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Unfortunately I suspect this case is relying on the difference between the Autonomy CFO being tried for Fraud vs the HP CEO being tried for Malfeasance (insert appropriate legal term here).
Both can be true about the deal - but HP is only interested in pursuing 1 of them. Lets say hypothetically the CFO knowingly recognised $100m of revenue in a dodgy manner - thats still fraud, and leaves the HP management to blame for the the other 8.7Bn. But the CFO will be in the clink and they wont. At worst they have kicked the can on their just desserts for another few years. At best they have a jailed scapegoat and job done.
I would imagine this whole case will rest on whether there is any provable fraud or not - HP incompetence is out of scope.
Re: There's a denominator and we demand to see it.
No no no no. You are all getting it wrong.
Its the people who keep getting halved.
Re: US Govt weighing in
More like IWONT as in I won’t implement a simple solution coz it impacts some of our registrars get rich quick schemes and offends those nice IP lobbists who keep giving us those nice lunches and
bribes consultancy fees.
Except when they are fake news. Or distorted, or partial, or taken out of context etc etc etc.
This makes no sense (context is everything)
They dismissed the complaint out of concern that the complainant was unreliable. This has no bearing on what revenues Autonomy were reporting at the time and therefore logic would suggest unless there was an Enron style accounting failure the decision would have been the same.
Reading between the lines I wonder if the Head was asked a theoretical question based on later circumstances. ie if they had been asked to investigate when the Vatican deal was reported as a failure in the news and the complainant was reliable would they have dug further?
It also begs the question as to whether he is an expert witness for the persecution and therefore "motivated" to paint things in a bad light. One wonders on what terms he is enjoying a stay in the delightful US of A.
It begs the question as to which moron thought a self recorded sessions was good enough evidence in the the first place.
You wouldn't have caught Norris and Roy making such school boy errors.
Actions speak louder than words.
I for one would like to see ICANN themselves being used as an example by the EU.
If I am reading rightly they had about $300m turnover last year so they'd be in line for the 10m/20m fine level rather than the 2%/4% level.
Re: private registation
Would someone like to explain the downvotes on this post? Was it about the GDPR bit or the cooperating with the FEEBS?
Isnt "Private Registration" a valid solution? Just that most providers have been using it as a money spinner and don't want to give it up?
Reminds me of the Upton Sinclair quote most that usually gets applied to wayward bankers:
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary/bonus depends upon his not understanding it!"
Re: Who care, still cannot get a fecking signal
Let me guess another GWR commuter? The reception on the Great Western Mainline which parallels the A4 in a lot of places has always been dire...
Ironic given that all the Operators but EE have their HQ's within spitting distance of that line and the A4.
The mobile black spot (gotta be a jammer imo) at the "train end" of Paddington Station with LOS to Voda Group HQ always amuses me - when I'm not desperately trying to make a call or load some data that is.
As long as Joe 'Attack the Block' Cornish and Amazon don't fubar the TV adaptation of Snow Crash I'll be a happy bunny.
Re: I, for one, can't wait to read about the sequel.
I think you'l find its pronounced Fukubeancounter
It took some stones to post those puns.
That’s pretty much my point - they should stop blinking doing it. This is basically a cutting edge cottage industry. If we ever want to do space right we need to take a leaf out of Henry T Fords book and modularise and standardise. Yes the initial expense is much higher but look what happens when you do -you end up with something like SpaceX which has reduced the cost to orbit of a payload by a stupid amount.
It’s short sighted and stupid. (And regrettably human nature)
The Usasians have landed 3 probes successfully on Mars recently - why is the ESA pissing money up the wall with new landing systems when they can just get a working one from the Yanks?
Re: My solution
Maybe Tromos is French,
Re: Doesn't sound that bad
An optimist might suggest that's the difference between UK and US corporate governance.
A cynic might suggest he's just had a sh*tload of HP options vest.
Plus Autonomy,Zantaz, Vertica, IDOL etc...
So its basically the OS version of Sybase? :)
Use them as wings! Simples.
Re: Look on the bright side ...
Which if I recall correctly has actually been show to work experimentally or at least looks promising?
Yae cannae change the laws of physics Jim! Except when they are wrong or poorly understood.
Re: Representing yourself
Representing yourself and then trying to trade legal terms with a judge is bound to get you in trouble.
If 100k was really at stake she could have got a decent employment lawyer.
Never go up against a big corporation unless you have a v good case - they can afford to burn 10 times the money on defending a case out of principle regardless of the rights or wrongs. Their legal budget will be bigger than any but the biggest law firm, your case wont even be a blip on their budget line.
Re: Money here
dum dum dum! I thought I'd provide the sound track.
Re: Hand it back?
Depends on your level of commitment/subscription. WeWork provide permanent cubicles and offices as well as hotdesk style arrangment.
Plenty of 27" IMacs lurking inside WeWork
Sounds like a ripe moment for a Class Action
Nothing stinks up a potential IPO like pending legal attacks.
An aside - interesting to see that Apple were not listed as dodging the Mechanical Royalties - are they being good or is it an oversight?
Edit : It appears for Itunes, Apple use a company called tunecore to find who to distribute the Itunes mechanical royalties too. Presumably Apple Music too.
Re: Bet your life...
If they build them like those transparent balls from Jurassic World I'd be up for a Dysonmobile.
Re: Along with the associated increase in traffic and pollution.
How many cars visit the high street or retail park every day?
Every parcel in a van means one less journey out the door, the majority of which will be in a car poorly warmed up and spewing pollution. At least the vans will be running warm.
I bet there is a net drop in pollution even if the vans are a little less good at emissions.
Re: Well at least
Utterly clueless MBA types - I can get 90% of what I want easier and faster from Amazon or other online outlets.
The only way for shops to survive is to be a) very local b) a positive customer experience/ advice
Which means investing in product and staff - if they don't do either they are screwed.
If they don't make their stores "sticky" in a good way for consumers we will vote with our mice.
See also Tat R Us (gone today) & Homebase (going, going). Hideous stores - massive checkout queues, ignorant staff standing around chatting.
I wont deny the execution is hard - but none of these guys even seem to have identified the problem.
Tell that to Smokey.
Personally my master VC startup plan was always to figure out how to stop a dogs gene expression in the "cute puppy" stage then $$$.
Streisand could be my first customer
Its all over finance and telecoms like a rash.
I expect you couldn't wean your SAS nutters off onto Spark. I used to have the same problem a hard core of "Data Scientists" who refused to do anything with stats on Hadoop until SAS on Yarn was ready. Half of them were ex-Big Pharma.
To be fair tho they had some the most rigorous of Dev practises I have ever seen, lots of control/test datasets and great test cases, lots of parallel/competing implementation of algo's. Shame most of them went a bit doolally when those standards weren't enforced in our company - different industry.
Hang on a sec
Why is the Chief Data Officer running an infrastructure program? Sounds like a bag of fail right there.
FFS it's not hard.
Anyone who is incapable of self-censoring themselves on a corporate social media platform is autodarwinating themselveselves from their employment.
Your fellow employees and your employer's are not your friends and posting shite on social media is not what you are paid for.
Anyone who fails to grasp that deserves all they get. Whatever their orientation or affiliation.
Re: Schrödinger's Embassy
I thought his whole situation came about due to Schrodingers jonny? He was aware of its velocity (zero) but not it's position (in a random drawer) relative to the box in question. Allegedly m'lud.
Oh Really? How many statisticians are writing Spark libraries for R, Python or Scala? Pretty much none I would guess. Although a very very small number probably involved in QA.
Researchers discover how to hack an ML model
... by having write access to the files that make it up. Popes and woods come to mind.
I wonder if they would have got the research grant if they phrased it as I did?
So in summary - you need write access to either the memory or disk where the model code is stored. In fact lets call it the "Application". You need write access to the Application space - and possibly the OS space on a good implementation.
Lets take a IRL example - say the iPhoneX
I have full write access to the OS level Application partition where the FaceID ML model is stored. I have reverse engineered the FaceID ML model enough to understand how to tweak it.
a) Only allow my ugly mug to unlock the phone.
b) Rampage through the whole OS looking for a much higher value target.
Re: "unnamed algorithm"
Soon to be forked by every other Government Department, Quango and busybody who thinks they are entitled to block random content regardless of the actual legislation. (CEOP, FACT, Movie Pigopolists, City of London Plod - I'm looking at you)
The Capita cubicle slaves in some dodgy offshore tech hub are going to be busy operating the master blacklist that it really runs off.The "AI" is just a randomiser on the top.
Re: Love the Picture (with the Hacksaw)
Maybe as a god of hifi you can explain how the addition of 2 or more speakers does anything to eliminate the problem of which you speak?
No passive technology is going to anything but change the size and shape of the audio sweet spot.
In theory beam forming coupled with some kind of warm body detection at least could in theory.
At the very least active adaptation can help with audio distribution and pickup.
How are those gold plated oxygen free cables working out for you?
Re: Easier solution
As PT Barnum once didn't say - They are all shite some of the time.
Re: "Well, people are also still using Outlook, I know, crazy!"
That's harsh imo. It's still in use because it's easier to give everyone it rather than split the user base into ordinary and power users (generally sales or customer facing).
And it has *no* real competitors.
All because of market protection and some Representatives not getting the right campaign contributions.
If the US Govt was serious about Chinese Spyware - every single tech import from China should be banned.
Re: "gas molecules bouncing around inside the satellite were sufficient to register as noise. "
plus the random atoms and other doodads getting back in of course - given that space isn't a perfect vacuum.
Re: Motivating forces.
Copy/pasta your corrections email before pressing send.
and don't forget to add some smartarse commentardery to the forum post version.
Re: A pity
I can vouch for Lenovo/Moto being the same... good enought for me.
Its neither the App Vendor or the Clubs fault
The problem is with the police and licensing authorities requiring tracking of individuals - such rules are a gross invasion of privacy. I would hope that someone challenges this.
The fact that some clever company has developed an app to do is almost irrelevant;
The poor clubs are stuck between the rock of licensing and hard place of privacy laws - no wonder they are jumping on an App that does it all for them.
Actually if we are going to be picky the PCIe type SSD's (which aren't the same as NVME but close) didn't arrive on Macs until the 2013 model year.
So your whole post is a bag of fail.
Some Sympathy here
Heaven forbid but if I have read this right - if NHS England failed to communicate the correct address after Capita took over - then don't Capita share very little of the blame? Unless they were in charge of the comms as well of course then all bets are off.
Defending Capita - I feel dirty right now...
Re: FFS - Measure the risk first
Ok you have articulated the potential problem, and massively hyped the scope with an implausible scenario.
Now whats the use case that leads to that problem? Outside of war or a particularly sophisticated terrorist/criminal attack in the decade when they are more likely to use a white van, a ships anchor or a twitter bot.
I'll say it again. Articulate the risk probability AS WELL AS the consequences, otherwise you are just fear mongering.
FFS - Measure the risk first
So outside of a military strike on the UK when we'll have bigger things to worry about, plus the odd criminal gang who are totally paranoid, just how big a risk is there?
Another example - how many people have needed an ambulance and been in a signal jammer? My bet is somewhere between 10 and none. (They will fob this off with no research has been done, but.....")
I'm struggling to come up with anything that isn't significant and world changing. Everything else is an inconvenience by comparison.
Is this a scare tactic by a Vendor to sell some kit, hence Child Catcher.
Magnificent rant sir! Have an upvote.