Re: Google gets the image off websiteX to display in its image search.
And *then* could put a watermark on it.
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And *then* could put a watermark on it.
Could the solution really be so simple it can be expressed in 9 words ?
Can see why I'm not a lawyer ....
it's how pendulums work ....
Funnily enough, it's hard to avoid a whiff of deja vu here, in particular:
1) The lack of a coherent (or indeed comprehensible) view of what "out" looks like
2) The repeated assertion by Brexiters of what "they" (i.e. the rest of the world) will do when Brexit happens. Meaning I either believe (for example) Obama, and the American establishment when they state their view (first hand), or I believe Boris' "explanation" of what they say.
I knew the independence campaign was rocky when Alex Salmond told his acolytes what I - and the rest of the UK would do when they got independence.
Do you *really* think that's going to happen ?
Yes. If you watch the (not as dreadful as it might have been) recent "Horizon" on anti-gravity ...
suggests that moving particles distort spacetime. Could it be that this distortion is shifting the centre of mass, and the thrust observed is the drive repositioning ?
As Josh Widdecombes' routine about paying with contactless shows.
"Where am I off to ? the future. See you there, captain chequebook ..."
How does that square with Sky and other subscription *TV* services ?
is measured in decades.
Unlike most (not all, but most) UK/US strategy which is measure in quarters (although I have worked in companies where "month-end" was a bunfight).
There was a pretty good (by current BBC standards*) documentary about quantum effects and how nature may have jumped the shark on this one ...
The way that plants extract energy from sunlight in a quantum fashion is intriguing to say the least.
*I was watching "Horizon" in the 1970s about quarks and the like, without the science-lite approach the modern age demands.
credit to NewsThump
presumably an increase of 1,900 skilled workers needs a proportionate increase in the number of cusodiet custodes ? (Or is that custodiem custodias ?|)
The philosophy (in the UK at least) that private car ownership is BAD. Hence the *deliberately* mistimed light, excessively lengthy pedestrian phases, and "bypasses" (Northfield and Selly Oak on the A38) which take longer than driving through the town (proven many times by myself).
I actually collared a project manager when the A38 bypass was being built, and commented how a simple phase change would let more cars through. He agreed and said the same point had been made to the management committee.However there was a general presumption that nothing should be done to encourage private motoring.
So, next time you find yourself in a queue where you think "if they rephased the lights, more cars would get through", you're right. But they won't.
(The fact this massively increases the pollution footprint of junctions is another tiny pinprick in the AGW hysteria. Once again, if it *really* mattered .....)
The thing is, in this future, what are people going to steal ?
Sophisticated thieves won't be interested in anything the average suburban semi has.
Smackheads would only be interested in something they can sell/trade that's easy to lift and untraceable. Given that Geolocking already locks phones based on location, how long until TVs do the same - bearing in mind stealing a modern SmartTV is particularly dumb, as the second you plug it into the internet, it can alert whoever as to its location ...
I see the move towards autonomous cars happening in discrete steps. The first will be certain roads (motorways) being designated "autonomous control permitted". When an autonomous car joins the road, the driver will be able to press the big button that lights up, and the car will take over.
To be honest I think we're almost there, as assistive technology blurs into adaptive technology.
I would suggest the cast majority of GPs (mine excepted) could start with a decent booking system.
AFAIK, ours is the only one locally which has online booking (a godsend). Seems all others insist you have to ring on the day to discover there are no appointments.
Logo ? Mission statement ? Branding hothousing and market analysis ?
Anyone else have to read that twice ?
1) I did say "a tad" - i.e. the criticism was justified, but mitigated.
2) Not really sure any El Regger should be critical of people who don't immediately click links in every article they read - even if it is El Reg.
In 2016, the amount of quality journalism around
being less than ever means it's impossible to apply critical thinking to every story and work out if it's an April Fools or not.
Until such time as the financial services sector comes up with another way to do the job of a cheque, they are here to stay.
Maybe they are cumbersome, clunky, old-fashioned, and laughable.
However they provide a unique function. The ability to transfer money to a person - not an account. As long as there is a need for such a facility, cheques are going nowhere.
I thought we threw this out in the 90's as a "useful metric" for measuring code?
It was pretty dead in the water in the 1980s, when I graduated.
I wanted to guarantee my family the protection offered by ECHR rights
You did know that the EU has nothing - absolutely *nothing* to do with the ECHR before you moved, didn't you ?
Indeed. This was one of the most striking things about the Scottish independence "debate" of 2014. Which was the sight of Alex Salmond telling everybody what *England* would do, what *the EU* would do, what *the US* would do.
I heard that on the *BBC* back in October. Although if *I* could manage to sell this "news" as exclusive research, I admit I would.
And why does anybody give a flying fuck what they think ?
With pearls of wisdom such as :
"The analyst blamed falling consumer confidence, saying worsening economic conditions – factors that had had negligible impact on smartphone sales were finally taking a toll."
No, you idiots. Smartphone sales have eased because (look around you) everybody who wants one has one (any previous slowdown would be where anybody who needs one has one).
It really is *that* simple.
cf PC sales. Everybody who wants a desktop PC has one (or two, or three). Speaking for family Page, we have had since 1996, about 6 new PCs. However, our current one was bought in 2010 (and was a 2 year old model then).
My Smartphone is a Wileyfox Swift. Bought December 2015, and should last 3-4 years. Mrs Pages smartphone is a 2 year old MotoG, and she doesn't need a replacement anytime soon either.
putting volunteer rescue workers lives in danger
"Are law enforcement officers permitted to commit other felonies whilst in pursuit of a larger crime?"
The final arbiter here, is the courts. If they allow evidence which has been illegally obtained to be presented, then the assumption is, it's "allowed". If they do not allow illegally obtained evidence, then it's not allowed.
The US has a doctrine "the fruit of the poison tree" which is a principle that illegally obtained evidence - and subsequent discoveries - are not permitted. It's a frequent plot device in shows like "Law & Order", and quite fascinating to a UKain, as there's quite a body of precedent and law around it (for example a cop is permitted to search an arrested suspect, but *only* to ensure his own safety (i.e. no hidden weapons).
Here in the UK, 99% of courts (i.e judges) have repeated made it clear they couldn't give a toss what laws may have been broken to bring a case to court. The (somewhat specious) reasoning being that to punish the state for breaking the rules would deny the individual victim in the case justice. Or, in other words (but not ones they'd like, no matter how accurate) "the end justifies the means". Personally, I subscribe to an old-fashioned notion that the law applies to all. But I know that's not really the vogue now.
UK cases where a judge has thrown out dodgy evidence are far and few between, and therefore newsworthy, The last one I can remember (so showing my age, and how shit the system is) is when the judge in the Colin Stagg trial went ballistic at the prosecutions use of tabloid-style psychobabble, and tore the CPS and Met Police a new one - very publicly.
that's it basically.
Closing courts makes sense when you reduce the criminal code, not expand it.
By the way, wasn't there a pledge sometime ago about "a new law in means an old one out" ?
What do I *Need* Windows 10 for ?
What I meant (as I suspect you knew) was that destroying the CV2 number on my card(s) reduces he risk of someone who has physical access to the card making a note of it and then using it online.
I *know* bank advice is to not hand your card to anyone. However there are a number of merchants who - for whatever reason - have engineered it so they "need" to put your card in the machine.
Normally I don't worry about being misunderstood. But I think destroying the CV2 is such a neat trick - and certainly within the skillset of an El Regger - that it needs promoting.
my hunch is contactless fraud is very low-level, if it happens at all. Mainly because it's already protected against to a certain degree by the fact that almost all card readers are overlooked by CCTV.
Bear in mind in the UK the maximum loss possible from contactless payments is £90.
And if (as I do) you destroy the CV2 number on your card, the chances of online fraud are vanishingly small.
I still have my grandfathers ax. I changed the shaft and my Dad changed the head .....
Isn't it DELETE FROM, not DELETE * FROM ?
I suspect there are some folk who would pay (I won't over-egg the claim by saying "willingly") to receive ad-free content.
Let's take El Reg, as an example. How much would we pay for an ad-free Vulture ? £12/year ? £24 ?
Either way, if it turns out that the number (and more importantly *worth*) of people who would pay to dodge ads exceeds what sites like El Reg make from advertisers, then the chill wind will blow through the world of advertising.
I return to my hobby-horse of the moment that I can't believe there are people who *pay* Sky, and STILL GET ADVERTS !!!!!! Surely if you pay for Sky, the very minimum level would be fewer, if not no, ads ?
occasionally do throw up well constructed cases which are eminently sensible and practical.
Must have been as mistake.
"Veep" is a documentary ...
You may not get where you were going, but you end up where you needed to be ...
Just tweak the satnav software to offer a random pick from the 3 top routes. This should spread the traffic out enough to realise some benefit with fuck all investment.
After all, how many people have any idea if the route the satnav has chosen is the best ?
As an aside, am I missing something, or is there no feature on any satnav where you can press a single button to say "give me the second choice route - the first is blocked". I noticed this after driving from Eastleigh to Birmingham. The motorway signs on the M3 warned the A34 was blocked. However, trying to turn off just had the satnav redirecting me *back* to the A34. No satnav/software I have seen allows you to "X" a road and circumnavigate it. Certainly not while driving :(
Of course, if the people who *build* the iPhones tried to band together to express solidarity, they'd be labelled commie bastards, and sacked.
If there's one thing worse than no principles, it's selective ones.
I have a vague memory that Roman soldiers had to buy their own kit.
"The jury is still out as to whether Universal Credit will go down as one of the major IT disasters of our time. "
Who cares what this "jury" thinks ? I know what *I* think.
Is it just me, or does this suggest a system not fit for purpose in the first place ?
Let's hope some of the employees exposed were the CEO and board of directors ...
I do price-check. Every so often, the differential between my tariff, and the cheapest makes it worth switching.
However, since 2012, when I did this, and within 2 weeks, the tariff I moved to became the most expensive, I am far less likely to switch when the difference between top-slot and my present tariff is c. £50-60 per annum.
It simply isn't worth my time.