Funny thing, that... it's almost as though ol' Pooh Bear just hates being found out.
71 posts • joined 4 Nov 2014
Re: USA change its date format ...
Sounds like another case of "If it's good for America, it's good for the goddam world!"
Case in point: liquid measurement. Not only do they reject the logical Metric system by retaining gallons, etc - but their "gallons" are a bit short of the real thing, leading to continuing confusion.
Australian court finds Facebook 'divorced from reality' as it tried to define doing business down under
After deadly 737 Max crashes, damning whistleblower report reveals sidelined engineers, scarcity of expertise, more
Pulling down a partition or knocking through a door does not necessarily make for a properly connected workspace
Magna Carta mayhem: Protesters lay siege to Edinburgh Castle, citing obscure Latin text that has never applied in Scotland
Splunk junks 'hanging' processes, suggests you don't 'hit' a key: More peaceful words now preferred in docs
Synology to enforce use of validated disks in enterprise NAS boxes. And guess what? Only its own disks exceed 4TB
The other monopolist racket is to announce that Banana equipment is so superbly designed that nothing but Banana-made ancillary gear is good enough to use with it (so in fact, nothing else will work).
Translation: We've found a nifty way round the anti-monopoly laws, so we're making you pay double price for all the add-ons you need.
Loser Trump's last financial disclosure docs reveal Tim Cook gave him $5,999 Mac Pro, the 'first' made in Texas
It's been a day or so and nope, we still can't wrap our head around why GitHub would fire someone for saying Nazis were storming the US Capitol
Re: Communist = Nazist
No - most families practice communalism. There's a world of difference between that and hard Marxism.
It's very true an early definition of Communism was the same as communalism, but brutal regimes of Stalin, Mao et al mean current definitions of Communism need to take account of the large Fascist element it now includes in practice.
Welcome to the splinternet – where freedom of expression is suppressed and repressed, and Big Brother is watching
Re: Free speech? It'll never catch on...
Not really. The CCP's B&R "initiatives" seem much closer to the Balkanisation seen in recent history.
There appear to be 2 objectives with all those shiny new Belt and Road projects:
1/ Burden Pacific/Asian fiefdoms with costly B&R loans they can't possibly repay, then move in to take over the assets.
2/ Insist projects are built to military specifications, so wharves, airstrips etc can handle all PLA warships/planes.
Re: Free internet != lawless internet
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
In our 'good new days' of glorious wokedom, opponents and doubters are digitally stoned to death with demands that they be deplatformed thus silencing their voice, and in many cases also that they be deprived of their livelihood.
But that's okay, because clearly anyone deviating from current groupthink dogma deserves nothing less than erasure...
Facebook appeals ruling that it stole tech. So, Italian judge issues new judgment: Pay 10 times the original fine
Oh what a feeling: New Toyotas will upload data to AWS to help create custom insurance premiums based on driver behaviour
Chinese ambassador to UK threatens to withdraw Huawei, £3bn investment if comms giant banned from building 5G
Cambridge student rebuilds Polish Enigma-code-breaking box that paved the way for Turing ... and Victory!
Re: Are you not entertained?
And more 100% agreement. It seems news programme editors must tell presenters to prioritise colour and movement above all, in the apparent belief their audience has the focus and wit of a wayward waif.
So on top of the tabloid-traditional shock! horror! content, we now get over-exposure to anything that's in vivid motion - and often totally inane.
Equifax finally coughs up the money for its 2017 monster hack… to the banks for having to cancel your cards
Lockdown endgame? There won't be one until the West figures out its approach to contact-tracing apps
Internet Archive justifies its vast 'copyright infringing' National Emergency Library of 1.4 million books by pointing out that libraries are closed
Re: Who pays these fines?
"Be a paying user, or a shaven sheep? I'll take the former, thanks."
Could we be sure about the either/or option possibilities there, though?
Big Zucker's millionaire lawyers, who've provided such [/outstanding/] advice so far, may already be working on proposals to now make us pay while we quietly continue to be shorn of our data.
Something odd about the reporting on this matter, with the person described as "Muslim American".
If another religion had been involved in this, would she then have been said to be Catholic American, etc, or described as an American Catholic? The point being that Muslim is not a nationality, so in other cases it would be the fact of being American that was the signifier.
Change the odds
£75k (or even a bit more) after delayed prosecution will never deter them, as others have noted.
One answer may be to start action earlier - and then have jail as an option for any further offences.
It would need a change in thinking, as well as the law, but might focus some wayward minds.
Re: Logic Failure on your part.
Much of the mostly confected media outrage about what other media are doing/saying is driven by little more than attempts to hobble the commercial competition.
Legacy media empires hate the new media for stealing their lunch, hence all the noisy "public interest" campaigns demanding restrictions and censorship for those now-vast upstarts.