So when are the hackers going to release....
this Kim Jong movie? If it is the 1 & only film not given an unscheduled early release that itself will be revealing.
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this Kim Jong movie? If it is the 1 & only film not given an unscheduled early release that itself will be revealing.
I still recall how diabolical the Paris taxi services were when I visited with a disabled relative as part of a 4 person group. It was impossible to order a vehicle to carry 4 and the folded flat compact wheelchair. All drivers kept a thermos and sandwiches on the front passenger seat which was not available for passengers. In order to stay together we had to carry the wheelchair through numerous turnstiles and twisty narrow stairways in the Metro system instead.
Never never again. Paris taxi drivers DESERVE Uber.
The content makes want to use the ancient marketing trick of price differentiation.
The principle in theory is that if they want, they can sell to low income markets at a price that consumers in that market can accept. Especially popular with the pharmaceutical companies.
Nice if it worked, but in fact, 'official' DVDs and CDs in say, China cost as much in the West, so blowing that justification out of the water.
If you can legally transport a copyrighted paperback book across borders then you should be able to transport any copyrighted data - so long as you've bought the content legally somewhere.
With an iPad 3g/4g you cannot buy any pay as you go non-expiring data. For an occasional user - say 4 hours a month on trains (for those moments where there's data coverage), Ovivio and Samba used to be the answer, but are no more.
With an iPhone 6+ you can pop in a Three 321 SIM and sip as little or drink as much data as you like with no expiry on the credit - at 1p/MB.
Suddenly the device makes the usability case due to the restrictive quirks of the mobile networks.
I was standing in the queue at the petrol station and it turned out the card machine had locked up.
The queue lengthened.
Eventually the till attendant glanced up from his flat screen monitor behind the till and said "it'll be working in 2 minutes"
Then were greeted with the Windows XP startup sound.
And the credit/debit card reader was working again.
Spotify Premium does a lovely job of putting playlisted music into your phone's memory before you leave the WiFi zone. That's the appeal of Spotify and why it won't allow offline 'delayed' streaming like this for Spotify Free.
Using Spotify Free has allowed me to realise I love it for 4 hours a month as does the missus.
Might go up to 8 hrs/month each if offline were allowed.
For which we are not going to pay £20 - presumably to subsidise those listening for 100 hrs/month.
No pay as you go (or pay lite) option is what's stopping any of my spend going to Spotify.
I work at a large corporate with a BYOD policy in place.
I would estimate that 60% of eligible hardware owners have rejected the BYOD offer (including myself).
- Because they don't want to enter an 8 digit PIN every time, and that's one that must be changed every 3 months.
- Because the device has to use a VPN for all access to corporate thingies and you cannot get a statement from your employer as to when and when not traffic is routed thus.
- Because no-one else in the family is allowed to touch your phone once you've unlocked the screen.
Blackberry is the ONLY handset supplier who's recognized the issue with a SEPARATE and ENCRYPTED partition for corporate usag, apps and data and another partition for everyday.
Other Android solutions exist but would not pass the BYOD security policy AFAIK.
Even if Apple were to finally, finally play catch-up with a partitioned solution, my own iPhone at 16GB would not have the spare memory for corp stuff, even though I could sorely use the BYOD functionality.
I spent a couple of years in Berlin & Bavaria and got fluent in German.
Even in the 80s any reasonable sized town had most shops open till 7, so if you left work promptly could do most shopping after work with ease. Unlike 80s UK where town shopping centers were closed at 5:30.
It's true that Sunday started at 13:00 on a Saturday though. Something I'd appreciate much more in my dotage than in those days.
In the 80s you could not access any UK media except for newspapers from the regional airport and BBC World Service. German TV and radio was dire then and has not improved much since. German speech and news radio stations today are still a century behind the BBC.
Jobwise I found my employer clinging to unbelievably archaic and customized tech. In that respect I was better off returning to Blighty and it's US-centric approach to IT.
Due to the wildly inflated price of UK property and cost of UK public transport, I would consider retiring in Germany due to the better living space and travel opportunities.
That's strange, the C1 has a full sized spare wheel neatly under the boot floor.
My wife has the original C1 (= Aygo). As she's 5'6" this car can ride 4-up with her+ 3 larger adults in perfect comfort. We chose this after I'd had this exact car on hire in France once - you need to drive some hours to appreciate it, looks alone are deceptive.
I take it work and on long motorway trips to give the engine a good run. It's an astonishing little car, impressively stable on the motorway and much more fun in town than any larger car I've had.
The tip above about the speakers is a good one - maybe I'll have a look at swapping to Pioneers too, the audio quality is practically the only fault at this price point. Speed-dependent Adaptive volume control on the audio (as is in all Fords nowadays) would have been nice too, wonder it it's in that new Aygo?
So you roll up at a booth and plug your iPhone in charge it.
Now, do NOT tap YES on "Do You Trust This Computer"
It will charge.
The Chines govt must be quite miffed in a 'why didn't WE think of that' way.
I guess the miscreants are now awaiting job offers
hmm... TrueCrypt... hmm...
OK so the BBC whats to quietly monetize content I've already paid for, and charge so very much that only the very rich or stupid would purchase that content.
Where's my TV license rebate for the content I've paid for and the BBC is monetizing elsewhere?
(I've been recording inconveniently timed radio programs since the 80s with timers and cassettes)
It's so difficult that if I log into my Plusnet account, I can instantly see my data consumption so far this month.
I see a possible future of computing here.
Proper real Windows running on your phone/work phone/BYOD.
At work, you dock it and work on proper keyboard and big screen.
On the train you tether it to a tablet screen for a few odd tasks or media consumption.
At home you re-dock it to a proper keyboard and screen, or any other hardware that takes your fancy, log onto work VPN and carry on working if needed.
Cameron nearly gets knocked over by a jogger
When I was getting a mortgage the building society had a habit of calling my mobile on essential matters with caller withheld. Similarly I've had calls from bank security dept with number withheld. So I've so far been reluctant to set the block anonymous callers thing on my mobile.
My niece in France and all her schoolmates seem to be able to watch any movie they like free - don't ask me how, I only work in IT.
But if any agency were to go after her and her mates, they'd find no-one has a cent between them to pay in fines. Ain't going to happen this way.
There was a recent story about knock-off dental equipment, e.g. drills and x-ray machinery, reaching UK shores and eventually the practices of unwitting (or maybe not) dentists.
So in a similar vein, how much hospital life support machinery might just happen to have one of these knock-off chips, soon to be bricked, in it's gubbins?
I went for the 128GB model - just enough room to accommodate updates
If a fake cert can put a man in the middle so easily with Apple kit, what's to stop one being mounted via a dodgy public WiFi access point in the West?
needed for an average UK house purchase just caused a numerical overflow
I had this on my Samsung 10 years ago, Now Apple will patent this idea and claim Samsung are infringing their patent! Apple is such a non-innovative company. etc etc.
OK all fibs. But I thought's I'd get it in before the Samsung fandroids did.
"the idea that there could be a phone on a train was the stuff of science fiction"
I think it still is
....Because you'll be using your smartphone whilst driving..? Or are you going to employ a chauffeur?...
Because I'll save a lot of time and (especially with 2 in a car) money. Rail is supposed to have the key advantage that you can do something else at the same time. Except that the something ought to include online something.
In the past I've take very lengthy journeys in China, Finland and Switzerland.
China: Perfect uninterrupted, fast 3g (on a dongle) for the 1st 6 hours North out of Beijing.
Finland: Free Wifi on the train that worked very with with no dropouts for 90% of a 10 hour journey. No video streaming possible but radio and podcasts, just fine.
Switzerland (on an o2 roaming SIM): No 3g but perfect fast Edge or UMTS
So when took two long UK journeys recently, one from Reading to Devon and one from Reading to Fort William in Scotland, I expected to be able to use data (Three) on the train. In reality there was no 3g for 80% of the journey. When there was it was very hit or miss if you could connect.
Seems the motorways are well covered in the UK (so kids and passengers can web surf) but nothing for laptop and tablet toting rail travelers. (I did look at the train operator's WiFi offerings but laughed out loud at the cost - and already had heard reports of how dire UK onboard rail WiFi is).
For my next long journeys, flying or going by car will take precedence largely due to the lack of one major modern convenience on trains: data.
Drone with wifi payload that parks on the roof and which can be recovered for re-use. I like it.
How about planting essentially the same device, but this time instead of just sniffing an attempting a brute force decryption attack on the local WiFi, act as a bogus WiFi access point with no password needed? Sooner or later some dumbo will connect to it.
Very interesting. I'm off now so I get my...
where is it?
Next rumour: if you warm your bent iPhone up with a hairdryer it reverts to straight.
Just beware that the Oneplusone is never going to work with most UK 4G
Alibaba will be happy to take the Slough site
adam and eve it?
Um so why is it then that the UK is near #1 as a destination for foreign well educated people to migrate to?
Some odd old thing called 'rule of law' perhaps?
So an increase in UK IT salaries (even one that's not happening) is unsustainable.
But a massive increase in UK house prices is sustainable...
Use a cycle airbag instead
Will it be possible to install iPad apps on the 5.5" model I wonder.
Love the use of what look like normal rubber bands to take weight in that exoskeleton!
Add more bands for increased support.
Are new tricks with apple like large prime numbers?
Along with the title deeds to the overtaking lane?
The also blanket bomb properties - e.g. new blocks of flats - with flyers, where they have no intention of providing a service even if the VM junction box already touches the property.
What's needed is CABLE competition.
How did you manage to get the plot for the next Batman movie?
Unless the tech has changed, isn't there an electrical supply alongside the fibre to power the fibre optic amps/repeaters at stages underwater? Or is end to end with no repeaters now possible?
If there is any power then the question is only, AC or DC? AC would be the one that attracts sharks.
You can change the effective inductance and capacitance of a cable by altering the loading at the ends - that's how loading coils work on antennae, to change their effective 'length' - only in the real world such a massive cable would probably be impossible to tune in this way.
when will we know that it's safe to buy Samsung products again, and how will we know that the next repair center does not go bust in the future?
Yup, the last time I did Google ad campaign, I used Google Analytics + Statcounter to very carefully measure the cost/benefit - by following ad clicks right through to our checkout, but also checking if users returned later and spent any money. The analysis proved for me that I should cancel Google Adwords!
Wafer-light tablets with an LED screen as usual and on the back an e-ink screen. A flip-cover will open the needed side while protecting the other. The e-ink side will offer perfect outdoor reading and endless battery life.