Application of holy water
Directly onto the servers..? That'd do it.
258 posts • joined 17 Jun 2008
That's our rule. Ok, so he's only 11 and a lot is still to come, but the screens are in that living room and a condition of having a phone is its subject to us looking at it at any time, it's codes must always be known to us, and it doesn't go upstairs.
That, and actually communicating with him, seem to be helping... So far.
I bought a Sony tablet s (original)a couple of years ago. It's still going strong. Not had an OS update for it since the day I bought it, which was to ICS. I expected Sony to support it, turn out I was just being green - it used to play PlayStation games, but Sony pulled that, and no OS updates since.
Just as well I don't use chrome, but I doubt it'll stop at chrome...
Had a Razer Naga, the buttons became unreliable - a click became 10, and holding the button down was read as mashing it.
Replaced it with a Logitech g600.
Keyboard-wise I use a basic cheap keyboard, but have a pad for my left hand so I hardly have to touch the main keyboard. Originally a Nostromo, now a Logitech G13 - the little LCD is invaluable for it's temperature readouts. Shame LCDStudio was discontinued.
I hadn't intended to go all Logi, it just turned out that way.
"The watchdog said that unlike BT, TalkTalk and BSkyB which nagged all of their customers with an "unavoidable choice" about filtering"
I switched to BT about a month ago (only FTTC provider here). Wasn't asked by customer services nor the engineer. Not had any popups asking.
I'm guessing it's because I disabled Smart Setup, which makes the choice far from unavoidable.
Bed down this idea, then change the T&C so it can listen for spoken keywords to "serve you more relevant content", those around the Facebooker may not have consented to having personal data processed. But oh so handy for the spooks.
Likely? Who knows. Possible? Unfortunately.
November? Our local cabinet was listed as upgraded to FTTC, so planned to go BT Infinity once Christmas was done. January rolls round, go to sign up, not available. Checker says March. March? Checker says April. Now it says May.
To rub salt in to my current 1Mbps wound, I get phonecalls and leaflets proclaiming how joyous life is on 50Mbps from BT about once a week.
Yeah, coz there's no chance of mission-creep is there? Our Government would never do that, would they?
It's not like they have form for that, is it? They'd never, for example, user anti-terror legislation to catch people who didn't pick up their dog's excretions, would they?
You talk as if it's all-or-nothing, when there's many shades to choose from. Non-intrusive adverts that don't phone home, run scripts, risk my network security and/or follow me? I'm not going to mind that any more than I mind a poster on a bus shelter.
If advertisers didn't take liberties, we'd not want to take them back.
Stories from March saying they're calculating UC Pathfinder claims by hand on spreadsheets shed light on the DWP statement:
" The Universal Credit IT has been working well during the Pathfinder". Yes, because the qualifying criteria for the pilot are very tight, because you are having to input the lot onto spreadsheets...
If you set them to private...? If you send a DM? Not all Twitter interactions are public. And even the public tweets would require a system allowing uk.gov to either cache the lot or target users under their jurisdiction only. The former would mean a LOT of noise, the latter would require Twitter's co-operation. Something I don't see them doing without a law or court order making them.
So it *seems* the IMP can't even target one of the more public social platforms properly, unless the AC in the 1sr comment is correct.
I find Cameron wearing a poppy while selling arms far more offensive.
The MC Act simply isn't designed to handle social media. It was to protect telephone operators, then users, then covered email. All one-to-one communications. It really cannot handle a virtual soapbox without stepping on free speech.
I bought this tablet a couple of months ago, and of course did due-diligence searching rather than say "want shiny". One of my criteria was that it must support the Google's store (having found GetJar rather lacking on my phone), and found myself having to discount a lot of kit (mainly cheaper brands) because they weren't able to access Play, which obviously can't be counted by Google.
TLDR: Google's stats are hardly authoritative because they don't count the cheap slabs.
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