It is them playing global bully not global cop (they aren't going to arrest or bomb Indian banks that deal with Russia), the question is are they a bully on the right side? This time they probably are....
51 posts • joined 13 Mar 2020
Why your external monitor looks awful on Arm-based Macs, the open source fix – and the guy who wrote it
Ransomware crim: Yeah, what I do is bad. No, I don't care. Yes, infosec bods are all mouth and no trousers
Re: "web giant lacks formal sexual harassment policy"
Because if your bar for keeping people employed is that the police don't charge them then you'll be employing a lot of terrible people. The police only enforce the laws, and they have a high burden of proof as the consequence for breaking laws is very serious. Thus a lot of things you should be fired for aren't going to get you legally charged.
Microsoft tells US lawmakers cloud has changed the game on data privacy, gets 10 info demands a day from cops
Re: In many ways the metadata is more telling than the actual data
The smart criminal lets the phone battery run out at home or just leaves the phone at home.
It gets complicated if you try to figure out the right frequency for exactly one of the conspirators to bring their phone, just so the times the phones are 'left' at home isn't a pattern.
Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview, attempts to defend labyrinth of hardware requirements
Holy margins, Batman: Pandemic tech prices balloon as demand outweighs stocks and suppliers get greedy
Forced long term WFH proved to me that I *could* do it, so now the perks of getting to do it when it suits is going to be awesome.
It's also demonstrated to employers that were reluctant that it does work. So I'm going to be very wary of anyone who has irrational rules prohibiting it in the future.
Bitcoin is ‘disgusting and contrary to the interests of civilization’ says famed investor Charlie Munger
FSF doubles down on Richard Stallman's return: Sure, he is 'troubling for some' but we need him, says org
Active Directory - not TM
Due to a bad IDE we had a script that recursively deleted all common executable files. It lived in the project dir, a quick double click and the next build might work.
Unless you were working on a network share and windows treats c:\Windows as the active directory to run the script in.
That was a late night repairing the bosses desktop.
Screw you, gadget-menders! No really, you'll need loads of screwdrivers to fix Apple's AirPods Max headphones
To plug gap left by CentOS, Red Hat amends RHEL dev subscription to allow up to 16 systems in production
Top engineer who stole trade secrets from Google's self-driving division pardoned on Trump's last day as president
GitHub will no longer present a cookie notification banner – because it's scrapping non-essential cookies
FOSS developer survey: Mostly male, employed... and many don't care about 'soul-withering chore' of security
Senators, net neutrality advocates rail against looming lame-duck confirmation of new FCC commissioner
When is a remote-code-execution bug in Teams not an RCE? When Microsoft says it isn't, flaw finder discovers
COVID-19 coronavirus captive coders create copious code, claims GitHub: Open-source projects mushroom amid pandemic
Linux Foundation, IBM, Cisco and others back ‘Inclusive Naming Initiative’ to change nasty tech terms
Re: So basically we're going to have to re-name everything.
The important difference is that 'master', 'slave', etc aren't euphemisms, they are the right terms. And switching to 'production', 'branch', etc isn't going to cause people to start using 'production' and 'branch' as euphemisms for slave owners and slaves.
I don't see a treadmill developing here.
Google rolls out pro-privacy DNS-over-HTTPS support in Chrome 83... with a handy kill switch for corporate IT
Resellers facing 'months' of delays for orders to be fulfilled. IT gathers dust on docks as coronavirus-stricken China goes back to work
Re: Just an FYI
The lower bound is deaths / entire population. (Unless people can readily be infected more than once)
And even then both of our bounds are wrong as the deaths count can be wrong in both directions (some deaths that were caused by it were not tested for it and some number of positive tests are false positives)