Re: Now you know how much your privacy is worth
a subscription fee for Windows cannot be eliminated as a possibility somewhere down the road
I think Nightcall on repeat is best as the new Windows Theme Song.
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The hand that doesn't give taketh away.
That picture of paid-for spasming, "dancing" youthful beerbellys makes me rage for no particular reason and I have fantasies of going all Taxi Driver on these people's arse. I want to see the pink mist!
Must be my age showing. Or maybe my habitude of being tortured by Microsoft while they laugh at me through addies.
Shurely "Der Untergang" would be the highest level of capsaicine terror?
There is no one authority about U.S. law. There are 50 states and half a dozen self-governing island territories.
Hey. It's 10:00 in the morning. It smells like gin in here. Who has been drinking?
No refund? No but you can pay in bullets chambered in 5.56 or otherwise.
The EC already knows that it has to reach agreement rapidly
The EC already knows that it has to roll over and fudge the issue to make legal redress impossible rapidly
You must have voted for President Shrub.
So if your machine can, it is advisable to bite the bullet and invest the time for an upgrade, just backup your important files first for ease of mind.
"Our trains run on time, the streets are clean and there are no beggars anymore. You WILL like it here!"
Well, it happened! A drink to Reg Moderation.
It's like nation states protesting that they are not really evil and would never bomb a hospital knowingly, you muts be mistaken. No wait, it actually happened but iit was an error. No wait, the run was phoned in by our allies who were confused. No wait, the run was phoned in by our guys who were observing the place, but there was a spy from a friendly nation inside who had it coming. Ok, we will look for evidence. What's that? One of our tanks has driven through the rubble, destroying what was left? Welp!
GIVE PASS! RINSE, REPEAT!
Now we will never find the location of the single exhaust vent through which a torpedo can be fired into the reactor core...
Well, it's like Rudolph Hess ringing at the Prime Minister's door for some help....
you'd find out it can be internal to your network
You mean there will be local Windows 20XX server system doing DirSync with the cloudy master?
Truly, the world's major problems are being solved.
Clearly you don't even know what you are talking about.
How is DNSSEC going to help if the CA model is past its prime?
The data is disappearing into the USian (and I might say the USUKanian) black hole. So what is needed is not a reappraisal of the actions that enable this to happen but fatter paint to cover up the ugly picture so that one can have "business certainty"?
It's almost as if there were central bankers and court economists discussing the "strong fundamentals" of the clearly sickly-looking western economies.
oh , unless of course the hacker can repurpose the device , alter your brain waves , and take control of your brain, in which case the whoop is indeed , big
"Mounting a scratch monkey", adapted to 21st century?
Yep, less in need for encryption than my browsing history, which will out me as someone who is about to go postal on politicians with ranged weapons if the current trend continues.
Don't feed the ANTI-RICHTO!
While we are at it, Freeman Dyson approved of the Ringworld idea (though where you get the scrith and the energy for spin-up from he didn't say)
I never understood how the guys could have used the same time travel machine several times. Wouldn't they meet each other in the box? Time travel locker room!
Economics? Both unrestricted free market capitalism and outright communism have failed gloriously for the exact same reason: they failed to allow for the full range of human behavior.
Pardon? We have have been visited communism intermittently and since quite some time, but did we ever have "unrestricted free market capitalism", which would indeed allow for the "full range of human behaviour" because in principle there won't be anyone putting a gun to your head forcing you to sell - or buy? No, we didn't! Blatant socialistic policy as well as nepotism of the worst kind has been disparaged a "capitalism" by left-wingers of the red and brown kind alike. But this has nothing to do with "free market capitalism", a mythical beast if there was one.
No, because Nature is not running discrete state machines (unless it does via the agency of Human-Based Development Efforts, which is an entirely valid point of view). To each its own...
And if you connect it to a loudspeaker you will hear a ghostly voice crying for JOOOBBSSS
So where are the sexbots we have been promised?
Well, I suppose PETA will be on the case within a week or so.
But now... can we use genetic algorithms to compress the exorbitant computational power needed to run the ratslice™ into a symbol-processing quasi-equivalent running on a few
Xeon CUDA-capable processors?
That's the point of the exercise of finding out whether this is the case or not, Einstein.
The two men, Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi ’s chief engineer, and Wolfgang Hatz, developer of Porsche’s Formula One and Le Mans racing engines, were among the engineers suspended in the investigation of the emissions cheating scandal...
The details haven’t been made public, but Volkswagen’s investigation is focused on Messrs. Hackenberg and Hatz, Mr. Winterkorn’s top aides during his tenure at Audi, as well as Heinz-Jakob Neusser, head of development at the VW brand, people familiar with the matter said.
Well yes. Basically three members of the board, then?
Mr. Winterkorn became chief executive and put Messrs. Hackenberg and Hatz in charge of the Volkswagen R&D group and engine development. The two engineers had worked together devising new Volkswagen cars during the critical years when the vehicle maker struggled to develop diesel engines to conform to tough U.S. nitrogen oxide emissions standards.
Months later, in August 2007, Volkswagen canceled the licensing deal for BlueTec with Daimler because it didn’t want to use its competitor’s brand. It rebranded the company’s diesel engine TDI—for turbocharged direct injection.
For the first few weeks the programmers waited for someone to challenge them because it was such an obvious "Fuck you!" ploy but nobody mentioned it
VW Code -- The Phantom Menace!
I don't understand?
MUST BE TAKEN OFF THE ROADS IMMEDIATELY.
It would only be a just reward for dumb shit coming out of management mouths.
> what part of the obama admin don't you like, the drop in unemployment, or the drop in the deficit?
AWOOGA! AWOOGA! We have an Alternate Reality Intrusion! WHERE IS DOCTOR WHO?
Would these engineers 1) develop, 2) install 3) test, 4) QA test 5) run emission tests 6) write off roll-out?
Maybe VW software development consists of three dudes behaving like a web development startup with a subversion repository and an "it creates HTML, ship it!" culture, but I don't think so.
The idea of patenting an "defeat device" sounds daft though. First, is there anything to patent. Second, patenting it would mean a traceable item discoverable by anyone. "Procedure for quickly killing your wife using a bathtub". Nah, I don't think so.
I'm into this!
"Eject Glock" in case of raid.
> Obama knows a dead horse when he sees one I guess
Well, he keeps flogging the Syrian one fiercely. Now with added Russian sado-masochism.
I think you are being deliberatly offensive here.
Can we change the discussion to the newly discovered epidemy of College Rape?
It gets lonely on the high seas! ARRR!
When is surveillance a problem?
When there is a politician who has done something naughty that he has to worry about.
But "tax funding" is not free. See the debt hole? A good piece of it want to funding surveillance. The kids will pay for it, yes they will.
I'm actually rabidly free-market and I'm Ok with this!
allegedly indiscriminate surveillance by the US
The adjective should be on a sliding scale:
"potentially" <------||--> "actually"
but "allegedly" is utterly inappropriate here.
Or is someone afraid Uncle Sam will start a defamation lawsuit? Then the whole of El Reg towers gets bombed repeatedly accidentally.
Not personally but I have been in the teams that had to suffer through this. In these cases, money is less of a object and the contract came with a consultant and/or a couple of developers meant to unfuck things thrown in. It's another ballpark.
Because of duck typing?
For years Microsoft has sold itself as the dominant ecosystem for computing that won't cost you too much
I think that should read "that doesn't work too well". Where does the idea come from that Microsoft "won't cost too much?"
Very correct, of course its makes totally sense, it's the way the machinery works. The fact that large-scale stuff filtered through the perceptive system does not behave this way but behaves according to some other description is neither here nor there.
I don't know what cancer of the Internet downvotes here.