67 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Re: Subject data access request
I think it's a Data Protection Act issue - http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/personal_information
"You can ask the organisation you think is holding, using or sharing the personal information you want, to supply you with copies of both paper and computer records and related information."
Of course if the information is considered to be anonymised, then you may not get the result you want.
Re: About recording calls.
UK law on recording calls is a bit vague. You can record a call without telling the other party, if that recording is not going to be given to a third party. Not sure how it works if you later want to give that recording to a solicitor, or produce it in court.
Short warranty for Archive drive?
Sounds odd giving a 3 year warranty for a drive aimed at archiving. If they sold an archive drive with a 10+ year warranty, that'd be more like it.
Same for me. When we moved into this house, was either 100 MBit VM, or 3 MBit ADSL. Guess which we chose.
Does flake out every few weeks for 5 minutes a time, but I can live with that.
When I had Sky broadband and phone at the previous place (fairly remote, 1.5-2.0 MBit), their customer support was pants. Like most companies, if your problem fits into their expected list of problems you can do well. I gave up calling to report failures on the line, and just waited for them to fix it after other people reported the fault.
Fine in Hertfordshire
I'm actually using my t-Mobile phone as a hotspot at home due to Virgin having a network outage around here... Guess we are both lucky and unlucky at the same time!
Re: All UK users must go to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect £200.
It specifically says "who have accounts" are infringing.
However I agree with your general direction - they are asserting that by having an account with the site you have infringed a copyright. Quite possibly true, but I could sign up and not use the account.
Re: Anyone actually expect the hardware is the same?
Micro instances are the worst ones to compare, as their performance is not guaranteed ("up to 2 ECUs"). We sometimes end up with Micro instances where the % Stolen time is huge, and the instance seems all but dead for a while.
Re: Difference from Prime?
OK, I skim read the engadget review. Difference seem to be:
1. Replaced aluminium shell with plastic (better chance of WiFi and GPS problems going away)
2. Slightly lower battery capacity
3. Slightly slower clock speed
Not a lot else I can see.
Difference from Prime?
This article shows different specs to the original article, and this article seems to show identical specs to the Prime (except for the plastic strip on the case). So £100 cheaper than my Prime, and gets a bit of plastic.
Re: Yay - decent stereo headset!
I totally agree. I've managed to find some reasonable stereo headsets over the years, but it has taken some trial and error by purchasing things rather than reading reviews (due to the lack of them).
I also find that a stereo headset for calls makes it much easier to hear the other person when in a noisy environment (wireless or wired). Also makes it nice to be able to wander around the office whilst on a call leaving the phone in the desk charger.
Same here. Had 8 password to reset for a variety of sites - no big deal.
Could be a pig if you had lots of sites.
Shame that is a picture of the previous version Asus Transformer, and not the Transformer Prime
Not like a Microsoft, more like an IBM?
I would think the comparison would be better if it were made against a hardware manufacturer. AWS is IaaS - the key being Infrastructure, not SaaS or PaaS.
As such, the comparisons aren't the same any more. The accusations against Microsoft are that they force you to do things their way, use their software, and tie you into all things Windows. I would argue that AWS is more like there being one supplier of 90% of the PCs in the world - you can put all sorts of software on them, use them in a much more varied way.
Granted there is still a sort of lock-in, but the lock-in is only with the hardware that they are virtualising, and we are almost all using that in the non-cloud world.
The only companies they might put out of business are those that offer infrastructure related products. Amazon won't be writing Office type applications, but they will be offering more things that make it easier for people to build SaaS products on their service.
Misread it first time
Dunno why, but at first glance of the title I though the article was about Assange!
Maybe it was the word "Revelations" that tricked my small brain. Or maybe I am hoping an assassin will relieve us of Assange.
Have a fun weekend
"With tablets and smartphones providing similar benefits to customers and increasingly becoming the same size"
Not sure this makes any sense. The largest common smartphone size is under 4.5 inches, and I believe that the smallest regular tablet size is 7 inches. Quite a difference I'd say, even putting to one side the 9-10 inch tablets.
The "research" seems to be a load of twaddle.
You say "compared to the 1-3Mb/s available on 3G" - isn't that low range generally because of the backhaul?
Looks like the port on the side is USB 3.0, which is nice in a laptop.
I think they are saying that they will delete your profile if it is private, and not delete your account.
Not cloud, US companies
Is more an issue of not using US owned companies surely?
How would this work for S3?
I was wondering how this would work for something like S3 - being distributed and all that. I presume the FBI wanted a copy of stuff to search through, as opposed to taking a site down.
What is the PIN used for?
I would think that a lot of people use the PIN purely to reduce the chances of accidentally dialling someone (or doing some other such thing). If so, then 0000, 1234, etc. is fine.
QR Code wrong
That QR code comes up with Winamp for Android!
Not driving I hope?
60 Megawatts = 10 x 6 Megawatts
You are assuming it is a single system. Perhaps they are building a "cloud" of super computers.
Also does the rating of the top 500 include cooling, personnel power requirements, etc?
Whole region is having problems
As Campbeltonian says, a whole Region pretty much went titsup! People's multi-AZ setups are having problems in that Region.
Makes you wonder how the heck this could have happened.... then again on occasions we have whole chunks of the UK dropping off the internet supposedly due to a single router / exchange failure.
Same question gets asked every time someone has an outage, and never noticed a definitive answer other than a faulty router config being sent out to lots of routers.
T-Mobile had it for years
I un-barred mine a few years ago, as I couldn't get to the national lottery website without unblocking. Easy to do, minor inconvenience at the time.
For anyone to use this as an argument for having the same on home broadband is bonkers, given the broad brush they used for site restrictions for mobile networks.
Perhaps they deliberately filtered silly things to show how hard it would be to filter broadband connections?
Something missing here?
"Microsoft Windows Embedded.... and your smartphone - assuming it’s running iOS, Android or BlackBerry."
Why won't a MS Windows car integrate with a MS Windows smartphone?
Not perfect, but a step in the right direction
Hybrids and all electric vehicles have a number of negative points, such as their use of resources in the building of them. Their use does generate CO2, just the location changes. However I think they are a step in the right direction.
Some people used to talk about how horrible diesel engined cars were, but now they are all the rage. The technology improved, so their acceptability improved. I think similar will happen with Hybrids / all electric.
It would conclude that it is all noise!
OK, they were out by a little under 3%. Surely it doesn't make it a FAIL?
I'd prefer it if they were only available on premium channels, that way they would be kept off the channels I tend to watch!
Assumes you like the same drink
Googling the app, seems it is a 2d barcode which also includes the drink you want. So this scam only works if you like the same kind of coffee as the person who's screen you grabbed.
Based on ability to spell, it could assume you are drunk or stupid... either way it could turn on the camera and show you what is in front of you as a background to the texting app?
I think it should be call iSee.
SD / Micro SD
I use a Micro SD in a SD adapter in my camera for this very reason. Take Micro SD card out of adapter, and plug into variety of devices to upload.
Don't get it
How does taking 5 days off help the finances? Aren't they paid for holidays?
Ratios of Reg Units
I'm curious - over all the stories where both the unit of Wales and Linguine are used (if any), is the ratio consistent?
That would be amazing (and the ratio would require a name of its own of course).
perhaps this is the reason?
Maybe because 3 are making their caps unlimited is why T-Mobile are having to cut theirs?
Seems odd to quote transport costs, when a lot of those items would be built in a country that is much closer to Australia than the USA!
If they wanted to really save costs, they wouldn't ship them to the USA and then to Australia.
Whilst quantities can make a difference, IF the product is identical then the only difference seems to be the shipping address.
So, they assume the guy lives in the area.
Then they assume he hasn't moved away already.
Then they assume he won't move away as soon as the public request for DNA is made.
And they assume he would gladly give his DNA when asked nicely.
Sounds like an MP looking for a little press coverage.
According to the Amazon site, Named Contacts are people at the customer's end of the equation and not at Amazon's end.
"Your Named Contacts
Add names to your company's account so that more people can contact us...instead of asking their questions through you."
So the 1, 2, 4, unlimited figures you quote seem to be how many people at your company that can contact their support department.
DoD not able to view
So, people that may be investigating how the data got out cannot read what got out (possibly), but those that would benefit the most from the data can read it.
Sue for loss of business?
Do ya think Borker will try and sue Google for loss of business? Now that would be ironic!
A single router?
I am always amazed when it is reported that a single router buggers up so much of an ISP's network.
big question is..
how many times was section 44 used AFTER they were told not to use it?
The features table shows 2.5" drives, and the article shows 3.5" (and 2TB) - I presume has to be 3.5" drives the device accepts?
Sounds rather nice - I'll have two please.
And if it is like other tablets that look 99% the same, it actually has a 800MHz processor rather than a 1GHz processor.
Still a nice looking tablet with reasonable support / updates (depending on variation you get). Elonex doing the same unit.
"And frankly, to a soldier who will routinely be carrying not just flares but grenades, ammo, handheld rockets etc, the danger from exploding or burning li-ion batteries might not seem a big deal."
Personally I think an exploding power supply would be a MAJOR deal when carrying around those items!
If you have to go back a second time, then that is more exercise helping burn the calories gained by going for the second serving?
Blurring of the divide between our reality and children's reality
With the proliferation of online "worlds", a lot of children (and a lot of adults) don't understand the difference between playing a game on a computer, and "playing" on eBay, etc.
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