They were pretty incompetent at examining Autonomy's books. Presumably they had plenty of specialist financial types doing that.
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Re: HDD forensics
Recall the error made by the PD in that apple phone case where they shut down the phone, thereby making it necessary to know the password ?
1. Officers sometimes do stupid things
2. Officers are not always up to date
3. Officers sometimes choose the wrong action (stopping a remote wipe vs. needing a password)
4. Nobody likes being honest when it shows up their mistakes
It's fairly unlikely that we have the full story from either side.
But didn't everyone use Slack because email was too much to keep up with ?
Surely that couldn't have been the completely stupid 'solution' that it appeared to be ?
I guess we'll have to just keep generating pointless alternatives to email that will be used for a year and then discarded because the rest of the world came too.
Here come the riled MPs (it's private, huh), Facebook's a digital 'gangster' ('disingen-u-ous'). Zuckerberg he is a failure (on sharing data)
Why do they call these 'tech companies' ?
Facebook isn't a tech company. It doesn't sell tech. It develops some poorly considered algorithms to support its main business, which is selling the personal data of its victims.
Google is an advertising company.
Amazon is a shopfront (except for its AWS arm, which is tech).
Windows Subsystem for Linux adds pop to release, SAC-T sacked, crypto-jacking apps: It's Microsoft's week
Not dead yet
BBSs aren't dead. Their spiritual descendents are forums : owner-moderated, often with a personal agenda, often for self-promotion. Although I can see their good points for certain uses, I'm unable to understand why email groups are pushed into forums because 'they're more modern'. They're not, they're just BBSs with a pretty web face and all the disadvantages - polled for updates, unintegrated with push delivery systems (that have been modern since the 80s), a home for cute features and draconic rule.
Re: In defence of the guacamole-eaters...
I constantly read complaints of the flat UI thing. And I agree : when firefox came out with it I thought there was a bug that stopped the chrome (as they used to call the decoration) rendering. I don't like it any better now.
But there must be someone, somewhere, who thinks it's a good thing. Speak out, tell us the thinking, or you'll continue to get complaints.
It's now 2019, and your Windows DHCP server can be pwned by a packet, IE and Edge by a webpage, and so on
I've got various ancient GPS receivers, usually as modules rather than complete devices.
Most of them are fine with the one or two rollovers they've already seen. Some work OK once given the current date.
They all tend to give accurate position and 1pps signal (if present) - it's only the UTC time they get wrong, and then it's out by exactly 1024 weeks. The actual GPS calculations are all done using that 1024 week cycle and UTC time is just a spinoff.
Some roll over at a date that isn't at the 10-24 week epoch : they know the data can't be before they were built, so anything in the earlier part of the cycle is automatically considered the 'next' cycle. I think NTP (where it's using GPS time as a stratum 0 reference) also adds the 1024 weeks if the receiver is giving it a stupid date.
There's a good chance there will be no problem on anything but the very oldest receivers, and if you do find one reading wrongly, set the data manually (if that's an option) - it may work it out.
The UK's Cairncross Review calls for Google, Facebook to be regulated – and life support for journalism
Prez Trump orders Uncle Sam to step up AI efforts – we all know the White House knows a lot about artificial intelligence
Lovely website you got there. Would be a shame if we, er, someone were to sink it: Google warns EU link tax will magnify media monetary misery
From the FA:
"One is Article 11, popularly referred to as the "link tax," which would allow online publishers to decide who can link to their news stories and to demand a fee for the privilege. "
It doesn't say anything about being compulsory. If publishers don't want to be indexed that's up to them.
I used the tool when agreeing a contract with the Royal College of Art. It decided (quite correctly, given the unambiguous conditions) that I could operate as self-employed. But the RCA insist on running it as 'casual labour' anyway, presumably because the extra cost to both of us of doing that isn't worth the potential hassle if HMRC fail to keep their promise of 'standing by the results'.
HMRC needs to be held to account for their ineptitude and FUD. No wonder nobody trusts the government.
I don't see that virtual faxes are much of an improvement over paper faxes. You're still sending images instead of semantic content, with all the problems of searching, indexing and storing that implies.
And while we're at it, can we cull the people who write a Word document and email it as an attachment when plain text would have been entirely adequate ?
Oh dear! Amazon's facial recognition is racist and sexist – and there's a JLaw deep fake that will make you want to tear out your eyes
What's the point ?
I appreciate that this is mostly about misuse of personal information, but there's also an element of voting fraud by misleading the public.
What's the point of fining them for that ? Fining them doesn't correct that result, nor does it stand much chance of discouraging future behaviour - It's small beer compared with actual campaign costs and can easily be considered part of the cost of obtaining the result they wanted.
It needs prison sentences, banning from future political activity, a corrective information campaign and a rerun of the vote.
Swiss Public Prosecutor will probe WIPO's misconduct allegations against CIO, says his legal counsel
Patents themselves have become unfit for purpose. They no longer provide temporary protection for the patent holder in exchange for disclosure to society as a whole but are instead abused as trading cards to protect large institutions from innovation.
It's hardly surprising that the officers overseeing this failure are themselves the target of corruption, and that it sometimes succeeds.
"Velasquez added that consumers need to be motivated to become informed. She likened privacy to health, noting that it tends to be ignored until it causes pain. Your doctor can warn you to live a healthy lifestyle, but many people won't pay attention until they experience chest pains, she said."
How about if all the information about a person was considered as sensitive as the data doctors have access to, and handled as carefully ? There are failings, occasionally, but they're uncommon and punished heavily.
"Maybe Gartner was wrong in its summary of AI last June. Or the CIOs were. Or both were. Or maybe the 3,000 CIOs from 89 countries that Gartner spoke to for the latest stats are wrong this time round."
Or maybe Howard is talking out of his arse ?
Sure sounds like marketingspeak to me.
"background in statistics and data management." would be more useful for manipulating figures for PR purposes than creating an intelligent machine.
It WASN'T the update, says Microsoft: Windows 7 suffers identity crisis as users hit by activation errors
Doesn't seem unreasonable.
Dodgy software is trying to work but may have faults.
Windows has components which are deliberately designed to disable it.
Both are capable of being faulty, and it appears that if Windows has faults everyone will forgive it.
So which has the stronger incentive to be correct ?
Re: "Democracy depends on politicians being able to keep their promises to the people"
"True democracies have this sharing of powers exactly to avoid nuts like Trump could do much arm unrestricted, just promising the Moon without being able nor to reach nor to pay for it."
Though having a funding system that allows a wilful president or some uncooperative politicians to shut down non-political government functions for their own selfish purposes seems like a fairly major design fault.
They should be able to switch off their own salaries and choose not to approve new items of expenditure (like the wall, which, if it was a campaign promise, was not made on the basis that taxpayers would pay for it), not shut down existing infrastructure.
Re: Is the next step
I have a Seiko Kinetic (which was my dad's, so it's a few years old now). It does exactly that and was designed to use a supercapacitor. They updated the design to use a NiMH cell when the supercapacitors were found to have a shorter life than rechargables, but since then it's been running happily, even if left unworn for several days.
Re: Youtube channel subscribers
I'm not sure if the number of subscriptions affects what google pays out. Perhaps that's a factor.
However, it's more likely that you'll notice a new upload (because google can remind you) and therefore substantially increase their viewing figures. This in turn affects their income.
So it's a way to reward your favoured channel operator, if you so wish.
Re: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
So .. he was bored by just doing the email, and did all the other communication methods unnecessarily to fill time. And then automated that because .. It was too much work ? Taking away the pointless job he'd created for himself ?
Seems like he needs some training in timewasting. It should be more fun than that.