Why would anyone care?
You'd have to be nuts to use Mickysoft on a proper webserver anyway.
43 posts • joined 2 Sep 2008
Don't we pay an inordinate amount of money for an air force?
This is an aerial attach on UK critical infrastructure. Deploy the same tech as the RAF use to protect their airfields.
What? They don't have any tech to protect their airfields?
So why do we have to pay for the RAF if Russia can neutralize it with a dozen big drones?
Most Brits agree with you. It's just the rulers who don't. I am not talking about the elected misgovernment, but the deep perpetual misgovernment that lives in the Civil Service and the Old-Boys networks.
We never had 'essential Liberty' to give up, it was never granted when the Crown passed it's open self-interest to the hidden deep-state.
If God has decide you are going to get it, then the AI will do God's will, just like the dork-driver does now. Programming is futile.
The only answer is to work from home, shop on-line, and never go out. That way only the earthquake, forest fire, or dishwasher explosion can get you.
The only way out is to be able to crack encryption. Any legislation will fail because the laws of math are higher than the laws of misgovernments. Only Quantum Computing will work. At least at first Quantum Computers for encryption cracking will be too expensive for crooks, only taxpayer-raping misgovernments can afford them.
This has more to do with egos, including mine, than technology. I'd prefer not to have anything written by, or influenced by, Poettering because I don't like the way he operates. Same goes if Seivers, and a number of others.
My love affair with UNIX started back in the 1970s, after reading Kernighan and Plauger: Software Tools. The elegant way the tools fitted together, each doing just one thing really really well, but combining to be tremendously powerful, was entrancing.
All this died with Linux really, because the Kernel has become one enormous monolith, if Hurd or one of the other micro-kernels had succeeded we could have been in a better state. Yet systemd is a terrible init scheme, and I rebel against binary logging, but it's in the same stable as Linux (and Android, OSX, and NT) - monolithic. I hate monoliths (as Kubrick demonstrated).
When I was deputy CTO in a large international IT company, my mantra was "No Manual, No Software". Now I'm retired. I am trying to learn how to build websites using things like Laravel and Yii, but even buying the books recommended hasn't helped, so I am giving up. It was what made me give up on Joomla% and all the other wonderkind software goodies. No way IN. OK, if you know how to use them you can refer to reference stuff that helps with detail, but there is no damned overview way IN. I'm sorry folks, a YouTube Video doesn't hack it either.
Now, it's true that I am seriously old now, 64, so you can't expect me to call you U. But U have not written ANY software if you have not written the USER Manual.
I'm pleased to read this. It shows that the authorities are, in fact, taking things seriously, as they should. The guys boss is also to be congratulated for his vigilance. OK, these two were innocent, and all they got was an interview by the Men in Black. The regular American way, if we are to believe the press, is to drag them to Guantanamo and then interrogate them for 25 years without trial with the waterboard, or ship them to Saudi and get their friendly cops to get a confession under torture. It's good to know their budget doesn't run to that for everyone.
This is exactly why I use Linux, and recommend it to everyone. Not that it's any better, but there are far more ways for it to be entertaining. I am still looking for the 'random' plugin for Grub, so that I can't predict which of the several versions of Linux on my disks it will load - once I find it I will install it on all my client's machines. No one wants computers to become as predictable as journalists, after all.
I like free stuff. I'm quite happy if someone else pays for it. That our lords and masters are not clever enough to write tax laws that don't have legal loopholes is quite OK with me. All strength to your arm Google (and thanks for the free search, free docs, free email, free calendar, etc.,etc..)
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