Re: Conquest of Africa?
"The US has a dept of defence"
I wonder, is it appropriate to have a department of attack?
934 posts • joined 13 Apr 2011
That's exactly it. That's the choice that's being made. Lots of people making noise about Western governments being able to backdoor stuff too but quite rightly they are indeed making the choice 'who do we prefer to spy on us'. I don't think anyone is being unreasonable in stripping out their kit from core networks. You don't go out of your way to make it easy for a government like that to spy on you or potentially have access to critical national infrastructure, why on earth would you?
I've just had a Huawei G.Fast modem installed at home and I will just have to put up with the fact that they can see the unimportant crap I use my connection for. If I need to connect to work (and let's not forget that hostile governments like to undermine the economies of its 'enemies') it's via secure means anyway.
Hmm. Change your licence key on Sage 50 and suddenly you're on Sage 'Cloud'. Your data isn't migrated and nothing changes other than a new online tax feature. There is a Sage drive you can use but realistically it's just not cloud at all. It's marketing bullshit and an excuse to charge more money.
I think they limit the amount of orders that can be placed within a certain time limit (one every half hour?) so the kid pressing the button constantly can't result in lots of product arriving and an empty bank account.
I'm actually surprised the Germans haven't gone after the buy using Alexa option as I think that's the same as using a dash button with no indication of the price. I've not used that feature and wouldn't so don't know if I'm correct on that.
I came here to say the same thing. Subscribe and save is a joke. Subscribe and drip feed us money and we'll decide how much. I'd be using it if I could trust them to keep the price. Same with the dash button it also limits your exposure to other products that may have come to market that are possibly better. If the manufacturers are in cahoots with Amazon on this and people are blinkered into always ordering the same stuff then surely that's somewhat anticompetitive?
Never mind the market. I'm depressed. The excitement of a new phone is no more. I remember unboxing my first ever Android phone and my first transition phone from the dying Nokia. It was the HTC Desire and it was awesome. Now its just another black candy bar phone after another, but where else can they go from that. All I really need now is a lot better battery life.
Now, I get the same as people mentioned above, but how about this. Not only do I get email from my namesakes around the world there is a 'me' in my own home town and even he gets his bloody email wrong. I have had his house sale details and all sorts. More disturbingly recently I got an email from a solicitors with a subject line of "The estate of" and my own father's name. Now he died about 20+ years ago so I was a little bit freaked out to say the least. That email was also meant for the guy who lives in my town...
I've seriously considered checking another namesake in for his hotel stays to save him the bother but eventually got the hotel to deal with it. I'm not sure I'd go as far as others suggest and action anything on someone else's behalf as you could get them and yourself in hot water.
It's a nuisance having an early adopter email address but it's sometimes quite funny and an insight into how the other half live. I got an email from Bianca Jagger once asking if I wanted to go to a charity fundraiser. Well not me but my much wealthier London counterpart. I of course wrote back and told her she'd got the wrong address.
To be honest, I normally qualify instructions that I think may be a bit dodgy with an "are you sure about this" and get the response to that in writing. You may well get instructions that are half arsed given by someone who hasn't a clue. In this situation you're the expert giving advice that someone may not have considered and you're saving yourself grief by asking the question.
Jesus, I know this is a cheaters quick nosh guide but this is beyond even my cooking patience and skill. I'd rather reach for the app and order something even if I have to wait! Kudos to anyone who can follow these steps drunk and even more so to the organised who have time or the inclination to pre-prepare stuff.
Happy New Year commentards!
"Many mega rich musos could have added half a mill each."
Precisely, this is like pocket change to some few people. It would be a place in history for them as the person that made it happen. Once they're at 1000mph as has been mentioned, I doubt they'll bother trying for more then. Still, it's currently in administration so still time for someone to save them.
And pester they bloody have. My 12 year old constantly going on about the death of memes and YouTube. I finally had enough yesterday and educated him to the fact that YouTube are hardly going to go out of business because of this. I hope I've got through to him as it pissed me off that YouTube have managed to do this via him. Same as this bloody subscribe to Pewdiepie bollocks.
So what's the murderer going to have said "Alexa play my bludgeoning playlist"? There's not likely going to be any useful recording on there but it's possible. I have an echo dot and I can replay the recordings on my phone in the history, I can hear exactly what it records. Sometimes it records what it thinks was its wake word when in fact it was random stuff. The recordings don't last for long though. I wonder if they've tried getting at the history in the phone of the victim if they had the app.
If they can't man in the middle encrypted traffic, by decrypting it on the monitoring equipment and then re-encrypting with their own certificate to send it on to its destination, then they can't see what's in it. The bad guys used an encrypted connection to carry out their nefarious activities.
"so it is not a simple task to add another encryption layer on top without rooting phones"
Maybe not but bad people can go old school and come up with code of their own, like "the geese fly to the pink elephant tonight" and they'd not have a scooby what they were talking about without an informant. So maybe they should stick to proper spying and concentrate on paying bribes to informants.
Do we actually still have Bond types out there or have they confined them to desk duties now?
Also your point about WhatsApp backups, hadn't actually considered that!
"You just described about 99% off all council members."
Makes for a nice popularist soundbite come back which no doubt would get you a lot of up votes. It is however not accurate to that extent at all and all walks of life suffer this not just the political world. So many people think of just themselves rather than the greater good. Councils and politicians have nothing to do with that.
"Fly-tipping is a problem created entirely by the local councils."
Fly tipping is a problem caused by ignorant self serving idiots who don't give a toss where their rubbish ends up and who cannot be bothered to deal with it because its too much effort for them. Councils don't drop litter, councils don't fly tip. Councils however do pick up the cost of dealing with this selfish minority act which we all then share the burden of.
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