It's a vicious circle, when you have people who are willing to pay 120K for a banana duct-taped to a wall it seems 'art' is about what you can blag rather than what you can produce.
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One-character bug gives away $90m in COMP tokens – recipients can keep 10% or consider themselves doxxed
I'd say it sucks but it's entirely the fault of the lawyers (or their minions) who mucked it up. That's the documentation they presented to the courts, it was their duty & professional responsibility to ensure that it was redacted properly.
As for the point of redaction, again not a lawyer but happy to be corrected, it's not about prejudice it's about controlling the information your opponent sees. They ask for all information concerning X,Y & Z, there's some pre-trial 'negotiating' about what is & isn't relevant and the court orders them to hand over the X & Z information. If they foolishly include Y in the information packet, that's on them. If their opponent doesn't ask for A & B (which is where the juicy stuff is) that's the opponents problem, they're not under any obligation to hand it over or even mention its existence
Re: Recycling is now criminal
Luckily our tip has a ReUse shop. If your stuff isn't in too bad a condition you leave it in a flagged spot and they chuck a cheap price tag on it an chuck it in the store.
Also, thinking about it, they have a cargo container for PCs, Monitors & TV panels so they may get sent out for refurb or part picking
I think Free Geek is the best example of how to recycle PCs & components.
Where did the water go on Mars? Maybe it's right under our noses: Up to 99% may still be in planet's crust
This scumbag stole and traded victims' nude pics and vids after guessing their passwords, security answers
About $15m in advertising booked to appear on millions of smart TVs was never seen by anyone, says Oracle
Apple aptly calls its wireless over-the-ear headphones the AirPods Max – as in, maximum damage to your wallet
Re: Case looks like a bra
I've found the problem to be that a lot of the people who buy them do so because it's an obvious way to show-off rather than for the sound.
If you walk into the office with an expensive pair of Sennheiser\Sony\Bose headphones, most people don't care as they're not up on the product stack. They could be £90 or £9,000 but only like minded people will recognise them.
Slapping on a pair of these and people will instantly recognise them as an iProduct and, at the very least, know they're not a cheap product.
Google tells court: Our rivals gave US govt confidential dirt on us to fuel antitrust case. Now we want to see it
Max Schrems is back... and he's challenging Apple's 'secret iPhone advertising tracking cookies' in Europe
EA Games' Origin client contained privilege escalation vuln that anyone with user-grade access could exploit
I've never installed it.
First time I would have brought something that did was near it's launch when it still had the "Oh, by the way, by clicking yes you've given us permission to rummage through your hard drive at will. KTHNXBYE" 'anti-cheat' functionality.
That combined with their rapacious acquisition and absorption of good companies (Bullfrog, Maxis, Westwood studios etc.) was the final straw, I've not purchased a new EA game since or any second hand one that requires Origin.
Big Tech's Section 230 Senate hearing was like Jack Dorsey’s beard: An inexplicable mess that needed a serious trim
Re: Fake victimhood
Now Tucker claims that the *only* COPY of the emails was lost on its way to him, perhaps deep state took it to hide the evidence, claims the Fox News liar.
Not forgetting the recent law suit that successfully defended him;
"The judge said that lawyers for Fox "persuasively" argued that "any reasonable viewer 'arrive[s] with an appropriate amount of skepticism' about the statements" Carlson makes, according to a court filing."
Uber allowed to continue operating in English capital after winning appeal against Transport for London
Re: Best Kept Secret
Doesn't matter, I'm the first line for friends, family and occasional co-workers and the number of times they ask a question then I type the exact same thing into Google and get the correct answer. "Oh. I never thought of that"
People don't want to know how to use computers, have no intention of learning and are enabled by their management. "I'm not good with computers!" is somehow a perfectly fine thing to admit to despite their job involving working on a computer all day because "That's what IT is for"
Take your pick: 'Hack-proof' blockchain-powered padlock defeated by Bluetooth replay attack or 1kg lump hammer
Bratty Uber throws tantrum, threatens to cut off California unless judge does what it says in driver labor rights row
You had one job... Just two lines of code, and now the customer's Inventory Master File has bitten the biscuit
That's how we roll: OWC savagely undercuts Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels with bargain $199 alternative
Re: And yet...
From one of the more sensible Mac enthusiasts, Snazzy Labs. He collaborated with a viewer and made available a set of 3d printed adaptors for the Mac Pro feet so you can use whichever castor suits you for a lot less.
Doesn't look as good but considerably less outlay
Trump administration labels WeChat, TikTok ‘threats’ to national security, bans transactions with both
USA decides to cleanse local networks of anything Chinese under new five-point national data security plan
"Tencent could be interesting, they have so many fingers in gaming companies form fully owning Riot Games owner of League of Legends to a small share of Epic Games who make Fortnite, to partly owning the Clash of Clans company, they also own 1.6% of Warner Music and 10% of Spotify."
Don't forget Discord
Spending watchdog doubts UK is capable of managing Brexit and coronavirus info campaigns at the same time
Re: It's obvious....
Actually yes. Salad is already chlorinated in the EU. The European Food Safety Authority deems it safe. It is cheaper than the expensive chicken we are FORCED to buy from the EU. Allowing food prices to fall due to buying at correct market price is not a bad thing. It makes the country richer.
Because salad and chicken are so alike...
Dunking chicken in a bleach bath is not a replacement for a clean and hygienic slaughtering process as a bleach bath can hide an unhygienic process. (See https://www.soilassociation.org/our-campaigns/top-10-risks-from-a-uk-us-trade-deal/what-is-chlorinated-chicken/)
I'm all for cheaper food but not if the trade-off is an increased risk of food poisoning.
Trump issues toothless exec order to show donors, fans he's doing something about those Twitter twerps
Surprise! That £339 world's first 'anti-5G' protection device is just a £5 USB drive with a nice sticker on it
Made-up murder claims, threats to kill Twitter, rants about NSA spying – anything but mention 100,000 US virus deaths, right, Mr President?
Re: If the author of this PoC
"Twitter haven't suppressed what Trump has been able to say, they've merely added a flag to point out that what he's spouting may not be grounded in any kind of fact at all."
And even if they did suppress his speech, it's a win for the Free Market and Capitalism ! Why would you want to add more regulations?
Rogue ADT tech spied on hundreds of customers in their homes via CCTV – including me, says teen girl
"From the article, it mentioned they were going to remove the unauthorised email address via a software update, that seems to indicate that access may still be possible by other means."
They were going to remove the ability to access the service mode via an update. It was this that allowed the perv to enter his e-mail in the field.
You can get a mechanical keyboard for £45. But should you? We pulled an Aukey KM-G6 out of the bargain bin
Re: "are these mechanical keyboards any good for actual work"
"The response from the keys is entirely different, although it's hard to quantify exactly how"
It's mostly the precision of the switches.
You know where in the stroke it actuates and when it bottoms out, both of these are repeatable & predictable, cheaper keyboards can be more variable (like the godawful Dell cheapies at the office they feel like they have gummie bears as switches). Also build quality makes a big difference, if the keyboard flexes when you press on it that'll change the pressure needed to actuate.
Re: A decent keyboard is a decent investment
Yes, a confounding factor is people are unwilling to spend the cash buy an expensive keyboard that has unproven benefits to them.
If you don't know how much better an experience it can be (IMO), it's a hard sell for a £100 plus accessory. That's why I like the cheaper switches, £30-£40 is easier to justify and at that price I'd tell a friend that I'd be willing to buy it off them if they don't like it after a few weeks (A spare keyboard is always handy).
I got myself one of the Aukey KM-G9 for when I had to lug the laptop to the office and agree with the review, they keys are mostly consistent and sound louder than Cherry Blues I've used but that could also have been down to metal face & back plates used - al in all impressive for the price
Minister slams 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories as 'dangerous nonsense' after phone towers torched in UK
Re: Ah, that old chestnut.
The 1st amendment protects US citizens freedom of speech from the US government.
A private company, driven by capitalism, has every right to make whatever decision they want, as long as it doesn't breach Federal rules. If they think having a gormless Edgelord associated with them who's posting shite on a public forum and they think it'll affect the public's perception of them, and therefore the bottom line, then they're allowed to get rid of him.
Facebook does the right thing for once: Joins Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, YouTube to clean out dodgy COVID-19 info
Re: So now they've taken the first step
Oh and, side remark, I've got the feeling that there will be no outcry from the rabid defenders of Free Speech in this case. How curious.
Sadly I wouldn't count on that. The pushers of anti-vaxx and general quackery have been using "Medical Freedom"to push their useless quackery for a while and there's a large overlap with anti-government conspiracy theorists.
For a relevant example see Alex Jones selling anti coronavirus toothpaste...
I agree with the PO stuff, but what is your problem with VW ?
From what I understand the cars passed the test that was required at the time !!!
They passed because they had a 'super seekrit' mode that was only active for the tests and managed the engine in an unrealistic fashion to best optimise their test results.
A 'normal' car running the same test wouldn't pass.
Hacker swipes customer list from controversial face-recog-for-Feds Clearview. Its reaction? 'A part of life'
Re: "Please let it be a joke"
"I'm convinced that there are many people who would gladly light up one of those candles purely for fun, out of sheer curiosity (does it really make it smell like a Mc D hamburger) and, for some, for simple convenience (it's a candle)."
You forgot the 'ironicly' humorous muppets