Plenty to see if you squint hard enough ;-)
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I read the article a couple of times and don't see anything about whether this law applies to real life also. I mean would you get jailed for saying it online yet it's ok to shout it directly into the face of a person?
I see no need or point for this law as surely plenty of laws exist in regards to someone being "verbally abusive" already. Being online should not even be part of the equation or taken into consideration.
I know I am in the minority here but I find that word "boffin" to be very dismissive and degrading to the scientific community. Used once in a while it is perhaps amusing but here on the I.T. Daily Mail it's overuse is beyond boring.
Yes this post is as much downvote bait as the one I am replying to. "Whatever" is my comment to people clicking that button :-P
Re: What On "Earth"?
I would point out that you selectively quoted me there which at the very least is unfair. Originally I wrote "Unless something goes terribly wrong then the earth is not powered up in any form".
Of course anything is possible but my gripe was with the storyteller basically saying it was a done deal that things would be blown up the moment the electricians powered up their installation which is in most circumstances totally untrue.
What On "Earth"?
Sadly this story also seems to show up the teller "Andrew" as not being very electrically savvy either....
"...and if they turned on the power not only would the circuit not be earthed, but hundreds of thousands of pounds of computer equipment would go up in smoke."
The second half of this comment is utter bullshit in all but the most extreme circumstances. Unless something goes terribly wrong then the earth is not powered up in any form. Of course this situation would leave a potential disaster to happen further down the road but as it stands that statement is 50% hyperbole!!
Re: Not Enough
You are correct in saying that it's not all black or white. However there is a large part of the civilian Russian population who are clearly in the "zombie" category after the brainwashing of state TV etc and they cannot be ignored. Fringe opinion often empowers the mainstream to be bolder and stronger.
Re: Not Enough
This topic of hating Russians is a difficult one. I see it like one of those many zombie movies - people defending themselves against all those folk moaning "brains, BRAINS!!" mow them down with a machine gun and don't stop to think "awww - it's not their fault really".
Also remember that all the rape, torture, civilian mass murder etc that's happening in Ukraine right now is not being done by Putin or anyone in his close inner circle. That's troops on the ground!!
In a war like this you need to pick a side otherwise sitting on the fence only gives you splinters in the bum :-)
In Other News..
...people banned from swimming in volcanic lava flows :-D
It always amuses me when people ban others from doing things they would never do anyway. Ok I admit that I travelled to within 200km of the Russian border last week but only to see my favourite city who are still actually giving Russia gifts from time to time:
Re: Fascism 101
The Putin administration even created Hitler youth style camps back in 2005 with the sole purpose of brainwashing teenagers. The name of the organisation is "Nashi" which almost reads as Nazi!!! Maybe Russia is full of mirrors and when they are screaming at the Nazis in reality it's like a dog barking at it's own reflection :-D
A good article on this can be found here:
I gave you an upvote as I can see exactly what you are referring to. But then again I KNOW that I am the "outlier" so not really suprised that I empathise with you. Over the years I have met some very petty and childish people in the working world. I freely admit to being a bit of a child trapped inside of an adult myself but there are times I see things that make me think WOW.
"Writing software for me was and is also a show of skills and elegance - not a show of how much childish I could be. But maybe I'm the outlier." - this is EXACTLY the way it should be!!!
Re: Watch Your Backs
It's in the small "fishponds" like I.T. where the poison is most toxic. Once in a while you get to catch the poisoner in the act but usually they are not so clumsy as to leave a trail of evidence!!
As said by others it's the incompetent ones who make the most waves to cover up their mistakes.
Watch Your Backs
I have found that when you do get the rare chance to peep behind the "magic curtain" and see how things really work it can simply blow your mind. If our hero Steve had not bumped into that guy on the hike and got a bit of background info he would have been none the wiser ever since. What's worse is the world of I.T. is likely small enough that this poison could still do harm at a future time.
In short people can be very dangerous and we should always watch out backs for those willing to lie for a living. The current poster boy for this being our favourite Russian dictator.
What kind of a company fires the head of I.T. only for the reason given in this story? So what if that department couldn't figure out what it was and someone from outside came up with the answer. There must be more to it that we are not being told because otherwise that entire organisation must be on drugs or something.
Dutch nuclear authority bans anti-5G pendants that could hurt their owners via – you guessed it – radiation
Corruption in Ireland??!!
How could he suggest that the banana republic would stoop to such low tactics in dealing with these kinds of things?
Bob Geldof says it much better than I could:
Though to be a small bit fair to Ireland I have a feeling Italy would laugh and say "hold my coat".
Re: Previous Incident
"Readers may remember that Russia's Nauka module unexpectedly fired its thrusters upon arrival at the ISS in July 2021.
The space station tilted 45 degrees and required restorative action to resume its intended orbit."
Didn't it turn out to be more like 540 degrees once the dust settled?
Nothing says 'We believe in you' like NASA switching two 'nauts off Boeing's Starliner onto SpaceX's Crew Dragon
..by the author of the article.
"will be required to cough up at least 15 per cent"
The reason Ireland signed up was that the words "at least" were removed from the agreement.
"The proposed minimum effective tax rate of ‘at least 15%’, which was an open issue, has been set to a precise rate of 15% and Minister Donohoe noted the importance to Ireland of this development"
"I do not believe you have any knowledge on the subject beyond TV punditry you may have watched."
Well you just confirmed to me that you really have no clue about anything relating to this topic.
Oh and nice try to dodge the question AGAIN about you having any real experience in the ISP business. Clearly you don't :-D
"Again, I ignored your childish comment and address the only substantive part I could find."
Translated this means that you DON'T work in the ISP business but prefer not to admit you are commenting on things you know too little about. So you throw around words like childish to try and disguise the fact you are dodging the question.
No I am not saying that. But if some greedy pig comes in with the intention of eating until they puke and then stuffing food into their pockets then I would totally support the buffet owner for banning them. Once again I will use the word "entitled" as this describes the category of personality that has no willingness to be reasonable and behaves like it's a challenge. In the past I have described The Register as the Daily Mail of I.T. and certainly reading some of the comments in this thread I feel like got that correct.
Downvote away you Daily Mail lovers :-P
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I have long since learned there are times where I can be right and almost everyone else is wrong :-D This seems to be one of them ha ha.
It's one of those emotive topics that brings out a massive sense of entitlement in people. It's been a race to the bottom for many years and though this does mean that most low-income families can afford to have some form of Internet access (which is brilliant) the average joe seems to be losing all sense of reality. What's more worrying is that I guess most people using The Register should know better but seem to be even more deluded :-D
I am in this line of business by the way which is why I understand how it works. So downvote away guys as you only prove my point further ;-)
I am not surprised this type of douchebag comment is right at the top of the pile. Netflix are leeches who built their business on this kind of attitude shown by the original poster.
Domestic Internet supply is contended - get used to it. You would complain fast enough if they charged for supplying uncontended access. This is no different to one of those open buffets being abused by a gang coming in with the intention to put the owner out of business.
Well if I came across I burglar in my house then I would love to have an axe in my hand so I guess I am an axe murderer by nature :-D
Once again you go down this route of twisting my words to suit your agenda. Nowhere did I say it's my "go to attack" but if this weapon can dehumanise the scammer and damage them emotionally then I will do it without hesitation. Judging by the voting on this topic I think you are not in the majority camp of opinion either.
I suggest you have a read of that article before you start having morals and limiting topics when dealing with this kind of filth.
Dumbass reply number 2 awarded!! I will use all weapons available against scammers whatever they may be. Frankly I would like to be able to send a sharp pointy object down the phone and stick it in their eyes :-D
So to answer your silly question the reply is a clear "NO"!! Thank you for playing......