Re: There Oughta Be a Law
Recent Sony TVs IIRC.
42 posts • joined 8 Feb 2020
The Reg linked a copy of the indictment. "PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS, COMPANY 1 EMAIL ADDRESS, COMPANY 2 EMAIL ADDRESS were not authorized locations for the storage of classified information..." and apparently he wasn't authorized to send from his email or she to receive this info at either address.
The first 6 counts are of sending to company 1's email.
...but guns and explosives are far more efficient means of killing. Which is why armies use many more of those than chemical weapons, even if they're willing to invite outside fury.
For private murder using an unknown chemical would probably point to the chemist who could synthesise new nerve agents, it'd cut down the suspect list by orders of magnitude.
144 satellites means there'd be much fewer over China at any given moment, maybe only one or two. LEO orbits aren't geosynchronous at all, about the best you could get is that they wouldn't go further north than is useful in China. I'm dubious that this would improve Internet connectivity in rural China significantly.
I mean, if there are thousands of connections sure, but could one satellite handle millions?
An order which "prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin." doesn't obviously have a problem with age discrimination. Rather than refusing to admit their discrimination on that basis I suspect it's got more to do with aiding other lawsuits.
Your drinking water is only a part of the water you need and not the largest part. Cooking will take some, washing (your body, clothes, bedding, and probably tableware/cooking utensils) is not something you can do without long-term, and most of all if you want a functioning economy agriculture and manufacturing need lots of water. Talking about supplying people's drinking water needs is so incredibly misleading.
While the gas giant survived there's a decent chance that it's smaller now - novas might not have destroyed it but they could strip off a chunk of the atmosphere.
It's likely to be a bit chilly there once the star stopped bothering with fusion and turned into a white dwarf tho'.
It doesn't seem that telling people not to pay the crims has killed the ransomware business. Assuming that saying it again and again will work is one definition of insanity.
Until and unless there is some way of thoroughly securing against them while still connecting to the outside world in ways that modern business needs, ransomware gangs are here to stay.
If the number of troublemakers is low and the number of other visitors is high, then a 97% probability that this is a troublemaker is going to have a lot of false positives. That's basic statistics. Not all the false positives will have a cast iron alibi like never having been to the roller rink before - it's unlikely that this was the first person humiliated by being excluded.
There's always the lottery element though. A great salesperson one year may be significantly less great the next, or vice versa just through chance. The boss not seeing it as pure merit isn't unreasonable.
Now, retrospectively changing the employment contract, that is unreasonable.
The UK isn't the only country to have had the same rush-out-the-laptops urge. NZ did the same during our lockdowns, which I know a little about. They are the only one to have made this particular mistake as far as I can tell. Such mistakes aren't actually inevitable.
Capacity shipping stuff into a disaster hit area is a problem already, and unless you're going to spend on keeping a bunch of balloons ready to go there's more time taken ordering some up. A day is very much on the low end of expectations. I don't think you'd get it unless you have supplies in or just upwind of the area before the disaster hits.
Biden's proposed plenty of big tech lobbyists for positions in his administration, and this article seems to blithely assume they'll go along with the author's perception of needs and justice, or that they'll be overruled by others in the administration who do. That's not impossible but it seems unlikely.
Obviously this would encourage people not to work from home, which in turn would make controlling covid-19 harder - it's still a while until there'll be enough vaccines everywhere. Once it is under control at least some of the work-from-homers will come back into the office. That's the time to start thinking about this, when there's a real idea of the long term changes and when you're not undermining public health!
They'll go away when there's some kind of useful program used by non-techies which can also be used as a good database. The problem with dedicated database programs is that non-techies don't use them, so they mostly get used by people who are forced to use them. And dumped ASAP when the forcing stops.
There's ways for games to be free and make money; I don't know what Epic does exactly but one simple way is to market extra features which cost a packet, so the whales pay for the free users. That can easily blend into the whales enjoying easy wins over the free user peons (pay-to-win), it's not that this necessarily makes for a good game.
The worst I've seen involved an unreasonable number of crumbs and the cockroaches who'd decided to feast on them. I'm not sure whether to be jealous of the more exotic finds above or not.
Well, there was the time someone drilled a hole in the wall in a server room, and the resulting concrete dust caused all the server HDDs to start failing. Not so exotic, but very very expensive.
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