True, but then you also don't want to have the person who finds you stuck with the same problem
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"The emergency button was enclosed in a new hinged box of clear plastic to avoid accidental shutdowns "
Having experienced a similar accidental shutdown the IT "Problem Management" team were put on the case. Their recommendation was to shield the emergency power buttons with the metal shields or cages often seen covering fire call points, thus preventing accidental activation. Their smugness was short lived as I pointed out that the typical use of the Emergency shutdown button would be in the event of someone being electrocuted, and that perhaps a conductive material wasn't the best solution.
To be honest I've had similar experience with several manufactures, support teams and vendors, and I've had the occasional good experience. Last time I had to use Lenovo for a fix on a friends consumer laptop they were good once they agreed there was a problem (broken wifi adapter), turning round the fix quickly (courier collect Day 1, delivered back Day 4). Took a week to get to that point.
I've had a Qnap NAS for ~8 years now, it's been reliable and the firmware was being updated regularly until relatively recently. I suspect there are many thousands of users out there in a similar situation probably with even older hardware.
I wonder if Qnap will be nice and will release an updated firmware for the older devices (if that's the required fix) or if they'll take the Apple route of "yeah, we're not going to fix the older versions you'll need to buy a new device if you want the fix"
Go on Qnap, be nice
"So, there's not a problem to be solved so just move along?"
I don't think anyone claims there is no problem to be solved.
What most people are saying is that this is not a good solution to the problem.
There are ~2,000 children killed or seriously injured on UK roads every year. This is a problem we could almost solve instantly if we ban all cars. Just think of all those children's lives we saved. Good solution?
The law is also fairly pragmatic when it comes to the legal age of 16 for sex.
If two consenting 15 year olds have sex there is rarely any prosecution, recognising that a 16th Birthday is an arbitrary point in place to bring general order rather than a fixed letter to the legality.
Humans become sexually aware during puberty, something that occurs at differing ages for each individual. This legislation is purely pandering the vocal Christians and Daily Fail readers who think everyone should live according to their ideology.
Like "most" hack jobs rely on an insider, surely having a "high quality photo" is likely to be restricted to family and other close connections?
Not saying it isn't a problem or risk, just suggesting that the attack vector has limited scope. You don't tend to get pickpockets snapping pictures of their victims. Maybe if you're at risk of industrial or state sponsored espionage then you shouldn't use the risky devices, but then if you are an espionage risk you probably shouldn't be using those devices in the first place.
There's a thread going on right now on Money Saving Expert about a wrong name issue with Ryanair.
Claims that at least 44 people have been hit by a glitch where Surnames of travel companions stored in their Ryanair account were changed to the surname of the travel booker when a booking was made, then Ryanair demanded £115 per instance to correct the fault.
"people should not be allowed to forward an email or message without having agreement from each person on the original thread".
Absolutely yes. People should NOT be forwarding emails without the permission of those involved, and we should be educating people about this. I know it's part of the "rules" most companies I've worked for have in place, especially if something is going external.
Is it in the public interest to attempt to prosecute an individual who forwards an email? Probably not, but it doesn't legitimise what they've done.
Is it in the public interest to attempt to prosecute the high profile corporates who have done wrong? Absolutely, helps educate the little man on what is acceptable.
While I'm not currently a millionaire, I suspect even when I am I won't keep millions in my physical wallet, it will be held somewhere that is relatively secure and where loss is underwritten.
A bitcoin wallet with a couple of passwords doesn't seem to meet the criteria. Keyword "wallet" - either the system was never designed to store high values securely, or people are using it the wrong way to store high values. Coins in a wallet for everyday transactions.
Phone service was never attempting to be a bank. AT&T has no association to the bitcoin, to the wallet, or to the 2FA application securing the bitcoin, they were simply providing the customer with a data channel.
It's like buying a season pass for your local bus company then suing them because they can't drop you off on the moon, even although the moon is not one of their published routes.
It's going to take a brave government to reform a Tax System that is no longer fit for purpose. The world or employment has moved on yet the tax system has only had sticking plasters applied.
But no government will take on the task of wide scale reform since the current fudge hides the true status from the voting public, hides the fact that almost everyone is going to need to pay more tax.
This is not a problem that can be fixed by taxing one group. It's not just about the rich, its not just about corporations, it's about fairness, everyone paying their appropriate share, and at the moment there are too many loopholes and exemptions that are exploited by all sorts to gain an advantage.
I'm not yet intimate with the AWS or Azure offerings, however I have experience of EMC Centera.
When an object is saved it receives the policy in force at the time it is written as part of the metadata of the object. You cannot then reduce the life of an already stored object . You can reduce the policy for new writes, and you can add life to existing objects.
It's a shame Dell have decided to stop selling Centera as it was pretty good and simple as part of a lifecycle management service.
And yes, if you fat-finger some form of mistake you're stuck with your data. Like sex, one mistake and you have to support for life.
"raised the spectre of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), warning that immutability could cause headaches when personal data requires rectification or erasure." and the "right to be forgotten"
Normally you would only use this type of storage when you have to meet a regulatory requirement to retain data (e.g. in case the FCA, HMRC, etc what to investigate you) Those regulatory requirements absolutely keep you within storing the data as part of GDPR and they trump the right to be forgotten. e.g. banks must retain mortgage contracts for 7 years after the mortgage is closed, and you cannot request that data be deleted within those 7 years (well you can request, they just won't do it).
The storage does come with a lifecycle management ("time-based data retention" as AWS calls it), so it prevents deletion during the required hold period and can automatically delete it at the end of the lifecycle, actually simplifying and enhancing compliance with GDPR.
Are you just trolling?
Yes, there have been issues, but in what universe are any of the above proven today to be the cause. The root cause analysis is still under way, the result of which will probably never be made public. Everything we're being told is rumour and conjecture, including probably what has been fed to MPs.
I reiterate, you're just trolling and that's why you're AC
If the researchers are reporting it is peoples Tax Returns then apart from Child in Chief Trump they shouldn't be public tax returns. Oh, wait, Trump hasn't published his Tax Returns either, only his predecessors did that.
Once when recovering services without a plan we asked the business for their priority list. Top of the list was the Management Information System (MIS).
Me: "Are you sure you want MIS back first?"
Senior Manager: "Yes, its critical"
Senior Manager: "Don't question me, its top priority!"
Me: "So you want to be able to report that none of your staff are doing any work rather than not be able to report but know they are doing something?"
Senior Manager: "Maybe Workflow should be first priority then"
Given you get 9 months to deliver the accounts in the first place, there really shouldn't any excuse for being late at all.
It's not like delivering accounts is inventing or developing something, it is a simple reporting of facts that happened. (#CreativeAccounting)
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