Re: I missed my OWN funeral
If you read a VMS error message backwards it can summon the undead
7419 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
If you read a VMS error message backwards it can summon the undead
Do you think I could leave you lying
When I could lie my arse off too
If somebody squawks in the witness box
I'll cover up for you
I'll tell a pack of lies, pull the wool over their eyes
The way the sergeant taught us to
Before you count to three we'll be off scott free
We're two little boys in blue
(c) Mr Willam Connoly on the Scottish police force
Was a hell of a shock trying to lean 386 assembler later after 6502/ARM - I thought I must be stupid or something
But that was under the same president that had approved it.
Imagine a future President Trump going after a past president Obama or Hillary
He stands up in court as commander in chief and swears under oath that no branch of the US government is mass spying on American's communications, or getting other countries to do it for them.
Then when down the road it is proved he was lying - an opposition US government get to court martial him and send him to Leavenworth for 20years.
They aren't storing all the traffic, just what sites you visited (AL Jazera, CND, Greenpeace, the Labour party) plus the dodgy sites that any ad links happen to connect to.
They need this in case you ever have a little accident on the tube and they need to show your links to terrorism. Or you complain about slipping on the pavement and the local council needs to find some porn / alcohol / gambling links to suggest you might not want published if you decide to sue.
Of course the real use of all this is for reasons of national security - like claiming to live in a better school catchment area
My wife has a gadget that does all that
Doesn't one have staff for this sort of thing ?
Given the cost of getting metal into orbit the principle advantage of space mined stuff is that it's already up there. If you have a couple of million tons of Ti in orbit it is a lot easier to use it build something to go to mars than land it on earth and then launch it again.
It doesn't specify who gets to claim what or if you have to land on it to claim it.
So a US company now starts claiming asteroids by the 1000 and when China or Korea or India actually send some robot thingy to them - the US company can sue.
Real irony would be if the next Dell update killed the Windows10 phone home ....
Those F35s are very expensive and in these times of austerity ....
Well Americans .... perhaps
>The vaunted Chip and Pin, ..., or on a ferry with no WiFi.
The point of the chip is that IT verifies the pin without a connection to the bank
>The credit card credential is inherently insecure
The chip is pretty secure.
Entering the pin on an untrusted keyboard supplied by the shop who also have a swipe of the magstripe isn't
Or a new law making all uses of RIPA top secret - and a criminal offence to report them.
Conspiracy to pervert? Contempt of court? Treason?
By refusing to use any form of encryption they are helping the charming Ms May crack down on terrorism.
>run by the 1% for the 1%
I rather think that is the American dream.
You just have to keep persuading the 99% that they can be part of the 1%
If it's a "legit" H1-B and the first company is prepared to let you work notice while the 2nd gets the paperwork done it's probably possible.
With these Indian on-shorers it's more a case of "work this weekend or you're fired and we will call the Feds the moment you are out of the door."
H1-B is transferable but the company you are joining needs to get a new H1-B approval for you and you only have 30days after you leave the previous company before you need to leave the country - so in practice it isn't
Easy to fiddle though.
A common method by a certain well known Indian outsourcer is to pay more than the US wage but then claim back a big chunk as an administrative fee, or rent the workers accomodation for a premium.
Yes outsourcing crap internal IT to a cheap offshore company is fine.
But H1B is a visa to bring special skilled overseas workers to America when you can't find locals with those skills.
To do that and have the existing workers train their replacements in the current system would seem to present certain logical difficulties.
>Could you land on Mars with one of these
Trickier - there is bugger-all atmosphere so you can't use any of the aerodynamic surfaces to steer, you have to do it all with rockets.
>then take off again to
Easy peasy lemon squeezy
>get back to a mothership in orbit?
Get back to - yes, catch up with - no
You could get to orbital height and see the mothership zoom past at Mach30
The obvious way to get off the planet is to go to the edge and jump - if only reality was more accommodating
Obvious solution - a second bigger dish with a nice reflective surface.
Add some aussie summer sunshine and news anchors shouldn't be a problem for long
Either Perth is a lot further north than I though or they now have a subterranean satelite
Not as bad as those buses - get rid of them and level the playing field for cabs.
Why are buses allowed to drive in cab lanes ?
"Uber floods the market and undercuts prices,"
That's your typical commie, socialist anti-capitalist London cabbie speaking
They would be eating curry - just not Portuguese Vindaloo
I think you are being over sensitive.
The pope believes himself to be chosen by God and infallible, while is in fact chosen by a series of backroom deals among a group of old men who he appointed.
I can't see why you thought there may be any suggestion of a similarity the the American president.
Or if they said something anti-Google, or something anti a company that Google has a financial interest in that you don't know about, or something pro an organisation that some government doesn't like and Google needs to do a favour for...
At least with BBFC you know they are just nanny-ish, you don't need to assume a conspiracy.
>If there was the threat of a fine/ban/possibly legal action against you if you make a clearly inappropriate self-certification, I don't see why that wouldn't work.
Because it would make every film into a court case.
Group X doesn't like group Y so brings an action against any film that depicts doing group Y stuff claiming that it could harm children and you have to pay a QC 1000/day to defend yourself.
You are group Z and show yourself doing extreme stuff to another group Z and claim that it is your humane right you were allowed to classify it as U.
Vera isn't that kind of girl
We note that you downloaded a single pixel tracking cookie from a server in Russia that also hosts viruses found on government computers in America.
You are now linked to terrorism.
Having you, and 50million users like you added to the list of internet users "linked to terrorism" will help us prevent the next attack.
Well if you object to what the government is doing just vote for the other lot next year - isn't democracy wonderful ?
So the solution is to spy on everyone so that all future attackers will have been known to the security services
The world's most backward country executed the world's most advanced cyber attack and chose as its target the American subsidiary of a Japanese entertainment company?
Or perhaps they have secretly infiltrated every other military and government computer system in the west and are actually running everything ?
Given that it was in France they probably used the excellent national rail service.
Congratulations to our fore-sighted government for preventing such a risk in Britain
Explain to her that yes we can fit a government back door.
And that backdoor will also apply to the computer/email/cell phone you are using
And we will give that backdoor to the FBI,CIA, Police, Coastguard, OSHA, IRS and every foreign government that asks.
One of who will hand it over to ISIS - so you are asking us to give ISIS a backdoor into every government system ?
It's a safety feature apparently - only very safe drivers with the money to operate a perfectly maintained vehicle could afford the $1M taxi medallion - which is why New York taxis are so nice
when was the law against murdering spokesmen enacted?
Presumably it doesn't apply today
That's why we need the right to bear surface to air missiles.
The statement says they received a warrant for some data and didn't charge for that - it doesn't deny that they were separately being paid to develop cracks against TOR.
This is exactly what the legislation was intended to do.
I think in the minds of the police it is definitely "free reign" as in "absolute monarch"
Qt is LGPL - you can write closed source commercial apps with it.
You only pay for a commercial lixense if you want to make changes/fixes to the Qt source and NOT release those changes back to the community or you want direct technical support.
>I guess in WW2 there might have been just a little less paperwork.
Get up in a crate, Perkins, pop over to Bremen, take a shufti, don’t come back.
> Can you imagine the hellish device they would have made 40 years ago for htis sort of thing
A knob to enter the mass, another knob to enter the temperature and another to enter the fuel load.
It's not like they would have to use punch cards
>I can't believe that airlines are using consumer stuff without real keyboards really designed for media browsing.
Safer than the pilots doing the calculations with pen and paper long hand.
Or have you never made an arithmetic error ?