@ Novex, that is what I thought. The choice appears very dangerous, I can see a few issues coming down the road over that one.
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That is Why I Still Use an Elderly Nokia
@ SuccessCase Because my elderly Nokia can do the hands free that I NEED it is still in service and because these horrible touch me, look at me, love me phones are next to useless to me they remain in an untouched, unlooked at after the first few looks to check and unloved by me state. Perhaps you also use hammers to drive in screws, (I am not saying you actually do so by the way) others use screwdrivers. If you need a tool you need it to do the job you need done, otherwise it might as well be just a lump of sandy stuff and other minerals.
Re: Another Illustration of the Fact...
I am divided by this point.
Think about it if you worked for a company that would be adversely affected by a political policy promising to make their activity illegal. In that case it would be sensible to advise you that you might be directly impacted by the vote, as your job would exist any more.
Note in the carefully crafted example that would not be a threat, but a statement of fact.
In the VM case the 'costs' of Brexit appear marginal and within the range of business variables that a well run company should normally be expected to handle.
Perhaps if the US Stopped Recruiting Cowboys?
It used to be said that while the UK had the best justice system money could buy the US had the best police forces money could buy. The commercial terms might have adjusted slightly but the news clips do suggest that at least a part of the US police leave something to be desired, e.g. like brains and thought processes.
I huge improvement in recruiting and vetting appears to be needed so that a wide range of post holders understand what their job really is and their responsibilities for doing the role.
Only then tools should be supplied for use by trained, up-skilled and vetted staff for the purposes and only the purposes agreed.
Tell BT and EE
Title says it all, I had another parasite ring on my emergency phone today while I was busy dealing with something important. Frankly watering the porcelain is more important than scammers and what I was dealing with was more important than that.
Mind you watering the scammers that way is a delicious thought
Banks + Security
Next we will hear that foxes make good chicken herders.
They are the people who served with court orders believe that the instructions do not apply to them.
Or based on no evidence at all will black list people from ever having an account.
Yet with no fanfare at all will allow criminals to open accounts to syphon off other people's cash.
However expect those who cannot travel to come into a branch 30 miles away to be up-sold crap, sorry verify their identity.
Yes we all trust banks...
...to screw up like the rest of the mindless, thoughtless, computer button pushers.
Re: Yet another go at improving the efficency of the court system through IT
Forty years ago someone wrote that businesses do not need computer systems, the first thing they need are working systems that might then be computerised.
Glad(?) to know nothing changes.
This could be turned against those who automate. 'Crook Debt collectors Plc' might once have had an office somewhere. Just send them an invoice for say £10 which will not be paid, then send them a county court paper for the same address. That should tie them up for months as a CCJ should be an inconvenience to them as a business.
I had trouble changing the tariff with a well known mobile operator. Their web site is more like a useless sticky maze and whose telephone hindrance service offers nothing useful. I can see how their exploits go foul. I had to find an office with real people to start to unpick their mess. I had a further demonstration of how utterly useless they are today.Hopefully it will be sorted after more time has been wasted - perhaps I should bill them for mileage and wasted time. Bill to be sent to their old office of course...
So I Did Not Make A Mistake
I never became sucked into Skype, so I have nothing to loose. It did not offer me enough back then and offers less now, oh dear.
Re: Fuck the poor then
In tax accounting terms yes the poor are worth less as tax generators, but the poor then get their revenge by absorbing more than they can ever repay from the tax streams that others pay.
Its called society for those who did not know; so your headline was crap and your epithet shows a lack of understanding.
No wonder you are anon.
Re: Pretty meaningless metric
@ Jonny Calcutta: Was there a point there? Are you saying that their tax contribution which is orders of magnitude greater than many others, does not matter so send them and their money somewhere else?
Oh great, that means I will have to pay even more tax, will you?
There Is More To Add
What about some 'free range foxes' killing and eating or discarding dead free range chickens with no added gruesome violence there is enough already and lots of the inevitable blood and panic.
Then we should have, no must have TB infected badgers infecting 30,000 cattle per year resulting in their slaughter at some considerable suffering not to mention costs. Then include those trying to ensure that the badgers continue to be free to infect other animals by trying to block all ways of stopping the infection.
Where is the society for the protection of the TB bacilli when you need them?
That is the problem with societies exhibiting one view wisdom, they end up with no visible signs of wisdom.
What About Copper's one Big Advantage?
With copper, when the power cuts come calling the phone still works, computers, routers and phone charger do not. Just how would fibre to the building work when the power goes off?
Given the still dire state of radio communications, (think mobile telephone service) I would hate to have nothing to rely on in an emergency. My daughter uses her mobile, I always call back on the land line if something needs to be sorted out, the mobile is grade one rubbish for communications. Thanks are due to EE and O" for their perfect(?) deliverables.
About the only callers who can get through to me on my mobile when I am at home are the insufferable 'cold callers and fraud pushers'. The network fails others, I no longer give out my mobile number to anyone who matters as it is so unreliable. I live about 8 miles from the M25 and less than a mile from another M road, so hardly in the back of unknown beyond.
Re: Colors are products too
Yes, but in addition to all the above points, those colours for thermostats are so incompatible with my décor that they would go straight to the bin without trying to sit on a wall.
IOT? sorry I can fix that one for you it is: Internet Direct Interconnect of Threats Including Chaos, i.e. it spells IDIOTIC.
That sounds way more accurate with every day that passes and every report I read. The company I worked for had 'leaders' who were seduced by shiny knobs and buttons, the company no longer exists, neither should these dumb ass heaps of junk.
Commercial system automation systems are being hacked everyday. Can no body read and understand? 19th entry security no longer works; this is the 21st century, unless that is you want second division hackers to cut their teeth on your kit.
Re: Does paperless mean more time?
The alternative is the letter not coming through so you do not get the medicinal follow up without jumping through the hoops to get a secretary to send it out specially and you taking a copy to the practice to get what is required.
Doing it automatically via joined up electronics would be great if it cuts out the 2~5 months wait.
It would be nice if you did not have the papers sent to one satellite clinic and the patient to a different one so taxis have to drive across the country while you wait two hours.
No these are not fictional.
Throw in stopping consultants commiserating with patients who don't have inoperable fatal cancer on the basis of a scan they have not had because the notes apply to someone else anyway and you might get some progress.
And yes these are all true stories.
There are some success stories as well, e.g. digital scans being available when I saw surgeons in different locations who just brought up the images on the screen in front of them. If only that was universal.
Why do I have to run round with details of my history and tablet regime? Warning, after 70 plus years both are a bit long and my memory is a bit imperfect.
Re: Lawsuit Time Again
Perhaps I am reading this all wrong, (rather than holding it all wrong). I am certainly feeling no desire to get rabid or hysterical.
MS, (whatever you think of them) provided a facility to users, (parental controls) which allowed the USER to try to profile THEIR machine account(s) to meet certain of their user needs. MS found that certain add-ons broke the profile and allowed actions that the USER might have expected to have blocked. So MS took steps to stop this bypass on those machines and accounts that had the parental controls switched on.
Can someone explain how this is not right?
MS are NOT saying you cannot use your browser of choice. They are saying that if the user wants a certain facility to work more closely as they expected, then MS have tried to align the performance with the user expectations.
I see most posts to date have been deleted by a moderator, I wonder if this is because anything that could prejudice an ongoing case should not be said in a public forum. I believe the term is that the matter is sub judice.
I will limit myself to understanding why Kaspersky Lab might have taken their commercial action on purely commercial grounds.
Luxembourg Any One?
I thought that there was bit of hushed up, glossed over up, ho-ha over Luxembourg and their odd tax deals involving someone called, what was the name of the chap now shielded by; no employed by the EU, was it Juncker?
Re: It's all just (encrypted) data
The message was that central action, e.g. by the ISP to offer a blocking service was prohibited, so let the kiddie porn and bandwidth wasting rubbish flow. Not what some want or need as they may not be able to roll their own DIY blocking as a local service. OK, you and some others can bully for you.
If the ISP can, (it is still not clear from my reading of the article) offer such blocking as available, opt in options then the damage will be limited. Maybe this phrase from the account is being misread by me; Many modern devices do not allow client-side blocking, including almost everything running on the Android platform. End quote.
That sound like a issue for some folks to me or can such bandwidth hogging rubbish be blocked before it burns through an allowance?
I am never if favour of removing options where they would otherwise be legal, that is but for a bar on having such options.
Please see the word options, it is important.
Re: It's all just (encrypted) data
I guess you work for the crap pushing industries, this appears to be yet another reason for out from the stupid EU and another good reason for not have a dummy phone.
Re: "democratise the internet"
The so called snooping train left a long time ago. Credit reference agencies know all about your financial spending and income habits, your contacts, friends, etc. anyway. Banks, other financial bodies, the HMRC, Government Departments and so on all have access to all of that lovely juicy data anyway. Is there is anything left to so called snoop? It cannot be much to worry about.
Now we can add in Big Brother Corbyn's digital passport, aka the digital ID card.'We see you bought something we do not like sorry your digital ID does not appear to work. No doctor or hospital treatment for you then, and you have no driving license validation and your bank account cannot be validated either, sorry. You can forget using the digital highway, your Identity card no longer works there either.'
While I have not seen the factories about which I fully accept you are totally qualified to speak, I have seen conditions here in the past which closely resemble those about which you spoke. Men (back then always men) driving crawler dozer devices over slag which had recently been tapped from a furnace. When you broke the surface it still glowed red hot as the blade pushed the 'rather warm' stuff about before it set solid. Or other locations where the machines proudly showed they had been built when Queen Victoria was still alive, hopefully you can imagine the rest of the conditions of the crumbling factories. Or see film of shipyard workers from when we built riveted ships, (there is a marker there to date when that was). Or casting iron products and knocking them out of the sand moulds before de-flashing them with a hammer and chisel or an angle grinder. Conditions were if anything worse and certainly no better.
What has changed is we no longer do such things we let someone else do the work and take the risks.
Your plastic parts maker is frankly ripe for a bit of automation, someone wrote of high earners designing goods in pleasant surroundings, fine. They should also design the production machine programs that will produce the damned things and let others do what we are still as a country trying to do, work in 'service industries', nice clean pressure free locations. Unless it is for example a fast food kitchen where the pressure is relentless, the temperature is high and the pay is still lousy. There are still loads of crap jobs going at minimum rate, which frankly need automating if we can train enough people to build and service the robots to run them.
It was going to be 'the end of the world' when hand looms and hand spinning was automated. Now we have more workers than ever so don't try the old 'automation kills jobs' trick. Dumbly exporting work kills jobs that is true.
I'll will make it simple, really poor management, poor pay and unskilled workers kills jobs faster than anything else.
It will come to those who wait to be harvested.
Re: The Power of Power
The crystal ovens were part of the then solution to high stability crystal controlled oscillators for the internal synchronised digital networks, except when they were upset, which was very easy.
The Power of Power
Some years ago in a somewhat far away land a switch location needed to be redecorated. So preparations were made and the work of re-painting started. This was in the days of the metal paint pot. Bus bars tended to be protected on the sides and lower surface, but often had little or no such protection on the top which was close to the ceiling anyway. In fact there was enough clearance for a full paint pot plus a bit of clearance. So the painter placed his paint pot on the nice shelf he found, the pretty two colour one with a space between the colours.
The predictable result was a high energy discharge of paint and a thrown can, plus a high velocity painter. The result was a catastrophic power loss. Crystal ovens lost power and burning paint added to the 'fun'.
It took days to get even some of the site working again, the crystals sat in their irregularly shut down locations were as reluctant to stabilise as their down stream components were to work. Synchronisation of the set up moved from essential to would be nice through to rebuild and start again. Slowly flaky services were restored on an almost no redundancy basis until new parts could be shipped in and brought into service. I never heard what happened to the painter but his place in some Olympic running team was though likely if anyone could ever catch up with him.
My Mobile Just Said No
I asked my otherwise perfect for my use mobile if it would like to do mobile anything else, it suggested I try texting then said No. At that point I received an incoming call from some tramp in a call centre so we agreed to stop the discussion right there.
Re: Never this bad before
Well I did not have that problem my out of place programs are still where I put them as far as I can tell, but my imaging programme suddenly lost one of its necessary files until I located a fix for that wonderful 'enhancement'. Perhaps they could use the new version as a panel game contest, e.g. guess the next failure. Or what has gone wrong now
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Re: Going for the 'DownVoted' World Record!
Trying to out do Trump are we?
Re: 'Fraid not (And the Push Harder Theorem)
Reminds me of that fool Juncker, "what people need is more EU not a better run one", look how well that worked with the UK referendum. When will the bloated-ego ego-maniacs realise, those outside of their brain sphere have their own thoughts, needs, agendas and desires. Make them unhappy enough and they really, I mean really want to leave not keep taking the juice.
With Windows attitude to printers, (every new software load messes up half of mine) starting to make the quill pen look like the wave of the future, leaving certainly cannot be worse. In contrast, the old XP machine has not been used for months at a time, but once woken up it can still print like normal.
Very well I would say Hans. Chilean wine, English sausages, no beer, no garlic, just edible food, no sauce, HP or others, no cattle truck airways, in fact no airports, - ever.
No streaming musak, no antisocial networking, in fact I went down the bizarre lists representing go and stay and found hardly anything on either that I would use. Does anyone seriously watch Murdock's satellite news?
I could go on but that 'study' belongs in the fiction section's ablution facilities of the local library, no doubt being attended by a graduate of some new University where they studied practical public health matters for no more than three whole hours per week and at vast personal cost. Now they wonder why they ran up a 30 year debt for nothing.
What about Those Who Travel Without a Phone?
Will they be barred from entering or is this just a way to track anything wrong that might be done?
Draconian yes, doubtful value yes, but the list of place still good to visit grows shorter every day.
Re: The Garden Walls Keep Me Out Anyway
Well, I don't use trains full stop. They are too painful, inaccessible and generally useless, besides the RMT keep telling me that;
I'm better off by far if I can get where I'm going by car.
See the mess in Southern Railways or should that be Southern Strikeways.
One earphone press, one word and my ten year old phone makes a call if needed, job done. Its very useful in all sorts of places and the phone remains hidden away in an inside pocket.
I have no use for mobile internet, where do I plug in the mouse while walking, shopping or doing anything else?
I agree that sillybook adverts of the type you do not like are plain stupid, so no facebook, I have better things to do anyway.
The Aus banks are said to want to hold onto their charges, hence my suggestion pay off the bill ASAP and avoid charges; use debit cards if you prefer, but there is one issue with them. A fraudulent entry is paid before you see it; if you use a so called credit card you do get to see the bill listing and can query or pay on the day of receipt. For me that is a huge advantage.
I guess it is all down to life choices and thank god we do still get a few of them
The Garden Walls Keep Me Out Anyway
Sorry; for me this is a non story,
I'm not in Aus;
I don't want a touch phone and cannot use one at the moment anyway due to a needed pending hand operation.
I don't want NFC, and not from a damned great silicon brick.
I don't want to waste a fortune on something I could not use.
Frankly why run up card charges anyway? Just pay the bill when its due. It is a lot cheaper and avoids hours spent seeking cheaper rates. Hours that might be spent doing something useful if my damned hand was fixed anyway.
So cost walls, physical use walls, maker's restrictions walls all help keep me out.
I want voice control with no need to sit for hours staring at a shiny dumb object. If I want that I can go to a museum where I not only do I not have to touch the things, I am told not to do so.
Well at Least They are Cheap as Chips
Oh hang on they cost four or more times what a proper locking lock costs, WTF?
Re: Don't care!
That talk of all those car crashes reminded me of my time in Iran, Shiraz actually with crashes laid on outside the cafe window, perhaps not for entertainment. If service was normal we would see only three but often four. We never got the one crash or two crash service. Thank goodness five and six never happened either.
My phone is almost into double digits, has a battery that 'only' lasts a couple of days but otherwise does exactly what I need. So far I have failed to find anything that will do what I need to replace its easy familiarity and task specific performance, hint, it does not have a touch screen, which I do not want anyway. Current phones are great for some people but not for all.
Re: Are comparison sites still rubbish?
Comparison sites are the modern digital equivalent of plague pits.
Can I please have something powerful enough to banish them for ever? I have never found anyone on a comparison site who was even stocking things that are remotely related to what I was seeking.
I can see you buckled down and laced up your response very well.
Re: of course
Sadly precedent does show a few problems. In WWI when gas was used it had a slightly annoying problem of blowing back on the attacking forces who had fired the damned stuff.
In other cases the high level of adrenalin in the suspect required very high concentrations of the gas so could be lethal anyway.
How do you control wind and other air movements?
How do you arrange for the delivery system to be available right now?
It is hard to know the required level in good conditions, how big was the space, what would the required concentration of gas be?
There was talk of him have built home produced bombs, a vest remains viable with the suspect intoxicated and probably more dangerous to spontaneous firing.
It is easy to be an armchair speculator, it is harder to do what is needed.
If people want to bend anything to create a martyr they will, it is the 'internet way' these days.
Remember what he achieved, a huge increase in distrust; does that make him a real martyr in your eyes?
How many more black Americans will now be killed because they might be another version of him?
Was he deranged? Possibly, should he have been helped earlier? Possibly, Had he not only crossed lines, but smashed them to bits a different outcome might have possible.
As it is he is just another sad suicide by cop case.
Did he help the cause which promoted the march?
I leave you to answer that one and keep my own private council.
Go On Thrill Me
Does it also require an improvement in the dire selection of programmes currently on offer?
Otherwise who the hell cares?
Re: A close call?
I can only suggest that airflow at 300 plus MPH kept the fire and heat away from anything too vital. Returning to base also burned off and/or dumped fuel to make a landing easier. I do not know the facilities at other fields but perhaps the problem appeared more minor and the facilities at Changi were judged better.
Smiling face because everyone survived. I not sure about their luggage.
Re: camera phones
It was not clear why they did not deploy the slides, everyone was held on board while the emergency crews were scrambled and foam was deployed to kill the fire.
I can only guess the authorities did not want a repeat of another situation when passengers were evacuated via slides only to mill round, or worse lie on the grass and get killed or injured by the emergency vehicles rushing across the grass and hard surfaces..
The jet at Heathrow was close to the terminal in daylight, I guess its risk profile was different.
Re: For Pete's sake
While I understand the theory, practice is often different. Cards DO fail, not good when you are one side of a door and doctor is the other. Never mind maybe someone will help them through, shame about your notes though. Still a replacement card should be available in 1~4 working days. Dangling gizmo things look so trendy in infection control areas. Proximity devices can be useful until they get lost, dropped, left in another jacket or so on. Sadly, one size fits all does not fit all and even more sadly not only are all people not the same neither are their jobs the same either. Not even everyone in the hospital has the same skill set or job description. There is still a lot wrong with the management and control of most hospitals but treating all roles with the same pat 'treatment' is not the answer. Human and job role factors must be considered. Should task and access 'tokens' ever leave the site or should the site have improved methods of issue and management?
Too many questions for those outside to have a hope of answering, too many questions for those on the inside to have time to generate easy answers.
I use a proximity fob system at home so I am well aware that they can be useful, I used a card system at work, so I am also painfully aware of failure rates.
I Am Not Alone
I see others have like me, a decreasing interest in Maplin. They used to have interesting kit and parts but now it appears that more and more they have last generation products at next generation prices, with doubtful quality. Often they out price PC World, the wrong way making them a distress and distressing choice for only if you are really stuck on a late Saturday afternoon.
Re: Written by a lawyer not a computer programmer
Government rules are usually written by lawyers since they should, (might perhaps) get the legally water tight wording somewhere near right, well sadly they don't ensure success and many amateur rule writers don't always do such a perfect job either. I agree that what legal people lack in clarity they make up for in obfuscation.
Your 'hobby' activity is enjoyment of your drone, your 'business' appears to be tree growing.
However I am fairly certain that flying your own (amateur) drone under 400 feet and not doing so for payment does not count as a business drone operator. It may well be best not to pay yourself for drone operation and, if you really want to make a point, fly only when you are 'off the clock'.
Or are you thinking you should be Tree Scanning Drones For Hire Inc? Given the circumstances that might not be a great idea.
@ igel 11@ inmypjs
The live sheep shipments were incinerated during the battles with the French farmers over live sheep exports into markets that wanted them. It was some years back and you might have better luck seeking items about live sheep exports, (if you are one of us who allow ourselves to use Google). If you use other inferior search engines good luck.
@ Camilla Smythe Re: @ inmypjs
I guess your snide pygmy intellect silliness was to show your infinite inferiority complex but hey ho all to the good I guess.
No I do not use Google mail though I know others who do I use Google as such for searches, do Google mail do product searches for their customers? Or is that only in the limitless dark corners of your convoluted mind?
I do have an e-mail account that is often compromised by the utter stupidity of so called organisations who have no understanding of BCC when send mails perhaps you are in that group? Your lawyer contact clearly was.
I applaud your defence of inmypjs alias asshole, perhaps your's and their joint efforts to degrade debate represent the crude state of society for which you jointly aim.
So while you grovel about in the chicken dirt of your lives have fun.
Clearly if you were not so up yourself you might have realised I clear cookies after searches using Google via a PC browser.
I trust miss whatever you have now learned something, crude and stupid language is pointless and self demeaning I assume you are as well.
Re: as Apple hasn’t been on reliant on digital advertising
Do apple still punt their entirely stupid beacon thing?
Re: Sick and tired
Does Google map thing replace an A to Z? I avoid cities the way some might avoid plague pits, in my mind they are essentially the same, though cesspit fits better with some locations.
Odd that no one has mentioned that stupid Beacon rubbish thing that Apple were punting.
With a well presented point(?) like yours I equate your post with worthless.
It tells me and possibly others, a great more about you than about anything else. If you do not like a product, company, country or whatever do not use those things. Since the French decided that incinerating live sheep was a good idea I have assumed their products were not worth buying so I avoid them, see no insults needed.
I use Google, it helps me find what I want better than any other search source. I am sensible and grown up enough to accept that they will expect some (cashless) payment in return. That relates to something called terms of trade, but hosting cookies from them or anyone else is a different matter that I manage somewhat closely.