Why oh Why
Did Lewis have to bias an otherwise interesting news piece with his particular perspective on climate change?
2289 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009
Did Lewis have to bias an otherwise interesting news piece with his particular perspective on climate change?
Is it even legal to sell a non micro USB charger in the EU now? Or do they do "an apple" and provide an adapter?
Bag of Fail.
In this particular respect David Davis is a Tory with some conscience around Civil liberties. There are a few others as well.
Infact there were 10 Tory MP's who voted against the last time, 20 odd labour and the whole of the SNP.
Plus the lords have kicked it into touch on numerous occasions inspite of a large Tory majority.
There's plenty of fight in the dog yet....
We need to write to our MP's saying we will track and remember how they voted on this issue when the next election comes round.
Donate money and time to Liberty, Privacy International, Big Brother Watch and any political party who comes out against it. Then tell your MP about that too.
It can be fought if we are passionate and articulate enough.
As techies we need to educate (but not lecture or hector) the rest of our society on why this is such a bad idea, something we do badly currently - because we know it so instinctively that we dont provide good examples to that the general public care about.
Wait a cotton picking minute! Are you seriously suggesting the recent Dredd was worse than the Sylvester Stallone travesty? Are you mad? Whilst the 2nd one wasn't amazing (it were good though) it was Dredd and shoulders over the first.
British loon-in-chief David Cameron & Ofcom announce plans for the first spectrum auction in outerspace.
HMRC refused to be drawn on whether VAT is applicable in outer space.
Outraged as per usual at someone getting there first Verizon and Comcast announce their intentions to sue the UN for passing a resolution demanding Space Net Neutrality, whilst simultaneously allowing 50 random third parties to add a "space surcharge" to their customers bills.
gets my vote - they can staple it to the outside of the space elevator.
50% down votes from May-ites. 50% down votes from those who actually read the article and understood the 2 key factors :
1. It wasn't warrantless.
2. But it was cross border.
hence MS had to reject it on point 2 alone if it was to remain consistent with the US vs MS Ireland case.
1. Failure to implement last set of recommendations. Question were they relevant to this case?
2. We welcome recognition of our
crash strategic investment program brought on by senior management panic strategic planning.
I suspect a pox on both their houses is called for.
Its been shown time and time again that the unwashed masses are quite happy with the status quo warts and all. Otherwise how do you explain the total failure of linux on the desktop.
Most amusingly I expect all the Grauniad readers who bother to read his screeching will suck their teeth, tut and go back to Angry Birds or Garageband on their fruity device of choice.
WHATS WRONG WITH YOU?
You deserve your barren toast free existence. More hot buttery action for the rest of us.
I think you are over estimating the US's capabilities if you think they can get an Orbit to Ground laser into an X-37b. They cant even get a shorter range Air to Air laser in a Jumbo.
Anything that fits into its cargo bay is going to be 1 use orbital denial.
It would be far simpler to weaponise a cubesat with a drive and a small explosive charge. Indeed I do wonder if this new ion drive can generate enough delta-v to engage Russian satellites in the time it is out of direct comms with Moscow.
Just merely a tester on a new Wing Commander game who accidently connected to the onboard systems when fighting the Kilrathi?
Agreed. I think this story should read "The FBI claims Roberts claims"
The boon and the bane of the Linux world. There is a distro for everyone, even if the resources spent doing it could have been far better spent on listening to some end users, doing some documentation or removing the latest stupidity from the UX morons who gave us Unity/Yosemite/IOS 7/Win 8.
Not a dig at either Linux or Xubutu itself - just seemed an appropriate time for a random observation.
Sometimes it seems like the only distro that actually does what end users want is Mint, and even they are fragmenting all over the place with their Mates and their Cinnamons.
Against the new MacBook?
Ok so the new MB doesn't have touch, but I suspect that they are both aimed at much the same market, albeit the Apple one at a much higher spending demographic ;)
Errr remind me which poor results they are again?
Which bit of BT owns the dark fibre? OpenReach or someone else?
I wonder if they segregate their dark fibre between the stuff that's used for exchange connectivity versus more generic backbone type stuff.
Either way I suspect they are using it to throttle demand to keep prices high.
That what's the feebs are saying he did. From his tweet its sounds like they have muddled the work of 5 years into the events of 1 flight. He has presumably other ways of testing his hacking ie against simulated systems running the same code base.
It always pays to assume The Man has an interest in bigging up the case in these scenarios.
That's a good question for Tim. Why hasn't QE driven inflation?
a fair comment. That ain't really economics though. People tend to focus more on the bailout and less on the proper apportionment of responsibility though.
If people and media had been less hesterical about the size of the bailouts and more focussed on ensuring those who made dubious business decision were held to account we might have had a once in a lifetime opportunity to stop the sort of executive weaselling that we have seemed to imported from the states.
Note however that weaselling behaviour is in part cultural not economic it's got so the consequences of weaseling out of something is nearly always lesser than the consequences of taking responsibly for your actions.
Until the media and the public are willing to admit people can make genuine mistakes and forgive them for it the situation is not going to change.
Personally I blame Clinton he underlined the rot. Contrast that with Paddy
PantsAshdown who admitted an affair and his popularity went up.
Until we have lower tolerance for weaseling and higher tolerance for those making a mistake and admitting it nothing is going to change. We have the worst of both worlds at the moment, maximum weaseling and maximum hysteria from the press and public.
There is grounds to challenge on the basis of the human rights act. That would really piss them off.
The poor thing has the same look on its face as abductee's do just before they are probed. Which ironically is just what happened after the photo was taken.
top notch BOFH. Best for ages.
Im confused. Is the bacon tied to Satan's back and he's doing ski jumps? Do pigs even go to hell? Or just those ones growing human livers? And given Satan is a master of fire can he cook a mean bacon sandwich? Which sauce is available in Hell HP or Heinz?
Enquiring minds need to know.
You just know that 3/4's of the requests it gets are probably from Narcissistic loons regretting something they say or did online. Im not entirely convinced the correct balance has been struck between protecting the vulnerable (ie those who had a legal run in but were not guilty, or have paid their dues to society, those libelled or slandered etc) vs those people who have not had enough self control to avoid doing something dumb on t'interwebs.
And whilst I would defend anyones right to act dumb even on the internet (gawd knows I've done it on occasion and should know better), Im not that comfortable with the thought of letting people not take responsibility for their actions, manning up and moving on.
Having said all that its Google who have had it their way for so long its hard to feel much sympathy, although it does also seem to be a barrier to entry for anyone else in the search market.
They should do away with the access lanes up that left hand side. They give cyclists a false sense of entitlement that they somehow have a "right" to wander up the side of lorries and buses without stopping to think they are risking life and limb.
As a daily cyclist I always try to remember to waltz up the side that's safest but the lane markings are very alluring and it only takes a split second decision to get it wrong.
Im sorry how is powerloss protection even a high priority if 99% of the uses are laptop drives?
I think you are confusing an enterprise requirement with a consumer one.
One of them was Nicole Kidmans soul?
why not? Its a reasonable conflation. Unless of course you think libertarian is a dirty word.
I agree with John 110. To jabuzz and the others on this thread, if you treat people as the enemy then they will behave like one. Politically messing with the SNP is acceptable. Materially screwing over the entire Scottish electorate and taking the Union to the brink is crass stupidity. Hopefully call me Dave is smart enough to determine a reasonable cut off between the 2, unlike half the commentards on here.
People seem to forget that Scotland joined the Union reasonably voluntarily due to a number of push-pull factors, anyone who seeks to create divisions to undo that unnecessarily should hoik themselves off to a desert island with the racist loons from UKIP.
Bullshit AC - have you even looked at the statistics in the UK for the discharge of firearms in the UK. Clue it averages around 4-5 times PER YEAR. Note that's just discharges not kills. Compare that to the US where there were 461 "justifiable homicides" in one YEAR.
Im all for the occasional Brazilian plumber dig at the Met but the reality is that the UK cops aren't even comparable to those in the US when it comes to gun use/training.
As I understand it - that Statute of limitations only applies to SOME of the charges that AssHat faces, not the most serious ones.
Lack of punctuation and formatting - the best guide that the content will be paranoid gibberish. Run out of tinfoil for your hat sir?
Oh bugger.... a big case of wishful thinking on my part :(
The fail is mine good commentards!
Putting Gove in charge of the Snoopers Charter gives me some hope. Hopefully he can fuck it up in the same manner he attempted to fuck up our education system when Education Secretary. Plus his reputation for butting heads with his colleagues will hopefully give Treasonous May a bit of a handful to deal with.
Best news I've heard since the Torys got a majority.
I strongly suggest that ford will fusck it up by not making either a hatch or estate variant.
Isn't it in their interest to shillyshally as long as possible to preserve the status quo?
To be fair all Home Secretaries seem to get cloned from the same fascistic copy when the get appointed. It's hard not to despise them all. Has there ever been a liberal home sec? Not in my memory. Certainly not since the 80's.
@AC eg 1 and eg2.
And those are the 2 examples everyone bandies about, and they are peanuts how do you get from them to billions?. Don't you think that if there was actually anything material HP would be crowing about it and the SFO would be prosecuting.
The sponsorship deal doesn't even sound particularly unusual in the world of football tbh. Sounds like Spurs had a net benefit. Football funding is a whole different house of cards anyway.
Missing the point slightly, whether or not that was going on and all HP has been able to find is a couple of examples in the 100m range, the SFO also gave up - so it doesn't explain
a) why HP didn't do proper due diligence.
b) how it equates it a multi billion write off.
If autonomy is a little whiffy HP stinks to high heaven.
In Nevada the truck hitches you.
Thumbs out obviously.
Bzzzt! Wrong. The main raison d'être is to drive down the price of batteries for their cars by creating a bigger market for batteries in general.
His standalones tend to be better than his series. century Rain was excellent and was the prefect. The revelation space series was patchy with some strange perspective shifts (like just dropping Clade as a narrator mid story) and the unforgivable bait and switch ending of redemption ark where they defeat the inhibitors only for the world to be destroyed by some green stuff,
However massive kudos for inhibitors and hyper pigs.
I haven't read Wake but have read the first of the trilogy and most of his othes and I don't recognise him as described here. . Agree he's a bit of a journeyman compared to Banks, Stross et al but deserves more credit than given here. . His novels often suffer from inconsistent pacing and sometimes choppy scene shifts but at heart he's a fine writer - well above average.
To address commercial usage question. Their commercial terms are pretty reasonable in my experience - for instance 1 Premier license (a few £k) gives you unlimited distribution rights for apps within your organisation.
For commercial usage - there are a few examples out there - my favourite which is apparently 90% Mathematica/WL code :
Thats a good comment - something that I've discussed with their reps a number of times. They are aware they have an image/comms problem outside of their core user base (academia and quants mostly), and the stuff El Reg is covering is some of their response to that.
Additionally Mathematica is hard to pidgeonhole due to the sheer breadth of functionality within it.
Basically its a programming language kernel that is very good with any problem that can be expressed mathematically or stastically, plus a set of UI's that allow to that language to be displayed with a variety of different paradigms ranging from Slideware, Word style docs, Fat client apps and various web enabled UI's.
Imagine the MS Office (including Access) suite with a focus on calculation, and visualisation instead of data and text, designed for Mathematical use cases over the last 20 years, and now going all cloudy and you're pretty much there. Everyone can now recoil in horror due to the mention of MS :)
Thats BS. Wolfram provide a free reader (CDF player) as a browser plug-in that does most things, a paid reader that can deploy as enterprise wide apps, and a cloud solution that can be set up for public access, not to mention various internally hosted solutions.
The number of algorithms that are significant enough to warrant a public implementation is tiny.
Mathematica and most similar packages all have the capability to re-construct their inbuilt functions and algorithms from first principles if you choose, and such funding could just as easily be spent writing a test script to verify that 2 closed source implementations meet a gold standard. You'd have to write the test plan for a public implementation anyway - this way to get to junk huge amounts of developer time re-invent the wheel for the nth time.
Whining about having it open source is just Not Invented Here Syndrome with a FOSS fig leaf. Its a been well observed that Linus' law fails where the number of involved people is small, so the additional protections that result may not be realised.
Don't get me wrong MMA and Wolfram have their weaknesses - just the ones listed in the prior post are either inaccurate or ideological in nature - which aren't necessarily good reasons to commercial decisions upon. Such as employing x professional software developers at $100y,000 for the sake of a few $k in purchase and license fees to Wolfram (or any similar vendor).
Full disclosure - part time Mathematica developer in financial services.
Have to call you out on that one. He didn't say it wasn't a threat he said it was lower risk than most. The worst thing you can do in security is trying to remediate all risks rather than accepting the lower ones after a suitable risk assessment.
Its all about the size of the attack surface. Any computer in physical possession of a technically competent member of staff with a grudge is vulnerable. Factor in the fact that the volume of corporate deployments of unbuntu as a desktop are pretty few and far between - I agree with Canonical - there are bigger things to use scarce resources on.
Oh Really? and how many of them are in Consumer levels of production and price?