It never ceases to amaze me how sad people can get, I mean taking bundles of a FREE newspaper? Why?
1007 posts • joined 1 May 2007
Re: Is there any Android device with >3 years support? / Custom ROMs
"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.
Re: Yes, but...
"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
Re: Is that
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.
Re: Makes you wonder
"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
Re: anyone else ...
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.
Re: Does anyone even use the Win 10 start mess?
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...
Re: That reminds me...
Commodore Vic-20 user here too, who ALSO played Lunar Lander via cartridge!
Re: Perhaps doing some research, rather than jusk asking for comment.
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.
Re: Am I been too technical, in saying the 3P&3Bs: prepare, prepare, prepare + backup,backup,backup.
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?
Re: No news...
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.
Re: The article lacks basic research
" and he accepts that some lives have to be lost"
Don't be so fucking stupid.
Re: behaviour was a bug, not a feature
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.
Re: standard operating procedures
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.
Re: Make a phone call
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?
Re: "according to Microsoft's own UI design rules"
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.
Re: "delicious example of the challenge of science writing in non-metric America"
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.
Re: I like sigs
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.
Re: unwanted spawn of demonic iTunes
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.
Re: I just... why?
"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.
I thought that Chrome extensions/addons weren't allowed to install via anything other than the Web Store?
"...I use POP"
There's your first mistake there.
Your second was using an ISP-provided e-mail service..
Power Bar - LOL at latest news.
Re: Very few sites demand flash
"I've asked this question before but whenever I disable Flash YouTube stops working (this is Firefox on Windows 7/8). Is there some magic to persuade it to work or is this just fallout of a codec war?"
That can't be right, YouTube already switched to HTML5 a while back. It should be serving up HTML5-based videos to you - only serving up Flash if you specifically asked for it, or when using a browser that doesn't support the relevant HTML5 elements.
Go to https://www.youtube.com/html5 and follow the instructions.
Re: Interesting justification.
"What about a jug of lukewarm/tepid water applied to the windscreen?"
Anyone doing this is the one that is the lazy one. As has already been said, two things will happen:
1. Tepid water may crack the windscreen
2. Lessening the temperature of the water to avoid the above will simply mean it will refreeze the moment you take the car out on the road.
I should know, my dad did the above when I was a kid and it did freeze up a minute up the road. This is in the south of the UK when it was cold/freezing, not in some colder climate country like in the Scandinavian region.
Like a normal person with actual sense, use de-icer.
Re: Never was fully sold on the cloud concept
Who says you're being forced to use "cloud" though? Your example of Office 365 doesn't wash - it's still a local copy that is installed - the only difference is that it checks the subscription over the internet once in a while. You're not forced to save the files in the "cloud" either, you can save it anywhere you like as you have always been allowed to.
Same with Adobe Creative Cloud suite. We have it here in the office but it's exactly the same as the usual, and we save the resulting files anywhere we like.
Anyone who thinks that you have to embrace the "cloud" is misguided. You can continue to save locally as always. Even if you have something like OneDrive or Google Drive installed the files are kept locally and SYNCED online. Cloud is not and has never been the MAIN way to work, it's just an additional backup kind of service.
The last I heard is that the ISOs had a problem recognising the "Digital Entitlement" i.e. it activated the version of Windows based on the embedded key in firmware of supported devices instead of what is actually on the HDD/SSD.
This would affect anyone who may have bought a machine with "Home" or comparable version of previous versions of Windows, upgraded it to a "Pro" edition and then subsequently used the tool to install version 1511 of Windows 10.
Re: Back Orifice
Back Orifice was a set of malware that infected users of Back Office systems back in the 90s - so called because it was specifically for Back Office and it fucked them over.
Back Office was a Microsoft product.
"by design" is a typical Microsoft statement, regarding perceived flaws or bugs, usually seen in their KB articles.
This reported malware, which causes issues similar to Back Orifice, requires the user to actually agree for its installation, before it fucked people over.
Therefore... Back Orifice... by design.
Re: Warning Label
Have you actually used Windows 10? Because if you had, you wouldn't make such a silly statement.
AMD QuickStream - reinstall it from the abc.exe download from AMD's site.
Fixed it for me.
First things first - Google Maps isn't a patch on TomTom - it doesn't matter the cost, TomTom is simply better.
Lastly, have you seen StreetMaps lately? No innovation at all. AT ALL. It's the same as it was around 15 years ago, but now even more full of ads.
Thank God this won't arrive here in the UK - we already don't get some of their apps that use facial recognition.
Re: One more nail in the coffin...
The fact that Microsoft had to dial back the whole promotion of the "Metro" interface and "Windows Store" apps, and go back to the Desktop as the default with Win32 apps front-and-center, pretty much shows that Win32 won't be going anywhere.
So yeah, you're paranoid.
"Facebook could really benefit from an 'Acquaintances' option, since people use it as a contacts directory."
What... like the Acquaintances option it already has?
"but if they take my 'loyalty' reward away"
They won't. Read the FAQ - the last sentence states that all promotions that you already have will stay.
It's not a loophole, it's a narrow legal definition way before the invention of devices that (can) perform functions that produce similar results came out.
Obviously no one is going to fix their smart phone to a car and have it directly connect to the wheels (part of the legal definition), and even if it worked out the pricing on your mobile it STILL doesn't fit the legal definition, so Uber aren't avoiding the law here, so no loophole.
I did this last night and it asked me for a certificate file. What am I doing wrong?