Hey stopping insulting the ghettos! They're never as bad as Twitter!
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Hey stopping insulting the ghettos! They're never as bad as Twitter!
So how do we get Spotify punished for this? I.e we need some government department to come in and declare that they were responsible for what was served in their ads, and hit them with a mega fine.
That is the only way, that these firms will take responsibility for what they dish out. At the moment, anyone willing to flip them a few bucks can send out an ad, and obviously Spotify take no interest in whats in those ads. But then again neither does any other internet firm. The only way to fix that is to make them criminally and financially responsible for what gets dished out.
Apparently you won't get any sort of say in this decision... (despite almost unanimously voting to remain).
Don't you Scots feel a bit daft for voting to stay with the UK now?
You Sir, are Donald Trump, and I claim my $50.
Just yesterday (or was it the day before?) there was an El Reg article about how amazing all of these new Google appliances were and how they were going to be super successful and could change all of our lives. Obviously by someone who had very much drunk the Koolaid.
Now today we have this article, saying pretty much the opposite.
It's good to get a variety of opinions, but sometimes arguing with yourself in public makes you look crazy...
Its now law in Germany to install Smoke Detectors in new build houses, but there's still no requirement for them to be in existing or renovated houses.
I had a hell of a fight with my fiancée (who is German) over installing one in our flat. She didn't see the point of having one. I won in the end, but it really isn't common here. However like you say building codes are definitely excellent, so fires don't tend to spread very hard or fast.
Still I sleep much better having a smoke detector installed in our flat!
Well that depends on which one happens to be the Evil twin...
Rather than just telling people to set limits and turning on a vibration alert feature (because knowing your about to be injected is really going to help you out if someone is trying to overdose you!), they could take the time to create some new firmware for the device which plugs the security holes. And then the advice for their patients could be to update the firmware on the device. Problem solved. No need to release such statements which look like they are saying the risk is low and they don't really care about the risks to your life anyway. They could laud instead how much they care for their patients and are taking a firm stance on security!
Oh wait, securing the device costs money, nevermind.
The Lizard people aren't being particularly subtle with their candidate this year are they?
Oh right, like the USB micro universal charging mandate which Apple was allowed to get around.
If you're worried about farts getting on your phone, I think you might be holding it wrong!
Simple solution - every patent granted by the USPTO which is later invalidated for prior art reduces the budget of the USPTO by, lets be generous, 0,01%. More then 100 invalidations is going to start hurting! Maybe then they'll stop granting things willy nilly.
Or the USPTO could simply follow the UK Home Office visa application policy. You pay your fee when you make your visa application, and whether your visa is granted or not, the Home Office keeps the money. If your missing paperwork, then you need to submit a new application form and pay again. This way, the USPTO would have absoutely no incentive to approve every patent. They get the money either way, so they might actually spend some time looking at the patents, rather then reaching for the big green approval stamp every single time.
Actually women have made it to the top of Chess. Never #1, although Judit Polgar defeated Kaparov whilst he was #1 in ~2003.
You can talk about it being a meritocracy, but there was for a very long time institutional hostility against women competing in competitions. That's only changed really since the 70's.
Get copies of the cheating, get the responses from your Uni in writing and if nothing happens, then go talk to a) the police and b) your local MP.
Believe me, things will move then. Too late now in your case, I know, but maybe useful in the future.
You can say its ok because he apologized, but I have to ask how it ever got published in the first place! I don't mean the Wall Street journal by the way, when they received the article they probably rubbed there hands in glee at the extra publicity this would generate, but having written the article, he didn't have someone in his firm (legal if nothing else) read it to make sure it was OK. And if he did do that, how did that person not point out to him that he was going to come across as a total dick with this article?
Actually thinking about your last point, IT is one of the few industries which COULD actually do blind interviews. Do everything over the chat, hand over a program to be debugged, ask them to fix a problem remotely? All that seems very doable in a blind test setting. True you want to make sure someone will fit with the team, but testing their skills first, seems like a reasonable idea, and once you have who is the best candidate from the tests you can bring them in and talk to them. Just a thought?
I've never understood how Americans think making policing political (by electing Sheriff's) could ever be counted as a good thing! I would actually love to hear that there was a rational basis for this other than that it's a historical throwback to when the west of the US was conquered.
I would love to also know why there is absolutely no desire for Americans to end this practice? You all hate and distrust politicians, so why on earth would you elect one to lead your local police force?
People over here on the continent just have no idea about proper transport etiquette and behavior. They sit there making eye topic, smiling at you, even occasionally, making the dreaded attempt at conversation! "Hallo", even. Dear lord!
Don't they teach kids anything over here? Everyone knows that the only correct way to act on public transport is to look at the ground or out the window, make absolutely no eye contact with anyone ever, and to shield yourself in a small bubble of personal space, until your spat out at the other end of your journey! Anything else is absolute blasphemy!
That's right. No "small" talk in the mens room!
I can see what you guys are saying about the way of the world and all that, but just to be clear IF you're seeing this in your firm and aren't doing anything about it, then YOU are part of the problem.
€15k may not be that much compared to some other thefts going on, but that is a low level workers salary, so someone is out of a job, because this guy was a greedy prick. There's no way we should stand for that...
"Oh I'm sorry was that your phone? Such a pity that you had to be so rude about your drink arriving 5 seconds late a little bit earlier, don't you think?"
It's another service that I can auto block from my email account. Any Email now containing the word "sendspace" goes immediately into the garbage bin.
Thanks for not fixing your problems Sendspace. You've made my life a whole lot easier.
It needs to be followed up by the sign:
"Two drink minimum..."
If this firm had actually audited the data from the third party and had signed contracts specifying that the data had to be all above board, etc. then they can happily pass on the fine (and there own fee on top) for breach of contract by the marketing firm. And guess what? They're laywers so that would be easy for them to do.
The fact that there not doing that, says quite clearly that they are talking out there a$$e$!
1,7p per text is hardly an appropriate punishment if you asked me. Maybe we should calculate it based on the fee these bastards charge per hour for their own time - what do lawyers go for these days? £1000/hour? So assume 30 seconds to look at text, mumble "bloody spam" and hit delete. 30 sec at £1000/hour thats £33,33 per text. So that would be a fee of £256,641,000. THAT sounds like a reasonable fee to me...
Seems an appropriate time to play my favourite aussie song...
Scared Weird Little Guys - Come to Australia (you might accidentally get killed!)
Wait does this mean I can get a trip to Disneyland paid for by my medical insurance now? What do you mean I need to have Kidney Stones first? Havent you heard of preventative medicine before?
I would hope Overtaking was a standard feature in a car manufacturer rather than just a goal for the future...
Um sorry but what on Earth are you actually getting worked up about? One Kosovan got radicalized, and is now going to spend a long time in jail? How many French, American, British people have been radicalized? Heaps. So I assume that's not what your going on about.
Perhaps it's that the West supported Kosovan independence? Is that really something you consider a problem? That a place that was already being run as effectively an independent state with a vast majority of one nationality forming the people of that state, and wanting to break away from another state that is a majority of a different type of people. I don't get the point of trying to hold countries together when they can be relatively clearly broken up and they quite clearly hate each other with a passion. Now you have two countries, which are at peace and where the people are happy that they have control of their own lives. The only unhappy people, are the ones that now find it harder to cling to power by being unable to point at the other people and say those are the bad people and without me they will kill you.
To be honest a lot more countries could benefit from being smaller countries - Iraq and Libya come to mind as being relatively easy to break up into their constituent parts.
Your final comment about the west being the only ones allowed to determine someone's right to self determination (an oxymoron if ever there was one), is patently false when you check out any number of areas on the Russian borders - South Ossetia, Abhkazia, and Transnistria, are all breakaway states that the Russians facilitated including sending troops to in order to help them "self determine". So don't start on about how the west are the only bad people out there. Russia's in on the act as well...
Not sure I agree with you there - the only people in the Aerospace industry who would be using macs are upper management. They aren't exactly the least susceptible to phishing attacks...
*Sigh* Did you read the article? The malware is embedded in a booby-trapped document. In other words, its a spear phishing attack. Nothing to do with compromised websites.
Also the beneficiaries of the DNC hack were most certainly not the "Hilary" camp, as those emails went along way to alienating a large number of democrat supporters that had previously been supporting Bernie Sanders.
Whether it was actually the Russians or not, they do have a motive and that is discord in the Democrats would be helpful to Trump who is clearly much more friendly to Russia then Hilary. So please stop spouting nonsense like it's all some backward conspiracy theory...
I would have thought Washington was the more afflicted part of the US. I cant think of a better explanation for everything that comes out of there then "Demons did it!"
I have to agree, you would think this would be standard operating procedure by now, but apparently not.
However, at least the aerospace industry is pretty good at avoiding repeated incidents. Right now, there will be a circular going round to update the starting procedure so that in the event of a cancelled start (and subsequent fuel build up), future start must be conducted into the wind.
Frankly, that should have been in the operating procedure from the start, but I guarantee it will be in there now.
The only way we are going to see the end of DDOS attacks is to start holding the companies that produce or control the unprotected services responsible.
I hate the American way, but until the various IoT developers start getting sued for the costs of protecting against, or the downtime caused by, DDOS attacks, they aren't going to start spending the time and money to implement the sort of security which can make sure their devices cant be used this way.
Hmmm is there a reason why the first nonsense answer that came to your mind when referring to your "first teacher" was "pork sausages"?
Perhaps there's something you'd like to discuss with the class? ;)
*cough* Freudian Slip *cough*
But then the banks would have to actually keep branches open rather then shutting them down and pocketing the profit of outsourcing everything. We cant allow that sort of thinking to happen!
As my answer to those questions tend to revolve around some variant of "f$ck off!", "get nicked" or "pi$$ off". People probably think I really didn't like getting given a dog as a kid...
Sorry to say it but you need to either a) find another job where it's not specified in your contract that you have to do whatever management says no matter what it actually says in your contract; b) inform your boss that any work outside of that specified in your contract is going to require a renegotiate of your contract to include overtime or TOIL; or c) just say No.
Fosters - Australia's joke on the world...
Us drink it? Not on your life...
There was a time when nobody knew Australia even existed!!!
Having found that for the last 2 months, Play Store was chewing through my data in the background (without me doing anything, having all updates turned off, etc. it was still chewing between 10-100Mb per day!) I installed Netguard, had it block all attempts of Play Store and all the other Google apps to access the internet, my data usage has dropped massively. My phone is faster and all is happy with the world again... :P
I wished I'd known about programs like Netguard months ago, could have saved myself so many problems... And sorry if this sounds like an advertisement, its not! I'm not associated with Netguard in any way shape or form, just happy that it saved me so much and know blocks any attempt from Google to get access to my data! :)
I thin Pascal read it (as I did first time around) that we were talking 40000 people pulling in 5 million EACH every month. THAT you would think would be easy to trace. 5 million divided by 40000 people not so much.
Also doesn't seem really worth it for that sort of money. Your taking a hell of a risk to make €200 a month. So I wonder how accurate those figures really are...
at least in France....
Maybe it was adjusted after your comment, but it does specifically say 7 micro arc seconds in the article...
10 years ago I would have agreed with you. But in the current anti-Western, scarily nationalistic climate Putin has going on over there at the moment, I definitely cannot see it happening.
I hate to say it but I can never see an American firm creating a "New Gagarin". They'd be hounded as un-American and probably lose all government funding. The same goes for Russians creating a "New Armstrong" or whatever. It's just not going to happen.
Only ESA would be willing to do something like that. Hell in Germany we have Yuri's night every year (at least in cities where there is a bit of the space industry, like Bremen). I cant imagine a Yuri's night existing in the US or a "Neil's night" existing in Russia.
Pity. Maybe I'll be proved wrong one day, but I doubt it...
Let me correct you there:
"If some d*ckhead who cant spot an 18 wheeler drives into you, then you can get some lawyers and go for his jugular." Who gives a flying f%&k what car he's driving!
It's official as voted for by the public (i.e. me!), the new name of curiosity shall forever be "The Laser-Wielding, Nuclear-Powered Space Tanky Mc Tankface".
That is all!
Can we ditch the name Curiosity? I propose that from now on we call the robot beast simply "The Laser-Wielding, Nuclear-Powered Space Tank on Mars"! It has a much cooler ring to it! ;)
(Ps - a very nice reference to Sir Mixalot in there Simon! Well Done!)
What you mean Glaswegians?
There is no explaining Shane Warne. Even now that he is retired, he still defies explanation. How such a bogan ever dated Elizabeth Hurley defies any rational explanation!
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