This is terrible
Said no parent of a teenager ever :-D
25 posts • joined 6 Mar 2013
All along I've been suspicious of this case. Is it fraud because it was found to be fraud or because HP convinced a US court that it was. It sound to me that HP is coming under far more scrutiny in the High Court than in the US. Just smells of HP overpaid through their own incompetence then their unwieldy corporate structure wrecked the culture of the company causing key employees to leave. Rather than admit their own failings they threw Lynch & co under the bus. I've seen the same happen when an entire team from a small company IBM goggled up resigned en masse. It could be that Autonomy were fraudulent, it could be that they were naive and negligent but to me this is most about HP stitching someone up to protect themselves from shareholders suing them
Many years ago I worked within the Corporate IT of a large PLC. Speaking to board level directors on a daily basis you get to know how brilliant these people are but also an instinct when someone has been promoted beyond their capabilities. It's called the Peter Principle. Since this case came to light I have believed that this has been the case and rather than admit their negligence, HP have pursued this path that Autonomy were criminally liable in order to prevent them being sued to bankruptcy by their shareholders. I'm certainly not exonerating Autonomy but It'll be interesting to see how this case plays out in the High Court where the US govt holds no sway.
*Virtually* identical DNA. This is the great myth, even identical twins will not necessarily inherit the exact some amount of DNA from each parent so there is no guarantee that they would get exactly the same results. You would not expect them to be wildly different though.
As for the differences in results, anyone who has submitted their data to multiple companies will tell you that they get very different results, and that's with the same DNA test let alone different ones. This is because each company is using it's own dataset, i.e it's own set of DNA results therefore if they haven't got as many people for a particular region you will not get as many matches from that region hence the discrepancy. Now when you add the possibility that different tests will potentially have different markers recorded the differences will become even larger.
To sum up, anyone who expects a DNA test costing £79 to be as detailed as a DNA test costing £1000s is expecting a bit much. Some companies offer much more detailed tests but again, it's only as good as the dataset behind it.
I've had things like this happen to me more than once. I had a recruiter add HPUX experience I didn't have and many other skills. When the interviewer starts asking questions about a particular subject that you can't answer it can be quite embarrassing. On most occasions they've queried the CV and luckily I always take a copy of my CV with me to follow along with so I'm able to give them that to demonstrate that the recruiter had altered it without my permission but on one occasion they didn't say anything and when I didn't get the role I found out later it was because they believed I'd embellished my CV.
I was exactly the same, I decided to hold back as it had been funded expecting there to be more available once launched. I've seen instructables using a raspberry Pi and 3D printed parts available to download and the official Pi screen that would do the job. Probably a little more expensive than the indiegogo price but easy to put together.
If Ecuador say he's a diplomat then he's a diplomat. The UK Govt have no say in the matter. They can declare him persona non grata but they can't take away his diplomatic status or immunity.
As Craig Murray posted on his blog:
"The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations – to which the UK and Ecuador are both party – is the governing international law and determines the obligations to respect diplomatic immunity. It is crystal clear (Article 4,1) that the need to obtain agreement in advance of the receiving state only applies to the Head of Mission – ie the Ecuadorian Ambassador. For other staff of the mission the sending state (in this case, Ecuador) “may freely appoint” the other members of the mission, (Article 7), subject to provisos in Articles 5,8,9 and 11. Plainly the only one of these which applies in the Assange case is Article 9. Julian Assange is persona non grata – unwelcome -to the UK government. That is a legitimate reply to notification, but comes following the appointment; it does not pre-empt the appointment."
I didn't back this at the time but intended on buying one when it came out. When the original developers were forced out I began to smell something was rotten and challenged RCL on their facebook page. Over the past year excuse after excuse has been trotted out along with lots of dirty linen and comments about being picked on by the nasty bullies who originally came up with this. I repeatedly demanded to see evidence that Vega+ units were actually being produced. We got definitely by October 2016, then definitely by the end of the year. Then all backers units would ship in February 2017, then March and so on and so forth. I challenged RCL to show pictures of the components to prove that they had enough to manufacture these units. Nada. I am now of course banned from posting on their facebook group. Surprised I was able to for so long to be honest.
Let's face facts:
1. The money has mostly gone.
2. There will never be a Vega+
3. They do not have enough hardware to produce more than a couple of dozen.
4. They have no software deals in place.
5. All backers have lost their money.
Is it absolutely impossible for these guys to just send out an announcement in plain English?
A memory leak flaw was found in the way an OpenSSL handled failed
session ticket integrity checks. A remote attacker could exhaust all
available memory of an SSL/TLS or DTLS server by sending a large number
of invalid session tickets to that server.
What? Where, what typical applications/scenarios might be affected? Real world examples? No wonder the Open Source world has such a bad rep amongst non geeks. Pure gobbledygook brought on by severe laziness and extreme arrogance.
Oh please, give it a rest, Miquel is the flop, who wants Mono? Nobody, his major product is a huge flop. How do we define "Desktop Linux" do we include ChromeOS? Android? because you know Adroid's doing ok and Gnome doesn't look like a Fisher Price interface now any more. Ubuntu is taking off in a big way, Steam on Linux has almost equalled 3 years of Steam on Mac usage in 3 months.
Stop trauling old news to stir trouble, it's dull, it's boring, it's obvious and most importantly it's very poor journalism.
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