... I really hate those people...
900 posts • joined 18 Apr 2007
UK.gov is launching an anti-Facebook encryption push. Don't think of the children: Think of the nuances and edge cases instead
The unit of measure for fatbergs is not hippopotami, even if the operator of an Australian sewer says so
Magna Carta mayhem: Protesters lay siege to Edinburgh Castle, citing obscure Latin text that has never applied in Scotland
Re: Sumption is wrong
making these people "attention whores" and not protesters.
As a side note, I object to the negative association of whores with these people.
Whores provide a useful function in society, and have a credible claim to the 'the worlds oldest profession'.
While village idiot may come pretty close to the same antiquity, it wasnt until social media took off that they have managed to unionize...
Tired: What3Words. Wired: A clone location-tracking service based on FOUR words – and they are all extremely rude
the vast majority of popular music - of every era - is pretty crap. Time acts to abrade away the ordinary and forgettable, leaving the gems to be compared to the current generation of wannabees.
Admittedly, when there was a significant expense in producing music, or literature, the publishing companies had a reason not to promote rubbish, but this became irrelevant when youth gained purchasing power, and their lack of judgement made them easy to exploit.
The benefit of the information age is we have easy access to niche and non-popular music, and only ignorant losers have to listen to whatever crap is currently best selling for the RIAA.
Re: Nothing to Worry About
Lets not forget malicious SWATting, where some dipshit makes false 911 calls and armed SWAT teams descend on the victim.
As mentioned earlier, incriminating images can be pushed to a target phone.
Only way this technology would be acceptable is if we could trust both those implementing it, and using it - and that just isnt going to happen.
Re: Spot-on analysis
I remember with the Battlefield Vietnam game, the draw distance for foliage etc was shorter than your sight distance, so a player with no visibility out of the paddy field or whatever they were hiding in, was basically squatting in a naked paddock to anyone sufficiently far away.
I believe the game wasnt a commercial success...
I cant remember if the draw distance was user modifiable - definitely an advantage to set it lower.
Re: 'All this for .... nothing really
The emergence of variants is a function of the prevalence of the virus in the population.
Variants are actually competing against each other and the prize is continued existence - we are just the playing field.
unless we control the virus running rampant, newer, more competitive variants will continue to emerge (-they will anyway, but like all things Covid, the best we can do is slow the rate) , especially in poorer and developing countries .
This reminds me of the old USA attitude to world war III,..something to fight in someone else's country, rather than your own. It does require getting control at home first., any government that fails to look after its own citizens isnt doing its job and needs to be replaced.
It is nothing like a crypto currency.
You could have picked that up from the first paragraph, where they said "..protection from volatility.."
Since the only reason people not part of the ransomware industry (willing or otherwise) are buying crypto, is because of its volatility, a -supposed- absence of whimsical flights and plunges in value set it as the opposite of crypto..
Re: Am I wrong here?
At the concentrations they are talking about, . no.
Nitrogen is already most of the atmospheric content, so increasing it slightly while at the same pressure wont make much difference.
You would need to increase the actual pressure - to force the nitrogen to dissolve into the bloodstream in sufficient quantity that when the pressure is reduced the nitrogen will bubble out - causing harm by being in inappropriate places.
This process requires higher than atmospheric pressure, and time to take effect, which is how the whole diving depth tables work.
If some(soon-to-be)body deserves punishment, a self opening window, elevator shaft sans elevator, or autonomous car with a custom object recognition table (or one by uber) is probably a more reasonable option.
Everyone cites that 'bugs are 100x more expensive to fix in production' research, but the study might not even exist
Re: HR departments are the problem
HR departments are the last refuge of the unskilled clerical worker.
The secretaries and typing pools of yesteryear have been replaced by personal assistants - who manage executives, admins, who basically do the day to day running of the business, various data entry and payroll types, who are required to have basic competence with whatever software package they use.. and HR who apparently need to be attractive, and look at peoples social media profiles...
Looks like they are keeping an old joke alive..
as in IoT, Where the 'S' is for security..
now, even though the full title contains 'Secure', 'ioXt' can still say the "s' is for security...
Its actually a bit too self aware and self deprecating to be credible as a silicon valley thing, so it was probably a cool suggestion offered by some subversive tech head..
Re: What do they want? "The state does not want"
If we can just stop the Politicians and Media from dividing us
One of the major problems eroding capitalism based nations, is that good government does not make good headlines.
Competent management does not generate scandal and exposure, so the media empires have a direct interest in not encouraging it. They actually promote a narrative where the media is protecting us from the evil government...
But actually, the corruption and incompetence is fostered and supported by the media empires themselves, to ensure a fruitful harvest of juicy stories now and down the line.
I am not saying politicians would be angels if they weren't in this environment, but the ones who might be decent are going to have a harder time progressing their career.
Look at Murdoch and the Australian Liberals, he keeps them in power, and they provide an endless supply of fuckups and idiocy... Win/Win (everyone else... lose)
Re: Domestic cross breeding is the real problem
Stand outside in -40C and +40C, see which makes you die first
how about, see how long you survive in temperatures 10 degrees above human core temperature, versus 10 degrees below... which puts the range at about 48 to 28..
Which environment you live in is a matter of personal circumstances... I work in >40 C half the year, and am actually fairly comfortable there.
The proportion of humanity, possibly not including Canadians and Russians, that are exposed to -40 is probably much lower than those that see >40, and this disparity will get worse as climate change progresses.
Worst case, direct temperature related deaths will be trivial anyway, compared to famine and dislocation brought about by droughts and cascading agricultural failures...
Re: Domestic cross breeding is the real problem
Heat waves are supposedly higher cause of death than cold.
first result from google search
"According to the World Health Organization, heat waves are considered among the most dangerous of natural hazards but rarely receive adequate attention because their death tolls and destruction are not always immediately obvious. From 1998 to 2017, more than 166,000 people around the world died because of heat waves"
Re: Last sentence ...
Ideally, Governments introduce regulations to avoid negative results.
By restricting exposure to even relatively low radiation levels, they reduce the burden on their health care system.
This imposes hopefully minor constraints on behaviour for a net benefit to the nation.
Problems arise where people disagree as to the hardship of the constraints or the value of the benefit e.g. losing the family home to avoid cancer in 20 years time, or having to wear a facemask and get a vaccination versus uncontrolled proliferation and mutation of a global pandemic...
Satanism has been rebadged, its now the Incels
Clueless frustrated immature males, trying to compensate for their inadequacies with magical thinking.
The whole christianity/satanism thing strikes me as a team jacob/ team edward thing, supposedly diametrically opposed but still characters out of the same franchise.
‘Fasten your seat belts, raise your tray table, and disconnect your Bluetooth headsets from the entertainment unit’
Re: Will you be doing
For some reason, traditional Australian Christmas food includes prawns,
About 3 decades ago I was working at a mineral processing plant, and one of the crew rostered on over Christmas snuck a couple of the work provided Christmas banquet crustaceans into another crewmembers Dolphin torch.
I dont know how well known they are globally, but they were very rugged large, fully sealed flashlights.
Nothing occurred immediately, and the torch continued to function when required and get left in the back of the work vehicle when not in use throughout the Australian summer. It was not until halfway through the year that the torch stopped working, and the owner opened it up...
Apparently the battery had dissolved..
Re: At Doctor Syntax, re: fun smells.
Our worksite accommodation provider is currently running a competition to name 2 food dispensing outlets (one previously called "whats in the Wok?", the other is new)
I am inclined to offer "the Dogfoodery", and "Cats Vomit", possibly translated into the local first nation dialect..
The competition is being run on facebook - of course, so I would need to find some fb user to actually submit the entry
Snakes on a Plane meets The Simpsons as airline creates ‘whacker’ to scare reptiles away from parked A380s
Re: Laptop + Projector = two computers?
I used to do that before morning production meetings.
Also used to microwave a pie for breakfast just before the meeting, so the room smelt of hot food - apparently some people found that distracting. Personally, I found missing breakfast more distracting..
Now that Trump is useless to Zuckerberg, ex-president is exiled from Facebook for two years, possibly indefinitely
Re: Not holding my breath
Problem with trump is that you cant believe anything he says - unless you choose to believe everything he says, which would require self-erasing memory to deal with the contradictions and any knowledge of existing facts..
* He has recovered from a fairly severe bout of Covid
was this ever confirmed by an independent source?
He said he had it, he kept doing stuff, he said he got special drugs, and he said he got better...
At a time when he was downplaying the severity of the pandemic.
This is the man who gave us Fake News, and will continue to do so..
Re: Example != Definition
Military Intelligence is a specific thing, seized upon by self styled "wits" and mocked to make themselves appear clever and daring.
Other examples of true oxymorons would be "political integrity" or "business ethics"
Like other oxymorons, these combinations of words mean something antithetical to the definitions of their components - and I am not mocking, I am mourning...
Re: Not sure
The two are multiplicative
Social media is irritating, offensive, and occasionally fatal - going for that perfect selfie on the cliff edge or beside the wild animal..?
Covid 19 is debilitating, infectious, and frequently fatal.
When you put the two together - There are SYNERGIES !!! involved
If you are getting a variant/mutation every thousand cases, then having millions of people carrying the infection will result in thousands of variants - and the more successful/virulent/infectious ones will out compete the original, become the new normal - and seed the next generation of variants.
Ignoring the virus doesnt make it go away.
Early in the pandemic someone made the comment that it's less important how high the ceiling of your healthcare system is than how low the floor is.
Re: At this point I wonder exactly which provider makes sense
Been using Nokias for the last couple of years, the first 6.1 had an issue just shy of the 2 year mark where the touch screen stopped working, so I couldnt enter the PIN to login after a restart,
got around that with an external USB keyboard and mouse (mouse on its own wasnt able to hold and enter PIN). Not practical for normal use but sufficient for content recovery.
Getting it fixed would have cost more than a replacement.
I do expect a 2 year lifespan from an A$ 400 phone, or a bit over 50 cents a day.
The replacement Nokia 6.2 is alright, but shit at phonecalls. Somehow it cannot provide the callers voice at a reasonable volume despite having no problem with music (possibly my main use). External speakers/headphones are ok. Connection also drops inexplicably, to the point my partner prefers calling me on my 5-year-old cheapy samsung work phone instead.
As in many other cases, Nokia-now is not the same as Nokia-then
Australian Federal Police hiring digital evidence retrieval specialists: Being a very good boy and paws required
So Peter Dutton had a corona-puppy
and needs to find a place to dump it now the novelty has worn off?
hopefully they will be less incompetent than all his cronies he stacked the immigration department with, because his tactic there was to criminalise anything that required them to make an effort or know their job.