You mean actually do work? Isn't the idea of computers that it's all magical and makes it easy? That's what the supplier said!
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You mean actually do work? Isn't the idea of computers that it's all magical and makes it easy? That's what the supplier said!
"But it's not in another country, it's in the "cloud" and everyone knows that's just "on the internet" isn't it?"
So many clueless people, so little time ...
Maybe we're in the presence of one of the great Arkleseizure's boogers.
His clients certainly would
But not impossible. Also, the question becomes "what is the probability of intelligence evolving on a planet that can support life".
Our sample of 1 (some might argue 0) doesn't give us a proper idea of that.
As they usually do, by using the cost of compliance as an excuse to charge all of us more for the things we need to stay alive. They will still do what ever they want, but they'll use it.
"dog's dinner that barely functions (hardly surprising, it is Linux after all) "
So how's OSX treating you? You realize it's freebsd, right?
You know, the UN taking over would probably be a good thing. For one, it would give it a stable source of income that isn't dependent on the generosity of rich countries. For seconds, it would allow the world to avoid such wonderful ideas as .suck as people screaming "this is a bad idea" might actually get listened to. And third, ICANN as proven time and time again it's a spoiled brat. Getting it out of the picture sounds like a win for everyone else to me.
I still don't get why "the internet community" asn't just said "Screw them. Let's create a non-profit with people who aren't such brats to handle this. ICANN can go do something biologically impossible to itself"
Hell, I'm even willing to be the first chairmain of such an organisation, with a non-renewable 4 year mandate to make sure the transition of even what ICANN currently does to that new organisation. That's one thing that should be forced on the board. You have a fixed term and don't get to do it more then once. You can bet it'll help avoid such wonderful "I won't let go no matter what" attitudes.
I don't understand why "the internet" still tries to do business with ICANN. It's like getting screwed over and having everything taken from you by a business partner, then going back and saying "I got this great new idea"
"and provided robust protection of EU citizens' privacy in accordance with the Framework's principles "
Well, the court apparently disagreed with that assessment. That is why the US was judged to NOT have followed the agreement's rules, never mind that even that was below what the EU demands.
And what protection would that be? The 3 letters have a field day spying on US citizens and they can't do shit about it.
Ah the old "but the bad guys!" excuse.
I think it's about time someone turned around and said "exactly, we want to know what YOU are doing"
Have some fun looking at how storage manufacturers love to not use exactly the right math on drive size too. Nothing new there.
To me, that's not an argument against the VW fine, it's an argument that BP didn't have to pay enough!
And yet it will still end up being filled by someone with a resume full of lies and no ability to prevent all the politics that will derail any project he is tasked with.
Oracle as taken security by obscurity as a mantra and it's surprising it hadn't hit virtualbox yet. Asking Oracle to explain what's in a patch, for any product, is like trying to make a politician tell truth strait out. Both something we wish could happen and impossible.
Another good reason to go use any alternative to it.
Suzie, why do they say web programmers are weird?
Welcome to the US, where brutal murder is fine, but god forbid we see a female nipple!
An email about a two-day workshop in effective leadership techniques. Could be useful for the next the professional goal-setting meeting.
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
Naaa. They went into lunar orbit, looked at us for a few years and concluded "No intelligent life here"
or it could be something as stupid as having entered the password at the command line when encrypting it, getting it recorded in his history file and not knowing enough to realize it.
Make then realize the amount of labor (something they do have to pay for) involved is very large and you get nothing worth it in return.
I had to take a screenshot and share this.
Probably one of microsoft's finest error messages. This is from the "media creation tool " provided by microsoft. You can find the link in the error you find in your logs from failed Windows 10 upgrades.
I used the "upgrade this computer now" option.
Hit close and that's the end of it. I find this more amusing then I should, if I am honest.
So investors get bitten because of how much they tried to hide the money/profit from said investment. I say what goes around comes around. They are getting what they deserve.
If this was the US, they could probably still sue for computer hacking or something. Luckilly, it's a bit harder to become a judge in Canada and yes, they would be lucky if all they got was laughed out of court.
Here's an alternative. Put a "I vote for this guy because he's the lesser of 2 evils" as an option on the ballots. You'll be surprised what % votes end up there, in any contry. If it's a majority, they aren't allowed to vote new spending and take a 20% salary cut.
Well, consider the following.
Most citrix setup, especially in a call center, aren't internet facing. This means they aren't exposed to the internet. So the kind of encryption used in the connection, if it's going over LAN, is relatively unimportant. So patching for a SSL vulnaribility isn't that much of a security priority.
The vendor did not provide the complete information on the patch. More specifically, on a component of the patch they should have known could cause very big issues.
While I can't condone the corporate policy of always having the oldest software you can get away with, the vendor is really who failed here.
No No No No. We all know the internet is a bunch of tubes. And what's in tubes? Water!
So our problem is adobe sprung another leak ...
Wonder if that one got registered already ...
except of course those 5 pieces will need to be put in one place at some point, to use it. What keeps the spooks from remembering the 4 other pieces exactly? It's not like a bunch of characters can be copied ...
Not to mention, it'll have to be all there in the devices. Not like we ever heard of someone extracting keys from hardware. DVD and blue rays are still impossible to copy, right?
I don't think I ever read a scientist's words as saying what you accuse them of. I think you're confusing real scientist with your local "religious scientist" nutter.
have an upvote. Also, see icon.
" due to the nature of digital content, in that it is made available immediately and cannot be returned"
But we can cut off access to any and all content on your account and everything linked to it. So what exactly prevents them from, say, removing that ONE game from his account and removing the charge? What did this really cost them? After all, no physical media was send to him, just some bandwidth was used. Removing the game doesn't even cost bandwidth.
So basically, Sony is saying they are unable to make a button allowing the call center drone to make a simple SQL statement in the database to remove the game from your account? Now I'm no game developer, I suck at making pretty things. But I have a lot of programming experience and this sounds like a trivial problem that SHOULD be solvable in an afternoon by any half decent programmer.
No wonder they store passwords in plain text and can't figure out how to keep everyone and his brother from hacking them ...
Here is what this sounds like to me, by telling a story that I think equates to what happened.
You are walking down the street and pass by a local police building. It's got a nice architecture so you go to take a closer look. You see, via a window, highly sensitive investigation files, right in view of anyone who could walk up to the window, like you just did.
You walk in the front door and tell the officer on duty "Hey, I was passing by and noticed someone doing an investigation is leaving the files in plane view of the third window on the right from the door, you guys should be more careful."
Then the cops reply "Sir, you're under arrest for breaking into police property and damaging the building security. Pay up a huge fine so we can install automatic curtains that stay closed at all time on the windows so it doesn't happen again".
Yea ... the public is no longer allowed to point out incompetence in the gouv. That will never go wrong ...
They can't do that, the competition will take clients away ... o wait, never mind.
"aren't supposed to spy on it's own citizens."
I think the last few years as shown us the difference between what they are SUPPOSED to do and what they actually do is about as big as the solar system.
" but the FCC is determined to look at all angles in the case before giving it the nod."
And that's the rub here really. Even if everyone knows this is basically the re-construction of old telecom monopolies, the FCC as never been able to put it's foot down and say no.
What is really needed is not to let those corps merge, but to force then to compete. It's a sad state of affairs when the argument for "we should be one corp" is that they aren't bothering to compete anyway.
Caused me a very weird issue. The timer vanished on Grub after this patch was installed. Re-installing grub fixed it, but that was weird ...
I don't understand why people keep installing it. For 99% of users, it's not useful at all anymore. The few who still have to use it are almost all, thankfully, stuck with old antique versions from when JAVA was owned by sun.
Private entities SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO FAIL. No private sector compagny should ever be considered too big to fail. As for the clients, if the insurance corp goes under, they can get it elsewhere. And if it goes under, it means it had no fucking idea how to "asses risk". Bit of the bread and butter of insurance companies, you would think.
It's been tested in court and proven valid in the past. Just ask Cisco. They ended up paying when they realised the license isn't freebsd. You can't just take the code and do what you want with it.
You can also bet they won't be going the "a license isn't a legal document" route, as it would kind of kill the entire business if they did. A license is a private contract you agree to. It's not law, but a contract is enforceable. They do not respect the terms of the contract, you are allowed to sue. That's exactly what is going on here.
Just because you don't have to pay cash for the code, doesn't mean it doesn't come with obligations.
"Microsoft, for example, uses a homegrown hypervisor for its Azure cloud."
Microsoft doesn't do planned reboots anyway. It just falls over without warning and they wonder what happened.
"Right now our main priority is working on fixes to the SDK, once it's ready we can deal with the site and DDOS attach which is not a priority right now,"
In other words, we're hard at work hiding any and all cash we made so we close shop and vanish before someone comes knocking at the door asking questions we'll need a lawyer for.
"As technology evolves, the FBI will continue to evolve to protect consumers from those who sell illegal spyware."
So when can we expect you to go after the NSA then?
"Which threat? The security threat, or the threat to their bottom line?"
I think it's the threat to the PR director's job that got them moving.
I think for a proper story, you should trace back the blokes who came up with this brilliant non-sense and ask where they got the idea.
Also, the only thing that could have made Red Dwarf more awesome is more episodes per season. Incredible show. Wish more of it existed.
I was going to say something among those lines. Makes me glad the only way to get into my router involves ssh on the right network interface.
What's really sad is this is the kind of stupid mistakes any kind of even 1/10th decent quality assurance would have found. I mean how hard is it to just run a port scan ONCE on the firmware before you burn it on thousands of devices? Hell, there are websites that'll do it for free for any idiot who wants to just try.
Doesn't even involve making sure your webpage doesn't let you change things without first entering the default username/password.
When are we going to make these people to issue recalls? No, a firmware update no one will install doesn't cut it. Force them to take the kit back and feel the financial pain.
Alien, because it's colder then it as any right to be here, these people are stupid and I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
Makes me want to bang my head against a wall.
Except corporations are "people" now, so along with all the perks that offers, they have to pay taxes on PROFITS. IE, on the money they made on the product. It doesn't change the price of producing the product, just how much profit the corporation can make on it. (you make more, you pay more taxes)
It's a way of redirecting wealth concentration for the greater good. In theory, that is what taxes are supposed to do. You make those with more money pay more so you're taking the money where it will hurt less people to produce value for all in the form of public infrastructure and services. This then profits those who have more money because the lower classes can get more done. That's the theory anyway.
In practice, it's now turning a lot more into a way for the rich to get richer and keep others poor.
You know that's bad when even a BANK BOSS says so.