Two words that have the potential to destroy lives and open the gates of hell if this app is ever used irresponsibly -- Ann Widdecombe!
27 posts • joined 10 Jan 2008
DeepNude's makers tried to deep-six their pervy AI app. Web creeps have other ideas: Cracked copies shared online as code decompiled
All I want is a little button
that allows me to toggle my device from being an all encompassing, eavesdropping, life-snooping, hand-holding, comfort blanket communication device, to being "just a phone". It seems like a simple idea but I am almost certainly missing a load of reasons why this is utterly impossible. I am almost 60 after all, and haven't yet grasped how essential 24-hour, uncontrolled Google/Facebook coverage is to my very existance..
USA or China
Its an odd world when you have the option of deciding whether you want to be snooped on by the USA (MS, NSA, TPM, etc) or by China (Huawei). Personally, I think the US is the most aggressive and invasive option (and, from a nationalistic point of view, the most likely to be harmful).
21st Century Luxury
Having been bought up in in the 60s in a little corner of the west of Ireland called Bundorragha - no electricity, no phone, and no radio or tv reception - I am inclined to worry that your kids are wallowing in luxury that will do them no favours in the long term. We used wood and turf for fuel, we had a bottle-gas powered fridge, the nearest shop was in the one-shop village of Leenane some 7 miles away. My father eventually managed to listen in to international shipping channels (but nothing else) when he purchased a Zenith radio and strung up a 300 foot wire half-way up the mountain as a makeshift aerial.
Honestly, kids today! - microwaves, plasma tvs, concrete mixers, electric kettles and lights, washing machines, (the list seems endless) and sometimes even two of these running at the same time.
@Wacky old world
There is another possible gain in selling off assembled parts at a loss - the rush to get hold of a Touchpad has come as a surprise to HP, but, having, albeit accidentally, created a public "desire" for them, they are now in a position to sell off the division to the likes of Samsung. And the more - now highly desireable - Touchpads that are out there the more they may be able to get in a sale.
(Gloat: my 32G Touchpad, ordered from FNAC, arrived here in the west of Ireland (God bless the euro!) this afternoon -- hence the pint).
Myles na gCopaleen + numbers
Myles na gCopaleen quoted a headstone that went as follows
hic jacet 1 5 4
0 4 1 2 8
0 1 4 2 0
... sadly the rest escapes my memory. The above translates (probably) as:
Here lies one fifer
Nothing for one to hate
Nothing for one to love
Whether the stonemason could carve out the letters with one hand while updating his facebook account with th eother is not recorded.
(A pint, because "a pint of plain is your only man".)
Re: Travelling abroad?
I have a 3 Mobile broadband dongle that was purchased in Ireland. Even though I am now in the UK and have a UK TV licence, the BBC still thinks I am in Ireland and won't let me view most of its stuff.
It would seem logical, therefore, if you had mobile broadband purchased in the UK you should be able to view their content anywhere in the world, as the BBC will think you are in the UK regardless.
They seem a little behind the technology if you ask me.