Apple is willing to provide the medicine, but only in a suppository form, for introduction at the other end...
4472 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009
Super Cali optimistic right-to-repair's negotious, even though Apple thought it was something quite atrocious
Click here to see the New Zealand livestream mass-murder vid! This is the internet Facebook, YouTube, Twitter built!
You won't get Huawei with this, America! Chinese giant sues US government over 'unconstitutional' ban
Re: I don't think that will happen
Yes, but the government can and will do things like review and shut down mergers and acquisitions on national security grounds. Simply because they don't trust the country the acquiring party is from. And that is well within the law.
We'll see how the courts rule, but if the government rolls out (justly or unjustly) the "We have evidence against Huawei, but it is classified", then the courts will probably give the government leeway. And there is the issue (unproven as yet) that Huawei is trying to undermine U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Of course, the real issue is probably this trade spat with China, and if that is resolved then a lot of the concerns about Huawei may mysteriously abate. I don't mind the government playing hardball against the Chinese in this manner, but I do get kind of leery when they skirt the law to do so.
Re: I don't think that will happen
Yes, but the government does have broad powers to exclude companies from unfriendly nations. That's part of the reason why the U.S. didn't buy much oil/gas from the Soviet Union during the 70s and 80s, when the U.S. was importing half or more of its oil.
I wonder if there is a possibility of a defamation suit though, considering that the U.S. government is leveling accusations against Huawei, so far without evidence, which are detrimental to its public reputation and brand. The government didn't really defame eastern bloc companies during the Cold War, it just said "We don't want no damn commies selling lots of stuff in the U.S."
Put down the cat, coffee, beer pint, martini, whatever you're holding, and make sure you've updated Chrome (unless you enjoy being hacked)
UK Ministry of Justice: Surprise! We tested out biometric tech in prisons and 'visitors' with drugs up their bums ran away
Re: the reason that ticket sellers don't worry about CAPTCHA's and other simple anti-bot tech
I wonder if kickbacks from "authorized scalpers" are a factor here.
"Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, but we will open up the systems to sell at 11:55. And of course, we have no anti-bot technology in place, so you have 5 minutes free reign. Just make sure to give us our usual cut when things are over."
YouTube's pedo problem is so bad, it just switched off comments on millions of vids of small kids to stem the tide of vileness
One of the YouTube channels I watched got its comments deleted in this manner
Its basically a series of travelogue videos made by this man and his wife on two separate channels. Occasionally, they show their very young daughters in the videos, very rarely, and always in a responsible "family" sort of way.
So they got their comments deleted from all their videos on both channels, going back over the years they have been posting content. All this because they posted images of their daughters in maybe 1% of the time their collected videos run.
Yes, YouTube comments can be a dung heap of trash, but in this case the comments are generally pretty responsible and sane. And comments allow the audience to communicate with the creators with ideas for more videos or concerns about something that was posted/said, and of course to praise the videos and creators.
I can understand not wanting to facilitate pedophiles, but what YouTube is doing is a very blunt instrument.
Did the mice start singing out "Here I come to save the daayyyyyy!!!!"?
I for one welcome our super-powered infra-rodent overlords, and remind them that as a marketing professional I can help recruit my less talented and enlightened human compatriots to a future of glorious service in the new order's cheese mines...
Re: US Gov backdoor installed
But in that case, it obviously becomes deliberately unfriendly fire. Unless the human wingman had some hopeless affliction, like being the President and lifetime member of the Ed Sheerhan fan club, in which case you can argue that robotic homocide is in fact a mercy-killing.
Spooky! Solar System's Planet NINE could be discovered in the next NINE years (plus one to six), say astroboffins
Are all these international patent organizations corrupt??
There were these problems with the European Patent Office, and now the UN body? And does it make sense that Lei would take 300 CHF and stop at that point, or that he had both the appropriated card and its PIN?
Maybe he is guilty, but this looks like a hatchet job by vengeful management.
Who needs malware? IBM says most hackers just PowerShell through boxes now, leaving little in the way of footprints
Now you've read about the bonkers world of Elizabeth Holmes, own some Theranos history: Upstart's IT gear for sale
Cut open a tauntaun, this JEDI is frozen! US court halts lawsuit over biggest military cloud deal since the Death Star
How's this for sci-fi: A cosmic river of 4,000 stars dazzles lifeforms as it flows through a galaxy. And that galaxy is the Milky Way
Now, hold on. This may shock you... Oracle allegedly juices its cloud sales with threats and shoddy on-prem support
I heard Margaret Thatcher's hometown in (I think) Lincolnshire was building a statue of her....
Maybe the Easy-E statue can sit next to her's? You know, "Who's the most gangsta"- that kind of thing. Maybe the Easy-E statue can include a speaker and occasionally pipe up "Yo Maggie--gimme a beat!!"
Oracle throws toys out pram again, tells US claims court: Competing for Pentagon cloud contract isn't fair!
"criteria in the request for proposals, which it says are "unduly restrictive""
I'm fine with Oracle having it's day in court over this matter, but the snarky side of me (Which, OK, is not a side, and is actually most of me.) envisions these DoD criteria including a clause stating "And we don't want to do business with any companies that have a reputation for being Silicon Valley's biggest "tool"-shed."
A once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity: NASA bids emotional farewell to its cocky, hardworking RC science car on Mars
Re: Some people never learn
Have you considered that perhaps the MoD has thought this one through, and sending the winning team to DC is kind of a "B Ark" scenario.
"Ah yes, naturally you want to RETURN to the UK. Perfectly understandable, old chap. However, we seem to have accidentally deleted your passport and identification files. We're making every effort to restore them, so give us a call in a few weeks if you haven't heard back from us!"
If you want a vision of the future, imagine not a boot stamping on a face, but keystroke logging on govt contractors' PCs
This will be good for my self-esteem...
Honestly, I was getting a little insecure when confronted with all those videos of authoritarian alpha-dude Vladimir Putin always appearing shirtless and surrounded by beautiful women, while wrestling tigers and punching out polar bears. This should stymie Vlad's public displays of testosterone, at least a bit.
(That's my shirt hanging on the hook over there.)