Should've added "because the previous people who ran the business didn't think to have a dev environment".
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Re: "an emergency response and would be unwound"
Income tax was brought int as an emergency measure during the Napoleonic wars in the early 1800s. When that came to end in 1815 there were many petitions to repeal it and it was abolished in 1816. However it was re-introduced in 1842 as a temporary measure to allow for import/export duties to be cut. Now look where we are with income tax. It's grown and grown and grown.
Re: Bring manglement to book
"DFS can't pursue a criminal prosecution against you, only a civil case"
Nope. Anyone (including businesses) can open up a criminal prosecution. Has been done a number of times. Not often as not necessary. Once the criminal case has started the CPS will usually try to take over. DFS is unlikely to need to pursue a criminal case since they will just leave it to the police and CPS to handle.
One case I can remember involved a police constable who head butted a driver in a road rage incident and then arresting the driver he assaulted and the constable claimed that he was the victim of an assault. Unfortunately the assault had been recorded on video. Police however refused to charge the constable. So the victim with some help opened a criminal case against the constable for the assault and false arrest. CPS took over. Victim won. The constable lost his job and was convicted. He also had to pay £20k in compensation after a further civil claim for damages. Look up the case of PC Mark Knights
Re: Who decides what is left and right ?
"There are lots of content creators being labelled as something they are not, because they disagree on a topic."
Like Tim Pool is is consistently labelled as right wing when he considers himself centre/liberal. the labelling being done by left wingers who think anything to the right of Stalin as right wing.
Publicity for the cause
If Cloudfare are guilty for being involved in Kiwi Farm's activities, then so should their ISP, and the phone company that provides the backbone, and the browsers used to browse the website. That the trans activists go after Cloudfare is partially because it's an easy target and partially for the publicity. The trans activists are just doing this to get publicity, knowing that Cloudfare won't bodge. The best thing Cloudfare can do is ignore the activists as bowing to them will just mean more legal attacks.
Businesses that run customer support twitter accounts will be happy to pay for their account if it gives them features that help them do their work. Same with other business accounts which are run as part of marketing, they would just roll up the charges as part of their advertising budgets.
Push v pull
Just seen a YouTube video from Wendover Productions where it was explained that it comes down to push versus pull supply logistics. The Russians do everything from central and it's pushed out from there. The Yanks do everything from the front and it's pulled from there. Like everything Socialist, it's all planned from the central top place. So they plan all the logistics and ship out the supplies even if it's not actually wanted because of local conditions. The Yanks do the opposite and ship logistics and supplies depending on actual need and demand.
Since a computer with just an input device is not much use since you need an output device to see your results I have invented a new computing device which has both an input device and an output device. Since it won't be big or heavy, it'll be something you can put on top of your lap whilst you having a coffee or on the train. Wonder what I shall call it. How does laptop sound?
Re: "I haven't posted anything yet," she replies. "We had lunch instead"
There is a hashtag named PINAC (Photography Is Not A Crime) where people take pictures and get hassled by cops and security and random people. They usually get labelled as weirdos. Taking pictures of interesting this isn't weird. But taking pictures of food you are about to eat is most definitely weird.
Watchdog clears 90 per cent of US commercial aircraft to land in low visibility at nation's 5G C-band airports
"Honestly, I'm just very puzzled that the airline industry and the FAA waited until the 11th hour"
You're assuming that because the FAA is some government organisation it is super efficient. In reality most government organisations are run by incompetents and staffed by those with minimal ability to do their job.
MPs charged with analysing Online Safety Bill say end-to-end encryption should be called out as 'specific risk factor'
Remember the 'guy in a jetpack' seen flying close to passenger jets? Probably just balloons, says FBI
A developer built an AI chatbot using GPT-3 that helped a man speak again to his late fiancée. OpenAI shut it down
OpenAI are acting the same way the authorities acted when the printing press become common. They didn't want everyone to be able to read and get information as they wanted to be in control. Same thing with OpenAI. And it'll end up the same way too - OpenAI had better embrace the opportunities or go the same way and get forgotten about as everyone else does their own thing.