Nice device, shame about that trackpad
It's just not a nice thing to use (even by normal trackpad standards).
335 posts • joined 4 Jul 2007
There are already solutions available for various platforms that either modify your hosts file or proxy DNS requests to block ads. You could even set up a Pi-Hole server on a cheap cloud provider and have your friends and family configure their machines to use it as their primary DNS; it will, after all, run on any Linux-based system, not just Raspberry Pi.
CAP is not all that "Common" since individual states have a lot of leeway in interpreting and reinterpreting the rules (even between the devolved UK governments, each of which has its own system) plus incorporating their own regional schemes. The EU also periodically revamp all of the rules and payment calculations - a process known as CAP Reform that has already occurred three times and is due to happen again in 2020.
...then don't do criminal things like creating a ransom scam, using your ransom scam to steal money and then selling your scam on to other criminals. It's like a kid that punches you in the nuts and then says "sorry, I didn't mean it" before whispering to his friend "go punch that guy in the nuts".
"Google has been contacted for comment regarding the app's claims."
Have you even taken the time to look at the app's description on Google Play? It doesn't claim a single thing regarding file encryption - it doesn't even claim to do it. Will the Register comment on Darren Pauli's claims about his affair with President Obama?
'...from the comments it sounds as if the script writer was heavily influenced by Terry Pratchett's "The Light Fantastic"?'
That episode would not have been made any less credible or entertaining by the addition of the grim reaper or a barbarian astronaut complaining he could only eat "shoup".
Not validating my addresses with spammers has never seemed to do anything to stem the tide. I've often heard suggestions that confirming a working address makes it a more valuable commodity but I'm skeptical about the whole thing since I suspect blanketing every address available is more cost effective than being picky.
Every complaint I've seen about malicious extensions were all fully sanctioned and available from the Chrome Web Store. Particularly unpalatable are those that are funded by anonymously overlaying every site you visit with ads masquerading as coupons from the insidious Superfish service.
"Google’s argument was akin to an author copying the chapter titles and topic sentences of an advance copy of a Harry Potter book and then paraphrasing the rest and claiming it as fair use"
But only if J K Rowling was shouting these at every other author at the top of her voice.
So I'm sitting behind a proxy that blocks access to the Chrome Store and soon I'll no longer be able to download select developer-friendly extensions, email them to myself and install them to help me work. It's not as if downloading from there is a guarantee of integrity to begin with. The Store's littered with adware-funded extensions that violate Google's own Ts and Cs (Superfish e.g. is spreading like a virus through the Store and causes fake 'voucher' offers to be injected into nearly every page).
Nobody needed to pay them - like most companies that have made similar announcements they conveniently just happen to have their own Android anti-malware solution for you to download. In this case it's called Junos Pulse and isn't going to gain momentum with its very poor reviews on Google Play unless they push it down our throats.
"Also, he's a hero. People hate, but effectively he's living the dream. Doesn't matter how he got there."
I'm not aware of this new definition of hero. Usually the dictionary suggest selflessness rather than convictions for fraud and blatant attempts at IP theft as criteria for the honorific.
The difference is that if you don't pay the sub to Autodesk you still have access to the product you initially purchased. For people who want to be always on the current release it works out the same but if you don't need that you're going to get it and have to pay for it anyway.
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