It's news when it's news. Not earlier.
Otherwise it's "out there", "fringe", "tinfoil hat" or "Paultardism".
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It's news when it's news. Not earlier.
Otherwise it's "out there", "fringe", "tinfoil hat" or "Paultardism".
> Did you know that the KDE project recently lost everything
What. They have less sysop nous than a fly-by-night outfit that sells packages of Bami Goreng on the side?
Microsoft denied there was any backdoor. In a lengthy statement, a spokeswoman insisted that users cannot expect "privacy without good security".
Indeed. We want privacy with excellent security, not "no privacy" with just "good security".
Mickey's soft: just say no to this package..
As long as lube is involved and there are state-sponsored donuts at the end, we can go pretty far with nary a peep, just a stream of "denials" and "excuses" followed by "calls for investigation", then more "excuses" and "denials".
when will Microsoft finally wake up and start working their way out of this mess?
.. I'm thinking "never".
The next operation will be an attack on Syria in response to the "Assad kills his own people using chemical weapons, so the President has to do something" meme (yet another "Radio Gleiwitz" type show). That should cause minds to wander.
Sounds like the superstring theory of leakage.
...and a few Petunias
You may not know it, but Dinosaurs were into Intelligent Design and never doubted that Raptor Jesus would deflect any asteroidical crap heading their way at the last moment if they just kept the Faith going strong.
after the Israelis evicted the PLO out of Beiruit in 1982
Hell yeah. That's was a success story. Don't remind me.
The Independent's Oliver Wright just tweeted the following:
"For the record: The Independent was not leaked or 'duped' into publishing today's front page story by the Government."
Leaving aside the fact that the Independent article quotes an anonymous "senior Whitehall source", nobody said they were "duped" into publishing anything. The question is: who provided them this document or the information in it? It clearly did not come from Snowden or any of the journalists with whom he has directly worked. The Independent provided no source information whatsoever for their rather significant disclosure of top secret information. Did they see any such documents, and if so, who, generally, provided it to them? I don't mean, obviously, that they should identify their specific source, but at least some information about their basis for these claims, given how significant they are, would be warranted. One would think that they would not have published something like this without either seeing the documents or getting confirmation from someone who has: the class of people who qualify is very small, and includes, most prominently and obviously, the UK government itself.
This the Reg, they like to troll.
Or of course the reference to "lives at risk" and the extreme concern felt by the British (and US) governments regarding Snowden's revelations may not be related to the cable-tapping base at all, but to something else as yet undisclosed.
My popcorn container is running on empty!
They still use those glow-in-the-dark nightvision goggles, I see.
When I was at uni, we already had a book full of that crap. Back then, problems were ascribed to a mythical "software crisis", which no-one ever defined properly. After many years, tons of better tools, and far better software lifecycle management it turns out that, far from being a "software crisis", it was a "management crisis" all along. Now made worse by money-grabbing fumbling lords of arrogance who never had to get near a tech jobl being pumped into the upper strata of organizations.
I think you are being too negativist, so shut up. I would like to see some progress. Rome was not built in a day, so work smarter, not harder. I will be away on holidays the next two months btw, so I expect you to manage. Be grateful for this trust and delegation.
Whatever their colour, DON'T MENTION THE WAR!
Or, these days, Allah.
The absolute rate is not so much a concern for the industry as the volatility. Such sudden fluctuations impact the planning process for companies and customers.
2012-03-22: Saving India from the Keynesians by Shanmuganathan "Shan" Nagasundaram
"At this point, readers could rightfully ask the question "How then did the same team engineer the reforms of 1990–2010?" The answer is fairly straightforward: all that we have managed is a transition from a nearly communist economy (defined as state ownership of production) to a nearly fascist economy (in which ownership of production is private, but the state plans and controls the means of production.) The above transition was intellectually consistent with the Keynesian beliefs of the reform team and hence was not difficult to implement. Even this limited movement in the direction of "free markets" has given the Indian economy tremendous rewards in terms of growth and poverty reduction.
... Given the challenges ahead in terms of disruptions in the global economy, the right thing for the government to do would be to free up capital by reducing their expenditure (leading to lower taxes and inflation) and dramatically decrease the involvement in economic activities/decision making by allowing competitive forces to decide market outcomes. ... While there would be impediments to implementation as cited above, the bigger stumbling block lies in the realization by the economic team as to why the above is the right thing to do. For a team that has paraded the NREGA as its flagship achievement, indulges in price controls as a way to manage inflation, has praised ministers for presenting socialistic budgets, the intellectual blind spot is the real hurdle. With the repeated hyperbole in the mainstream media of Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh being a "brilliant economist," and given that he has surrounded himself with advisers who are essentially welfare/Keynesian economists, salvation truly lies only within."
It is my contention that whenever the word "fair" appears, some economic contingencies have been misunderstood. In particular when the "fairness" is expected to spring from state economic intervention.
"Freedom!" and "Self-reliance!" which are myths
Extreme faceplam demanded. Myths? Is this like the modern version of Logan's Run?
"Freedom and Self-reliance are MYTHS! You will DIE if the government doesn't constantly HELP AND TAX YOU!!11!"
Isaac Asimov, who knew Heinlein from the mid-'30s on, was convinced that his personal political views were largely a function of the woman he was married to at the time. In the '30s, when he was married to wife #2, Leslyn MacDonald, whom Asimov describes as "a flaming liberal," Heinlein was working with Upton Sinclair and his EPIC movement. Twenty years later, married to wife #3, Virginia Gerstenfeld, he re-emerged as a Cold Warrior fixated on the supposed nobility of the military and newly devoted to a "free market" for which he had had little use during the years of the Great Depression.
If so it was, I say, "so be it." Many men have tailored their beliefs to match those of their wives. They have found that it helps to preserve and promote domestic harmony. And they believe that domestic harmony is a valuable thing, a thing worth preserving. Robert A. Heinlein was hardly the only man, or even the first man, to venture down this path.
Yet Hubbard won the bet with Heinlein about whether more bacon could be brought in by creating a cargo cult for idiots rather than writing SciFi.
Good business acumen. Though sadly bereft of any ethics.
The word is "horribad".
The Eye of Japetus had blinked, as if to remove an irritating speck of dust. David Bowman had time for just one broken sentence which the waiting men in Mission Control, nine hundred million miles away and eighty minutes in the future, were never to forget:
"The thing's hollow – it goes on forever – and – ZOMG LOL – it's full of stars! ROFLMAOOoooooo....!"
Ok, the military can have their trillion.
But why not shift the 1.5 billion annual subsidy for Egypt and 3 billion annual subsidy for Israel to NASA?
Oh wait, they are using these for buying US military kit.
It's the one which is liquid, natch.
Has the internet grown to such a point that entropy has set in?
COMMENT SECTION SAYS YES!
But on the other hand, the money goes to the watchmaker, who will use it to buy the bonds of a company in dire need of cash so that it may
extend its capital structure tool up in order to produce more of goodie X. This however, means that worker Y and Z need to be hired, which means that their income can be used to feed wife and children.
So by buying this watch MAY HELP THE ECONOMY!
And the original money came from couch potatoes. CAPITALISM ROCKS!
You could probably find a mad scientist eager to use this watch in some gruesome, unethical experiment on live humans.
If that watch falls down the loo, it will be watcherloo!
> and the favoring of AES, a cipher sponsored by a government known to spy on its own citizens
Yeah, roll your own cipher?
Therein lies crankosity and madness.
"Yet another package with russian dolls for you. Do you collect them?"
AES does not come from the NSA, nor has it been designed by the NSA and I really trust the saying of a large ensemble of non-NSA people who while away their time for a decade cracking the thing and come away with --- not much.
In a statement, the Securities and Exchange Commission said it was monitoring the situation.
"Today it was announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a material weakness in the internal controls over its financial reporting. The SEC avoided a big fat “E” last year via its remediation of internal control problems, but this year the SEC’s material weaknesses included control deficiencies related to its accounts receivable balances, “period-end closing process, accounting for transaction fee revenue, and preparation of financial statement disclosures.”
Now, since the SEC implements and enforces the provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley 404 (which requires management to report on its internal controls over financial reporting), how can this inept organization possibly be trusted to oversee that which it can’t manage within its own organization?
Non-compliance with 404 has been disastrous for private companies that have had material weaknesses (massive stock declines and even bankruptcy), however, the SEC, which is not subject to market forces, has responded with this: “During fiscal year 2007, SEC improved its controls over the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of the disgorgement and penalty data and used a much improved database for the initial recording and tracking of these data.” Ummm, so? This is like throwing fluff at a charging rhino.
To get rid of the unmaintainable mess of pointers.
And mixing the two concepts is just ... no.
No that is
d < 50 * 30 AU - halfway to the Oort.
And no, it doesn't make much a dent into the real "dark matter".
I recommend you stop ordering mind-enhancing goods at "Internet Pharmacies".
Newlyweds Justine and Michael .... Justine seems unmoved. When she and Michael retreat to their room for the evening, she brushes off his advances and goes walking on the grounds where she has sex with a coworker.
WTF IS THIS SH*T?
The unstated (and entirely unchallenged) assumption here is that USUK are joined at the hip. Not entirely unexpected, as the last 10 years was enlivened mainly by the sound of brains falling on the floor and politicians fartingly rolling over, but still...
"Ah, shit! I meant to take care of him, not fuckin' take care of him!"
It seems that there is little understanding that it was banking secrecy that helped to resist twentieth-century dictatorships and that high tax rates — not money havens — are responsible for tax evasion, as Prince Hans-Adam of Lichtenstein has pinpointed. Clearly the amount of information collected for the purpose of future tax investigation is enormous, leaving little place for human privacy and dignity. Most importantly, it raises a question as to who gave participating states a right to gather information on people that are not their citizens.
Ok, fixed now.
"It's consumer protection to prevent customers being hoodwinked by incredible bargains"
Yeah, starting off by assuming the people you want to "protect" are incredibly retarded is pretty much self-defeating.
Oh wait, they are phoning ASA to complain they didn't get the bargain they are entitled to ... never mind.
> doing so isn't beyond the realm of possibility.
It certainly is beyond the realm of the Guardian's BOFH.
This "realm of possibility" are well-equipped university labs writing papers on how it is in the realm of possibility to do XY in a laboratory setting, may I recall.
Also ask the Jewish community in the UK about the promotion of xenophobia and racism, you will find they mention the Guardian a lot more than the Daily Mail.
Ohhh.... I feel we are getting in "Criticism of MUH ISRAEL" territory here. Scary.
Well, I'm following Robert Fisk on that subject. He's with the Indy, generally.
Official UK Secrets from a US three-letter agency communicated by a (possibly ex) US citizen?
1) Take 0.8 cm drill
2) Drill hole into plaster wall
3) Put 32 GiB flash memory with data in there, safely encased in a bit of tinfoil and epoxy
4) Plaster over
6) Yes, m'ylod we no longer have no files
Right. Call the PFY, the work's sorted for today. We are heading for the pub.
Do you really want to flatten Berlin AGAIN?
> Instead of being proud of being native and upholding high quality standards.
Or bankrupt. Yeah, leftist dreams of "MUH PROTECTIONIST COUNTRY WILL WIN AGAINST EVIL CAPITALISTS"
> produce in China?... then STAY in China! And keep your crap there!
This has been written on a 2500 GBP modem sourced from a British Supplier. Or maybe not.