4883 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
Re: It's more than that
So if they only hacked the mobile app which then sent a signal to the "completely secure and unhacked" car to self destruct - that isn't an issue?
You don't work for a congressional oversight committee do you ?
Re: Perhaps the BBC might want to come clean about the full extent of the problems?
>I have been seeing Bubbles the Clown pretty much 50% of the time.
I think that is a new major piece of real time performance art being trialed on BBC4 as part of a dynamic, brave and exciting new interactive... something... something... wibble.....
>Content unavailable. Error code: WIGGINS
The bloke peddling the exercise bike which powers the server has left.
>Content unavailable. Error code: BOYCOTT
The server refuses to serve and data to southerners.
Re: I'll fix...
Huawei - we guarantee no NSA backdoors.
I really don't care if the Chinese army spy on me, I don't do business in China, I don't visit China, I don't have to pay tax to China, I don't have to make submissions to Chinese govt agencies, I don't compete with Chinese companies that might have "connections" to govt. agencies.
Now if I only I could say the same about the country I live in .
Re: Stormtrooper turned good guy?.
In the new one the Death Star (now renamed Freedom Star) obliterates a bunch of robe wearing bearded religious fanatics on a desert planet because they had some sort of force weapon that could be launched within 45parsecs
Re: This makes sense
Good for fishing trips.
Stop someone in the street for what used to be a non-arrestable offense and have an automatic warrant to search not only their person, all their computers but now any online account held anywhere in the world.
Re: Complete non-news
>CNN, Al Jazeera and BBC
Aren't at least two of those officially terrorist sources under recent US administrations?
Re: Complete non-news
Well, like, duh - it happened in the past so it's not going to be on, like, the news - is it ?
Re: More options with Bitcoin
So nice to receive your order again Mr Archer.
Re: I just wonder
At the fact companies are still trying to get in on the USD nonsense considering the carnage and loss that has been wreaked by numerous attacks on the system / thefts / global banking fiasco.
Any belief that they're doing it to help support a dynamic, secure economy is sorely mistaken - they're doing it in the hope that they can make stupid profits from cashing in those USD before someone decides to mine a few trillion more quantitatively eased ones
Re: why would anyone use Malaysian Airlines
Lufthansa flies over this region - I'm not aware that they carry anti-missile force fields.
>Granted the court may not put much weight on it
You're joking. A multi million pound computer system that has been used in all these other cases and prints an accuracy with so many decimal places in such an impressive font.
The evidence before the court is incontrovertible, there's no need for the jury to retire ....
Time to ban French
It's expensive and inconvenient to translate our product.
Any government that doesn't speak English is reducing our profits
Re: What about the authors?
>Only heavy readers are likely to spend more than $10/month on books.
audible (owned by amazon) currently charge $15/month for one audio title per month.
Safari (O'reilly) had such a complex structure for their $15/month I cancelled.
$10/month for instant access to 10,000s of titles, even if I don't read more than 1/month is a bargain - assuming it doesn't only cover the latest blockbusters.
8 years for 15K
So the bosses of the phone company that overcharged 100k for sms will get mutliple life sentences?
Re: What do you think mass surveillance is?
We spent a huge chunk of our GDP on defence, had spies, spy planes, satellites electronic intelligence gathering for 50years and failed to notice the USSR ending (in the case of the MoD failed to notice it 2years after it happened).
So spotting terrorists is probably a little tricky.
Re: Mark 85, I think the real question is..
I was planning on putting on a blue helmet and standing beside somebodies keyboard without actualy stopping them doing anything.
If somebody has read the Quran or been to a mosque there may be insufficient grounds to charge - but they should be put on a watch list as a potential terrorist and this information shared with police and non-police organisations
Major breakthrough in formal logic
>"unambiguous" list of terms that would clearly lead to child abuse images online
There exists a finite set of terms which leads ONLY to illegal images online?
Somebody call Godel - it seems he was wrong.
Can't be long before we have a unambiguous list of image parameters that make an image illegal porn
It's exactly how to run an "alleged" democracy.
Re: a netbook by any other name would stink as much
If they are any good they destroy the single market that actually wants Windows8.1
So expect Netbook2.0
Unless they are also counting every Office365 and visualstudio.com that uses Azure as the backend.
Re: Liberal Democrats
Well they are in a Tory coalition government but still to the left of New Labour
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: Presumably . . .
The only mistake they made was then issuing the resulting equipment to their own side
Re: DARPA: The Better To Murder You With, My Dear
>Funny thing, if a precision guided wepon hits a civilain, you can't say it was a mistake
I believe that at that point you simply define the target as an enemy, presumably on the basis that somebody you have just shot is unlikely to still be your friend
re: It's been good enough for the last twenty or so years
Err ... how do we know?
The computer model of the bomb matches the other computer models of the bomb ?
"private space company"
Orbital science is a consortium of the same defense companies that used to build the Space Shuttle and other kit for Nasa and now launches rockets for them and the USAF under a no-bid single supplier contract. Calling them a private space company is a bit of a stretch
BAA have also released a report stating that nowhere in Singapore or Hong Kong is more than 20miles form an international airport and in order to compete on the world stage, the rural international airport rollout program must be accelerated by the building of another 4 million runways at Heathrow
Re: Perfect opportunity
Just in case a newly installed Microsoft CEO decides to boost its falling revenue by end-of-lifing new editions of server a little quicker.
In fact the entire MSFT corporate board could be replaced by a pocket calculator that looked at the income for the next quarter and decided how many copies of Server it had to force customers to replace to break even.
Re: windows 2000?
How have they managed with all the changes in basic arithmetic since 2000?
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.
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