546 posts • joined 9 Jun 2017
Let's them do try that
Seeing how GDPR is worded and how european juries will judge according the spirit of the law, FB will have a hard time in Europe. It will take years and many legal battles, but in the end FB will be (hopefully) screwed. Adding to that the latest display of "unilationism" of the US administration, Europe has no reason not to be harsh with US companies that do not respect european laws.
The way some get money for this kind of "study" is a mystery to me.
This study lacks the proper question: in the end, whose guy gets the girl, the one with the shiny car or the one with the boring utility van? Looking at how the things works for other species, the shiniest may be the one with the better luck to mate.
neither brand is reknowned for reliability
BS - my BMWs never let me down except once, when the electric connection of the fuel pomp went down on my 12 year old E46 after running 365,000 km. roughly distance between Earth and Moon.
Most of mechanics are crooks anyway and shouldn't be believed most of the time
So, accessing public documents on a public server is a crime in Canada? Interesting. I will have to remember that. At least here in the U.S., it's not a crime.
"The two discovered a hole in AT&T’s website that allowed them to obtain the email addresses of AT&T iPad users. When iPad users accessed AT&T's website, the site recognized their device ID and displayed their email address. Spitler and Auernheimer wrote a script that managed to harvest about 120,000 email addresses by modeling the behavior of thousands of iPads with unique IDs contacting the website. The government insisted that accessing unprotected emails that AT&T didn't want anyone to access was criminal hacking.
Auernheimer was convicted and sentenced to three and a half years in prison. His conviction, however, was vacated on appeal over the issue of venue—the court ruled that New Jersey, where the case was tried, had no business charging him since none of his crimes occurred in that state. Unfortunately, this meant that the more significant issue addressed by his attorneys on appeal—challenging the government's claim that accessing data on a public website qualified as hacking—never got resolved. "
Re: Something I have long wondered about...
Within a year of the original scandal, every single manufacturer of Diesel engines for personal cars in the entire world was caught red-handed.
Have you any proof about that?
engine control electronics for all engines found to be cheating were made by Bosch.
AFAIK, Bosch made it clear the software was for test and evaluation only and shouldn't be used in the wild, something VW decided to sit on it.
Talking about EPO
Unsurprisingly, you forgot to talk about good news regarding the EPO:
- In terms of conduct, the Boards of Appeal increased their performance in 2017, while maintaining high quality: The number of technical cases settled by the boards increased by 2.5 percent, while the number of technical cases that the boards started work on rose by 12.5 percent.
Didn't your SUEPO friends talk to you about these?
TSB outage, day 5: What do you mean you can't log in? Our systems are up and running. Up and running, we say!
"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
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.
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?