Re: As Commentard as detects as secret as code
Now my post looks silly.
5031 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Now my post looks silly.
This is why you should use the Corrections link. Fixing the error can make your comment look surreal (not a bad thing) or silly.
So, he'll be doing lots of driving and footwork for a while. Or will each of you be invited to his home/office to receive a personal apology?
I'm not allowed to tell you about my (lack of) involvement.
What are the conventions for using job descriptions as titles? Is it about rank/appointment? We refer to "President Obama" and "Queen Elizabeth" but don't say "Prime Minisister Cameron" or "Director Jones".
Cyncism and negativity are also banned. Your attitude is not conducive to a harmonious commentardiat. A re-education unit will arrive at your location shortly.
"Companies are required by law in most places to maximise profits, ..."
Are there actually any laws that say, "The company must be operated in such a way as to maximise profits , etc.." or do the laws say, "The directors must act in the best interests of the shareholders, etc".
This isn't the first time that I've seen comments to the effect that companies are legally obliged to maximise their profits.
When will we see this pair in a Raspberry Pi?
Ad? I see no ads.
"... a handful of security guards and a few cleaners ..."
And an untidy looking man to turn it all off and then on again, as required.
I think it's because Blue Peter is definitely targeted at an audience of children.
We already have a 1:1 scale replica of the entire earth updated in _actual_ realtime and it's FOSS. I was exploring parts of it yesterday.
"... almost as quickly as they can be played ..."
Have you tried watching video files and inctreasing the play speed slightly? I once did that accidentally and didn't notice it was playing at X1.1 speed. At X1.2 it can be barely noticable depending on the speed of the dialogue.
Blocked by Virgin Media - sighs. It's ok, there are quite a few pebbles on the beach.
... but was disappointed.
I read the linked article to get more details and it is interesting. As the article points out, they were charged because of the 'misappropriation theory'.
" ...when he misappropriates confidential information for securities trading purposes, in breach of a duty owed to the source of the information ..."
The article goes on to explain that the information belongs to Capital One/Visa/Mastercard but they are looking after it for Chipotle, to whom it ultimately belongs.
But heck, wait a minute. Surely that information really belongs to the people who spent the money in the first place? It was the customers of Chipotle (and other companies that were monitored) who bought goods and had (eventually) to pay for them who created that information in the first place. I'd be in favour of a system whereby any profits of this type of activity were shared with the people who's credit card spending was analysed for that purpose. (Yeah, fat chance, I know).
My point is that the 'creators' of the information (the paying members of the public) are not regarded as the owners. It is the corporations who take ownership of it in the same way that Google etc. take ownership of creative input from their contributors and the NHS in the UK are about to take ownership (and sell) information provided by members of the public who have medical problems - all to the monetary benefit of corporations and those acting as government contractors.
... What do you expect? It was probably 'developed' by a bunch of 17-year olds.
"... defect to some new service ..."
What about Vimeo and similar services that I've noticed or read about? I don't keep up with these developments so I'm wondering if they are a viable alternative platform for people who want their work to be noticed and to make money for themselves.
I'm sure that a small array of cheap solar cells, no matter how dusty and dirty they became, would put out more power than the tree would.
IP address assignments on a mobile network change every time you connect, in the simple tests that I've done. What they probably do is retain the customer ID.
.... that it's a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed? When I first saw it, I assumed it was a steroetypical drawing of an 'Arabic type'.
" I assume they notified you of these limits in the advertising before you signed up."
No, they didn't. Back when I 'signed up' (when it was still NTL), they had a clause that said they (paraphrasing) "had the right to take technical measures to protect their network from customers who behaved in such a way as to ... blah, blah, blah ....". This seemed to be about hackers and script kiddies and snoopers etc. which would be a perfectly reasonable thing to do, of course. The throttling was only revealed when many people noticed distinct throttling characteristics and talked about their experiences on various forums, thus reaching the obvious conclusion. Virgin Media refused to admit that they were throttling and made nebulous comments about 'protecting their network' before finally admitting that they were throtting and writing clear terms into new contracts.
I don't mind the data throttling and would say that the current way in which it is done seems reasonable and is clearly stated in the T&Cs. What I don't like, and do mind, is the lies and obfuscation that went on before they started being honest about it.
No, that's contention and overselling their overall data capacity. Throttling is when you notice a distinct and sudden drop in speed after you've downloaded a certain amount of data during a period of a day (or whatever). That speed drop can be gradually stepped as you pass various trigger points of data download amount.
Virgin Media used to be very heavy and distinct in that they would halve my speed when I went over 1.5GB in a day. Nowadays they have a more nuanced approach which is explained deep within their website.
That might not be a good thing to do.
"... will now be held hostage by opinions, not facts."
Every company is held hostage to opinion, to some extent, according to their dependence on the good will of the public. That's what marketards are for.
Shouldn't that be a constellation of astroboffins?
"... to get his teeth into a new brand ..."
A juicy one, I assume.
... so I'm not surprised that asteroids get together for companionship.
If he was a useless seat warmer, why was he elevated .......... oh
"... a future application of the DALER might be to find victims in dangerous areas after a natural disaster."
And then feast on their blood.
Coat: I had to get that in - I'm going
You can't meaningfully give your permission for something you don't understand and for which you're not truly aware of the consequences. All that is irrelevant of course since people will sign up for shiny techno goodness because it's so 'convenient'.
I'm not sure about your makeup (too colourful and contrasty) but you have some great videos - thanks :)
I'm hoping it's a wireless 'enable' code that must be permanently present and continuously sending a complicated code. If the enable code is lost then the power is cut. (Cue comments about a HAL situation.)
"... could not agree amongst themselves what being gay actually meant ..."
Is it like being Christian in that there are different denominations and different forms of 'worship', etc.?
Those are also the rules for registration of a .ltd.uk domain; the name must exactly match the officially registered company name IIRC. I'm not sure about the rules for .ltd and .limited. It's confusing!
I wonder how big the comet is and how far away Rosetta is? Maybe they could ask it to keep still for some long exposure pictures?
To be fair; as did the rockets, propulsion and guidance systems, etc.
.... and will there be any 'content' that's worth watching?
I'm afraid of curry.
Will it work on those scratch-to-reveal lottery tickets? If I was working in this area, I'd be making friends with lots of corner-shop owners.
It's where they belong; in a brick built privy with no damp proof course, at the far end of the garden.
Lazing in a chair at just past midnight with a heartrate of 80bpm? The display should say, "go to bed and get some sleep you idiot."
How about a regular Reg Gear programme? Not just cars but various equipment reviews.
Will there ever come a time when Firefox (or any mass usage) software is bug free? There are, I assume, a finite number of 'lines' of code in Firefox, so if they keep fixing bugs then eventually, surely, all bugs will be fixed. Roughly when will this be?
"Progressive Insurance said ...... it would welcome input on identifying the holes."
Because that's a lot cheaper and easier than doing it properly in the first place.
Why does the car control system accept inputs from a dongle that anyone can plug in? Why don't they have an output-only port for monitoring? A moment of thought would ......... oh.
... hide messages in YouTube videos. It would be a lot easier to do and the 'security' services would be swamped with data if they tried to find them.
That's what they need to bombard it with, so we can see it when it goes past.
The first two were quantum entangled, as you can tell by the timing of their posts. The third one had fallen off the quantum dot stepping stone and needed time to get out of the stream of everyday analogies, which really drag you down.
It depends on how you pronounce it, which often depends on how old you are. I sniggered (and wheezed).
I regard The Independent as a 'quality' newspaper (which is not difficult in comparison to the others) but their coverage of technical matters often makes me laugh/groan. Now that the facts are known, will there be any articles giving corrections or explanations? I doubt it.