Re: What the hell?
What about vibranium?
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... that vacuum cleaning is called "hoovering" not because of the brand, but because of the FBI HQ name...
And that the best argument the FBI forgot to mention is that if they are not allowed to hoover everything at their leisure is that then they'll have to buy the data from GAFAM and other companies, and that the money will have to be diverted from what was intended to be spent on Medicare/Medicaid/infrastructure/bridges ...
You mean the 3-letter agency that engineered the intrusion to be able to "legally" come to the contractor office (let us say Microsoft, although it may be better labelled as a cyber-criminal organization), and get access to all the data of foreign companies because buying it from data-brokers becomes too expensive?
It is impossible to assume every stupid thing possible, idiots are so inventive...
I had one time made a rigorous list of all possible error one could encounter with data provided by users.
The list of errors had been validated by the product owner an his team, they had added some specific use cases I was not aware of (they had been running a similar system for years, the new version was a full rewrite with new display systems).
The data was to be provided on CD-ROM by an external company.
With the first delivery of test data, we got one CD with no file, only the catalog...
When I was younger, all the chinaware came from China, where huge manufactures were setup to provide goods for the European market.
Then some German and French guys stole the fabrication secrets, and we got Porcelaine de Limoges on one side, Meißner Porzellan on the other side.
Chinese have long memories...
Trump has declared on Fox News that once elected he would be a dictator for 1 day.
Are you saying that Fox News is propagating false information?
Note that with dictatorship powers for only 1 day it is enough to do lot of things that wouldn't require to keep them afterwards...
In 1938, you could get an automated power failure detection device without any need for a subscription (except the one for your electricity provider, of course).
It was a lightbulb that would go dark when there was no juice, then light up brightly when the juice was back on (thanks Pierre Dac).
Nobody who went to Eton is able to open a web browser, nor to log onto a computer.
Perhaps an application on their phone would allow them to read the content of the site, but there is a 99% chance they'll manage to erase the content of the phone instead (last figures based on recent investigations)