785 posts • joined 9 Dec 2009
So, lemme get this straight...
Australia's federal government should store metadata collected by the nation's Internet service providers (ISPs), because the government already operates suitable facilities in which to do so.
So, it is your assertion, Mr. Sharwood, that the gov't of Oz should be allowed to run roughshod over its sovereign citizens' rights to privacy because they would be good at it?!?
Fucking really??? In your mind (such as it is), the primary requirement for allowing any manner of government, whether in Oz, America, Blightey, PRC or WTF, to abuse its citizens is because they would be good at it?!?
Simon, that is the stupidest mother-fscking thing I have heard in at least a month, and I've been listening to the likes of John Boehner, Antonin Scalia, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham in that same timeframe.
Your nice warm bowl of STFU is waiting...moron!
@ Amorous Cowherder -- Re: The less they care
Zuck knows this, which means up to a certain point he can do what the hell he likes with his baby, everyone moans but ultimately puts up with it.
Yup. Pretty much the definition of sheeple, I wot.
@ Don Jefe -- Re: CRITICAL MASS
Just knowing all the trundling chucklefucks here in DC will stop disturbing the rest of the world will be enough to consider my life complete.
"Chucklefucks". I like it!. Have an upvote!
@ P. Lee -- Re: Mozilla Lost Me
Since when does a company officer get involved in approving or denying relationships in a company?
Since the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision.
Present them with a flying dustbin propelled by hair dye [...]
Hey, now that sounds like a fun little project for this weekend! Have an upvote!
@ AndrueC --
And when all's said and done what is anyone supposed to do with the knowledge that their fridge is the biggest consumer? Go into the kitchen and give it a good talking to?
Perhaps if you're and MP...
But this gave me a good giggle, so have an upvote!
Wouldn’t it be great if you knew how much your gas and electricity were costing you minute by minute by looking at a smartphone app, visiting a website or glancing at a wall display?
"[...] We have relied on his judgment and advice for nearly a decade. Chris has a clear vision of how to take Mozilla’s mission and turn it into industry-changing products and ideas."
So, is he the one responsible for the gawd-awful new "user experience" that Firefox has foisted on its hapless users?
@ unitron -- Re: Ball Ox
Granted that's a pretty safe bet these days, especially the
Here's what is at the bottom of the article:
Entertaining stuff, but let's cut to the chase. Here's our final selection, with some Italian (courtesy of Dante, line 125 here), Anglo-Saxon and even good old Blightyspeak thrown into the mix.
All of the contributors whose offerings made the final cut will get one of the finished embroidered mission patches, and we'll have to decide just who was ultimately responsible for Ad Astra Tabernamque and Per Cervisiam Ad Astra.
Onwards and upwards...
More from the lovely LOHAN:
followed by the boilerplate stuff that adorns every LOHAN article.
Now I'm not seeing any links, there are no flyovers or anything that indicates where we're supposed to vote. I do use Firefox, with NoScript. Is there one of those goofy no-name additional sites that needs to be enabled? (I tried enabling stumbleupon.com and stumble-upon.com, but neither of those helped.)
So please, Sir, a clue?
@ jnffarrell1 -- Re: Two Problems with National Guidelines
Unless French is the national language, guidelines will have different connotations in every country
And then, there is Belgium, and Canada...
@Mark 85 --Re: Department of the Obvious....
I read the last part of your post as "[...] and not a jackass-of-all-trades government fund sucker."
Upon further review, I think I may have been right all along.
Re: Google, AWS, Facebook
These companies don't appear to have much trouble with their own large projects.
Of course they don't, because they're not playing with the house's money. When you have some skin in the game, you tend to pay more attention to the details.
Well, Well, Well...
Committee members Darrell Issa (R-CA) James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) [...]
Now there's a rogues gallery for you...led by a convicted car thief.
Yelling and screaming and jumping up and down about a failed IT project that cost some $300M over the period of 6 years is BAAAAddd, because these yutzes want to see SS fail. But these same fools have no problem approving spending 10 times that per week on a failed war in a place that we have no business playing in.
Hypocrite much, Darryl?
@ Lost all faith... -- Re: Not charged for SPAM txts?
Still need that humble pie icon.
Would that be pre- or post-Frampton?
@ alain williams -- Re: What a waste of space ...
I can see that from the ICO's point of view they need to keep the cash coming in - but that is not the purpose that Parliament created them for!
You sure about that?
Presumably this reexamination will include an estimation of how pissed off a customer has to get before the sales techniques persuading them to stay are halted.
Since when has
TCI er, Comcast, given a flying fuck about how pissed of a "customer" is?
Oh - comma - goodie!
For example, the OneDrive and OneDrive for Business engineers now work as a single team, as do the Outlook and Exchange groups and the Skype and Lync teams.
Partial Translation: Skype will be dumbed-down to the level of Lync, as there isn't an engineer in Micros~1's stable capable of understanding, much less maintaining and extending, Skype; and besides, Skype is NIH, so therefore must die (leaving it around for comparison w/ Lync would embarrass said stable, y'know...).
@ John H Woods -- Re: I have to defend the police here...
Recent example: an MP's claim that the "writing is too small" in Office 365.
Dammit, John! Yet another keyboard cleanup in aisle 5...
@ JEDIDIAH -- Re: Learn the First Rule of Computer Science
Apple needs to manage this stuff while being mindful of their audience. If they cater to idiots then they need to make things even more idiot proof.
To which one must apply the Ninth Rule of Computer Science: You can make something foolproof, but you can't make it damfool-proof.
Learn the First Rule of Computer Science
"My son is on an internship in a somewhat remote place in Alaska (read: no Apple genius to bring it to), with his Macbook Air," he said. "He sent me a text informing me that his perfectly working MBA won't power on at all after applying a firmware update this morning. It's dead, killed by Apple, and it is out of warranty."
So, to sum up, you took a perfectly good working computer that you use for line-of-business work, and, for no apparent reason (other than it seemed like a Really Good Idea™, or perhaps because That's What Fanbois Do®), horked it up. Nice!
(The First Rule of Computer Science, for those that haven't heard, should still be familiar: If it works, don't fix it.)
@Irongut -- Re: Refactoring...
Oooooh! VB refactoring!
I positively quake at the prospect.
@Mic -- Re: I swear
I dunno, but I could have sworn I heard an apology for Microsoft in there...
@ courtland -- Re: I have argued for many years
You're a taxi.
And this surprises you, how?
Re: I got told off my the police once.
[...] did get an apology signed by the Chief Constable's computer, [...]
Nice! Have an upvote while I clean off my keyboard...
@nematoad -- Re: For security - consider BlackBerry
It should be "... a summary of several instances of government pressure and varying degrees of caving in"
Never end a sentence with a preposition.
Like, WOW, man!
His study has also shown that a user's data may not be as safe as Cupertino is making out.
Ya think? An American company surreptitiously placing "sekrit" access in its products? I'm shocked...shocked!!...I say....
I assume you no longer frequent that shop...
Methinks you missed the mark, Jasper
“We believe her strong experience, especially in M&A and building a global business across both developed and emerging markets, will be extremely valuable as Apple continues to grow around the world.”(Emphasis added)
This doesn't appear to be anything resembling "a tantalising clue to the fruity firm's interest in entering the financial services arena", but rather its succumbing to the new "standard" of American business: If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em. Like any monolithic American company, Apple has now officially shifted from creating to maintaining, making their primary product "increasing shareholder value" (whatever the fuck that is...you know, I've never seen a can of Shareholder Value anywhere on a shelf at any store...have you?). This, more than anything, exhibits the first paroxysm of Corporate FailureTM and it appears that Ms. Wagner, and her touted M&A expertise, will be the vector for the cancer that will eventually kill Apple.
RIP. And, int he immortal words of Elmer Fudd: "Good widdance to baaaad wubbish!"
Re: ...Murdoch...content super-colossus...
...something about the Fox watching the hen house...
The sweet irony is...
..that the 5 Eyes countries all puff up their collective chests and proclaim...no boast...about how "democratic" they all are. It would be laughable, if only I could stop crying.
Many expected Microsoft to look for a buyer for the featurephones division, which still generates considerable cash.
What??? Sell off an up-and-running competitor to the WinPho hegemony-wannabee that has the very real possibility of eating WinPho's lunch and some part of its dinner? Shirley, you jest.
@ MrNed -- Re: But it IS of consequence
"Securocracy"...I like it! Have an upvote.
@ original poster (AC) -- Re: I like mass surveillance
You are either a troll or a fucking moron (and that could be an inclusive OR). Either way, your nice, warm bowl of STFU is waiting...
@EssEll -- Re: Dangerous precedent
Where does the line get drawn?
Here, among other places. To wit:
The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, Pub.L. 101-12 as amended, is a United States federal law that protects federal whistleblowers who work for the government and report agency misconduct. A federal agency violates the Whistleblower Protection Act if agency authorities take (or threaten to take) retaliatory personnel action against any employee or applicant because of disclosure of information by that employee or applicant. Whistleblowers  may file complaints that they believe reasonably evidences a violation of a law, rule or regulation; gross mismanagement; gross waste of funds; an abuse of authority; or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.
@ Paratrooping Parrot
For Facebook, I just...don't. So much safer than using it.
@theodore -- Re: At the end of the day...
TCI, Tele-Communications, Inc. is the seed company from which Comcast emerged. It was the sole cable provider in the NE Illinois area in the 80's and 90's, before several mergers and such created Comcast. It was widely known and reviled for the absolute worst service and customer relations in the civilized world; it became the poster child for what is wrong with monopolies.
Wikipedia has a decent history of this WSH (Warm Steaming Heap) here
At the end of the day...
No matter how many layers of veneer and fluff they try to slather on it, at the end of the day, Comcast is still TCI.
With apologies to Mythbusters, some turds you just can't polish.
Re: There is one "a" in space. There are many in "spaaaace"
Actually, that is:
void * space = nullptr;
Please try to keep up...
How many? All of them. Next question?
Re: "Unfortunately, we were not aware of Zhizhen's patent before..."
"Unfortunately, we were not aware of Apple's patenting a rounded rectangle before..."
Shoe, foot, etc.
"We think the 'Right To Be Forgotten' is wrong," said
Hughes any official from every tyrannical government (specifically including the U.S.) since the beginning of time.
There...fixed it for ya....
@nsld -- Re: Strangely
I thought our elected representatives worked for us and not for Google?
You fuel! (Although I must say this is a common misconception held by the vast majoring of the vaster unwashed....)
This would be in spite of this statement being published in England, where “mere vulgar abuse” is an accepted exclusion from all of the libel and slander laws.
And on the west side of the pond, "mere vulgar abuse" is otherwise known as standard political discourse.
Re: @phil dude -- smattering of sanity...
To the downvoters: Thumbs-down me all you want, but my prediction did indeed come to pass, in spades.
I hate it when a plan comes together...
@ Arnaut the less -- Re: @corestore
The simple fact is that the present US government would not introduce driving licences if they did not already exist, on the basis that it might restrict the sales of cars.
+5 Insightful. Have an upvote!
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