Re: How Gullible are you ?
@tsrc, well, I got your joke!
2580 posts • joined 18 Aug 2009
For the avoidance of doubt:-
"In the case of Arkell v. Pressdram (1971), the plaintiff was the subject of an article. Arkell's lawyers wrote a letter which concluded: "His attitude to damages will be governed by the nature of your reply." Private Eye responded: "We acknowledge your letter of 29th April referring to Mr J. Arkell. We note that Mr Arkell's attitude to damages will be governed by the nature of our reply and would therefore be grateful if you would inform us what his attitude to damages would be, were he to learn that the nature of our reply is as follows: fuck off." In the years following, the magazine would refer to this exchange as a euphemism for a blunt and coarse dismissal, for example: "We refer you to the reply given in the case of Arkell v. Pressdram"."
Anyway, if postal ballot fraud doesn't work, there's plenty of other methods to fall back on. This bloke pretty much ran the gamut. It almost deserves a 'well done'.
The Election Commissioner upheld a number of the allegations, including:
Voting fraud: ballots were double-cast or cast from false addresses
False statements made against Mr Rahman's rival Mr Biggs
Bribery: large amounts of money were given to organisations who were "totally ineligible or who failed to meet the threshold for eligibility"
Treating: providing free food and drink to encourage people to vote for Mr Rahman
Spiritual influence: voters were told that it was their duty as Muslims to vote for Mr Rahman. Mr Mawrey cited a letter signed by 101 Imams in Bengali stating it was people's "religious duty" to vote.
Re: "Apple has a slightly better track record and less income derived from privacy breaches than Google."
Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,
And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer;
Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,
Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.
— "Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot" by Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
In Plymouth there's a floating bridge ferry which connects to Torpoint in Cornwall. These things drag themselves across the river on a set of big metal fixed chains.
Anyway, just upstream from the ferry in Devonport is the RN's only nuclear submarine repair and refuelling base. Here's a picture with the ferry on the right.
So, years ago, the Navy let it be known that one of its nuclear boats was coming in for maintenance. The actual date and time was meant to be secret, but anyone popping over to (say) the 'Harbour Lights' for a beer or whatever, was greeted by a big sign saying that the "Torpoint Ferry will be closed this Saturday from 2am to 4am."
"A checklist is a type of job aid used to reduce failure by compensating for potential limits of human memory and attention. It helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a task."
A.k.a. "Yes, of course I've rebuilt it properly. And look at all these parts I've saved!"
You can do it on the same subnet in an SME with something like pfSense doing your DHCP. You run two in parallel. Then use CARP to failover when things go haywire.
That's how I've done it. But there's a load of ways to do it. Search for DHCP failover.
p.s. Icon for BSD! --->
You need a server running Zabbix (my choice) or some other monitoring software, e.g. Nagios. When someone unplugs a monitored server, within a few minutes you've got alerts, XMPP messages coming through, whatever, and you can fix it before anyone notices, most of the time. It also tells you when the disk is getting full, when it's getting too hot, when the RAID is degraded, etc. etc.
Just the other day, I found a server running cryptocurrency mining software in a user account because the CPU was constantly at 85C...
A guy walks into a bar, orders six gin & tonics.
The bartender asks him if it's a special occasion?
The guy answers "Yes, I just had my very first blowjob".
The bartender gets excited and says "Congratulations, I'll give you the seventh on the house".
The guy answers "Nah, if six G&Ts isn't enough to get rid of the taste, the seventh won't make much of a difference".
"The noun virus has a Latin root, but is one of the few nouns that has no plural in Latin. It occurs only in the singular. The English plural viruses (which adheres to the standard rules for forming plurals) is the only way to make the noun virus plural." Sorry --->
Anyway, he's under no obligation to be a witness against himself to anyone...
FWIW, use the sixth amendment rather than the fifth. Here's why:-
"Getting a lawyer is not only the best policy, Professor Duane argues, it’s also the advice law-enforcement professionals give their own kids."
In the US:-
"1) Don't talk to police. 2) Don't plead the fifth. 3) Plead the sixth."
In the UK, things are different. Keeping schtum or giving the 'No comment' interview can have negative consequences.
We did this down the pub once (also without ping pong balls) with a 2 litre coke bottle and the AI lady's LN2. Those bottles are hella strong. The secret is to use silicone sealant on the cap and invert the bottle which freezes the gloop rock hard and stops it all blowing off prematurely. People could hear the bang for miles...
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