202 posts • joined 31 Mar 2011
I'm shocked! Shocked!
To learn that an app with the sole purpose of facilitating casual sex with strangers would have a surplus of creepy guys.
Re: "I read your email ;-)"
Did he actually read the email? Or was it a simple and effective way to educate users (at least a little bit) about data security?
I can't tell if Barry is completely un-self-aware, or a brilliant meta-troll.
I hope the latter. If so, well played sir. If not, well, he probably won't understand this post anyway...
...or read it.
Re: Europeans drive shorter distances
I'm Canadian, but largely similar for driving/vehicle purchase habits.
You can stop right there for a big part of it. It's a 16 hour drive at highway speed to my sister's place (and much, much longer in snow). With several more hours past each other to the East/West borders of the province we both live in. Hell, it's 100 km just to get across the Toronto suburbs.
Yes there's a lot of city folks buy gas guzzling SUVs either as status symbols, to feel safer in a larger vehicle or just to be higher up and see what's ahead in rush hour traffic. Outside the major centres though, anyone who drives a Smart car is a moron who's not going anywhere once winter comes.
Re: Food for thought
I'll attempt to paraphrase Mr. Smith.
Money is a unit of measure.
Unfortunately, while the value of the unit was slightly variable in his time (coin clipping, etc.) in the modern age it is extremely variable. Whereas 340 years ago individual crooks clipped individual coins, now the Federal Reserve clips every single dollar on a daily basis. Economies of scale! (No I'm not arguing for a return to the gold standard)
Re: Peak Whale Blubber
Thumbs for that. I must now endeavour to incorporate this into conversation regularly. Regardless of the actual topic, it's just too good not to use.
The last time we heard something like this...
...vague promises of changing the world accompanied by glowing praise and financing from all kinds of tech related bigwigs and business...
...we got Segway scooters.
"That's like Barack Obama asking me for a loan."
With US federal debt an unfunded liabilities closing in on $125T I found that quote amusing.
Still, while I'm skeptical overall, there is some merit to the argument that LHM may want investors because they're looking at a spinoff as it would be very much non-core business. They'll just hold onto the patents for any custom materials developed.
Shareholder is not synonymous with investor
Investors and speculators are both shareholders but their interests are often mutually exclusive. There tend to be fewer speculators but they're usually louder and more often the ones being catered to.
Related: If the execs are pushing EBIDTA numbers as the headline rather than a footnote, SELL! Someone is trying to obscure the real health of the company
Re: Free Speech?
Well, let's see, they could have deleted the post from their privately owned website but chose not to. What was your point?
Heh.So basically saying 'Here be dragons'.
I approve this nod to ancient map making tradition.
3 billion dollars...1
...worth of fraud.
Another 6 billion lawsuit settlements and 12 in lawyers fees?
No wonder Lowe's shares are up lately.
Re: crushed waste, from the ground rock.
The word you're looking for is sand.
...the iWatch is just an undersized PlayBook with a wristband attached.
Re: Added to my Lexicon of Useful Phases
That and "policy-based evidence-making tricks".
Re: You've got it exactly backwards.
"A real solution would be to start with making different political choices: the state taking charge...and actively mandating how we live our lives."
What could possible go wrong?
When in all of human history has that approach had a result other than going disastrously wrong on an epic scale?
Nothing is more adverse to change, more inclined to treat symptoms not problems, to cover up problems and mistakes, and to punish whistle blowers, than government. The most sure fire way to prevent resolution of any problem is to give responsibility for dealing with it to people whose pay depends on the problem continuing to exist, and whose position & advancement on it continuing to get worse.
"The participants in those events clearly could not tell right from wrong. "
They knew (both the looters on the streets and the ones in office), they just don't care, and not just about right or wrong either.
So many people don't care anymore, that, even those of us that still care in the choices of our own actions, lean more and more to the sentiment captured by Mr Flugennock above.
Will work wonders for the wife too.
Re: It's not as bad as...
Still in business:
To paraphrase Ron Swanson
Soya is the food that my food eats.
Re: As long as...
"'Top 5%' is fine"
No, actually, it's not (and no I'm not one of them.)
This years top 5% usage is next year's average usage. It's their best indication of how much infrastructure they need to be installing.
Kneecapping the leading edge today leads directly to greater and ever increasing congestion tomorrow. Retransmissions caused by packet collisions count towards billable data overage.
It's not about making 5% pay today, it's about making 95% pay next year.
Re: I'd love to...
No need to sort. Name topic of the week on Monday, then draw a random submission on Friday.
It's a fact up here and will be down there soon enough.
Most Canadians still love our universal care of course but the political landscape will shift when it's the Baby Boomers that start getting told No instead of their parent's generation.
I don't doubt the desk jockeys that turn people down now would love to hand off the responsibility/blame to a machine.
Re: We know, you know.
That's the whole point.
Just like oddball job interview questions. It's not about what you answer, it's about how.
Re: how easy it was to speak to people without starting a fight.
Only because the local team won that day. Try avoiding one as an outsider when the local team loses.
Yes, actually, carriers WILL love it
Highest monthly bundle plan available from any carrier here has a 6GB cap. Anything over that will cost you extra and it's not cheap. Of course, if enough people use their mobile for torrents the bandwidth will quickly saturate, which means more collisions and more retransmissions, which means even more billable usage. I see a big uptick in the incidence of 4 and 5 digit bills in the near future.
Re: Why never any employees
Probably because that would require consent and most people don't like having their pictures taken by strangers.
So much wrong with this.
But losing DHCP whenever the internet connection goes down?
Show of hands, how many people never have more than one device on their LAN?
Re: On porn?
If anyone you know IRL even knows you have a Twitter account, much less your user name, you're doing it wrong.
I thought all of the images on Instagram were "Sickening and Obscene"
No, that's Pinterest.
and a lot more Indian food.
Re: more of Katarina please!
Sounds like the police should be getting a warrant for your HDD any day now.
Re: Store designs from hell
The Ikeas I've been in, left side of the walkway is the interior walls, so no, that won't work.
Formatting of the poll is messed up from 2.4 onward. All text at top of each section and all selection bullets below undifferentiated.
Based on her preferred engraving, I'm guessing she'll be carrying her phone in her front pocket and set to vibrate.
3M is just for the medical zone, another 8M just for shopping. Offices, residential, etc. or an overall total are all unspecified in the article.
I'm no fan of what Google has become, but Orlowski is out to lunch on this one. The onus of right-to-be-forgotten should be on the publisher/host of the information, no just on the biggest (of several) search engines.
They're approaching 60,000 requests so far. Probably about to get a surge due to the publicity around this story. There's no possible way for them to properly evaluate public interest for each request.
So either they leave them all up or take them all down. If they leave them up they'll be taken to court over hundreds if not thousands of them. On the extreme low end, if even 1% of current requests are contested if left up, they'd be looking costs approaching 50 million in lawyers fees. The only rational response is to take them all down.
Time, not frequency
I used to work for a telecom satellite firm and we would often get interference from unknown locations. By finding the same signal (at much lower power) on other satellites in nearby orbital slots, it was possible to triangulate the location from the time difference in when variations of the signal were observed on the different birds.
In this case, if the source material was recorded with an accurate timestamp, or on a device they had a reference timestamp for, then they would only need a few points, not thousands, on the grid to get pretty close. Maybe a block or two. Once you're in the ballpark, other techniques are a lot less work to be more exact if necessary. For a whistle blower interview though. it would probably just be a matter of looking at a map, seeing a hotel in the search zone and checking the credit cards used that day.
Re: and so, ad infinitum
Just to clarify, were you searching from an EU based Google.* ? As the filters are not being applied to Google.com .ca etc
And how much would it cost Google for lawyers and administration to individually dispute each and every one of those 50,000 (and counting) requests?
That's why they're letting the authors/publishers know. So they can choose to fight their individual cases if they want. There's no way even Google could afford to do so for all of them without going bankrupt.
I'd expect it more in medium than large places actually.
The biggest outfits I've dealt with have all tended to be tightly locked down, one or two sizes fit all, even 1/2 the IT folks don't have admin rights on their own desktops, type places.
Mid-size on the other hand are more likely to give (some) staff the ability to install whatever they like as they would at home while having a much harder time policing what that ends up being, compared to a small shop where the IT department is Bob down the hall.
Re: scaled-down representation of the structure
Didn't US Airways already do that recently?
My experience with social media invites from technically-disinclined friends and relatives is they've unwittingly authorized the site to spam not just everyone in their address book, but everyone who's been CC'd by a 3rd party in any saved email, or any address in their sent folder.
As for business Twitter, it's useful for announcements in a less spammy way than email. Odds are clients don't visit a business website except when they want something. So information there is only ever seen by those who already have cash in hand or a complaint. Title of themed sale announcement/new product line/etc. + shortened URL if they want details should easily fit in 140 characters.
Looking at Google.ca
In spite of having this appended to the bottom of the 1st page.
"In response to a legal request submitted to Google, we have removed 6 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read more about the request at ChillingEffects.org"
Said 1st page still includes links to US retailers.
So yes, as a matter of principle, it does seem odd that Equustek seems to be pursuing this only indirectly and only in Canadian, not US courts.
However, as a practical matter, how many legacy PLCs are out there that need an ethernet adapter but have not yet got one in the last ~15 years? How many of that pool (shrinking as outdated equipment is replaced/manufacturing leaves the country) would Equustek have to sell to at $500-1500/unit to cover legal costs in the slower and more expensive US court system and still turn a decent profit on them?
Re: No sympathy.
The conviction stands because the specifics of the case didn't match what was being argued and the online laws aren't as well written as their equivalent meatspace laws (which have been refined by a couple centuries of Common Law precedents)
The police thought they didn't need a warrant to search a folder shared publicly on the internet.
That sounds reasonable to me. To use your analogy, they wouldn't need a warrant if I left an axe embedded in a body on my front lawn.
The court decided they should have had got a warrant anyway. I think that's more restrictive than necessary in this specific case where there's clear probable cause and the evidence is public. The current law for online searches is written more broadly than this case, however, so this is far preferable than not having adequate constraints for searches.
It certainly won't make it worse.
I think the stretch target is 15 minutes.
Of possible interest for such an endeavour:
Modular Robotics http://www.modrobotics.com/
Pretty much what it says on the tin. Of the 2 product lines their Cubelets are probably best suited for a quick introductory and very hand-on type session.
I'm telling you
it's those damned sand trout.
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