Great apps have little apps upon their backs to bite 'em,
And little apps have lesser apps, and so ad infinitum.
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Yes there is a law:
17 CFR § 240.10b5-1 - Trading “on the basis of” material nonpublic information in insider trading cases.
Affirmed by U.S. v. O’Hagan, 521 U.S. 642 (1997)
Also an SEC Regulation:
Rule 10b-5 Prohibition on Insider Trading. SEC Rule 10b-5 prohibits corporate officers and directors or other insider employees from using confidential corporate information to reap a profit (or avoid a loss) by trading in the Company's stock.
He should have been fired for incompetence.
Men can't change their hair, makeup etc? Grow a beard? Shave a beard?
Do you have any idea how facial recognition works? Hairstyle and makeup are irrelevant. Short of plastic surgery that changes the shape of the noise, eyes, chin, cheekbones, facial shape, etc. you should not be able to fool a proper facial recognition system.
Here in the States we used to have Fry's Electronics and Micro Center, each with various locations around the country. Fry's is now gone, but these sound like the sort of place the BOFH was visiting. Very familiar with them, am I!
Of course, we used to have Radio Shack, CompUSA and a white-box store in every corner shopping center. Ah, the booming 90's!!
I live in an apartment at a street address.
Do I put the apartment # at the end of the street address on Address Line 1?
Or do I put the apartment # on Address Line 2?
With or without the word Apartment, or Apt. or a # sign or no # sign...
Not that it matters, any combination comes back as "Invalid Address"
But Aura Lee, or Laura Lee, a American Civil War song frequently used for fraternity/sorority themes and barbershop quartet-style harmonies, mainly because the copyright has expired and the song is now in public domain. Love Me Tender is not, and they would owe beaucoup royalties!
"Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing is frowned upon... you know, cause I've worked in a lot of offices, and I tell you, people do that all the time."
"What would happen if a self-driving car is trained on a dataset with frequent label errors that mislabel a three-way intersection as a four-way intersection?"
What a crap example.
The self-driving car should have accurate map information, so it won't have to rely on recognizing what type of intersection is coming up.
"When we had a problem with a printer cable - we turned it round and it worked ...."
How? Unless it's a network printer.
USB Printers usually use A to B cables, not reversible.
Parallel printers usually use DB25 to Centronics cables, not reversible.
Serial printers (ok, I'm really old!) may have used some combination of DB9, DB25, Male, Female depending on vendor, implementation, etc.
Former Xerox user as well, we had portrait black-on white screens, WYSIWYG document editing and a building wide network for sharing all this. Plus, there were multiple languages available, important for the government agency using the system. I was sad to see it go, but it was getting old and slow and then the internet came!
Wow. Here in the US, most jurisdictions do not allow machine-digging within 2 feet of a marked utility line. In my only stint in construction, the backhoe operator told me not to worry, he could "feel" the water main through his shovel and would tell me when to jump in and start digging. He was the boss, I had to take his word for it!
Yes, let me log in to my neighborhood group instead of Facebook, shop at the local grocer (whoops! closed due to covid!) instead of Walmazon, visit my local video rental shop (huh?) instead of Netflix, run FOSS instead of Microsoft.
You're thinking like a Reg reader instead of an average consumer, you and I both know this isn't going to happen on any large scale.
The one item that many people cite as a possible Work Near Home solution are these "co-working facilities". Given the immediate cause of teleworking this year, isn't a "co-working facility" just a space to spread viruses to 3-4 different offices, instead of just your own?
Disclaimer: I have teleworked for about 8 weeks of the current mess, and am back in the office because there are some things that can't be done remotely.