Is that Ivanka at the far end of the table?
So much for the business being run by the children and the reality TV star elect absolving himself from the conflicts of interest.
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So much for the business being run by the children and the reality TV star elect absolving himself from the conflicts of interest.
Of course dreadful things may happen, but maybe not to Dixons.
Correct - have a look at their financial results in Greece, especially during the first months of the Greek Debacle. A downturn is quite often a "now or never" signal for white goods and large ticket entertainment goods upgrade/replacement for a lot of consumers.
Fill a bucket with water, dip repeatedly until ads disappear.
Go and get a not-so-cheap android phone.
How secure is this POS eh?
I suspect it is no different from a typical IP camera PoS as it is most likely just a rebadged IP camera PoS.
Here is an example for RevoTech from amazon:
1. Insists on trying to install quicktime on your machine (obsolete and full of remote holes as you wish).
2. Immediately tries to contact a dubious Chinese cloud dvr service.
3. Immediately tries to contact a dubious Chinese remote support/application outfit
4. Tries to get time from an ntp server on Chinese educational network.
If you want it to work in a secure manner, firewalling it is NOT enough - you need to give it a nameserver view which spoofs all of these with hosts on your local network. Otherwise it will leak info on you in china in step 2 (the name query in that looks like a publish URI one - 500+ bytes of type 256 so it is an information leak).
This is on my desk now, others I have tried are even more buggy, insecure and illegal (Revotech tried all of 2,3 and 4 without asking for consent - that is a clear cut violation of DPA).
Yep. I have a razzie on duty to do exactly that. For half the price - all you need is to have it overlooking the entrance hall and the cat feed + litterbox. If the cat feed and litterbox are not tended to you need to get in the car there and then.
Mommy left the kids and daddy at home without proper supervision? Now that's just asking for trouble.
Exactly!!! From this summer. Me, on a stopover in Germany, grabbing some sunshine at the city pool and reading a book. Phone rings. Wife control to Major Tom: "You are not letting the kids do anything dangerous, don't you". Me, looking up to junior (age 14) who is on the diving board right about to jump from 10m tower: "No honey, of course not".
A camera would have spoiled this straight away. These things and marketing them towards mums should be banned by international conventions.
A well set up email server accessed via a proper client (especially one which is not configured to launch browser on links straight away) is generally better than any webmail.
Because USA is the only country in the world stuck in the 18th century - before the invention of VAT.
It will also stay there, because if it switches to VAT there will be a great disturbance in the Accounting, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. With VAT all the parasites living on the medieval tax code will end up without a job. Said parasites have enough lobbying power to ensure VAT never happens in the USA. Truly - best laws money can buy.
if I have a frontdoor made of cardboard (not the case)
As far as I know nearly all jurisdictions make a difference between using no tools at all, using basic tools and using professional tools.
So the law actually makes a difference between you having a cardboard door, basic Yale POS Euro single barrel lock and a proper door with a proper lock.
So yes, a criminal is a criminal, but the LAW provides different penalty for walking in through a piece of cardboard, pushing and shoving the door a bit and using a proper bumping tool or a crowbar. Crowbar by the way is considered a professional burglary tool in all jurisdictions.
Let's put it this way - I know a few people in this profession in different countries. None of them is worth less than a few millions after they dealt with their respective idiot (or alcoholic) in chief for a few years.
Guys, you are forgetting the sarcasm tags. Most people lose their sense of humour outright when they see Eu and regulation nowdays - regardless is it in a positive, negative or sarcastic context.
The interesting thing is that the CIA has a vested interest in blaming the Russians.
BIngo. There are pensions, mortgages and kid's college funds at stake here.
Once upon a time, it was Latin American ops which were providing the safe retirement and the daily bread for the gazillion of parasites dwelling in the building at Langley. Due to the difficulties in operating inside the Soviet Union, it actually did not consume that much manpower and finances during the Cold war.
Today, it is operations against Russia and its interests are the key cash cow providing safe college funds for the kiddies. As we no longer live in the days of the Iron Curtain, ops can be run and are run on a scale which exceeds USA second half of 20th century LatAm ops. Every second analyst has a pet opposition politician in a small village with 3-4 voters voting for him to feed (*).
The vested interest in continuing the current cold-war 2 scenario is immense - do not expect the CIA to let go of it.
(*) Disclaimer: I have been offered a suitcase full of money to help topple the current (too red for US taste) government during my short stint in Eastern European politics many years ago so I know this stuff works first hand.
luxury cars, plastic surgery costs, a golf club membership
You have to have the right priorities in life: drive fast, look good and be a member of the golfogarchy, the ruling caste in a golfocracy.
But to the rest of us?
You realize it. I realize it. Most of the readership of this rag regardless on which side of the fence they are realize it.
Unfortunately, based on this (and several other polls) it looks like the majority of the voters actually believed the utter tripe fed to them by Mr FrogFace and Co that Britain as a country can have its cake and eat it too. They did not realize that the fat cats which sat on the Remain campaign board were not lying on this one.
Thus, regardless of how it ends up, it will not end up well.
By the way, someone on this thread said "happy not to have a Trump or a Le Pen". Dude, let me explain this to you - you will have Adam Sutler after the next election when the already disillusioned and broke masses which voted for BrExit get shafted on the actual meaning of BrExit. At least.
Things like "cost" and "a plan" are just buzzwords the liberal media elite bandy around to frustrate the declared will of the English people.
Yes. And No.
Ignore the Millipede and skip to paragraph 2. Quoting it here for those who have a graunidad allergy - this is based on a poll conducted in November:
Polling of Brexit voters by the Open Britain campaign shows half are not prepared to be a penny worse off as a result of leaving the EU. That includes 59% in the north; 62% of Labour Leave voters; 46% of Conservative leavers; and even 39% of Ukip voters. Only one in 10 Brexit voters is prepared to lose more than £100 a month.
So apparently, the English People actually want something which my Advanced Computer Science teacher in high school referred to in the prehistoric pre-political correctness days as: Have your penis in both hands and your soul in paradise at the same time. The more polite British version is: "Have your cake and eat it to".
All I can do is quote the German finance minister: "Let's do a thought experiment. I have a cake, I eat the cake, do I still have the cake? Do not think so".
He succeeded for his measure and definition of success - he jumped at the Olympics.
Sometimes, the key to success if correctly defining your expectations.
While all of what you are saying is true, there is also the fact that Russia has started retaliating after being on the receiving end of the regime change operation game for 20 years. Up till recently they have passively defended against it - changed their laws and regulations, tax code, visa regime, etc.
For the last 3 years or so they have started regime change operations in return and they are doing it significantly better than the West too.
It is a case of chickens coming home to roost and having diarrhea. We should have thought it more than 5 minutes forward when allowing and enforcing the right of self-determination to Bosniaks, Croats, Slovenians and Kosovans while specifically denying it to anyone who speaks Russian. We should have thought it through while financing directly or via our best beloved Saudi friends "freedom fighters" which take maternity wards and theaters as hostages and massacre primary schools. We should have thought it through...
Probably a bit too late now.
So, USA, UK, Eu (inclusive of Germany) splashed cash and "(mis)informed the population" for 20 years. Russia finally does in return and they all start screaming murder.
The closest analogy is a group of playground bullies abusing a kid smaller then them and then running to the principal crying after the kid blows a gasket and gives each of them a black eye.
I do not have any sympathy for them in this case I am afraid. If you support regime change operations (either yours or by your closest allies) you should not complain if somebody regime changes you back.
this would explain the Cuban missile Crisis outcome,
That was _AFTER_ the requirement for the certificate was put in. So if anyone was certifiable it was not on the Soviet side. By that time Hrushov performed a "chistka" on most of the last certifiable idiots from Stalin's days. The last few remaining ones were nowhere near politics and weaponry - at the time of the Cuban crisis, out of all Stalin's pet idiocies and idiots the last one standing was the denial of Genetics (Lysenko and Co). It was terminated shortly after the crisis.
By the way - if the Soviets were anywhere as certifiable as claimed by West propaganda at the time, world would have been a nuclear wasteland 10 times over.
Incorrect - at least some Soviet block countries required a psychiatric evaluation certificate in order to run for any electable position from around Hrushov's time onwards. It was introduced specifically to avoid a repetition of Ezhov, Beria and Stalin.
It was one of the first things to be removed as undemocratic after the fall of the wall.
The reason was that a lot of the dissidents who formed the early "democratic movements" supported by the USA and Europe in Eastern Europe at the time would have failed it due to an extensive psychiatric record. For some of them it was the means used by the system to "suppress them". For others it was the diagnosis all right - I have observed them from the "front row" and there were quite a few for which the diagnosis was probably correct.
Ilyin I'd say he was rather in the transcendental camp and big into Hegel (which I think is the worrying bit,
I'd be worried if an early 20th century philosopher is not big into Hegel.
Guy was not wrong.
1. Democracy does not work with hungry, disillusioned and poor people.
2. Going to a fully fledged democracy while most of the population is hungry, disillusioned and poor will lead to either disintegration of the country.
We have seen both - again and again and again. Hitler was elected via democratic means, so was Peron. Hungry, disillusioned, poor + democracy == democratically elected dictatorship (I am deliberately avoiding to put Trump into that list. For now).
Yilin writings are simply one take on the subject. They are by the way not particularly different of the darling of the US left today - Corey Robin Just 70 years prior and Russian living abroad.
Last time I checked if you are doing it yourself and you want it to taste nice, some manual entry is required.
Unless, of course, you have the necessary gold blood as appropriate for a member of the golfogarchy, the ruling elite of our new form of government, the golfocracy (*), then you may have a point and click interface to Christmas Dinner.
Most of us don't have the point-n-click interface to Christmas Dinner, so we will have to do without point-n-clicking.
I suggest you read the whole proposed law.
I can only wish we had lawmakers and their technical aides which are as literate as whoever wrote it. By the way - el reg quoted someone who quoted a single paragraph out of context. The doc deals with a completely different set of problems and deserves copying ~ 90%+ verbatim.
Both misrepresent the law proposed. I did a quick skim through it. It is a part of ongoing work in Russia in making Internet and IP based networks part of critical infrastructure.
It has WAY more interesting bits than the reported small tidbit.
1. It establishes a clear order of who, how and what is declared critical internet infra in addition to stuff which is declared in law (f.e. based on some other stuff which was floated on the register, .ru zone name servers and any peering point infra is declared critical unconditionally).
2. It makes the operator of a piece of internet infrastructure declared critical (regardless of is it private or state owned) criminally liable for not protecting it sufficiently.
If we had this law at least two UK broadband CEO would be doing time for not taking measures against building botnets out of their CPE routers.
You know what, I do not know who does the engineering preparation of their legal stuff, but compared to the drivel produced by May and Co it is like ... light years ahead. It is written in a literate well define and technically correct manner. I approve.
P.S. They should still pay royalties for the "thoughtcrime portion" though. That is UK invention.
An electronic version of "creating and possessing material usable for terrorist purposes". Copying from the UK I see. That, my dear friends is Crown Copyright. You should pay to the inventors. Royalties are due.
We take royalties in gas and oil nowdays so should not be an issue.
The fake news articles written by the like of the Veles (Macedonia) gang are specifically optimized for adverts which are paid per impression and not just click-through.
In fact, if we go back to the original Google ads which were strictly click-through, no pay-per-impression the problem will mostly go away.
This however will infuriate guess who - the big brands which have 95% of their advertising budget spent in order to "maintain presence", not to induce an actual sale. They and their demand from adslingers to have a per-impression product are the root cause of the fake news problem.
Gosh yes what a terrible idea of allowing people to be paid for organ donation.
That is the norm in some parts of the world (Middle East, North Africa, etc). The more interesting factor is the supply part.
I suggest you introduce yourself to an experiment in exactly what this gentlemen is proposing (organized, sponsored and trained by "our" advisors).
This is the INEVITABLE consequence of making the organ donation a form of free market. So how would you feel if your daughter disappears off the street without a trace to be disassembled for the highest payer. That by the way is happening elsewhere around the Balkans today - the jinn released from the bottle in Kosovo is categorically refusing to bottle itself back into it long after the war is over. The organized criminal network established to disassemble people and ship them to same countries which sponsored that war (hint - most of them in the Middle East) is alive, active and kicking. So it is not an empty question. Not at all.
OTOH, it has been observed the FDA is so bureaucratic
The underlying problem is the "sue you vs do not get sued mentality". This makes both the EPA and the FDA considerably cautious than their Eu counterparts, because the governing legislation does NOT fully absolve them from legal responsibility (everywhere else in the world that is the case). So it is a constant sue you, sue me with the current appointee being one of the most prolific filers.
The golfocracy appointments do little or nothing to change this particular aspect of the problem. They simply ensure that people who live in a dedicated clear air zone in the Capitol next to a Dear Leader Golf Course have clean water and air.
The ones living in the Districts - not so much.
He is not biased actually.
Having chosen a climate-change denier.
The climate change issue is THE LEAST of the problems with the candidate EPA head. He denies and wants to remove controls on arsenic, mercury and heavy metal water and air contamination.
While the rest of Trump appointments was bog standard golfocracy - draining the swampy bog on the golf course into the cabinet this one is a straight Darwin Award for all those agricultural regions which elected him. I want to see exactly how they will sell and export arsenic contaminated wheat and corn. It is also literal Darwin Award for the industrial regions which elected him too. Poor? Not enough money to live in a dedicated clean area away from the plants. DIE. NOW. How does that sound for free market democracy. It sounds lovely to me.
Hard to confuse a car with PC components.
The PC components were deliberately given a GT? label in order to exploit the analogy with a performance car.
Not so much USPTO serial incompetence as the default award size.
Default awards size for the smallest of infractions in a single component used to be all of your profit from the end product. That is a massive stimulus for the patent trolls and a massive threat for normal companies.
In one stroke, the Supreme court has put 95% of patent trolls out of business without changing ANYTHING in the system. Instead of aiming for 10s if not 100s of millions of dollars which can be easily calculated from the victim balance sheet the patent troll now has to fight to prove exactly how much is a patent worth (in most cases - pennies).
Prison is supposed to be a correctional facility. It is quite clearly not capable of correcting this individual.
Just wait till they start on the Chernobyl theme park...
Fukushima is more fun. You can also generate the Tsunami on the same lake as the Titanic. One usually ends up glowing after a dose of Chinese river water anyway, so the "glow in the dark" part of the design should not be very difficult.
Does the tour include 2 hours in ~ 2C North Atlantic water? Or it has been replaced by tepid, not chlorinated chinese river water with a selection of bugs starting from Dysentery and finishing with brain rotting Naegleriasis.
You know what... I will skip.
By the way, 95% of the cheap Chinese IoT tat is in clear violation of data protection regs as it ships data including your surveillance video to Chinese servers. However, the lame toothless dogs known as the DPA and Trading Standards are not bothered to enforce this one. At all.
This is exactly the point they should not be allowed to use the Internet, period. They either talk to a local gateway or they stay in their jurisdiction wherever they are manufactured.
I would prefer the gateway to MINE and this is the only way they will be allowed in my household. That is unrealistic for Joe Average consumer - there the gateway and the isolation will have to be provided by the SP. The latter can and should be regulated and legislated.
By the way, most SPs can run isolation for IoT today already - the support for that is in the CPEs and the management systems for them.
In either case it is a matter of restricting the SERVICE DESIGN, not the hardware interfacing to the service. Unfortunately, this is something neither the regulators, nor the SPs have groked at this point.
As someone else from his generation who passed away a couple of weeks ago wrote before he died: As he died to make men holy, Let us die to make things cheap.
This has nothing to do with DMCA, it is plain old good trademark law and the idiotic "use it or lose" clause in it. That clause is long overdue for clarification and relaxation.
Aso, how could one have trademark or copyright on "Winter is Coming" beggars belief.
BC's 2008 "The Last Enemy" which had Cumberbatch
That movie resulted in an interesting dialogue in our family.
SWMBO, horrfied: "Just how real is this..."
Me: Much more real than you think. It was prophetic (as it came out before latest revelations), we found out it to be not far from a documentary.
SWMBO: "I take back every single instance of calling you paranoid".
It will be interesting to give her this one to watch...
It is strategy and management.
Going color, etc was a flop in the making - the tech was not ready. The failure to plan for that and the detachment from reality was 100% of Pebble's management own making. There was _ONE_ VC seat on the board. Not all of them.
Pebble which started very down to earth using tech which was known to work and could deliver ended up living in a typical Valley Reality Distortion field. Unfortunately the field was not big enough to distort the world as well so it failed.
It is the new thin and it is a bad thin too.
I really want to see a good selection of drop tests for a narrow bezel phone like that. I suspect the glass will shatter trivially where other phones easily survive.
Kids don't buy toys, adults buy toys.
Correct, however, it is part of parenting to discuss with your children why exactly Dad is against buying a hideous stick insect blond bimbo with DDD size weapons of mass distraction of sufficient weight to cause a ruptured disk. All of the toys my kids have had since the age of 3 have been chosen by them. The end result is a weird assortment of fluffy stuff enough to fill a room, an occasional doll, half a crate of cars and a gigantic crate of lego bits as well as assorted weapons (the more realistic the better). Not a single one of them electronic or electrified except the gun laser sights.
Electronic stuff I have bought without asking them first like remote controlled boats, planes, wooden train, etc was used a couple of times and then abandoned (made me learn my lesson - at least one of them is choosing now).
If you as a parent give your child the choice between this and something HUGE AND FLUFFY, I can tell you in advance what your child will chose (I know what mine chose every time).
Hint: Miyazaki in Totoro had a point. The bigger, the fluffier, the better. +/- acorns.
That is one gigantic ransomware target set.
Hell lot of money I am afraid.
I suggest you do a search for Clemenceau class aircraft carriers which are roughly from the same age (either the whole affair on dismantling the Clemenceau or the insanities the Brazilians had to do to upgrade the Sao Paulo). Or the story of rebuilding the Admiral Gorshkov for the Indians. An aircraft carrier from those days is a gigantic floating pile of hazmat by modern day standards.
I am surprised someone found a shipyard to dismantle it.
Whatever, I can't remember the Mail
Go to the library, pick up Mail issues from the 30-es. Go to the library, pick Mail issues from the late 40-es (especially those as they are spewing bile at polish immigrants),
Things tend to come back in circles.
The days described by Sat-Okh in his biographical books are long gone. Most mounties are not riding horses. They are no longer persecuting Indians for a living either.
They still, however, operate in conditions which a lot of USA police never sees. 30C+ in summer in Saskatchewan to -30C in winter. Very few mass produced body cameras are reliable in these conditions.
Now, once again, why I am supposed not to run adblock? I did not quite hear it? Louder! Louder!! Louder!!!
Still do not hear you. Adblock stays on. End of story.