* Posts by Agrado

8 posts • joined 14 Jun 2008

HSBC takes Twitter tongue-lashing over failure to offer Apple Pay

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Re: Why?

Your presumption is incorrect, Apple do not get a cut of Apple Pay transactions.

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Re: Nando's

Apple Pay doesn't have a £20 (soon to be £30) limit if the retailer's equipment recognises it as being Apple Pay rather than generic contactless payment - which apparently Nando's does.

Apple spews Judas Phone signal bar 'fix' to world+dog

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FAIL

Proximity sensor

On my phone, there was no reception issue, and no proximity sensor issue.

However, there is now - it looks like they've changed the proximity sensor code in the patch, and now it's changed from flawless to overly-sensitive.

Orange repeals unpopular price changes

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Stop

Orange can't change their T&Cs to prevent this sort of thing

The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations prevents them from doing so. Orange have two choices - either they don't have the abillity to increase the pricing at all (during the term of a contract), or they do have the ability to increase prices, but they must offer the consumer the option of cancelling.

O2 starts 3G iPhone stampede - and runs away

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Paris Hilton

Not a good day for Akamai either

No it doesn't (resolve to 0.0.0.0). However, it does have a CNAME pointing to akamaiedge.net. I strongly suspect Akamai are not going to be using this as a case study ;-)

Paris 'cos she could run a web site better.

How to beat AVG's fake traffic spew

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DON'T TAKE THE ARTICLE'S ADVICE

The Accept-Encoding header is optional. If you block requests without it you are violating the HTTP standards, and blocking some effectively-random sub-set of site visitors (only some of which will be AVG's link scanner).

Disgruntled admin gets 63 months for massive data deletion

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@Tezfair

If the outgoing admin is slightly more imaginative in their backdoor-creation than "add a new Administrator account" then you are going to be hard-pushed to find it. So no, this couldn't necessarily have been avoided, and "locking the system down" is not possible in the way you suggest.

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Stop

@Tezfair

No, you're missing that once someone has been sysadmin on your network, they are sysadmin forever. Change the passwords all you like, but you can never be sure they haven't added some kind of backdoor.

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