'strue - every time I find a Bing search, I default it over to Google or DuckDuckGo.
Bing is just bingbonging all over the place anyway. And it is such a silly name.
1896 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
Tuesday I went off to a remote site.
All went flying well, customs let me through and did not have a gefingerpoken at my carryall.
Until I arrived at the other side, and want to collect my rental (car).
Things went downhill from there. Seems the booking was made, but never paid for.
Person responsible for that gaffe got a dsiciplinary hearing, as it was not the first time this sort of thing happened.
Other colleagues of mine from the same company had to sleep in their cars after a guesthouse booking was never confirmed nor paid for.
I have both a S4 mini and a Xiaomi Redmi 4A
Singlehand the Sagsmug Mini is easier to use as my thumb can reach everywhere.
The Redmi have a singlehand mode, but it is not easy to activate without a lot of practice, and does not get used that often. I have to use both hands for biggenphones like the Redmi 4A.
So, yes, smaller is better when you're in the field and need to respond to an IM/message without using both hands.
However, bigger is better, especially when you browse El Reg. Tiny screens only can show that much...
Say what again? I'm sure that's not the get-out-of-jail card you're looking for...
Glad to see they give the end-user the choice of either Debian or Android.
What about an updated version of Psion's EPOC? :p Just joking... Symbian is all but forgotten nowadays, and it does not make sense in trying to upgrade/update it.
Rather go with what is working, but allow the end-user to choose a stripped-down version of the OS (should the user want speed) or a candyflossed version for the guys who like their eyecandy.
Personally, I would go with Debian as Android is getting a bit long in the tooth now, and there's only so much you can do with it.
edit : Just wanted to add that nowadays megacorp+dog seems to resuscitate old brands, but tend to stick some customized version of Android on these instead of giving the end-user a choice, resulting in just more Android clones without the look and feel of the older hardware, which, in my opinion, is not what we want or need.
But the truth is that it will cost far more to develop and debug your shiny new OS, so they do what everybody else is doing, stick Android on it, and skin it, so that it'll be "different" from other phones.
I now wonder if there really is a market for a real reboot of any kind of old Psion (or whatever) hardware, but with touch-screen LCD (readable in sunlight) as well as long battery power. Should you need colour, just cast your screen to a compatible screen and continue working.
Or am I having a pipe dream?
Companies utilizing Open Source can do, nay, MUST do the following :
- Contribute to OSS by either assigning a programmer/team (on their side) to check for vulnerabilities, or either do a donation on a monthly basis. You won't like it when you're asked to work but won't be getting paid for it.
- Recognize the need for thorough pen testing, especially if most of your services are on publicly-accessible servers, and have sensitive data or personal information, no matter whether you use M$, Sun, Oracle, Hillbilly or whatever software. Vulnerabilities will exist (incorrect configuration, software bugs etc etc), and it is up to you to make sure you have migitated all of them.
- Oh, and last, but not least, plan for when a pwnage will occur, what you will do, who will be responsible to sort that mess out, press/social media responses etc etc.
Am also a Xiaomi convert. Recently got a Redmi 4A and it is miles ahead of my Sagsmug S3 mini.
Camera is way better, the phone has 2Gb RAM and a whopping 32Gb storage, but I dropped an SD card in for photo storage just in case.
Quite impressed with its battery life, I can get a day's use out of it with normal use (sagsmug was dead at the end of the day, even so by not using it at all) and if I use whatsapp/telegram web interface on my PC, battery life is extended an extra day.
A faceboob app was preinstalled, but to my delight I was able to uninstall that piece of malware without rooting. There is so little bloatware that it is a joy to use. (My other two Huawei devices also is a joy to use, very little bloatware). Compare that to Sagsmug who forces bloatware which you don't want, don't need and cannot uninstall without rooting.
Makes me glad that we outsourced our Exchange - it is somebody else's problem now.
Honestly. Server2003 and Exchange2003 is a good, basic email server for somebody to cut their teeth on. I have to assume Exchange2007 was of the same cloth, but added x64 capability.
Exchange2010 seems to be the start of many issues, and from there it is all downhill.
Had to use Skype on Friday last week.
Toddled off to the Google Play store, downloaded and installed it, and was "ick, WTF???"
It is no longer the Skype we used to know, and it is dreddful. Judge should take a summary execution on the design and development team. Drokk.
Wonder how many vulnerabilities got introduced with the new skype UI and assorted junk, should not be long before a couple of biz and people get pwned with a nasty cryptomalware variant.
I uninstalled it as soon as I finished what I needed to do. Never again, thanks.
True, you can download FloatLED (provides a pair of blinkenlights on your desktop for HDD activity) but it is not the same thing as a physical HDD LED.
Every time I get a laptop which's painfully slow, I want to see if the HDD is churning, but there's no indicator light - have to dig through stuff to find the performance applet and see if the HDD is behaving itself or not.
Just not on, especially when doing windows updates on shutdown - then you can do zippo.
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