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Message 1778131 - Posted: 11 Apr 2016, 11:52:33 UTC

Oh dear:)
In the spring of 2013 US banks were subjected to extensive denial of service attacks, called DDOS attacks. The Web pages of all the major banking companies were knocked out, sometimes for several days. The incidents were investigated by the FBI and was widely reported in the United States.
Daily News can today reveal that one of the tracks led to Sweden and the Swedish Armed Forces involuntarily participated as an aggressor in the extensive cyber attack. A server had a security flaw that was used to carry out attacks.
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Message 1779087 - Posted: 14 Apr 2016, 18:53:10 UTC

My. Just was reading a annual report, the risk disclosures. Got my brain working.
http://www.businessinsider.com/googles-nest-closing-smart-home-company-revolv-bricking-devices-2016-4?r=UK&IR=T
Nest, a smart-home company owned by Google's holding company Alphabet, is dropping support for a line of products — and will make customers' existing devices completely useless.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/14/11431944/microsoft-sues-justice-department-cloud-gag-orders
"People do not give up their rights when they move their private information from physical storage to the cloud."

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/security/a20338/apple-doj-encrypted-iphone-round-2/
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I'm just wondering if most every company worldwide is going to have to include a risk disclosure if they use cloud technology? A risk that their cloud provider might close and leave them without their data. A risk that their cloud provider might turn over their trade secrets to another, and not just by being hacked. A risk that they may be forced to decrypt their customers data. These risks are large enough to bankrupt many businesses concerns, as such they become required disclosures to the shareholders.
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Message 1781604 - Posted: 23 Apr 2016, 9:34:53 UTC

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Message 1781664 - Posted: 23 Apr 2016, 14:57:05 UTC - in response to Message 1781604.  

They forgot to lock the barn door :-)

Considering where they are, are you sure there was a barn?
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Message 1783713 - Posted: 30 Apr 2016, 12:09:53 UTC

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Message 1784046 - Posted: 1 May 2016, 18:41:12 UTC

Considering how ineffective UK.Gov has been with I.T systems, this made me smile...

"The British government is currently considering using the blockchain technology on which the Bitcoin currency is based in order to increase efficiency in the distribution of taxpayers’ money. As you might know, a blockchain operates as a decentralized ledger verified by a network of computers. The blockchain can be used to record data and secure and validate an exchange of assets.

Today, banks and other financial institutions are increasingly investing in blockchain technology, because they understand that it could allow to cut their costs and speed up their operations. The UK government was also examining how the blockchain technology could be used to manage and keep track of the distribution of public money.

It should be noted that the United Kingdom has had a patchy record with government IT systems. Previously, a number of government agencies have suffered from IT problems, including the passport agency, the tax credit system and even the National Health Service. The latter was forced to announce the abandonment of a multibillion pound scheme to computerize every patient record 5 years ago.

The opposers of the technology said that blockchain wouldn’t solve every problem or work in every context, because it is still too young: the original Bitcoin blockchain was started just 7 years ago. In the meantime, most financiers believe that the technology won’t be adopted broadly for another 5 to 10 years. Overall, the current level of development can be compared with the early days of the Internet. In 2016, the government’s chief scientific advisor recommended the government to explore how it could use this technology. At the time, the Bank of England called it a “key technological innovation” and hired a team to find out the possible ways to use it – for example, for issuing central bank money."
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Message 1784178 - Posted: 2 May 2016, 8:17:23 UTC

Guess what country Satoshi Nakamoto comes from ?????

who is Satoshi Nakamoto , he's the man that made BITCOIN

He's a Australian and his real name is Craig Steven Wright and lives in Sydney



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Message 1785053 - Posted: 5 May 2016, 22:24:07 UTC

"Danger Will Robinson"

Just what are Google up to?
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Message 1785732 - Posted: 8 May 2016, 3:02:50 UTC - in response to Message 1785053.  

"Danger Will Robinson"


Bloody oath mate !!!!

If we let this AI thing continue then it's not 20-40 years away it's only 10years

What year did Sky Net send the Terminator back to kill John Conner ???

How strange if that does come true , life is stranger than fiction and God does have a wicked sense of humour .......
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Message 1785922 - Posted: 8 May 2016, 19:39:52 UTC - in response to Message 1785887.  

Nearer than you think :-(

Sorry Sir, your job application has failed as the computer thinks you're useless - have a nice day :-)

Might be better than some of the sorting processes I have witnessed.

A building Society HR minion dumped unopened all applications that where not in quality C4 envelope or too thick, contained more than 2 or 3 sheets of paper.
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Message 1785928 - Posted: 8 May 2016, 20:09:55 UTC - in response to Message 1785922.  

Might be better than some of the sorting processes I have witnessed.
A building Society HR minion dumped unopened all applications that where not in quality C4 envelope or too thick, contained more than 2 or 3 sheets of paper.

Given all the applications that many companies have to deal with that's not so weird.
One employer I have met usually collected the applications in a pile and then grabbed the top ones that he managed to hold and throw the rest in a bin.
"You should also have luck" he said.
How a computer is going to do the selection better is beyond me.
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Message 1786030 - Posted: 9 May 2016, 4:42:30 UTC - in response to Message 1785928.  

Might be better than some of the sorting processes I have witnessed.
A building Society HR minion dumped unopened all applications that where not in quality C4 envelope or too thick, contained more than 2 or 3 sheets of paper.

Given all the applications that many companies have to deal with that's not so weird.
One employer I have met usually collected the applications in a pile and then grabbed the top ones that he managed to hold and throw the rest in a bin.
"You should also have luck" he said.

Recently got a pile of applications in. Some didn't send a resume when the ad requested one. Some didn't read the description of the job and ask what was it for. Some just messaged "call me." Some took a picture of their resume and sent a .jpg file. Some sent word files with the margins bigger than the print area of the office printer. Some sent .pdf files. A couple even brought in a resume. Of the pile there was only one person with any experience, (he wanted more that we could offer). There were only a couple of others who seemed to even be worth calling for an interview. Many sent their info several times and a couple assumed they were the only applicant and would automatically be hired. The number that go into the never bin is amazing, but you would think that most people in HR realize in many places they are required to hang onto all resumes for up to two years ... http://strategichrinc.com/keeping-resumes-and-applications/
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Message 1786053 - Posted: 9 May 2016, 6:01:07 UTC - in response to Message 1786030.  

Might be better than some of the sorting processes I have witnessed.
A building Society HR minion dumped unopened all applications that where not in quality C4 envelope or too thick, contained more than 2 or 3 sheets of paper.

Given all the applications that many companies have to deal with that's not so weird.
One employer I have met usually collected the applications in a pile and then grabbed the top ones that he managed to hold and throw the rest in a bin.
"You should also have luck" he said.

Recently got a pile of applications in. Some didn't send a resume when the ad requested one. Some didn't read the description of the job and ask what was it for. Some just messaged "call me." Some took a picture of their resume and sent a .jpg file. Some sent word files with the margins bigger than the print area of the office printer. Some sent .pdf files. A couple even brought in a resume. Of the pile there was only one person with any experience, (he wanted more that we could offer). There were only a couple of others who seemed to even be worth calling for an interview. Many sent their info several times and a couple assumed they were the only applicant and would automatically be hired. The number that go into the never bin is amazing, but you would think that most people in HR realize in many places they are required to hang onto all resumes for up to two years ... http://strategichrinc.com/keeping-resumes-and-applications/

Maybe AI would be great for a selection in 1st stage, selection of minimum requirements...even contacting people if they are missing some piece of paper or information for the job, but qualify for a 2nd stage...

But it should be up to professionals to hire people! ;)


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Message 1788484 - Posted: 18 May 2016, 17:27:35 UTC

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Message 1790287 - Posted: 25 May 2016, 16:14:31 UTC


Building robot McDonald's staff 'cheaper' than hiring workers on minimum wage

The worrying forecast could threaten jobs at the fast food franchise, a former CEO of the company warns.

A former McDonald's CEO warned that robots will take over staff jobs at the fast food empire - because it's cheaper than employing humans.

Ed Rensi has said that buying highly skilled robotics is a cheaper alternative than employing people on minimum wage to work in the company's worldwide restaurants.

He warned that huge job losses are imminent, and commented that it would be 'common sense' to replace humans in the workplace.

This comes as a study into the future of human employment has predicted a surge in machine-led work such as robotic counsellors, body part makers and virtual lawyers.

The worrying research, by professor of management practice at London Business School, Lynda Gratton, and futurologist David A. Smith, suggests that humans will be replaced because robots are able to produce better results.

Prof Gratton said: "Studies have suggested that a third of jobs in Europe will be replaced by technology over the next two decades."

If the recent comments are to be believed, McDonald's staff could face the same fate.

Former CEO Ed Rensi said: "I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry.

"It’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 (£24,000) robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 (£10.20) an hour bagging French fries.

"It's nonsense and it’s very destructive and it’s inflationary and it’s going to cause a job loss across this country like you’re not going to believe."

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"It’s just common sense. It’s going to happen whether you like it or not. And the more you push this it’s going to happen faster."


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/building-robot-mcdonalds-staff-cheaper-8044106

Yep.

I've been saying this for some time now.

The more you try to pay people a 'living wage', the faster this process will proceed.

The US$15/hr crowd is just making their own jobs obsolete.
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Message 1790322 - Posted: 25 May 2016, 18:21:49 UTC - in response to Message 1790287.  
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Building robot McDonald's staff 'cheaper' than hiring workers on minimum wage

But will it make the swill taste any better or increase the nutritional value?
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Message 1790368 - Posted: 25 May 2016, 21:56:57 UTC - in response to Message 1790287.  

So if all the manufacturing jobs went out of the country, to places like China, because of the cheaper labour. What chances are there of it ever coming back when in China they do this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36376966
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Message 1790380 - Posted: 25 May 2016, 23:10:29 UTC - in response to Message 1790368.  

So if all the manufacturing jobs went out of the country, to places like China, because of the cheaper labour. What chances are there of it ever coming back when in China they do this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36376966


LOL


None... Zip... Zero... Nada...

That is the point.

The jobs are not being 'moved' somewhere else... They are effectively going away. POOF!

The same economic pressures that prompted the export of the jobs are now prompting the elimination of the jobs.

And it is not just manufacturing jobs that will be 'replaced'...

Jobs all up and down the socioeconomic ladder are 'at risk'. Everything from picking vegetable crops in the field to medical doctors and lawyers.

Sure, some jobs will be created in the transition, but not nearly enough to provide for those displaced, even IF they were capable of doing the work.

Nope... As I have said before: "Times, they are a-changin'".

Stagnant (even negative) growth in both number of jobs and pay is the new norm. Get used to it.
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Message 1790381 - Posted: 25 May 2016, 23:13:46 UTC - in response to Message 1790322.  
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Building robot McDonald's staff 'cheaper' than hiring workers on minimum wage

But will it make the swill taste any better or increase the nutritional value?

Well then... The USA had better get themselves educated to something better than corn syrup and $15/hour.

McDonald's using robot arms could be the best thing ever for the USA and the world! No "Hallelujah!" needed. No guns needed.


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