1125 posts • joined 12 Dec 2007
In Android settings; WiFi; Advanced: turn off Auto network switch, Scanning always available.
my 'Droid will still auto connect to known & trusted WiFi (like my home network) but not to anything else (it will ask)
If anyone's too dumb to sort out their settings, just turn the frigging wifi OFF when you're not actually using it (saves battery life a little too)
And if they're dumb enough to connect to "Free WiFi Here", then hell mend 'em.
exactly 'freely' at all really, is it.
Re: Conspiracy Theory Time
"unless one wanted to destroy Bitcoin altogether (and who would want to do that?)"
all with the motive and clout to have it done
Still, what do you expect when you put all of your money into some vague, shady, electronically-stored 'currency' on the promise of someone you've no real reason to trust with just a half-arsed promise that you'll get it back at some time in the future but can spend some of it on the interweb and stuff.
Oh, wait. hang on...
So, the party of a bazillion CCTV cameras...
now wants tighter controls on scumvermental snooping?
*Checks back of head for presence of zip/buttons*
Have they really...
got FUCK ALL BETTER TO DO?
We're paying these utter knob-jockeys to spy on us.
How fucked-up is that?
This needs putting an end to.
Re: What do you want from the NHS
If all the insurance companies have access to everyones medical records, where does your presumption that "The Insurance companies might well find that their client pool drops dramatically, along with profits and revenue" fit in.
What it's more likely to lead to is many more people being refused motor insurance altogether, but continuing to drive anyway, or only being able to get insurance via a few specialist insurers who actually take the time to understand the 'risks', which the big companies almost certainly won't do. Take it from someone with experience in that respect; the big insurance companies are only interested in low risk customers.
More uninsured drivers = higher premiums all round = more profits for the insurance companies. Win/Win for them, Lose/Lose for us.
And that would be applicable across ALL sorts of insurance. Got 'free' travel insurance with your bank account? You can bet that noone will cover you for any pre-existing medical conditions
What a complete and utter prick.
care.data has to be the biggest con and betrayal of Doctor/patient confidentiality EVER conceived.
Hopefully the NHS in Scotland will not go down this oudious route.
I'm not surprised
that the 'Trust' (there's a fucking oxymoron for you) "are loath to let its boss Iain Standen talk to the media"
Perhaps they've realised that he's a pretentious bell-end.
I honestly didn't realise
that there could be THAT many stupids down there.
Mind you, they're vastly more intelligent than those that would be 'impressed' by any domain name.
Licence to be parted from your cash, biz bods.
As the Kaiser Chiefs once sang...
" I pred...
(stuck in your head now...)
Potential "Get out of Jail Free" card?
Could it be used as a defence?
"Your signs do not comply with legal requrements, ergo your 'fine' is unenforceable"
Not a lawyer, so would love an informed opinion on that.
This seems to be part of the overall agenda of this scumvernment and the associated 'establishment'. They don't want a well-educated populace that can challange their authoritarianism; they want the sheeple dumb enough, skint enough and hungry enough to be grateful for the scraps from their table.
Another example of the "look at the shiny-shiny" distractions being pumped out.
I witnessed this broadcast last week. Utterly unneccesary and disgraceful treatment of someone who'd been a voluntary guide for decades. Clearly Iain Standen has little or no concept of the integrity and interdependancy of both parts of this site. He seemed to be more concerned with his little pet project visitor center.
If you read this Mr Standen, I suggest you resign. You are an arse.
Sort your fucking IT acts out. It's the 21st Century FFS.
(I also see too much "clearly you know nothing at all about IT" and comments of that nature.
So. Fuck. What.)
I think that customers have a right to demand far more robustness from Bank (and other vital institutions) IT systems than there currently is. Stop paying your already grossly overpaid executives obscene amounts of money, bolster your infrastructure (including security) and treat your customers with more respect.
Social Media Untaintedness Team
I = V/R
a sad, pathetic little individual he really is.
Plod takes it upon themselves to re-write their remit.
Stick to policing, you shower of self-aggrandised knobends. Leave the disbursment of punishment to the courts.
it all begins to sound
a bit like the 'Vista' fiasco, all over again.
Have to agree with some other comments; Microsoft are seriously in danger of becoming irrelevant in OS terms.
Re: 'announced plans to put Brits' driving records online.'
Re: 'announced plans to put Brits' driving records online.'
Why, because once they do that, along with 'simplifying' the way you'll access on line scumvernment, they'll be well on the way to creating an ID card system by the back door without the sheeple realisng it's been done.
"Welcome to Police State UK (England & Wales).* Papers please, citizen"
* We Scots will have fucked off and left you to it...
EE & Vodafone (particularly YOU, EE)
Stop fanny-arsing around with stupid wee headline-grabbing schemes like this and sort out giving us decent strength 3G/2g coverage in the real world.
Once you've done THAT, you can fanny about with THIS sort of crap all you like.
Re: Is it just me?
Ah, but they HAVE learned from their mistakes, and those of previous encumbents, and are now cheerfully arse-raping us whilst the majority of sheeple are mesmerised by the mind-deadening celebrity shiny-shiny shows and manipulated 'News' (propagenda), whilst removing our rights to protest (IPNA).
Is it just me?
Or is there a certain irony, 70 years on, that the German state seems to be more protective of its citizens freedoms than either the UK or the USA?
..it's not called 'Advertising' these days, it's "Marketing", dahling.
Or as the cunts on the phone call it, a "marketing SURVEY", which lets them get round the flimsy 'rules' of the Telephone Preference service. (I used to suggest that they might perhaps like to fuck off, then hang up, but now I just lay the phone down and let them dribble on until I can hear the disconnect tone...)
Been Registered with the Mailing Preference Service since we moved in almost ten years ago.
But as you say, it doesn't stop the "The Occupier" shite.
Hence the 'return to sender' approach.
Also check out stopjunkmail <http://www.stopjunkmail.org.uk/default.php>
Useful advice and tips...
Is what they'd be referred to if they sent as much shite via email as they do via the postie.
This now gets labelled "return to sender" and bunged back in the post.
Maybe if more people did this with persistant junk mail they'd get the message.
Streaming in the car?
You have to be joking. Unless all you're doing is pootling about London, or any other large city, then this will be about as much use as a chocolate fireguard in the 'real world', where 3G (and the yet rarer 4G) signals fluctuate like the preverbial prostitutes underpants. If the telcos ever get their acts together to provide at least 75% coverage at a decent enough signal strength then, just maybe.
That said, by that sort of signal saturation, we'll probably be able to stream directly into our cooking brains.
I will agree with you to an extent on DAB though.
My 36 year old Commodore SR416 still works perfectly.
so much discussion about how to circumvent the filters?
Simple solution: grow a pair and TURN THE FUCKER OFF!
Surely the best way to send Cuntmoron and co the message.
I think they need a bit of an incentive.
Maybe they'd make their systems a shitload more robust if they were faced with having to compensate every customer with, say, £10 each, per day/part day affected (with a day being defined as 00:00:00 to 23:59:59).
I concur. (Is that empathic? *checks dictionary - Damn...*)
And as for multitasking: if I'm reading El Reg I'm not doing anything else.
What part of "no mid contract price rises" do you NOT fucking understand?
Price rise = material change in contract terms = customer may cancel.
It's not difficult.
Instead of putting the onus onto us
Why don'y THEY do THEIR job and get this sorted out so that Amazon (and all the others) CAN'T avoid paying the tax they should be due.
That is all
Wouldn't it be poetic justice
If this were to turn out to be the phone that Nokia 'should' have made.
Wish them all the luck that they're going to need.
And yes, I AM an ex Nokia user, now gone to Android.
WindowsPhone can kiss my substantial, hairy arse.
Re: "scrolling and bouncing" is patentable?
... and is part of all that is wrong in the world of technology today.
Really, who gives a monkey's if the page you've scrolled 'bounces' when you reach its limit or not?
Apple, Samsung, (and all the rest of you out there patenting shite, yes, you know who you are) please get the fuck over yourselves.
But does that mean...
we'll still be able to call, say, David Cameron, a "complete and utter cuntbucket" for example?
Or will he now be able to spit out his dummy, metaphorically speaking, and have the comment taken down?
Re: I'm not having any issues
Ah yes, Kies.
Seems like every time (which isn't that often) I find myself trying to use that it's got another bloody update waiting to install.
And when I say use...
Functionality. Virtually non-existent.
But yes, they do make good TVs (hardware-wise anyway), but their 'Smart' interface is decidedly slow.
Really s l o w.
Dear Met Office
Just a polite reminder that as taxpayers, YOU work for US.
NOT the other way round.
Now, if you want to retain/regain a shred of credibility, stop being a shower of utter dicks and cough up the documents.
Don't use IE, except at work.
Re: On Digital
I remember getting a nice letter from ITV Digital's Liquidator, 'inviting' me to purchase their receiver.
Sent them a nice letter back politely declining and inviting them to collect their receiver from our house.
They never replied. Nor did they ever collect it.
I can only imagine it's now rotting in landfill, along with many, many of its brethren.
Will BT Sport/vision go the same way, Who knows. But I'll bet old Rupert will just bide his time...
Re: I am delighted.
i'd rather have a Nuclear Power Station on my doorstep than the equivalent output capacity in windmills.
And by "capacity" I mean actual rather than hypothetical output capacity.
The penny drops
Stop hugging those trees and embrace the atom.
Of course , there's still billions to be made peddling renewables as 'The Answer'. They're not.
They're only a part of it, and not a majority part.
"An obvious first move...
...would be to make sure you know which individuals you hold information about and where it is kept. Then at least if something does go wrong you will know who is affected and who you may need to contact."
If they've not already got that covered, which they should have under the current DPA, then they should have their arses well and truly reamed out.
And by 'they' I mean anyone who keeps data covered by the DPA.
Personally, I'd rather see the on-selling of any 'personal data' outlawed.
Nothing to see here...
Microstuffed buys new toy
Microstuffed breaks new toy trying to 'improve' it
Move along now...
It says EE on my phone
although the bills still say Orange.
can't say I'm surprised they're suffering (he he he) but if their 3G/GSM signal is as woeful there as it is in my area...
Not to mention their crappy customer service.
...bye-eee, Good bye-eee,
Stick your site, from whence you shite, how the fuck do you sleep at night.
We need a ' get it up ye' icon.
Just goes to show that the ICO has fewer teeth than Mr Herbert.
- Fee fie Firefox: Mozilla's lawyers probe Dell over browser install charge
- Did Apple's iOS make you physically SICK? Try swallowing version 7.1
- Neil Young touts MP3 player that's no Piece of Crap
- Review Distro diaspora: Four flavours of Ubuntu unpacked
- Pics Indestructible Death Stars blow up planets using glowing KILL RAY