Time is not on their side
Cash burn at Uber's pace can only last for a while.
There's a limit to funding stupid ... might take a while to get there
163 posts • joined 7 Mar 2016
Canada arrested a very senior Chinese business woman because she comitted an offence (supposedly) in America.
American courts claim world juristiction. China may call their bluff.
Canadia acted as an American poodle.
Actions have consequences
The Chinese (who are not necessarily good) understand the long game - look how they targeted Trumps heartland farmers, and dopey Australia's farmers.
My advice to Canada is, if you want to double down on Ms Huawei, get your Ambassador out of China first.
"It's total cyber-war, by China"
I don't think so - the consensus view is that China has significant cyber capability.
This isn't sophisticated, except perhaps to Scotty.
Another reliable source, the Daily Mail, had advice on how to protect your home computer from the "attacks"
Scotty from Marketing claimed:
- it was sophisticated, it wasn't
- it was widespread, couldn't name a company under attack
- it was a foreign actor, his sock puppets said China - without proof
China almost certainly has the capability for sophisticated, large scale cyber attacks - this wasn't one
- don't piss off your biggest customer unless you are really sure of what you are doing and why you are doing it (Anyone want some barley, we've suddenly got plenty available)
- hope that the Chinese don't find out about Australia's blackballing of Huawei because, wait for it - it may contain undetected backdoors, unlike American kit
I do the IT stuff at our house: LAN, Wifi; 3 Linux, 1 WIN 8.1 desktops), tablets, smartphones, plenty of peripherals
My wife understands the 5 Minute Rule (call for help within 5 minutes)
She is quite computer literate yet doesn't try to fix something she doesn't understand if it's not working normally
Happy husband + happy wife + few IT problems = harmony
The falsely named, failed "CoronaSafe" app is more BS from Scotty from Marketing
Meanwhile in WA the Premier (Mr 89% approval) has it nicely under control.
Community transmission? We've heard of it
Border control? We do it.
When other States have zero cases, call. Until then POQ
The UK is a massive failure with coronvirus - huge death toll (probably understated) - European league leaders in Deaths per Million
About 2,000 new cases per day
No effective incoming testing / quarantine
What could possibly go wrong?
The good news is that it's only Brits who will die, that's species improvement
Who cares? Your wretched government sure doesn't.
Health is a State, not Commonwealth, matter in Australia.
Western Australia's Premier Mark McGowan has an 89% approval rating for his management of the coronavirus pandemic
The Dream Team would be:
- Jacinda as PM for her communication skills and empathy
- Mark as Deputy for his clear communication and refusal to listen to fools like ScoMo
With much fanfare the misleadingly named CovidSafe app was rush-released in Australia. It is subject to the usual dud programming and data slurp overreach
It was downloaded by about 30% of the mobile phone users but has sunk without trace. As far as is known it identified ONE possible case.
Australia's success in containing Covid 19 is not dependent on this bullshit "app"
FYI a few entitled individuals, including politicians, demonstrated their belief that the social isolation and other measures were only for the "little people" - it did not end well.
Let's cut to the chase.
I'm from Australia - the part I live in solved it.
If you want to talk about lockdowns, etc
1. My health is more important than your business ....
2. What have you done for me ... lately?
PS: Corona virus works best in failed systems like the USA
The combination of:
- naked capitalism (money is more important than people)
- stupidity aka "freedumb"
- a broken health system
ensures that corona virus will be endemic in the USA
Are we seeing "peak America"?
Quite a good analysis of the "freetard" problem.
"if you're simply opposed to giving anyone any of your money for anything you use, enjoy your free-tier, ad-supported, best-effort support pauper status accounts :-)
Enjoy your free beer from the pub driptray later. [priceless!]
I give a contribution to any FOSS software developer whose products I use - it's a non-Microsoft, marginally Google environment.
50/20 Fixed Wireless with Aussie BB
I'm part of an (anonymous) Choice NBN monitoring project, I've got a black box on my router and they send me monthly reports
Av Down 35Mbps
Av Up 9 Mbps
Ping 61 ms
The research shows it's better than 95% of Aussies on 50/20 fixed wireless.
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