to convert iOS users
"And their conversion strategy was to make something that looks the same but is "slightly better" in every way."
Not just looks the same, but is priced the same. Matched to the dollar for the 128GB variants (in Oz anyway).
All the devices in my house I'd want to use an IR blaster for have network remote control apps. Which I'd take over IR any day.
Re: Dual-SIM ?
Support, yes. But very very few models do dual active 3G.
Which is the issue as 2G networks start to get turned off.
SIP for 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc lines is a great alternative. But the issue for me is that I can't get a SIP number that has a mobile dialing code (so callers easily know there calling a mobile) and there's no (easy) way to get SMS to/from a SIP client. And until one of the many IM options becomes as ubiquitous as SMS, that's an issue.
They might be including lost sales due to (presumably) having to evacuate the store.
not a fan then?
They're going to put an updated firmware on their website?
Well, that's one way to ensure no one will be able to get it...their websites are completely unnavigable even for the things you might reckon they'd want you to find.
there's a few artists on soundcloud who currently don't get anything from me at all. if they were to be included in my spotify subscription then their art would reach me more often and they'd get some cents from me that they're not currently getting.
if someone finds themselves in such a situation - pen, paper
Re: Fuck that
"Let me run that camera software on my own home server!"
Which is a great option. Until miscreants burn down your house or because the server has a plug and flashing lights, they include it in their haul of kit they'll take down Theft Converters to finance their next hit. Just saying.
“in order the relationship remains positive for future win back opportunities”
What a dick.
People being told their job is gone remain professional because it's the decent thing to do and they have a sense of self-worth above that of the company they've been screwed over by.
Not out of some strange desire to really knuckle-down and hope the company that's just stiffed them gets the contract back in a few years.
Let's hope the ISPs use some of that tax-payer cash to properly protect whatever storage they put in place to comply with this nonsense of a policy.
One cable to rule them all!
What a waste.
All that time studying law that they could have put to good use doing, y'know, lawyer shit.
Instead, they've achieved nowt meaningful other than a payout for themselves.
Conscience? What conscience?
"music is muted"? My first thought is that it should be cranked to wake the driver up.
I'm also undecided on whether dumbing-down an interesting technology to suit the lowest level of driver stupidity is a laudable goal. Still, I guess it may save them from a speculative lawsuit or two.
An upgrade? Will they get all fancy and allow novel features like adding a contact picture in place of their generic placeholder images?
Another Microsoft US-only product/release/service/device/reward program. I know they *are* a US company but their international efforts are pretty poor.
Re: Give people goals, and they'll try to game it.
They might not directly benefit. But they'd be less likely to be sacked for poor performance.
What I found interesting is that of the team of 5, only 1 remains in their post. If those who left before their disciplinary or were sacked have any doubts about who dobbed them in, they probably don't have to look far.
Re: They have to be joking
There are some (niche) interesting use cases - architects and construction professionals being able to explore spaces, remote operation of machinery e.g. mining.
In the home though, can only think of games and "adult" entertainment.
Even if I tried for 24 hours straight I doubt I could come up with a more meaningless, waste of time, factless statement.
That's clearly been through multiple teams of lawyers before being let out.
Respect for IBM was already shot to pieces, this statement makes it worse.
I'd have hoped a leader would be concerned with informing his populace when the compulsory system will be back online and fit for purpose. Not trying to play the aggressive bully-boy with his mentions of rolling heads etc.
That said, heads must roll for this clusterf.
"The Register has asked the ABS how it can demonstrate no data was exfiltrated during the attacks, but has yet to receive a response"
They can't even demonstrate there was an attack(s)...
One hopes IBM's contract included some kind of refund for delivery failure so my tax dollars haven't just disappeared into their cloud.
Their Contact Us page seemed to fair better.
I used it to tell them that I tried to comply, they failed and they can stick any resultant attempt at issuing a fine into IBM's hole.
Re: Twin lenses?
Iirc, one lens/sensor combo is monochrome only. Software uses that image to improve contrast/detail taken from the main lens. Not for stereoscopy.
Rumoured an iPhone 7 Pro will have a similar setup.
Re: Microsoft is now in total control
Tbh, the only one of those I can see impacting anyone is 3. And that'd only impact support staff trying to fix an issue.
Because the alternative would be a *shudder* Apple device.
Re: Mansfield bars???
I guess that's the same rule book that covers being in control of your vehicle.
"has come to the realisation, with help or alone, that Telstra needs new leadership"
That's my phrase of the month now. Delicately put.
Re: MH370 and MH17 were organised by the same people
"The fact that a Ukrainian or Polish pilot may have pulled the trigger is immaterial"
And wrong. Everyone knows Elvis did it.
Not hopeless, we've just got to Wait Awhile
To be fair, the people involved in posting to their social media accounts are probably either too young, too coked, too technologically imparied (or a combination of all three) to have intentionally misled.
Another company comes a cropper for not having proper social media controls in place. Too caught up in the coolness of it all.
On the plus side...
...at least people are starting to take notice of apps that (try to) install unwanted crap and not just dumbly letting them install what they want.
Re: Little to dislike.. except for the non removable battery
I've still yet (in 15 years of smartphone ownership) to feel the need for a removable battery. Nor have i ever seen anyone make use of the feature.
I'm sure there are niche users who do use that feature though. But I can see why manufacturers prefer a smaller, easier to manufacture, better-looking device over a seldom-used feature.
Ain't nuttin for free.
But I think they've pitched too high with the prices. Comparing to Office 365 (with OneNote (and handily MS recently-released Evernote to OneNote importer)) I'd be signing up to Office 365 if I wasn't already.
Edit: Just realised you don't need Office to (currently) have OneNote for free.
It's OK though, all that metadata that your tax dollars are/will be paying ISPs to retain on your habits and will be available to many thousands of civil servants and their subcontractors without a warrant is perfectly safe. It won't be mis-used or accessed unnecessarily.
Surely they didn't
...think it was OK to install remote access software on customer's PCs, fix something, then fail to uninstall it?
Their lawyers gonna be busy.
Re: Nice phone if you can get it repaired
Problem with that is that they'd have to know exactly which ones were nicked (and in retail, you never ever trust a stock list someone else made) and any sort of remote bricking for possible stolen units would harm only the current holder of the device - cue class actions for the manufacturer intentionally disabling a handset the current owner purchased for just $50 and didn't have any inkling was stolen, honest.
Re: Speaking as a consumer ...
So be prepared to pay more for it - if the bundling of bloat helps subsidise the handset cost, then the cost will only increase if you want a clean device.
Or, you could search around for a clean device - there's plenty to choose from. An almost limitless variations if you're prepared to stick a 3rd party ROM on there.
Why the fuss?
In the scheme of things, the impact of a few hours of not being able to deploy new policies or change existing ones isn't a serious issue. Is it?
I always used to get nervous when I saw road works near the office during a period of inner-city regeneration - they'd be forever cutting cables.
And there's only so much you can (economically) do to have a resilient set-up - that office had redundant fibres out the building, down distinct conduits in opposite directions down the street. Sadly, they converged in one exchange. Which, when a bad flood meant cars were floating around it and smashing into its walls, didn't help much. C'est la vie.
"When a new security threat is detected we will patch (via over the air) the system as soon as possible"
...until we go broke and leave customers with a locked-down device that can't and won't receive any updates.
That's how I read that anyway.
I've seen an interesting comment elsewhere on this - along the lines of: are they to be denied tap water? And would use of the toilets constitute trespass?
Thankfully, common sense has prevailed. And I hope the crazy ass manager is a suitable laughing stock/has been brought down a peg or two.
That said, I suspect there's a back story that's not being revealed.
Re: It's the MS Signature Editions that are truely scary.
I tend to just unzip the exe of those hateful driver installers and drag out the driver files.
But users shouldn't have to do that.
The more the manufacturers are called out on all theie crap, the better.