Isn't it just as likely, that there is a bug in OUR software and we're detecting a ghost glitch?
77 posts • joined 4 May 2011
Science and engineering hit worst as Euroboffins do a little Brexit of their own from British universities
Re: Touch screens
My wife is addicted to GPS. She uses it to go places she's been for a long time. I try to only use it the first time to a new place and that's only if it's not near somewhere else I know. Maybe it's because I have a good sense of direction and hers is crap, but I believe that relying on it too much will just force me to rely on it. People can't use their damn mind any more. How many of you can't remember your spouse's phone number? I still remember the phone number I had growing up and that was 5 numbers ago. I know that age can affect things and writing things down becomes more important. But people can't be fussed to use their head any more. I guess they need to save that brain power to remember all the Hollywood drama instead.
Brit regulator Ofcom put at helm as hosting platforms threatened with hefty fines for violent videos
You can easily lock down your internet. It is the fault of the parents. If the parents are oblivious, it's still their fault. You can always choose to only have internet on your phone and not provide one(smart phone) to your child. There are ways. It's just that many parents ca n't be bothered doing their responsibility that the government legislators feel they have to do something.
Looming US immigration crackdown aims to weed out pre-crime of poverty. And that may be bad news for techie families
Re: "immigration officials determined $1m would be necessary"
"If the limit is $220 000, you little scribbler have no authority to decide that it is suddenly $1 million in a specific case."
I agree. And if $220k is determined to be too low, then change the limit.
But I also think that if you don't know the English language, at least to a 3rd to 5th grade level, you will have a hard time getting out of poverty in the U.S. You are really handicapping yourself. Fortunately, there are a lot of ESL classes available.
PIN the blame on us, says Monzo in mondo security blunder: Bank card codes stored in log files as plain text
The difference is probably this. The legitimate will probably be an in-app message saying something like, "Your pin has been compromised. Please use the change password option from the account settings screen". A phishing attempt will be an email or SMS that says, "Your account pin has been compromised. Please click here to fix."
Re: All the no's
I have bought a house in an hour(well just about). It was an online auction and I bought it sight unseen(mostly). Couldn't go in the house, nor knock on the door. The previous owner was still in there and this was a foreclosure auction. I did drive to it and park. Walked the sidewalk and looked at the house from the outside. I did knock on the neighbor's door and asked what he knew about the house and looked over the fence from his yard. While it did take a few weeks to get the title work done after the winning bid, it wasn't the normal process and was pretty quick.
When determining a price for the purchase of a business the company has a valuation often based on earnings or net earnings and then a multiplier is attached to it. I have seen in other articles a x11 mentioned(maybe in the comments). If the valuation of a business is fraudulently 193M off, with a x11 mulitplier, that would be 2.123B. This is oversimplified, but good enough for those of us not involved to understand.
Re: $11Bn --> $3Bn. How do you not see *some* of that "value" was bogus?
If they were "cooking the books" to meet all their expectations, then the stock price didn't suffer a hit for not meeting them. Since HP had to presumably purchase x million shares to acquire the company, having a fraudulently inflated share price means that they overpaid due to fraud. There is a multiplier affect going on. Say the stock price is 40/share too high and HP had to purchase 70M shares to acquire it. That would result in an overpayment of 2.8B. These are just sample numbers, but you can see how it could get out of hand quite easily due to the multiplying affect.
UK taxpayers funded Grand Theft Auto V maker to tune of £42m – while biz paid no corp tax and made billions
Corporations NEVER Pay Taxes
What bothers me so much is that people don't realize that no corporation pays taxes. Not "really." A corporation will treat a tax as an expense. A company that is profitable is going to make whatever percentage of profit they require to pass onto their shareholders. Therefore, if you raise a company's taxes(expenses) they will just raise their prices. So what that means is that YOU, the consumer, will pay higher taxes. All taxes are paid by people. A politician that says, we're not going to raise YOUR taxes, we're gonna tax the corporations is either lying, or doesn't understand economics.
Re: India is going to the moon with my tax.
Companies don't pay taxes. Their customers do. If you raise corporate taxes, the prices of the products go up. The company is going too make their 6% profit(or whatever). That is the scam certain political parties try to pull over on us and for the most part, they're successful because the population doesn't get it. They pay ALL taxes. A corporate tax is just treated as an expense. You sue a company, it's an expense. If someone steals/shoplifts products, it's just an expense. These expenses affect product prices and the customers(citizens) pay for it in the end. They won't make less profit, you'll pay more. So the next time a politician tells you that they will not raise taxes on you, but on a corporation instead, they're lying to you. They're raising your taxes.
Re: A little sensationalism?
An assault rifle is any scary looking gun that the media deems one. It's a term they use to increase the perceived danger. Usually, they are still semi-automatic weapons. The media also likes to imply that semi-automatic is full automatic when used with the scary assault term. A semi-automatic is a gun that with one pull of the trigger, you get a single shot fired. Full automatic weapons are illegal to own in the U.S. without a special permit that is fairly difficult to get.
Re: A little sensationalism?
That implies that the suspect who is already allegedly committing a crime is going to obtain a firearm legally. So far as law enforcement knows, this could be a hacker belonging to a cartel, organized crime group, or others that may decide not to go quietly. They go in ready for anything and hope they don't have to pull the trigger.
City-obliterating asteroid screamed past Earth the other night – and boffins only clocked it just 26 hours beforehand
Re: Not very reassuring, is it
How do you know that you've accounted for 90%? Do you have a total number like 1000 and you know where 900 are? Or are you guessing that you've accounted for 90%?
I've heard other weird statistics like this, such as 86% of Earth's species still unknown(https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/08/110824-earths-species-8-7-million-biology-planet-animals-science/)
The percentages given are both bogus unless you know the beginning total. I mean I understand you can guess based on how often you find a new one and extrapolate, but it's still a guess. Now if you said, you had discovered all of them but had lost track of 10% of them, then I'd believe your 90% and then ask how you lost track of them. But as far as we know, unless it's the case that you've lost them rather than guessing, you might as well say 99.9%
Re: What about auto-updates?
I also notice that they're anonymous while you are not. I'm with you there. I don't buy the climate hype. I personally believe that we're just in a cycle that will shift again. I also agree that many fixes have made things worse. And I also believe that it is all about power and control. Make the people do what you want through fear and legislation.
Re: contactless/chip and pin
The thing is, my bank protects me if I don't use the pin and there is fraud. The money is back in my account within 24 hours. If there is a pin, then it's much worse for me. It seems to them to not be fraud by others, but perhaps by me. And I still have one card without a chip. Still protected 100%. The chip and pin is to protect them not us.
Hey you smart, well-paid devs. Stop clicking on those phishing links and bringing in malware muck on your shoes
The usual way to "prove" you're a legal adult is to provide a credit card number. They already try to get you with the provide your credit card number for a free week and cancel if you want and they hope you forget to. They can now combine the two. Quit trying to legislate stuff. I can keep my kids from pr0n sites myself. Maybe some parents can't, but there are products out there that can insure that most sites remain difficult to reach. I don't need government telling me what to do.