So the el'reg run down of the top 10 pliers isn't looking so stupid anymore is it ?
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So the el'reg run down of the top 10 pliers isn't looking so stupid anymore is it ?
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
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.
But that's the prices to get your Ford fixed at Halfords. The annual "keeping the warranty" main dealer service costs on a $90,000 sports car is a lot more than $600
>Are they unable to open their own dealerships a la Ford et al in the UK
The car maker doesn't own the dealership.
They sell the franchise to whatever local Arthur Daily wants to it. The customer then deals with the dealer, argues with them, gets their customer service, pays their servicing prices, and remembers the process as the face of the brand - it's like the difference in buying from an Apple store or Comet!
The other problem with Tesla, and electric cars generally, is there is no servicing - so no profit for the dealer, so they only way the dealer would make money is if Tesla wholesale the cars at 40% discount.
>Does seem a bit dodgy - why should't they flog their motors directly?
Because then the poor consumer would be at the mercy of the evil car manufactures without having the services of honest car salesmen to protect their interests.
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
No, all the UK needs is duchy original biscuits, Hugh Grant movies and bankers
>I work for a government agency
Shouldn't you be exchanging documents by meeting on a bench in a park and picking up the other briefcase?
No it was just that they hacked 2,000,001 machines so that's not exactly a number of millions
But how much did you donate to the election campaign?
Because Echelon was used by the US and UK to spy on the military activities of a USSR that sent millions of it's citizens to death camps and had 20,000 nukes pointed at us.
Using it to spy on every one of our own citizens 24x7 to make sure they had some dirt on anyone who ever complained to the local council is a little different.
>The NSA are stuffed.
More importantly Facebook are stuffed.
If foreigners start thinking that Facebook just equals NSA they might not "like" it so much.
If foreign companies believe that Facebook is being backdoored by the NSA to hack their machines, as Linkedin was, they might start blocking Facebook.
If BRIC countries start to think that Facebook is just an NSA hacking front then they might start blocking Facebook from their entire country
So Zuckerberg paid to elect a president which has just destroyed his business.
Thats exactly why they are even more annoying than the targetted ads
It's as if when you went into a restaurant the waiter always recommended boiled rice - because it is very popular with a billion people in China or India
>Our American cousin's insistence on the right to bear arms seem to make sense here.
Surely a bear, especially an armed one, would be worse than cats?
So is it actually an offence now to not use SSL?
And your closed source phone doesn't have any extra CPUs in the modem or screen or camera?
And you know that these extra CPUs don't have bus access?
And you know there are no errors in the OS - like a 10year old hole when displaying JPEGs - whihc give them unrestricted access
But at least you know that it doesn't matter because your commercial OS is pawned by a NSL anyway
Of course not. Since any STEM student who was motivated by the thought of earning more than 16K would be working in banking anyway. By keeping wages low they attract only the truly dedicated !
Already been done - when the govt announced it wanted more STEM graduates to go into teaching, and offered bursaries, the number went up 500% overnight.
Of course most of them were domestic-scientists and sport-scientists
>what's the point of that
The point is to abolish youth unemployment by taking all 18-21 year olds off the market and having them pay 10k/year for the privilege. Even YTS paid you
But he previous Union Square didn't have rounded corners