Will HBO rise to the bait? :)
1896 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
Re: Should't a court decide on this?
In this case I think the court will err on the side of caution - the manufacturer must be allowed to "brick" the existing devices so as to force their owners to return it.
Because if Samsung doesn't do it, and another device goes up in flames in a hotel (or even worse, a high-rise building) and it causes loss of life and property, who will be at fault? The owner of the handset? Samsung?
IMHO Samsung are doing the correct thing by forcing a recall of possible hazardous devices in order to prevent more loss of property and lives.
Re: Predicted headlines starting on morning of 20th...
"Samsung accidentally bricks ALL Samsung smartphones
Samsung Note 7 kill-patch wrongly addressed to 'all'
Nearly a billion Samsung phones irreversibly bricked
Financial impact of Kill-patch bankrupts Samsung
South Korean economy topples - Norks assume control
Norks control spreads, world enters new Dark Ages
Last edition - goodbye and good luck"
Thanks for the laugh this Monday! :D
Will you be able to kick Android off your existing devices and install Jolla/Sailfish instead?
Oh scratch that, somebody posted regarding that. If they can sort out android compatibility, then they'll have a winner - but it'll be like OS/2 all over again - dearth of Sailfish apps.
Meh, got excited too quickly. Buggrit millenium hand and shrimp.
There was an incident a long while ago where with the City of Johannesburg you could manipulate an URL to gain access to people's municipal accounts.
Big hoo-ha of course, and the ensuing fallout that followed.
We're still waiting for the axe of doom as they want to take those people who've viewed the accounts illegally to court to cough up.
So I've been bitten once, and am now twice shy, don't want more of that one thing, thank you.
What about that you need to pass a basic computer course, like a drivers licence.
Once you've got your PC licence, will you be allowed internet access.
Of course you can have a PC without said licence, but you will not be able to connect to the internet without said licence....
But that's just me dreaming.
Remember, cloud computing = somebody else's PC
What will happen during internet outages? Workers gonna sit around doing nothing while you have to pay their salaries/wages.
The same personnel will be still productive should you have the apps loaded on their PC's and the internet's gone to pot. I'll rather have this option than cloud "somebody else's PC" computing.
Because Mr Murphy.
Also, you don't need to have IT personnel 24x7 - you can always outsource if you really want to cut costs - but that comes with its own caveats. You will still need IT personnel even though you've gone with cloud computing.
There is no escaping that fact.
Because Mr Murphy. Yup. He's real.
Seems like somebody gone the biggie best route, and got nothing but troubles for that.
Moral of the story - sometimes the most expensive backup system is not worth it, and you'll be better off with a cheaper system - which can be duplicated/replicated easily since you have more funds available to purchase backup units with.
Should one cheap unit fail, you'll be assured of data integrity on the other extra unit(s).
Not so with a top-of-the-range wallet-ripping backup unit, where you can only afford one, and when it dies, you have a battle with inn-sewer-ants to get them to actually pay out so that you can get another one...
In the past I used my ISP's email offerings.
But when Google came along with their Gmail offering, I waited for a couple of months extra, then migrated over to Gmail, told my contacts that my ISP's email address was terminated effectively and that they should use my new Gmail address rather.
Never looked back. I can change ISP's at the drop of a hat, but still have access to my emails.
There also was a couple of instances where an ISP (more than once) went TITSUP and all email was lost as a result. I don't want the trauma of that. The possibility that Google's gmail will also go TITSUP is there, but at least I have my emails downloaded on Thunderbird (laptop) as well, so it's sort of a "backup" should the worst happen.
For me the Huawei Mate 9 ticks many boxes.
Plus the fact that they did not add a lot of gadgetry to it. I'm just WTF at the infrared port, who uses IR comms in this day and age when Bluetooth or WIFI is much better (and faster) at transferring pr0... errr, movi... errr Linux distros. *ahem*.
I'm using a Mediapad T1-701u at the moment, very impressed with it. Big screen (means easy-to-read emails and other stuff, especially for old farts), long and excellent battery life and it's responsive enough for me to use it on a daily basis.
Only niggle for me is the "phone home" crapware they sneak into the phones. Hopefully some kind soul will release an app to disable said crapware from doing the ET thing permanently.
A shufty at GSMArena showed me that it is also slightly thicker than my current Huawei device (and also smaller too) but who cares about thickness? I don't want an ultrathin device...
So it is possible to get more life out of a battery - you just have to be clever, and design the phone properly than try and do sneaky tricks with the battery...
Should be interesting to see (and compare the two) as my current device uses a 4100mAh Li-Ion battery and the Mate 9 uses an 4000mAh Li-Po...