Declare the copper thieves terrorists and have them shot.
Firm but fair!
I do seriously think that any crime that is an attack on "infrastructure" should be punished more harshly though, so phone lines/exchange equipment, and also things like train signalling cables which also happens (in the UK anyway).
should we setup a separate email address at google for each vendor account we create?
You don't already use an alias? email@example.com
Surprising how many scripts tell you that this is not a valid email address.
Seriously!! I keep thinking I should set up a "shame" website to list sites that do stupid validation like this. There must be loads of devs using the same borked regex and it pisses me off no end!
and they are part owners of private prisons so they even make bank off of the prison time as well.
Yeah, they should be sued for insider trading! or something!
Seriously though, is $183K a reasonable price for what they needed doing? It sounds a tad expensive to me, so it would be interesting to know who created that invoice.
(In case the link doesn't work, it's the picture for Step 8 on the iFixit website)
UK keyboard default
If your-country != default, you change it. What's so hard?
So lets pretend that that's what it really meant because it makes for a more interesting topic!
Some banks in the UK do that as well, but it requires you to type an 8 digit number from the card reader into a text box on the website.
But at least these are completely separate from the computer (don't require ActiveX or anything) and they're standardised too so you can use the card reader from one bank, with a completely different bank.
>and a human-sized Clippy costume
the horror! just imagine if one of those made it to the real world. at least the archives is doing humanity something good.
I noticed the other one was all tied up. Anyone think to ask why it was tied up? I suspect either to prevent it from getting loose, or some kind of weird ritual to prevent the MS employee within from being able to escape.
So what they're saying is that we can use replacement printer parts to make guns?
Exactly this. And also, off the shelf ink jet printers can be used to make deadly Ink-Jet-Guns and even worse, off the shelf laser printers can be used to make even more deadly Laser-Guns!
Luckily, Lego are producing super leet policemen to tackle these futuristic meanaces, and being leet, will likely be considerably more technologically clued up than the GMP, who, let's be honest, look like a bunch of complete tits.
I personally don't mind Unity, I can pretty much work with whatever desktop is installed by default, as I use the apps and not the shell. So long as I can switch easily between apps, who cares.
I'm similarly non-fussed about the desktop since I've never really been a desktop power user anyway - as long as I can get to the things I use, I'm good.
However, I used to have a Gnome desktop where things were easy to find, and things worked reliably and I could resume from hibernate/suspend without X getting stuck and clocking 100% CPU.
So the thing that's making me consider switching is simply that Ubuntu isn't all that reliable any more, probably because much of the desktop code is now immature, but also because even running an LTS version, these bugs *never* get fixed.
Here's an example bug - super-W should spread the windows out, but often when you use it first windows fly off screen and unless you catch it in time by quickly unspreading, you'll loose them for good.
It's a really shitty bug from a user perspective because it means I fear loosing work (I do understand there are workarounds, but these are not ideal and not good for non-technical users). I also find it grating that this (and loads of other bugs) must be encountered by lots of users, and since it isn't being resolved, I have to conclude that the people resolving things are not using LTS versions - otherwise they'd be driven mad by it. Just like the end-users are now!
Makes you wonder how many other times has this been done where the crooks got away scott free and the bank just didn't want to go public about it?
Makes me wonder how many times it happened and the operator who's login was used got the blame.