Looking forward to....
Bytedance buying Microsoft China...
Douyin users worrying about their data ending up in the US...
Uploading your TikTok videos to LinkedIn...
Lip-syncing to Satya's shareholder briefings....
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It's a tribute to the engineers... these days if something is designed to last two years - like a washing machine - you can bet your ar** it will be f**ked around then - there is money to be made in the replacements. Kudos to all, that from soup to nuts, they made the highest quality something, within whatever budget was negotiated, and that has performed well beyond spec... and to the peeps that have continued to do help it do that.
>>> EU wants privacy for its citizens, and the USA doesn't.
A root aspect is that the US interpretation of "privacy" is more connected to things like confidentiality, data protection, encryption - data security concepts that ideally can be overridden/broken, as determined by the courts or authorities. It's about things like securing credit-card numbers.
They don't get that in Europe privacy is about allowing citizens to maintain and exercise a fundamental human right.
I've found the 787 a complete pain in the arse, not teh seats, the fact that cabin crew frequently overide the stupid window dimming thing to make it dark even though it is a daytime flight, what's the point in booking a window seat? Some crew are willing to unlock your window (woo-hoo), I suspect they hope everyone sleeps and stops bugging them for stuff.
(...and every time I fly one I have the worrying suspicion they are made by the same manufacturer as the Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses).
Most larger companies will now be completely pissed off after previously having gone through Safe Harbor being struck down. They were reluctant to do Binding Corporate Rules because it was lengthy and expensive This option will now look much more attractive than relying on standard contractual clauses and having those torpedoed in the future, and will decide to suck it up. This may well overload many regulators' work capacity.
I am assuming the term excludes the genuine product's built in Lawful Intercept; to quote Cisco "Lawful intercept is a process that enables a Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) to perform electronic surveillance on an individual (a target)".
More info and (example device) how to configure it here https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12-2SX/lawful/intercept/book/65LIch1.html
...about all the security stuff when their global CISO used to be the CISO for the UK government, and their US CSO used to be a CSO at the US government.
Oh and much of their Shenzhen business/IT consulting they have purchased was delivered by IBM GBS consultants many flown in from the US. The Huawei product development methodology even has the same name as IBM's since I'm guessing no-one bothered to change it... and IBM sold them this stuff they didn't need to steal it.That likely says something about IBM GBS!
We may not like this, and I'm not defending them at all - this is just context. (So no gratuitous downvotes *please* just because I am pointing this out).
At Kentucky Fried Colt you cannot bolt to the finish line. At Mad Cow Donald's horses are permitted to be ON the menu and at the drive-thru.
This helps to ensure the Mad'CD's customers in the neigh-borhood have a stable diet. Their straw-poll of customers confirmed it. Nay-question no 4 faults on their part.
If they weren't so quick, big, and bitey we would expect to have seen far more evidence of fossilised handbags.
(Yes don't quibble about the timing of them being around about 100M years before us and many dead by 75M before us) I'm sure the resident aliens would have made handbags instead).
The Shenzhen-based company needs all those servers because on top of WeChat it runs a colossal gaming business, video streaming services and a small-but-growing cloud. To house it all the company recently completed construction of a 51-hectare data centre complex in Guizhou province that will house tens of thousands of servers. The development includes more than 30,000 square meters of tunneling inside a hill,and a bomb shelter guarded by robots.
1. There is a big freaking pile of excavated mud on the top of a hill. A rare risk situation due to an obscure thing called gravity.
2. Robots with laser guns... 'nuff said.
Funny you should say that. The Risc System/6000 (RS/6000)s were the first systems to use IBM's Power/PowerPC processors. I was product manager for the IBM venture into immersive virtual reality systems in 1995 (yes what is old is new again) using some technology from a company called Virtuality PLC. The IBM graphics bit consisted of a PC card stuffed with 4 of these processors that crunched all the graphics processing on the fly.... Some of the appications were semi-serious business apps/ virtual world demos... some were actually games!
Algol 60 on an ICL 1902 around 1980 here; How many freaking errors did you get because of missing semicolons?;
As for PL/1, IBM also had its own extended versions (confidential for some reason), used for internal mainframe code development, called PL/AS and PL/DS.
p.s. ADA anyone?
April 6th - Trump signs executive order establishing U.S. policy on the exploitation of off-Earth resources, a couple of weeks later a comet breaks up. I expect an immediate launch of Space Force (now in Supermarionation) armed with picks and shovels. Got to mine it before the Mytsterons get it.
outstring("ALGOL notably ALGOL 60 International Algebraic Language (IAL) is the common ancestor of all modern programming languages including all the C ones");
outstring("I was programming this when you were but knee-high to a grasshopper");
outstring("Why do you think the f***ing semicolon was invented?");
outstring("SIMULA - 67")
I can't even remember if this would parse correctly - error at line 42
p.s. don't forget Fujitsu Visual Cobol
National Police Chiefs' Council, a semi-official police body that decides which laws are enforced and how, this morning endorsed Derbyshire Police checking on people going for walks in empty stretches of the countryside via drone.
What could possibly go wrong?
Why not add some facial recognition.
The essential part is to have "Sunset clauses"
(and I don't mean spotting people engaged in evening outdoor bonking - with possible arse recognition)
Incidentally "Presentation Manager" was mostly coded at IBM Hursley Park in Hampshire, leveraging a lot of programming experience from the IBM/370 Graphical Data Dispaly Manager (GDDM) coupled with the interface work done by Xerox PARC. Some of the other related work was obviously done by Microsoft, a very boutique company at the time... I had to make a trip to IBM Boca Raton to dig into the build & integration methods they (Microsoft) used (basically "we will chill out mostly until the day before the build, then drink extreme amounts of caffeine and code like fuck"), because they were rather alien to IBM at the time.
A bunch of the IBM OS/2 Presentation Manager stuff was folded into Windows NT.
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