... what about my right to be forgotten?
1044 posts • joined 16 Mar 2008
... what about my right to be forgotten?
There needs to be some regulation of the vendor and/or customer maintenance and upgrade process in the certification of such equipment. Something akin to the way the FAA certifies both the aircraft design plus the operator, operator's maintenance process and manufacturer as a condition for the safe operation of a commercial airplane.
Manufacturers will have to commit to an ongoing maintenance and upgrade process, including security updates. Or their customers risk losing certification to use that equipment immediately. Customers and vendors will have to make purchase contracts and pricing decisions based upon this support. And manufacturers will be motivated to rely on maintainable hardware and software platforms as a strategy to keep support costs down.
"Put a little tension on the hasp and tap either side of the body"
A problem with most 'snap-shut' type padlocks. The bolt is spring-loaded so as to allow the shackle to depress it when closing. Anything that can jostle the bolt back and forth (smacking it or a thin metal shim) can get it back open.
Better padlocks have the equivalent of deadbolts and key retention. You need the key to positively rotate the bolt into the locked position. And you can't take the key out unless the shackle is closed.
"However the head profile is sort of sloped so there is no 'undo' edge."
Commonly used on bathroom stall partitions. It's a strange world we live in when our valuables are secured behind common Phillips head screws. But you just try to steal our toilet door .....
"in return for EU companies being allowed to export data to those US companies"
How much of this data leakage is company-to-company and how much is it individual EU citizens signing up for a US service? You sign up on a US server, read the EULA (several dozen pages wherein the jurisdiction of US law and playing fast and loose with personal data are mentioned). Who made the decision to export your personal data in these cases?
Hub and spoke is broken because of monopolistic practices more than anything else. The computing analogy fails because my packets don't make a sweet deal with the local router to bump yours off the system (With the end of net neutrality, this may change.)
"New ETOPS rules, originating (who would have guessed) from the USA led to a lot of new competition that the A380 had not been designed to deal with."
ETOPS was on the drawing board since the 767. Increases in ETOPS range were inevitable, plugging the 'holes' that twin engine aircraft couldn't operate through. Airbus had plenty of time to see that coming. Likewise, engine capabilities have improved as time goes by. Fuel consumption and reliability numbers are things that a competent designer could easily extrapolate.
Needs this to figure out how to produce enough power to run it.
"If I was on the jury"
If you were in the jury pool, one side or the other would do their utmost to have you rejected. You appear to know something about technology and that would hinder some attorney's ability to submit garbage into evidence and have it accepted unquestioned.
... is a rather large business with several large investors and numerous customers. It has quite a large attack surface for various government agencies to work on. So it's not inconceivable that they might choose to build back doors when requested rather than just go out of business.
"A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."
TARS: [as Cooper repairs him] Settings. General settings. Security settings.
TARS: Honesty, new setting: ninety-five percent.
TARS: Confirmed. Additional settings.
Cooper: Humor, seventy-five percent.
TARS: Confirmed. Self destruct sequence in T minus 10, 9...
Cooper: Let's make that sixty percent.
TARS: Sixty percent, confirmed. Knock knock.
Cooper: You want fifty-five?
Will use these to tail people rather than engage in high speed chases.
"Also regs for 'unintentional radiators'"
Like those cheap Chinese switching power supplies that (somehow) seem to pass Title 47, Part 15 testing and still manage to swamp the ham and commercial broadcast bands.
"The fat kid ...."
... just don't get stuck with a license-encumbered system like HD radio (in the USA). Costs (to the broadcasters) are high and some have dropped their extended programming and gone back to analog FM.
With DAB, there are SDR receivers (some open source) available. And it wouldn't surprise me to see high end kit designed with upgradable firmware. So when you make a protocol upgrade, you just flash the receiver with a new app.
"Open source, for all its benefits, does not remove the need for developers to know what they are actually using."
And proprietary platforms don't? Take an old PLC platform whose programming and interface components ran on XP with IE6. The bindings between the apps and OS were very tight. Just to make sure that you bast[censored]ds don't try to run it on WINE or anything like that. Now, a license for the current software version costs nearly* as much as tearing out the controllers and putting the ladder logic in a brand new system.
*Just enough less so that you'll choose the new license instead of scrapping and starting over.
Nope. Copyrights (and inventions) are granted "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts". There is no progress if you promise to pay an artist/inventor for the rest of eternity just to sit on their ass and live off past efforts.
Copyright terms give a creation some value based on the future stream of income from that work. Either the artist can collect that income stream or a publisher can buy the rights to it for a lump sum. That value or lump sum can easily be calculated by any Econ 101 student with a financial calculator app. Without copyright protection, that lump sum, or present value at the time of a work's creation would be zero. Because there would be no future income stream. On the other hand, on the day of creation, the present value of an income stream far in the future falls to near zero. So, as an artist, it would make no difference if the term were 14 years, 20 years, 75 years, etc.
Now here's the thing: On the day after creation, the artist is no longer an artist. They are now an investor with an asset in hand. They can keep it and it's future cash flow. Or sell it for a lump sum. But the "Progress of Science and the Useful Arts" has ceased. At least as far as that work is concerned. Want more money? Write another novel or draw another mouse.
The problem in Congress is that the studios are sitting on portfolios of works soon to reach a point where their income flow hits zero. And it benefits them to push that income horizon out some number of years so as to boost the portfolio's present value. But the Copyright Clause wasn't written to protect the assets of investors. Even if those investors happen to be the writer or his/her heirs who hung on to the publishing rights.
Just watch LocationSmart claim that, in spite of their cheesy lock, burglars made off with the family silver and should be made to pay. You can't just pick up a pile of $100s that fell off an armored truck and think they are yours to spend.
"As a company that has access to confidential data, they are responsible for the privacy of everyone using the mobile telephone system."
Except that late in the last century, we (in the USA) lost ownership of our calling metadata. Thanks to one of those telecom bills, it belongs to the phone company. And IIRC, that was tested in court. And we (the public) lost.
From TFA: "This practice skirts wires carriers’ legal obligation to be the sole conduit by which the government conducts surveillance...".
But that is a restriction on the behavior of government, not the carriers or their customers (Securus, for example). Law enforcement might be obliged to serve warrants directly to AT&T or Verizon for _THEIR_ data. But there is nothing stopping these telecoms from selling _THEIR_ property to third parties. It's up to our government (police, department of corrections, etc.) to abide by the law and our Constitution (specifically the Fourth Amendment). But given their recent actions surrounding commercially available genealogical DNA data, That's a tempting cookie jar on an easy to reach shelf. Undoubtedly, law enforcement will argue that their recent solution to the Golden State Killer justifies unrestricted access. But the question remains as to whether police can use front companies to accumulate evidence against a person without a warrant.
One vote short of reinstating net neutrality rules. Maybe John McCain will switch sides. Just as a f[censored] you to Trump.
"I'm not dead. I don't want to go on the cart!"
"Why would Lennart's laptop need to handle 15 vlans?"
And this (or a version of it) is the root cause of most of the screwed-up improvements*. "I don't do XYZ. I don't understand XYZ. So I'm leaving it out of the new system."
*Wayland, I'm looking at you.
Show us on the doll where Microsoft touched you.
"have Windows compare a file's certificate with a public key in the root of your website and display the web address to the end user"
But this will reveal the actual author of the application to the end user. And make it more difficult to treat your product and your company as tradable commodities suiting Microsoft's whims.
Along the sides of the cockpit windows. Maybe on some external surfaces if you can get them to stick on at cruising airspeeds.
Throw some of their laser back at them.
... might be a money saver when we are at peace. But what will the DoD do when we go to war? And some aggressor generates an EMP over the top of Amazon's AWS data centers? Or Microsoft's Azure sites? Have they been hardened? Was that part of the Pentagon cloud contract?
I suspect that, unless someone at Fort Fumble has really laid an egg, the JEDI contract will have to include special mil spec hardware and facilities to keep wartime logistics, planning and communications functions up and running. So, not really much money saved if they do this right.
"fragmented and largely on-premise computing"
The security people used to call that "compartmentalization".
Not The Aristocrats?
"you are not going to work on a Chinese system after that."
What makes you think the Pentagon was my first customer?
... I'd rather be a contractor?
Obvious answer: Just make sure I have more than one customer. But that could hurt a good customer. What if they have a big push to get a job out and need my services full time for a number of months. And during that time, the gov't auditors stop by. It also puts me in the position that I may have to split my time between two competing customers. And they might not like that. 6 months on the Pentagon super secret radar contract. And then 6 months working on the Chinese system.
... for the TV+High speed Broadband bundle? But you keep the set-top box. Because I'm not really going to watch any of your crap.
We put shorts in your shorts.
Only if they re-occupy France.
"can pay them lots of cash to make their product lines compatible with the DoD's preferred cloud"
Sorry, not interested. We have a lot of paying customers (including some NATO members, who aren't locked into an unsupported platform) and a limited number of developers. None of which we want to divert to a (very likely futile) task of getting anything stable on Azure. We aren't an 'anonymized' third party vendor who sells through Microsoft. Our reputation for technical competence is more important than a slightly larger pile of cash.
Our company has this excellent integrated battle management, tactical, strategic and logistics planning, inter-services coordination and communication, autonomous AI platform command and control applications suite. Just the thing you've been looking for. And a a very reasonable price.
Oh, sorry. It isn't supported on Azure.
One Cloud to rule them all, One Cloud to find them,
One Cloud to bring them all and in the darkness bind them ...
"a more powerfuk"
Freud called. Your slip is showing.
"I demanded they have an 'ology."
Most of our admins have an 'opathy. Some in more than one field.
I have one. It's a $20 LG flip phone. Actually, it has more (camera, crappy web browser, etc.). But once you don't get a phone with apps, the need for that expensive display real estate goes away. And phones can get really cheap.
The only problem I've been asked to fix on behalf of a non-tech savvy relative in recent memory was for my dad. He has a Mac and an HP printer which he (usually) keeps loaded with paper. But recently, his printer ran out in mid print job. After loading paper and clearing the on-screen pop-up, the printer would not resume working. A quick trip out revealed that he has placed the printer on a high shelf. So the top of the printer, with it's own flashing warning light and resume button are not visible.
"there is no God..."
That doesn't stop the three-letter agencies from playing one.
"asked to disclose who the experts are that are telling the agency it is possible to create a secure Feds-only backdoor"
Let me guess: The Russians?
On Xfce. It's called Thunar. But I'm sure most of the Linux distros' desktops have something similar.
And if you are feeling brave, there's always 'find' at a command prompt.
To be accurate, that translates to "until we meet again" or something similar. So, not getting rid of Telegram completely?
How about consolidating a companies' distributed data centers to one location. Built right on top of the Seattle earthquake fault.
"I suspect trying to apply it retroactively is enough to get it thrown out of most courts."
Ex post facto laws are in fact banned. But I suspect (and IANAL) that this would apply to data stored overseas going forward from the date of passage. No penalties for past refusal to comply with a warrant. But from here on out; hand it over.
Devil, because that's where the details lie.
"While many "someones" will be fixing it in the background, the VP conference call must decide who to string up and hang out to dry."
Boeing is in the business of defying gravity.
Heads roll uphill.
Right about the same time. And just in time for the Saudi Crown Prince's visit to Boeing.
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