Re: Simply amazing.
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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.
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.
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"
Because Lockheed got the $$$$$Bn contract for the F35 - you need to be fair about these things
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
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
It almost makes you wonder why you need a pilot at all !
Given that the specific information leaked was that the British Army is prepared to conspire with Racists thugs to murder British citizens on the streets of Britain - then it's hardly likely to encourage Islamic terrorism is it?
It's like "leaking" to the USSR that Britain posses nuclear weapons !
But it does mean a program about undercover British Army "community breathing reduction operation" squads operating in Britain against British citizens will be quietly shelved.
It is Austria remember - have you seen their politicians recently
Yes you have to knowingly be lying to the court.
Demanding a takedown of a site because a search of *Office* matched "open office", or an episode of "the office" isn't a crime, so long as you were merely stupid.
It is only perjury if you lie about representing the rights holder. You do not swear that the files are infringing - that is why takedowns are so easy. The asymmetry comes from having to swear, under penalty of perjury, that they are not.
The reason diebold lost in court was that they admitted deliberately filing a false DMCA claim to stiffle free speech, which is something most US courts take rather a dim view of.
There is a record saying something about my unpaid library fine in a computer on a desk in a library in Ballimorie = effect zero.
It's the fist thing that comes up on a search of my name in Google = more significant
Would you prefer that an intern at Google decides?
Or perhaps the giant brain-in-a-jar that controls the internet?
And the next version includes a crack-lady-of-negotiable-affection who looks exactly like Ms Lohan - with extra points if you kill her
Do you know the risks of selling a washing machine to children?
If they are under 18 they can't be on the internet because they wouldn't have been able to sign a contract with an ISP.
So you can assume anybody you meet online is an adult, or possibly using the internet under parental or teacher supervision.
> unauthorized disclosures about the program, there has been a great deal of misinformation circulated to the public,
So if what Snowden said about mass NSA spying on American's isn't true - then he is innocent?
Well they must be guilty of something - the trial is just an extra bit of entertainment
The weather is better?
s/Ukraine/just about anywhere in S America/g
>I am stating that most terrorists are fucking idiots
So are most of the people who were prepared to storm machine guns to determine which of Victoria's grandchildren gets to be king of Belgium
>. To have the mindset to attack innocent people requires a certain lack of intelligence.
Tell that to the Manhattan project
> I think I'd rather remote in from quite a distance away.
I heard their internet links can be a bit dodgy
"Don't forget the first step, Invade and make sure they have nothing resembling a competent government left"
And the last step; wait for a genuine democracy to break out, stage a coup, put your own dictator in charge and help him kill those democrat terrorists. Then rinse and repeat
>some of these people think genocide and suicide bombing is a good idea :/
The inventors of the computer thought climbing out of your trenches and walking toward German machine guns waving a stick was a brilliant military strategy !
The transistor and most of the semiconductor industry was invented by ATT almost every other part of a computers was invented by IBM. Small agile startups invent the Yo app
The real problem with innovation now is that there aren't massive companies with total domination of the industry for 50-70 years
>it seems odd for a non-government agency to be handed what is effectively seized assets from another company.
Why, we've given corporations entire countries in similar deals - and Microsoft is worth a lot more than a fruit or rubber company
> It's nice to know that the 1st line support bod at the ISP's aren't sitting sifting through all the emails.
No but someone at Microsoft is, especially if they think you might be violating their T&Cs when selling MSFT software
If they have the keys for the entire set of messages then it's not so perfect
>Do you, as an individual, care about respect from Americans or other countries?
Do you as an individual propose to stop using American software, American email providers and American search engines ? Do you as an IT professional intend to stop doing the same for your company?
>I think most Americans don't care about respect from the rest of the world, they just want the same as everyone else - a health family, a roof over their heads, food on the table, and a vacation once in a while.
Which might be tricky if every other country starts boycotting their only successful global export.
Or you can simply invade the country.
If they use their nuclear weapons against you - then they previously had them and now don't
If they don't use them then they had them before the invasion and are now hiding them
There are obviously huge losses to the media/legal/newspaper and late night chat show comedian industries as everybody gets up the next day sees who has won and continues going to work.
Compared to the useful billions spent on lawyers deciding whose chad was hanging - it does nothing to increase German GDP.
> What are you going to do when a single retailer preorders 500,000 copies of a book?
If I'm selling an ebook - nothing
If I'm selling a physical book - let Amazon worry about it
At the moment - nothing I can do. Springer won't sell to them unless they are also buying and stocking a whole set of other Springer titles. They make my library buy 'packages' of journals nobody wants in order to get the few I and my colleagues need and write/review/edit for free.
It's not their product it's the authors product.
At least in the textbook world the publishers commision is about 2x the authors.
300 years the booksellers (stationers guild) had a monopoly on printing and deal with authors directly. Publishers only appeared, as in the music industry, when it was industrialised and you needed somebody to "own the means of production" - today they are just an extra layer of market inefficency
The obvious solution is to encourage the various millitants to abandon soviet era weapons and start their own weapons program
That way there would be no further attacks because the Jihadist fighter would be stalled while 6 nations can't agree on how many wheels the Toyota pickup should have (inviting the French into the consortium is always good here).
There would be no IEDs because the committee to decide if it is the red or green wire would still be in preliminary inter-government discussions about where the first meeting would be held and the freedom-fighter-2000 platform on which all new terrorists armaments are to be based is delayed until 2025.
Does a teapot attract VAT?
Selling them as cookware rather than sweets could be a smart move
6, Vaguely defined goals set 6months in advance.
Everybody in planning and management of the project changed after 3 months
Hardware platform supplied after 5months
Project deliverable changed the day before the exam
All candidates outsourced to India for the actual exam
Might as well make the subject realistic and appropriate to the workplace
If you are signing up for a 3year contract at $100/month (all cell+data plans end up costing $100/month whatever the ad says - it's a law of nature)
Are you really going to be persuaded to buy with a $20 drop in the price you pay at the till?
Do Walmart really think that their customers don't understand basic market economic theory ?
I applaud this protecting of small local companies and hope that other Eu countries will do the same.
They could also pass laws preventing French cars being sold in Germany, French wine in Britain and stop French workers being able to travel to those countries.
Is there a process for just kicking France out of the Eu? Then they could form their own union with Scotland.
>"The US government cannot compel us to produce our customers' data stored in data centres outside the US, "
Really? The US government can't request a US company's help in getting data on potential foreign enemies? So the US government only uses Verison to spy on US citizen's data held in US data centers !
>and if it attempts to do so, we would challenge that attempt in a court.
That would be a secret court where the government doesn't have to provide any evidence before it makes a ruling on you.
Since when was showing a powerpoint presentation "being productive" ?