Re: The law would appear to be an ass ...
There are things in common between buying Apple and buying Gucci, including that cheaper alternatives will do the job just as well.
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One product I worked on had a reasonable level of swear-words in the assertion strings (that could pop up when something happened that shouldn't be ****ing possible). Someone decided this needed cleaning up in case a customer saw it, and entered a task into the tasks database "Kick the shit out of <product>". WTF because that kind of phrase was involved.
Putting the 737 Max back into service could cause another massive drop in bookings for the airlines that use it, particularly now that Covid-19 has got people used to not flying. I certainly wouldn't take the risk myself, until they've been flying for a couple of years without accidents. And I presume they have to get approval from each country they fly over, and find pilots who're prepared to fly them. I think the most sensible thing to do would be to rebuild them all as an earlier model of 737; and the second-best would be to use them for cargo only, between coastal airports and flying only over the sea.
When my previous split keyboard (membrane inside, although a reasonable feel) wore out from full-time use, I treated myself to a Keyboardio Model 1 (the production run has now sold out, but they're building up to a run of a new model: https://shop.keyboard.io/). The design, and the build quality, are both excellent. The layout takes a bit of getting used to, but it is very comfortable to use. The firmware is open-source (the hardware is Arduino-compatible); I haven't tweaked mine yet but I probably will sometime.
My favourite keyboard feel of all time was probably an old IBM29C cardpunch in the back room of the computer lab (in the 1980s) which I used a few times when the university computer's interactive response got too slow: shortish but decisive key travel --- and if you made an error that it could detect (I can't remember what those were) it would lock the key travel mechanically so you could feel it wasn't accepting keystrokes.
I thought Google's response to Copiepresse was quite restrained, given that they could have stopped listing anything in the .be domain, with an explanatory text "There are also results from Belgian sites but we are not displaying those while there are unresolved issues with Belgian copyright law." Probably would have got a much faster response that way.
Eventually, production of such things is going to be so routine that something of clinical quality will be become consumer kit. It happened with thermometers; I don't see why it shouldn't happen with other monitoring devices (although I guess having fewer electrodes, and placed for convenience rather than effectiveness, will limit wrist ECGs; but the problem won't be production quality or price).
(Likewise, in a non-clinical area, GPS has gone from being specialist equipment to everyday consumer kit.)
Unless they're buying things they don't eat if they can help it, because the things they actually want have already run out, in which case it'll sit at the back of a cupboard for years and eventually get thrown out. Unless, of course, enough isolation is needed that people will actually use up their supplies before they dare to go shopping again.
I presume it is valuable to those who use it, or they wouldn't use it --- they analyze these things a lot.
I let them target it at me, because on principle I never buy anything I remember seeing advertised, so more effective targetting means it's more likely to stop me buying something that I might otherwise have bought, and so makes their advertising to me counterproductive.
With that much access, he could have modified the data for the second restore, to restore it without the backdoor; and for that matter, the second restore could be what wound the log files back, so it's not that many separate stages. And it would make sense for him to have scripted at least most of it.
That being said, it does like they're just out to get him.
Or alternatively, they will raise their general prices to cover roaming, and then introduce cheaper non-roaming SIMs for those for who continental travel isn't a priority (also usable for those for whom it is so high a priority that they have a separate phone or SIM for it).
In the US it might be called a "Patriots' SIM" but I hope we won't go that far.
Boeing installed a new larger version of corporate greed, which could cause instability, so to avoid having to have the company decertified and re-opened under a new name, they tried to fix it with a work-around of lies. However, this failed to fix the instability, and the company is now in a nose-dive. Seems to fit.
For those who are looking for somewhere currently off the beaten track for a holiday, I recommend going to Albania and visiting their Museum of Secret Surveillance (http://muzeugjethi.gov.al/?lang=en); or at least explore the online tour on their site.
Then think how much more surveillance we are now under, and how much specialized spy technology has been rendered obsolete by the devices we now voluntarily (even eagerly) buy.
Not that all of the cameras will necessarily be visible to the public, but people could start marking the positions of those they can spot, on openstreetmap, as described at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made=surveillance.
There are already a few marked in the area: https://kamba4.crux.uberspace.de/?lat=51.5320529&lon=-0.1206259&zoom=17
(It would be interested to seeing whether those watching the cameras will spot that people are looking for/at the cameras and making notes, or indeed whether police on the ground would spot it. I'm not sure whether this means it's better or worse to do it as an organized mapping party.)
"You want him to have an off-site backup as well? There are trust issues with off-site backups."
Yes, definitely. Especially if he's doing something that he's aware may "come to the attention of the authorities". And, assuming the backup is encrypted to the same level as the original, I'd trust an offsite USB stick or SD card that the authorities won't find more than a drive that they will find. It doesn't have to be left with a person who knows him; it could be under a stone somewhere in the countryside around his village, for example.
I think they may have sunk a bit further, with the smear contained in "Private data, including photographs of vulnerable children, from an autism charity and Treehouse School" --- if he's picked up data about autism-related education, it's likely to include information about schools at which the children may be classed as "vulnerable", and if he's done "wget" on a school website, it's likely to include photos with some of the pupils in them. But the way they've mentioned it looks to me like they're hoping the Daily Mail will pick up on that and infer that the photos were indecent.
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