Re: "This means Linus Torvalds has definitely won, doesn't it?"
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12865 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
>The real answer is a pivot back to terrestrial technologies like eLoran and radio clock transmitters.
Trouble is that certain middle eastern countries get mighty suspicious when chaps with RAF moustaches start installing LORAN transmitters around their strategic targets.
Tricky since the British system won't actually be in orbit - they will be placed on top of large towers to be constructed at various northern seaside resorts.
It was all Boris's idea - he saw the tower the French had built for Galileo ....
Galileo is either a backup plan in case the USA was ever crazy enough to elect a president who would start a trade war with its closest neighbours and allies - and could threaten to cut off GPS access to the continent.
Or it's a dastardly French plot to form a great European army to take over the world - and so needs to block the military grade signal from any tea-drinking "allies" it doesn't exactly trust.
Or its a dastardly French plot to give backhanders to its space industry.
>How much of it was actually useful in court ?
It is necessary to protect against viking invasions - the details of which we can't tell you about for national security.
1st millennium - no warrantless wiretaps = lots of viking invasions
2nd millennium - increasing number of privacy violations = significant decrease in viking attacks
3rd millennium - total police surveillance = no viking attacks !
>Trying for the "scarcity sells" tactic
You can accuse Nvidia of a lot of things but I don't think artificially restricting the number of GPUs to create a buzz is one of them.
One good reason for not buying just now is that somebody is going to be leaning on the QC dept at TSMC and anything that comes out of the fab the right way up is going to get packaged and sold.
>write them somewhere, something that should be radically forbidden.
Not convinced about that. Having a secure online banking paswd written in the back of your diary in your handbag is probably a better defence against N Korea hackers than memorising "Passw0rd$"
Ps don't write "my XYZ bank password is" in front of it!
And the reason for changing your password regularly is ?????
It used to be that brute forcing your password took months so the assumption was if you changed it every 3 months is was secure. Nobody is currently taking 3 months to brute force a hashed /etc/passwd
So forcing you to change it every month just means lots of "my_dogs_name_N+1" passwords.
>rather than how tax law works in the UK.
Tax law in the UK says that payments to overseas subsiduaries purely for tax avoidance ARE illegal.
So Starbucks paying £50/lb for coffee beans from Starbucks in Switzerland
Microsoft UK paying £100/copy for Windows to Microsoft Grand-Cayman for the rights to use the Microsoft logo - have all been found illegal.
Amazon claiming all it's sales happen in Luxemburg or Apple claiming that a phone bought in Oxford St was really bought in Eire should also be investigated
President wants to look tough on Jina
Advisers point out that turning off the favorite cat video habit of 100M addicts just before the election might not make him look like Santa Claus
China was going to block the sale anyway, Oracle could't afford it and would fsck it up
So Larry donates a few $M to the Don, gets a few $100M contract to run some servers for TikTok and suddenly security is not a problem
It's just like the deals for restaurant services in New York by certain Italian-American family businesses
>get them off the shelf from your local Motorola
Alternately can we think of any other literally "front line" services of the British state who need reliable secure radio networks and perhaps copy those?
Surely they can be repainted from green to plod-blue for less than a billion quid?
(couldn't remember what the army's current radio system is called - but if you type "british army radio fiasco" into the internets you get a list of all them)
They just work(tm) and tend to last quite a long time, both build quality and SW updates.
Bought SHMBO a MacBook-Air about 5 years ago and haven't had to touch it - best $1000 ever spent.
Used to get them for salespeoples. If it breaks, walk into a iStore in pretty much any city in the world, get it fixed or swapped, data automagically iRecovers from iBackup and they are back out on the streets.
Wouldn't have one myself of course - but i like spending weekends trying to get Linux running on obscure hardware.
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