"...we have the FBI to thank for that."
Nobody is above the law, of unintended consequences.
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Nobody is above the law, of unintended consequences.
"And we would rather have our eyes plucked out than endure any of it."
You've just made sure that I want to watch it. By hook or by crook, or by torrent, I will.
"I wish I could give the good guys the access they want without also giving the bad guys access, "
Can anyone explain how you tell the difference between them and how you can be sure that you're right?
"... single action air weapons over the poundage limit."
If I remember, they needed a firearms license and were only intended for people who killed 'vermin' in a professional capacity. The law may have changed since I Iast had an air rifle.
The thing about the energy limit (13 ft.lb as I remember) was that it was formulated according to how much range/damage-potential it could give to an air gun pellet. This thing would/should have totally different considerations as to how much damage it could cause if misused.
He let a Virgin Media outsourced agent remotely install software on his computer?
Willing to accept? What does the law say about tax due? Which idiots write the laws? Who benefits from the laws and their arcane formulation? It's not you or me, that's for sure.
Did you mean to write "... to blow off to its secretive mates ..." ? I'm never sure with you. (Sod's Law in action?)
At least it wasn't a train wreck of a story.
There isn't an IoTA of justification for any of this.
Would the defence counsel for a 'civilian' be able to get access to the telco records? In a case like that, the investigating officers would look at the telco records and say, to themselves, "Ah well, we know it's not really accurate so we won't put this in the evidence file."
As you can tell when you visit some websites, they know if you're using an ad-blocker. This is usually accompanied by a polite request to stop using it. So, a website owner could, if they wanted to, easily block content from anyone using a blocker. They don't though, hmmmm.
As the details in the article indicate, Mutiny is just a preset group of paramters for MATE. In MATE, you can have panels on any side you like, all at the same time, autohiding and each in a different colour if you like.
I've run Mint MATE for three years and in January and February this year I tried Ubuntu MATE and Debian Jessie MATE. They all have the same fault, which I've seen on two different desktops and a laptop:
Any drawers you put on the panel will hyperextend, sometimes. This happens as soon as you log on but only sometimes. The icons will drift around from the place that you first put them - not as often as the hyperextension. This has been going on for over three years; it's reported on the forums and I did see a formal bug report about three years ago.
To fix the problem, until the next time it happens, is a simple matter (that takes time and effort to find out about) and I now have an icon driven command (killall mate-panel) that does it for me. Make sure you close the drawer before you do that command. You can do that by clicking on any icon in the drawer (if there's still one visible) and then closing the application that it launches. Failing that, you Logoff/On again. It's very frustrating and a bit sad that they put so much effort into eye-candy and don't deal with basic problems.
Don't get me started on the mutual tripping-up between pulseaudio, alsa and jack. (Try "/sbin/alsa force-reload". That often works.)
Sorry, did you say "...the Vodafone whores..."?
I'm getting bored with these pledestrian comments.
That's what I say nowadays.
Has anyone tried in-page ads where the advertiser has a link to the website's server backend and reserved space on the page? (If not, can I patent it?)
"Google network engineers are refining configuration management policies to enforce isolated changes which are specific to the various switch types in the network."
They were told to 'update the routers with this patch'. Next time, they'll be told to 'update the routers as appropriate'.
As far as I can tell, the only way to get it onto Debian Jessie is to download the sources and support libraries and compile them yourself. I tend to shy away from that sort of thing. (I'm trying Debian Jessie (8.3) because it has the MATE desktop now.)
I've just got version 2.0.6 running on MINT by:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openshot-qt
It recommends that you add the frei0r plugin and that's available from the MINT Software Manager. I'm hoping it's a little less complicated than Kdenlive and more suitable for my amateur dabbling.
The cannula should be made from oxygen-free copper and be plated with 99.99% pure silver. The saline + vitamins solution should have been stored for twenty four hours under a green light, to achieve the required activation state for this particular treatment. Unless they've done that then its not going to work properly.
If there was a drive to encourage boys into teaching, nursing, etc.; would it be called Handsome Interested? (After reading so many articles about sexism, I've become sensitive to it.)
"Oracle famously fought a protracted lawsuit with NetApp over ZFS and who can employ it and when."
Could there be a situation in the future where someone produces a product or appliance that uses Ubuntu (including ZFS), where this product sells well and makes lots of money for its manufacturer? If so, might Oracle sue them for use of ZFS?
Compelling a reluctant witness to testify in court is not at all comparable with compelling a locksmith to make a special tool that will open the locks of all his customers or even to break in to the home/office of one of his customers.
If the lawmakers want to save lives, they could compel car manufacturers to prevent cars from travelling faster than the local speed limit or ban the use of tobacco products or severely limit the sale of alcoholic drinks. Why don't they do any of that?
If we continue your analogy, this is like one version not only not functioning correctly, but producing poison that seeps into the rest of the body. With software security, the more you have running, the bigger the chance of a serious failure happening.
Just be grateful it's not a hospital colostomy hack.
I use the Zenmate browser plugin, to access a couple of particular sites on a regular weekly basis. If I forget to turn it off then I'm often blocked from some common popular websites that use CDNs. I suspect this is a similar thing.
"To be a functioning member of society today, Skype is pretty much unavoidable ..."
The world had changed and I don't feel part of it anymore.
"I mean, for a new router, you have to have default admin/password to allow the user to get going..."
The (newish) Virgin Media router is supplied with a sticker on the base that tells you the password is "changeme", so this is a step in the right direction.
Ah, an answer from an armchair engineering accountant.
I'm sure you're right, but where does Faslane come into it?
Have they gone metric?
The only way to 'get through' to marketing bods is with a baseball bat that has nails in the end. They measure 'success' by the number of eyeballs impinged upon.
(I had the same situation with Tesco Mobile when they sent me loads of text messages telling me how wonderful they are and that I should try them: after I'd signed up to a monthly paid contract for a year.)
Keith, are you and Windows having some kind of relationship difficulties? I ask because this all sounds like some kind of anger transference thing. You and Windows need to sit down and talk about what's gone wrong.
"... the FBI got a call from Disney, saying one of its cruise ships had found Gottesfeld and his wife ..."
Did they actually give their real names when they were picked up?
"Software is legally of the same status as speech."
Has a law been passed or judicial decisions been made which actually state that is so? Or, is it some kind of intellectual inference that has been made for the puprpose of argument?
"Free speech protections in the US constitution mean the law can't compel you to say something you don't believe."
I thought the protection was that the law can't compel you to make any statement that incriminates yourself (the 5th ammendment). Is there some kind of 'Galileo clause' as well?
You should have experienced a particular manager I once had. (Shudders at the memory)
I still miss iGoogle and the Google RSS reader.
Won't insurers use the software (or a variant) to do targeted boosting of premiums to match an industry or large employer? It's an arms race.
Actually, China is now a fascinating example of a blend of crony capitalism and fascism with imperialist topping. They're really good at copying us.
Will you take payment in Frankcoin?
We ARE the crowdsourced proofreadardiat. It's good to feel part of a team doing useful work.
I'm bit hazy about medical matters but I think this means they can't be infected with this again, due to the immune system. Could other hospitals be vaccinated against this?
"The company noted that it had already set aside $388m in legal reserves for the case."
Is that an indication of their legal costs or does it have some other meaning?
"One company agrees to pay another x amount of dollars to deliver their product. Currently this approach requires multiple layers of review and approval before payment is made."
That actually sounds like a good thing.
"The healthcare industry could share electronic medical records in fast and secure ways."
They could do that at the moment if they had any incentive and could agree between themselves and their professional bodies and their governments. Oh, .... right.
He was far too kind to them.
They can issue a court order to force those scientists to make a working fusion reactor (we know it's possible).
I thought a voxel is a fundemental 'volume element' as used in 3-D solid modelling. This being an extension of a pixel being a fundemental 'picture element' for 2-D modelling/representation.
"... Higgs Bosun particles ..."
Mr Higgs, stop disintegrating on the poop deck!
"... was labeled "P2 normal," suggesting it was not being treated as a super high priority. ..........
It appears Weimer and O’Donell – both glibc maintainers – were investigating the flaw in private, away from the public bug trackers, due to the sensitivity of the issue."
I wonder if there's a 'silent scream' process whereby something like this gets labelled "P2 normal" and the Special Ops team leap into action. It would make sense when your bug trackers are public. Then again, they were both glib maintainers so it may have been truly independent action by just them, initially.
My favourite was 'Black Bag', which was a wonderful homage to 'Black Bob', from way back in the Hotspur or maybe Rover (my memory is hazy on that one).