1165 posts • joined 10 Jun 2014
"the two employees that have been jettisoned from the firm."
Worked for VW at one time?
Re: Battery tax
In the UK you are taxed on the personal value of the company car. This can include "free" fuel as part of your employment contract. You are taxed on the benefit of this fuel for personal use.
If the fuel is an electric charge, although a personal benefit if used for commuting or a trip to the shops, the value of the charge will not be taxed.
Seems reasonable if policy is to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles.
Re: RE: GOT AWAY WITH IT
"legislation for murder"
Murder is contrary to Common Law.
Re: First Quantum Link... then Usenet... now...
I do miss the Trojan Room coffee pot.
"the tool can also allow people"
"the tool can also allow authorized police and security personnel"
FYFY, it is a backdoor after all, just like what Amber Rudd wants.
Re: God forbid
Valley? Belgium to that - trust me, stay in the trees.
He was correct
The Internet is a series of tubes.
Re: No problem ...
"Why not leverage increased requirements to drive purchase price down?"
Just like the Tornado,
Re: Geneva Convention
" ... UN says should stop but never do anything to stop it."
The UN has no way to apply economic or violent power. It has to rely on the member states stepping up. The UN can be many things to many people but has to rely on political influence for all it's actions. Have a go at your government if you have a beef with the efficacy of the UN.
Re: Count me unimpressed
It's a small step from "you bought X so you'll like X"
Re: Satellite in-flight Wi-Fi ..
Well, you see, its this series of tubes ....
Samsung's still not saying when Linux on Galaxy will debut
"We'll let you know just as soon as we've sorted the data slurp."
Regards, Sammy XX
Re: Logitech make a habit of this - avoid
At the risk of starting a war, would the camera have worked with a Linux distribution?
"Another advantage is that if you need assistance they can sort problems out remotely. I've had to use that twice via online chat and it's quite handy. Logon, start the chat, explain a problem and wait. Their support staff are actually very good."
Its a remote control, over engineered to act as an information collection tool. It should be so simple to use that chats with the manufacturer are unnecessary. I may be cynical but the more difficult they make it to use the more personal data can be captured.
My take, from the UK, is that the item is clearly not fit for purpose after March next year. Go down to the local civil court and file a small claim - you have up to 6 years from purchase. Remember to sue the vendor, not Logitech, if enough people get on the back of PC World, John Lewis, Amazon etc perhaps Logitech will get the message from them.
Re: FBI can't unlock smartphone
"Something must be done"
This is something. Bugger all use, but it is something.
Re: What's the point of "truley human-free" cars?
Just as soon as we develop robotic poo-bags handlers.
Re: What this guy says
"but we prefer not to indulge in such unfounded speculation."
At one time (late 1800s) the absolute world speed record was held by a battery powered car.
Re: I can see only the one solution
@ Charles 9
This way to the Butlerian Jihad!
Re: Try a sensible design?
Not an insurer but NewsThump reported that Audi would pay fines for their owners of new cars. Up to £20k a year apparently.
So I'm liable for my Volkswagon exceeding CO2 emissions?
You can be if you mess with the pollution control systems. Will you be liable if you refuse the VW correction patch?
Re: Not new
My car has the lowest level of auto-pilot, a cruise control that simply makes progress at a fixed speed. The problem is not that I do not pay attention, at least not deliberately, but that I have to steel myself to switch it off. In lines of moving traffic I would get too close to the car in front waiting for the gap that I thought would appear on the offside to overtake.
I'm better with a little more experience and don't use it in heavy traffic conditions - hey, it was new. Given that I would add to the problem of inattentive drivers suddenly being asked to takeover the fact that, given that they will have less experience, they will not recognise there is a problem even when the big fucking klaxon goes off.
Re: In before the smartarses going "what's new?", "we all knew this already", etc....
I'm happy with two units a day. I'm up to June 2034 already.
has made over 400 treaties with the white man.
They have kept only one promise, they took our land.
Re: "here is no financial incentive for any firm to implement IoT security : "
"You Can't Fix Stupid"
Parents do "think of the children", all the time. Screwing with their offsprings' security is the one thing that has any hope of pushing an IoT security agenda, and possibly fixing stupid (or rather ignorance).
Re: They seek him here...
I think you meant "idiot".
(My spell checker offers "drolly"; no, I have no idea either.)
Re: Great Idea!
"What's that Skippy, IOT security is shit?"
(In my best Liza Goddard voice.)
Re: Die Hard: Offshore
"On 2 October 1942, Queen Mary accidentally sank one of her escort ships, slicing through the light cruiser HMS Curacoa off the Irish coast with a loss of 239 lives."
OK, Wikipedia and RMS Queen Mary was probably somewhat more agile than a modern container ship.
Re: Is anything ever obsolete?
ATSC version 3 is better than NTSC
Almost Twice the Same Colour
Weren't they banned during the war on fat?
Re: Backdoors for all
Size of crypto software: 25kb
Size of 47 mandated back doors: 25Tb
Don't tell me, let me guess.
Jar Jar Binks is back?
Re: Banning it so it must be popular
"why they need guns"
Why they want guns surely?
Re: I'm OK with this
There is a cost for background mining, power, life of CPU etc. OK, perhaps minuscule and something I would agree to if asked for informed consent. The crucial point is that I am not asked so have not agreed and it is theft.
The other concern is security. Who knows what may be smuggled onto my PC along with the mining script.
Given the views of iThing owners about their iThing perhaps they are mistaken about what is swelling?
Re: Obvious man is obvious
What, Pretty Woman wasn't a biography?
Or if the DBS check comes back "fail"
An unnatural person.
Re: Premature release?
" ... it happens to the best sometimes."
All these comments and nothing ejaculation related yet. Sometimes I despair of the comentards.
Why not try Trevor Baylis wind up radios and a high powered BBC World Service tx?
Re: A certain bias, there
Always pour the beer the night before, that way it is flat and you can get it down your neck quicker in the morning.
Re: Heard at the NRA headquarters
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
My take on these well known words emphasises "free". They were penned not too long after the American revolution when the shackles of the occupying power were broken. Political and legal systems were not mature. "Militia" implies a measure of local command and control. In order to remain free of an overbearing government or imperial power local communities could turn out a well armed and effective military force.
Given US history, Manifest Destiny etc, tradition and politics the right to bear arms is seen as the final guarantee of freedom.
I am not an American, am I right or wrong?
Of course a local ad-hoc force could not effectively defeat a modern military. A measure of local control is retained in the National Guard. I do wonder if military hardware should be in the hands of amateurs.
Re: They've got to sit down and think about it again
"Pork Sword" because they're gonna screw you whatever.
Re: Random, malicious, professional?
"Professional" implies a certain level of training, skill, experience and, yes, remuneration. It may also imply membership of an institution established by charter.
Doing it for money implies that you have a job.
All together now,
"An engineer told me before he died,
He knew a girl ... "
Leaking acid burnt the operators' backs. Hence signallers were known as "scaly-backs."
All science is either physics or stamp collecting.
Only for sale on 10 Hygiea.
Re: What do we care ?
Remember to include the phrase "we take security very seriously."
Wot about "learning lessons?"
Re: Considering everything else about Daesh
Re: Considering everything else about Daesh
As I recall (and if not true it should be) one of the great debates in certain parts of the Muslim world was the use of SMS for divorce. Can you send one SMS text saying "Talaq talaq talaq" or were three separate texts, each saying "Talaq" necessary?
Still, we (Christians that is) argued about angels and pin heads. Intelligent people went happily to their execution fire because they did not accept that a wafer and wine would really become the body and blood of Christ. But as a sinner I think indulgences are a great idea.
Is there an app for making a confession, if so is it approved by the Vatican?