our national animal, the unicorn
So the unicorn is Scotlands national animal.
Things seem to make a lot more sense now ....
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So the unicorn is Scotlands national animal.
Things seem to make a lot more sense now ....
it was to get the pupils to proofread them ...
Vulture central meets vulture mobile ?
whatever the law says.
Rather than wasting^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H spending our time and effort here, maybe a better approach would be to amend the laws of evidence to explicitly exclude unlawfully obtained material.
The fruit of the poison tree and all that.
Knowing this would greatly reduce the temptation to go snooping in the first place.
I can actually see a space in the market for a wearable like an old stylee fob watch.
*Wrist* watches were developed for use in WW1 in response to a need ...
not quite sure what, but having to take a smartphone out of a pocket to check the time is the gap we're looking at.
just saying ...
"All is discovered. Flee at once." ....
like matched pistols ?
(unless you know no-one online).
Even if you don't join Facebook, by the time a few friends have, and Facebook has worked out who you are (because your email address is in their contacts list) Facebook doesn't need you anymore. It knows you exist, and can probably have a good stab at your age, sex, location and interests.
And you never went near it.
what about the battery ?
I *use* Android, because it's either Android or iOS. But I don't "prefer" it.
I still "prefer" Windows Phone (v8). However, the lack of apps means it simply isn't a viable choice in 2016.
Manufacturers need to be very careful of assuming every sale is a committed customer. Personally I think there is still space for something other than Android and iOS (wife uses that, so I can evaluate both). Which means I have no automatic compulsion to make my next phone an Android.
(UK) Big supermarkets made the same mistake, assuming you shopped there because you *wanted* to. The rise of Lidl, and Aldi shows that was a mistake.
And whilst it may take some effort to temp a naysayer to your corner (as in my case with Android) it's at least twice the effort to persuade someone to return to the fold once they jump ship ....which brings us full circle back to Windows Phone.
A programmer doing installations on Oracle kit ?
And was there not a UK resource available ?
Also the whole article reads like it was written by one of Mirchevs' compatriots ... I've already emailed one correction in today ... two starts to look like carelessness ....
Will this force a debate around net neutrality ?
because, mysteriously, premium-rate phone numbers are *still* "opt-out", not "opt-in".
On the one hand - a fair point.
On the *other* hand, LinkedIn - like great many sites with the ability to post text on - is a vector for potential libel suits or worse, depending on your jurisdiction.
If your LinkedIn account were to be compromised - without your knowledge - then you might be onm shaky grounds with a defence.
Probably better to be as cautious as possible with *all* passwords.
Hence another vote for a complex-password-generating password manager .....
I recall a story that the NY lottery was once won by hundreds of people.
The reason ? The winning numbers made an "X" in the playslip .......
Been signed up with them for a few years now, and this is the first alert they have had to send me ...
You're one of 164,611,595 people pwned in the LinkedIn data breach
Like others here, my LinkedIn password is probably the lowest level, since it's not really used much. Still I note (with interest) that it was last changed in 2014 (Lastpass notes such things.
Oh, and a big-up for Lastpass here. I just tried their "autochange password" function (on LinkedIn) and it worked a charm. So weighing cloudy encrypted vault against top-notch per-site password protection, I'll risk Lastpass anyday.
I would have thought - particularly with blockchain being so sexy at the moment - that crytographic checksums will be the order of the day.
this was in the UK ?
Trial judges are there to see the rules of evidence are followed, and one of those rules - a *fundamental* rule, is the concept of "disclosure", which means one side can't pull a rabbit out of a hat (no matter what TV shows you watch) and go "ta-da !". Woe betide any side that tries that in a UK court - the judge would go ballistic and very likely seek to admonish the offending side (prosecution or defence) with the costs of the collapsed trial.
In reality, if such video evidence only became available once the trial had started (since it's axiomatic that had it been available before the trial, there would have been no trial) then the defence would have approached the judge to introduce new evidence, at which point the prosecution (CPS) would have a chance to review it. I would suspect at that point, the CPS would then offer no more evidence, and the judge would direct the jury to acquit.
There have been courtroom surprises, but they are rare. The only one I remember was of a person arrested by the police in the 1990s (it may have been the poll tax riots). The police claimed they were arrested at such and such a time, which placed them at the scene of an assault. As the case was being heard, a series of photographs was shown to the jury, one of which showed the arresting PC putting the accused in the police van.
With his wristwatch clearly visible, and showing a time completely different to the claimed time.
Sharp-eyed defence lawyer spotted it, and started asking questions about police procedure for synchronising watches before operations, and was assured it had been done. They then queried the picture, and (if memory serves again) the judge immediately shut the trial down.
It almost certainly doesn't. Hence the note in the article about needing to seek changes in the legislation.
have *actually* worked with anything other than username/password security ? Because there seems to be a lot of (being charitable) ignorant nonsense being spouted.
First off, as an enthusiastic user of Google Authenticator (other 2FA solutions exist) I know immediately that losing my 2FA device (in this case my phone) isn't the end of the world, as Google allows you to pre-seed a set of 10 keys for such occasions.
Similarly, when my 2FA key for work got broken (it's all very well them being supplied as "keys" but with the punishment most sets of keys get, failure is inevitable) it was the work of a phone call to have my account temporarily "de-2FAd" until they got a new one to me.
For the supposed brightest and best of the IT world, a lot of commentards aren't half grumpy old sods.
If you start (as I do) from the premise that the "classic" username+password authentication paradigm is broken, then you have to accept we need something new. It may - or may not - be what Google are cooking up. But at least they're trying.
It's not just me that has decided classic authentication is broken, btw. Most UK banks do. Hence 2FA card readers.
Incidentally, it seems Google are trying to clarify situations where *identification* is separate to *authentication*.
Let us know when you've written it then.
Because that's the only way it'll happen.
you are of course right, sir !. Have a ------------> on me
, and enjoy the glorious sunshine :)
it's fascinating - if a tad worrying - how naturally the work of Lewis Carroll can be used when writing about IT in C21st.
The other great phrase (from the Red Queen herself) being
"When I use a word, it means exactly what I choose it to mean",
since it's the only single way of knowing how much of Britain has been sold (presumably, by the pound).
But the UKs inclusion (not quite sure why "Great Britain" was mentioned, since that's a geographical term, not a political one) is probably part of la May and the Brexiteers greatest hit : "Ditch the Red Tape ("White" house mix)", rather than the result of a carefully considered evaluation of all the facts.
I use Chrome on Windows and Linux, and only recall having the lost-form issue on Windows.
Maybe the fact that Windows seems happy for anything to steal focus whenever it likes has something to do with it ?
But then I am old enough to remember system modal windows - what an arrogance.
I was predicting for work recently, and put forward a view that mobile *hardware* development has hit barrier. You can't make phones much smaller. Screens are as hi-res as possible, and processor grunt and memory seem to be able to handle 80% of everyday life.
But then, you read that Android Pay is to join Apple Pay, and you see a trend of concentrating peoples lives into a digital device.
At which point you realise that said digital device is only as useful as it's battery life.
So my predictions are:
1) phone development for the short term will concentrate on less sexy - but more useful - tweaks which help keep peoples digital assistant alive.
2) There's definitely a market for someone to market a "get a spare phone when you buy one" package so that you can charge one while using the other (almost like a return to the days when people bought matched pistols).
Given point (2) if there are any firms working on software to clone phones - legitimately - then your hour may have come.
Why the joke icon ?
Banging the drum for Wileyfox Swift (Cyanogenmod) here.
Upgraded automatically last week.
1. Technology's progress makes a lot of the skills the course was designed for obselete even as its being taught
Not sure about that. In the main we're still running on a Von Neumann architecture.
I think the problem is there are very few "Computer Scientists" of the past 20 years who would understand that statement based on their degree. Although they are probably a whizz with Dreamweaver (or whatever the cool kids are using this year).
My suggestion is that the second chamber (for oversight rather than origination) should be formed from the 2nd choices in a PR electoral system. Only one election, and a way of addressing the "liberals always come second" which used to be the case until recently.
right up until it's in their interests that it is.
True story. MrsJP was issued an electric wheelchair yonks ago (I suspect they had budget to spend). It's spent most of it's life in the garage as (a) it wasn't suitable, and (b) it packed up within a few weeks.
Fast forward a few years, and it's frankly in the way. Repeated calls to various arms (legs and feet) of the local NHS rehab outfit suggests that no-one has any clue as to the provenance or responsibility for said wheelchair.
"I know", I said. "Ring someone up. Tell them we sold it on eBay, and ask where the proceeds should go."
Had a callback within 10 minutes - they had *all* the paperwork, and were in full "prosecute to full extent of the law" mode.
Then you'll know why schemes like this are *extremely* high risk for the authority involved.
Perhaps we could have an El Reg competition to see what the most outlandish thing we can get them to swallow ?
it took a further five months to alert affected staff, who had been left at heightened risk of identity theft and other scams as a result of their employers’s data handling incompetence.
Sorry, given the number of fundamentalist knuckle draggers out there, I'd say - depending what those two fields held - that identity theft would be the *last* of my worries.
You can't eat gold. Nor drink it.
If we ever did enter a post apocalyptic nightmare, you'd be better off hoarding useful skills like how to make and fix things, along with knowledge of farming, husbandry and environmental management.
You know, all those skills the hipster boys dismiss over their macho-lattes .....
The older I get, the more I look forward the collapse of civilisation. I think Douglas Adams had it spot on, and the vast majority of humankind would be dying of hunger wondering how to post the experience on Facebook.
is that you are not the suppliers customer - the reseller is. And generally, the reason resellers are used is because the supplier prefers to have *them* assume the risk (i.e. chasing the debts) than do it themselves. Resellers are effectively a financial buffer.
So when a *single* customer has a beef with a reseller, who will the supplier want to keep sweet at all costs ?
Sell also: car dealers.
One of the evils of the modern world is "reseller", which seems to be a synonym for "rip off merchant". Unless they actually add value.
A few years ago, working for a small company, I had to endure an hours sales pitch from a mobile phone reseller. One of the "services" they added was to sort out any billing issues.
Come month one, and the inevitable billing issue (this was Orange, of course) and we were told in no uncertain terms the reseller would not be able to intervene in billing issues. Repeated subsequent enquiries as to what the reseller actually DID suggested that they
1) got the handsets from Orange
2) helped us put the SIM in, (if we needed it)
3) told us where we could get online help if we needed further support
4) er - that's it.
The only way resellers can exist (IMHO) is because the directors of resellers have come from firms that then place business with resellers.
Luckily, we in the UK don't directly choose our *Prime Minister*. We only get to vote for our local MP (kinda like a senator) and the leader of the party which gets most MPs (senators) gets to be PM.
That said, I can forgive the US confusion on this, since most UK citizens also haven't got a fucking clue how UK democracy works.
I have a vague memory from times gone by that it was also possible to buy a "pre assembled" jigsaw puzzle. So you could frame it, and hang it on the staircase in between the portaits of the Queen and Margaret Thatcher.
It's the decor equivalent of having a wet nurse to do all that icky breast feeding.
Because the underlying systems - a hotchpotch of various benefit and taxation schemes and systems was - charitably - not fit for purpose.
The whole sorry saga is reminiscent of the Blackadder trope of fixing wheels to a tomato. "Time consuming and utterly pointless".
The right approach would be to (a) rationalise tax and benefits and (b) then get a system to automate it.
The only way (and you read it here first) UC will be killed (no, not a stake through the heart) is when the government (any one) has a "review" and discovers that "due to other changes, efficiencies, better ways of working, etc etc" there is no longer a need for universal credit as "it can be delivered in other ways" before being quietly led down a Whitehall alley and given a fare-thee-well bullet through back of the head. (NOTE. This approach also guarantees gongs for all involved).
No one will ever admit it, but part of the creek we are up today is because successive decades of heath badgering about tobacco have managed to double-crimp the state of public finances in the UK.
1) Less income from tobacco (I notice when the smoking ban was introduced, no one was asked how much *more* tax they were willing to pay to cover the lost revenue).
2) People giving up not only drain the economy by drawing their pension for years, rather then considerately dying at 66. They also drain the NHS, as 80% of the NHS budget goes on the last 10-15 years of peoples lives (alzheimers, cancers, dementia etc).
Most people who *want* an iPhone have one. So the market is made up of:
1) People who want an iPhone, but can't afford it (by definition of no interest to Apple)
2) "My first iPhone" - as people grow into them
3) "My umpteenth iPhone" - for people who lose/break them.
4) "My new iPhone" - the shinyphiles
Can I have my £100,000 consultancy fee now ?
victim blaming is not the answer.
Presumably you view scantily clad girls as "asking for it" too ?
And *then* could put a watermark on it.
I suspect the banks relaxed attitude is premised on the decline of cash, plus the availability (in the UK certainly) of retailer cashback (which is a win win for retailer and bank). I'd wager most banks only see ATMs as a service in decline.
How many new anti-fraud initiatives have been developer for cheques (US:checks) in the past 10 years ?
it's how pendulums work ....