Re: Spread too thin
A billion? I refused to give him money for a Blue Checkmark, so don't expect my checkbook to open soon.
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James Clapper knowingly lied to Congress under oath, was proven to have done so by Snowden (and others) with nothing happening.
The NSA thinks it is above the law and as long as no one is taken to task for breaking statutes expect it to get much worse before it gets better.
Put one NSA director in jail for deception or illegal wiretaps, just one, and watch the system correct itself in a hurry.
No consequences, no change.
"Where someone gets charged with a whole heap of crimes, but plea bargains them all down to a single charge of littering..."
The typical scenario in the US is charging someone innocent with drug possession, threatening months of incarceration, legal bills and severe jail time, then good cop says, just plead guilty to these minor charges and we let you go. Boom, innocent person now has criminal drug convictions on record and the cops pat themselves on the back for another uptick in their conviction stats.
"This is the problem, there don’t appear to be many options"
There's lots of options, but very few Enterprise level ones with viable support. Anyone leaving VMWare objecting to the pricing is only going to get screwed over by the others in the space. Those opting for Open Source have few options for support.
Another once brilliant company reduced to an IP asset through a corporate buyout. How the mighty have fallen.
"Microsoft, in its note on the issue, said the root cause of the outage was: "A recent service update, applied to a section of infrastructure responsible for enforcing IP address anti-spam rules, contains a change which is inadvertently causing impact."
Make of that what you will, and the use of the word "inadvertently."
"Inadvertently" - Another anonymous MS Engineer applied another Powershell script he shouldn't have. Why have on-prem where you can run your own systems in a stable manner when you can pay Microsoft to f*** up your core contact with clients monthly?
"43 Republican senators call on the FCC chair to rethink things, saying to reinstate the “heavy-handed public utility regulations” would be a mistake and urging her to “end this charade.”"
43 Republican senators who have taken hefty donations from US cable and Internet companies no doubt. Any politician issuing a statement on an industry should be forced to state how much money they have received from that industry in the first sentence.
"I Senator (Insert Name Here) have received $125,000 from AT&T. I feel this legislation would hurt my relationship with AT&T and if it is passed they will no longer give me as much cash as they have in the past."
Either he is a citizen of the US and subject to their laws, or a citizen of the US and subject to their laws.
Either way, subpoena violation should result in jail time. But, he's a billionaire with government contracts and contacts, so he gets off.
James Clapper repeatedly lied to Congress about NSA bugging of US citizens. How many days did he spend in the pokey? Zero.
At the rate they're going, I give the US until 2035 before Civil War II.
"Youngest child is in the 6th Form and the school insist on Windows files for submissions (and I really can't be ar5ed to argue too hard), but what they don't realise is that she has been on Ubuntu for years!"
LibreOffice can export in MS Format.
Will become as dense as EULA for software.
"You grant the producers unlimited rights to your face, appearance and confirm you sign away all rights in perpetuity." etc.etc.etc.
Can't wait for five years down the road when the AI responsible for animating dead stars is interviewed by the Reg AI. I'll have my AI read it and break it down into point form.
Effing NSA, GCHQ and Five Eyes in general. They want access to everything because it may be a "threat" one day.
Say anything, do anything, just get access. Skim the best ideas that can make us profit, delete the things we don't like and persecute radical threats like journalists, privacy advocates and members of the EFF.
"It seems like you're trying to stop a runaway nuclear meltdown? Would you like to download the latest version of Edge to suggest fixes to your issue?"
"Very well. Would you like to see dosemeters on sale in your area?"
"Very well, would you like me to look up anti-nausea medication?"
"It appears you have absorbed three times the lethal does of gamma radiation. Expedia has invested heavily in funeral homes. May I recommend some in your neighborhood?"
"User non-responsive. Processing next six month subscription of Office 365 for your convenience."
"No thanks. An off switch please."
No such animal in Windows. Asking Microsoft to turn something off they deliberately turned on isn't going to work. Your data is too profitable and they are a corporation that needs more money this year than last year or they get fired.
I've been shifting over to Linux for the last three years and I'm almost there. Once my gaming is sorted, I'm gone and MS can do whatever the f*** they want without me.