Re: 'There is no indication that other customer information was affected'
I'll reference Animal House and "Stay calm!!!! All is well!!!!!" during the ending mayhem of the movie.
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I'll reference Animal House and "Stay calm!!!! All is well!!!!!" during the ending mayhem of the movie.
Anyone care to set the odds that there will be a Tweet along these lines in the near future?
I too found that "interesting" that it's only the data collectors who seem to be protesting. Not sure why other tech firms aren't complaining.
If you're "old school", going to the store and looking at what you're buying (especially fruits, veggies, and meat) is a ritual. I know of several chef's at higher end restaurants who buy their produce and meats this way as they don't trust the local suppliers to inspect and check the quality of their goods.
I think you're onto the plan since they are now opening bookstores to replace the ones they've killed off...
If you were wanting to make juice then I'm realibly informed that iPhones do blend
I hear that they are hell on the blender blades though....
Maybe the appropriate way then is to post the IP of the printer to 4Chan? I'm sure the company will notice pretty quick. Best done on someone else's computer or phone though.
Possibly a Windows update borked that. I'm seeing weird things with our Win 7 machines after every update. Suddenly "features" stop working or printer weirdness as you describe. Linux is getting closer to landing in my house.... just one more piece needs to work.
Just an observation.... most of the "religious" politicos I've come across spew the verbiage but fail to walk the take. So God talks to them? No, I hear money/sex and in some cases, drugs does.
I'll assume you're not trolling... Both are terms in American baseball for two distinct types of pitches.
If trolling, a knuckleball something on the kinky side in certain parts of the world? The outcome is always unpredictable.
We've seen it before. Get rid of all the grunts and anyone below management. Everyone in management gets nice fat bonuses for "reducing costs". Suddenly (seems like only management will be surprised) revenue dries up as there's no one doing the actual work. Company goes down the tube and is broken up at fire sail prices. Management grabs all they can from the sales and then moves on to another company because of their great reputation. Rinse and repeat at the next company.
I guess they don't teach managers that worker bees are the backbone of any company? And without them doing what they do, there will be nothing to sell? A pox on all them.
Add to that the $20 Million. Won't go all that far and I'm sure there's a few groups that will actually use the money as intended. Not many though. Most will probably figure out a way to get some grant money use it to fund a "study" or some other meaningless nonsense.
Could this actually be dark matter becoming un-dark matter?
The stuffing of the electronic ballet box has be brought several times in the past. I don't recall off the top of my head if they were valid or just BS to misdirect any questions.
Possible that the issue wasn't the programmer. He/she might have only been following directions and the person who wrote the specs for the program blew it. If they're high enough in the "corporate structure", blame will flow downhill.
What? Buy our own politicians? Interesting concept. Or should we wait for "Vive la revolution"?
^^^^ THAT!!!!! Applies to any center. I wish there were a lot more upvotes I could give and some way of hammering this into every call center (except the Indian, for obvious reason) in the world.
Need to add in lawyers, lawsuits, etc. into that equation. Around these parts, lawyers file a suit for just about any reason.
Terrorists like things that cause... well.. terror. Big bangs, smoke, panic, flying body parts. Instead of big bangs, maybe the sound of automatic weapons fire. The total number of bodies isn't important.. the effect (terror) is. So.. maybe one bomber drone....
Well... there's physics and then there is Wiley E. Coyote Physics.... If you spot a drone, just make sure that Wiley isn't in close proximity.
They seem to have done away with that slogan a long time ago.
Depends.. was there a loud voice from the heavens saying "Damn... missed him again."?
Yep. I've worked in two companies that played the same game for their departments... "Center for IT
Excellence", "Center for Marketing Excellence", and "Center for Janitorial Excellence" among the mess. Fortunately, the "Excellence" was dropped as some (many?) employees and customers found the title to be a tad over the top in the BS department.
I'm not sure why you have a downvote. I thought a lot of us did this.
No more coffee for that man!!!!!!
Give it time... once some nutcase weaponizes a drone and flies it into a parade, that will change.. The cops will shoot on sight.
He obviously has a problem - and because this is America, nobody has ever tried to help him overcome the problem or seek treatment.
We, as readers and not in the inner circle, don't know that. It's quite possible that after the first episode, some of his staff and friends did try. Given the nature of politics and privacy, unless someone actually comes forward and says "I tried to help him.", we'll never know.
I'm not defending him... he should have found help. It's out there and one would think that after the first time, he would have sought if nothing else to defuse the situation. But he didn't (as far as we know) and if he had, treatment would have brought out in court instead of his admitting he was in denial.
But only after both are neutered to keep from reproducing.
I have always thought all this was pure BS on his part. Yes, it could have easily cleared up if he'd followed the rules much as expects those his site exposes. He uses Wikileaks seeking justice, etc. yet decides he's immune to anyone seeking justice from him. He basically washed his hands of Manning and (if reports are to be believed) failed to assist with legal counsel for Manning's trial. All the rest of his moaning and whining have purely been self serving attention seeking. His running and hiding was an act of sheer cowardness much the sort we'd see from a two year old hiding under his bed because he was afraid of the punishment for breaking a window.
Sorry JA fans... I'm still thinking of him somewhere lower than whale shit.
For added point, do a loud scream and yell "Oh my god... " followed by "Fire... call the fire department". A bit of screaming about "it's got me" and then hang up.
Excellent. I was wondering what a nice bucket of water tossed out the front door on them would do...? Throwing the bucket after the water would be optional. Since we're overdue for our religious nutcases (two guys, white shirts, black ties, riding bicycles) I'll test it on them.
Among some of the sharper consumer types (not employed geeks), Geek Squad and some other places are know for going through the HDD's and copying anything that interests them... pictures, games, etc. Best advice if you're a customer is to keep everything on a separate, removable HDD and remove it before taking the box in for work.
RE: that 35%.
Most companies count into the "total compensation" such goodies as the employers part of Social Security. Other add in the "cost" of taking the company truck home at night. Tax wise, there's a pretty broad base on what goes into that calculation.
some of whom average from $115,000 to $148,000 in total compensation
Got to love the weasel wording... "some of whom" is the key here... how many is "some"? I'd lay odds that it's very few and probably ones who are either a) close to retirement or b) will be the first laid off at the next blood-letting.
I fondly remember Win2000 and it's no BS approach. It was a damn good OS. Instead we get bells, whistles, and apps (sometimes).
An operating system should just work. Fancy bells, whistles, dancing bears, etc. aren't needed and for many of us, not wanted. Our applications need a stable platform that will sit quietly in the background and just run the tools.
Or just useful to create a "siege" feeling for political reasons...
Bingo.... we are getting a culture in this county of "big brother will watch out for us". That and power. Look at the recent history of more restrictions, more control and all in the name of "safety". And that includes those who don't want encryption and full access to everyone's computer.
I would expect our tech for resisting EMP is pretty good, too.
I worked in military development early on (early 70's) EMP, Tempest, and other things were part of specs for electronic equipment and test parameters were exceeded just "see what will happen". I haven't a clue what the specs, etc. are like now but I imagine they've come a long way.
these changes will either sound like a terrific application of free market policies, or an open invitation to large US corporations to rip off their tens of millions of users.
Well, we know who will take advantage of these policies don't we? I doubt anyone will see "free market" at work with pricing, etc. that benefits consumers since there really isn't any competition among internet providers in most of the US. I'm getting some popcorn for this... I'll get enough to share.
This seems to be what many commentards have said in past articles. I still find it amazing that companies can still pull off such stunts. I feel for those contractors having been through similar issues in the past but not that severe. And I'm happy that they've already seized property and made arrests. I hope the creditor wolves will not take everything and those employees can get paid.
We'll have to consult Professor Hawking if we want to understand this down to the quantum level.
I would think the answer is "42".
Are they really that incompetent?
See icon... only response I can up with... my flabber is gasted.
While I tend to agree, but there's the human thing. Not just from passengers needing reassurance that there's a human in charge. We've had several incidents (for lack of a better term) where the pilot managed to save the plane and passengers a nasty death. On the other hand, we've had a few incidents where not having a human pilot might have been a better thing.
The 737 is a very common plane and was probably easy to "borrow" one for the test. I would think that the fly-by-wire automations were turned off to allow the robot to do it's thing with human oversight. Or perhaps the on-board system was allowed to be active to compare notes, so to speak.
This smacks of an oxymoron: MS calling for more security.
So is speads up the baggage drop off... yet check in and security are the biggest time waster. I tend to agree that this is more about bottom line and fewer employees than "customer service". You still have to be there 2-3 hours early for your flight... I can remember being told to get to the airport 30 minutes before a flight and still having time to spare, but this was before 9/11 and all the security theatre.
And a fine of €150,000 ($166,000) will achieve that how, exactly?
Exactly is the question. That amount of money is pocket change to a company like FB. It would be lumped in with the cost of doing business such as toilet paper. One of these days, perhaps some government with balls to stand up to the money coming in as "donations" and "campaign contributions" will push for a law based on percentage of income to push the companies hard. And that's only if they ever get to the point of writing out a check....
Thus, there is a very reasonable possibility this is a 'private enterprise' attack as AC called it above.
Hmm... you might just be on to something. Should we investigate to see if it was IBM which done it? They're strapped for cash but then there's some other companies also....
I really wish we had a tinfoil hat icon.
Importantly, it will cover both indirect communication and the creation of fake accounts.
So basically half the Facebook accounts will have to be eliminated?
Well... that blows the theory I've heard and embraced that the universe resembles a cat. It vibrates some, in goes in and out of view on a regular basis, and it grows.
and maybe with some fava beans?
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