It looks like this isn't a new concern:
736 posts • joined 15 Aug 2007
Surely in a competitive marketplace any profit from the sale of wifi access will be offset against the cost of the internet to the consumer. Presumably if it becomes an issue ISPs will start saying you can pay more and not share or pay less and share, and presumably in our modern society's race to the bottom and preference of cheapness and convenience over anything else, most people will choose to the pay less and share option.
Seems extremely unlikely that this feature will ever come to Europe since they (and Google) already don't do facial recognition in Europe.
Not quite. Some phones don't need to be unlocked to be able to read the code. My Windows Phone shows me enough of the text message in the toast notification to read the code in some two step authentication text messages without unlocking it.
And if your phone breaks that doesn't mean you'd get a new number.
They've updated the original to remove most of the words, but the archive.org still has the original:
btw I think the author is wrong in saying that passwords containing bollocks will be disallowed, he's looking at the line above, the line below says "pwd.match(re)".
> But, Jamie - I thought you weren't going to read us any more!
I'm allowing myself access to the forums :)
> However the stats and analysis... there are an awful lot of readers who like such stuff.
Sure, but that doesn't make it ok, The Daily Mail is the most popular/successful news website, is that what you want to become? Can't we strive for something more than that? You are in a position of power here and currently you are reinforcing nasty stereotypes about both men and women.
Ever since I realised that people were using CAPTCHAs to digitise books I have been adding swear words instead of the word from the book. It's quite easy to tell, one word will be a real English word, unscrambled, that word you can substitute for some witty replacement, the other word, usually a random series of letters/numbers scrambled, you have to enter properly.
> sending thousands of non-wanted "confirmation" emails from your domain...
So don't send thousands, it should be quite easy to detect when the system is being abused, just restrict the confirmation emails to one a minute.
> How about where you're just sending a message or reply on a website?
Why should you have to enter a CAPTCHA once you're registered and logged in?
I'm not a fan of Google, but giving them the benefit of the doubt it seems likely that they need this clause to stop people seriously taking the piss, and will let the little people get on with running their homepage and smtp servers from home. As the guy says, I'm sure most other ISPs have the same clauses, but just only enforce them when seriously pushed to do so.
I went to the Royal Society's summer thing this year and saw some tablets at a stand that I didn't recognise. They turned out to be MS Surfaces. Wow I thought, so that's who's bought them, maybe they got an educational discount. Nope, it turned out the project was sponsored by MS.
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