We must stop people from using this sort of thing!
(Unless it's us, of course...)
6901 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007
(Unless it's us, of course...)
Of course Wincanton has achieved the best (or possibly worst) example, being twinned with Ankh-Morpork!
Alas, since the death of Miles Kington, the world has been bereft of the gems from his column in Punch magazine called "Parlez vous Franglais?"
So, that's pretty much "indefinitely" for all data, then, because you never know when National Security might be involved...
... isn't actually very controversial at all, but, for some reason, our Lords and Masters seem to think that, even in this case, we can't be allowed to know what's being decided in our names just in case we get upset.
"Now don't worry your pretty little heads about it, just keep watching the TV and we'll take care of everything..."
You sound like the sort of Merkin who argues against "Big Government" whilst *at the same time* supporting the idea of your Security Services being able to monitor everyone wherever they go and whatever they do and whoever they talk to and whatever websites they look at because that makes you feel "safer" from the big bad terrerrist bogeyman.
Are you feeling a touch of cognitive dissonance yet?
And Karl Benz's first vehicles were only available to the "super rich" of the time...
Well the image is gone now too, which is a good thing.
Now for all the rest of them...
A follow up: Apparently the Alt Text was put there by an American Staffer who didn't know that the word was offensive in the UK.
It has now been amended.
(But it's still a stupid and pointless image...)
A derogatory term derived from "spastic" a term no longer used to describe those who suffer from Cerebral Palsy.
So not only a completely irrelevant Hero Image, but an offensive and discriminatory one too.
Bravo, El Reg, you've really hit a new low on this one.
"... The answer, of course, is that you cannot."
Huzzah! At least *one* person gets it!
Yeah, but they're trying to re-create it, rather than just fast-forward through it...
"We'll stop trying to monopolise internet content as long as you let us monopolise TV content" says AT&T...
Can anyone else see the problem here?
Sure, especially those who want to piss you off with all sorts of junk calls.
*IF* someone wants to use a central contact number for their company, they should be able to do so, but that should be registered with the appropriate Regulator and subject to withdrawl if abused.
... "This sort of thing has cropped up before, and it has always been due to human error."
... an African version of the Four Yorkshiremen sketch...
So an Estate Agent knows of a serious defect in a property they're selling, but goes ahead with selling it because, well, Caveat Emptor...
No wonder they keep appearing on the lists of "Most hated professions".
I invite you and the rest of the people who downvoted me to read my last paragraph in that post again:
"However that's not a good enough reason for Mozilla to try to force this change on everyone just because they can."
... is that sites which lurk around, turn up on searches, but which haven't been modified for years and may even be for businessess which are now defunct, should finally disappear completely.
However that's not a good enough reason for Mozilla to try to force this change on everyone just because they can.
> there is legal recourse through the US judicial system if needed. The terms look good to me
And would you happen to be from the left hand side of the Pond, perchance?
(Of course we all know how "fair" and "impartial" and "unbiased" the US legal system is...)
The USA has .co.us (although hardly anyone uses it) but there is nothing to stop anyone else anywhere else in the world from registering a .com address.
> if the small company I work for had a data leak, would I or anyone else publicly report it?
That would depend on what data you were holding. If you were working for a larger company, data leaks should most probably be reported.
The issue is where the lines are drawn, not whether there should or shouldn't be reporting.
Ok, company selling encryption software wants to big-up the risks is hardly unexpected, but the fact is that "the private sector is still greatly under-reporting the number of potential breaches it encounters" because they'd far rather sweep it under the carpet than admit to their failures which could stop people from using their services...
"...a practice outlawed in Google’s Play store policy"
But tracking and snooping and monitoring users is not outlawed because that would screw Google too.
Of course you always have the Hobson's Choice of "take it or leave it" if you don't this sort of behaviour...
... ipsos custodes?
Even if (or when) they say they've stopped slurping this data, how will we know that a) they have and b) that they haven't found some way of creatively re-evaluating, redefining or simply re-spelling the regulations?
... Microsoft *also* think that First Past the Post gives a valid and representational result of what people want...
Wheras in this country it will be "Today’s British citizen can (though he or she does not have to yet...)"
In other words: "You let us slurp all the data we want and we promise not to do anything too bad with it..."
Isn't trying to take GCHQ's crown a terrerrist act...?
... all the names on Facebook now are real...
Yep, given that 1:1 exchange rate that only ever seems to work for sellers...
Odd, I watched about thirty seconds of this "comedy" and realised this...
An examination of 461 capital cases by The Dallas Morning News found that nearly one in four condemned inmates has been represented at trial or on appeal by court-appointed attorneys who have been disciplined for professional misconduct at some point in their careers. ("Quality Of Justice" Dallas Morning News, September 10, 2000).
An investigation by the Texas Defender Service found that, "Death row inmates today face a one-in-three chance of being executed without having the case properly investigated by a competent attorney and without having any claims of innocence or unfairness presented or heard." (Lethal Indifference: The Fatal Combination of Incompetent Attorneys and Unaccountable Courts Texas Defender Service, 2002).
In Washington state, one-fifth of the 84 people who have faced execution in the past 20 years were represented by lawyers who had been, or were later, disbarred, suspended or arrested. (Overall, the state’s disbarment rate for attorneys is less than 1%.) (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Aug. 6-8, 2001).
... says the Miranda warning.
Which is all well and good, but if the one appointed to you turns out to be a crook or useless or the town drunk, well, that doesn't matter, because the State has done what it says it will do.
As always, it's "how much justice can you afford"?
... is that of more stable doors being bolted...
I don't use an iPad, but in recent months I've read through the entirity of Iain M Banks' sci-fi books, the whole "Prelude to Dune" series and just finished Frank Herbert's Dune (with the rest of the series to come) on the Kindle software on my Motorola Moto G without problem.
It takes all of a couple of seconds to switch the phone on from standby and re-open the Kindle app and I charge the phone when I go to bed.
And, of course, I don't have to carry around two devices when I only need one.
PS and it cost £120 and does a lot more than just let me read books...
So you're paying for something that looks like a tablet, feels like a tablet, but doesn't do what a tablet does, meaning it's more cost-effective to buy a bloody tablet and install the Kindle app on it...
If you want, you can then lock it down (and if your kids learn how to bypass the lock, congraulations, you've just contributed to their education!)
Ah, come on. Obviously some El Reg Sub-ed stuck "Police" into their image bank search and that one popped out, so they stuck it in because it had some vague relevance to the story.
What else do you expect?
... the wrong sort of drone.
(Should have been one of the ones that carry Hellfire missiles...)
So you can prove that someone being caught committing a crime on CCTV *will* ensure that we get "justice"?
No, didn't think so...
Why? When they can annoy us with another massive, pointless (and massively pointless) Hero Image...
No doubt that will include politicians.
(Although the NSA might have other thoughts about that...!)
... a solution in search of a problem!
How many of these are going to end up slung in the back of a drawer after a week/ month/ year?
"... but I appear to have mithlaid the thupplith..."
I'm sure you mean you want something that you can Share and Enjoy! (tm)
> if an app's settings say it will share your location then it shares your location?
The problem is not what the app says, nor even, necessarily, what it does.
The problem is that you are automatically opted *in* to such a thing instead of getting a choice of whether or not you want to allow it.
> it must say a bit about the intelligence of the people using hook-up apps, if they think they don't need to skin up properly
That's not necessarily a failure in intelligence, it may well be a failure in education.
As has already been mentioned, the "abstinence only" nonsense has been shown to put those who undergo it at greater risk because when the wheels (or underwear!) comes off, they don't have the knowledge of how to protect themselves from STIs.
Then, of course, you have certain religions who teach that using a condom is wrong (even though even the Vatican has accepted that it's ok to use one to avoid catching HIV) or those in such religions who blatantly lie and claim that they won't prevent against such infections.
It's shocking that there are people in this world who will quite happily put others at risk simply to try to enforce their religious "principles" :-(
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