You just stroll through the facility while making the deal. And see if a shop-vac is following you.
1106 posts • joined 16 Mar 2008
You just stroll through the facility while making the deal. And see if a shop-vac is following you.
... may be that the validity of the Iran sanctions might get their day in court. Most of the rest of the world 's intelligence apparatus* is convinced that Iran is abiding by their commitments not to develop nuclear weapons and materials. Once this evidence is put on the table, China may have grounds for a WTO complaint. That these sanctions are an economic blockade to protect our oil-producing friends (Exxon, Saudi Arabia, Russia) from the consequences of Iranian supplies hitting the market.
*And expose how our intelligence is basically Saudi Arabia and Israel telling us what to think.
Next time Irina, actually plant that sucker in the ground.
I was in a gardening shop just the other day. One of their items was a selection of garden crop row marking stakes. Rather decorative, labeled as "Peas", "Beans", "Carrots", "Husbands", ....
"And among the subset of students who responded to the post-attack survey (482), 70 per cent had clicked on a phishing link."
So it's already a biased sample. What about the people who didn't respond because they thought the survey was a phishing attack?
Between providing good encryption/anonymity for everyone (allowing our spies to blend into the crowd) and law enforcement's need to monitor sites and users for various violations.
We may have lost some valuable overseas operatives. But Mickey Mouse is still safe.
Upon closer inspection, the tape was judged to be harmless. As no one was able to locate a compatible player.
I suppose it's due to my habit of using email@example.com as my throwaway address.
... who this Al guy is. But a lot of people are throwing money at him.
"Where do you meet these people?"
You could fit all the Windows Phone owners in a phone booth. Which just happens to be where they make their calls from.
... by piping the output of 'spew' to its stdin.
"why their super-duper AI doesn’t want to give mortgages or jobs or whatever to black people"
Or runs over them.
That implies someone is fiddling with them. And contrary to the stated position of the IT group responsible for them, someone still has the documentation/knowledge to make these changes. It might not be in the official company library, but a dog-eared notebook stashed somewhere. Or it's just been passed around as oral tradition. When the analysts responsible for systems migration show up "nobody really knows" how the old beast works. But when new regulatory requirements or functions need to be added to the old code base, magically the support staff seem to know how to get it done.
should be taken out and shot. Lesson #1: All cords to hinged or sliding equipment need to be secured. Most rack mount keyboard/display units have a hinged or flexible arm just for this.
I did work for an electric utility where rack mounted relays had to be slid out for calibration. Before s substation had been commissioned, the relay techs found that the leads to the racks had been made too short by the electricians. They proceeded to take side cutters and lop off every cable to every racked relay. Then called the electricians to come back and try it again. Correctly this time.
Fell asleep in the doorway of an Apple store. Hipsters queued up behind him, figuring he was first in line for a new Apple product release.
"female and older men" excluded from these ads. I guess you young guys will all have to work together while I get a job alongside all the women.
Weather or not this was a hostile takeover, it appears that the whether service is still in business. And Amazon is making the transition go smoothly. I hope they were paid well for their domain.
"I'd be interested if anyone has a notion to explain this ...."
I'd suggest reading a couple of books on management written by one of your fellow Brits, C. Northcote Parkinson.
... I used to work at an electrical utility. Our division, way out in the boondocks, included a substation manager who was a real pack-rat. Meanwhile, we had an old station which was built in the 1950s as a temporary installation. Transformers and breakers were sitting on wood cribbing, which, 30 years later, was rotting away. And transformers weighing several tons each were threatening to tip over.
It turns out that this guy had enough spares to build a new station. So he sent the crews out over the course of a few months to pour concrete slabs, move in the 'new' equipment and switch the service over. All pretty much out of the petty cash budget. He got called on the carpet for that little stunt by corporate. And they sent out some people to clean out his parts stash. It turns out that he deprived some VPs of the coke and hookers that go with new equipment purchases and construction contracts.
While in space? I sort of doubt it. I'll bet sound carries pretty well throughout the ISS. And given the mission planning involved with practically everything, "Who's running a power drill now?" would warrant some investigation.
Ave you got a loicense to post dat?
... on my POTS line, you must be using a regulated telecommunications service. I don't care if it's a cell phone or VoIP. If its a phone call, it should be regulated as such.
On the other hand, free up the telecoms to use whatever technology serves a particular area the best. VoIP/fiber*, copper or cellular. The regulatory requirements need to be supported. Operation during power outages for primary residential phone lines for example. My FiOS network interface and VoIP telephone circuit has a battery backup.
The only difference between some of my neighbors' POTS service and mine is that their phone call comes in to a box at the street corner on IP over a fiber link and then switches to a copper loop for the last few hundred yards. My IP/fiber comes into my house and then is converted in exactly the same way to copper, but only for twenty feet or so to the same old telephone set.
"If the web counts as an information service"
Because web sites provide information that they have generated. Telecommunications services move my information from point A to B. Pretty clear distinction.
The rest are just rocky debris.
"about a quarter of whom typically are located outside the US, at an estimated average cost of $2.44 an hour"
That's 170 Rubles at current exchange rates.
"Does anybody remember its name, by any chance?"
But some software demands the judicious application of goat's blood. Don't forget the pentagram and candles.
"It must frustrate the North American and European governments that their voting public won’t also allow them to do this."
As if the three-letter-agencies give a hoot about the law or voting public. The only time this becomes an issue is if they need to build a court case based on the collected evidence. At this point, a court issued search warrant and possible serial 14 month jail terms for non compliance should be enough.
"prevent uploading of illicit content"
Our intelligence services acting as rent-a-cops for Disney and the MPAA. Society will not suffer greatly if someone makes illegal copies of Mickey Mouse.
"It’s capable of retaining its stickiness in temperatures ranging from −269 to +400 Celsius"
It's actually not the Kapton tape that is sticky. It's the adhesive (which shall toil on in anonymity).
"A good proportion of the homeless, it turns out, happen to have mental health issues"
This is true. And it's a major part of the reason why they can't be expected to look out for themselves. We ended civil commitment programs in the 1960s. We closed the institutions and tried setting up outpatient facilities. The end result of trusting people with mental health problems to look out after themselves was that they'd just walk out the front door looking for a drink or a fix and never come back.
"that's the only thing that gets them through the abuse, the beatings, the cold nights, the discomfort, and the perpetual hopelessness of their situation."
We have people with at least as hopeless situations as these. They waded across the Rio Grande with nothing but the clothes on their back. Many of them are picking up odd jobs in front of the local hardware store. Others are picking fruit in the orchards. In ten years, they will have a pickup truck, a lawnmower and a landscaping business. Their children may very well go to college.
Poo-cleaning AI robots when?
"Homeless shelters, affordable housing, help with giving up drugs"
They don't want to give up drugs. Shelters don't work because they often have rules. Like 'No drugs'. And in dormitory-like shelters, the people who most want to avoid heroin addicts are other heroin addicts. They steal from each other and get into bum fights.
Tiny housing works to a point if it's what's known as 'wet housing'. But most neighborhoods don't want that nearby.
And Agile as well (so as not to step in it).
Or are you trying to shove Windows 10 onto my machine?
"One assumes that the admin port on Stingrays is a bit more secure"
Not really. Many of these units are loaned to local police departments by the Feds or larger state police forces. With equipment moving back and forth, managing actual unique and secure passwords would be problematic. Never mind switching to non default TCP/IP ports.
And it appears that the location data is available without needing to log in. Just port scan the appropriate IP blocks, find an Internet-facing cellular gateway and the login page has the latitude/longitude.
.... etc, etc.
"allow my competitors to use it"
Allow my competitors to purchase bandwidth on it, to be precise. At the same price as my own Internet service division. So I'd better see to it that the services I provide are competitive with those of the companies who share the cable. Rather than sitting on my a*s, rent-seeking based on regulatory manipulation of the market.
If the cable infrastructure is that valuable, then the wholesale rental of capacity to other ISPs should bring in healthy profits. If not, then perhaps other ISPs can create more value once they can reach customers.
Python is actually a good platform for teaching coding. Thanks to it's varied interpretation of whitespace, it messes up attempts by students to cut and paste from Stackoverflow without having the code blow up on them in mysterious ways.
Microsoft actually tried this. And failed miserably when the result was an O/S with no bugs.
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