Agreed. Hysterical xenophobia seems to be a defining trait of the US.
I was going to call you a Pinko Leftist Commie Bastard, but then I thought "Wolfe Tone? you can't call him communist!"
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A measure of his competence is that he used a laptop to carry out his attacks, and then handed it back to his former employer.
Even though he did make an attempt to wipe it, he should at least have changed the hard-drive, or just used a different machine altogether.
I am not, nor ever have been, nor ever will be a customer of Equifax. Why should they have any information about me?
Roll on GDPR when I can get it all deleted....
I would like to bet that Equifax do have information about you. If you have opened a bank account, have a credit card, or have applied for a loan or other credit, then the chances are your data was given to Equifax, as well as the other credit reference agencies.
And the GDPR doesn't give you the right to demand deletion of your data unconditionally, if Equifax can show a business need (which they can, as they are a credit reference agency) then they can refuse to delete your data.
My ex wife died suddenly at the end of December. We had been divorced for some years but were still friends, and I am the legal guardian of our children, who have come to live with me.
Sorting out her effects has been a chore, as nobody knew her social media and email account credentials, and she didn't write them down.
She had a recent Windows 10 notebook, one of those with no discrete hard drive, just flash chips soldered to the motherboard, for which nobody knows the login, so I've been unable to access that at all - due to the EFI BIOS I can't even boot from a USB Drive or Flash stick so that's essentially useless now.
If she stored her various account details on there, we'll never know.
Thankfully all the banks etc have accepted other means of identification to allow us to close accounts, recover money, sort out her work pension and so on, but we have been unable to access her email, or close her social media accounts.
It's made me realise that I need to keep a written record of things in a place where everybody who needs to can get at them.
That's quite an old-fashioned view of email, though, nowadays. For the vast majority, email means webmail, and the concept of downloading a local copy will be quite foreign to them.
I'm a dinosaur, and therefore I use discrete email clients, and fetch my mail down to my local devices using POP3 or IMAP as appropriate, but I'm sure I'm in the minority.
If I pop my clogs tomorrow, my family will be able to get to my emails, but they don't actually know my email account passwords, and they aren't stored anywhere except in my head.
Have you ever tried to set the volume to 0?
My recollection, of using a Sharp twin-deck Cassette machine to copy computer programs, was that if you set the output volume to 0 it also set the tape-to-tape volume to 0, so you ended up with a tape of silence.
I don't know how common that was, but it wouldn't surprise me if that was the case here.
Very suspect how 98% of the comments on here originate by the same IP address.
What utter bollocks. Where would you get that information from?
As most people know, quite simply Assange went into exile due to the threats to his life made by an administration rife with corruption and whom know no bounds. It would not be right for Assange to have gambled his life by submitting to a bail condition where there was the possibility of risk to life. Active threats to his life were made by key figureheads within the US administration, this was not mere speculation.
Even more bollocks. At the time that Assange chose to break UK law and skip bail, there were no threats against him from the US administration.
This is nothing less than a damning indictment of UK law enforcement and CPS conduct.
And finally, BOLLOCKS!
It might have been helpful if Mr Tetelman had included the expiry date for those certificates identified as being at risk, as you may find that the normal refresh / replacement is due before the April deadline anyway.
Certainly most of our certificates provided by Thawte or Verisign (who were Symantec owned) will have expired and been replaced by then.
@John G Imrie
But this is exactly the problem mentioned upthread, there is no centralised purchasing or logistics anymore, it was got rid of in favour of each individual Trust having responsibility for their own purchasing.
If there was a centralised logistics and purchasing facility, then economies of scale alone would make a massive difference to the amount of money the NHS spends on IT, drugs, estates and everything else.
However, government policy (and not just the present government, but those of all political leanings) seems to be deliberately aimed at fragmenting and removing this ability.
I love it when people bring their own petard and rope.
Just to be really pedantic, you don't require a rope if you are using a petard - the "hoist" in that case being done by the power of explosives.
A petard is a very old type of shaped charge or pipe-bomb used particularly to breach doors or walls, comprising a box or tube filled with gunpowder.
I really look forward to the idea of a future where, as I walk down the street doing my shopping, all I can hear is the angry buzzing of the constant cloud of drones overhead, with the occasional scream as one descends to make a delivery and catches an unwary pedestrian.
I can see a time where Trafalgar Square will be the territory of feral drones, and the pigeons will all be in hiding.
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