At the opening round of the 2016 Formula One Championship in Melbourne Australia, the Ferrari drivers demonstrated superhuman powers of anticipation and dexterity as they shot off the line and their cars hit optimum revs and made optimum gear changes all the way into the first braking zone. Do Ferrari have a little extra somewhere in their systems?
Call it the queer quid, the pink pound or any one of several other, generally, derogatory names the reality is that there has long been evidence that discretionary spending (and often disposible income) is greater amongst homosexuals and other minority gender groups. We don't sit in on a meeting that never happened as Australia secretly tries to attract that spending despite its blokey image.
Internet Security company RSA recently reported its survey that found that 30% of businesses surveyed "do not have a formal incident plan in place" and that 65% "scored themselves as "inadequate" across all five capabilities" set out in the survey. If companies aren't themselves confident of their own efforts to manage data and data breaches, is it surprising that users try to create and use false identities, substituting anonymity for privacy. Serious questions arise.
The first Senate hearing into the "alleged" money laundering of USD81 million stolen from the account of the Bank of Bangladesh with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and transfered to accounts with Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC).
The jailing of Indian businessman Subrata Roy two years ago raised its own questions for Force India for Sahara, the company whose name is plastered down the side of the cars, is not quite the sponsor it seems. Along with Vijay Mallya (See story ) Sahara owns most of the team. Roy, the Chairman of Sahara, was jailed because his company failed to make repayments exceeding USD5,000 million to investors after the investment bonds the company issued were found by a court to be illegal.
Only a few days ago, the internet was abuzz with news that John McAfee had taken to Russian TV to explain the ease with which the FBI could break into a phone (or any other device) they wanted. Now he's saying it was all a hoax.
If you've been a bit bored by F1 qualifying for a while, as drivers sit in the pits until the last minute or hang around in the middle of the track after finishing a fast lap, then the FIA's new qualifying format is going to prove a revalation. Will it be edge of the seat stuff? Quite possibly.
Posting scripts into Drupal is a bit of a leap of faith at the best of times. But when CKEditor is installed and operates on blocks, users come across disappearing content syndrome where code entered into a block is absent the next time the block configuration screen is opened. It can be fixed.
There's no secret that brash Indian businessman Vijay Mallya's business model for Force India depended on the success of his other businesses and his relationships with other companies. Kingfisher Airlines crashed (the company, not its planes) despite Mallya's highly publicised claims that they had the best looking stewardesses in the sky. But that was not the only dark cloud in his firmament. This time...
This might just be the most subversive interview ever given on TV. For sure, it's the video the FBI, DoJ and Manhattan DA don't want you to see. But more than that: for all phone and computer users, it's a massive wake-up call. Good morning, John MacAfee, and thank you. We think.