Don't moan, organise :p
Don't like it? Demand that Indian workers get the same take-home pay and benefits as the folk they're working alongside.
Puts the focus back on quality of work, makes everyone happy.
126 posts • joined 12 Mar 2008
So a password "wallet" type program (I'm thinking similar to KDE's KWallet, Windows / LInux issues aside), would that be protected from this type of attack?
After all, you aren't typing in the passwords yourself and I can't see what use the passwords for a locally-held file would be to botnet barons.
"Sure, they may get breaks on time and of certain lengths, but there will also be an end to most company sponsored functions, events, prizes, etc. I"
Sure, we have the 8 hour day now thanks to the labour movement, but it's meant an end to company sponsored beds under the loom, has broken up families by making the kids go to school instead of work.
@ 18.51: More seriously, a union website is pretty arguably related to "business purposes", more so than most of what folk would access. (Though I'd be reluctant to post anything on a work-related forum from work)
We used to get barred from leaving union newsletters on colleagues' desks and had to stand outside in the foyer (but not outside the building) handing the things out.
There's no limit to companies' pettiness when it comes to dealing with unions (or any group of its workers). Expect more of this as the economic crisis bites and managers look to cut from the bottom and fire at will.
Come on, WTF is it with putting "raped" in quotation marks? Why assume that Russian burglars share the author's (+some readers') attitude to this incident?
If he didn't actively consent to sexual contact while being held prisoner, THEN IT'S RAPE. Not rocket science and, funnily enough, you don't have the right to rape someone who enters your property, no matter what gender you are.
"Charging AU$80 for a game and $30 for a CD or DVD is rape. Pure and simple. Rape is worse than theft. When you stop trying to rape me, maybe I'll stop "stealing" from you."
What's the equivalent of Godwins Law for claims of rape?
Most moronic comparison ever. Really, get a grip on yourself. Go and speak to rape survivors. No you better read about it, I don't think you're old enough to be allowed out of the house alone.
@AC 2258 - the cops are supposed to wear numbers on their uniforms. Conveniently for the Terrortorial Support Group (sic., by the way), those numbers can be removed from the shoulders, as happened in this case.
Never ceases to amaze me, the number of excuses that people will make for police brutality, despite the evidence. Is it some kind of fucked-up pro-hierarchy evolutionary psychology? If officers can't cope with the "stress" of masking up and beating people with impunity, then they should seek alternative employment, or not volunteer for the parts of the job that involve that.
But Mr 85 minutes - KETTLING, you fud. He was hanging around for ages because THEY WOULD NOT LET HIM LEAVE THE AREA.
Mr "A tap on the leg wouldn't cause a heart attack" - FOAD
Don't forget that this comes just a couple of days after the board awarded itself tasty new bonuses and options.
So, taking poor peoples' money to give to a banker that broke a bank and wiped out workers' pensions, followed by making more people poor (by firing them) in order for those at the top to get richer.
I can haz revolutionz, plz?
Who the hell sits and watches their PC boot up in the morning? You boring bastards. Hit "On", go to the kettle and make the cup of tea that you were going to make. Talk to your colleagues, find out what's going on.
It is possible to work with out a computer being on, you know. You all are just looking for excuses. There's more "loss of productivity" attributable to dancing cats falling down stairs.
Except the "real rate" of inflation includes the price of unwanted tat (aka "consumer goods") that has seen a dramatic fall in price as the credit crunch bites and a third HDTV starts to seem unappealling at any price.
Meanwhile, important stuff like food, gas, electricity has rocketed in price making for a cost of living increase far above the headline rate of inflation.
...so I can't see how this is different from anything else related to the stock market, ever-rising house prices or investments.
"returns of about 3.5 per cent per month with little risk of loss.
Regulators allege that no such magical program actually exists"
And most of us poor fuckers have been duped / pushed / forced into pension arrangements based on that.
I'm confused, this seems to have slipped through without the obligatory dab of "global warming is a scam" crap that defines Register environment stories.
What's the angle then? Welsh people / greens are silly luddites compared with wise metropolitan IT types? The magic market will find a way to deal with all environmental problems?
At the risk of sounding like a Speak your branes-er, why is it never suggested that Durex bear some of the cost of teen pregnancies?
Everyone knows you should use condoms but given that it's impossible to get hold of the things for a reasonable price(*) it's no wonder folk try and get away without using them. It's like there's some kind of cartel arrangement. £8 for a pack of 12!? And the small packs are relatively more expensive too.
In civilised places (anarchist-run squats, for example) you get the things given away, but in shiny land it's more important to make money than keep folk happy, healthy and non-pregnant. Bah.
(*) - I mean how much can they cost to manufacture per unit (snigger)? About 5p?
Thanks for the reminder to clean out my browser's biscuit tin. Even with Firefox, NoScript & AdBlock there seems to be useless crumbs left lying. Don't want to attract rats.
Would be nice if FF didn't keep resetting prefs to silently allow all that "helpful" crap each time I update it.
Would be even nicer if Google didn't spit a cookie onto all sites that have embedded one of their videos on.
If you were up on the politics and "positioning" around devolution, you'd know that Labour and Gordon Brown are staunchly Unionist / anti-Independence and under serious pressure from the SNP.
Hence, every time he speaks on the issue he bigs up "Britishness" not Scottishness and there is also a consistent Unionist bias in the media here.
If you're outside Scotland, this would be invisible to you, as it's pro-Independence sentiment is generally ignored as an issue. Gerhardt's point has bugger all to do with some nationalisms being "acceptable".
Far be it from me to be negative but....
...paying the world's poorest in "virtual mobile" money doesn't sound like a winning proposition
And: "For those in the emerging markets it’s the difference between eating and not eating tomorrow." to be able to pay by a mobile phone. How are they paying the leccy bill to charge the damned thing?
This stinks of groundless technofix to a social problem and mobile companies trying to get a foothold in a market. Last thing folk need is another intermediary between them and their livelihoods.
""Approved Reading List" next, followed by an "Authorised Reading List","
That's no safeguard, considering the case of the guy in Nottingham who had the police after him for downloading a text that was on his course reading list. And then they try to deport him to cover this up.
Unbelievable(*) they're trying to turn that monumental fuck-up into a general case.
(*) - or maybe not
" Post their details on the BBC homepage, the Sky News ticker and the Countryside Alliance forum. See how they like it"
Isn't that what the tabloid press is for? Can't let the proles get out of line and question the judgement of their betters, can we?
Child molesters get lighter sentences than the SHAC folk got for running a website but apparently that's all OK.
"that could make something like this worse, causing untold harm to billions of people worldwide,"
Dude, he was going to zero the mortgages. Think of it as a bailout from the bottom up.
Certainly wouldn't have made things worse, since they already have no idea how much debt the banks are liable for. What's the nth derivative of zero?
In the good old days when the economy went titsup and folk protested, they'd break into the local administration's offices and burn all the tax and mortgage records. Then when the revolt got put down, they'd still be debt-free, Jubilee-style.
No-one else here gets a warm fuzzy feeling that this shows it could still be possible?
No-one working at Experian and fed up with it?
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