Many blackholes to discover
There's one in the head of the guy sitting in the Oval office and it wasn't discovered yet
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"We underline the importance of this debate and encourage to compare technical solutions based on privacy risk assessment rather than on ill-defined catchwords such as ”centralised” vs ”decentralised"
Something can be decentralized but by horrible in term of privacy. Let's focus on risk assessment rather than on dogmatic approaches.
The current Duke of Normandy is the Queen
No, despite what the Islanders say. The title of Duke of Normandy left the Plantagenet family in 1204 when the land was confiscated by Jean the First King of France, who became also Duke. The British Royals kept pretending being Duke of Normandy as they pretended to be King of France till 1801.
CERN *did* produce some amazing science last century. But it hasn't done so for thirty years.
19,032 publications, 3,646 PhD completed under partial supervision of CERN in the last 10 years, it isn't that bad, is it?
Ranking made by Quacquarelli Symonds, a British company based in London....
"Magic hand" at work ^^
Our view is that this is symptomatic of the deprofessionalisation of the development community over the last ten years but, but, but... it makes applications much less expensive, and it makes more cash available for the C-suite and shareholders! Isn't that the most important?
In IT we spend a lot of time in patching systems, deploying tools and examining logs
This has to be done of course, but it will be less profitable than educating users... Something which is a challenge for the IT crowd, known for its sociopathic tendencies ^^
Making electricity from coal, petrol or gas isn't the solution either.
There are many ways to produce hydrogen. Using something else than methane will be economically interesting when there will be more cars/lorries/trains using it.
For instance, look at this article: Better Energy and Nilsson Energy develop world’s first self-sufficient hydrogen housing complex .
What rights does an employee have over the data slurped from their company laptop?
A company should publish the 'IT bill of rights' to warn the employees. Once that done, most of the time an employee has no rights. If this is a company laptop, then the company has any right over the data inside. There are few limitations if the data are explicitly marked as private/personnal in some countries but that's it.
Be smart, don't do personal business on a company laptop. Everyone has a smartphone now.
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I love when MS pushes new applications to users they will start to use, just to have these applications deprecated a little bit later. Installed by default, these new apps appear surreptitiously, users discover them and use them, and it's up to the IT to find a solution when the apps are discontinued. Thank you MS for making our life so miserable, and we pay for that :sigh:
I read some believe the tax system is broken... on the contrary, it works perfectly, it was made to create these loopholes the richest ones will use to avoid paying their fair share. In that case, the legal scam is quiet perfect, because honest taxpayers will in the end give money to these Nation's burglars. The ones who designed it were clever, it took years before the scandal is made public.
"we are an organisation that takes data protection and privacy with the utmost seriousness"
"Our products are licensed in small scale to legitimate government intelligence and law enforcement agencies for the sole purpose of preventing or investigating serious crime including terrorism.
Pure BS. This company is willing to work with any rogue government if it pays enough.
Look for instance Uganda: (https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/africa/uganda/): "The rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly were restricted. Journalists and others who criticized the President or his family were arrested, detained and harassed." - Thank you NSO!
At least that's what we were told when we were beginning to learn English.. We also learnt that Brian was often in the kitchen, when Jenny was in the bathroom. Go figure....
Google Translate is not that bad. Every day we have many lorries coming from all over Europe to pick or deliver merchandise. Lorry drivers come often from eastern Europe and don't speak a word neither in French nor in English. So we equipped our logistics team with an android tablet with Google Translate on it. After several months, experience shows that it quite efficient to make communication possible between our team and the drivers, and the logistics team is delighted.
We're an island nation (even my wife cannot understand why our Navy is so small when we're surrounded by water), if anything we should have a military prioritised around the navy and amphibious forces
This was true before the introduction of nuclear weapons. The Navy isn't here to protect the coasts anymore. Nuclear deterrence is here to make an invasion too costly to try.
Navy is used to protect sea lanes and to project power. An aircraft carrier can be used only against third world nation, of she will end as an artificial reef. Does UK such projections? The last example in mind is the Falklands/Las Malvinas war 40 years ago, is a carrier still needed? It may be. However, building a carrier unable to launch a non VTOL-plane seems to be a huge mistake. For instance, how to do early warning and control? A Sea King cannot be compared to a Hawkeye.
"engaging vibrant morale is not only a great thing for our clients, for DXC and our shareholders, but it is a great thing for us as people."
=> engaging vibrant morale is a great thing for 1) shareholders, 2) DXC , 3) clients, we're also told it would be a great thing for us as people. Ahah, just kidding.
"being brave and courageous and for asking the questions you asked".
I'll dance over your dead body.
"I think we are going to constantly be repositioning, retraining our workforce for the foreseeable future"
We are going to continue to exploit wage slaves and extract anything valuable from them before throwing them in the bin.
"In order for us to be competitive, we are going to have to take advantage of a global workforce."
Our motto: exploit misery worldwide.
the "transformation going on inside DXC can feel chaotic" and "feel built and steeped in pressure".
You're not paid to think. A mindless worker is a happy worker! Shut up and do your job!
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