Re: Any worst than by the NSA or any other ... agency
Of course! No economic espionage here!...I know because the gov said
410 posts • joined 31 Mar 2011
Of course! No economic espionage here!...I know because the gov said
"...consumer market has been essentially wiretapped by a foreign-owned company? That's a little bit on the distressing side."
Any worst than by the NSA or any other foreign gov agency?
"Phones all do basically the same things"
Agreed. It took me years to justify banishing my Nokia 6120 to the glove-box. My most recent phone is a Galaxy S3 I bought for 45$ CAN (new in box) a few months back. I'd much rather be free of any contracts and have the extra few hundred bucks in my pocket, than take 8 megapixel selfies or whatever.
"In the 70s and 80s. Digitizing tablet. The pen worked with a special tablet rather than the screen, though it had simple pressure sensor capability."
I used to love my Koala Pad!
Sure thing federales "Say hallo to my little friend!"
It's a sad state of affairs when my mom actually reversed her stance on "if you have nothing to to hide...etc" and apologized for suggesting I might be a tinfoiler. I'm sure the recent events in the old world, and the idiots in office (CAN/US incl) are not going to help one bit.
I have absolute confidence in the technology, IT works as advertised, if you know what the fuck you are doing. The problems arise when the users do not either understand, or they ignore it's limitations, or are sold bullshit dreams by people who should know better.
Somewhat like this maybe?
(/^\) -Hi! look at me!
\ | /
Gave it my best shot.
SpaceX has finally expanded upon, and taken NASA's (also Soviets +others) achievements to the next level, something pesky geopolitics and politicians have stagnated for decades. Even though they smashed their rocket, just hitting the barge seems like a win to me, I seem to recall some Gemini, Apollo and especially Soyuz (23?) landings to be seriously +dangerously off target.
...but all other problems aside, I would just like to know how many credits a frigg'n docking computer costs. I could have filled a warehouse with the number of joysticks I smashed for my C64 after failed docking attempts.
SinTaxes Alcohol, tobacco
As a Canadian living a 20 minutes drive from a prosperous indian reserve, I feel lucky to be able to avoid those taxes. My carton of smokes costs me only 12$CAN, as opposed to north of 90$CAN in town, and the bottle of whiskey is about half price (though I'm pretty sure this is an illegal sale here in Ontario). That aside I'm quite sure I've already contributed enough though various ridiculous taxes and fees to fund a lung or liver replacement, should the need arise to use our great public
waiting healthcare system here in the great white north.
Agreed, I have a MS-branded mouse that I got back in 1999-2000 or so, it's outlasted (with the odd cable soldering job) every Dell/HP/Logitech I've had since.
Reminds me of Jebbadia Sprinfield. Everyone knows embiggened is a perfectly chrommulent word.
The only people who care about this type of stuff are the race-baiters (or gender-baiters) that rant on tumblr posts about how unfair the world is. I assume the HR department at most global corps. generally hire based on merit (although MS might have seriously screwed up with the win8 team). The rabid politically correct need to find a new past time.
"The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) was designed to probe the distant galaxy looking for black holes"
I just read the first line and thought, cool. I'll let SI units slide.
"..all reasonable measures to ensure the ad had been targeted at viewers who were 18 years old or above"
But yet it was still posted online. Add this to the fat book of 'why Hollywood is woefully out of touch with reality' facts, or "Hollywood doesn't give two shits" facts, I bet they still think 8 year olds never stay up past 9:00pm as well.
Wrapping every in booze for the last 2 weeks seemed to work just fine for me, until this morning that is.
Ahhh... the DynaTAC series, the only thing I remember of those phones was my mom's complaints to my father over the 4500$ cost (his only excuse for having one amounted to 'but all my coworkers are getting one!'), at least it got her off my back for dumping 800$ on an 85mb HDD instead of a car. Hard to remember sometimes how expensive tech toys were back in the '80s.
I imagine like most MS products v 1.0 through v 3.0 will be completely counterproductive (or just non functional), although it may result in more Spanish speakers brushing up on their English and vice versa, which can't be a bad thing.
First result is:
Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2014 | TorrentFreak
Clearly Google gives zero fucks about the MPAA. BTW, IMO http://kickass.so/ is much better than TPB
No matter what happened, progress will be had, unfortunately these guys+families are paying for it.
Will Apple file for a patent on 'gay mobile' and 'generally gay' tomorrow?
...of coarse should be to construct a large badger.
Mine's the one filled with elderberries.
but I doubt SAP and Oracle would have convinced many Romans they were relevant or useful.
I'm not so sure. Oracle would probably be able to provide some kind of overpriced slave tracking/trading solution, and I bet Larry Ellison would have gotten on just fine with the likes of Caligula or Nero.
I'll get my tunic..
I frequently commute from Kingston to Toronto, if I had found this T-800 precursor along the highway I would have scooped it up and FedEx'd it to Mexico for proper disposal (pretty sure that's where Sarah Connor is hiding out).
Pics or it didn't happen!
...but I'm pretty sure the writer made a mistake and should have wrote "4Chan.org/b". I just checked a few minutes ago and there are dozens of threads about this on both /b and /pol
This probably should have been the message app of choice in the movie "Idiocracy".
"Some of these devices, in particular tablets, will also come with Office or a one-year subscription to Office 365." So is this a feature, or a bug?
Oops, forgot to say 202 080km of coastline, obviously I'll outsource The Rockies!
All 202 080km of it. See you guys in 2050.
"Couldn't they just go down to HomeDepot and hire a couple of Mexicans with a van?"
That's the plan. They'll also buy some pens and paper. The Mexicans will have the backlog of docs out of the way in no time. Then let the bureaucratic crawl begin anew!
Gives me some itchings of Hugh Howey's Silo series...
...Alastair Reynolds, Century Rain for me.
".... or will the batteries be precharged...."
Only enough charge is added to lift off and get up to the initial 8000m or so. The reason the aircraft starts its slow descent at sunset, is due to the increased power required to keep aloft the weight of all the excess energy collected during the day. /Stephen_Fry
" It's all going to end in man eating, radioactive sand-sand squid I'm telling you."
More like Tremors then? Good thing Curiosity is pack'n that laser.
Step 1. glue 100 000 (or about) of these MFCs on panels
2. Add bacon smell/taste
3. Release my dogs
4. Dog food powered house
I cannot see how anything could possibly go wrong.
My thoughts exactly. My Lenovo ThinkPad not only cost less, it runs win 7/linux duel boot, 500GB storage, and has about the same screen size. Granted it might be a bit heavier, and not look as cool, but on the road I can work and play. I view these an acceptable trade-offs.
@AC, ".. but via a different route"
The current owner of (random_area_code) 867-5309 is going to be pissed. Everyone I know (from my 80s generation anyway), all use the "Jenny number" when asked for their mobe number.
"The UK government has launched a new campaign aimed at changing attitudes to online security among consumers and small businesses, dubbed Cyber Streetwise."
Huh, being the UK and all, I figured they would have passed legislation (based on one horror story) called 'Cyber Streetwise', then prosecuted those who did not comply. That said, here in Canada things are not much better.
For years I have had mismatched socks. I always blamed a gnome or elf (could not be my perfect hounds!) This gnome has been stalking me for years, 'You're crazy!' they all said. Now, I am vindicated and will sleep soundly for once.
The following is the offenders profile I forwarded to the authorities:
Step 1. Steal socks
Step 2. Steal panties
Step 3. ?????????
Step 4. Profit
They should have listened.
"It is expected that Metro apps – meaning those downloaded from the Windows Store – will be allowed to run on the classic Windows desktop."
Great, so MS is bringing back those shitty widgets from Vista, but now they are asking you to pay for them. Hell might as well resurrect Clippy as well!
China most likely will succeed, only after they've ripped off the research from the west and the US finally goes completely broke.
'BTW, the first person who says 'consensus' loses the argument, K?
'consensus''consensus''consensus''consensus''consensus'! Rats, well, I didn't feel like arguing today an anyway.
/* brainfuck.Xe -- a Brainfuck interpreter that obeys feminist logic
* and is free of any cisgendered, male, heteronormative, white or any
* other oppressive bias.
* We have taken great care in ensuring that the logic of this interpreter
* complies with the emotional sensibilities of women, PoC, otherkin and all
I'm quite sure my giggling quota has just been met for the year.
" ...developed BIOS malware “disguised as a request for a software update” that would have turned PCs into “a brick.”
Wow, this threat has been around since the first PC was ever put in the hands of your average joe. Bricking ones PC is a pretty trivial feat, all it takes is an urge to upgrade the BIOS, combined with downloading the wrong (or corrupted) image, and/or a lack of reading comprehension. It doesn't take a rogue state to wrap a 100k of garbage in a cmos flasher that looks legit. Also what good would it do to knock out a few thousand porn boxes anyway? The malware would be identified and flagged within a day.
Come on NSA, if you're going to feed us bullshit at least try! How about a story about how you stopped the evil-doers from causing a financial apocalypse? Or thwarted hackers killing the power grid? If stopping a half assed 4chanish inconvenience from going live is truly the best the NSA has to brag about, we're all fucked.
At least they're admitting to the people they could have a small problem. Although according to CCTV, every lung-destroying-cloud-o-death has a silver lining! Here is their lists of benefits:
-It unifies the Chinese people.
-It makes China more equal.
-It raises citizen awareness of the cost of China's economic development.
-It makes people funnier.
-It makes people more knowledgeable (of things like meteorology and the English word 'haze').
Choke on that you clean air loving hippies.
From the earliest days of the PC shooter, doom (LAN, dial-up), then quake, then HL/CounterStrike, shit talking has been an essential part of play. I regularly play/host Civ 5 games with comments that would make Stormfront guys think twice, it's part of the game to upset your opponent and gain the psychological edge. Don't even get me started on some chess.com sessions I've had.
"Apple pays every dollar and euro it owes in taxes and we are continuously audited by governments around the world,"
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHHHAAHHAAHAH. That is all. OK forgot 'Italy, taxes?' lololool OK I'm done.
Why didn't the US government just hire one of the "big guys" in tech to begin with? I think facefail.com could have done a better job at this point (hell, they know everything their claimed 10 trillion users already). I kinda got the impression that the whole Obamacare thing might be an important issue for the citizens. Who knows what happened, but since this is Washington D.C, surely there was no favoritism, or kick backs or politics involved..right?
I agree, and as a subject scatological studies apply to limited numbers as well, did I miss this guys point (possibly because his profession as well only applies to limited set)?