How is this better than Comcast/TimeWarner? Is it just that Charter is smaller than Comcast, so it's now OK to have one less player in the cable "industry"?
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How is this better than Comcast/TimeWarner? Is it just that Charter is smaller than Comcast, so it's now OK to have one less player in the cable "industry"?
"It's indeed becoming a bigger problem for cyber crime units in bigger cases (e.g. terrorism)," he added.
What? Really?!? That old chestnut again? How original. But they're slipping...they forgot to mention pedophiles in their "be scared, be very scared" attempt to justify their large, sucking sound.
I've been in this business for roughly 4 decades, and this has been SOP for all of that.
And we let it.
Chances are, they are accompanied by a "court order"...from the Sooper-Sekrit (and extra-constitutional) FISA court. The orders probably go something like this:
Pursuant to action 14-666-WTF0, the Appellant (hereinafter referred to as "Snoop") is hereby directed to obtain from said Communications Companies delineated in Attachment B (hereinafter referred to as "Companies") to turn over to Snoop whatever the fuck Snoop requests, within 24 hours of Snoop's request to Companies".
See? Nice and "legal" and all....
What you described operates under the moniker of "Single-payer". You must not be from this side of the Pond, because if you were, you'd know the answer to your question. But since you are from outta-town, suffice to say that proposing, and advocating for, Single-payer immediately marks you as a "librul", which will, in turn, subject you to interminable scorn and disrespect from Rush Limburger, and the rest of the illiterati that has overrun this country.
My friend is unable to pay for health insurance (Obamacare) so as she is unable to get insurance, she is going to be fined, what sort of country will fine people who can't afford medical care? Where do they think they will get the money from?
Your friend is clearly not a Republican, because if she were, all the other Republicans would naturally assume she would have the money....
(Alien, because, well, if you're not one of us, you must be...)
Or...She might be gunning for a slot on Fox Noise...like the rest of the Republican candidate-wannabees. She may just be (marginally) qualified for that job, too; God knows she ain't qualified for anything else.
You pay attention to Breitbart? My GOD, Man! Sheesh!!
And this is the "person" who claims she should be President because she understands how economies work, and how bureaucracies work.
To quote the Sundance Kid (in that movie featuring ol' Blue Eyes and Robert Redford): "You just keep thinkin', Butch. That's what you're good at." (Or is that "Bitch"?)
So - we're going to shut down Faux News et al, and ban them and theirs from ever using a computer?
What? You mean there is actually somebody at that fine
propagandist establishment who actually knows how to use a computer (for other than downloading pr0n)?
Will wonders never cease?
While subscribers have been clamoring for an à la carte system for years, the networks are dead against the idea: they fear they will lose viewers and revenue should their channels be offered on an individual basis rather than as part of a larger service package.
Who's running these networks, exiles from the RIAA or MPAA? Dudes, consider that if a subscriber doesn't want to watch your network, that subscriber isn't watching your network, dumbass!, regardless of whether it is in a bundle or à la carte. So any revenue you might be getting from advertisers (and remember, advertisers are the savior of any and all businesses in the 21st century) from said folks are nil. Now, I know that the cable/satellite carriers pay the networks for the "privilege" of carrying that network (which is stupid in and of itself, and is probably one of the drivers for companies like Comcast to create its own content), but carriers can (and do) remove networks from their service when the networks' demands become extortionate. (Dish Network, anyone?)
The concept that the networks will lose viewers is pure bullshit, and the concept that they will lose revenue is ever-so-slightly processed bullshit. So back to your marketing department, ESPN; you'll just have to do better than that.
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The policy was approved in May 2006 but, presumably in order to speed up its adoption, it did not go through a public comment process and the details remain secret.
Typical of the brain-dead panic-mongering of the type (and administration). Ram something through without anything resembling oversight (becasue we have to protect the cheeeldrens, donchano), and then fight tooth-and-nail to resist shining any light on it after the fact.
Brillinat! (Except it isn't.)
What is not paranoid however (but slightly more on topic) is the idea that a really
goodsad attempt at a knock-off product (Lync) will be screwed overhumanely euthanized by a forced merge with a pretty awful productthe product and service it vainly tried to emulate (Skype) for the sake of Marketing trying to monetizeby popular demand of the Skype user base.
There, FTFY. Now...like the guy above said...Shhh, adults are talking.
But windows 7 doesn't have an app store and there will be plenty of win 7 users who won't even know about the 10 update let alone go look for it to download it. Hence I can understand the purpose of this 'update' but more so only for win 7.
So tell me,Martin, how the h-e-double hockey sticks did we ever survive before there was an "app store"? I mean, how did we ever know to update from Windows 286 or Windows 386 to Windows 3, then to 3.1, then to 3.1.1 then to... without the benevolent help of an "app store"?
[...] they even had a link to the Executive Order authorizing it that Reagan issued back when we thought the drug war was winnable.
Who's "we", Kimosabe?
How come none of these fucktards can actually remember who their customers are?
Oh, the know full well who their customers are. It seems however, that you may not.
Their customers are the multimationals who subscribe to the "Relevant Advertising Program". The poor sods who use their phones and internet connections are not Bell's customers, they are Bell's product.
You really should know this by now...
In 2013, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanded an H-1B overhaul, saying "to lead the world in this new economy, we need the
most talented and hardest-working peoplepeople whom we can hold hostage and make work for peanuts."
There. Fixed it for ya, bitch! Now go and fuck off (because if you really wanted the most talented and hardest-working people, you need look no farther than the class of 2015's American C.S. or Computer Engineering graduates).
If the customer (since that's what we are nowadays) wants, they can disable the TRACK notification globally or per site.
It's a common misunderstanding that many like you make, but so that you don't make the same mistake again, please note: From the point of view of the likes of Yahoo! and their ilk, we are most certainly not their customers, we are their product.
Terrorists at work, it was heavily Bin Laden.
Joke only works if you speak some German...
Well, sorta...we tend to call them "sockets" as well.
Oh, and "garbage truck" is Americanese for that quint phrase "rubbish lorry".
The laptop is used as a tool to control something familiar, it's just that thing in a bag over there. It's easy to forget that everyday folk have no idea why a machine would do these "updates" or even why the hell it even needs to reboot.
Or why it would even need to be connected to the internet (unless, of course, the scorer would find the need to watch pr0n between games or at halftime...)
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The style of software you've known and loved and/or hated isn't going away any time soon. "On PCs we still continue to support the two-decades plus of Windows desktop applications," Box emphasized.
Of course they will. Not even Microsoft (which has a long and stored history of saying and doing some really brain-dead things...remember the "the internet is just a fad" pronouncement, anyone?) would be that stupid as to cut off "real" Windows applications.
The jury ruled [PDF] that Motorola had shown the Intellectual Ventures claim [the '450 patent that describes the use of TCP/IP to move packets of data between wireless base station points] to be invalid as the patent itself was too obvious an idea to any seasoned engineer.
Seems to me that the '144 patent should be even more obvious to an unseasoned engineer. I mean, doesn't that rather describe using something like FTP as a transport for a store-and-forward node? Shit, we were doing stuff like that back in the '80s. (Course, back then, the intestinal parasite bearing the name of Intellectual
Vultures...er...Ventures wasn't even a glimmer in Nathan Myhrvold's eye.)
Oh, please, please please let the damn fool take your advice.
Such action is about the ONLY thing I can think of that would actually get those lazy bastages off their incompetent butts and impeach, convict, and remove the SoB the way they should have after Fast and Furious, or the IRS scandal, or his incitement to riot in Ferguson, or Benghazi.
Geez, Tom! Even for you, this is a new nadir of incoherent and incompetent blather. It'd be instructive (and amusing) to see the Gordian knot you'll tie yourself into trying to explain how investigating the #47Traitors would have anything to do with impeaching...anyone. But go for it! I need a chuckle.
Actually, there is no violation of the law for handling classified documents, even if you assume the reports from the liars in the WH are true.
Your snot-nosed assertion aside, there actually is a law (actually, several) regarding taking possession of classified documents, and dissemination classified information. You'd know this if you actually knew anything about classified information, but since your clearance level is dumber-than-soup, they probably didn't cover that in your briefing.
"From your mouth to God's ear."
Here's an idea to get the Loretta Lynch nomination to sail through the Senate: Have Eric Holder start making loud and repeated noises about "investigating" the Congresscritters that received this information, that "subpoenas" will be issued, which could lead to "criminal charges" for violating "Federal statutes", and so on. Then, he'll need to file a few papers of various sorts.
I guarantee you, Lynch will be confirmed by the weekend.
Spying is all part of the grand game but what seems to have particularly narked the American [sic] is the use of stolen intelligence to brief Congress in a bid to sabotage the ongoing talks.
And nobody receiving this classified information reported it, in clear violation of the law. Of course, we all know that the "law" doesn't apply to oligarchs and plutocrats.
Seems like maybe the number in that hash-tag was vastly under-counted....
The USA currently has the best laws and politicians that money can buy and is set to become largely irrelevant in the overall world scheme as its internal infrastructure starts disintegrating. It's likely to resemble the mafiaocracy of Russia before too much longer.
What do you mean, "before too much longer?"
Steve, you're missing the point. By putting a SmartMeter on their residences, they can helpfully participate in the energy consumption reduction necessitated by their policies (or as driven by some script kiddie sitting in his Mum's basement...)
The are meant to allow the power companies to cut you off at their whim, without any advance warning, for any reason they desire, without any oversight (oh, yes, and without having to send a bod to actually do the deed). Reasons currently being mulled for said treatment include (but are by no means limited to):
There's a Steve Martin routine in there somewhere...
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Because if early warning road network and detection systems were configured properly, the car computer would already know about the accident (or potential accident) and have slowed down for evasive maneuvers.
Really? You' actually expect this? As a counterexample, please do a bit of homework regarding the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) in the US (consider financial considerations, implementation, interfacing, etc. in your answer). Then take a quick look at the Republican Congress, and their refusal to spend a single dollar on infrastructure, the tell me again how likely it is that "early warning road network and detection systems were configured properly".
[...] the science that underpins any solution is known and that applying sufficient resources will thus solve it.
Ah, yes, that ol' chestnut "sufficient resources". The one thing that our Corporate Overlords will do everything in their power to not provide, because...well, providing "sufficient resources" is bad for business, as it doesn't increase Shareholder Value™.
You really aren't from around here, are you?
I struggle with seeing how people who work in computing could see this as unsolvable.
That statement pretty much indicates you don't work in computing. Dude! There are these things called "bugs"....
All liability is now in the hands (brains?) of the corporations who
arewill literally buy enough legislators to insure they are never legally held responsible for everyany life on the roads .
RockBurner, you're not from this side of the pond, are you?
Never been a big fan of the screen-real-estate-eating pictures that overwhelm in the latest El Reg format redo (over-do?). But the picture that comes along with this article is effin' priceless! Nicely done!
It's also fast, and therefore easier on servers that are having to encrypt/decrypt lots of traffic.
And of course, all modern Corporatists would value this way above protecting the customer's traffic. Fucking Brilliant! Time for a Scotch...
Still stuck in Micros~1 marketing bullshit? The only thing about IE that can be "removed" is the front end that fires it up in a browser window that you see. Go try removing the underlying DLLs and see how far you get (but make sure your Windows recovery disks are nearby...).
I still think Insecure Exposer is the winnah. It reflects its features accurately, is succinct and retains the I.E. initials so when a MS fanboi refers to "IE" we can all nod knowingly...
From what Redmond says, it's reasonable to assume that IE may be something consumer customers are going to have to install if they need it.
Wait a minute there...Wasn't the Micros~1 line, for years and years, that Insecure Exposer was an integral and inseparable part of the OS, and couldn't be separated? And yet, now it has to be installed...you know, like an option.
Things that make you go, "Hmmmmm...."
A delegation of MEPs is in Washington this week to put pressure on the US authorities to respect EU privacy laws.
Ha! That's a good one! Our so-called "gubmint" doesn't respect much of anything (ref: #47traitors) including our own privacy laws; you EU-ers expect those morons to respect yours?!? Shirley, you jest!
Intellectual Ventures, the tapeworm of American capitalism. (One of 'em, anyway....)
...and the same critics that saw Oliver North go to prison...oh..wait....
And the letter, try Nancy Pelosi visiting Syria, Obama assuring the mullahs that once he was president he's be easier to deal with, democratic senators going to visit Saddam Hussein....fair bit of deliberate treason there one could say.
You know, you can have your own opinion, but you cannot have your own facts. Since you insist on living in a world devoid of the latter, let me help you. Nancy Pelosi's trip to Iraq was:
1) authorized by the President (a feller named Bush)
2) Was a bipartizan trip (excuse me, I shouldn't use such big words..you will not understand them. This was a trip that had both Democratic and Republican members of Congress on it.)
Now that you've been exposed to something other than the blather, tripe, and outright lies spewed by Rush, Bill-o, and Fox Noise, I'll stand back and wait for your head to explode.
Anybody remember getting off their bleedin' arse and turning a fucking knob?
My gawd, aren't we the lazy sods?