Send him a box set of Oz
He'd get on quite nicely with Vern Schillinger
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You're just "starting to think" that - you can't have been coming here for very long. Some of these people are so dedicated that they could get their windows/apple bait from an article about charcoal burning in the middle ages.
Oh noes - I mentioned the "a" word - that will have tripped the fanboi baiters radar and they will be along in a minute to tell us why Steve Jobs was the spawn of satan.
Exactly right - Hunt is not fit to be left in charge of the department of silly walks never mind the NHS
Seems like he had 3 choices
1) Pay for and force through the upgrades to supported systems
2) Pay for custom support
3) Take the gamble - with the one government department that really could do without any extra shit
I wonder if president May will finally sack this muppet who's life mission seems to be to wreck the NHS.
Big Brother - he's going to fix the deficit by betting everything on a 3-legged dog
Facebook et al are nothing to do with freedom of speech
Lazy web hacks constantly peddle the censorship/oppression buzz words every time someone suggests that "social media" should take some responsibility for what they enable, while conveniently forgetting that these same companies are, far from the great defenders of free speech they want us to see them as, the worst offenders in terms of imposing conformity, binary thinking and selective speech.
Yes you can have freedom of speech until facebook decides that you can't. Then try voting them out of office and see how far you get.
Not to mention the mini-roundabouts - and definitely don't mention the double mini-roundabouts.
At the top of my lane there's one of those y junctions onto a b-road - technically you are supposed to enter and exit on the left. Practically - you use right side to go right or you can't see the oncoming traffic and need to do a three point turn onto the national speed limit b-road. We have got plenty of roads with blind turnouts where you need to sight the traffic disappearing into a dip to calculate the turnout. We've also got loads of single tracks with very few (and variable quality) passing places where if you get it wrong you need to go and find a friendly farmer.
They are, however, welcome to the M40. Used to be a regular on that road and it always seemed to me that most of the vehicles would have been better off without whatever maniac was driving them.
Wikileaks and some cheap hacks that can't be arsed to do real journalism so just settle for copy and paste with a bit of random capitalised bold are wetting their panties because the CIA does spy stuff?
Oh boy - wait until they hear that the IRS is demanding money from people.
IRS DEMANDS that US citizens give them money or face CRIMINAL sanctions.
Allowed? It's compulsory.
Who the fuck would employ a lawyer that couldn't lie?
Now - getting caught in a lie without plausible reason (i.e. "I was reliably informed by .....presented the facts as they were known to me at the time etc") - that's a bit of a no-no.
Politicians do psychological profiling? Er - do they mean they try to make their message attractive to voters based on their perceptions of what the voters want to hear? - Wow, that trick goes all the way back to - well any sort of society really - certainly ancient Rome had it down to a fine art.
58,000 volunteer arsebookers? At least two major selection biases in three words.
Someone appears to be trying to justify their fees.
No IT to be seen here - just some more marketing fluff.
He will simply order all government departments to change all their datas to alternative datas. Then when it is leaked he can shout "fake news" and feel all truthy inside.
Meanwhile, all the real datas will be transferred to an sd card on his phone and he will send them by SMS only to people that he trusts.
Anyone who has been in admin at a serious level knows how to stay a few steps ahead of the accountability.
Give them this memo and they will say - sure - I'll accept accountability - here is my assessment of what is needed to make this shit secure (long list of stuff with budgets follows). Its called CYA and these people know that in their jobs it is their number one priority cos their bosses are all politicians who will hang their granny out to dry before taking a hit.
Radical changes in direction in large organisations take time and money and (because it is all new) no-one quite knows how much of each. You can, to a degree, reduce the cost by increasing the time but you cannot reduce the time by much no matter how much money you throw at it because the specialist resources required to fulfill complex tasks are limited.
All the way back to Jefferson and Adams US presidential elections have been stuffed full of everything from out of context quotes to outright lies. They learnt if from the Brits who have it in the list of "Things the romans did for us".
I think that the focus on fake news influencing individual political outcomes is a bit shortsighted. The erosion of confidence in sources of information is much more corrosive for the western democracies. The Russians (amongst others) policy isn't to simply undermine individual politicians but to destroy impartiality and due process leaving us with wildly unstable political environments where strong men politicians will clash furiously with a population grown used to liberal values. They intend to drag us down to their level and beat us with experience.
Beat me to it.
Yeah - confusing mental processes with physiological responses pretty much wrote "snake-oil salesman" all over this guff.
Most people who "believe" fake news do so because they want to because it would be much more convenient for them if it was real.
Remember David Irving - the court case pretty much proved that he denied the holocaust despite knowing for sure that it happened.
That's pretty much guaranteed - they haven't got a clue what to put in that either.
The plan from this point on is going to be something like:
Write a content free vision statement
Have another consultation with key stakeholders to see if they can think of something
Discover they pissed 450m up the wall on lunch and glossy vision statement printing
Have a "refresh" of the strategy
Flush the lot.
No-one knows what is there and it will cost loadsamoney to piss around "structuring" the data which no-one will ever refer to.
I liked this bit
"Access to searchable digital legacy information can also prevent civil servants recreating previous policy ideas that do not work or inventing new solutions that are not actually new, known as reinventing the wheel, it said."
Nothing in this universe will stop
civil servants ministers (FTFY) "recreating policy ideas that do not work" coz they are all convinced it would have worked last time if only everyone had just listened to them. As for re-inventing the wheel - that is the very core of the civil service (motto: "never do anything for the first time")
This is wrong on so many levels it is hard to believe that organisms with actual brain cells thought of it.
They actually mention the constitution in the petition before proposing that they get to be the arbiters of the constitution thus rendering the whole thing fairly dead, they propose that IBM should take on the role of enforcing anti-corruption laws and then make up a completely new law ("perceived" influence peddling - I suppose it's just too much bother to actually prove anything).
Its morons like these with their massive sense of entitlement and conviction that (despite all the evidence of the past couple of decades) they know whats best that have given rise to Brexit and Trump. And now they are going to have tantrums and scream until they get their toys back. I thought that Brexit and Trump were a bad omen for the future of liberal democracy but these guys are just proving Trump's claims that it was never about liberal or democratic values - just a power elite complacent in their own smugness.
I think I need to go and lie down in a dark room for a while.
Maybe if people are so horrified at the contents of DNC emails that they voted for an orange monkey to be president then the DNC might want to consider that maybe the views they hold are anathema to a lot of voters.
It's a strange complaint to make - "the us voters didn't vote for us because they found out what we really think"
The attitude of some people to email security might also be on their list of things to think really hard about in future.
The Bhagwan seems to have done that EFL thing of not quite getting that the phrase is actually a joke and getting a key word wrong
Said of a blunt talker
"He calls a spade a fucking shovel"
My favourite was always
"You think I know damn nothing - well you're wrong - I know damn all"
Nah - Thats just the lawyers mantra
"Someone is going to get fucked at both ends and we don't care if it's our client or the opposition"
Plaintiffs lawyers create a mountain of BS = loadsachargeablehours
Defendants lawyers read the mountain of BS = loadsachargeablehours
Everybody who is a lawyer wins wins wins$$$$
In the last couple of weeks we have had directory traversal, open management ports without defined address ranges and multiple credential guessing attacks. What's next - a resurgence of SQL injection? Come on people - this is basic stuff.
Dear web experience manager - Next time that employee with a liking for doughnuts and coffee, no fashion sense and a claim to 10 languages none of which he can use to communicate with human beings says "are you sure? Can you just confirm that in en email" remember - that glint in his eye is his anticipation of watching you wet your pants in panic as your latest bit of shiny web experience crashes and burns due to the sheer weight of uninformed decision making.
Yeah - I think the original version was
"Two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead"
Post Warhol that had to be slightly amended
"Two people can keep a secret if both of them are dead"
And then amended again with the advent of cradle to grave social networking
"Two people can keep a secret if neither of them knows the secret"
Of course the problem with that last one is that the two people - in common with everyone else on twitbook - just keep brainfarting until they actually reveal the secret (think monkeys and shakespeare).
I think the current revision is - "two people can keep a secret if the secret doesn't exist" - but it is currently being tested to see how it holds up against "A lie is just a truth that hasn't yet come true"
I think we are going to get eventually to "Two people can keep a secret if the secret is that neither of the two people exist"