The TPP doesn't get rid of the Buy America Act or the Jones Act. It won't remove US tariffs on foreign trucks for 25 years. The TTP doesn't reduce our excessively long copyright terms. Just what the fsck does it do for the US?
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The difference between MS and a government
Is that MS benefits from you continuing to use their products and therefore has an interest in fixing what is clearly broken; whereas governments can be much harder to divorce, and $om€one ¥ou failed to vote out of office bene£its from those bad la₩s.
Re: If your IoT things...
1080p60 traffic cameras would be nice to have—assuming the field is static most of the time so we can get down to 100 kb/s average data rate (SWAG), that's 33 GB/mo/camera.
Re: "the International Earth Rotation Service"
It's now the "International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service", but clearly the old name was better. (Especially the implied consequences for short-changing its budget.)
Re: Darwin award??
Paperwork for the police, transit agency, and tram operator; delays for a rather large number of people. I'm sure the smombies can find a venue to receive their awards that doesn't have quite as much collateral damage.
In order to survive, bricks and mortar shops really need to be able to win on at least one of the following:-
Good as far as it goes, but misses one major point: in order for customers to hand you money, you need to be present to receive it. Lots of high street shops don't seem to have noticed that trading hours were deregulated, and they no longer need to close before their customers get off work.
Re: Pushing it ? Why ?
Not in any sane jurisdiction you're not. You're not in the UK unless the crime is terrorism for example.
Misprision is still an offense in Northern Ireland. Criminal Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1967, §5.
Re: Good to know
And if the phone bricked itself, you can buy really good selection of budget phones for £180 (SIM unlocked)
And those would be the ones that will never get any security patches, no?
802.1x? Corporately-owned devices get on the internal network; anything else (assuming a location where visitors are allowed) goes to the guest network. (Of course, if you don't already have appropriate physical security controls on your wiring closets, you've got bigger problems to take care of first.)
Re: Flawed car analogy.
I'm generally surprised when I see a facility that isn't vulnerable to the yardstick attack.
Re: Backblaze is an amazing company
Code42 doesn't seem to have any trouble offering a Linux client for CrashPlan, and your hypothetical nightmare scenario applies just as well to Mac or Windows.
HTTPS is great as far as it goes, but hostnames are still looked up over (unencrypted) DNS.
Re: American citizen? for security reasons?
Dubya already has his hideout, and he'd be more General Midwinter than Doctor Evil.
Re: Maybe not
Judges do tend to get upset (and inclined to impose sanctions) when they're frakked with. Can't imagine why.
Not X10s, then?
Bought a Pioneer PDP-427XG in 2007 (yeah, the 8th-gen were out at the time, but AAFES was a bit behind). It still kicks ass, despite being only 720p, and I'm still mourning Pioneer's passing.
A contract can be a subsidy, depending on how it was awarded. Nationality restrictions can be justified for the SpaceX launch contracts (classified payloads), but nationality restrictions on rail cars would fall into the "subsidy" camp.
Re: Automatic weapons?
18 USC §922(o):
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for any person to transfer or possess a machinegun.
(2) This subsection does not apply with respect to—
(A) a transfer to or by, or possession by or under the authority of, the United States or any department or agency thereof or a State, or a department, agency, or political subdivision thereof; or
(B) any lawful transfer or lawful possession of a machinegun that was lawfully possessed before the date this subsection takes effect.
It would be legal for the security guards to possess automatic weapons under §922(o)(2)(B) provided that they were lawfully possessed by a private citizen before 19 May 1986, provided that they are employees of the owner or lessee of the data center and not contractors (Virginia Code §18.2-291). But since weapons in that category are a) extremely expensive and b) would not provide any additional utility for that job beyond, say, Mossberg 500s, it's about as likely as the guards being issued Bugatti Veyrons for vehicular patrol.
Private security companies are subject to the same rules as any other non-government actor, so I rather doubt those were actually automatic.
On every corner there's a giant metal Santa Claus
Does this mean that Google Fiber will be expanding to Chiron Beta Prime soon?
Re: Interception law
Those countries may be starting to think about VoIP encryption, but VoIP bans are generally intended to protect the profits of the state- or crony-owned telephone company. It's hard to skim off the top without something to skim.
Better cap disclosure would definitely be nice. In duration, at least as prominent as the advertised download speed. A 300 GB/mo cap on service advertised at 50 Mb/s is 13 hours 20 minutes of use per month, for example.
Bob Howard to the rescue?
Better grab a SCORPION STARE device and run like hell, because you're not supposed to actually implement Charlie Stross's books.
Next we'll be having PDFs that wake the Sleeper in the Pyramid... oh, wait. That would be the PeopleSoft HRMS schema documentation. So never mind then.
Ooh, backlit display... primary complaint with the X-09 addressed.
Kaba Mas likes 50-25-50, and if you don't remember that, don't worry; some asshole will tape it to the back of the ATM.
The good old days of TVRO BUDs
Back in the prime of C-band antennas, there were plenty of people who liked to watch all those feeds (editing, backhaul, whatever). I don't know how old the story you refer to is, but I'd guess that somebody, who may or may not have been affiliated with the agency, was watching the feed in an unofficial capacity and passed on the information to CIA's public affairs office.
(Did the clipping services monitor those feeds as well? If so, the pre-broadcast feed could have been obtained that way.)
Since there's no icon for "I guess this comment makes me an old fart", it's black helicopters.
Re: "[Iran] hijacked the aircraft and they landed it in a place that nobody can see or find it."
Ellis BillingtonLarry Ellison owns a private island and a megayacht. How is it possible that he's not a Bond villain?
A Sontaran-developed sound system
What could possibly go wrong with that? I hope someone has Prof. Quatermass on speed-dial.
"The reason is that they bought a server and software when server 2003 was the windows Server OS of choice."
I'm sure a substantial percentage of those servers were actually installed when 2008R2 was the Windows server OS of choice.
UnionPay could take the opportunity to expand.
I'd be shocked if location-based settings aren't in FISHBOWL. http://www.nsa.gov/ia/programs/mobility_program/ but I don't know how much of that project was published before the patent's filing date.
Icon because it's the only solution for software patents.
Re: This kind of nonesense...
Are you including the CALs? And the cost of your employees' time spent making sure that a sufficient number are purchased?
Re: No price control needed
a) is the main solution; specifically, fixing §123 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth).
b) would only affect agreements made in Australia; the US/UK vendors that Australians buy from wouldn't be affected.
Direct regulation of prices would probably end up like a government IT project.
During the periods when Uber is using surge pricing, you'll note that you can't actually find a taxi (e.g. in NYC when it's raining). The choice isn't between surge pricing and normal pricing; it's between surge pricing and not being able to get a ride at all (unless you get really lucky).
The chart says "404 respondents"
These ADCs must not be very reliable, then.
Re: Am I really the first one
Eskimo Nell would use a .454 Casull.
Re: Silver Lining
Tata's incompetent workers doesn't implicate Indian IT in general, just like CACI's or HP's don't implicate US IT in general. When the customer is happy to keep paying for people whose only job qualification is a pulse, why spend the extra money to hire people who know what they're doing?
Free market? If only
Rents are rising because that's exactly what the city government wants. If they eliminated rent control and allowed housing to actually be built, prices would fall, but that would annoy the rich people who can afford to buy the Board of Supervisors.
Background on speed limits in NT
The Stuart Highway didn't have a speed limit until 2007, when the Labour government instituted the current 130 km/h one to raise revenue. The Country Liberals promised to ditch the speed limit if returned to office, and this is the start of actually fulfilling that promise.
Where's the lashing out? Or even vaguely implying that Amazon doing what they did is even slightly objectionable? I don't see it in the linked post at all.
I'm sure the "occasional stuff" your customers refer to is completely low-importance, like filing taxes or something of that nature.
Perhaps if the English got over their strange notion that secret nuclear bunkers should be noted as such on road signs.
At least they didn't request equoids
"(Addendum: Going forward, SOE (X Division) OOAC recommends a blanket ban on all procurement specifications that involve supernatural equine entities (SEEs). For reference, see EQUESTRIAN RED SIRLOIN. This keeps coming up like a bad penny at least once every couple of decades, and it’s got to stop.)"
(http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/09/equoid for those who haven't read that story yet)
First it's Threshold, then Foothold, and finally Stranglehold?
Absent our continued propping-up of certain Floridian families (who were allegedly more important to President Clinton than spending time with his mistress), the US would be buying much of its sugar from Brazil, not Australia. Also, a good amount of sugar currently being bought in Canada would be bought in the US instead—those sugar quotas and tariffs have been causing the US to hemorrhage food-production jobs.
What I'd want to see from a hypothetical trade treaty that wasn't just a giveaway to the MAFIAA: ditch the Jones Act, Buy America Act, and Fly America Act; eliminate the aforementioned sugar supports; give states the choice between allowing gambling and banning it (not, say, allowing a state-run lottery but no private-sector gaming); freedom of movement; and maybe even burying FACTA. Sadly, to get these things, we'd apparently need to actually exercise the option of ejecting the entire House and one-third of the Senate in an even-year election, which never seems to happen no matter how crappy our representation in DC is.
Re: Sorry Michele, your buddies...
Getting work based on friend$hip with politicians works just great. You get twice as much money as a private-sector organization would pay for similar work, then come the overruns. By the time you've finished, the government has paid ten times and you've delivered maybe half. As long as you don't do anything that causes your facility security clearance to be pulled (such as inviting a delegation from the Russian embassy over to the data center for a weed-fueled orgy), you can keep lowballing bids and billing the government $150/hr for people who aren't even worth minimum wage until the cows come home.
Oh, wait... maybe you were thinking about how it doesn't work at all for the taxpayer? Nobody signing the cheques gives a flying frak about them; they're just wallets on legs.
Re: Imagine how much better it could be
And yet the Japanese courier companies have no trouble offering one- or two-hour windows that don't stop when the banks do.
Re: How about on UK train lines?!
Perhaps UK train lines should work on offerings more directly related to their business. Like, y'know, actually having trains 365 days a year, rather than sleeping in until noon and cutting frequency on Sundays.
My coat's the one with a Thuraya handset in the pocket.