We're still waiting for that one piece of evidence against Huawei.
371 posts • joined 22 May 2014
Some years ago I was designing a piece of software that would replace a commercial offering we were using then but that was incompatible with Windows 7.
The user showed me how it worked and what they did daily, "press F3 once then type something then press F3 twice and check the values, then press F3 n times", etc.
Each time F3 was pressed, the program advanced to the next part of the workflow.
I then asked how to go back to the previous screen in case you wanted to recheck something.
"Well, you press F3 until you get to main screen again and restart pressing F3 until the screen you missed is shown", was the answer.
I looked a bit closer for a second, then pressed F2. And, to the amazement of the user, the previous screen was presented.
Yes, although the user had been using that program for over 10 years, they had never read the instructions shown at the bottom of every screen!
Long ago, my colleagues and I were following up a mainframe bug report and saw a message on the terminal stating something very much like "if you reached this point you're fucked". The original coder was no longer working with us and, unfortunately, we had to agree with his statement...
In my early life, I taught some basic computer intro courses for people who -mostly- never had used computers before. Once there was a lady who complained about the difficulty in using the mouse as the cursor moved on the wrong direction(s). Sure enough, the mouse's cord was under her wrist and all went smoothly after showing her the right way to hold the device...
Another assumption is that payment (in cash) is mandatory on porn sites (as Lord Paddick so astutely pointed out when referring that it would be hard to control Twitter content as "asking payment service providers to take action – as they are required to for porn sites –" was not possible)....
I see a tiny point of failure there (in addition to all the others)
"The moral of the story? Ensure every suspicious nook and cranny of your motor is clear of anything even remotely resembling a controlled substance. Even a little taste test would have had this whole sorry episode licked."
Erm, no, the moral is never to visit the U. S. of A.
I thought that was perfectly clear by now!
And that is the reason why Amazon has been strenuously fighting off attempts to recover audio sent through Alexa, they really really really don't want you to know how much they know about what you say when you think nobody's listening...
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