Voova should take some heat here...
Apparently they didn't have any backups of the data since the critical data was "lost". Stupid, stupid, stupid.
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If I mention here that this is conclusive proof that Nunes is not the sharpest doorknob in the bag, will I be getting El Reg in trouble?
Well, he's head of the "Senate Intelligence Committee". The question is are they looking for intelligence or claiming they're intelligent? As an aside, I thought the First Rule of CongressGritters was to have a thick skin.
Interesting concept but as other suggest, in this case Google is your goto. I have to admit after listening to friends that FB isn't very good at targeting, period. One local realtor I know complained that his ads were seen all over the country instead of just his target (local) market. Understandable since he's getting billed for every ad shown.
I have one also but then, there's a portion of the buyer-brigade that doesn't care about "new and shiny". We want value for product and that includes a life time longer than a battery.
The way the market is headed these days, if you need a spark plug change on a car, it'll be cheaper to just buy a car.
I've been expecting it to go the other way with even more restrictions. Maybe the lobbyists will join forces and buy the FTC? I have hope (slim but still...) that the states and if need be, the Feds will do the right thing unlike what they've been doing to consumers of late.
In theory, even auto drivers should have a training period as different cars have different characteristics. Truck drivers already do as here in the States, it's an "add-on". So yes, the pilots need to train to the plane as every plane has a different flight envelope. Difference between cars and planes is that one will kill you and everyone in it if you don't actually know and understand the differences.
Upvoted because you have described the problem exactly. I suspect that some point, the airlines would like "pilots" that are basically meatbag window dressing. Hire basically a computer operator who has no knowledge of the guts and mechanics of flying.
There's a lot of similarities betwixt flying and driving. Seat of the pants and feedback from the controls are big part of it. Once everything goes full computer control and human "takeover" controls aren't needed then fine, but until that happens we need the control and the feedback the vehicle gives us.
it's clear the teachers will stash this payload in the staff room while students make do with tracing paper.
Tracing paper? More like grade ZZZ which basically a stick with bark cut from the nearest tree and wrapped in a piece of paper. The ZZ grade is paper but does have large chunks of wood in it.
It's a good teaching tool. Never make that mistake again. *cough*
I think making the "big" mistake makes us better at our jobs. We all have our "oh crap" moments and most of us learn from them. Most bosses usually understand only if we can recover from the mistake without too much permanent damage being done and never make that or a similar mistake again.
Maybe it's me but I don't get why sensitive info has to be on public facing servers. How hard can it be to move the stuff from the "public" side to private servers that on not web facing? I can't think of any hi-tech answer other than make a connection once a day (or use, ahem, some sort of magnetic based media).
The breaktrough moment was when the Brits realized that the Germans left them bread crumbs. The closing line was the give away which was always "Heil Hitler". Once someone realized this, the rest was easy by comparison. Still, IMO it was a massive and great achievement..
How did that happen!
Really? You don't get it? Look at two things.. his base and at what he does. He tweets, he tosses out whatever is on his mind that will obscure any real issues. Hell, he's still ranting over Clinton and others including McCain. The guy is a good example of applied misdirection.
Once upon a time in the not too distant past, there was a lot of self censorship going on in the news world. They might show the scene afterwards, but maybe just some blood pools at most. Not live on the scene as it happens stuff, no bodies., no gunfire, etc. Some things were just too horrific for them to show.
Somewhere, something changed. Ratings? The "get there and cover it first" mentality? Or maybe even our media that makes the perps "celebrities" as such.
It's a disturbing trend we see all too often in today's media to make these idiots out to be rock stars
That's a big part of the problem and like various "challenges" of late on FB and other platforms, mass murder has become one. Hit a new high number of bodies and someone will be thinking of a way to "do better" and win instant fame.
Perhaps the answer is cover the story but never, ever mention the miscreants name? Perhaps, closed trials with the perp is "Mr X." or "Miss Y"? Not sure that would go over well in any society other than some of the more "controlled" (for lack of a better term) countries.
No matter what anyone comes with a potential answer it still is going to be a tough problem to solve. Media coverage is one thing but videos or even live coverage from the media while it's going on is bound to spark copycats.
I will note, that banning guns isn't the answer. Remember Oklahoma City and the truck load of fertilizer/diesel blowing up the federal building? Those who want to do harm will find a way.
I think I'll starting telling people I'm a civil engineer :-)
Be careful with that one. It's a loaded weapon of self-destruction in disguise. At some point, someone will as you to "take a look at these plans for our extra room" or "can you help me make some plans for "x:" where 'x' is whatever they want to do.
So where did the money transfer to? Being "cybercash" in the sense of there's no real money (bills or coins) did it just disappear or go to some foreign company? Has anyone looked into if the systems were hacked and taken over by outsiders? Too many questions but the judge sounds reasonable.
They all seem to be lit by dim, pointless standard lamps.
Because some designer, consultant, or exec type thinks that hotel rooms need to be "home-like". But then it's not "home", it's a freaking hotel/motel. Give me a bed to sleep on, a table or desk, and a way to turn the lights on to work and completely off to sleep. Ambiance, or their version of it, is crap.
I wonder how many more productive hours were done at work, school, ... as a result.
Well there was answer on the kids part. for the productive hours at work... probably a bit less and people got up and gathered around the coffee machine (or tea or whatever) and whined while swapping all the gossip verbally and repeating it to the late ones showing up instead of typing it once and copying all their friends.
Then again, many may have just sat there staring into space not knowing what to do.
I wonder if they did a more in depth explanation to the cash source for FB? If I were an advertiser spending money on them for ad delivery, I'd sure as hell want to know what happened... for how long... and then I'd auditing my bills for ads that were supposedly delivered during the outage. Then again, in many ways, FB is more secretive than the NSA.
Politics and business as usual then. It's never a good mix as too many pockets get greased, too many "leaders" get b***hurt and make decisions based on feelings instead of logic. Wars have even been started on this type of stuff by those in power. Only in a fictional world will every one ever get along and work for the common good instead of personal gain. I'm not an idealist or communist but some feuds between governments just seem way out of proportion and rather bizarre at times.
IIn the West enforcement and spy agencies are the only ones forced to do so (it's their job,
Right... "forced" is the operative word. The fact that every major website dumps tons of tracking cookies, Google knows more about you than anyone, and FB tracks you even if you're not a member means what? We don't need laws to be spied on, only corporations.
I remember a crash of a helicopter several decades ago (it from the squadron I was in). Most of the ground based witnesses said the thing was flying and the rotors were turning but one witness took a picture as the chopper was maneuvering all over the sky. The picture showed the chopper upside down and the tail rotor and main rotor not moving. The pic was picked up by the press and in their eyes, case closed. Fast film and camera speed it turned out as the evidence was a hydraulic failure of the flight control system. So eyewitnesses and even carmera coverage are taken with a grain of salt.
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