14 posts • joined 18 May 2007
Just a quick reminder - there's no such thing as evolution - it's natural selection....
(for those non-religious zealots out there) I am not going to be another creature in the future, my progeny will simply have a better (or worse) chance of surviving....
Which is why the mouse lives!!!
Something about protecting the public from the King?
Which public? Oh, I remember now - those in power.
The Laws have never been for us commoners so let's not delude ourselves that we can afford to permit more legislation when the existing laws are not used to protect our freedoms.
Nothing to hide - copyright fee only $1000,000 per option to view....
This is really the only way to handle this, money is all they understand....
Simply add something like this to all your emails....
All email issued with the Copyright Holder's knowledge from the 'foo.co.uk' or the 'bar.co.uk' webdomains and forwarded by or persisted on servers operated by or on behalf of Google is intended only for those recipients listed in the original email headers. Any copies of those communications made during normal email transport will be transient however where those copies are available for inspection by any Third Party including any Business, Government Agency or Law Enforcement Body operating in any Territory then a fee of $1000000(US) is payable on demand for each copy whether or not the content is inspected.
So simply make sure your population is ignorant of the scientific realities of carbon, the carbon cycle, the nitrogen cycle and the water cycle - then you can recycle and follow environmentally sound policies no matter how distasteful or immoral the solution.
Back to Snail Mail
Recording emails in transit? That's wrong.
Recording who's talking to who without any justification? That's wrong.
Looks like we've got to go back to snail mail - let's face it, it's probably cheaper than the costs of the tech gear in any case..
when is data public?
It seems to me that a public data store is one that is available, whether openly or via a restrictive contract, outside the organisation hosting the data store.
It follows that whilst an organisation may navel gaze at the data to it's heart's content, publishing the output of any data processing will ultimately fall foul of the directive if PII rules are broken.
XP support defines lifetime of Windows 7
Any users of Windows 7 Ultimate may be familiar with the WinXP VM that is available. Of course, the XP VM is only a 32 bit version and permits some of us to play with old copies of software etc.
So the real queation is: in 3 years will Windows 'N' have made XP redundant?
Our own back yard
Okay - you have no sewers, no outside, but as many rooms as you like....
How big a house do you need?
Or, to put it another way,
Where do we put the nuclear waste?
Which earthquake, tsunami, hurricane, volcano - proof room do we put the nuclear waste into?
Wake up everyone...
Remember my password for me?
Remember the Butlerian Jihad?
When the browser asks to save your password, just say no.
When is an architect not an architect
when the architect takes no responsibility for the solution, the infrastructure, the development or support, then they're just an artichoke.... (re: Ford)
Hardcoding is for cowboys....
... and in the face of misunderstood requirements, indians.
Patents should be for protection, not for sale
It is time that all Patent Offices published patent applications for software instead of shielding speculative 'inventions' behind a system originally designed to protect physical artifacts.
This current patent issue has the nasty smell of institutionalised cyber squatting and someone as big as MS could easily buy the patent and use it to screw everyone else.
Time for change.
Speed cameras - don't worry
It's not speed that's the issue, it's distance.
And if you see the cameras in time or just generally check your speed, drive carefully and stay within the law you'll still end up with some pig-ignorant car driver, police officer or not, right up your arse and perhaps even staring at their speedo too.
So all you boys in blue who think it's clever to measure speed by following so closely beware....
I'm going to be fitting a camera to my vehicles soon - I've called it the insurance spy but actually the information may be used to prosecute idiots...
You have been warned.
- Product round-up Ten excellent FREE PC apps to brighten your Windows
- Review Tough Banana Pi: a Raspberry Pi for colour-blind diehards
- Product round-up Ten Mac freeware apps for your new Apple baby
- Analysis Pity the poor Windows developer: The tools for desktop development are in disarray
- Chromecast video on UK, Euro TVs hertz so badly it makes us judder – but Google 'won't fix'