David Tippens, Gerald Lesan, and Bruce Lorente
Whatever the outcome those 3 are pretty fucked unless they are given protection by the FBI after this case.
Wonder how good that protection will be?
704 posts • joined 13 Mar 2008
Whatever the outcome those 3 are pretty fucked unless they are given protection by the FBI after this case.
Wonder how good that protection will be?
Even married people get more than that......
VW claimed all sorts for their Diesals, how much do you trust figures from car companies?
Attempting to get Elite working on a 386 because I could not afford a 486 forced me to understand how to affect changes to the hardware using the OS.
But the difference with the old systems we had and the current crop of OSes (Moden Windows, Android, iOS etc) is that nothing was locked away, I had visability of what was going on.
Kids today have no chance. The computer is now almost a black box system
Imagine trying to change the name of Android using a hex editor like we used to with old Dos 5+
Instead of the relevent Dos flavor of the time (Toshiba, IBM or Microsoft etc) I had "Gordy Dos".
Do that now and you will just brick your device
Memorys of Mem /C and /M spring to mind, heady days....
"With no real world evidence that things will be worse"
If you ignore the value of the pound and the cost to GovUk of borrowing, yeah, then in this fictional world where people cant work out the obvious then your arguement would be good.
But in REALITY many ‘remain’ voters feel they need a holiday or a long sleep after the tiring experience of trying to reason with people who completely reject logic or evidence.
This made me spit coffee all over my keyboard
"no concern for the Virgin values"
These values seem to be the mis-selling of ALL their products to rip their customer off to the maximum they can.
Even telewests support staff lied less than Virgins
The fact people are talking about his idea gives him the power to get another 3 years funding....
So all 12 of the people using Bing found their results were faster....
Can the same FPGA setup also be used to enable relevent search results as well?
That would indeed be awesome for Bing
If either side had managed to make their offerings capable of being used as an actual phone, then they would have had a stranglehold on the market and could actuallly spend their time doing something more worthwhile than trying to argue that black is white and that they designed the paper bag.
Instead we have two pretty crappy pocket computers with the ability to make bad quality voice calls.
But then again, neither of them pay tax, so I guess they can afford to piss about destroying competition and techical advancement by being patent trolls, neither of them have any wish to actually develop anything new
Surly thats the one that we know about, the BEST one is still out there working nicely....
No this was a lesson in how kin STUIPID having nukes is.
On top of destroying the planet because you dont have sheilded cable connections to your early warning devices you also run a fleet of planes equiped with nukes that will make sure there really are no human survivers if it goes tit up
And the USA call North Korea a rouge state, they are probably more trustworthy than the Yanks, at least when they Nuke someone it will come with a load of Political Vitriol
When the Yanks kill our kids and grand kids, there will be a 3 line apology about sun spots....
The cops will be tasking their specialist drone unit to investigate.
Which, if as well funded as their Cybercrimes division, will be Dave from IT who likes mucking about with remote control boats on a Sunday afternoon and they are pretty similar to drones
Actually this is nothing to do with wht we are talking about.
Google have ZERO interest in saving peoples eyesite, they are looking for ways to make money from data (generally personal, but whatever).
They get that data given to them by providing a service, like gmail, or by offering some service to the organisation in question. In this case the NHS
This data is then used whoever they can to make a profit.
Off the top of my head I can see uses in working out what heredatory illnesses a person may suffer from purly from a scan of their eyes, and as mentioned before, its impossible to anonymise data thats unique to a person ESPECIALLY when the organisation in queston already scrapes that informatiion (or enough information) to link high resolution scans to a specific person.
This is why we are supposedly given some protection in the "Data Protection Act" from OUR information being given out without our consent. And THIS is why people on this thread are angry.
Yes this Act is relatively useless, because, obviosuly, once the data is out its never going to disappear, the horse has bolted, this does not mean that we should ignore the people who opened the gates, but I doubt anything will come of this as the NHS/Police/Local Government are actualy above any laws that the common people are bound by
The ones with bad emmissions obviosuly....
I was paid by a bank to spend the evening there for a months wages
To ensure that fax machines we still working the day afterwards.......
Did no one notice the light beam in his picture? Its not straight.
The beam of light is obviously heavier at the end so curves down.
Test this at home with a really long bit of bamboo.
Who here actually believes that any of these incognito type settings from ANY of the browsers actually hides anything from anyone apart from the wife?
Goolge even give themselves a get out clause when you start Chrome up
"Going incognito doesn’t hide your browsing from your employer"
They promise nothing
They arent going to shoot the good press they get from this in the foot for 13k single user licenses
Been saying this for years. I learnt about IT through trying to get Elite working on a 386. In order to do this i was able to get to the bare bones of the physical and then play with the OS (Dos 5 something). And in doing so, was able to teach myself
My 8 year old has now "built" her first computer from my spares box. She at least knows what makes the machine go, from which she can work out how the rest works. Good luck doing that with a tablet.
Kids today are the digital equivilent of the children of the citys from the 70's who had no idea what a sheep looked like.
"Brit cops accused of abusing anti-terror laws"
Stopped reading there, nothing new to see
I used to believe in your analogy, ie money is a measure of work done.
It makes sense until you look at the impact of the credit creation multiplier and the parasitic influence of the financial "industry" where money is created and becomes a product on its own rather than representing the worth or value of an item.
Anyway, nice post, carry on
Or the rest of Virgin groups misselling of financial packages?
Did I mention the total lack of any service (customer or telephone)
Virgin now equates to Cowboy
Your pension pot is worthless now anyway, all the author in this article is advocating doing is backing the one set of people to personally make money from the banking crisis, the thiething scum in the banks.
If there was ever an industry that should NOT be in private hands its the finance industry. All these banks/institutions just carry a modern version of a letter of marque.
Why NOT reduce the amount of automated systems that allow them to turn small errors into massive errors?
What do we actually get from these guys that is worth us getting screwed time after time? We even have to smile and pretend to like it.
Why is a five you old playing on any system unsupervised?
Shit parents tbh
If you cant give up the time needed to look after them then keep your pants on
Sounds like the BPI dictating UK laws again.
Just who on the BPI has friends in high places or how much of their cash is going directly into bribes?
Defend it with the much loved "think of the children!" defense all you want, but these guys should not be in the position of power they seem to be with our legal system and legislators.
"Blocking Twitter (and Youtube) was a pointless thing to do anyway."
Funnily enough, after our "riots" where the poor abused English unemployed middle class went after some new trainers, our goverenment got legislation passed to give them the ability to do exactly what Turkey have done.
Except it would work in the Uk. Our people are generally lazy and stupid, not caring (or really understanding) what happens to their liberties.
All these figures show is the untargeted machines’ caught up in the Crossfire between the various Countries games of electronic warfare.
Unless mails go between Washington/Beijing and Moscow every month, with the numbers of "targeted" machines/systems compromised and the departments’ current score.
Is this not an easy test to pass?
No matter where the game is set, we either gave them straight roads at some point or we stopped the Hun from taking them over.
After all, if the phone sellers can still say "the litmus paper shows you have water damage, your not covered" even when the phone is advertised on the wall being underwater (Sony Experia - carphone warehouse, nice job)
If the Government actually came to most sysadmins, then they wouldnt need to do any of this bull shit.
Generally people like to help the police and, if legal, would bend over backwarks to give up all they can to help.
More likely someone was told "when I turn the lights back on, there better be a slice of the cake on the table"
I work at a local council, I shudder to think of the Hula Hooping antics being carried out here.
Then again, when I worked at some of the big city bank head offices, its a different game of bouncy bouncy.
Anyway, whats wrong with nubile pooly paid young ladies entertaining the hardworking males?
Dont get me wrong, I aspire to be a normal person. I've just spent 2 days straight getting DFS fixed across a Govt domain. I am not normal. I live and die by the command prompt.
After wasting 20 years not being normal, I have learnt the error of my ways.
Thinking people care about anything other than "does it turn on and can I email with this" this is not a normal viewpoint. This is the viewpoint of someone who works in IT.
This is also the reason why most people working within IT cant get a shag
There are millions of computers running XP, owned by millions of people who don't give a rats arse what flavour of windows they are running.
This is aimed at them
They are called "normal people"
People who sit in dark server rooms worrying over shit like this and laughing at people who don't care about the version numbers of some bit of software are not "normal people"
That is all
+1 for the drop bears!!
What exactly has the type of Government got to do with a misuse of powers?
The way the people in charge are selected has nothing to do with what the people in the background do on a day to day basis.
And misuse of power is what this is what this is after all. GCHQ etc use these powers because they can and probably not for any real nefarious “Police State” type reasons.
The average people who can use these systems and can understand/implement them are hardly qualified to ask the question “Should I do this?”
The people doing the "spying" are just kids playing with cool gear or otherwise the normal Asperger’s 40 year old IT virgin, neither stereotype thinks there’s any problem doing what they are doing because they really haven’t thought about it for more than 10 seconds.
If I had invetnted the algorithms used in a currency used by the Worlds worst people. I REALLY would not want this information public.
How many people who would not give a second thourght to torturing someone for 50 quid would think he knows backdoors in the system?
A rushed implementation of the cheapest possible way to launch a website will allow those who took the data to veryify which of the accounts are actually live accounts once they get the guy inside who they used last time to give them the passwords. Massively increasing the datas value!!
At least they understand the internet and how it works, which is more than can be said for the selfserving elite governing our land.
Then whats the point?
And the phone is not the component thats going to be leaking information to the NSA, ergo its impossible to make a really private phone (in the States anyhow)
How the hell can the Government of the UK talk about the financial situation improoving when they make the "difficult decisions" by moving jobs to other countrys where labour is cheap?
How about they just send their bean counters into the various deparments and look into the procurment and service delivery contracts, work out which ones are more expensive than they should be and fucking jail the thiething scum who signed off on them?
I bet their costs come down by far more than the savings from a few low paid helpdesk jobs being sent to India (or whichever country with little to no human rights is the current favourite)
"At what point did America get taken over by people who think the state can do whatever the hell it likes to whoever the hell it likes, and make it legally enforceable."
Are you not exactly describing America there? Actually any of the Western Governements.
Screen Shot or "It didnt happen"?
It’s nothing to do with saving money. It never has been.
The BBC, Local Councils, the NHS, the old transport authority’s and the Police all have something in common.
Their IT contracts are awarded to people on the basis of either personal links or straight up bribery.
This is why they pay more money for things the private industry would laugh at. From licence costs to support contracts that mean nothing. Because when they sign those cheques, people are ALLWAYS getting kickbacks somewhere along the line.
How else can you explain how people will pay 2-3 times the value of something even though its public money they are playing with (I understand the "it’s not my cash, I don’t care" aspect.)
Untill Google sort out the look of this thing, the name fits anyone stupid enough to wear one.
Aesthetics IS important, and 15 hundred quid for something a 1st yeah design studant could slap together is crap, leaving the wearer looking like an utter glasshole.
While the article is about visas being rejected, the forum is about the quality of Indian labour being crap.
This is not so, but the people being hired for 2 beans and a shoe lace are what you can expect for that money.
Some of the best people I work with are based out of India, (IBM have a strong presence there) then again, I’ve hung up on a fair number from there as they are not worth wasting my time talking to.
The Xenophobia from the Spetics I find hard to take in, you country was made of foreign devils it’s makes you “you”. From the English, well we are allowed to be Xenophobic despite being possibly the most mongrel people in any country (we have French blood in in FFS)
Wheres that then?
Why? because people trust places like PC world to be more than box shifters selling overpriced outdated crap purly on a "most profit per cm"
It still pisses me off that people have been working with IT kit for around 15-20 years, but still use the arguement that its all "too complicated" and dont spend any time helping themselves by finding out what it is they are actually buying.
A second point about the post it self, this is one of the main reasons the "3 strikes and your out" ISP/Record industry thing would fail if anyone ever went to court over this.
Proove that the person being accused of illegal downloads is doing the download, not someone sitting in their car outside. You cant because the kit being used is still so shit.
Or extremely well behaved labs if you look at it differently. :)
Presumably he would be the one with the gun?
The good guys would be the ones who would give you the chance to wait for the egg timer in your eye to disapear before shooting at you?