A long and heartfelt employees tale http://www.sbnation.com/2014/11/26/7281129/radioshack-eulogy-stories
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A long and heartfelt employees tale http://www.sbnation.com/2014/11/26/7281129/radioshack-eulogy-stories
TFS does do a brilliant job of not being VSS
visualstudio.com though is a disaster. Half the TFS features dont' work and the other half tell you to use the admin console to perform them - which would be handy if MSFT posted the admin password for visualstudio.com
Because the NSA's other major role is to advise its client - the US government and its armed forces.
Telling the chiefs of staff that the codes they use to protect their troops are faulty, you knew they were faulty or deliberately made them faulty in order to spy on facebook - is likely to get a response a little stronger than 'regrettable'
Except the government gets to pick who they enforce them against.
Have a law against wearing socks in public, everyone ignores it - until you want to arrest somebody.
So nobody else sees any irony in the same government prosecuting a UKIP voter for saying "kill all X" and then dropping some munitions on a wedding party in county X in order to secure votes from UKIP in an upcoming election?
In one case somebody is offended that a racist is racist, in the other some kids get a cluster bomb up them. One is bad, the other isn't.
>In what possible way could sharing the data on aircraft passengers have helped thwart the Charlie Hebdo killings?
Because it would have set a precendent for checks on road and rail links and requiring internal passports to travel to different regions. Then Paris could be kept for nice white French people and the Pieds Noir kept to the south - although without the confederate flags.
Wasn't there a famous response by a C19 politician to a Prussian request that Marx and his supporters be arrested for calling for the end of monarchy - "In Britain there is no offense in calling for the death of kings so long as no actual act is planned"
It should be perfectly reasonable to stand up on a street corner and say you want to kill XYZ as long as you aren't actually planning an attack.
Otherwise we have the ridiculous case in UK law where it is legal to defame a religous group but not an ethnic one, and we have a series of legal precedents which declare Jews and Sikhs to be a racial groups and therefore protected but muslims and hindus to be religous groups and therefore not subject to race relations laws.
Or the even more ridiculousness US laws which make some groups a protected minority and others not. So it is an offense to attack gays (protected) but not transgender (not covered in the act)
Odd that Europe would be a more open, free-er, fairer place if they were in charge.
Saying we should bomb $MiddleEasternCountry in retaliation and somebody feels like killing $EthnicGroup would seem rather similar.
But apparently one is national policy and the other is a hate crime - although only if it is an Ethnic group and not a purely religious one.
The people I really feel sorry for are France's far right parties.
"We deplore the attacks on the Jewish supermarket. It's a flagrant case of copyright violation"
What if you are actually into News of the World reporters - what do you do now ?
A friend of mine has a thing for 40 year old FBI agents - but everyone she meets online turns out to secretly be an underage girl.
North Yorkshire police are safe - sheep can't type
"Incredibles voice" No rounded-corners....
A class action suit would apply to everyone affected.
So anybody else working in the valley whose salary was set by "industry norms" also got screwed by this price fixing
And back in 1991 I used to email /etc/hosts files to other universities - we had no DNS
But the point is that google could run a whole separate internet without needing a .google simply by relying on all chrome and android users by default and anyone else putting the name into the search bar.
Ordinary people browse the web by typing the site name into the browser bar. If it isn't in their history it goes to Google - as far as they are concerned that is the web.
Nobody who doesn't know Vint Cerf's phone number ever types a full url.
No, Boris would have used them as posters in his mayoral campaign
We tried that once, the people we interned without trial are now our loyal (if not loyalist) partners in a new peace accord.
Good job we didn't gas them - that would have been embarrassing.
I think you will find that using foreign languages will also be banned under the new legislation.
How are the police supposed to protect us from communist, file-sharing, pedophile, terrorists if they don't speak English?
So instead we could have the reasoned sensible humanity of Mr D Blunkett again ?
The martians had giant walking tripods of mass destruction
I don' think the UK Space Agency has access to that level of technology.
It will be in MS-Paint
Wouldn't it be simpler to just add .dotcom as a new domain to ease the current over-crowding ?
And everyone gets to memorize the corporate structure so that they know TVs are sony.jp but movies are sony.com.us, music is sony.co.uk and streaming is sony.com.lux
Taxing share dealing is easily worked around.
There is a 15% tax on sales of US shares by non-US tax payers so instead you buy derivatives contracts which bet on the value of the stock market but don't buy or sell shares and don't pay tax
Much better here.
Buy a single donut and it's a takeout snack with sales tax. Buy 6 and it's grocery shopping and tax free.
mmm donuts ....
Weren't city traders being paid their bonuses in platinum nodules because they were tax free?
Tim will probably remember which metal.
So why was GCHQ only hacking 80% ?
Surely more than 20% of firms must be donors to the party / run by Eton chums of Cameron
The rocket is fairly light and not going that fast when it drops it reaches terminal velocity (150-200kph?) as any other falling object without using any fuel
The space shuttle's main engines were designed to be reusable from the start.
In practice they needed a rebuild not much shorter than building one from scratch and the average life of a component was somewhere under 2 launches.
They also cost more than the entire SpaceX operation
But that's the point - Sony can't be expected to protect itself against the mutant radioactive cyber ninjas of North Korea. So if it was N Korea then they are off the hook, they could only be responsible if it was a regular bunch of script kiddies.
Wouldn't the solution be slower more expensive connections?
If they only had 56K dialup then the NSA would have had to time to get an warrant and walk over to Sony before the hackers had finished downloading the data.
The solution, create a General Post Office and give it a monopoly on telecomunications
So a conspiracy that the US govt ignored advanced reports of an attack by a Japanese corporation as an excuse to go to war and drop a bomb on somebody.
Wasn't there a movie about this ?
That North Korea hackers now have the ability to destroy servers before they are installed
For el'reg comments section to become the hip and trendy social media venue ?
ps. How does one post selfies here ?
I suspect water recycling has been going on since we got water, otherwise we wouldn't have any.
The dinosaurs would have drunk it all
The real genius is how office365, office, sharepoint, Onedrive and even lync refuse to play nicely.
Click on a document in Sharepoint, opens in office365, click on edit, opens it then says, "this needs to checkout", click checkout, says this can only be done in word, click to download, get a warning that this might damage your computer, click ok, Click to edit again,
Work on doocument
save, don't even think about saving the document to onedrive
It might checkin depending on the phase of the moon and the I-ching.
Check status in sharepoint, it may or may not show it as checked out to you.
Try and send document by lync to somebody else because they can't get the sharepoint "allegedly locked" version.
In the end we have created a wonderful collaboration tool of all sitting in a group around a single laptop reading the document together. We are thinking calling it "reading circle" or "watch with mother"
Their surveillance is targeted.
Any students that are a bit lefty - especially those that end up being labour cabinet ministers
Any bishops that suggests Thatcherism isn't completely what Jesus would have done.
Any journalist that writes about anything in government
Anyone who complains about any local or national government activity.
All perfectly targetted at potential threats to MI5
The first 1920s police radio technology needed a second or so to start up, so the meaningless number "10" was prefixed to the actual message code number as wasted space
Perhaps all we need is for copies of Smokey and the Bandit to be issued to all police officers?
10-4 good buddy .....
There is also whats known as the "Scandinavian rebound"
When a country first drags itself out of the dark ages and starts educating women there is a massive drop in birth rate as half the population see a future which doesn't involve squeezing out sprogs.
Then a generation later when these women are at the top of political and business organisations they start to introduce policies that allow people to have children and still work - the birth rate goes back up.
You can tell how civilized your country is by it's position on this scale (PIGS <-> Scandinavia)
1, Fully qualified because they went to Oxford/Cambridge/Harvard/Yale etc?
Hint - why is the cabinet composed only of people who went to Eton?
2, Proof because they already worked for IBM/Intel/Microsoft etc?
If they happened to work freelance because IBM/Intel/Microsoft don't hire women then you wouldn't consider them.
3, How do you rate candidates without meeting them?
PhD scores 10, a degree scores 5, a MSCE scores -5, C scores 10 knowing Java scores -5 and add up the results ?
My physics degree at Imperial (many years ago) was 43 men an 1 women.
The 1 women was Japanese and couldn't work in the UK
How were employers supposed to hire 50/50 from that group?
If the problem is that only 5% of suitable candidates are women, because women don't do maths/physics/engineering degrees - then how are you going to make your workforce 50% women without positive discrimination ?
I hope that this isn't just going to be tokenism and all the women hired will be in marketing or secretaries - it's important that 50% of the chip designers are women.
And don't let them use the old boys club excuse of demanding some elitist IVY league PhD first.
Of course Intel could argue that Intel are an oppressed minority now that they are so far behind ARM .
We have top men working on it right now.
Top men ...
To put in non-cyber terms. Bank robbers have used, VWs, Fords, Toyotas and Jags as getaway cars. But then they slipped up and used a Lada so we know they are really KGB !
Had that once in his majesty's former colonies.
Turn on the laptop - it boots to a Linux prompt
No turn it - I have to login and "startx"
The world is saved for democracy because a mouse pointer moves
With the French government you are never sure if it is incompetence, malice, both or neither
And similarly if it's legal to do it in public it should be legal online.
If I'm allowed to stand at Hyde park corner and shout "down with the government" it shouldn't be an offense under some technicality telecommunications act to say the same thing on twitter.
Why do I have a feeling that the only people prosecuted under this law will be those "bullying" Irish politicians, the church or American corporations with HQs in Ireland
Since they were presumably harming North Koreans shouldn't we have been funding them ?