>>You will. You will be made to. And if you continue to resist, your name will be added to the official list of dissenters.
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"By contrast, London’s biggest firm Addison Lee provides its own cars, but registers its drivers as self-employed."
Surely the whole point of being self-employed is that you provide your own tools and equipment to do the job? Anything else and you are a "disguised employee".
This is the sort of practice that allowed HMRC to bring in the IR35 legislation in the first.
I guess they could have done the same as the Chinese guy who used to work at the same place as me. Just drag and drop endless amounts of functional specs and test documents into an online Chinese portal. When quizzed about it he just said that it was to translate English documents into Chinese so he could better understand them. Management shrugged their shoulders and said - "oh ok then, whatever".
"Can someone actually provide a detailed definition of "dangerous indiviual"."
Well according to the most recent information, that would be anyone who:
1) Uses Tor
2) Uses Tails
3) Reads Linux magazines
4) Uses Linux?
5) Reads websites whose content is privacy or security orientated.
For example - a website like this https://prism-break.org/en/
"are there any grid signalling/control signals sent over power?"
Yes, there are timing signals. All sources of generation have to be co-oridinated to run at exactly the same phase and frequencey. If you buy yourself a decent oscilloscope with decent noise filtering capabilities, you can see the timing signals. Look at the sinusoid, just around the point where it crosses zero, look for tiny spikes or saw tooth patterns - they are the timing signals.
I should caution that you shouldn't stick your oscilloscope probes into the live and neutral holes of your wall socket unless you have been certified (in 17th edition regs, etc.).
That's not a good plan. Just like shinning lasers at aircraft as they are trying to land and squawking on police frequencies, if you start dicking about with frequencies on the national grid you will find you receive a lot of very determined attention very quickly.
Double plus ungood is the fact that you are now the eejit almost certainly with a unique noisy ENF.
Franson isn't questioning the speed of light. What he is actually saying, is that over those sort of distances, you can't consider space to be a true vaccum - you have to take into account quantum mechanical effects. Only an idiot would accuse him of being an idiot without first bothering to RTFM.
Einstein recognised the significance of what Maxwell had stumbled upon (and proved) - that the speed of light is a constant - no matter what, not relative to anything (people kept asking the question 'constant relative to what what?'. Einstein through his theories of relativity explained why it isn't relative to anything.
Indeed, if Facebook read inbetween the lines and get it wrong, you get spammed with yet more annoying irrelevant adverts. And if you get fed up with it, you can simply abandon Facebook. If the likes of GCHQ read between the lines and get it wrong, as a minimum - your life is turned upside down, if not ruined - and without any sort of remedy.
But surely in order to develop, debug and test, you will still have to use unencrypted binaries. And there's the problem, once you switch on encryption, the code you will be running will no longer be the code you have tested.
But then maybe once you get to test stage you could just use the encrypted version. But then, if there is a problem (and there will be), you will have to switch back to the unencrypted version for debugging...which won't be exactly the same as the encrypted version.
Then again, maybe there will be an auto-unencrypting decompiler/debugger to go with the compiler.
Your house isn't currency but it gets taxed. Your car gets taxed. Your tv gets taxed. Your gas and electricity get taxed. Your clothes get taxed. Your food gets taxed. Etc Etc Etc. WTF country do you live in where only currency gets taxed!?
Not necessarily so. Read the details, basically they busted folk by pretending to buyers/sellers. And carrying out stings just as normal in meatspace. Also, TOR has never claimed to defend against traffic flow analysis (specifically the fine manual warns that it doesn't) - you don't need to be able to decrypt the messages between Alice and Bob - you just need to know that statistically they are communicating something. And if, let's say, your are Alice and ask (anonymous) Bob to deliver some drugs to your pal Pete and when Bob then drops by Pete's house to drop the drugs off...and then at that point Bob discovers the hard way that Pete is actually Pete the Plod - then Bob is very much frier tucked and now very decidely unanonymous.
>>Why would the wily Chinese want to destroy the value of all of those U.S. Treasury Bills they're holding?
As a minimum it gives them huge leverage. And if they really wanted to, it gives them the economic equivalent of the nuclear option. Bear in mind, just a few months back when the US government shut down, the Chinese were threatening - the US better keep paying their debts [to us the Chinese] and not default - or else.
Once upon there was an empire called Rome - it was big and powerful and subjugated peoples paid 'tribute' to the Romans. Then Rome grew fat and lazy and thought they could keep their enemies at bay by reversing the whole process and paying 'tribute' to them. Of course, the Goths and the Vandals and the Huns saw this for what it was - weakness. And the rest is history.
>>If it's only using DNS, on the base that BT doesn't also block traffic to any non-BT DNS, just point your PC (or whatever device) DNS client to 126.96.36.199 (Google) or 188.8.131.52 (OpenDNS).
That won't work. Their filter is designed to block DNS requests - i.e. it doesn't matter whether you are using OpenDNS or another DNS server to do your DNS queries. If you choose to opt of of the filter, they say (for now) that you can use DNS servers other than BT's.
It's very easy to do what they are doing [DNS was not desinged to cope with large scale sabotage by those who control the main infrastructure - it assumed they would be friendlies]. To see how easy it is to filter DNS requests - download a copy of Wireshark - while you still can. :-(
>>Will all the TV's (anything else? BluRay players?) that do this get patched or only stuff less then a year old?
Realistically, I think you need to assume yes - everything else is probably doing the same. Me personally, I had already been thinking of updating my firewall setup to stop devices like this initiating outbound connections.
I'm not clear why this destabalises Bitcoin anymore than 419 scammers destabalise traditional currencies. If you send your money abroad to...well...vaguely somehwhere, with a promise of vaguely something - what exactly would you expect to happen?
Doesn't matter whether it's Sterling, Euros, Dollars or Bitcoins.
>If my bank received a fax , with my name at the bottom...
Speaking from personal experience, don't be surprised if they do. Thankfully I did get it back, not least (and perhaps luckily) as it could easily be seen that I couldn't be at a cash machine in one country while simultaneously sending a fax from another.
In one word: Latencey. Have you ever used satellite broadband? Thought not.
Seriously - for satellite broadband the killer is latencey. A modern web page with all its asorted irrelevant junk, 3rd party links and other assorted debris takes for ever to download. Doesn't matter a jot if it tells you you have a 1 mbit downlink - you will only get that sort of speed if you are ftping a single file.
>From a technical perspective, would it be possible for other users of BitCoin to know which Bitcoins landed in FBI hands from the blockchain...
Not really no. But unfortunately - BitCoin being only really pseudo-anon - it could be possible for the Feds to figure who the BitCoins originally belogned too.
>>Well they probably sold them, that would explain the dip in the bitcoin prices.
>Of course that could have been a few dealers cashing out but the charts show the big sales just with a couple of hours.
Sounds like Insider Trading to me. You would assume they do the honourable thing and turn themselves in, rather than profiting from drugs and crime and things....
No. Not really. Least not for millions. Or billions.
Even an old clunky basic model WWII electro mechanical Enigma machine would appear random up to a trillion or so characters. Modern crypto is *way* more random.
Except, of course, if you have inside knowledge...like what we got by capturing an Enigma machine and were then able to work out that there were a limted number of seed values (a few thousand?) - and hence break the apparently random stream.
BTW: this isn't exactly a new issue:
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