Re: LG smart kitchen
No, but at least their line of tatt is polite, because it says 'Thin Q". Must be coded by a Kiwi or Sarth Efriken, Innit?
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No, but at least their line of tatt is polite, because it says 'Thin Q". Must be coded by a Kiwi or Sarth Efriken, Innit?
And here's me thinking Oz's broadband situation was a load of rancid dingo's kidneys.
It seems there's always someone worse off than you.
Our previous statement:
"We have been updating the explanatory language about Location History to make it more consistent and clear across our platforms and help centers."
should have read
"We have been updating the explanatory language about Location History to make it more difficult for users to fully appreciate what we're doing with your location data across our platforms and help centers."
We apologize for any confusion that may have occured.
Dr Vanessa Teague of Melbourne University: “Most of the firm guarantees and comforting protections described in the explanatory memorandum do not actually appear in the bill, or appear only in a weakened, ambiguous or limited form,”
In other words, it's going to provide the ability for agencies and others to embark on data fishing expeditions that will make Moby Dick look like Nemo.
I wonder if Prince Leonard of Hutt has any IT vacancies going...
Google has been bombarding me with ads for Russian mail order brides.
Google has ads? Really?? I wonder if the little ABP icon at the top of my browser is the reason I don't get them...
Seriously, I get a bit cheesed off with Big G asking me to 'help' with a particular company when I use 'OK Google, Navigate to Madam Lash's House of Fun' on my phone.
A week or so ago (without asking for navigation on my phone) I visited a jewellery that was adjacent to a Thai Restaurant. Google wanted my ideas on the restaurant after I left the jeweler's.
Methinks turning off data and GPS may be the only way to circumvent this?
...the present incumbents on the hill in Canberra prove that they have NFI about a whole host of topics. The sad part is that the opposition is much the same. Dumb and dumber.
I love a sunburnt country, but they're making it bloody difficult.
Good Morning. I am calling you from Halifax Technical Department. We have noticed a problem with your internet connection. Please download the following software so we can help you.
Wot they said above.
RSS feeds show me what I'm interested in, and fortunately I don't have to read anything on my phone when it can wait until I'm in the presence of a decent sized screen.
Ditto to the comment re 'I see you're on a mobile device so here's the mobile version...'. A pox on all their houses.
...misplaced apostrophe's, commas, full stop's and exclamation! marks! ...
Well plaid, but you forgot the apostrophe in "comma's".
Stop blaming the 400k residents of the city of Canberra for the decisions made by those 222 non-residents.
While I appreciate your going to bat for the good citizens of Canberra, pollies don't make decisions on their own. They are aided and abetted by the public service which, according to the ABC last year, comprises 32% of the ACT's total workforce. Consequently, I'm only blaming around 128K of the residents of Canberra.
Seriously, I like the place and used to live there.
More governmental band-aiding without any suggestion of making MyHealth more secure. Next up will be the claim that the current system hasn't been breached. It's easy to say that a system is secure because it is until it isn't, if you see what I mean.
Sorry, Canberra, but with the current players in the game, I have no warm and/or fuzzy feelings about this at all. A warrant from a beak will not worry those with evil or dubious fiscal intent, (or just plain ineptitude) one little bit.
Those wishing to opt out, please form an orderly queue behind me...
Colour me ill-advised here, but why is the nbn™ worried about what end users do? I have been told that nbn™ doesn't talk to end users; isn't that the job of the telcos providing the service (Optus, V/phone, etc)
I am seriously concerned about what are his real plans.
You and me both. If you take a look at what assets the newish Dept of Home Affairs (and hence Dutton) have under their mandate, a view could be formed that he was engaged in a spot of empire building that would make Caesar jealous.
I'm also thinking of the deviousness of the character who uttered the immortal words:-
You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment...
A week or so ago I came across a West-Pondian TV programme that referred to Her Britannic Majesty as having been "coronated". It took a while for the penny to drop and then I realised they really meant 'crowned'.
The site where I looked up this travesty also had a pop-up window with the delightfully ironic title, "Words you've been using wrong".
The models suggest that after nearly three million years, there's even a tiny chance it'll dive into the Sun.
So is that really Desiato Hotblack in the driver's seat? After all, the console screen does say 'Don't Panic'
If the authorities force its passage, will it be the Enema of the State?
Our previous statement saying "The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has already issued a statement saying it will investigate what happened and won't comment further for now.
should have read:-
"The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is currently undertaking a rigorous search to find a suitable scapegoat at least two civil service grades below anyone who really matters.
And why is that a reason not to submit the deals to a bit of daylight?
Better the haggis farmer gets some forewarning that they're about to be royally screwed and have at least some chance to voice their opinion than to find out about it after it's become a fait accompli.
Giving a duck another name doesn't cause it to not be a duck, but at least without the comb-over elephant in the room it *might* be a good idea. However...
Once again, we look like not knowing what the deals are until after the event and that cannot be a good thing. It keeps the general public/great unwashed masses in the dark as our supposed betters make deals behind closed doors. To quote the late lamented Prof Julius Sumner-Miller, 'Why is it so?'
Attention Pollies and Canberran Public Servants: We want to know what's in the fine print BEFORE you put pen to paper because <surprise> we might not like what you're giving away in our name.
The previous TPP was going to play havoc in the Media, Pharmaceutical and other industries. What this time?
Unless I've missed something here, until they change every VHF radio in every aircraft using Heathrow and surrounds, they still have to broadcast on a nominally open frequency between 108 and 137MHz. The use of these frequencies is subject to ICAO regulation and (AFAIK) is never encrypted.
What a shithole country!
No, just a shithole government.
The only folks allowed to use the term should be the Four Tops.
"Services for lands of slow connections and rotten roads..."
Sounds remarkably like Australia.
The icon will be familiar to those who drive north of Bris-Vegas on National Hwy 1.
In my albeit limited experience, those who talk about suicide rarely carry it out to its ultimate end (more a cry for help) while those who do carry it out rarely talk about it beforehand.
FB, you're enough to drive a person over the edge.
Much the same result here and with only a few tabs open I'm seeing ~400MB of memory use against lots more for the previous version.
I (currently) only have three gripes:
1 NoScript has been consigned to the 'legacy' bin (doubtless its devs will be on the ball), but more cheesed off over:
2 The fact that I was going to upgrade one of my less essential PCs to check it out until it settled down and had no unintended side effects, but have found that ALL my PCs have been upgraded without my agreement.
Excuse me, Mozilla, but I take offence at your belief that I wish to participate in an unmarked beta test.
3 We now have square edges instead of round edges for the tabs. What was wrong with round edges? Does Apple know about this?
The boffins say they intend to implement DeepService as a tool to help companies or governments "to identify their customers more accurately in the real life."
So, not a chance in hell of a misidentification here. What could possibly go wrong?
Heck, there is no air traffic control over the oceans,...
In that case, I spent 3 years of my air traffic control career being paid to do nothing. I wonder what the Oceanic rating in my ATC licence was good for?
I suggest you look up Shanwick or Nadi or AirServices Australia and Oceanic control for a fuller version of ATC over the oceans.
There isn't anything to hit up in the sky, and if there is it is seen with radar from miles away giving the pilot far more time to react..."
If there wasn't anything to hit up there, there'd be no need for Air Traffic Control. Trust me, there's a lot to hit, but because of the speeds, it's all seems far apart until it gets VERY close very quickly. Also, aircraft radar is only interested in weather, not looking for other aircraft. That's the job of TCAS (Traffic Collision and Avoidance System).
I do, however, agree WRT the split second your average car driver has to recognise a developing emergency on the road ahead. Some unfortunately, never get time to react.
Even naming the cup after America ...
It's named after the schooner that won the first race, not the country.
However, I agree with your title. Really sounds like Larry's taking his bat and his ball and going home to sulk.
...just because Donald Trump is mad at the news.
I think you'll find the last three words in your headline are superfluous.
All concerned are therefore reminding Canuck drone operators of their obligations to fly ...
Regrettably, these rules seem only to be observed by those who aren't morons and/or under the influence of the grape or weed and/or preface the flying of their drone by saying "Hey, Watch This!!"
... so the Feds can make sure national boundaries are being respected...
Whose national boundaries? Are they concerned that someone in the US of A is being targeted and want to stop it, or are they really worried about the national boundaries of Burkino Faso or one of the 'stans, or the two largest countries in Asia?
I'll bet a dead dingo's donger that the Feds are only concerned about one nation's boundaries.
(No icon for a DDD, so have a beer instead.)
Are there any sane politicians out there,...
Quick answer: NO
Long Answer: Bl**dy hell, no
What could possibly go wrong?
I despair for this country; I really do.
What mission creep??
Rob Sitch's show 'Utopia' is once again shown to be a documentary.
Isn't it strange that no announcement was made BEFORE the "test", but only after the mushroom-shaped cloud erupted (see icon) from the user base?
Could this be the first real evidence of a planet visited by Hotblack Desiato and Disaster Area?
It's in the header photo. The word is 'Army'. As anyone in the RAF/RAAF/RCAF/RNZAF (if there still is one)/etc, will tell you:-
"If God had wanted the Army to fly, He would have painted the sky BROWN".
"That waste feedbacks on the state of the planet."
Adam Frank, coauthor of the paper and a professor of physics.
And presumably not a professor of English.
One of today's more depressing headlines.
Shirley, there's got to be a nerdette out there who digs this stuff?
Is and always has been double-plus ungood.
"...he said nbn™ has collected statistics that tell it which are problem children."
My guess is a 2 syllable name starting with either 'O' or 'T'.
If you use NoScript (and Ghostery??), you can selectively see, and subsequently block, all the hangers-on who follow your progress through Interweb-land. Even our illustrious Vulture Central uses google-analytics.com and I block it everywhere.
Someone has to use the black helicopter...
"Evaluated intelligence indicates..."
That seems like shorthand for "Fred in the back room has had a good idea...".
Where's the proof that there were ever going to be exploding laptops? It seems to have magically gone back into the fairy dust / rocking horse excrement that it always was. I'm also glad to see the UK's 'Me too' knee-jerk reaction has quietened down.
While the US isn't going to be on my 'must visit' list any time soon, I think I feel a lot safer without all the Li Ion batteries quietly warming up in the hold, away from any method of being extinguished short of arriving, along with the fireball remains of the aircraft, at high speed into the Atlantic from about 38,000ft.
When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.
...to create The Donald's 'Fake News' automagically.
Joh Bjelke-Petersen is cheering from beyond the grave.
Despite all the much-trumpeted built-in redundancies, experience has shown that all it will take is a hung over JCB | Back-hoe | Ditch Digger driver to turn it all to rancid dingo kidneys.
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