Just to say...
The picture at the start of this article is incomplete:- the red line also needs to be drawn between Ireland and mainland UK.
Which is a bit of an embarrassment for the scumvernment
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that this is even a thing.
This may be over simplistic, but
Company 'A' buys Company 'B'
Company 'A' discovers Company 'B' not worth what it thought.
Company 'A' blames former *owners* of Company 'B', not Company 'C' who were employed by Company 'A' to check value of Company 'B'
IMO & IANAL, I cannot see how the former *owners* of Company 'B' are to blame, even if they *did* make Company 'B' appear to be worth more.
Surely that blame falls to either Company 'C' or is a case of Company 'A' failing to observe the old adage "Caveat Emptor"
The new web interface *may look OK on a PC, but it's a complete POS on a mobile device.
In Portrait orientation it's basically using a narrow central column, with around 40% (in my estimation) of the screen width unused white space. If you want to see transaction details in full, you're forced to use landscape orientation, as the rows don't resize fully (if only it weren't for all that wasted space either side...). Frankly, it's not much better in landscape, as there's still those wide, unused borders either side, leaving you with a whole load of scrolling.
Your coders need there arses soundly kicking TSB.
* not logged in on a PC yet.
If they've any sense at all. We naively assume that 'advanced' civilisations will automatically be benevolent.
Does humanity come across as visibly benevolent?
If there are any 'predatory' advanced civilisations out there, we've been cheerfully broadcasting our existence and location for over a century, the clock is already ticking...
Anything providing critically important information to (or critically important signals from) the control & protection systems on a nuclear reactor tend to be duplex, and hard-wired using shielded & armoured cables. Most instrumentation still tends to be straightforward analogue devices.
First they debased the coinage.
Then they invented paper 'money'.
They did away with (almost completely now, does anyone still get one?) the pay packet in favour of electronic bank transfer.
They're slowly eroding 'cash'.
Remind me again, what's the interest rate at, and for how long now?
When you only have access to your credits electronically, how easy is it to be made instantly destitute?
Therein lies your problem: once you allow the Police ,FBI etc. to take on the role of Law Enforcement, which belongs with the judiciary, rather than the law of deterrence, detection and apprehension of criminals, then the 'Judge Dredd' syndrome will take over, as can be seen.
The system whereby senior law officials are elected is deeply flawed and open to politicisation and corruption, with areas of criminality becoming 'pet projects' for DA's/Judges in the run-up to election time.
I am also continually amazed by the apparent reluctance of large sections of the US populace resistant to change in the 'Holy of Holies', the Constitution, given the regular reference to the various Amendments...
Before you ask, no, I don't have an answer to your problems, apart from suggest that you rein your police forces back in, de-militarise them, and remind them who's who in the 'Protect & Serve' relationship.
Google will simply draw a line on the calendar, and mandate hardware compliance of all handsets beyond that. No reason that they can't stratify those hardware requirements to create budget, mid-range & premium baseline specs.
The big bunfight will be getting your components on the 'approved' list.
Yup, Nexus forums awash with this one, looks like just about every car manufacturer affected.
Had some direct exchange with google, proffering the usual 'solutions', including Factory Reset (which doesn't reset the device to KitKat, so not a lot of use...) concluding in a distinct washing their hands of it.
Really pissed at having spent a shitload of cash on their 'flagship' device to have them piss all over one of the major functions (for me anyway).
certainly not inclined to spend my hard-earned with them next time round, but unless someone comes up with a better alternative that isn't apple or microsoft...
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