Re: I guess this explains why we are leaving.
Wot! Are you saying that all those who votes Out were Rich Tories? That can't be true, can it?
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Wot! Are you saying that all those who votes Out were Rich Tories? That can't be true, can it?
I didn't know that they were members of the EU?
Why would the Politicians in Bruxelles want to adopt a tax measure from a country outside their cozy club?
If it was such a good idea why has it not been adopted by member states?
Easy, just have someone with a Red Flag walk in front of the car at all times.
The law that mandated that might even still be on the statute book.
didn't they demo an LG USB-C monitor that would also charge the MacBook?
Does it run Crysis, sorry MacOS? :)
At least this move by Apple will shake up the USB-C peripheral market which when the likes of Lenovo, HP etc get off their fat arses will benefit the rest of us no end. The did it with USB-A and may well do it again with USB-C
VIM? Do you mean the old scouring powder or the Enhanced 'Vi'?
Personally, I think the former would do wonders for Apple new shiny-shiny.
 The closest thing you get to it today is the soap/detergent used in Brillo pads. Brillo pads on a Macbook screen? Now there's an idea...
Apple do supply the iPhone with a Lightning to analogue adapter so you can do what you are complaining about as before. No need to involve BT which I find as useless as a Politician.
Has to be said, that they wern't the first to do so but it is not known if the competition did it just to have braggging rights over apple or not. The jury is out on that one.
 It will get lost in the first week.
Samsung didn't have the note 7 problems.
Apple can't make enough of the big iPhone 7 especially in glossy black.
The problem with these sort of reports (Gartner, IDC etc) is that they are trying to gaze into a crystal ball to predict the future and most of the time, they get it wrong.
There is no doubt that the smartphone market is approaching saturation in the West and a few markets in Asia and the Middle East and those who speak out of their backsides for a living embiggen every little issue for their own self satisfaction.
The likes of Samsung, Google and indeed Apple need to constantly come up with new things to get people to part with their hard earned cash even so most of the volume phones are not the premium (Galaxy, Pixel, iPhone) which tend to get ignored by every Analyist and Journo.
IMHO, I think the problem is not as clear cut as this report is trying to make out.
Some very good points.
I have a 27in 4K screen on my Desk. Wonderful for Photo and Video editing. The colours are calibrated as well.
My laptop gets used for pretty well everything else at home.
The phone surfs the internet while on the move.
The right tool for the right job perhaps?
The problem is that BT routers have 'BT' in the broadcast name, Virgin has 'VM' eg VM997772-2G. you get the idea.
By having the ISP name in the broadcast name makes the hackers job an awful lot easier.
My router used to have the network name of 'EffOff' just to make it different. now it does not broadcast a name at all.
MS has them by the short and curlies.
MS wins all round.
As for the 'marketing picture' there is obviously a lot od photoshopping (or even MS-Painting) going on. After all how does the device display a screen with no power cables?
Oh wait, this is Microsoft not Apple (where everything is magic).
Hey! I'm not 'Interesting'. I'm a boring old fart. Please don't tar me with skills that I don't want.
This things really takes the biscuit (or cookie for our american readers)
£4200 + VAT is around £5000 That is just silly. A 27in iMac fully loaded is nowhere near that much.
And you are forced to use Windows 10 aka Slurp.
As has been said, MS support is ... What? Reboot it? Brrrrrrrrr.
and you are forced to use Windows 10.
That and the price is enough to say, 'Pass'.
And there are a good number of bits of software that is not supplied on disk and there is no option to purchase a disk with it on.
How does this ruling affect those products? Will the supplied be made to make the kit available for download again?
But does your average punter know that? Probably not.
Does the average punter even know about the Pixel? Your guess is as good as mine.
Go into CPW  and what do you see? Almost wall to wall Samsung.
So what make of phone will the average punter leave with? Samsung.
 despite me telling the CPW droid several times that there is no EE 3G let alone 4G available at my home he still tried to flog me a Galaxy 7 on EE on a 2 year contract. no sale.
In after hours trading, APPL was down 2%. Goes to show that even exceeding expectations isn't good enough for the arse speakers on Wall St.
Samsung tries to limit the damage and the iPhone 7 effect by pre-announcing the Galaxy 8 months ahead of its release.
Roll-up, Roll-up, get your Galaxy 8 at 50% off. For Note 7 owners only.
This is gonna hurt their results for another year.
The salesman who sold this POS orders another Pina collada.
Just another player in the corporate merry-go-round.
Paris because even she could do a better job that some of these 'C' level execs.
I guess all the Judiciary live in 10th floor apartments. Bit difficult to get a pole up that high yet a drone will easily snoop on the Judges and their bedroom antics.
There is a world of difference between a long zoom even on a cherry picker than a drone that can get up close and personal on the targets.
Drones are the new tool of the voyeur, PI and blackmailer. It does not discrimianate.
With drones there really is nowhere to hide from prying eyes into your private business. This might not be illegal but activities that are best kept private and strictly between the parties concerned.
I though only birds twittered? Does it actually do anything productive or benficial?
Does this also affect Apple?
If the fruity company's kit is vulnerable then their influence on the Ram makers might get a fix for everyone.
This is nothing to do with IOT, it's to do with a very specific brand of webcam,
That might be the truth THIS TIME.
Next time it might be the Light Bulbs, then the Fridges, then the..... then .... then ....
Just the tip of the IceBerg IMHO.
in all those class action lawsuits in the USA?
No? Oh wait, it would put hundred of thousands of shyster lawyers out of a job.
I don't see this going very far. My guess is that in the US, laws will be passed making this illegal. After all, aren't most politicians (Trump excluded) Lawyers? Letting their bretherin lose their jobs would not go down well with the level of contributions to their re-election campaigns and to hell with its accuracy.
That's what it is all about. They have to keep their 90%+ margin on software and services going.
Wall St will expect it. They won't want their Darling IT stock to fall even $1.
HP has already stated that its prices are going up. Dell will follow suit.
If you are going to buy IT kit do it today. not tomorrow, next week or next month because if you doe delay it will cost more, a lot more. I expect 20+% price hikes to be the norm.
and those holding up the Trade deal with Canada could do just the same with any BREXIT deal between us and the EU.
Unless the deal is so bad for us then it might not get sealed for 5 or even 10 years.
Will there even be an EU left to leave by then?
All those who want to go abroad on their Hols next year will in for a rude shock with the surcharges.
Petrol is already starting to go up.
Anything we import will become more expensive.
All because of the weakness of the GBP since 23rd June 2016. Coincidental?
You choose, just like you choose to vote leave.
lots and lots of totally insecure IoT tat will be bought. The problem we saw last week will be the first of many bigger attacks.
May I humbly suggest that all readers and commentards of this esteemed forum take it upon themselves to give guidance to their familes so that they don't buy the wrong sort of IoT tat.
Don't for apply a suitable dose of arse kicking when the get pawned by the malware because the don't follow your advice.
Or even go beyond that and get your nearest and dearest to not buy the TAT in the first place.
IMHO, the sooner the Class Action suits against the importers of knowingly insecure IoT tat are started the better but that won't happen before we lose the internet for days at a time.
I'm sure the DDOS generators are gearing up for the times of peak use and or times when say the IRS or HMRC are getting most traffic from people filing their tax returns, an attack would be big news.
Try getting round the £100 fine for late filing with 'sorry, the DDOS attack stopped me from filing my return'.
Perhaps then and only then will governments and the rest take notice and start to realise how serious this is.
Trump is akin to the dregs that you get in a cask of 'live' beer when all the good stuff has been consumed.
Hillary is akin to those cheap bottles of German wine that were later found to contain Anti-freeze.
Both will leave a bitter taste in the mouth.
Off for a pint of Harvey's best.
Stuff the routers/firewalls supplied by the ISP's.
Make your own Firewall box that sits between the ISP router and your network devices. Then you can control everything and these crap devices can't get out and create links to the mothership.
Also make them on a separate subnet to your printers and computers and you know, good stuff.
None of these devices will get on my network even though I already have my own Firewall made from a fanless NUK.
We need to make the stores and online tat shops like Amazon and Ebay stop selling this crap. Only then might we get somewhere before it is too late.
Getting the politicians to act before we loose a country from the internet for say a week will be impossible I'm sad to say but we the more informed amongst us can do our bit and make sure that we are not part of the problem.
1) make up a story about company X and their product
2) Get into bed with an financial company
3) spread the story as the financial company shorts the stock
4) Repeat until stock is worthless and financial company has made a packet
5) By the stock for a few pennies on the dollar using the profits from shorting
6) Declare that the story was all lies but by then it is too late.
So this way of destroying a business is perfectly legal then?
Way to go USA.
As the problem is on or close to the permanent way (the railway track) and dozens of trains pass the point every day then all sorts of Health and Safety issues come into play.
Only BT staff who are properly qualified and safety trained will be allowed to fix the problem.
The passing of trains may also delay work from time to time.
BT will be liable for compensation but they'll get it from Network Rail. BT didn't cause the problem (for a change)
Fixing it is going to be a pig.
That still won't satisfy the bottomless pit that is the NHS funding even allowing for Pogba inflation.
Very well said Sir. Have one on me.
It would take a US President with a lot of balls to send in 'their boys' to aid another NATO country.
Congress and the Senate would have a lot to say and would probably try to stop it in its tracks.
If Trump became CIC and does what he says he would do there would be NO US forces in Europe to help out. Sending 'Their Boys' 3000miles is a lot harder polotically than 30 or even 300 miles.
The best route from their base in Russia for the Med is down the denmark straits and into the Atlantic. Much like the route that the Bismark took in WW2. To deliberarely divert and travel through one of the most congested waters in the world is nothing more than a show of strength.
They (The Russians) regularly send over Bombers to test our defenses. This is just the same from their Navy.
When we had a Navy (i.e before Suez) we did exactly the same thing countless times.
As the Russians show their force by sending their only Aircraft Carrier (and that one more than us) down the Engligh Channel in a show of force.
Diplomacy is a stange game and one where we have been involved with the Russians for centuries.
One of the hardest things to learn in 'the great game' is to know when to keep silent, something, Mr Fallon should learn pronto.
IBM is reporting that deploying Mac's is cheaper in the long run than PC's with Windows.
Things don't bode well for that darling of Wall St, Microsoft.
Never mind, the new Surface that is due to be announced will arrive with cavalry tunes and save the day.
Wall St will lap it up and downgrade APPL to junk just because they can.
the ratio of what functionality you actually use out of the total functionality of the device gets less and less.
I'm undecided if this is down to
1) More and more useless bells and whistles being added because the product needed an update
2) You find out what suits your use case and can't be half arsed to learn to use anything else (or the manual is written in Chinenglish that even the autours would find difficult). If you do try anything new you soon drop it because your memory is so full the new things you have to do can't find space to be retained.
or a comination of 1) and 2)
The same goes for MS Orifice. All this latest whizz bang must have bells and whistles is totally irrelevant to 90%+ of users yet still more crap is added with every release.
have an upvote for that. Made my day.(having a root filling later)
because I worked at Dunsfold, Home of the Harrier in the mid 70's (before Top Gear)
We are also more commonly know as
Grumpy Old Men
Well, most of us are men but women and trans people are welcome to join.
The important bit is the 'Grumpy'.
how do you qualify as a member?
Any random telephone surveys get a response of F*** O** or worse.
That's it, you are a member.
Further tests are available to get to the Rick Wakeman level of grumpiness.
Seeing the Dell XPS advert last night at least gives you an alternative
but they are still banging on about
'I couldn't do that on my mac'.
I wonder just how many Surface Pro users were Macbook users and how they are getting on with their 'so superior' devices.
Then we will see what MS is coming up with next for the SP4 is a few days followed by the new Macs two daya later.
Who will win the battle of the holidays?
starts making this mandatory otherwise your premium doubles/triples?
Place your bets please!
According to Donald himself, he will probably visit his pal Putin before being sworn in a CIC.
In other words, he will be getting his orders from his boss on how to run the USA perhaps I sould have put 'ruin' instead of 'run' you choose.
If it isn't to get orders then why ould meeting Putin take precident over learning how to be El Presidente?
At least Microsoft have a product that is NOT running Windows 10 YET
There fixed it for you.
Have an upvote for mentioning the Transputer
means Idiots or Twats for connecting this crap kit up to the internet. These people honestly deserve all tha pain they get. The sad thing is that their ignorance and idiocy will affect countless thousands of others.
If I could, I'd ban all of it until each and every device could be certified as un-hackable which means probable never.
I do know one thing and that NO, repeat NO IoT device will ever be connected up in my home.
I wish more people would take the same stance.
see Icon for what I'd like to do to the IoT makets and the script kiddies who hack it.
The Trumpeteers will just say that everything is rigged against them.
And for our American Readers, the Ford Transit is what you call a Panel Van but has a strong Chassis.
Generally, the goto vehicle for commercial users in many parts of the world.
The Chassis is also used for all sorts of other vehicles such as
- Mini Busses
- Cement Mixers
- Builders Tip up vehicles and general behicles
- Car recovery transporters
- etc, etc, etc.
Oh, and one was modified to run the Nevada Desert Classic this year to compete in the 150mph class.
I spent a summer working at the old Transit Plant in Southampton many years ago, UK. Production moved to Turkey a few years ago (from memory).
VGA + KB + Mouse switchers are 10 a penny in DataCentres. So one KB, Mouse and display can be used with dozens of Servers.
 needed if you want to run command line utils and SSH is not available.