373 posts • joined Wednesday 24th February 2010 21:53 GMT
where do I sign ..
Because I so want to walk around looking like Steve Mann ...
title says it ..
Re: At the end of this..
Lessee. Apple has about $100bn in Ireland. 30% of that is (mumble mumble) oh yeah, $30bn.
Now a presidential campaign costs about $2bn. A senate seat costs about $11m and a congressional one about $2m. So with 100 senators and 415 members of congress .. (gets out calculator) .. Apple could buy the White House, the Senate and every member of Congress for , oh about $5bn and have change left over for streamers.
So yes, it would be funny if Apple paid $30bn instead ..
Re: What kind of screaming right wing loon are you?
A funny one ...
Don't they disable all the ports by default ?
This is an example of a well known problem in cryptography. How do you act effectively without revealing that you've broken a cipher/code? I think we can safely assume that stuxnet worked _and_ that the Iranians are now taking exra precautions. That's no great revelation.
For .. or On ..
Re: @Nicho (was: "Have your users managed to force iOS devices on you?")
@Jake, Jake .. Here's a tip. You don't need to enter into every discussion. If you really find porn boring, skip those threads. Similarly, just because you've never seen a business case for mobile, doesn't mean there aren't any. There's a lot of things you haven't seen ... Girls Gone Wild for example .. but I digress ..
Your schtick seems to be to jump onto threads and shout passionately that you find the topic under discussion boring .. coupled with a bit of moralising and some sort of non sequitur designed to show that you are A Serious Person With Important Responsibilities.
Give it a rest. No one cares. KCCO
If they do, you'll never prove it
"nobody has conclusively detected gravity waves so far."
And they never will .. not using equipment like.
Gravity waves are distortions _of_ space, not in space. The stretching of space will be paired with the stretching of your instruments and the slowing down of time. You won't see a thing.
Re: "Have your users managed to force iOS devices on you?"
@TeeCee - it depends on what business you are in. We're about to roll iPhones out to 3000 front line staff as an enabler for better customer service. The relevant business unit asked for iPhones and we gave 'em iPhones. The reason we didn't argue is that (a) we're service driven and therefore focus on helping our customer, not telling them what they can and can't have, and (b) we know how tough the change management issue is for a rollout this large - so if the end users kick up less of a stink because they get the latest iPhone, then that translates into a lower risk implementation for us and a lower cost.
Re: "Have your users managed to force iOS devices on you?"
"More complex answer? I spec the corporate network. The users don't."
So you check all the network logs to make sure people don't see porn (paying specail attention to the CEO becaue, you know, you can) and in your spare time you tell them what devices they're allowed to use. You're a fun guy Jake.
You're assuming reason where none exists. AHT is a simple number that can be tracked and understood by managers. If you replaced this with something nebulous like customer satisfaction, there'd be more work, more challenges about bonuses and firings, more questions from higher ups etc. It's simply easier for all of them to use a number .. After all, that's all we are, numbers.
Re: Don't be evil
@Mahatma Coat. Express any negative view of Google on el reg and you'll be downvoted.
There's a large number of people here with a serious emotional investment in what is really the biggest corporate parasite on the planet behind Goldman Sachs.
Buggered if I know why. Maybe the occasional free shiny-shiny service buys their loyalty.
Paraphrasing Google's chairman ...
If you don't want sex-starved glassholes perving on you in public, maybe you shouldn't be in public.
Re: Watch out F-35
@AC 11:58. I didn't miss it, it's not relevant (in the context of drone vs manned fighter/bomber) because they only work against fixed, stationary targets.
gotta catch 'em all
Heh. Shooting neutrino's through the earth works for a reason. I'd be willing to be that the low capture rate would offset the gains.
Re: Watch out F-35
"IMHO, we are seeing the very beginning of something like the carrier vs battleship debates of the 1930s."
Maybe but not in the way you're thinking. It'll likely turn out the reverse. It's because of a little thing called a spark gap transmitter. Create enough broadband interference to overwhelm the control signal and a drone is useless whereas a manned aircraft can still complete the mission.
This defense is really only useful if you don't have much high tech infrastructure because that will be affected as well.
Ironically, the current crop of adversaries are exactly the sort that _could_ put this sort of defense into play, so ??
@Turtle. <chuckle> Ad hominem attacks from someone using the handle 'Turtle' ? You can't make this stuff up.
However to respond to your query may I suggest you google 'Kimani Gray' ?
1st world problems
"Cracking down on violent and dangerous cell phone thefts is important for New Yorkers .."
Wow .. I always thought it was avoiding getting randomly stopped, searched and/or shot by police that was important. Oh wait, he means white noo yoikers .. sorry.
Cui bono ?
The catspaw argument might be more compelling if the attacks were mostly scams. As it is, a disturbingly large number aren't after money or ID, they're after industrial secrets. My money says this is state sponsored and it's too sophisticated for a US false flag.
Eurostar for the continent
and twitter for the incontinent ..
Re: @TeeCee(was: "...or be outed as the kind of person who would torrent porn.")
@jake .. dude, still so po faced ..
Mind you, if 1985 was the last time you looked at porn online that might explain things. It was a tragic time. I had to keep a couple of magazines around to keep me busy while waiting for alt.sex to download ..
Re: The IRS...
"I get the feeling the IRS was thrown in there to make them squirm, the real pain is still coming."
You are kidding. I'd rather have ebola. If the IRS get serious they'll get stuck so up your ass that anyone managing to extract them will be crowned king of the Britons.
Keep dreaming .
"Some day in the near future you'll have a Sailor controlling an Air Force unit's unmanned system .."
<chuckle>. That'll never happen. Not in a million years.
More likely outcome is that each force will build their own skynet that may or may not be based on the same technology and may or may not talk to the other force's skynets.
Under no circumstances is anyone going to hand control of their toys to the competition.
Re: @Destroy All Monsters
@ac 01:30 - Not to turn this into a civics lesson but you appear to be confusing civilian oversight with congressional approval. The US military is and always has been subject not only to civilian oversight but civilian control. That's the role of the Commander In Chief - You know, the civilian in the White House ?
Re: lies, damn lies and ...
I meant meaningless in the context of the article. Didn't think that needed saying out loud but ...
lies, damn lies and ...
Comparing the CEO against the average of their staff is meaningless because the average salary in a tech company is way higher than the general average.
Wake me when you've compared tech CEO packages (including equity) against the US median salary.
Sorry, it's Friday
A group of IBM researchers has released a Githib project that implements a homomorphic encryption system .
So we'll see an article on Fox News about how this will undermine family encryption and we should encrypt the way God intended ..
Re: Situation normal
Yeah but what type ? Formatted or streaming ?
Re: Intel has no problem...
But maybe it'll pay for Dick Fuld's legal fees as world + dog sues his incompetent ass.
Banking is full of Dick Folds .. which one are you talking about ?
Re: The next step
What the hell is a Gubbermint ?
Re: What I'd Like.
Bartow has several assistant principles so it'll take a bit of work to find out which douche is responsible.
They are :
Commandant Steven Cochran Summerlin Assistant Principal
Dan Durham, Assistant Principal of Discipline
Emilean Clemons, Assistant Principal of Curriculum
Freddie Douglas, Assistant Principal of Facilities
I grabbed these from the Bartow website (http://www.bartowhighschool.com/faculty.htm).
No way to tell who it is although there are email addresses so a politely worded inquiry might elicit a response -
My personal unscientific vote goes to Commandant Steve Cochran - The reason will be obvious if you go to the site.
@IMG - I downvoted because of this statement:-
'Doing it on school grounds should have been reason for a short suspension'
This was a kid exhibiting curiosity and you want to suspend her ?
Like most others I did stuff like this as a kid. I also did it on school grounds on 2 occasions - one of those causing a complete blackout of the entire school (don't ask). Now fortunately for me those in charge at the time believed in teaching kids and not simply minding them for a few hours and so they dragged me into a room and gave me a good bollocking .. and that was it.
In this case there wasn't even any damage so a sane reaction would have been to have a quick chat about the expected effect and possibly plan a formal and safe experiment that everyone can watch and learn from.
Re: Not interested, personally
Ah, I think you misunderstand how this will play out. It won't matter if you're interested or not. if you want to work you will comply. Simple as that.
Re: In a word...
I could also have explored a little further and read what the league admin had to say. I quote
"But for the record, I told jag he shouldn't be lazy and run the miner in a separate process,". "Rookie move."
This is not someone surprised by a piece of rogue code.
Now I don't know where you live but where I live this sort of thingis a federal offence and a sackable one as well. If this truly was the work of a lone gunman I would expect ESEA to be calling in the feds. This won't happen of course.
Re: Never heard of them (an I book a lot of hotels)
@ac 15:38 - If you'd bothered to find out what airbnb did you wouldn't have used such a catastrophically stupid title ...
Gender sensitive framework
That'd be the pink tassel on top of the pole then ...
"Republican Mike Rogers, ... expressed deep concern at how the Pentagon deal had been done without any political input."
Sitting on the select committee for intelligence clearly hasn't endowed him with any.
Mr Rogers is an ex-FBI agent so I'd be prepared to listen to him on criminal justice matters but he has no experience in national security or satellite communications technology ... so in this specific instance he's just another windbag politician.
Big +1 to the Pentagon for doing their job as they saw fit.
@obviously. The situations aren't comparable. When you buy a phone you're (generally) buying into an ecosystem of apps. Invest enough in those and, all other things being roughly equal, it makes rational sense to stick with the same handset manufacturer. This is not true for cars. There's no equivalent 'investment' in a car ecosystem.
The closest equivalent would be saying that someone with an x-box is more likely to buy a new x-box than they are to change to a PS-whatever ... Saying it like that however would be so uncontroversial that it wouldn't get the column inches. You get better press when you refer to the bloody obvious as 'tribal loyalty'
Re: Staffing NBNCo, how will it be done?
" Some people are driven by more than self-interest." Yes there are but those people do more important things than lay broadband cables. Your rhetorical attempt to conflate the NBN with organisations like medecins sans frontieres is risible.
If posts could bore ..
Dude, wtf ? Why are you simply regurgitating the original lyrics. Couldn't you at least riff on them a little in the spirit of the article ?
They're having a bash for hacks that crash ..
War games without frontiers,
Your post bored me to tears ..
Sanity at last
I'm giving this article a big +1 for injecting some sanity into the cloudgasm.
Re: Staffing NBNCo, how will it be done?
"However a lot of the people working lower on the tree are taking below-industry wages because they believe in working on a Big Infrastructure project which will change Australia."
WTF ? You have got to be kidding.
No one voluntarily works for less than they can earn elsewhere. If they're taking below industry wages it's because there are non-wage factors involved like decent hours or work life balance or something.
If anyone told you they're doing this for the good of the country they're deluding you or themselves .. or both.
To put things in perspective, they aren't curing cancer or building a Saturn 5 or ITER or LHC or anything like that. They're laying fiber optic cables. That's it.
Re: Revolutionary small payment method
@circadian. bravo .. Pity I can only upvote once ..we definitely need more class around here ..