for the eradication of delusion work?
1982 posts • joined 11 Apr 2007
And people are still using Microsoft.
Joking aside. A company I contract for are embedded in MS cloud offerings. They run their own Exchange server but Office is the 365 thing. I stopped caring about and looking after MS domains in 2005, so I don't know in detail how all this MS stuff really works any more. I can't say I have had any problems using office today when I have needed to though.
Personally I am not reliant on Microsoft at all or any other provider for that matter, everything that I need for my own business is local. I been messing with computers for a few days now so it is cheaper, safer and more convenient for me to employ myself to run my own servers on my own hardware.
TBH, I don't care what the OS or the office suite is... I just want it to work and be available when I need it. That's why I don't use MS for my personal shit.
the data is sent to a collector there is no address in that data. There numbers that identify the meter itself the MPAN.
Of course the MPAN, consumption and address can be linked. But not by someone sniffing the wire. They have to get access to your suppliers database.
I write scripts to parse these flow files.
I just don't understand what pleasure, sense of achievement or even challenge DDoSing provides.
But then again... I am old, just waking each day gives me some sense of achievement and getting out of bed provides the challenge. As for pleasure, I do like a little honey on my morning bit of crumpet.
If one is getting paid then ok, I can see some motivation.
"What you really want to be able to do in a robust ecosystem is make it so someone could use the best of the different clouds without the cost of moving data between them."
Gimme an option to switch cloud providers and transfer my content with ease please:
Said it before:
"Again I see people bemoaning user choice being eroded" <-- There might be a reason for that :-)
Initially ones choice is only limited by what is available. Microsoft being available and pretty much ubiquitous in the business space means most decision makers follow the herd and MS is chosen.
Once this MS choice is made that is when the erosion of choice and control begins.
I didn't down vote you by the way, your comment to me did not warrant one.
Third party script... code run in context or otherwise from from a third party website not the originating domain.
Third party code... code written by an unknown entity, which may or may not have been vetted and run in the head of the developer and then well tested before deployment. This can become a third party script.
Right or wrong this is how I have always interpreted these terms.
"Now if they can't get this right and they've had 20 years, how exactly does HMG expect this to work..."
I don't think they do expect it to work. In fact they probably know it won't be particularly effective.
Some smart people do advise the government, even though the decisions the government makes suggests otherwise.
However, from a citizen control/monitoring/profiling point of view it is a useful exercise. And for swinging a few votes under the guise of protecting children it also serves a purpose.
All this really amounts to is a government appearing to take action to protect children. Which the general public will see as a positive action rather than the ineffective sound bite made to placate that it is.
Thunderbird .. view emails in plain text.... And you have an option of viewing the source code/headers.
Or you could write your own code to retrieve your emails or use telnet.
I don't want to be insulting but writing computer programs in machine code and assembly is tough, at least for my lazy ass it is.
Anything else takes a little effort and a modicum of thought.
does not suit some, especially marketing people.
I often hear "but I like to see the pictures" when I advise that using Thunderbird and plain text view saves bandwidth and reveals true (unless they are shortened)* urls.
*One should NOT click on a shortened url in an email as a default action.
I think that humans come a close second to cats as far as curiosity is concerned.
It is one of our greatest strengths and a big weakness.
More interface savvy.
A browser interface or desktop window full of configuration options. Regardless of device, they know where to click to make things work.
Ask them how it works, what it does and at what layer the options they set operate. I suspect that most would not know.
I used to be young and sharp and thought I knew everything.. Now I am old and on the verge of becoming wise.
It stinks of greed and silent collaboration.
I support these companies via my contractual obligations, I am not yet financially secure enough to choose my employer.
However, I personally avoid Apple (easy) Google (harder) Microsoft (easy).
The choice is yours.... Who you encourage, who you support.
that those who break the law are dishonest and without honour. This is not necessarily so.
Those who are dishonest and without honour may indeed turn to illegal activity to finance a lifestyle. Although many dishonest and dishonourable people prefer the legal activities of politics and/or corporate leadership.
The Japanese take honour and respect seriously. Too seriously? Perhaps. But our arrogant western asses could learn a thing or two
An Android App does not need Google infrastructure to be secure to use. Just as the using of an App downloaded from Google does not guarantee security.
I see no reason why third party certificates from recognised and trusted? software development houses cannot be installed on Android. We trust certs from many organisations every day.
Yes, Google wish to maintain a monopoly on Android Apps. I know
Prior to the rise of the Internet, we used to call this lies. Or when published a spoof newspaper, a joke.
If published/broadcast on April 1st an April fools joke.
If it's fake, believable and intended to deceive or misguide I call it deception.
If it's fake, believable and intended to slur or defame a person then it's probably libel.
Why not treat it a such?
I don't use any cloud services personally, I look after an Ubuntu instance on AWS and some S3 buckets for CD for a client. It was set up by someone else.
All my eggs are in one basket on a server in my garage (next to some old rags and cans of petrol). Backups are cool, I have heard of them. I think I have some somewhere.
My point is that once one starts to rely on a third party, more and more of ones business systems tend to become dependant on that third party. Eventually the cost of transition may become prohibitive.
MS know this as do Google and Amazon.
Now if MS, Google and Facebook can work together to find a nice file format to download all ones social media outpourings in order to import into another social media service. Why can't the big cloud/SaaS providers do the same?
I might then consider their usefulness for storing, deploying and serving information that I don't mind finding its way into the public domain.
As a kid I got stuck in a clothes spin drier, I was on the verge of panic before I escaped.
I don't like being trapped.... Cloud SaaS all stink of entrapment.
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