68 posts • joined Tuesday 15th January 2013 16:26 GMT
I'd be more inclined
.. to use #ignore ,or, depending how outrageous the claim, #bullshit
Apparently it's different in NK - there is sushi, but you have to catch it yourself and deconstruct the fish. Simples.
Maybe they'll put it next to the Apple equivalent, then punters can choose the right product.
Re: You're not as special as you think you are.
Maybe I'm not "special" right now, but who's to say that I won't be in perhaps 3 months / 3 years when something I said online then becomes a thought crime? Will I suddenly be deemed to be sympathetic to a particular cause?
Will we really, honestly all that PowerPoint shite with the primary-school clip art and tada.wav?
Is it really worth preserving?
Re: Printing is Android's achilles heel
You're not wrong, and Ive the iPad is the same. On my cheapo Chinese tablet I can use the Brother scan and print app just fine, except that it uses shedloads of ink. Compare that with the iPad and I have to send it through some godawful PDF print thing which prints everything in barely-there grey.
One day eh.
Good luck with that then..
I wonder if the Chicago Sun-Times ever sends its correspondents into conflict/war zones? Good luck with trying to explain to the local warlord that "I'm a legit reporter - look at my cool iPhone which not only doubles as my camera /videocam but also my voice recorder". Still at least they'll be able to get in close.
.. they should throw some money at redeveloping that god-awful web site of theirs, then customers could actually maintain their accounts and not have to keep asking "help" desk to reset their login credentials. Bah!
Re: Nothing is secure
"And, frankly, one persons private data on a couple of machines at a residential address are hardly a tempting target for the hacker"
Unless that person happens to be [insert name of head of nation/MP/security service here]. Okay so Cameron lives at Number 10, but our MPs all have private addresses.
In five years..
Apple will have patented iMplants which will be surgically implanted to back-project data onto the retina - in the eye, not the display obviously. They're probably working on it right now, but they can't figure out what to do about the battery or the upgrade path.
And yes, of course someone will buy them..
Re: One way to tell that a political position is clueless about how the internet works?
"Toddlers get to play on devices these days - you can't parent them in the same way as a teenage"
Good grief, why on earth not? If you can't stop a toddler accessing porn you're in the wrong job.
I do agree that the answer lies in the ability to lock down devices with a finer degree of control, but at the end of the day, the PARENT is the one who should just say no. And perhaps if a few more parents did say NO from time to time we wouldn't be in the mess we're in now.
You wait for a bus and then 6 come along at once
The problem as I see it (as an ordinary plebeian user) is that more and more services are now jumping on the 2FA bandwagon. This isn't a problem in itself, and I got quite excited when Twitter announced the new option; gosh, maybe I could even use one of the 2 2FA devices I now possess. But noooo. It has to be SMS, so my phone becomes a key part of my Twitter experience and it now becomes important not to lose it or stray out of a signal area. No mention of fallback codes that I can keep in my wallet.
And of course, if I was a conspiracy theorist I'd say how uncomfortable I was with people I've never met being able to link my phone number with my Twitter account: not that I've anything to hide of course..
Re: So ...
Well, it could put a few tanning salons out of business.
Re: Document Lock Out
"I will be keeping boxed and paid for LR/PS and so will always be able to open the files in LR/PS"
That's what I thought with a well-known, paid-for backup program. I stopped using it for a while as I'd copied all my images onto a fistful of DVDs, only to find when I *really* needed it that they'd subtly changed part of the file format and I was left with shiny coasters. Won't do that again!
Re-enter the .. ZUUUUNE!
Mark my words.. the buggers will relaunch it as the Zune. Guess it saves on landfill.
I'm just wondering if phone buyers will still be stuck with the horrendous cycle of Windows Updates that desktop users have to put up with? How will this fit in with expensive data plans, especially when roaming (and can't find a WiFi connection)?
Ah, but all those smooth/extra smooth beers..
.. will still taste shite, but now for a bit longer. Mine's a pint of Old Grumblebelly thanks!
"If GIMP is fine for what you need to do, then you ain't doing much"
Or maybe even try and get the exposure and composition correct in camera? It ain't rocket science..
Google will do it. They'll do a deal with Osborne who'll write off their alleged tax debt in exchange for the ID card system to end all ID card systems. It won't even be a card - you'll have an iris scan next time you pop in to buy a banned substance (ciggies, booze, fizzy pop etc) and you won't even notice. Google will not only ID you, they'll even track you on behalf of the Government. Google will not only get off allegedly not paying tax, they'll also make gazillions selling your anonymised data to advertising partners.
Oh I feel so HAPPY!
Blimey - from the (fake) answers I gave, I would say that my next job should be an understudy for Marvin the Paranoid Android. But no, my results would have me believe a life in PR, or perhaps Counselling would not be out of the question.
No wonder some young people have such an unrealistic expectation of being employed and finding a real job! Innit.
Re: No mention if 2-step verification?
"what you do if you lose your mobile / get mugged / are abroad / don't have coverage / ran out of battery"
Gmail at least has a set of emergency codes which they recommend you print out and put in your wallet. Sorted.
Re: How could that growth be sustained?
As you say, it probably can't, but for some reason, many shareholders seem to expect an upward trend, every year.
Re: It's called RichRecording
I'll bet the music industry vultures are just going to love this! I suspect that given time, the bootlegs are going to be better quality than the stuff that the biz will be trying to flog us..
Re: Who let the data out?
Probably that big(ger) shiny, flat screen TV you just installed. You know, the one with the gesture control that'll eventually know when you're committing an act that contravenes the Government's latest rulings on [insert diktat here] and will eventually summon the police to correct you.
Re: Why do they even need it 6 months?
I agree, but remember that various law-enforcement agencies might also want to "have a listen" from time to time: I suspect that to all intents and purposes the data's anonymised until the FBI (or Westminster Council) want to link it to a possible suspect. Who needs all that expensive surveillance gear when you consumers will happily buy your own devices to monitor yourselves :-)
deline in submitters
"The decline in unaffiliated submitters, he said, was probably due to the nature of the job market today"
Hmm I wonder if it has anything to do with the increasingly draconian Intellectual Property policies operated by what I think would be an increasing number of employers? If the one I work for is anything to go by, anything I write either in or out of the office automatically becomes their property.
Re: Old Age
Hmm I wonder what the implications of control and data being run by 2 separate companies/entitities? Y'know, the one where the ISPs get to run the control part and the Government takes over the data part?
"Q.Will licensors have to pay to sell their work through the Hub?
We are still exploring various mechanisms for financing the on-going operations of the Hub"
So that'll be a yes then. Why waste an opportunity to make money from both the licensor and the customer? After all, storage is sooo expensive these days..
Clueless, as usual
When all the back-slapping has stopped, maybe the Whitehall mandarins will figure out that unless Jo Citizen all have a computing device then their everything for everybody web site will not achieve it's purpose. Why don't they ask the nice RasPi people if they could develop a cheap computer to work with all those huge tellies the great unwashed/unemployed allegedly have and do a 21st century MiniTel? Oh wait...
Re: Twitter Music Joke
You could, but after the first track, Twitter would say "You've already said that!"
That bl**dy autocorrect again eh?
I said MISSIVE ! Not .. oh #nevermind
"Orth was quick to point out that he wasn't talking about Microsoft policy and it was just a laugh between buddies and all that, but the internet had already chewed him up and spat him out, leading to his resignation this week"
It's a pity they retired Clippy and chums: "It looks like you're committing career suicide Adam; would you like some help with that?"
I think what you mean is that the NORKs will mount a couple of missile lanuchers on a ship, float it round to Canvey Island and unleash a Musudan or 2..
I see the British Museum are pulling an interesting one with their online booking system: no more than 8 in a party and a £1 booking charge *per ticket*. How do they justify that?!
I'm investing in Unicorn Blood meself..
Re: I know it's just me
I'd heard that they're back-porting Windows 10 to run on those old devices..
What we need is..
.. a 21st Century MiniTel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minitel). Maybe base it on the Raspberry Pi and keep the initiative in Blighty. Good enough to the job (very well), but not flashy enough to sell for a payday loan.
Re: Do not want, and in fact this kind of thing is a fucking 'orrible idea.
"especially pedestrian safety"
Pedestrian safety is up to the pedestrian, not the vehicle operator.
You've obviously never been a pedestrian in Guildford. This is one of the few places I know where they really will run you over (or at least have a good try) rather than wait for you to get out of the way.
That'll be ..
tested backups. Oh wait..
Re: Never trust the mail
A pizza delivery would have worked well. Chinese takeaway not so well.
Apple Maps told them the Google office had moved 6 metres to the left..
Re: Why did you buy your phone?
"You buy your phone because it is the one you want"
Or maybe it was the one that ticked more boxes than the others. Usually, buying a phone/phablet is a compromise, and if you want a number of features badly enough you'll inevitably let 1 or 2 missing or weak features go?