No, but here's an answer anyway
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Please, now can we STFU and get back to debugging?
152 posts • joined 23 Jun 2008
A thought experiment.
Imagine you're an intelligent terrist (Yep, I think they exist) who wants to sow alarm and despondency in heathen lands.
So, you get some friends together and start chatting about a theoretical bomb-cum-laptop that doesn't actually exist. This gets the "intelligence" community all up-tight and nervous, and they put stupid restrictions like this in place.
Result: everyone gets pissed off, the intelligence community loses credibility, and the community in general lose more freedoms.
Why the F are they wasting my money on this, as well as the large haystack?
We need: (1) A decent framework of laws stringently restricting what they can and can't do (Including not building a bigger haystack) and (2) then they just quietly do their job as efficiently as possible, within those laws.
Sure, it's just a registry hack, but it's lots of work to trawl through the gobbledygook.
Never10 doesn't even install itself; it just fixes the registry for you, rather than making you start a fire by rubbing twigs together.
And I don't think Steve Gibson is a crackpot at the moment - he has some weird ideas, but this isn't one of them.
If, as we're led to believe, WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption, how does the judge think anyone can decrypt it?
The judge better arrest every mathematician since Al-Quarismi.
(Note to the reader: the Brazilian Judiciary is probably best described as "not the cream of Harvard Law School".)
I recently got myself a 65" SONY. The picture is lovely, and the sound is reasonable (I didn't buy all the add-ons for sound and stuff).
But why does it it have to be so slooow? Slow to turn on, slow to change function, slow do do almost anything.
Then there's the UI. ( warned you not to get me started...)
The "Return button" is too close to the Down arrow, so when you're picking photos to show your Gran, you're just as likely to back up to the parent folder.
The file navigator doesn't wrap round from right to left, nor left to right.
There's a nasty little "New Age" fingerpad as an alternative to the conventional remote control. Of course, as the display doesn't have a mouse pointer, it's completely useless.
So, maybe I chose the wrong brand. Or maybe they all give the UI design to the tea-lady.
I'm genuinely curious about the people who actually wrote the code
* Must be a small team, maybe one person and a reviewer.
* Must have known precisely what they were doing.
* They didn't give a toss about ethics
* They were handsomely paid (off)
* They were too frightened to blow the whistle
Where are they?
"The integrity of more than 300 million travel locks has been compromised after 3D printing files for a range of master keys were posted online."
"The integrity of more than 300 million pieces of luggage has been compromised after some stupid American numpty came up with the idea of backdoor keys, and some even more stupid American management numpty approved his idea instead of firing him, thereby granting access to luggage handlers worldwide."
"When enabled/disabled by an administrator".
Isn't that (or something similar) what the UEFI lobby said? And now M$ is changing the emphasis there, so that you may not be able to turn of secure boot.
This thing is going to go the same way, as part of the War on General Purpose Computing and free software.
Thank you so much for irritating me this Saturday.
Everyone with an IQ over 75 already knows this is the stupidest meme-that-doesn't-work ever invented; as to the remainder, can we try to convince our North American colleagues that 31st April would be a better date for this nonsense?
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It took me almost three months to read (I am not an economist, and needed some rest days).
The message that came over clearly (to me, at any rate) is that (a) the r > g thing will cause greater and greater inequality; (b) that Piketty offers a possible solution that seems to him the most effective; and (c) that his great fear is that if nothing is done, it will end in violent social upheaval, which is no-one's interest.
One of the funniest occasions of my whole IT career was when IBM launched a mainframe version of 1-2-3.
So you type something into a cell on your terminal, then you hit enter and *wait for the response* before you can type in the next cell.
What really astounded me was just how many (non-tech) IBMers just couldn't see that it was a non-starter.
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