1118 posts • joined 11 Dec 2015
UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have 'evolved'...
Re: The underlying message
Our politicians seem to thrive that way.....
Re: offtopic but reminds me of an old joke
Ohh I don't know - Lion, Grizzly - seems to work both ways....
Never - that episode was an Amazon critique?
Awkward... Revealed Facebook emails show plans for data slurping, selling access to addicts' info, crafty PR spinning
They will no doubt find any means of extracting additional cash from their paymasters.....
Re: Alternative business model please
I'm sure porn has its equivalent :-)
Re: Yes, they really seized them
Well if they lock the sods up with poor 'normal' criminal, then yes, it is, but we can't treat those criminals so inhumanely.
UK IT based service and outage - I think that can (and should) be put down to business as usual.
Re: Gets popcorn
Well the laws of mathematics (as we understand them) anyway
Re: The elephant in the back seat
Some vehicles do have devices that require a breath test to activate the vehicle (mandated on some ex-drunks) - a small start.
Re: There and back again
Better still as one of my acquaintances would say if it tracked your friends so uo turned up just in time for someone else round(s)
The US legal system is puzzling (well maybe) in its inconsistencies. While I applaud this type of action and the outcomes, a combination of a plea system that is open to misuse (especially if you are not extremely rich) and the 'inexplicable' excusing of many of its prominent citizens behaviour is bizarre. Law vs Justice (and justice comes a poor second).
Its remarkable the number of people who have created accounts or about December 1-2 specifically do defend this arsehole. I wonder who (t)he(y) is(are)
Re: Storing PII Data in AWS (S3)
Well it will not be EU!
Re: The landlord [..] denied ever passing Mongrain's keys to the group
And of course helped themselves to portable valuables 'by mistake'
Re: How many constitutional rights were violated ?
A dog might be better than their 'testing kit' *something akin to that 'explosives tester' that some charlatan from the Uk made£20m+ in peddling to inept middle eastern governments (it was a modified golf ball locator - that didn't work either)
I have wondered where fried Lib Dem politician (other than Clegg - I know who is now paying him) went....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Allan,_Baron_Allan_of_Hallam for anyone who gives a damm
Re: Couldn't happen to a nicer company
And the shareholders - will no-one remember the shareholders
The company has a plan to do "fewer things better".
A few things better would make a change
Re: History lesson
A nice idea, but I fear wishful thinking.....
Re: "I'd rather laugh at you when you are in the dock for murder f**kwit."
I the same way that Brexit mens Brexit - well played
Re: Presidential ambitions
Well the grand funkmeister managed it and got to the warehouse - but will he be first in line calling for her to be 'locked up'? Depends on the way the wind is blowing I suspect
Anti-Facebook protesters had arrived at one Congress hearing with placards comparing Facebook to a globe-encircling octopus.
Facebook reportedly called the Anti-Defamation League to condemn the placards as antisemitic.
That is rich coming from a company that has behaved as badly as Facebook - are octopi jewish?
Sandberg is just getting her excuses in early, I am sure that more of her involvement (and Zuck's) will begin to leak out - lots of little mea culpas in an attempt to make this look a little less worse than it really is.
Horses for courses
I have been using an iPad Pro (the large one) as a machine to travel with for the last 18 months or so.
It works very well as a writing machine, a very decent battery life (best at time of purchase) and I use it to run presentations (occasionally) and Mathematica and Mathcad (with a net connection) most of my working day when I am out of the office. It is lightish and compact.
No it does not come close to replacing my laptop (an MBP) or desktop (Mac which also has a rather hefty Linux cluster as backend for all major computation work). It is good - not perfect - the cult of the touchscreen is frankly irritating, even when you are used to it, but its other strengths make up for that.
It is reliable and I don't see the complaints about crashes replicated in my own experience. In my own time I do watch moves on it as well as using Affinity for photo editing.
On reflection I don't regret the purchase, and as a business expense (I am a major share holder so I have a direct financial interest) it has been worth the money. A MacBook Air (used by two of my colleagues, the other uses a lightweight Linux machine) would do the job in some ways rather better, but not as convenient when travelling.
So horses for courses, but YES it is a useful business machine in my context. Horses for courses, if it doesn't work for you then fine, but don't damm it based on inappropriate use cases.
The accuracy of their model was about 73 per cent, making it better than a coin-toss, but far from foolproof in its evaluation.
What is the accuracy if you default to the line == TRUE position?
There was a good and hard wearing joke about "genius bars" in the Big Bang Theory once (I must say I gave up on it some time ago)
Re: Well he's a bit of an arse, but...
Well one hopes that The Aussies would have felt morally obliged to accept him - he is Australian after all
Re: He actually sounds...
Well Knuth was a somewhat theoretical (and very fine) scientist
Re: Imagine a world...
GOV and DOD management positions have people like this - they should teach other government how to do what they do (or possibly not)
Re: Frankly ...
@jake Supply chains shurely?
At least Cook appears competent at supply chains. Gove has no redeeming qualities.
the mod queue seems a trifle arbitrary
Well connections to various political parties will probably do the supression job just as well.
Re: Google is watching you 24/7
And experience shows that, at least in the US, they are correct in that assumption
any sensible one - seen one lately?
Re: Hardly surprising
The proposal (not very serious) that a large spike in front of the drivers steering wheel would improve general road safety is unfortunately quite likely. Adams (a statistician) in his book "Risk" (http://www.john-adams.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/RISK-BOOK.pdf) a good read , has a fascinating section on the accident rates for police cars when active breaks were introduced, not to mention the increase in deaths amongst pedestrians and cyclist with the introduction of mandatory seatbelts is fascinating.
Re: Marketurds vs Reality
Then he can dwell upon the difference between actual intelligence and the "artificial" kind ... if he ever returns, that is.
Unfortunately the fathead who took you up on that may well be just as bad when in control of the car :-(
What's big, blue, and short on Intel? The supercomputer world's podium: USA tops Top500 with IBM Power9
With shades of Banks' space ships
Re: Oh boy, ME
My partners Linux installation is 32 bit - runs very nicely if a little sluggish, but she's happy
Re: Not Technical!
The fjords beckon fo this one.
Re: "Return on that investment will . . ."
Do you expect much else - they are politicians after all.
Re: Sounds like a mess
Well maybe they took Trumps hand as a model?
Re: Ethnic cleansing?
In Ruanda, a sophisticated army was not required to kill people. Would you have suggested (as I seem to remember various right wing commentators and the Daily Hate advocating) flattening Ireland?
Re: Death, destruction, and hate posts..... situation normal.
Well there is a simple answer, although simply squashing the bast***rds will only result in another group f turds springing up.
Re: I'll buy him
Well given the content of "Bud" (I am assuming you are not talking about the Czech original - https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB123801865666341507), that would be cruel
Re: Sod all of that, for now,
Run for the hills
Re: Articulated responsibility.
Very droll (and I believe yo - they can be that stupid) - do you have a link to the case?
Re: Chuck that toad in the Tower of London
Someone who observed he was caught......
Re: Eh? Come again?
But to be fair Newton world on both astrology and alchemy `9as well as some rather stunning work - everyone has his/her bad days.
Re: import from America or else where?
What it you bung Johnson onto a (strong) washing line?