Great publicity though isn't it?
26 posts • joined 6 Nov 2007
'I grew weary of email widgets that never update, of having to reconnect to my Wi-Fi at random, and of having to close down apps.'
To counter Andrew's anecdote with an anecdote, I've owned androids at both ends of the spectrum (Wildfire and Nexus 4) and experience none of these issues, nor has her indoors; what android/widgets was he using? If he had it set to update infrequently then what does he expect?
'Supporting loss leaders today means you'll pay higher prices tomorrow.'
So we should pay through the nose for Samsung et al's top end offerings or risk paying through the nose tomorrow? Smartphones are already commoditising so I'll take my chances.
I believe you can't (easily) confuse/trick a sniffer dog as their sense of smell is highly developed, but surely you can mask it entirely with a strong odour (chilli, peppers?) in same the way that despite our superior vision we can't read the number plate of an oncoming car if its headlights are on.
Wait and see, next we'll be banned from wearing aftershave/perfume/deodorant when flying.
Tried this out in mine, it looks like I imagine it would look if one performed an abortion on one's inbox - it's an horrific mess. It's possibly upset because I have enabled the labels on right feature and it's pretty buggy.
I hoped this announcement heralded the introduction of something approaching proper search into GMail (wild cards anyony?), but for the moment the kings of search continue to serve up piss poor search in their webmail.
Manufacturers are making laptops with fingerprint scanners - how many people would go to the effort and expense of requesting a scanner if it were not built onto the machine?
What a tosser - he thinks we're all stupid, unfortunately in the majority of cases he is correct.
"BUT how would you feel if..."
Come on man, if the police can't dig up *anything* to charge one with in 28 solid days of looking, there's probably nothing to find. If somehow nothign were found, but it really were *that* critical to hold them for longer, an emergency act of parliament could be passed to detain the individuals. Hell, if they're that dangerous, hold them illegally and sort it out later. Hold back a tiny percentage of the NHS/welfare state wastage, sorry budget, for compensating wrongly detained non-terrorists.
The usual argument for holding people for >28days is that it can take a long time to get data off encrpyted drives &c. Well, witholding encryption keys is an offence now so that doesn't wash anymore. As soon as you find an encrypted drive if they won't give up the keys you have them.
Several correspondents argue that this is not that useful or easily used security hole, e.g. Mike points out this is "an attack that lets you sit around some types of vehicle, wait for someone to open their car, then do some analysis of the data, and then next time they leave their car there you can come back and get in". Doesn't the article say that once you crack it you can do it for any *model*?
So you while away a few hours in a Tesco car park after which you can open *any* Ford Focus/Honda Accord/generic Toyota... sounds alright to me.
It can't be libel as they are not naming the people concerned thefore how are they defaming the complainants?
Its a fact that if you use credit facilities properly, you have a better credit rating than if you do not use them at all. Lenders want to see a credit history because someone who has taken credit out and proven they can stay on top of it is a safer bet than someone who they know nothing about. Such a person may prove to be super awesome, but also could be useless.
I could therefore understand how people who use their cards lightly could see their rating deteriorate.
Who's to say the great unwashed are telling the truth anyway? I know that if *I* were to have *my* card cancelled because of a deteriorating credit rating that I wouldn't go telling everyone about it. I'd probably claim it wasn't my fault and that they shouldn't have done it.
Get with the programme kids, the rage now is CLIMATE CHANGE, we don't care about the ozone layer any more.
Your cars don't deplete the ozone layer, that was CFCs. They are no longer a problem at all (i.e. we've forgotten about them). Your cars give out greenhouse gases, alledgedly leading to global warming or as it's called now CLIMATE CHANGE (see above).
Of course, it's possible given that we are coming out of a geological period known as "the little ice age" (it's not all that long age the Thames was freezing over in winter to such an extent that an annual fair was held on it) that temperatures may be due to rise *anyway*, and the idea that anything we do significantly affects this world is sheer arrogance on our part.
"...Is there anything it can't do?..."
Yes Bill there is one more thing the iPhone can do...
It is a reminder tool of how foolish your analysis can be.
I believe the tagline for this story was what's known as SARCASM you fecking eegit. Do you really think it's possible for the ‘iPhone to solve UK unemployment’ as per the headline? I would suggest not, unless (not flash) Gordon thinks of adding being on all fours with Jobs in your mouth and your iPhone up your arse as a form of employment.
This comment is a reminder of how foolish a tool you are.
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