Re: What I'd like to know
It was reported as being armoured - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/21/prince-philip-should-face-prosecution-if-liable-says-woman-injured-in-crash and many other news outlets.....
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I remember reading Stephenson's book 'Zodiac" (an amusing 'eco-thriller' -
“I had to ride slow because I was taking my guerrilla route, the one I follow when I assume that everyone in a car is out to get me. My nighttime attitude is, anyone can run you down and get away with it. Why give some drunk the chance to plaster me against a car? That's why I don't even own a bike light, or one of those godawful reflective suits. Because if you've put yourself in a position where someone has to see you in order for you to be safe--to see you, and to give a fuck--you've already blown it... We had a nice ride through the darkness. On those bikes we were weak and vulnerable, but invisible, elusive, aware of everything within a two-block radius.”
Baker said in response that while any abuses like that would be "deplorable and highly unsatisfactory", systems involving medical records do require people to have access to it "in order to do their jobs: the same could be said of any receptionist or administrator in any healthcare system".
So I must admit to being a little puzzled abut what Sidhu is in court for and the line of questioning. If she had been told and took no action then there is some culpability, if she but the questioning of someone who "is on its on the startup's clinical advisory board"seems innaproptiate (but then lawyers get paid by the hour).
Maybe someone more enlightened can explain?
SNAFU with their 'security' (ho ho - hence the icon) anyway.
The moral - don't use a company that relies on FB for support. I can understand why some very small businesses might see it as a cheap way of supporting contact and detail (although they are probably incorrect) but any large company or anyone I want to put an order in with - not a snowwballs chance in hell.
A company I occasionally worked for as a student during holidays had a staff terrier (small, enthusiastic, hairy, 4 legs, worked for nuts (dog) and a cleared small spaces). Old buildings, seats seem to be prepared to at least try everything once, so if a power cable did not get them, 'Martha' did.
No real IT component, although I did code up their accounting system in 'Basic' - ahh the year of modules getting comments in different styles (we had 'Nazi' - 'YOU Vill report inconsistency', 'TREK - 'beam me up accents' - and everything a slightly bored 18 year old who had found out about documentation could think of or had seen on TV the night before. All ran on a PET - for about 12 years I believe - but never suffered from a rat outage that I know of .)
TBF you can run your own code - on your own machine, but I suspect their later problem (as they see it) is that despite problems with vetting Apple's service, for many (maybe most) people, the even less well regulated world of the Google store is worse.
Maybe the time has come for an independent auditing organisation that takes a lower percentage and pdes a better jb than Apple - it would not be anti competitive
The US legal system is puzzling (well maybe) in its inconsistencies. While I applaud this type of action and the outcomes, a combination of a plea system that is open to misuse (especially if you are not extremely rich) and the 'inexplicable' excusing of many of its prominent citizens behaviour is bizarre. Law vs Justice (and justice comes a poor second).
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