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Well it saves GCHQ having to copy it to a USB stick for them and then leave it on a train
Wouldn't it be cheaper, easier and more secure to just sign up all the users with a gmail account?
You could use Yahoo then GCHQ would archive all your x-ray images for you aswell
Re: "Undesirable nudity"...
Number of people hospitalised because of weight triples in five years. The Guardian, February 20 2013
“Spiralling out of control": Now 1 in 10 kids clinically obese by the time they start primary school. Daily Mirror, February 20 2013
An obvious solution
The problem is that the mainframe is doing the same task as it always was ago and the number of records/customers only increases slowly, so faster CPUs * same work = less machines.
Just launch a new mainframe operating system every 18months that uses twice as much CPU as the previous one to give you dancing bankers int he background. The obsolete the earlier one to force everybody to upgrade.
Re: Guess I'll be the bad guy
And yet every shop and petrol station is allowed a "only 2 school children inside" sign
Re: Guess I'll be the bad guy
So that gets into the even sillier rules of who you are/aren't allowed to discriminate against.
In the UK there was a series of rulings on who is a race vs a religion - since races were protected and racial discrimination was illegal, but religious discrimination wasn't. IIRC Jews and Sikhs were classed as races (and so protected) Muslims and Hindus were ruled religions and not.
Ultimately you get into discrimination top-trumps, is a black lesbian allowed to refuse service to a disabled native america? Who wins on points?
Apple is probably being paid several times the cost of the glass factory in incentives and tax breaks to open it there. As soon as these incentives are paid/expire the factory will be closed anyway
Re: Guess I'll be the bad guy
>"because they're Black/Jewish/Muslim/Christian/disabled/gypsy/Native
So by this logic a Jewish restaurant couldn't turn down a Neo-Nazi group's booking for Hitler birthday party?
Re: Isn't that factually incorrect as well?
i think you are confusing the truth with the beliefs of a US senator
Re: "the currency helps facilitate criminal activity"
Obviously cash should be banned and only traceable credit cards and bank transfers should be allowed - then there would be no criminal activity, would there HSBC?
Re: And people still don't think bitcoins are a scam?
A little bit more like the London stock Exchange or Nasdaq going bust and losing the record of who owns all those shares. Could happen and there is no Bank of England guarantee to refund all the shares you, or your pension fund, own.
Bitcoin exchnages are a lot more reliable than modern stock exchanges which frequently have to cancel huge number of trades because somebody's high frequency trading app sold MAX_INT shares of Google for 1p
Was suggested, trialed and failed for exactly that reason.
You got black marks for every time over the speed limit, every sudden braking.
The trouble was it didn't know what street you were on, so it let you go 70mph past a school and penalised you if you ever stopped for a yellow light or a kid that ran into the road.
Re: Danger Will Robinson
Yes having Yakusa/Panasonic build/operate a plant and Tesla pay for it is a good idea.
Deciding to build your own battery operation from scratch is trickier
Danger Will Robinson
Making batteries is a little more complicated than cars - and a lot less well understood.
A lot of entrenched makers of Lithium batteries are entrenched makers because their product works, you change anything and it stops working, or occasionally burns your new Boeing to the ground.
It's a lot like building a chip fab, it looks like it's all engineering but there is a lot of black magic - it works if we do this but we don't exactly know why.
That's a little different.
that case said you couldn't jurisdiction shop for libel. Where somebody sues an American magazine in Britain because the libel is easier.
Here dropbox are offering a product in the Eu they have to obey Eu rules. I can't make a drug in Liberia, sell it in Britain and claim that if there are any side effects they can't sue me because it meets Liberian safety regs
Re: To be fair to the HSCIC...
So when it was split up from being a socialist 60s era dinosaur into a number of dynamic independent key performance indicator focused business groups all striving to leverage synergies - wasn't it supposed to get better, more efficient and less prone to cock-ups?
Re: Fine then.
The fine is for the company doing the dedupe, so you simply dissolve the company after you have sold the data to yourself.
The fine only applies to companies doing the dedupe if they are under UK jurisdiction, simply run the server in Boratistan and you are safe.
There is no fine for buying/selling/using the data afterwards
Re: Economics Chinese Style
What they need is a proper British leader who will close all those smelly manufacturing industries and allow China to build a profitable and stable economy based on hedge funds.
As a bonus you get all your coal mines closed
Re: Is it just me?
>I just have a problem when a card of twice the capacity has more than twice the cost.
Better than cars. 120MPH Ford Fiesta for 10grand, 240MPH supercar for a million
Re: Guru here, I SAID A GURU HERE!!!
Or any foreign company with a US office/subsiduary, or any British company who is subject to a "friendly chat" from the chaps at MI5/GCHQ.
So what they are saying is
That when the NSA came to them with a secret security letter demanding a backdoor to protect the homeland from terrorists they told them to to fsck off AND the US government quietly went away deeply apologetic and didn't do anything in revenge?
If the same principle was applied to south West trains and whoever does the maintenance on the M1
Re: Message from US to EU:
He is , however, one of the few people in government being honest and truthful about any of this
Re: I'll bet they'd have a harder time hacking into one in China
If you are a US political group, environmental campaigner, 99%-er, pro-gun etc etc, then you are probably better keeping your data on a Chinese server than a US one.
The cold war was a bit of a waste of time and money wasn't it?
If you are a European aircraft/car/software/phone maker then you don't want your data on a US/UK server or a Chinese one. Does Nigeria do cloud hosting?
Still waiting for HP to launch an Itanium powered phone !
Re: So in summary
ARM's "32bit" cores have a 40 bit address space, Intel's PAE address 36bit (64Gb)
So until phones have more than 1Tb of RAM I think we will be OK with ARM for now
So in summary
They have the best power consumption in a class that only they make
They only have a 64bit CPU which will be really great if/when anyone makes a 64bit phone OS
Don't use supercomputers
Chemists, physicists and increasingly biologists use supercomputers. If Cray is concentrating on a competition for CompScis they might be missing a bit.
Re: Do they call it free market?
>Funny, it smells just like capitalism.
It smells like monopoly protectionism
No longer able to get BBC iPlayer on you Murdoch owned cable feed, or el'reg on anything
If the vehicle is light enough you just lift it out.
A big advantage a 2CV has over a HumVee
Re: Looks lethal
I'll race you over the ground in somewhere like Afghanistan or North Africa in Little Nellie
Re: @ John Savard
>Otherwise, why would South Korea even put this in the newspapers at all -
So the defence minister can show that he at least is doing something to counter the NK threat - and it's all cool and cyber-ish, so you should vote for him, and he should run for a higher office
Analogue download = Radio1, a tape recorder, a C90 and the Sunday chart countdown.
re: I can convert it into an MP3
If you are some sort of pirate terrorist you can.
It's people like you insisting on buying only one copy of a record and listening to it in many places that is killing music - well that and home taping.
Why a cd of Dark Side still costs 15quid?
Have they recouped the mastering costs yet?
Except that they could make the claim that - following Snowden's revelations - a reasonable person could believe that this WAS the agency's motto.
Although standing up in court and saying that might be even more embarrasing than a few T-shirts
The claimant was not a journalist
Is it only official journalists allowed to report on the government now?
Whats an official journalist?
Do you have to work for the state broadcasting agency or just Murdoch?
re: We have a nuclear deterrent for two reasons.
To get to sit with the big boys at the UN
Re: Interesting article, but the mention of Gartner at the end...
Really? There was a Gartner survey that said 87% of IT managers trusted Gartner.
Re: Be afraid...
>Don't forget, somewhere out there is a ZX80. Running a power station.
Pah, new fangled modern rubbish.
There are PDP11s running nuclear plants which are scheduled to be in service until 2050 - and are recruiting programmers to support them until then.
Re: If it ain't broken ...
That's great until somebody discovers that NT4, or XP or Solaris2.0 has a security bug and this box is on the net.
Then you have a choice of applying a fix (if one is available), trying to make the app run on a new OS, or being pwned by every script kiddie on t'internet.
Perhaps once they access to your medical data they will be better able to tune their advertising?
Then they will know from your svelt physique and low cholesterol to only send you gym membership and no pizza menus
>.Question is, who do you contact to confirm your Opted status?
The address is clearly stated in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet, in a disused lavatory, in a basement, marked beware of the leopard...
Re: no, just no
Or will we just get endless spin?
Re: “don’t shoot”
And of course no mis-communication could occur with direct face-face commands, like "take those guns"
Re: The poll tax
It also meant that somebody occupying say, Buckingham palace, and Sandringham, and Balmoral only had to pay £500 in total.
Linked to the right to vote
The poll tax was linked to the right to vote.
The list of payers was harvested from the electoral rolls. After it was introduced a lot of people dissipared from the electoral rolls and so couldn't vote, the fact that these poorest members of society were likely to vote against the tories was, of course, an unfortunate and unforeseen side-effect
Re: "banning cheese next, followed closely by nuts."
>Noise to you, perhaps. Important information to me.
What about if every single food item a supermarket sells lists "may contain nuts" - after all you can't be too careful - what use is then?
It's like the "this facility contains substances cause cancer" warnings you get in california. Since they included laser printer toner and tippex on the list, every single shop and office has the warning posted - so it's completely useless when you are entering a chemical plant
Re: Less bad press
The cost of military aircraft is all pilots and maintenance - the sticker price is irrelevent.
The big advantage of drones is deniability. If one gets shot down attacking a baby milk factory in a TPLAC it either self destructs or you make sure you didn't put any Made in Britain stickers on major parts and you can deny it to the press. It's harder when the tribesmen are parading a captured pilot on TV
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