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Re: Re: DEAR MICROSOFT...
I agree with your language frustrations. On the installation problems, it might help you to know that some developers choose the installation language based on the default character set in the Regional Settings, change to Traditional Chinese, and the installer starts in Chinese, change to Western Europe/US and the installer starts in English. There is also a command-line option for msi to force the language, something like:
msiexec /i A:\Example.msi ProductLanguage=1033
for US English, but YMMV.
Re: Re: Its Hong Kong
Sure, data protection is alive and well in HK, after all, the cameras have been removed.
What? No, the company wasn't punished, and the workers weren't reinstated or compensated.
The Privacy Commissioner didn't even issue an "Enforcement Notice", meaning, "do it again and you could be prosecuted", so the company could even install new cameras, do it again, and have no punishment!
Data Protection is alive and well, but needs teeth, and the determination to use them.
Yep, the one with the high collar and dark glasses.
Re: I may be missing something here...
The cameras were not in the changing room.
RTFA: "claim they were not spying on employees by mounting a camera outside a changing room at a housing estate, and that it was to pick up trespassers in the car park"
I initially thought it was a navy SEAL
... and maybe a FISH is some kind of IED?
It's misleading to suggest that there is a transliteration "standard", there's a bunch of competing schemes, plus whatever someone made up on the spot. Rather like browser standards. Hung Hom always sounds like it's pronounced in the wrong order to me.
Less store riots?
One of the incidents leading up to this was gangs threatening queuers at the Apple store so they could take their places, buy up devices and sell them at a profit. It only makes sense for Apple to find ways to provide Fanbois with a shopping experience that doesn't include violence.
Apple isn't the only company that is limiting purchases to one-per-customer for a new product - so is Raspberry Pi.
So you should divide by the square root of 7.7 = 2.8, so 36mph.
But the figures don't add up, 32MJ with a one ton (1016Kg) projectile would be 561mph, and a Routemaster 202 mph (OK, until you consider the G-forces when it stops at the bus stop!)
A one tone projectile at 100 mph would be 2MJ, so they are loosing 94% of the energy to... Well, I guess they won't need central heating.
I, for one, welcome our Routemaster-throwing overlords.
No! Whatever happened to inflating the value of swag seizures?
"a street value of around 3 million pesos - approximately £4,000"
"when cut with 'gin and tonic' could have a street value of around 750 million pesos - approximately £1,000,000"
You mean 250 of the most junior interns?
"anonymous survey of 250 world leaders"
"He's dead, Jim!" is at the top of the official list of diseases to diagnose.
No need for a coat, beam me up.
Checked the metal prices?
Is the claimed energy output enough to cover the $ loss of converting nickel to copper? Nickel's price is currently over twice copper's, and it would become even more expensive if this worked.
Flying in the face of the laws of physics AND economics simultaneously!
Why don't they just bypass their own meter without swapping yours in? Simpler, and less risk of being caught.
I initially thought you had a pay-as-you-go meter, and they were stealing the coins (probably wouldn't work with a card meter, though).
You didn't mention...
"My Computer" and "My Documents" and the additional confusion caused by the folder name changing depending on how you look at it. Did no-one at Microsoft THINK that consistency is important, or that real, live people would need to talk about these names? There is a certain feeling of despair when you tell someone to "Look in your 'My Documents' " and they look at you as if you're mad; you just know that the conversation is going to be i) long; and ii) unsuccessful.
OK, that's my extension to your rant... except I didn't mention extensions, PLEASE don't mention extensions!
Who said "generic" and "automatic"?
I don't think AC is wrong in the analysis to say,
"isn't something that you could code up a generic tool to do automatically in the way that the article suggests"
but the article doesn't say that. It doesn't even say it is deployed without the victim's (i.e. owner of the infected machine) knowledge.
My baseless speculation is they are building a framework that they can plug specific tools for different malware into, with the aim of having a easy way to deploy countermeasures to a class of malware. It is easy to find zombies, but difficult to organise a investigation to identify the command and control centres by tracing the connections from the zombies, then getting access to trace where the C&C is controlled from, and back up several layers to the originator multiplies the difficulties. A tool (downloaded, or on a usb stick) that automates the trace would be useful. If it can be easily updated with a module to attack a vulnerability in specific C&C software, then you have the potential to spread through the C&C network, take out the whole botnet and trace the originator of the attack. Finding vulnerabilities in the C&C software is left as an exercise...
Currently, a small number of botnet developers dominate, selling to bot herders. If buying, say, Zeus and deploying it quickly gets you arrested, then the economics will change. Of course, the botnet developers will bring out new versions, that's why the trace software is modular. The arms race continues, but at a higher technical level, and hopefully some potential criminals are persuaded to drop out.
Send the Police!
We need a full investigation of WHY these spacecraft are getting covered in red blood cells. What heinous crime has been committed?
Do I really need the joke icon?
If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear
The troll icon, yep, definitely.
turn the option ON by default.
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But everyone knows...
Computers are like air-conditioners, they don't work properly when you open windows.
OK, OK, I'm going
and you could have posted it before...
I left work yesterday, so that I had the choice to set my alarm clock for just before 06:00 HKT.
Much as I would have liked to have seen it, I'm not saying that I would have got up, but I'd have appreciated the choice.
"Hong Kong LAW is more British than Chinese even today."
The most pervasive culture is, and always has been, Chinese... though not the same Chinese culture as the Mainland.
Anyway, it's nice to see an international tech firm setting up something more than a marketing operation here.
Special Offer: Reasonably-Priced Timeshares on Keppler 22b
Uncrowded. Unobstructed sea views.
Just a $10,000 downpayment (transport NOT included)
Yep, the one with the glossy brochures.
Why should MI6 worry about a few photos of Babylon-on-Thames...
when that documentary Spooks consistently reveals MI5's HQ to be in the Freemasons' Hall, Covent Garden?
Even more suspicious, Google Streetview's photos of both places are strangely... Present!
Expect pedestrian fatalities to rise...
Near misses (and accidents) encourage bad drivers to be more careful. This system reduces the number of near misses with cars, reducing the corrective stimulus, so the bad drivers get worse. The impact is felt (literally, and rather unpleasantly) by road users without the warning system: pedestrians.
Brilliant idea: reward bad driving!
Do the complainer's IP addresses match
ICM's address range?
Banning always gives a massive popularity boost...
Search for (intelligent) life...
1. Fire laser
2. Target goes "Ouch" -> Life has been found
3. Target goes "Ouch", picks up rock and flattens rover -> Intelligent life has been found
interior appearance can also be customized "To match the mood of the moment."
"Are we there yet?" [boredom brown with grey... highlights]
"I want to go to the toilet!" [desperation yellow]
"I feel sick" [bile green, mucus mauve with a lumpy texture]
"Turn left... No! the Other left... Back there!!" [imperative indigo, confusion cream, angry orange]
squeeeal... smash [panic purple, blood red, fade to black]
I think I'll walk.
Not to mention...
the deaths that come with mining coal cheaply.
Also in Hong Kong...
Numbering of the blocks in this housing estate:
go 13, 13A, 15; and, further to the right of this location, 23, 23A, 25.
Now all we need is a treatise on, "Politically-correct mathematics in mixed-culture situations" and we're totally doomed.
Use the DS18S20 ...
connect several of them to a microcontroller that sends the readings over your broadband connection and logs it on a convenient server. That's what I did:
The DS18S20 is much cheaper, probably less than £2 each.
The coat, please - airconditioning is too strong.
Troll alert (do I get a prize?)
Hairy Airey is definitely a bit out of touch with reality, and can't have read Darwin's book. For most of recorded history, human population has been controlled by a variety of diseases and famines, plus frequent wars. Infant mortality was particularly high.
Further in the past, additional factors in population control no doubt included being eaten by sabre-toothed tigers and many other extinct predators, though, far enough back, the ancestor being eaten would not be human.
One of the key observations behind Darwin's idea is exactly what Hairy fails to understand - individuals of every species produce greater than replacement numbers of young, yet we are not overrun with rabbits, or any other species because most die before they reach reproductive age. Which ones live long enough to reproduce? The answer is pretty famous.
Doesn't the solar wind...
get directed to the poles by the Earth's magnetic field, leaving most of the surface un-bombarded by nasty ions. So, build a spaceship with a similar design:
Long cylinder, wrapped with big magnetic coil (superconducting, for preference). All the ions are streaming in from the ends, so block each end with a thick plate, say steel, to absorb them. And you should get quite a useful current between the two plates.
Only downside I can see is if the struts between the steel plates fail, and they slam together, crushing the occupants. It's only a minor design flaw.
You been watching Lilo and Stitch re-runs?
Just stop calling Pleakley crazed, OK?
Anyway, newsflash: smallpox was eradicated in 1979 (apart from the WHO reference labs in the USA and Russia, and the lost samples at the bottom of old research freezers)
Malaria Eradication Overshadowed by Blinding Epidemic
I can see the headlines now...
It's like a mosquito net, but the batteries run out.
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