Re: Data brokers
Or just copy GDPR or similar so that companies collecting it have to collect it and hold it for valid reasons and must give you access to it and delete it upon request.
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And if they're used close to the frontline how do you tell which side the terminals are on? You don't want to stop them working if Ukrainian troops suddenly break through somewhere, and if you get the border wrong if the Ukrainians fall back then you've caused other problems.
Also you don't want to block them entirely from the front line area because then neither side can use them.
> There was also the matter of "no taxation without representation"
1. Most people in the UK didn't have any representation in parliament at the time. Manchester had no MPs for example but there was a sheep field somewhere in the south that had two, because there used to be a village there. Parliamentary reform was necessary to give representation as the boundaries hadn't been redrawn for hundreds of years.
2. This was a line made up by a bunch of smugglers to justify their rebellion in order to be able to trade in the open by getting their own government. It just so happened that it turned into a major (for the time) rebellion which got turned into an international war when the French got involved and won the war for the Americans.
The Victorians were doing that, it's called Phrenology:
In fact Terry Pratchett invented for his book series Discworld the idea of retrophrenology - where by the preceise and measured delivery of blows to the head you can give people the traits they desire by reshaping their skull/brain:
There's also a linked area of pseudoscience called Craniometry where the size and shape of the skull predicts temprament and traits:
All hogwash of the highest order.
Something seems odd here because we can't find the update in our WSUS or SCCM servers and microsoft suggest it's not released via these channels, but it is released via windows update (but not the update catalogue website either) - what gives? Why the odd release pattern? Don't enterprise customers or small businesses deserve this update too (in theory)?
> Contrary to popular belief, the customer is not always automatically right, and you can fire them.
The original part of that was supposedly "The customer is King" (I.E. you should be nice to them and give them what they want whenever possible) but it somehow got corrupted to "the customer is always right" which is not the original intention and actively harms business relationships sometimes.
On Linux you get MCECheck errors from the mcelog or rasdaemon processes which show up in your logs and on the console, and if configured also generate emails to your root account (which hopefully you've redirected to a useful email address you actually read).
The US military in general has a penchant for firing commanders when something goes wrong in their commands. Look for example at Captain Crozier of USS Theodore Roosevelt who was relieved for notifying his superiors that COVID-19 was rampant on his ship and he wanted to take action about it.
The captain was accused of leaking the memo he sent to "20 or 30 others" however the one seen by the media suggests it was sent only to 3 Admirals including his direct superior.
The USN relieved him mainly because of the bad PR.
The ONT for my fibre has a battery back up in it, which consists of 4x AA rechargeable batteries. You can plug a phone into this ONT and BT "promise" that with the right service on the other end the phone will remain up for 2-4 hours.
No reason people can't do this with ADSL routers too if needed - just drop out the wireless and networking as that's the power consuming bit but leave the phone line working for emergency calls.
The UK Civil Service and other government-close organisations (like the BBC) used to issue equipment based on status - if you were a relative junior for example you'd share an office with another junior with a flourescent strip light and a peg board on the wall for documents, whereas if you were an adviser you'd get an office to yourself with a coat hook on the wall. If you were another grade up you'd get a small wall painting, basic carpet on your floor (rather than Lino) and a freestanding coat stand, as well as a basic meeting table. And of course the most senior advisers got an old master on the wall, plush carpet, a secretary of their own in an outside office, coat stand and umbrella stand, and a grand meeting table in their office.