It also silences people.
6112 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
"I have records of all the laddies here that swore they WOULD NEVER upgrade to Win-7. Wanna see them?"
You've been storing our comments and data mining them for a long time. Is your real name Microgoog Facetwit? If you show them to us, will targeted adverts be included?
"The official Linux Mint site only offered me 17.3 yesterday - will go looking."
You must have just missed it, LM 18 (stable) was very recently available on Linuxmint.com. Don't worry about the dark colour scheme, you can change it to something less modern and then customise it.
You might prefer the MATE desktop which is more 'traditional' than Cinnamon.
"If anything, this suggests encrypted communications is working – federal and state investigators who need warrants to spy on people are giving up on crypto-secured natter. It's not worth the time."
If encrypted communication is used by criminals and terrorists in performing their evil deeds, then surely they should be spending more time spying on people who use encryption. Then again, it may be that encryption is mostly used by people who don't want the Feds listening in on confidential business discussions or 'romantic' conversations.
You could set up a simple FTP server at home and have FTP clients on all your devices. I did that with an old NSLU2 device (small, solid state, no moving parts) a few years ago and have the clients on my Android phone and my home computer. It works. What it doesn't do is give notification that there has been a new 'document' uploaded but you could sent a text message if it's important.
"She also emailed a small amount of this information to her friend, Mr Murphy (not his real name either) who worked with a third party in HR, to assist with her appeal."
Someone in HR assisting with her appeal against her employer??
"Shortly after she submitted her appeal, Mrs Smith’s employer became aware of her actions ..."
What a surprise!
"... the passing gravitational waves only moved the mirrors by ..."
As I understand it, it's not that the mirrors are moved/disturbed but that the 'very fabric of space itself' is compressed then expanded along the direction of propogation of the gravitational wave as it passes by. Hence, a single detector arm can't detect a wave passing at right angles to its axis, so they have two detector arms at right angles to each other. (This rasise the question of what happens if a gravitational wave arrives from vertically above.)
If anyone has a more rigorous or correct explanation then please share it.
If you want precise positional information about a distant object, surely you'd need the individual sensors to be as far apart as possible. So why are these fibre optic heads placed so close together that they have to be careful not to make them collide with each other when adjusting their aiming line?
"This combination will make it possible for new experiences such as a LinkedIn newsfeed that serves up articles based on the project you are working on and Office suggesting an expert to connect with via LinkedIn to help with a task you're trying to complete."
Oh yes, that's the really scary part.
Indiana Trial Rule 36(B):
"Any matter admitted under this rule is conclusively established unless the court on motion permits withdrawal or amendment of the admission. Subject to the provisions of Rule 16 governing amendment of a pre-trial order, the court may permit withdrawal or amendment when the presentation of the merits of the action will be subserved thereby and the party who obtained the admission fails to satisfy the court that withdrawal or amendment will prejudice him in maintaining his action or defense on the merits."
If you read just the first sentence, you'll realise that the legal system is a law (and a language) unto itself.
"... has been pushing for greater transparency on the part of the organization, including around the organization's finances.
There has also been some controversy over how the organization disposed of its last remaining blocks of IPv4 addresses, which are worth millions of dollars in the open market."
"A further concession will raise the standard for bulk access to medical records to “exceptional and compelling” cases only."
I thought the government were planning to give all our medical records (bulk access) to Google for 'research' purposes?
In what sort of case would the security services want bulk access to medical records? I'd have thought that they'd want access to the records of individuals or small groups in cases of terrorist cell sieges and hostage situations, etc.
I can understand that an author who was desperate/keen to have a paper published would sign the copyright away to Elsevier, etc. However, I'm sure the contactual agreement would not say that they couldn't do any more research in that field again. So, if an author wants any previous papers to be made public, all they'd need to do is "repeat the research" one weekend and produce a very similar (but not identically worded) paper on Monday morning.
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