I have a newbuild shoebox. My smart meters where installed when the house was built. No electric or gas company will sign me up to a smart tariff without replacing the smart meters with there own smart meters. The irony is the smart meters they want to fit are the same makes/models of what is already installed.
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I thought it was common knowledge that it was using FUSE.
I wanted this to be a success and I was more than happy to have parted with good money to buy this once the device was released. I was so excited I nearly backed but a little voice at the back of my head said to hold off. I'm so glad I did.
I feel for the backers, who if they have received this have gotten a turd, and the ones that decided to hold off on the "blankety-blank" they look like they're not going to even get a turd.
I suspect this maybe the last nail in anything Sinclair and hardware related ever happening again.
Re: "opt-out was probably the best choice"
you need to read up on GDPR.
Nothing collected by Canonical is GDPR infringing. It's basic hardware metrics on a machine similar (but more techy) to the advertising blurb you see on Dells website giving ram and cpu specs etc. A machines info inst covered under GDPR or DPA.
Your helping to pour fuel on a heated debate by having no idea what your actually talking about. Stop it its silly.
the console was and forever will be vapour-ware.
There maybe around 50 units in existence ass alluded to produced during trial builds. But a retail product that doesn't make. I'm so glad i decided not to back this as IndieGoGo when my figure hovered over the button.
The whole thing is a farce of Noel Coward proportions.
Apple will not license out MacOS(X)
Whilst the idea of licensing out MacOS out has been mentioned it will not happen.
Apple isn't a computer company anymore they dropped the Apple Computers a few years back and became Apple Inc. In doing so they stopped making computers and became a consumer device, Like a DVD player or TV etc.
They don't want the hassle of having to support multiple possible machine configurations or devices. They build a machine that just works because they control every aspect of it. Hardware manufacturers also don't experience the compatibility issues because they have a much narrower target to aim at, generally if it works on one mac it'll work on all.
If they stop this it opens up a massive set as headaches. Hence no licensing.
Re: Really ....
"Well judging by the lukewarm response to the Z10 in the UK it looks like break then."
citation required please, since every company that does market research has back tracked on all "less than expected" predictions
"It's overpriced and the app support is pitiful. Surely he knows it's not just the phone and hardware but the eco-system behind it that drives sales .... and it's sadly lacking."
Over priced? seems fairly run of the mill pricing wise for a similar specced iPhone or android based phone.
App support i have to agree isnt great but its a new platform barely a month out from release. iOS and Androiud both took time for momentum to gather.
Re: Other satellite internet is available
Yup there broadband service is ADSL at the moment. However the point is that they alone are the only viable satellite broadband provider. If another company lauinched the service they would use Sky's satellites rather than fund there own. Thus my point stands. Satellite broadband in th UK would be a Sky driven service. Murdoch is a cancer, News International are a cancer. Slowly everyday we get fed a little bit more of the poison he spouts. Seriously your all intelligent, who in ther right mind would actually pay Sky/News international for anything?
the sub headline?
When your only dish provider in the UK is Sky. Is it any wonder that we don't trust them. Especially in light of recent news. Before some wise guy/girl pipes up and says Freesat they use Sky's satellite network. Thus if Freesat provided a service you'd still be using sky. A turd by any other name is still a turd. #jft96 #dontbuythesun #dontgivemurdochapenny #mediacancer
Is the first aggressive cancer of the networked age.
It needs to have controls placed upon it. Surely making unrequested changes to your data on the phone is covered under the Computer misuse act 1984 and the amended 2000 legislation. If not it must certainly be covered by Data protection regulations. At least here in the UK, I am sure other intelligent* nations have there own applicable regulations
*looking at you USA.
Even 1 exposed credit card, is one too many.
Stop being blinkered. The fact that personal info which could allow the setting up of fraudulent identities has been stolen that is worht worrying about. I assume your a PSN/SOE user whom feels comfortable in your bubble.
Imagine going to a bank and applying for a load to be asked when you plan on repaying the 4 other loans that have been taken out with your details that have been stolen. That my friend is a very real possibility.
makes me laugh
I have an iphone on o2, I have my home broadband through o2.
I cannot use 3g to read the B3ta.com newsletter or use the B3ta app due to o2's new filter.
If i use wifi connection through my home router i can visit the B3ta website, use the app and apparantly there is something called pron??? I can consume at my (p)leasure. This occurs without any kind of obstruction.
So to me this is an unbelievable double standard, and they will ot lift the filter for my unless I use a 3rd party company to verify and credit card transaction or take time out of my life to find a photo id and go to an o2 shop.
Also trying to explain to the faceless drone on the end of the phone when I call them that if I can visit the darker corners of the internet without restriction at home through bb supplied by them that having the filter on my phone contract is well silly.....
there explanation I have recieved is that its to protect children from accidently going to places they shouldn't be going to.
epic fail o2
I suggest somebody reads what they type before submitting
The infamous iCrap 4 has a few problems:
(1) Apple admits software defects;
(2) The antenna is mechanically defective;
(3) Picture are yellow tinted;
(4) Batteries catch fires;
(5) Connectors burn and melt;
(6) Unbreakable glass breaks and scratches;
(7) SIM shorts to carrier;
(8) Yellow colouring on glass;
(9) Green blob/spot on camera, in the centre;
(10) Proximity detector cuts calls.
Points 3 and 8 aere the same thing which cures itself once the bonding agent evaporates.
Point 2 The antennas work perfectly and have been proven to do so, the fault is with the positioning of them which allows them to be shorted out.
Point 4 Battery fires where has this been reported?
Point 5, 1 reported cable connectore fault, out of a few million doesn't warrant a recall
Point 6 Show me where they have advertised the screen as unbreakable? Theres 1000's of security companies would be please to know about this new technology.
Point 7 Sim's only short to sium holder when people have trimmed a full size sim down to fit.
Point 9 Never seen a report on the green blob thays not to dissmiss it without merit, but merely noticing the fact that even the slightness thing Apple related gets reported on here it seems funny thats never been mentioned.
Point 10 Proximity sensor yes has a fault, its a little sensitive, a software patch will fix it.
You sir seem to be a troll.
Apple has its faults the Iphone4 has some problems many of them recognised and addressed by Steve Jobbie, To be honest when i worked in the mobile phone industry I heard many of the same complaints levelled and SE, RIM and Nokia. And many more, mostly alot more severe.
If Sony's TV are so good
How come they really on Samsung to make their panels.
What your really saying is look how good those Smasung panels work in the overly espensive Sony plastic box, designed for people to stupid to releiase that Sony is on a shell of its form 80's glroy days, when it made everything it sold and was a quality prosduct.
Mines the one with a Samsung telly in the pocket and an extra £300 to spend in ther other pocket