Not sure I see the distinction.
Device or machine.
Criminals and miscreants.
Or at least, I’m not sure that it matters.
39 posts • joined 1 Jan 2011
Yes MS broke parental controls. What they didn't do, at least in my case, is leave everything wide open. After the upgrade my son logged in and could do nothing, he couldn't launch any applications. The whole thing was completely locked down. I had to delete his account and create a new one.
Regardless of privacy settings:
1. I should only have my real friends on Facebook
2. I shouldn't share anything that is private
3. I shouldn't say anything if there are people wouldn't want to say it to.
That way, not only will I never land myself in trouble but I'll also manage to keep a nice chunk of my life for myself.
A colleague thought it would be a good idea to drill holes through broken hard drives, much to our amusement as the hard disk he had "secured" to his desk slipped out of the clutches of his g-clamp as he was drilling into it. As the hole was off centre it span quite uncontrollably towards his crown jewels while he, in a panic, was unable to switch off the drill. At this point, I pulled out the plug, saving his future offspring. There was much pointing and laughing. We went back to using the lump hammer.
Incidentally, laptop drives are very fragile. You only have to bend them slightly and the entire platter will shatter like glass...
It's a person's real intent that I'm interested in, not what they've said on Facebook. It might be fair to argue that he had no intention of actually starting a riot and having made his joke thought better of it and took it down. Which was sensible. So now they're handing out prison sentences for bad jokes?
If his words had consequences (like, an actual riot) I'd understand the sentence. It's way too easy to lose your freedom around here.
That's just not what patents are for. Grrrr.
These big corporations are like snotty little kids fighting over their toys. The progress of humanity is at stake here!
So the next time I want to know how long a parcel's going to take to get to me someone has to pay a Google tax?
Why don't they just patent eating or something?!
Has a simple motto: "No Bullshit". You can't argue with that.
I've never used GoDaddy because I find their website too irritating. I know what I want, I don't need them to suggest that I want other stuff too. Or to find when I go to register a domain that the advertised price is not actually the price I have to pay...
"It said changes were required to improve the public's confidence in how the press is governed."
It doesn't matter how the press is governed, we now know (or rather, have proof, we always knew) the lengths that some journalists will go to for a story. A "code of practice" won't make any difference if they're already prepared to break the law.
This irks me no end, because it's just a lack of forward planning on her part. If she wanted XP on her computer she should have looked to see which versions she was allowed to downgrade from before buying a computer, like the rest of us do. I've had this from relatives who've bought home basic to try out and decided it wasn't good enough despite my advising them not to!
To me her case sounds ludicrous.
"I bought this jar of marmalade only to discover it was orange flavoured, and I wanted it to taste like chocolate. Now I'm being told that if I want it to be chocolate flavoured I have to buy this stuff called chocolate spread in a completely new jar when I've already paid for this one that I don't want. Why can't they put it in the one I've got? It's an outrage!"
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