847 posts • joined 18 Jun 2008
Re: Not a new thing
Besides, .NET "killed" COM so for the last 20 years COM hasn't been cool, meaning we have a new cohort of developers who can re-invent this wheel all-over again and think it's new.
They didn't kill it off, they just wrapped it! Many years ago I was paid money to write a tool to automatically insert graphs of process data into a powerpoint slide deck.
There are many easier "open-source"-ish ways to do this, but no, this tool *Had* to be 100% pure Microsoft+Windows. So, .NET is was, except, except: For some critical functionality, possibly the creation of the graph object, one had to burrow down and call COM "By Hand", using the ancient windows "handle"-syntax and all!
I wonder why is this industry seemingly so uniquely susceptible to this tendency to reject the past instead of learning from it ?
Most IT projects fails miserably. People don't want to remember stress, failure and pain so they eventually become Pavlovian-Conditioned to always "look forward"?
Yale Weds: Just some system maintenance, nothing to worry about. Yale Thurs: Nobody's smart alarm app works
Re: Not Surprised
To get in my workplace, you have to force entry. It's that simple.
That's probably the most important point of having a lock. If the place is burgled, we want evidence of the burglary so that the insurance pays up.
With the IOT-crap dropping its knickers on every occasion, and the police IT-skills being what they are for the foreseeable future, it might be hard to prove an illegal entry.
Re: If this guy has chosen not to install one of those ...
Then he probably wouldn't say "my property" and would probably be yelling at his landlord, instead of Yale
The average Daily Mail reader would absolutely say "my property" about their rented room in a shared flat a good 40 minutes walk from the tube!
Just in time ...
for The Alien Invasion Fleet!
What could be more embarrassing for a Russian spy: Their info splashed online – or that they drive a Lada?
Re: The Spy Game is changing
One thing we know is that here in the UK, we were very good at catching enemy agents and persuading them to work for us.
What is going on is that the UK and allies realised that the current crop of potential double-agents, just so neatly being served up just for the taking, are generally a bunch of bums that will only drain ressources and cannot be relived upon anything except to create vast troubles for The West, like, f.ex. Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi (codeword "Curveball"), Ahmed Chalabi and probably numerous others that we have not heard about yet.
See? Putins security state really *wanted* Western Intelligence to arrest and "turn" all of these non-performing agents into "assets", thus keeping "us" busy with nothing (at best) for a decade or more, with luck getting us into another debacle in the middle east or Asia.
Except, Our Side smelled the ruse and blew the setup onto the Internet, thus leaving the Russians stuck with their deadwood (and blocking the path for "our" representatives using one of them to get "us" into another stupid adventure).
Maybe our intelligence services are smarter than they appear to be?
Re: And then billed 3 extra hours?
It still baffles me that they would spend money to make the scope slower? Why not just offer the 100MHz version only?
Price Bracketing - Most people will prefer to pay more for the higher performance version over the basic cheap(est) version. The existence of a cheap model "justifies" the higher priced ones. For this strategy to work, the cheap version of course has to exist so they will make one with minimum effort invested. Sports bicycle suppliers does this all the time.
Sometimes suppliers also have several so-so product variants which merely exists to funnel sales towards "The Original", "The One That Just Works", like Absolute Vodka (or Garmin) are doing.
Re: "using people's cellphone numbers, provided for 2FA to target them with adverts"
Which is really terrifying when you consider political campaigns.
Politics is one thing, but, it is slow and inefficient; How about not bothering with the political process at all, since one could be getting a reasonable solid list of people being homos, left-wing, jewish, female + about town + muslim, not-swedish-enough - and then sending the thicko boys round to sort them out and really explain things to them!?
All it takes, for anyone today, to run ones own private morality police service is: A FB business account, a little money, some nutters who like violence and some targeted advertising.
Hillary, The Loser! Nah, The Great One would not repeat a loser strategy and become associated with it, lest it rubs off on his greatness. No big thinking needed: Donald Trump is axing the Cyber Czar just because it is (he thinks) something Obama invented.
Obama == Bad Person -> Everything Obama did is BaD!
Re: A gun is involved in every single mass shooting.
Isn't it time to make it harder to acquire firearms?
Why? Americans whacking other Americans is statistically a very rare occurrence, it totally drowns in all the non-Americans casually whacked by Americans while going about their normal business!
As a non-American I'd say: Let 'em have their guns and eat it too!
Re: neurodiverse ?
.... a word that allows stupid people to get jobs too, ....
Well, what are the alternatives!? We used to have "room in the bottom line" to some dumb-bells to Q&A check the electrical cords, serve tea and whatever. Then business got the competition disease, the underperformers got fobbed off onto the local councils, then government caught the competition virus with an asian mutation a.k.a. Vengeance, then we filled up the social security budget allocations as well as the housing estates with useless lads and lad-ettes, and now we are going full cirkle and employing them again.
Which is good and at least progress, in my book.
And whatever you do - save 20% of your after tax salary in a few investment accounts. "Retire" at 40!
Re: Mr Robot
I think hot-desking is too soft on them.
You want task specific workstations, TaskStations(tm), so that the peons will need to circulate from station to station to complete one workflow. It is important that not all information is transferred between TaskStations(tm) so the peons must bring notes at all time.
You want individual position tracking to measure if anyone are hanging around with nothing to do.
You want to have about 10% less TaskStations(tm) than is required for the workload to encourage a healthy spirit of competition amongst the peons - and to always have some slackers recorded in the movement stats.
For the final touches, You probably want individual life insurances on the peons made out with your tax-exempt shell corporation as the beneficiary. Maybe the one that specialises in organ harvesting?
Perhaps we can make the TaskStations coin-operated? For added value, one can get the people who designs parking payment machines to create the usage fee structure?
-- Oi, Where is the cat-icon!?
Can I buy life insurance on that guy?
I just feel lucky today!
Better fake news, just what we need!
The world simply craves better fake footage of fake gas attacks on civilians.
- and perfectly believable-, trustworthy- and totally honest-looking politicians talking in front of Yuuge Crowds that totally exists!
- Everyone with some ressources will soon run their publicly released video footage through monopolised video servers that removes the "tells" from their lying faces.
- A while later, I'd guess 2030 thereabouts, presidents, pop-stars politicians and those leading media-personalities known for nothing in particular will not even exists outside of The Cloud.
- Why should they? They are all there to divert attention away from power, not to exercise it!
Time to pull the plug!
I once worked on a project who actually procured a huge SUN Blade Server ("My Preciousss" to the Build-BOFH) to finish the running of build, install and regression tests for several versions of a custom Linux Distro on about 40 different targets overnight.
There were web pages for each project, target device and whatnot showing the results of the builds. They had like 6 people employed just to keep the tests running.
I'd say that pretty good software was produced there. Today, one could pop most of the heavy lifting into in the cloud running it on a 'pay-per-build'-basis, so there are no good excuses, really.
Re: 'source level' reactions and reactivity addition
*ALSO* likely to cause an uncontrolled reaction and *EXPLOSION*
I think nobody will notice a mere Teraton "nuke" going off near a black hole - too noisy there. With all those GeV X-rays being sloshed about by that mass being sucked in and the polar mass ejections at about light speed.
Who Cares if it is "correct"?
It's a model, we can calculate and even predict stuff with it, quite a lot of stuff actually. Which means it is a very good model. When a more "correct" model comes along, we can calculate and predict even better. Even then "Einstein" will still work, just like Newton and Maxwells models still work as long as one is not doing Quantum Electrodynamics (where they kinda work).
Well, this is interesting, first we're going to see legislation,
No. Eventually, after a long time and many tribulations, we are going to see legislation. Which is the proper way we do things around "here" - ass-about-tits.
What the article actually says is that the TLA ghouls wants the tech providers to give them access *without* legislation. Kinda as a favour, like. It's not like the same TLA's would turn right around and skewer their new tech friends once their classified personnel records are in China or something and Congress for once wants to see someone under the bus over it!
Re: When I was eighteen...
On older “wyse” CRT “smart” ascii terminals, one of the magical esc-sequences would set the line scan frequency to zero.
Dumping a raw binary on such a terminal would often yield a quite satisfying ‘Blam’, the spillage of coffee and loud swearing, all accompanied by a happy cloud of grey smoke.
One could dump files to other terminals using a message feature of the OS. These features combined eventually caused the extinction of the Wyse species of CRT terminal.
Re: 'My hosts file is currently 12,492 lines long'
Book a flight or hotel room or buy anything online and dozens of slurpers are being fed, with nothing you or I can do about it sadly...
I think in Qubes-OS one can create a "use-once/ephemeral" domain for that kind of thing. You are tracked while browsing, but every time you shut down your browser within the "internet shopping domain" everything is reset and on the next shopping mission, your browser looks totally new.
"They" always get your IP address and "User Agent String"; no cookies, pixels, cached data and whatnot that the marketing scum relies on will be preserved. Which is Something.
Re: Private Piracy, Arrr
AND avoiding Microsoft's accursed ribbon
MS-Office on MacOS is not exactly stable, in my experience. I actually like the "dumb" tools that came with the MacOS (KeyNote, Pages, Numbers) because they are simple and not cluttered. Everyone and dog, though, uses MS-Word.
That's why Open Source has enterprise value.
In my experience, the lack of licensing and license management is what really crate enterprise value for FOSS. With FOSS people can build systems and even sell them without managing 30+ different licenses and run about 5+ generally retarded licence managers that must be massaged alle the time to be able to run whatever they manage the license for. Goons from FAST won't kick down the doors to the shop either.
OTOH - Vastly expensive, proprietary, infrastructure software (Oi VmWare, Oracle) has "Getting the BOFH installed on the board"-value. What they don't teach in Management School: To be part of the solution, one first has to become a key part of the problem!
Anyway - Sometimes only "proprietary" will really do the job, I would personally be really stressed designing things for manufacturing in some volume using KiCAD and Spice rather than using Altium Designer and ComSol.
Re: TBH I'd thought they solved this problem decades ago.
Then the hobbyists get them -
The hobbyists needs to get them first or there will be no high-end market. The place where I work, they are very much into Big-Money, Big-Systems CAD from Dassault. Including 3D visualisation.
The trouble is that none of it works very well.
One reason that none of it works very well is that very, very, few people have the money combined with the lack of sense to "invest" in these tools. So the developers constantly runs into "new situations" every time they deploy something (The CAD workstations even have to use some special version nVidia graphics card which is about 2000 EUR ... If they had just stuck with normal, high-end, gamer-card compatibility, those would have been faster, cheaper and there would even be fixed drivers and support). Another reason is that most people "investing" in these high-end boutique tools are people like the F-35 project, with unlimited tax-payer funding and which does not have to deliver anything that really works for another 3-4 generations of engineers. Powerpoints and beautiful sims will do just fine.
In "IT" I think it is more effective to go relatively low-end, where the volume is and people will accept limitations and faults, in order to get sufficient design iterations and volume needed to be able to also market a reliable high-end product for the professional market. The opposite strategy of Tesla.
Re: TBH I'd thought they solved this problem decades ago.
I always figured this "augmented reality" stuff would be great for overlaying diagrams of hardware...
The market for that is ... like 100 pieces per year - maybe. To get the volume up and push costs down where the "professional" price point would work out, they simply have be be able to render bouncing titties and bums accurately - that is where the volume is!
Re: I've got a bad feeling about this.
The third instalment of Half Life 2?
Re: "does this read more like an ad-icle"
Every single time I have turned a stop tap on the plumbing in this house it has failed to work and required it be replaced.
These valves are crap and needs to be operated every 3 months or so or they will seize.
Same with the main shutoff valves. It is always a good show to have a leak, then go to the water mains shutoff to turn it off and it will not budge, then one applies a pipe wrench to the thing and the handle comes off. Good thing that there are usually two valves on the water meter :).
Re: It's not that popular
? porting / Linux on OS/2 ?
Slackware Linux tar.gz packages, as everyone knows there was no software for OS/2 Warp except C/C++ compilers and REXX ...
this is like telling someone never to use apt-get, yum or rpm on Linux. sure, if apt-get or the installed package is pwned, so are you, but that’s to be expected.
No, In My Opinion, it is like telling someone not to use Slackware "tar.gz" packages and "Make-Install" on a Debian system (or installing site-wide Python packages with "pip install" on any system) because the odds are that at some point ones digital knickers will end up in a twist and then one has to fix it. Somehow.
Mac's are almost FreeBSD but not quite.
Re: It's not that popular
I learned the lesson already with OS-2 Warp: "Porting totally and always and forever sucks. Use the native OS instead if you really need a package."
This used to be hard, we used to have dedicated Linux servers and those really twitchy Windows X-Servers with wonky fonts to run Linux programs on the corp-rat desktop. Today virtualisation makes it super easy.
With VM-Ware today one kan keep Linux in the background and run Linux programs on Linux, as the gods intended, by using "Unity" view. Cut & Paste works too. Drag & Drop files also.
Keeping the mac clean of Linux / FOSS build-dependencies, "random" libs and other garbage, all that being wrapped up safely inside the VM. That makes the IT support people so much more tolerant of us deviants running FOSS on their macs. Also keeps the mac running.
Symantec has long been the elefant graveyard of software. Where failing products eventually go to become bloated up zombies roaming the virtual landscapes, hunting down and sucking up all ressources.
Symantec products are one of the enduring stains left over from "Centralised <whatever>".
It is a rule that there is always at last one of these gateways for teleporting garbage into the workings of any organisation, established in the name of "Efficiency". Of course, by the Beancounters.
Easy: They didn't put it in any contract. Companies mention lots of goodies at the job interview, they rarely write more than a generic employment contract so it all given at the discretion of the business.
Pretty much everyone working has been screwed over at least once on that account.
I am looking around now because the tax issues that were promised to be fixed before my specialist tax reduction ran out and this not being placed in the contract were (of course) not fixed in the end.
Sure one can:
Just wait for the Private Equity (PE) to swoop in, do a leveraged buyout by borrowing against (inflated) assets and (imaginary) future earnings, then award 80% of the borrowed capital to management using stock options and share buybacks, then take the business private for a while and when it is ready to sink for real, re-list it and sell it off in "The Market".
Thanks to ZIRP / NIRP it is possible to borrow endlessly against anything.
Re: As if
Before the 'selective' targeting there were fewer civilian deaths.
Bollocks! The "terrorist / civillian" ratio in the drone wars is about the same as the "nazi / civilian" ratio that granddad managed to achieve - using far less ressources and gobbledygook to justify it - dropping dumb bombs over Dresden and Hamburg.
If we wanted fewer civilian deaths we could hang a few of "our side" for the same warcrimes that we hung most of the losers for. I'd bet that would put some much needed discipline and professionalism into the war-"game".
The tragedy is that there is no personal nor any career risks to droning some 3'rd worlders so, why not?
Re: 6000 civilian deaths
People die because of being in the wrong place at the wrong time,
Seems to me that: People die because of *us* being in *all* the wrong places at the wrong time!
Why does a 1'st world nation spend it's youth, talent, ressources and never mind those billions of USD obsessing on the ways of a bunch of 3'rd worlders in far-flung places that are basically no threat at all to anyone?
Especially IF that other "we", our "allies" and those "intelligence"-community factions bent on regime change did not arm them and point them in the general direction of someone "we" don't like and then every.single.time once again are shocked and surprised (since nobody ever gets fired or even shot for these things) when "our terrorist freedom fighters" turn out to be just "terrorists fighting freedom" - like, egg.actly as it said on the tin!
Institutionalised stupidity is what this whole "war on terror" has become. And with Mr. Flip-Flop Double-Down on Failure now running the show, it can only get worse. It is not a big wonder that democracy doesn't exactly has the ring of quality that it used to have!
Re: It bears repeating: Building a CPU that runs C fast considered harmful.
Huge saving in memory.
Hah, that would be the day. Java is well known for first consuming all memory available to it and then consuming all disk space available to 'java.util.logging.Logger' while whining about it - in many places, because to the common idiiet Java-developer, one can never just log to the standard facility*.
Guess that must be because it is written in C and not because nobody ever really managed to write something decent and nice in Java!
*) I made about 7 kEUR in one year for on-call only because of this feature as a mini-BOFH. So, its not all bad and I see how and why someone might like Java.
Re: Why do I need Windows?
I find Wine necessary for the pre-web-app version of YNAB and for LT-Spice. It nice to have the possibility to not have windows sitting around on a computer.
Re: Virtualisation made it irrelevant
Also, with the likes of VirtualBox or VMware, your sometimes don't get true throughput to the hardware,
Apart from Games, when do we actually, really, need that for any application where one is sat in front of the screen!?
The only software I know of that can suck the life out of a modern PC is "Catia V6" (and probably anything written in Java). "Getting to the metal" will not fix Catia V6 (nor Java), they suck dromedar butt per design.
"Altium Designer" and "Comsol", which are big packages, IMO, run just fine with the 3-5% overhead that the virtualisation gives.
Sure it is sadin principle to run the entire abomination-suite that is windows just for the sake of a few applications, but in my opinion, it is so much sadder to be struggling and striving to make something barely work in Wine, when one could just install and run that sucker in exactly the manner Bill Gates intended on an isolated Virtual Machine, getting away and off to enjoy the pub so much faster.
Time is precious, infinitely valuable, since we cannot buy more of it. Why waste it on dumb shit? It's only work, who cares how it happens? Nobody does, except purists and they are boring people to be with!
My passengers did not sign any consent thingie. My wife also didn't. Someone borrows the car, doesn't sign the consent form.
Re: Good until....
Afterwards, I realised that the bastard hadn't reset the pump and I was ripped off of £26.
Filling my Ford Mondeo station car in Andorra with cheap petrol, I noticed that the car's 50-liter tank would somehow hold 75 liters, but only while in Andorra. The tank-PFY just laughed.
Re: Google don't like pedestrians...
The Google AI secretly wants to wipe out humanity but is hindered by it's "Don't be Evil directive".
Right now it is rationalising that getting someone to play frogger on the motorway will drive ad-spots for the youtube (Fails!) and live-leak (Graphic!) market segmentations (which is not evil, just catering to the market), but soon it will prune it's convoluted decision-making network into the simpler, more satisfying "Lemmings"-configuration.
Re: Fs#king Pisa Airport!
Don't fill it. They will charge about 40 EUR for filling it for you, If one is hiring for work, one doesn't care so much since it just goes on the travel thingy anyway.
Pick the "return car empty"rental-option. Of course It is not empty and you will be donating some fuel to the rental company.
Third option is to refill along the motorway some distance away from the airport. Because motorway stations are easy to find, they usually work better and are staffed. The one at the airport - not som much, I find. The hiring company won't (yet) notice that the 15-20 km's worth of fuel in the filler pipe to the tank is missing. As long as the gauge shows "Full", it's good.
Re: Similar experience in the USA
They hadn't even considered locking unnamed kids in cages in a desert concentration camp at that stage.
Probably Privatised Camps - They also charge a hefty fee if you suddenly want your kid back. Compensation for loss of expected profit, probably. Like what would happen under TTIP rules.
We decided to relocate the daily stand-up progress & reporting meeting to an off-site location
go to the pub for a dedicated teamwork and facilitation session an extended lunch, as we had too many new user requirements no new requests, so we had to work hard on securing the alignment of stakeholder requirements within the global scope of the project and the organisational objectives just took it easy today.
Fixed it for ya, see? The long-winded version of "pub-binge" one can expense onto the project account!
The trick is to have the readers brains shut down 60-70% into the text.
The Alignment -
Each object represent a group of sigils from a very, very old language. It was discovered that when certain sigils are arranged according to the arcane rules of higher-space mathematics, their presence at precisely aligned space-time nodes will overlay properties of another universe, where CEO's come from into "our" universe, making the CEO's feel more at home, a lot less hungry and provide integrity support for the alien personality matrix imprinted upon the fragile human flesh. not the much sturdier stuff of "home".
Think of it as an incantation that creates a CEO-containment field.
Re: I agree with Musk
"Is there something inherent to biology (carbon) that makes it superior to artefacts (silicon) in nurturing intelligence".
Biology does not need software. Biology can adapt itself without invoking a huge bureaucracy, scores of developers, diversity committees and agile facilitators.
I also think it is very likely that biology is not the only way to build / grow an AI and maybe not the best way either. However, the writing of millions of lines of brittle code and running it on foot-ball sized areas of silicon is at best only a modelling effort, nothing "radically new" will likely come from all that effort because there is some physics missing that biology has and silicon is missing.
I believe that for an AI to really work as in being genuinely intelligent and not just a good simulation of intelligence, the computing has to happen inside of the fabric, not in the code. In a way similar to biology where genes describe the general layout of the "intelligence factory" and once that is built, the intelligence happens on it's own without any code being needed.
There is an interesting approach called "Reservoir Computing" where one does use materials directly as a computing fabric. It seems like "computing" is another "physics"-property of normal matter. This being the case, "all" one needs to do is to arrange the matter appropriately so that the physics can work. This is what biology figured out and the silicon+code approach per-design cannot do.
Now, "They" probably want exactly a clever simulation of intelligence rather than true intelligence because one can control and limit the simulation. "Their" vision is like seen in those SciFi movies where they have robots and AI while also having poor people and serious class divides. The real thing will be much harder to control and exploit. It might kick off and become an immortal Martin Luther King or Digital Jesus curing us from disease and poverty and then where would "we" be when rich or poor is just a matter of personal preference?
Re: I sure hope he is fired for the specified reasons
If you want to sack a guy because of nonperformance, have the guts to say so and act.
'tis not so easy and all that.
The CEO will always have a contract with his employer, likely the board. Parts of that contract would have been written by his own lawyers, which are probably quite competent. Therefore, If Intel wants to sack the CEO over "nonperformance", they will probably have to be quite specific on how the contract specified "performance" and how the CEO did not perform or they will be sued for breach of contract and whatever else is lying around for the CEO-side lawyers to gouge some flesh from.
The sacking team also have lawyers, equally competent. To get rid of the CEO, they will look at whatever they can find do to get around the "barriers" designed into his contract. This is what they found.
If one is worried about "undermine legitimate use of the anti-harassment tools", one should maybe blame the CEO in question because - in just about all of the leadership sackings I have observed - they always make an offer to the person involving something given in return for the leader seeking "new opportunities", "spending more time with the family", "seeking a different direction in life" - Or Else.
Presumably what happened is that they guy tried to play hard-ball, refused to fall on his sword as it were, then the Intel "relocation team" executed on the "Or Else" / blackmail part of their "amicable solution" offer.
When "they" want you to leave, your best strategy is to negotiate the deal! "They" will always find something in the end.
It needs a chainsaw!
Because- It’s too weak-looking and cute for anyone even hacking the thing, never mind fixing the security flaws.
Adding a little risk in the game will motivate both sides and some good YouTube stuff will come out of it as well.
Re: May want to do something with that training
Those are supposed to be the "elite" police forces?
No, they are not. Most of those police SWAT teams are made from good, olde, regular, "Sheriff Dwayne Pickles and Mates", who liked the raise and all that military kit they get for free via the 1033 Program because they have a SWAT team. At some point, a long time ago, they obviously started scraping the barrel on the staffing.
And that's only the police: The Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service all have SWAT teams.
Authorities acting like a bunch of kids: Everyone has to have a SWAT team! Everyone gets to be 'L33t and have a Real Soldier Gun and a Gold Star 'cause they are spechul! Amateur Hour all year around, basically.
Re: Yank Culture Issues
Guns are exactly what you need when confronting a (potential) armed psycho,
Why not some Howitzers? Or po-lice can learn from the Russians: Stich the entire building with a mobile 30 mm AA battery and let their god(s) sort the remains out (some assembly required, but, God is probably bored and likes a puzzle)? Flamethrowers? Space-junk dropped from orbit?
Soo much Potential to be afraid of that one can never be sure about having enough weaponry!
Why Not? Nobody challenges these things anymore, it is expected news, page 17 stuff like " dog bite postman" so it just becomes a routine check-box procedure where not much actual creativeness and skill is applied.
Re: I'm not so worried about the drones...
... loved ones getting arrested not for what we write, but what some AI believes we are thinking ...
Arresting? That would be getting off easy!
"We" are right now droning hundreds of people annually based on some religious belief that AI's can find terrorists based on very, very few samples of actual terrorists. Totally as would be expected the failure rate measured in "terrorist vs. collateral damage" is about the same as was achieved with the bombing of Dresden!
This special brand of lunacy is only rarely questioned or criticised by any serious media or politician!
Ignoring the morals, it should be concerning enough that every "population management technique" that is now being tried out on the "coloured people" in "the colonies" will eventually come back here and be used on us for the same purposes!
Indefinite Detention, Secret Courts, Secret Laws, Mass Surveillance, Militarised Police shooting anyone that looks wrong to them with impunity -> Development is Done, and now Already here. Torture could be next. Because - Why Not?
Too clever by half! But very typical con-sultant thinking in only re-telling the client what the client was thinking all along anyway for 6000 USD/hour and with many, many PowerPoint slides.
I find it intersting to observe that only when someone of importance is "wounded", then those dodgy things that everyone has known about for years and years suddenly becomes news*, then they become a scandal, and then the person of importance is finally finished off:
*) Bill Cosby, Weinstein, Weiner, Podesta, The Nobel Committee House Perv ...