* Posts by Hairy Weasel

4 posts • joined 26 Feb 2018

Dutch cheesed off with Russians, expel four suspects over chemical weapons Wi-Fi spying

Hairy Weasel

Re: Does Russia think anyone believes them?

No, they don't. It's a form of psychological warfare called 'firehosing'. Vox made a video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nknYtlOvaQ0

Press F to pay respects to the Windows 10 April Update casualties

Hairy Weasel

Re: Most of the 'casualties' are Ballmer era stuff

Groove had the essential functionality of being able to stream your own music files from OneDrive. As more and more underground bands either delay the release of their albums on streaming services or just keep them at BandCamp only all together, Spotify is pretty useless for me.

I switched to Google Play, which has somewhat similar approach, but instead of managing your own files you upload them to Google, which performs some matching algorithm which fails quite a lot. MS Groove was much superior in that regard.

Slap visibility beacons on bikes so they can chat to auto autos, says trade body

Hairy Weasel

Re: Not that much power

Here in the Netherlands reflectors on the wheels are compulsory. All tires for everyday use are therefore sold with a reflective strip on the side.

The phone OS that muggers wouldn't touch is back from the dead

Hairy Weasel

90% there...

"It can run over two weeks on a single charge. It can do Outlook push email and Gmail, and Google Maps. And Facebook and Twitter. And VoLTE calls and run – presumably for ages – as a mobile hotspot. That's as much modern phone as a lot of people need."

90% there. Banking and public transport apps are the two major ones missing. Maybe when banks and public transport switch away from apps towards PWA? Or would this OS not support those?

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