Thanks for the explanation. I still don't understand how this sort of thing is useful to a company in the long term.
They have to bring the cash back to the US at some point, to return it to shareholders (or is there a way around this). How many years can they continue this, or do MS plan to go into enormous debt in the US while having an even more enormous sum sitting in a Irish bank? They can't even use the Irish funds pay the bonds without bringing those funds back via the U.S. (can they?).
An unrealisable asset is hardly an asset at all.
I guess you can tell I am in I.T. and not finance.
How would he find his laptop if he did that? The thief would have to wipe the device before resale/use.
That said, his measures weren't very effective (unless I misunderstood the unread article). I have my devices attempt to open connections to address ranges controlled by one of my work firewalls, so at least I know the IP.
Did you know that my uncle was saved from a bullet in Vietnam by a little bible he kept in his shirt pocket?
If only he'd had another little bible in front of his forehead he might still be alive today.
The EU can overrule UK law because treaties are automatically incorporated into UK law. So the treaties that created various European courts and gave those courts jurisdiction over the UK would by honoured by UK courts. In some other countries, like Australia, treaties are not automatically incorporated, but must be ratified via domestic legislation. I think Australia has the better system.
Regardless of whether or not you like THIS law, perceived lack of UK sovereignty was a major factor in the decision to leave. The arrogance and unlikeability of many Eurocrats didn't help.
If designed well, the delay should be a small constant regardless of the the number of photos taken in rapid succession. e.g. hardware encryption of a hi-res image might take 10 ms, but there's no reason to 'bank up' the images and then encrypt them all at once; they'd be encrypted on their way to storage.
The downside is that the photographer can't look at their photos on the camera's display - perhaps the last 10 unencrypted photos could be viewed for 5 minutes, or something like that.
"There are some good people in it, but the orchestra as a whole is equivalent to a gang bent on destruction." -- John Cage, composer