Translation: We're good at hiding the ways we spy on users, for our own protection.
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Translation: We're good at hiding the ways we spy on users, for our own protection.
The real question will be who will be his Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice?
In keeping with his pathological need to be inconsistent, they'll have to be non-American citizens. Vladimir Putin and Andrea Leadsom would be my guess.
That's what Pokey-whatever reminds me of. When I bought my first handheld GPSr for use when hiking, I did some geocache hunting to get familiar with its use. Bo-ring! Is anyone still doing geocaching? Pokey will likely go the same way.
The one with the Garmin in the pocket.
Current events and the leading candidates in the presidential race are proof there is No God But His Noodly Goodness.
Funny how they find time to interrogate the FBI director and Atty General, but can't seem to pass legislation to halt the spread of the Zika virus. Thinking it over, maybe pre-empting Congress isn't such a bad idea. As long as we don't have to keep paying them.
The hope by some that Clinton's use of a private email server would somehow provide a silver bullet to kill her candidacy has however died.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Angry House Republicans are announcing plans to investigate FBI Director James Comey's decision against pressing criminal charges for Hillary Clinton over her handling of classified emails. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Comey's decision defies explanation and leaves many questions unanswered. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee called Comey to testify on Thursday, and the Judiciary panel announced that Attorney General Loretta Lynch would appear next week.
The GOP has to keep this in the news so Trump can use it against Clinton. Fox News [sic] will trumpet it and the Trumpettes will eat it up. GOP Congress-critters can't see what's coming. If you believe what he says, a Trump presidency will render both houses of Congress redundant, because Trump "has a very good brain" and he will make his own decisions. He don't need no stinking advice and consent.
That said, Clinton was reckless and that's not a good prerequisite for a president either.
Fortunately, the vast majority of Reg readers see through the Kardashian business. But they wouldn't be so widely known if a large segment of America's population didn't track their every movement, and the possible puns are intended.
This paper about the negative influence of the K Klan on American culture is an indictment of that culture as well. That's what People Who Care About These Things should be looking at. Is it surprising that the Kardashian phenomenon exists within the same time and space as Trump's presidential candidacy, or the rising number and scope of mass shootings?
Don't oversimplify and say the entire country is sick; not everyone loves the Kardashians, Trump or AR-15 rifles.Two out of three are getting way more media attention than they deserve though. How many Americans have been seduced by these false prophets with big butts and big mouths? The student's thesis is a springboard for a necessary discussion, so I'm glad to see it. Yeah, maybe studying sociology is "easier" than learning to code, but that doesn't make it any less valuable. Sooner or later you have to get up from your keyboard and walk out into the real world.
As long as eBay and El Reg render well, what else matters?
Our menu has REAL Food, cooked just the way you like it. Want extra cheese on your Penne Rosa? How about spinach in your Japanese Pan Noodles? No problem. Each dish is cooked to order. So go ahead, get creative. The possibilities are endless!
How about a big debit in your bank account? No problem.
You all are complaining because when you ticked the "X" it went ahead and installed the Wonderful Windows 10 anyway. Did you forget that "X" is the Roman numeral for "10?"
Next you'll be telling us you expect your car to stop when you push the brake pedal. Where's the adventure in that?
If you were educated in the UK I think the nation has a much bigger problem than "imagrants" sucking up "benifits."
I personally experience gravity waves whenever I consume too much of what's in the icon accompanying this comment.
Then we fix the problem.
"This complaint is not about what ISIS's messages say"
IOW, ISIS doesn't kill people. Facebook, Google and Twitter kill people.
Popular video streaming sites, such as Hulu, insist on Flash.
Pandora, too. A real shame.
Hope the Reg can re-run some of his work over the coming months.
Published job requirements sometimes snowed me. Having "experience" with some obscure markup language (there were others before HTML) in no way proved you could do anything useful with it. And most of the requirements were subjects a dab hand could pick up in a day or less. But being unable to parse actual ability, corporate drones created arbitrary hurdles to thin the pack. If you cleared them, presumably it was your looks or your tie that got you in, because for many contracts I never was asked to present completed work; it was all blah-blah-blah.
LinkedIn and the other social (?) media hurdles you poor working stiffs have to endure today are simply extensions of The Way We've Always Done It. MS ownership of LinkedIn is a problem, but LinkedIn is only a symptom of a deeper problem within the tech community: Pointy-haired bosses and clueless HR types looking for hiring shortcuts and hoping for the best.
You really have no clue what you are talking about.
Okay, there have been a lot of murderous regimes. Please read my second post. What makes Nazi Germany stand alone is that they're the regime most often used in comparison with whatever the current speaker doesn't like -- but can't adequately define and thus he or she falls back on that comparison.
I certainly meant no disrespect for any other group that suffered under any other brutal regime; accusing me of doing so or not having a clue about human capacity for evil is a pretty weak argument in itself. You could have made your point very well without going ad hominem. Perkins used Nazi pogroms as his example, and that's what I responded to. But thanks for the history lesson.
Pol Pot and Stalin were just as evil; so was Pinochet, though he had a smaller scope to work with. Thing is, Pol Pot, Stalin, Pinochet, Idi Amin and the rest are not held up for comparison. Hitler and the Nazis are, and too frequently. Comparing anything going on in this country today to that lot is an affront to those who suffered under them. Surely no 1-percenter is at risk of anything coming from Occupy that even approaches the Holocaust. We need to be careful to keep history in perspective. Saying Occupy is akin to Nazi pogroms is essentially suggesting the pogroms were nothing more than a few Nazis doing some street theater.
Didn't get along with Fiorina? A+
Comparing "Occupy" to Nazi pogroms? FFFFFF
IMO, Hitler and the Nazis stand alone in their brutality and inhumanity. Any attempt to compare any current group or event with him and them tells me the person doing so has no grasp either of history or whatever it is they're attacking.
Furthermore, amassing great wealth is no sure indicator of moral or intellectual superiority. Ladies and gents, I give you Donald Trump.
Too bad Perkins had to go out that way.
Voted for Oldfield because his was the only musician's name I recognized.
except Florida where we have 100% stupid
I beg your pardon, Dad.
Henceforth I shall call the
Internet internet "SOT," out of respect for that great statesman and techno-explainer (note obligatory hyphen), the late Ted Stephens, former senator from Alaska. SOT, of course, stands for "System Of Tubes," which is easier to understand than I internet, which sounds like something you'd use to catch fish on a small pond.
The one with the Redneck Dictionary in the pocket.
Yes, sad, but it was the time someone called me thinking they were calling Tech Support. Use your imagination.
Will the time between Monday and Pubday pass 5-9% faster?
I have no idea if the First Nations casinos have an online gambling presence, not being a gambler myself.
According to http://500nations.com/Quebec_Casinos.asp
There are no First Nation casinos in Quebec, but there are two poker rooms located in the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake and licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission: Four Aces Poker and Snakes Poker Club. The Kahnawake Mohawk Territory is a reserve of the Mohawk people located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada across from Montreal.
That jammer of his really works!
Bring back the bloody phone booth.
For a place like LA County, it's the cooling, and for LA County that's saying something since they have pretty intense cooling needs:
Maybe the smartest move is to move LA? If the planet is heating up for whatever reason, insisting on living in increasingly inhospitable environments makes no sense.
With any luck, the Street View car wasn't the only camera in the area and the perp will be identified. That person's name will be trending at the local jail. Arson is nasty anywhere, but especially in dehydrated, fire-prone California. Next time, fool, get it off on Twitter.
We've got a vulture running for president. But if he's elected, migratory birds will be gunned down as they enter U.S. airspace.
The one with Sibley's Guide in the pocket.
Sure they are. And there's a war on Christmas, too.
In 2000 a contractor hired me to do Dell consumer tech support at a big call center. ME had just come out and some customers had 98SE and coupons for a free upgrade. Which often didn't go well. We were supposed to maintain an 18-minute average. If a call went past that, even if you were on the right track, a 'roamer' came creeping around to harass you. The roamers were usually people who couldn't do decent call work, but rather than fire them they turned them into major annoyances. There were a few nights where I thought a rep was going to get medieval with a roamer who wouldn't stay away. Then one day, the calls stopped coming. I had a 65-mile one-way commute -- fortunately I didn't relocate! -- and after showing up several times only to be told to wait to punch in, I gave it up. But I learned a lot about PCs, and built my own the next time I needed one. Dude, I never got a Dell after that!
Assuming NSA is busy elsewhere.
Is what happens when you're distracted by fighting off government intrusion.They're coming at us from all sides.
If he'd chosen richard51.
The one with The Pot of Gold in the pocket.
Wow, they finally showed up. No nasty ones and the Azerbaijan time thing got dropped. Guess I'm not on MS's Priority list for updates. Got asked to update IE11 again. Skipped that one, too.
My laptop is set for WU notifications but manual-only installation. The OS checks every morning when I take it out of Sleep mode. Every time MS releases a raft of updates, as now, it takes a couple of days before I see them, whether "Important" or not. Yesterday (Tuesday) all I got was an update to Windows Defender's pattern files and the usual update to IE 11. As I've never even started IE on this WIN 7 SP1 machine, it must contain an earlier version of IE. You'd think the updater would see that, unless the security update also contains an IE-version update.
Here's something else I don't understand. The package sizes of the IE 11 updates vary 10-30 MB up and down, week to week. Given I've never installed any, I don't get why the sizes keep changing. Maybe once I unleashed that one it would see all the precedents were missing and tie me up for days getting IE 11 installed and up to date. Never gonna happen.
I'd like to know how they came up with that number. If people aren't seeing ads and aren't clicking on them, how can you know they wouldn't just click to another site in frustration if they had to view the ads?
Content providers, you need to wise up. If you keep stuffing our bandwidth with crap we don't want to see, you may lose it all. And few will weep.
Doesn't sound that fast. He should have shifted into fifth gear and kept going.
Wrote a longer reply but some &^%#@! Captcha lost it. WTF Reg? Here's the short version: Set Windows Update to check automatically but let you choose which to install. I find it checks first thing after I wake up my slow HP ProBook in the morning and there's no effect on system performance. I choose the Important ones I need (don't need Malicious S/W Removal or IE updates as not used).
Sure hope this Captcha stuff is an anomaly.
Microsoft is giving me something I actually want!
If you set up a stand and handed out free beer you'd have a line of people waiting for a pint. You probably could call that a success, too. Try making a go out of opening a pub and actually charging for the stuff. When people have to start paying for Win 10 the only way they'll be able to move it is by forcing OEMs to install it on new kit.
Money well spent, then. The only "security" is for corporations that make expensive toys the cops can't live without.
But the IPO did!
are the gods of our times. It's too bad so much of humanity is unable to appreciate what gifts they bring to us.