Cue the EU competition watchdog...
Time to launch another anti-trust/monopoly probe.
This is just Microsoft flexing their "monopoly" position to remove user choice AGAIN.
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Time to launch another anti-trust/monopoly probe.
This is just Microsoft flexing their "monopoly" position to remove user choice AGAIN.
The merkans inflicting their ideas on the world.
What happens when the FBI (or another of the merkan TLAs) break into a computer in another country and get caught? Can they be prosecuted under the "victims" country's laws on computer misuse? I am sure that their merkan warrant won't have much standing outside of the USA.
Sadly in modern society it seems like self delusion is
a bit of necessary job skill for being in obligiatory on the position description of any job with authority.
I work on the top floor of a high-rise building and often see plastic bags flying past. You can watch them climb for ages. I can quite understand how they could easily get to these heights.
Why is it that people are almost always ready to jump to the "populist" conclusion. If there are stories of people behaving badly with drones the immediate conclusion is that an unidentified close call with an aeroplane must be a drone.
A drone that could reach the reported heights would be an expensive piece of kit that the owner would be most interested in keeping safe.
Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton potential contenders for the US presidency!
Did I wake up in an opposite world today?
Nope it is just another example of how the world is turning on its head...
The hard part then comes in figuring out how to make money.
Easy - sell the chips.
Leave the data alone. Let the buyer decide how to collect the data and what to do with it. That way the buyer comes up with a business case for the chips/devices containing them. Don't factor in the data to the business case of creating and selling the chips.
If the customer wants you to gather and process the data from the chips, charge that as a separate service (this way you might even be able to make money from other manufacturer's chips).
they're no more likely to fail than a brake cable is to snap
but it is much easier for most people to inspect the brake cable to ensure it is in reasonable shape and unlikely to fail than to check electronic circuitry.
batteries control vital functions such as brakes and electronic suspension
What is a "pushbike" doing with electronic brakes and suspension... ITS A PUSHBIKE...
I wonder if It will ever get here (Vulture South). I think for the money it would be a very real option.
I might just have to get my niece to get me one...
Apple had previously said the Galway project "will recover land previously used for growing and harvesting non-native trees and restore native trees to Derrydonnell Forest.
I didn't know the Apple was native to Ireland...
It isn't just IT that have the "Good enough isn't good enough" mantra.
Look at the other industries
Fashion: it was the latest and greatest last week. This week it isn't good enough.
Cars: Last years model was good enough for you last year. You need the latest one now.
Phones: I suppose they could fit under the IT umbrella (unless in my case where it is a phone not a smart phone)
Cameras: 24 megapixel isn't good enough we have a 26 megapixel model now...
Every industry is producing "Good enough for now". If they came up with perfect we would never need to buy another one and they would go out of business...
Create a peril sensitive device like the peril sensitive glasses from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy... The Screen blanks and an ear shattering siren plays through the earphones when it senses danger so the user can't see or hear the approaching danger (works particularly well with VR glasses).
I recentlty enrolled in a TAFE course. I completed the enrolment application and was advised, by e-mail, that I would be contacted within 3 working days to confirm. No contact was forthcoming. Fortunately, I had a direct contact for the teacher of my course and checked with him after 2 weeks. He advised that I had been accepted and was enrolled and apologised for the system problems.
Official channels have yet to advise me of the progress of my application (I am now 2 weeks into the course...)
"hey, what if I tried this ?"
I'll bet that is how a lot of expliots are discovered - people trying things that the original designer never dreamed of.
It might not take a huge amount of knowledge of the inner workings to discvover but to actually build, test and confirm a successful exploit is interesting. I have stumbled across a couple of things by accident (typing or selecting the wrong file name) that have turned out to be useful (no real exploits though).
Malone's position obviously endears him to the government.
Why do you think he got the job. It couldn't be his mates rewarding him for supporting their lame Fibre to the Node network...
Yes, if we're able to go to a federal judge and make a showing of probable cause that you are a foreign terrorist, a spy or someone engaged in serious criminal activity and you're using that device to do that.
So if we
can't are too lazy to convince a federal judge to give us a warrant we'll just phone our mates in the NSA and get them to provide as much data as we want (related to the case or not) and our other mates in the FISC will ensure that no one can complain.
I swear it feels like we're living back in the 19th century.
I would have thought more like the Dark Ages.
So that is where they hide the budget for their Mass Surveillance program. "We gather all of this intelligence to be able to better protect you from the bad people (terrorists, paedophiles, criminals)" I can already forsee being touted as the justification.
Not only should we be running ad-blockers but NoScript as well.
When the advertising industry gets its own house in order I might consider unblocking ads.
The problem I have with the Google way of doing things is that I can't choose to not have the Google apps/services installed. I want to uninstall the Youtube App or the Google+ app or even Chrome to save space on my device. I can't. They are forced on me. I don't use them. I use other browsers. If I want Youtube I can always use the browser interface. Google forcing maunfacturers to include all of these services and not providing (for example) the "Play Store" as a separate service is the core of the issue. If I don't want to use the "Play Store" App, why can't I use a Browser to access "https://play.google.com/store" and then download the particular application I want?
I have an android tablet that I use to lookup reference items on-site. I don't want location services on it (I have a GPS and mobile phone that will provide that). I can turn off location services but I can't remove them. I would rather free up the limited storage by uninstalling these google properties that I am never going to use.
Google is using its "monopoly" position to force these unwanted services/apps on us and we can't avoid them.
BTW Apple is no better except that they don't claim to be "Free" and "Open".
so that you know that a car with an official consumption figure of 70 mpg will be more efficient than one with a 60 mpg figure
You only know that it is more efficient for the circumstances of the tests conducted. Under different driving conditions the results can be vastly different with the "Less efficient car" actually performing better than the "more efficient car.
if they have the technical ability
and you can bet your hide that if they don't have the technical ability they are working towards achieving the necessary technical ability.
Lately it seems that the only things the government are protecting are their jobs.
questions the extent to which the FBI and NSA wish to extend their powers to gather and retain communications collected during
investigation mass surveillance.
Hogan did, however, end up granting the two agencies' motion to continue their
intelligence-gathering mass surveillance operations.
Have an app that tells you that the politician is lying... It only needs to detect movement of the mouth.
Meanwhile in the land of the antipodes it s unlikely that people will be able to switch entirely to mobile internet while the telcos charge exorbitant rates for mobile data. Let me see you keep up to date with the live NRL or AFL matches on a 10Gb per month plan (extra data available for $10 per Gb).
I was at a venue recently and went to download something. I was informed by the splash page that he site I was attempting to access was in a forbidden category.
I started TOR and refreshed the browser and up it popped. 10 seconds to bypass the block.
As to the DNS blocking at the ISP... I haven't used an ISP's DNS in over 10 years.
We wouldn't have such nuggets of entertainment as
Big Brother, Biggest Loser, Survivor
Idol, The Voice
Dancing with the stars ... </sarcasm>
The world of television would be a much better place
correlation between "amount spent on traditional wedding" and "length of marriage"
It is an inverse relationship.
The only thing is that authors should be able to opt-out.
Google should honour the authors request to not be included in the catalogue.
handed Google a monopoly that it's unlikely to want to improve
With the Google propensity to drop projects that it can't get a good return from, how long will this one last?
Now when will Google publish the same for Chrome and Android (and all other Alphabet properties)?
Being single myself, I think I would have made a note of the people involved in my little black book for future possible dalliance (assuming that would align with your moral/ethical compass).
A bit of inside knowledge never went astray.
(Mines the one with the little black book in the pocket.)
I had to do a quick check. I thought it was my job being advertised.
I learned a long time ago... If someone has set something up to make everyone look in a particular direction; look around fast... There is something else going on that they want to draw attention from.
What else is happening that is getting little (or no visibility) that they don't want put under the microscope.
(or possibly these guys are just really dumb)
Couldn't they just file a "Right to be forgotten" claim over the incident and have it removed from search results...
Sure you can send all of your data to Australia. It will be safe from hackers because no one will ever be able to access the data because of our slow overloaded connections to the outside world.
Mine's the one with the 4G dongle in the inside pocket.
Its not the "life" of the product. Its the time that Apple amortizes the cost over when working out how much they think they can gouge for their overpriced kit. They come up with a number that they think
the suckers their customers will see as an acceptable annual value and multiply by their expected fashion accessory life to determine the sale price. After the "life" time the marketing will convince people that they have a hopelessly unfashionable accessory and need to update their look wth the latest gadget.
Paris because she is the ultimate fashionista...
"No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." Mark Twain
Never were truer words spoken. Particularly in this case. I think we should setup legislation in a country that guarantees the availability of strong encryption and ensures that there are no backdoors. If we can couple that with low company taxes I am sure that a lot of high tech companies will want to setup there.
"GDS has a five-year head start that Australia can learn from"
Knowing our government and their track record it is more likely to be "five years of mistakes to catch up on".
I have already experienced new products that by the time you install them the URL for the driver has been changed and you have to manually hunt for the drivers/software on the vendor's support page. The drivers are still there it just is impossible to find them because the web designers are too lazy(/incompetent) to leave a redirect on the original URL.
This issue doesn't only happen with drivers. Embedded support pages/help links often move but that is another topic for discussion...
I hate that when I download an installer (e.g. for a Web Browser or Anti-virus package) I can't take the downloaded software to another PC that isn't connected to the internet to install because it is really just a "stub". I really don't want to have to connect to the Internet to do everything.
the pact does not include
sufficient ANY REAL protections
i saw something over the weekend about legislation that had just been passed in the US blocking companies from merging with other companies and moving off-shore. Pfizer were saying that the legislation was passed to effectively block their merger with an Irish company and moving off-shore. It would probably have a similar effect on tech companies trying to move off-shore.
In words attributed to a former British PM...
"Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics".
Why would anyone want to hide the availability/takeup of higher speed connections on the NBN? It wouldn't be anything to do with the fact that there is an election looming in Oz...
The UK sent some radioactive material to Australia in the 50's and 60's. They detonated it at a couple of locations. Surely adding a few hundred kilos there will make little difference.
Australia should grasp the opportunity and create a Nuclear waste dump and recycling plant at Maralinga on the ground contaminated by the UK atomic tests and charge countries to store and process their nuclear waste.
Probably but Farcebook is a US company operating across many jurisdictions so not answerable to the laws of any jurisdiction unless compelled to release information secretly to the TLAs by the use of orders from secret courts that come with warnings not to tell the customer that their privacy has been compromised.
It doesn't matter how hard you squeeze a politician - you can't get anything out of them.
"Apple did not respond to a Reg request for comment on the matter."
And we are surprised by that how?
A Mattel executive having a blonde moment... Who would have thought.
You can do without (or take your own) in-flight food/drink and in-flight entertainment. I am waiting for the airlines to start charging for in-flight toilets, try doing without them for a long haul flight... maybe the first visit will be free but subsequent visits will cost...