"...universally acclaimed digital ID system which nowhere in the world has yet,"
Apart from Estonia with it's universally acclaimed digital ID system!? Fuckwit
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Google don't think so, they've enforced an A to Z on screen keyboard on the latest Android TV update, I'm sure in an effort to get people to use the voice search.
Sideloaded the ASOP keyboard and it wouldn't even display. Google can kiss my hairy arse!
Now a happy Pi 3b+ LibreElec/Kodi user, complete with Netflix.
Seems TP-Link were aware of this model being affected before the 23 May, as that's when the latest firmware dates from. No firmware updates for the v1 since 2015, now they seemed to think it needs an update to:
1. Optimise the compatibility with DT(Germany).
2. Optimise the compatibility with Edge.
"Honest, they're the only changes"
OK my error, I was talking about Roundup rather than simply glyphosate.
Real point is Monsanto are CNUTS of the highest order, and the red mist descended that anyone would try to defend them. You know, that company that sues small farmers into oblivion because Monsanto GMOs drift uninvited onto their land. :rage:
Within months of MSFT taking control I lost my very early, firstname.lastname, Skype account, locked for no valid reason - to unblock tell us the month and year you created your account, and the exact balance, and which was the larger? Jesus left or right testicle, ad infinitum.
Just had the 4th blocked after 3 weeks, and a single use, due to possible spamming, trying to unblock entails constant email/SMS code loops. It's required for my latest assignment otherwise I'd fuck it off, and I'm trying desperately to get them to move to something else.
To top it off now there are no usernames only tel. or email.
MSN messenger was pretty awesome tbh, and early skype was even better... Ah, halcyon days..
It was NCE, MCSE, CCIE, now there's some new "must have" cert for the 20 (or 30) somethings to shell out for. All by paying your money to some "training" company that trains you in cramming answers; critical thinking NOT required.
Cue loads of bods getting certified and depressing wages again.
*Full disclosure, I completed my MCSE in two weeks; but you know what, it didn't teach me how to figure out NT4 won't install from CD if you call your CD drive, "CDROM" under DOS. *$^"* ^$&"£%%*"$!!!1! I don't know if the bug still happens in a VM, in theory it should as it's a DOS/NT issue. Go on, try it, you know you want to....
No longer a Windows User, just a bum ----->
r/c plane owners always used to carry public liability insurance in the UK back in the 70/80s. It was neither prohibitively expensive, nor IIRC mandatory. It is however eminently sensible and shows you give more than a flying fcuk about your fellow humans [pun intended]
So, yes, if you're flying 55lbs of stuff that can drop on someone's head/house/car then public liability insurance should be mandatory
Free software, like Opera of old? I've said it before, I paid for Opera when the free version only had the very unobtrusive little ad panel.
And I ditched FF when they made it difficult to disable WebRTC thus exposing your real IP address.
You can't use all the functionality of the headphones without the app, so spend $350 then discover either, they revert to $50 [equivalent] 'phones, or "all your data are belong to us". Like all Bose gear a bit flawed, but otherwise awesome.
It's a bit like agreeing to the EULA inside they sealed box when you buy physical software media, which I believe is outlawed/unenforceable in some countries. [Oz, France? CBA searching]
Slurping!? Just ---->
First thought was why and how do you i-control something that takes a day to get to working temperature? Then I read it's electric, and thought ouch that's going to cost a bit to leave running 24/7 but still Agas don't really have a 'stat as such.*
Then I see it draws 30A, so basically a very f@#cking heavy, and enormously expensive cast iron shell around an electric oven for the Chelsea Tractor driving mummies "in town" so they can look the part. Hack away, well text away, my friends, text away!
*To our friends across the water Agas are traditionally solid fuel or oil, they are cast iron, sectional, built in situ and filled with insulation. With a built-in hot water boiler to use some of the excess heat. The idea being they run at a working temperature 24/7
As we all know, the government can't ban encryption, so they'll do what they always do with "necessary evils" e.g. alcohol, tobacco, firearms, drugs. etc and license it.
Game over, who wants to go to gaol for using Signal/Telegram to message your SO?
Icon, because it's only Monday morning and now I need one of these ---->
I've been running W7 in a VM for a couple of years, installed Never10, so left Automatic Updates on as I sometime need to connect it to the net. Then along come the "critical" [telemetry] updates that constantly un-hide themselves so I have a script that I run after any auto update that uninstalls telemetry, *again*!
An hour or so after I ran the uninstall script this week W7 starts complaining it's not activated and the only option is to activate by phone.
F.O.A.D. Microsoft, really, just F.O.A.D.!!!1!!11
It's an industry, with thousands of people who's livelihoods depend on keeping their chosen "-ism" alive and well. Discrimination is discrimination whether it's positive or negative, why the hell should anyone [the company and/or the best candidate] lose out to a box ticking exercise?
And where is the drive to attract more men to secretarial & nursing jobs, and women to mining or bricklaying jobs?
None of these "industries" want equality they want preferential treatment, humans are all different, and the most marked difference is between XX and XY, with innate different properties. I see no-one calling for the abolition of sexism in the Olympics only in bathrooms and more comfortable workplaces.
And I'd also like to call #FakeNews [or more correctly bullshit] on the "rape culture" inference.
There is no need for debate so I don't care which side you're on. And please forgive my shouting, but thick heads and all that;
PROHIBITION DOES NOT WORK!
You only make criminals of otherwise law abiding people, as real criminals ignore the law you fucking morons. But hey, think how safe the world will be [and good your stats will look] when you catch the otherwise law abiding breaking your ridiculous laws in an effort for some security from an actual threat.
How about you stick to reporting tech news?
The subject is tech, the political bias in this piece is just bullshit, it's not a six form common room!
I really feel for your hacks that failed to be hired by the HuffPo, or The Indy but here really isn't the place.
Caveat - This may have been said previously in the thread but it was TL;DR
I want the old Reg back.
OK I'll bite...
If only metal shielding stops radio waves can you explain the tremendous amount of Wi-Fi extenders/repeaters on sale?
Prisons tend to have very thick walls and very small windows.
My home femtocell can't get 20 yards past my 9" cavity wall.
Do you really think I would suggest it was done without a site survey!? And 80% coverage means you only need to check the other 20% of cells reducing the burden on staff.
But hey it's only a tech site so let us go with, "I can't see it working so there can be no possible way to implement it!" How very inventive and open minded.
FYI - There were some cheap illegally imported Chinese jammers 10 years ago with a line of site radius of about a 20 yards.
"Semiannual" may well be in the OED "World English" edition but why!?
Is it an Antipodean? Having seen some Australian TV recently they seem to have overtaken the Septics at butchery of The Queen's English, and unusually extensions rather than contractions;
"a wheel stand" is a wheelie and the best of all "a horse barn" it's an effing STABLE!
Because that's what we all need, to be linked to our IoS [cars] via a central database. I can't foresee any problems there.
How about a "factory reset" does just that? Or better still stop effing connecting stuff to the net that has neither reason nor need to be there.
Ledswinger, I agree, micro-USB is a PITA but IIRC the MTBF is spec'd at 100 times that of mini-USB.
I can't believe it's taken until now [USB-C] to have a connector you don't need to look at during insertion. Micro-USB is about as convenient as PS/2, although at least it doesn't blow the surface mount fuses if you plug it in with the PC switched on.
Edit - good god, that first sentence is acronym hell, I'm off for a beer
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