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"before overtaking on the left??"
Well, it's actually perfectly legal here...
"whilst flashing its headlights in an aggressive manner"
That's why planes have strobe lights, isn't it??
"Ne sutor ultra crepidam"
It's valid also for engineers when they meet matters they don't know enough about, like Law, maybe in a foreign jurisdiction.
"And if they are not using it, what are the damages they could sue for?"
The damages made to society and people lives, of course... which impact also those who was clever enough to understand what clearly dangerous idea Facebook itself was - and is more and more.
Facebook is a kind of big pollution, a social pollution, but still pollution. It's toxic. And you can sue a polluter even if you're not using its products...
Re: Fake News!!
I think people who are not using Facebook should sue Facebook and its stupid users for damages...
FYI: There's a cop tool called GrayKey that force unlocks iPhones. Let's hope it doesn't fall into the wrong hands!
Do you believe they won't try to access those data anyway because you just say no? Actually you would just give them an advantage because they will be able to access your data, while hiding theirs.
Good luck, then, maybe investigating those who killed a journalist or human right activists in your country...
"The problem is that the police has access to it."
So, you don't trust police. Buy an AR-15 and hide in the woods. then.
I understand there are a lot of morons in the police too. There are also good people who pursue true criminals respecting the law.
Would you like a world without law enforcement? Where only the powerful ones can enforce their own rules? And do you believe they will respect your rights to privacy, property, and life?
It's this anarchism that is destroying the foundation of democracy, and sends people like Trump to the top spots - and eventually you'll get exactly what you feared.
"unfeathered access to people's belonging" is against the law. "Planting evidences" too. And if they don't abide to the law, they can plant evidences outside your devices as well.
It can happen? Sure. Wearing a tinfoil hat won't save you - act to ensure democracy stands and it's not turned into a parody of it.
"Thanks for that excellent example of 'False dichotomy'."
Face it: police has a mandate to stop crime, and it needs to find evidences. With a valid warrant, they can open doors, safes, etc. etc. They can tap phones, install cams and microphones. It's a matter of fact - even democratic constitutions have provisions to allow for evidence gatherings as long as they abide to the law. Even privacy is not an unlimited right - or say bye bye to any kind of justice.
Smartphones are no different. If there is a technical way to "open" something legally in search of evidences, they will do - and yes, someone will do a business of it - they always did. This business could be less or more ethical - and may need to be regulated, and yes, there's a risk they could end in the wrong hands.
It's like weapon, it can be a gun in the hands of a police officer saving you, or an AR-15 in the hands of a murderer shooting at you, if there is no sensible regulations and controls.
Still it's better that there are expensive, difficult and limited ways to achieve it - because otherwise there will be a mounting pressure for backdoors, and it could be successful.
It's not hard to understand, but of course the anarchist conspirationists that permeates the Internet see any kind of law enforcement as some kind of evil - until their are the victims.
"But should they actually be allowed to have one?"
If you don't want mandated backdoors, I think this is the lesser evil.
Of course, there are risks - it's inevitable. But it's still better than allowing someone to claim the need of unrestricted surveillance.
Anyway, I would ditch any electronic device (and any related account) after it has been seized for any reason.
"Rather like saying that you can go from London to Birmingham..."
No, it's rather saying you can't go from London to Birmingham ignoring speed limits and other traffic rules, while hitting other cars, pedestrians, cats and dogs, because you believe nobody else but you has rights.
There are good reason why some archives are not easily accessible, and can be accessed only when there are good reason to do so, and access is tracked and audited.
Would you like Google index your tax returns? In some countries some of their data can be accessed, but not published. In mine, when one year the government was about to publish them, many was utterly scared of the idea.
Beware of the power you may want to give to something like Google, because one day you may find it can turn against you too.
"It was legal to kill Jews in WWII Germany. Does not make it right."
Of course. It it was also legal to kill Native Americans to steal their lands, or enslave African people.
In the "Lands of Freedom" - for profit. Or exploit India, China or other countries for profit by the British Empire, one of the lighthouses of democracy.
But someone understood there are rights above the right of making money. and Google is all about money. The Nazi regime was stopped - should we declare war on Google to stop it acting like a nazi/stasi corporation which thinks it is bound only to its own rules?
Would you have liked to be able to look for each and every Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe, and Kriegsmarine member and haunt them for the rest of their life? Sure, probably many of them would have deserved it - but that would have just led to a worse outcome - sometimes you have to forget about some people, although not about the crimes. Or you may just enter a spiral of revenges and crimes.
"Erm well it is actually, it's asking to have index records deleted"
Indexed records delete from only generic search engines - other indexes won't be touched, and data can still be retrieved with a little more effort.
It's not censorship, this is not a matter of freedom of expression.
Should Google be allowed to apply a scarlet letter to people for their whole life?
Especially since Google algorithms are woefully inadequate at ranking info about people - but even if they were, who give them permission? And if there are laws endowing people with the right to be forgotten, why Google should be allowed to break them?
Hope you're not from a country where many of your ancestors are people who migrated - or were deported - to start a new life, often after a conviction.
If there was Google, probably they would have been hanged on arrival.
Actually, it's Google aiming to be Orwellian, a system able to know everything about everybody, and use it to control lives. Google is actually the Big Brother.
And, whenever it finds it advantageous for itself, Google does rewrite history - I'm quite sure whatever Page, Brin and Schmidt don't like disappears from Google.
You can't leave a corporation above the law.
"Let's burn all the newspaper archives while were at it shall we ?"
The lack of understanding about this case is appalling. And The Register made a good work explaining what it is about and what not - but people no longer read, they just take sides.
In no way the actual legislation asks to delete historical data. The issue is another.
Are they hiring E. Holmes as a consultant?
She's out of her job... and may want to leave US...
Yes, we in the EU have to think Brexit is not happening quickly enough...
Samsung keeps on having issues with batteries...
... probably the good news is the plant didn't catch fire....
Re: Impartial And Disinterested Judges
"Canis canem non est" - Erasmus Roterodamus, IIRC.
Apple no longer uses SAMBA, AFAIK, because of GPLv3 and its anti-DRM clauses. It has now its own implementation of the SMB protocol.
Most devices which offer SMB shares under Linux or BSD will use some flavour of SAMBA.
This looks an issue, anyway, if you're using a SAMBA server as an Active Directory Domain Controller - which uses also other protocols - including MS interpretation of LDAP.
I think many NAS offer it, but usually you have to enable it.
"It's a lot easier to take over a market with no dominant incumbent than one that does"
That's why antitrust laws do exists and dominant positions are more heavily regulated.
Google, Facebook &C. have now a too big impact, they are no longer small innovative companies.
When pollution became an issue threatening people lives, it was clear that industries couldn't be let to self-regulate, because profits would have always trumped safety and health.
Google, Facebook and & C. are creating a new type of pollution, which is no less toxic.
Re: "reached 2,000 people"
That's almost the whole ... remaining customers?
Ok, they added all the fashionable buzzwords to the roadmap - the real question is how they will put it all together - not one of them deliver a good application by itself.
look it up on YouTube
I always wondered if YouTube was the London Underground video system...
"Fact is, it's still just cheaper to ditch them in the ocean"
NASA only ditched one Shuttle in the ocean, and it was an incident, and not cheap at all. And it recovered the boosters as well - being solid fuel, no way to re-ignite them for landing.
"Battery past useful life is almost always only a light on the front,"
Not in my experience. When the battery fails the auto test, you can see it from the management tool, and even have message sent.
I'm fine with a small, cheap, easy to replace battery for a SOHO UPS as long as it can shutdown machines cleanly before discharging. If you need to work fully through a blackout you have needs that should be addressed by a specialist - not a DIY UPS...
Re: Guns do not kill people
Guns, unlike other tools, are designed only to kill people, at a long range and with maximum effectiveness.. They have no other use. The usefulness of other tools offsets their danger of being used to kill, and still, they are usually far less effective and can't be used at long range.
Anyway, these systems technology may have required an export license to those countries especially Syria. Maybe it got one to increase US export balance?
Re: Fake news
it's odder that FBI could actually collaborate with EU countries without the need of being able to seize server data with only a US court order...
If the first results were links to a personal website, charity work
Yes, there are companies that will attempt to clean your reputation using fake data submitted by bots or paid people, a sort o SEO. Maybe a simple delisting is better....
"What happens if your writing a biography/history of someone"
Do real researches/writing instead of googling and some copying and pasting?
Google algorithms are woefully not apt to create some people biographical record. If they rank on link popularity, for example, they will highlight an arrest, instead of an acquittal.
Even plain old press does it because it sell more, but at least is not a globally searchable database ordered in the wrong way.
"Public interest in the fraud? Substantial."
Maybe, but it can't be Google to decide what it is public interest or not, Who put Google in charge of it? Where's the accountability?
Google has of course cunningly chosen a detestable man to gain simpathy - but the law can't work judging people on how likeable they are.
Re: "Royal Navy victory = German fleet never came out to play again."
Yes, that's why they took so long to make the carrier combat ready again. Also, they kept veteran pilots on the front line, instead of turning them into instructors also, to distribute as much as possible the skills and experience gained in combat to new pilots.
"but the Brits had better fire control"
I'm not sure, in the beginning of the war. Probably, German optical rangefinder were superior to British one. When improved British radars became available - the German ones never improved that much-, that advantage was lost.
German undamaged ships were quick to find the right solution to fire on Glorious, Hood, Prince of Wales and Exeter. The "three salvos" procedure looks to have been standard practice for German ships.
Just like Japanese had a clear advantage in the beginning, especially at night. Again, it later changed when US Navy ships got improved radars and sophisticated firing computers.
Just, from a pure technical perspective, it's disappointing Lee's battleships weren't left to protect the landings near Samar (or dispacthed sooner to intecept Kurita) - and see how the Iowa-class battleship would have behaved against the Yamato group.
"Royal Navy victory = German fleet never came out to play again."
That's the difference from a strategical victory and a tactical one. The Coral Sea battle had a similar outcome, US Navy lost the Lexington and had the Yorktown damaged, while Japan only lost the small Shoho. But it had also an attack carrier heavily damaged, and both carriers lost a big part of their planes and pilots.
The Yorktown would have been repaired in time for Midway - while the Japanese carriers weren't available. So four carrier instead of six against three. And Japan lost the war.
From 3km below? It would be very difficult - and expensive - to bring them to surface without damaging them heavily.
"Goodyear already had the 'G'. They built blimps for the USN for ASW patrol."
They also built planes to fill the war needs - you can find Corsairs made by Goodyear under the FG designation.
"You do know there's history other than WWII?"
Tell Allen, he's interested in WWII history and ships/planes/vehicles. Finding an Egyptian plane is very difficult... a ship maybe, but wood, especially 2000 yrs after, is usually gone, unless deeply buried, and hard to find.
"I bet the Jupiter version is easier to navigate across."
Easier, don't know, faster, quite sure...
"Yeah, it was two guys called Shoemaker and Levy."
They were three. And one wasn't a guy - Carolyn Shoemaker.
Re: Surprised by Jupiter?
No surprise from the god of thunder, storms and lightnings... it looks he's enjoying his role there, the Greeks got it right.
Nature can still surprise more than sci-fi authors.
Re: Microsoft’s business models require stealing and reselling personal data.
Consumer IT is becoming a huge ads platform only. And what is worrying, that won't end well...
Re: With some model, they couldn't cope with request.
The only issue is to have to source all the required pieces. I have to check if the designer released the full list and instructions.
With some model, they couldn't cope with request.
The Saturn V went out of stock early in July, and I had to wait for December to get one.
Juts, they won't make the launch tower :-(
Re: Hit the US?
Is there any chance it could hit Washington? Of course before the fat fingered one hits its bigger red button thinking it's North Korea...
Re: Just wondering
Clean glass under some light condition can become rather "invisible". And if you expect an automatic glass door when there's only a glass wall, it can be a problem also.
"... and others should focus on their IPOs."
Religions have better ways to separate gullible people from their money, and have centuries of experience in doing so...
Re: "...inadequate, commercially, socially and journalistically," said Murdoch
When someone makes Murdoch look like Bogart in "Deadline", you have to think something must have really gone wrong...
Which, by the way has this quote "It's not enough any more to give 'em just news. They want comics, contests, puzzles. They want to know how to bake a cake, win friends, and influence the future. Ergo, horoscopes, tips on the horses, interpretation of dreams so they can win on the numbers lottery. And, if they accidentally stumble on the first page... news! "
Just baits were used to drive people to real news - now some real news are used to drive people to remunerative baits...
"well in all honesty portals like buzz(click)feed and such really should die"
The problem is the people that click on them. On many newspaper site, if they have a list of "most read contents", there's a good chance every day the most read ones are gossipy and stupid ones. And as long as news sites revenues depend on clicks, they will fill their pages with those stupid contents, in prominent places. They're raising generations of gullible people who can't understand the difference between a real piece of news, and stupid, "viral" content. We need a vaccine.
"I've never understood the desire to stick to a single language"
It's not sticking to a single language - I fully understand the need for specific languages better aimed at different kind of applications, but I thing they're becoming too many, with people writing languages "compiling" to another, just because the already existing one doesn't have a very specific corner case feature they need to borrow from another one without which they can't really work.
This breeding of languages will become a maintenance nightmare in the near future, when people will have layers and layers of different languages because their fashion changes with seasons...
Too many languages?
Today every dog and cat design its own language to target its own platform, and maybe one nearby. Maybe more than one. Go, Dart, what's next from Google alone?
The landscape is fragmenting so fast, that every application not made from a single simple app risks to become a Frankenstein one made of several incompatible languages, libraries, frameworks and runtimes. Which will be obsoleted in a few years because some newcomers will feel the urgent need to come up with his or her new languages as well.
Look a very silly approach to me, especially as the sprout everywhere to care for the needs of a single company.
Just yesterday - "Optimal meeting density"
"traveling bumper to bumper at 200 kph"
If so they can use NFC to communicate...
Re: Florida headquarters, I mean come on!
The IBM PC was created at Boca Raton...
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