If manufacturers haven't learned lessons from the last time this happened, then... I guess I wouldn't be the least bit surprised. The way modern Tomtom kit handles UK postcodes, for example, compared with how the equivalent Tomtom kit from a dozen or more years ago did it, suggests that remembering lessons of history is not something these people do.
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If you have inner peace, it's probably 'cos your broadband works: Zen Internet least whinged-about Brit ISP – survey
Mostly troublefree, yes, but when Zen does screw up it can do it impressively. A week without any service after a service change they said I'd ordered, but I hadn't, and then being told "ooh, well, we have to wait 48 hours until we can raise a call" and "ooh, well, we have to wait 48 hours for a response", etc., and then towards the end of the week cancelling my service "as you requested", except I didn't. Zen definitely used to be much better, and they may well still be the best there is, but I get a "lackadaisical" impression when I have to make contact, these days.
Still a Zen customer, but wary.
Successfully updated a MyCloud EX4 just now. This was made more awkward by the fact that the device expects to be able to download the firmware update into user-data space - so if you've deliberately created an ISCSI target that uses _all_ of that space, it has nowhere to put the update. Take your service disks out, put a scratch disk in, let it set that up, update the firmware, take the scratch out, put your service disks back, and click 'OK' when it asks you if you want to 'integrate the roaming RAID partition'.... And relax.
So, there's a programmer who works at D-Link somewhere named Briony, is there? Her surname starts with G? Good grief...
It's entirely possible that the database concerned was one of countless that are left installed "open to the skies" as discovered in the MongoDB trouble in January. Database systems often tend to be unsecured by default, on installation, and if no-one gets around to adding it, that's what's going to happen. Presumably that introductory document dates back to when there were only five people working there in the same room?
"By putting consumers at the heart of what they do, businesses can prevent customers from taking their custom elsewhere, which is good for consumers and good for business". Wrong. If the awkward customers - the ones who bother to complain - go elsewhere, and the straightforward customers stay, _that's_ good for business. Churn is OK; there's always another customer coming.
This is a terrible review of a perfectly reasonable film. I'm going to guess that the writer is a born-again TNG fan. I shall be paying attention to what he writes for The Register in future, because that's highly likely to be total bullshit as well, if this is anything to go by. There isn't a single hint of anything that relates to the film I watched yesterday that makes any sense. Get him to actually think about stuff before he writes, rather than just vomiting on his touch screen and leaving it to the subs.
It's poor firmware that's letting these beasts down. I've seen and tried a fair few, and they're all typically a firmware update away from being useful. It's almost as if the producers just assumed that packaged Samba would be a fire-and-forget solution, and no-one would ever want to use NFS provided as a Cinderella service.
When they catch you with one of their lasers, they basically threaten to throw the book at you unless you plead guilty. It's "pay up, or your driving life will turn to shit in hours and you'll wish you'd never been born". There's no hint whatsoever that the box does anything like what they claim it does. I'm pleased that this man challenged them, but I'm surprised they didn't a) take his car apart looking for faults and b) do him for DCA as well when he did. That was what was going to happen to me, I was told.
If I go into a shop and ask "Do you have [thing]?", and the shop doesn't have it, it's absolutely fine if I'm told "No, but we have [similar thing]". It isn't OK for someone in the shop to point to [similar thing] as if it was [thing]. So Amazon should make it clear, when this happens, that the search results are what it reckons are similar.