I’m glad they did the explosive tests off the Florida coast. There’s bound to have been some accountant wha said it would be cheaper to do it off the west, you know near that big base close to San Francisco.
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Bad maintenance or most likely insufficient maintenance due to lack of investment. This shouldn't be a thing these days but it still happens where someone in the organisation can't see what this piece of switchgear does so can't see the point of having a PMA. OK, you save the company maybe a grand a year and then get hot by service credits (or worse) and lose a six or seven digit sum as a fine or compensation claim.
At one time a British comedian and author of Irish descent (familiar to Australians of a certain age as well) said that the Houses of Parliament was the best political asylum in the world. From what my relatives in Oz have been saying - coupled with these stories - Canberra seems to be putting in a bid for this title. As the evidence mounts it looks as if they might succeed.
....the "fuzzyness" of their search could originally have been down to sloppy programming and it was when they realised they were on to amoney-spinner they kept it?
I have bemoaned Amazon's search engine for an awfully long time and this court ruling backs up what I have thought for ages - they now have deliberately programmed in irrelevance.
The number of possible ways to get your credit card and/or bank account getting ripped off just keeps getting bigger and bigger. With NFC it's now possible to get your card skimmed without it leaving your wallet, now you won't even need your wallet!
"Hence the Ident-i-Eeze. This encodes every every single piece of information about you: your body and your life into one all-purpose machine-readable card that you can then carry round in your wallet, thereby representing technology's greatest triumph to date over both itself and plain common sense." Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless
Seconded. Not one mainstream OS is completely "un-hackable", and I would hazard a guess that a few of the "bespoke" ones aren't entirely secure.
Sad to say, but I suspect greatly that it will take a fairly minor security hole that affects someone like John Chambers (boiled freezer anyone?) to wake up the industry to the fact that just because it isn't just someone's "personal device" no-one will want to abuse it.
It's not just the general security angle of being hacked, think about the privacy angle... just how much junk mail could you get if Walmart (other bad employers are also available) can get into your fridge and work out what your eating? There's already anecdotal reports of fridges sending spam around the internet. (surely that's tinned and lives in a cupboard?)
The "Cloud" as a concept is good: even an old Luddite like yours truly thinks this is the way to go. I'm even OK with all the security concerns, governments will hack and that includes your own. Legally, well the judiciary has no option but to trail behind the industry as it's always trying to cope with yet another new way of mangling - sorry managing data.
My trust issue is with the technology itself. Managing any virtual system has it's problems - believe me, I know.... personally. The main problem is when the supervising "system" fails, as at least one high profile supplier has found. Whilst no-one's data actually disappeared, where it actually was became a bit of a mystery. Until they can get that 99.999999999% solid I'll still be keeping an off-line backup.
As any good meteorologist will tell you, clouds evaporated.
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