So congratulations, citizens of the USA – you have a productive and competent government agency! Perhaps you should have put the NSA in charge of healthcare…
Or perhaps there’s someone who has set up a yahoo email account in your name.
I’m with family on Holiday in Paris,France I know I didn’t mention anything about it to you but we are in trouble, we were mugged last night in an alley by a gang of thugs on our way back from shopping,
We know how the rest goes, right guys?
Think that’s a new spam account rather than the old one having been hacked actually.
I be travelling. And brought my little notebook computer with me. Which has developed the most amazing fault. Half the keyboard works: the other half doesn\’t.
It runs in a line, about 45 degree angle, across the board. 3 doesn\’t work, four does, n doesn\’t work, m does.
Anyone any clue as to what this might be?
This isn\’t right is it?
Some US airlines allow passengers to use the internet on board, but most UK airlines ban it for insurance reasons, despite research suggesting that it is safe to use the web in transit.
It\’s a technical issue surely? The plane has to have the right equipment on board to actually carry a signal? A bit like, but more complex than, sticking a router on the thing with a satellite uplink?
Not the route to a fortune anyway:
\”The intention of those involved in this joint venture, which led to the online publication of the footage on 17 March this year, was to earn a very substantial sum of money by charging $5.99 to individuals wishing to download the footage.
\”They anticipated over a million downloads and consequently income of over $6m. They were however disappointed to discover that on the first day that the video was available for download they had earned only $35. The enterprise appears to have been a complete commercial failure.
\”Despite that, the footage was republished throughout the internet and within days it had been seen by countless people for free.\”
So young Ms. Martha Payne had a blog about school lunches.
Took the piss a bit about what she was getting.
Story gets picked up a bit, filtering through the blogs and forums and generally this internet lark. A national paper or two pick it up as a human interest story (she\’s raising money for African schoolkids school lunches on the blog).
Piss taking of very serious people who run local council is not allowed, Oh No. She is told that she may not take photos of her school lunches any more.
Having just heard the BBC R4 Today item (at about 7.20 – 7.25) on Martha’s ‘termination’ it’s now imperative for the councillor responsible for education to ‘come clean’ and try and rescue the situation – for all those people who voted for a cleaner council, if for no-one else. Any notion of supporting senior officers would be utterly misguided.
That would be about an hour ago I believe.
I\’d say that the council have until about lunchtime today to backtrack on this. Their best bet is a \”terrible misunderstanding, lessons learned, staff training to take place\”. Any \”mockery of the system is not allowed nor should be allowed\” will undoubtedly lead to people being fired.
The internet is a bigger part of the British economy than education, healthcare or construction. Britons generate more money online than any other G20 nation. But when it comes to high-speed broadband, the country is falling behind.
The UK\’s average download speed is ranked 16th in Europe, according to IT company Akamai, and experts warn that the country is beginning to miss out as a result.
Ergo, high-speed broadband is not required to gain economic value from the internet. For we are gaining more economic value than others while having less high-speed broadband.
Not that The Guardian seems to be aware of this point. For they go on to say that obviously the answer is that the State should organise a monopoly company to roll out high-speed broadband. Apparently so that we can all have multiple channels of HDTV to watch as singletons.
Which doesn\’t in fact sound like a huge addition of economic value to be honest.
as near as I can figure our iPad does everything my laptop could do about 3 years ago.
Do you not understand?
It does it more expensively which is just wonderful, isn\’t it?
Haniyeh said during the graduation ceremony of the first class of police academy in Gaza article: \’The institutions set up security on a national basis should remain a working incubator for any security in the future.\’
Haniyeh said: \’What we have built will not destroy, because the Palestinian people felt fruit construction, particularly by ending the security chaos, and the presence of police work for the home clean hands, tongue, vagina, grew up on the table Koran\’.*
Perhaps this system would work better?
* Spotted by David T.
1) Write about Google at a well known media outlet.
2) Write something about Google at a well known media site that Google would like to finesse.
The American Airlines plane was forced to turn back to the departure gate so the 53-year-old actor could be removed from the aircraft, delaying the early morning flight from LAX airport to New York.
The 30 Rock star, who could be fined over the incident, had been playing a computer game on his iPad, Words With Friends, a puzzle game which the actor reportedly “would risk being thrown off a flight to play”.
Words With Friends players compete online to score the most points by building words with tiles on a Scrabble-like game board.
Baldwin, who pledged never to not use the airline again, vented his frustration over the incident on his Twitter account @AlecBaldwin.
\”Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt,\” he wrote on the microblogging site.
Pretty good piece of advertising for the game and yes, people are indeed paid to advertise things on Twitter.
Lots of LOLcats stuff plays off the joke of washing a cat.
OK, alright, some of it does.
But, umm, who ever washes their cat? Dogs, yes, sure, but cats?
They do that themselves just fine.
Is this some Americanism or something, the washing of cats?
Just had that interesting little message from it:
Hope you get this on time, I made a trip to Swansea, Wales and had my bag stolen from me with my passport and credit cards in it. The embassy is willing to help by letting me fly without my passport, I just have to pay for a ticket and settle Hotel bills. Unfortunately for me, I can\’t have access to funds without my credit card, I\’ve made contact with my bank but they need more time to come up with a new one. I was thinking of asking you to lend me some quick funds that I can give back as soon as I get in. I really need to be on the next available flight.
Yes, it\’s our Nigerian friends again. Fortunately they\’ve not quite grasped that we don\’t need passports to enter or leave Wales.
Despite the fact that we arguably should have very strict control of Walesians who are allowed to enter England that is. Products of the Llanelli Grammar fly half factory perhaps yes, the population of Cardiff certainly not.
Britain has yet to produce the equivalent of a Microsoft, Apple or Google, but if we are embarking on a second industrial revolution at least one Briton would qualify as the man who launched it – Sir Tim Berners-Lee, father of the internet.
He launched the web, not the internet.
What is Search Engine Optimisation?
It\’s the writing of a headline so that Google will pick it up.
SEO, or Search Engine Optimisation, is a marketing technique for making a web page appear more frequently above others in a list of results from a search engine.
Usually followed by a sub-head which repeats the terms which you want Google to pick up on.
SEO stands for search engine optimisation, a process for attracting more readers to a web site from search engines. Web pages can be edited in order to improve their visability in search engines, with the aim of appearing at the top of the list of results for a popular search term. The higher up the list of results for a search term a web page appears, the more people will click on it.
The article itself should then repeat those terms to really make sure that Google thinks it\’s important and so will give it a high position.
You then describe what whatever it is actually is and dot those \”keywords\” around liberally.
Search engines…….Search engines……search engines…..Search engines……The SEO process…..Search engine optimisation …search ….. search engine results…. search results, ….. Search engines …. SEO…… SEO-based ……
This particular effort has got the number 1 ranking in Google News for \”what is search engine optimisation\”. Not on the front page of Google itself as yet though……
OK, so it\’s the IMF this time. But a report on a cyber attack follows a standard a set patterm
Organisation X has been hit by a cyber attack/phishing attempt/hacked.
Organisation X has information that could be used to do Y.
Then the fun bit:
Mohan Koo, a cyber security specialist who is managing director of Dtex Systems (UK) said that a recent spate of attacks on large global organisations showed that hacking was carefully planned rather than opportunistic.
\”Perhaps most frightening of all is the fact that these type of attacks could quite easily be directed towards Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) organisations, for example energy and water, where the impact of such a breach would have severe, immediate and potentially life-threatening consequences for everyday citizens.\”
Yup, the penultimate bit before the concluding paragraph is always a security expert being given a chance to advertise their wares by frightening the shit out of us by insisting that if Organisation X has been hacked then think how appalling it would be if Organisation (s) A (B and C) was (were).
So phone Dtex Systems (some random anti-virus software company) right now folks!
So, after my last post, about 5 minutes ago, talking about the minimum carbon price, I thought I\’d go to Google and see if I could try and work out more about how it would work.
Looking through the results I found that my post of 5 minutes ago was the number two entry for \”minimum carbon price\” in Google.
Highly efficient indexing there guys but not really all that helpful in this specific case…..
But as DR says, under the new corporate dispensation, all bets are off — who\’s going to work for AOL for no pay out of pure sentiment?
Now it\’s corporate, the business model is slightly broken, isn\’t it?
The WikiLeaks Task Force will \”examine whether the latest release of WikiLeaks documents might affect the agency\’s foreign relationships or operations,\” CIA spokesman George Little said.
I have a feeling that a rather large number of the CIA\’s more junior peeps, the ones who actually do things and know what\’s going on, are having a good old giggle at the way no one has pointed out to the older bods who actually run the CIA what that acronym actually means on t\’internet.
That\’s the way I would read it at least: my minimal contacts with their peeps over the years (the sort of contacts that anyone getting a nuclear metals import/export licence for Russia is going to have, don\’t let this be the start of some rumour that I\’m an agent or something) convince me that they\’re not all ignorant.