I trust parliament as far I as I can drop kick the lot of them
Its a law and can be changed.
I am still waiting for my L-A-W law tax cut from 1993
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Lockdowns aside, with the exception of my bus commute home, assuming no major changes to my habits I can easily give you list of everybody I was closer to than 1.5m for 15 minutes or more over a 2 week period. Apart from the wife, and my students it would be a very very short list.
I might be more impressed if Atlassian paid tax in Australia.
He willfully ignores the fact that unlike Facebook and Google, government can arrest you, link your data to health data, tax etc etc.
Also I have heard a rumour that there may be an issue with licence of some of the underlying code which specifies source must be released
If you really believe the first part of what you just said, I have this bridge in Sydney that you might be interested in.
AWS is a US Corporation with a sigificant US presence and therefore subject to the US CLOUD act which was passed to get around that little spat MS was having with the DoJ about data held in Ireland. Even though that case (MS vs DoJ) got as far as the Supreme Court, the moment the act was passed MS withdrew its appeals, was served with a warrant under the CLOUD act and passed the data over with no questions,
Yep , one for each level of HQ. They are advisors to the Commander on matters enlisted, not shouty type SMs.
In Australia …
The RSM-A is responsible to the Chief of Army, but responsive to all ranks across Army. The RSM-A is a member of the personal staff of the Chief of Army. The RSM-A’s primary role is to represent to the Chief of Army, and others, the solicited and unsolicited views concerns and opinions of Soldiers in the Army, but also carry the Chief of Army’s message down and across the ranks.
No 1 son called HIS second Barnabas Arthur M.... (surname starts with M), so he is know in the family as BAMBAM. The D-i-L's family all have nicknames, ie one of the girls is known as Tiiki . Another is Kunny (I kid you not - "Cute as a Bunny") and it makes my skin crawl to hear favourite No 1 grandson, age 3, call his aunt "Kunny"
In general I can't go watch a movie or read a book, "clean room" write the plot, and have a new book written or movie made with that same plot. It's still considered infringement.
I was struck between the similarity between teh contents of HolyBlood , Holy Grail, and the DaVinci code when I read it, and was not surprised when Dan Brown was sued by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh for ripping off the fundamental idea for the DaVinci Code from their Holy Blood, Holy Grail. Dan Brown won.
The day the DataProcessing departments promotions/increment jumps was announced was a well kept secret in a certain organisation I worked for, until an analyst noticed a pattern, that it always occurred at 5pm on payweek Friday( and most of us would be on a flex day, or POETS) that our PHB would always be on leave from the following Monday.
One of the maintenance programmers looking after the leave system wrote DB trigger on the leave DB on PHBs staff number. The year I left, the PHB eas still there at 9pm dealing with the complaints
I went away for a work course for a few nights, and we had to share rooms. Because my real name can apply to male or female (think Lesley or Darcy), but is most commonly female (it is amazing how often I get mail addressed to Mrs Diogenes, or people are audibly surprised when a bass voice answers my phone - they were obviously mentally prepared to talk to a female)... anyhoo, the room allocators stuffed up. I walked into my room, and there stood a young comley lass with her back to me, bending over the suitcase on the bed, wearing naught but a towel around her hair. Sadly knowing that as an old, balding and graying, overweight man, who is not rich, which overcomes those disadvantages, this was not going to be a "readers' letters" moment, I beat a hasty retreat apologising. The issue was sorted quickly, and the form of the apology to both of us was nice, and thankfully did not kill my new career stone dead after just week after joining the organisation
They will probably flog a lot to schools. If my, now delayed due to a statewide curriculum review*, new Software Engineering syllabus has the same general outline as its unlamented draft**, year 12 students will HAVE to do a VR project. Given the cost of the developer version, I think I have just taught my last year 12 software development class ever.
*it's ok we will keep using our outdated 20-year-old (last revision 9ish years ago) one instead. If I had a dollar for every time I said, "This is what I have to teach you and you will need to remember for your exam, but in the real world ...", I think I could retire.
**my feedback on this section was "How am I supposed to mark the project?" Whenever I wear 3d glasses, I get a blinding headache in less than 5 minutes, and I get nauseous and have fallen off chairs wearing "cardboard", "AR headsets", and a demo VR (on a course @ the MS office in Sydney). The second part was equity, private schools will be able to afford 1 device per student, I will be lucky if I can get 2 to share among 12.
I use teams with all my classes. I prefer it to Google Classroom because of the built in class one onenotes. If they could just fix the integration with afew of its other products , like being able to embed a streams video into sway and forms instead of you(seless)tube , which is blocked for students i would be alot happier
There is the Diogenes corollary...
Every cable you buy is around 1/3 linguine* too short & you end up with between 5 & 35 linguine* of 'excess' ready to loop around a foot , or chair leg/roller
For some reason (age?) I am still more comfortable with feet & inches for anything smaller than a metre & had to convert to REG units so I wasn't mixing up inches & metres
Pity they lost this ability. Was trying to work out how to send GDDM graphs to a 3800 laser printer in the mid 80s. as I was writing the new section for the workplace 'SOP' manual
Had 6 manuals open 2 * GDDM, 2 * JCL, 1*printer and a PL1 , which referred me backwards , forwards and sideways, and I ended up in a loop, it took me a little while to work that out. I ended up photocopying the pages, cutting out the 2 or3 paras that were needed from each page , and arranged them on my desk in the sequence the manuals sent me around. Started at random, and followed the sequence ... nope ... started at the next step ... nope ... next step ...success.
I don't really know anyone with access to high-energy man-portable plasma guns, faster-than-light starships and the current whereabouts of The Zombie Master...
No, but they know statistically those who are interested in such things tend to vote (insert name of party), are male, in their (insert age) , they tend to be (insert marital status) ... unless you randomly seek out youtubes of say Bernie & the Donald, pro/anti brexit , access both the Hufpo & the NRO , go to realclimate and wattsupwiththat , KKK and SPLC ... you get my drift
I don't care what private information they have on me because unless they're going to physically turn up in my life and cause trouble then I'm not bothered.
Ever done or said anything when you were 15 that you would not have said now that you are a greybeard ? Annoy the right person, and hey presto, all those words/evidence will 'somehow' come out and your employer is being contacted to sack you because you are obviously a racist/sexist/trans hating fascist, your employer's suppliers and customers are being boycotted and by them buying from/supplying you they are also obviously endorsing these viewpoints, your children will be banned from schools, your wife will be shunned in polite society ...
We have named our GPS (Navman) "Karen" after the voice we chose. We could have chosen Simon, but after a trial of both, Karen sound more natural when 'she' mispronounced aboriginal origin street names & suburbs. No need to anthropomorphise her as she is a real person https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Jacobsen (and I see the original Ozzie Siri).
Mrs D's aunt was born in The Netherlands and moved to Australia as a teen. Thirty something years ago she married a Commander in US Navy and he got a posting to somewhere in Belgium that was very close to the Dutch border, so they decided to rent a place in Holland as Aunt, lets call her Helen, could at least understand , if not speak fluently.
Aunt Helen goes to get the phone connected, the house a phone, and it has dial tone, but you cant ring in or out (here it used to be called soft dial tone, and all it takes is a SULII command to the exchange to put the line in service) fills out paperwork that for some reason the form asks for his work address, which is in Belgium, as Aunt Helen describes it, "it as if i had asked the dutch govt to go to war with Belgium", and somehow the US and Australian Embassies need to be involved as well. Uncle , lets call him John, posting was for 2 years, and when it finished they went back to the States, They had been at Alameida for 6 months, when they got a letter from the dutch telco , stating they needed to be home on day x as the technician needed to plug the phone in as their service was about to be connected.
Can't imagine anyone waiting 7 years for delivery unless they've ordered a nuclear sub!
Our idiot former PM signed a contract with the CESM for as yet undersigned diesel subs based on their nuclear version. Class leader of the
NBN Pyne Attack class, HMAS Attack should hit the water in 12 or so years and her 11 sisters will be delivered over a period of 30 years after that.
In the glorious state of New South Wales, they are trialling our drivers licences to be replaced by mobile phones. 90% of the time my phone is either at home, at the office, or flat battery (and spends about 99% of the time in do not disturb) - Number of times I leave the house without my wallet (with drivers licence) maybe once a year
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According to a program here on TV , anything found is shared all the time so they can try to identify the victims. The head of that particular CP unit was quoted as saying that this is their first priority, to hopefully save & help them, and this helps with the second, ie finding the vermin (paraphrasing) .
He gave the example that if something in the background of a photo found in Australia can be identified eg there s a TV with channel branding on, and they match to a US TV station , and the child can be matched to other photos, they are all automatically sent on to the FBI's CP unit for further analysis, as it is likely they will also have other pieces of the puzzle (eg sadly other photos of that child) that may help with identification.
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