* Posts by Third Electric

11 publicly visible posts • joined 14 May 2015

Senate passes law forcing ByteDance to sell off TikTok – or face a US ban

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Re: OK, let's follow this through then..

> It is now run by a limited liability company based in Los Angeles and Singapore but is essentially owned by ByteDance. While its founders own only 20% of ByteDance, it's the controlling stake in the company. About 60% is owned by institutional investors, including major US investment firms such as General Atlantic, Susquehanna and Sequoia Capital. The remaining 20% is owned by employees around the world. Three of its five board members are American.

Sauce: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-68681786

Grow up, do better or go home.

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I think youre under the misapprehension that young voters see it as a binary choice between a geriatric genocide supporting half dead corrupt shithead and a shit-filled diaper wearing orange sex pest.

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Re: Nobody needs $app

It has.....theyre all US based.

Third Electric

Re: Nobody needs $app

Musk has more chance of reviving his dead marriages than Vine. And thats probably more than he has of saving his cybertruck from failing.

Subcontractor's track record under spotlight as London Mayoral e-counting costs spiral

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Re: Time to revert to Paper

Its why elections should try to be clustered on the same day and then make that a national/bank holiday.

The reason why UK election days are held on a Thursday because it was market day so most people were in town.

National ID cards might not mean much when up against incompetence of the UK Home Office

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"British fussiness at its best."

Yes, because we're aware that once you give these kind of powers to governments, you rarely get to recind them.

What my fear with them is that all the various databases are linked and then it becomes common practice to ask for ID cards when purchasing tickets to travel, at the pharmacists collecting presciptions, withdrawing money from the bank or purchasing alcohol.

Once that occurs, then what if you become a 'person no grata', either intentionally or by accident (Harry Tuttle / Harry Buttle) then you cannot travel, get medicine, alcohol or your own money, and no government should have those kinds of powers.

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

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Intel CEO insider trading?

Looks like the CEO of Intel dumped most of his stock 2 days before this news dropped!

Isn't that insider trading?


Kent Council cheerily flings about £100m at managed services bods

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Re: Figures

Feel free to submit an FoI to Kent County Council but I would expect them to refuse on the grounds of (the seemingly catch all) "commercial confidentiality".

WordPress.com ditches PHP for Calypso's JavaScript admin UI

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Re: And..?

And he outsourced it to a couple of 8 year olds.

GCHQ starts hunt for tech-savvy apprentices

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Those who fail the interview process end up in a padlocked sports bag under their bathroom sink

UK safety app keeping lorries on the right side of cyclists

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Re: 100M£

The issue is that TfL and the Metropolitan Police both have campaigns about cyclists making sure they are visible, all the while TfL keeps designing infrastructure that forces cyclists to go up the lefthand side of vehicles, and advanced stop zones that are the exact same size and shape of the blind spot in front of HGV's.

Met Police 'Exchanging Places': https://youtu.be/UN7mJR64tvs

HGV blindspot training image: http://www.demotix.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/large_610x456_scaled/photos/253809.jpg

Advanced Stop Zone: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0P5bkEYlbMQ/UGGWo_ERyYI/AAAAAAAABUg/gQPjWycBEOg/s1600/2.JPG

As long as you have this massive disconnect, cyclists will continue to get killed.