69 posts • joined Wednesday 10th February 2010 17:55 GMT
The cloud is a good idea you just need to make sure you don't put all your eggs in one basket. Make sure you always have a datafeed to keep a local copy!
This is ofc assuming there isnt some sort of government/judicial order covering up data requests... I've not read the report but if a request for information had a secrecy clause then microsoft couldn't report it?
Surely the way forward is to put a tick box in everyone's profile saying "I do not wish to be part of expanded search?"
Ahh a step up?
So he's gone from selling shiny tat to apple fanboys to selling shiny tat to women? At least the women are more likely to be rational ;)
If I lived close to one of the <individuals> I would be happy to protest them when I had time. I'm sure if locals get together than can protest these people where they live, where the work and where they go for fun!
SSL/TLS is already being inspected. Most security proxies already have the technology. It wont even warn you that your traffic is being inspected if someone has installed a root certificate on your machine. Never assume SSL/TLS isnt being inspected if you dont own the device or have allowed the network/service provider to install stuff.
I guess getting rid of anyone that could potentially replace him is one way to try and keep his job ;)
Pretty crappy when these poor sods are losing there jobs in the run up to the so called festive season.
I'm guessing Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and all those other middle eastern countries that do exactly the same thing are next? No I thought not at least be honest and admit you are doing this because you dont like them.
Re: Empires Rise...@nonesuch
What you mean you had a phone based on android 3.0? The OS that was only for android tablets and had no built in phone functions? Its no wonder you had a bad experience!
It wasn't IE's dominant position that was the cause of the browser choice screen. It was Microsoft's abuse of its dominant position in the OS market that forced the commission to act. Competition law is pretty much the same all over including in the US and it bans a company with a monopoly in one market from using that monopoly to push others out. This even includes for example not allowing companies to use profits from a monopoly in one market to use predatory pricing to try and gain a monopoly in another.
This is a good thing otherwise microsoft would be a monopoly for everything computer related now. Instead of just in the desktop OS market, and presumably in the office software market.
When that "bit of kit" cuts off 10% of your customer base(Thats gotta be what 100k people ?) for 24 hrs or so a single spend of £10 million looks essential to me. If people get cut off for a 3rd time for an extended period customers especially business customers will start to jump ship. Its not like o2 are any cheaper than the other mobile companies...
What they need to do is stop treating its customers like beta testers. The One X has a major flaw battery life and due to the design of the handset people are stuck with it. A few months later they release the One X+ with a far better battery leaving the poor chumps who bought the One X with a handset that looks very pretty but if you actually do anything with it the battery wont even manage standby for the day. Unless you turn off 3G, GPS, Wifi, stop syncng mail/facebook etc and at that point people might as well have bought a non smartphone.
Here is a hint HTC test your phones to make sure your mobiles have a good enough battery to last a day with moderate useage and stick a microSD card slot in. If you arent sure about battery life then at least dont make sealed all in one units so people are stuck with a phone for 2 years that they cant rely on to be able to receive calls if they actually use the damn thing.
Yah erm its far better to have no service and no likelyhood of service with plenty of competition for no service from many non service providers than for the government to stump up the cash to help people in areas deemed not to be commercially viable!
I'm sure that all 126 world wide playbook owners will be delighted its good for something ;)
It doesn't seem to me to be a great use of shake, now bringing up task manager that would be a great idea. Can't believe this is even patentable I mean how is it an innovation. I might patent Fart to unlock!
I have a HTC One X and if I could leave it plugged into the mains all day its an excellent phone. However if I am out and about and dare to actually use it the battery is dead before I get home again. In my mind its unacceptable to have a mobile that cant last from about 8am to 6pm if you use it for about an hour to play games/browse the web/email/facebook etc. For this reason I have ordered a samsung galaxy Note II it strikes me that the battery in the one X was a major design flaw and I wont be buying another HTC anytime soon as they dont even admit to the problem.
Well maybe the companies concerned need to be more imaginative? How often do you need to actually have everyone in a team actually sit down physically? In my experience with good management and using IM/conf calls/video conferencing etc for many roles its more than possible to have people literally being spread all over the world and still get the job done.
However it takes good managers with some creativity to make it work. In my experience probably something like 1 in 100 of all managers...
Its about time...
.... that microsoft were forced to add support into windows for non microsoft file system types like ext4, reiserFS etc that way third parties would not be forced via the microsoft desktop monopoly into paying microsoft money for people to be able to access files on devices attached to the host PC via USB etc. Although maybe it might be possible to add support for alternative file system support I doubt it would be a simple thing especially getting the device driver software signed as windows compatable.
IMO using for monopoly position to patent troll is anti competitive?
Re: I still don't get why this only appies to MS
MS were found to have a monopoly in the PC market for operating systems and were found to be abusing there monopoly position in the operating system market to try and get a monopoly in the browser market. Apple has never had been judged to have a monopoly in any market. Which ofc it doesnt in desktop or laptop computer systems. Again in the mobile phone sector there is plenty of choice and apple are not in a monopoly position there. Tablets is an area which apple might find itself in a monopoly position as ipad is still the biggest selling tablet although with others catching up now somewhat that will start to change hopefully.
I've had a play with one it wasnt as bad as the old version 6 XDA I had but it certainly wasnt upto the standards of the iphone or an android device. Given that microsoft have a habit of burning the platform they just made why would I want to find myself in the situation where the next version comes out and support for my version basically ends and if I am really unlucky at the end of my contract microsoft have pulled store support for my device?
The hardware sounds awesome why do Nokia insist on crippling it with trashy Microsoft phone operating system . How about listening to your customers and providing them with what they want ie this hardware with android. You can still sell the crappy windows version if you have too...
Can I have a badge, a gun, a kicking soundtrack, a subtly lit office, be surrounded by leggy attractive women and interview suspects all whilst having lots of slo mo action? Thought not! I'll pass!
Re: giffgaff, not C4
I still wouldn't want it even if it was FREE!
I'm with Jason if a game is worth paying for I buy if its not I dont bother paying for it or I rent it on a console. Maybe if companies like ubisoft actually produced quality games which were released without the need to download a 500mb+ patch on release day to make the game playable people might actually be more inclined to buy. They dont treat there customers with respect and the compound that by calling us a bunch of thieving pirates, thats another publisher I shall avoid unless the game is too good to miss.
I really cant understand why the damn thing wasn't working fully on the ground I mean who the hell would choose to do a remote upgrade over that distance! A little bit far for a mobile engineer to pop out to reboot the damn thing if it doesn't go according to plan.
Ah so its fine to copy a chrome "innovation" but the other way around is evil? I hope google sue apple for copying unified search/URL bar, unlikely though as google appears to favour INNOVATION rather than litigation unlike apple patent trolls.
As for dropping the windows version well I am sure all 3 worldwide users will be gutted by the change ;)
Banning the word torrent is ridiculous as its just a service that can be used for piracy like every other service, http, https, ftp etc.
I'm not in the habit of downgrading and hell will freeze over before I pay for the privilege. I really hope Microsoft get over this collective mass hysteria and delusions and realize that for anything that isn't a touch device IE most of there core market that windows 8 is complete and utter trash and then quickly follow up with windows 9.
Has anyone considered the possibility...
.. that its just there to annoy the conspiracy theorists and distract them from other more important stuff. Or most likely given that its new technology that they are just testing the capabilities this time around?
Maybe a blessing in disguise here? I have asked many people and even amongst Microsoft fans I have yet to find even one person who is interested in windows 8 even on tablets. Granted things might change once its released but who would bet on it given the lack of interest in windows phone 7? Throw in the fact that I believe Microsoft are planning on burning yet another phone platform and annoying what few people actually plumped for windows phone 7.
Well you often on switch ports connected to servers or desktop/laptops disable spanning tree as the learning process can slow down connecting to the network significantly. Someone then messes up the patching and bang a switching loop. Surprised however that it could happen on a LINX segment that could affect so much though!
Ye right on microsoft because what looks like a not too bad UI on a 4" or less touchscreen is automatically going to scale up to a 24" plus monitor using a good ole mouse and keyboard? Why not leave aero in and let the USER decide which shell they want to use! If I wanted the metro interface I would have bought a windows phone, but instead I bought an android!
My heart bleeds...
For these megacorps that have made redundant thousands if not millions of people in the west to save a few quid to fill there own pockets by moving production to China. Just desserts springs to mind!
If you are stupid enough to leave your wifi open and unencrypted you are fair game! Now if google was trying to crack WEP or WPA passwords it would be another thing entirely!
Spot on! Commercial greed is to blame. There were and are other commercially viable sources of rare earth's but the rest of the world foolishly went for the lowest price allowing China to corner the market in materials that are nearly as much of a stranglehold on the economy as oil is. Lessons should be learned and part of that should be never ever allow one country to control the supply of a material. Especially a country like China which has very quietly grabbed a stranglehold on many different economic areas. It has also grabbed a huge pile of US government debt as well...
Besides this is a technology the US government could disable at any time with no notice for any or no reason whatsoever. Why are people using it to the point of criticality when it could be disabled at anytime?
60 times in 6 months is hardly a problem. And given the limited range of these things I cant see them interfering with the boeing 747s at 20,000+ft. Granted in certain positions it could be a bit tricky ie near airports but seriously your sat nav goes funny do you a) continue along the same road or b) turn off the road go thru a field and wrap your car around a tree?
As Per Neil 7
I also have taken issue with current owner of the business if he is no longer involved I might consider buying from there again especially as they are only a few minutes down the road for me.
Silly tweets in the first place
Yes it is a bit of an overreaction possibly but if you tweet such things then you should expect to picked up when you go there. imagine if they had posted than and then had gone on to do something neferious?
If you don't like the terms just don't buy anything from the app store problem solved? Its not like you are forced to buy from the store is it? Big companies do many objectionable things but this is simple vote with your feet if you DON'T like the Terms and Conditions.
Seriously AC 20:36 the number of insulin pump users even in the US is fairly low in comparison to the rest of society a terrorist could drive around all day given the ranges needed to find someone to kill. I'm not saying this isnt a potential problem and it should definetly be fixed at medtronic's expense but please try to get some perspective here. Additionally as a planned murder tool the target would a) Have to be an insulin controlled diabetic with one of these devices b) You would have to know point a and c) the person would have to have enough insulin in there pump to make it a fatal dose at the time you choose to strike.
I would be far more worried about contaminated insulin or getting hit by a bus than this scenario.
Problem is its not as simple as deciding which command will kill someone. As a diabetic on insulin I use very small amounts of units between 20-30 I have a friend who is type 2 and he uses hundreds of units a day. Some people will use more than 10 times the number of units of insulin per meal that I use. There dose could easily be fatal to me. My dose would have next to no effect on them.
For those that dont understand how you use an insulin pump the number of units pumped wouldnt normally be static, normally it would be based on a profile of the food you are eating and the total amount of carbohydrate in the food. There is a need to be able to control the device on the move. Using no encryption though is very silly I would expect if it was wireless to use something akin to a VPN where encryption keys are changed regularly.
Whats the problem?
They incidentally collected unsecured wifi data. Blame the people who leave there wifi networks unsecured. If you use an unsecured wifi connection and transmit personal data that could be used maliciously then more fool you
Oh but but but
Macs are more secure and nothing bad can ever happen on a mac like EVER!!!! I promise no sarcasm was used in the crafting of this post!
Oh come on...
..stop messing with these small screens people want to be able to browse and do email and other tasks simply and comfortably and a 7" screen is too small for that. Its too big to be a pocket device and too small to have the comfort of a small size device. Just bring out something around about 10" then I might start getting interested.
Loved early series of red dwarf but...
...the later series from 7 onwards just got worse and worse. I mean that last special that was made for Dave was truly awful. I fear this new series will be the same which is a damn shame as it was a good series :(
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