Re: What are the chances...
Does your calculation account for other rotations such as those of the Milky Way and Messier 51? Or relative galactic motion?
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No, it is not.
Technologies like the Internet should be tools for making the real world a better place, not a replacement for it; and certainly not one run by a corporation, particularly an untrustworthy and rapacious one like Facebook.
Every virtual surface will be a billboard for advertising, sold by FB, of course. Just, no.
I can't speak to the military or defence related claims here, but their credibility seems a bit questionable given the apparent weakness of the extradition treaty claim, as evidenced by recent high-profile court cases for Assange and that fellow from Autonomy - neither demonstrate the automatic, unscrutinised 'slam-dunk' extradition arrangement Banks claims was made.
... is how easy it is to walk out with internal docs, or blow the whistle. They'll put some security controls on internal info (security of information goes against the grain for them) and get their high-power legal team on wording NDAs and employment contracts to void whistleblower protections to the greatest possible extent.
This also applies to e-mail links; if we could transition away from executable code being downloadable by web browsers, this vector would go away. Applies to scripts as well.
We'd need effective non-browser native apps for software retreival and installation; they could deal with code signing and attribution issues. Most platforms already have such apps like app stores. Or CLI tools like port, apt , brew, etc. As long as the OS/hardware maker doesn't get a monopoly on the app store or whatever software delivery mechanism like Apple has (for example), this would be an improvement.
At a minimum, browser makers should be picking up on these malware techniques and blocking dodgy redirects and mismatches between reported and detected mime types on downloads.
It's amazing how a single word like "woke" can reveal the true motivations behind a legislative push.
Don't get me wrong, monopolies are a massive issue as I've commented elsewhere. But this guy is hurting the cause for anti-trust reform with this obviously disingeneous and politicised approach.
...isn't being scrapped. They seem to be acknowledging the origins of using 'grandfathering' to mean an exemption for pre-existing situations/clients/privileges, as in the original grandfather clause.
Context matters; this appears to be too close to the bone.
I wondered the same thing when this last came up. TIL the concept of the 'grandfather clause' has origins in the United States that seem pretty racist:
From late 19th-century legislation and constitutional amendments passed by a number of U.S. Southern states, which created new literacy and property restrictions on voting, but exempted those whose grandfathers had the right to vote before the Civil War. The intent and effect of such rules was to prevent poor and illiterate African American former slaves and their descendants from voting, but without denying poor and illiterate whites the right to vote.
Not sure why it's offensive; effective walls are Chinese = good, yes?
When they came for the Chinese walls, I said nothing, because I'm not Chinese.
When they came for the Damascus steel, I said nothing, because I'm not Damascian.
When they came for the French toast, I opened a café.
Yes. Also bear in mind the original CPU complaint was just in connecting to the homepage; observed here as well. No file, network or encryption transactions on foot just to show the home page, unless and until you interact with it by loading up a file or folder.
I agree with the other posters blaming the wormhole animation.
If the encryption/decryption is done on the client side, then I would assume it could be hosted from another domain with a simple upload API. Be interesting to see what licence they open access to the source under.
I see what you're saying, but there's a fundamental issue with banning the payout rather than the insurance; bans will just push the problem undercover and hurt disclosure, which ultimately will hurt the customers of the victims whose data has been lost or disclosed.
Wholesale bans lead to things like speakeasies, drug barons and the use of coathangers as surgical equipment; not to be enacted lightly.
Great idea, but I fear there's an immaturity in assessing the risk on the underwriting side and a fatal lack of qualified and experienced professionals to take on the claims assessor/adjuster roles. It's taken decades to establish and mature the premises insurance underwriting/claim model and deal with fraud issues, assess losses and costs, etc.
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A thumb up, but I think that's just too compelling a feature for legitimate use cases for organisations to give up. Tackle it via solving the lack of authentication for e-mail, and then links can be deleted from any unautheticated e-mails. Give people easy to use white-listing tools for trusted suppliers.
Charge a fee per e-mail.
Folks got used to tossing the junk mail that arrived through the post. While they still fall for bogus letters, the postage cost vs return rate from victims there is not good enough to support the kind of volumes we see via e-mail.
...just the insurance coverage. It's simple economics. At least then orgs will assess the risks more appropriately; why spend £££ on prevention when you can spend £ on a policy? Instead of comparing the prevention costs to the premium, they'll need to compare to the potential losses/disruption costs.
Thanks, John. I have flown out of the UK internationally a number of times, but have never booked the ticket from within the UK, so apologies if this is a standard UK arrangement. I really don't recall giving this info when booking elsewhere for international travel, but it's been a while.
I'd imagine the airline approach to determining passenger weight, if based on age, would need to be standard if they also flew domestically and passports didn't figure; that's not to say TUI couldn't rely on this if all the pieces of the puzzle are there. If they are, why even look at passenger titles?
People have always been prepared to believe the most far-fetched ideas. What constitutes "far-fetched" just changes over time as the sum of human knowledge expands, but there will always be a frontier. Proper critical thinking skills should be resistant to the idea/conspiracy de jour.
No thumb as I think this is different issue. Trackingless advertising wouldn't be ineffective, it just wouldn't be personally targetted. Advertisers could still choose sites based on contextual content, e.g. wool vendors could place their ads on sites with knitting patterns. If this didn't work, commercial tv wouldn't exist, either. It still works, just not with a privacy problem.
The benefits of personalised advertising are doubtful, particularly when so many of the anecdotes are along the lines of "I just bought a fridge, why do I keep seeing adverts for fridges?"
Start-ups don't necessarily rely on advertising. Some dominant players with advertising revenues crowd out alternative services, including from start-ups. Who's going to fund a FB or Google killer now?