This totally wouldn't work in Aussie.
232 posts • joined 24 Sep 2012
This totally wouldn't work in Aussie.
"However, we're told that if you get through to the South Korean giant's customer service reps, you're advised to disable the "report diagnostic and usage info" option underneath the Settings >> Gear info menu"
This is the sort of thing everyone should turn off anyway.
All of these companies (I include Apple. Samsung and just about any other personal tech manufacturer) crap on about reducing greenhouse gasses, renewable energy, efficient data centres etc and how wonderful for the environment they are.
There is no way all that will make up for these disposable products which would be difficult to recycle and going into landfill with all the glue and muck in them, Green my arse.
Time for some more Resource Actions!
I have to have pretty much my entire life, my ability to get a place to live, approval to get a credit card, to even get a mobile phone from shit cunts such as this?
1984 - Indeed.
"As to the details of Google's Home Hub. It is cheaper that its competitors: $149 where the new Amazon Echo Show is $229 and Facebook's Portal is $199/$349 depending on the size of the screen."
As to the details of Google's Home Hub. It is cheaper that its competitors: $149 where the new Amazon Echo Show is $229 and Facebook's Portal is $199/$349 depending on the size of the telescreen.
Why would Northrop Grumman (Northrup apparently) or General Dynamics bid for this? Where is their cloud capability? Same goes for Leidos or whoever else you wish to include on that list.
All of those players are capable of private cloud deployments but none of them are a cloud provider per se.
Make mine a double thanks barman. Too late to edit. :)
That people will voluntarily put telescreens such as this in their house voluntarily.
I don't care enough to look either of those up.
I'm not into metal, but even I know that they are one of the best in the business of their genre.
It's simple really. A risk assessment - on the provider that is.
"We can sell a contract with $x profit after overheads, SLA breach is $z, if it breaks and we can't fix it within SLA and z < y% of x then we're in front".
It's got nothing to do with uptime or reliability at all.
Nevertheless, it's the tech guy on the ground who gets shat on/KPI/performance managed if the SLA is breached, not the BDM who sold the unserviceable contract.
I am friends with someone who works in a "law enforcement" field. I wont go into too much detail what the agency or their role is.
One of their jobs is to view criminal content such as this and child abuse to assess so they can pursue, arrest and gather information for assessment and refer to the courts. They have told me it is rather harrowing to say the least. They manage semi-ok. As well as one can I suppose. They told me that at work after they view this material they are told to play Tetris because that helps activate other areas of the brain to get their mind off it (don't ask me, I'm not a psychologist). More aggressive "relief" such a first person shooter just makes them more angry and fuels the anxiety, so Tetris it is.
I'm glad that people like my friend and Selena do this work so we don't have to deal with it and can maybe stop/reduce it occurring but they really need all the help and support they can get.
"This is the same draft law that was floated earlier this year, before a change in prime minister gummed up the works"
I thought it said the same "daft law".
It reminds me to check if my battery horse staple is indeed correct.
"There's always going to be a market for Time magazine while we still have dentists waiting rooms"
Only for editions from the previous decade?
Good on him for actually being able to realise and get help for it. Not everyone can of course and it isn't always that simple.
Others in similar positions should hopefully be able to do the same. I'm looking at you Mr Musk.
"Me either but I'd wager a thesaurus"
Don't you mean thesaur.us?
There's more to the Internet than www. Sure it's a web browser, primarily used for www. Either way a URL is supposed to go in the URL bar. All of it. Not just some bits.
Worst of all, what parts may be hidden or obfuscated in the future because the world's biggest advertising company says so? And malware/dodgy sites doctoring the URL to appear a little more legitimate? Etc. etc.
Yes, you can argue that a 25yo is not "mature" yet if you will, but even a 4yo knows that making threats such as these is "bad" and that they are doing something wrong here and would get into trouble if caught.
That's doesn't do what it's supposed to do and generally doesn't work.
Who'd have thunk it?
These guys do:
And yes, I get a chuckle from the latter.
"Users who have stuck with the product through the frustrations may or may harbour scepticism"
Very much so.
So would this bloatware/feature reduction shrink the size from the ~100MB it is now? My guess is no.
"Kelly's year-long notice period kicks in immediately and he's to spend the first nine months on gardening leave"
How do I get one of these? A year notice is a real drag but 9 months (paid) gardening leave? Crikey!
This is very true. They are also after a "single throat to choke" which is very common in Defence procurement.
Aussie with a question here.
What happens in the UK if the entire board resigns? There appears to be only one director remaining as per the article. Googling only seems to find US references which all seem to conflict with each other anyway.
Does the company fold? Does the majority shareholder (whoever that is) automatically become a director and become liable? Something else?
That didnt take long. Sure to be elsewhere of course.
"I just got a 2850mAh battery case for my 6"
My view is the fact that we need such items, as well as USB power bricks for on-the-go recharging purposes is a sad indictment that the initial products themselves are fundamentally flawed.
and I "generally" like Apple things (you don't have to, buy whatever you like).
But I dont want to pay $1579 (Aussie) for the "entry" iPhone X or similar. I'm positive it and Androids in the same price segment have a better screen, better camera, better everything than whatever other phone there is but really what I want is to do news/email/social media and the odd happy snap. I don't need to spend nearly $1600 on something just because I happen to have the money. I also want the battery to last all day too if you don't mind.
"Healthcare without [basic] security is like surgery without sterile instruments,"
Don't think I could put that one better myself. 100% truth there. It's so good and appropriate I am going to steal it and use it myself. Change "Healthcare" for industry of choice if required.
Possibly (well I hope at least) that usual account lock out after x attempts and retry times were temporarily disabled for the duration of the audit. If they weren't in place at all to begin with then that's of course as bad as you say it is.
This reminds me of something I had to deal with a (long) while ago.
Customer complains of dropouts to a building the other side of the road served by a microwave service of some sort. Local council etc would not allow a cable or similar to go across the street and microwave at the time was a good option. Upon investigation it seemed that the dropouts occurred rather regularly (to the point of predictability and the same times each hour) and for a minute or so. Went outside with the customer when the next drop was due. Lo and behold a bus came and stopped at the bus stop and blocked the signal for the duration as passengers got on and off. "There's your outage Mr Customer" :) Higher pole at each end fixed the problem.
And guess what? The wireless in it is turned off and it has never had any passwords in it. Solves that problem.
When I was shopping around all I wanted was a dumb panel but finding a 4k screen which is not "Smart" proved difficult.
Whilst being an advocate of the "do the crime, do the time" argument, I do feel that the yanks are wayyyyyy harsh in a lot of their "justice" and sentencing processes.
Having said that, multiple border crossings on consecutive days into USA with just under the declarable amount of $10k (as per the attached doc) is really asking for trouble. He know's he's doing wrong there.
I thought people got over the whole Pokemon Go thing. Kind of like me and Ninja Turtles in the 90s. However a cursory Google show's there's a Pokemon World Championships, this weekend in fact. I must be old and/or out of touch or uncool or something.
For those more on the pulse than me, one can still register it would seem. Unfortunately spectator seats have sold out and I will be missing out on the action.
Me too - except last week.
In Aussie, if that matters. Mentioned that they normally take one on a six month contract at first to test the water before extension or going permie. There is no way I am leaving a stable job to go there. This mob are on my rather short list of places to not work at. Never go to a place that's laying people off. The only circumstance would be if I were unemployed (which I'm not) and there wasn't much else available.
"Now you need 3 weeks of meetings - some of which must be conducted standing up"
Funny because it is unfortunately very true. I think we can blame (to a degree) ITIL, Agile, Six Sigma et al.
Back in the day, my boss rang me at 2pm on a Wednesday and said, "Hey can you go to $CUSTOMER tomorrow and upgrade all the campus switches with new hardware, configure it all and do all that etc? Come in the office this afternoon to grab the new switches and see the customer Thursday, if you need to be there Friday too that's ok". I got the kit (6 switches) and spent Thursday and Friday morning doing the work.
I can't see that happening now. Changing an interface description or changing a vlan assignment is a labour of Hercules which requires explaining to all these people who dont know what the difference between a patch lead and an SFP is all sorts of things, not to mentions the meetings and documentation. What used to cost a customer $250 now costs them about $5k.
...the people smarter than me discover things like this.
Keep up the great work!
"We take privacy very..."
Slightly different tack here. Normally it is "seriously". This time it is "important".
I think mine and any vendor/supplier etc definitions differ.
However I can't think of a single instance in the past 20 or so years of doing this where I've seen rsa-encr (as opposed to rsa-sig) being used for IKE/ISAKMP.
"I've been into this home automation stuff for a couple of decades now"
I've a very cursory look into some non "Big Slurper" home automation stuff, but as I mentioned very cursory. Where's a good place to start?
to all of this home monitoring^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H automation stuff.
You can all (Apple, Alexa, Google Home etc) can keep your telescreens out of my house thanks.
"WTF are you on about?"
In short, there's a book out there that blames IBM for the Holocaust because the Nazis used IBM products (punch card technology etc) here and there. Personally I blame a bunch of c*nts for it.
I'm not a huge fan of IBM, particularly in recent years with their staffing practices, however blaming them for these atrocities is drawing a rather long bow.
Looks like it.
However for $2300 (plus the accessories mentioned) I'd expect it to work as advertised and cook my breakfast and supply my hookers and blow habit.
And version 1 is both shit and expensive. Do they really expect anyone to buy a v1?
I wont. Pity. Something like this would be good for my use case if it were any good (flight sim).
I can assure you that I do know how to install a certificate!
Even so Cisco docs are generally pretty good with all this kind of stuff, although I'd have to say they have been in decline in recent years particularly with acquired and new or "non traditional" products (ie not routers/switches/security products).
In addition Cisco GUIs are traditionally woeful and on the occasion I need to dive into the config I generally prefer the CLI. Having said that ACI GUI in the current version is better than previous version, just like dried up cow shit is better than dog shit.
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