Re: umm, no
This was clearly a fail.
You might as count "it burned it's rocket fuel" to pad your percent success stat.
81 posts • joined 4 Nov 2012
Well this should be best the sideshow in years.
Look forward to the the redditariat excercising their democratic rights and letting the self interested, and certainly not communist, grand pooh-bahs know what they think, complete with uncomfortable reminders of inconvenient facts.
As for El Registrites, we know they wouldn't ever stoop to that level.
Cell phones may becoming more civil but the infuriating gimmickry is migrating, showing up on toasters, washing machines and, worst of all, cars.
I long for the days when you turned these things ON and OFF without these elaborately choreographed Startup and Shutdown.
So my data lives in the Solid environment which guarantees that I control which apps have access to which data and how often. (once only, on request, always, etc). The environment would have to guarantee that a group of apps could not share personal profile data or app activity data, and thatdata is deleted when an app is deleted. What else? Automatic expiration?
Why not server side? The server is delivering these links to the client and it should not be delivering any old un-vetted crap even if that means the link has to be resolved in order to vet the underlying IP. Tedious and convoluted? Yup, but only because webpages have become such a chaotic Cluster. Time for more engineering and less code-slinging.
...Or, just be can't be bothered?
Compiling the candidate list is easy from the logs. Vetting the list is a one-off task. Using the list to look for exceptions and new good-guys is the point. If a unknown/new IP shows up, then who the hell is it, and what the hell is it doing?
It is well past time for serious web bizzies to stop having intimate relationship with whoever shows up.
Having Moved in the US from "fibre to the house", to "Cable to the house" to 6.0mb/s "DSL to the house" I am feeling the pain.
Access is no longer a fun pastime, it is now a utility and should be regulated as one. Makes you pine for the mindset that gave us the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to "to give rural Americans a 'fair chance.".
"REA crews traveled through the American countryside, bringing teams of electricians along with them. "The electricians added wiring to houses and barns to utilize the newly available power provided by the line crews."
The dots just make it easy.
I doubt OCR would help; as you say, only a few folks printed it, but embedded typos, hard spacing and minor version differences would also point to particular managed versions and so to smaller pools of folks who had access,
She has been very poorly treated, and as The Intercept said, everything she revealed was splashed out by Muller and the facts were known to the FBI and those chaps under our beds a year before. This hardly rises to the level of espionage.
Why? It's not complicated, it's about the money and only the money.
A gives B shares, B gives A money. A joins the ranks of high hubris billionaires who now believe they have the answer to life the universe and everything and that it is their sacred duty to foist that on us, the unwashed ignorami.
The underlying issue is who owns the data about us.
Once governments make it clear to these pickpockets that an individual's belongs to the individual the better.
And no, I don't care a ff that the collection companies spend time and money gathering and collating it. It no more belongs to them than physical assets in the ground belong to the companies who dig it up.
Undoutedly true that the markets provide essential liquidity for securties, but there is no direct benefit to the company when a share sold at initial issue for $1 is later traded on the stock market for $10.
The last few years have amply demonstrated the Ills of chasing share price growth at expense of long term viabiliy.
So what's more important, share price (total market capitalization), or the health of the company?
I'd argue shareholders are generally parasitic (share trading does not provide capital to the company)
I'd rather have a company that takes care of it's healthy businesses and invests in promising new businesses.
IBM looks ok to me.
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