New Icons, wooiaaahhh
Superb, new icons, really makes me want me to run outside and scream...
Ffs, they make billions and this is all they can come up with
3520 posts • joined 4 May 2008
If this were a true remote working solution it would have a coffee machine attached to it. And probably a fridge magnet as an authentication device.
Fujitsu Marketing must really be full of complete numpties if this was there best effort at creating a selling point. Remote working has its own constraints and none of which are covered here.
1 : must have a damned good DSL or Fibre connection.
2 : the company must have an even better fibre connexion. And a good VPN / Firewall.
3 : anti virus must be good, computer must be locked down to Company standards or only RDP allowed through firewall.
4 : the company should already have a no paper policy.
5 : good to have a dedicated space at home
6 : the list can go own for a long time...
Can you imagine soldiers on spec ops using this and at the same time this thing is phoning home to Google, Samsung, Facebook et al with complete GPS coordinates and all conversation logs.
A toast message popping up stating that in order to continue one's mission that the followin EULA must be accepted before pulling the trigger.
"We took immediate steps to respond"
Yup, we sent out some emails and also contacted people than can do nothing.
"manage the incident "
In other words we did our best to avoid GDPR fines.
What we did NOT do was secure our data in the first place... and once the data is gone, it's gone, and soon to be for sale on the Dark Web....
"The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government. "
It is unfortunate that those who wrote these laws had no idea that they would last for such a short time...
You can obviously speak freely, you just can't do it on your own terms.
One of their biggest fuckups at the moment is their branding of Microsoft Accounts.
Anyone that is confronted with the infamous dialog box:
Would you like to use your Personnel or your Workplace/Student account will know what I am talking about.
The real problem with this is that Darwins Theory is more than likely to work against someone else rather than this idiotic woman... Sorry for the usage of the word Idiotic but it's difficult to come up with something less true.
Whoever put her up is also just as silly. Some people honestly believe that they are above the laws of nature... until nature shows them otherwise.....
Read the title again , here, we are only in day two of the lockdown. Come back in two weeks and then we will speak again.
"Stock Markets brokers will make a killing without publishing a single word about how they make money from other peoples losses."
Isn't that the whole point of Short Selling.
"Normal people will have just gone about their lives as though nothing had happened."
You will see how quickly people forget .. very very quickly. They will have adapted very quickly and after two weeks will have a hard time remembering what the problem was.
"Business As Usual.."
Business has not stopped, it has changed so it has become the new BAU... We have always had to put up with crisis. The Black Swan is in town, that's all... Life will go on, it's what makes human being so damned amazing... After only one day of working at home, almost all of my colleagues have accepted this situation and are just moving on.
"Your stupidity may well have lethal consequences."
My stupidity, no, I do not agree, I am on a forum where the majority are very intelligent people who know how to make decisions.. None of what I say has any consequence to anyone on El Reg.. This is not twitter, this is El Reg where sarcasm, irony and quip are quite common, some people like it, some don't....
Perhaps you see things differently.
Let's see what is predictable, I forsee the following :;
* Some very old and ill people will have died from compound complications.
* Scammers will have made their money from hoarding then selling at a price.
* Bank will inform us that our pension stock is worth less whilst the CEO buys a new Yacht.
* Stock Markets brokers will make a killing without publishing a single word about how they make money from other peoples losses.
* The government will now introduce further measures to secure the population health using Heat Seeking Facial Recognition Webcams.
* Children will have an excuse for failing upcoming exams.
* The Extreme Left will continue to blame the Male IT crowd for not providing the Female staff members with powerfull enough PCs... because of the Patriachal hierarchy that is systemic within the IT Dept.
* The Government will annonce that they handled things extremely well but somehow 5 Billion went missing from the COVID-19 Budget..
* The media will be left panting for a new Panic Driven Newsfeed article to hit the shelves.
Normal people will have just gone about their lives as though nothing had happened.
Meanwhile I am urgently preparing PCs , VPN tokens, creating non admin local accounts on empty laptops, blocking all traffic other than RDP 3389 within the new RDP-SSL firewall VPN group, receiving calls to confirm that from home the VPN is working, preparing people to use MS Teams to communicate, rerouting phone lines to mobile numbers.......pant pant pant and also writing in El Reg forums because it make me feel good.
Business As Usual..
“Society would descend into something like The Purge mixed with 1984, I'd imagine."
But it that exactly the scenario we're currently heading into with all the far left nonsense mixed with the decline in religion.
Jordan Peterson appears to have hit the nail on the head... Politician don't like what he is saying and the resolutely keep their heads in the sand thereby furthering the nightmare.
"and in fairness at least they're trying something, even if it does appear flawed."
Try telling that to business...
He had a choice several weeks ago BEFORE the virus entered the States... He could have followed the Chinese lock-down and immediately closed the borders. He would only have had business to deal with.
Because HE didn't close the borders he now has the Population AND Business to care about. It's more than double the trouble now..
Thank you Mr Orange for all your clever ideas ( Only a week again he spouted out about how well they had handled the virus)
"I assume your belief is that you are not elderly or have a respiratory condition and thus immune. Li Wenliang was only 33, had all the medical treatment possible. He went from infected to death in 4 weeks. Your belief in yourself is misplaced."
Statistically Li Wenliang was a very unfortunate man, normally someone at that age would not die from COVID-33. it's more that possible that he had compund factors due to his job. It's been made abundantly clear who is "statistically at risk", Li was not ... That doesn't mean that 33 wont die, it jus means that there is a very low risk.
You my friend have been found guilty of scaremongering by the court of Common Sense...
This is Australia , so if they actually manage to recover any of that money what would then be done with it..
1 : Fund the liberals in order to advance them in their Politically Correct Nightmare.
2 : Construct a direct link between the Govt and the Police force in order to share data directly.
3: Provides new funds so that the ministers can stop be bothered by nuissance fires whilst on holiday.
Seriously though, if they do manage to get some of El Zuck dollars I hope that it will actually go to some good use and not disappear into some ministers personal agenda.
"Spending your life tiptoeing on eggshells because a phrase *may* offend one group or another is not realistic, nor sensible."
Although I mostly agree with what you state, there are limits that even the Far Right, Far Left agree should not be surpassed. What would be the point in a full on slur pointed at anyone. It would be neither intelligent nor useful, some subtlety would be far more desirable..
To be honest I actually thought that the complaint would have been for another reason. As this phrase could easily be misread/translated two more that one possibility.
To each his own, so I won't make judgement but personally I wouldn't have chosen that phrase as the possibility for offending one group or another is quite obvious...
Pascal, the advantage lies on the fact that there is only one source of data, therefore it remains constant between applications, and secondly you are the only one that has the power of decision as to who or what gets to read your data...
And , since your can have as many pods as you please, you can create pods that reflect whatever you want to whatever application you want, ie multiple profiles...
The alternative, ie the current solution, is that Google and Facebook remain the custodians of your data..Google and Facebook make the decision as to how your profile looks... now that is a scary thought...
Nor quite as testosterone filled as Inspector Callahan, nor as chic as Inspector Poirot.
She is probably on the same par as Inspector Morse... Hard to imagine that John Thaw played two very different kinds of inspectors...my preference definitely being the first..
By the way, you have now filled my head with the Sweeney theme tune. Dah da da, Dah da da, tum tum ti tum, tum ti da da...
The smartphones go far beyond the capabilities of a simple camera. Worse still, it's the user themselves that choose to take it everywhere with them.
Who, where and when are givens, how can be extrapolated from the first 3.
All it leaves for the police to determine is the "Why". Given that 4 out of 5 elements are handed to them, it makes their job already much much easier.
He was clever enough to open 12 Bitcoins wallets, which means that he is at ease with a computer and the administrative tasks that involve opening a wallet, buying and dealing bitcoin etc... This guy was no fool.
In my opinion he would also have been clever enough to have those kept safely backed up on a USB stick of which only he knows the whereabouts. Not to difficult for him to do and also impossible for the police to prove that he didn't.
Fishing gear usually get wet, so hiding a piece of paper in a wet environment does not sound like a very good idea, unless of course it was intentionally a "red herring", ( pun intended).... Hell he could have even scribbled down a load of bollocks and intentionally wet it so it appeared as though it had been destroyed, hence creating a preformed alibi.
If you want many, many, many examples of watches and clocks that still work after a couple of hundred years then look no furether.
I've been to the museum a couple of times, it's worth the visit.
Whats most important about this article is that "Planned obsolescence" is most definitely not built into the fine pieces of art. Just like the Philippe Patek advert which goes along the line of "You don't actually own a Patek you just take care of it for your descendants".
Whereas Apple only care about you buying another Apple whatever.....
"It seems to me that a nominal fine -- payable to the courts and not to the telcos"
Agreed for the simply reason that heads of these companies probably each lunch and make yacht invitations on a regular basis. The money will simply be alternatively distributed between them ..
Skeptic, who me..?
"One also wonders how many of these incidents are not being publicized. We know banks/etc. don't like to publish the fact that their security is lax and has been breached. Same for industrial/corporations/governments."
That would depend on the home-ground country . Here in Europe the GDPR laws oblige the companies to admit to breaches very quickly or alternatively pay a "potentially" high price later.. ( We've not really seen any major fines getting handed out other than to the usual targets of Google/Microsoft). And of those fines that have been given out we do not even know of they have been paid...
In the states, and especially when dealing with government facilities, I am not sure how that would work. ( This is with the presumption that it is a Governmental facility)..
I also sincerely hope that these facilities are also not relying in DotNet or any other form of MS Library DLL for the actual hardware side of things, now that would be truly frightening.
From my basic understanding of El Trumps politics cutting of Huawei was presented as a security measure. I was of the understanding that this then meant that a homegrown provider was going to make a handsome living by sweeping up the 5g contracts.
So despite the layoffs in the Xiling quarters is there actually an American based company who is currently smiling like a Cheshire Cat or is this situation just another El Trump Cluster Fuck?
In the last 3 weeks Swisscom VOIP services, this now equates to most landlines, has gone down for 1.5 hours each time. Even emergency services were impossible to contact.
The only network that continued was the mobile network. If anything people in Switzerland need to consider what is the alternative to not having 5g in the near future...
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