Re: Limited is Limited
Has anyone taken one of these "unlimited" carriers to court over false advertising issues?
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Has anyone taken one of these "unlimited" carriers to court over false advertising issues?
Funny I didn't hear a lot of complaints from telephone companies when dial-up Internet was all the rage: people keeping phone lines tied up for hours on end and so on...
Britain uses what's known as the "Type G" plug and socket system. The sockets are typically designed so that the live and neutral connectors are covered by a spring-loaded shutter. Think of it as a way to keep curious tots from sticking nails in them. The earth/ground pin on a G plug is (as it should be for a safe plug design) longer than the other two. When you push the plug into the socket, the earth pin pushes a lever inside the socket that raises the shutter on the other two pins. Anyway, type G plugs are bulky because they must include internal fuses, and most devices are expected to have an earth wire and a metal earth plug. Some devices, though, don't need earthing (double-insulted stuff, for example). But they still need the physical plug so as to raise the shutter. Thus, the plastic dummy pin.
Probably "Dummy Pin". The appliance doesn't need earthing but needs the plastic pin to open the shutters on the other two.
Those circumstances can be argued in a court. If the failure was spontaneous, then no one's at fault and insurance policies will need to foot the bill. The argument will be that the explosion or fire was the result of neglect in maintenance, at which point the homeowner can become liable, but again, that's a matter for the courts to decide on a case by case basis.
Thing is with a driverless bus you can go nuclear on the drivers' union. If you fire the whole lot for redundancy, there's little recourse left; even the courts will find it difficult to rule in favor of inefficiency.
But will an autonomous bus be able to negotiate sabotage like caltrops and barricades?
Then you run into the evil at the other end of the patching conundrum. If you push makers to get out critical patches ASAP, you end up with patches that lack of time has prevented proper testing. End result is patches which cause glitches (or worse, brick devices). You end up with a case of the cure being potentially worse than the disease...
Actually, not quite. Tekken and Tekken 2 (as well as Soul Edge) ran on System 11, which you're correct was essentially the same spec as a PlayStation. That's why those translated so well to the PlayStation. However, Tekken 3 ran System 12, which was an improved variant (the MIPS CPU ran at 48 MHz, 50% better than the PSX-spec 33MHz, and it used a different sound system), so the translation this time around would have a few compromises.
Not quite. We still trust our family and ourselves. When we can't even trust ourselves, THEN we're fully in DTA mode, and that's probably when the Internet ceases to be a useful medium. After all, communication requires some degree of trust as Alice and Bob have no way to verify each other if they've never met before and can't trust a Trent to do it (since he may be corrupt).
Does it have to be cabin baggage, though, is what I'm noting?
The shampoo bottle is quite fine checked (just keep it in a plastic bag as a precaution). As for the knife, that depends. Those that would allow it prefer you keep it checked (the concern is you taking it out and using it, which you can't if it's checked).
Well, didn't someone once say, "There's no such thing as bad publicity?" That even disgust gets people to talk about the subject which helps spread things by word of mouth?
All this talk reminds me of my days playing Monday Night Combat at LaseRazor Arena (6 blades and a built in gel dispenser).
Six of one, half a dozen of the other. Changing the API means old extensions will get dropped, as well those that use XUL that have no counterparts in the new API.
"All popular extensions will no doubt be ported: if not then they probably aren't being updated much either and on borrowed time anyway."
But why fix what isn't broken?
This isn't so much a WON'T FIX as CAN'T FIX. Google has essentially inked a deal with Adobe to personally maintain Flash exclusively for Blink-based browsers like Chrome. The code is proprietary and mercurial and tied specifically to Blink; meaning there's no real way for Firefox to cope. Even if it claims it's using Pepper, odds are it's using undocumented features, rendering a translation unlikely.
So basically, barring a success on Shumway, Google has stolen the march on Mozilla regarding Flash on Linux, and there's nothing right now that Mozilla can do about it.
Only one problem: they're planning to drop both NPAPI andXUL.
They must expect you to use it ONLY at Target. Target happens to be one of the few places that have turned on their Chip readers (Walmart is another).
Actually, many do, especially the big retailers. They just haven't turned them on yet. Ingenico iSC250 and 350 models, both of which are NFC- and Chip-capable (it's in their datasheets), are popping up all over the place, and the other manufacturers are keeping up. Walmart has already turned their Chip readers on, for example. Even the third-party CC handlers are starting to encourage smaller retailers to swap out their PIN pads for newer chip-capable ones, again for liability reasons.
In most banks, adding a PIN to your chip is at your discretion, usually if you're going abroad as you're more likely to need one. Otherwise, as you said, the US will transition to PINs in time. The hard part (getting Chip-reading PIN pads installed) is in progress, and the Chip helps defeat cloning and replay attacks which are the current major headache for credit card companies (online theft requires the CVV code which most shoulder surfers normally won't see, and the paranoid can tape it over after memorizing it).
"(I expect to see Marshmallow sometime in mid-2016.)"
Marshmallow's rolling out RIGHT NOW.
And the CVS number's not on the magstripe, meaning you have to contact the card issuer (the only other source of the CVS) to verify the card. That's why they're used for "Cardholder Not Present" transactions.
They will pretty soon. Rules are going into effect now and will be enforced at the beginning of the year. Once that happens, first link in the chain that isn't toeing the line gets the fraud bill.
ONLY for those terminals that won't take chips. Otherwise, the regs state that if you swipe a chip card, the pad's supposed to prompt you to use the Chip instead.
"How do you get money out of ATMs then?"
Chips are only being applied to credit cards (actual ones) at the moment.
Then again, the coffee maker only has one plug. It's not like the monitor plugs into the tower which in turn plugs into the wall (some power supplies have a piggyback capability, but practically no one ever uses it). A close analogue would be a video game console or 80's-era computer hooked to the TV. One doesn't expect to be able to turn that on and see anything without turning on the TV first.
Just curious. What kind of measures does this malware take to prevent itself being removed?
Does it usurp any su programs and apps?
Does it break the recovery partition to prevent restoring a nandroid?
You gotta root the phone first and rooting can break stuff like your warranty and Android Pay.
I don't know. I've seen stores that intentionally tune their HDTVs to sports channels. It's popular so it draws attention. I don't think I've seen a lot of 4K sport demos yet, but I think I've seen one or two, and they weren't relatively tame motion sports like golf or tennis. Though I admit I haven't seen them do an auto race with a lot of car-following movement.
"they are talking arse, images are just upscaled, unless you use a tripod and film the same thing at 1080p and 4k with industry camera`s"
Didn't the article mention 6K cameras, meaning 1080p and 4K are both downsampled from the 6K raw source?
"Higher resolutions will mean less noticeable artefacts:-)"
ONLY if you give it enough corresponding bandwidth to compensate. Otherwise, you force it to cram and create even larger artifacts that offset the resolution improvement.
And then you come to the realization that balance is impossible, because you reach the UNhappy medium where you're too old to keep up yet not old enough to be properly familiar with the system.
I had given some thought to that, too. Apple doesn't get much out of ad networks, so by breaking them and forcing them back into the paid-for model, Apple goes back to getting a 30% cut out of everything. Unlike Google, Apple doesn't need ad networks to survive.
Neither are available on the Play Store, and IIRC both require root access, which is not allowed on most phones without voiding the warranty (it also breaks Android Pay as of present).
"...and the aliens had 4 fingers on each hand?"
Um, WE have four fingers on each hand. Biologically, it's only a finger if there are TWO joints on the part projecting from the palm. The thumb only has ONE such joint, so it's not really a finger.
There are only so many mainstream sites, and once found they can be whitelisted so they can't be poisoned again.
Also useless if your job regularly puts you in no-zones such as out in the boonies or inside Faraday cages. These require offline data.
What the customer really really wants is a phone they can hold in their hand comfortably for long periods at a time without aching their wrists. Thus, the lighter the better. Battery life isn't a big concern as long as it can last a day under average use, and power users just bring battery packs and know where to find charging stations.
"It's inevitable that mechanical storage will be finished sooner or later, but that is likely to be due to some completely new technology which doesn't depend on etching a billion perfectly-formed semiconductor gates on a single piece of silicon."
What makes you think they won't find a way to do exactly as you describe much easier? Is there some physical limitation that precludes improving the process?
Not necessarily KickAss, but many so-called "torrent mirrors" were really just fronts to download malware. Same for sites touting exclusive downloads that required "agents".
I guess you do not view apprenticeships (internships are basically another form of apprenticeship) in a positive light, either.
You note an exception in urban overcrowding, but the Pope has a point, too. Why can't young people curb their instincts?
Anyway, once you get out to the provinces and more agrarian areas, the convention comes back into play.
"See all those people who are ill due to smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise; a small amount of money invested in a public education programme would greatly reduce these problems and increase national productivity."
As a comedian once said, "You can't fix stupid." Yet societal sensibilities demand we try to save what lives we are capable, else we be denounced as heartless. So how do you deal with the rejects of society who don't want to learn while maintaining society's good image?
"Will be following with much interest when the first one gets hijacked by pirates near some remote coast of Africa..."
Lookup "microreactors" and you'll see they won't have enough fuel to make stealing it worthwhile.
Did you know it's actually easier to type the loopback address in IPv6?
How much simpler can you get?
If B12 is essential AND can only come from meat, where do herbivores get it?
Unfortunately, being rights, they can't be taken due to the constitutional prohibition on retroactive laws, which basically guarantees grandfathering. As long as the rights holders assert their rights, they can argue in court their rights can't be taken away without breaking Article I, Section 9.
It wouldn't matter. This sounds like spear phishing as the infected e-mail looked convincingly like business correspondence (an application), which meant the only way to be sure is to see it, and since the mere seeing of it can trip the exploit...
And yes, HTML is becoming more and more necessary for e-mail as there are some things that just can't be conveyed easily through variable text that can appear any sort of way at the other end. Now, if e-mail clients were restricted to low-version HTML and no remote components, we can still enjoy most of the cake.
"New York (where I live) and California both have the most stringent stateside emissions regulations in the US."
And you wonder why "California Emissions" packages are so noteworthy over there. Because of the high pollution potential of Los Angeles (not just the high population but also a thermal inversion zone that prevents pollutants escaping the area), pollution standards are probably the strictest in the country: stricter even than federal standards which is why when California amends its pollution standards, car makers pay attention. New York has its tough standards due to New York City (which is both old and very dense, meaning lots of cars in a very small area).
I believe London has the same issue as New York and has similar kinds of restrictions.
"You need a reality realignment."
No, mine's aligned just fine. It's their stuff; their rules, no exception.
If you have to jump hoops to get to stuff, then you either jump or walk away. If this is the standard model of the Internet, then you can either suffer quietly or unplug. And if that means denying yourself access to the exclusive content found no other way...then your funeral.
"And on the eighth day, God created Beer."