Re: So what if...
That's easy, the tricky bit is if you want to sell in China or the USA.
7713 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
That's easy, the tricky bit is if you want to sell in China or the USA.
So which is safer, a single common backdoor that you give the key to dozens of different agencies in a hundred different countries - or a 1000 separate backdoors each allegedly known only to that agency.
Oh come on it's IBM - they would never had any profitable relations with slightly shady governments.
> I don't see "equality through qutoa" as worse
You have been selected to get a Windows CE phone instead of an iPhone because we need all phones to be equal.
>So, we all do half a job, or a quarter of a job and still have a high standard of living but (hopefully) a higher quality of life
Yes, that's why programmers today don't work that awful 9-5 lifestyle of our parent's and grandparent's generation.
That Linus is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. ... And it absolutely will not stop, ever - and when it reaches you it will stuck a finger up and insult you ..
That was their defense - they didn't do anything "RF naughty" they sent perfectly legal packets to everyone's phone.
>Windows Phone 8 beats this 'secure phone' - it is still on zero known vulnerabilities!
Zero users - the ultimate security feature.
I find 'geometry' very offensive
A domain investor has more expensive lawyers than the people who want the domain.
A cybersquatter has less (and fewer) expensive lawyers than the people who want the domain.
Or inventing a 2week "grace period" where you can register a domain name but not pay anything.
Which allows network of pairs of squatter companies to shuffle registrations for millions of domains between themselves without every having to "invest" a cent.
The world probably relies more on standard metre, kilogram and ampere than on ICANN but I don't think a team from NIST or the NPL are flitting between plutocrat love-ins on $1m salaries
They did. Unfortunately BBC rules call for any character in a period drama to be played by an actor of appropriate superiority.
Since the 25 year old Turing is an important character he is played by Derek Jacobi who looks 60 (and apparently has done since birth). A pivotal scene has the aging colonel explaining to the young wippersnapper that he should forgot all this youthful sex business and get down to some serious maths. Unfortunately the aging colonel isn't an important character and so is played by a very junior actor who appears about 1/2 the age of Jacobi.
That might be how the Germans pronounce it - but there was a war on you know !
>The figure is over £350 per taxpayer.
That's not bad - I would have expected the government to pay more than that for a PC - I expect thy got a good deal at Tesco.
<You say the west is different? Where?
Well in the west midlands it would be -
"the tall screw is hammered down"
The British empire was mostly a search for nicer weather and better food.
That's why we gave America back.
How we ended up with Canada is anyone's guess
Surely tracking police 24/7 is the only way to keep them safe from terrorists?
Whereas in the British Army they become an officer the moment they are put down for the correct public school?
I think the point is that in Silicon Valley everyone joins a startup because it guarantees you will be a millionaire by 25 ;-) In the UK, or US east-coast there will be a queue of big corporations offering you a technical job, and a bunch of banks offering you a loads-a-money job. In France you will be given a government job for life.
In Israel I think the choice is much more limited to army, start your own company, leave.
It works both ways. Back in the 90s I was trying to hire super-computer modelling experts on fixed civil service pay scales, so every new graduate got hired as a senior scientific officer. Then to pay them more we had to up their grade even further. It meant that high level meetings were a bit bizarre - because meeting attendance was by rank there would be a single 50/60 year old veteran from each other division and 20x 25year olds in T-shirts from computer modeling.
A friend in the army made Lt Colonel very quickly for the same reason, he was a communications expert and everytime he got a job offer from industry they would promote him to up his pay.
I assumed the caller meant that Cameron was ...
>It is supposed to be standards compliant and should therefore not need any hacking to get it to render correctly
So it won't work with office365 then?
So now I have chrome for web browsing.
New IE for office365 and sharepoint
Old IE for all the legacy stuff form when IE integration was the once and future way.
Although juveniles will still try and remove a nut with a torque wrench
>It's not that "we" can't handle more than one problem. It's the media can't.
Do giant space rocks cause cancer or cure it ?
Will a trillion ton asteroid impact affect house prices?
Was Diana hit by an asteroid?
Are giant asteroids caused by climate change?
Instability on metals markets as trillion tons of iron-nickel delivered early.
> a pair of Crutches despite the use having a huge plaster cast on one leg.
I assume anyone with a crutch would be immediately targeted by an airstrike - haven't you seen "Day of the Jackal"?
Forgive my ignorance (I always rely on the paparazzi to take my photograph) but wouldn't the point of a selfie in such circumstances be to project your own head out into the path of high speed cyclists and have the stick pointing back toward the crowd ?
In which case the resulting decapitation would seem to be an automatic self solving problem .
>An AI will not have much in common with a young lady's behavorial logic.
Obviously, one is a sometimes quasi-human being with occasional flashes of rationality which most scientists and mathematicians will never understand.
.....and the other is one of their valued colleagues
Uber creates value if there are people who want to pay for a ride but can't find a cab and with Uber they can and do. In the same way that deregulating telecoms allowed people who wanted to pay for a phone to do so without waiting 3months for the GPO.
If all it does is create an arbitrage market for 100s of resellers undercutting each other to offer a specific ride then it might be good for some users but it's not clear how much value that creates in the economy.
And when Google's driverless cars work then you click on the Uber app and a car will turn up, you will pay the same as now but Uber doesn't have to give any to the driver.
Google are a big investor in Uber, Google didn't get to be that rich by being completely stupid.
> having both a line and a telephone outlet box on the wall marked "BT".
Offer to connect a mains cable upto it and ask them if they can see it at their end.
That's what I suggested to NTL when they claimed they didn't serve my postcode - in spite of an NTL box on the wall with a bit of coax sticking out
So Sony of the "$25,000 per song downloaded hunting down of kids" is now going to be sued for $25,000 * 10,000s of songs * 1,000,000s of downloads.
Someone should call Alanis Morissette
We do have supreme leaders on this side of the pond and MPs.
We also have MPs that are happy to be in parliament while demanding that their bit of the country should be another country. Our supreme leader also talks to God, will do anything the oil companies tell him and loves following the US into wars in the middle east.
We also have the Queen on our money - but our money is plastic
Our supreme leader went one better. His party now simply rolls all "interesting" legislation into the budget, on the grounds that if government money is being spent it is a budget matter. His back benchers have a simple choice of approve everything with no discussion or vote down the budget and force an election.
He also invented the clever trick of starting the holidays early everytime an opposition MP gets up t speak.
I naturally claim copyright on the whole of my creation and I demand that everything on youtube be turned over to me. Presumably YouTube would oblige?
I also rarely reply to requests from my creations - and usually only in rather ambigous terms of burning bushes and stars in the east.
The only perjury part is that you must be the copyright owner (or their representative) for the work you are claiming is copied. It isn't perjury to claim that the wrong thing is a copy - you simpyl allege that they copied it and it's upto the courts to decide.
So it is naughty for me to claim to represent the Beatles, it isn't for the Beatles' record company to demand that Das Boot be removed as it is a copy of the yellow submarine.
But it is necessary to protect the freedom of expression of chinese satirical newspapers - David Cameron said so.
But presumably the account the money is being sent to isn't quite so easily spoofed.
If it is too difficult to trace where money from scams like this is being sent, then presumably it's also too much effort to trace money being sent to terrorists by the same method?
(Like the money that I'm supposed to send to fund terrorism everytime I watch a pirate VHS)
Because a public information film would actually concentrate on not-accessing the web sites. Especially since a new UK bill has made an awful lot of soft porn web sites now illegal.
It bombards people with "you wouldn't steal a car" ads on DVDs and dire FBI warnings and official statements how video downloads fund terrorism.
All this makes it rather more likely that if you received an email noting that you had watched copyright content on youtube you would soon feel the long arm of the law.
I would probably recommend that most consumers don't try and cram 45* 7200rpm drives into a singe case
Everyone commits criminal activity. The person most recently illegally killed by the NYPD was selling individual cigarattes on the street - hardly a clear and present danger to the people of NY.
Suppose the same broken window had applied on Wall St. Everyone over claiming a home-office deduction, putting more than 3 meals a day on expenses when travelling or claiming mileage for a visit to a client starting from home instead of from the office - had been arrested, subsequently lost their job and possibly been chocked to death. then there might have been a different opinion on it's "success"
It might also have reduced the level of financial crimes. After all if you claim tax back on a coffee you might be willing to rig the libor rate!
Some did, the ones who owned windows. For others whose only interaction with the police was continually being hassled since childhood for minor events it has created an attitude which now requires the police to buy armed personnel carriers to carry out community policing in many communities.
Of course the "no broken windows" attitude to economic/white collar crime did prevent Enron, Madoff and the financial meltdown
So if wikileaks was convicted of something in the US the govt could seize the domain?
Or Greenpeace or Al-Jazeera, or eatwisconsincheese, any other group that are "a threat to democracy"
You going to launch a bear with you ?
That's pretty impressive - unless it's just a playmobil bear
It's eminently practical and easily achieved using existing laws.
Try telling the Germans that you can only use French cars in France and see how far you get with the Eu commision.
If you want to use the single market to pay corporation tax in Ireland, VAT in Luxemburg and not have to apply for a business visa to visit each customer then you also don't get to discriminate by country
Market cap is maximum total value in a hypothetical world where you could sell all the stock and the punters would buy it all without the price falling