I've been getting unexpected Authenticator prompts this week. But kinda figured it was a delay/fault between my phone, laptop, Phone Link or another device I use. Didn't hit Approve. Wonder if it was this.
786 posts • joined 10 Jan 2008
"I know drones in schools can sound nuts."
No shit dude. So does active-shooter drills in primary schools. And bulletproof schoolbags, and metal detectors and 6 foot fences and armed on-site security. But here you are.
And for anyone not yet fully-aligned with their chosen well-regulated militia I think this offers a fascinating commentary on the American craziness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rR9IaXH1M0 and is well worth 7 minutes of your time.
Re: Apple's next move?
Yep, portless devices. Cheaper to make(?), more Ives-y, and leads to the bottom line increase due to all those chargers, cables and wireless pads (all proprietary, natch) that they'll be "innovating".
Far from bringing Apple into line, this plays right into their hands. Their grubby, innovative, courageous, bold, euro-grabbing hands.
Other than charging and a few niche media professionals, who's used the port for anything other than charging for years now anyway.
I had some strain issues in my arm and thought I'd give a vertical mouse a go. Grabbed a $25 one off a random eBay Chinese tat trader and pain was gone within 5 minutes. Yeah takes a bit of getting used to, but well worth it. Bought an MX Vertical for the other desk and for a bit more of a quality feel, but truth be told I kinda prefer the cheaper one.
Missus went for an Evoluent one. 200 dollarbucks for a wired mouse in shiny, sweat-magnet plastic and it feels like a $5 one. She does a lot of CAD and graphics shit so I think she likes the extra buttons. Or something.
One thing to watch for if you're thinking of vertical mouse is the extra height. It's all too easy to send them scuttling across the desk at great speed as you move your hand around/over the desk reaching for something.
Re: At Coastal Cutie...
Many many ATMs have no camera. And who knows how long the ones that do retain images for. And easy enough to work around all that "hey kid, you can keep x rupees if you use this card and withdraw 10x rupees from that ATM over there for me". Heck, even if the kid runs off with all of it, not his loss.
How a malicious Android app could covertly turn the DSP in your MediaTek-powered phone into an eavesdropping bug
Sovereignty? We've heard of it. UK government gives contract to store MI5, MI6 and GCHQ's data to AWS
Re: If they are worried about charger waste
>What happens if Apple decides to have no port at all, and charge wirelessly?
That's a "when" not an "if".
Imagine the money-spinner that wireless charging pads, their cables and their chargers will be. Will dwarf Lightning cable sales. This EU action will just bring Apple's plans for that a little further forward maybe.
Australia gave police power to compel sysadmins into assisting account takeovers – so they plan to use it
Spot the dog? No, we couldn't either because Spot is a robot employed by United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
After quietly switching to slower NAND in an NVMe SSD, Western Digital promises to be a bit louder next time
Pi calculated to '62.8 trillion digits' with a pair of 32-core AMD Epyc chips, 1TB RAM, 510TB disk space
|Google is trying to out-do Microsoft in the "offer then yank $Feature" catagory
Dude, Google is so far ahead of Microsoft in that category they're not even in the same league. Never fall in love with *any* offering from Google, it'll be shuttered just as soon as you're really comfortable with it.