471 posts • joined 9 Jun 2017
TSB outage, day 5: What do you mean you can't log in? Our systems are up and running. Up and running, we say!
Demonising one side or the other really doesn't help in that regard.
Refusing reality doesn't help either. Idiots are taking over, that's a fact.
- Good ideas are built on other good ideas - they rarely come from nihil.
- European countries are not good at exploiting industrially and commercially their ideas. They've got plenty of ideas but others make money with them.
If I get it right,
Everyone is spied, but only FB users can know about some of the data collected about them?
But as a non-FB user I shouldn't be worried been spied on, it's all about security... Thanks Mark to take care of that for me.
And clickbaiting works
Re: When "off duty" and out & about with the Wife ...
I didn't talk to my wife for the last 10 years. I didn't want to interrupt her ^^
Shoot the messenger
Just in case shooting anyone who complains or opposes is not enough.
"Even though it actually is rocket science, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand the formula, Reusability = Reduced Cost."
There are a lot of examples of things being less expensive when being disposable rather than reusable
Re: So, if NK is going to nuke UK
All of its neighbors who had to endure a russian 'liberation" at one time or another.
GCHQ struggles to retain "cyber-staff".
Belgacom will be happy to hear about it!
North Korea could nuke Britain "within a few years"
Why do people believe a rocket is required to transport a nuclear device? One could be easily hidden in a shipping container for instance. There could be already a NK A-bomb somewhere in a British port waiting to explode.
If they say so then it must be true
Also pigs fly and IBM cares about its older employees.
Reading the reviews about pictures quality, I get the feeling that it's more about one's opinion rather than using objective criteria. Some like the pictures, others don't... Ok, it's what you think about it, but can we have more numbers, more data, more objective measurements rather than
bullshitic artistic opinions?
Hugh Dowding and Keith Park were very unfairly put aside by Leigh-Mallory's maneuvers when they were the ones who made Battle of Britain victory possible. It's good to see they do now get the honors they deserve (at least one of the two!)
Any French drinking tea should be shot for treason.
It's dead Jim
Ok, end of the game, everybody moves on, now!
"Men should wear a jacket and tie"
They should also consider wearing trousers, if the jacket is not long enough.
When I read...
... "We are committed to ", I know a big load of PR BS is coming.
none bigger than four inches.
I thought that since the Mars Orbiter fiasco NASA had learned and stopped to use these medieval measures.
How dare you underlings?
Asking for the Supremo to come to you, are you insane? Who do you think you are, the US congress? Muahahahahaha!
we develop our deep and special partnership with the EU
"Open that door! Not now but in seven days!"
"warrants issued under Blighty's Data Protection Act must by law, in most circumstances, require those on the receiving end be given seven days of notice of the intended swoop in writing, and be given a chance to argue against the warrant if they so wish."
What's the point of such a law if not giving corporations all the time they need to clean the mess?
"If you are being caught, Cambridge Analytica will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This contract will self-destruct in five seconds"
Surprise UK raid of Cambridge Analytica delayed: Nobody expects the British information commissioner!
CA bosses just needed a little more time to be sure the compromising papers were fully digested... thanks pal!
Idiocy, Bullshit, Malpractice.
I swear we won't never ever buy IBM stuff or service again as long as these bastards will keep that policy.
It was better before!
I see a difference between the Berg's. Gutenberg invented the medium but did not use the data for his own profit, when Zuckerberg did all the opposite.
one of the men who had him unjustly imprisoned before he had an opportunity to take a ride in his Mercedes.
What a brilliant pun. I'm amazed of the deep knowledge of French culture Mr. Dabbs has.
Re: It's not RAF nor UK It's Nato ...
we count all F-35's in NATO & Friends then we can deter the Russians, Chinese or booth ...
It is not the role of conventional forces. There are nuclear weapons for that.
No, because aircraft carriers can be used against low-tech countries only anyway, or else they would end like submarine palaces for marine fauna.
Sex = bad - Violence = good
US Senate is much more prone to control sex-related activities than sells of AR-15 to commit killing sprees
That long-awaited Mark Zuckerberg response: Everything's fine! Mostly fixed! Facebook's great! All good in the hoodie!
We are deeply committed blah blah blah
and now look the other way and let us do our dirty business as usual.
If only at first people were not dumb enough to put all these data online... dream on!
Plan F is the one in which you screengrab thumbnails of lost documents from the CMS browser window
Nice. Our plan F is to kill all witnesses, throw the bodies to pigs (after removing teeth) and pretend nothing really happened in our space-time continuum..
Militarily speaking, UK army is an auxiliary force for the US Army. It is used only when the Big Brother asks for it. Throwing so much money in it is quite unbelievable, I suspect a lot of that money is diverted for other hidden uses.
Belgium would be dumb to buy an interceptor when a multirole combat aircraft is needed.
The article didn't mention the possibility for Belgium to buy Rafale, by mistake IMNSHO.
And Siemens makes IGBT too, probably using them in their high speed trains. Let's do it the propaganda way: "Connect the dots, it's because of Siemens if China can make railgun!"
The 16KB extension was a PITA because of its frequent disconnections when the computer was accidentally moved, as was the tape recorder way to save and load programs...
Nonetheless, we spent many hours as teenagers with a friend on our ZX-81s learning BASIC first and Assembler programming next, many hours of fun and wonder discovering programming. Not surprisingly, we both became developers in the following years. Thanks ZX-81, you little box enabled us for a reasonable price to discover a new World! I still have you preciously stored in a drawer, next to my beloved ATARI-2600.
After the war, the Spanish had continued to use Buchons and even Heinkel 111 bombers
IIRC, Spain had very few He 111, the ones used during the civil were lended by Germany but left behind afer the war. Spain made its own variant of the bomber, the CASA 2.111. Those are the ones shown in the movie "Battle Of Britain", easily spotted from He111 because of their Merlin engine.
Usefulness of meeting is inversely proportional to the cubic number of participants
And I don't tell that because I just attend a meeting with 20 other people *yawn*
You like to write about EPO, why don't you mention this?
EPO’s President Benoit Battistelli has tabled proposals to cut several fees related to the European Patent application procedure: if approved, they could save users almost 50 mln euros in 2018 alone.
Would it be because you have a personal grudge against the man?
This week, Europe's largest trade union, the Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF)
Not really. USF is the biggest union of federal public servants of the European Union. It is far from being the Europe's largest trade union, which is the European Trade Union Confederation
ETUC represents almost 45 million workers across Europe, compared to 44,000 federal public servants.
The author should also mention that SUEPO, the union he supports is part of USF.
that the EPO was recently and repeatedly castigated by the International Labor Organization (ILO) for its treatment of a former Boards of Appeals
Let's have a look to the decisions of ILO regarding EPO in 2018:
Judgment 3981: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3980: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3979: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3978: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3977: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3976: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3975: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3974: The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3972: The EPO shall pay the complainant 20,000 euros in moral damages, 1,000
euros in costs. All other claims are dismissed
Judgment 3971: : The complaint is dismissed
Judgment 3970: The EPO shall pay the complainant 2,005 euros in material damages, It shall pay the complainant moral damages in the amount of 5,000 euros. It shall also pay him 176 euros in costs. All other claims are dismissed.
Judgment 3969: he EPO shall pay the complainant 30,000 euros in moral damages, The EPO shall pay the complainant 8,000 euros in costs. All other claims are dismissed
Judgment 3968: The complaints are dismissed.
Judgment 3967: he EPO shall pay the complainant 8,000 euros in moral damages. The EPO shall pay the complainant costs in the amount of 3,000 euros. All other claims are dismissed.
Judgment 3966: The EPO shall pay the complainant 6,000 euros in moral damages. The EPO shall pay the complainant costs in the amount of 3,000 euros. All other claims are dismissed
Judgment 3965: The EPO shall pay the complainant 20,000 euros in moral damages. The EPO shall pay the complainant 8,000 euros in costs. All other claims are dismissed.
Judgment 3964: The EPO shall pay the complainant 4,000 euros as moral damages. The EPO shall
pay the complainant 1,500 euros as costs. All other claims are dismissed.
Judgment 3963: The EPO shall pay the complainant moral damages in the amount of 3,500 euros. It shall also pay him 500 euros in costs. All other claims are dismissed
Judgment 3962: The EPO shall pay the complainant 30,000 euros as moral damages. The EPO shall
pay the complainant 8,000 euros as costs. All other claims are dismissed
Judgment 3961: The complaint is dismissed, as is the EPO's counterclaim
Judgment 3960: The EPO shall also pay him moral damages in the amount of
15,000 euros. It shall pay him costs in the amount of 5,000 euros. All other claims are dismissed
Judgement 3959: The complaint is dismissed.
Judgement 3958: the EPO shall pay the complainant 10,000 euros in compensation for moral injury. It shall also pay him costs in the amount of 5,000 euros. All other claims are dismissed.
Judgement 3957: The complaint is dismissed
Judgement 3956: The complaint is dismissed
Judgement 3955: The complaint is dismissed
Judgement 3954: The complaint is dismissed
Judgement 3953: The complaint is dismissed
Judgement 3896: The application for interpretation is dismissed.
29 judgments, EPO condemned 11 times: 37% of complaints are judged in favor of complainants.
In other Labour Courts like Conseil de Prud'hommes, the ratio is twice higher, around 75%. One could suggest that complainants against EPO are litigous ones.
Once the author's nemesis will leave the EPO presidency, I wonder what will be his next whim?
"At the other end of the spectrum are population characteristics like ethnicity and religion"
Why the fuck would a government need to know about one's ethnicity or religion??
Does the government also have to know about political preference or sexual habits?
Re: The Land of the Insane
the USA has more gun deaths individual guns are quite unlikely to cause a death. The likelihood of any particular gun killing someone is roughly identical to Japan,
The Land of the Insane
Everyone outside the US knows this is insane to let so many guns going in the wild and that will lead mandatory to more deaths by guns . Which is a beginning of a solution by reducing the number of gun carriers, so sad so many innocent people are among the victims.
Is Veritas loosing money?
It doesn't seem so. People will be fired only for investors to get more money. Short term view that will lead to demotivated workers, service quality going down, best talents going away....