If it wasn't tested on a 5G phone (are there any?) then what's the point?
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Bad news for WannaCry slayer Marcus Hutchins: Judge rules being young, hungover, and in a strange land doesn't obviate evidence
Why in the name of god...
...would any sane person go to the US these days? Every day it gets closer to a banana republic, particularly in the legal field.
I was there 15 years ago and loved it. The people were lovely, driving was a pleasure (people in Las Vegas in the late evening allowed me to cross five lanes of traffic without a beep), but over the past few (two?) years it's just become a hellhole, the laughing stock of the civilised world of which it's no longer a part.
Dozens of .gov HTTPS certs expire, webpages offline, FBI on ice, IT security slows... Yup, it's day 20 of Trump's govt shutdown
Sticking with one mobile provider gets you... Oh. Price rises, big exit fees, and lovely, lovely lock-in
Re: One word...
The thing about Giffgaff is that they have *no* contract. You buy a month's "goodybag" (I know, right...?) and if you don't like it you can change the next one to a more expensive or cheaper one, or even just cancel and not pay. I've been with them for over five years and the service has been flawless. It's the model that every consumer should be following so that these greedy scum firms don't have the possibility of defrauding their customers.
In the early nineties I worked for a national supermarket which took over a smaller chain, involving massive rewrites of the systems to enable a smooth merger. The smaller chain's employees worked long days and weekends to meet the deadlines, knowing that their jobs would be gone by the time they finished. Consummate professionals - I had enormous respect for their ability and dedication.
I was in the coffee room one day with a senior manager who brushed their work aside. He never offered any bonuses or even thanks to this great team.
Once a company has shown its true colours, there is no benefit in continuing to support it. Get out while you can.
"for you and I" FFS!
I'd like to read this article to reinforce my prejudice, but I can't get past the sub-headline.
For god's sake, is it too much to ask that a professional writer has at least a minimal understanding of grammar? "for you and I"...? Really?
This is the result of a failed desire to be seen as educated - emulating Queen-speak. Unfortunately the Queen does have a proper education and would never make this gross error.
"My husband and I went to the beach. The crowds saw my husband and I on the beach."
I think not. The simple test is to remove the other party, in which case the second sentence above would become "The crowds saw I on the beach." The Queen is not a Rastafarian, and I doubt that the writer is, so the sub-headline is garbage. As is the English of the author.
Rant mode off...
Why the front-facing camera hullaballoo?
I'm still running my ancient Nexus 6 - close to four years old now. Stereo speakers, great QHD screen, NitrogenOS Pie, battery still lasts all day. It has a substantial head and chin, but the large 6" screen is at least a perfect rectangle.
I've asked myself many times over the past year why manufacturers make such a big deal of the front camera. I've used mine maybe half a dozen times over the past four years and I'd be very happy to buy a phone with all the 6T specs without the camera ruining the screen. I'm not so obsessed with my gob that I have to keep photographing myself all the time - that's why we have mirrors, for Pete's sake.
But crucially there are now rumours of through-display cameras, where the camera under the screen can "see" through the display. That for me is the best solution, so given that I'm fortunate in having an excellent device I'll be waiting for the Oneplus 7 or even 7T...
Re: "replete with a hidden ribbon cable"
The usage is wrong, as is simply shown by replacing the word with its definition:
"the 13.2Wh battery ... fully or abundantly provided or filled with a hidden ribbon cable".
I don't think so. "Replete" implies "containing" (the battery does not contain the cable), whereas "complete" includes external components too.
"I am replete" means "I've had enough". How does this apply to a battery and cable exactly?
Language is important and I expect professional wordsmiths to use it properly.
Sunny Cali goes ballistic, this ransomware is atrocious. Even our IT bill will be something quite ferocious
I run an Android custom ROM (LineageOS 15.1), rooted, and on the back of this article I performed a search using Root Explorer for "facebook", expecting to find nothing - after all, I'd done many full wipes and haven't had a stock ROM for a long time. I was amazed to find around 30 references in various apps. I've nuked them - if the app fails because of a missing Facebook reference then it's not an app I want to use anyway.
The sooner this dangerous foul application is closed down the better. What a shame that so may people continue to sleepwalk towards 1984... (and yes, I do appreciate the irony of using a Google device).
When are we Brits finally going to recognise that we're a dot on the map and no longer a world power? All this posturing and posing and outrage that a citizen of another country refuses to fly over here to repeat a performance that these MPs could watch on Youtube is ridiculous and further diminishes what little status we have remaining.
Super Cali upstart's new rocket test approaches, even though the size of it won't launch a Tesla motor
@ Phil W
"They also wouldn't try and have him killed..."
The very fact that this comment occurred to you (one with which I totally agree, having just watched "The Trials of Henry Kissinger") is a demonstration of the reason that this judgement is correct. The US justice system is a worldwide joke, and the election of The Orange Baboon has accelerated America's plunge into total decline. Love would have had no chance at all in that hysterical idiocracy.
Re: What confidentiality?
"your statement is incredibility naive"
I can understand some of your points as a normal difference of points of view, but "naive"...? No, that one I totally reject, because the alternatives are that our representatives are in office to maintain the normal (IMO unacceptable) status quo or to make it worse, and I doubt that this is the proposition that you intend...?
(P.S. "incredibility naive"? Check your spellchecker).
Is it breaching a burglar's data protection rights to publish his appearance in court, even if he's found not guilty? Green is a public servant and was (in my view) abusing the time and resources that I pay for in order to ogle naked woman. He can damn' well do that on his own time, not on the time that he should be spending working on making my society better. I know from personal experience at work that a person caught visiting iffy websites on his work computer was out of the building, pass revoked, the very same day.
The police are absolutely right to make this public as a service to the electorate.
"Very Bad Things"
I watched this movie, a Christian Slater psycho showcase, just the other day, and this submarine story reminds me of it a lot. Accidental killing of a woman during a stag party in a Vegas hotel, Slater pushes his mates to cover it up, kills hotel security guy, dismembers both and buries them in the desert. And downhill from then on, which I reckon is the way this will go.
For an inventor he's piss-poor at inventing a believable story...
Enough is enough...
It's time that we faced the reality of the nonsense and chaos that's going on and cancelled our exit from Europe (the stupidly-named "Brexit"). It's clear to the meanest intelligence (now)* that it's going to isolate us in our nice little poorhouse ghetto - such a pity that the double-first graduate who got us into this mess couldn't specify a minimum 60% agreement to exit rather than the unbelievably stupid 50/50. Duh.
* And I say "now" because it was mean intelligence (i.e. morons who hadn't a clue what they were voting for, as in "I didn't want to support Cameron") that got us into this appalling mess.
@AC - you beat me to it...
For those who don't read German, because it's an important quotation:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —
because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —
because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.
"Assuming Face ID is as well implemented as Touch ID"
Well, I think that the demo showed just how well the face recognition works - i.e. it doesn't.
Apple can bleat on as long as they want about how wonderful a feature it is, but it simply isn't - it's a gimmick, and one that has already been shot down in flames by any number of people today alone. Compared with a fingerprint reader it's total cack, and unreliable cack at that. It's another solution looking for a problem which was cracked a long time ago with a proper PIN solution.