ACPO - a law unto itself
ACPO needs more than a little bit of window dressing. Any policy decisions should be made by the elected government and not by an incestuous arrangement of the governed setting their own rules.
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ACPO needs more than a little bit of window dressing. Any policy decisions should be made by the elected government and not by an incestuous arrangement of the governed setting their own rules.
Why should we believe a banking analyst? All his interest is ROI for investors in Boeing.
All companies have 'teething problems' the difference with aircraft is that peoples lives are at risk.
As with any new item, they should be avoided until they have some history of use - let someone else be the guinea pig.
With nearly a two year delay in delivery you have to wonder just how airworthy these aircraft will be - is the FAA going to change the rules for Boeing again? (Prior to the 777 two-engined aircraft had limitations on their distance to the nearest airport).
As a frequent traveller, along with other frequent travellers. my travel agent (a live body) knows my seat preferences, my drop-dead seats (never, ever fly) as well as my aircraft choices (again, a never use decision). (The greatest, most reliable aircraft was the DC3!)
Early version of 737's should be avoided as should some American carriers (AA has a virtual aeronautical fleet of flying rustbuckets) and definitely the American regional carriers.
The youngest fleets are to be found with many LLC's and other airlines in the Far East.
Think this is unnecessary worrying? Think again if you take a South America/European flight (where did that Air France flight go?) or 'over the top' across the vast wastelands of the Arctic.
Rick Smith, Taser CEO, has claimed that he and others in his company, have 'sampled' the effects of their products.
I wonder if has tried these latest versions of his product out on himself.
The reaction of a bear whose fir prevented sufficient conductivity on the Taser user would be interesting - maybe they would go for a three-barrelled Taser rifle. (See: < http://www.taser.com/products/law/Pages/TASERXREP.aspx >)
I use InterNet banking and hold money in a 'savings' account, which has no other means of access, only transferring money to my 'banking' account, which has ATM access, only just before I make withdrawals.
The ability to set-up new transfer facilities to any other account have been disabled which means such attacks are minimised.
I can only set-up new accounts by way of a personal attendance at my bank branch.
So maybe the other three got their algorithms wrong?
In any event, Google makes no charges for this search function, so I have no problems with any bias - real or imagined.
If it was a paid service things would be different.
I live in a country where Segways are used on the road way.
They have no signals, horns, etc.
The funniest thing is watching the rider handle an emergency stop - another thing they are incapable of - even funnier when the driver discovers the limitations of the Segway as the wheels continue to drive sufficiently long enough for the handle bar support to hit the vehicle in front, lowering the handle bar so as to form a perfect take off point for the Segway driver, propelled by the drivers kinetic energy, to propel them over the lowered handle bar.
Anyone witnessing such an incident would have little doubt about whether a Segway is "intended or adapted for use on roads". In my opinion it is definitely not!
Obviously their view is not shared by many others. Older users tend to need eyeglasses and/or larger type - which is not too easy if the screen is as small as Apple's smartphone.
Equally, unless you are wearing a trench coat, the Apple tablet is too large to fit in a pocket and is a bit heavy in the hand.
The mid-size tablet is the best of both worlds: a larger screen for those who need it; small enough to fit a suit breast pocket and even hand carry for a period of time. Using either a wired headset or a Bluetooth connected device, voice communications can be conveniently achieved. The larger case permits a better speaker and bigger batteries, as well as providing more real estate for external connections.
My company has just complete a Test of Concept where service/production manuals for complex numerically controlled industrial machines. The manuals were made available on three sizes of screens - smartphone, 7 inch and 10 inch. There were sufficient pad/tablets to let the test subjects all choose identical units. One condition was they were to use each size at least twice.
The most popular size proved to be the 7 inch screen based upon usage.
As a private project I used 7 inch screens in my home to provide, primarily, dictionary services - my wife's mother tongue is way different to mine - and were affixed to a wall in the kitchen and portable elsewhere.
The kitchen unit was also used to access recipes from the InterNet and the others for miscellaneous browsing including newspaper sites.
It is my experience that a 7 inch screen is very satisfactory for most uses, commercial or otherwise and doesn't support Cooks proclamation, which is somewhat bizarre in itself. Now we will have to wait and see what the market says.
Few other CEO's would get away with all this secrecy.
Apple isn't paying dividends (still) which means all the investors capital as well as dividends are all tied up with the success of Apple. When Jobs' latest vacation was announced the share value dropped quite a chunk.
When his number is called the value of Apple may well plummet. Promulgating the boards asset protection plans should be announced to sooth Apple investors.
Jobs' predilection for secrecy is all well and good, albeit not so successful given the Chinese leaks, but should not extend to corporate governance.
The shareholders would like to share in the winnings as Apple does not currently pay dividends on its common stock. Apple paid dividends from June 15, 1987 to December 15, 1995. Perhaps the shareholders ought to vote in a new board who understand the meaning of "return on investment" and 'dividend". Bernstein Research’s Toni Sacconaghi said that Apple could pay out a 4% dividend.
Apple shareholders don't even get a discount on products.
Many celebrities, top politicians, company executives, military officials and TV talking heads get 'samples' as do compliant review writers. Guess that fixes The Register who tend to give: 'Just the facts, Ma'am.'
Maybe wanna-be hackers should set up their own secure scratch-pad comms, employing encryption, so the Feds don't cases served up on a platter.
There is 'one time' encryption software available that would even the NSA work overtime.
The Euro system cost is pittance of around $600 million and is a bargain for the benefits that will accrue from it, especially when compared with wastage incurred under the farm subsidies.
The generosity of the Americans, coupled with the good deed by President Clinton - who signed the order resulting in increased accuracy, is acknowledged but given the 'politics' involved with the GPS system a secondary system controlled by a separate political entity is wise.
ATM's, public transport trains, etc. all depend on GPS so it is just plain smart to have the Euro system.
gob-stopper I had years agp.
Talk about prior art.
misleading the Commons, according to evidence from Lord Goldsmith, see < http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lord-goldsmith-blair-did-not-reflect-legal-advice-on-iraq-war-2187031.html >, does this mean Blair could b charged with malfeasance?
Time and time again FB introduces a new 'feature' then afterwards figures out the implications.
It is the sign of poor/immature management and equally poor planning.
Hard to believe there are 5.000,000 dummies who trust FB with their life data - happily plundered by police, lawyers involved in litigation, human resources departments, credit bureau's, bail bondsmen, etc. - and not necessarily in the users interests, either.
The prongs of the chargers might prove a little painful on insertion and extraction from a suitably sized body orifice.
A pain like haemorrhoids?
by killing off the special deals it had with these complaining would be competitors thereby forcing passengers to use the AA web site to check for deals and driving prices higher.
AA was the originator of several passenger shafting moves including killing off travel agent commissions.
If other air carriers were to adopt this ticketing strategy, all the Expedias and screen-scrapers will have poblems. Some might say Ryanair started this, but is Ryanair a normal carrier?
One worth looking at is Travelocity, owned by GDS Sabre, which gets its data from the GDS rather than directly from the airlines.
Following this articles theory, am I to assume simply resetting my lasers "Change Drum" circuitry, I can carry on using my old drum whilst improving communications?
What a boost for saving the garbage dumps!
How long does it take to understand that social web sites can be trouble, especially Facebook.
If you have doubts ask those who have been convicted/imprisoned due to Facebook data, or those who have lost job opportunities.
Facebook treats peoples private information as a commodity to be traded, sold or given away. If you value your privacy, don't use them. It's nit that hard - billions around the world don't use FB.
Would be Mexican immigrants should use cattle to cross the border to avoid detection. Emulation a tumbleweed is somewhat challenging.
The border between the U.S. and Canada has, as part of the Olympics security many years ago, a sensing cable system that discriminates between humans and 4-footed animals crossing the border.
The northern border has some unique challenges: villages and houses straddle the border in the east (you can actually sleep in the U.S. and eat in Canada. Then there is the Kahnawake reserve at Akwesasne, which crosses the borders of Quebec, Ontario and New York (best known for cigarette and people smuggling) and people and drug smuggling at Niagara.
People still manage to cross the border without detection ... talk about a waste of money.
The name Goldman Sachs is synonymous with fraud and cheating customers by betting against shares they promote. That U.S. investors can't buy in should serve as a warning, too.
Of course it could be a Goldman Sachs technique for pumping up the shares for obviously the wealthier Americans have little regard for borders, they can buy shares wherever they want with ease.
Remember the Dot.com bubble? This might be version 2.
Anyone using a laptop should do in private or with their back to the wall;
I guess the UK filter wasn't working too well that night, either.
If Jobs is headed back for warranty work on the spare parts he was given, it is (remotely) possible he will gain understanding of how his customers view warranties and get tired of having to sign non-disclosure forms and fight for their rights.
The union shareholders demand for succession plans is quiet prescient and deserves an answer as Apple is, supposedly, a public company.
Jobs, in asking people to respect his privacy, is asking too much, given how much data he collects on others.
The California Highway Patrol < http://www.chp.ca.gov/html/mission.html > are the state police. They were merged in 1995 < http://www.chp.ca.gov/html/merger.html >.
Guess you're not a CHiPs TV fan.
The 98 Crown Victoria also had a CHIP socket that provided special features for the police 'Interceptor' version of this automobile!
I guess the increasing criticism of Balmer, both within and without MS, makes him feel vulnerable so he is building a little insurance.
The Bureau of Prisons attitude is that once the judge has finished the body belongs to them - the only way to change it is to use the court system.
What surprises me more is that a deal wasn't set up before hand, but maybe they thought the judge had fixed it.
There is no good time early release in the U.S. Federal sentences.
dubious benefits of using multi-stranded speaker cables that make huge profits for stereo dealers. My speakers simply use 20 amp electricity cables with no measurable losses.
Will it require a 2-phase or 3-phase supply?
At least building heating concerns will be covered but how about the air-con?
Why are politicians such control freaks? Of course this particular idiot has a complex cultural background so it is hard to determine which way he will head.
The only good news is that the EU has such a mass that it takes almost the length of a presidency to gather momentum.
Could the 'special relationship talks of with France be centred around the fact they are both beholden to Hollywood and the elimination of piracy?
There are so many more pressing matters than diddling with the InterNet, like financial collapse.
It's hard to believe that these two entities, whose annual increases in size more resemble the Pillsbury Doughboy, actually fire people.
I wonder which HSA list he will end up on?
outsold the opposition in the last quarter.
Now what magic is Jobs going to try next? Unlocking the garden?
If the Defendants were to disclose the crack in their defence documents, sending a copy to Sony's lawyers by the slowest means possible, then file an affidavit of service with the document attached, tipping off reporters, Sony wouldn't have time to have the Defence sealed.
Rome has declared the pope to be infallible and after it declared Murdoch to be of "unblemished character" and made him a knight.
Obviously this had nothing to do with his giving millions of dollars to the church, whose coffers are kind of light after paying damages for all the paedo's it employs, a few months earlier.
So what can Wikileaks have that the pope doesn't know about?
I saw a number of similar devices when I stopped over in HongKong during New Years.
Perhaps these more generic types will prove more compatible to a greater variety of Android handsets.
I've yet to be accidental exposed to child pornography on the InterNet and having soaked the sun on beaches where tiny tots ran naked I can also report my only reaction was in response to the screams emitted by these naked bodies.
Greece, where semi-naked bodies are the norm, my reactions were dulled when an aged female emerged from her garden in Marathon, walked to the beach where she shed her beach coat to reveal the most unappealing, totally naked, slack-skinned apparition I have ever witnessed.
Living in a country with light InterNet political filtering and frequently visiting China, I can assure those dimwits in Brussels filtering does not work. If a human wants something, they have enough ingenuity to find and obtain it.
Not even Brussels can change something that has gone on for centuries. Maybe the filtering proposition says more about them than InterNet users.
Pray tell me, how many remain?
Plod can search people on a whim; Plod can look at your images/video; UK government databases cross-linked for easy profiling; DNA collected and stored for years; taking pictures of children inference of perversion; taking pictures of historic/old/famous buildings potential terrorism use; presumption of guilt in TV licence investigations; train-spotting is potential terrorism preparation; all electronic communications filtered for sigint/or tapped; mail is opened. Unlimited house arrest control orders. InterNet access subject to filtering.
At least air is free.
Good news for oldies/seniors ... fingerprints become increasingly difficult to take once you hit your 70's. For you tykes there's always arsenic applied to hands followed by dermatologist abrasion - leaves a very satisfying hatch pattern!
The coalition honoured the killing of the national DNA/fingerprint database, as promised.
British civil liberties? Not too many to protect.
won her case when she claimed she was tossed for allegedly being too old?
Better to hang on to old things like WAP until they can prove it's too old.
After MS has delisted more Apple Tosh maybe it should turn it's lawyers loose on those two orchard farmers words apple and the cultivar with red and green skin, a tart flavour, and tender white flesh called McIntosh Red (or McIntosh, popularly 'the Mac').
This strain of apples was discovered in 1811 by John McIntosh on his farm in Dundela, a hamlet near Morrisburg, in Dundas County, Ontario, Canada.
Definitely not Californian or 20th Century. There Jobs goes plagiarising yet again.
Finally Apple has taken another step in matching Androids attributes. Strangely Verizon's users won't find preloaded cellco software on the phones, and are limited to downloading carrier-specific apps from Itunes.
Maybe someone will jailbreak the device.
Any news whether they will be shipping in white, yet?
CDMA is now extant in the U.S.A. and China with most carriers switching to good old GSM. Hardly worth making a CDMA/GSM version.
Jobs expressing his frustration for not having thought of these first.
He could have called them the iCans.
and during it's validation tests pictures would be taken of anomalies, and other data of interest. For example, different forestry diseases emit different 'signatures' as do trees of different species.
Ground crews were sent out all over to correlate the data for when the satellite went into full service.
One anomaly had them stymied - a hot spot way out in the prairies. Out went the crew and they confidentially determined that it was an illegal still making hooch the old fashioned way.
All was well until some scientist wrote up their experiences with this wondrous new satellite along with all of it's capabilities. He also mentioned. light heartedly, the discovery of the still.
Some time later the RCMP caught up with this item and dispatched a cop armed with a search warrant.
This was the first satellite bust of an illegal alcohol still occurred
The NSA, in dealing with ever increasing streams of sigint, is bound to buy a few of these so it can cover all the bases, which should make the venture very profitable.
The U.S. government is good at sleight of hand financing - ask Boeing.
Open means open: open and FREE for all to use.
Little from Apple. or MS, is truly 'open' unless there is a benefit from them making it open, which happens on occasion and sometimes only under duress.
Apple/Jobs must be getting a little excited as it is now behind Google's market share in the latest sales surveys.
The main reason to switch to Verizon, from AT&T, is because Verizon has used the intervening time to beef up it's network facilities whilst AT&T's network weaknesses have been exposed very vocally by disappointed users.
None voice/SMS communications applications, as in for remote control or data acquisition, occasionally do use physical plug-in memory chips so that in the event of a module failure, the 'SIM' data can be easily transferred to the replacement unit in the field.
Amazon needs to sort out what it is offering.
Either is like a Common Carrier who has no interest in what it's services are used for OR treats everyone equally.
Google, in supplying this service, offers a virtually guaranteed reliable service that is unlikely to disappear, as others have on occasion.
Use with confidence.
In some countries cable TV systems use signals in the RF aeronautical band and a cable defect, such as a shallow buried drop to a house getting 'shaved' by a grass mower, is in the vicinity of an airport this interference can be quite severe because of the decreased land/aircraft separation.
Guard bands have a purpose and in selling them off in the interest of enriching a countries treasury may prove to be a dangerous/expensive thing.
Apple is always cheating someone of their warranties, just like the reputation of Allstate, whose adverts show a pair cupped hands purportedly to save you but as the late Allan King demonstrated, the 'safe' hands evaporated when an insured submitted a claim.
Apple has demanded non-disclosure agreements of claimants, denied there are battery problems (except in Japan when the government knocked on Apples door), refused to repair equipment subjected to smoking environments, etc., etc.
In two words, Apple is a "fraud artist".
Balmer's performance, of late, has been somewhat lacklustre.
By dumping all the bright sparks in MS he is ensuring no one, internally, will be fingered for Balmer's position.
Once again, undoubtedly, Plod is busy readying cameras, shields and Tasers whilst dirtying or loosening their ID tags, in preparation for yet another go at suppressing members of the public who wish to exercise their charter right to freely express their opinions.
The rhetoric against funding cuts will rise as Plod tries to maintain the status quo.