Re: We are very sorry this has happened.
Michael O'Lardy of Brianair "Easyjet want to give your details away, we want you to know we've sold them and you'll have to pay to get them back"
72 posts • joined 14 Feb 2014
"The man is a sociopath and the world would be a much better place if he wasn't in it for so many reasons"
He certainly is a sociopath, I can agree with you on that, but he is getting things done.
" this electric car bullshit not the least of them.
Look up John Cadogan - electric cars - YouTube for why they're the shittiest idea since humanity evolved."
Do you love breathing in diesel particles?
Do you love your economic prosperity being at the whim of OPEC members?
"If one of his employees catches it and dies" if they are of working age and healthy, they are highly unlikely to die or even need to be in hospital.
If they are over 65, then yes, they should stay home. The long term economic damage and hyper inflation that's coming our way will kill more people of working age than the virus ever will.
The reality is that governments are doing this to protect the elderly, however many of the elderly are shrugging their shoulders and think its an overreaction.
15% mortality rate in the over 70s. If you're not bothered if you get it and you're over 65, that's fine, just don't call an ambulance when you can't cope, as it's no fair on the people who are bothered!
But that's what they are looking for.
If it didn't do what they searched for that would be spam, but it does do what they want. By being able to know a little bit in advance you can drastically improve the chance of success on finding what they want.
Also, sometimes there isn't an official app that does what the user wants.
Take Sky Q. The Sky Q app doesn't control the box. This app does. Nobody would find an app that didn't have "Sky Q remote" in the title searching for "Sky Q remote".
I think their policy is intended to stop someone renaming say a "calculator" app repeatedly as "Super top calculator app", "Best calculator app", "Cal-cul-ator" etc...
It's the same app, doing the same thing, with people searching for the same thing, therefore spam.
But that isn't the case with these apps
Regardless if you think it is, Google's reaction is over the top, unfair and harsh. It doesn't seem to matter how much they get investigated and fined, they carry on with what seems like absolute power.
The whole idea of the app is to be automatic in its discovery of network devices. No setup needed, for Joe Public, not tech freaks like us.
For most things it's upnp or mdns(bonjour) but some, well lots, have custom discovery mechanisms or both.
The app works with 1000s of different makes and models of devices. Xbox One, Sky Q, DirecTV, Samsung, Sony, Hisense, Panasonic, Hue etc...
If you fire off all the custom discovery routines at once on top of mdns and upnp it overwhelms the Android device and network devices.
If you have separate apps that only fire search routines if they are an "Onkyo receiver app" you can be more selective and have a better chance of finding what the end user is hoping to control. Which if they've searched Google Play for an Onkyo remote app and the app controls Onkyo equipment I fail to see how that is "Spam". The bonus is, it can also control the other stuff that is connected to the Onkyo receiver like a Samsung TV and an Xbox.
Regardless, Google only brought the policy out in 2018 so should at least warn first. The apps have been on Google Play since 2013/2014.
I did try doing that to begin with, I really hate Apple and all Apple products.
But because I need to be using the latest version of xcode and can't stop working because of any issues with running an out of date OS.
Also emulation runs piss poor using VM and doesn't play ball with a real iOS device connected to the USB ports.
It's really easy to do with the stupid touchbar thing.
I thought it was dead too, I plugged it into a monitor in the end to see if it was booting up and then when I plugged it into the power socket too, it lit up and realised what the "problem" is.
I hate my MacBook Pro, would much rather be using an XPS 13, but need a Mac it to build iOS apps.
These islands are of strategic importance to the UK and its allies, Mauritius doesn't have an Army and if they were attacked I am sure the UK and the US would come to its aid.
The treatment of the islanders at the time sounds a bit rough, but that was then and they weren't raped or shot. Ultimately you have to remember that it was the middle of the cold war and the world isn't much safer than then.
Stuff the UN!
There are legitimate reasons.
There needs to be a way to uniquely identify devices on a local network.
My Android app can control many household devices like smart TVs and cable boxes, it searches using upnp and mdns.
If someone has two of the same devices on the same network (say two Samsung 43" 2018 7 series TVs) I need to be able to determine which TV they want to be able to control.
This can't be done by IP address as this changes often and although upnp provides a UUID this can sometimes change or be identical across models, so can't be used.
The MAC address is the only way to do this and you can only get this from the /proc/net/arp cache (As far as I know).
I'm rarely a an early adopter, I still use my Note 3 that is over 5 years old!
This is a game changer though. My first tablet computer was Sony Vaio U70 that I had to import from the USA (2004 ish)
It was almost pocket sized (although I had a foam padded camera case for it) and was useful as a sat nav on the dashboard of my van.
The main reason I'll get it is to make it play ball with my Android app (MyAV), but it is wildly cool and will surely be an excuse for women to chat to me in bars (my round LG Watch sure worked).
"The flight was tracked "live" by 2 transponders which were deliberately turned off."
They weren't turned off, they are actually still broadcasting. If you tune in to the first one using a 405 line set you can see "Singer Presents...ELVIS (68 comeback special)" on a loop.
If you tune into the other transponder using a squarial you'll see an episode of "Up Yer News" from 1990 with Armando Iannucci playing Jack Ruby outside the Dallas Municipal Building.
Everyone knows that it was hijacked by two agents for the CIA, Elvis and Jack Ruby as co-pilot. It was then flown to the moon as part of a conspiracy to cover up the truth about 9/11.
No doubt that this post will be deleted, I can see the black helicopters coming for me now!
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