If I use your hammer to break your window, do I get charged with two crimes?
5754 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
If I use your hammer to break your window, do I get charged with two crimes?
I've told my Health-Track-O-Tron app that I have low blood pressure, rabies and bubonic plague. I'm waiting for adverts for pills to see what it comes up with.
"... increase on-premise licensing by 13 per cent and cloud licensing and services by 22 per cent. It blamed "sustained currency changes" which led to a "price misalignment" of the pound."
So, the on-premise licensing contract was to be paid in 'real' money and the cloud licensing in 'cloudy' money. Hence the different increases? I've always found finance to be confusing.
On the one hand:
"There is no mechanism for verifying the person providing feedback is a parent, no token or means of identifying the person, any email address can be used to sign up and the process could easily be automated," according to Oli.
On the other:
They sound mutually exclusive but in fact, they are not.
"In 2015, the Post Office refuted the findings of that report, ..."
Did they refute the findings or did they deny the findings or did they disagree with the findings? There is a difference.
I don't want to subscribe to a channel or to a 'bundle'. I just want to watch every episode of The Expanse, Better Call Saul, Preacher, Black Mirror and a few other series shortly after they're made available. If only there was some kind of common micropayment system that every provider used. In the meantime, I'll carry on using a different and very convenient way of watching them.
"... those who feel aggrieved by material posted about them should be able to learn the true identity of the poster."
Maybe the US Department of Homeland Security could apply to a German court to force Twitter to give them the identity of @ALT_uscis.
"Ubuntu offers a good compromise between solid but out of date Debian Stable and bleeding edge Debian Unstable."
There's Debian Testing of course.
That could be risky. Will it be topped up using your credit card, Paypal, Bitcoin, etc?
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I assume the 'device' has a light at the tip. Considering the skill level shown so far, I wouldn't be surprised if they'd forgotten that on the prototype.
That was confusing.
It's not expensive or difficult to buy/have a spare hard drive and fit it into your desktop/laptop for a 'real' installation.
I'm sure the original specification was for 109.9ft and 49.8ft and the article has simply converted those specifications to SI units.
I remember, one day years ago, seeing an amber light with a good distance to go so I took my foot off the throttle and pressed the brake for a smooth controlled stop. There was the sound of squealing tyres behind me. I was being followed by a driver who applied the 'accelerate on amber' rule and thought that I would too.
From what I've heard, the 'accelerate on amber' rule is quite common in Ireland.
I've noticed this VPN blocking by some websites. It seems to be sites that do sign up and payment processing. I think they're trying to prevent fraudsters from misusing credit cards.
Just send your money to ......
"Download options now include "Run" for executable files ..."
They need to have 'Run As Administrator'. That would give one heck of a Creators facility.
I shall look forward to getting this eventually. I know, from experience with the Anniversary Update, that I'll have to set aside about an hour or so for the update process and I'll never be sure if it's finished, what with all those restarts.
I've stopped/blocked LAN access because it started writing its crap onto my network drives. I thought that they were MY network drives but I was obviously wrong. Now, I use a FAT32 USB stick if I want to transfer anything into Windows on the rare occasions that I use it (Daz Studio 3D and Photoshop CS6).
I used to design and build prototype industrial controllers and display equipment. The 6502 had 2kB of on-board RAM so it was easier and cheaper to lash up a prototype and cheaper to produce the final product. The Z-80 did have a very nice instruction set, as you say.
I spent a year writing assembler code for the Z-80, then I moved on to the 6502 ..... ahhhh, memories (and registers).
I bought an IoT lighting controller from that store. It was called the 'Shady Hans Make Light Work'.
I had a look. It has some kind of false colour satellite view but no road maps and no street view. It really is a backwater.
I smiled :)
I have a PIA VPN service and my Firefox browser has the Zenmate VPN plugin and my Opera browser has its own built-in VPN capability. If I activate the PIA VPN and enable the browser VPN, then I get a dual hop whereby my exit point and website destination is known by the browser VPN operator but they don't know where I come from. Similarly, PIA know where I come from but they don't know where my browser connection eventually goes to (they know it initially goes to another VPN provider).
This seems to be more secure in terms of privacy if you're very concerned about that. I think you'd have to clear all cookies and maybe randomise your User Agent string, etc.
"... whether you have any medical conditions; and so on ..."
Any time I read about or hear about some medical condition, I read about it on Wikipedia (and other sites) and follow any interesting looking links. If a similar law passes in the UK, they'll send a medical SWAT team round to my house to seal it off and isolate me.
It may be time to start using a VPN more often. The Opera browser has a free one built in to it.
Note: My ISP (Virgin Media), along with others I'm sure, has the ability to inject their own tab into my browser session to show me anything they want. They have used this technique in the past to nag me about selecting a service option. I would not be surprised if the ISPs themselves started injecting adverts into their customer's browsers in this and other ways.
If Microsoft had set the default option to 'private' then they'd have been inundated with help-desk calls from people who were trying to make documents public and failing because they hadn't read the details or been able to find the options menu item. This is how most people are, in the 'ordinary world'.
I remember, years ago, using Limewire and being amazed by how many people were sharing their entire C:drive because they hadn't found the menu item to control which folder(s) were to be shared.
It seems to be difficult to make software that does everything that people want it to do, need it to do and to do that without an arcane menu system and/or an annoying set of questions before it allows you to start using it.
I've never heard that story before and yet it seems like something that would have been repeated often, especially in recent years with people's concerns about security and privacy. Apparently, it happened in 1903.
"Imagine manipulating Spotify via your steering wheel controls, for example."
This should also flash all the lights on the car as a warning to other road users to stay well away from that vehicle.
"Speaking to an audience of Konica Minolta customers in Berlin ..."
For some reason, I'll always remember the start of that sentence.
After four years with Linuxmint, I got Debian 9 RC2 about two weeks ago and it's what I use now. I had to track down and install a few things (not difficult) and do a bit of wrangling here and there but it looks good and works well. For any of you who use Ubuntu or Linuxmint, I'd recommend giving it a test drive. You can keep it updated to the current standard and the final release standard as time goes by.
"... get a cheap drone yourself and kamikaze it into the opposition !!!"
It could be marketed as the 'Predator' drone, perhaps.
Is that a thing now?
What is the cause/mechanism that gives 'never drinkers' a worse outcome than moderate drinkers? Do they never exercise whereas moderate drinkers have regular walks to the pub?
"Oh, incidentally: if you Google the military concept of Defence in Depth, ..."
The military have a concept called 'counter-attack' but you probably don't want to go there.
I joined LinkedIn a long time ago and quickly realised it was a spam source. I'd signed up with a 'junk' Hotmail address so I just told Hotmail that every LinkedIn email was spam. After a short time, none of them were forwarded to one of my 'proper' email addresses. Yahoo mail has similar facilities and they're very useful for that initial filtering.
Blackmail/extortion and mercenary attacks are all I can think of. It may be possible to do remote monitoring to lift confidential process control 'secrets' I suppose.
Your new neighbours can PNC check you to make sure you aren't dodgy.
Your daughter's new boyfriend can PNC check you all to make sure he's not getting involved with a criminal family.
Would most people say yes?
Shhhh. Listen to the storyteller.
He's also one of the 'elders of the internet'.
"This is an implementation of synchronized clocks using GPS receivers and atomic clocks in every data center. This can cause problems during a partition if a node can’t connect to a master – its clock will drift, causing the election of Paxos masters to slow down."
I'd have thought that a GPS/atomic clock would have enough accuracy and resolution that any data centre that was unable to connect would still have the same time as other data centres, for quite a while.
"Ωc0 is in the same class of baryon as protons and neutrons, made of charm and strange quarks instead of the up and down quarks seen in atomic nuclei particles."
Where did the charm and strange quarks come from, since the LHC throws ordinary nucleii at each other? Did the high energy of the collision convert them from up and down quarks? If so, then it seems that most baryons are 'simply' short lived rearrangements of existing components.
I still don't understand how analysis of DNS records for my IP address can reveal that I looked at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcoholism (or whatever). Are they saying that Wikipedia's responses are different in such a way that the page can be distinguished from other pages?
"... the German government has threatened a €50m fine if these companies fail to delete "obvious" illegal content within 24 hours."
There are things, such as display of Nazi symbols, that are illegal in Germany but not in other countries. I'm sure there are things that are 'obviously illegal' to a citizen of country-X. Will this lead to a balkanisation of YouTube?
All you've done there is change the probablity by making it smaller. All previous arguments still apply. It's effectively zero for practical purposes, at the moment. It can't be mathematically zero because you calculated it to be non-zero.
I suspect that's at least part of the reason for the warning in this case too. Does anyone know how ambient air pressure affects flash-over beakdown voltage?
A quick Google search says it's genuine, and in quite a few locations.
I see you have Miss Hodgesaargh working for you. Well done.
"It makes a series of significant factual and analytical errors, assuming that this kind of data agreement is unprecedented."
So, it's been done like this before has it? Can anyone give an example?
"In fact, every trust in the country uses IT systems to help clinicians access current and historic information about patients, under the same legal and regulatory regime."
What does that have to do with the Deep Mind agreement? You might as well say that every trust uses thermometers under the same legal and regulatory regime.
Where did you get Mint 18.3? I'm still on 18.1
“While it’s easy to upgrade to the next version of Ubuntu… we wanted to enable those that have big deployments of 12.04 more runway to plan effectively ..."
If they'd planned effectively then they'd be on 14.04 by now and be exploring options for an upgrade to 16.04.
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