Re: Seems like standard diplomatic practice
On the contrary, the Germans are just as likely to spy on their own friends!
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"...IT staff failed for months to renew a digital certificate for the device..."
Actually, it's more likely that IT staff completed the required paperwork for renewal in plenty of time, but said paperwork probably just got bogged down in accounts payable bureaucracy. A company the size of Equifax probably doesn't pay it's bills particularly frequently, and likely has many hoops to jump through to get money spent.
....when the facts are contrary to their political leanings/opinions. Just like we keep hearing "far-right nutters" but *never* "far-left nutters", of which there are plenty. Remember "political correctness" and all the baggage that goes with it (mustn't say particular words in case we offend the little petals, and the fact that there are about 24 genders these days, no more just male and female) - that's all from the far-left nutters. But no-one mentions it.
Are you, or have you ever been, a customer of Telstra, or are you just spouting off the common, but generally unjustified, bile that seems to be fashionable? I ask because, as a long term domestic customer of theirs, I have found their service to be reliable, and their customer service to be damn good. In the few times I have had problems with my connection, their response has been nothing short of excellent. Admittedly their prices are a little higher than other providers, but their competitors' service is far worse.
Finally, someone with some knowledge on this issue. A private company cannot, under the constitution, issue a "Fine"; only a court of law can, after being found guilty of an offence. DO NOT pay the "fine". See what happens. Nothing will happen. If everyone does this, they'll have no choice but to go away.
We would like to thank Mr Chris Vickery for finding this glaring error of ours and pointing it out to us so we could save our company from total annihilation. We would like to pay Mr Vickery's company for his efforts, and we hereby pay him the grand sum of $1000 (one millisecond's worth of our profits).
"In addition to having a reputation for being a bullying, sexist place to work, Uber faces countless lawsuits for trying to jam its way into unwelcome markets, screw both its customers and its drivers, and develop numerous systems that targeted rivals and critics." - A few people at the top make $hundreds of millions at the expense of many employees and customers. Need some more $millions? Screw a few more staff and/or customers. Not making enough $millions? Move to another company, take a multi-million $payout, and try again. Rinse and repeat.
The USA is probably the best place in the world for multi-millionaires and billionaires, but if you have no money you might as well be living in a 3rd world country, such as North Korea.
One of the online newspapers I regularly read, recently introduced an ad-blocker-blocker. If they detected an ad-blocker, they put up their screen advising how to disable the adblocker, then refresh the screen. Unfortunately, they have implemented it in such a poor way, that even when I disable my ad-blocker, they still won't let me view their content as they think the blocker is still active. Fine, I won't read your website, and you won't get my clicks, despite me being willing to give you a chance. Brisbanetimes.com.au I'm looking at you.
tedleaf: "If their I.t boys are anything p ke the ones I have met,they probably can't tell the difference even if they had the code to examine,I have found them to be pig ignorant entitled time fillers,who get upset when you ask them to explain,even roughly what all the code does,seeing as how simple a task it's doing..."
- Maybe, but I'll bet they could write English properly.
Ooops, so I was inaccurate, but I was only out by a factor of 1000 :-/ ! But even so, the principle is the same - the (private) power generating companies' priorities are 1. Make as much money as possible. 2. Supply power reliably to everyone. Seems their priorities need to be re-arranged by law. This is why, IMO, essential services (power, water, etc) should NEVER be privatised, but in most places it's already too late.
During the power demand peak, the spot price of electricity rose to around $14,000 per kw/h. The real reason they didn't switch on the Pelican Point gas generator to take up the shortfall, was simply because by switching it on, the spot price of electricity would have plummeted (supply and demand principles), and those (private) power generating companies would have made less money. For those companies, denying people their power was more profitable than ensuring supply.
Any company (or person) who switches everything over to the NBN will have to make sure they don't need faxes, because once you're on NBN, you can't get faxes, unless you keep one of those old-fashioned copper phone lines, for which the idea of NBN is to replace completely. And yes, some people/companies still rely on faxes.
Gurpreet Gujral, director of contact centres at Three, said the decision to appoint a "specialist customer services partner" for some of our customer service operations in Glasgow will ensure the "best possible experience" for customers.
Andy Parker, chief exec of Capita, said: “This partnership is a demonstration of Capita’s continuing commitment to delivering outstanding customer management for our clients across a wide range of sectors."
If they really do believe it, they should be sacked for incompetence!
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