Re: Fastly 'fesses up'
I notice they don't bother to mention what the 'customer configuration change' was. If I was cynical I might be inclined to think it was something so simple they'd be embarrassed by revealing it.
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How about we dress it up as 'People were asked a question and those that answered gave their preference.'
In the same way you could title this article 'It may date back to 1994 but there's no end in sight for the UK's Chief customs system as Brexit rules beckon' or you could go with 'System from 1994 is still capable and so will be maintained'
// This is a skanky hack!
That strikes me as a very useful comment - a warning that you should think about it rather than read it.
The ones that annoy me are things like:
// Check that the customer has sufficient balance to place the order
That shouldn't be described by a comment. It should be described by a method name.
And yet contractors get paid more than permanent staff? Your work is worth what it's worth.
That can be wages, taxes, sick pay, holiday pay, a staff canteen, stock options, free bagel Thursday, whatever.
And you demanding an extra £8000 per year depends entirely on relative costs - can you really leave or is it an empty threat? Can I replace you with someone else for less? Will that cost more in productivity than I save in wages? Can I replace you with automation? How much investment will that take?
'It isnt paid by amazon , its taken from the money amazon pays its employees...'
Nope. Just cos it's your name on the cheque/check doesn't mean it's at your cost.
Amazon itself is just a legal construct, it doesn't bear the cost of anything as it has no desire to consume (the only cost of anything being the opportunity cost).
All taxes are ultimately paid by some combination of the customer, employee and shareholder.
'Lots of brains at ARM have the skills that could boost Nvidia's ranks'
It could go the other direction as well. NVidia are extremely good at market segmentation and they might think that while Softbanks 'just charge more for everything' approach will drive customers from ARM some careful technology segmentation might see specialist industries paying up.
'In order to provide the exact time and date an expired domain name will be become available for registration we will need to introduce a time period of certainty where the domain cannot be renewed by its previous registrant and has not yet been deleted and made available for registration by a new registrant (i.e. a Pending Delete period). We would consider a Pending Delete period of around five days.'
Brilliant, so if you forget to renew your domain you'll be blocked from purchasing it to make sure the squatters have a chance to bid for it.
They are. The results of elections have been very carefully analysed and there have been a number of studies that conclude the risk is fucking tiny.
So you agree with Trump that an increase in mail in votes will lead to '...the MOST CORRUPT election in our nations history...'
This is the issue I have with all these 'truth checkers' - they seldom seem to be actually checking what was said and instead going off an OMG interpretation
'unless they can convert the satellite from Ku-band to L-band, then they cannot be configured to operate with existing GPS receivers.'
Why would you want to do that? Do you expect billions of existing perfectly good GPS receivers to be updated to support an additional standard?
There's no reason why these satellites can't provide navigation, comms (the British military currently buy commercial bandwidth I believe), and emergency location beacons.
I don't think we need another GPS, but if you're going to do it you may as well get all the services you can.
You need far more power for take off and landing than during cruise.
So much so that cruise is less efficient than it could be, if you could use a couple of smaller jets and then add in electric fans for extra power when you need it you could improve fuel economy by a couple of percent.
NASA are trying another approach, using a smaller wing which is fine for cruise but then adding electric fans to increase the airspeed over the wing during take off and landing to gain the extra lift required. - https://www.nasa.gov/specials/X57/index.html
"Based upon our investigation, Virgin Media does believe that the database was accessed on at least one occasion but we do not know the extent of the access or if any information was actually used."
Given that they know the security researchers accessed it what Virgin Media's CEO Lutz Schüler actually said last night was 'We have no logs for this server or for the network routing to it so have no way of knowing if, or how often, this information was accessed.'
'A US Food and Drug Administration handbook shows that US food standards allow for:
Rat hairs in paprika
Rat droppings in ginger
Insect fragments in peanut butter
Maggots in orange juice.
The US suggests that these are unlikely to be harmful to human health provided the levels are fairly low.
We (UK & EU) suggest that we'd rather not have them present, and err on the side of caution.'
This is not true. These are levels at which the US inspectors are legally required to prosecute - at levels below this they can caution or prosecute as they think appropriate. In the EU inspectors are never required to prosecute and can caution at any level of contamination.
The article says...
'...Galileo was one of those moments of awakening when UK lawmakers realised that if you leave a club, you also lose access to its toys....'
...and yet earlier...
'...it appears the UK will have access to the Public Regulated Service (PRS) of Galileo required by the military...'
'The question is though, "is it a public path". It was never officially designated a public path, but people have been using it for years.... ...The state's argument seems to be that there's always been free access there so surely that must continue...'
It's common law. Essentially if something has been going on for so long that it's normal, then it's normal.
Well, if it's correctness you're after then '50% of the electorate of your country are below average (mean) intelligence.' is an impossible statement to make, for instance 100% of the electorate could have the same intelligence, in which case 0% would be below the median.
'..commercial aircraft can perform the equivalent of selecting a postcode in the sat-nav, pressing 'go' and sitting back and watching. A Hawker Siddeley Trident performed the first fully automatic landing way back in 1964...'
And they absolutely will not make any attempt to avoid crashing into things.
'So here's to live crash-test dummies'
Actually you might be on to something. Rich countries have low road fatality rates. Poor countries have high road fatality rates. If rich countries provided cars to poor countries they could raise the standard of living and self driving behavior would quickly become safer than the local human drivers.
'As Starbucks UK is owned by Starbucks US - the answer is zero. Internal IP transfer pricing should be deemed to be zero'
I don't know about the US but the UK comes under EU law, which means it must apply internal transfer pricing and that pricing must be in line with the costs that would be incurred if the licence were held by a 3rd party.
The EU did fine Starbucks over it's transfer pricing, and Starbucks won on appeal.
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