Re: Greedy and careless
One you get to a high enough position you can just get an ethics waiver and proceed to engage in conflict of interest behaviour no problem. Worked out well for Enron...
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You have to send a follow up command to confirm the changes within a timelimit, or they revert automatically!
So if the network is toast, then you get it back automatically after (back out testing permitting).
Plus automation setups that dont cross failure domains, ofc.
"Lobbying groups put you in a bind by hiring lobbyists who are spouses or kin to the people actually in Congress, meaning anything that threatens to blocks lobbyists will threaten critical family connections as well, creating a moral quandry."
What, the quandary between accepting dubious lobbying cash or speaking to your parents/siblings? Just like all those people torn between lucrative criminal activities or lower paying legitimate work eh?
indicates that watching *other* people play games on you tube has replaced actually playing them.
So I'm not sure why Google is worrying about pandering to the game playing minority on the same site.
Maybe the numbers of streamers are dropping, and the controller will be cunningly designed so that you cant avoid accidentally pushing the "stream my game" button?
Completely away from the terrorism aspects, if your (windows machine attached) mouse starts to do this you can implement a workaround using autohotkey until your replacement shows up.
If (A_TimeSincePriorHotkey < 100) ;hyperclick
Just hope terrorists won't find this useful if their mice break, otherwise you are in trouble.
"1. The whole anti-semitism thing was satire taken out of context. Felix was making the point that people on the internet would do anything for money, even be anti-semitic. He chose anti-semitism as the most outrageous and horrific position; clearly he does not hold it himself."
He literally did it himself. To get views on his monetized channel. He is one of the "people on the internet [that] would do anything for money, even be anti-semitic".
Don't let the cognitive dissonance smack you in the ass on the way out.
And , as in the case of the comment you replied to , confusion between the product itself and the thing it manages:
"all goes well until you might actually want to speak to different
As the OP is clearly trying to communicate with multiple clients, each with their own Teams setup.
Maybe a third party app could help:
I would propose that the difficulty of "hacking" an election is proportional to the amount of work taken to run it. If your election requires printing out 10's of thousands of ballots, getting everyone in to fill them in manually, then employing 100's of people to count them, it's going to take a determined and well manned (and local) effort to interfere with that system in any significant way.
If your election set up and counting require a few mouse clicks by "Bob" the election official, then I imagine you are also only a few clicks away from massive election fraud.
I cant think of a foolproof way to even put in an "inline" audit trail into electronic voting, as even a mechanical one would rely on the selections on the screen corresponding to the correct audit output, and so could be potentially manipulated on a per-voter basis. esp. if the election required multiple options to be selected on different screens (earlier selections could be used to tell what the later selections are likely to be). Hmm, maybe you could video the whole thing and store it locally and send that in to be compared with the audit trail...of course doing that would probably take more work than using paper ballots in the first place, plus loss of vote privacy.
Once we start letting people vote with their smartphones, then Google can just decide who wins elections.
If you are going to go down that route you could probably just save a lot of time and money by asking Google how an election in any particular area would go , based on all the data they have on everyone, then use that result.
She could spend her time usefully getting the GDPR enforced against all those websites with the cookies and their ridiculous/impossible/non-existent or frankly laughable opt-out systems (like, to opt out of us collecting information, please go to some other website and opt out from there by putting a cookie on your browser for each ad-system, assuming you have cookies stored, java script enabled, and that all the ad providers systems are working at that time...), when in fact they have to be offering opt-in and opt-out is the default and should require you to do nothing.
Never mind the ones tracking everyone everywhere across the internet with their pixels etc. and no sign of any opt in or out options at all.
"What we do tend to do (and get funding for): test only the hypothesis that the observation is somehow wrong. And sometimes get into very dodgy science by proposing - say - a whole new particle to explain it."
So, erm, your complaint is that either they rigorously try to eliminate any source of error with the observation OR that they then attempt to update their theories (by "inventing new particles")?
So I assume your suggestion is that if some observation is seen that doesn't agree with the theory we should redo all the observations we have previously done that did agree just to make sure they still agree?
Pretty sure that probably isn't worthwhile until you are really, really sure the observation that didn't agree with the theory is likely accurate. And then you would be better off trying to replicate that observation (that doesn't agree), and drawing up new theories based on it that make predictions about further observations you can make/test that would disagree with the old theory but agree with your new one.
Once the theory is proven incorrect, then it's definitely going to see some action around finding out where/why it fails, but that isn't going to happen until it's really, really sure it's wrong.
Relativity is constantly being used/tested,( in GPS for instance), which shows it's reliable enough that any issues with it are going to be down to some edge case or on some scale beyond the everyday (tiny/massive distances)
"I doubt anyone at the hotel was monitoring all the guests Twitter accounts,"
Want to bet? (phrasing relevant)
I suspect they have a system with filters like "vegas, break bank, cardsharp, cheat, rig, sure thing, caesars palace" that picks out relevant tweets from all of twitter (you can do this yourself on sites like twitterfall) , flags up relevant tweets, and then checks the name/handle against current and upcoming guests . Wouldn't take much work to add "gun, attack, shoot" etc. to that existing system after the previous shooting.
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Set a password (randomly generated).
Copy and paste same password into login box - doesn't work?
Read login FAQ :
Passwords cannot contain quotes(")
Then WTF did you
a) let me set one with a "
b) put "must contain a special character such as a symbol" in the listed rules , but not point out that excludes "
Not to mention it implies your back-end is vulnerable to injection, and your covering it up with sticking plasters.
In anther case, putting "#!/bin/bash" as part of a long password worked for the game login, not so good on the website as it was eventually blocked by the websites IPS as a potential injection attack... The password change tool was on the website...
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"This is going to be a fight. The telecoms and cable companies fight hard and they are effective. We have our work cut out for us."
Well, lacking any law to the contrary , the telcos and cable companies can block access to pro-net neutrality websites, redirect customers to websites promoting negative stories about network neutrality supporting politicians, replace all your adverts with adverts for how much better things would be without net-neutrality.
Also bin any emails to your representatives that support net-neutrality of course.
"I wonder if anyone hasn't "VW-ed" their array"
The SPC benchmarks are massively gamed and always have been.
Commercially nonsensical hardware optimized specifically to the benchmark.
Loads of controllers with tiny amounts of disk each to maximise the cache memory available.
Volumes made from just the fastest part of traditional disks , while still quoting the full capacity in the $/GB.
Specialized firmware setups are just the tip of the iceberg.
"gig that later went very pear-shaped indeed (although the client was to blame)"
I wonder how IBM got that previous contract?
"“The only finding possible is that IBM should not have been appointed” to the contract in the first place in part because of “ethical transgressions” on the part of some of its employees, including “the obligation not to use the State’s confidential [bid and proposal] information” that it had somehow couldn't explain came into its possession from a restricted government database along with the apparent privileged insider information from a government consultant to the project who happened to be a former-IBM employee."
Any former IBM employees involved with this new bid?
Ancient wise man 1: so, that's counting sorted out then
one, two three, death, five, six ...
Ancient wise man 2: I'm sorry, three, what?
AW2: Why is it one two three, then death?
AW1: It's just what we came up with. Of course, probably people will try to avoid having "Death" amounts of things I suppose, maybe a little creepy, but what can you do eh? Anyway.,
Seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, deathteen, fifteen.
AW2: Erm, deathteen?
AW1: Well, we have to be consistent, otherwise people would get confused. We also have twenty-death, thirty-death and my favourite, deathty-death.
Try to imagine it in a Mitchell and web style.
"did she have the training and education to be doing this?"
There are people who have roughly the training and skill set to do this job, they are called "Driving instructors". Not hiring someone with equivalent skills means that Uber doesn't give a crap about the effectiveness of the person in the seat, it's just a cost they have to pay to meet the minimum legal requirement.
Their immediate response, drop all blame on driver, and run away to another state.
The problem is that although they should be equally liable (for bad software, lack of supervision, insufficiently skilled employees), they will likely get away with it as the legal status of experimental self driving cars isn't being given sufficient attention.
"address allocation optimization requirements for IPv4 bear no relation to sensible and relevant optimization strategies for IPv6."
Hence, this document still recommends giving home sites significantly more than a single /64 , but does not recommend that every home site be given a /48 either.
/64 1 IPv6 subnet 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 IPv6 addresses
Now, I'm not sure how much IoT shit I'm supposed to put in my house, but 4 billion ipv4 internets worth seems like a lot? Maybe they could have increased the lifespan of ipv6 by only giving homes 1 ipv4 internets worth.
If the minimum subnet size is 2^64 , and the complaint is "the routers will fill up if we have millions of routes". how exactly are switches going to cope if you put
millions quintillions of hosts on one subnet? It's all just wasted address space at the cost of much longer addresses.
Of course, ipv6 may give you quintillions of routable ip addresses but only has one loopback address.
"people must look after themselves first. It is our duty to look after ourselves and then, also, to look after our neighbours."...
And what's wrong with that?
Sure sounds like a good excuse to fill your boots at the expense of others.
Nose to the trough politicians agree.
1) I'm sorry, our emergency pilot take over service is experiencing high volumes of calls at the moment. Please hold, your plane is important to us and someone will be with you as soon as possible.
2) Who wants the job of doing nothing for extended periods, then suddenly being thrown into an emergency situation you have no prior knowledge of, and where the live of several people depend on your decisions.
3) Unlike a normal pilot, where if you screw up enough you are generally not in a position to be questioned, if some remote takeover pilot screws up they will always be available for their performance to be critiqued by the CAA/FAA etc. This might put off "real" commercial pilots who could lose their licenses over some bad decision made in 2) above.
4) I prefer to fly in vehicles where the person controlling it also has a high vested interest in the airworthiness, design and safety of the vehicle. i.e. is also in the fragile vehicle, 1000's of feet above the ground.
Denying all responsibility with a claim that it's "impossible" to moderate, check or otherwise examine the volume of data these companies deal with is how Google etc. are making such profits.
They get all of the benefits (e.g. sales from app store) without any of the responsibility (e,g. not their problem if malware apps get posted, unless they are told about it).
Their business strategy is to make their users/data sources their unpaid moderators/testers etc. on top of selling them out to advertisers ofc.
Uncurated content is the bane of the internet and it's just getting worse, with things like Steam jumping on the bandwagon.
Ok, sure , you cannot claim it was an authorized transaction. On the other hand you are entitled to receive the goods and services you pay for. In the UK, at least, the credit card company is jointly liable for providing that good or service, and if you dispute the transaction on the basis that the good or service was not provided, then they either have to prove it was, or return the money. With the small claims court as the backup if they muck you about too much.
This is why ebay like to use PayPal and other prepay wallets, they are not credit providers and thus don't have to pay you back and reverse the payment to ebay when the goods are not delivered or as described.
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