Re: Reality sets in.
....tell him the lost followers are the South Americans he has turned back at the border.
12 posts • joined 19 Jul 2015
It seems that the more advances made in technology, the more we are steered towards asinine ideas..
Let's see....take a rudimentary piece of software, suggest to dimwit politicians some 'cost benefits' and lobby for it.
Then...patent the method....voila, new billion $ company is born.
Any contractor (who is a developer worth their salt) will be able to fool this system. A good 'exercise' for AI learning to keep computer busy...or a little code to do one's own keystrokes....
Why pick on contractors only...what about employees, the numbers which must be greater than contractors. Time theft by employees is probably even more rampant.
This should be added to the Wall of Useless Technology Applications...along with IoT...
As the Police say "Any step you take....any move you make ..... I'll be watching you"
"My mantra is keep one of everything when possible to avoid the need of everything !"
I try to keep 2 of everything (a la Noah's ark) so that: 1) items don't get lonely 2) they might spawn one day and produce little ones, 3) If one fails when needed, I'll have backup
Have too many small items...cables, etc.. to list, but in addition:
1200, 2400, 4800, 5200 modems ( 3 Com ... )
laplink software and cable, developer kits for Lotus, MSDN, Sniffer, PharLap, BoundsChecker, etc.
Novell Netware 4 and all NLMs
complete token ring network - hub, MAUs, cards, cables
AS/400 + CRT + O/S + keyboard
a working HP Laserjet 4+ (still being used)
The Canadian link for Social Insurance Number (SIN ) responsibility/usage is at:
The algorithm for generating numbers is known, as it is used by companies( e.g. banks) to validate a given SIN. Having a secret algorithm to generate a SIN does not help the situation. No matter how the SIN is generated, at some point, the number is given to a bank or employer or credit check bureau. Hence, if these companies' security is breached, we are in the same situation. The resolution to not perpetuating this problem is via better processes, not technology. If the numbers were not easily associated to names, this problem would not exist. For example, one could post a list of 50 SINs which are generated by the public algorithm. No one would be able to determine 1) who the SINs belong to and 2) if the SINs were in use. So a list containing only these 50 numbers means nothing.
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