You have been warned
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988 posts • joined 17 Jan 2011
"Once a title activates TruePlay, it can monitor for weird activity during runtime, log performance and incidents, and report incidents."
No he won't... but he might swim to a boat off shore. If he gets onto a British flagged vessel, well, the odds of Unc Sugar getting him back aren't good.Not if Agent Lucy has anything to say about it.
Yeah, he's going to slip off the ankle bracelet and swim from California back to the UK. SMH.
And soon they may be discharged.
Of course, it's why our train service here in the Netherlands is fast, on time, and (comparatively) cheap :D
Cheap? Hell, it's free ! I bought a weekend return ticket Amsterdam-Utrecht and never had to show it to anyone. Could have done the ride for nothing. Loved the Netherlands, BTW.
As the reusable launcher returns to earth, does the odometer turn backwards?
The one with the Zippo in the pocket.
They probably deserve each other, but I can always turn off Microsoft, but not the government, so I wonder what is going on.Now, it seems, if you turn off Microsoft, you're also turning off the government. Two for the price of one! Is America getting great again or what?
The clouds are specially earmarked for use only by the government and its authorized contractors in order to kill off any chance the general public can snoop on classified instances.No, they'll leave that to the North Koreans.
Next time you need help, call a hacker.
It's cases like this that keep the NRA alive in the U.S. Their mantra has long been, "No matter how 'reasonable' the anti-gun movement proclaims their intentions, they will never stop. First it's firearm magazines, the next thing you know, you're being done for an Airsoft." Cases like this one go a long way toward proving their point, regardless of where you stand on gun ownership.
I am fully aware that Microsoft know pretty much everything about me.True. SN and I were just talking about you the other day.
How long before Google/Alphabet bans Windows and Mac OS from the interwebs? It just seems to be the natural progression of their efforts.Right now, Google needs them. Firefox? Not so much.
I don't even store my bookmarks on Windows anymore, I use Bookmark OSSo BookmarksOS knows and stores everything about your interests? Clever.
C'mon Reg. Get with it.
Someone goosed Simon while he was typing.
Congress seems to be a bunch of Chaos Monkeys.
(The Kevlar one.)
With all the hating and back-biting that happens on Twitter et al (though I'm not faulting McGowan), why do we call them "social" media?
Give MS a break, folks. They're obviously just a bunch of kids.
In any case, may I remind you that we have rewritten the dictionary
The government is trying to rewrite (or shred) the Constitution. It's ironic that the U.S. is actively trying to undermine the Venezuelan government, while our "president" and his clique are suggesting the same rights-violating tactics be applied at home.
If your dad has a high grade charger that can deliver 2 or more amps, then his cable will get "quite warm" and wear out sooner ...
I've often wondered about this. Say you buy a "quality" US-made cable and connect it to a cheap Far Eastern charger. Aren't you replacing the good American electrons in the cable with anemic Far Eastern electrons?
These are the sort of things that keep me awake at night.
Mike Pence is just looking for a way out of the toxic atmosphere in the White House.
If that is the case then why are people using Linux albeit mainly on servers?
Because it's free?
The bit about guy taking it home is probably WSJ (written salacious junk) used to detract readers.
Use the "media" to propagandize the people? Back in the late 60s, when Nixon was president, he was known to be on good terms with the publisher of Readers Digest, which you'd hardly have called liberal or progressive. Yet, during that same time, before Nixon resigned in disgrace, RD ran several "true story" articles about how the Internal Revenue Service had destroyed peoples' lives over innocent mistakes on their tax returns. Oh, those horrible IRS agents! People lost EVERYTHING!
My friends said I was a paranoid delusional for thinking RD was publishing those "true stories" to scare people into not cheating one cent on their taxes.
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist.
Fox News reported today that Russian agents got an American NSA contractor drunk, causing the contractor to divulge Top Secret information regarding
Trump's tax cheating American security. Sen. Mitch McDufus (R-KY) immediately called on congress to ban the importation of Russian vodka. "The Russian distilling industry is out to destroy our kleptocracy democracy!," McDufus exclaimed.
"Besides," he went on, "If Americans want to get drunk and spill secrets, there's plenty of Kentucky bourbon to go around."
The American Right is becoming the very thing they warned us against.
most Western democracies have spent a considerable amount of the last 50 years avoiding teaching general critical thinking skills to the population because critical thinking generally leads to questioning government statements
I agree with everything before "because." I think you give government too much credit. The real reason is more likely because to teach critical thinking, the teacher must understand and practice it. And it's hard. Binary thinking is so much easier. You could put forth a good argument that this is an artifact of Western culture, especially that favorite theme: that the U.S. was founded on Judeo-Christian blah blah blah.
Now turn your Bible to the Book of Genesis and the J-C creation myth, and what follows. And what has followed. I'm not an anthropologist, but I've studied the creation myths of Native Americans and compared their relationships to the planet with the myths and ecological relationships of "average" white Americans. The latter are taught almost from birth to not think critically, to accept the Bible as the Word of $deity, accept monotheistic patriarchy as the one, true faith, and all that follows in the family sphere.
El Reg readers probably fall outside these limitations, but the bulk of Americans don't. I wouldn't presume to speak for Brits. But as we're talking about American corporations and the recent U.S. election, it's fair to say the problem isn't the government -- they aren't smart enough to run a long-term con like that. The problem is embedded in American culture. Thus, there are no short-term solutions. Google, FB and Twitter are a problem, but at the same time they have brought the greater problem into sharp relief. This greater problem has existed for a long time, but it's only now that we're giving it serious discussion.
I believe that BT Internet and Yahoo were linked in some way
AT&T moved their Internet service customers over to Yahoo at some point, too, but the @att.com email address still worked. Yahoo merely provided the "service." That might include SBC and any other companies AT&T gobbled up.
I've seen grizzlies in the wild. IMO, any weapon one man can carry unassisted isn't big enough, except maybe an anti-tank rifle.
Now you're quoting Russia Today? Are you sure you aren't really Steve Bannon?
"Meanwhile, the Saudis paid for 20% of Hillary's campaign:"
Ummm, from one of your links:
Jordan says hack led to posting of 'false news' that Saudi funds Clinton
Jordan's official news agency said on Tuesday that it was hacked when, over the weekend, a story briefly appeared on its website that said Saudi Arabia is a major funder of Hillary Clinton's campaign to become the next president of the United States.
Trump said something like that during the campaign. I know it's naive, but the people who were swayed by Russia's tweets and FB ads were naive, too. They drank the Kool-Aid, from several other sources as well, and Trump got elected.
I mean, yeah, using Twitter and Facebook to steer an election is bad, but what about Fox "News?" Was there any greater propaganda tool for Trump? Is there now? We have a dolt for a president, and he was elected by dolts. If you somehow could turn off Twitter and Facebook tomorrow, the dolts would still see him as the New Messiah. That's where the problem lies.
How did you draw the line between clan-appeasement, and keeping terrible people around just to avoid the interview process? That sounds like quite the tightrope act!
I was fortunate to be able to hire some good people and retain most of them until the Fortune 500 I worked for tanked. If I had a secret plan, it was to hire people not necessarily best suited for the positions, but with successful careers in work not entirely dissimilar. That kind of diversity makes for a rich workplace. Everyone I hired was better educated, which would have enhanced my possibility of advancement, had not Marketing scuttled the ship. Before you can be promoted you have to have someone qualified to take your position.
I always included the appropriate members of my staff in planning meetings, so they felt included in projects they had to complete, but I also always ran interference for them so they could do their jobs without having to deal with the politics and bureaucracy. And we had plenty of both. My goal was to create the kind of environment I'd want to work in. Unfortunately, the higher-ups were more into feathering their own nests and to Hell with the people who kept the wheels turning. Our Marketing department seemed totally uninterested in what we were making, only getting the company's name on their resumes so they could move on to something better. The people who took out the trash knew our products better than the Product Managers.
Fortunately for me, I had no formal management training (except from my father, who was a fair-minded exec and set a good example), I just made it up as I went. We became a successful department, well regarded in the company. That was in contrast to the situation before I deposed my boss, when our department was laughed at. Common sense. Treat others as you'd like to be treated, and don't let your position of authority go to your head. You need your staff more than they need you.
Typical management. "Somewhere in this stack of CVs is the right candidate."
"Not necessarily. Any one of them would be a drag on the department, not an asset."
Yeah, try to sell that to your manager. Man, I hated having to hire, always tried to keep the clan happy so they wouldn't quit and force me into interview mode.
Should have one of those hand cranked weather radios. Relying on a smartphone to listen to FM is stupid, because what do you do when it runs out of juice and you don't have power?
Congratulations on completely missing the point. The chips are there; all the SOB has to do is use his position to get them turned on. Sure, they're not a panacea, but they can't hurt. Oh, except the corporations this administration and its minions are in thrall to.
Diversity HIRE :: JOB :: Software Engineer @ Amazon
Proof that Amazon hires even the intellectually challenged!
Many if not most other government regulatory agencies are rolling back protections, in favor of, guess! Corporations. What else can you expect when you put a corrupt businessperson in the White House?
Make it stop! Make it stop!
As the post above this one notes, waiting for endless scripts to load is what ruins browsing experience. Your browser may be faster, but most of the time the advantage is lost. This morning I tried to read breitbart.com to see how
I appreciate browser makers trying to improve their product, but they're shoveling against the tide until sites wise up and stop dumping tons of garbage into their pages when all people want is CONTENT.
I love the smell of burning Vegemite in the morning.
Isn't Fort Bragg home of Special Operations Command?
The United States SOC is headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.
Fort Bragg is the HQ for the US Army SOC, a different unit.
Still, messing with military in any way is a guaranteed FAIL.
Somewhere, the ghost of Philip K. Dick is saying, "I warned you!" Only, instead of precogs, we have algorithms. If algorithms are ever allowed to stand for probable cause, we are well and truly screwed.
Eventually, when the regime in China falls
Too bad "CCleaner" can't remove that virus.
The irony is staggering.
Drivers make racing teams. And I don't mean the software types. The reason Hamilton keeps winning probably has more to do with his talent than with any technological advantage Mercedes may have.
Counterfeiting U.S. currency is allegedly working well for North Korea. The bills aren't used in the U.S., so less likelihood of discovery.
There's a business model for you. Just don't spend the loot on nukes or ICBMs, okay?
Wonder how many Homeland Security types are running Avast at home?
I've been non-watching a lot of Brit and Scandinavian cop shows on Netflix lately. That means, I hear the audio but am off doing something else at the same time. I rarely have to go back to pick up a thread. Note to TV producers: if you can't make the visuals compelling, just give the actors distinctive voices so we can keep track.
Cramming a story into 42 minutes is tough. I get that, so all the blather is required. Ever notice that when two cops drive to a crime scene, one waits until they are out of the car at the scene to fill in the other cop about the people/place involved? On the way to the scene they must have been listening to old episodes of Gang Busters on MP3.
"Brand Promise and Value, Recognisability and Position and finally the Company Story. Once we have that, we feed that into the design process to come up with a logo, banner, stationery elements and then at the very end we have the website restructure and rebranding."I would have ended the meeting right here and taken the "Expert" to the window without further delay.
To shop for a different OS, on your non-Windows smartphone.
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