Outlook will keep track of one's existing Skype account, storing the password and username – though given they're both run by Microsoft that's not really a security issue.
You're taking the piss, right?
850 posts • joined 17 Nov 2007
... actually no... total fucking bollocks. Free software doesn't "require" anything if you don't use it, so feel free not to use it.
It also doesn't require that developers suffer their free code being incorporated into proprietary products without being afforded the same courtesy of freedom by downstream devs.
It's about choices, duh. Free software gives you them.
"That omission is problematic because unlicensed code's copyright rests with its author, without the coder having to do anything to claim it."
"Problematic" is not how I'd describe it - "Works as designed", more like. Copyright subsists in all creative works by design, if someone mints cash with unlicensed code, getting whacked for cutting out the author in the absence of a licence stating otherwise is proper order. There's plenty of liberally licensed code out there - if you do feel the need to mint cash with copyrighted code, the bloody thing's on Github - not exactly an orphan work, so pay for it.
"Money, like electricity, always follows the path of least resistance."
So you are suggesting to compete with Asia, the West should bury money in the ground? A platitude, a lame (and erroneous - see current divider) analogy and a reference to the ranting of an adolescent sociopath in one post. Well done that man!
Oh I dunno. Being a musician, I'd have no problem with it being legal to peel lawyers and dip them in salt, for starters.
"Rights holders" in all their multitudinous parasitic manifestations may live by law. Artists, by and large, live by one-or-other form of patronage as usual.
"For a start, that was a deportation,"'
No it wasn't a "deportation", it was a kidnapping. Sweden has procedures and a legal framework around deportations - allow me to let you into a little secret you must be oblivious to under your rock - allowing intelligence agencies from other countries that practice torture to swann around kidnapping people from Bromma airport isn't in them.
Now given Sweden's proven form in ignoring it's own laws w.r.t. removing people at the behest of the CIA, I would wager you are a few cards short of a deck yourself.
You gotta be fucking kidding me - it's pretty much exactly that. Linux wireless has had to historically jump through hoops to get any broad-based wireless-device support at all. Loading binary blobs with god-knows-what in them, even wrapping actual windows dlls - all because bloody corporations and their stupid, misdirected IP greed kept interfaces and specs tightly under wraps. Hardware vendors, not Microsoft write drivers for windows, in general.
Total comprehension fail. Where did I mention "the West" or "the US"? "We" was in quotes, see?
That said we know the US sold arms to Iran and issued 771 dual-use technology export licenses, and that the UK & Germany sold pralidoxine and VX precursors to Iraq, as well as biological agents, up to 1992.
Furthermore, the UN didn't over-estimate anything leading up to the 2003 invasion They estimated zero.
"The sensitivity of personal information should be determined by the reasons behind why the information is to be processed, the UK's data protection watchdog has said."
Bollocks. The sensitivity of the personal information should be determined by whom the information concerns, and no-one else, period.
"The problem there might be Opera's corporate clients, who may have chosen Opera partly on the basis that it's closed source."
Any business that chooses a closed source browser based on the criterion that it IS closed-source, in the absence of coercion by legislation - deserves everything coming to them.
NoSQL. Take any relational dataset, denormalise the living bollocks out of it, store choice bits as objects and then spend an order of magnitude more dosh than you would scaling an ordinary RDBMS trying to make it scale at all after the questions you based your denormalisation on change. No thanks, caching purposes only.
"In short - this provides remote, unauthorised access to security camera recording systems," Moore concludes in a blog post that does a good job of summarising the issue"
As opposed to fuckwits behind cameras being provided with unauthorised access to my whereabouts, lack of dress-sense and allegedly suspicious demeanor .
"The fact that by leaking those files led to real people getting killed, but "hey fuck it!" they were soldiers it was their job."
You are either dissembling, or you have a cognitive disorder. Leaking those files showed REAL people being murdered - by a helicopter gunship acting more-or-less on your behalf.
IE may nowadays be more red-headed stepchild than the spawn of the devil it once was, but shitty java-based browser clients to shitty proprietary SSL VPNs are most certainly more than able to step up an assume that dubious accolade. "Requiring crap" isn't really a good use-case.
"If he'd wanted to sail it, his friend Larry Ellison would have put him right on the design(er)."
Are you kidding? Ellison's yacht is just as much a white, brickish post-industrial horror as this thing. I saw it a few years ago moored in beautiful Stockholm. It nearly ruined the entire city it was so hideous.
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