1862 posts • joined 21 Jan 2015
Given the various weird fantasy claims (complete fabrications) broadcasted by Fox etc about Hilary during the election campaign, it would be interesting to find out how many of them were actually dreamed up by CA (including Bannon).
Re: politicians enraged
"Who knows, perhaps we'll all get national IDs out of this ridiculous storm in a tea cup..."
You can't seriously have bothered to find out what CA is up to...
"Anyone want to guess the odds of whether Facebook still exists at the end of the year?
And no, I don't mean bad publicity alone will sink them. I mean a combination of lawsuits, criminal charges, investors pulling out, advertisers leaving in droves, etc."
I wish. But I don't think this will happen. FB will paint this as themselves having been wronged by CA. Their complacency with GSR's usage/slurping of FB data will be portrayed as them having been hacked (with social engineering applied to some of FBs administrators).
Re: Too Late
"The interesting thing is that CA are only behaving as a state actor's equivalent State Security organisation would behave, without oversight, all of the time."
There is no "only" about it. It's a private firm, not a state organisation.
State organisations may look like they have no oversight, but there is internal accountability running to the government. (Flawed, of course, but at least it's supposed to be there.)
Entities like CA are more dangerous than state organisations (assuming we are talking about those of democracies).
Re: Short Memory Syndrome
"Chapter III - Everybody acknowledges the Era of Zero Privacy* and moves on."
A lot of younger "adults" have already stated that they don't care. They are addicted to social platforms and all kinds of privacy intruding services, and don't care how this is used to bend their feeble minds.
We need laws and enforcement of the laws before we have these morons completely in the hands of the likes of Nix (or Trump, or Bannon).
Always thought CA seemed very fishy, but could never have imagined they they were trying to set up as a complete for-hire NSA-CIA hybrid. A decade down the line they would have had their own hit squads, most likely. Perhaps they already have...
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Re: AA rechargeable batteries were always good value
Aren't most rechargeable AA and AAA batteries 1.2V instead of the 1.5V from disposable batteries?
That's why many gadgets complain that the batteries are low very soon after putting them in, but keep on going for a long while anyway.
Never understood their pricing.
It's a Radio Shack type outfit. And they try to sell HDMI cables, Firewire cables, etc, at 20+ pound prices..
Why would one even go in there any longer? We already have Currys etc to try to rip us off -but that's in conjunction with selling large TVs etc, so that rip-off cable will seem less pricey (mind already numbed by paying 1000+).
A store mainly selling accessories can't have rip-off prices on accessories.
Re: Not useful
We will NEVER 'consume all our resources'.
Perhaps not. But we might consume all resources that we can realistically make use of.
And we may poison our environment while doing so to the extent that we expire as a race.
And we may alter the climate of the planet to the extent that we expire as a race.
We may just end up being an ultimately short-lived and not very successful experiment in large-brain creatures with dexterous forelimbs (vs. for example thick skin, sharp teeth, massive jaws, superior immune system, low metabolism).
Pretty face, ugly brain.
Re: Commercial TV is also a mandatory tax...
Don't worry. The BBC is far from the independent watchdog that it is supposed to be able to be.
You'll have to look outside the BBC for any real sharp critique of the government. BBC has been thoroughly declawed. Meek as hell.
Re: Basic maths?
"And bearing in mind that game shows are about the cheapest to make, what would they replace them with?"
A test picture would be an improvement.
Re: Good Value
"Er, dude, a fair amount of content on Netflix was originally created by the BBC."
So you are paying for it twice? Because that's what you are saying.
And Dr. Who and Sherlock? BBC is just a melting pot of fresh new ideas, isn't it?
Re: And in other news...
However, if you can read, why do you need TV news?
I find it a massive waste of time sitting waiting for some talking head to tell me the news, as prioritised by them. It's more like propaganda due to the selection process.
Re: Short term vs long term
"They've paid for Blue Planet"
You know they sell these things to other providers, right?
It's not as if we get the right to get the 4k discs at cost just because we actually payed for the production of the stuff..
Why, BTW, doesn't BBC let us have access to the complete archive of older stuff?
Re: Foreigner Tax
What do we need?
Didn't BBC just cancel the subscription of Met Office data? (Seems they tried to to save a little money, but had to go back due to the alternative being completely shit. Gives confidence in BBC, doesn't it?)
We sure as hell don't need BBC paying 100k-400k salaries to people.
The BBC has proven mostly useless the last decade, with light entertainment crowding out everything that the BBC should be doing.
I'd say keep BBC, but slash it's funding into half -meaning half the licence fee.
Holy fragg! Those Swiss are loaded!
"why does a rover need new flight control software"
It's been trying to escape for some time now.
Re: Friendly atmosphere?
"THERE MUST BE SOME KIND OF ATMOSPHERE ON MARS"
It's all a conspiracy, I'm telling you man!
Perhaps read up a bit before jumping to conclusions?
Re: 2 years Opportunity = Trump's new gin cabinet
"P.S. I read that as ruining the country."
Re: Give it away.
Another question is how on earth it can cost so much?
Just slash the budget to 1/10 and keep running it.
Re: Defending the continent against potential Russian aggression
West German armies didn't roll into East Germany. Absolutely no similaritry with Crimea.
Re: Not quite, Jason Hindle
And Lockheed-Martin was allowed to beat out Boeing in a bizarre exceptionally expensive competition for the next generation fighter.
I'm pretty sure the Gripen was an earlier example of an unstable fly-by-wire aircraft.
Re: @ wolfetone
Agreed. Don't believe a bunch of incoming hypersonic missiles can be stopped very reliably.
Just get the Gripen and be done with it.
Re: One should note, that it was Microsoft who wrote this bug
Free web browser? You're kidding, right?
MS didn't prioritise it high enough.
And now they try to act the poor hard working company being wronged by Google doing what they promised from the start.
Only MS is to blame in this instance.
I removed Adblock after it turned out it slowed things down more than the actual ads. POS implementation. NoScript is my main weapon at the moment.
Re: But it will be worth it
"And we will compete. That has rarely ended well for Europe."
The utter delusion just goes on and on. Completely blind, are we?
"Instead, we had a battle between Project Fear and Project Freedom followed by several months in which one could have undertaken some serious preparation but that opportunity was tossed away."
That's Latin spouting toff efficiency for you. Total morons.
"I do, now. Mon - Fri I start the day with a quick peek at the Daily Mail. "
Won't that ruin the day?
Well, I will probably start to stock up on non-perishable foods. With this shitshower of a government, who knows what will happen?
We all know why they rushed ahead: New tax haven legislation looming.
"One of these statements is a lie."
Yes, but it seems that Brexit government is too thick to realise it.
"Them spineless bastards"
About the EU?
You have some issues, mate.
Ironically the video game industry is most likely much more profitable than the gun industry, but with much worse lobbying.
Why TF would "the working classes" need to rise up against something using firearms? What on earth would that possibly achieve except mass slaughter of the working classes rising up as well as innocents?
These state's power vastly exceeds that of any half-organised bunch of looneys with guns.
So what do we blame for Governor Matt then?
"Iiyama successfully argued that it bought monitors from Samsung and others in the cartel from within the EU."
Presumably they bought LCD panels, rather than monitors?
Re: Years from now...
"a small red lump of metal bumps an asteroid out of the quiet little orbit"
That's why we need to be a multi-planetary spices. Well, that and releasing all that carbon into the atmosphere. And Trump.
Re: It was never going anywhere NEAR Mars
"overshot" means it's an error.
Re: I'm Impressed!
"This roadster is going over 54 million km on a single charge."
Supposedly it will orbit the sun for 1 billion years, so I think it will go a bit further than that.
Well done putting a negative slant in the headline on the most stunning space age show since the moon landings. (The synchronised landing of the boosters, was the best part. Not long ago landing rockets on earth was unheard of.)
""I can't emphasize enough how critical it is for everyone to always keep their systems up-to-date," wrote Navin Shenoy,"
Looks like the opposite is true.
Accept any hastily cobbled together shit they push out in desperation, and you'll end up bricked.
Re: Speeding fine has been levied
The speedo shows 0 mph.
I think spaceX should have pegged it at the maximum.
Re: Seems timely to say this now
After Brexit we will live on poems, and renting out our many properties.
"The car is completely exposed to the universe"
So am I, and I'm only wearing a T-shirt.
Re: Small WIndow
You could argue that if you are 19, or 50+, you are 18 and more.