Re: Why bother?
They can’t be that tech-savvy if they’re willing to install spyware.
3211 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Locking the borders for longer is just logical. Given most don't trust the numbers coming out of China would you want to open up to travellers from there? It is easier to just keep them shut rather than have to preclude people from certain countries and be able to trace everyone entering's port of origin or detect picking up nasties on the way.
The problem that these idiot politicians are creating is that with every further privacy encroaching step they take they push society further towards totally encrypted communications, VPNs, Signal messenger etc. The whole "going black" issue is entirely of their own creation. If their access was warranted (both aspects) and proportionate the issue would not exist. Make all my data visible to someone investigating dog shit on the pavement and you'll see fuck all.
Only health workers can access the off-device data and even then only after initial opt-in and a second request for permission after a positive test.
Only health workers? Bullshit. How does the system know that? Once the data is off-device anyone with the right skills can access it. FFS.
Given you will only ever get to see the client-side code I'd wager the server side looks more like a junior school kid's my first web-service project.
At the point at which Apple force a spyware update to my phone against my will the phone will either be jail-broken or physically broken. They do not have the right and I will not tolerate this power grab bullshit. It doesn’t work and it won’t work. I go out without my phone, my phone runs out of battery etc etc, what then? Idiots.
To be honest, I don't se what the problem is. If we have truly descended that far when it comes to intelligence that you have to explain to someone "no, don't ingest or inject disinfectant" then it is clear the gene pool itself needs disinfecting. If someone is stupid enough to inject or ingest cleaning agents in the hope of killing the virus rather than themselves then, frankly, Darwin has his man/woman. As a species we are snowflaking ourselves into oblivion.
The one area where you do get issues is with modern laptops and their soldered on PCIe SSD drives. Often they require bespoke drivers that are not available for OSes other than W10. You can get Linux compatible Dell laptops if you can find them in your jurisdiction - I wasn't able to in mine and the latest Linux versions I have on my Multisystem USB simply don't see the storage.
However, under today's tax rates a contractor running this model still pays less tax overall than if they were taking all their money as a salary.
But they also receive no benefits paid for by the contracting entity and therefore their limited company needs to foot the bill for this. You cannot just compare the tax paid whilst not accounting for the benefits one receives over the other. 4 weeks paid leave would certainly account for a chunk of that "less tax".
More likely at least for the non technical users is they would probably switch away from firefox because it's not working
Maybe, but given they don't know it's a DNS issue many might just end up paying $$$ for support they don't (or rather shouldn't) need. They could at least make it default to a "use X if present else behave as previously"
I was one of those contractors earning 3x what the permies got. Why? I was once one of those permies and got fed up with the situation so joined them. Moral of the story is that if you don't have the stones to make the leap then keep quiet and take your lower risk income.
My concern is that people so intelligent were using text message and not at least using Signal to communicate. If you want the information to be secret (you are discussing the start up of a new tech company after all) would you not resist the urge to send messages in the open?
Agreed. My iMac 2010 is on High Sierra, a not great but still supported OS. The first time this is out of support and a critical and never to be patched vulnerability arrives I'll have to consider what to do with it.
As a 2.93GHz i7 with 32GB RAM and an aftermarket 1TB SATA SSD this thing has plenty of life in it. My first choice would be to install Linux on it but Poettering seems intent on p*ssing in that particular pool for everyone. MX Linux may be viable though.
Any ideas as to whether such a modification would persist past a restore/OS reflash?
I would have thought any such person likely to be targeted would take a reset device through customs, reflash at the destination, then login to download data and settings from the cloud if they value security.
Makes a pi-hole server look a better investment day by day. Phones (and devices) are the big problem point though and the advertising scum know it. As you're generally kept out of the system gubbings there's not too much you can do. You can likely rely on Apple to fight against it, but only because they want you viewing their ads not Google's.
Err, no. Customers who lost data most likely have backups just not real-time ones. If you backed up at midnight and had a failure at mid-day, for example, there will be a portion of your data that is not backed up hence you suffer data loss. It wasn't because you don't have backups though, just the timeliness of them.
Likewise Remainers will need to be a lot clearer about what remain means. The EU has been quite clear in recent years that it was unwilling to accept the current UK status of "slightly outside pissing in" and that the overall direction of the EU would be closer integration. Therefore remain is not "as it is now" but is also something that needs to be outlined for those voting.
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