And our data shows that you need more veggies in your fridge...
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And our data shows that you need more veggies in your fridge...
If it's an intelligent device, maybe it jumped!
"But baby, I'm doing it to protect our privacy!!"
More seriously, IoT is a frickin' disaster. No Nest thermostats or other WiFi connected appliances in my house. It's enough that my PS3/Blu-Ray player connects to my home WiFi network so that I can download stuff.
Maybe PayPal's CMO should do them a solid and resign...
Is there to add heuristics-based filtering to the previously mentioned Einstein, the Department of Homeland Security's malodorous beached whale of a firewall. What a bargain!
(Tux--because unlike the DHS' roll-your-own firewall fiasco, his stuff pretty much works.)
It's just looking for a good Korean barbecue place.
Using Age of Empires to simulate William Wallace's and Robert the Bruce's campaigns?
Clean water for Flint? That's crazy talk!!
More seriously, I'm fine with the Indians deciding what is best for them, provided that this Indian commission isn't taking bribes from Google/Indian ISPs.
But what happens when the bus driver rises from the grave and starts biting people!!
The zombie apocalypse is upon us.
Good reasoning, except that you don't see Zimbabwe/Sudan/Cuba/other autocracies around the world threatening to turn their southern neighbor's capital into a "sea of fire" or advertising and plastering images of a burning White House/Statue of Liberty all over the place.
North Korea is no put-upon innocent that is only trying to defend itself from mean ol' Uncle Sam.
Forget Amateur Aviation
Hey, believing in magical unicorn ISP service is at least as plausible as believing that you will get good service from Comcast!!
(Zing!! Possibly-gratuitous-but-probably-deserved swipe at Con-cast!)
One part of human endeavor that I won't mind seeing the robots dominate!
Fearless prediction #1--A significant increase in telephone traffic between Cheltenham and Fort Meade, Maryland, with each additional conversation involving some variant of "Listen, we can't legally do this, but can you...?"
(Feel free to add more predictions if you want!)
The Home Secretary is elected to Parliament, not elected to be Home Secretary.
Based on the last 20-30 years, the further qualifications that get you a promotion from plain ol' elected MP to appointed Home Secretary seem to be some combination of slavish devotion to your party/leadership and a moral obliviousness towards activities like drowning kittens in a vat of acid.
First, you have the traditional transition where the value being created by storage is coming mostly from software and services, and less from the actual hardware. This is in line with what happened with PCs/servers/computing/networking, just now it is hitting storage
Second, you have the rise of various cloud storage options. As a group they are pricing aggressively to gain/keep share, and their presence is pushing a lot of storage hardware purchases to these players, so they can buy in volume and aggressively pit the traditional storage powerhouses against eachother.
Third, you have the increase in global network bandwidth, so users can better access cloud and remote storage services, so there is less need for on-prem.
the usual UN "Citizens of the World" idealists teaming up with various non-Western nations who want to focus attention on alledged problems in the UK so that their own questionable justice systems are spared some scrutiny.
Safari crashes really get your goat?
(OK, I'll leave now.)
"Thunderbirds are go!!!"
It's all fun and games until one of the eagles snags one of Her Majesty's corgis. If it's an American Bald Eagle, it might start a transatlantic war!
Your going to need to expand Hundred Acre Wood if you are suggesting that room be found for giant flying Russian bears and their hunneypots. These days the place is probably surrounded by a couple housing subdivisions too! That's a lot of demolition and rezoning!
And imagine the fuss the BNP will put up when it finds out you are bringing Eastern European bears in...
Simple answer to that--show MP Chapman a Rodan movie! He seems to be easily influenced by anything on video.
So that's why GPS doesn't work at night!!
Those of you who are Swift key customers now qualify for a Windows X download onto your phone!
James "No, we don't do that, Senator" Clapper gives you his personal assurance...
We need "Airplane"-style "Bullshit", More Bullshit and "Unbelievable Bullshit" icons
Eh, that's up 8% YoY, which most corporations would be happy with. Yahoo! does need some major help though.
Is just not long for this world!
Forcing a new OS and a multi-gig download and install on customers? On the corporate side, there are applications in use out there that might break if the client changes OS. On the consumer side, there are data caps and old hardware out there that might get impacted by the forced upgrade.
This all lends credence to my theory that there is a secret clause in the U.S. DoJ vs. MS antitrust settlement that requires MS to make at least one boneheaded decision around desktop OS every 3 years or so.
If you're really worried about the cost, maybe you can get the National Rifle Association to help. Turn them loose with the concept and you will probably end up with free chain-gun armed good American Bald Eagles that also come with little speakers that play a rock-and-roll soundtrack once the drones are engaged.
You might have to allow them to be known as the Netherlands Rifle Association in return, but hey, small price to pay...
It would never work. All the bad guys would have to do is disguise their drone as a pigeon, and the Vulture Squadron would go from "terrors of the sky" to comically inept.
The good news is that the Dutch government can use the end of the Lord of the Rings as kind of a proof of concept video.
Or pushing this to the illogical extreme (Hey, if you wanted thoughtful commentary, why are you reading the El Reg forums in the first place?) you could hire The Eagles to do a promotional concert for this service. Maybe something from their catalog can be the theme song? "One of These Nights" comes to mind. Any song with lyrics like "Coming right behind you, swear I'm gonna find you" and "Gonna get you baby, one of these nights" seems like a really good fit.
Glenn Frey would probably have approved.
(Tux--if you glance at him right, he kind of looks like a raptor.)
If he had never made "Heartbreak Ridge", I possibly never would have heard of the term "clusterfuck", which so perfectly describes this situation.
Gotta love this article, including some examples of the use of leading-edge technology, such as:
"In 2009, a second version was deployed that added signatures". Really!? Wasn't signature-based antivirus pretty much solidified by say, 1991 or 1992? Way to win Gulf War #1, guys!! What's next? Is the DHS working on something to "Keep the damned Krauts from coming at our boys in the Ardennes" again?
Throw another $5.7 billion on the national debt bonfire, why don't you? Hey, it's not like its real money, after all!
I obviously had trouble coming up with something with an "I" in it, so if people want to use "impulse", knock yourselves out!
Honest Bibi, this wasn't surveilling an ally, but more "taking a test drive"!
More seriously, this is the kind of thing I would LIKE to see our sigint agencies doing. Penetrating the comms and data infrastructure of actual countries to get intelligence or better understand their capabilities. Instead, they spend too much time gathering data on their own citizens.
and specious legal arguments!
Thanks for proving that even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then. Now, tell us how many innocent people are getting surveilled, or having their web browsing histories saved for the forseeable future, in case they ever decide to do something even remotely controversial.
I'd hate to see a couple hundred people get killed because some hobbyist couldn't keep their drone away from flight paths.
But Apollo 1 was the saddest event. One of the original Mercury astronauts plus two others being killed in a routine test that was not safe because NASA tested with pure oxygen pressurized to be proportional to the internal atmosphere of the capsule compared to the vacuum of space.
At sea level that worked out to be about 20 PSI of pure oxygen versus the normal atmospheric pressure outside. At that pressure of pure oxygen, all that was needed was a spark from an electrical short and a lot of now-flammable Velcro and nylon webbing placed around the capsule to hold this and that, and the result was a gutted command capsule.
RIP and much respect to the crews of Apollo 1 and the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia.
Doesn't sound like anything to get Amp'd up about to me!
Though maybe the 1%ers who can afford a $100K car feel that they bought the right to change the past to their benefit.
Tony Blair is spamming his Iraq War dossier again? :)
(Old joke, but it still has legs!)
"use a cloud company you are essentially handing your data over to them and relying on their security, so he warned due diligence is even more important than usual."
I wonder how many cloud computing deals will be queered by that insight.
Attack-of-the-killer-Bs-alliteration throwback El Reg subtitle makes this article full of win!
Agree with the above. The biggest problem is that tossing Google a softbball the British government is essentially subsidizing Google and penalizing other business in Britain.
"Our information security is F.U." fits in more than a couple places I have seen :)
But I want to see them taxed according to the law and due process. Getting together behind closed doors with the taxing authorities and coming up with some agreed-upon number that doesn't seem to have a basis in statute is a bad idea.
Otherwise you move towards a situation where the taxpayer says "I'd really like to hold my liability to 100 million. Therefore, in consideration for your ingenuity in finding a way to get my liability to 100 million, please accept this gratuity of 10 million for you/your party/your charity."