"Like the OP points out, there needs to be some consequences for carelessness".
Ditto for poor spelling, especially where the error is as clear as the noose on your face :-)
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Reminds me of an American Civil War quote from "The People's Almanac" - True Last Words Section - many years ago.
A Union General leaped onto the trench parapet and walked up and down exhorting his men to yet greater efforts.
"General Sir", called his adjutant - "please get down - the enemy are firing at you!"
"Firing at me are they - Well damn them, let them fire - They couldn't hit a barn door from th___"
"Virus be d.....??? perhaps?
I saw a TV programme in the UK fairly recently (pre-corona) which followed the actions of a police anti-drug squad in the poorer areas of one or two Philippine cities, though I can't now remember which cities. Might have been just about a particular police chief. What I DID notice however was how very crowded, and with many narrow lanes and alleys, some of those poorer neighbourhoods were.
Strikes me now that if this virus gets loose in those areas, then control of it is going to be VERY difficult indeed.
It presumably will help in times like this that you currently have a President like Duterte with a strong authoritarian bias.
Clouds and silver linings? - Depending on your politics perhaps.
p.s. Must be nice to have full fibre internet - I only have access to full fibre branflakes alas.
Presumably must be the latter. Doesn't take much arse-ishness to attach a sound file to an email after all.
In the interests of open and transparent government, why shouldn't they routinely post recordings of council meetings on their website anyway - then no need for an FOI request?
Or is that too much of an arsk as well?
"Mr Farmer, who is registered blind and has suffered two strokes, said he had thought he was being attacked by thugs."
Well of course LOTS of crims put on shades and tap their way along the street using a white painted samurai sword.
Easy mistake to make ...innit...
Could have been right about the thugs though....
Well, you could have an evildoers launch getting pretty close to a loaded tanker, in, for example, the Straits of Hormuz. Lots of places around the world where sea room is rather confined and traffic is heavy, including the English Channel, the Bosphorus, Suez and Panama Canals, not to mention navigable rivers like the Elbe, Weser, Rhine, Mississippi etc.
How about a drone?
I remember back in the day, that prior to landing in Oz (or before disembarking), stewardesses holding an aerosol can in each hand would march down the plane aisles from fore to aft spraying above the heads of the seated passengers. Can't remember why (probably to protect agriculture), but wonder if there may be something similar planned for possible Corona laden cabin air before the doors are opened?
You definitely felt like a pretty unwelcome plague carrier anyway as the clouds of whateveritwas fell silently upon you as you tried to hold your breath.
But if you store your gold-pressed latinum (data) in Credit Suisse (or similar bank vaults) rather than, e.g. 'T.I.T. Security' (Trotter's Independent Traders), then you can surely, and legally, expect that your bars of latinum are indeed being stored in their very highly secure vault system, rather than being passed to Del-Boy Trotter and stored under a carpet in his garden shed?
That is obviously why you go to Credit Suisse in the first place.
You place it with them due to their name, and under the natural (and implied) assumption that THEY will physically store it.
You don't expect, or require, that they have to list all of the myriad places where they will NOT store your latinum/data.
Seems pretty basic to me that if you double something then you increase it or raise it UP, viz the English expression "doubling up"
"Double down" makes no sense IMO and only seems to have appeared recently. Presumably it's an Americanism that's trying to ooze its way in over here.
It should be placed in the 'Rejected' bin, along with 'Gotten', 'Nite Club', 'Donut', etc. - oh, and 'Herb', when pronounced (in English) without the 'H' .
'arry 'oudini sat in the 'erb garden - Yes or No?
(Cockneys kindly ignore)
"Any idea what the accuracy is at an altitude of 50 meters over a packed football stadium ?"
I think the authorities would probably drop the drone idea when the winning Cup Final goal was scored in the last minute of extra time - and the hovering armed drone slaughtered the whole crowd .
Trying to get used to the new NoScript layout, I've noticed that I CANNOT now access my National Lottery account without enabling a jscript open gate for google.com and gstatic.com. (Portcullis up, Drawbridge and Pants down!)
Will this be permitted under GDPR?
Under the old NoScript I had all scripts forbidden except those I specifically allowed, but had never noticed Google asking to peer over my shoulder. My eyesight's not the best these days though..
"Have you read 'The Times' this morning Holmes? That Das fellow in America seems to be getting his comeuppance for this army payroll thing eh?"
"On the contrary Watson - the man is completely innocent, and a grave miscarriage of justice is afoot. Call a cab - we must get to the American Embassy immediately!"
"Nonsense Holmes - look at this paragraph and just see the damage he has done!"
<Prosecutors described Das's program as "progressively destructive," adding: "The damage had to be corrected through removal of the malicious code, restoration of all information and features, and a thorough review of the entire system to locate any further malicious code,>
"Damage has indeed been done Watson - but not by Das - for observe, - the crime took place on THE SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH!"
I believe that Mr Henry's lawyer is going to plead in mitigation that not only had dear Henry been much vexed by the lack of the eagerly anticipated ice cream, but had, just prior to this incident, had an angry and prolonged exchange with his wife, Eliza, about the unexpected discovery of a hole in the bucket in which he had intended to transport the aforesaid ice cream.