signals intelligence angle ?
Smoke signals ?
1851 posts • joined 5 Mar 2010
Smoke signals ?
Every time the government (of any stripe) has wanted more data, and people protest, I have pointed out that my stance is the opposite. Give it to them. Give them EVERYTHING. And then watch them learn about "signal to noise ratio".
They may have already reached the point where they simply cannot process the data they *do* have. Let alone more.
As things stand, it's a fair suggestion that simply by dint of the volume of data they are slurping, they are missing more than if they actually did some legwork.
Maybe animal rights activism ? Nothing *illegal* (but it might be)
How about campaigning against TTiP ? Again, not *illegal*. But people who protest are probably more likely to be terrorists ?
Pro life ?
Pro choice ?
Stop the War ? Almost definitely.
The problem - and fears - about having these powers is not having them now. It's (still) having them in 10 years time. When voting Green, or UKIP is a "terrorist" offence.
There is no recorded instance in history of the state giving itself more and more powers over it's people that hasn't ended - eventually - with the guillotine working overtime, or the bodies swinging from the lamp-posts.
Since a broad definition of diary doesn't actually mandate the medium, it's a good use IMHO.
Diarist : one who keeps a diary (whether public or private)
Diary : a recorded collection of a persons opinions and experiences, usually segmented by days.
Given the penetration of the internet, the latter phrase would be assumed to include online diaries too.
what's wrong with the proper word ?
is the league table of open cams - assuming the ration of open/secured cams is fairly location independent then:
France (?): 2058
Curious as to why France - with a vaguely similar population to the UK has 4x as many unsecured cams, for a start. And the Netherlands, with a quarter the UKs population, but 3x as many cams ?
I really need to get out more.
If these "terrorists" come from the same stock as the shoe bomber, underpants bomber, and muppets who thought LPG was somehow high explosive, then I'm hardly going to be shaking in my boots.
However, we have to keep up the hyperbole, or we can't control the masses.
Not only have the hotel backtracked (so much for principles and integrity) but also left the fate of the initial £100 fine in doubt ... I can't tell from reading this article.
A hotel that "fined" a couple £100 for leaving critical comments on a travel review website will stop making the charge, trading standards officers say.
Tony and Jan Jenkinson posted the negative comment on Trip Advisor after being unimpressed with the one night they spent at the Broadway Hotel in Blackpool.
The couple, from Whitehaven, later had £100 charged to their credit card.
The hotel manager has not been available for comment.
Blackpool Trading Standards, which has been investigating, said it has now spoken to the hotel's management, who have agreed not to levy these fines in the future.
occasionally got it right, but overall was a complete arse
which would have been to offer discounts for positive reviews.
If your first reach is the stick, expect to get beaten, as my Grandad would have said if he'd made it up.
and when he does, we'll find him"
(apologies to the Blues Brothers)
If anyone is *relying* on the STARTTLS to provide encryption, then they are (a) thick, or (b) so young as to not know the history of email systems and how a lot of features are optionally-supported extensions to the RFCs.
For myself, if I didn't encrypt it, then it's not encrypted, and would have been treated as such in terms of content.
827 people have died during or following police contact since 2004. Families have struggled hard for justice, encountering multiple failures and police collusion from the IPCC. Why is police accountability failing in this most serious of issues?
and less than 100 in terrorist attacks.
I know who I'm more afraid of.
Actually, research by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam war showed that if you identify - and isolate - the small number of "leaders", the remaining prisoners are incredibly easy to control - requiring much less [skilled] manpower which can then be sent to the front.
IIRC it was roundabout 5% or 1 in 20. And they were quite easy to spot ....
can I take
1) derisory fine
2) nothing really bad
but there's very little available for "free" on Prime. Considering it's costing me something, I don't like paying more.
There is a massive gap in the market for a business which takes a *single* payment, and then allows access to NetFlix, Prime, BlinkBox, Sky and all the other Johnny-come-lately "exclusive content" providers. Which I would pay.
Otherwise torrent are thataway ---->
typewriters, couriered documents, and meetings in ad hoc cafes is the way to go.
Grindr, Tinder ... Docker
or Thriller in Manila, as the ECJ ruling slams headfirst into the opposing (and equal ?) judge from the US supreme court that Google cannot infringe US citizens right to free speech ...
note to El Reg: We need a popcorn icon :)
but no biology
TBH I have no idea how menstruation is controlled. Which is why I posed the question. Although the 28-day nature of it does suggest lunar involvement.
Of course, once they are out of earth orbit - and away from the cyclic gravitational pull of the moon, we have no idea how - or if - menstruation would work.
So in that sense, there's valuable science to be learned here.
My bet is that scientists will discover there's a weird backup system in place.
I would downvote you for casual stereotypical misogyny, but then your post did cause a scientific question, so I guess it's evens.
...who doesn't seem to know that face-recognition unlock is a standard Android offering ?
Along with similar (or more) from Google, et al ....
This is why I am unmoved by the government data grab ... they will drown in trivia - and miss the important stuff.
I was only trying to remember how much I paid for the 128 *K*B I needed to upgrade my Amstrad 1512 to a 1640. Pretty certain it was around £30 and that was cheap (as a mate had <cough> acquired some from his sandwich placement.
it's not todays spooks we need to worry about.
for a domestic router which effectively runs off a whitelist to prevent dodgy apps phoning home.
At the end of the day, I'd guess 80% of netizens probably access <1% of the net. Facebook, email, news, banking, shopping, Amazon, eBay, Twitter and a handful of other sites.
Much safer to risk some inconvenience, than allow unfettered access to the web.
Almost a reverse net version of a Truecall box .....
30 years ago the state attitude was that "terrorists are criminals".
now we seem to have made a mistake in logic and say
"criminals are terrorists" ...
Didn't engineers at NASA conclude Concorde was a bigger engineering challenge than Apollo ? Particularly having to slow the air intake from supersonic to still over 4 metres ?
Anyway, well done everyone !
the Holodeck inches closer ....
"the UK" really means "London and the South East"
More people have been to the Moon, than the bottom of the ocean (Mariana Trench).
require extraordinary proof ....
before your very eyes.
We're on a tech site here, so have a fairly good grasp of the issues involved. That leaves the other 95% of society (who, for better or for worse have been allowed the vote) who, when pressed, would probably tell you that Encryption is in New Jersey, and no one made salted hashes like Grandma.
If people like Comey raise the "encryption is bad" meme, and use it in proximity to words like "child porn", "paedophiles", "terrorists", "islamist" enough times, he might just get enough support to get his way.
Funnily enough MrsPage and I watched (for the first time) "The Men Who Stare at Goats" last night.
Although we had a good chuckle at the "New Age Army", it was hard to forget the films opening statement ... "More of this is true than you would believe".
Top film, btw.
if one of the utility companies surreptitiously turned everyones 'stat up by one degree ....
Furthermore, the process to turn that print into a useable copy is sufficiently complex that it’s highly unlikely to be a threat for anything other than a targeted attack by a sophisticated individual
A process that could be easily devolved to a 3D Printer - which are hardly like rocking horse shit.
If there's an incentive, things will be made simple. Look at the grunts who skim cards, using quite high tech.
is a "square sausage sandwich"
why did I have this memory of Gareth Hunt, offering everyone a coffee ?
a keyring with dozens of TFA token generators to carry around.
I can see the improvement already.
you know, like we do ? £10 a pop ?
Here's another "Horizon" I remember ... Prof. Richard Dawkins (yes, that one) demonstrating how evolution could be modelled with simple programs - he even talked the viewer through one he had written. And I'm pretty sure it wasn't HTML ....
I was using "cable" as a (admittedly lazy) shorthand for "not network".
and the content is dumbed down beyond belief.
No one under 40 would believe that I learned about Quarks, and the like from a "Horizon" broadcast in the mid-70s (I was 10) on a Saturday afternoon as an alternative to "Grand(fucking - I hated sport)Stand".
A few weeks later there was another Horizon, about the discoveries of ancient humanoid fossils causing scientists to conclude mankind had been around closer to 12,000,000 in some form, rather than the 2,000,000 they believed up to then.
You just never see anything like this nowadays. However you will see loads of pretty shots of sunsets, or mountain ranges, usually with the pretty boy* presenter (Brian Cox) looking upwards, as the camera crew try out their new spinny gear.
*Exceptions made for Alice Roberts though <swoon>.
ITYM US *network* domination. You know. NBC, CBS, Fox (except "House M.D.").
US cable quality has been growing at a frenetic rate. The Wire, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, The Shield, House of Cards.
Hell those are the ones the Mrs and I have watched. There's plenty more which aren't to our taste, but which get shedloads of *critical* praise (as opposed to viewing figures).
it's as far as it'll go for now.
There's everything wrong with the TV Business though. From risk-averse "executives" through to a desire to monetize everything.
The current car-crash that is BBC license fee, VM subscription, Sky Subscription (even if you have VM,. as "Sky Atlantic" is out of your reach), Netflix, Amazon Prime, Blinkbox, [contd page 92]. With loads of middlemen trying to get at your wallet.
If Apple can deliver a single subscription model, that gives me access to all the content I want - even if it's no cheaper than aggregating the individual packages - then I may become a fanboi.
No problem of course. You use the big fat VM pipe to <cough> acquire what you need.
after YES, because of all the subsidies from rUK ?
Has anyone got the calculations of the rebate the rUK will get per capita, if there is a YES vote ? You know. All that extra money you told us you were spending in Scotland you are now not ?
Or is it all bullshit ?