> Die Hard Democrat came up as Left...
Die Hard Democrat came up as slightly-less Right?
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> Die Hard Democrat came up as Left...
Die Hard Democrat came up as slightly-less Right?
> You absolutely did pay for the capability... we all have, whether we wanted to or not
Sooner or later, we're all going to pay very heavily for this kind of idiocy.
It may simply be because they have a different understanding of "risk". IT types will see "risk" as meaning "security risk" whereas PHBs will simply be thinking of the "business risk" of it simply not doing what they want (which is, in any case, something they don't really know either).
> ... every other in the domain has same problem...
Well, unlike Apple, they don't say they're selling you the movie (implicitly, since it's what you get when you pay them money) as opposed to a subscription that let's you stream it.
I know we've heard "Brexit mean brexit" often enough, but what it actually means (hidden behind the laughable triviality of the phrase) is "brexit means 'no deal'", surely?
Maybe changing an injector was that simple 20 years ago, not so much these days.
> I own a car it is my duty to know how it works.
I doubt many people have the time or mental capacity to apply that principle to everything they own. Knowing how something works is - very obviously - not the same as being able to repair it; how far down the rabbit hole do you think people should be expected to go, I wonder?
I blame the idiots who started the trend of using www. as a way of (re)writing http: at the beginning of a URL.
> ... users claimed they were being scammed out of money ...
Err... isn't that what gambling is, actually?
> ... many of the ancient scholars seemed to have believed that the search for secular knowledge led to perdition...
Well, they would, wouldn't they?
> They'll be deploying stuff like the "right to be forgotten"
Actually, this is indeed a variant of the "right to be forgotten" - namely the right to have someone/something else "forgotten".
Censorship is a tool of corrupt government. That is to say, government.
> ... also gets you Office for PC or Mac ...
So would a 2TB offering dump 2 copies of Office on you?
Personally, I'd rather forgo Office, and have the extra space. But that's not in the MS plan for making money, is it?
> ... those who should know better are often the worst offenders ...
You expect the "Director" to know better?
> Sixty upvotes: you all do realize he's being sarcastic ?
Hmmm... Are you completely sure about that?
> Majority of the UK population? Growing support?
Maybe not now, but at the time, definitely so. Don't forget they polled more votes than the SNP, who have many more seats in Parliament.
The only reason they imploded is because they were set up to fight the battle, not clear up the mess afterwards. Neither UKIP, nor Cameron, nor any sensible person, expected the vote to go in favour of brexit. Cameron thought, along with apparently politically-informed people, that offering the brexit referendum was an empty promise to silence the whingers. Not his fault he was wrong about that, though you seem convinced that blaming him as an easy target (because he's doing something else now?) is better than blaming those more directly responsible. There's a long enough list still active in UK politics, after all.
Yes, better knives meant better swords, better engineering meant better guns, ...
Always has, always will. It's human nature.
> Many weapon systems, both complex and simple, once deployed are autonomous.
This. An arrow, once released from the archer's bow, is autonomous.
As you say, the whole thing is meaningless PR. But then, so is AI.
> ...Microsoft's cunning plan too. Computing as a service...
Computing as an obstruction, more like.
> And it's been around for yonks.
And it doesn't work except for the most trivial configurations. Much like Windows itself, obviously.
> They'll want to monetise it somehow...
N..., No..., Nokia
> What is a "drone" when it comes to this legislation?
Same as for all other new legislation - a Government spokesman brought in to make fatuous and ill-informed claims about the need for the legislation and to claim that it won't affect anyone except terrorists/paedophiles/tax evaders/...
> ... fund reduced taxes for everyone ...
> What was wrong with old fashioned paper bags anyway?
By some measures (not all, obviously) they are worse for the environment, apparently.
> ... Ringworld creator's civilisation failed because of an errant bacteria being accidentally introduced that ate all of their superconductors.
As I recollect, it was not accidental - it was a deliberate act by a (different) alien civilisation.
Which somehow makes all this talk about enzymes and the (presumed) bacteria that produce them slightly more scary.
> unless you read ... the average person had very little knowledge of what went on behind the Iron Curtain
I think you might well know even less about it if you *did* read the Morning Star.
> ... Plod just doesn't have the resources
They seem to have plenty of resources for lots of things that don't matter very much.
> ... if you lose then you may well find that YOU are having to pay the other sides legal fees as well as your own
It's not entirely clear how that is wrong, in fact. The intent is to penalise mendacious lawsuits, which are rife in the USA (or so I've heard).
> ... I am now wondering if there are any in Paris
Don't worry, I'm sure you haven't been left out.
> ranged from the believable to the stuff of conspiracy theorists
Not all that much of a range, these days, it seems.
> There is no way to read the original court order to imply that it asked for anything remotely resembling a "universal skeleton key..."
And yet, as should be evident to all readers of this august journal, the court order was based on a request from the FIB that they knew full well could only be done in such a way as to be a universal lockpick. I'm surprised that even needs to be pointed out.
> if you had a Notes "evangelist" in the company you would find pockets of little Notes based apps all over the place doing clever (and sometimes not so clever)
Yeah, we had one of those. "Sometimes not so clever"? In fact, usually not so clever, we found.
> ... because there was no easy replacement for what those apps did
Our experience was that the main difficulty was in finding out what they did (what they were meant to do was often somewhat different), so they could be ported to an actually-supported system.
> If Facebook hasn't played the spam card yet, it surely will...
What? Surely Facebook *is* spam?
> Might as give up any attempts at rehabilitation.
In this particular case, it's been stated that the SELF-PUBLICIST gave interviews about his activities after being convicted. Rehabilitation may well have ridden off into the sunset at that point.
It may also be a sound reason for this case not to set a general precedent.
> The EU mandates a right to be forgotten as a general right.
It absolutely does not. It does not require newspapers to delete or censor their own articles, or even prevent people looking at them, for example.
> I'm assuming Apple will get their hands on one of these devices, figure out what zero-day it is exploiting and issue a patch?
I'm assuming Apple will get their hands on one of these devices, figure out what zero-day it is exploiting, and deny it's possible to exploit it.
> They only go off script when you start being a dick
They only go off script when they start being a dick
> ...getting rid of staff because "we don't know what we're/they're doing" is an admission of failure in the company...
Getting rid of staff because "we don't know what we're/they're doing" is an admission of failure in the management.
> Like many here I was deeply involved in fixing Y2K issues
Whereas, like many others here, I was involved in wasting my time confirming that none of our software or IT equipment would be affected by the Y2K issues. (And just to make the point, I'll point out that it was repeatedly hyped as a "millennium bug", when it was merely a "century bug".)
> ... might only need, say, $100 of paper trail ...
Oh, how quaint! An optimist!
> A school's monitoring of its pupils should reflect that.
Not quite equivalent to behaving like the STASI, surely?
> ... it's a no brainer.
I've never been quite clear what that is being used to mean. Is it "the obvious solution", or is it "only something a person with no brain would do"
The fact is that Maplin has been a "dead man walking" for years. All the commentards' diatribes about venture capitalists and the like is misplaced, because they are talking about symptoms, not causes.
> 1) the stuff is not available on the internet
Actually, it probably is.
> 3) the staff are key to the selection process
I take you haven't actually been in a store recently
> 4) buying across internet is otherwise impracticable - DIY materials (pots of paint, length of 2 by 4)
DIY and builders merchants do online sales and they deliver
> 5) browsing is fun (allegedly) - garden centres etc
I refute that allegation
> 6) I need it now!
... so I order online instead of having to wait until the store opens? (Maybe you closer to that particular store than I do, though.)
> Thompson and Venables WERE given the right to be forgotten by the trial judge...
...which makes a mockery of the system.
> Even Microsoft waits for you to log off/shut down before borking your system.
No, they install the bork first, *then* tell you to "restart to bork your system" (may not be the exact wording of the message, not sure).
> Down to controlling the radio.
Indeed. Out of interest, why is the radio even on the CANBUS?
> Wonder what happens when the thing misses its target and then goes off hunting for another nice lump of orbiting metal to hump with?
Or, more plausibly, falls back to earth...
> No you cant sell it, it still is owned by the Chinese govt.
Doesn't it count as an "unsolicited gift" under UK law, or am I thinking of something else?
> I'm too fed up to tell you why you are so wrong bringing this up (YET AGAIN!)
> So here is a Wiki article
Can't help noticing that the link very clearly says "patent". So your point is?
> I'm quite sure Google pick up the fight with a very dislikeable person
No, it's (once again) a dislikeable person picking a fight with Google.
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