* Posts by Dave 137

10 posts • joined 10 Feb 2011

UK privacy watchdog to fine Facebook 18 mins of profit (£500,000) for Cambridge Analytica

Dave 137

Surely this isn't fair on them

Now I'm not one to stand up for facebook, but I do believe that old saying that I was always taught about the ol' information superhighway (yes, I'd love to bring that back lol) where common knowledge was 'if the service is free, you are the product.'

These moaning kids don't seem to understand that they signed up for this, hell they even agreed to it in the terms and conditions, even if those were something along the lines of the Big Zucker-B owning their souls for all eternity, and they still sucked it up and uploaded all of their data to Him without thought.

Then someone came along and said "omg, they SOLD the data we gave them for FREE! All I got was a communications system and an infinite photo upload depository. For free."

I know I'm doing the same for apple simply by owning a product, and bY Google (by its own definition of flogging me for ads every second of every day), but FFS what did people really expect? They'd hold on to all of their photos and thoughts for free, and they're going to continue to do so without making a penny from them? COME ON! If you're really that stupid you probably deserve to vote for christmas because an advert on Facebook told you to. Gobble gobble.

All hail the hypnotoad!

Disclaimer: I have no social media accounts (apart from enforced SSO test accounts at work) and never have done. My voting data is even more safe as it's either Labour or bust, and as I'm in the North it's normally bust. As me old pa said "they're all bastards anyway, just get on with it yourself".

'Every little helps'... unless you want email: Tesco to kill free service

Dave 137

Apologies as I'm an ex ISP customer service/tech support drone, but wasn't your intention to leave and stop paying your bills enough notice that you probably weren't going to be provided their services any more? The amount of calls I've had where someone said "all my emails have stopped working when I cancelled with you" is incredible. Well duh. No one does anything for free! Want your email back? Let me transfer you to our sales department...

Wearables are now a two-horse race and Google lost very badly

Dave 137

Re: Wearables are just

Suppose you’re right about the tracking thing, but I tend to wear mine on my wrist.

Voda customers given green light by Ofcom to ditch contracts

Dave 137

Three seem to have a bad rep based on the startup years imo, I've never had any real problems with them barring one time I was in the big smoke where the service was useless. Not really a problem for me though as I'm a proud dirty northerner who avoids the south east as much as possible.

Engineers say safety features got squished out of cramped Samsung Note 7

Dave 137

Re: My condolences.

"No silicon heaven? But where would all the calculators go?"

Norks' parade rocket fails to fly, again

Dave 137

Re: Rocket scientist attrition rate

He doesn't need a rocket pack- he's already proven he can fly, duh.

EU waves remote at Liberty Global's Dutch telly takeover

Dave 137

Re: Low countries sinking to new depths

Hurrah! Thank you Europe! Now everyone gets to pay TWO subscriptions instead of ONE!

Much better, just like you did with English football... Used to pay £20 a month and now I pay almost £50 a month for exactly the same thing.

Hooray for fair and even competition!

Welcome to Europe Holland, here's to being fair.

O2 tears wraps off £26-a-month mobe sport, music, games (and 4G)

Dave 137

Re: There's a reason Three is cheaper/unlimited

I must admit I've never really had a problem here oop North, even manage to get a usable signal in *most* places when I'm out in the Peak District on my bike, however when I dared venture south of the M25 into deepest, darkest Sussex I didn't get a great signal. Not that I was bothered, there's not much for a northern monkey like me down there apart from overpriced pints and of course the Goodwood racetrack- and to be honest I didn't really want anyone to get hold of me when I was there anyway (although unfortunately the racetrack does have a curiously good signal, hmmm).

So I guess it just depends which direction you're leaving the M25 from? Next time you need to make a call, head North.

Wii Countdown conundrum brands family 'SH*THEADS'

Dave 137

This is unbelievable...

I mean, who has a CRT television these days...

A simple swearywords is the last of that little frodo's bullying worries.

Ford Focus 2011

Dave 137

Didn't get stuck in slow moving traffic?

We are talking about Sheffield, England, right?

What day/year was this trial?

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