If I have to wrap my toaster in tin foil to stop it spying on me, is that a fire risk?
1149 posts • joined 3 Jan 2014
If I have to wrap my toaster in tin foil to stop it spying on me, is that a fire risk?
If there was on option on Google that let me pay £5 a month for their services and freed me from all their insidious advertising and data collection, I suspect they'd be getting a hell of a lot more money than they could generate through advertising to me or using my data
I think you'll find Google take the £5 and still track you on the basis that a fool and their money are easily separated.
For as long as there are auto-playing videos, I'll keep adblock et al.
It's a bit like saying 'all jobs need people to be able to drive', 'Let's teach everyone to be a mechanic'.
Surely it's the only way they'll get any money?
This is average selling price. Not the same as inflation. Has there been a shift in the quality of PCs being bought?
Boots Opticians used to alternate 50% off and 2 for the price of 1. No idea how they got away with it for so long.
Interestingly, lots of upvotes first thing as all the private sector workers got to work. All the Public sector lefties roll up at 9.30am and the downvotes began!
a) conservative talk radio
You must be in the US. Over here in the UK, it's wall to wall leftie BBC crap.
You're forgetting - the Sky fee is in addition to the BBC fee. If all you want to watch is Sky, you're still paying £12 per month for the BBC.
I! Hear! Another! Female! CEO! May! Be! Available! to! HELP!
They only had 79 patients. How are they ever going to allow for so many variables and have something statistically significant?
Sounds more like 'we wanted a positive result, so jiggered about with the data'
No different to AWS or Azure. As upgraded servers become available, they don't just bin what's left.
They'll still collect the franchise fees regardless...
Any Specsavers franchisees on here?
For everyone else, Specsavers is a franchise, the practices aren't owned (all the franchise fees flow tax free to the channel islands).
Who is responsible for the patient data that AWS/Azure gather? Is it the franchise or some vague corporate body that's part of Specsavers? What about NHS patients?
Don't forget that the Optometrist isn't just finding a prescription - they're often first to pick up diabetes or brain tumours.
'Should have gone elsewhere' to keep your data private.
and now everyone is twisting the result to fit their personal narrative - whether it's about Brexit/Austerity/Socialism etc etc
May moved left (energy price cap FFS) to capture some of the middle. In the end, she just validated some of Corbyn's positions.
The Prisoner was originally meant to be shorter. The TV company insisted on more episodes. Hence the padding and the few pointless epsiodes.
Still worth a watch.
Be easier if they just merged. Get rid of both in one go. Dinosaurs posing as tech companies
Yep - you can't sweat an asset if it's in the cloud. Seeing a lot of servers being reused and defunct kept for spares.
If you're just going from Gatwick to Heathrow, no need to go to this much expense. Simple tunnel with a regular train will do. (simple is a relative term!)
Here would be a good place to start.
I was going to suggest displaying them on a map would be more helpful. Then realised it would just look like a 3 year old's scribble!
47 minutes Liverpool to Glasgow, but with 6 stops?
They'd be better to do some research on how existing mass transit works, then see if this works.
Yep, feels like we've been here before!
I worked for Vignette in the early 2000s. I joined in their first 'cash flow positive' quarter. Not even magic profit, just more money in than out. All downhill from there. Lasted less than 12 months.
Mine's the one with the P45 in the pocket.
But will it run Windows- ie more than one fullscreen...
That's already in the mix. Not sure if the Insiders have it yet, but it's here shortly. You just need to connect your phone to a bigger screen.
Novell Netware 3.11 for me please.
I still miss proper file versioning - the move from a proper File Server OS to Windows NT 4.0 was a shock.
If an advertising agency placed a Vodafone advert next to a Daily Mail article about mobile phones causing cancer, you'd soon find the advertising agency dropped. You do get some level of control about what your adverts are placed with. That's all that Vodafone appear to be trying to do - hence the whitelist rather than a blacklist.
Not sure if this is just a sign of a mature market or if Apple have just run out of ideas.
Did they get it right first time with iOS, so now just need minor tweaks?
I'm sure similar discussions were held about Blackberry and Nokia at their peaks too.
If something dramatic is going to shake up the market, it doesn't look like it will come from Apple. I'm pretty sure it won't be from Microsoft either, regardless of how clever their dial thingie is.
You usually see these kind of posts when they're attempting to derail the subject and distract from the contents of the main article
Nope, just making a joke. Surprised anybody took the trouble to comment.
2 thumbs down for my joke?
Is that you Mr & Mrs Cameron?
Is it just me, or does that picture look like David Cameron is about to be eaten by a dinosaur? Have we accidentally uncovered Angela Merkel's real identity?
Is the EU catching up with the US? What's German for pork barrel politics - they have some great words!
Lovely story, but unless she lives within spitting distance of the free wifi, it's not going to help.
Book stores are limited to an extent to what they can sell. Like it or not, there is a level of censorship.
The difficult bit is having a sensible discussion about what to do about the Internet. The Government doesn't get it, but nor do the people who believe that anything should be allowed.
Am I the only person that wants a mechanical car with the only clever stuff being the BT radio? Just too much to go wrong and need updating.
Sadly, if it's like their phone and band efforts, they'll release a great product that fails initially due to flakey software. They'll spend 6-12 months getting the software right, forget to do any marketing, then drop the product just as it starts to pick up market share.
(MS Band wearing Lumia 950XL owning, long suffering)
Lessons have been learned!
Surely an oxymoron?
Thunderbirds was my first thought too.
This is the stuff we were promised as children
So for Locums they wouldn't be able to claim back this cost anyway.
Yes Locums can. Provided you spend no more than 40% of your time at any one location.
You can't rent though - has to be hotel or equivalent. Only MPs get to have a 2nd house on expenses.
It allows you to change the timing of payments. Corporation tax is a flat rate. If I have a really good year, I pay the CT on the full amount, but don't draw more than basic tax rate. In a bad year, I draw more than the company earns.
The real saving is in National Insurance - the tax that dare not speak its name. Government's own fault for raising it so much over the last 20 years - mostly Gordon Brown.
The country as a whole needs to take pension funding more seriously
At some point, we're going to have to admit that defined benefit schemes are no longer viable. Going to be a huge fight with public sector unions, but it will have to be done.
Might help if we started with the MPs.
The explicit permission will be on page 30 of the software update agreement.
I have a simple camera that email me pictures if motion is detected. If my burglar alarm goes off, I can see if there's something to worry about, or just the cat sat on the mat.
As for the rest of the Nest camera's features - too creepy for words.
Getting frustrated with not knowing what to spend my time on! Each latest and greatest new dev thing seems to last for less time than the previous.
Inspired me to write a text adventure on a BBC using 6502 Assembler. I even wrote my own compression routine to cram the text into RAM (just a dictionary lookup, nothing clever).
Seemed so fast after using BASIC. Dread to think what a modern OS would make of my writing JMP locations into the code ahead of it executing.
Not enough to impress anyone though - couldn't sell it.
I'm surprised anyone is using FF with the Azure Portal - so slow. Only works well with Edge and Chrome.
Not sure about Aus, but in the UK there'll be a term in every contractor's contract giving right to terminate at any time. Once you have that in place, anything can be done.
Does this now allow me to block the installation of the Google services that keep trying to update Chrome?
The keyboard is surprisingly good. Decent key travel. Normal complaints about function key lock and some keys (home/End) sharing key with Fn. Other than that, it's more than good enough for most users.
If I was using it 8 hours a day, I'd just use a 'proper' keyboard, but that's been my experience with laptops too.
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