Re: On-screen bork! Luxury
Yeah, but try telling kids today.
Have one on the house ---->
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I new to this criminal mastermind stuff but wouldn't it hurt your 'brand' if you didn't actually carry out your threat(s) rather than extend it.
Sort of like: "We've done <this thing> to your data. If you don't pay <these $> by <this time> we'll do <this thing> to/with your data."
When negotiations 'break down' then you carry out said <this thing> or how would anybody take your brand seriously?
Would be laughable if it wasn't so serious and detrimental, but I agree with the commentards about one day upsetting the wrong folks.
I seem to recall (perhaps badly) but wasn't the military involved at some stage with their 'secret technology' and they couldn't find a drone either.
Some sort of shoulder mounted doo-dad pointed at the clouds.
Or it might have been some special police unit - too relaxed to look for citation.
It was all very strange, as many commentards have mentioned - so many cameras of varying quality around yet nobody caught anything.
I realise you were attempting irony or sarcasm here but as an Ozzie, I can guarantee that rooburgers are, in fact, quite a pleasant delicacy here.
The meat is dark and almost 'gamey' in it's taste.
Also highly recommended by our 'heart boffins' who know about this stuff.
Always goes well with a few of these --------->
One of the scariest (if you haven't been forewarned) evening sounds out woop woop is that of koalas in a tree at night.
I kid you not - the growling sounds that they make is scary as to anybody who's never heard it before.
Also, the wombat, being solid muscle, is totally able to write off a motor vehicle after being hit and still able to walk away slightly annoyed.
"... it'll be obvious you're talking to a professional."
Totally OT but I received a frantic phone call from a business customer saying that they had a call to say their phones would be cut off unless blah blah blah.
I told them that we'd discussed this before - it was a scam.
The reply? "BUT THEY SOUNDED SO SURE OF THEMSELVES."
They walk amongst us and even vote.
I always find it 'strange' whenever I go on a forum that has a significant number of folk complaining that <this big company>'s website is down but whenever >this big company> responds it's always with "Only some of our customers were affected".
The cynic in me tends think the rest of the customers either don't have internet or simply hadn't accessed <this big company>'s website anyway.
Certainly the evidence usually suggests it's more than 'some'.
I was under the impression that they can't do that because they are seen as being official WH documents or something - I recall somebody taking this to the courts last year (I think).
Likewise, he was not allowed to 'block' people on his twit? twat? for the same reason.
Can't be bothered looking for the citations but am sure somebody who cares a bit more than me will find it/them.
Remember the Olympics.
Okay, not quite mouthy politician.
I seem to recall similar stuff with the Munich Olympics '72.
The special forces du jour were trying to sneak into a building to rescue athletes/hostages but a TV crew were live broadcasting the incident and the baddies simply watched on the TV and waited with predictable, dire, results.
Still remember the harrowing scenes from that.
I'm part of an active Ozzie group of 3D printers helping to provide masks to GP and hospitals/medical facilities in each State.
We have 'team leaders' who liaise with the appropriate folks in 'the system' who indicate which design is appropriate to their facility (there are many different designs) so we don't waste time printing stuff destined to the bin, like so many currently online.
It's about putting useable PPE in the hands of those who need it most.
Under the circumstances any way to increase PPE for staff is great and one would hope many of the large manufacturers around the place are able to contribute with useful kit.
So kudos for apple (and Nike, too, I believe, as well as a few others around the globe). Every bit helps, I'm sure.
I must have had too many ----->
So, in order to make it easier for users to see which of their extensions can access their data, google will actually hide them.
Nope, I must be way under the affluence of incohol for this to make sense.
Edited to acknowledge a few commentards have said pretty much the same thing.
Still doesn't make it right, Google.
Our local Amiga/Commodore Computer Club had the complete collection (with regular updates, of course) and there wouldn't have been a member who didn't have every single disk.
Wasted many an hour trying out some of the weird utilities as well as the quality graphic games.
Sad that he died so young.
Nice list of disk here https://www.amiga-stuff.com/pd/fish.html.
Here in Outback Oz ® I've been medically retired from IT for a long time and now make wooden toys for a living.
I've worked from home for ~15 years from an outside, three car garage converted into a woodwork shop - my lathe, bandsaw, scrollsaws, drill presses, timber stock and the like. I have a separate metalwork shop with a minilathe, MIG and stick welders because why not. Finally, a separate finishing shed that's reasonably clean enough to finish my toys.
Reasonably fast broadband connection and wifi extenders and ethernet as able allows me to have PCs in each location for music du jour (as loud as I want - nobody for mile/kms) and quick access to my farcebook page (my demographics is young mums with kids - they all do facey) and web page for orders.
I keep my own hours - may work from 4.00 am until 11.00pm for a couple of days or have a day off, depending on <insert excuse here>
My critters don't care about my company as long as they're fed and I have a great partner who is a serious gardener - Permaculturalist so we have plenty of food.
At the moment, we have discovered that our lifestyle is actually called 'quarantine' and our government is going to pay me to stay at home more???
Yeah, we're older and fit(ish) folk and the kids visit when their lifestyles get too much but like any stay at home business, it's not for everybody.
Meanwhile, folks, you be you, and be the best you that you can be under the circumstances.
Stay safe, no matter where you are and who you are with.
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