CIA says it 'accidentally' nuked torture report hard drive
Suuuuure it did.
1390 posts • joined 9 Dec 2009
Suuuuure it did.
Is it just me or is hyperloop just the stupidest thing ever?
Yes, it is just you.
(U.S.) railroads are very good at eliminating actual letters from their names.
Outcome led, brand-centric thought leadership, delivering onbrand messaging to client-focused imagineered deliverables.
[...] 15 chicken wings and three sandwiches. Total worth: $56.77.
Geez! Either Pizza Boli had better make the best damn wings and sandwiches evah, or the poor sod was actually justified in stealing them. Not even our local Jimmy Johns has the audacity to charge that much.
I'm just waiting for a pro anti-adware websites to be served with malware of this type
Or worse, for one of them to serve up such swill. In that case, perhaps a class-action lawsuit?
Yes, and please explain again why ad blockers are bad?
Actually, it has all the earmarks of one of those corporate tax "inversions"; Cablevision trying to pull a tax dodge by being "acquired" by the smaller, financially weaker, but conveniently foreign Altice.
Corporoscum trying to pad their bonuses. In the immortal words of Mel Brooks: "We've got to protect our phony-baloney jobs, gentlemen!"
Blatantly lying to the public, falsifying research, general incompetence. Sounds like
there should be some people polishing up their resume someone is jockeying for being chosen as the next home sec!your Republican Party, 2016!
There, FTFY, again.
Perhaps this Administration, especially the FBI and DoJ really, really need to give this all a hard (re)think.
Clearly you're not from around here, are you? If you were, you'd know that thinking has been outlawed. Don't think so? Just ask any Republican, from the lowliest Bubba to the top Presidential contenders, and the patrons that are funding them.
Bill will pass the Senate by sumpin-er-nother to 2, with the two holdouts being Dianne (Madam Snoop) Feinstein and Raphael Eduardo (The Furriner) Cruz.
"There are 900 million cars, but only 100 million of them are connected," said Zinchenko.
That might be because 8 out of 9 car owners are not complete morons?
"Could you actually find someone who is worse?"
Caribou Barbie is still available...so yes, I guess we could.
The Clown Car gets new tires...and a fresh tank of Gas.
...fix it so that the edit fields and combo boxes on the config pages stay populated with their current values each time you open them...then they might have something!
Or, at least, something useful...
First, no chance of additional funding from a Congress dominated by a party that has repeatedly vowed to eliminate the Dept. of Education, and that disavows science in general.
Second, assuming America comes to its collective senses and removes said party from a controlling position in said Congress, why bother? Those same CEOs will still not be willing to pay the going rate and will continue to import indentured servants to fill these jobs they claim to be holding for this new inrush of fledgeling CompSci grads.
Third, there is already enough available talent to fill these jobs. The problem is that there isn't enough talent that is willing to work at the indentured servitude slave wages that said CEOs are willing to pay for that talent. So the only reasons that these
rat bastards CEOs want more CompSci (and presumably, SWEng) graduates would be to attempt to saturate the market for these jobs, thereby commoditizing the candidates, and driving down their wages.
They're a bunch of cock suckers, these guys, and are not to be trusted!
The legislature is also concerned that watching naughty vids “is linked to lessening desire in young men to marry, dissatisfaction in marriage, and infidelity”.
I dunno...given that several sects of Utah's Mormons are hellbent on practicing polygamy, maybe a bit of "lessening desire in young men to marry" might just be the ticket to nipping that thing in the bud.
Any puns in the preceding paragraph are purely accidental....
You furriners have to understand: the US Congress is populated almost entirely by people who were crazy and/or dumb enough to run for Congress. And elected by a constituency of people generally distrustful of people smarter than themselves - which is a low bar to
Damn! slack beat me to it!
Yet another anti-competitive, anti-consumer bill from the party that has raised anti-competitive, anti-consumer legislation to a high art.
Now...how do you pronounce it?
(Beer, because my first couple of tries sounded like I had had a few...)
Trouble is, it technically isn't slavery if they're being paid.
I'm sure that will be of interest to the "employees" in the so-called "sex trades".
Uhhh...Yes they are.
"Do as I say, not as I do!"
Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted a huge black hole with 17 billion times the mass of our sun residing in an otherwise nearly empty backwater of the universe.
Of course that galactic backwater is near empty, the damn black hole went and ate anything and everything that used to be there.
I don't get the good Doctor's (Dr. Ma, not necessarily Dr. Syntax) amazement with "tall building[s] somewhere in the Midwestern plains." Has he never seen a grain elevator out in the middle of Bufu, North Dakota, for instance? Some of those suckers are (in the words of an infamous reality TV star-cum-politician) "Yuuuuge".
And yet again, you expected a large megacorp like Google to give a flying fuck about customers? Customers don't increase Shareholder Value®™©. Especially Google, whose customer focus has repeatedly been shown to suffer from advanced astigmatism.
After reading that, I need a --->
And Tay, you will never grok how good that beer, on a Friday afternoon, can taste. So brag on, and wave your artificial willy around. (Now, that's an image I will have trouble un-thinking...a transgender AI....) You will never understand the pleasure in a good craft brew, or a well-aged single malt, or a full-bodied añejo tequila.
So you're superior how, again?
Nope. Hospitals are a regulated environment, which means anything that runs there MUST (by law) be approved by the government (otherwise, any suits as a result of faults default against them).
I rather don't think so (at least not here in the States, and I have some 15 years of SW development experience in the US medical field to back this up). Hospitals here only need to have FDA approved devices. The devices themselves can get approval with COTS software in them, or home-brew software in them, or any combination of the two. And in my personal experience, the mix doesn't matter to the maker of the device WRT how long it takes to get approved. So long as you follow the FDA approval process (and can prove you followed the process), you will get approved, and the hospital is perfectly free to pick and choose your product over any others competing for that floor space.
That's the fact, Jack!
So, at the of the day, it all comes down to costs, staffing, building and equipment (hardware) maintenance, etc., like you said. It has fuck-all to do with how the device was developed.
[...] there may be a "terrorist" (using that phrase quite liberally where the American interpretations are concerned) incident that the public is more on side with [...]
I dunno. The key aspect of this particular case is that the FBI wanted to go snooping around in this particular piece of hardware "after-the-fact". From my perspective, any instance matching your criterion would require poking around in the device "before-the-fact", which would necessarily require that police work would have to precede any attempt at that poking. With that police work, would come (if the U.S. is still a constitutional democratic republic at the time) such things as search warrants, surveillance, interdiction...all the nasty stuff that goes with good ol' fashioned police work. Maybe my imagination just won't go there, but I have a hard time identifying a situation where end-running the Constitution just to break into a phone would go well with "the public".1
1 Excluding supporters of Herr Drumpf, of course...,
Holly Brockwell – editor of Gadgette, a virulently pro-woman and so therefore anti-man tech website – [...]
Please explain, Mr. Male Tech Journalist, how being a pro-woman ... or even a virulently pro-woman ... anything immediately and automatically implies that that same anything must therefore be anti-man.
I'll hang up and wait for my answer....
Did Rush write your copy for this?
Really?!? I mean, really???
Stop crying big ol' crocodile tears, and fire the responsible party(ies), already!
Otherwise, all your protestations to the contrary are no different than your products: Pure marketing bullshit, with no substance behind it.
And common law allows ex post facto laws, then?
Interesting. And that's better how, again?
Interesting how your constitution works on the right side of the pond, allowing ex post facto laws.
[...] the odds of them prevailing don't look very good [...]
How do you come to that conclusion? The SCOTUS has (in)famously (and repeatedly) stated that it is law that money is speech, and Apple has lots of money, so....
What? WHAT?? You want the likes of the NY Times to spend actual money hiring actual people to do ongoing work to protect their customers in what could never be considered a profit center???!???
Shirely, you jest!
If you want news about Sweden, where else you gonna go?
Sorry, can't help myself sometimes....
Camilla, did you (to paraphrase Blondie) eat amanfromMars1?
People put up with body searches and scanners by the TSA at airports, which obviously
thwarts terrorismhelps the less educated among us (read: Trump voters) think that it thwarts terrorism, so why can't people put up with a little less security in their phones?
* Those of you who recognize this line can join me in wishing: RIP, Keith.... :-(
You are the President of the United States. You are my President. So it is with the utmost of respect and deference, I respond to you thus: Fuck off with that shit, already!
Icon because, well...you know....
And what exactly happened to The Borg, again?
Shut up, fuckwit, and be ignorantly blissful being YAN Micros~1 product.
By the way, professional and OSS are not mutually exclusive.
Sehr geehrter Herr: You are, of course, correct. However, OSS and professionally documented sure seem to be mutually exclusive....
Richard, were I to be creating a file system that used that mechanism to hash long filenames down into an 8.3 name format, I might well run afoul of a Micros~1 patent. Writing about a file system that used that mechanism to hash long filenames down into an 8.3 name format, or using that approach to lampoon, parody, or otherwise denigrate the holder of said patent, has fuck-all to do with patents.
(I do hope you're simply being playful, and giving me a hard time for the fun of it; if you are, you succeeded, and I applaud. If, on the other hand, you're fully serious, methinks you have some homework to do.)
You may very well be right (although one could reasonably argue that this is not a patent issue, but merely a copyright issue, which Micros~1 does not have rights to...but that's a discussion for another time...). But even if that is true, my response: Fuck you Micros~1, and the horse you rode in on.
Whether promoting Windows 10 is worth giving users a reason to distrust the very valuable Windows Update service is ultimately Microsoft's decision to make [...].
Way too late on that one, folks. I've distrusted the basically useless Windows Update service since its inception. I update what I want, when I want, and fuck Micros~1 and the horse it rode in on with respect to letting those chumps manipulate my (yes, Micros~1, that's my, not your) system.
Yet Microsoft think it is a good move to sacrifice usability on the alter of capability?!
Silly boy. This is Micros~1 we're talking about. Do you not remember the evolution (such as it was) of Microsoft Word?
Oh, so you're responsible for that shit we're so desperately trying to shield ourselves from.