Re: Useful advice that won't help
Cue “I can’t connect from Starbucks/client site/favourite brothel” *rant*
923 posts • joined 16 Apr 2009
What I hate about having a modern phone is (if you’re a fella/without a handbag) you’re either carrying your phone in your hand, or forever dipping in and out of your back pocket when you sit down, putting your phone on the desk/table. And then every now and then you forget and leave it there...
The EU aren’t trying to dictate to the world. They’re telling companies, wherever they are based, if you trade in our region then you must abide by our laws. Doesn’t sound unreasonable to me?
Unlike the US who threaten and fine non-US companies who trade with third parties like Iran?
"If acquiring a gun is too difficult then they will use whatever else they can get their hands on which might be a knife, a bomb or even a car. The fact is crazy people will do crazy things, using whatever tools are available to them, and focusing on guns just distracts from the actual problem."
By that argument we should lobby for Walmart to stock DIY suicide bomb belt kits.
Many many other devices can kill and injure, but that's not their primary purpose. Explain to me what a gun is for please?
You'd think wouldn't you??
My girlfriend's name includes an accented letter (é), but if she ever tried to use it online then it almost always either get rejected as "invalid", or get mangled into odd characters whenever it's displayed. Bit by bit she's being forced to change her name because of ignoramus coders who it seems can't deal with anything more than the basic A-z character set.
Actually I read the piece as (another) indictment of a monstrously crap and wasteful failed/failing government project, not as anything party political. Sadly billion pound fuckups don't really seem to change whatever the colour of the rosette on the door at No. 10.
If the software is included in a distro then it becomes a problem for the OS it's distributed with if it offers a way to compromise the entire system? The open-source ethos relies heavily on bundling 'third-party' software as it makes more sense than reinventing the wheel (and the bugs!).
I expect the software will have the ability to provide full access control to whomever you wish. The failure will have been during the implementation something along the lines of this:
Implementers - "Right, we'll need to create access control groups with suitable granular levels of access and carefully audited membership"
Scouts people - "oh just set up the one group and bung everyone in that, that'll be ok won't it?"
Decent spec hardware (Dell, HP, IBM, Fujitsu to name the ones I'm familiar with) have sensors for many hardware events, including case openings. These will be logged in some form of system management log, but if there's a remote management unit installed (eg. DRAC, ILO, IMM) then these can also be configured to fire off alerts via email, SNMP, etc.
It is baffling why there is no single manufacturer turning out an even half decent QWERTY equipped Android phone.
1. The modern smart phone market seems to be wedded to a screen-size arms race, obsessed with making phones with screens bigger and shinier than everyone elses. Physcial keyboards reduce the possible screen size.
2. Physical keyboards cost money in materials and build costs. Android phone makers have VERY tight margins and probably can barely afford the extra costs, for likely less sales. (see above).
Finance: "We've bought this NAS to store all our docs on, can you configure it for us?"
"What access control are you using for all that sensitive financial information?"
"Access control? What's that? Bill just set up the share so that everyone could use it..."
Does anyone else see parallels between Peter Jackson and everyone's other favourite love-hate legendary director George Lucas?
Both are clearly from the geek side of the sofa, both unexpectedly hit the motherload with a fantasy adventure, both then went on to milk the franchise for all it's worth, both have questionable beards..?
Seems to me the best solution is to knock them down to part time. That way they can be home with their families more. Bring in another group to work the afternoon route.
Wouldn't you then need a bus to collect the drivers from the morning route who wanted to go home, and drop off the ones for the afternoon shift? Unless... the same driver gets into the bus to take himself home in, and then drops himself back in the afternoon, and he could then get paid for those six hours working, and bingo!
NOW problem solved! :-)
When I buy a dead-tree book I own it.
You own the physical book, but not the copyright on the content within it. You can read it, you can let others read it, but you can't copy it or republish it in any way. You can play a CD for personal use, but you can't copy it for your mates or broadcast it in public.
Since electronic content doesn't really have any physical form then when you think about it the rights you get are actually not that dissimilar to the ones for content on physical media.
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