Re: failing at your job
Oh they KNOW you... you might not know that they're watching, but they are.
*Cue sound of black helicopters emblazoned with large FBI lettering (also, tastefully in black).
170 posts • joined 14 Feb 2008
I'm not sure they would look ridiculous.
When they finally get to ask Assange the questions, if he answers them (which so far with his delaying tactics he has refused to do) then the next step is as follows. The Swedish authorities go back and review the evidence and decide on balance if there is enough for prosecution. If there is not, then they drop the charges.
Assange is then released from the charge & free to go.
Exactly what would have happened very quickly if he had gone to Sweden and answered the questions. (Unless of course there evidence is enough to prosecute, which is clearly what Assange fears).
After being release from the Swedish charge there is still a small matter of him jumping UK bail to be dealt with and I'm sure includes running up several million pounds of UK policing expenses.
He is clearly a flight risk so it's unlikely he'll be easily released from this obligation. Now imagine what sort of response the British will give to a US extradition request once he is in their custody?
Nope, I don't the six fingered sex pest leaving the embassy anytime soon. His only chance is if Trump wins the US election as he has really spent too much time annoying UK, US, & Sweden governments and sadly his organisation has lost the editorial overview that it used to have in favour of sloppy political point scoring attempts. I want the old Wikileaks back!
So why increase military spending? Why not just encourage corporate America to donate computers & hardware to the military? Surely it will be good for their image as this demonstration of their red, white & blue blood will encourage many private businesses and patriotic citizens in America to buy their products. Right?
Or is it just like the way the republicans banned the US government from negotiating the price of drugs from pharma companies? Politicians forcing the government to spend big on their buddies.
Reg readers must submit their proposals (ideally with diagrams or working demonstrations) on how they would 'hack' their car & take control of the systems... the best examples win... a mug.
Car in question must not be a new model variety, but given that this is the Reg forum it's likely cars will be older than 1995 anyway.
Bonus points for use of Paris Hilton in 'hack'.
Yes it is. And yes, these people are idiots.
The complaints are not about the telesales call, they are about the repeated sales call when they have asked us to remove all records of them from our systems.
If you're not on TPS and you have told us that we can't keep a record of you on our internal suppression lists then don't be surprised if you get called again in a few months when we refresh our call lists. We're not the ones being unreasonable, you are.
In answer to the question from another poster further down, yes there is such a thing as full delete we scrubbed the records clean, detailed backups were kept for a week and then were aggregated so that no personal data remained if someone wanted full delete.
In answer to the other posters who don't quite understand how telesales calls work.
Get as angry as you like, our droids will brush it off because they're professionals (they get thousands of "No" a week and make money on the small percentages that say 'yes'. do you really think you make much difference in their lives?). You are the one that has to carry that anger around with you. Your kids are the ones who have to watch daddy shouting down the phone at a stranger whilst the family is about to sit down for dinner; real great example for them you set, father of the year.
If the sales company is breaking the rules (not necessarily laws, most of the codes they sign are voluntary & unenforced) then complain, but don't take it out on the 'droid'. Take it out on the guys like me who design the systems. It's our job to put a system in place so the rules are followed and the sales agents can just call & make their percentages as quickly as possible.
Oh and if you can't work within the system and can't or won't understand why we need to keep a record of you to suppress future calls, then I will call you an idiot, but not to your face because I too am a professional.
Yes, although sometime that's also the user's fault for not knowing what they want sometimes.
I used to run the system for a company where we did actually delete the record, everything, but then the customer complained when the telesales team called them up a few months later trying to sell them products.
We ended up having several levels of delete.
- Deactivate & Suppress (turn your account dormant)
- Delete & Suppress (clear the customer records, but put their contact details on suppression lists to ensure sales don't call them again).
- Full Delete (remove all information about the customer and make it clear to them that this means sales could end up calling them).
A surprising number of people still kept on going for Full Delete & then complaining when telesales phone them up. Idiots.
In Ashley Madison's case though they offered a full delete service and didn't provide it, then they got caught. Idiots.
In most of Asia karaoke (or KTV) is huge.
And the Changba app is one of many available in China that does exactly what this patent does.
I have no idea about Japan or Korea, but would bet they also have their own apps too.
If Matthew McConaughey as the leading love interest in a movie wasn't bad enough, this film combines it with Kate Beckinsale as his partner.
Gary Oldman also method acts as a dwarf spending much of the film walking around on his knees Yoda style. Peter Dinklage does put in an amusing, although too brief a performance to redeem this film.
It was so bad I actually bought several copies of the DVD so that I could distribute it to friends, much the same way that Two Girls One Cup was shared.
what is Sony doing for their employees who have had their personal data exposed?
Why did an employee have to sign up to a credit protection agency himself? Shouldn't Sony really have done this for every exposed person as a way of both buying goodwill and crisis management?
Yep. I agree with you.
The Big Data snake oil that my firm is selling is based around the idea of collaboration & teams. The 'data scientist' is then reduced to a mathematics geek with a bit of R skills and the ability to explain whatever algorithm they've chosen.
The real work comes from the IT team of experts integrating things together, the Business Analysts interpreting the customer problems into something that the team can work on together.
(And yes, a team of IT experts is needed and not a single magic tech guru who can do everything as the ones that can do all of it are both far too expensive and have also reached the point in their careers where they only need to work a few hours a month.
attaches a radio antenna, computer, mirror ball & sound system to it.
Then sets the drones on-board computer to hack into the nearest lights to flash them on and off in a disco style based on whatever tune is coming from the drones speakers.
This I can see someone attempting.
Very dangerous and irresponsible, lets hope for good sense.
Or that the data must be stored in Russia, but can only be held in Russia?
If the latter it gets really complicated doesn't it?
What about airlines that don't operate in Russia? If I'm a Russian citizen and book a flight from Thailand to Malaysia as part of a round the world trip, is Thai airways breaking the law if they don't have a server storing my data in Russia?
It sounds like it's going to be another one of those laws that just gets ignored in practice until some official wants to line his pockets and can promise a foreign company to 'make the problem go away'.
it's particularly bad during video calls when I have actually had to put in into the freezer for a bit to keep it from shutting down.
The build quality isn't too great as, although smooth at first the plastic around the corners has chipped away after several months of heavy use.
What I'd like to know is if the volume buttons have moved further away from the power button? I've tried to take a photo a number of times and accidentally turned the screen off.
I propose a new method of encoding data for cryptography.
Step 1. The data to encode is allocated a sequential ID number.
Step 2. The ID number is multiplied by 5.
Step 3: The ID number is then converted into Chinese number format and a Salt is added.
Step 4: The SaltedID is then encrypted using the most secure algorithm available today.
Step 4: The original data string is then uploaded to the Amazon cloud along with the SaltedID number for reference. Only the SaltedID remains in the encoded dataset.
Step 5: For encoding and decoding the data first the SaltedID is decrypted, then re-encrypted and then used to find the original data stored in the cloud and download this to the user.
I would be brought into a project and through conversations with similar companies to us discover that the beancounters were paying vastly over the odds for the software. Worse still, because we were a big name brand it seemed that suppliers felt (and from the evidence justifiably so) that they could charge us a premium because we would just pay, no questions.
As I was involved in integrating the software with our other systems and so would call up the supplier for a meeting and ask them politely to change the price. Often it would come down, however other times they just refused to budge which told me all I needed to know about how that vendor felt about doing business with my firm. Generally these are also the firms who the users reported consistently poor customer service from.
In those cases I put together a business case to replace them with an internally developed solution or a different supplier who were willing to give us a fair market rate.
Moral: if any supplier clearly doesn't care about your business in terms other than the money they can get from you then you should seriously consider replacing them.
A feature I would want in the watch if it is paired to a handset is that it is also connected to 'Find My Samsung' or whatever it's called. I'm one of those foolish people who will leave my phone in a taxi after a heavy night & would love to be able to simply look at my wrist on realizing & track it down.
With pairing of the phone & watch it would also allow really detailed proximity tracking once connection is re-established. I'd feel like a spy.
A vibrate when the pairing is lost would be useful too , it might to stop me from being such a forgetful idiot.
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