So Atos are claiming that Gemalto are less healthy than they actually are? That's a break with their usual MO
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Is this Prenda Law's latest tactic?
Questions about the integrity of Tezcorp? Did Tez One turn evil? Oh no, this is this a different company.
"He explains that an increase in one error rate decreases the other. "
Well he shouldn't do. If you correctly identify Dave 99 times in a 100, the false negative rate is 1%. If you then change the algorithm to recognise all photos of oranges as Dave the false positive rate rises, but the false negative rate stays the same.
"more than a quarter find it irritating when they have to pay by cash rather than card"
Did they ask how many find it irritating when they have to pay by card rather than cash?
"Also fake accounts and buying ads are hardly equivalent to letting the CIA have a backend into the whole thing."
I didn't see where twitter wouldn't let the CIA place ads, or where they gave the russian security services a backdoor.
Is anybody else seeing a face?
If you wanted to commit a crime there's a decent chance you wouldn't have the wit/impulse control to not post a picture of yourself with a weapon on facebook.
How do Germans pronounce SQL?
Re: Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
Rule 34, and District 9
I'm, not sure that's true "Its a smile, but also its A->Z" and "the bear is hidden, as are half of the praliney triangles" are both worth hearing.
Unlike the nonsensical yammering coming Dropbox have come up with.
"This incentivizes users to maintain care for their health and by extension, maintain desirable aesthetics of the tattoo"
So the tattoo turns ugly if you don't look after your health? Are the people who are most bothered by the aesthetics, rather than the health implication the first people we want to help?
I can't tell from the article how helpful this is to the colourblind - draw a thermometer on my arm that fills up when I need to eat/drink/medicate by all means, but an apple that turns from green to red is no help.
I guess the customers who were affected by the outage - the survivors at least - will have an easier time suing for damages now the fine has been issued.
"such a low rate of sharing would be too low to offset population-driven growth"
That doesn't mean they "will make more traffic", it means they will reduce traffic, but won't reduce traffic as much as other factors increase it.
A bit pedantic I know, but the same logic can be used for "vaccines make more measles" and other tomfoolery.
Yes it is.
Get Capita to do something terribly instead of having a government department doing it terribly so the public can't find out how terribly it is being done doesn't seem like a solution to the correct problem.
Or have the colour schemes be distinguishable to everyone - black text on white background for live, white text on black background for test.
Re: Another slightly myopic article
The 1 true positive is mentioned - its the guy who was arrested but shouldn't have been. According to the original blog post this was the only example the police gave of 'success'
Thanks to Pepper (Inspector of Taxes) v Hart  UKHL 3 judges in England are, under certain cirucmstances, allowed interpret the law bases on what MPs said in the house of commons while passing the law. Presumably while chuckling to themselves quietly.
"Security-focused people will say that increased surveillance is necessary to combat terrorism."
Presumably this was an abbreviation, but did you mean 'Security service-focused people', or 'Security theatre-focused people'
As for smart toilets, Israel found polio in the sewage in Rahat in 2013, mass-vacinated, and manage to avoid any cases of paralytic polio. I'm happy with sewage being monitored in sewage works, but not with having it monitored on the way out of me.
The Sky EPG doesn't let you list channels alphabetically because 'Sky' begind with the 19th letter of the alphabet.
Is it weird that there are copyright issues relating to a tablet that just says 'EFF' over and over again?
Re: You can't change your story like that
If you had let someone die through negligence, you might lie and try to cover it up then, when accused of murder come clean(ish, call it a burial, not a body dump).
I...I may be one hell of a lawyer.
(I don't believe my story for a second)
"when I go for a walk at 3AM and look up at the stars, it is quite special."
...because I know that, whatever is up there, and whatever it is shouting at me, I don't have to listen to it, because I'm off work for the day.
Well that will fix everything then
We might as well start letting HSCIC start spunking everybody's information at anyone who mentions a passing interest in it again.
Re: Over it?
I read it as something like <valley girl accent> "Oh my god, I am like *so* over this", which fits the context, but doesn't reflect well on me.
"Every request for data should be logged with a reason for such a request, who requested it and when"
Within a week you would get the following request on the public record:
SUBJECT: Plod 368's ex's new boyfriend
REQUESTOR: Friend of plod 368
REASON FOR REQUEST: In case he's a nonce or something
Not overall satisfaction
Looking at the report on the transportfocus site, sections 3.1 and 4.1 are labelled 'Overall satisfaction'
If you look at the section this is short for 'overall satisfaction with the journey'.
I have been asked to fill out these surveys several times, but never on a train that was late, or on a day when the station was having problems.
So, "overall satisfaction" doesn't mean overall satisfaction with the train company, and the measure they use is easy to game to make the company look better than it is.
Re: No Understannd
Based on the arrest records of Capita staff, securely sticking the device to someones leg was seen as an optional extra.
It is, but it has ads, requires an internet connection, spotify can remove music, and you can't copy files from it to, say, an mp3 player.
Maybe the last one isn't a concern to people under 30.
So the plan is
1 don't be violent.
2 regulate the internet, thus removing access to knives and cars.
3 be violent, in a way guaranteed to cause more terrorism.
4 regulate the internet, and allow whatever remaining police there are to do anything to anyone.
(5 Magic anti-terrorism tree that appears when May incraases surveillance of the innocent)
No mention of increasing police staffing levels to somewhere reasonable, for instance to the level where someone being reported as suspicious 5 times leads to an investigation.
"How do you deal with people messing in places they shouldn't"
"We don't give them access"
"Well, stop doing that and buy this from us"
Re: growth, cash generation and profit
Don't worry, I'm sure whoever gets their hands on your private info will save you a job and do the cursing for you.
I got a begging call from Macmillan, who I had donated to so they could fun nurses, not so they could funding arseholes to annoy me, and since then everything I would have sent to them has gone to Cancer Research UK. ICO may think I didn't make the best choice, but at least they haven't bothered me.
I was going to set up a DD for Shelter, but then they chugged me. If I donate to shelter its because I want them to use it to help the homeless, not to pay people who look homeless to jump in front of me when I'm on lunchbreak.
"an identity access management system to allow professionals to log on and view cases remotely, has yet to be delivered despite £40m having been spent on it."
How? Is it being delivered by someone who sent them an unsolicited email. "I would be happy to provide your idenitity management system, for just £10,000" "sadly your transfer failed" "a local tax change means I need 25,000" ... ... "gangsters" ... ... "wombats" ... ... "nearly there, I just need another 5 million, then I will be able to provide the system and marry you
...and by extension, to know what is required of the project.
I wish I had a source for this, but I'm fairly sure a clown who ran for election and won (possibly Tiririca?) said they wouldn't stand for re-elections because "I can get more done as a clown"
'If we all made a concerted effort to spoil our ballot papers it would become quite obvious that the current 'system of democracy' was broken.'
If that happened, then the party who secured a majority, even if it was from just 10% of the populace, would most likely be happy with the system - after all, it got them elected, so it must be right.
"These days it takes me longer to find accurate information"
So you took 20 paragraphs to say .. I'm not sure exactly what.
Are you *definitely* helping the situation?
"who understand the necessary hashtags to stop this stuff even being put up"
said Amber Rudd, much to the shame of everyone
"lessons about online responsibilities, risks and acceptable behaviour should be mandatory in all UK schools"
...and both houses of parliament
Re: SVN will never beat GIT
"how about treating the developers as the adults they are"
Any system that relies on all of your current and future staff being competent and able to follow simple instructions is severely flawed.
" Colorado-based Fast Systems, North Carolina-based SAS Analytics, and Illinois-based CSG Government Solutions"
The latter 2 companies collectively being known as "Loose Systems"
So their huge advance is that they have upgraded Windows 10 to incorporate Windows XP technology.
I wonder why their sales figures aren't great.
When naming your company, maybe you should check and see if the word sounds like a gynecological tool.
"used social media to mobilise taxi drivers"
Taxi drivers are already fairly mobile.
More devops yammerwank.
I gave in after the first sentence, tried again, then wished I hadn't.
"Dido has been a tireless, energetic and effective force for good from the day she joined TalkTalk"
"Dido has been a tireless, energetic ineffective force for good from the day she joined TalkTalk"
Re: "...focus more on my activities in public service.”
In fairness to her, she completely failed to talk her way out of anything.
Yup, those powers need a damn good tramelling.
(I assume this is where you pummel something with a tram?)
The fine was bigger than the amount of profit EE made from overcharging. That seems to go against normal practice among government regulators.