The shareholders don't like paying for that basic network security, after all, they already purchased some politicians.
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Biden to Putin: Get your ransomware gangs under control and don’t you dare cyber-attack our infrastructure
Free Software Foundation urged to free itself of Richard Stallman by hundreds of developers and techies
Don't be a fool, cover your tool: How IBM's mighty XT keyboard was felled by toxic atmosphere of the '80s
What happens when cancel culture meets Adolf Hitler pareidolia? Amazon decides it needs a new app icon
Re: Cancel Culture Feedback
Dr Seuss Enterprises canceled those books and actually planned it last year, the "loony commie lefties" had nothing to do with it. People and times evolve, and there is no shame in rethinking things. Look how long it took for the Washington Football Team to finally agree to change it's patently racist name.
Texas blacks out, freezes, and even stops sending juice to semiconductor plants. During a global silicon shortage
Re: Power Grid
This is a Texas thing, they wanted to be independent with all the good but none of bad that goes with it. You really have to get into the Texas mindset to understand it. And being rabid republicans, I'm sure they will just pull themselves up by their bootstraps and somehow blame those damn libruls
US cyber intelligence officer jailed for kidnapping her kid, trying to hawk top secrets to Russia in Mexico
Smartphones are becoming like white goods, says analyst, with users only upgrading when their handsets break
Re: Geeks versus Politicians
Parler actively kicked anything to the left of Attila the hun. Hell, one of their favorite politicians claimed to be more conservative than Atilla.
Salesforce relieves Republican National Committee of its tools citing 'risk of politically incited violence' across the US
Re: Picking sides
To continue your analogy, say Mickey Mantle takes a bat to Carl Yastrzemski in the field of play. Now if your business model still sells baseball cards with Mickey's face on them you will lose the Red Sox customers and the fair minded Yankees customers who thought this was wrong.
And rightfully be condemned by Cubs fans too.
Re: Everyone of these moves
While loud, the basket of deplorables as they were once called, less than half of a half. And even then, not all of these voters are going to be onboard with overthrowing the government by violent means. They might not get to fly on airplanes as witnessed by the ones crying about not being allowed on flights home.
Pandemic? Check. World in peril? Check. CES is on? Check. So of course Bluetooth Smart Masks are now a thing
Re: "Smart" Masks
In the US these maskholes are a pandemic upon themselves. One of the primary reasons we can't get things under control.
Of course things do start @ the top and we have had no leadership there, with any luck there will be more people interested in protecting others while the vaccine is deployed and the US can get across the finish line.
Re: Good idea
So much this, you want to have your work done overseas, at least know what you want. I've worked in the US for bosses who had no idea what they wanted and then complained about the end results, even when you gave then what they had said they wanted. You want the big bux making decisions, then make the instructions concise and to the point. I've seen it happen far too many times that leaving these grey areas open has been just a way to blame someone else for manglements failings.
Loser Trump is no longer useful to Twitter, entire account deleted over fears he'll whip up more mayhem
Amazon turns Victorian industrialist with $2bn building project to house workers near new headquarters
Failed insurrection aside, Biden is going to be president in two weeks. What does it mean for tech policy?
In this week’s episode of Texas Attorney General: Google faces lawsuit accusing it of crushing ad-tech rivals
Re: The problem with the TX Attorney General ...
There might be some credence to the rumor that one of the reasons he's in the forefront of these suits is that he is shopping for a pardon. He faces several federal charges as he is just another corrupt politician in the long line of corrupt politicians from Texas.
But yes, he is not much more than a trump peenremora.
What's that coming over the hill? Is it native Office? Microsoft's flagship arrives on Apple Silicon, but you'll have to wait for Teams
Senators, net neutrality advocates rail against looming lame-duck confirmation of new FCC commissioner
Biden projected to be the next US President, Microsoft joins rest of world in telling Trump: It looks like... you're fired
Big Telco freaks out as unknown operator with great political connections vies for valuable 5G space in America
Hootsuite melts ICE deal after staff revolt: CEO vows not to divide biz like agents divided families at the US border
Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world
The boom was financed by irresponsible deficit spending and equally irresponsible tax cuts. Now that trump has completely blown the response to Covid-19 the magnitude of his idiocy is being shown. And while it may be fine for you to sacrifice yourself on the altar of the stock markets, some people wouldn't mind living long enough to see their grand kids graduate.
'VPs shouldn't go publicly rogue'... XML co-author Tim Bray quits AWS after Amazon fires COVID-19 whistleblowers
Timely Trump tariffs tax tech totally: 25 per cent levy on modems, fiber optics, networking gear, semiconductors…
Re: *NOT* Emabarrassed American!
If he had actually made his "premium" clothing anywhere besides China I could see his point. The vast majority of his and his daughters clothing lines are made there though. We won't even go into the fact a lot of her stuff has been found to be knockoffs as well.
He is just another do as I say, not as I do clown.
I've had it with these mother-fscking slaps on this mother-fscking plane: Flight fight sparks legal brouhaha over mid-air co-ords
And during the last major election, the people who said we aren't building a monument to the Maginot Line got the most votes and said no wall. It is the will of the people who voted their representatives into office.
As far as this being Trump's shutdown, he went on national TV and made it a point to say he would be proud to wear the mantle and claim it as his. Are you trying to take away one of his few accomplishments?
Re: Optional reasoning
The space race in the 60's was a case of the project management triangle being skewed towards we will get to the moon first, damn the costs.
If you really think that NASA is being mismanaged, how much do you think it would have cost the US to have Haliburton or Boeing to put the rovers on Mars or send pictures back from the Kuiper Belt?
NASA's FY 2017 budget of $19.5 billion (in nominal dollars) represented 0.47% of the $3.98 trillion United States federal budget during that year.
NASA was allocated $601.31 billion (in nominal dollars) overall from 1958 to 2018.
As part of the system of checks and balances, one of the houses of a co equal branch of the government (in this case the one that controls the purse) is now controlled by people who said they were not willing to build a wall. So it should not be built, on the premise that the majority of people have spoken and said no.
Re: ZTE and Huawei - the tip of an iceberg?
While it might take time and money to spin up new or find replacement facilities China is just as much at the mercy of their biggest consumer if they wish to keep their growing middle class happy. As far as closing any of the Foxconn facilities, they make stuff for all the major IT companies so that is a no go also.
This saber rattling between the two is amusing to watch if it wasn't so dangerous to the worlds stability.
Re: "you chose to enter against German........"
Don't mind him, he's just another trump follower who thinks muh american exceptionalism is really a thing.
But he should be reminded the last time someone ran around yelling America First it was a bunch sympathizers to a certain austrian guy who thought he too was exceptional. To be fair though, according to trump there are many fine people in that group as well.