Was I the only one ...
to read the headline, pick out 'Piccard' and 'warp drive' and assume that it was a story about Star Trek' ?
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to read the headline, pick out 'Piccard' and 'warp drive' and assume that it was a story about Star Trek' ?
the article started by asking who would bear the brunt of this. It should have started by looking at who benefits: the large consultancies. If they can remove many contractors there will be a bigger market for their overpriced people ... and, oh, it is not their workers who get most of the loot but the upper management.
I seem to remember that these same consultancies where behind IR35 in the first place.
I have seen articles describe in vague terms what this telemetry data is supposed to be, but I have not seen anyone actually reading and inspecting the data - which is encrypted when it is collected and stored on the PC prior to transmission.
Has anyone decoded what is sent by their PC ?
Until you can see it I don't think that you can really believe what you are told.
and overseas call centre staff seeing that your power use suddenly dropped on Saturday when you went away on holiday ...
for the infrastructure and main software items. Just use Open Source. There might need to be some solutions that are only available as proprietary systems, but most of what you need get for free and sleep well, don't worry about a license audit.
People will also have spent a lot of time installing them and setting them up, maybe getting some paid help. This should also be compensated - there seems to be the idea that customer time has zero value.
Other costs: getting to/from the store where they bought it, also had to return to get a refund (presumably).
I took a chisel to my card and cut the antenna - result: no contactless.
That "shooting victim" was a well-known black thug with a long rap sheet ...
UK adult population ~61 million. Number of people who voted out ~17 million, number of people who didn't vote out ~44 million. Which number is the minority?
Using that logic, we count that ~16 million (35%) voted to remain. Or number who did not vote to remain: ~45 million.
So stop pissing about and abusing the numbers.
(Me writing as someone who voted remain)
Suddenly the Labour party is starting to seem electable.
Her and May - not much to choose from is there ?
Teenagers watching porn can't screw them up any more than UK secondary school sex education does,
Nah, to really screw kids up just give them a dose of religion. I think that we should also insist on age verification for religious web sites.
"blue on blue! Nobody can read that !"
I wonder if that makes the screen illegal under the UK's disability legislation -- re those who have poor sight.
Back in the days when many CPU types were common I used to regularly port software to new hardware, no big deal. OK: I needed to get the source in good shape (proper typedefs, etc) & once I ensured that I had got rid of all warnings when compiled with the Most Fussy option. All assuming decent compilers and a known operating system - which HP have got.
So why does Oracle, apparently, have a problem ? Their database already runs on several different platforms, so it can't be that hard. Agreed: every extra platform does involve more work, but it isn't as if they don't charge enough to cover that.
I have an ongoing case against a UK based content streaming service ...
Do, please, let us know how you get on.
so why not wait a bit for the dust to settle ?
Oh, its Gartner: they make their living by puffing all sorts of reports and quietly forgetting the ones that are disasterously wrong.
Data protection and employment protection were the the reasons that tipped me over the line to vote remain - I do not trust UK governments to not play fast and loose with that, to benefit political and big business ambitions.
My head is spinning!
As is mine ... and the reason is that most of the politicians have said almost anything to get people to vote the way that they want us to; regardless of evidence or consistency with previous assertions.
They disagree even facts that should not be hard to verify; just call each other liars rather than try to agree numbers (possibly with error bars).
The result is that I will take whatever they say with a larger dose of salt than I have in the past. Seriously: when one of them pronounces on something in the future - who will believe them if they do not come out with good evidence with all the points carefully attributed to an unimpeachable source ?
Politicians have become the big losers in this campaign, it will take a long time before I trust them again.
Actually: I suspect that many have been reasonable, but (as a result) have lacked media attention and have thus been ignored. Thus I (falsely) denigrate all politicians due to the antics of a few.
But that rant does little to help me decide which way to vote. I might spoil my ballot in protest.
is that it has been exposed. A lot more like this happens but no one ever knows about them. The current spy's charter going through Parliament will make this harder to detect.
(OK: I know that this is OZ and not the UK, but cops/... are much the same the world over.)
It seems to me that the manager should have been outsourced rather than the engineer. Presumably also earning more than the engineer - so that would have resulted in an even greater saving!
how long before someone at the energy company writes a script to find those who are using less electricity than usual - so probably away on holiday - pass that info to his mate Burglar Bill.
It needs some obelisks.
Several years ago some British cider makers sold what they called 'Champagne Cider'. The EU stopped them selling that - apparently confusing with something made with grapes in North East France.
If we leave the EU will they be able to market it again ? (In the UK/world, but not the EU).
Yes: the French would complain about their sour grapes - but would we care ?
the more that I will worry that it will have MS Windows 10 style 'remote diagnostics'. Google is subject to the USA Patriot Act.
My Samsung - stopped getting updates very quickly. I contacted them and was told that they had done a study and that what I was running was optimum for me -- or some similar bollocks; they had sold it and maintaining updates cost - so why bother ?
Their ideal customer is one who wants a new 'shiny' every year.
and when they start using the A and B paper sizes like all the rest of the world.
Microsoft, knowing that the 'upgrade' to MS 10 will not work, will presumably not push the automatic upgrade out to Samsung machines. Or, maybe, if it does then MS will pay for someone to downgrade the machine again.
Oh, I thought not.
So: when we were told ''you are better off with Microsoft for their support than you are with Linux'' - what did they really mean ?
Claims that they have to rush it through because of the sunset clause are yet more lies - they could quite easily get it extended by a year or so; but that would give time for proper debate - which is not wanted.
(iii) the ability to opt out at any time - I mean really opt out, not just some link that pretends to do that and, in reality, confirms that I am reading their spam.
Presumably NASA before putting real live astronauts in this capsule will want to check that it works, is big enough, etc. I suppose that they will want to make it realistic, so are they also shipping up some plastic inflatable people for testing purposes ? I wonder what the astronauts will use them for once their testing job is done ?
Before I read the footnote I assumed that this referred to members of the mile high club.
A large part of the problem is that most people have an instinctive fear of new things - this is a good survival instinct. But it does not mean 'never touch' but 'proceed with caution'. This is what has been done by scientists who have tested them and not found them to be harmful to eat, thus we can use them for their benefits: increased yield, pest resistance, extra vitamins, ...
A large part of the problem are our vote grubbing politicians who see few votes in accepting them but don't want to lose the votes of the braying morons who call them 'frankenfoods'.
Having said that, we do need a labelling system so that the customer can make their mind up, maybe paying a premium for non GM. Something like the 'organic' tag would do nicely.
We do need to continue testing new ones; we only know that the ones that we have tested do us no harm, when shuffling genes from widely different organisms we can end up with the unexpected, in a way that millennia of selective breeding has not done.
We need to use the benefits of GM crops to help feed the world, but must realise that unless we stop population growth no amount of future GM advances will stop people going hungry.
I thought that the myth that you need to collect a name to know who is using something had been laid to rest a long time ago.
If it is truely open source, how long before someone releases it with the default to no spying \w telemetry?
and when there finding that RedHat/CentOS is supported for 10 years - which means that existing applications will not be broken by OS patches for a decade.
just like dodgy builders. The only way of stopping this is to go after the owners.
This is, I think, a civil offence otherwise they could use the 2002 proceeds of crime act.
What word does the man in the street understand ? To most 'capacitor' means nothing, but he well understands what a rechargeable battery is all about.
Not everyone here is techie enough to understand 'capacitor'.
This is what the USA govt was trying to do to Gary: shoot the messenger.
The 'crime' that they are worried about is causing embarrassment by showing that their system administrators are incompetent.
Were the patents bought to hit other companies with or to stop google being a target ? The article was not clear to me.
Then can you tell me when the next flight to Rio leaves.
Or: these days is it not Rio but Panama or somewhere else - please advise.
It looks as if there will be a contest between Trump and Clinton. Of the two Clinton would frighten me most, so I would favour Trump.
Shurely he should point out that the ultra-orthodox pastafarians believe the holy colander(*) is only to be worn at home?
In that case he does not need to wear the colander for his driving license - unless he lives in a motor-home.
Surely everyone can see that a colander is a holey item!
I would like that - it would mean that all laptop hardware would have a Linux driver that worked (or at least provided by the manufacturer, so could be improved on).
with a bit of luck this will open up phones so that it will be easier to either order them with a different OS or install one - so things like CyanogenMod will become more common and easier to install.
I am waiting for some politician to tell us that we have less to fear from this if we leave the EU, or maybe that we will be able to get them from anywhere and ignore 2,000 pages of EU rules on neutrino quality.
It would make as much sense as the other things that they are saying.
being spouted as truth by both sides of this that I am struggling to not switch the radio off when discussion starts.
This is a shame as it is important, but the 'debate' seems to be more a matter of using dubious extrapolations to beat up emotional froth. Finding hard facts or good analysis is almost impossible.
Politicians: a pox on the lot of them !
I used to use them as a DNS tag holder, but departed after yet another screw up. Some companies you learn to avoid.
to which tomatoes, spices, herbs and all manner of tasty things are added as he is slowly cooked to become a pasta sauce.
That will teach him!
that keeping it switched off keeps it secure.
I can't understand why they want to put an IMAP client in it .... it is a web browser; please stop the bloat!
just been moved to Panama