Re: Lack of customer service...
The Canadian ones do - they even say it in French as well
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The Canadian ones do - they even say it in French as well
>Border staff are not really "customer" facing
Yes they are, they are the first sign of British officialdom that a visitor meets.
Tourism brings in $20Bn/year, London is the most visited city in the world - you think you could afford a smile.
You seem to be trying to apply logic and common sense to an official policy.
1, The Russian stuff works
2, The Russian stuff is cheap
Nice response though - "we will reset some important areas but we aren't too worried"
Other way around and it would have been an international cyber-terrorism incident and involved the server being taken down and put under armed guard while drone strikes were targeted on LEGOLand
Exactly. The limited release models of VW's 1litre car costs $150K, I betting they manage to mass produce them for less than the cost of a Ferrari
Going to make business on the internet a bit tricky.
Of course the Eu could ask the Russian government to force all it's citizens and businesses to hand over all their SSL private keys, all their VOIP and VPN sessions etc to the Eu - and so the Americans.
And naturally this agreement would be reciprocal.
Yes you can turn it off and it will be off-by-default in the next 14.10 release.
But this is an LTS release aimed at corporates, sp especially annoying to have it turned on
There is a shortage of skills in this country because those of us with any skills fsck-ed off to another country where we get 90K instead of 25k.
Go west - the coffee is better, the scenery is better, even the beer is getting better
The same banks don't seem to ever complain about not being able to hire traders or hedge fund managers. Perhaps there is something different about the pay and conditions ?
Tricky to run an application on a cloud server if the data is encrypted in such a way that the cloud server doesn't have access to the keys.
In can be done - for a very small value of done - but it isn't easy
>Then the USA (or their trained attack puppy the UK) will just grab the data.
>Nothing must stand in the way of USA jurisdiction.
That's what was more worrying about this - it isn't the NSA or CIA grabbing the data, we know they are above the law. This was a low level judge in a local court. Suppose some judge in East Texas as a favour to a golf buddy decides that all your medical data is subject to a warrant from his friends in a local insurance company?
If it is hosted by a company that has a single US office, or possibly a single US citizen on the board then, it's free
Why not - half the cabinet seem to live off shore in tax havens.
I don't see Britain invading Jersey or the Isle of Man
Like Birmingham leads the world in shipbuilding
Sorry typo - should have been can't
Ironically not - you can buy a Tesla in another state over the web, register it in that state and bring it to NJ, you just can buy it from a showroom in the state
Or you are paying crap / offering crap work - and the people who are currently working at Google / Apple / Microsoft or doing high frequency trading systems at banks didn't queue up to apply ?
You also missed the bit where Elop got to keep, and forgot to declare, a bunch of share and bonus options at Microsoft - which were dependant on MSFT getting sales of its Windows Mobile product to some handset maker.
You can probably pick them up quite cheaply at your local bank, in fact they might pay you to take them away
I don't think it's that they are in hex that is the problem - it's that they are a million digits long. Which is a bit annoying if you have to manually configure lots of machines and remember if the printer is 2001:0db8:3c4d:0015:1234:4321:abcd:ef12 or 2001:0db8:3c4d:0015:1234:4321:abcd:ef12
I understand DNA bases and hold technical opinions about them - but I find it a lot easier to call my wife by her first name than shout out 3Billion base pairs to identify her.
And communism was invented by the British Library.
It doesn't mean it was a secret British plot to destabilise Russia, split Germany in two and keep all Britain's other enemies in Africa busy fighting each other - that would be a ridiculous conspiracy.
>I'm entirely against CLI being spoofed
If you aren't going to allow it to be "spoofed" - then you will need a government agency to issue official CLIs and enforce their use. A phone version of the DVLC
And it's going to have to have international agreements so foreign calls are also correctly id-ed.
And it's going to have to deal with Skype, VOIP, conference calls web-sms gateways etc.
It's a little like having a law saying your reply-to email can't be "spoofed"
So does it take longer to get a replacement delivered than it takes the INS to get spares from its office 7miles away?
Couldn't they just go down to HomeDepot and hire a couple of Mexicans with a van?
So exactly the same as organisations like the BBC do when showing India/Pakistan maps in India/Pakistan or middle-east maps outside Israel
Those are selected incidents of the story, you can follow all the sordid details on reddit or ycombinator. Including the more worrying detail that the wife of the founder who allegedly did the bullying but wasn't employed by the company - claimed to have access to all the customer records and private chat logs
>Most Americans are stupid.
Compared to a country that chooses it's leaders from the same heriditory class that went to a couple of boys-only schools and then studied politics at one university. Where not a single minister has any technical background and who fire science advisors if they fail to agree with the Daily Mail.
A country with a monarchy that is more of a meritocracy than the governing party !
Story in NYT today.
The Wright brothers spent the decade after inventing the airplane suing every other maker of aircraft - claiming that their patents covered not only their solution to the problem but all others.
So flaps (which they didn't invent) were covered by their wing warping method (which nobody now uses)
They spent so much time in court and neglecting their business that they and their backers went bust and by the entry into WWI the US declared it had no usable aircraft designs and had to buy French ones.
The RIAA are in court at the moment with lots of 50/60s artists who they haven't been paying.
Their claim was that any change in lineup invalidates the original deal with the band and all the musicians had to renegotiate/reregister their royalties - meanwhile the RIAA banked the money.
One famous musicians was having to license his old recordings for ads to raise the money to sue the IRAA to get the royalties for the same recording being played on the radio.
But they are in a much better situation than you. They just have to go to the taxpayer/government and say that they need $M extra this year to plan for a change in operating system in 10years time.
Any reasonable elected official would agree to closing a few hospitals so that the taxman could have an easy transition - everybody loves the IRS afteral.
Yes it does make you wonder how anybody managed to run a city before the ribbon(tm)
If only they had the cell update animation of Excel in the 90 then Germany could have managed to build a decent infrastructure and manufacturing base
But it was long term cost. A govt thinking beyond the next quarter was what was so amazing.
The guy in charge said at the time, (IIRC they were skipping migrating off W2K?) - it will cost more than this upgrade, you would be amazed how cheap the quote fro MSFT gets when you have an alternative, but having control over the upgrades 10-20 years in the future will save us more.
Now how many countries are spending $100M on extending XP support?
Thats unfair - so many of our MPs are prepared to get up off the backsides to discover why people want to be on the boards of Tobacco companies, defence companies and lots of other companies recieving contracts from their departments
Some are so dilligent in their undercover research that you almost never see them in westminster
>, there's about 4.5 billion tons of uranium in seawater already.
But that's natural organic free-range uranium
>That's because floating power nuke plants are a daft idea
For every reason except planning consent
Cost/time to get permission to open a reactor in San Francisco vs permission from feds to moor one 12miles offshore
>"A burglar may be a career criminal, but the court does not reveal to the jury this fact
But it might take it into account when issuing a shotgun license to someone with 20 convictions for armed robbery vs a gamekeeper on a scottish grouse moor.
The question here is, was there a link between the "don't you try and hire any of our people" and "nice product you've got there - shame if it violates any our patents" emails from Jobs.
But the point here is if a concerned neighbour comes upto you and says - "that wiring looks a little a little worn it could cause a fire, you should get it looked at" you might reasonably make a different conclusion than if a Mafia boss comes into your restaurant with three goons and says "that wiring ....be a shame if the place burned down - you should sell to me now".
Steve Jobs wasn't calling the boss of Palm with friendly business advice - it was a threat, anybody who had dealt with Jobs knew it was a threat, the jury should know it was a threat.
No you wouldn't. The crypto routines are implemented form a set of standard published algorithms. It is relatively easy to prove that encrypting string X with key Y in truecrypt produces the same output as anyone else's AES
There might be mistakes, there might be bugs which leave memory around and help you guess the keys, there might even be backdoors (if you are truly paranoid) in the original design of the algorithms that the NSA and Bruce put in there and the worlds cryptographers haven't spotted.
But backdoors in the code that allow an NSA passwd to decrypt anything are going to be in the keyhandling. The big concern fro truecrypt users was that on windows you need to run a signed driver which you can't (easily) build yourself - so you have no idea if what you were running was what they claimed.
Soon after this is implemented all the criminals in the USA will be caught - how could it fail with continual automatic CCTV identification of all 51Million bad guys - and then what will happen to all the FBI agents?
Will they all be reduced to collecting used cans in shopping carts - along with all the police officers?
In this city the average price of all homes is now >$880K so it's not difficult to retire with a "net worth of $1M" - it doesn't mean you are throwing $100 bills out of your Bentley
No worse - it says we are changing our system to stop rat droppings in future.
That's what worries people.
Doesn't matter anymore though - they don't need a conviction.
They have your DNA and will keep it forever, so a little laboratory mistake down the road and you are a convicted rapist/child abuser.
The record that you were arrested gets reported everytime you need to apply for permission to work in schools, volunteer with the "vulnerable" or coach a kids soccer team.
You will have to go through a long and complicated visa procedure to visit many countries - even if arrested but not convicted.
So they lose the free accounts of a few hundred users - and gain a few hundred phone calls from Condie to heads of US Govt Depts and CEOs of honest right-minded US corporations.
It's like complaining that Ferrari are annoying vegetarians and appealing only to the rich by hiring Jeremy Clarkson
Remember the CIA's job is to ensure funding for the CIA.
So you have to keep saying that your current enemies are really dangerous and going to be around for ever - you certainly aren't going to tell your paymasters you expect the USSR to go away in a few years.
Or they weren't using SSL at all because it's illegal for un-authorized users to access a government server so there is no need for any security !
Oddly enough Olympus is the only $Bn Japanese company who has done anything wrong.
They all have the same set of board members, the same secretive reporting rules and the same lax regulators and all face the same challenges in the same market conditions - but it was only Olympus that ever did anything naughty and coincidentally hired an outsider as CEO who blew the whistle
Because shadowy government agencies who can and will kill people / overthrow governments and sell arms to Iran to finance terrorists in Nicaragua will always operate outside the law.
So to say - oh well we can stop them so we might as well extend that power officially to every level of officialdom from the Milk Marketing Board to the RSPCA - is probably not a Goof Thing (tm)
Yes, you can't stop US Navy tapping an underwater cable or the CIA breaking into a data center to plant a bug.
But you can stop your local council having an automatic right to a list of every website you visited and the contents of every email you sent and having the right to pull up that list when you go to complain about the roads.
It's like saying it's pointless to ban park keepers from shooting children who walk on the grass because the USAF have drones.
With movies these days the director would have cut to a different shot twice in that time ....