Plenty of Kpop acts do this already, and a couple haven't even bothered with the meat-sack stage. Apoki have done one for the pronouns by identifying as a rabbit astronaut.
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Being fired is getting off lightly if your country is at war and you are the cyber security boss. The next article on the Reg is about Capita getting another large govt contract, so I wonder if we do any better with or without corruption givern there are so few companies willing to take on these contracts.
"orthogonal layers of beech placed under extreme pressure"
Pah! - that's just plywood, I'm renovating my gables and am replacing the split and rotten pine with Tricoya. It's guaranteed for 25 years in the ground without any protection. At £300 per 2.4x1.2 m sheet it's a bit pricey, but I'm planning on not going up there again. It's very un-resonant when you tap it. I might build a speaker cabinet out of the offcuts.
Sounds like every government run computer system has had so much shit shovelled into the spec by politicians and lobbyists that no-one wanted to build it, and now even fewer people want to maintain it. Maybe that's what I'll do when I no longer understand what the clever kids are asking for and just want a quiet life buggering up Cobol.
Australia's 'great example of government using technology' found to be 'crude and cruel'. And literally lethal to citizens
So if he hadn't collected the royalty money, where would it have gone? Straight into the pockets of the streaming services, I guess. Not sure how the accountants would have hidden that as they won't want it to say "Royalties that weren't claimed, and we didn't try to deliver".
Maybe the streamers should refuse to play songs they don't have the royalty recipient of. Pretty sure they would find the royalty owners that way.
So the tax owed by the monitoring and assessment officers is equal to the amount spent on actually doing what the department is meant to do. Okay it's for two years, but unless they are all paying more than 50% tax/NI it means their wage bill is greater than the amount they are monitoring and assessing. And now it's even larger.
You may as well give the money out as a lottery among companies less than a year old.
Stupid idea to use a playlist as an alarm. So many things that could go wrong and stop it altogether. It relies on: a working internet connection; a working spotify account; a working route to spotify; a playlist that has songs that will wake you up instead of carrying on sleeping; your spotify app not having lost its credentials; a working spotify server; a working setting in the alarm app to launch spotify.
There are probably more ways to fail than this, but just pick an alarm sound that is on the phone.
Worse than pointless
If the government were to issue something of value, they would have a duty to support it until no-one had any trace of it left. E.g. they still accept old money. Given that no-one knows how long digital stuff will last, you are looking at a potentially infinite support cost.
Re: "On average, a typical user switches ten thousand times per month"
10,000 / 20 / 8 = 62.5
Do they really think the typical user is switching teams view every minute continuously? I guess some poor souls are having to have multiple chats and copy-pasting between as their job (PHB), but I thought that was the point of popping out chats.
Re: If violence doesn't work
On the scale of energy used to create the asteroid in the first place, this was a light brushing with a feather. Besides, can you do violence to an inanimate object. We changed it, but I don't think we "damaged" it. It's just a rock that will float around in nothingness until it hits something.
Tax could be a lot simpler
Just charge 0.1% on every payment into a UK bank account (personal and business). Ignore cash, as it's only used by poor people. Let the banks collect it (they know exactly where all the money is and has been). The big businesses who will use offshore accounts are already dodging tax, so you could probably add 0.01% on every transfer of money overseas.
Might upset the rich and the financial industry, but that would indicate you're doing it right.
Figuring if a monitor is off is hard for a graphics output. The EDID data from the monitor is meant to be powered from the graphics card, so unless the EDID data has the field for monitor power included ther may be no way to tell. Some monitors do this but others don't and it's not something you find in many review tests.
Many monitors can be switched between several inputs. Do you want your computer to think it's off when it's on but switched to another source?