Very astute observation
It's Greece, the cradle of corr..., sorry civilization after all.
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It's Greece, the cradle of corr..., sorry civilization after all.
It is the wrong tag line. The right tag line would be:
Если бы, да кабы, во рту выросли грибы, так был бы не рот, а целый огород.
Or even better one:
В Америке знешь, клюква у них такая развесистая...
No, I am not going to translate either, they are not translatable as each will take half a page to explain (and the translation will result in a meaningless jumble).
The article was brilliant, pity for the constant mentioning of Reds Under Our Beds.
FYI Kieron, the Reds were the LAST in line in the US elections to hand facebook and Google the penny of hate. Both campaigns paid tens (if not hundreds) of millions in both online ads and to outfits like Cambridge Analytica for targeting information. It is also not just USA. Here is an example from this morning:
Only a few million in play (which is a hell of a lot for a Eu election).
Frankly, compared to this, the 100k or so RT paid for promoting its stories on FB and Twitter as well as Putin loaning Marine 30M so she does not go bankrupt before a presidential election are a drop in the ocean.
The evil genie of using the Internet is out of the bottle and it is used to manipulate public opinion to a degree which TV and newspapers never managed. Bottling it back up is simply not going to happen. If there was a way to bottle the genie of hatemongering, then Faux, Sun and Mirror would have closed their doors long ago.
If you are going to count acquisitions in here you might as well add Palm too.
As far as excuses go, this takes "The Dog Ate My Homework" and beats it into oblivion with a sledgehammer.
Popcorn, popcorn, popcorn!!!
A BELAZ sized bag of popcorn.
There is a SH*TLOAD of SciFi which was not even theoretically feasible to be filmed 20 years ago which can be filmed today. However, instead of filming let's say the Uplift War by Brin (which can make the mother of all blockbusters - way beyond Star Wars), they are doing what? Rehashing old films and regurgitating Marvell comics.
Bleaurghhhh... Where is the vomit icon (we need one).
Who's whining? I'm on the winning side, remember?
Are you working in real estate by any chance? Earning more than 1M? Working in an industry producing toxic waste?
These are the only ones I see which are winning. The majority of people who actually frequent this site - not so much. Just the opposite. This is inclusive of us on this side of the ocean which are "stay at home contractors" and from time to time pick up jobs from American companies.
By the way, this is not because American high tech companies are doing the legendary "taking jobs home" as promised by the Orange Orangutan. It is because they are tightening their belts and are gearing for a long term negative growth forecast.
No thanks. I'd rather have a contractor that doesn't randomly capitalise stuff.
You never know, he can come up with a new Hungarian notation. Even a more obscene one than the idiocy MSFT bestowed onto us 20+ years ago.
Obama dumped a great load of these last minute "rules" on his incoming successor's head,
Oh stop your endless whining for $DEITY sake. Obama, if anything, tightened them and tried to ensure they are used for what they should be used and not buried in real estate. Entrepreneur visas have existed since Reagan (at least). All it takes to become a US resident is to butter the USA with a wad of greenbucks. The wad used to be 2M in size during the Bush days, no idea what it is now. I think it is 5 - can't be arsed to look. With the removal of this rule you can once again just bury 5M in US real estate and wave your shiny new visa around if you want to(*).
(*)Which is the real reason for Trump repealing it.
I should spin up a couple of BSDs in the house and proudly raise a flag with the Beastie on it in front of the house. D(a)emon wearing basketball boots. Hmmm... this is appealing...
The mitigating factors are that you have to guess what is it. Arm (dnsmasq if memory serves me right is used in wireless tethering on Android), MIPS32 (most routers), x86 (a few firewalls and an occasional internet device here and there), etc. You get one chance to try as the result is a crashed dnsmasq.
Personally, I would not risk it. I had only one instance in use outside lab work (my mom's house) and even that just got disabled and replaced by a proper adult bind + isc dhcp server combination running on the razzie which controls the cctv.
Most of these are incumbent telcos outside the developed world.
No stick short of kicking them off will make them upgrade. They do not care as most of them are monopolies too.
I am with ya. I have done fruit picking and agricultural work in my college and school days.
I always giggle when I listen to ranting about "they (for a given value of they == mexicans, eastern europeans, etc) have taken our jobs" by some borderline obese slob over a pint in a pub.
He will not survive a day of proper agricultural work - even easy one like let's say picking plums for supermarket. Quota per head is 350kg. You pick the stuff which is reachable by hand (no mechanization), then it is the guys' job to shake off the rest off the tree. The more ladies you have in your team the more trees to shake. If you have 5, you are looking at shaking off more than a ton per day, every day for up to 40 days as long as the season lasts. I literally passed out on the tree from exhaustion once and fell off it. And that is an easy one - I am not talking about the really nasty jobs here like picking apples (the f*** things bruise just by thinking about them) or god forbid rose petals for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals where you have to start at 3:30 am every day.
It is valid not just for the Orangutang, but the majority of his (and other similar populist types') supporters too. They scream: "they took our jobs" while most of them would never do the immigrant's job in the first place.
Free market it may be. For sour grapes.
The Americans fear (they actually have no proof that this happened for real) that Our Friend The Bear did to them what they have been doing to Latin America since the 19th century and to the rest of the world since WW2.
In the meantime Our Friend The Bear is laughing watching how the fear is eating them from the inside.
The amount of money the Bear spent above board is a rounding error in the election spending. Hillary spend 1.5B if we do not count the primaries, with the primaries north of 2Bn. Trump spent less but also a substantial amount. 100K on facebook and twitter ads promoting RT news channels is a mosquito bite in the midst of a feeding frenzy on the savanna. It is however sufficient to put the bitten in paranoia mode - what did that mosquito have? Denge? Malaria? Or some unknown horrible disease.
I wonder what would happen
Contempt of Congress which in USA is a criminal offense and applies to the subpoenaed person - usually the CEO. While the C suite in USA can get away with anything short of murder, congress has introduced special rules for themselves. They actually can make it hurt.
Nothing new about it. Not particularly American problem either.
For example, most Eastern European countries had different entry criteria for men and women to try to balance things. As a result, it was relatively easy for a guy to get into life sciences or for a girl into physics while the opposite took straight As and sometimes even that was not enough.
USSR went even further. It had equalization quotas based on nationalities. They were defined based on percentage of the population. As a result nationalities with higher than average education level like Jews had trouble getting into the top end universities even with straight As. At the same time some of the more "obscure" minorities pretty much just needed to show up. So, it is not surprising that the USSR equal opportunities program is always quoted as a classic example of anti-Semitism.
One of the first things to go after the fall of the wall was the equal opportunities program.
I have no opinion what is right or wrong here - history shows that BOTH approaches (leaving things to itself and affirmative action) have their downsides.
Now that sounds like a lot more fun than undergoing systematic elimination by Cyberdyne T-800 Model 101s. Not so much "I'll be back" as "I'll rub your back".
You have not seen real massage Dabsy. You need to go to the Balkans or even better - to Turkey. There, the local Terminator will terminate you, disassemble you and reassemble you in one piece in about an hour if they are in a hurry, up to four hours if you want a full "annual pre-MOT service".
It is not "I'll rub your back", it is "I will separate your back into pieces and if you leave enough mullah in the tip pot I will be kind enough to put it back together". The experience is one in a lifetime (for a westerner) and the results are amazing. All of this is provided that you are not scared to undergo the procedure (the average UK dweller will have a brown pants moment at the idea of a entering a Turkish Bath and facing some of these guys. Hint - they are BIG).
So, coming back to T800. If the aforementioned masseur (or should it be masseuress?) can do REAL massage it will not be far off from a T800 in its damage potential. No thanks, I will actually leave that job to a human for now.
Unlike the twin power modules, AC sequencer and extra power supply in those SUN boxen!
I am surprised this passed the applicable USA and EC tests. Though, on a second thought, Ultrasparc 2 - that is from the days before the the universal 100-240V power supplies when US vendors fitted a "Eu PS" which should have been called "Eu PoS" in their gear to sell over here. There were some Eu spec models which had 5%+ failure rate reaching 20% for the worst cases (some of the turn of the century dot bomb darlings who were unfortunate to get the early Flextronics PS for Eu).
Repaired is not the correct technical term.
The correct technical term is "decontaminated". That is prior to any decisions to repair or not to repair.
Sorry to hear that your supplier lied to you...
Most suppliers allow you to get an RMA only via their automated forms using account info from registration and/or proof of purchase. They also happily ignore Eu directive.
Example - More Computers and Amazon in the UK. More is a year for everything and the directive be damned. Amazon is even less - it is usually a month. After a month you are supposed to deal with manufacturer. However if the manufacturer does not want to deal with you - f.e. Toshiba or Huawei you have a dud on your hands and no recourse whatsoever.
There is no warranty service in Europe.
I had a 3TB drive fail within the officially declared warranty. The supplier refused to take it back as it was over one year and it was supposed to be Tosh Europe to handle it. Toshiba Europe sent it back to me as they do not do ANY WARRANTY on their hard drives. At ALL. In fact, it is possible to guess that as entering serial numbers/models in their warranty service website for Europe answers with a doodle on a stick.
So, no thanks. While I may use it for stuff like laptop drives things are deemed fully depreciated in a couple of years they are on my blacklist for any NAS and server drive purchases. No thanks.
agents only using IE7
You are overly-optimistic, the full functionality till this day requires a terminal and is usually used via a terminal.
Go with Easyjet, their aircraft are Airbus
Not just that.
SleasyJet plan to still fly after B-day and have a rather Sleasy plan revolving around the dual cittizenship of their major shareholder (I wonder how long until this is shot down by regulators one way or another).
Ryanair has no plan B for B day - they have openly stated that they intend to relocate all flights out of Stansted and cancel all internal UK flights.
Don't the W.T.O. get involved in things like this?
Not in military procurement or anything with a national security clause. WTO does not have a say in these.
An AI orgy in the making...
It is targeted at sub-1.5h flights like Paris-London.
For that distance a propeller driven aircraft (especially in pusher config like Piaggio P.180 Avanti) has nearly identical door to door time as real or "fake" (like their design) turbojets.
While the design is quite cute, a scaled up pusher with a couple of electrics in the back is likely to beat it on all counts - up front cost, time to market, maintenance cost, etc. We have learned how to make relatively quiet propeller aircraft so the noise should not be an issue.
the hard border, the trade deal negotiations, the economic self-reliance.
1. Who told you the border will need to be hard. This is not British Leave of "keep the smelly Eastern Europeans" out.
2. Trade deal negotiations. Again. The intention is to join the queue for Eu and jump the queue for joining the Eu by having all laws in a state fit for purpose and already using the Euro.
3. Economic self-reliance. The reason Spanish government is ready to start a Spanish Civil War No 2 is that IT IS NOT SELF RELIANT. Catalonia is. Rest of Spain keeps sucking money from it. While taking from Catalonia more than it gives back is a venerable tradition dating from before the War of Spanish Succession, it has never been a case of "If Catalonia Leaves, rest of Spain financially goes under". Until today. That is the reality today. That is also why the central government is refusing to allow Catalonia to collect their own taxes (the way Basque does).
A car is not an vacuum cleaner.
It is a complex device with tens of thousands of parts going into it. As a result, building cars in this day and age is a massive cross-border trade exercise. Car manufacturers source 70%+ of what goes in a car outside their organizations and usually (in Europe) across the border. It will be interesting to watch Mr Leave Business Poster Child trying to sort out his supply chain to build anything that size and/or complexity. That calls for some Popcorn.
I wasn't aware that 'twit' was the noun for a person that tweeted.
They miss-spelled it. It is easy to make a one letter mistake.
WTF did you smoke this morning?
Are you trying to tell us that Bell, Paramount Pictures (of the 1940 FCC case) where socialist or created in a socialist environment?
This is the CAGE that defends the rights of terrorists like Jihadi John
Even if he was the late Bearded Wanker Johnny himself, this does not free us from the obligation to apply due process and the list of various rights (which do not exist in Britain anyway[*]) such as presumption of innocence, right not to self incriminate, etc. This is what makes us fundamentally different from Bearded Wanker Johnny and his mates. By the way do not even get me started on his extra-judicial termination without an appropriate death penalty in absentia being served onto him by court.
[*]The only concept of fundamental right in English law comes from the EUHR convention. There is NO other right which is considered fundamental and irrevocable - something which "Parliament is Sovereign and Shall Not Be Bound" has proven by amending the original Bill of Rights of 1689 until there is nothing left of it. Reading it is a very educational experience for anyone claiming that UK has a stable legal system and a rule of law.
"you have the right to remain silent"
Who told you you have it in the UK?
UK does not have fundamental rights and more specifically presumption of innocence and right to not self-incriminate.
It is a side effect of UK being the only other country besides Saudi Arabia which does not have a proper written constitution. Parliament is sovereign and shall not be bound. As a result when the governing party decides to sneak yet another erosion of rights into law books there is nothing there to stop it except the EUCHR and EUHR convention. You now know why Josephina Vissarionovna May is so desperate to get us out of it. By the way, a UK Bill of Rights is not a replacement, because it will be amended and eroded the same way the original Bill of Rights was amended over the years. Via "Parliament is Sovereign and shall not be bound".
For that amount of money, I can pocket 10M, pay 500K for Boris folly sitting in the garage somewhere around London (the second hand German water cannons) and rig it on a 360 degree mount with laser/visual targeting. In fact, more like pocketing 15 mil - I do not see how you will need more than a couple of mil on the prototype. Even with QuinetiQ markup.
2-120kg is more than sufficient to fit an Rasperry or Arduino based autopilot. In fact, the computing power a drone can carry nowdays is perfectly fit for the purpose of targeting and homing in on the CIWS.
So jamming helps only against people taking the piss. It will not stop people taking a couple of kg of high explosive instead.
The real solution here is neither shooting, nor laser, nor jamming - they have the issue of range. Their range is too good so you cannot use them close to the shore and in-port.
The real solution, however is all around a ship all the time. It is called water. I have yet to see a 2-120kg drone which is capable of surviving a mining grade (not the wimpy ones used by the police) watercannon. Range is also perfectly appropriate - > 100 meters on specialized versions so a bow and aft mounts can cover even a ship the size of Queen Lizzy.
Anyone with a drone capable of surviving this, please come forward.
There is an existing cheap and shipping (with a sizeable install base) navalized version: http://piratesafe.com/
Sadly, eventually any group that persists at a task will increase skill levels.
Not if there are no survivors (which is the direct result of forgetting to scrub GPS metadata from pictures taken for propaganda purposes).
This has the distinct smell of an ARM CPU coming to a Macbook near you in the immediate future.
All you need to know about it is that the cannons on the Spanish fortress in Barcelona do not point at the sea - they were not guarding the city from Arabian pirates, French or British. They are pointed AT the city. Why - exercise to the reader.
My granddad and half of my granduncles are probably spinning at 10k rpms in their graves - they all fought in the civil war (which by the way from 1937 onwards had a very distinct Castilla i Leon versus Catalonia and Euskadi tint).
This picture does not belong in the 21st century. Same as the crime of sedition.
Let's observe how "right of self-determination" applies only if the results are to damage THE ENEMY. The very red one under our beds.
If it is someone on "our" side the right is to have a dick on a stick. DICK ON A VERY BIG STICK.
They Catalan should declare themselves Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Kosovan, Bosniak, Chechen (from the Dudaev and Basyev days), what else... Am I missing someone? Oh, they should not make any fatal mistakes such as declaring themselves Abhazian or Armenian from Nagorni Karabah for example, that is the other way around, no right of self-determination for those, naughty puppy, naughty puppy, bad puppy, sit where you should.
In any case, "Crime of Sedition". In 21st century. Europe. F***ing hell. What next? Reintroduce the holy inquisition (I know Castilla i Leon have a great form in that one, so probably should not give them ideas). They should have contracted some advisors from White hall to advise them how to rig an "independence referendum" via a gigantic pile of false promises and revert on half of them two years later.
Slightly more complicated.
The moment F***book, Tw*tter, etc starts to police their populace properly they will run afoul of the CDA which gives them neutral publisher protection.
So, rather unsurprisingly, they have very little interest in doing so.
As long you're a CORPORATION
Just the opposite in this case. The act protects only the consumer. If you are a security company, it offers you little or no protection and the whole interaction with the vendor falls under other laws on the statute books.
You might as well drive a Peugeot or something where you have to dismantle the rear axle.
Renault, not Peugeot. From some point after Renault Clio Mk2 they went nuts. While an old Renault could be repaired by a barely literate bush mechanic armed with hammer and spanners, on anything after around 2003-4 you need specialized tools, service manual and you need to remove the front bumper to change a light bulb. PSV while also a known offender is not anywhere near as bad.
In any case, while most early phones were repairable, their repairability has dropped across the board to nearly zero over the last 2 years.
It started with the IP6X and IP5X ratings. In order to have the phone water and dustproof they started gluing and sealing them. At that point I stopped trying to fix them myself. I started buying spares and waiting until my next trip to Eastern Europe so they can be fixed somewhere where labor is cheap.
With the new curved bezel-less designs I do not see how it can be repaired at all. The thing is held by glue (if not even epoxy). Chances to changing or fixing anything are near zero.
Apart from most (all?) uber drivers in the UK use their own cars.
Nope, they do not. At least in London. The majority are leased.
Walk into any Eastern European shop. There is a big poster advertising leasing out a Prius or other Uber compliant vehicle in the local language. Polish shop - poster in Polish. Romanian shop - poster in Romanian. Bulgarian shop - poster in Bulgarian. And so on. The same lease house offers other services assisting in you joining the race to the bottom on the London streets - insurance brokerage, etc. It is usually a full service affair and there is a whole cottage industry doing just that.
I do not go into other regional ones (Asian, etc), I suspect they are no different.
The ones worst off will be the couple of lease companies which lease 50% of the bloody Priuses you see in London.
It will be interesting to see just how much transatlantic capacity will bypass UK in the coming years.
This is the first fat fiber to do so in its entirety. While there are a couple that go around the UK to the north of it and land Denmark as well as a couple going France but they are pretty old (and full) - from the dot bomb age. They also have UK involvement (the protection circuits go via the UK).
Leaving politics aside, this is good for the Internet resilience. All it takes to massively cripple it today is one plough towed right outside UK territorial waters around Cornwall.
"eliminate loopholes" and "prevent illicit foreign campaign spending
So, when several years back Putin clamped down on OUR spending to influence THEIR elections that was undemocratic. Right?
No WiFi calling
If you are referring to WiFi calling using the operator assigned number - sorry, I do not see why I should be sponsoring cost savings for the operator. If they want to put less masts at my expense and provide less coverage using WiFi as an excuse, the only answer I am incline to give is - NO PASARAN.
If you are referring to VOIP and WiFi calling in general, my phones have been perfectly capable of that feat for nearly a decade now and it has been nearly a decade since I bought the last operator phone. They are all unlocked, SIM-free and all of them very happily hook up back to my SIP PBX using SIP TLS and sRTP over WiFi.
Come on, the old stinker is a classic English cheese, not a Quebecois.
They should have been described as "with a street value of". The way the press reports drug busts.
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