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... 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 ....
A highly trained specialist uses complicated equipment, thousands of feet up in the air, while being under continous monitoring by ground systems and personnel. So, that will work ok when used by drivers of cars on public roads ........hmmmmm.
Re: Cheaper and more expensive?
It's a rapidly changing environment with a fluid market situation and evolving demographic. The unrivaled experience and awareness of Deloitte enables them to bridge any reality gap to deliver insightful predictions.
Re: Fog Computing, grr!
I hope there would be redundant copying (RAID 0+X?) otherwise the unavailability of just one storage provider would mean that you couldn't read/write your multi-fragmented files.
" ...adding a new Android adherent."
You make it sound like a religion.
@bazza Re: I shouldn't laugh, but...
I buy things and stuff. I've never seen the things I buy advertised on Google. (Having said that, I use AdBlock and don't pay attention to webverts.) Are you saying that the majority of people won't buy anything they need/want unless it's advertised on Google?
The Daleks said ....
... Exfoliate! Exfoliate!
I can imagine ....
"... with "premium" names commanding higher rates."
Like photoshop.graphics, canon.camera and of course, StephenFry.guru
... or it didn't happen.
Another day, another vulnerability
Is it impossible to write software that isn't full of security holes? I am getting that impression. In the ten years that I had XP installed on my laptop, it was a regular series of 'important security updates', until it ran like a three-legged dog in treacle. Can anybody ever get it right?
What are the projections for when just about everybody in the world will have a featurephone or a smartphone?
And if you don't sign a purchase agreement
.. you pay your own fare back.
Re: Automatic Google account backups make this useless
You're right in that 'full system security' is required, and that is impossible since other people control and have access to the other parts of the 'system'.
Re: Blame @ Charles Manning
"Free education (that results in useful output), ..."
So, no encouragement of artistic 'tendencies', no debating classes or teaching of methods of logical thought and argument. Certainly no history lessons or any depth in geography, beyond that needed to shuffle along to the multinational owned factory in the morning.
"Trying to achieve fairness is ill founded. How do you even measure fairness anyway?"
If you keep them ignorant, they won't have a chance of even thinking about it.
So, what is Catalan for yes/no and what is Greek for yes/no? Would use of those words have been immediately obvious to the majority of readers?
I've had a look at some pictures on Google Images. Princeton is spired and arched and turreted and towered; no dome in site.
@AC 06:29 Re: Makes you wonder!
You missed the joke and you missed the point. Double fail.
This could be interesting
"Whenever communication is primarily aimed at promoting consumption or manipulating others, ..."
Is he talking about advertising? Will advertising industry executives be excommunicated?
I'm wondering .....
.... how much it would cost to run, maintain and service it.
Re: Oh the irony
That's 'hypocrisy' actually. If Red Hat sued them and won, that would be ironic.
Have I got this right?
Why do Target (and others, I assume) have to store the card details on their system at all. I thought that the CC transaction was authorised by the CC issuer company, via the POS link, and then given a unique ID that pointed to a record in the CC company servers. After that, the retailer has no need to keep a record of the customer CC number, just the authority ID in case of future queries/refunds/etc.
Re: Crazy frog
+1 for Sili-coin. It should become a generic term for crypto-currencies.
I for one ...
... welcome our whiskery nocturnal-hunting robotic overlords.
Re: Virgin should offer deals without phone
I asked them about that; they said 'no'. That was just over a year ago.
Other possibilities for support
Would it be possible (or desirable) for someone like Google/Amazon to donate some of their massive cloudy server resources for OpenBSD to use? They probably need live/real servers for performance testing but they might be able to do lots of other things in the 'cloud'.
I've got a botnet that could boost those figures
Contact me for pricing details.
"The only waste products are hydrogen and water, ...."
The hydrogen could be fed into a hydrogen fuel cell I suppose. What happens to all the carbon in the maltodextrin? The linked reference mentions the 'complete oxidation of maltodextrin', hence some carbon dioxide would be formed.
How much energy would be expended in the extraction, isolation and delivery of the maltodextrin feedstock and the preparation of the catalysts? What would be the financial and energy costs of maintaining the battery? etc ....
"Should a user's address be found in the collection, they'll be told to scan their systems for malware, ...."
Will you get a follow up e-mail from a German government approved anti-malware vendor? My question is cynical because I'm a UK citizen and know how slimy my government is. Is the German government clean and wholesome?