* Posts by rtb61

40 posts • joined 9 May 2012

NBN Co numbers suggest FTTP build could be done for close to Labor's budget

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Get real. News corporations could quite readily be shown by the actions given. We win you the election and you 'WILL' destory the NBN, end of story.

Of course the bullshit required to destroy the NBN just started to mount higher and higher and higher and all the other companies started to get quite disappointed in the outcome as the outcome they intended became more and more apparent, destroy the NBN, sell what ever is left at a cents in the dollar discount to Telstra and kill the ABC and sell it pieces at a cents in the dollar discount to Newscorp.

Fail and you will not win the next election, problem with that threat, succeed and you will lose no matter what the most hated media company in the world attempts to do.

Newscorp seriously, the most hated media company in the world, that does do forebode well for them.

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Re: Hmmm,maybe

More accurately, News Corporations get's us elected, what do you want today Rupert, please let us make the Australian public get it for you.

Of course all the other business are now get more than a little miffed at the blatant bias in LNP communications policy, News Corporations get what it wants and every other business in Australia get's the opportunity to 'er' pay them or be driven out of business.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics drops big data bubble-buster

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The problem with big data is it shows what happens naturally and the people who want to use big data, do not want those outcomes, they want other artificial outcomes and they thing by distorting the patterns shown by big data they achieve the outcomes they want, "UNLIMITED POWER".

All the create of course is distortion and chaos, now if that is their goal, I suppose fine but to achieve chaos you certainly do not need big data, if fact chaos thrives on no data, just a readily as corrupted big data.

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Ditching political Elop makes for a more Nadella Microsoft

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That fiefdom mentality was brought about by the management style of dog eat dog, if you were not active politically you get the lower ratings, regardless of effort. This has become entrenched at M$, making correcting it near impossible.

So you breakup the company into it's fiefdoms and let them sink or swim. From a share holder viewpoint, it remains the same if they get equal in total pieces of each of the fiefdoms. After that of course they will focus on the better ones and sell the worst ones and those will collapse whilst the better elements become more productive and gain value.

The problem for M$ is, the people they most need to get rid of they have trouble doing so and the people they most need they have real trouble getting because M$ is M$ and it does not attract nor support creative people.

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BlackShades privacy raiding web rat gets five years in US cooler

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Mushroom

10,000 More Prosecutions to Come?

More than $350 thousand in revenue that's more than 8,750 customers and the FBI is going for them all, either directly in the US or indirectly overseas. Now that's a real viral attack considering the consequences for 8750, make that 8,743 seeing as they have already targeted 7 and it sounds like in all serious they are actually going to try to prosecute them all.

Likely this will not be the only hacking tool they will target in order to achieve the same sort of prosecutorial return and those they have already targeted have led them to other tools and the relationships those already targeted had with the other tool providers.

Sounds like they have hit pay dirt, possibly something like more than 10,000 prosecutions in the offing. Script kiddies should be terrified at the moment but temptation will get the better of them as will the patience of the FBI.

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Australia's social media censorship law – for the children - all-but passes

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So why are children allowed in unsupervised venues because junk food and toy advertising. Why simply an age ban because junk food and toy advertising. Why no proper social media venues for children because they would have to ban targeted junk food and toy advertising for the real harm that it does. You have some really sick bastards in charge of governments around the world completely bought out by lobbyists.

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Re: I don't see how this is censorship

"ER" Children should not be playing with random adults in any way shape or form. Children do not belong on forums with adults. So let me get this straight, it is now illegal to target specific children with advertising on forums where that advertising could be deemed to be harmful or make them feel bad as a result of say a lack of the product.

OK this will be class action fun.

Of course not, trained professionals with doctorate in psychology can specifically target children in any way shape or form as long as 'PROFITS' and regardless of harm.

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NSA-restraining US law edges closer to reality, leaves just 6.81 billion under mass surveillance

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US Law, all foreigners are sub-human, talk about yet again putting that attitude on show. I think a mutual travel ban is in order until they improve their blatantly offensive laws.

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Spotify springs bloody leak as losses grow to $197m – report

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Re: 40% headcount increase!?

More like inflate executive salaries until golden parachute status achieved and kaboom, bankruptcy for the investors and staff and a wealthy retirement for the executive team. How many times does this exact same scenario have to play out before people realise what is going on with the snakes in suits as the run company after company into the ground whilst they stroll of with millions of dollars in stupidly inflated salaries.

That seems to be the sole purpose and function of the modern executive team, continually inflate their salaries, for as long as the company can take it. I wonder, excluding executive salaries are they still losing money or are they generating a profit.

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Intellectual property laws in China, India are flawed, claims US govt without irony

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So What?

This seems to be a big ole so what. You have your laws and they have their laws, you have your government and they have their government, you have your IP in your country, they have their IP in their country (which includes all the planets accessible IP). How they choose to treat it, is their choice, don't like it, well, so bloody what?

What the bloody heel business is it of the US government, what the IP laws are in China and how they are monitored. If they want, ten year or even one year patents and copyright, their choice. AMERICA NOT YOUR CHOICE, PISS OFF.

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Microsoft: It's TRUE, you'll get Android and iOS apps in WINDOWS

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Apps available, old rule, new rule, default apps included with the phone. Most people want apps just as an option, they want the base phone to have pretty much everything they want and to run well.

Sure some utility apps are great, ones that connect you to government services, all facets, Federal, State and Local as well as other services and entrainment venue features.

Often the current publishing regime blocks this and disrupts connectivity unless a publishing fee is paid for a free app, which is really off.

M$ might well be playing, the 'cut off you nose to spite your face game', breaking up the smart phone app publishing business, rather than gaining control of it. A new law forcing the break up of compulsory publishing restrictions on devices and forcing of open install rules in order to block monopolistic practices.

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Australia threatens to pull buckets of astronomy funding

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Re: Are you saying...

You do get a third, your choice, either ignore it and just bend over and take or vote Greens. Very definitely a different non-US controlled viewpoint.

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The Apple Watch: THROBBING STRAP-ON with a knurled knob

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No it is not. The people at Apple have finally developed a truly grand sense of humour and provided the majority of us the opportunity to snicker at anyone foolish and gullible enough to put one one after paying for it. Victims of marketing on parade. Fad products, to keep the scam going eventually they jump the shark and in this case the shark is public derision at crass classless consumerism and people who think they can buy poseur status by obeying marketing, well, you can but no one thinks much of poseurs.

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NBN Co says TWO broadband connections are better than one

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Basically, they know that coax is shite but Rupert demands to be paid back for his winning them the election. So basically a free gift of billions of tax payer dollars for a network that was going to be scrapped.

In your face corruption, now, if there is no Royal Commission into the purposefully corrupt mishandling of the NBN, then the opposition is just a corrupt. People should be going to jail for what is happening to the NBN.

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Australia to block piracy sites if Big Content asks nicely in court

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Malevolent Murdochs command and Toxic Tony

News Corporation and the Malevolent Murdochs command and Toxic Tony and his corrupt government obeys. It has become so in your face it is starting to play out like some kindergarteners idea of how to control a government. They are not even pretending to hide it.

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Facebook is MORE IMPORTANT to humanity than PORTUGAL

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Bad News

This kind of share value promotion generally means very bad news. Facebook has reached it peak and is now losing the younger generation faster than it is gaining the older generation. Invasion of privacy, having to laboriously maintain a false impression of yourself, huge employment risks with the wrong content getting out, exposing yourself to undesirables and risk to younger family members.

All those things are coming home to roost and well, seriously think about, who would put a massive billboard in their front yard advertising all the information about themselves and their families, who would be egotistical enough and stupid enough to do so and that is exactly what facebook is.

How many criminal are using facebook to hunt for victims? How many employers are using facebook to filter out undesirable candidates and to monitor employees? How much is government monitoring the whole thing and prying into peoples lives.

Facebook, it has become nothing more than a digital anal probe, with Zuckeberg as the planet's proctologist, eww. With this stock value pumping excercise being proof they know it and are worried about the future.

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NBN Co screws lid on FTTP coffin

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Re: Do I feel lucky?

It did one thing though, it pretty much killed any broadband development for a year and that is just so far. Now hah hah, you will have to pay for foxtel if you want broadband on the HFC otherwise you will have to pay extra. Then there is slipping News corporation and Telstra billions of taxpayer dollars for a defunct service, blatant in your face public corruption.

News corp won them the election and fraudband was the payoff and stupid Australians got exactly what they voted for, gullible idiots.

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Antarctic ice at ALL TIME RECORD HIGH: We have more to learn, says boffin

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Re: Antactica is melting too

GAH, the stupid it burns. Whether it is -10C or -20C water will freeze and colder does not mean more water freezes, more water available to freeze, basically freezes.

So the driver is precipitation, the amount of moisture available in the atmosphere to freeze and fall as snow.

The more snow the lands in the waters surrounding Antarctica, the greater the fresh water available at the surface (fresh is lighter that salty hence has a tendency to remain on the surface and of course as a bonus ice floats) and the higher the temperature at which sea ice will form.

This has been covered before, looking at Antarctica what counts is the glaciers, the stored volume of water on land, ice floating on the sea doesn't count for shite, one way or the other.

Ohhh Yeah, the floating sea ice will prevent sea levels from rising.

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Apple's Watch is basically electric perfume

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Hey, if you are going to start measuring the technical qualities of the A8 chip, what the hell has that to do with Apple, some one else ,manufactures the chips, and some one else, sticks them in a bit of plastic and the design is derivative of someone else's engineering.

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Fibre to YOUR premises NBN still on table pending telco talks

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The prime decision here is Australia's perceived technological competitiveness. How Australia presents itself to the world. Leading technology or cheap ass second rate solutions. If they are serious about attracting tech companies that must demonstrate this, forget 100Mb service they should be pushing 1 Gb service. They must demonstrate to tech companies they would lead.

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Should NBN Co squeeze a server into FTTN nodes?

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Ever heard of reliable servers and how hot swapping and disk mirroring. Try to do that reliably with one server and you are only screwing your customers over, when the server dies and a new one needs to be installed but of course the spy vs spy types will love you.

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Hey, Marissa Mayer: Flexi working time is now LAW in UK. Yahoo!

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Re: So you can now legally ask for flexitime?

How to get Flexitime.

You: I 'want' flexitime

Union Rep: Sure cool

Union Rep: The Workers want flexitime

Boss: NO

Union Rep: STRIKE

Boss: Yes

You now have flexitime.

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NBN Co reveals THOUSAND-node FTTN trial built by Telstra

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So 6 months after killing fibre to the home the first trial begins. Everyone knows exactly what this is, a big show to pretend something is happening. Yep sure, the whole fibre to the node network will be finished by 2016. Now it's fibre to the node testing only and connecting to 'TELSTRAs' copper, they get to keep the last mile so double charges.

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Google, Microsoft to add remote KILL switch to phones

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Just to be clear, exactly what are the penalties for falsely killing your phone.

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Telecomms regulation neglected in anti-NBN crusade

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The LNP stance on the NBN is not ideological it is profit based and comes under direct orders from Rupert Murdoch and News Corporations who got the LNP elected.

Kill the NBN and hand over what left of the carcase to News corporation, blatant in your face corruption.

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JJ Abrams and Star Wars: I've got a bad feeling about this

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Why Jerk Jerk A fails. The barest possible story line just barely enough to link together a string of action scenes. In fact it feels like they came up with a bunch of action scenes first, stuff they wanted to shoot and then tried to wrap a story, lazzily mind you, around it.

All works for their target audience who has the same attention span of gnats. Hope they are not as so mind boggling lazy as their last effort of Star Trek, basically just ripping off the other movies.

Problem with his work, no story to tell and no way of telling, really on second set, action scene capable.

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Real, hovering SPEEDER BIKE can be YOURS for cheaper than a house

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High speed spinning blades at head height, now what could go wrong with that, a rotary mower for people. Yep, your are going to be able to use that in any public space around other people, not a problem at all, only in America of course ;D.

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Apple, Beats and fools with money who trust celeb endorsements

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I really don't get how Beats succeed, they pretty uniformly get crappy reviews if you do just the smallest amount of research, what the hell is going on in the minds of the people that buy them.

Does excessive bass have a dumbing down affect, do you kill brain cells by turning up the bass and do people stupid enough to buy them earn the money to be able to buy them?

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Russia to suspend US GPS stations in tit-for-tat spat

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Re: American GPS stations

Yes, because even though all the morons intend to blow up the surface of the earth and kill as many people as possible, they are going to leave all those satellites intact and not take them out with nukes, ohhh yeahhh. They could even take out those stations as a priority

Seriously, just how stupid do the CIA and Pentagon think everyone is.

Everyone knows exactly what is going on, this is a US military industrial complex, corporation doing the thinking for the US government, nothing but corporate greed, end of story.

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Microsoft asks pals to help KILL UK gov's Open Document Format dream

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The M$ message. Don't allow fairness, future of documents or, equal access to deter you, Greed Glorious Greed.

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Microsoft founder Paul Allen's money man wants Redmond to break up

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IBM is cleaning up by focusing on business and of course computer research.

The consumer end is either really gadget or games. Throw in a little search and help and you are there. Samsung came from no where, just like Apple did, just like Sony did, just like the next fad manufacturer will. That's the problem with the consumer market, your time in the sun always comes to an end. So target IBM business and research, not so much the competitor to beat, the whole of that market is that but the competitor to align with. Security is also floating around but thanks to the NSA that is going to end up a one country at a time market, nobody will trust anyone going forward (the fiscal harm the NSA has done to US business is staggering, trillions of dollars will go begging).

So MSN, XBox(gaming division), Bing(back to MSN Search),whole bunch of cash for restructuring and to keep share value up, basically creating MSN consumer products.

Everything else stays with M$. Add in clearing out deadwood, for both divisions and M$ will be able to trim right down and clean up.

While MSN will charge right at Apple and Google, two targets with big revenue to sink their teeth into (Focus is all MSN needs).

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Murdoch: I'm a Jawbone fanboi - and it's going to help me live to 100!

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Lets hope that Rupert Murdoch updates his jawbone to the internet so the whole world can celebrate the instant the psychopath drops dead. Every heart murmur would become a cause for a celebratory drink.

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Microsoft sells out of MSN Australia

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The most likely reason for the sell out, a more realistic long term goal of MSN global free of profit sucking partners.

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Meg Whitman asks HPers to drag their asses into the office

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I wonder what HP will sell to their customer seeing as they can not manage telecommuting. You can just image the HP rep wandering into an office trying to sell computers, networking equipment and telecommuting.

Customer staring at them with awe at the gall. One thing HP could never ever get away with is publicly admitting telecommuting is a bust.

Trying to copy the ex-googlite, seriously, (reality check falling revenue and rising profits driven by slashing the development and creativity base, Yahoo telecommuters only returned to the office to be quietly pink slipped one at a time).

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How long will the next NBN Co board last?

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A do nothing board with only two goals shut down broadband development and make it enormously difficult and expensive to restart and somehow blame the Australian Labour Party for it's failure.

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Australia shuts up shop for tech temps

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Re: Dream on...

Australia due to ample space can readily boost the economy by allowing more migration of affluent migrants from wealthy countries, those seeking that greater space and a weather change.

Prices are high in Australia basically because companies can get away with higher profit margins, as always direct import remains an option to skip the middle man.

Basically if snow is really starting to grate on your nerves and the crime in the US is perturbing, then try to make the jump. Easier migration is available by paying attention to State sponsored migration permanent non 457. Business's make application to their state governments and the state government can then sponsor immigrants to fill those positions.

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Google gobbles HALF of world's mobile ad cash

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Re: Online advertising?

Adds only really work when they align with the content and thus are from the readers point of view, a virtual extension to the story. Catch any on-line ad immediately exposes your product to competitive review, you really have to have something worth buying or you are wasting money.

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Are the PCs all getting a bit old at your office? You're not alone

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Re: Congratulations PC makers!

Not Quite. Each and every year the size and resolution of my display has grown, now 24". I expect the next one to come in at 27" as for the keyboard that's now illuminated, ahh, watch display in low light while being able to control computer.

Desktops for cheap screen real estate they simply can't be beat.

As for the percentage of smart phones, it really doesn't count when those numbers are in addition to. rather than instead of. Notebook certainly ate into desktops but now the push is for three devices.

Desktop is back for screen real estate, smart phone for mobile communications and that leaves device number three and that's controlled by the keyboard.

That excluded the biggest chunk of screen real estate the big screen TV, finally a logical use for a cheap tablet.

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Wales: Let's ban Gibraltar-crazy Wikipedians for 5 years

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Why Bother

So some buffoon in a burst of desperation for money abuses his position with Wikipedia, get's caught and fired. Who expects Wikipedia to be perfect, who expects anything to be perfect. What is important here is abuse was discovered coming from a trustee and the board moved forward appropriately and removed that trustee, that's what proper governance is all about.

Not some foolish expectations of perfection, it just don't happen but sound corrections in management when problems are discovered.

The crazy right babble that has infected right wing talking points that everything must be perfect, you can never disclose problems, is getting out of hand.

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Understanding data retention in Australia

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Accuracy

The big issue being missed here is accuracy of data retained. Whose responsibility is it when, data is wrong or missing. How server will the criminal penalties be for any errors, considering errors can be generated by faulty hard disk drives, faulty hardware, faulty power supply and of course human error and purposeful alteration or deletion.

So ISPs are required to retain data, so how many years in jail do they get when there's a lighting strike and all their servers are wiped out.

Also accuracy of data retention methods, the intent is to use this data in criminal prosecution, what penalty will the ISP pay if the data is proved in error after a person has been convicted off a crime based upon that data.

Currently ISP retain data to cover bill payment, fees in the order or 10 to 50 dollars, that's how reliable their data system has to be, when that data is used in criminal prosecution you a re talking civil risk in the order of millions of dollars, how much more to have to be spend to upgrade the reliability of the data retention systems to adequately cover that risk.

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