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1896 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
Uncle Sam, D-Link told to battle in court over claims of shoddy device security: Judge snubs summary judgment bids
Has science gone too far? Now boffins dream of shining gigantic laser pointer into space to get aliens' attention
And this is where "cloud services" fall flat on its face.
Face it, you're at the mercy of your ISP once you've outsourced every.single.server (including Exchange and file storage) to the cloud - and if your ISP should go TITSUP* there's nothing you can do.
Except wait for services to be restored.
Should your services be on-prem, your users can still work on their spreadsheets, documents and so on, but emails (should you also be wise and have an on-prem Exchange/Linux email server) will simply spool and wait for a chance to escape the server's clutches.
However, in both cases with emails, you won't be able to receive - unless your workforce is equipped with mobile phones, which (hopefully) is working and you can get access to emails that way.
Next time some beancountery type suggests going cloud-based, have them factor in a two-three day full internet outage into their calculations.
Re: My boss was demonstrating the instrusion sensors on our building
even if his workplace doesnt know, the bigger question is - how come alarm manufacturers dont know? after all they are the ones in the business.
Not all alarm companies sell the same type and make of alarms.
Some sell Terminators, which is vastly different from your humble Yale IoT alarm.
crapstuff is different than your plain, dumb phone-the-cops/alarm company when triggered.
And not everybody want to stock the full range of diverse alarms, sensors, Terminators, weapons and the such. Too expensive.
Microsoft to staff: We remain locked and loaded with US military – and will keep adding voice to AI ethics debate
March 1, 2019. Microsoft unveils a new AI, called BobClippy, in order to manage the JEDI project.
March 27, 2019. BobClippy becomes self-aware.
August 29, 2019. Humanity is waging a bitter war for survival against hordes of flying paperclips and staplers.
*** ALTERNATIVELY ***
March 1, 2019 : Some ne'er-do-well manage to hack into JEDI and cryptolock everything, causing the entire American economy to fall into a death spiral.
April 2, 2019 : China buys the US of A and annexes it.
August 29, 2019 : All Americans are now Chinese citizens.
What can I say about this 5G elixir? Try it on steaks! Cleans nylons! It's made for the home! The office! On fruits!
5G punters can jolly well get lost in a wet paper bag.
What is wrong with the current technologies we have at present? Or is the strategy boutique full speed ahead to make more money while everybody struggle with half-baked 5G solutions?
For me 3G/4G is fine, given that I tend to browse El Reg, chat on forums anf watch the occasional youtube video or two.
Majority of my downloads is done at work where we have an uncapped 10Mb line.
Sorry friends, I'm afraid I just can't quite afford the Bitcoin to stop that vid from leaking everywhere
Re: I wonder...
Interestingly. We had a couple of Gigabyte W565M laptops with Vista preinstalled.
Was absolutely rock solid. Never had any blue screen or funny things to happen.
Upgraded the one to Windows7 & it still is chugging happily along.
Sure, performance in comparison to other (newer) laptops is not stellar, but what the hey, it still works and does so without any fuss or bother.
Windows 10 - the ultimate downgrade for every PC that you've been waiting for!
Will slow your PC down!
Will delete your precious files!
Will slurp your data and send it to the mothership!
Comes with a b0rked indexing tool that is really fun to use!
Comes with candy crush preinstalled!
Get your copy now! Rush! Hurry!! Quick!!!
Ah, the wild and wonderful world of the cloud
people tend to forget that cloudy services still is connected to the wibbly wobbly web
if it wobbles, off your data goes
same with the cloud, if it wobbles, off your data goes as well.
Recovery in the first instance depends on the level of damage (power failure, vacuum cleaner, lightning strike, BOFH act, backhoe digging into a crucial backbone) - no data will be lost except downtime for which the company have to pay in lost hours if it does not have a redundant internet link in place... (the BOFH act may range from a simple upload of the wrong firmware to the router, to an epoxy-resin welded circuit breaker, to a rm -rf * on the Boss's terminal)...
Recovery in the second instance depends on the cloudy provider's IT crew (and hardware should it be required)... and yes, data may be lost, depending on the severity.
Isn't Android 4.x now EOL? Why even try and code apps for that generation of droids? If the (l)user really want IoT Yale keys, then surely said (l)user will be happy to shell out £££ (or $$$) for a new Android device running 6.x (or higher) as part of the requirements.
Three words : lowest common denominator.
If, by using an old Android version they unwittingly causes grief for themselves, then it's their own fault for doing so.
And, in other news, all 4 of G+'s users is starting a petition to stop Google from killing off G+
G+ moderators complain that their reports regarding spammers and spam goes unheeded, and spammers is havening a field day in the death throes of G+
Will be interesting going forward. Will investors also take Google to task for dropping G+?
Can confirm re bloatware.
On my three Huawei devices (one work, two private) I absolutely had no bloatware or unwanted apps (like zuckerbook etc). And a Xiaomi Redmi 4A. Sheer bliss, to use MY device with the apps I HAVE SELECTED. After all, I paid for it and it is MINE.
Prior to my first Huawei device I had a Sagsmug S3 mini. It was loaded with bloatware which I did not want, and sometimes (frequently too, to add insult to injury) some crap app would go berzerk and drain the battery flat in record time. I totally swore Sagsmug off then.
Or else Sagsmug can lease out phones with crap bloatware installed for maximum slurpage (and so delight the Zuckerborg) and they can control it since it is theirs. (Oops, did I gave somebody a Very Bad Idea?)
Wife's phone (a Sagsmug Neo) is on its way out, but I will be getting a new phone for her, and this time it will NOT be a Sagsmug, she complained about not being able to uninstall the faceboob app (for starters).