I havent seen that button in years as googles chromes default "new tab" page seems to be a facsimile of googles search page , but with a couple of subtle fifferences. I hadnt noticed it wasnt googles actual page till recently - i did think it was odd that anything you type in the search box gets magically typed in the URL bar instead
2116 posts • joined 17 Sep 2015
Cops told: No, you can't have a warrant to force a big bunch of people to unlock their phones by fingerprint, face scans
"Perhaps I wasn't clear."
You got that right buddy :) Your second attempt makes your point clear as mud - you are still just pointing out differences in convenience and difficulty level.
Step back , look slightly bigger picture , the two things are exactly the same - They both make it difficult for other people to read your documents without you giving them the "key"
Re: Loot boxes next?
I dont see how thats gonna help.
They've just decided online gambling is illegal in various states - presumably meaning it is illegal in those states to connect to a gambling server wether its in or out of the state. Bringing the casino nearer to the place where its illegal wont help will it?
It's the weekend. We're out of puns for now. Just have a gander at China's Moon lander and robo-sidekick snaps, videos
Re: Let's be honest
well id love to be on 30k.
the MP example is obviously , well , we'd all like MP terms conditions and hoilidays. You forgot to mention the expenses scamming as well :)
Good description of what nurses do - accurate - I wouldnt want to do it.
But minimum wage staff in care homes and hospices haveto do that for half the money.
I lot of people work very hard for a lot less, and a lot of people work just as hard in different areas for 30k.
Re: My method
I keep all my stuff on a nas, therefore all my computers just have the OS , and maybe a couple apps - just like at work.
So any can be rebuilt with minimum prep. Not that i seem to need to do that as often as the old days - probly cos everythings web based theses days and we're not installing shite all day.
Re: Recycle Bin
"You expected users to read!"
"months of emails and warnings ..."
Prettty naive to think *any* of the users would pay *any* attention to that, at least without some kind of force-feedback system like putting "Please reply to confirm you have read an understood this" at least then the total lack of replies would mean that you know no ones listening to you.
Re: Great for this Engineer
"so I got a BSC in computer science"
What did all the real scientists think of that?
Seriously though , isnt the word "science" a bit missapropriated there in the same way as this Engineer discussion?
Scientists have labcoats and microscopes and sample dishes, or telescopes..
Re: What an engineer does in the UK
"Or to put it more accurately: about how the word "engineer", in the UK at least, doesn't mean what people with engineering degrees wish it meant."
true. I have a HND in Engineering, or MechaTronics as they called it that year (said Engineering when the cert arrived). I never managed to get a job in it, I have been called an engineer on and off in various other I.T roles.
I've given up giving a shit. The word is lost. Its gone the way of "Technician" in that anyone can put it after their job to make it sound fancy.
The longest serving desktop support grunt next door recently became a "Senior Engineer" , much flashier title than his boss - the Team Leader.
Re: Genies and bottles
quite - there is no obvious solution to this at this time.
God knows what the huge amounts of police drafted in could possibly be doing.
It kinda reminds me of the Gaza situation with missiles being lobbed over the border.
I guess in the future a drone defence system similar to Isreals Missile defence system may be developed.
IE homing explosive packed intercept drones.
I too am intrigued . If the drone was constantly flying around *maybe* they could triangulate ,(then shoot it) but it only pops up every hour or so to guarantee continued closure.
Thats assuming its not on a radio free pre programmed flight.
As it is , with the drone not even flying most of the time , i have a picture in my head of policemen wondering around the airfield , or surrounding streets , hoping to ... well .... god knows
American bloke hauls US govt into court after border cops 'cuffed him, demanded he unlock his phone at airport'
Re: Just say "Yes Sir"
"Clean laptop and phone"
Why? Because I don't trust anyone, particularly hotel staff. Getting my laptop stolen would be a nightmare for work reasons. Getting my phone stolen might lead to all sorts of identity theft problems I don't want to deal with.
What does that entail exactly? you wipe the phone book? so you cant ring anyone? you remove all work from your work laptop? surely your work laptop is encrypted so if its stolen - no data issue
Phones can also be encypted and not even reusable with a wipe/format to a thief - why not do that?
Re: net send
" Is there anything that will do the job nowadays?"
yeah write a script along the lines of msgbox("hi there") , copy it to destination pc and run it from there using psexec.
Unless you mean do the job of messaging every user on the network and getting yourself fired , in which case you need a bigger script.
Re: Only one viewing a month?
I agree some sort of empathy-for-your-fellow-man (or in this case beast) classes should be taught.
Or is that a bit too Clockwork Orange?
Is it ok to try to teach the thug who beats pensioners to a pulp in order to steal a little jewelry that that is not ok?
Or is that Mind control ? or against human rights?
Didnt work out well in the film "Serenity"