I pay my TV licence (ok TV tax) in the UK gladly.
The BBC is one of the few things I think we do well in the world - the journalism and news reporting is beyond world class - it's world beating. Impartial reporting, truly global coverage. That can be hard to believe sitting in England, but as soon as you spend long enough abroad to try any other country it makes you appreciate how good the Beeb really is. Just try any southern-mediterranean broadcaster, Chinese state television, Russian state television, Fox News in the US (ok extreme example, but the rest of the local and national US news is also worth taking a look at while you're visiting) and compare it with the Beeb. It's simply in a different class.
This may come across as slightly anti US-TV. It's not meant to be, but you've gotten me angry and ranting now. It is meant to be scornful of someone stealing content from my favourite broadcaster, and because I have paid for it: stealing from me. Now get off my lawn, persuade your native/adopted/temporarily-visiting country to get better television, and get a pro-piracy story off the front page of slashdot.
Why does a server that is not owned or managed by the IT department exist inside the firewall?
In my workplace that's a sacking offence.
Would the Chinese or other governments take the opportunity to create back doors into western IT networks? Wouldn't they be crazy not to?
Would the US or other Western governments take the opportunity to create back doors into Chinese IT networks? Wouldn't they be crazy not to?
If the article is explaining how lawyers are being replaced with programmers. Someone's got to create and maintain the software that replaces these "educated" people. Surely these are just a different set of educated people? That really does sound similar to the Luddites. It's not that there's no longer any demand for skills, it's that there's a demand for different skills.
And just to take an (only half joking ) swipe at lawyers, surely this means an increase in demand for brains?
Surely they're not trying to suggest that my l33tness *doesn't* make me more attractive to women?
New tech is all good, but if this is now (supposedly) even more higher res than the human eye compared to Retina, is there any point?
Can you tell the difference?
That's the great thing about evercookie
I disagree. Strongly.
I guess it's good that this is out in the open so we know about it, and hopefully the major browsers can all do something to help prevent it. But still: don't like, don't like at all.
I mean this as a genuine question: why is the US so far behind Europe in this?
I haven't seen a cheque in years. Is it too expensive to move everyone over to electronic transfers (surely it's cheaper to get rid of cheque processing)? Too difficult to change the habits of a large population quickly? Concerns about fraud? Plain unwillingness to change? It can't be the recent banking crisis because we had that too...