117 posts • joined 9 Mar 2010
Re: Apple are not being unreasonable.
"Amazon may have offered you an app on your Apple device. You're neither forced to use that app nor that device."
Except that the whole point of the cartel was that they (the publishers) would not enable the book to be sold elsewhere for less either, so if you buy from the kindle app on an apple device you pay the same price or less than from the kindle store on a kindle.
Re: Data protection act?
did you miss this part of the article? "An individual suspecting that the RSPCA had files on him or her could make a subject access request under the Data Protection Act - but organisations are exempt from compliance with this process if data is held for the purpose of "the capture or prosecution of offenders". ACPO claims that the RSPCA only gets access to police data when it intends to prosecute someone, so this exemption would no doubt be generally claimed."
perhaps Microsoft should enable ad-blocking by default for all google products on windows, users would be happier, google would rapidly reposition, everyone wins.
Re: information interchange
except this story is about hospitals and primary care not GP's
Re: The acid test
firstly your laziness in checking for fraud on your card statement is rather immaterial. The fact is that credit cards numbers are not secret and people who rely on them being so are misguided. The problem of database insecurity and atm's being infected is that they do contain the secrets required to make the transactions by virtue of them making the transactions in the first place, hence the data being worth something. I am not saying the system is ideal but the point is that you have to have the private data (PIN or CVV or authentication secret etc) to actually make the transaction which is not transmitted by NFC.
"We're going to continue to innovate in it." - Apple stopped innovating in the mac division a long time ago didn't they? I thought the hardware division was made a high end generic hardware producer to all intents and purposes.
Re: What no solutions?
"Banks certainly don't seem to regard it as their job to prove it was you and from the people I know who have experienced this, tend to ask you to prove it wasn't you!!"
And there are plenty of people who don't experience this, guess it depends on the bank.
Re: 9 out of 10 ???
its English you should be worried about, not maths.
thirteen million seems quite reasonable considering the number of transactions that the company must be processing through its shops and online business. It is absolutely essential to punish companies for data breaches, its the only want to force them to take data security seriously.
It is a phishing scam that has been in operation since the latest vouchers were released, not a data breach or hack and I don't think they should get refunded to be honest as its not Tesco's fault.
If the council official took the offenders photo and had the van registration number, I wonder why they were still free to commit the same crime three weeks later? It seems the police only arrested them when they were subsequently dropped into their laps by BT. A bit disappointing.
I don't agree with everything this group goes on about but, someone was recently turned down for post-doctoral funding immediately on application, because the funding body are apparently making up for the fact that there have historically been more opportunities for men than women, and as such that they are no longer accepting applications from men at all even though they were giving more than 50% of the awards to women already. It sounds like some promotion of actual equality is sensible, so called positive discrimination is just discrimination.
Hopefully he tested his concept code on a machine that he can recover by manually re-flashing the UEFI firmware from a console or something similar and isn't distributing it to the uninformed.
Re: Fanbois possibly responsible for sat nav failure ?
Mr C Hill, how do you know that it was the servers and not the data connection that were the problem?
iirc alkali metal fires can get hot enough to convert co2 into oxygen and carbon, which is presumably what you mean by "produce oxygen" and you can put them out with salt or sand or a class d fire extinguisher.
Re: Its official patients are to be denied access to care
"unless you agree to your data being used on these databases you are denied access to GP services" - It does not say that at all, the article is about preventative care which is entirely separate and in most ways a very good thing.
Not my experience
I can share information between all of the hospitals in the region and probably the UK electronically and with all of the GP;s in wales and probably the UK independent of their software, most use EMIS GV or web but some use other solutions and it works perfectly. We are currently in a trial for digital signatures on prescriptions but only one chemist chain are willing to purchase the hardware at present so the others need paper prescriptions. To be honest it isn't much hassle either as a doctor or patient so not that urgent. The doctors have been using digital record for years and they DO interoperate very well thanks, it is the hospitals that have been slow to catch up and the blame lies largely with consults who do not like their actions being traceable and prefer the power of their paper notes and prescription pads and therefore refuse to use any of the systems.
Re: red herring
While good on paper for you, I am missing how that increases Samsung’s profits
Re: The lack of Ethernet is a killer
"You're in a habit of dragging your laptop around without a case?" for the last 2 years for my 10" baby laptop at least, yes. RJ45 and HDMI are tiny compared to this chassis, as is a clip to hold a removable battery, all could be integrated into this footprint. Agree the optical drive is not an option without compromising the design though.
Re: Just trying to protect their balliwick
You are aware of course that it was Apple and the publishers that did this to e-books and it was Amazon that reported them to the competition authorities in the US and Europe, and Amazon that are issuing e-book customers with refunds from the payments they have received from the publishers that settled?
Re: HP late again...
you know what, I thik we get when your point, there wan't a need to post it 4 times (and counting) in the comments of the one article! or is one of the commandments to preach?
Re: Can anyone think of anything?
since the article says they are using OpenOffice 3.2.1, and office 2000 doesn't support docx, that could be an issue for them. Typical that their support has them stuck on an old version of open/libre office though.
perhaps friends and family who are not close by would would like to filter the pictures of you as a couple from the ones of you out with your mates?
Re: 'By Royal Appointment' ?
presumably a peoples republic
Who has apple paid off to not be in there? There have been several reports of late about how little tax they pay in the UK but they seem to have been missed in this grouping.. sureley they are a worse offender than Google or Amazon in terms of tax paid vs revenue?
Re: Pay or park somewhere else...
I seriously hope you are not implying that paying road tax should entitle you to park on any bit of "public highway" you take fancy to?
" My time is worth far more to fill the trolley than that of the supermarket droids" - Doesn't that attitude optimise one of the major causes of discontent in this country.
Re: Should be fudged
worse than that the data in question is triangulated form cell masts and nothing to do with GPS or wi-fi locations, and roughly knows where you are ALL of the time that you are in cell range. You are confusing the information the telco collects by law and the information you 'willingly' signed up to provide to the app/OS makers you use. I can't think of an easy way to fudge cell location information..
couldn't agree more, have an upvote good sir
Re: a protest against tuition fees that doesnt work
You would be surprised at how easy it is to walk into most lectures in Cambridge "FOR FREE", it is more of a struggle getting people to come to lectures than keeping them out. If you want to get personal tuition, lab classes, exams and a degree certificate, that is another story. Since the costs of things other than lectures scale with the number of people involved and someone has to pay for it.
looked at the Cambridge "leak" and... how dull. 3 user id's from an old job advert, I wonder how hard they tried in this case? All security breaches should be taken seriously but if this is the sum total of what could be got I am appeased and very surprised.
@JDX "Surely there is no excuse for GPS not getting your position to within 1m these days?" if you understand how GPS works then yes there is the age old exuse of physical possibility.
"how many CAPACITIVE MULTI-TOUCH screen phones were there before the iPhone launched in 2007? Zero." In early 2005 one become part of a scanner interface for operating theatres, it also had an optional capacitive Z-mode allowing it to work without actually touching it. Apple "acquired" the technology from the two companies involved and did what they do best and marketed it to the ignorant masses in a shiny package.
would have been better if he had put the money towards funding some actual reasearch, especially in the UK where the government has decided everything needs a 3 year plan to create a new business or it isn't worth doing!
Re: OK, but
Quality content needs editing and more importantly reviewing and ranking, that is what is valued in a journal not the printing press or the hosting, and it isn't cheap.
"We're talking about transfers between platforms, not transfers between devices on the same platform. The latter is trivial in all cases, even the iPhone" you might be making that point but we are not! We are talking about transferring your content between the device you have now and the device you might need in the future, if you put your eggs in apple's basket you are fixed to their (limited) vision of your future, which maximizes their profit margins, however if you put them in the android basket there is a better chance that a provider will produce something that fits into your future and in that case you can transfer your things with no penalties.
your point about kindle would be ok if kindle didn't provide an app for all of the major platforms or apple provided an ebook app to enable you to read your books on other platforms.
and of course the last defence of the cult "they're not the only ones doing it" i.e. its ok that we behave badly because everyone else does too.. I disappear!
Ultimately if you join a cult you have to be prepared to pay the exit fee.
Re: Anal aperture
don't like it? pull the app from ios. no big deal.
What tech will this be using on PC? Please don't let the answer be silverlight...
Re: Why didn't they wait?
"I really wish Apple would consider using both Intel and AMD processors."
and how would that help a graphics card driver issue?
Charged for the investigative work?
Seeing as this person was essentially trying to pull a fast one. Looking at the forum, he was trying to claim for a phone and damage to his car; shouldn't he have to pay for the investigation (which involved reproducing the fault by destroying other test units) and pay some compensation to Samsung for the damage done to their reputation? I feel he should be punished more than a bit of web ridicule.
Re: Back in my student days
were they metal socks? I have witnessed a couple of emergency drying's in the microwave with no apparent damage..
Re: Rule 2
So as long as the breakdown resistance of you to earth is sufficiently large no current will flow as there will be no potential difference, therefore it is irrelevant if the current is AC or DC.
Re: Remember that these switches are themselves in standby!
From my experimental evidence, the timer switch I got from china (via a popular tat bazaar..) for a fiver seems to use between 0.08W and 0.12W over the course of a week. Why would a higher voltage imply higher power usage in standby? The device I have doesn't use solid state relays based on the mechanical clicks it makes when it switches, but presumably you are talking about leakage currents from solid state relays? if so what damage do you think this will do to your device? I would imagine surges would be more of a problem, but these are less of a problem with SSR's as they switch more reliably and quickly?
If that is the case the residents should pay for it, not BT and by extension their customers..
I'm not so sure about that; the bezel on my phone has protected the edges of the screen from quite a few bumps that I suspect would have cracked the display.
So he took equipment destined for the skip and recycled it, hope the Judge has a warm feeling of justice being done in this one.
or what a great way to keep informed that your house is burning down!
Isn't thiis already on android?
I might be wrong but I think I have had this app on android for the last month, it got installed at the last facebook app update?
Re: @annodomini2 Before anyone says "here comes big brother"...
"1) Available time to take evasive action (like braking) for a bad situation goes down as speed goes up, linear relationship.
2) Destructive energy goes up as the square of the speed, square law relationship."
I call shenanigans.
Re: @JetSetJim, was Before anyone says "here comes big brother"...
"- tap the brakes occasionally, you win 10 pts per wheel they lock up.
- very gradually slow down, you get 100 pts if they have a heart attack or brain hemorrhage."
I have even more fun with people like you: Arrest for dangerous driving... limitless points and a potential jail sentence!