Where is Google Assistant going to live after this? It's the only reason I use Allo.
119 posts • joined 5 Jan 2017
Re: Spam email or not?
Before downloading them? You think people still use email clients? Every major email provider (yes, I do mean GMail, Outlook.com, Yahoo!, etc) are either browser based or have their own dedicated mobile apps. No one (that is to say the vast majority of ordinary Joes) 'download' their email any more.
Last week: Microsoft accused of covering up rape claim. This week: Microsoft backs anti-cover-up law ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Surely for this to work for the ambulance chasers they will need to change their model from how they operate in the PPI model? They will no longer be able to do cold calling (in fact this could completly illiminate cold calling?), they will only be able to advertise and wait for customers to contact them and expressly give them permission to hold their data. This really could be such a massive game-changer.
Re: HR Fail
I caught the tail end of those days. As well as Personnel department there was the shift from SUPPORT departments, there to provide support to the business to BUSINESS RESOURCES, there to be used and abused as the business sees fit - such as the IT Helpdesk there to provide help, now rebadged as the Service Desk - they are now longer allowed to offer help, they are expected to provide a specific, stats managed 'service'.
Re: So... we should do the opposite...
I'm yet to see a better idea than the universal income. Everyone gets the same basic wage which is enough to cover the bare essentials (basic food, water and a roof over your head). If you want more then you get a job and earn money to pay for it.
No more stigmatising people. No more 'work doesn't pay'. No more 'scroungers'. No more means testing. No more benefits fraud.
You want a big house with all the mod cons then find a permanent, full-time job. Just want a little extra, go part-time. It's all good!
But surely it's applicable to every business. If you hold data on a person then you must comply. Every website that uses user profiles (El Reg - are you compliant?) anyone that takes payment in any form other than cash. If you hold my data then I will be able to ask for ALL of the details you have on me and be able to ask for you to delete them, ALL of them, including from backups (if I understand it correctly).
There are going to be some very, very rich lawyers and a lot of businesses going to the wall. Sadly, it'll mostly be small companies that go under. The monliths with get through it all I'm sure (more's the pity).
On the plus side there will be more work for anyone currently involved in the PPI stuff as that fizzles out and a whole new raft of GDPR IT professionals.
"It's full of adults acting like kids showing off their pets/meals/abs, complaining about life and telling me what the weather is even though my house has windows and I can see for my f*cking self."
People generally 'friend' their real-life friends & family on Facebook. If you don't like what they are saying then you need to ditch your family and find some new friends. Blaming Facebook because the people you surround yourself with don't meet your expectations as human beings is a bit rich!
Re: Oh just great, that's exactly what we need.
That's what we've always had. It's just that now the people beleive what they read on the Internet rather than what they read in the papers or see on the television or hear on the radio. Same propaganda, sames twisting of the truth, same lies - just a different media.
Another Sony SmartWatch 3 fan here. For £90 it's a great thing. Being able to keep phone locked away in bag and still seeing notifications and being able to control music is super useful - no more pulling phone out of pocket for a notification you don't care about.
The built in GPS is great too, especially with turn-by-turn navigation, great for cycling.
I just cannot see anything in these super expensive watches to warrent the extra cost. And LTE? Why? So I have to fork out another tenner a month for my watch to have data??
Is my place of work an anomoly? We don't have DR because we have a resillient always-on sytem with our own private cloud. I just don't understand why the beancounters in these places don't understand. Yes, good IT costs money, but guess what - it's worth it when shit goes wrong.
If we lost a datacentre it would be a big worry for the infrastructure team and the rest of us in IT because our resilliency would be affected but the general userbase would carry on working as normal, non the wiser to any problems.
How are a company as big as Capita relient on ONE datacentre? Even forgetting their myriad of other failings surely this is reason enough for all of their customers to jump ship and for no one ever to employ their services again.
I just cannot beleive this. Literally day 1, week 1, IT basics - make it fucking resillient!
Not sure about Windows 10 popularity. Windows 7 support is running out soon, there isn't much option (as many have said before, Linux is not an option sadly).
We will shortly start migrating from Windows 7 desktops to Windows 10 'agile devices' *shudder*. Either HP Elite X2 or EliteBook 360. The surface-like devices are nice but I can't see them lasting. Once people realise you really need a desk to use them properly they will flock back to a more traditional looking laptop with fixed keyboard.
As for keyboard-less tablets, they have their place and I imagine sales will probably remain low but consistent. They just dont need updating that often. I'm still using a 5 year old iPad 3 and Netflix/iPlayer and the interwebs all work well which is all I use it for - I can't see it being upgraded for a while yet.
Re: cameras at the ready
I'm not suggest pilots have cameras at the ready but were I a pilot or co-pilot and I saw what I though to be a drone, flying dangerously close (read a few hundred or even thousand metres away) then I might think to pull my phone out of my pocket and take a quick snap. That's all I'm saying. To quote the old saying "pics or it didn't happen". Without any evidence I call bullshit.
Not one piece of photographic evidence? Okay so not every member of each plane's flight crew and passengers have their smartphones or cameras at the ready all the time but I find it hard to beleive that no one has ever taken a photo of one of these drones, ever. Not even a passenger accidentally photographing a drone whilest taking photos as they come in in to land or take-off?
I do like how all the haters keep suggesting everyone ditch Windows and move to Linux. If that were to happen then all the bad guys would do the same and Linux would become the infection riddled beast while Windows was left alone to be clean and care-free.
Be careful what you wish for little penguins. Windows is only as dirty as it is because of it's popularity!
Re: Experts all giving advice how how to stay secure
"I wonder if we can get a go-fund-me page set up to hire someone to track down this hacker scum and take out a hit on them? A bullet to the brain may give other scumbags something to think about."
Michael S. Rogers is the current head of the NSA, https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=head+of+nsa