Re: A government official backing encryption by default??
encryption where by default the government holds they key
6240 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
encryption where by default the government holds they key
Suppose Finland decides that German cars sold in Finland had to only have Finnish written software (for IP reasons) - would the same "reasoned argument" apply ?
Try having all the communications, visits to mistresses, secret photos of all your board members in a giant database - it does wonders for your budget approval.
Being allowed to put people who dissagree with you in a football bag and fly them to wherethefsckistan to have electrodes attached also helps get your expenses claims processed.
>There's 11 member countries of the SKA Organisation
But Australia can cut all the extra funding which allows Australian universities and researchers to actually use it - while keeping to the minimal commitments required by the deal.
Or they can just tear up the agreement - no doubt it would be cheaper in government lawyers to prove that no binding commitment was made to fund it in actual $ etc etc
Profit to Australia = GDP
So Australians paying cable bills to US owned cable giants to watch US tv shows on TVs with a built-in wifi hub somehow translates into $74Bn in IoT profit
> more like Model T cars.
If only - Imagine if you were able to buy a Series 2/3 Landrover clone for 1/10 - 1/20 the price of the latest "Victoria Beckham Inspired" Range Rover
Or another way of looking at it - by having better communication they were able to operate a cartel to restrict the amount of fish on the market and charge more
So in response to an alleged hack of a Japanese company that everybody except the General from Dr Strangelove believes was an inside job - the US has attacked N Korea ?
Interesting - I think the French broke the overnight build, can we invade Calais ?
>Technically I have a DPhil rather than a PhD but it's the same thing.
Also known as 2nd place ;-)
But what about legitimate supervillians (many of whom hold advanced degrees) ?
Or a Caltech faculty party where someone's wife snootily introduced herself as a doctor.
After a moment of confusion somebody realised and explained "oh, just a medic"
>Paid (or market) working hours for women are up, for men down.
For those paid hourly whose hours are logged.
For the rest of us hours have definitely increased. My steelwork(ing) father worked shifts for 40hrs/week. I sit at a nice comfy desk - and it's a little bit safer - but I am at my keyboard for 10-12hours a day, a couple of times a year we have a crunch where we work weekends / all nighters for 2-3months. House prices in this city also mean I have a commute that he would consider a day trip. Any free time is taken up with professional development, meetups, networking events etc.
I earn a lot more, contribute more to GDP, and I don't have to work in a coalmine - but in tech we have created jobs that are now completely your life.
>That actual computation isn't directly affecting your quality of life
It was a comment on the kind of inflation rate rigging that various governments do!
Their "basket of houshold items" includes a 40" plasma TV - in 2005 that cost £1K, now it costs £200. So although food, fuel and housing costs have risen they can show that these have been cancelled out by the fall in the cost of their basket of goods/
Meaning that the real rate of inflation has fallen dramatically.
The Cray-YMP I started working on in the late 80s cost a £squllion and is now outclassed by the GPU in my laptop. Therefore inflation has fallen by £squllion/$500 in the last 25 years
So because health insurance is so insanely expensive, and rising and employers have to pay it - that statistically is equivalent to rising wages?
Or buy a Pipo for $100. A quad-core atom, gig-e, wifi, 2gb Ram 32Gb flash, comes with Windows 8.1 and runs kodi.
The point of going to work is to earn money to live. Once you have enough money saved to live on you stop working. The less you spend and the more you save, the quicker this happens.
So by buying this car you are having to work for another year - actually several years with the effects of investment growth/ compounding etc. So the only people who should buy this car are those who already have so much money that it is pointless saving any more (ie Bill Gates) - who I assume aren't looking at Lexus hybrids.
But I emigrated to Vancouver - the perfect combination of London prices and Newcastle wages - which shows what sort of financial genius I am.
How rich do you have to be to blow a years worth of take home on a crap car? And that's assuming you have a "Good Job in London" sort of take home.
Or to put it another way - that's about 1/10 of the amount you need to stick away to be able to retire and live comfortably off the interest.
Anybody who is smart enough to get the sort of job where they can buy one of these must see the point of not spending the money on one and going home to play instead?
I can see the point of a Maclaren F1. If you were friends with Mr Putin, and as a result now own Belarus, then you can buy a £1M car with the interest earned in the time it takes you to choose the colour. But people with more money than God are not buying a Lexus SUV.
... and breathe out ,,,,,,
Shouldn't they own Leybold-turbo-pumps.sucks ?
And if you don't like them would you have to register Leybold-turbo-pumps.sucks.sucks ?
Heard of one like that in the mid-west USA.
An unused elavator shaft down the middle of the building so they crane the computer in from the roof into the basement. Computer runs happily all summer and all winter.
Come the spring and the 6 floors of snow that has fallen and built up in the elevator shaft melts ....
Between the Irish pressing the eu to investigate Britain's torture of IRA suspects and the move to have Jack Straw charged by the war crimes tribunal for assisting extra-ordinary rendition flights - I don't think HMG wants him to have a day in court explaining why he didn't feel like trusting to British justice.
Get rid of all those who DIDN'T apply
And tragically and far too young - Iain M Banks
For 20years I have been buying every 2nd-hand copy of Good Omens I find to give away to people.
Jonathon Swift rather than Tolkien
Make it a fantasy and you can poke fun at everything AND the wise and learned people you are poking fun at think it is a silly story for children !
Tolkien wouldn't know a joke if it bit him on the Silmarillion
Small Gods is the best literature
Pyramids is my personal favourite
Colour of Magic/Light fantastic - good, but you probably have to be a fantasy fan to get all the jokes
The guards books (Guards Guards / Feet of Clay / Men at Arms ) and the Von Lipwig (Going Postal / Making Money / Raising Steam) are probably most readable stories
The only dissapointing book is Monstrous Regiment.
It's got a bit better since the world service stuff was rolled in - and there is always Archive on 4.
In our time / News quiz / Sorry I haven't a clue / anything by John Finnemore / somethings by David Mitchell / Mark Steel / Jeremy Hardy
Just avoid anything by media luvies or Gruniad columnists.
How easy is it wire a grid of LEDs to your Core-i7 and then write some code to turn them on and off?
In a way being a proper 32bit arm platform is the worrying bit
Hopefully you can learn about bits and memory addresses and have I/O pins and gates etc
>you pay for it and dont expect the rest of us to!
Anyone organising a "Telethon for Trident" ?
BBC getting into computers
BBC having trouble with presenters either "bumping into choir boys" or going Duke Of Edinburgh on foreigners
Solution - robot Clarkson.
Totally useless - unlike the multi-teraflop quadHD screen home computers that we all got hooked on in the 80s
Building a half-adder out of 7400 gates would be an excellent start.
Problem: People think computers are magic boxes that no human can understand - and therefore grow up believing everything the computer tells them.
Solution: teach people how computers work at a basic level
Teaching people to click on icons in word to make a web page doesn't do anything to change the "magic box" picture. Even typing python into a RPi after watching pages of incomprehensible Matrix-like Kernel boot messages doesn't really teach anyone that a computer really is a very simple idea.
Arduino is a great idea, it would have been nice if this thing was an arduino clone so it could use the same sketch software and be a stepping stone to arduino projects. (perhaps it does haven't seen any details)
> she has a tantrum when she doesn't get exactly her own way
Future linux kernel dev ?
>Because IT is just about coding and apps right?
IT covers much more than simply coding:
There is arguing with layers of management about how a backup isn't a waste of money
There is arguing with suppliers about "yes actually we feel that a CPU, memory, disk and a PSU SHOULD be included with a server quote"
There is arguing with HR that you should be allowed to execute a few users every now and again - "Pour Encouragez Les Autres"
And there is the vital technical skills of turning it off and on again / hitting it / wiggling cables / shuffling paper / hitting it (again)
They didn't design/build/sell/distribute the Acon BBC Micro - they did little more than endorse it.
They didn't even IIRC produce much software for BBC basic only or even particularly concentrate on the BBC micro in their programs.
It also encourages ordinary people to think about security, web sites to use HTTPS by default, to be careful of giving any information to, or cooperating with, the police - so in all it's a good thing ;-)
In the 70s and 80s we didn't have email or interception and we had the IRA, RAF, ETA, Bader Meinhoff, Black September, FLQ
Now that we have email and interception we don't have any of those - simple proof that the policy works.
But it can examine the meta-data, who you communciated with, who they communicated with, what sites you visited, who else visited those sites , where you traveled, who else was near you, who else was on the same tube train...
But nothing that would be an invasion of privacy.
If they are looking for specific threats then no it won't work.
If they are looking for a way to have some dirt on everyone it works quite well.
The problem with this is "income" and "based in"
If I work in an office in the UK and get paid a salary then it's easy to say where I am resident and what I get paid.
If I am a billionaire that makes most of their money from a complex international web of investment trusts, hedge funds, derivatives etc and I visit my London home only at weekends in the summer - exactly what 15% of what were you expecting to get ?
So it perfectly reasonable and indeed the goal of the european union - that IKEA, the well known Dutch Antilles charity should pay zero tax on 40Bn euros of sales?
That's Kaspersky big selling point, they are a Russian company so are about as lilkely to bend over for the NSA as Microsoft would be to do a favor for the KGB
So if I ripped off some GPL software and bundled it in millions of copies of my expensive enterprise virtual machine software - then the fine should be $0 because I haven't cost the copyright holder any money ?
The proposal is that you could get upto 10years.
Of course no ordinary movie downloader would get this - it will have to be somebody the police didn't like or somebody who refused to cooperate with them
Fortunately the Met (motto "Total Policing") would never use having the threat of a 10year prison sentence to hold over just about anybody as a way to force "cooperating with the Police"
It's the only way to get "justice" or at least an admission of guilt
If it was down to the government to uncover these cases and prosecute they would simply go away in the face of a few $1000 of campaign contribution or a word with the local politico about how many jobs would be at risk if they had to move out of his area.
Even if the government did prosecute the result would be a fine which would go into the government's pocket and be taken out again in the next tax return.
By offering lawyers $shitloads to go after these cases it is the only way they ever come to light.
So would the Keith Waterhouse quarter hour approximate watch (I'm showing my age here)
>Still not understanding the target market
Everybody now has an iPhone
So merely wearing white headphones no longer marks you out as sensitive artistic special person
Having one of these on your wrist will allow you to demonstrate your uniquely individual personal creative style without having to sit in Starbucks all day with your macbook open
No it's a bit like asking "are there secret police outside the rule of law and the constitution - and should the public take an interest in this"