...my sister's good sense!
This, dear PST, is one explanation. Not implying anything about your parents, but there are other, creepier, possibilites too.
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Don't know about the USA but in my (European) home country I can get an emergeny passport at major airports (and possibly other places) within probably less than an hour. Such a passport won't be valid for the usual ten years but only for a month or so. Nothing to do with being Mr Superimportant.
Can someone please explain how one misconfigured (Jira) server could expose employee and project details to people wanting to infiltrate NASA? Obviously, my understanding of network security is extremely limited and that's why I can't follow that reasoning. Until now I thought that such a (internal?) server would be behind layers of protection which an outsider cannot simply penetrate to access said server. And as such, a misconfiguration would maybe expose sensitive data within the organisation, i.e. to people who already successfully (and rightfully) "infiltrated" NASA.
Maybe I'm wrong and shortsighted. But somehow this reminds me of an ex-colleague at an ex-employer - when he found a misconfigured parameter on one system he liked to create an issue "the company is at risk!" without considerations for the whole control system in place.
EDIT: Okay, so the Jira system is accessible from the outside world and the server seems to allow anonymous access; otherwise I wouldn't get to the login page. Makes me think...
Michael Habel, I should downvote your post simply for using a hashtag here. Still pondering, however, what compitant could mean. My best guess is that it's the U.S. American spelling.
Now, regarding UK's PM. I do not like her. I had despised her long before she became PM. And something inside of me breaks when I feel compelled to defend her (that would justify another downvote).
She may not be the best PM that this country has seen. But she assumed government responsibility in a hopeless time where there's hardly anything to win (for her), facing almost certain failure. If you want to point fingers at incompetence, do so at the quarrelling Tories and at the opposition with their leading prick. As of now, those bastards are absolutely unwilling or unable to act in the interest of the country.
If you did the maths (i.e. risk calculations) correctly, you'd compare the ratios of pedestrians/pedestrians killed with speed run pilots/speed run pilots killed. I don't have the figures but my best guess is that being a pedestrian is less life risky.
Regading your accident records: did you ever consider to watch out for other traffic? (SCNR)
“Using a binary classifier to identify masculine and feminine nipples for the purposes of cutting out porn is ludicrous.”
Ludicrous is only the application of said classifier. Using such to identify feminine nipples for the purpose of showing, well, feminine nipples... I'll leave that to you but there's something I like about that idea.
...or Purgatory (if that's still a thing)
Yes it is a thing, and very real for that matter. I used to live there. It is otherwise known as Belgium*.
* Of course, Belgium isn't that bad at all. In fact, it can be a rather nice and pleasant place. That it turned out to be my personal purgatory has mainly to do with the fact that it is the origin of ex-Ms Evil Auditor.
Wait, what?! Are you saying... we wouldn't actually all drop dead at once if we didn't have all this surveillance?
I'd like to stretch some game theory. Most of that surveillance might bring fuck all (I'm not at Google, obviously - just as an example of a different kind of monitoring) but the crucial issue is that many believe that maybe it might bring something and many do not want to forego this "opportunity", as dim as it may be.
I remember well when ILOVEYOU broke out on our university campus. It was that morning when I found an e-mail in my inbox with this love confession from a girl in administration. As sweet as she was, I had some mixed feelings about this - can't remember her name since we cruelly only called her The Nose. For obvious reason. Needless to say, our love relationship wasn't meant to last. Not longer than a few seconds anyway.
I was safe with my Linux environment. And the next thing was to start up the Windows sandbox - no virtual machine at that time - and investigate what this charming virus actually did.
In the early 2000s a then acquaintance ran a consumer electronics repair shop. One day a lady brought her disfunctional mobile phone in - "it stopped working" she said. He took it apart and found some moist, difficult to define stuff in its innards. I can't recall if he managed to get it running again. But when the lady came to pick it up, he asked her to elaborate what happened before it stopped working. "Oh, it fell in the toilet".
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