Since I'm on the wrong side of the pond ('Merica, Eff Yeah!) I only drink Twinnings Earl Grey and a loose leaf "Russian Caravan" both of which don't take kindly to milk or sugar at all.
137 posts • joined 30 Aug 2007
"As we have all seen that extradition is only one way - country X to the US NEVER US to country X, for some very strange reason."
Because you never look. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:People_extradited_from_the_United_States
Mahmoud Mahmoud Atta
John Kirk (New Zealand politician)
Francisco Arce Montes
William Trickett Smith II
Guillermo Suárez Mason
Jean Succar Kuri
Vo Duc Van
Nai Yin Xue
United Cutlery makes a very nice "M48" hammer that I used to carry with me specifically for breaking glass or wood doors down. Management ONCE asked if it was necessary, and I just responded that I could bring the tomahawk (same line) instead. Never a question after that, but I was put on the Saftey committee responsible for fire drills, alarms, exit notices and such.
Which then gave me the excuse to bring in 10 stories worth of climbing rope (7th floor) and 10 rappelling harnesses, with enough 550 cord to attach to them and haul back up. Management was grateful I never got to use it.
Anyone who has any experience at any level in a call center has seen similar behavior. Internal, Outsourced, Off-Shored. Every single call center does something similar to this.
One reason is that the metrics are set based on profitability numbers. Either "take more calls" or in the case of a Service Level Agreement, balance the staff to the workload. This often means that centers will be understaffed for call volume, to try to balance cost vs performance.
Using the "Service Level Model" where XX% of calls must be answered in XX seconds, it almost requires this behavior for "fiscal responsability", at least if you believe the PHBs.
Re: So the bar is now much higher for e-cig makers
Ahem, thank you for making the argument.
British American Tobacco: Vype
Lorillard (Later acquired by RJ Reynolds) : Blu
Phillip Morris, makers of your "Marlboroughs": Altria
the fact is that "big tobacco" ARE the ones pushing the regulations. Because they have financials to be able to afford the testing. In the US, we're looking at $1M per product/strength. So the small places, like "Dr Crimney's" that I use, are looking at for just ONE flavor $1M per strength. that's 0, 3, 6, 12. $4 Million dollars for one product line.
further, the limits on "refill size" is a blatant attempt to limit the amount of liquid to roughly that of one pack of ciggs.
Re: Have to ask...
For the most part, the dose is set by the manufacturer. If you're making it yourself, then it's dependent on the amount of nic-juice you put in the mix. The juice comes at a set level, and there are many sources online to determine what you need to mix in what amounts.
Personally, I just buy juices that come in 0, 3, 6, 12mg strengths, and then dilute with "0" when necessary. ie: 50% 3mg and 50% 0mg will result in a 1.5mg liquid.
The majority of the juices I've seen have all had 0mg strengths available, and one reason is stated so that you can dilute the strength without diluting the flavors.
Re: Yet more evidence
Your post indicates a complete ignorance of the US and it's basic legal organization.
The US is a collection of states, much like the EU is a collection of small countries. Would you want Brussels to be able to tell Wales to do something because France wants it?
Our founding document, the Constitution, explicitly relegates all authority not specifically assigned to the Federal government to the individual states. It's the 10th Amendment.
In this case, you have a judge who didn't understand the extent of the warrant he was signing. And that is laid on the Fibbies whobasked for the warrant. Due diligence would require them to explain that until they have the IPs of the suspects, they have no clue what their geographical location is.
The only way they could have pulled this off is if the actual darknet site was hosted on a server in that judge's jurisdiction.
Because in the US, you're innocent until proven guilty. Therefore, if they are unable to prove a likelihood of guilt with the evidence, then the extradition should not take place.
This is actually much more sinister. In the US, a suspect cannot be required to provide a password. In the UK, they can. They're using the UK to get the password to then use it as part of the US case.
Bias? What Bias?
perhaps, for clarity's sake,the author should admit his bias in political issues. Certainly, perusing his Twitter feed was enough to reveal it and explain his shadings and spin used in reporting this story.
"Recycled", not "Reused"
Seeing as this is a government agency, the use of the word "recycled" leads me to believe that the hardware was sent to an EPA recycled to be either destroyed (the usual with fed drives) or maybe, possibly, refurbished and sold.
I worked for one of these recyclers for 3 years, and the standard we used with 3 letter agencies was to run a DOD wipe, then destroy the drives. (In one case, I got to plug it in, spin it up, and hit it with a hammer to pulverize the platter. In front of the "client" :) )
Re: "FCC's fault" & Comcast
I can't speak for Comcast, but Centurylink has 1Gb/s fiber in some areas of Seattle.
Bah. For both form and function I direct your attention to the HTC Mogul PPC-6800:
Reviewed in 2007, it predates the Apple patent by more than 5 years:
And that's just prior art based on devices that I've owned and can find info on. The rounded corners, the full sized screen. The only change was in the single button on the front, and the removal of the slide away keyboard.
The Bill was introduced by Republicans Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Patrick Meehan (R-PA) and could "see perpetrators fined and jailed for up five years if no injury results."
Umm, are the editors even proof reading this stuff?
As I often say
To my Muslim and Jewish co-workers
"My God loves me. He gives me bacon"
Re: The real reason
.380 comes standard in a 50 round box.
Re: Ee are the same...
I'll be happy to accommodate you if you prefer that I read that script in Bad Jersey, Bad Philly, or Bad Valley Girl.
Of course, if you know the magic phrase I'll stop pretending to be "Peggy" (yes, I even do the accent) and fix or escalate your issue.
That magic phrase is "Multiple boxes, multiple OSes, I've already hard reset and reconfigured the modem" and be able to convince me of that (as opposed to just saying to to try to bypass valid troubleshooting)
In defense of the ISP, you would not believe how many "network admins" i have calling me who don't know what TCP/IP, IPv4, or DNS Resolution are
The impacts will reach further than you know
At least on IPTV provider had their Facebook App on their TV Set Top Boxes affected by this. I wonder with MS will buy MySpace and try to compete with Farcebook and Google-.
Re: Windows 10?
ME was only released because users saw "2000" and thought "Upgrade to 98!" MS hurried a release of a stableish XP beta to upgrade the accidental 2k installs for the terminally lost
Re: Guinea Pigs
Do they eat pork?
Re: I'm confused
Given the state of the US Public Edumacation System, I believe the issue is more that they can't SPELL to the end of applikayshun
Re: Sounds like they doing it for the LOLz
This is 'Murica. All cops are armed. These guys will get SWAT. Armed more heavily than many countries' infantry, with fewer Rules of Engagement, and absolutely Zero Fucks* given about collateral damage to persons or property.
They will then be flown (without passports) to a tropical island to experience simulated drowning and the joys of ECT (I understand Simon and Steven are working there on a contract, which explains the dearth of BOFH stories).
*This includes throwing a stun grenade into a baby's playpen... while the baby was there
Nope Nope Nope
Mantera. I'm ashamed to say that I actually watched this on netflix.
I suspect that Sony hadn't paid their protection monies to someone...
well, as a total n00b who's just now trying to understand Kubuntu and Kali (thanks, Windows 8, for the motivation!) I can take this as some powerful lessons.
1) don't play with rm -rf (also learned from the BOFH)
2) don't map my backups if I'm not actively backing up
3) don't trust Steam.
Someone's been reading John Ringo & Travis S Taylor...
I wonder if they'll play "Final Countdown" through speakers to scare the whales away...
Some of us were born here and like it here. Don't blame us for the transplants that come here to take advantage of the weather and our residents.
Re: @Anthony 13 Simples...
There is a way to release the authorization. it's built into every terminal. The companies just choose not to release the authorizations because it's not THEIR money that's being held up.
I used to routinely release pre-auths when I worked retail and for the 3 Letter ISP.
Re: I'm going to catch hell for this...
But would the drivers have to provide proof of their "allergy"? Granted, I'm in the US (and I apologize for my horrible grammar, I'm a graduate of public education), but there are many times I see "persons of faith" claim that they are "allergic" to pork or alcohol to avoid it.
But as far as Lyft, Uber, or any of the other hacks are concerned, this just goes to show why I won't use them. If I need a taxi, I call a local, well known company that has exacting standards and licenses.
Re: Does he actually *want* to remove copyright?
No. We'd invade Sweden because of A) Swedish Women or B) Swedish Chocolate (helloo... 'Murica! Land of the Free and Home of the Fat?)
After looking at the logo provided at this link (http://cdn2.sarenza.net/static/_img/productsV4/0000004313/HD_0000004313_150354_09.jpg?201309121844) by ElReg!comments!Pierre, it occured to me that this wavy line was somewhat familiar. then I realized it was and invert of their "Off The Wall" logo from the 80's. (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XWnCZXIskvw/UMgFiTFOntI/AAAAAAAAAA0/_UBwBwr7oC4/s1600/tumblr_mb1yh3BhKh1rhodggo1_1280.jpg)
That being said, this fat-arsed 'Murican who hasn't stood on a snowskateskiboard in 20 years recognized that logo. So saying that it's not a trademark is kind of foolish.
Re: Aimed at the Merkin market then
As a 'Merkin I can only say "Yup, that sounds like my neighbors". That being said, I move as close as I can when I get a new job just so that I can walk to work in stead of driving.
For myself, the only reason I have Cable is to get BBCA, so that I can watch Dr Who....
Re: Oh noes
That reminds me of one I pulled years ago for a movie's Touring Machine:
"What is God?"
``I Prefer to thing of God as a Who than a What``
"Then Who is God?"
``God is Master of the Universe``
"Then what is He-Man?"
5 seconds later:
``He-Man is God``
Re: A USA Inc marketing ploy?
Since the FBI is part of the Department of Justice, and the head of the DOJ is the Attorney General of the US, a cabinet position, then saying that the political leadership does not have any visibility or control is inaccurate.
It's more accurate to say the current leadershit doesn't care about the Consitution. Ours, Yours, or any other country's.
Not that hard
- full logging with signature checks to detect tampering
- tamper evident seals / ties on boards and service ports
>hologrammed adhesive foil
- special locks on outside and for access to innards
- mother boards with all non-essential ports masked or snipped off
>how about just proprietary motherboards with the ports never put on in the first place?
- proprietary screws securing components
>doesn't matter, you can create a matching driver with putty
- sensors on cabinet doors and for tilt / motion
>pinball machines have had these for 20 years.
- multi stage booting with signature tests at each stage
- audible / visible alarms
>again, look to the arcade industry
- customized OS with all non-essential services turned off
- full client / server authentication using forwards only encryption and two way authentication
- various physical features to prevent shoulder surfing, skimming etc.
>doable, but not done because it's unattractive/more expensive
Re: False Flag
the site that it now forwards to...
Definition of LORE:
3: a particular body of knowledge or tradition
It is pretty standard to refer to the in-game storyline as "lore". Just like fiction requires continuity to hang together, a compelling game does as well. And since WoW has been kicking for 10 years, I'd have to call that at least competent fiction.
If you check YouTube, there are hundreds of uploads of people simply playing all of the cinematics in a particular game to create a movie. And they're not half bad movies! In many cases, alot better than the drek turned out by Hollywoodland and their ilk.
One of the reasons that game movies never turn out right is that the people pulling the strings don't care about the lore, they care about the money the movie will bring in. So you get a live action movie centered around Jean Claude Van-Damnit and Gomez Adams with barely a nod at the already established lore. If you take a look at the animated movies, you see a much better audience reaction because they were more accurate.
The same could be said of "Judge Dredd" and then "Dredd". Slick Stallone wanted his face to be seen and refused to wear the helmet. Meanwhile, Karl Urban never took it off and you never once compared the roll to "Lord Vakko".
Ok, maybe it's too early for this... where's my tea?
I see something here that it would appear many have missed. What is the subscription speed of the viewers? I work for one of the DSL providers listed here, as a tech support monkey, and one of the most common issues I see are people with 512K and 76K connections trying to stream HD videos and complaining about the buffering. When you point out the "minimum recommended" speeds, they then get all huffy. Mind you, these are people for whom 8 and 10M connections are available, they just don't want to pay.
Re: PoS says it all really.
The difference is that in the US, if there's a contested charge, the card/chargee has to prove it's legit. From what I understand with chip/pin, the fact that the purchaser had the pin proves that they were authorized and stolen/unauthorized claims are much harder to "prove"
Re: Another stupid Calfornia Idea
The phones aren't necessarily stolen to resell... they're stolen to keep the victim from calling the cops too fast. A kill switch will just result in a bunch of electronic waste.
Of course, telling a California Lawmaker anything is like talking to a brick wall.
What I find amazing here is the idea that the creators of a work have no say in how it's used.
If this were simply a matter of copyright, then yes, you could claim parody. However, in 2012 when Adam Yauch passed away his will specifically mentioned "in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes." At the time, Forbes Magazine had an article on if this was even legal, which I'm guessing was the source of the brilliant idea to push it.
At the same time, GoldieBlox did not significantly change the tune, merely moving it up the scale. Given the response, I think it's fair to say that none of the band members gave permission for it's use. And the companies own actions show that they thought that what they were doing might be illegal, hence the "sure them before they sue us" mentality.
This breaks down to the copyright law in it's most base for. Does the creator of a work control it's distribution and destiny. If you listen to the freetards and their idea that "data can't be stolen, only copied", then the logical conclusion is that no, the creator has no say in how a work is distributed or used after they create it.
OTOH, it's not that the creator in this case refused GoldieBlox the ability to use it. They have consistently refused ANY request. Since they have refused all requests, and have a published history of doing so, then it would be reasonable to assume that they would also refuse "GB". At that point, using it anyway, is a gross violation of the creator's rights, as spelled out in the law.
Suing someone because you wish to violate their rights is just a kick in the nuts.
RE:"If anyone can say this 10 times quickly, they get a prize," she said.
OK, so where do I send a video and what's the prize?
Re: What will CA and the courts do when prescription Glass arrives?
Actually, I could see an endorsement test (Similar to a motorcycle, air brake, large vehicle, or commercial passenger endorsement) to allow one the legal right to drive with a cranial mounted HUD.
Personally, I see great promise in these devices. GPS overlay data, light amplification, vehicle information. The trick is to using it is TRAINING. And I'll bet that if you use a similar scheme to something like the "Halo" HUD, with this info in the peripheral view, many people will be able to integrate it safely and effectively.
Re: Re: "nothing illegal to be wearing Google Glass"... yet.
"Nah, that's because their cars are shit."
No, more like overloaded with safety and entertainment gadgets. And moronic regulations that emphasize less efficient fuels.
Ignore the fact many 'Mericans are addicted to big engines, high accelerations, and vehicles that are solid enough to run roadblocks.
"Proud to be a 'Merican, where at least I think I'm free"
It will be interesting to see if my employer's customer facing webmail will still have to be viewed in Compatibility Mode, as well as several of our CPE Firmwares that have been in place for 5 years. Works fine on IE9. Works fine on FF. Works fine son Chrome. Works fine on Safari. It would be nice is MS could quit trying to redefine the web and just deliver what works with current standards.
Re: Sell through via Europe
"Copyright -is- worldwide, pretty much. There are only a few places where it won't be enforced. I can legitimately forbid you to copy this message, although I'm granting some rights to The Register by posting it after reading their terms and conditions (
I'm sure I did that onceI'm sure I checked a box saying I did without actually reading once)."
Fixed it for you :)
RE: Martijn Otto
No thanks. I'll keep my Open Office, the same software I've used for 5+ years.
(and no snarks about how it's exactly the same as it was 5 years ago because no one's maintaining it!)
Re: Not so much stoners but thieves
FYI- the new trolling behavior. Sadly we're seeing it all over MMORPGs, and now it's infected the good Vulture