Perhaps everyone who knows that they "have nothing to hide" should start using encryption?
471 posts • joined 10 Sep 2009
Perhaps everyone who knows that they "have nothing to hide" should start using encryption?
long been a vital part of life in remote areas
Although I come from Orkney, I live in what I regard as "the south", not far from Coventry in fact. I regularly come across people around here who say that they are too remote to get email! My old family home there has access to some seriously fast fibre.
No the North Isles are not suitable for wannabe Robinson Crusoes.
As with those done in the UK, you need to indicate the possible reality by calling them "reforms".
This quotation marks would indicate that someone had used the word but that they were not necessarily truly an advancement or improvement.
Stop subsidising the reclaimed swamp.
Fit 5G, cycle lanes,serious public transportation systems and provide relocation subsidies to the true middle of the UK - Morecambe!
The lady saying good morning has a strong chance of addressing an affable Kiwi or a friendly Swede and should get a response.
What other fruit, vegetables and other foodstuffs might one hold a conversation with?
Standing on the left makes sense.
The majority of people are right handed and civilised countries drive on the left so that divers passing can shake hands. For the slightly less friendly, you can engage in high speed commerce.
Why does London do something so counter intuitive as to get people to stand on the right?
other nicer and cheaper parts of the country
Do you mean, almost all of it then?
The iPhone was killed a while ago. They make up less than 10% of new sales. The rest are Android with the rest hidden in the rounding error somewhere.
iPhones are generally a couple of years behind technically. The interface screen looks pretty much the same as it did when it was on the iPod Touch. It has been happily copying what it sees as good ideas from other peoiple but not a decent UI.
Nobody is copying Apple but if they want to copy others, this may help.
And two better than Google tends to think of.
Whilst there are certainly a lot of reasons to buy Android phones - price, functionality, battery etc - there is some reasons to not buy Apple including Apple business practices, being treated like a moron, restrictions and so on. One of the biggest is that their phones look #shiny and distinctly dated. Many Android users might keep away from something that aped what they are happily not using.
I have not seem many pictures but, fortunately, it does not look like an iThing. It looks like a phone. Glass on one side, metal or whatever on the other, rounded corners(!) and so on.
. like not spying on users, and making them agree to let you keep that data into perpetuity (you may want to actually read the conditions for a change). Not going to happen, not just because I value the privacy of my family but also I actually have a professional duty to protect my clients.
Like having a UI that isn't basically unchanged since the iPod Touch?
Like not being the "must have" for wannabe Beautiful People and the terminally uninformed?
Like being a smartphone rather than a fashion accessory?
If they had called it Bohemia, they could have behaved in a Bohemian manner...
Lots of parties, sleep through the morning, clothing styles, slightly dodgy morals and so on.
Great for some types of tourism,
That phrase, whilst far from a universal description, does seem to contain a redundancy. What one will we hear next? "Sociopathic director" or "dodgy politician"?
And if your bank's online banking software only works with IE you don't deserve to have an opinion.
No. If your bank's software only works with IE, they do not deserve your business - or even the privilege of looking after your overdraft.
As a child, I lived in central Scotland - Fife is about 2/3 of the way up the the UK.
There were a lot of Bings but they are less common when I go back now.
A bing is one of those funny shaped hills that use to be so common where there were coal mines. They are all the rubbish that was dug up but do not contain much that is useful.
It's not so much the nostrils as the septum (the fleshy bit between them).
Mine's a deviant...
Once upon a time, I used Open DNS and set up my router to use 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 for all devices in my home. I was able to block things that *I* did not like from my children. I did not need a "filter" from the Government, who would block anything a lawyer or friendly dictator wanted or a dodgy US corporate that would block a nipple before an assault rifle.
My children grew up using computers largely unsupervised. I only recall one question as to why I blocked a particular item. If either of them figured how to get around this, they did it very discreetly which is good enough for me.
For a long time now ISPs seem to have liked to supply routers where users have no control over anything. Defaults are good but we need to be able to override. My children are young adults and in their own homes. I don't need to set a DNS range any more. If I do, it will have to be on individual devices. One day, I might have grandchildren and they will probably have their own devices. Will I have to manually enter it onto their machines when they come round?
Let me choose my own DNS for my own devices from the router which I have paid for too.
The USA? I believe that they like to test these things on their fellow citizens.
A while back, I was involved in testing Open Office. This was running the programme and seeing what was wrong with the interface etc. It was sometimes reporting things as silly as a missing full stop in a dialogue box.
I came across someone in the USA who was about to report that it was defaulting to "non-existent or imaginary" paper sizes and units of measure, They did indeed exist and were not imaginary, Yes, the paper sizes were things like A4 and the units of measure were mm...
There is a difference between ignorance, which can be excusable, and planned ignorance which is not.
Either that or the web has a deadly disease that sucks up all available bandwidth, has memory leaks and poor process queuing to the point where it can lock up a PC.
Its the same disease that causes problems everywhere else - US Corporations. As they are obliged to pay more attention to shareholder remuneration than ethics, customer satisfaction, the law or even good taste combined; human beings are seen as having less relevance than the colour of socks worn by the CFO.
If companies want to be treated like people, they need to act like adult ones.
It is also also a word for humanity's favourite activity!
Lookheed and BAE sound like much more interesting places to work.
Unless you are lumbered with principles and don't want to work towards killing people?
Is it the independent streak? The innate distrust of government dating from its origins? Something about the US just seems to make things turn ugly...
Or was it that the victim was black? You mentioned Switzerland and Japan. Neither of those are so internationally famous for race discrimination and ethnic specific slavery.
PS I will say I don't think it's just institutionalised racism causing these problems.
Sometimes it is just total ars^&*!es that cause the problems. If they didn't discriminate against "thick lips and curly hair", they would find someone else to be unpleasant towards. Perhaps they might discriminate against people of Irish ancestry, they might want to discriminate against plebs who didn't go to the right sort of school or perhaps they like Ginger jokes.
Not behaving in that sort of way is not "political correctness". It is human decency, or perhaps just good manners.
Some will die sooner than others.
It is considered rational to not want to be in the "sooner" group.
We just had a referendum where a major consideration to some was the, completely obsolete, concept of national sovereignty.
As we have now pulled ourselves away from our neighbours, this must actually mean something to some people.
The USA is a much bigger risk of impinging on our sovereignty without even noting it or giving a t*ss if they do realise it.
The USA has a very different culture froim us. It is far more intolerant and their justice system considers itself to be a lesson for us all. It is a lesson for us, but perhaps not how they think.
If he broke a law, he should be tried here. If he didn't do anything that we would jail him for, end of story. If he did not something we would punish him for, he gets punished here. That's where it should end.
Do I trust all companies 100% - no
Do I distrust all companies 100% - no either
Which ones do I mistrust more?
1. Very large ones that have been convicted, without help from rivals, and fined for abusing monopolies.
2. Ones that spend the most on lawyers and PR whiz kids.
3. Any headquartered in the land of the NSA. CIA. FBI and other criminal groups like them.
4. Any that think that consumer rights are "liberal nonsense".
As for trusting my own government. - Very variable. They got my fingerprints and some blood a few decades ago for an army ID card.They are the default repository for a lot of my other information anyway - DOB, family, driving licence, NI number and so on. Do I think that they can't get my travels, phone records and medical stuff as fast as they want? - Don't be silly but I trust them more with it than I would Microsoft, Apple or IBM.
I agree with what others have said, some ashes should be taken up by the next Vulture Flight and released .
Haggis is pretty common around the world. Apparently, there is even something similar in (South) Korea. It are just poor people food that has been adopted as a national icon because it's very nice.
Like several items of Scottish culture, they can be traced to France rather than the southern half of this island.
I've done ITIL. Whatever we call it, users call it "Help Desk" and are irritated by other names.
Who thinks "HR" is better than Personnel used to be?
Nobody rings 666, or whatever, to be serviced. They want help. As for what help the caller wanted, I suspect it was somewhere between the entire Brigade of Ghurkas and perhaps 100 Tornados.
Google will have to buy it first. Scratch is from MIT.
That said, I agree with you. I have lost useful things from Google dropping them. You don't know a replacement for My Tracks do you?
Not a perfect idea.
At least with German, English, French, Mandarin and so on there are a large number of people who speak it already. There are no native Esperanto speakers and more of us did Latin in school than that.
The problem may be that the "English" they standardise on is not quite English.
I'm not talking about, for example, a German using their own sentence construction. That just depends on their fluency. I'm sure my French grammar follows the rules of English at times. Fair enough..
I find it slightly naff that a lot of people from Central Europe etc seem to have learned their English somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic!
I didn't know the referendum was only for England!
The leave campaign seems to be pretty overwhelmingly so,
A lot of providers like to block you from changing your DNS to something other than them (OpenDNS, Google etc) People changing that for themselves has irritated the powerful in the past. Are they just thinking ahead on this?
I'm sure that I saw a project for making one with a Raspberry Pi. Anyone who proposes to firtle around with their router can do one of those.
How strange. People in SAP can count!
Their whole business is maths, Of course they will see that if it is better for their customers (us), we will have more money to buy their stuff.
"wired Ethernet is a pain or a security risk"
Either, I am not understanding what you mean or both those statements fly in the face of any evidence I have seen.
Pain - how much more pain are you caused by simply plugging in an Ethernet cable than, A. paying extra for a Wifi dongle, B. installing the drivers, C. fardling around with connecting up to the right WiFi and D putting in the password? At least you can avoid A&B now.
Security - You do use a WiFi passord I assume. This is famously not secure and easy enough for crims/spooks to swamp out and so on,
I have uses for WiFi Pi devices in future but they are inherently fiddlier and less secure or reliable than a length of CAT5/6/etc
I recently got myself a Raspberry Pi to play with. Apparently, it runs Ubuntu and has everything your non-tecchie friends want out of a desktop PC - Chrome web browser and email.
There are no fans. The box is less than A7 and 2.5cm and the reason it stays cool? It runs off a standard (ie non iPhone) mobile phone charger..
I can't see it replacing my PC thoiugh. I wonder if it runs the GIMP?
It wasn't the tobacco companies they were trying to help. It was the paper companies - both the people that made poor quality paper and the people who made poor quality papers.
Specifically William Randolph Hearst (Pattys grandpa) helped push the laws which conveniently also blocked imports of cheaper, hemp based, paper made in Mexico.
I think Lisa Simpson has mentioned it.
"Ladies and gentlemen, by the time (some of) you graduate, the paperless office will have become the norm."
That was from my induction lecture - in autumn 1979!
I have and it hasn't...
It is one thing for me to choose to put information on the internet where it may come under the view of criminal organisations like the NSA.
It is an entirely different thing for any hospital, Doctor or NHS organisation to do so for me.
A huge improvement to democracy would be the removal of the three line whip. I want my (and everyone else's} MP to vote for what they think is right. If they think that the party line is tight, fair enough but they need to decide - not some bully (whip) in their office .
My father in law was be head science teacher where he used to work.
He has a story about a biology teacher who, every year, went on an all fruit diet.
She could not explain why she always used to get diarrhoea...
"It's just as well that sharks don't throw coconuts."
Good job the coconuts haven't got spiders inside.
Why do "they" never mention W2K? I still consider it to be the best thing that MS ever did.
There were 2 versions - desktop and server. Simple and easy.
The PFY here says that only 2 versions of Windows is not profitable and a precedent that MS do not want us to remember!
Can I infer that he is not an "African American"?
Or have we given up that 'lost cause'?
On that one probably but I'm still arguing that a Kilobyte is 2^10 and a megabyte is 2^20 and so on.
I've got that book too but I can't find anything that gives a date. I can't even find agreement on how long a day is. In fact, it seems to say that time as we understand it is not important to the creator.
I would infer therefore that the universe formed somewhere between 0.01 seconds ago and 4.4E17 seconds ago. God is above all this time nonsense anyway...