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Because they sound like a rubber stamp body to me.
No one gives you rights because there is always someone who reckons they can get more money/power/land/whatever from disregarding or ignoring yours.
The English Civil War was fought to end the absolute power of the monarch to do WTF they liked WTF they liked.
Ever hear the phrase "Freedom is not free" ?
Or "The price of freedom (from mass surveillance) is eternal vigilance" ?
And I thought these vermin were mostly in the Home Office.
This is another charming part (along with the massive GCHQ data slurping) of Blair's "legacy.
That doesn't look like a side effect to me.
That look like a goal.
If the rational course is to do less bulk collection and the person in front of you still wants bulk collection what does that say to their world view?
The people behind May areobsessed with bulk data collection. This is not a rational policy. It's an illness.
The Great & Glorious Leader (or heyyoufatboy to his intimates) fears no man
Just store and thaw when a recipient come up.
Of course still fails to answer the important question.
Do they still taste as good when lightly fried with a little olive oil and garlic?
Having read the Interception of Commnuications Commissioners report he seemed most eager to encourage more snooping under RIPA.
I wonder if the cabal behind May will help her writer her answers or will they just let her sink and wait for the next
sock puppet Home Secretary to come along to "brief" into submission.
Yes that sounds about right.
Lots of downside from higher initial costs and likely more batteries needing to be replaced to multiple security holes and reload procedures.
Allegedly more convenient.
BTW I've been seen stories about spread spectrum light switches in PopSci dating from the 80's.
That's 30 years and counting.
Which country would that be?
Turns out it is
But boy is it slow.
"We have the disk to store that many numbers and we want to."
Still looks like a mental illness to me.
"The "deep" bit of "deep learning" normally refers to the fact that you have multiple layers of neurons between input and output."
Pretty much what I thought.
I'm aware there is a step change between 1 layer and multilayer NN's
But I'm not sure what it results in could be called "deep" in the sense of understanding
Whatever will they think of next?
Let's see if this this effort makes it out of the labs.
TBH I've no idea what this "deep learning" they speak of is.
Multi layer neural nets like real human brains have?
It's not nice to mock the fat kid in class.
How the world turns.
Once the US feared takeover by Japanese Corp.
Still a long way to go.
OH well, maybe next decade?
And to prove it "upgraded" the software on the PC's running the night shift reporting functions.
Which prompted f**ked up that night reports.
No, he wasn't.
And pretty worrying.
If the exact details of the Stellarator path are critical to its function I'm not surprised it didn't work in the 1960's.
Wheather it's "better" will remain to be seen.
It's certainly cheaper than ITER.
Or not even half a UK banks bonus budget.
"You can’t perform keyword arbitrage, "
But what if you could?
Oh, it was.
I wonder if it spotted anything?
Or does it in fact have no idea how much overdue and/or over budget it's going to be?
BTW Due to the nature of government (Budget, Statutory Instruments etc) any government specific system should have flexibility built into it from day 1 because in government things always change.
IE scheduling rules in files, not hard coded into the software.
In a word. No.
So far they've got 4 flights which are basically Orion shakedowns with maybe an asteroid meeting
the whole lot (including the preeeding CxP) programme currently probably tops $20Bn with 1 launch (that of the Ares 1x upgraded SRB + dummy 2nd stage) to show for it.
That is exactly how a PHB would view the situation.
100% of the data
180deg away from the correct conclusion.
Meaning you'll fill it up faster than if Microsoft ware did support dedupe properly.
You can't imagine how surprised I am at that.
A pretty big number.
Privacy & security is tricky.
Sickle cell is an interesting philosophical one for gene therapy as a radical interpretation (the sort of thing usually promoted by people who don't have it) is that it could be depriving people of African origin of their genetic heritage.
From my awareness of the symptoms I think most sufferers of the condition would say "F**k that, I've never been to Africa." Then again maybe some people might feel that life threatening (and often extremely painful) random blood clots are their birthright.
Now things get very murky if someone says "I'd like my sickle cell gene to be enhanced to give me the Malerial resistance without the random blood clots."
Another interesting one (courtesy of Vernor Vinge) would be if you could have the obsessive focus of autism on demand? Controllable by you and capable of being turned off.
I think most genetic diseases are just that. Defects that most people would want removed from their genome.
But such choices will come.
So what if she doesn't?
The group behind this will simply tell the next sock puppet the same story, which they will be either unable or unwilling to call "bu****it" on.
This is what she produces.
1 "sort of" terrorist
1 already known paedo buying it from a web site.
This is it.
This is the best she can come up with justify universal data collection of every email, txt and web site's meta data (where "meta data" includes a shedload of stuff like user passwords) visit in the UK
It would seem the civil servants contempt for parliament has rubbed off on her.
You're not thinking like a data fetishist.
To these people there are no innocent people.
Only ones they haven't found something out about that can be used.
No that doesn't make sense to a normal person.
But these people are not normal.
Of course the Israeli's will be p**sed.
Although unlike the American people they can probably do something about it.
and damm thing we want to drop in there"
And remember if you don't support this bill you're probably a money laundering paedo terrorist
Ed "Royston" Vaizey.
You'd think after that there could never be another Shuttle accident.
Yet in 2003 they did it all over again.*
*Although in fact a study by The Aerospace Corp reckoned NASA would lose 3 of it's 4 Shuttles eventually.
True. I went from memory on that one.
The quote (IIRC) is from the film version of "The New Centurions."
But as Joseph Wambaum (who was a street cop) wrote.
"Police work is only easy in a police state."
"With very few exceptions, AWS & Azure are more secure than on-premise machines at 90% of all companies."
Except that while the THE PATRIOT Act is still in place all your data belong to the USG on request.
No warrant required.
No probable cause required.
No one thought this would be a problem?
In other shocking new water is wet.
I don't think that most people should be surprised an awful lot of routine stuff can be done on a thin client and in an ideal world would be.
Including most of senior managements.
Getting senior management to accept that is of course another matter.
From the head of MS Developer Studio.
"..optimised for reducing Mean Time To Market" maybe
"..optimised for getting developers hooked on cheap tools that are inadequate for large scale development definitely
Yes, I think I'm starting to calibrate my DevOp BS detector quite well.
But as others have noted this won't really change till senior people start going to jail.
But they don't.
The "Advisors" they get from the big 5 UK accountancy firms do that when they are "revising" those laws.
I'd guess the same "advisors" advise on the chances of prosecutions of large tax
dodgers avoiders being successful.
They don't think the chances of a successful prosecution are usually very high.
The rules are complex.
And when they go back to the firms they advise their clients on the "latest" rules they have helped draft.
Can you say "conflict of interest"?
Senior HMRC officials were (and AFAIK still are) rated up for the "good" working relationship they have with "clients."*
*Because at this level they are not mere "tax payers."
"Actually this sort of thing exists in Clang, it will say this is a better ways to do it, and can in some cases rewrite the source code for you. "
My point was that while making it easier to write the next generation of code is good most of the grief is being caused by problems in existing code, which really needs some tools to run over it to find (and maybe fix) issues.
We've seen issues with code that's been open source for twenty years and no one spotted a bug which was likely found by the NSA sometime in the mid 90's.
So they might change it.
Or at least know when they are being a dumbass?
That said last time I checked Jet engine EMU's were running on things like Z80's and M68K's.
Not exactly cutting edge.
Nice turn of phrase.
Scheme is still s**t.
Although interestingly Disney have never tried to do one on the South African honey Badger.
Although the honey Badger does answer the question "What would a weasel on crystal meth look like?"