Re: Spaz, is the new sexy!
As Kate Winslet says in extras - "play a crip and it's a guaranteed oscar"
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As Kate Winslet says in extras - "play a crip and it's a guaranteed oscar"
Not if he just meant that one of his parent's were grand .
Hence the IT angle an; off by one error
>I wonder who they'd sell it to?
Sorry I meant to say planning restrictions.
One of the big problems of working here is that you have to keep thinking if you need to translate English words and early on Sunday mornings you get confused and translate them twice.
It is amazing how peaceful US bars are.
Even in Texas at a real sawdust on the floor place on $1 bud nights (yes you can get very drunk on US beer it just takes longer than with Riggwelter). There is one solitary cop outside at closing time to make sure nobody too drunk drives home - although the rule in Texas is that if you can find your own pickup you are sober enough to drive.
Back home the SAS wouldn't go near Bigg Market on a saturday night.
Note: L1 is the visa you get if you are on temporary assignment to the US office of your current employer. I don't know if it lets you apply for a green card - the rules change because they get exploited.
One thing you do need ex-pat contacts for is that nobody in any branch of the US govt (a land of immigrants) understands the systems for non-Americans. You will get frustrating conflicting different rules from different Govt. depts.
eg. You must get a driving license within 7days of moving to California, you need a SSN to apply for a driving licence, it takes 4 weeks to get a SSN. Well why don't you have a SSN from the state you moved from ? Because I didn't move from another state!
Don't get me started on the kafka-esque nature of the "you must surrender your out of state licence" but a UK licence isn't out-of-state, not is it a Californian license. The computer demands that the license must be Californian or out-of-state ... repeat....
It's the same with tax, visas, health-care, pensions etc etc
Even if you get hired by a $Bn global corporation who promise that their lawyers will sort everything out - don't expect them to do it right.
Hunt out Canadians.
Generally if an American 'gets' any non-obvious joke a little probing will show that they are refugees from the North.
Ironically the really poor can get healthcare - it's the crazy system that screws people in the middle.
What SF, and a lot of US cities, are fighting is professional begging and the criminal gangs that enforce territory and extort business. What is very common in the US is to buy a coffee or fast food meal for people obviously sleeping rough rather than handing out cash.
Building codes are what keeps housing expensive. Wanting to keep SF looking like a victorian fishing town while having a million people live in it is the problem.
Vancouver has a similar problem (and >$1M average house prices) but it also has a policy of building condo towers along public transit lines rather than pushing all the problems out to the suburbs.
If you want a beach side 5bed house you have to pay for the scarcity of beach side land but if you want a one bed apartment in walking distance to work you can have that for a lot less.
UL/TuV/CSA and all the other people that have been paid to assure you, your home insurance company, the airline carrying you, your fellow office dwellers etc that the laptop is safe.
Or maybe this guy is a secret ICANN agent......
If playboy win this then there is no need for apple to run around paying to register apple.crapgadget or apple.bumfuckidaho because if anyone else ever does register it then the court will hand it to Apple.
But if he wins then Apple etc have to run out and pre-register everything they can think of now.
So the obvious solution would be to have a premiership footballer as head of state.
All they have to do is push out heirs and look good on a stamp - something Posh and Becks could do just as well as Betty and Chuck
Surely the CEO of a privatised utility earns his million pound bonus "by brain" in exact accordance with the principles of clause 4?
It can be good business.
Worked on one of the first gps fleet tracking systems.
One of our customers, a family firm, noticed that one of their vehicles was parked odd somewhere overnight. Turns out she was playing away from home.
She got half the business and both halves (amazingly) continued to buy our product.
Couldn't we solve the problem by subtracting lots of leap seconds before then ?
68 years is closer to a century than not
>Spy on your enemies, not your friends, and certainly not your own citizens.
Your enemies can't do anything to you without a war.
Your friends can damage you at the next trade negotiations
Your own citizens can destroy you at the next bi-election
Who do you target?
>.spies are known to engage in spying.
Who are they spying on and who is engaging them?
30 years ago we had a miners strike. How did the authorities find out the unions plans and defeat them - MI5.
20 Years ago we faced the threat of Labour winning elections. How did the authorities deal with them - MI5.
1 year ago we had a Scottish referendum, How did the authorities find the SNP plans and defeat them ?
Now we face the threat of UKIP winning marginal seats. How will the authorities find out their plans ?
It would just be interesting to know if MI5 is always working for the party in power, or the party that represents their chums from school.
In anything larger than a modest-sized organization, there is normally some sort of management structure and responsibility and many people who are good at their job and have some sort of commitment to the organization.
In very large organizations, nobody gives a toss, they are just there to compete against other departments, demonstrate that they have aligned with the buzzword of the day and so get promotion.
Government is the biggest organization of them all
If some manager decided to outsource all their IT to the cheapest contractor in order to demonstrate they that had made x% cuts to the in-house IT cost center then well done, have a promotion.
>And given that Kasperski is a Russian company,
Is the only reason this is being made public
Nice that we have to rely on the evil empire for Pravda and Izvestia
Yes but when the KGB murders a journalist in London we tend to regard it as a bit naughty.
When our own defenders of peace and liberty do it - that might cause a bit of introspection.
Why does the constitution apply ?
The court has demonstrated that the constitutional protection doesn't apply to US citizens abroad, to foreigners in the US or to anyone within 100miles of a border.
You clicked OK to eula when you bought/unpacked/isntalled/walked past the machine in Dixons - it's your fault.
And where do you get the clean install from ?
You certainly can't trust the OS install disk that came with the machine.
And if you do an install with a retail copy of Windows you will still have to go to the laptops maker's site for all the driver downloads. All those run as administrator system installs ......
d) All of the above
Like the one to British Telecom for doing the same thing with phorm ?
At least with this you can reinstall the OS or remove the software - trickier when it's your ISP mtm-ing you
Apart from TIMC the science shows are a bit magazine-y
In Our Time is always good for science, mostly because the presenter isn't a scientist.
But it wasn't in recorded history ....
And it's complete lack of balanced reporting on whether the moon landings really happened
"No such event, a ....., has occurred in either the Atlantic or Pacific oceans in recorded history. NONE"
>There is the wonderful idea that has taken hold in parts of the US....
Those parts of the USA regard everywhere outside the USA (and any US states within 100miles of the coast) as part of liberal commie plot to destroy the USA.
Yes - but if you take them out for a decent lunch they will overlook it.
So you pay tax when you take it out - what's the difference?
It's allowing people to save tax by transferring money from companies to the themselves in different boxes that is the issue
I am a non-dom, I haven't lived in the UK for 10 years, I don't pay UK tax.
If however I worked in London. But flew in on monday morning, flew back to the channel islands on friday afternoon, claimed that the 2days travelling didn't count so I was only present 3*52 days/year and so shouldn't pay any UK tax.
I think a reasonable person on a jury might detect a difference - even if the accountants don't
So living in the UK, sending your kids to UK schools, using the NHS and roads, while having your "salary" paid into a swiss bank, and doing all your spending on a swiss credit card with a fake swiss address while paying no tax - is no different from having an ISA?
Why on $DIETY's Earth would they want a random link button?
How else do you think government policy is decided?
If you are trying to get elected and more voters in key marginals read the DM than Wired then you base your opinions on what the DM says - that's "democracy"
“The Snowden disclosures were really harmful in terms of the trust between the government and many of these companies, in part because it had an impact on their bottom lines."
So doing the spying wasn't harmful - only the disclosure only affected the bottom line ?
>if you think Nicola Sturgeon is a man.
I think it's the skirt wearing that was confusing him
> I doubt very much that another referendum would yield a different result.
Unless in the next referendum you are asking the English......
I believe there was prior art from Not the Nine O'Clock news where Mr Atkinson demonstrated a cunning headmounted system to allow the deaf to know the phone was ringing.
Because they don't prevent these sort of attacks when the attacker has a copy of the key
But they do prevent you installing anything else to prevent these attacks
Yes - it changes it from a crime that costs the taxpayer in lost nurses, school places etc into an accounting exercise where the number in box A was subtracted from box B instead of Box C.
>That's crazy - why should VAT on ANYTHING not be recoverable?
Universities can't claim VAT.
Didn't matter when all they bought was ink. But if you have a multi million quid contract to build a detector for CERN or a bit of the ISS and you have to pay VAT on all the components but you can't claim it back or charge VAT on the resulting product - you end up a bit screwed.
That is going to take a hell of breathrough in authentication between Alice and Bob to get Alice to believe Bob has taken it.
Obi-wan: It's your fathers light sabre.
Luke Presses a button and the beam comes out of the back and through his chest
Obi-wan: You're holding it wrong
If only you had the source so you could buy support services from anybody you wanted at a fair market price.
But what if you are not "involved in defense" but merely report a vulnerability in some software.
Do you know need to become Mr Snowden to report a security flaw?
ps the spy software exported to middle eastern countries was detected by the government, IIRC the companies "advisor" on the deal was a former tory party leader.