For referring to the Great British/Brazilian space opera...
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For referring to the Great British/Brazilian space opera...
Running on commodity hardware like this.
So we're in jellyfish range then. Not long until we hit the number of neurons in a might leech.
I think you'll find that that is data about your water/electricity/gas meter, and therefore not personal information as defined under the DPA. And in any case this would fall under the remit of 'data required to carry out a business function'. Nice try though.
Putin sues the makers of the Hunt for Red October... Yesh!
I originally forked out just £9 for my daughter's Hudl due to a bit of a voucher order cock-up which gave me far more that I deserved. The charging port was pretty poor (hope they've really improved that!), and we went through two in a year.
The positives, not only were Tesco great with no-questions-asked replacements, but by the time I did the last replacement they'd dropped the price, so I got a £20 refund!
Agree they are awful in the snow. But one month a year? Where do you live? Perhaps one day, and frankly the problem will be that the roads will be blocked by people who overestimated their snow/road skills anyway. Best to stay at home, or if you really worry invest in either snow tyres or chains.
STOP! HAMR time!
I guess any such devices would need to be robust enough to stand the considerable load during landing, though...
I remember thinking it would take a man six hundred years to tunnel through the wall with it. Old Assange did it in less than twenty.
So if I point out (or provide an index to) crap floating in a stream, I should pay, on the grounds that you might not have smelled it otherwise?
Or perhaps if I tell you who has broken the DPA, for example if I was the Office of the Information Commissioner, and you wouldn't have noticed otherwise, I should pay the fine?
To be clear, I'm not saying that Google shouldn't clear things up - but the analogy being used is pretty poor.
Latine loqui potest?
*by which I mean "wrong".
As always these composite indicators are determined by the choice of the input data. And as is often the case they have chosen things that are easy to measure... A great example (which explains, in part, why Cambridge does so well) is the presence of a University. And another is the academic ranking of its Computer Science degree. And another is the number of citations coming form the Computer Science department. Good news that only CompSci counts for innovation in IT.
There are some interesting network metrics, but it seems they are based on things like joint patents and company ownerships - neither of which reflects startup innovation (it takes years to be granted patents, and usually you get bought up after you have innovated things, not before).
It would also have been nice to know what time period the data reflected, not just when the report covered...
Unfortunately, given that the 'needles' that the NSA are searching for are vanishingly rare, most of what they will find are going to be false positives. Which is going to be worse than useless. And of course the NSA has no role or authority to catch criminals: they are tasked with security and intelligence.
So the Laundry turns out to be history, not fiction! Tentacles!
By the 'lone gunman' theory. There will be many, many more.
Excellent, he can relocate all his profits there, where he can spend them on dust*.
*or cheese, if the Gromitarians are to be believed.
But unless you can buy electricity with Bitcoins then the tipping point is also determined by the exchange rate. If fewer coins are produced but demand stays high then the rate should rise, delaying or preventing the tipping point. Other events, such as US authorities taking Bitcoins out of circulation, should also help...
It would appear they think that the right response to printing lies, hacking phones etc is to attack anyone who says "perhaps you should say sorry?".
After all, if we disagree with you in any way whatsoever we must hate Britain and be as bad as Stalin and that German bloke.
Cylons. Bloody cylons.
He probably isn't interested in turning the company around, just making money - any way he can.
Even more pedantic note: 60 notes = £300. Unless they phase out the £5 note half way through...
If you don't think of the camera as a device for taking photographs, but instead think of it as a barcode scanner, then it starts to make sense. MyFitnessPal relies on entering calories, and the easiest way to do this is by scanning the barcodes on the packet. Doing that without having to find the phone seems a useful and convenient feature.
Also interesting is the price point Samsung have chosen. To me it seems high (twice the price of pebble). Presumably they've done their research though.
My final thought is that they seem to be visibly disagreeing with some of pebble's key design constraints: 7 day battery, small enough to be a watch (not a phone with a strap), waterproof...
Wasn't an SX with a maths coprocessor the same thing as a DX?
I'm on a six digit pin for my iPhone... so not on mine.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus
Russian Standard is both a vodka and a bank. I'm sure they could use a programmer/systems administrator...
Clearly an event of this significance can only mean that today one was born who shall become King!
...seems entirely plausible. Pebble are claiming 190k direct pre-orders (plus Kickstarter ones this equates to about 275k shipping in 2013 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-e-paper-watch-for-iphone-and-android/posts/536005). They are also selling through BestBuy in the US.
5 million next year though? If a big company gets involved and spends big marketing dollars (and has a product in the right price range) then it's possible. Otherwise it's going to be tough.
Full disclosure: I have a Pebble, and I love it.
"providing precision improvement well above three orders of magnitude over the current RF techniques"
They're suggesting that the new measurement will be millimeter accurate and three orders of magnitude better than existing methods... surely the whole thing could be thrown out by the rover standing on a rock.
...use that exemption from oversight by UK authorities, such as the ICO, if they are breaching UK data law. In fact if they are collecting data in the UK (or possibly UK data held under safe harbour) then they may be acting as a data processor or controller. Parliament should call the head of the NSA to testify... And if they won't come voluntarily then it would be a great test of the mutual extradition treaty we allegedly have.
The flight is filed to capacity with thirsty journos, but no Snowden: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/24/edward-snowden-booked-on-plane-from-moscow-to-havana-live-coverage
Does El Reg have someone on board?
...still seem to be using a terrible greenscreen UI, with an annoying typewriter animation. Perhaps they could use some of their budget to buy something a bit less 1980s?
...it was all foretold. (Apart from the bits he got wrong)
Anyone who gives an answer to that question would clearly be a faker.
And I'd also kick out anyone who mentioned the 3 Vs.
Or did you just reprint all the mashed up crap regurgitated by the vested interests of the Murdoch (and other) empires, nicely aided and abetted by their friends?
What happened to journalists looking to source facts? Other than an Index of Censorship press release where is your evidence for "300 years" of freedom.
For completeness sake you could at least have included the rest of their arguments, and added some ad-hominem attacks on Hugh Grant and a mention of Hitler...
I can: the bungling, incompetent, thieving (stolen data), liars in the press. Oh, and the PCC.
Digital? I mean, come on. Are there still pockets of analogue computers out there that I haven't noticed? Perhaps it's time for me to throw away the 8 track.
...is that all you expert coders have never managed a piece of code that you couldn't have improved if you tried. At least that's what I'm taking from your comments. Unless you mean it's just other people who are writing useless code?
So if you assume the code is efficient, and the problem still can't run in a reasonable time, what other option do you have than 'throwing' hardware at it?
I remember doing data mining on a 386, and waiting hours. Along came a mighty 486 and a whole range of things that were un achievable could now be done...
... Has now reached the trough of disillusion.
Seriously, it makes Magic Quadrants look sensible.
Is there no limit to what geeks will do?
Forget buying software - the best investment would be in people who can ask the right analytical questions. After that go out and use R, or one of the other open source data-mining tools, or go to one of the excellent specialised UK companies that produce stuff that is fit for purpose.
It depends on if they think you did it deliberately. That would be the structuring part. The banks have a requirement to report transactions totalling over $10 000, even if you do them separately, but if you're smart enough to do it in a non-obvious way so that they don't notice then your dumb enough to go to jail.
Tough choice, but if you had to, which would you say was worst:
*its* fingers on autocorrect
...is indistinguishable from it's Magic Quadrant
> and folk with other handsets since upgraded to iOS 6
These people (also surveyed) didn't spend £500 on a new handset. They downloaded a free OS upgrade. They got the new maps app. They may (or may not) have an issue with it. The crossbreaks in the survey would let us know.
So which is more important for individuals, the right of freedom of speech or the right to a fair trial? The US Constitution vs Magna Carta. There is a way out, but it requires the release of someone who may (or may not) be a murderer - and the right to life is thereby weakened (Declaration of Independence).
Not a great choice really...
>Do you really think that what you say makes any sense at all?
Well actually yes, and I'm going to dignify your answer by assuming you do too.
Firstly: if they're using your data for commercial gain then they (and their shareholders) are benefiting from that - if they misuse or lose data then they should pay a corresponding fine. But in the world of the ICO they don't.
Secondly: institutions like the NHS tend to hold data because they need it for your benefit (directly: you really want them to know what you've been prescribed. Indirectly: it's really useful to you if hospital supply chains work effectively). They aren't doing it to make cash. We need to find a way of helping them handle data properly instead of slapping large and irrelevant fines on them.
Simple question then: can you find a case of a company being on the receiving end of this type of fine from the ICO?