Putin must be laughing really hard
Russia is behind this conspiracy theory: https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/5g-coronavirus-conspiracy-theory-driven-coordinated-effort-200410182740380.html
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I cannot recall seeing a reCAPTCHA when registering on the Play store on an Android phone.
I see apps on the Play store with hundreds of fake 5-star reviews, with dozens new being added daily. Like this beauty which charges you around USD 90 per week for wallpapers - after a 3 day free trial: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wallpaper.photon
Reporting the reviews as spam or unhelpful does not help. Google just ignores the reports. Same goes if you report the app itself. I imagine the people at Google receiving the reports laughing really hard and loud before clicking on Delete.
This of course depends on people feeling their phones are indispensable. Which reminds me of the 90s when mobile phones were rare and people that needed to be reached carried pagers. Everyone else were off the grid. This is something I think governments do not look back at with fondness.
Even without an app store I will keep on using my Lumia 1020 as a high end feature phone.
Being online is overrated anyway. To me the social apps have brought so much bad stuff that it outweighs the benefits: cyber bullying, WhatsApp lynchings, decapitation videos and live-streamed mass murders on Facebook, content moderators suffering from PTSD, etc. etc.
I remember the good old days when snuff movies were an urban legend. Today it couldn't get much worse.
If people believe they already have 5G on their phones, why upgrade to genuine 5G models? Those technically inclined, who haven't switched to less dishonest operators, will be the only ones upgrading their phones. AT&T better keep a bleak outlook on their sales expectations.
The advantages with a legacy system that has been in use for decades are that you are less likely to bump into bugs you haven't discovered years ago and know how to circumvent, and that there's no need for frequent updates to patch for security defects. And I doubt there are any crooks out there writing ransomware for System/1....
"Under this plan, users get an unlimited amount of data but speeds are reduced when they exceed their allotment until the next billing cycle," Verizon's statement reads."
If there is an allotment then it is not unlimited. That is at least how it works where I live (not USA).
"Apple had also argued that the plaintiffs could not seek an injunction against what they allege is false advertising, saying the group could not prove imminent harm."
Is that how American consumer law works, that Apple is free to lie in a product's advertisement as long as no one gets hurt?
"connecting their PS/2 desktops to the company 3270 mainframe"
3270 was not the mainframe type. This is the terminal type. The mainframe was probably from IBM's System/370 range, not necessarily with an IBM logo. The company I worked for in those days upgraded from a 4381 to a Hitachi machine, and as it was a Japanese box, it was nicknamed the rice boiler.
Software developers know about the poor backward compatibility of Java versions so they often not only specify a minimum version but fix the Java requirement to a specific version.
I have a customer with a SAN storage connected to SAN switches which in turn is connected to an FC-IP router for connectivity to another site for replication. The SAN storage, SAN switches and FC-IP router each have a web GUI with its own requirement for the Java runtime. The worst is the FC-IP converter which only accepts one specific version.
They recently got new Brocade SAN switches installed which of course require their own version of Java.
The solution is to pick the most important device for the web GUI and use the CLI for the other boxes.
May the fuel tank on Larry's yacht always be filled with sugar.
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