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Re: Clear cut...
Human behind wheel = responsible, indictable and presumably jailable .. even if she is the fall-person for the evil Über.
Young folk have no such qualms, understand the transactions they participate in and are more familiar with the privacy controls of the services they use.
One word for that: Bollocks
Re: Fake News!!
Most people on FB are foolish and don't understand that TANSTAAFL and that they are the product.
'they are the lunch'
Re: Climate Change
Perhaps if we didn't have so many cars being driven in space then we could reduce the Sun's emissions?
Don't know where on earth you get the idea of a 'free' landline as there is certainly no such thing from BT, PlusNet, Sky or TalkTalk. PlusNet charge me £26 per month - £12 for a 'choked' 30Mbps fibre line and £14 for the line rental.
Many (or even most) of those people are in London because they either don't like the Putin government - or don't want to live in Russia because it's not a great place to live.
Actually you might find that a lot of the properties they buy are done using what is locally known as the 'Estate Agents' Twostep" (actually specific to one particularly bent agency in Chelsea), named after the number of years you need to retain the property before you can legally sell and transfer your freshly-laundered lucre to Switzerland. Look at places like Markham Square, SW3 or Brompton Square, SW7 - they are mostly just empty properties used for money laundering.
Re: Tougher sanctions
A good stiff talking to by Our Man in Moscow, and perhaps a demand for all those unpaid Embassy parking tickets that RBKC issued. That should sort these blighters out.
Oh, and if they do want reprisals then they can fire Nigel Farage, Alex Salmond and Stan Collymore from their positions at RT. I think that we could live with that.
Exactly my thoughts! Have an upvote.
And to pass away on a combination of both Pi Day and Einstein's Birthday ..
Re: Outsourcing .....
.. has blamed the error on a change to HM Revenue & Customs' online PAYE portal.
Did Capita build the HM Revenue & Customs' online PAYE portal. though?
A downvote as a c**t is useful.
1) Good News: we have fixed the keyboard!
2) Now about the rest of the computer ...
Use both and I really hate the Halo keyboard.
Now you simply get a "Oops! This is an invalid link", but it looks like
Capita the developer is still learning to code html.
Re: A simple solution ..
They can, if Boris Johnson's regular emissions are anything to go by.
A simple solution ..
Driverless Vehicle Licensing Agency
A government agency tasked with full testing of driverless vehicle's software and hardware according to an agreed government standard for autonomous vehicles. Manufacturers must ensure that their software is fully compliant with UK standards on motoring, that recognition systems work on UK roads and UK roadsigns where necessary.
Re: Pay to watch paedophilic porn?
Read the article:
Dan Johnson proposed that ISPs block "obscenity, child pornography, revenge pornography, and prostitution" but allow such blocks to be lifted if Kentuckians paid a $20 fee to have the block lifted
Pay to watch paedophilic porn?
Are they really saying ‘Pay a $20 digital access fee to bypass controls and you can watch child pornography‘?
That is extremely sick, if it is true.
Good idea. Put a Windows logo on every pane of glass - that will stop them walking into it.
The Resurrection is under way
The casualty toll is set to increase once the building achieves sentience
Think Pet Sematary .. big building no doubt built upon an ancient burial ground with the corpse of Steve Jobs in the middle. The next stage is for blood to be spilled and channelled to the grave.
Re: OTA Updates for Cars
Why single out Tesla?
As a (former) Tesla owner I experienced at least 2 updates that left the car unusable until the next update had been applied and those are the ones I know of. in each case Tesla were aware of what had happened and the fix was applied almost immediately. But still ..
Re: Big Brother IS watching you
.. and not at all a Green Peer I presume?
They have realised that companies like Google and Apple, and their data processors, would actually make the effort to make all sites GDPR-compliant so now they have to use a different method.
Several hundred years ago such a tactic was usually accompanied by a shout of, "Stand and deliver"
Well, the French, Benelux, Spanish, Portuguese and Italians already have implemented GDPR and most of them have had it for over a year now. Not too sure about Eastern Europe or South East Europe and Malta is on about the same level as the UK.
For my part, with just over 2 months to go I am busy preparing a briefing for senior management along the lines of:
1) Our compliance team know Sweet Fanny Adams about GDPR.
2) Our corporate governance team know all about GDPR but don't care as they have done nothing since the big GDPR junket to the Bahamas.
3) The development team has everything ready to go - TFA, Customer Record reviews, full on-demand, personal data access and ability to delete or request deletion of personal data - just say go.
4) Summary: Either you let us do our job or get to watch your profits disappear into ICO coffers
Re: Mutually Assured Destruction - MAD
Why, of all times, is he so blatantly bragging about his nukular capabilities?
Would it help if we all clubbed together and bought Vlad an extension operation for those vital few extra inches?
Re: Mr B*stard
Pity the poor Scots with MS Word auto correct. During dealings I had with the Scottish Office many moons ago one of the senior mandarins had a first name of Angus. Just about every report emanating from his office had the autocorrect kick in and we received many letters signed "Anus [surname]"
I guess the thieves think they have gotten away with it, Apidae's
Perhaps the police should launch a sting operation to catch the thieves? Shouldn't bee too hard to smoke them out.
Other factors included the expense – Tesla's entry-level Model 3 vehicle is $35,000 (£28,500) and there's no second-hand market
Rhetorical question: But they are not seriously considering buying 49,000 Tesla Model 3 cars though are they?
Answer: It's taxpayers money - of course they are.
Re: 1984 - Chapter One - George Orwell
I have the (almost) full list of Capita sites that completely fail GDPR all ready and set for the ICO, so here's to hoping for endless prosecutions and a steady drain on Capita's turnover. Come May 2018 they are going to learn what it is like to be a TV license holder being threatened and bullied by their knuckle-dragging goons.
Re: Beware Comcast
Having worked at Sky for several years and enjoyed the free full package I must say that it was one of the more pleasant working experiences of my life. I hope that Comcast continues with the benefits (and the awesome 24 hour full breakfast restaurants) but sadly I think that they will only see the CBA results ...
"EU Aviation Safety Agency"
Slightly uneasy about any EU agency that uses the word 'Safety' in it's title: it usually means the exact opposite.
Marketing Babblespeak translation
strategic initiatives - We are giving everyone a copy of Powerpoint so we can have lots of useless presentations being emailed around the company
a "digitised" bank - Just our little joke, we have always been a "digitised" bank, of course.
progressive modernisation of our data - We no longer store your login details in a plain-text cookie
progressive modernisation of our data and IT infrastructure As above, but also our databases now use MD5 Hash encryption (sometimes, well occasionally)
Re: How about
Personally, I would say that the choice is not to use Salon.com for information if there is a clear requirement that you must generate ad revenue for them one way or another.
Re: No surprise...
We generally refer to Capita management as the City University Netball Team.
Re: Have I missed something?
any roadworks could have custom (doesn't have to be a sign) transmitter
In ENGLAND? By 2080 that will simply mean that they have a robot holding a 'Stop/Go' sign and repeatedly saying "Don't ask me guv, I only work here".
"Our world-class Typhoon has led the way in combat air power and this demonstrates the continued confidence in the capability the Typhoon has to offer. With more than 20,000 flying hours on global operations to date, the Typhoon offers unparalleled reliability and proven interoperability with our allies."
TRANSLATION: "Oi, Belgium. Look here mate, these planes have only done a few hours, barely seen any combat and some are so new that the paint isn't dry yet. Tell you what, a snip at £3Bn for the lot .. oh, ok £200m .. can you do cash please? Refund policy? No worries, tell you what I'll set a date for our refund policy to run from April 2019, is that ok?"
Pity the poor Vodafone users
As usual, they can't even tell mistruths properly. A very simple check on ONS against the CPI (it stopped being called RPI some time ago, by the way Vodafone) here shows that for March 2017 the CPI annual rate was actually 2.3%. Unfortunately Vodafone were suffering from Corporate Dyslexia Syndrome that month and. increased their prices by 3.2% instead!
They even have the nerve to boast about it on their website
Lucky there's a lot of building work going on at HMRC at the moment - lots of sand to stick your head into.
Should have renamed his company to Apple or Amazon. HMRC would have only fined him £1 then.
Re: So it was Russia
In huge organisations such as Maersk or WPP employee numbers run into hundreds of thousands. You can not possibly expect every single employee to rigidly follow in-house strictures on use of IT equipment as someone will always need to download a codec for a video they are working on, someone will always need to download a shareware image optimisation tool, and so on.
In the case of WPP it was one employee in Kiev who (accidentally, it is claimed) clicked through the Google warning not to go any further and initiated NotPetya onto their local systems. As a result all computers in every WPP company were deemed at risk and the network was shutdown until scans had been run.
Likewise with Maersk the company decided that they could not afford the risk of cleaning every single computer and they replaced every single unit - in a record 10 days.
Dare I presume that uploaded videos must not include acts of beheading, pleas to 'come and work for ISIL, the friendly international terror organisation' or other Daesh propaganda .. and doesn't that rule out most Daily Mail uploads as well then?
On the presumption that most video content from Daesh is going to be rich in violence, rhetoric and the promise of paradise surely the ASI logarithm has a pretty clear criteria to start with, and therefore the 99.99etc% reliability claims are indeed sound?
Actually it is not 'used' by the Government at all. the purpose of the software is to intercept the upload process and prevent the video actually making it online to Vimeo, Youtube etc., whom I presume would be requested to integrate the ASI software into their sites.
More information here
The department claimed the algorithm has an "extremely high degree of accuracy", with only 50 out of a million randomly selected videos requiring additional human review.
1) 'Randomly Selected' - Permanent Undersecretary of State's Pornhub bookmarked favourites?
2) '50 out of a million requiring additional human review' - there were some Pornhub videos he hadn't watched yet?
3) 'extremely high degree of accuracy' - CivilServantSpeak for 'Capita says they have fixed the bugs'.
Re: Call me a cynical old codger..
You can polish a turd but it still smells like shit
You can even stick an orange wig on it and make it the president of a country.
Re: Shome mishtake surely?
I recall working with some video companies who had 4Gb 7200 external SCSI drives around 1992. The drives had to be practically bolted down due to the noise and torque.
BT "Redcare" once installed a secure telephone line for an burglar alarm for a department I worked at. The moment the engineer finished his 'installation' the entire department's network connection out of the building went completely offline - not very funny when you consider that this was an online analysis tool used by the police and others.
A somewhat reluctant BT engineer was called back to fix the problem, with threats of being handed over the police should he fail to turn up, to show us what he had done. He wanted to use the existing trunking for his telephone line but could get his cable all the way in, so his solution was to cut another cable out so that he could get his one in, in its place.
Re: Just give them the finger
Or just palm them off ...
As they say ... sh*t happens, sooner or later.
Re: He inserted it the wrong way
Apple is not at fault.
Of course they are. How the hell do you insert the AirPod wrong? Stick it battery end first into your ear? Shove both AirPods up your nose in the vague hope that they will work and say 'wibble?