Don't work have you turn it on and off?
Just wondering if a reboot would enable the bot again? Is this just a temporary "fix"
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Fed up with the various viral and backup failures she had experienced I got my mother in law a chrome box. Cheap and her stuff is safe - I don't have to keep explaining why windows has changed since 95. It's simple and easy to use, I can even remote to her fairly painlessly without having to install extra software. In short it does everything she needs with out buying / subscribing to lots of extras. Added bonus is the local bodgers don't install all sorts of junk she doesn't understand or need telling her she must have it leaving her upset that her machine is so slow and does weird things. Chrome is a really good option for challenged users.
Real information can be abused and sold on -- true that is why GDPR exists. Our problem is enforcement of data protection so that some kind of ID may be used without fear of abuse in an unregulated global context. The valid credit card seems a good way (granted cards can be copied or cloned but it should reduce the number of children exposed and put power / responsibility into the parents hand to keep their information safe).
The other issue freedom of speech is tricky -- Alex Jones and others demands freedom of speech with terrible results. Is this acceptable? How can we police the harm done by these people of bad faith?
I suspect as far as the neighbour is concerned the camera points at her garden path everything else is just an accident. Also it is the outside of the front door of the house which isn't really pervy. Surveillance is a possibility see who is visiting or keeping logs on when people go out and when the house is empty but I would seriously doubt it.
Almost right. I once had to persuade management (and the web developer) after a bad SQL injection attack on our main website that it wasn't enough to simply restore the site but that it had to be offline while the failings in the code were fixed otherwise we would be on line for 15 minutes before crashing again (leaking all sorts of confidential information and your truly cleaning up the mess again). You can restore the data but you must fix the hole or the ship sinks again. Fortunately I succeeded but only just.
I get the impression that US law protects the people who are breaking the law by hiding them behind the company. I don't understand how the decision makers avoid the consequences of their choices. To be honest I'm not sure British law is any better. In France I seem to remember the CEO can be held responsible in court for actions of the company. I may need an update.
Don't really don't get this one, you don't have time in combat to make decision making protracted so usually the army has very clear hierarchy such discussions usually end with yes sarg or sir not lets boot my laptop and see what the AI thinks once everything is entered in.
I remember our big outage -- phone alert -- rushing to the site and knowing most of the battery life would have gone by that time I got there. I start shutting everything down cleanly until I suddenly realised that the lights were on again. (It was during the day so there was some excuse.)
We had a simple menu system 1 -- for word processor 2 -- format the disc in drive B (yes it was that long ago). I had been pushing users to read screens as we had a lot of problems with the it is not working -- what does the screen say -- press any key to continue so what do I do? problem. One user complained that she had read the screen as I'd instructed and typed Y then for some reason all her work disappeared. As you can guess she had hit the wrong key and only read the last sentence -- do you wish to continue. Reading is a rare gift in users.
I remember a conference speaker who had worked on creating these systems describing them as satanic. Looking at it now he would have it not answer the call if there were not enough operators available to handle the load. Avoid winding people up and wasting time.
A lot relates to the Govt's philosophy i.e. small government means no slack, minimal staffing and no reserves for when the brown stuff hits the ventilator but taxes are lower. I'm sure the merger of departments was to streamline things a bit more. They were set up to fail.
As for companies doing better -- remember the Olympics - I heard (unconfirmed but believable) that a civil service Sir Humphrey back at the start knew the private company in question was not going to work but was forced to use them; one had a quiet word with the generals so that they were ready when it fell apart.
There are skilled and good civil servants but you need to let them do their job. One of the main problems with government is the Government.
True but they never say that a dodgy civil servant in a pub offered them a pony to inject nanobots into unsuspecting patients so are the government not offering under the counter money to antivaxxers -- why don't they record one of the meetings. Again no one has come forward saying I took money from Boris then changed my mind. After so much time it is not credible that no one has been able to provide this kind of evidence.
It's a moral question not a logic question. The basic claim is every doctor is corrupt and is gaining from this in one way or an other to such a point that there is not a single doctor who has a moment of remorse and confesses to being part of the plan. That is deeply flawed and insulting.
As shareholders they should be holding the company to account -- though if I remember correctly the main shareholder is Zuk himself so so much for that. Sue them for lying and mistreating their product (sorry users)fair enough, charge them with negligence and endangerment yes and the shareholders for not sorting out the company they own definitely; but for lost profit when you have not held the MD accountable sorry no. Shareholders may not do the day to day but they set the direction and hold accountability rôles.
The formula one (cheap staff-less motel in France) had toilets that automatically cleaned everything when the door was closed for the second time (so as not to wash the user) - my daughter was convinced that the pervasive moisture was a user failure and would refuse to go in. The problem with little children if you have to go in and out to help and encourage them is remembering not to close the door twice with them inside.
There has to be personal responsibility but that has to extend beyond the test pilot if he had told people about "fixing" things then his manager should also face charges if there is a culture of corruption the GD CEO whoever responsible for allowing it should be charged. Corporate manslaughter is just a way of ducking out of your responsibility and hiding the guilty party. If a bean counter blocked the report then he / she should pay. .
It was a third party track and trace not NHS -- vaccine roll out which was NHS has worked well for the most part and I understand the NHS had its own trace and trace (primarily for STDs) that was ignored during the set up in spite of their competence. https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-why-did-england-ignore-an-army-of-existing-contact-tracers-140825 This was a major failing from day one.
At a guess -- he didn't attempt to connect to the meeting until the vote -- if he can't be bothered to take part and understand the issue then only connect when it is time to vote then it is an own goal and deserves no sympathy. If you connect ahead of time and thus checking everything is good as well as participating in what you think is an important debate you then have time to go to plan B or check who you should phone.
There is a good French proverb the absent are always at fault (wrong) - Les absents ont toujours tort.
Updated a FortiGate firewall in the data centre and watched it disappear. Mad rush to centre (2 hours away by car) to reboot it. I then implemented a script that reboots the firewall 5 minutes after a configuration is changed unless you save the running config. (I strongly recommend this to any budding firewall manager.) I you can save it your good if you can't you need the reboot to fall back. But remember don't get distracted after you made the changes as going for coffee or chatting to a colleague has resulted in many a reboot.
Whatever happened to the you know have five minutes to confirm everything is happy or I'll reboot and fall back to the previous configuration. Fortigate can be told to behave like this and Juno does it out the box probably a script or something could be added to cisco. Really cool except when you sigh with relief and go for a coffee forgetting to confirm and save.
Ah the memories, the electrics in our building being quite old (building no longer exists) meant that when one of our colleagues turned on the heater under her desk the circuit breakers would pop if people were working in the studio and us geek running to check UPS and server, and/or circuit breaker. Many black outs, and informative lectures -- it should be noted she is a lovely, generous person and a fantastic cook so forgiveness would be extended,
I know when things work we don't notice them but notice when they fail however it seems to me that when ever something is outsourced it goes titup. Can anyoone tell me of a contract that has worked? Keeping things in house seems to be the only way to stand a chance of getting what you want.