No, bribe IS the correct term. OR call it what it really is - EXTORTION. For 20 years I sat on a county tax incentive review council and in all of the hundreds of incentives we reviewed, perhaps a handful could justify the tax loss. One prime example - Ford wanted a 75% break on a $125M investment, a savings of under $200K a year. They claimed without it, they'd build elsewhere. The only other plants in the world that could build the trannys were in Bordeaux and Brazil.
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The heck with letting the market decide. We'll use the courts. We don't dare run the risk our C-level farts or Wall Street would possibly lose even a penny of profit.
Federal public lands law
There's a public law from the 1880s that said all navigable waterways and the lands next to them were public property and could not be blocked.
Re: No need to change the default settings! Erase all of WIN 10
You mean you're supposed to pay for Windows 10? Funny, I got my copy free simply by saying I needed special adaptive software for my disability. My disability? I'm a left-handed, over six feet tall, Gaelo-German protestant, pragmatic to liberal, compassionate married male living in the USA. Oh, I'm also legally blind in one eye.
Welcome to wonder world of reactionary paranoia and persecution as foisted upon the US public, courtesy of our home grown King George. Reminds me of what was being done in central & eastern Europe during the forties the 1990s.
There's this little option in Firefox and other browsers accessible by pressing CTRL-SHIFT-DEL. It whacks all of your browsing history. You can also set most browsers to clear all caches when you close them. Not so hard.
Much simpler solution. Don't use the internet for confidential, proprietary or financial data. The US survived using non-internet voting for over two hundred years. There are three reasons why the internet is used now - stupidity, laziness, and the news media.
An excellent story on why NOT to use the internet for critical, confidential, proprietary or financial data.
Big Cable falls into wormhole to alternate universe, sends back blog post about USA's amazing broadband
And don't expect any help from the FCC/FTC. They'll buy the ISP line and ignore what the provider is actually doing. I tried fighting with Frontier because they claimed in their advertising our speed was "up to 6MBPS" with the option for two faster speeds, all via ADSL. Yea, right. Our normal speed is slower than we were getting in Tanzania via a USB dongle that used the local cell phone network. And that was back in 2010.
The Trumpers are bought & paid for by their puppet-masters, so don't your breath, Google et al.
So in leap years we're all screwed?
Why do these idiots continue to put sensitive information on the internet? Are they that d****d cheap or stupid?
Once more Microsoft proves the wisdom of NOT upgrading to the latest and greatest. I finally dropped Win10 on my laptop and the only good thing about it is it starts and closes in seconds instead of minutes. I'm glad I still have the real Skype on my main box.
The US wan't this paranoid during the War. Sheesh! Welcome to conservative politics.
I want to know why on earth the Brits are even using Windows or any microsoft software at all. Don't the powers that be both reading the newspapers, let alone The Register?
And remember, a cloud is just a bunch of holes held together by vapor. If the idiots in Washington were even minusculy concerned about security they'd require all contractors to use dedicated lines as used to be the case.
You'd think that when over 70% of the people want something it should come to pass. Unless one lives in a oligarchy bought & paid for by those who profit the most by not giving the people what they want. What's really sad is the number of less developed countries that have freer access and higher speeds than the US.
You mean the FTC actually goes after robo-callers and violators of the Do Not Call List? Cripes! Did Dish refuse to kiss Trump's ass or something?
We have Frontier, which used to be GTE (Genuinely Terrible at Everything). The claim 6Mbps DSL but you're lucky to get 2.5Mbps. They refuse to expand their coverage of true high-speed or broadband. They use a Netgear modem/router that Netgear won't support and even ATT got rid of years ago. In other words, I'm not at all surprised they screwed over the Senator.
To build on a previous post, the caller Id rule should prohibit ID spoofing and hold both the caller and telecom liable. For that matter, the FCC should at act like it's trying to enforce the Do Not Call registry. Since November, 2016, the number of robocalls to our land line AND our cell phones have gone thru the roof.
Well, the reactionaries are once more ignoring the US Constitution. Whatever happened to the 4th & 5th Amendments? Sounds like Comrade Vladimer Kozyr' is truly taking lessons from Putin.
Why would anyone in his/her right mind want to use anything that opened all their data to the whole universe? Ever hear of security? Maintaining confidentiality? Maybe if you want to use Google Forms to create an innocuous survey, sure. But beyond that?
Let me guess. The idiots down under put everything on the bunch holes connected by vapor instead of dedicated lines as used to be norm. And they had no fall back service or plan.
Connected cars are deadly cars.
Another thing I don't understand is why companies care so much about their share prices. Once a company sells a share, it generates no revenue for the company and actually costs the company money thru dividends.
They should buy 35Bs because they can operate anywhere. No need for for A or C.
One more instance showing the stupidity of having confidential or private data connected to the web. And the idiot coders and marketers want even more exposed. Sheesh.
You'd thin k after umpteen years they'd know how to code and find bugs. I guess their drones get paid by the line, not salary.
If anyone really believes the telcos / ISPs won't throttle, strangle, and dangle, I have a bridge in El Garrara I'll sell you. 'Net speeds have little to nothing to do about equipment and everything to do with money.
The best government money can buy. Reminds me of the movie "Rollerball" (w/James Caan).
You'd think that by now the idiots in charge of communications for militaries would realize using the internet for ANYTHING remotely critical or secret is tantamount to putting the info on CNN. ROK deserves what it gets for such stupidity. Oh, wait. They were trained by the Pentagon. 'Nuff said.
If he developed both Word & Excel, why are they so different in keyboard commands for common to both actions?
Whatever happened to warranty of merchantability laws? Restraint of trade? As to being able to run on older chip, BOVINE EXCREMENT! If a chip doesn't need a certain microcode or DLL, it doesn't call it. Simple.
And set your browser to clear ALL history whenever it is closed and periodically runn something CCleaner, Glary Utilities, etc to rig deep cookies.
What do you expect? US labs create the designs and the bean counters send the production to China to save a penny a piece.
Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC
None of my computers will even allow Win10 to install so I guess I'm "safe". Anyway, I wonder if Win10 is hardwired to use a certain port to call Big Brother. If so, couldn't one just block that port?
Re: Phew, bullet dodged.
Danny m'boy, it's called Not Invented Here and My Owners Would Be Upset If I Didn't Throw Them a Few Billion Dollars.
I still see absolutely no reason for three versions of this flying brick. Build one for the Navy and tell the others take it or get nothing. It's a lot easier to remove non-essential items such as tail hooks than it is to design by committee for a committee. And I've yet to see any testing against radar used by possible US adversaries, such as ISIS, NKorea, China, etc.
And anyone is surprised? The C-levels are more concerned about their bonuses and Wall Street than their workers.
I gort lucky. My computer treats the upgrade the way my body treats a foreign substance. It attacks it and refuses to let it get a foothold. I OD'd on stupid pills and yried to install Win10 on my laptop. The attempt failed three times. Each time it was because my computer refused to allow the exe to run.
Why do you need to connect your crapper or fridge to the internet? And are you really surprised there a backdoor already encoded into the device?
I bought a TI99/4A (which was actually their second microcomputer). My wife would get upset because I'd hijack our tv and plug the unit into it. I finally got a splitter and left it connected all the time. I wrote a simple BASIC program for it that drove people nuts. It first asked a bit of a tough question, No matter how you answered, the program responded you were wrong and should try again. I had it programmed so that each time it's response was ruder and nastier. Finally after the fifth try the program responded the user was too dumb to use a computer and would shut down the machine.
The latest versions of FF have had the same "fatal" flaw - the inability to properly display or download PDF files. Why Mozilla removed what used to be one of the better pdf readers is beyond me. Add to it there's no way to permanently turn off notifications or sharing one's location. To me, even with those faults, it's still superior to chrome and ie and whatever the ms browser this week is aren't even in the same league.
Good night nurse. How many years has that Tom been under development? If planes had been designed at that rate during the War we'd all be speaking German or Japanese.
I've been running Norton since NU5. There are two reasons I've never had a problem. One, I use this old fashioned software called "my brain". I don't click on every link I see. I don't open emails from people I don't know. And I ignore special offers from web sites I do frequent.
Second, the few times Norton has gone apoplectic I pay attention and let it whack the "offender". It's easier than reformatting my drive. and spending a few days reinstalling Windows.
January 20, 2016 echoes January 30, 1933.
Let's spend millions to reinvent the wheel. Again. Whatever happened to BOFORS and Pom-poms? They seemed to do a pretty good job against aircraft during the War. And the 5 inchers on tin cans gave paid to the Japanese in the Philippine Sea.
Hmmm...Didn't we see rules like somewhere? Let's see...Reichstag? Politburo? Supreme Soviet? National People's Congress?
That chart is misleading in my opinion. They obviously include every android phone in the market share numbers. Lose the toys and reflect the shares on real computers only and I wonder who would where.
I could complain that the incoming administration and his cronies will turn the US into a third world country when it comes to the internet but that would actually be a good thing. Wider access, higher speeds, lower costs and broader bandwidth. Works for me.
Who was the lobotomised idiot who thought it would be cute to use the internet to turn on a tea kettle. There is absolutely NO need to have any appliance connected to the internet.Communities have controlled light for decades using photo sensors and mechanical timers. And I had remote control for lights via the telephone since the 80s.
Remember, a net is just a bunch of holes connected by string and a cloud is just a bunch of holes connected by vapor.