Re: Is that a hedgehog in your pocket?
Covid-19 came from a Chinese person who time-travelled from the future, where people are immune to different diseases than us.
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I agree, there would be another type of cost for paying, in that the criminals are more likely to do it again.
Imagine if the Government made it illegal to pay the criminals the ransomware fee. I wonder if companies would still pay, or criminals would resort to something else.
Thing is, whilst it seems silly, I would advocate for a similar EU-wide approach.
There's nothing worse than your personal details going to another country, especially one that likes to think it can do anything it likes with it.
You wouldn't want to be "outed" if your community is against you being gay, or whatever your secret is, and your life could be in danger. I don't think spies care about your life, their information is more valuable than Shitebag#1337.
Our team is using, er, Teams* on the free-tier. We were using the free-tier Slack prior to WFH, however we needed the conferencing abilities that Free-Slack didn't provide (yes, we're freetards). As we are a financial company, BYOD is against company's policy so WFH is new for most of the team, as most don't have a company laptop.
Slack does feel more polished, or equally polished in a different way. But then my perception of Teams might just be having to work via Remote Desktop.
* See what I did there(?). Yes, fuck all, actually.
I was going to write a passive-aggressive response, but I shouldn't.
The whole point of the patent is to allow people and businesses to put their ideas into public and give them some protection in doing so.
If the fee was too high for normal people (without the big bucks) to patent ideas it could prevent them from submitting their wonderful ideas.
Arguably, the fee should be reduced (or waived) for people who cannot afford it, or even for everyone. You want people to put their ideas into the public, even if they don't have the expenditure to see it through to production. Big businesses can then buy the patent from the owner, who are able to see it through to production.
Geniuses are just born into rich families, it's just that they have more opportunities to share their ideas.
Did racism and football-hooliganism come out of religion or Government? (Sure there's a possibility but I imagine it's low).
There's caste-ism in India, which I doubt came neither from religion nor Government, though the latter may exacerbate the situation.
Humans can only have a limited amount of people in their bubblesphere, people they care about. It's human nature to split ourselves into groups and distrust anyone else. There will always be bad actors who will want to deepen the divide for their own gain, whether or not they are members of the Government.
Humans are shitty animals.
I don't think the British Government have had a change of heart over Huawei as much as they feel they've been forced to reconsider their option. Especially when it would increase costs and delay the 5G roll-out. Costs might not be too important, but they wouldn't want 5G to be rolled-out late, not when it's the equivalent of waving your big dick to the world in full display.
I knew that comment would come, it was something I was thinking about myself whilst writing it. But I was so pissed off with the way some companies think swapping people wouldn't have any effect I just wanted to have a moan.
But I agree, I think even professionals can sometimes feel they can't move jobs.
Isn't it just like saying "we won the war" when you were never a part of it. You identify with that team/community so you feel their victory is yours.
I personally don't watch football, I tried to as a kid but couldn't stand it for more than a few minutes, but I wouldn't say it's weird. Especially not when your hard-earned money goes on to buy your favourite team-branded clothes, season tickets, and whatever else that would go on to support them (i.e. their inflated salaries).
Arguably, one could say exclusively shopping at Asda would mean you should therefore see their success as yours, but that sounds silly.
Microsoft has had some great ideas and could have succeeded, but they're fucking indecisive.
The best they can do now is to create another Brand with Microsoft's investment, but keep its identity far away from Microsoft, to the point where most consumers won't know it's Microsoft. In fact, keep MS's hands away from it and let the company fail/succeed by itself. It could be roaring success if done right.
You would think the police would be just as terrified as another copper could access their details.
After working within an industry, I realise how trustworthy those operating within it are, hint: not very much. You see mistakes and questionable things, and you realise things, things you wouldn't imagine.
Do coppers, having seeing how other officers act, not think it could happen to them. Do they not pay more attention? Or do they look after their own kind? If the last one, that is extremely terrible and I personally would have zero trust in them.
Fire the fuckers that do that.
What is defined to be an average, white man? Blue eyes? Blonde hair? Loves football? Is neither posh, nor too poor? Born and bred in Manchester? London?
An average white man can be discriminated against depending on who is doing the discrimination, whether they are an elite who looks down on "grubby northerners", or indeed if the discriminator isn't white (there was a school where Muslim teachers were being hired/promoted and others would get the boot).
As per my handle, I'm not white, but I would much prefer the world to be fair to all, including the poor, than to a select few.
In my eyes, Amazon has lost reputability. If something was important, or there could be severe consequences if using the product was fake, I would generally buy it from elsewhere, for example ointments.
I still buy shit products from Amazon, but I haven't a clue if they're fake or just, well, shit. When I was a kid everything seemed to have worked much better.
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