Dear Leader no doubt is very unhappy about this.
1896 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
Things will be very interesting should the cloudy storage suffer a prolonged (and catastrophic) outage.
Let's face it - currently we have a select few instances of ISP's going TITSUP* due to cocking up their storage arrays.
Big cloudy boys have their share of grief too, but they're also able to recover quickly from outages.
What are the odds of a cloudy service getting hit with a prolonged** and catastrophic*** outage?
*Total Inability To Supply Usual Pr0nz
** longer than a day, continuing for more than 2 or 3 days...
*** all data is lost, or reverted back to more than 1 month prior.
Apple grounds AirPort once and for all. It has departed. Not gonna fly any more. The baggage is dropped off...
Had to deliver a printerer (brand new in box) to a difficult client once.
The arrangement was that the printerer would be handed over & installed after said client would hand over a cheque for an outstanding amount of money plus the money for the printerer.
Client eventually arrived sans cheque. Told him that no, will not install the printer, whereupon he tried to kick me - but kicked the printerer's box.
Luckily no damage, but company told client to get lost after this incident, and a debt collection agency got involved.
Sisyphus is not happy, as getting IBM on the team now means that he now will have to carry the object* upwards whilst farting** a merry tune and also have to take a short course on the OSHA act on a regular basis lest he should hurt himself.
*greased with Face Man's special grease
**past the inserted bluetooth-controlled buttplug which got inserted to stop him from farting
IMHO this may (or may not be) the beginning of the end.
When tyrants pull on their jackboots to stamp out free speech online, they reach for... er, a Canadian software biz?
TSB outage, day 5: What do you mean you can't log in? Our systems are up and running. Up and running, we say!
I expected something like that.
My assumption on this private mode - that it ONLY prevent your wife (or GF) from seeing which sites you've browsed, but you still can see it on your firewall/ISP was correct.
Next they (chrome, firefox etc) will offer a built-in VPN - but even then I won't trust that as it may leak like a sieve.
Happy having Amazon tiptoe into your house? Why not the car, then? In-trunk delivery – what could go wrong?
Now I've got an idea.
Put a dummy in the trunk of the target vehicle, and make it look like it died from multiple stab wounds (or whatever, just that it has blood all over).
Train several hi-res cameras on the car (plus one inside the boot) - order a parcel from Bezos Inc and wait for the fun to start as the poor sod will get the shock of his life :)
You even made sure you did not have to visit the bathroom while in the building, because of the health monitoring system meant more than the usual paperwork when going for a number two. It was bagged and sent for analyses...
Now what if you had the runs from a lager doctored by your friendly BOFH?
And hast thou purchased a screen protector yet? Oh look, a scratch!
Anyways, this may become mainstream, other manufacturers will try to copy this idea.
But I must say, it is a jolly good idea. Deliver a simple phone, with a ton of addons, so you can add a better camera on, or a torch, or an LTE-A module, or whatever you want without hassle or fuss.
Looks like Motorola got a good thing going there.
I can imagine what it will be like with a screen enlargement mod and a QWERTY mod... instant mini laptop...
Speaking of which, I dimly remember seeing some sort of 14" to 17" magnifying doohicky which you can slip over your 14" monitor to make it a 17", anybody remember this?