Re: the criminal empire earned at least €8m
@AC 'the criminal empire earned at least €8m '
Well, of course, don'tcha know, the crims were so successful because..... They were CHEAPER.
2600 posts • joined 18 May 2007
Are we all missing something here?
Is there something horribly wrong with society as a whole?
Or are there 1.5 Million truly f0cked up humans out there who just plain don't understand how f0cked up they are?
It staggers my imagination NOT that FB was unable to stem the tide, but that we have that many people who think that posting that video on FaceBook of all places MAKES SENSE!!!
/mutters ger orf me lawn and considers quitting the human race.
My mother (now in her mid 80's) was the one that bought me minix when I was a teen. She built the TI-99/4 kit.
Has run DOS, Win3.x, Windows 98 and on. She's still working at her profession (Medical Dicta Transcription) part time, runs linux, and has 2 vms on there, one her work windows env, the other her personsal win7 instance. She recently had to call out the tech support fellow for her employer as being an idiot (the whole company is, but he's firmly convinced that her ISP is blocking a specific port *INSIDE* a vpn tunnel). She gets these calls sometimes. I've set her up with a separate gentoo instance in a vm for those guys to play with. (there's a nifty KDE theme that looks almost precisely like XP). Her record so far was 93 minutes. Its fun watching that recording. He could not for the life of himself figure out why regedit kept popping bash: regedit: command not found at the c:\ prompt.
"just go rent space on their cloud like they want"
Windows next iteration will be MS365. Your ipx boot will point at a URI and will require that your hardware be registered with MS, and will only cost you $320/year. MS everything, everywhere. Cloud storage, cloud browser history, cloud based phone book and email contacts list. And of course, a sync client for your phone - with it's always on GPS of course. Oh. Say, whats that noise at my front door?
You're talking to an echo chamber resident at a guess. Shortly that echo chamber will start talking about the billions of dollars SpaceX has cost the US citizens, and why Boeing is cheaper and needs more funding. I've yet to comprehend just *how* both logic and reasoning have fallen so far out of reach of such a *large* proportion of the population.
Considering they are solely there to make a smartphone app to show red hat wearing people where to find watering-holes where red hats are welcome, this goes without saying.
Some of us red hat wearing folks are neither American nor particularly interested in overpriced chinese baseball caps attributed to the current PotUS (Pumpkin?). Far more interested in getting our opensource out and avoiding the blues. *cough*
Planet 9, missing from survey.
I'm hoping we find this object, as it will make some theoretical atronomy concepts much more valid. I also wonder if the concept of mythology can't be used to find hints. While the first poster is likely an alias for our resident scientific dissenter with his own utterly unscientific website, IF there is a 9th planet of superearth size, in a seriously exotic orbit, could it not explain some mythological weirdness we have in our various verbal histories?
I have a script out there in my past. It was still active when I left. There is an edge case that should never happen. I say *should*.
The error message is "The database has shit the bed royally this time."
I was young. Foolish. And somewhat pissed at the DB vendor that week.
For about two years in my earlier days I had a phone number that could bridge between two area codes. I ran BW transfers between 6 BBS'es on a three day cycle. (There were frequently fairly large transfers).
Oddly, rather a large portion of my associates these days are the ex sysops (and one still currently active) of those BBSes. Something about geeks sticking together.....
---> interestingly enough it was the BBS crew that pulled together my career, my wife, and my current home. All are tied together...
But then, my names not Galt.
Publicly traded corporations do NOT by definition serve their customers. Their customers are wallets. Such corporations must serve their stockholders. And in cases like the fortune 1000 most of those stockholders are either other corporations or they are banks or they are investment firms. These entities are interested only in cash coming into their pockets, so they can pay *their* shareholders. Which are mostly corporate entities.... Taxes, they just get in the way. Thus spending a small crapton of money to own the politicians that write the tax laws to make the corporations more money is a good ROI.
I am in suburbia in Canuckistan.
I can sign up with any one of 9 DSL providers (I'm on DSL with an off brand provider) - I have a $4.80 surcharge on my DSL bill for LLU.
I *could* sign up with any one of 5 Cable internet providers. 3 of those insist you have to buy cable and would like to sell you VOIP home phone too. With these there is a one time transfer fee to change the owner of the cable loop. (This does *not* apply universally, it seems to be local to this area)
I'm getting 25MB/11MB *officially* but I'm quite often seeing far better numbers than that. I am however getting pissed with the modem, after the last firmware update it *appears* to be capping individual xfers at 4MB. This is NOT a puma6, but is a BSD based modem. Eventually I'll have the spare system to set it up in passthrough mode. (PS total bill, unlimited volume 25/11 *with* surcharge CA$69.50/mo)
App does encrypted end to end voice comms.
Either end has a unique key.
App (FB Chat tool) is installed on both ends
FBI wants to listen to chat.
FB needs to clone unique keys off both ends and hand them to FBI.
FBI now has access to comms.
Soooo -- FBI warrant was "FB, steal unique keys from user A and user B and hand them to us please" OR "FB please collect the unique keys from *ALL* your encrypted chat voice comms users and hand them to us with Usernames as an index"
I'm sorry your honor, but clueless morons the tech world is NOT.
All this talk of pancakes and nuts is making me hungry.
Since I'm north of the 52nd, I'll be making myself nice hot,gooey oatmeal.
Pancakes are for sundays.
I'll leave you nuts here in the forum discussing odd shaped things floating about in the outer reaches of the solar system.
) possibility? -> Ultima and Thule were moving in substantially different ways, possibly on drastically different paths at one time, and the intersection of their paths, the resulting impact put them roughly where they are now. This might explain the difference in planar form between the two objects and why they are so 'slim'. -- I'll note I'm still working on first coffee and first breakfast. I'll think on it more after third coffee.
I've done the reverse.
Pipe. Pingpong ball with fiber pushed through and knotted on the stubby end. push ping pong ball into pipe at source end. Connect vacuum cleaner to destination end. Engage. Took 18 minutes to pull the ball & fiber combo up 6 stories to destination. Was oddly satisfying.
I got this thing I'm selling. Its my living you know. And it does the thing it says. So stop picking on me!!!! Its not that big a problem really!!! I've never met someone that could break into my kids watch thing!!! Stop picking on me!!!! I need to make a living here. Stop picking on me!!!!
In other words, basically, "I think its okay, what the hell is all this shit about standards? Why should I have to follow some sort of standard. I'm just trying to make a buck here."
I'll bet he's read atlas shrugged. Twice. And made notes.
I'm not sure we've really that many trolls here. And I'm rather guessing neither BJ or BB are to be found on the UK rail system, although they may well be found in an Amtrak rail station bathroom on occasion. AMfM however, may well be a permanent resident of one of the carriages of the UK rail system. Or perhaps a switch. Somewhere in the Midlands. Downwind of a chemical factory perhaps.
About two years ago we had a barn owl move into the local stream/park valley. The park is about a klick away, but he/she/it seems to have a patrol range of about 4 or 5k. There's been a dearth of pidgeons, seagulls and starlings since. Although it seems the crows like to give the owl a hard time.
Huge bird, and quite handsome.
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 in spades.
Yup, that reads more accurately.
I seem to be in a rather strange perception mode. I was about to ask you *when* you'd been able to buy landmines at commodity prices. Either that or my glasses need cleaning....
(I'm pretty sure that they trade at somewhat higher than commodity prices even on the black market)
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