""Everybody working in Australia has the right to be paid properly, including workers who are holders of sponsored visas,", or else the exploiters will get a small slap on the wrist. Beware!
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Australia fines tech companies for exploiting foreign tech workers
1. This crypto-coin is called Jimbo. 2. $8m was stolen from its devs in flash loan attack
Russian IT guy sent to labor camp for DDoSing Kremlin websites
What's your Mean Time To Innocence – the time needed to prove that mess is not your problem
Anyway my value to those calls usually extends beyond proving my (org's/component's) innocence, to guiding (sometimes herding) the combined troubleshooting efforts toward nailing down the true root cause and potential mitigations and fixes.
This kind of job is among the next ones to be replaced by an AI :-/
NASA's electric plane tech is coming in for a late, bumpy landing
Electric plane? Why not. But certainly not running on batteries if it has to be large and fly a long time.
If everything goes well (probably not, that's R&D after all), we should have a megawatt-class propulsion system flying in 2026.
We'll see in 2050 if the target was realistic. It doesn't mean a target hasn't to be set. Target is "a level or situation that you intend to achieve". It doesn't mean it will be achieved for sure.
About economic damage, it must be balanced with the cost of global warming: We find that by the end of this century, there is a more than 75% chance that limiting warming to 1.5 °C would reduce economic damages relative to 2 °C, and a more than 60% chance that the accumulated global benefits will exceed US$20 trillion under a 3% discount rate (2010 US dollars) [...] Relative to a world that did not warm beyond 2000–2010 levels, we project 15%–25% reductions in per capita output by 2100 for the 2.5–3 °C of global warming implied by current national commitments7, and reductions of more than 30% for 4 °C warming
In a stand against authoritarianism, Montana bans TikTok downloads
Ransomware-as-a-service groups rain money on their affiliates
Telco giant Vodafone to cut 11,000 staff as part of its turnaround plan
North Korea shows off surveillance satellite it claims it can launch
FTC sues VoIP provider over 'billions of illegal robocalls'
Dyson moans about state of UK science and tech, forgets to suck up his own mess
Gartner: Stop worrying and love the cloud, with all its outages and lock-in
Another bad analogy
"Perhaps it was VMware in a datacenter. Perhaps it was Cisco for your network. You were happy to accept that lock-in because those vendors gave you fantastic capabilities that you could leverage and use."
Most of the time, you don't rent these equipments, you buy them, once for all. You know the price at the beginning and the investment is well defined. With the cloud, price can change from one day to another with no easy way to move to the competition to reduce the cost.
And frankly, moving from VMWare to Hyper-V or from Cisco to HPE isn't that hard.
'Top three Balkans drug kingpins' arrested after cops crack their Sky ECC chats
Autonomy founder Mike Lynch flown to US for HPE fraud trial
Extradition of a national is weird, but why not, as long as the sentence if any is applied in the original country. It would be an additional sentence to be locked thousands km away, restricting the family to visit for instance.
That's quite rare a CEO goes before a jury. He just scammed a too big fish. He should have known he was allowed to screw the peons only.
Microsoft puts the freeze on employee salaries, CEO pay still as hot as ever
Dell reneges on remote work promise, tells staff to wear pants at least 3 days a week
Sonatype axes 14 percent of staff, reminds them not to talk to the press
Google Cloud's watery Parisian outage enters third week, with no end in sight
EV truck maker Nikola stalls in 2023, pulls out of Europe, hits brakes on production
Re: Why do we let these zombie shams shable around?
Hydrogen missed the market window, and hydrogen fueled vehicles, fuel cell or otherwise aren't going to take over the market. Ever.
Fueled hybrids are a temporary mean, as petrol engines will be outlawed in a few years in many countries. Vehicles with batteries will reach a double bottleneck, the one of the materials required for the batteries, and the capacity of the grid to provide enough electricity. It will take a lot of investment and time to scale it up.
Building a network of hydrogen stations isn't that complicated. Self-sufficient stations already exist, and hydrogen is an easier way to store energy than using batteries. Moving X tons of batteries in a truck to make it run is a nonsense.
Climate agenda slips at TSMC, Greenpeace says
Of course Russia's ex-space boss doubts US set foot on the Moon
He may be afraid of falling from a window if he doesn't lick Putin Khuylo's boots well enough.
Miffed Googlers meme on CEO's $226M pay award amid cost-cutting campaign
Datacenter fire suppression system wasn't tested for years, then BOOM
Strike three: FTC says Meta still failing to protect user privacy
"This is the third time the FTC has taken action against Facebook for allegedly failing to protect users' privacy,"
That's two too many. It just prove the FTC is toothless.
Seen how the US is serious about privacy protection, I would suggest the FTC to make another deal with Feckbook and check in 2026 if Feckbook follows the rules. If it doesn't in 2029, then make a new agreement.
Working from home could kill career advancement, says IBM CEO
China labels USA 'Empire of hacking' based on old Wikileaks dumps
India's major IT outsourcers slow hiring and fret about deal pipelines
Those companies are meat-renters, they exploit the misery and put people with insufficient training in front of clients. Their level of service is very low, the only happy ones are beancounters and shareholders.
When a company uses their services, don't expect this company to be a performing one.
Fresh GDPR ruling says even 'minor anxiety' could mean payouts for EU folks
This in turn could open the way for not only frivolous or vexatious claims, but also large class actions in the event of, for example, a data breach.
That doesn't sound as a bad news, on the contrary. If there are serious consequences, companies will begin to take cybersecurity seriously, and will allocate the appropriate means to do it.
FCA mulls listing rules after Hauser blames 'Brexit idiocy' for Arm's New York IPO
Universe-mapping Euclid satellite arrives in US ahead of July launch
Biden proposes 30% tax on cryptominers' power bills
Go ahead, forget that password. Use a passkey instead, says Google
SAP users not happy about German giant's price rises
CERN celebrates 30 years since releasing the web to the public domain
Re: *EVERY* form of communication
Not true. First, printing was (re)-invented to make money. Next, pamphlets were among the first printed materials, and they were widely used in England, France, and Germany from the early 16th century, often for religious or political propaganda. To the point that the activity of the French press in putting forth small tracts in favour of the Reformed religion caused the Sorbonne in 1523 to petition the king to abolish the diabolical art of printing.
The web at first was different, most of actors were idealistic dreamers making the Web for free.
I made my first web site in 1994. When it was put online, there were already 20,000 other web sites in the World. HoTMetaL helped to check HTML syntax.
This website was dynamic, through CGI which called a C-based program which generated HTML code for the answer.
At that time, the web was a fantastic toy for Universities, Research organisms and nerds. We thought it could make knowledge accessible for all, and be a tool for the enhancement of humanity.
And then it transformed into a mix of a tabloid, a sex-shop, a dark street and a branch of Hatred Inc.
Red Hat layoffs spark calls to unionize, CEO wades in
Re: Interesting clash between US corporate oligarch feudalism and Liberte, Egality et Fraternite
1933 was just another moment when Big Money ensured to have someone at the top to f*ck workers deeper and line the pockets of big bosses. Those big bosses even got more: slaves at will to work and die in their factories.
If a third date should be added, it should be the European People's Spring of 1848.
Pentagon shoots down UFO rumors but says 650 cases are still pending
Child-devouring pothole will never hurt a BMW driver again
Meta virtual reality interrupted by financial reality as thousands lose their jobs
Microsoft not a Teams player as admin center, 365 service suffer partial outage
SpaceX's second attempt at orbital Starship launch ends in fireball
Facebook puts a price on privacy for US users and it's not enough to buy a cup of coffee
I wonder if Feckbook got more money from the deals "with Cambridge Analytica but also [giving access to] tens of thousands of third-apps to download user content and information, and of selling access to customer data to business partners like Airbnb, Lyft, Netflix, and Yandex" than it has to pay now. In that case violating the law was a good deal.
Metal-rich stars inhibit chances of life on their planets
Fujitsu bags £142M UK government work since Horizon probe announced
Guy rejects top photo prize after revealing snap was actually made using AI
The World Photography Organisation looks like an organisation of spoiled brats whose ego was bruised. Very childish behaviour, or a way to dismiss the problem.
The question is nonetheless interesting, because when a picture is totally generated by a computer and indistinguishable from one "hand-made", it shakes the very basis of what this Organisation is for.
Deplatforming hate forums doesn't work, British boffins warn
Vu, Hutchings, and Anderson argue that deplatforming by itself is insufficient
Being insufficient doesn't mean it is useless. At least if makes those forums less visible, and make them harder to grow.
Reducing global hatred needs two pillars: investing a lot in education and drastically reduce inequalities.