Re: Sure you can
Apparently there is BOFH archive - http://bofh.bjash.com/
890 posts • joined 28 May 2013
Apparently there is BOFH archive - http://bofh.bjash.com/
You know... pretty soon, everyone will be so scared of getting caught in a jape on April 1st, that it will turn out to be the only day of the year when unbelievable crap doesn't actually happen.
You can't make this shit up.
*) possessions, especially movable effects or personal property.
*) articles of trade; wares; merchandise:
*) canned goods.
*) Informal. what has been promised or is expected:
*) to deliver the goods.
*) Informal. the genuine article.
*) Informal. evidence of guilt, as stolen articles:
*) to catch someone with the goods.
*) cloth or textile material:
*) top-quality linen goods.
*) Chiefly British. merchandise sent by land, rather than by water or air.
They are articles of trade. You exchange money for the software.They have also been paid for and promised, and are expected. They don't count as a service. The service is the electronic means (download link) by which the goods (software) are delivered.
This is going to run, and run, and run. Ultimately, I think CA is on a losing wicket with this one.
Rather than argue about the software itself, they've chosen to argue about the medium on which it is supplied.
What a f**ked up mess.
They're clucking insane. If it drives their customers to cross the road, they'll end up with egg on their face.
"The first crime was the murder of a cab driver in November 2016, the second an arson attack in March 2017 and the third, sexual battery, in August 2017 – suggesting that the police force is using the approach to discover potentially incriminating evidence for increasingly less serious crimes."
I'm sure that the recipient of the sexual battery feels very reassured that the assault they suffered is less important than an arson attack.
They've been caught out in so many different shenanigans over the last few years that I wouldn't trust any data they gave at me.
...and they are unanimously in favour of this technology, and the recording that goes with it. If they want to do non-school browsing, they use a machine that's under the parents control. And then it's the parents responsibility.
...then I'm still not buying it.
I don't think it's too much the numbers of complainants in this case... it's what happened... or in this case, what didn't happen, that's more the issue.
Notes and Domino certainly did have the edge over Microsoft back in the day. However, things have moved on drastically.
The main problem that IBM are going to hit, where I'm sitting, is that Microsoft now have everything so tied together in a licensing bundle, that trying to replace Outlook/Exchange is going to be like trying to replace Word/Excel.
They're going to have to come to businesses with a whole solution, operating system, office suite, e-mail, browser ... for anyone to be able to consider jumping from their MS licensing... because the only way to actually make it worth the expense, is to ditch MS completely... which is no small ask. Are they planning to bring back OS/2 as well, perchance?
That won't save you. Even if it is hosted overseas, if it is being viewed in the UK then it must comply. Or it will be blocked.
Yes... I know.
...should have read, "mobile broadband on HP's terms"
Yup. Me too. I put it down to needing stronger coffee in the morning.
...released from prison but taken straight to hospital. They'll get their ... er... I'm not quite sure what they'll get, actually. I hope the medical team have masks that are little more protective than the thin white variety. Sounds like they're going to need them.
...is going to get interesting. I know some people who love their Apple and Bose.... so it'll be interesting to see if their ditch their Bose for Apple brand.
Yes, but if I'm a business and I buy something from Google, I pay 20% VAT. If Google are charged a flat rate, then what does that do to the transaction? Or does VAT carry on as usual, and then Google are charged an extra tax on top of that?
...what this is going to mean for businesses trying to claim back the VAT from services they buy from the big four. Probably a headache for the accounting departments.
After starting the process and repeatedly failing at point 5, give up and deploy a fresh appliance.
Debate? On Twitter? You're kidding. Right?
According to this, they are bringing back the 8110 - which had no spring...
I believe that is the case with this model as well. No spring.
...will have displayed that most cherished icon of living in a democracy. Choice.
The need for exorcisms is “rare, very rare”, said Fr Vincenzio Taraborelli, a priest in a church which lies just a few hundred yards from the Vatican. “In the cases where a mental illness is apparent, we try to send them to a doctor.”
“People come to me thinking that with an exorcism they can resolve all the problems they have in their lives. A child is doing badly at school? With an exorcism we can make him study. They see exorcists as a last resort. Out of 100 people that I receive, there will be one who has need of me as an exorcist.”
“Demonic” possession manifests itself in people babbling in languages foreign to them, shaking uncontrollably and vomiting nails, pieces of metal and shards of glass, according to those who believe in the phenomenon.
..."babbling in languages foreign to them" ... so the House of Commons is in need of an exorcist then...
It wouldn't surprise me if someone showed me a heat map of exorcisms, and found that most were in America - http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92541&page=1
Virtual machine running Linux. Restrict the processor. Job done.
All joking aside, I can't blame them for trying this, but there are just too many news agencies out there, all giving the same news. As a test, I picked up a regular copy of the Guardian, and a Sunday copy of the same rag. I already knew at least half of the major stories that were in there. It's not worth the cash.
The BBC are a joke as well. Any news article that I actually want to comment on, has comments disabled. Talk about audience disengagement.
If you see him trying to cut red tape with the sword of a thousand truths... it's time to pull the plug. Are we SURE he doesn't play WoW any more, or does he think he's in the game?
"The project therefore sought outside help with outside help to draft the new document" ... did El Reg seek outside help to write this particular article, perchance?
Why didn't they simply deploy the oxygen masks?
"When the lawyer thinks you're cruel, that's Damore. When you're thrown on the street with a cloud at your feet..."
Either someone's released a cover I don't know about... or someone at El Reg is showing their age....
@Adam - Totally agree. Personally I don't have Samsung or iPhone, but I've been watching the media of those that use both.
The fingerprint reader wins because once you get used to it, you're grabbing the phone in a fingerprint ready grip when you pick it up, so it is already unlocked by the time it sees your face.
The face reader on the X has to wait until it sees your face and then evaluate and unlock. It is a step back for the vast majority of people I'm watching on youtube (and trust to not be fanbois of either particular platform.)
You WILL love our bastard child.
Correction, that should have been... Things can only devolve from here.
The letter was posted this morning. Second class, of course.
Among the things I said was, "Advertising on these platforms is failing. I can not recall seeing an advert for any of Unilever's many brands; however I am fully aware of Tom Dickson and Blendtec. For a period the phrase, "But does it blend?" was a part of office banter. I believe that advertising on social media platforms needs a grass roots rethink."
I kept the letter to one page, and it was a tough job to do that. Long story short, the advertisers and their brands have woken up to the facts of social media... and are demanding things that social media can't actually deliver... and I don't only mean technically deliver... (I know of a number of channels that host nothing other chan copyright material and not only are they still there, but they have suffered no impact, not even a diversion of income.) ... but to deliver what the companies want, would cripple the "social" part of their platforms.
Things can only evolve from here.
I really want to know why Ubuntu are doing this. I mean, they should have known from the Amazon debacle that forcing data slurps are going to generate serious backlash that result in a percentage of the user base jumping ship.
I mean, I had only just returned to Mate from Mint after Unity was shafted and the slurpalicious settings were off by default.
Here they are, repeating the whole damn episode... the hard way.
From where I'm sitting, I really have no clue as to what this data is going to bring them. I mean, "Network connectivity or not"... what?! And what the heck do they have to do with packages anyway? I mean, apart from what is installed by default on the distro. Yes, smaller technical stuff, but different people are going to be using different packages anyway. The choice betwen Open Office and Libre Office is a debate similar to is zero a number.
And the key thing here, is that Ubuntu have failed to communicate things properly or to be totally transparent... and in doing so, have just triggered off a spike in the share price of tin foil. Again.
...and the company then fails... does this count towards computers destroying humanity?
Correct me if I'm wrong.... but they broke the law, got a fine of £40,000... continued to break the law and effectively got another fine of £1,000. Am I missing something?
...if he couldn't wipe his laptop sufficiently well to stop them from getting evidence from it.
"it raises novel questions about how an agency can properly handle and interpret the public's feedback to make sound policy decisions."
The public gave their feedback. They flipped it the bird. The republicans did it anyway. Why is this news?
They are still reliant on the old, expired model of advertising... the hang over from the TV era.
These days, they need to go viral and make adverts that entertain and get people talking. Who doesn't know, "Will it blend?"
The companies have failed to engage with the modern audience and run with the times. The old advertising model doesn't cut it any more.
I do have to wonder with today's image use, where Getty fits in.
A chunk of the images that pass my eyes are either penny-driven click fodder that accompanies articles, or has been specifically paid for, and created for a singular purpose, like advertising material.
Historical photos are the most common Getty archive that I see, but I do wonder that with today being tomorrows history, that Getty will be serving less of the historical reference market as time goes on.
Why not have an engine which automatically knocks 4 cents off everyone's tax bill?
...to have something as ugly as that on their house.
Are they now going to go to GoPro for their drone needs? I hear there's plenty going cheap....
There isn't a technical reason for them to label sites as insecure simply because they aren't encrypted.
Certificates cause a lot of issues and extra administration for small scale web owners. This is an opinion of Google, and a static site that just serves HTTP should not be labelled as insecure.
Boo on you Google.
Are they still using that code which phones home connected mac addresses, and other information on the router, to Netgear central? Or have they been suitably embarrassed into behaving responsibly?
"essential features like Google Assistant and voice calling were useless."
Since when did Google Assistant become an essential feature? Personally, I class it as an annoyance...
I read this...
" along with a number of commercial operators, most having found drone regulation and policy can be a genuine barrier to business success. "
Policy, rules and enforcement have always been regarded as a barrier to business success. They cost money !!! In the case of flying drones, I'm in favour of a license to prove that someone has undergone some form of competence course. So if businesses genuinely don't want to have to hire trained people, (or train them up properly themselves) then that's a concern for me.
However, I'll grant that the rules around the proposed legislation of drones is still a bit woolly at the moment. I just don't want basic competence to be thrown out the window for the sake of business saving a few pounds.
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