Re: Political Posturing
For a "crime" that would be perfectly legal if they had stood outside parliament and shouted it?
6095 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
For a "crime" that would be perfectly legal if they had stood outside parliament and shouted it?
>wonder if they boycott everyone they disagree with?
Surely they must - someone as principled as they are.
But since they haven't called for a boycott of Intel chips made in Israel - we know that they support Israali oppression of Palestinians. They haven't demanded a removal of code submitted by Russian programmers - so they obviously support Russia's little adventure in the crimea. They haven't said anything about the snowden leaks so they are obviously puppets of the NSA
... etc ..etc free range eggs.. save the whales ... save whales ... band seal clubbing... ban Seal in clubs etc etc
It must be the easiest and cheapest way of deciding if a new rule is good
Does an industry cartel immediately oppose it?
It's like automatically being in favour of anything the Daily Mail opposes.
When I wor a lad - I lived in a town where the only bookshop was the corner newsagent.
A bus ride away was a town with a WH-Smith that sometimes had a computer magazine with programs I could type in on my Vic20
Now a kid in rural India has MIT computer science lectures on their tablet, all the source code to an operating system free for the download and sites to ask millions of other people questions and learn from them.
If that doesn't make a difference then I'm an Anonymous Coward
We have a plan - we just need a few hundred barrels of gunpowder, a cellar and somebody to set them off.
You have the mask, can you help?
This is the company that created a vector graphic format that you could embed executable commands in - as a "feature"
Fortunately I stuck with WindowsXP and OfficeXP so I'm safe
Don't forget that if you like having a 3x3 grid of your favorite apps on your phone - you would like a similar grid with every last little utility that visual studio installs.
Want to be able to single touch and launch the windows foxpro resource toolkit compiler linker librarian - no problem.
The great Bill Hicks line: -
If you work in marketing or advertising, just kill yourself. No joke here, really. Seriously, kill yourself, you have no rationalisation for what you do, you are Satan's little helpers. Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself now.
It was an American spaceship so its design would have been fueled by American 'beer' - it was probably a mercy that it crashed
Or possibly failing to find theodolites and GIS packages that work in medieval
Move Colossus and all the computing museum to the Science Museum and let Bletchley Park Consolidated Global Holdings Inc Ltd try and continue on their own as a Community Catalyst Catapult funded conference center - as they obviously want to.
We don't insists that every WWII aircraft at Duxford is housed in a museum on the site of the airfield it served from or the factory it was built in
China spies on the NSA to see if they are spying on China to see if they are spying on the NSA ...
An in the meantime leave the rest of us alone
>what I absolutely cannot understand is the crazy lack of continuous and uninterruptable remote telemetry from such planes.
Plane crashes are rare, fleets of satelites to continually relay data for perfectly normal flights are expensive. Adding redundant transmitters, batteries, antennae so that planes keep transmitting when in difficulties is even more expensive.
Remember that 7E7 that burst into flames at Heathrow - due to faulty wiring in a emergency beacon? There isn't just a cash cost in cutting holes in 1000s of planes and adding lots of extra batteries.
>Can anyone count how many times they have had these desperate (and expensive) searches for the black boxes?
About 2 - the Air France one and this, and even if they had the crash position of the Air France flight it was till a bit of search to find a black box in miles deep ocean.
Yes, Lovely shiny blonde hair - but all she said was "sausages"
Yes just like Grand Cayman is a center of excellence for OS development because Microsoft and HP and IBM are based there.And the Dutch Antilles are a center of excellence for flat pack furniture
It's one of the reasons I haven't flown BA in 20years - that and the old and dirty planes, crap in-flight entertainment, rude staff and their idea of customer service.
I had to fly them recently as the only way of getting out of a certain middle eastern country - and nothing has changed.
Don't I remember something about BA spying on Virgin's bookings in the same way - and getting off because a BA owned company owned the server and a judge ruled they could do what they wanted on their own property
So the el'reg run down of the top 10 pliers isn't looking so stupid anymore is it ?
Apple have noticed that lots of things outside computers have rounded corners.
Instead of taking a perfectly obvious thing and adding "on a computer" to patent it.
Apple have obviously decided to patent - writing with a stylus WITHOUT a computer uing letters with rounded corners.
Soon joined-up writing will only be allowed in fanbois schools
Are you implying that the chancellor has 'e' ?
Can he sell enough of them for it to be the path to prosperity?
Although some triangles do as Mr Reuleaux will tell you
Google don't send drone strikes if you use DuckDuckGo (yet)
>It's getting tedious.
Yes can we stop bothering about the dictatorship - Justin Beiber just did something cute
So they encrypt the data between two endpoints subject to National Security Letters and the Patriot act ?
An obvious solution is to turn back the tide of 60s permissiveness and reintroduce the Lord Chancellor Office. Then you just need to get approval of the publication of each new website.
> ISPs would just block any site not verified as being in the UK.
EWW - we could have the "Empire Wide Web"
>But here we have MPs telling us that if you want to show other people, it must be done commercially!
It is a conservative government dedicated to privatisation, wealth creation and the free market.
Don't they allow wives and servants to have credit cards these days?
I beleive that was Britain's compromise position
They would join the euro so long as there were 20 euro-shillings in each euro and 12 euro-cents in each euro-shilling
I can't see anything
That' how you know they are proper invisible runes
Just a technical question.
What is to stop them saying - we were hacked at time X, we will restore all wallets to the point at X-1 from backups - and any transactions since then of those coins are assumed stolen goods?
Just like the NY stock market reversing all trades when a high frequency trading sent went crazy.
Obviously it affects future transactions later in time when these coins were legitmately traded on - but I thought you can track the id of each wallet they had been in from the chain carried with each "coin" ?
when your departments policy had been the plot of an episode of Yes minister 30years ago - you know you are "failing to achieve excellence"
It's a trailer for a new season of Lost?
And what's even better if you did hire skilled experienced engineering graduates to run the country - you would only have to pay them £16k
Remember that industrial revolution thing in Britain that turned out to be quite a big deal?
Alibaba already has a lock on most new B2B into China, now imagine a consumer marker 4x the size of the USA that skips the whole mom-pop stores, main street and malls and goes straight from barter to online shopping.
How much is the entire shopping spend of a chinese middle class worth? A bit more than a free text messaging service used by a dozen californian teenagers
But if the plod on the street don't rely on the IT system working - then why bother running it?
So the preferred supplier of data processing equipment to the Third Reich refused to help the noble NSA in defending freedom, democracy and Apple pie from the evil terrorists?
Except a "browser as an OS" has less local state.
My chromebook could be hacked - although the attack surface is probably less than Windows - but I can do a full restart and lose any locally stored data.
So I would have to visit the attacking site immediately before doing my online banking
Every side in WWII broke at least some of the codes of their opposition - while assuming that all their own codes were perfectly safe.
> Not much fun to live there though. But safe.
I don't know - I think it would be entertaining to have a moat and drawbridge.
People trying to get me to change gas supplier - meet boiling oil.
Do you think the limited range of colours for head attire is what limits the number of women in technology?
That's a ridiculous statement, a good chap would never dream of asking another good chap such an impermanent question, You have to trust a chap.
It's like asking an MI5 candidate if they are actually a KGB agent - it's just rude really.
There is something different about driving in the US/Canada which requires the oil to be changed every 4000mi. It doesn't matter if you are driving a Chevy or a Maybach - the same car that needs an oil change every 2 years in europe needs one every 2 months in the US. Doesn't matter if you are driving in Alaska or Texas - 4000miles.
To keep the warranty these need to be done at a dealer. With a special discount - if I prepaid the first three years of services - this came to about 10% of the price of the car/year. On a mid range Japanese saloon with the best reliability record in the business.
With an electric car there is no smog tests, no oil changes,with regenerative braking the brakes last for years and when something goes wrong the smartphone app tells you exactly what and how much it should cost.
If Apple contributed as much to the gov of California as the dealers do in Jersey, only Apple would be allowed to sell computers.
Car workers, unions and management all working together to produce a great product?
What kind of socialists utopia do you think this is - BMW, Mercedes or VW