They probably made more than the fines already, and also will no doubt end up not paying, or only paying a fraction. I totally have full confindace in our socitey and in those responsable.....
126 posts • joined 22 Jan 2008
Re: Punishing discrimination is not discrimination
It kinda is murder still, that's why the civilised world doesn't have capital punishment.
Re: So Many Questions
I also don't care if he uses porn... On his own machine. It's not like MPs can't afford it.
They all need to be fired on all sides by the sounds of it! Green for porn on his machine, whats-her-face for disregard of security, and the police guy should have been fired for having a murder by police under his command!
Don't these people get paid a metric fuckton for all the "responsibility" they have to take on?
IMAP protocol was written with an always-on PC-style internet connection. Mobile phones do not have this, as to keep a connection open would require the radio to be kept on!
The Fiesta cane out in the 70s, ford have had 40 years to perfect their production lines to be fair...
I'm not a big fan of the subsidies as the do end up transferring money to the your middle classes, like subsidies for solar power for homeowners. What would be a better option though? Without Tesla we probably wouldn't have the leaf, bolt, or others.
I wish I had a spare 100k the model s is the fastest accelerating production car in the world, and does so silently and with no emissions. That's what does it for me.
Re: tax dodging
yeah, NuLabour are Tories.
Good job most of them are out of labour now.
Surprise surprise; new features have more bugs than old features???
Sure all the new standards could be removed... then the websites that use them would go back to proprietary standards such as flash and f**king silverlight.
Re: We need companies like Purism
Too right we do need more, but the only way that'll happen is if consumers actually buy...
Also they said "there's no ethical computing device option" which may be true for the USA but the is Fairphone here in the EU. I would love to see those two collaborate on electronics that are totally ethical from mining and production through to software and data gathering
CIA can't protect themselves from skiddies, wonder how the are handling actual threats?!?!?
Anyone paying that much for a graduate with no experience deserves the fail that will inevitably happen.
"Giddens concluded: "Let us reintroduce human contact wherever we can where at the moment we have robotic automated voices. Let us contain and humanise the robots.""
So our government want to go backwards? Maybe they should be the ones to do all the dangerous/hard/boring jobs for us then?
'Independent' gov law reviewer wants users preemptively identified before they're 'allowed' to use encryption
So I won't be allowed to use secure internet banking or shopping, cos I don't have a face***k account??
Re: Easy Peasy.
In most cases this is the line I take... but you don't have much choice if you are a UK business.
Actually sit and ask an accountant "how would you avoid this" - Lee D
Yeah - this would be a good idea, but the MPs would class that account as a scientific adviser and we all know how MPs hate those and generally willfully ignore any advice they give.
Wonder how much %age of actual meat in there? probably mostly offal and fat. Also wonder how the animals are raised, at this price it must be factory farming; probably american and pumped full of estrogen and other hormones. Good times.
"Google swears on a stack of bibles will only excise ads that get in your face in unpleasant ways." - Does this mean any ad not served via AdClick? This is a total conflict of interest situation, and should not be allowed.
This is a nasty one; you can see if there is some clear reason like this blatant rip-off that they need to be globally blocked (anyone from any country can access any specific google site).
However, imagine if (for example) China decided that Google have to block all the things they are blocking internally all around the world... I really don't want lowest common denominator deciding what I can and can't see.
I haven't complained... just swapped to someone else (who are just as bad, now been though all providers and they all suck as bad as each other)
I drove past their HQ a while ago (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/A339,+Newbury+RG14email@example.com,-1.3232139,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x4876a604698ccf73:0x6ee3bf6a83b9da20!2sNewbury+RG14+2FN!3b1!8m2!3d51.4166833!4d-1.3197471!3m4!1s0x4876a603427ccb35:0x666ab9b394d7ceaf!8m2!3d51.4143074!4d-1.3220766?hl=en) and had 1 bar of 2g signal!
Re: Business not coming in then?
Most likely 3A...
errrr... if there is a problem on an airplane it is likely everyone on board will die... should we stop all flights too?
I had to give up a fairly nice number that I'd had for years cos I thought that was the problem... new number doesn't seem much better tbh. Stop talking about 5G and just get this shite working please!
"This is because the UK's data protection laws will have to stay up to date with, and possibly change based on, those made at an EU level."
"The committee is also concerned that the UK will lose its influence over the setting of those laws"
Considering how most of our governments want Orwellian controls, this is a GOOD thing, in my opinion :-) Not that I don't trust our government or anything.
"Although they don't sound particularly appetising to us, apparently in Korea hagfish are not just a delicacy but also an aphrodisiac"
Maybe you should read up on British history??
"The cost of cleaning up after the incidents was put more than $1.5m" - maybe if they spent even a fraction of that on security in the first place??
Bought my misses a fairphone 2 a while ago, it is still passable but it was mid range when released - I so want them to bring out a new revision too!
Had to replace a faulty mic unit on it and they sent the replacement out quick on warranty and it was so easy to replace.
There are plenty of nature and science documentaries, brilliant and (mostly) impartial news - I know I wouldn't be able to get any of that if it were not for the BBC, who trusts "news" from multi-millionaire tax dodgers who just want more power for them and theirs?
I am happy to pay for that content and subsidise other minority content (even the stuff I hate) 'cos the people who like that are also helping to pay for the programmers I like.
It is NOT illegal to not pay for the license, only to watch content from BBC if you haven't payed. So if you don't want to pay the license fee, then DON'T PAY IT and stop watching what you haven't paid for. Oh and stop trying to kill our BBC cos you don't like it.
There is so much confusion here, and I think Intel are specifically trying to do this! "Thunderbolt USB" my arse. USB is a standard - they should not be allowed to misappropriate it in that way (even if Thunderbolt can carry USB signals over it).
I for one haven't used Intel chippery in years, so no way I could have Thunderbolt, but I have plenty of USB ports that are all fine.
Also - the letters in USB are for the end connecters and the nubers are for the generation - so we are acutally talking about USB 3 compatibility (i.e. the newest and fastest) with USB C cables (i.e. the new multi-directional connectors).
Just my 2 pennies worth
Re: Landslide? ... 42% of the electorate voted Macron
@Phil, don't think you can directly compare a 50/50 vote vs a 2 round vote...
Re: PM Base Salary £150k
All MPs should be paid the average income of their constituencies. That is the only way to get them to concentrate on raising the average salary of all.
Please note this is NO WAY NEAR £150K.
Could start by stopping the arms companies from selling? A handgrenade is for killing, a consumer drone is just a tool.
Hmmm, first I'd like to point out that machine learning is NOT AI.
Secondly, that may be why Intel bought Movidius and then seems to have killed their upcoming cheap USB Tensorflow accelerator :-( the bastards, I was looking forwards to hooking one up to a Pi.
"Indeed, someone who said he was “close to GCHQ/MI6” took me to one side at this month’s ICO conference. He told me that if I were to be given the top-secret list of data protection indiscretions on the part of the UK (none of which relate to national security, crime and taxation etc, I should add), then the damage to EU-UK relations would be so high that the European Commission’s mission in London would have to close, and the UK Ambassador to Brussels would become persona non grata. I was advised to “back off”, whatever that means."
So we can't know the truth cos someone may lose their job over it? Should ALL government dealings should be 100% open and transparent?? If something causes embarrassment then perhaps we, I don't know, shouldn't do it in the first place?
Re: Actually the FBI will direct you to a non profit
Possibly cos the FBI have more important things to do, such as getting access to all your phone data and such?
Not many people seem to remember the Motorola A920 - I had one and then the A1000, such good phones for their time. Full smartphone with downloadable apps and music and everything. Not bad for a phone that was 5 years before the original iPhone, which remember, did NOT have apps.
As far as I recall the only problem with it was that it was before capacitive screens were usable....
My dad died @ 55 of the big C... too young :-(
I will miss his article like everyone else here!
Condolences to his family.
These f***ers spammed me with snail mail, even though I am on all no-spam lists and ex-directory etc! They need fining again for that methinks.
UK tax: https://www.gov.uk/income-tax-rates/current-rates-and-allowances
If corporations are legally people then they should also be paying the same rate?
Tldr: woz is right :)
Notice how hard they have been trying to worm out of the human rights act? It does seem that this is the whole reason for it, as mass surveillance goes against human rights.
This has been ongoing for so long and every time the bill gets knowked down - will they just f***ing drop it already?? *Sigh*
Could be good for the Raspbian Foundation? Loverly Pis then will all be made here! Probably too expensive, but we can dream.
Re: Another waste of cash.
Or a £4 rPi0 + a couple of buttons and a secure, isolated, network?
Re: Sad :-( thanks for the fish.
Have fun with that *shudder*, I've just managed to get our stuff move out of TFS to GIT :-)
Re: The real question is why hasn't anyone at VTech been arrested?
How about targeted info on kiddies near peados that can use the info as a way to start grooming? I know, I know THINK OF THE CHILDREN and all that, but I do think this is a real concern in this case (rather than the usual trying to reduce our rights kind of thing!)
Also for the DS own voters, not sure what they have to day against it as the haven't commented (maybe they are the ones scimping on their customers security??) http://www.dft.gov.uk/vca/data-protection-act-guidance-on-compliance.asp clearly states "kept secure against unlawful or unauthorised processing, or accidental loss or erasure"
Clearly VTech have not complied as these products have proved to be totally unsecured in all ways!
Re: The real question is why hasn't anyone at VTech been arrested?
Too bloody right!
And it needs to be VTech board members held accountable - not a VW "it was a rouge engineer wot done it".
They are the ones who have taken all the profit and not secured their products - they are the ones who have to take responsability..
"but terminated it in July 2010 citing a failure to deliver milestones" - so the courts say that although Raytheon failed to deliver to milestones in the contract, we still have to pay them? And the lawers?
Yes, cloud is supposed to be flexible - for hosting (scale up, redundancy etc.) but not the whole contract! If this is dropped then the big players will just reduce their quotes, then after winning the contract will just ramp up price!
Seems that this does fix the 2 main problems with current solutions: security and encryption and a bit of smarts around power and band usage!
Here's hoping they help put these back into the open spec... (I know, who am I kidding, right? sigh)
We've used seconds for over a thousand years, now we know they are not quite right. So what does half the world do? Bury their head in the sand and say "change is scary and expensive".
We will care about this as a space-fairing species. Just a few seconds off on navigation to another planet could leave you stranded!
Would be useful if they integrated this into screens, allowed sections of it to be turned on and off by software and then turned it on over password fields only. Until then, meh!
Re: Toucan play
"Maybe make it interactive and personalised to recommend the user's recommendations? last purchase." +1 for that!
Gotta say I haven't though because "They are perfectly within their rights to sell what they want to sell I suppose." is totally incorrect as given how big Amazon are in most markets, this is the move of a monopoly.
Either way, I only had prime for the delivery and now they increased the price of that so they could add streaming "free" without supporting any of the devices I use - I have cancelled my prime.