they''re crap devices anyway............we have a 30% failure rate on our Surface Book / Surface Book 2 machines
its got to the stage that I'm on first name terms with Microsoft's support desk contractors
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There's massive potential for a Windows-replacement in the NHS
We're having to migrate a vast number of machines away from Win7 at present. If Emis, Vision, SystmOne and all the associated peripheral softwares could be made to run on ReactOS then there would be the chance of a major shift in what we do
"Like all companies in China, Huawei is subject to Chinese Communist Party control at the highest levels and must submit to compelled assistance laws on espionage, forcing firms and their workers to help spies and other state employees. [b] Most western nations have similar laws.[/b]"
Just exactly which western countries have laws forcing their companies to commit or assist in espionage?
Your comment is an unfounded anti-western piece of false rhethoric. Does the author live in China
I can remember meeting him briefly years ago: my father did the brickwork for what was then the new the office in Ilchester (they've since moved on to the current site)
Seemed a nice bloke. One of my schoolmates wrote some of the early manuals, especially for the bikes - he thought the same about him.
truth is, the researchers are looking at this from the wrong angle.
What is needed is a search function that will match face and body pictures across multiple girl profiles - if you could trail the history of a particular face, or tattoo - or group of faces - as they tour around the UK then it would aid a lot in tracking the workings of these trafficking gangs. The same with the backgrounds: the real hope there is that a search index can be built of flats/houses/bedrooms which will link girls to specific pimping groups, not hotels.
As I said earlier, you'd have a lot of wasted effort because of the high rate of use of fake.stolen photos.
But.........if you could index the Adultwork and Vivastreet sites on a daily basis, capture the profile photos and phone numbers, run the faces and bodies through recognition process, and then index the rooms so that profiles can be linked then you'd be a long way down the road of getting a handle on how these bastards work
Something I forgot to say in my last post.....
the reality is that few trafficked women are touted through hotels nowadays anyway (at least in the UK).
The ones who are taken on tours around the country tend to use short term lets from AirBNB or (more often) Booking.com, while the longer term "popup" brothels tend to rent flats or houses for 3/4 months from dodgy rental agencies who don't ask for references - often run by immigrants.
There's an inherent problem in the theory.........
The reality is a large of photos used for trafficked girls don't actually show the victim: a reverse image search (Yandex is best) shows that around 60-70% of girls advertised on Vivastreet in the UK actually use photos stolen from other websites - which equates to around 80-90% of foreign girls listed
Doing the same test on Adultwork shows a lower number of fakes, but the girls on AW are less likely to be trafficked
"even though the Champagne method was invented here."
The champagne method was first documented as being used in Somerset (for cider, not wine), but at a Clunaic (i.e. French controlled) abbey. They may well have been using a process with a much earlier, undocumented, origin
One day, China, the Arab block, Russia et al are going to turn this on its head.
All they need to do it announce a new regime of sanctions against Israel, and then fine any US company that breaches them.
Apple, Microsoft, most of the defence companies.......a $billion or two from each would soon make the trumptons sit up and think
Well if you crowd-fund me I'll start the X7 Reuseable Rocket Corporation
I'm sure there would be more chance of developing a workable product than that bunch with the Sinclair Spectrum retread
If everyone in the USA and Europe would give me £10 I'll guarantee a flyable demonstrator one day.
I don't understand why anyone went into this expecting a usable product. These delays shouldn't be any surprise.
In his heyday, Sinclair's products were all at least one of:
late, badly designed, hare-brained, faulty, unsafe, unreliable or just plain crap.
Why did anyone think this would be different?
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