4853 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
Re: windows 2000?
How have they managed with all the changes in basic arithmetic since 2000?
Re: and rack-cam vendor
I think that's why it said "any address" not any address associated with the ISP.
That way you can post the warrant to a Mrs Trellis of North Wales and then raid their data center.
Alternatively they could collect all this data and then sell it to insurance companies, advertisers and other agents of Beelzebub.
Then point out that they are actually incorporated in a tiny underwater island in the south pacific whose laws allow this sort of thing.
Re: Please to explain?
Try selling certain recreational pharmaceuticals in Britain , claiming that they are legal under the law of wherever you are incorporated.
Re: "Beijing fears it could beam secrets back to America"
How is operation spy-on-china-with-an-iPhone going Bond?
Very good M, we have confirmed that the Chinese are in China.
Excellent, now about the intern that came up with the name of the project - go and show him your licence to kill
Re: And that's cuttin' me own throat!
Isn't it a big FU by France to the idea of a common market?
Or would they regard a German law preventing French cars being sold for more than 5% less than a Mercedes, or an British law prohibiting French wine being sold in Britain for less than British beer as similarly protecting their unique culture?
Re: Wi-Fi for kids? Whatever shall they do with it?
Obviously the kids won't be allowed to connect to it - for security reasons.
The problem is that last time this money was announced states spent millions installing $25,000 routers in 1 room schools in towns with a 100 people, after giving Cisco a single supplier contract.
That obviosly cannot be allowed to happen these days. Now with the threat of chinese cyberninjas we need to install $125,000 hardened military grade routers in a 1 room schools and this time the bidding process will be secret - for reasons of national security
The NY taxi license require a 6hour course, a 20question exam and a certificate showing you don't owe child support to the city.
However each taxi medalion required to own and operate a cab now costs >$1.3M, this has led to speculation that perhaps organised crime might have some connections to the taxi business.
Re: Mephhead Ole. Jule A mild reaction (@ Matt Bryant)
> Gitmo is for non-uniformed combatants, not alleged criminals being tried under normal law.
In the USA "normal law" for some agent of a foreign power spying on your country would be an electric chair - ask Mrs Rosenburg
Re: The games people play
Yes it does, it means somebody fairly senior in the German govt is seriously pissed off.
There weren't any dinosaurs in N America because of the flood, unless the pilgrims brought them with them.
Re: Installed office 2013 today
But think of all the bold new industries that will be enabled now that spreadsheets have a little fruit machine animation of spinning numbers when you change a cell.
I assume the lack of this feature is what has led to a decade of business stagnation ?
Re: Just think...
"FIrearms are legal"
So imagine that they aren't, somebody injures themselves while cleaning a gun and you leave them to die because you would be facing 20years if you called 911 ?
Re: A shame
If she had called an ambulance the SWAT team would have arrived before the ambulance.
In fact in america they would probably have just heard the word "drugs" and called in an airstrike - the war on drugs remember.
Re: A Friday afternoon upgrade
>But do they learn?
So this law we passed in a hurry that was only for use against terrorists turns out to give the police power to order an airstrike over an unpaid parking ticket?
Oh dear what a mistake .... we never thought of that ....
So we were worried that Huawei gear contained back doors that slurped data to China.
Now we require that all foreign owned ISPs collect all the UK's data and store it where it will be subject to any secret intelligence courts which demand that is is handed over to that country's spooks.
Re: What about Bikinis?
If Facebook thinks it will lose more money in those countries than it gains in others then yes it will.
We didn't used to use "4" in product numbers because Chinese/Japanese buyers might be put off (it's unlucky) and nobody else would care. We considered leaving off version 13 in the US but we got bought out and shut down before we got that far.
Re: Nappy Ad's
If you are Johnson and Johnson and have a few 1000 lawyers and a few $Bn in the bank it's not obscene.
If you are Joe Bloggs and happen to oepn Facebook and the local plod are bored - then you go to jail - or accept a police caution that means you never work again and are first to be interviewed everytime a kid goes missing.
Re: I say bullshit
The supreme court might rule that Facebook had no legal requirement to remove the picture.
But it didn't rule that FB had no right to remove the pictures, it's T&Cs quite clearly say it can do whatever it wants. If it chooses to remove a picture of a baby so that the Daily Mail doesn't start a campaign against it in the UK that's a business decision.
Re: Don Jefe Muslim president
"just how black is he?"
Best quote of the campaign. He has an African father and a (white) american mother - so he is the first black US president but could be the first white Kenyan one.
Re: Foreign power
>Does Putin go to court to get approval for the surveillance?
No, because Putin is a brutal dictator.
Here we go to court and the court says that anything we want to do is legal - that's because we are a free democracy
Re: Don Jefe Muslim president
And Bush had a lot in common with every other white Texan ?
Re: Not surprised
If only they had tortured the enemy non-combatants rounded up in 1939 we would have had information about Japanese fleet deployments at Midway and the political response to the A bomb.
The same organisations used to spy on black-American leaders - and do much more than spy - leading to a black president,
Re: Time for some truly revolutionary GUIs?
Because even Patrick Stewart couldn't get away with saying
"Computer; export monthly account spreadsheet - energize" without sounding like a prat.
Alternatively OFTEL could start investigating their competitors.
They offer the cheapest unlimited broadband, BT ring up ASA and complain that their own broadband is also unlimited (expect for an axcessive usage clause that limits you and some throttling that slows you down your unlimited link to unusable)
Then whenever a competitor is cheaper than BT they just run a special deal offering 1quid internet to anyone in the Orkneys who name is Singh on alternate tuesdays - and claim the competitor's ad is misleading
When the ex-head of the NSA rings you up and says that in return for a $1M/month contract the pictures stay secret - what do you do ?
> power as Simon Hughes
He is a lib dem 2nd level minister for nothing in a tory coalition. My cat has more power
Re: Send your MP an encrypted file campaign?
Yes blocks of random numbers where emailed to Jack Straw (the home secretary at the time) but since the laws are only used against "terrorists" there was no need to investigate a Labour politician
Re: You do not have to say anything ..
And you don;'t have to say anything while you are held in prison for contempt of court for as long as the judge feels like - no trial, no jury, no parole ....
Re: I still want to see ...
From what I remember when the law originally came in it doesn't have to be encrypted - there was something about any message with a hidden meaning.
So if you have a copy of paradise lost or Midsummer nights dream lying around I hope you have an English lit degree to explain it to the plod. You are probably screwed if you have anything by William S Burroughs or James Joyce.
> for a club that sold itself as "socialists" New Labour ....
I think the "national" got missed out in a printing error.
Re: Hang on a minute ...
When the law was introduced we asked how we could prove that the random noise in our detectors at the LHC weren't encrypted messages. We were assured that the law was only for use against terrorists so we didn't need to worry
How things have changed
"advocating the posting of deliberately inflammatory messages" is now a crime?
Re: Syntax error
Exactly, so you pay $7k to a few "innovators" in the hope that they have an idea for a new game or "innovation" like an app that says `eyup` and you get an army of cheap programmers to actually implement it.
Lose money on every customer but make up for it in volume
Re: Cold war
Perhaps somebody put an accumulator on them in 1914?
Have we checked with paddy power?
At least we know that no GCHQ employee would hand over British secrets to the NSA for €25k - they get a generous salary and a public sector pension to spy on us for the merkins
Re: Simply amazing.
The first message was :
Installing update 1 of 98767655444555 .....
Or the guy who did the $1M homepage nearly 20years ago - if it's so stupid why didn't I think of it !
Or a laptop where you can swap the cdrom for a 2nd "battery" !
But it would be very difficult to spot a small cellphone/tablet battery on the circuit board if both main batteries where naughty.
Re: the noise
I'm picturing a meeting where it was proposed that all the drivers have an xbox and race each other online and the crowd get an occulas-VR helmet to watch the cars zoom past .
The pit stops will be quite fast as long as they don't lose the little bit of red ribbon - otherwise they will need to have a man with a special F1 biro-cap.
Re: @ Jonathan 29 Cash... ?
Or upto the point where the bank won't let you transfer money to your relatives in Syria, or Eritrea, or Cuba or any other country that is now terrorist, or you can't transfer money to a person with an arabic name that shares the first 5 letters with somebody on a no-fly list.
Or VISA decides (for purely commercial reasons) that it won't accept donations to the EFF, or wikileaks, or CND, or Greenpeace, or the democrats.
There will be no problem with the o-rings on the new rocket.
They have been replaced with "compliant toroidal interface sealing elements"
Re: Boeing huh?
Because Lockheed got the $$$$$Bn contract for the F35 - you need to be fair about these things
So I can demand the removal of any pages mentioning another Mr John Smith because they affect me?
That's going to pretty much fsck Google in china then !
So every journalist in print, tv and the web currently gets a judges ruling before writing any article to decide if it's in the public interest? They must be busy these judges!
Google can decide to ignore a request, if they believe it is in the public interest that a link remains up. But they may have to defend that in court, or they can just remove it.
Or they just forward all the complaints to the ICO which is what the law says they can do.
If they automatically take them all down then people will start insisting that Google remove personal data about themselves which Google uses to sell its services to advertisers and Google really doesn't want that - which is why it wants everyone to think this law is stupid, which is why it did this.
Or perhaps Google merely demands real identities from all its users because it wants to be friendly
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