Re: 'so no need for this and its weirdness.'
1024 posts • joined 1 May 2007
> But FF has this built in natively (and it works). Why would you need this addon?
Yes it has it NOW, but yeeears ago it didn't, and this addon also works cross-browsers, as well as have a full version history.
These days Firefox and Chrome have account sync capabilities, so if you're not bothered by the cross-browser sync, or the version history, there's little point in it.
I'm not sure about IE but 1. I think it may do when you sign into your Windows login with your Microsoft Account and 2. IE is dead now anyway. Edge may be the same (not as dead but not as alive as the other browsers either).
I decided to forego this and use Google's sync capabilities - I use Chrome on all my devices now and don't use any other browser so no need for this and its weirdness.
Thankfully it's not an issue for me anymore ever since the mobile networks recently supported Wifi Calling.
Sounds like you didn't read it properly.
The real story here - Google are defaulting to Google Prompt. Text 2FA is still an option, and will be for some time.
But they didn't go scouring through his laptop, they inadvertently encountered proof that it wasn't his laptop to begin with when the big HARRODS logo appeared when they booted up. That, coupled with his request, would have made them suspicious enough. So not illegal.
It's the same debate with Gary Glitter's laptop - could have been illegal but then again they stated that as part of their diagnostics (i.e. testing to make sure Windows was working again and files could be launched) they came across the dodgy images. There wouldn't have been a high-enough burden of proof to prove that they went further i.e. blatantly scoured through the HDD for things they could find.
Same with this one.
So the government want social media companies to ban content automatically within 2 hours.
So the people who peddle this content will simply use... normal web sites. What about them, Government? Oh right...
"Downvote if you like - but personally, the idea of the vast majority of public electronic communication being controlled by a single entity that's sole purpose is to profile you as closely as possible and doesn't mind playing fast and loose with the law (NHS records, monopoly abuse, stolen wifi details etc) fills me with dread."
Yes but enough about Apple...
"On Acorn computers you only had to press 'Break' by itself and it was incredibly frustrating to accidentally touch it after spending hours at some important work*. Requiring two or three keys in combination is a much better idea."
Strictly speaking, BBC Master machines also had a SHIFT+BREAK combination that performed a hard reset. A tap of the BREAK key on its own was essentially a soft reset that still kept data in memory.
I don't think this is right. No contract has been formed by merely ordering an item. When money has been taken, then clearly there's a contract there.
I think they call it an "invitation to treat"
Don't know why people are confused (including the author) - Google Drive isn't going anywhere. The APP is - it's been retired for either Backup & Sync (for consumers) or Drive File Sync (for G Suite customers). G Suite customers can't download it willy nilly - their admin will turn it on so that it's either pushed to their machines or it can be installed from the usual Google shortcuts (top-right of most Google pages).
Most people (ie the general public) don't ever need to worry about the latter.
Like I said replying to another comment, anyone calls about saving you pounds, DON'T. It may be legitimate but it also may mean worse terms. You can't make a decision on the spot then without having possession of all the facts, so don't bother.
If you want to save money, do it and call them in your own time, once you have thoroughly researched the savings.
A few years ago BT would have Option 1, Option 2, Option 3 as call plans and I was on Option 1 (the minimum "pay for all calls as you make them" one. They used to also subdivide the call plans so that you could get Option 2 (the "evenings and weekends are free" one) for the same price as Option 1, so I was getting calls where BT was "helpfully" offering me Option 2 for the same price. Of course I said "no" and I further looked at the exact terms - this Option 2 "same price" one would have meant that I would have been recontracted for a year AND it'd be a rolling contract so I wouldn't be able to get out of it except in a very short timeframe just before it rolled over, every year. My Mum got caught by that one, which was an issue years later when she tried to get out of it, and couldn't
These sort of calls, where you're called by companies offering to reduce your bill "out of the goodness of their hearts" (or more likely because they want to put you on a new contract with worse terms) I ignore completely.
If I want to pay less, I will call them myself when I want to.
Sometimes it's actually better to pay more if it means you get more service or stay on contract terms that are far better than a new contract.
"least 4g is data only."
Data won't stop people from talking... #voip #messengercalling
"Rudd may not get the opportunity to meet with Cook while in California, however – the Home Office has only said she is meeting with representatives from YouTube and Alphabet. (Presumably that means two different groups of representatives, but since Google owns YouTube, we can't be 100 per cent certain. Rudd is not exactly tech savvy.)"
Actually it's possible that you may not be business-savvy - Alphabet (not Google) owns YouTube, but this is totally irrelevant, because YouTube is an entity of its own (not a department within Alphabet). It is possible that she's meeting with YouTube and Alphabet.
>> Should we just ban all music because of the likes of bieber et al?
It never ceases to amaze me how sad people can get, I mean taking bundles of a FREE newspaper? Why?
"3 years is pretty well longer than any typical phone contract (which tend to max out at 2 years, at which point most users upgrade their phone)."
You seem to forget that there are people who have purchased device under 2-year contract towards the end of the device's lifetime (i.e. let's say 1 1/2 years). If you don't buy the device immediately after release, the typical support timeline doesn't help you in the slightest.
I can see why they have done it (hard to support an OS on a device where components aren't supported after a short length of time), but I think it really sucks for people who don't purchase it straight after it launches, in particular people who buy it just before it goes off sale.
I think this article misses out the fact that GDPR WILL impact all businesses in the UK, because it's coming in May 2018 when we're still in the EU. Brexit is only happening a year later, in 2019, although again it'll still apply because UK businesses will likely be holding data on EU citizens.
"All well and good, but will the GDPR be mandatory if the British firms are only handling UK citizens data?"
No British business are going to have only UK citizen data in their systems - EU citizens live here in the UK too and they inevitably will be in the system post-Brexit
It's probably both in the exact same way it is for buses/coaches and trains - on those they are commonly 3/4G connections (with embedded SIMs) just to bring the connection to the vehicle, but people connect to it via wifi. Obviously it has to be 3/4G, because it's not as if a vehicle can be wired up to an exchange.
It's the same with smart meters - how do you think they connect to the energy companies? Via embedded 3/4G SIM. Same with some traffic lights.
So I can see it being the same for this - lots of 4G cells not for customers to use (obv) but as the backhaul - to bring the connection to the area, but users connect via wifi.
"Why they never adopted Android in the first place"
Because if they did they'd be where everyone not called Samsung is now - with less than 1% market share, and looking exactly like everyone else.
At least with Windows they had a chance. Pity it didn't work out though but it was a differentiator
Funnily enough my wife's Samsung Galaxy S5 did last night. I checked the relevant places in My Account and saw nothing suspicious whatsoever.
But it's very very interesting that there are other people who have also experienced the same.
No, NHSMail2 is Windows Server and Exchange Server (2013, possibly), with Outlook for client access on Windows 7 PCs (people off-site can use Outlook up to 2016 to access mail securely). Exchange Server comes with Outlook Web Access for web access, if configured to do so.
Def - LOL useless. Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP - faff around organising stuff to lessen the time to find stuff
Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 - simply WIN+part name of program/file/resource *click* DONE.
Reminds me of the Three Seashells...
Commodore Vic-20 user here too, who ALSO played Lunar Lander via cartridge!
I was going to say the same - Argos updates have always had "humorous" updates. Nothing to do with any parent company sale, obviously, just the sense of humour of the person in charge of submitting the updates to the Play Store.
Did you read some of the issues that were related to the update installing itself even when dismissed? Why would anyone buy a SSD or another HDD and software to make a backup when they don't want to upgrade in the first place?
It's because it's also not encrypted, it can't be when the Assistant needs to read the chat logs in order to "train" itself.
"Actually it was Speccy vs C64 vs the posh kid who had a BBC Micro. Said posh kid got a lot of stick from the rest of us, but secretly we envied him for Repton and Elite."
I had a BBC Master 128...
"Acrobat is for *making* pdfs and costs lots of money . "Adobe Reader" is the bloatware that *displays* a pdf , when its not screaming and bitching like a baby about god knows what . That part is free."
WRONG. Adobe Reader changed to Acrobat Reader DC a few versions ago now.
" and he accepts that some lives have to be lost"
Don't be so fucking stupid.
They didn't slurp e-mail addresses and passwords, they slurped data which could contain anything - on an encrypted network it'd just be encrypted data, but on an OPEN network it would be plain text so literally anything that was transmitted by whatever device is using that network.
I agree. I mean, they are firefighters, how would they tackle an electrical fire in any other situation? Why didn't they just use the already-existing steps to tackle electrical fires? It's not as if a Tesla car is anything special in that regard.
What I don't understand is why a Financial Controller, upon being told to move lots of company money, is not immediately checking the authenticity of that message? I mean, seeing as it's company money, they should NEVER accept that message at face value and should always verify it?
Surely there should be business processes for moving money and it should always rely on verification of the original message?
And anyone who is authorised to make these sort of decisions (i.e. someone who is allowed to ask for money to be moved) should know this?
The X on the old dialog was dismissing the dialog without change. The thing is the upgrade wasn't scheduled by any action in that dialog box, it was automatically scheduled before that dialog box appeared, that's why the X doesn't cancel the schedule.
In other words, Microsoft WERE following the UI design rules but were definitely bending the rules in order to get more upgrades scheduled.
Instead of tricking users, Microsoft have stopped setting the schedule before the dialog appears, and now explicitly sets the schedule IN the dialog box, when someone clicks the "Upgrade now" button . Therefore clicking X will dismiss the dialog and an upgrade won't be scheduled.
I'll tell you what's weird - I was born near the end of the 70s and in the 80s we were taught in metric measurements only. However, I can only visualise things using imperial measurements. Weird, eh?
Samsung are clearly in the wrong here - they've had over a year (maybe two, three?) years to prepare for Windows 10 especially when Microsoft was providing technical previews for ages beforehand.
The problem here is Microsoft are being amazingly mealy-mouthed here.
They are right - the dialog is simply giving you information... on a setting that has already been set. Instead of trying to "trick" users, why don't they do this:
• Do not pre-set any fucking option
• Bring up a dialog that makes it clear that this is an opportunity to set a schedule, with a fucking CANCEL button to not set it
• Therefore the "X" button would leave the machine in the same state as it was prior to the dialog appearing - with nothing set.
There, simple Microsoft.
LOL fingerprints - what are you on about?
And with O2 and Three, the combined company would have control of the backbone that BOTH company uses.
BT and EE aren't comparable - BT didn't even have a consumer mobile presence for a start.
Application shortcuts haven't been binned - I still use it to launch my work e-mail and calendar in windows without any other browser furniture.
Nah it hasn't done that in years now - it was dropped from the installer.
I got my HP laptop with Windows 7 x64 back in 2012. I installed QuickTime and it decided to not play nicely with Windows' own file association manager so I removed it. Since then I have installed 8, 8.1 and 10. I haven't encountered one single piece of software or website that required QuickTime. Tell a lie, iTunes requires it for the movies. As I don't play movies on my laptop, it stays uninstalled.
QuickTime was dead to me way back.
"Someone takes away your ability to dow what you want on your machine and others put it back."
LOL it never had Linux in the first place, in exactly the same way my Samsung non-smart TV didn't, or my BEKO cooker didn't either.
And... I'm also looking at YOU LG!
What's withdrawing from the US market got to do with being fined for what they did? Withdrawing won't change a thing and doesn't stop them from being fined and having to pay, obviously.
And clearly VW aren't going to withdraw from the market anyway, it's the US, a very very profitable market so not a chance they'll even consider it.
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