2577 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2007 12:21 GMT
The chocolate factory could do worse than make an offer
Which, translated means...
"protect UK citizens and interests against terrorism threats"
Gather more data for the NSA under the 'Special Relationship'
"enable the agencies to operate more effectively"
Dear NSA, here's your PRISM login to GCHQ
"protecting Britain from the terrorist threat remains a top priority"
The Yanks wanted more data, and were happy to contribute to the cost
"the police counter terrorism budget will not be cut"
Had a great lunch with those fab guys at the ACPO
"Single Intelligence Account settlement"
Unaccountable slush fund
"protect the country from online threats"
Increased internet Surveillance
"raising awareness of the cyber threat"
Encouraging businesses to do our work for us
So apple HAVE paid something then
For those FRANDy things?
I thought the reason it had got this far was that they'd paid *nothing* and only offered comedy amounts?
Re: Somthing to do at lunch
Then you can cross out the A and tippex in a U :oD
In fact if they're free can you bag me one (or more)
Re: You've hit the nail on the head
@Nextweek - I hadn't even thought of that...
That chunk in the bank will help towards offset mortgage, too... cunning. Will be looking into that and doing some maths.
FAST, BSA - Do the right thing - steal their lunch...
Switch to Open Source.
Just as well Timmy took a performance related pay-stock-money thingy then.
Still, half of absolutely-fecking-loadsa-money is still fecking-loadsa-money so he'll be laughing all the way to
Belize the bank regardless.
Re: There is no problem
They opened the lid/screen at the wrong angle.
What an utter load of bollocks.
Literally, most likely.
Fair play though, if they manage to stiff some rich idiot investors for a bundle of cash, it does seem to be like shooting
plutocrats fish in a barrel
Re: My darling daughter
Actually if you're in the UK then your darling daughter should not have been accepted by Apple as you can't enter into a contract under 16 years of age (unless that's changed).
Onus on Apple to verify applicants' ages afaik, their fault. Tough.
He still gets 672,877 shares regardless of performance (if he's still working there) which is just shy of 270M at $400/share.
Even if the share price halves again that's $135M... unless I read it totally wrong (not impossible)
Such a sacrifice
Re: US.. complains Hong Kong authorities not authoritaian enough.
They had problems picking up the IRA, yep, but not funding them.
All he installed was
Re: Quoting Terry Pratchett???
So, to quote yet more fiction...
The concept is valid no matter where it originated
But, where do you think all that 'imaginary money' disappeared to...
Re: makes sense, spy on uk and pakistan
More likely that we're the utterly complicit Israel of Europe, being a pathetically willing extension of US intelligence into our poor European cousins under the 'Special Relationship' which, I suspect, is more akin to cock-in-arse than being a 'dialogue' with our Western 'cousins'.
*Waves at GCHQ*
He gets a Sean Connery type oriental disguise make over a la 'You Only Live Twice'
At least I *think* it was YOLT...
Re: past tense
Depends if your filing cabinets contained shit you shouldn't really have in the first place...
He's working for an approved contractor presumably so vetting would be 'assumed' to some degree, that's my guess.
Re: Not exactly...
Fuck me, who let Ted Nugent in?
Paris, cos she's cocksucker, too.
Re: Snowden joins Pirate Bay in Iceland
I'd not be surprised if the Good ol' US of A claimed that 'As he was working as a contractor for the CIA which is a military organisation they can try him under military law'
Or whatever else gives them a hard on that particular morning.
And, IIRC, is originally a French word.
Like metre, centre and phrases like trou du cul (chucked in especially especially for prominent English language failers)
And before someone says 'We talk Ingerlish in the US of A, you don't. You speak Spanglish as words like humor, rumor, color are the Spanish spellings rather than misspellings of the English. Star-Spanglished Banner, and so forth.
So use TOR or VPN's _more_
There has to be a point where they can no longer store all encrypted stuff as quickly as they can find it.
At which point their heads explode, obviously.
Find them guilty
Of excessive fucking hubris.
Fine - their entire shabby, arrogant existence.
Re: I'd not be surprised
Blimey I'd forgotten about that...
Just as They intended
Wow. Not-square things?
That must have caused a lot of head-scratching
I'd not be surprised
To discover that the seemingly pointless acquistion of Skype for a large sum by Microsoft was partly (maybe largely) funded by the US gov as it knew MS was already a very backdoor-friendly (take that however you please) company and it was the easiest method to get a tapping interface into Skype.
Rename it to SPYke perhaps.
Foxconn are more than happy to get another potentially large customer to plug the gap created by fapple scarpering off to Pegatron
Re: PS4 all the way for me. There are still too many problems with the Xbone
I'll likely buy a next gen console this Xmas though the only thing I know for sure if I get one at all is it's not going to be an XBOX Vista. Probably not a Nintendo.
Not even a PS4 if they don't release the fecker in time for Xmas - will have spent the money elsewhere by then - is it still the 31st Dec for that???
W T F ??
"The Kinect licensing content by the number of users watching is disgraceful"
This new learning amazes me, what is it ?
Yeah, the hardware.. 20% fail rate on the '360 IIRC ?? That's massive and MS aren't a learning-from-mistakes kinda company as this latest U-turn amply demonstrates. Right second time isn't good enough.
And, of course, we trust Microsoft
Not to turn DRM on later when they have your money.
They obviously want it but they want launch sales more (this week, at least).
Don't forget they've already demonstrated where they want the XBOX Vista to be at, even if they've U-Turned for now to avoid completely handing their market to SONY with little umbrellas and a cherry.
"Faced with handing the entire console market to SONY"
Not that I'll be buying an XBOX Vista to replace my 360 anyway. Stuff 'em.
Dare I suggest
At least half...
Failsafe (as in the film)
"I'm sorry Mr Putin, there's really no way to divert the bomber at this stage"
Errrr have you seen the Permissions?
Access to NFC
Access to Data
Access to GCHQ/NSA
Re: So in other words
Thinking about it, do Windows Phones give you a browser choice screen...?
So in other words
Microsoft complain about Google maybe following Microsoft's own playbook.
Perhaps they should have trademarked it.
If they're complaining about bundled apps then I'm fairly sure the manuf's are free to remove all the default functionality if they wish, it'd be a lot easier than disentangling IE from Windows was. Perhaps 'being able to make a phone call' is anticompetitive behaviour for a mobile OS.
Cos, yeah, IE for Android. Even if MS made it who the fuck would ever install it.
Mind you they're not allowed to say
That the NSA told them to lock out TOR because it would improve the quality of the data they claim they don't collect and is too vague to be of any use in the first place even if they did 'collect' it and put it in a database which doesn't exist and wouldn't be any good for tracking people if it were.
What a bullshitter
$13.65 is 2.5% less than $14 (13.65/14=0.975)so he wants folks to believe that 35c changes the offer from 'significantly undervalued' to a jolly fair price.
It is me or
Does the Last Of Us guy look suspiciously like Nathan Drake from ND's Uncharted?
"a deficiency in these models"
Just when we thought they'd finally got there models utterly perfect and the End of the World was official.
You know when they've finished the call
Cos your phone is going WEEEOOOOWEEEEOOOO on the other end of the sofa :oD
Assuming that the stated purpose of the PNC is what it actually exists for...
Which is unlikely.
"Shut them down?"
But I'm sure the CEO's lives could suddenly become extremely awkward with their personal assets frozen pending an 'investigation' of some sort.
"despite having a record on the PNC"
It's obviously not doing its job.
So delete the excess data.
I'm sneaking strong laxatives into the water supply at the next ACPO gathering...
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