Re: Honking great metaphor for something or other
Because if it had been faked, it would still have been standing.
264 posts • joined 21 May 2013
Innocent people have nothing to fear - even when they are in a prison cell. Statis-testically facial recognition is accurate more than 50% of the time - so mostly crims can't have a complaint; the innocent simply have to accept their involuntarily altruism in ensuring the system works efficiently.
Quantum entanglement hasn't actually made that claim - that you can communicate faster than light - because the entagled photons can only ever separate at the speed of light.
However, once separated, a measurement on one will cause the results of that measurement to be instantly known at the other - no matter how far they have separated. The information itself never separated at more than the speed of light, it's just that we don't currently understand how information can be encoded ahead of time.
Ya see this is the problem with the Information Age - idiots without any formal qualifications now consider themselves "experts" on a subject because they read something online somewhere.
Apparently degrees, years of research experience at a top research university and researchers who are happy to submit their work for peer-review and replication & verification amongst suitably and similarly qualified experts at top research institutes globally counts for nothing.
But 5 minutes of bilge snorted from google counts for everything.
The defintion of whether or not a company is classed as "small" - and thus exempt from the new IR35 regs - is easily findable (and not open to interpretation) at Companies House.
If it says "exemption small company" in the accounts filing history bit - then it's not medium or large - so, for the moment, outwith the new IR35 requirments.
As for your point about a larger one spinning off a small company, one would hope that's a possible solution.
Have had a manager say to me "when I see you coming up to my desk, I know that it's going to be a problem...problems, problems, problems...it's always problems with you...yet another problem...".
Unfortunately for Boeing, somewhere in the chain, they've had a useless cunt or two like that.
Don't you just love that you are being out-competed by those who are 100% competent in everything from UART 16650 driver development to Agile node.js Content Management systems. Or just a really dumb buzzphrase like "Full Stack Development"?
There is a time for separating fools from their money and doing it with a clear conscience.
"...Methinks they might find it hard to get readmitted to the EU ... other nations (such as Spain)..."
I do wish Little Englanders would bother to fact check what Spain actually says.
My heart certainly doesn't. It's the death rattle of the British Empire, it's been a long time coming - and long overdue.
England now needs to go and learn how to be a small, independent country and stand on its own two feet - without draining resources from others around it - and blaming everybody else for problems entirely of its own making.
The calibre and moral fibre of the #Brexiteers is impressive. Like this one here who campaigns against abortion and women's reproductive rights - even demanding that abortion be made illegal for victims of rape and incest.
Except a lot of the additional taxes such as the dividend tax hit ordinary freelance workers - rather than simply being a tax wheeze for the rich.
As most most freelance contractors do - they work through their own Ltd Co. - making their effective tax on dividend earnings 19% (the CT rate on their net profit) + 7.5% (the dividend rate) = 26.5% (vs 20% for employee earnings).
So basically the indolent wealthy prosper - while self-reliant workers are penalised.
The Internet needs to be sectioned off into walled gardens based on IQ.
IQ < 50 = idiot, padded cell playpen.
IQ < 70 = morons, but hopefully will fail the test : "stick your tongues on the terminals to see if there is a lethal voltage".
IQ < 100 = kinda like above average IQ people when drunk - so can be tolerated.
IQ > 100 = fingers crossed, can self-segregate.
>Even with satellite there are speed limitations.
You sure you've ever used a satellite link?
The thing that makes them tortuous to use is the latency. You might be able to torrent something down in a reasonable time - just don't expect to be using them for anything that requires any degree of real-time interaction.
Once-upon-a-time I was a member of the IEE. I let my membership lapse because basically I wondered what the membership actually got me. No employer seemed to care if I was a member.
Sure, the IEE did do an academically decent magazine or two - but Computer Shopper had way more practical advice.
They never bothered to find out why I let my membership lapse. They did, however, send me a snooty letter telling me that under paragragh such-and-such I was henceforth terminated as a member.
None of that has made the slightest difference to my life.
That's the whole problem - HMRC claim their defintion of employment/self-employment for the purpose of collecting tax is perfectly ok to be different from (and irrelevant to) the defintion of employment/self-employment for the purpose of people being entitled to (employee) benefits.
""Currently you cannot remove data from the key servers on request..."
This is, of course, fundmental to #GDPR. And about 99.999...% of businesses are currently in non-compliance.
Basically there should be a user driven process that allows them to select "delete all data" and a confirmation is then sent that all personally identifying data has been deleted.
It's not difficult, so what's their problem?
Seems a bit odd though to start with PGP as the whipping boy.
From about 1989 through the 2004 - I spent most of my time programming in either C or C++ and loving them both. Then for the last decade and a bit I've been programming SCADA sytems (which tend to have their own Pascal or C like languages).
On coming back to C++ in 2018 - all I can say is: WTF happened!?
@Dodgy Geezer "cost/benefit ratio"
Pretty simple - for each offence face being fined up to 4% of your global turnover. That's the sort of numbers that concentrate the mind of even the most glutinous data hoarding spammers. The carrot approach didn't work, now time for the big stick.
"I feel obliged to point out yet again, that if a US company has no presence in the EU (i.e. an office) then it can feel free to ignore the GDPR and stick it's middle finger up at the ICO.
The GDPR is a law that only applies to entities within EU borders."
Utter bollocks. #GDPR applies to anybody providing services to individuals or businesses in the EU - whether or not they themselves are.
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