Maldives Police Service Why do you require a dive school ? Last I checked 100% of all crimes has taken place above water. I know that Statistics and Mathematics (along with forensic science and common sense) is not your forte so I drew a pie chart for you to clearly show the percentages of crimes that has occurred above sea level and below sea level.
If it is too hard to read for you (I know, I know maths is hard and clearly has a opposition/liberal bias) take a look at the image below. It’s a chart of things that john snow knows (Their must be a game of thrones fan in your organization right ? right ? right ? <_<) they look exactly the same. meaning like things john snow knows there is 0 (zero/’sume’) crimes that has occurred underwater.
Unless the law has changed (who knows since laws seem to be ratified over night and who can keep up with that) MNDF and coast guard specifically is responsible for maritime emergency and rescue and they have extremely well-trained military selvage divers and is properly equipped to handle such situations. So argument for have a separate rescue/Selvage unit with in MPS is Moot. Even the bureaucracy is streamlined in a such a manner that if MPS actually needs assistance they can just call on MNDF (I mean you doing that even right now just to deal with the nightly protests)
The only logical reason MPS will need divers much less its very own dives school would be if that the magical pendrive (“Eh pendrive”) has foreseen some kind of aquatic uprising/protest led by aqua man in the near future. If that is the case by all means train the SO team so they can tear gas and apprehend the fish talker.
All though I wish it was true the above scenario is unlikely (But if it is make a PSA about the fish talker people have a right to know, seriously mofo can summon sharks and shit) lets turn to the 1% (well it is actually only 0.32 % of the country but i am not gonna do that math for you its five am as i write this and I am sure its gonna fly over your heads any way) of the country that you should care about.
You as organization has been allocated 10% of annual government budget which comes to a whopping 6 million MVR / day (Yes I know I know its like chump change for people who hold your leash), lead the world in police officers/capita and police officers/KM2 (can some one tell me how to do super scripts in wordpress) of populated land and by your admission best trained police force in the world and yet violent crimes on the rise, day after day, have unwarranted mass surveillance program (btw not authorized by any law I checked ), a police Integrity commission that is toothless and a government bending over backwards to make sure MPS officers are provided for. Yet the
- Rate of violent crime is on the rise, weekly murders are the norm of which more than 90% of the cases remain open
- People who have committed multiple felonies and murders roam the street free. Despite by your own admission have collected large amount of data on the public
- A traffic police department that is toothless (glorified meter maids who’s only job seem to be placing stickers on vehicles when pointed out by the public)and even lack the basic tools (tow vehicles for four wheeled vehicles) to carry out the mandated task
- Officers in remote police stations openly working with drug dealers and being high on the job
- An administrative department that is woe fully incompetent (loosing emails/files) and that work on a glacial pace (eg taking 55 days to answer and email and taking more than a year to confirm a telephone appointment)
You can proudly boast that number of reported crimes are low. There is a reason for it, every one knows that reporting a crime to your organization at best will have a file open and nothing else will come of it. As a citizen it is easier to forget the wrong you have been dealt than it is to deal with MPS. Some thing stolen and its insured might as well write it off since you are not gonna get my money back any time soon as the police report will take better part of decade to finish. I am sure the murder victims families will be thinking that murders or they will die of natural causes before any kind of justice has been served
The only thing that your department seem to be competent at is going after opposition/protesters. In that case you are the example of efficiency (and brutality).
While all those things are pain fully obvious to even for some one who actually live out side of the country you seem to think that best way to use your resources is build a dive school of which you have no use for and will not have use for. why not divert the money towards departs in your organization that need the money and bolster up the enforcement of the law (You know the thing in the constitution that says your organization must do).
Seriously How is it that feel much more unsafe in a city of 2km with population that is 10 times smaller than the current city i live in with a police presence that is significantly larger per capita and KM2.
FYI your slogan “Serve and protect applies to every one equally” and not to just some people with proper party affiliations and connections
Ok that became way too ranty that i was going for so here is a the TL;DR
100% of all crimes occur above sea level, No reason for a dive school unless aqua man is planing on inciting the sharks to protest (if that is the case by all means train every single officer to dive), money can be better spent on enforcement than on stupid shit.
2) What is protecting a rogue officer from leaking private data?
3) How well is this data protected ? is the data encrypted ? if so who has the keys ? who is authorized to view the data ? what is the mechanisms place to air gap this information from internet ?
is the data being stored PCI-DSS complaint? Is FIPS being implemented ?
4) Under what law is this data collection being authorized ?
5) What data have you collected on me or my family ?
We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ I suppose we all thought that, one way or another. – J. Robert Oppenheimer after a nuclear test at Los Alamos.
That Pale Blue dot is Earth captured by Cassini from 851 million miles away beneath the rings of Saturn. Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.
All pandas are bunch of cunts. I’m done with pandas, and i will tell you why. every fucking living creature loves pandas, the panda doesn’t have a natural predator on the planet, and they are dying out cause they are fucking dicks.
I say fuck`em, let them die out. The pandas don’f fuck each other therefore they don’t have babies, therefore we have no fucking pandas. let’s loose the fucking pandas. and it is not like we tried. we humans put panda’s in cages together to try and help them fuck. we go “There’s a panda. Go fuck the panda” and they just look at each other. you put any other animals in a cage and with in a week they will be fucking like well animals
I just read on the news that Maldives polices service have taken owner ship of a brand spanking new Oracle Exadata. This is such a wast of public funds when the government is at best struggling at worst unable to provide basic public services to the people. Since i am some what familiar with oracle products and pricing and being a numbers guy i did some back of envelop calculations.
For a minimum config
|Oracle Exadata x2-2 quarter rack||330000|
|Exadata Storage Server X2-2||55000|
from the picture in the news article it actually looks like it is a full rack which would be:
|Oracle Exadata x2-2 full rack||1100000|
|Exadata Storage Server X2-2||55000|
Implementation of the system would be between 70,000 – 150,000 on the low side
Also knowing how oracle operate they probably convinced them to buy ODI and Golden Gate too which run around 6,000 US$ per core. I will let the reader decide how much that will be on a modern server grade processor with 2x 8 cores.
Human beings are scary.
We breathe a corrosive gas, drink one of the most potent solvents.
Our preferred method of hunting was persistence hunting, where we chased animals until their body simply gave up and died.
We can eat just about anything we find, which means that we don’t need to stop for food when chasing our prey.
If we can’t find food, that’s fine. Our body will simply begin to eat itself so that we don’t have to stop chasing our prey.
We walk upright, we sweat, we don’t have much body hair, which allows us to radiate away our body heat. This means that excessive time or extreme environment wont stop our hunts.
Why a turkey is called a turkey or why you should not houldn’t just call birds by the name of whatever-the-fuck-country you thought they got shipped from
- Americans and other English speakers call turkey “turkey” because they thought it came from Turkey. There’s a chance they actually didn’t know where Turkey was, it just had this “far east” exotic appeal…
- Turks don’t have any Turkey, obviously, but they have the guinea fowl (“angolan chicken in portuguese”) which I godamn hope it comes from Guine because I don’t want to start this all over again.
- The turks call turkey “hindi” because they thought it came from India (so did the french – “Dinde”, hebrews and russians “indük” or “индейка”). And because everyone had no idea where India actually was, since they still believed it to be the same place as america.
- The Swedes, Dutch and Norwegian call it, respectively, “kalkun”/”kalkon”/”kalkoen” because they were smartasses that thought they were better than their other european friends and it did not come from just India, it came specifically from Calcutta.
- The greek called them Galopoula meaning French Bird, partly because they mistook it for the domesticated Guineafowl in southern france, but mostly I guess because they were really trolling the language at this point to see what other bullshit they could get in there. (continue reading…)
I was reading minivan news today and came across this article regarding the parliamentarians “Privileges” Bill. In the article MP Mahloof argues that the 20,000 MVR additional allowance was needed because of “number of people petitioning MPs for money and assistance”. He says that he is he is giving away about 2000 US dollars a month (roughly 41 %) to constituents. So this got me thinking why not establish a charity with the amount that MP are giving out and pool the money together so to reach more people. Lets do the math and find out how much exactly will this hypothetical charity will have.
Right now, its raining methane on Titan. The planet Uranus, apparently trying to live up to its name, is orbiting the sun sideways, while venus spins backwards. There ares stars exploding, black holes gorging, galaxies colliding.
And here we sit, on a planet pock-marked by collisions, rocked by earthquakes, shaken by storms. a planet doomed to be fried with radiation as its magnetic fields collapse, until finally the sun grows into a red giant and leaves nothing of the Earth but dust.
Here we sit, glasses on over noses, inhalers in our pockets, braces on our teeth, waiting to die as our heart muscles expires, our cells decide to grow forever, or blood vessels just pops and some times in unnatural ways too.
here we sit, and some of us say, behold, look at the order of it all