Couldn't we just use Trump's tweets?
685 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009
Couldn't we just use Trump's tweets?
As Butters so safely tells us, there is a huge difference between chaos and randomness. (Hint: it's the ability to get better predictions by having more granular data.)
Kind of my first thought too, but what if the physical access to install the malware happens at the factory or the shipping depot, places where the NSA have been known to place people...
"I would be taking blind stabs at trying to detail what inter-process communication I wanted to allow and not allow"
Encapsulation and APIs? A bit slow, but might do what you want.
If anyone can use Facebook to alter elections then we neither deserve nor want democracy.
That sounds scary, can I give up more of my privacy with a side order of rights so that you can pretend to keep me safe?
I wish they'd called this the SUDO Act. Secure Unseen Documents Overseas Act.
FBI: Give me the data.
FBI: SUDO give me the data.
MS: Here you go.
"Just like they should have done 4 shagging years ago."
Indeed, however they don't give a damn about this data, what they want is the ability to tell American (owned) companies to pony up any data they have without having to go through unfriendly foreign courts.
This could cause a few ripples in the banking world. It may even mean companies leaving America as their nominal country in order to avoid this law.
The fuck it is, it's a right. And a way for those in real power to give the little people the appearance of having a say in their lives. It's a sham.
Machine machinations monetise moribund musings.
He was correct. Enabling the sharing of ideas is way more important than human life. I believe that's the principle of the first amendment and why various US wars were fought.
"Sounds like someone is still bitter about how democracy works... "
You mean like how all laws have to be signed by an unelected head of state? Or how they pass through an unelected chamber for modification? Or how no government has had more than 50% of the popular vote in decades but they all claim a mandate? Or how less than half the MPs got a majority of the vote (fact check that one, I was on a roll)? Or how our fundamental rights have been demolished by a voter-minority government with a massive parliamentary majority (Blair)?
Bitter? 3 of and 5 packets of nuts before I get off this dangleberry of a planet.
... think OF the children, not LIKE the children.
Also, is it just me or is thinking of the children in a discussion about pr0n somewhat disconcerting?
@DougS "Sitting in front of the computer isn't a problem, so I'm forced to go online and post while buzzed until the wee hours when I'd normally go to bed!"
Are you Donald Trump?
We can't vote them out since we never voted them in in the first place - when was the last time a government got 50% of the vote let alone a majority of the electorate? Tyranny of the minority enhanced by gerrymandering and an unelected second chamber and head of state. Vote? Don't make me laugh.
If the government don't want the kids to see explicit material then they should stop producing legislation that fucks the public in the ass on a regular basis.
Everyone got their money back, right?
Seems like he's being punished for not this. That's not how justice works. But he plead guilty so that's that.
If a server falls over in the woods, does it make a sound?
I was simply meaning that there is no magic number. All things being equal, an increase in fruit and veg intake is generally beneficial to your health. However, back in the real world, parent being stressed about ensuring their kids have to have their "5-a-day" may lead to all kinds of unwelcome outcomes such as:
* ironically malnutrition as poor parents spend more on fresh fruit and veg and don't have enough for a balanced diet;
* obesity as parents ply well fed kids with various fruit juices and salads with calorific dressings;
* children being taken away from parents who don't adhere to this magic "5-a-day"
* eating disorders as children are forced to eat food they don't like/want
* food shaming at schools
* increased divorce rates as the pressure of adhering to 5-a-day causes parents to fight and busy parents also have less time together as they have to take longer preparing food.
And that's just off the top of my head, I'm sure there are many more - but we haven't really looked into any of them, just as we haven't been given any scientific basis for why the number 5 was chosen.
"1 of the 5 a day"
Even a sensible person like you has fallen fallen for this pseudoscientific, policy based evidence nonsense. There is no 5 a day health benefit. It's simply the government taking what seems like a sensible idea and running with it without evidence which will ultimately lead to unintended consequences that could be worse than what they were trying to solve. Like taking fat out of foods leading to producers filling it with sugar which created the diabetes and obesity epidemic we see today.
It was actually illegal. But don't expect anyone to go to jail or even get fired. We're all about looking forward these days.
"Radio is relatively cheap"
£670m is not cheap. In fact it's more than Channel 4 spend and three times Channel 5's annual programming budget. It's even more than the BBC spend on BBC2!
Why are TV viewers, who are poorer than BBC radio listeners, forced to subsidise them?
Theresa May's definition of a crime and my definition are quite far apart. That's why we have courts and juries.
"promoting harmful stereotypes based on race or gender is prohibited"
There are non-harmful stereotypes that you can promote based on race or gender? Please list them.
Shouldn't the security services be looking at this computer given that it has seen hundreds of pro-terrorism videos?
If the computer can look and not get turned shouldn't we trust the people just as much?
In the free marketplace of ideas we need computers to determine what us humans can and can't handle.
How can social media impact elections? I assumed the users were all too young to vote.
If you have nothing to hide
Says Anonymous Coward.
What are you, some kind of stool pigeon?
So plod can hold you indefinitely by lying to a judge that you have swallowed a packet that might be drugs and haven't pooped yet? That will never be misused.
Stopping this kind of police abuse of power is what the judiciary is supposed to be for.
Icon, because of course...
People doing this are creeps, but bringing back dead people for Star Wars or adverts is technologically brilliant?
I feel some moral judgements are being made here.
On a more serious note, the ability to create material that would otherwise be illegal for therapeutic purposes is one of a number of socially beneficial uses for this technology.
That's one way to get the FBI off your back.
ANY details that you provide (continuously/regularly) will easily identify you, eventually. Even a single datum, when combined with all the publicly available info, may be enough to nail you.
Still, as Bush, Obama, Blair, Cameron, May and maybe Trump would say, "if you've done nothing wrong..."
"Can we think of any real life cases where social media threats have been carried out?"
Didn't that one guy blow up Robin Hood Airport?
We're gonna build a big, beautiful firewall, and Facebook are gonna pay for it.
Online is the only place your crypto assets exist.
If you mean the secure key then fair enough.
They are an existential threat to our nation and have no respect for our traditions or our rights. They hide in plain sight and attack us when we least expect it. They use the media for propaganda and try to stoke up fear in the public to try to achieve their goals. They attack the public because they are soft targets, especially at places where they are vulnerable like airports. They use seemingly moderate people to push their agenda and pretend they're not as bad as they are painted or that they're not all like that and anyone who paints with a broad brush is a cynic or a bigot. The moderates try to use the police to silence voices of dissent claiming hate crimes or sexism. They want the impossible and are willing to use any means necessary to try to get it. When you get rid of one group of extremists another pops up in its place who are at least as bad as the last lot. It's enough to make you abandon the tory/labour duopoly and vote green.
"I don't have the option of disabling the updates"
Sure you do. Whitelist all the IP addresses you want ot use on the firewall and Microsoft can't get at your machine.
Just remember folks, they attacked us for our freedoms.
Some of these cryptos allow more TPS than PayPal, they settle in seconds, cost fractions of a penny and have complete visibility. They also come pre-mined so use no more electricity than a dozen idle servers.
Cryptos are not a panacea and blockchain is not the correct solution to every problem, but to even remotely consider that the current international banking system is close to good enough then you're not talking to anyone trading outside Europe.
And killing US citizens without judicial oversight.
And expansion of the surveillance state.
And use of the Espionage Act to silence whistleblowers.
And not punishing war criminals.
Record numbers on food stamps are at least partly to do with an expansion of the program.
ISIS was created as a fallout from Bush and Blair's Iraq War (the clue is in the second 'I')
Tax rates for high earners and corporations are slashed by loopholes (21% for corporations)
Medical insurance costs have been increasing exponentially for a long time, Obamacare actually puts a cap on it in a like-for-like comparison of coverage.
Net illegal immigration was negative under Obama!
Gun-related homicides have been on a steep decline since the mid-90's, is there some reason you focussed on inner-city? Is it because you care for the ethnic minorities living there?
Bitcoin is useful if you don't want anyone to know you're buying KFC.
But then so is cash...
... ultimately protects the groups that need it least (e.g. white Christian heterosexual males).
The same free speech that allowed people to speak out in favor of equal rights for the disgusting, perverted (at the time) gays is the same free speech that allows people to now call gays disgusting and perverted. You can't have your cake and eat it. Unless it's a gay wedding cake, but that's a whole other argument.
> are you a former nazi?
Is that because they are only willing to allow in current nazis?
"the CBP argues that it doesn't apply to non-citizens at airports"
They claim jurisdiction up to 100 miles from ANY border. This covers approx. 200m Americans.
Or how about the Ministry of Defence being for, well, defence?
Seems that our budgets have risen since we decided that securing BPs supernormal profits at the expense of the locals rather than just having the ability to blow the crap out of anyone that pokes their heads beyond the borders of France or Norway.
Best PLAY would usually win. Position is huge in poker, acting last is a major advantage. Starting hands are important too, but you rarely win a hand pre-flop.
If two identical strategies came up against each other then it would be the luck of the draw, but you'd still see very few showdowns.
"crappy" != crappy
I want everyone to have gigabyte speeds, but over 8 megabits is good enough for most people.
Feck off you fecking feckers.
"The UK and Qatar will also form a joint squadron to provide aerial security during the 2022 football World Cup, which the Gulf state is hosting."
Probably to round up/kill the slave workers trying to escape. Our facial recognition, having been perfected at the Notting Hill Carnival should be able to match the confiscated passport photos to the civilians in the crosshairs.
He should have been using a Mac where no-one can get access to your files unless they can log in as root. Hang on...
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2018