A man ahead of his time
Were the robots supplied by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation with the new Genuine People Personality feature?
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704 posts • joined 29 Sep 2008
Dutton - an ex-cop who is still thinking like one and is just cock-a-hoop at the thought of all the fishing expeditions his 'Home Affairs' ministry could go on if they could read everyone's private mail.
For those who are not privvy to the machinations that go on in Canberra, this is the person who wanted to be king^H^H^H^H Prime Monster.
Our previous statement:
"We have been updating the explanatory language about Location History to make it more consistent and clear across our platforms and help centers."
should have read
"We have been updating the explanatory language about Location History to make it more difficult for users to fully appreciate what we're doing with your location data across our platforms and help centers."
We apologize for any confusion that may have occured.
Dr Vanessa Teague of Melbourne University: “Most of the firm guarantees and comforting protections described in the explanatory memorandum do not actually appear in the bill, or appear only in a weakened, ambiguous or limited form,”
In other words, it's going to provide the ability for agencies and others to embark on data fishing expeditions that will make Moby Dick look like Nemo.
I wonder if Prince Leonard of Hutt has any IT vacancies going...
Google has been bombarding me with ads for Russian mail order brides.
Google has ads? Really?? I wonder if the little ABP icon at the top of my browser is the reason I don't get them...
Seriously, I get a bit cheesed off with Big G asking me to 'help' with a particular company when I use 'OK Google, Navigate to Madam Lash's House of Fun' on my phone.
A week or so ago (without asking for navigation on my phone) I visited a jewellery that was adjacent to a Thai Restaurant. Google wanted my ideas on the restaurant after I left the jeweler's.
Methinks turning off data and GPS may be the only way to circumvent this?
Wot they said above.
RSS feeds show me what I'm interested in, and fortunately I don't have to read anything on my phone when it can wait until I'm in the presence of a decent sized screen.
Ditto to the comment re 'I see you're on a mobile device so here's the mobile version...'. A pox on all their houses.
Stop blaming the 400k residents of the city of Canberra for the decisions made by those 222 non-residents.
While I appreciate your going to bat for the good citizens of Canberra, pollies don't make decisions on their own. They are aided and abetted by the public service which, according to the ABC last year, comprises 32% of the ACT's total workforce. Consequently, I'm only blaming around 128K of the residents of Canberra.
Seriously, I like the place and used to live there.
More governmental band-aiding without any suggestion of making MyHealth more secure. Next up will be the claim that the current system hasn't been breached. It's easy to say that a system is secure because it is until it isn't, if you see what I mean.
Sorry, Canberra, but with the current players in the game, I have no warm and/or fuzzy feelings about this at all. A warrant from a beak will not worry those with evil or dubious fiscal intent, (or just plain ineptitude) one little bit.
Those wishing to opt out, please form an orderly queue behind me...
I am seriously concerned about what are his real plans.
You and me both. If you take a look at what assets the newish Dept of Home Affairs (and hence Dutton) have under their mandate, a view could be formed that he was engaged in a spot of empire building that would make Caesar jealous.
I'm also thinking of the deviousness of the character who uttered the immortal words:-
You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment...
A week or so ago I came across a West-Pondian TV programme that referred to Her Britannic Majesty as having been "coronated". It took a while for the penny to drop and then I realised they really meant 'crowned'.
The site where I looked up this travesty also had a pop-up window with the delightfully ironic title, "Words you've been using wrong".
Our previous statement saying "The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has already issued a statement saying it will investigate what happened and won't comment further for now.
should have read:-
"The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is currently undertaking a rigorous search to find a suitable scapegoat at least two civil service grades below anyone who really matters.
And why is that a reason not to submit the deals to a bit of daylight?
Better the haggis farmer gets some forewarning that they're about to be royally screwed and have at least some chance to voice their opinion than to find out about it after it's become a fait accompli.
Giving a duck another name doesn't cause it to not be a duck, but at least without the comb-over elephant in the room it *might* be a good idea. However...
Once again, we look like not knowing what the deals are until after the event and that cannot be a good thing. It keeps the general public/great unwashed masses in the dark as our supposed betters make deals behind closed doors. To quote the late lamented Prof Julius Sumner-Miller, 'Why is it so?'
Attention Pollies and Canberran Public Servants: We want to know what's in the fine print BEFORE you put pen to paper because <surprise> we might not like what you're giving away in our name.
The previous TPP was going to play havoc in the Media, Pharmaceutical and other industries. What this time?
Unless I've missed something here, until they change every VHF radio in every aircraft using Heathrow and surrounds, they still have to broadcast on a nominally open frequency between 108 and 137MHz. The use of these frequencies is subject to ICAO regulation and (AFAIK) is never encrypted.
Much the same result here and with only a few tabs open I'm seeing ~400MB of memory use against lots more for the previous version.
I (currently) only have three gripes:
1 NoScript has been consigned to the 'legacy' bin (doubtless its devs will be on the ball), but more cheesed off over:
2 The fact that I was going to upgrade one of my less essential PCs to check it out until it settled down and had no unintended side effects, but have found that ALL my PCs have been upgraded without my agreement.
Excuse me, Mozilla, but I take offence at your belief that I wish to participate in an unmarked beta test.
3 We now have square edges instead of round edges for the tabs. What was wrong with round edges? Does Apple know about this?
Heck, there is no air traffic control over the oceans,...
In that case, I spent 3 years of my air traffic control career being paid to do nothing. I wonder what the Oceanic rating in my ATC licence was good for?
I suggest you look up Shanwick or Nadi or AirServices Australia and Oceanic control for a fuller version of ATC over the oceans.
There isn't anything to hit up in the sky, and if there is it is seen with radar from miles away giving the pilot far more time to react..."
If there wasn't anything to hit up there, there'd be no need for Air Traffic Control. Trust me, there's a lot to hit, but because of the speeds, it's all seems far apart until it gets VERY close very quickly. Also, aircraft radar is only interested in weather, not looking for other aircraft. That's the job of TCAS (Traffic Collision and Avoidance System).
I do, however, agree WRT the split second your average car driver has to recognise a developing emergency on the road ahead. Some unfortunately, never get time to react.
All concerned are therefore reminding Canuck drone operators of their obligations to fly ...
Regrettably, these rules seem only to be observed by those who aren't morons and/or under the influence of the grape or weed and/or preface the flying of their drone by saying "Hey, Watch This!!"
... so the Feds can make sure national boundaries are being respected...
Whose national boundaries? Are they concerned that someone in the US of A is being targeted and want to stop it, or are they really worried about the national boundaries of Burkino Faso or one of the 'stans, or the two largest countries in Asia?
I'll bet a dead dingo's donger that the Feds are only concerned about one nation's boundaries.
(No icon for a DDD, so have a beer instead.)
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