14 posts • joined Friday 30th March 2012 13:56 GMT
Agree that locking you out of existing files would be an unacceptable form of ransom, but a simple and fair option would be to provide a read-only mode that allows saving to other formats once your subscription expires.
... as two iPads weigh the same a better name for this would be "seesaw".
So if they go over the border on a mission, they can be jammed with a keyfob? That's up there with the Met comms kit not working on the Tube.
One obvious differentiator is the resolution - 758x1024 rather than 600x800 - and it isn't commented on at all !
As an owner of a 600x800 E-Ink reader (Sony, fwiw) and a retina iPad, I find it hard to go back to the reader even with the much better battery life and more appropriate size because the text is so jagged.
So reviewer - is the higher resolution any better?
Actually an alpha emitter would be completely useless to mimic cosmic radiation etc. Regular alpha particles don't even pass through skin, so unless you took the lid off your chip and attached the Americium directly to the silicon it wouldn't have any effect.
I'm assuming levering the lid off a chip would cause some problems anyway, but maybe the teardown sites could give it a go :-)
No better "expert" available??
Why are all the quotes from an "expert" with a clear commercial reason to trash the idea?
Surely you could have found someone to comment directly on the Dutch or US experience?
Re: Is it just me?
I think the point is that anything you put on the company network / email belongs to the company as per contract and reasonable sense. This seems to be a case where they're trying to get hold of a copy from externally because they deleted their own copy.
Perhaps they could argue that the copy is theirs due to intellectual property rights, same as a photocopy would be, but in that case I'd think he could just delete the mails as it isn't his responsibility to keep them.
Doesn't work with SMP??
"none were shown to work in symmetric multi-processing (SMP) settings."
Surely cloud providers don't host VMs on single processor boxes, so making this attack unlikely to work in th real world.
I don't get the Children's Panel bit - surely they just print "CONFIDENTIAL" on the outside, and then the postie doesn't deliver it elsewhere?
Same thing for tax details and other dodgy post - equivalent of putting the sticker on the delivery itself.
Re: Crashplan FTW
Bullshit implies they claimed something untrue. They claim unlimited backup, and throttling the upload speed doesn't make this untrue although you could argue it makes it less useful.
As I said originally, for most home users who have a lots of unchanging data such as video and photos, I don't think it would cause a problem or invalidate the point of their offering.
If you need to store more that 200GB and have a large amount of change then it would - take your pick.
Re: Crashplan FTW
To be fair to Carbonite, they are offering a simple home service and they don't claim unlimited bandwidth. Once the backup is up-to-date it doesn't take much transfer to keep it that way, so the restriction is probably not an issue for the vast majority of users.
I've used it for a few years, because although I could do something more complex, faster etc, if whatever takes out my machine also takes out me then Carbonite is simple enough for my partner to understand to get our stuff back. I've also restored some fairly large video files without issue.
Dual screen laptop
Actually the dual screen feature has possibilities for 1:1 client presentations; they see the presentation, you see the notes, in a natural facing each other setup rather than with a screen projected somewhere behind you and a noisy projecter.
Please, use a different colour!
I see no reason to remove the embossed numbers, but could they at least use a contrasting colour on them, not silver or gold that means you have to tilt the card backwards and forwards to read the number???
I don't understand why we can't have a system where the patient controls the access.
* Patient carries a smartcard - if they go to a hospital or are found lying in the street, smartcard gives access. Put in some sort of emergency override if necessary.
* Patient registers with doctor/provider - uses smartcard to give access either permanently to that practice, or for a period in case of private one-off things.
* Patient has access to web portal to add/remove these bits, and see who has been accessing their data.
This is kind of similar to the way lots of organisations already work with 2 factor authentication and access to service accounts. Because the data is stored centrally it's a lot more robust in case of card loss, but you could add an option to load it onto the smartcard to help with network outages.
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