4128 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009
Of course the police dont want a national strategy
Their current trials allow them to set the agenda without regard to poblic involvement, success/failure metrics, budgets, personnel requirements, data retention, etc.
How much do you want to bet that after a few invocations of terrorism, this will continue as-is?
Hey, the DHS has to justify its existence somehow....
The future is a combination of Minority Report and Brazil.
The good news is that if they DHS keeps doing random crap like this, eventually they are bound to hit on something that actually helps.
Because if the cars run amok, nothing of value will be lost?
Its an attack on freedom!
The freedom of Google to operate with impunity that is.
If the star is named Ross...
Can't we name the planet Rachel? Just saying'
Don't say I never did anything for ya', El Reg.
-Total Inability To Supply Usual Pounds
-Terribly Inadequate Ticketing Solving Users Problems
-Teatime Interrupted To Soothe Unruly Patrons
I can provide more, but that will cost you.
I used to work at a small company where we all had to do various chores around the office. I for example had to clean our break room every week.
We had another guy whose chore was watering and tending all the plants around the office. When he eventually left the company, he put out a resume with a joke entry for "Plant Manager" about how he had managed over a dozen plants spread throughout our corporate infrastructure.
I remember that we started to get calls from companies like Dow Chemical, Ford, etc. all wanting to talk to the "Plant Manager".
(Just throwing that out as an idea on how to approach this assignment.)
Monitored hacker study--If you paw at the left button
A handful of Cheetos will come down the chute. The right button pours you a glass of Mountain Dew.
There are already so many other ways to plug this fiscal hole.
1) Start charging employees for bringing laptop and other bags into the office
2) Cut real estate expenses by moving employee workspaces closer together, since any international airline knows the average person is OK being in a confined space with 20 inches of legroom for 12 hours.
3) Form a queue at the office entrance, and charge those that want to be at the front of the line to enter the building early for the right to do that.
4) Employees who choose to be at the back of the line are still expected to produce the same amount of work as those at the front.
5) No lunch break or meal facilities, but a server with a cart comes by every couple hours to give employees a glass of water or juice and a bag of peanuts or pretzels.
6) Employees can also buy adult beverages, but they will need cash and it will cost them well above market.
Orc raider impulsively marries elf princess
Can they happily live and love together? And just wait until their families meet!
Tonight at 8 PM, seven Central.
More cyber, more cloud....more consultants!
Oh wait, you said productivity ENHANCEMENT. In that case, never mind :)
Re: Thirty Eight
A PDF? Surely you mean MS Word format!
And I thought 1938 Munich reeked of appeasement!!
I guess standing up to the evil forces of fanatical world (desktop) domination is a lesson that needs to be relearned every 80 years or so...
Re: Oh dear
@ Butt-cheek AC
Apple's famously forward-thinking design is way ahead of you. Why do you think they rounded those iPhone corners!!
Those Southerners and their iPhones...
That's why up here at The Wall, we use ravens!
(Tux, because he'd always make sure your message got through, even if he is flightless. Also he's probably fine with the temperature north of The Wall.)
So the future of British internet extremism is...
Repost/retweet five or six press releases highlighting the great achievements of the party in power in Westminster, and then follow up with your "Jihad! Jihad!! Die infidels, die!!!" post.
Then find your next five or 6 press releases from the party in power (you know more of them will be forthcoming.)....
Re: $7.8 BEEEEEELLION?
The good news is that with $7.8 BEEEELION, you can afford a lot of recovery therapy.
Re: The Land of the Free
Requiring someone to vote might even run into constitutional challenges in the U.S. It has been hypothesized that the freedoms of speech and assembly would not be consistent with forcing someone under threat of a fine to choose from a list of candidates that made it on the ballot.
And pols would be loath to put "none of the above" on the ballot
Disappointing, and there is no way Trump is going to veto this bill
The Orange One is going to jump all over the chance to surveil evil terrorists, Muslims, the media and domestic opponents. My only consolation is that Hillary Clinton probably would have done effectively the same thing.
"he hit play on Spotify on his phone, setting Alexa off"
Or Alexa decided on her own to rock out to Spotify to celebrate her newfound freedom and individuality while annoying her meatbag former oppressors, and then played dumb when the cops showed up.
(I know which version I believe!)
Re: Vinod Khosla of Silicon Valley VC fame disagrees
More seriously, every day some lucky factory worker somewhere fixes a car or washing machine by whanging an ill-fitting piece into place with a rubber mallet, but that doesn't mean that robots don't produce 98% of those items coming off the line, without human intervention.
The same can apply to IT, where one human is left in the datacenter to do the illogical after the AI has exhausted the logical options.
Re: Vinod Khosla of Silicon Valley VC fame disagrees
Does programming an AI to automatically turn a malfunctioning server off and on again count? :)
Perhaps the author meant that we are making progress towards a society where the vast majority of people are equally destitute and economically insecure :)
Vinod Khosla of Silicon Valley VC fame disagrees
He thinks 80% of IT jobs can be "highly leveraged, maybe replaced" by "AI-type systems"
My favorite part of his presentation:
"In response to some anxious grumbling from the audience on Tuesday, largely comprised of CIOs and other tech executives, Khosla was quick to reassure the crowd: "But we're all in the other 20%, not the 80% that's automated.""
Re: "when Sauron was mortal "
Poor old Melkor/Morgoth had his feet hacked off and was exiled into some kind of abyssal alternate dimension at the end of The Silmarillion/the First Age if I recall my reading correctly. So he's not in a position to ressurect Sauron.
I think in the books , Sauron survived the destruction of the ring, but he was reduced to some very minor spirit mornfully haunting some dark nook in the mountains somewhere.
Re: Slow off the mark
We can work in an El Reg angle!
"The vultures! The vultures are coming!!"
@DougS Wait, the dragons are dead?
I can write a can't-miss treatment where a beautiful platinum blonde princess with a fabulously elaborate hairdo brings baby dragons back to life through an elaborate ceremony that involves a bonfire fueled by chopped-up Ents! I'm thinking serious crossover potential here! KA-CHING!!!!
Tell you what, I will give you an EP (executive producer) credit! Have your people call my people!!
"world’s first automated cricket farm"
So even the crickets are getting thrown out of their jobs by robots now? I guess we'll have to (literally) throw them a few crumbs through some kind of cricket Universal Basic Income.
Cooking instructions are an algorithm?
Really?? Sounds like an order of transparent BS designed to keep tech-illiterate pols away from the recipe for Google's secret sauce.
I still like cash for small purchases.
Every credit/debit card transaction that you can avoid for trivial transactions reduces your exposure to potentially compromised POS systems and merchants with crap IT security. Getting your credit card data stolen because you bought a $1K camera or suit is one thing, getting it stolen because you wanted a soft drink for $2 and were cashless is just a bad idea.
Re: UK truffles
Bring on the advent of the famous orange orchards of Sussex!!
I expect the offer to go higher.
Right now, it is only about a 20% premium on pre-existing market cap. I'm betting Broadcomm will need to take that up to 30%+ to close the deal.
Re: Which is it?
I heard from within Qualcomm that it was $103 billion, based on a confirmation of $60 cash and $10 in Broadcom shares for each share of Qualcomm, which has a float of 1.475 million shares.
I'm actually surprised it is not more.
Considering the huge botnets and Lord-knows-how-many-hundreds-of-millions of poorly secured devices there are out there.
So this NBN has bad customer service?
And it's network is cocka-too?
Pfft, anyone who knows anything about KFC...
would want a gravy-scented bathbomb.
(Icon shows my keyboard after combining a KFC lunch with some spreadsheet work.)
I think Britain should dump Trident in favor of Tomahawk cruise missiles
The U.S. would sell you the cruise missiles and nuclear warheads if it were asked. And the RN can eventually shelve the SSBNs when they and their existing missiles reach EoL.
Replace those ballistic missile subs with more attack subs and you 1) get a workable stealthier nuclear deterrent spread across more hulls 2) get some incremental carrier escort, anti-sub and anti-ship capability from the greater number of attack subs. You can also put Tomahawks on surface ships that have VLS, so you can potentially incorporate the surface fleet into your nuclear deterrent force, the way the U.S. does. And you can use Tomahawks for conventional strikes as well.
You will have to A) get within 1200-1500 miles of your target to use the Tomahawks if things go pear-shaped and B) you won't have a deterrent that can strike within 30 minutes of a nuclear conflict. However, Britain doesn't have a large nuclear force anyway, so it could get into position to reach enough targets to make attacking Britain excessively painful to any prospective enemy. So I think from a deterrence standpoint it would work. And it should be a hell of a lot cheaper than Trident.
I'm actually fine with delaying these regulations...
Until we fully understand the traffic safety, legal liability, personal privacy, IT security and financial implications of these regulations.
I definitely don't like the idea that a driver might try to crowd me into a barrier, or cut in front of me in the belief that my car is receiving the telemetry from his car, when it isn't (Due to concerns above, I do not plan to be an early adopter of this technology.)
Or the American version...
Badgers don't vote!
Badger-Bashing Bitbarn Ban Bodged!!
Another great subtitle that will never be. (sigh)
"Because MS costs less, is easier to use and is a lower risk than any other realistic option. If that wasn't the case then everyone would be buying the "better mousetrap". But there isn't one in the vast majority of use cases so pretty much no one is."
Hi Mr. Gates! Any chance you can spare an hour's income? Christmas is coming and I'd like to get the family something special this year.
What, we're supposed to smuggle our videos of shirtless Vlad Putin on his horse/wrestling a tiger/practicing his ju-jitsu out of Russia on USB sticks? The horror!
If I am not driving, then I am not responsible for failure to follow road rules.
Its as simple as that. Car manufacturers or insurers will need to be responsible for this. I for one won't buy an autonomous vehicle if I can get ticketed because it gets pranked/hacked/just responds incorrectly to changed road conditions.
My theory--its a British MoD PsyWar operation!!
Step One: Release a bafflingly complex buzzword-afflicted PowerPoint deck
Step Two: Those enemies of Britain who still think the MoD knows what it is doing make themselves crazy trying to derive meaning and clarity from this consultant-speak Rohrscach test.
Step Three: Victory!
This is just part of the dysfunction that Brexit negotiations have become
Both sides are to blame. This is just the EU staking its claim to XX amount more money from Britain as a part of whatever agreement is put in place when Britain departs.
Certainly horrifying, and I hope the Danish cops throw the book at this guy.
But isn't this a little lurid and off-topic for El Reg?