nor should that 'freedom of expression' have any sort of expectation of any right to have it universally published
1186 posts • joined 12 Dec 2007
Dear humans, We thought it was time we looked through YOUR source code. We found a mystery ancestor. Signed, the computers
Crock of shit
The new web interface *may look OK on a PC, but it's a complete POS on a mobile device.
In Portrait orientation it's basically using a narrow central column, with around 40% (in my estimation) of the screen width unused white space. If you want to see transaction details in full, you're forced to use landscape orientation, as the rows don't resize fully (if only it weren't for all that wasted space either side...). Frankly, it's not much better in landscape, as there's still those wide, unused borders either side, leaving you with a whole load of scrolling.
Your coders need there arses soundly kicking TSB.
* not logged in on a PC yet.
If they've any sense at all. We naively assume that 'advanced' civilisations will automatically be benevolent.
Does humanity come across as visibly benevolent?
If there are any 'predatory' advanced civilisations out there, we've been cheerfully broadcasting our existence and location for over a century, the clock is already ticking...
Monitoring, not Control
Anything providing critically important information to (or critically important signals from) the control & protection systems on a nuclear reactor tend to be duplex, and hard-wired using shielded & armoured cables. Most instrumentation still tends to be straightforward analogue devices.
Another step down the road...
First they debased the coinage.
Then they invented paper 'money'.
They did away with (almost completely now, does anyone still get one?) the pay packet in favour of electronic bank transfer.
They're slowly eroding 'cash'.
Remind me again, what's the interest rate at, and for how long now?
When you only have access to your credits electronically, how easy is it to be made instantly destitute?
Police, Judiciary & Law Enforcement
Therein lies your problem: once you allow the Police ,FBI etc. to take on the role of Law Enforcement, which belongs with the judiciary, rather than the law of deterrence, detection and apprehension of criminals, then the 'Judge Dredd' syndrome will take over, as can be seen.
The system whereby senior law officials are elected is deeply flawed and open to politicisation and corruption, with areas of criminality becoming 'pet projects' for DA's/Judges in the run-up to election time.
I am also continually amazed by the apparent reluctance of large sections of the US populace resistant to change in the 'Holy of Holies', the Constitution, given the regular reference to the various Amendments...
Before you ask, no, I don't have an answer to your problems, apart from suggest that you rein your police forces back in, de-militarise them, and remind them who's who in the 'Protect & Serve' relationship.
Re: Another analyst living in cloud-cuckoo land
Google will simply draw a line on the calendar, and mandate hardware compliance of all handsets beyond that. No reason that they can't stratify those hardware requirements to create budget, mid-range & premium baseline specs.
The big bunfight will be getting your components on the 'approved' list.
Re: Be more impressed...
Yup, Nexus forums awash with this one, looks like just about every car manufacturer affected.
Had some direct exchange with google, proffering the usual 'solutions', including Factory Reset (which doesn't reset the device to KitKat, so not a lot of use...) concluding in a distinct washing their hands of it.
Really pissed at having spent a shitload of cash on their 'flagship' device to have them piss all over one of the major functions (for me anyway).
certainly not inclined to spend my hard-earned with them next time round, but unless someone comes up with a better alternative that isn't apple or microsoft...
"Improve it's customer sevice record"?
Not the main problem.
The main problem for anyone outside of a major city center and/or not on '4GEE' is that their signal and data speeds are, at best piss-poor, and nominally uter shite.
I have posted numerous 'complaints' on this on twitter, to be met with similar responses as those shown (can you DM us, PLEASE!!!) to just being flat out ignored.
Orange/EE give me the impression that if you're not a '4GEE' customer they couldn't really give a rat's arse what your reception is like.
Presumably they dont have a CDR drive...
and the only output is via the in-car audio system.
Seem to be pretty much covered in the copy protection stakes.
And lets face it, 'everyone' borrows (or at least used to) CD's from their friends.
Further death-throes of the conventional music industry model
And another cashfest for the lawyers.
Re: "If Scotland get independance, I'll be the first one to move there."
Always one ill-informed idiot:
The Scottish nobles were coerced into the Act of Union, not just by the disater of the Darien Project, but by the 'Alien Act' which, had they not acceeded, would have resulted in their property in England being forfeit.
Propagated by the results of greed on both sides of the 'union'.
Either way, all that shit was over 300 years ago. Some of us have gotten over that, and are looking to the future, not the sordid past (some seem unable to see past 1690). With the obvious exception of the recent, and ongoing, draining of ALL the UK's wealth into the coffers of the Tories and their cohorts. An iScotland will be the kick in the knackers the political system in the entire UK needs, but so many seem to be so afraid of initiating
Knowing which way 'up' the plug is
doesn't help when there's no (apparent) definition or standardisation for which way 'up' the socket should be.
If you have multiple devices, from different manufacturers (or even the same one), you can guarantee that you'll have some one way, some the other.
And as for plugs being marked, same problem; some one side, some the other, some not at all.