None of the items I bought from the pirate bay has ever disappeared.
723 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009
None of the items I bought from the pirate bay has ever disappeared.
You'd never be able to find out if there was a hack as the terminals are all closed source, proprietary software so even the election officials are not allowed to check the authenticity of votes cast anyway. As long as the voting machine owners don't get too greedy and start giving their chosen candidates 101% of the vote then they can pick and choose the winners to their hearts' content.
Please read up on the Streisand Effect
Newly in Possession of 3D Gun Files
There are already functional specs for making a nuclear bombs, the scientists who first developed it in the US released it so the Russians would have it and stop a nuclear annihilation. Has worked fairly well so far.
Unlimited immigration, but no benefits for 12 months.
Scrap any biometrics systems immediately.
I have a proposal for a project that will anonymize [make the pitch US-friendly] all the data the US is slurping up and only reveal the data of people named in legitimate warrants.
Soon I will be able to take a picture of a dog, my AI will send that picture to my contact list automatically, each of those contacts' AIs will auto-respond with something endearing or pithy and my AI will send a warm and fuzzy vibration to my handset. Who even needs humans anymore?
"when there's a serious issue cooperation works best for everybody"
Except when the issue is profits. What we normally call an oligopoly.
"it's not really stealing because no-one has been deprived of it"
Exactly, there is an actual definition of 'stealing and this doesn't fit. Doesn't mean it's not a different harm and hence crime.
"and we all should be able to download all the music images we want, for free,"
For personal use, sure. You want to commercialise it then every penny, and costs, and penalties, goes to the original creator.
"regardless of how much effort the original creator put in to making it."
That's somewhat irrelevant to the question of whether it's a crime, but might play into the compensation amount if it is deemed an offence.
But that would place them under the auspices of the ASA, the most toothless regulator in the world.
"The "surface" gravity of the Sun is about 27 Earth g's."
Well that's a crushing disappointment.
I meant "who" but "we" kind of works as well.
We are the "bad guys" again?
Is the reverse process breaking revenge porn laws?
“Humans each have over 80 billion neurons in the brain, with which they make highly sophisticated decisions."
Like whether it's time to go to the pub to try to reduce that number.
I don't give lessons
Should make the Prince's search from Cinderella quite a bit easier.
Merkel's calls to babestation are clearly a deal-breaker.
Stardate 11143.3 is much easier to understand
They have access to health records and search records*, how hard is it going to be to link the two and have a reasonable success rate at joining health records and people, their entire business is based on linking things.
* And email, and blogging, and video searches etc. etc.
@wolfetone "The sexualisation of children in the UK especially has run unabated for decades now ... Everyone from the BBC..."
The BBC and their sweeping under the carpet of the sexual abuse of children (for the good of the institution) has sexualised many more young people than we will ever know. Same goes for the NHS, public schools, the churches and the government.
I love the adverts on El Reg, if only these bloody articles didn't keep getting in the way when I try to click through to the advertiser.
Did they start with the Mexican drug cartels or the rogue nations? It's so hard to keep up with HSBC these days.
As we make the pathways for electrons smaller it becomes ever more likely they will get jammed so bashing the system will clearly be the most effective fix going forward.
Joking aside, I'm sure these types of issues have all been worked out before any government would even consider mandating the installation of 'smart' meters in people's homes to control energy consumption, right?
"Suffice to say, this episode was unexpected."
Nope. Fully expected and predicted.
Do we have any actual defensive duties?
Who the heck is looking round Spain and France to attack us?
Can we rename the department from defense to offense?
So our most advanced "defence" ship is permanently in the gulf?
Orwell is so proud of us.
Is it a BULK warrant?
If so, denied.
"HHGTTG is awful"
Leave him to his Vogon poetry.
There are only a couple of wavelengths of these things. It is surely not beyond the realm of possibility to have an extra layer of material, or tint of the glass, that absorbed these frequencies then we could avoid the loss of life without going overboard with sentencing?
Also, what about that bastard 93 million miles away that keeps trying to blind everyone, they even went after the President of the US during the last eclipse.
The distinction is that one set gets free healthcare and fed daily whereas the other group can die on the street for all the government cares.
Neither company allows me to make or receive calls indoors, neither company allows me to stream Netflix or YouTube reliably and neither company enables me to use all the features on my phone.
The only difference I can see is T-Mobile charge me £30 per month for the privilege.
What is wrong with you people? This is a work of art, you aren't supposed to use it, you're supposed to appreciate it and to do that you have to hermetically seal it and never let the dust or dandruff reach the internals, or the sweat and grease from your hands destroy the perfect aesthetic of your $1.5k work of art.
... but it's ultimately a losing one, the government will just keep amending the rules and appointing the judges to get whatever outcome they desire.
If only we had some set of founding principles that a minority voter, majority MP government couldn't simply vote out of existence, a constitution, a Magna Carta for example.
Or how about having a monarch that sees her subjects having their rights routinely stripped by a government the majority of the people did not vote for and stopped signing those bills into law? C'mon Lizzy, do your job!
Was Tyler Durden on the migration team? Is this just the start of Project Mahem?
Bank runs are only an issue because we don't realise that when we deposit money we are implicitly allowing the banks to lend it back out again to other people. Plus fractional reserve banking, but that's a religious war I don't need to get into right now.
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.
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