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152 posts • joined 11 Jul 2012
Openwretch engineers dont provide a displaying number when they call, Genius
IMHO Crypto currencies are only valued because of the money laundering possibilities. As soon as they are regulated, this disappears. I hope Aus govt just declare trading in them is de-facto money laundering ( no new laws needed) The ponzi scheme them implodes and people have to start paying taxes and getting their blackmail money through litterbins again.
At the creation of the Internet there was a big debate about how to architect the interaction between ISPs. My proposal was the one that won out. No settlement between ISPs, and Neutral Interconnects to ensure friction free connectivity.
"An assertion that the new rules have had a detrimental impact on investment in broadband rollout plans. " is such a joke. Dividing traffic will mean ISPs can game users to extort "rents". It will be in their interest to REDUCE investment to force users onto higher tariffs. The issue of interconnectivity also becomes problematic, with ISPs needing to introduce settlement for higher QOS services.
Loss of net neutrality will "Balkanise" the Net so will no longer be The Internet,
The irony is ISPs will find their profits lower and their costs higher without Net Neutrality. It is lazy capitalists who have no understanding of economics that are pushing this stupidity
A Solar flare is likely to take out ALL GPS systems. the back-up should be terrestrial.
( Lots of systems e.g. mobile telephones, use the accurate timing from GPS to operate synchronous comms)
The chain of command in the US is problematic.
Trump was elected with most of this stuff already in the public domain.
Is the US a democracy or something else?
This statement in no way implies my support for any other Trump policies, views or actions
And prosecute anyone that makes a single transfer.
It is money laundering plain and simple.
#Or do the politicians get their bungs in Bit coin?
In-human rapacious multi-national corporations who's only concern is its survival, or a government elected by you and can be removed by you?
Imagined conversion - Google exec " Mr President we note from your android phone tracking, that your movements between these dates are identical to someone you don't want the electorate to know you know.... Now about that tax legislation..."
Why is this problem being characterised as a broadcasters problem, it is Amazon problem!
BI provides a subsistence living. This means anyone not topping it up has a very low ecological footprint. I'd support this, just so I can enjoy "their ration" of world resources
There are many tasks that would be nice done, but don't justify a living wage. Basic Income would allow otherwise unemployed resources to add value. (I've a number of jobs around my house I'd like done, but not at £7 per hour)
"a notion she says hasn't bothered the 3,000 banks worldwide who happily signed up for Apple Pay."
Why would he bother? He knows the movements of every senior politician, correlate this with "bad" people and he can get them to do his bidding. ... now how much tax does Facebook pay?
Companies DO launch open products, but they are always at a marketing disadvantage because the lock-in people get the Vulture capital.
HTML was a small miracle, under continual attack by the rapacious "Walled Garden" monopolists
Enter WIzPar SMP an open messaging app that allows anyone to operate their own server, Server operator keep full control of their messages. User transactions get fragmented across multiple servers so your life cannot be totally monitored.
The messaging equivalent of a web browser
Rich people want quality of life. Having to restrict their time in London doesn't work for them! London is the Capital of the World! Only London welcomes ALL, rich, regardless of ethnicity, politics, ethics or sexual persuasion.
UK could tax the lot of them as UK citizens and only the "Philip Greens" would choose to live on a yacht in the mid-atlantic.
The "we will move" is standard and should be ingnored!
You've got to be a new reader of the Register if you think Apple never sues. They even sued ?Samsung? for round corners on a mobile phone
Ford.corsa.AK66DFT could carry every part used, service history....
Or indeed UK.Male.445567891 .....
The EU funding system is corrupt and ineffective anyway. Look for world leading partners elsewhere. Avoid the bureaucratic and political pollution of science meted out by Brussels
Anyone who has applied for EU money in science will know that there is a massive political agenda to what they support. E.g.
Requirements for partnership with weak EU based institutions.
Bans on working in certain areas,
Bans on working with certain non-EU institutions even when they are world leaders.
The gross cost of applying often greater than the grant when all the failed bids are added together
The delays are so long that the bid ceases to be relevant
The paperwork for compliance is often a significant part of the projects costs
They don't even pay on time!
Go and enjoy your freedom!
Once patent and copyright was a sparingly applied state sanctioned monopoly. In order to protect special cases.
Now it is a "RIGHT" claimed by corporates to extort monopoly rents way beyond their need for protection.
Once again through corporate lobbying, the length of time of some "Rights" have been extended. This is theft from the public, not "Defence of Innovator!
The reason none of these companies started in the EU is that they are illegal, and would have been shut down in days. If the UK was outside the EU, our companies could trash EU laws as well.
Also interesting to see that it is these companies that are among the highest spenders on Brussels lobbying. The UK could spend a fraction of our contribution and have MORE say on EU laws it would seem.
What is so disappointing about Brussels corruption is their low price!
US corporations head the list of spending on lobbying in Brussels.
These same companies seem untouchable when they break EU laws e.g. Data protection, Hotel safety, Trade descriptions, copyright ,,,, and of course they pay virtually no EU taxes.
Now explain to me how a group of EU citizens can influence EU policy?
Note for an MEP who has usable no powers?
Stand in line for 3 years to be given 5 seconds of EU executive time?
Of course they rhink the EU is great!
Yes, a microphone will harvest sound and a loud speaker will convert electrical energy to sound.. BUT for this to work uBeam would need to improve loudspeaker and and microphone technology by two orders of magnitude. Just being about to conver electrical energy to sound at 30% efficiency would be a big story!
Both Trump and Brexit would reduce mass unselective migration, thus make selected migration EASIER!
Bad people take half a story and conflate it with their prejudices to create a monster that doesn't exist
Amazing how Uber has been able to ignore the regulations EU companies have had to obey.
Oh, now its not so amazing.
Blair got paid-off £23m in has first year after being PM. In a period when Big business was rescued by tax payers money it seems
Can I be a regulator so I'm next in the queue!
The the banking system totally fails to offer a reliable and secure payment system is a scandal.
To blame the users deserves retribution!
E.g. Barclays has just changed its on-line system. so that it now prompts the user to re-input the account number from what you typed in, not from the original document. Thus you confirm an error, rather than discover it.
By far the biggest problem is getting visas for non-EU staff.
With the tidal wave of migration from EU under control. Recruitment from US Canada, India, Russia etc can restart on an equal footing to those still in the EU!
With having to have FreeView, Sky, BT et al to see all the video content, linking services to transport sucks!
Ironically Net neutrality SAVES MNO s not kill them. Just that they have to charge economic rates for a commodity business.
Why are not the telco's being prosecuted for money laundering?
The money doesn’t, (or at least doesn’t need to) leave the Telco premium rate coffers until at least a month (judging by their terms of business). So they are plainly CHOOSING to transfer the money to a less reliable deposit holder.
A few CEOs in Jail would kill this problem stone dead!
How about allowing encryption, but it HAS to be signed by the author using a signature known by the state.
The law enforcement can then sue the author for the original, taking whatever inference they may if the author can't or won't
Carriers can refuse to transmit unsigned encrypted messages
I know there are lots of but-ifs in this, As there are with banned encryption or freedom to encrypt
This is about rich companies being able to de-rail or at least delay ANY policy made by democratic process.
Many of the challenges are due to loss of sovereignty to Europe. I.e. our elected law maker can be over-riled by unelected European institutions.
As a UK business owner frequently "run-over" as a result of big corp successfully lobbying Euro institutions the sooner we get out the better
Why does the EU even allow off-shore companies to lobby OUR politicians. OUR politician are there to represent US! It was reported recently that Google was the largest EU lobbying spender. If this isn't corruption I don't know what it is!
Our politician should be deaf to these people!
I note that Lewis Page has left the Register. I for one celebrate. His dishonest misrepresentations brought the Register into disrepute
Bitcoin is the current premier money laundering tech. It is only a matter of time before US authorities turn on it. Jumping now should keep Mr Hearn out of Chokey.
Handy in a hostage crisis ... and for blackmail
We've seen it on mobiles...
The question does not reflect Internet reality. The concept that a piece of traffic can maintain its identity across multiple networks is just wrong. A Service provider can provide differing connectivity to its network, size of pipe is a good example. But as soon as its is routed it is just a packet.
ISPs can now do "deep packet sniffing" to guess what type of traffic is being carried, the problem is some ISPs think(/have) they can extort money by choosing to alter that packets routing. E.g. introducing jitter to make streaming unpleasant.
There is nothing to stop a network provider from delivering an end to end solution that has wonderful characteristics, Indeed specialist networks exist for superfast trading.
Think of net neutrality as being a common minimum speed limit on motorways that ensures best flow for everyone,
THose cuts were not managed well, As a party member, my house was turned off like the rest in my street. This way I can keep my power on while the riff-raff next door crowd around a candle
These young whipper-snappers, Usenet is a proper open messaging platform and it pre-dates the Internet!!!
Now if some smart open platform champion spread some love on Usenet, maybe a miracle could happen in the New Year!
Lets Wizpar it for now....
It is only politicians that are worth snooping on. Look at how Gordon Brown got pilloried for buying Champagne a few ears ago, when his credit card account was hacked.
Apple, Google FaceBook can make dangerous associations between politicians (E.g. two mobiles in the same hotel room overnight) and then have power over them! I'm sure the current management of these august companies wouldn't stoop so low, but an unscrupulous policeman using these powers?
Us hoi poloi have little to worry about, apart from this type of abuse of our politicians!
You miss my point, With Clinton it was tried, and with Straus Khan it succeeded in removing him from his job. Funny how these things occur when the person "in-play" is seen as a problem, but left alone when they are toeing the line!
Look at Clinton, Straus Khan, Assange, and 20 other high profile people who were taken down through this mechanism. Add in the attempts and the ones that folded before its made public. No tin hat needed here, this one is true.
Now Facebook knows your whereabouts every second and can correlate your secret second phone to you. expect Facebook to be untouchable by politicians. ( Oh they already are)
Sold it for 100m 5 years ago, and this sale doesn't include a good part of what Murdoch sold.
He never did understand Internet did he!
Why does everyone trust the ISPs, Facebook at al with their life data? It has been repeatedly demonstrated that they are poor custodians. Ashley Madison is an excellent example of how that trust can be abused.
The politicians who are allowing these corporations to accumulate the power are the very ones who will be most at risk. I remember the scandal when Gordon Brown's Visa bill with Champagne from Oddbins was disclosed. Imagine what an unscrupulous employee, or exec could do, knowing where the President is by the minute. " So he did meet that terrorist to negotiate whilst claiming no negotiations" could easily lead to "Now Mr President, about the regulation of data centres..."
Its not that governments should have access, it that these corporations shouldn't have (and keep) the data in the first place!!!
Did you know that most messaging apps report to the server your location every time you send a message, which they store.
An Siri is now always listening...
Get your tIn foil hats now!
Surely, Corporations that little or no tax would never get a moment's attention from our law makers!
Or does party contributions $s count?
With "VM" now the Kernel, the OS (e.g.Linux) is now in "tool-space" . Next logical step is to have direct user-space Docker-space calls for high performance operations.
(My last real coding work was using a <1Mb Unix sys5 kernel, which looks and feels like a VM container to me!) and with a 4MHz 68000 you NEVER copied when you could pass pointers!)
Because their legal dept told them they had to obey the law!
Google didn't have a legal dept when it started!
Now <disruption> is break-the-law-big, so the politicos can't close the door!
Banks, Taxi, hotels, data protection, security, you name it, the <disrupters> ignore the <local> law
The sooner we create new training institutions the better! 'cos what comes out of University is not fit for purpose, from an employers perspective
They have certianly reached the Register offices!
I know I am the only one to remember this, but the RFC for TCP names the protocol Transmission Control Program (protocol). Even Vint Cerf the author of the rfc gets this wrong.
( Go on, check the RFC!).
More seriously, one always has to watch Telco tinkering of protocols to make sure they are not removing net neutrality by other means.)
I'd put it down to the use of debt at consumer AND government level.
Once a borrower cannot repay their debt, the creditors have the debtor by the short and curlies.
Thus the creditors can choose whatever interest rate they like, using the threat that they will take all their money away from you and lend it to some other schmuk! So the Capitalist can capture all wealth creation for themselves without lifting a finger.
Look at how they totally subverted the democratic process in Greece for an example!
There is a way to get out of this problem, but it is for a brave government
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