* Posts by heyrick

3436 posts • joined 20 Dec 2009

Remember when Apple's FaceTime stopped working years ago? Yeah, that was deliberate

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Re: Give and Take

"My Samsung Galaxy S5 [...] never so much as received a single update."

Hmm, clearly there are still differences in support, maybe as a carrier or by country? I thought the updates these days came directly from Samsung?

My S5 Mini received a small update when I got it, shortly after a full OS update to bring it to Android 6. Then it had two more security updates.

This is about the same story as my S7 which I think started with Android 6, updated to 7, and is now on 8 (I believe the last major update this phone will get) with various patches and fixes along the way; though I've noticed that my older phones (the ones still stuck on Android 2.something) seem to require full OS reflash to update, while the newer phones can perform incremental patches, plus a number of the usual apps can be updated via "an app store".

This last point is perhaps the biggest change from my experience with Apple. Safari cannot be updated, email cannot be updated, etc. But on my S7, Samsung might have stuck their branding all over the bundled apps, but there are updates available in the Galaxy Store for a number of them. Right now the email client, file explorer, and stock browser have updates pending. The browser I'll update soon (I use Firefox so it's not important) and the others... I'll update if I notice any bugs. Given updates often take away as many features as they add, I'm not of the mindset of updating just because there's an update. And certainly not without making a copy of the previous app's APK so I can rollback if necessary.

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Re: Give and Take

"Additionally, Android phones receive support for up to 3 years. NOT one or two updates as you claim."

Unless something has changed remarkably in the last year or so, the level of support offered clearly depends upon the phone type (cheap vs flagship) and the phone manufacturer. I've been an Android user for a long time, and my Samsung phones are the only ones I've ever had that have received any updates at all.

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Spent your week box-ticking? It can't be as bad as the folk at this firm

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Re: re:We woo on the contract pitch and rape on the service changes

Early '90s. A smallish company held their business database on a DOS program called, I think, "SNIP". They wanted to go to a Windows based system, and to transfer their data to a more modern package - namely Access.

The old guy who wrote SNIP, in something like VisualBasic 1, wanted £££ for an add-on to export the data into a format that might work with other stuff.

Ender me and my Acorn A5000. A bit of soldering bodged together and the A5000 hooked to the PC's parallel port. It pretended to be a printer. I received the data (telling SNIP to print it's database) and upon a Form Feed, I would parse the data (in BASIC) and spit out a CSV file to the serial port where it was fed into another PC in realtime...

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Revealed: The billionaire baron who’ll ride Elon’s thrusting erection to the Moon and back

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SpaceX is known for blowing past its deadlines

They're also known for crowd pleasing explosions.

Come on, admit it, the reason you watch SpaceX broadcasts is for the part where it blows up, right?

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Check out this link! It's not like it'll crash your iPhone or anything (Hint: Of course it will)

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Re: Here's an evil thought...

Didn't people do that with BBC Micros back in the eighties?

10 *FX something to disable Escape

20 PRINT "rude message here"

30 GOTO 20

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Re: And here's the reason it's not good there are are so few browser engines

"So you'd rather there were a dozen browser engines"

I'd rather there was more than ONE, because in my time using an older iOS release, I found Safari to be quite crashy. No worries, there's always Dolphin. Oh wait, it crashes in exactly the same way on the same things.

At least on Android, stuff that messed up the stock browser (including that hideous bodging of text sizes) could be dealt with by installing Firefox...

It's called choice. Too much choice may not be good, but no choice at all is worse.

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Sysadmin misses out on paycheck after student test runs amok

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Some ensemble or supporting characters sometimes just stand out

Dominic Santini

Arya Stark

Hit Girl

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Euro bureaucrats tie up .eu in red tape to stop Brexit Brits snatching back their web domains

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"That's why I'm glad I voted for Brexit"

I'm seeing an increasing number of comments with the subject text within, and I can't help but wonder - how many are actually coming from UK IP addresses?

Yes, the .eu rules are a bit petty, but are not so different to what the UK requires with a .uk or France wants with a .fr. Some sort of connection to justify the use of the domain suffix.

So, if that's your good example of why you decided to ditch the entire EU...

...are Brits really that stupid, or are those messages coming from...elsewhere?

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UK.gov finally adds Galileo and Copernicus to the Brexit divorce bill

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EU-based businesses, of course, can carry on snuffling around the trough of Euros

And so could the UK industry if the government wasn't so hell bent on screwing up the country...

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A boss pinching pennies may have cost his firm many, many pounds

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Re: Imagine...

"Imagine all that on 10Mb/s HUBS"

HUBS? You're living in luxury there.

Mid '90s. College network. Everything, and I mean everything, wired in daisy-chain 10-base-2. Morning startups would often kill the network. The machines booted entirely off the network. Everything starting up Windows 3.11. They weren't smart enough to stagger switch-ons. And this isn't counting nefarious teenagers breaking the chain by unplugging one of the BNC connectors...

Of course, this is discussing the times the network actually worked and the server didn't fall over. Which it did, about a third of the time.

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Canny Brits are nuking the phone bundle

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Re: I wonder...

Downvoted because my S7 shipped with Android 6. It's now running 7, and there's a message that's been pestering me for a few weeks now that there's a new (8?) update available should I free up a gig and a half of storage. I've been avoiding the update as I'm dreading Android 8 having even more stupid white and stupid flat UI design than 7 introduced.

Of course, of all my various Android phones, Samsung is actually the only manufacturer that bothered to offer any updates at all, but half of this is probably the crappy design of earlier versions of Android that had everybody needing to get involved. Your cheap phone may have had three updates, but if your carrier couldn't be bothered...

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Re: France only

"Why are the UK results not included in the chart ?"

Brexit?

(sorry, couldn't resist ☺️)

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Re: Customers are (slightly) more savvy and the technology isn't moving as quickly

"It's also got to a point where it's more than good enough for the average users needs:"

This.

My contact renewal is next February and, frankly, I have no bloody idea. My current phone has a quad HD resolution in 5 inches (it's a pleasing size), a load of storage, a many megapixel camera (I forget how many) that takes fantastic night photos. The back camera can record UHD, the front can record QHD, and the camera app can record both at the same time (one being an insert into the frame of the other). It's a quad core processor with four extra baby cores for when 64 bit ARM times four just ain't good enough. It has a headphone socket. ;-)

Point is, this device does pretty much everything I want. In the past I saw a need to upgrade. Something quicker, something better. Something that can play FullHD HEVC without having a nervous breakdown. There was a reason. There was always a reason.

There isn't now.

Um.

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Re: Punished if you buy phone from elsewhere

"if I was out of my unlimited miunutes"

Am I the only one having difficulty parsing this? How can you be out of "unlimited minutes"? If they can run out, they're not unlimited.

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Re: I never quite understood why one would get a bundle

As a person on a contract... It was important to me to have my landline and internet provided by the same company that owns the phone lines. I've personally seen months of delays as "cheap provider" and telco argue over whose responsibility it is to deal with problems. Since I live in the back of beyond, I need to be able to depend upon sanity, not madness. That puts the overall price up, but a few years back when a hurricane (sorry Mr Fish, I mean storm) knocked out the line with tree shaped objects, it was fixed and working again in a few days. No argument, just in the queue.

Now the bundle is for landline, internet, and a mobile. It comes in two options. The one with a phone, which costs ~€15 more than the one without. The with-phone contact allowed me to get a Samsung S7 for €100 and upon proof of activation, Samsung refunded me €100. In other words, for €15/month over 24 months, I get a shiny new phone way out of my normal budget. It's a great phone. My new best friend (but that's 'cos I'm sad and boring but anyway...).

I suppose it might make financial sense if you have the money to spend on a phone and only need a cheap SIM for it. Not all of us have the option. That's why I'd never, ever, buy an Apple phone. No hate for the fruit, I just cannot justify a lump sum of how much?! for...a phone. There are so many things of much greater importance that would come first if I had that kind of money lying around.

It must be a strange country you live in where they still bother to SIMlock the things. My phone was mine the moment I signed the contract. I can break the contract at any time but I would need to pay a penalty. So telco doesn't lose. I could quite easily drop in a different SIM and use it. Telco won't care, all national calls are free with my contact (to and from mobile) so by using another SIM it's probably me losing out. When roaming, within Europe it's 3GB of data and 3h of calls per year as standard. From then on, I think it goes to normal call charge as roaming costs aren't a "thing" any more. Oh, and the landline - for what it's worth - offers free calls to most countries that aren't known for terrorist activities. I could phone you, a friend in Scotland, Langley VA, and Japan. The call charges? Zero. Nothing. It's been actual years since I've paid anything to the telco over the usual monthly cost.

You're right that the phone is "yours" and breakages aren't covered. That's why I took out a small additional insurance plan. A few extra euros a month, I'm covered for two "issues" a year. Given the price of a new S7 (less now then it was then, what with newer models existing), it made sense. It would take about three seconds for it to slip out of my hand in the locker room and tumble to its untimely "krshhhh" on the concrete floor. Thankfully this hasn't happened, but if it did...

All of this adds up to an amount that can be justified on a monthly basis. Sure it's higher than other options, but it's the one that offers the most peace of mind for the lowest outlay at any given time. Plus a new phone every two years, and usually somebody (this time Samsung, last time telco) refunds all or most of any given initial purchase fee. It's crazy, they ought to just sell it for less, but hey, that's how these things work...

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People's confidence in orgs holding personal data is... on the rise?

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29% don't know the GDPR and 16% appear to not even know it exists... That's over a third (getting close to a half).

Surely this demonstrates that the usually inept ICO is actually far more useless then we thought?

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Spies still super upset they can't get at your encrypted comms data

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and warned that governments can always legislate if they don't

Good luck legislating mathematics...

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VMware 'pressured' hotel to shut down tech event close to VMworld, IGEL sues resort giant

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Re: Convention contracts

"but restaurants probably aren't tuned into this stuff"

Really? They appear to have been pretty damn tuned when the employees started tearing down the signage...

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"another city where they will be welcomed rather than persecuted"

Perhaps in a country with a saner legal system, too.

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Mozilla changes Firefox policy from ‘do not track’ to ‘will not track’

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meaning it's online or a long gas-guzzling trip?

In the words of somebody bigger and better than me: hasta la vista, baby

Been there, had local bank closed, online version became a complicated mess that didn't work with script blocking and barely worked without. So I looked around for a bank with a local presence, opened an account, and slowly transferred my stuff over. Then I sent a request (by post) to the old bank to close my account along with an explanation of what I thought of them depending upon scripts held on third party servers and exactly why a bank ought to be taking security a lot more seriously than to attempt to show a "you have advert blocking" message and even manage to get that wrong. They are expected to be trusted to competently handle my money (okay, other people's money...) yet they can't build a basic functional glitz free website for such things as, oh, checking the balance...? Sorry, I'm out. If that's how they run their public facing website, imagine what goes on behind the scenes.

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a move that makes them fair game for default blocking

Fair game was years ago when they "decided" that the intended choice to enable DNT by default have them a "right" to completely ignore DNT.

Advertising, I don't have a problem with. It's a necessary evil that pays for stuff and is fairly easily ignored (junk in magazines, every so many minutes on commercial TV). The problem here is the tracking, the profiling, the opaque profiling with no ability to view, correct, or demand deletion of such information.

And to top it all off, the profiling is probably woefully incorrect, especially if multiple people use the same machine. Or otherwise I'm a Japanophile geek that likes crochet and reading cosies. Heh, it probably has me down as gender confused too...

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Intel rips up microcode security fix license that banned benchmarking

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Re: When will it be safe to by a new system?

"would you really want to have a raspberry pi as your main computer for standard tasks?"

It pretty much is. And running RISC OS.

Anything I need to do that the Pi/RISC OS combination can't do, I can do on my phone these days (Firefox, email, streaming video...). I don't turn the PC on very much any more, and even with leaving the Pi on all the time, I've noticed a pleasing drop in my electricity bill.

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Re: Hmmm

"Did somebody say "Streisand Effect"?"

Oh, you mean like that fancy school that is freaking out because somebody filmed a raunchy music video in the premises. Uh... clever...

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Re: Open source works

"Thank you, Debian."

Thank you indeed.

There are really two stories here: that Intel tried to use the licence to gag people from saying what the effects of the update would be, but possibly more than even this, is that all of the other guys were happy to use the patch with that licence as it was.

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You want how much?! Israel opts not to renew its Office 365 vows

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Re: I think you just put yours in the shredder

"is no defence from accusations of Antisemitism"

Dragging the idea of antisemitism into things should never be used to stifle criticism of the actions on the Israeli state and military.

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Fire chief says Verizon throttled department's data in the middle of massive Cali wildfires

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Re: Well

"'s an emergency service, therefore it should get unlimited voice and data and priority over mere mortals."

This.

When a hundred thousand people are calling up each other saying "oh my god did you just see..." and dumping selfies of themselves on their WordPress blogs, the one important call is the person using Skype from inside a crushed car having discovered a living occupant and wishing only to say "get the fucking medivac here NOW".

Emergency services, in a crisis, are all that matters. The rest is noise.

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All these people agreeing with Verizon...

When I was 14, there was a storm. Not a hurricane, Michael Fish said so. Either way it was catastrophic. I was at boarding school in a rural place surrounded by woodland, most of which was lying on the ground.

That morning, BT was out with chainsaws and stuff, hooking up the phone lines. It took nearly a week before we had electricity. Yet the phone lines worked by mid morning. Impressive given it was a temporary exchange (the real one was destroyed by a tree). At school and in the village, not a single one of the payphones charged for calls, all day. So with this being repeated in other parts of the country, we could all phone home to say we were okay.

When a natural disaster occurs, a service provider has a choice. To do the morally right thing and forgo the usual tariffs and billing for those directly involved (it's not like it is going to break their business), or be dicks about it.

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Connected car data handover headache: There's no quick fix... and it's NOT just Land Rovers

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Re: Why?

"Connecting the infotainment system to the ECU means that the radio can automatically turn up the volume as the speed increases"

What's wrong with a microphone, some sampling software, and clever use of heuristics to turn up the volume when the road surface is actually noisy, rather than just "when the engine is going faster".

Some of these non slip road are pretty rumbly even at slower speeds.

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Apple web design violates law, claims blind person

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Re: To put it mildly.

"I can't use the site to find out which Apple computer might be right for me unless/until I get an Apple computer with which to do it. Catch 22, meet recursion. Bah."

Maybe, perhaps, Apple was telling you which machine would be suitable for you.......none of them....?

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SuperProf gets schooled after assigning weak passwords to tutors

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Re: At Superprof we take security . . .

"Just a tip for the summer intern who visibly did the job."

You say that in jest...

SuperProf is headquartered in Paris. It's August. Right now it's probably only the "stagiaires" running the company...

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So phar, so FUD: PHP flaw puts WordPress sites at risk of hacks

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are a load of tribble's testicles

Thanks. That made my Monday.

(summer break is over, back to work, wah)

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ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator

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Re: comes in a little SD card

"We should be at the point where you can wander into a shop and buy a book/Music album/Movie on the same memory storage type."

This.

So very much this.

I hunt the bargain bins for cheap DVDs. Once in a while a full price one if it's something a really like. Then I rip them to watch on the device of my choice (my phone). Why are we not at the stage of getting films on little SD cards? Pop it into a card reader, that in the OTG adaptor and we're good to go, right?...

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Re: @Steve K

"And while in Smiths, pick up a magazine with a Cassette tape stuck to the cover?"

There was a magazine for the BBC range that either found tapes too expensive or too easily stolen, so they took to having a stabled insert that was basically a thin piece of plastic that you played on a turntable. The pre-teen me thought that was the coolest thing ever. I used to buy the magazine to listen to the recordings (mostly to annoy the parents, mind you).

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Tweaking IRQs in DOS

Oh my god... Modem or mouse, but not at the same time. Second printer port, no trouble. Just a dozen tiny fiddly headers on an unmarked circuit board and you're there, except the documentation doesn't match the board so you can print, only the chip is set to translate everything to four bit EBCDIC sent on the parallel cable using a weird unheard of protocol that is the electronic equivalent of semaphore. Adding a network card was pretty easy in comparison, but the moment you add a CD-ROM the network dies never to be seen again. Since this is 10-base-2, I mean the entire network dies thanks to the conflict causing the card to spew endless gibberish.

There was a day, once upon a time, when I got myself a crappy Pentium box with PCI expansion. It wasn't great, it probably couldn't divide by anything except zero, but expansion cards pretty much just worked as long as you had the drivers disc. I took some measure of satisfaction erasing that horrible horrible 486 box and those eternally damned ISA cards from reality with a very very large mallet. Apparently a mallet used for laying railways. I could barely lift it. But when I did, and dropped it right into the box with a lovely crunch....oh man, the grin on my face...

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EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.

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Re: WTF do you people do with your cables?

I have problems with charging because some cables are two wire "charge only" (so no good for data transfer or fast charge).

I totally agree with the shitty build quality of the Apple lightning connector. With mine, the outer rubber has fallen off at both ends, and I use it less than the phone's USB lead that is still working fine. One of these days the cable inside will break. I have a cheap clone replacement that has a fabric sheath and looks considerably more solid than the real thing.

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Re: EU Standard plug

"But not as scary as how many are missing from other power sockets/plugs outside of the UK."

I don't think having a 13A fuse in a plug is going to do much good to the appliance (a telly? drawing 13A? even my valve telly didn't need that!). It's much more likely included in the plug to protect the shitty "ring main" that utterly astonishes much of the rest of the world when they realise it's a 30A circuit created by using cheaper 15A cabling in a ring formation. But, but, but, they will splutter, what happens if there's a break in the ring? Well that leaves you with a 30A circuit running on 15A wiring.

Here in France, the old wiring is a horrific three phase mess. The new wiring mandates that a spur must be connected to a trip switch and contain no more than three to eight wall sockets (depends upon the wire size and the trip switch rating). ErDF tends to go ballistic with ex-pats who rewire renovated houses with a ring main topology. Not to mention sneaking in a few British sockets. Or the faux pas almost as big as ring mains - using British style single pole trip switches or, God help everyone, rewirable fuses (fuse wire simply does not exist).

It's a wonder Britain doesn't burn to the ground the moment everybody gets up during the Coronation Street advert break to put the kettle on...

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Re: EU Standard plug

"so I think you might be pissing on the wrong bank of the Rhine, there."

Except the French call it Péritel... (correctly Péritélévision, but that's a mouthful that nobody says)

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Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)

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Re: Dying embers of copyright

"Two factors contribute to the death of copyright."

First, copyright is not dead, it is just largely being ignored by a lot of the general public... and that may be because of the third and fourth factors that you missed, namely: 3, the ever increasing terms of copyright intended to keep works out of the public domain; and 4, the usually heavy handed adversarial method in which copyright infringement is known to be dealt with.

In other words, we cannot (it was never actually ruled) post a short video with our toddler dancing to a bit of a Prince song, but they can keep saying "more more more" and by consequence affecting not only their own works, but everything.

There's a certain amount of cultural osmosis that takes part in popular works (how many people with young girls have had to put up with endless renditions of songs from Frozen? have you ever sung along to a song? or tried to be witty by using a movie quote?) so it can often feel as if copyright is weighted in favour of "the man".

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I wonder if this has just killed the broken orphan works mess?

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Rights groups challenge UK cops over refusal to hand over info on IMSI catchers

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they can "neither confirm nor deny" they hold any information

So...can we use this excuse if plod wants our passwords?

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Grad sends warning to manager: Be nice to our kit and it'll be nice to you

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"a foul-mouthed quality manager blew in to hand down orders and throw his weight around"

Isn't that basically all their job description entails?

I've seen brought-in Quality Managers at work several times in my life. Can't say a single one of them (not one) improved things, can say that several caused good people to quit and that generally made things worse.

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I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

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Re: Yep, I'm posting AC. But thats due to the internet never forgetting.

"associated with such a plutocratic system with whiffs of democracy here and there"

Yeah. About that...

Who's actually running the country right now? I don't mean the face on the podium, I mean the one calling the shots.

What did "the people" actually vote for? Both sides lied, both sides made up stuff, few (if any) saw the Irish border issue coming, never mind this desire to bail out of anything with Europe in the name, so what did the people actually vote for?

I keep hearing politicians parrot statements about the "will of the people" holding an advisory referendum as some sacrosanct mythical entity while completely ignoring the snap election on Brexit lost them seats...

So what was that you were saying about plutocracy dressed as democracy? Before accusing the EU of that, you might want to look at what's happening in Westminster. Is that the "taking back control" that you envisaged?

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Re: Won't somebody think of the UK?

"Nobody cares about the United Kingdom."

United?

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Brit watchdog fines child sex abuse inquiry £200k over mass email blunder

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Re: The Independent non-Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

"Adults are designed to find the young appealing/children are designed to be appealing,"

Appealing?

I think little girls are cute (not appealing, cute), especially the ones with big eyes. But there's a world (maybe a universe) of difference between "awwwww!" and "sex".

"and it doesn't take much for that dependency to go very or even slightly (these days) wrong."

I dunno. I'd have thought the idea of having sex with a person who hasn't reached the designated age of maturity (and in far too many cases, hasn't even reached sexual maturity) might have possibly been a clue?

"such people are as human as they, and almost anyone is capable of some of these acts."

Not an excuse. The asshole piece of shit that blew himself up after a pop concert in Manchester was a human just like us. Does that mean it's somehow acceptable or even understandable? No. It's an abhorration. Like burning persons of a certain faith about eighty years ago, burning "witches" two and a half centuries before that. Child sex abuse, mass murder... These are not excusable acts that ordinary people do. So, no, I do not believe that "almost anyone is capable".

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Re: The Independent non-Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

"It's patently obvious that to protect the guilty, it was set up to fail."

Probably because if the true scale of this was actually known, any responsible parent would lock their child in a panic room and never let an adult (or anybody with a two digit age) near them.

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Y'know... Publishing tech specs may be fair use, says appeals court

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Ummm?

Isn't a photo taken by a park ranger (or whatever) automatically made non copyright and available to the public if it was taken in his capacity as a government employee?

How is this any different? Things that are to do with the creation of laws and government regulations must, by necessity, be made available on similar terms (unless the "national security" excuse kicks in).

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Security guard cost bank millions by hitting emergency Off button

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Re: most emergency buttons provide [..] no information on what, exactly, they are supposed to stop

"And most importantly of all, that's the bloody thing is labelled."

At my place of work, the emergency stop buttons are yellow and red and clearly labelled emergency stop. The ones on the machines are obvious, stops that machine. The ones on the wall in weird places... your guess is as good as mine. It's not worth my job to push them to find out what, if anything, actually stops.

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'Coding' cockup blamed for NHS cough-up of confidential info against patients' wishes

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the opt-out information was not sent to NHS Digital

There's your problem right there.

Medical data must be opt IN. No exceptions. No bleeding heart stories about potential lives saved or medical breakthroughs etc. I bet not a one of you can tell who/what eventually accessed this private medical data and where it went/who else has copies/why. This sort of thing demonstrates exactly why opt OUT should not be permitted.

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Registry to ban Cyrillic .eu addresses even if you've paid for them

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Re: ACII stupid question and you get a stupid ANSI...

"Getting the Danish (and Norwegian) character "ø" was a pain for a long time, printers in the early 90es often gave you a "¢"."

Oh, we Brits doing computer stuff in the eighties will be able to tell you plenty of stories about the trouble of getting a printer to give a '£' instead of a '#'. Sort of important to us, it being the British currency and all, but your bog standard fx80 clone would demand a blood sacrifice. Get that wrong, or try to reason with it, it'll print pages of # symbols.

Of course, it sometimes blew up in return. Who remembers having to mentally fix software listings in magazines where you'd see stuff like "PRINT£X" instead of "PRINT#X"?

"I wonder how you do Japanese or Chinese?"

Dunno about Chinese. For Japanese, there are two ways, basically similar. One is you type the sounds in using the Latin alphabet, and it will change in the fly. For instance one would type "ko" and you'd see "こ". Do it again to see "ここ". Then add a "ro" to arrive at "こころ" which would magically change to "心". It's actually insanely more complicated than that, but that's the gist of it. The second method is to write in kana directly, essentially like こ こ ろ without the Latin part...

(it means ❤, by the way)

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The Notch contagion is spreading slower than phone experts thought

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"A total lack of wired charging would be mean I would never purchase that model of phone."

Ditto. But not just for charging. If there's no wire with which to charge with, it implies no wire for data transfer. What are you supposed to use? WiFi? Bluetooth? Some proprietary rubbish on top of WiFi? All will be slower than a direct cable...

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