122 posts • joined 15 Jan 2013
All they need to now..
.. is sort out their rubbish, archaic "customer database" that the awful web site links into and they may retain some customers.
It's the road trains you need to worry about too! We were driving the Bruce Highway (we were disappointed to find there's no Sheila Highway going the other way) when we saw the aftermath of an accident up ahead. Two enormous road trains were lying on their side, on a corner, having somehow fallen over. On reflection it may have been that the drivers had not been used to driving in daylight, but there you go..
Good idea, but ..
Can they *PLEASE* make it less battery-draining than OWA for the iPad??? It's nice to keep in touch but not at the expense of having to find mains power halfway through the day!
Re: Tinfoil hat
Hmmm.. maybe "Beverly Hills cop" for the US market, but the UK would get the "Callan/Lonely" version.
Okay, so we have a device that notoriously tracks us relentlessly, it can take your fingerprint, it (probably) scans your iris with an accuracy that UK Border "Control" would give an asylum-seeker's right arm for, and it has a camera that can take photos in higher-res than the majority of the CCTV cameras dotted around London et al.
So with humidity and temperature we have most of the components of a Polygraph machine. Pressure? Are you in a plane or on the ground? Are you sweating? *Why* are you sweating?
Lets face it, Apple are building the ultimate Cop in Your Pocket and best of all, people will queue up to buy it.
" lack of public awareness"
Yes, of course that's part of the issue, especially when the leaflet comes through the letterbox with a dozen other menus offering chicken wings, mega-pizzas and BOGOF liposuction offers.
*But*, the problem is actually that a lot of people have read what they and these "carefully-selected 3rd parties - whoever they are) can do with your personal data and don't want to play ball. So, "they" are retreating for 6 months, during which time they'll undoubtedly try to make it a legal requirement to supply the data and couch it in such basic terms that even chavs would understand it.
Presumably (alleged) terrorists will no longer be buying their kitchens at Ikea then.
Re: Would it be too much...
We should be thankful that we're not getting a "Tony Blair" note!
.. and while you're there ..
..can you make sure it's fast enough for the plebs not to notice the extra layer of content filters we're installing at the request of the Kazakhstan government's spooks? Ta!
Re: Has anyone checked whether there was a power outage in Gloucester?
Podsmead .. They're probably running it all from Eric at Number 32's shed..
"continued market and business pressures" = we're still making stuff that nobody really wants to buy.
Re: the problem with people is that they have "rights" ..complain to the government
Yes, they (we) have rights, but unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade you'll notice that these are not worth the paper they're written on. As for complaining to the Government, that's another exercise in futility, and no doubt we'll see the populace rise up long before the robots do.
"Carefully selected 3rd parties" eh? Obviously not selected carefully enough.
Re: Rampant speculation
I "invested" about £30 in bitcoin because I wanted a fast and easy way to buy stuff online (and perhaps locally) and today my wad is worth about £19. I'm not worried because over the next few days it'll go back up, but there again I didn't buy it as an investment. I reckon if people use it as a trading currency rather than a means of sticking on over on The Man it'll succeed.
So *that's* where our £27 million went! Money well spent eh?
I didn't know you use "OpenReach" and "urgent" in the same sentence.
"How on earth can a misdemeanor add up to 2 years + $140K ?"
It sounds like they'll use the money to pay for the security upgrade they should have had in the first place.
This is something that our Dear Leaders in the UK would be very interested in for near-future crowd control when the general populace finally realises how they're being fooled. No implants necessary; it'll all be done via your Smartphone. Innit.
Quoting other utility suppliers: "They all say mounting wholesale costs are partly to blame"
Yeah, of course we all know how the electron market is really volatile, and BT obviously haven't bought enough in at the "cheaper" rate.
"power connector is a micro USB connector - they’re quite fragile. There’s no reset button on a Pi, so if you need to reset it then you’ll be abusing that connector quite a lot"
Or you leave the connector in the Pi and just switch it on and off at the mains?
Re: Was this written by a 14 year old?
" 'It can also performs dangerous operations' makes no sense"
From the Borat School of Jornalism. Obviolsy.
Slate and Stick? By 'eck.. that sounds like real luxury to me! When I were a lad we'd worn all our limbs to stumps down't t'pit and we had to call out the numbers to a crippled lad in't village who'd add it up for us. Tha knows..
Re: Staff Time
Indeedy .. I often used to use my Sony PSP2 as a wireless thin client and it had Skype bundled as standard. It's surprising what can be achieved with a bit of imagination and a web site formatted for a small device.
Re: Meanwhile in Durkdurkastan.......
..connected via a bank of 14400 modems - Durkdurkastan bought a shedload on eBay for a "very good price"
The Pr0n industry will love this!
All The Guardian has to do is to ask if the NSA could let them have their backup copy. Nothing works as well as a hidden, taxpayer-funded backup system..
Ah, there'll be a Linux hack in a couple of weeks..
Re: "...another upcoming Steve Jobs movie"
Nah .. I'll wait for version 2.
"it's warning users that if they don’t upgrade soon, hackers will lie in wait each new Patch Tuesday to reverse-engineer a full set of new vulnerabilities"
Ir depends on who those hackers work for, eh? #JustSaying
"I'm still mourning the loss of the AND (+) operator"
Yeah! I really miss that too!
Re: It is really the NSA!
It would be sheer coincidence that when Apple bring out their latest phone (the one with fingerprint recognition) that they (whoever "they" are) would then have been able to tie your location, speed, content, and something that would identify you to high degree of accuracy together.
Actually, this site needs a tinfoil hat icon.
Perhaps they should give it a new name
"Western society increasingly covers real bodies while exposing the plastic perfection at every turn, leading to an explosion in genital plastic surgery, for those who can afford it, and a plethora of issues around self-image for those who can't"
Have you watched pre-9pm trash TV lately? Gok Wan, Embarrassing Bodies, Botched Up Bodies.. Dave and his Chums need to address that first!
Re: Oh dear...
"5 wrong arrests are a tiny price to pay for fighting terrorism"
Unless of course it was 5 MPs who were arrested, then it would be VERY different?
Presumably this'll mean that all those fat bastards on mobility scooters will now be buying these cars because they can carry more cider and pizza.
It's a bit like Uzbekistan cotton - another ethical dilemma (for some). try Googling it.
Makes you wonder
.. why they don't go to Afghanistan? Apart from that naughty poppy crop it sees they have an incredible amount of mineral wealth tucked under all that arid landscape, including tin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daykundi_Province
After all, it's about time we had some payback for all the hard work and expense of subduing and liberating these people!
Re: Round of applause
I'm not sure how small/medium SMEs actually are, but given the price of commodity hardware and the increasing amount of robust DIY cloud software there must be more of an incentive to host your own?
Re: Have and have nots
It's jolly nice that you can afford to live where you do, and your lifestyle is good, but not everyone is as fortunate, often through no fault of their own. Are you an MP by any chance? Or a Council Chief?
You may also be aware that the current government is moving as much of its "services" onto the 'Net and we're all being encouraged to "do it online". Now in Dave and Nick's (and yours) comfortable little world this would be no problem, but if you're stuck in the end of a broadband no-go area you're going to be a bit stuck eh? Of course, no-one in authority considered this and over the next few years we're going to see the fallout.
Developers.. Developers.. Developers.. Developers..
"BlackBerry is actively encouraging Android developers to port their apps"
So why can't Blackberry developers produce some more apps? I know a PlayBook isn't a phone but I came across some pretty horrible examples of sideloaded Android apps attempting to run on something that's not Android, and of course they run very well on Androids.
Unfortunately Blackberry have *still* not got enough developers on board, and the lack of apps that aren't games will be what ultimately kills the company.
.. that having all your documents (of whatever type) in a vendor's cloud will make it that much easier for the alleged Security Services to monitor your data. No need for all those backdoors, dodgy plugins and the knowledge that not everyone installs patches when they're supposed to.
Due to running out of money after the last round of directors' bonuses we couldn't afford to pay the bill for this quarter. We apologise for the interruption to your journey and any inconvenience this may cause. We're attempting to source a couple of buses for you..
Re: Designing a perfectly safe computer
I believe the US Army have given these to their tropps to stop them reading the Guardian online
Re: But the staff
Maybe it's in response to all those NSA and GCHQ requests
Well i guess if you have a number of laptops in the house it'd be easy for them to use a backdoor to switch the built-in webcam on.
Re: Does any member of the Australian Legislature ...
The UK Legislature taught them everything they know.
Right now, our Government scares me more than any bomb-backpacking jihadist. They not only watch me, but I pay them to do it!!
Re: No deleting his internet history?
Hey that's a good point - next time I delete an important file or bunch of emails I'll just call up the folks at GCHQ and ask if they can restore them!
Actually, why doesn't the government just promote GCHQ as a kindly SuperCloud with unlimited storage for British citizens' data? We're paying for it after all.
"screwing up a transmission link and taking down the mobile network"
Maybe they just couldn't get that prism splitter inline quick enough
"discounted price" "their enduring popularity"
The 2 phrases that are beloved by punters and loathed by Transport Operators - no wonder there are problems with the system, and no prizes for guessing who loses out.