Only in USA
Evidence does not cut the mustard here.
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Evidence does not cut the mustard here.
Now all we need is 365 internet.
I always wanted to hear how a bot feels about things.
the crooks phoned Bitcoin holders pretending to be Bithumb bosses
So, opposable thumbs then.
"@ Ole Juul, who has been cited, the company or the tax authorities?"
@ Richard Jones 1, sorry about the bad sentence structure. MeDoc, the software company has been cited. Reuters had quite a bit of information on this. I can't remember the article, but here's another relevant one. Also, the BBC mentions that the country's national Cyberpolice say the company will face criminal responsibility for their neglect.
With 80% of the countries businesses using M.E.Doc the government is proposing to postpone this year's tax deadline. Not only that, but they've been warned about their lack of security and will face criminal charges. An accounting company of such a size that doesn't care to secure their software needs to be cut down a notch.
I use a really big box with a decent PSU and everything else just gets updated with the times.
You say that like it's a bad thing."
It's not a bad thing. The problem is that there is more to the internet than making money from it. There is a social value to it as well. But more specifically, when these guys talk about money, they're not referring to you and I but to the monopolies that they either represent or believe are the only important participants.
"... remake communications markets along the lines that incumbent telecommunications, broadband Internet, and media industries have desired all along."
Do any of these guys ever think about anything other than money?
Unfortunately that won't be possible with only five commissioners since they are all needed to represent the monopolies.
Like blocking imports of US operating systems? Oh wait ...
a target computer that is set up to autorun its contents and is using Windows 7
Seriously, is that so hard to avoid?
This is made possible because the US is losing it's grip on other countries, such as the UK. Ecuador has maintained its sovereignty for a long time already, so Assange may well be safer there than where he is now.
No more Rickrolling then.
I haven't found a use for it and it's not been available on this lan for as long as I remember. My VoIP doesn't complain, nothing does.
The providers of electronic communications services
I'm never sure who is a "provider". The internet being what it is, I often provide for myself, as it were.
The suggestion of a 5% internet tax was nixed by our Prime Minister before it could even get out of the news conference. This is a good thing.
A primary value of the internet is that it treats everybody the same. A tax would be for the benefit of the few. Only large corporations would get paid from such a thing. Those of us who spend a lot of time and effort providing content on the internet would have to pay for that privilege. I can't even begin to express how wrong that is.
I guess the Ukrainian government will now commission some software to replace Yandex and the others.
I think many business travellers will not like this. For someone on a busy schedule, this is a good time to do a bit of work. Not being able to do that will add an hour or two to the time spend working, either before or after the flight.
Not new. Laws are indeed generally influenced by corporate lobbyists, but it is also common that they are mostly written by them. No doubt some countries see democracy differently, but the old adage is still true: "what you cannot buy with money, you can buy with a lot of money."
Surely this is just another example of the Russians interfering with an American democratic process.
(Hope I don't need a sarcasm tag for this.)
Hell yeah! - systemd is evil and I can't wait to run Devuan
There's a missing option on the poll. Surely there are others like me who are not waiting but are already running Devuan.
So what weighs more, a ton of Chinese tat or a one ton piano? To my way of thinking, either one could flatten your lunch.
I don't think the problem in the west is as much "federal dithering" as it is the strong grip that the traditional aviation authorities holds over everything even vaguely related. Reminds me of the grip that movie rights unions have on society.
As it stands, both the legal compliance and safety of this software hinges on trust. That's not how society normally deals with these issues, at least legally. Does the tax department trust you when you say "don't worry, our accounting is just fine". Or does compliance with fire regulations hinge on builders and designers simply saying, "trust us". No. There is a transparent audit process. With software the only way to bring it into line with the rest of society is to make it open source. Without that, regulation is just a farce.
Typically that would be because they've had the account so long it's hard to change. Still a good point. However, I bet it's so people who have no idea about the size of a file can send pictures.
The sooner the better.
The MPS will provide a level of resourcing which is proportionate to that offence.
Without further comment one could imagine that the "proportionate" resourcing wouldn't amount to even one officer. They'd probably still have to keep the resources quite high for political reasons though.
Indeed. As someone once said, the Communism in Russia might have survived had they made two parties that differ only in less important, but publicly distracting, ways.
"Internet is owned by the U.S.? What the hell was the point of Brexit, then?"
Good point. However, the people who voted for Brexit weren't the ones who use the internet much.
Or should the process itself lead to the conclusion?
Unfortunately process isn't what it used to be.
From what I read in the South China Morning Post, 20,000 gas stations went off line and will only take cash right now. The China National Petroleum Corporation is apparently running a customised version of XP.
@JassMan good point and a funny scenario.
Kudos to the judge, but I have to wonder why automated geolocation has been taken at face value in so many cases before this. It doesn't take a lot of checking for anybody (including a judge) to see the faults, and certainly that would lead to a proper professional enquiry into the subject. Yes? I guess not. (sigh)
I personally use an IP that is on a server in another country and which most geolocation tools will show as being on the other side of the continent from where the server is located. I just checked, and Maxmind is one of the ones that shows my IP like that. I don't imagine for one minute that I can't be found, but it certainly won't be by some simple IP lookup.
"Thanks to Iain for pulling together a cogent summary, late into a Friday night and Saturday morning."
Yeah, Iain does good work here.
I usually just tell them I'm not running Windows. Next question is "Mac?". "Nope - BSD", I say. Some ignore that because they don't know what it means and I tell them they're an idiot and that's the end of that conversation. Others say "oh" and hang up.
But one time as response to "your computer is sending out viruses" I said "yes?" and he repeated the statement several times until he finally heard me. "Yes, that's what I do for a living", I calmly said. "How may I help you?" He was silent for moment, then said "just a moment, I'll get my supervisor". The supervisor came on and repeated the accusation, and I explained to him that this is no surprise since "that's what I do for a living". I could literally hear the wheels spinning in his head for a moment, and he finally said "Oh, that's fine then." ... and hung up.
In 2014 T-Mobile's 911 service was out for some hours, and it happened more than once. I believe that one cost them a few pennies. See: FCC REACHES $17.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH T-MOBILE FOR NATIONWIDE 911 OUTAGES
I use a VoIP service on which I pay $1.95 per month for 911 service. I would think they have some responsibility in return for that charge. However, that's like a landline in that they have my actual physical address in their system for just that purpose. Relying on just a single and usually fragile cell phone connection doesn't seem smart to me - especially if you have the responsibility of a baby. You have to feel sorry for those parents though.
In any case, I've also got a traditional copper pair landline with one phone directly connected so as to work during power outs. But that's actually a luxury because the VoIP phones have a UPS. My point would be that I take some responsibility myself for ability to get 911 service.
". . . it is the policy of the executive branch to promote an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure internet that fosters efficiency, innovation, communication, and economic prosperity, while respecting privacy and guarding against disruption, fraud, and theft,"
So, a complete 180 then.
"Command lines are inherently unintuitive."
That's just presumptuous. Some people do have difficulty with text in general, but there is nothing inherently "unintuitive" about the command line to people who can read and write. I'm saying this, not because I think there is anything wrong with other interfaces, but because there is no need for Mr. Volum to make assumptions about other people based on his own preferences.
Not so easy to block. There's no fixed IP since many people operate servers. You could do so too if you are interested in joining. You can also just run your own without making it public. That's what I do. Another benefit of OpenNIC is that you can get free domain names, and even start another TLD if you are ambitious. We resolve our own as well as ICANN's.
If you're going to patch, might be just as quick to upgrade the OS to open source.
"Tomato is beyond prehistoric and has not fixed a long list of issues for a nearly a decade."
Hmm, we have different information. Last release of Tomato Shibby is May 8, 2017.
"So, if you see no Need of anything above 802.11g, I can surely sell you my old WRTG54 ..."
Those work just fine, but I've got lots of memory in my newer ones. In any case 802.11g is, as you know, a wireless protocol, and has nothing to do with routing.
Besides, I use Tomato on all my routers.
In fact they will put all their effort into pretending it didn't happen. That's what everybody is supposed to do. The cloud will never work smoothly without collective illusions.
I totally agree with you. But I'm not overlooking anything. My title is a common meme and an old expression. Looks like you took it literally. :) My point is that you won't get ICANN's attention by talking to them.
The president would do well to remember that in America, the truth always comes out."
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