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@Ken Y-N Re: I'll have a go at translation
It's a chocolate 'Yule log' and the filling is leaking out. Some people ......
Re: Excuse me but is this Torygraph?
" They are chosen, .... by the elected heads of government ....."
Yep, facts are boring; but true in this case.
If you tried to set-up a bank account under a pseudonym in the UK, the bank would probably detect that and inform the police and HMRC. Then you would be investigated very thoroughly.
Re: Are there really all that many trolls?
I was with you until you dissed furries, then I realised that you're just a troll.
re. MySQL cf. MariaDB
Can anyone who has used both of them tell us if there are any significant differences between them, in terms of their capability and suitability for various tasks?
... the DoD and the NSA know about Tor servers and how to use them.
Re: "fruity firm"
Thank! goodness! she! didn't! go! to! work! for! Yahoo!
Barclays just released 2013 profit figures of £5.2bn
Maybe selling people's data really pays off?
(Joke icon: for legal reasons)
Isn't kite fighting popular among kids in Asia?
This could be fun. I predict drones with long blades attached.
"For a company that makes virtually nothing ..."
Does that mean that all banks and insurance (etc) companies are overvalued?
Re: LinkedIn (etc) and browser security
You could always run your browser in a sandbox. Or have the security services found a way to get out of one?
If the CNIL demand goes ahead ...
.. Google can comply and follow it with their own announcement (in polite language and larger font) saying what they think of it. I'm sure someone can think up a suitable parody meaning of CNIL for them.
Re: I don't understand any of this
"He wants more money." - So why doesn't he just sell his shares, like ordinary mortals do?
I don't understand any of this
If Apple buys back shares from the shareholders, does the board exercise the voting rights of those shares or do the remaining shareholders get proportional rights over the votes of the Apple-held shares?
If investors want to sell their shares, surely they can do so in the open market, if that is what they want.
What is Icahn's rationale in 'demanding' a $50bn buy back, by Apple?
"...an epidemic of Flappy Bird addiction among the constabulary."
Will they be able to download apps as they wish? If so, that could get very interesting.
Is the overlap of the rings part of the plan?
Will they have a track junction and a marshalling yard for particles?
I thought Edward Snowden was the oracle ...
Am I getting confused?
Google translates the entire thing as, "Do not disturb the sleeping cat, please. I have other fish to fry."
If you remove the first sentence, Google then translates the second sentence correctly. I could understand it 'correcting' the word 'cat' to 'fish' if it was using some kind of recognition of common expression algorithm, but not the behaviour as seen.
Update: If you have anything as a first sentence, it gives 'fish' in the second, instead of 'cats'. Then after more messing around, it always gives 'fish', no matter how you arrange it.
Whenever I have a fault with my VM service, I always connect my laptop directly to their modem before calling and reporting the fault. Why? ... Because my experience is that they always blame my router and tell me that I need to download the latest firmware for it and then restart it before I call them again. Every time I've phoned them, it's turned out to be a problem in their network.
Just wondering ...
For the final assembly, will you be making proper wiring looms with lacing cord and cable trays bolted to the inside of the fuselage? It would look really good if you did.
"They also can lose exemption if they monitor content."
Is that why YouTube comments has lots of mindless filth? If Google read and then decide to remove even one comment, they then have to carefully police the lot?
Make it more real
"... the exercise was criticised by some banks as not challenging enough. Some participants wanted a greater emphasis on ..."
I'd want to see a greater emphasis on bankers being kidnapped on their way to work or from their homes, then being 'pressured' to reveal their passwords, etc. I'm a firm believer in 'worst case' testing.
Re: Value of opinion
@notauser Re: Useful criticism?
The comment about 'sheep ... who can't spell consumer or product' is harsh criticism, moving into insult. However, your second paragraph is spot on, as can be seen from all the company notices that follow a parting of the ways when a high level manager or executive leaves a company.
It may be that the meteorite (if that is what it was, see above) came slightly from the 'south'. There could have been a strong southerly wind blowing?
"... uses automation ... , a trend made flesh .."
I don't think 'flesh' is an appropriate word there.
Re: A dedicated keyboard for a single app?
If you're sitting at a desk, using Photoshop as a professional, or in any serious capacity, why not have two monitors and use one of them for your toolbars or even a custom toolpad graphic?
... and this is Google announcements we're reading. :)
@El_Fev Re: You can always be sure....
I'm chained up, in the attic. It's a diverse community.
They scare me
"... there’s rather more comeback to giving spoof data to Facebook than giving it to the police or the NHS."
That's right. The last thing you want is a late night visit from the Facebook 'user corrections unit'.
Re: "Data are anonymised ..."
Surely 'data' can be (and is) regarded as an 'incorporated entity' or a 'body of facts' as the dictionary puts it, and so it is correct to say 'Data is ....' If not, then you should be careful to say "The datum is ...' whenever you are referring to a single item/fact.
Re: Well, I figured that the canuck sigint spooks would get outed before too long
@Marketing Hack: They already have records of all Canadian citizen's WiFi MACs so it's easy to filter them out, to be in accordance with the law. :)
@AC: You need an auto-Forget app; or go through them yourself and 'Forget' them if they might cause you problems.
"These databases are so clean and consistent Mummy."
"That's because I use FairySQL."
... because it's a superposition of a quantum computer and a classical computer. D-Wave are clever.
They don't need to make source code available
The NK government can take the position that they are a corporate entity and that their citizens are operating under full control of the goverment/corporation. Hence, they are not distributing the software, they are compelling their citizens/employees to use it as part of their 'duties'. In that situation, you don't need to make source code available.
Re: Stop this nonsense forthwith, saith the icon
Re: Does anyone remember "Space 1999" ?
If not, YouTube has many complete episodes for your viewing pleasure.
Re: "... nobody wants to be colonel of a load of robot trucks."
There are so many reasons.
"... nobody wants to be colonel of a load of robot trucks."
I do !!
What do words mean?
"Quisquater's clearly not a 'civilian' , ..."
He's a professor, specialising in some branch of mathematics. He doesn't work for any governement or army (I assume), so how is he not a civilian? Are you saying that because the nature of his work is so important to the security of the internet, then he is a 'viable target' for the security services?
I see some difficulty
Government financed ISS resupply missions (and similar) will be used to enable cubesat deployment, which will be used to bypass government censorship and oversight of financial transactions ??
"Apple's unobtrusive mood-detection plans rely on sniffing “recently consumed content” such as “a digital media item, ...."
Hello, you seem to be feeling horny. Can I help you with that?
Re: XP is dead, it's pining for the fjords.
"I work on a help desk ..."
Have you tried turning it off and then on again?
Re: Titanic tussle burns though $330,000 and thousands of player-hours
How did you decide on your name?
Re: Slight flaw in the plan
"... stops one of these nicking the food ..."
A BigDog jumps out of each vehicle and they proceed to savage the attackers; slowly but surely.
Candyman .... Candyman ...................Candyman!
*screams, gets coat, runs
"... a spacecraft flying over the Moon ..."
I'm sure it's not actually flying.
A Simple solution?
"There is nothing worse than customers calling to say our service is down and the reseller responding, is it?"
If they're pushing it so much, maybe they should have to use it as part of their office job. so they'll know when it's down.
You've obviously never driven on UK motorways in the rush hour. It's nose to tail at 85mph in the outside lane and not much slower in the middle lane. Amazingly, it all works fine until the police interfere by driving around in marked cars or putting their flashing blue lights on.
Leads to ....
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