Of course they're not actually stealing it from the ransomware scum but from the victim, who won't get their files decrypted and will likely have to pay twice.
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I did start one yesterday because this whole thing is a farce. Although I feel that petitions themselves are pretty rubbish tools - so, a petition has 150,000 signatures. There are 64 million people in the UK. What do the other 99.8% of the population think? A petition tells you nothing because you don't know a) how many people have seen it, and b) how many of those people oppose it or how many don't care. Of course a petition with 32 million (genuine) signatures might be a different matter.
Anyway, here it is: https://www.change.org/p/bank-of-england-keep-using-tallow-to-produce-polymer-bank-notes
I'm actually rather happy with my old Brother DCP-9040 colour laser multifunction. It's been working fine for several years, and it was even better when I found out that I could reset the toner levels with a few button pushes. The current set of toners are on about their third reset and still seem to be going strong!
Unfortunately I found this out a little late and have disposed of a couple of sets previously without realising that they were probably still two thirds full!
I think in this case it looks like they're patenting the idea of silencing the ringer by briefly pressing the power button, while also still allowing the 'phone to be turned off by holding the power button for longer - both of which are things iPhones do, hence the infringement.
I received the email today (4th August). It says "We are also updating the Microsoft Privacy Statement. These updates are described on our FAQ page here, and are effective as of August 2, 2016." (i.e. two days ago), and also that "If you do not agree, you can choose to discontinue using the products and services, and close your Microsoft account before these terms become effective." <- bit late now!
I was recently attending an occasion at a village hall and went to pour some water from the kettle into my cup to make a coffee, only to discover that someone had brewed tea in the kettle (just a normal plastic kettle). Someone obviously thought it was a very efficient idea (presumably there was no teapot around or something). I wasn't so impressed.
I don't really understand tea. However you make it it tastes horrible (weak brown leaf water) so I don't know why people get so uppity about it. Making tea is a strange game. The only winning move is not to play (and make some nice coffee instead).
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