Re: 650 willing crowd subjects
As an alternative, they could test it on people attending the Oscars ceremony, and see how many matches they get to wanted sex offenders.
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Sounds wonderful, but unfortunately without concrete examples of how to do this, it sounds just like every other buzzword-bingo management presentation I've ever attended, where they exhort us drones to "maximise this, synergise that, and leverage the other", then leave us to work out the actual mechanics of implementing their fluffy ideals.
(To be fair to Doctor B, I didn't attend the presentation at the IRISSCERT conference in Dublin, Ireland last week, so it may be the article that lacks the information, rather than her presentation. But lacking the information still is </yodamode> )
True confession time :
A few years ago I was issued with a works laptop, to be able to do on-call at home. After a while this became my primary home computer .
As time went on, I found that the volume on any videos or music was getting lower and lower, to the point of inaudibility. Checked the Windows control-panel: volume set to max. Checked the volume on Youtube, or the media-player (as appropriate) : also set to max. Searched online for other possibilities. No obvious other problem. Eventually concluded that the in-built speakers must be on their way out.
Mentioned the problem to one of my friends (occupation : phone monkey for a large bank). He took 10 seconds to locate and turn up the physical volume dial, on the right-hand side of the laptop, next to where my mouse hand normally did its mouse-wiggling-stuff.
I’d been gradually knocking the volume down over several months – but as I had always had a desktop til then, I never realised some laptops had an actual volume dial.
I recently applied for a credit card (obviously I don't need any loan, given the whopping pay packet my employers give me (Joke Alert), but how else do you build a good credit rating for a mortgage?) from Barclaycard, who have now sent me the 'credit agreement' doc (the legal bit you sign and post back to them by snail-mail).
Upon inspection I find this has, printed on the back, all my 'personal details' from the online aplication form : name, address, phone no (ok so far)... d.o.b. (er...), employer and gross salary (cough !), account number and sort code for my current account (choke !), and - I shit you not - the supposedly-only-known-to-me 'Security Word' that I specified.
What a bunch of retards.
A fairly high percentage of the UK is covered in leaf litter at the moment, so it's not really that surprising that the stick was found in a pile of them.
(Source : personal experience, from having spent much of yesterday tidying the garden.)
Paris, because she knows about having a tidy garden.
Another trap for the stupid.
So now, if you lose your wallet, not only do you have no access to funds, you can't ring anyone to ask for help.
Even if you're on a night out with friends, you can't buy any more beers, and won't be able to borrow your taxi fare* home from them, because they won't have any way to access solid cash either.
(*You won't be able to catch the last bus because your bus ticket is now on your phone, too.)
Maybe soon they'll fit your front door with an electronic lock that you need to swipe with your phone, so you can be locked out all night to boot ?
Obviously most of the sheep enthusiastically embracing this Brave New World have never heard the phrase 'Single Point Of Failure'.
Personally I'll stick with the convenient payment system that is bits-of-paper-with-a-picture-of-the-Queen-on, thanks.
"...raging wildfires aside, the food and weather and health service are generally much better"
I think you forgot the wine, public transport, education system, housing, and general quality of life.
The French cops are still a bunch of racist twunts who don't give a damn about liberte, egalite, or fraternite, though.
Let's assume each dross-monkey is paid $30K/pa.
Farcebook is currently raking in ~$8 BEEEELLLION profit per year.
So they're spending just over 1/20th of 1% (0.0005625) of their profit to fight terror.
Wow, thanks guys, we knew we could rely on you
...to be a bunch of twunts.
I suspect the downvotes are people who can't work out whether DAM is agreeing with the general or not, just because he doesn't describe the general as an "anti-semitic scumbag" or similar. So they assume that DAM must also be anti-semitic, because outrage is a commentard's default setting.
(Reminds me of when I saw the Bloodhound Gang in Leeds, shortly after two Leeds United players (Woodgate & Bowyer) were charged with beating the crap out of an Asian lad, & the singer's opening line was :
"Hello Leeds !
Good to see so many of you here - I thought you'd all be out beating up Asians !
I can see you're not sure whether to applaud that joke or not..." )
Amen. In 20 years of canal boat holidays I've been to an awful lot of English towns - and a lot of awful English towns - but never to any that were more awful than Trowbridge (not even Stoke).
If you ever get stuck there for an evening, just go straight to the Wetherspoons - it is the only vaguely-decent pub in town, so don't waste your time looking for any better ones.
Escape, if you can -> ->
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