Precisely. At the start, when we didn't know anything about covid-19, self-isolation was a fair enough necessity. 1 and a half years later, it's too blunt a tool. The framework works well, but by now we should be using actual testing to make sure people who are infected stay home, not ask whole swathes of people who likely don't have it to stay home "just in case". In other words, a proper targeted approach is needed.
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How many Brits have deleted life-saving track and trace app from their phones? No idea, junior minister tells MPs
'Biggest data grab' in NHS history stuffs GP records in a central store for 'research' – and the time to opt out is now
UK's National Rail backs down from greyscale website tribute to Prince Phil after visually impaired users complain
Google to end free unlimited online photo, vid storage, will eventually delete files if accounts go over their cap
Microsoft drives users to the Edge: Internet Explorer to redirect to Chromium-based browser in November
To be more accurate, it was an XLS document that has that 65,000odd limit. XLSX has a far higher limit. Wouldn't have helped the OP, mind (XLSX came out in 2007) but would have helped the current government who made the exact same mistake 13 years after a file format that replaced the aging XLS format came out.
Angry 123-Reg customers in the UK wake up to another day where hosted mail doesn't get through to users on Microsoft email accounts
Bad news: Your Cisco switch is a fake and an update borked it. Good news: It wasn't designed to spy on you
Reminds me of all those knockoff Street Fighter II: Champion Edition arcade cabs (they were colloquially known as "Rainbow Edition"). Capcom's fightback plan was to release Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting for two reasons:
1. they released it as an upgrade PCB for the proper "Champion Edition" PCB, so anyone who bought a knock off couldn't upgrade (it made them have to get a legal copy in order to upgrade)
2. it instantly made "Champion Edition" old hat, so no one would want to buy knock-off "Rainbow Edition" when something new is out there
What does London's number 65 bus have to hide? OS caught on camera setting fire to '22,000 illegal file(s)!!'
Sony reveals PlayStation 5 will offer heretical no-optical-disk option. And yes, it has an AMD CPU-GPU combo
Hasn't that been solved ages ago? Whether it has an optical drive or not, devices have had functionality that restricts the console to only download and play, let's say PEGI 3 games only.
Getting rid of the optical drive isn't a massive deal these days, with this generation the disc is merely a delivery mechanism - the games are installed on the HDD regardless.
Obviously you'll be able to play offline single player, that's already possible with this generation console. This requirement is not affected by the presence of an optical drive.
An Internet of Trouble lies ahead as root certificates begin to expire en masse, warns security researcher
We're going underground, and this time it's not an inebriated banker crapping themselves, but Transport for London
Re: That API is public
"Normally that information isn't to be presented to the public mainly to stop confusion - i.e. for NRE you can get a platform number for a train but it's suppressed so you shouldn't show it -"
HA! I'm going to check out the API when I'm on the concourse and find out the platform before they display it, from now on!
Who's still using Webex? Not even Cisco: Judge orders IT giant to use rival Zoom for virtual patent trial
House of Commons agrees to allow Zoom app in Parliament, British MPs will still have to dress smartly
It's time to track people's smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global pandemic, says WHO boffin
Broadband providers can now flog Openreach's new IP voice network in bid to ditch UK's copper phone lines by 2025
Re: What about?
No, currently the phone line is all PSTN and built for voice calls, with broadband service sitting on top. So you have to have both voice calls and broadband service to get broadband.
With this thing going on, they'll effectively be independent. You'll still need a physical line but one will not depend on the other.
So your grandma will still be able to order just a voice service on its own, it'll just be carried as VoIP over the line. And definitely vice versa (i.e. order broadband service only). No longer will the broadband service depend on the voice service needing to be there.
Re: Beware of the REN
I would have thought that virtually everyone with a landline uses cordless phones these days. So when you think about it, if REN is still significant then you can count your cordless base as having a REN of 1, while all other cordless extensions (that connect to the base via DECT) won't have their own REN obviously.
So it's not an issue, really.
Re: US Homeland Security
"Had same thought... There is the use of a .com... Having said that, that nowadays is more synonymous with a "generic, global, commercial" than a "US, commercial" label..."
The .com top-level domain is owned by a US company. That's it. Doesn't matter how it's generaly perceived.
Researchers trick Tesla into massively breaking the speed limit by sticking a 2-inch piece of electrical tape on a sign
Dual screens, fast updates, no registry cruft and security in mind: Microsoft gives devs the lowdown on Windows 10X
Re: Dual screen?
Probably because it was a headache to support (in a basic sense, having to ensure that windowing elements all lined up and were still useable - if you've used WindowBlinds you know how hard it is to have a theme that actually was consistent for all elements).
Not saying it can't be done, but it's something that might have been analysed and decided that it wasn't essential to throw lots of resources at.
Re: I don't think this does as much as people think
It depends - there's clearly an algorithm that is working it out based on number of phones in a given area and type of road. 99 phones down a country lane = 99 cars all moving slowly so probably traffic. 99 phones down a motorway with hundreds of cars also in the same spot moving quickly - less probable traffic (although maybe shows one lane closed? Remember GPS isn't that accurate).
Because Monday mornings just aren't annoying enough: Google Drive takes a dive and knocks out G Suite
No wonder cops are so keen on Ring – they can slurp your doorbell footage with few limits, US senators complain
Re: The un-named PR gave half an answer of course
"Over here, if the Ring (or any other camera) can see the street or pavement in front of the property (or can see into a neighbours property), it is illegally mounted and it must be so adjusted that it cannot under any circumstances film anything that is not on the owner's property. I believe you also have to have a warning sign at the entrance to the property that video surveillance is carried out on the property."
I think it isn't actually illegal i.e. there isn't any specific laws that prohibit this directly. However, there are laws that can be used to prosecute someone who do end up filming neighbours' properties or the public highway in such a way that it could be considered invading privacy. In other words, you leave yourself open to it by doing so (positioning cameras to film public highway or neighbours' properties) but actually doing it doesn't immediately break any laws.
Re: Start cancelling the flights.
"My landline last 6 digits is the same as a garage in a nearby town. For a while I was regularly getting wrong numbers, and if the people seemed genuinely apologetic about it (one old lady in particular) I went the extra mile to ensure not only did she realise that it was a wrong number, I let her know what she needed to dial to get a hold of the garage."
Ah, the old lady still used to dialling numbers sans local area code I bet! :D
Heads up from Internet of S*!# land: Best Buy's Insignia 'smart' home gear will become very dumb this Wednesday
Re: This is inevitable
"The thing that hacks me off about "smart" tellys etc is that they take so bloody long to switch on."
Not sure what TV you have - I have a Samsung and start up time is no longer than a typical non-Smart TV (or even CRT).
Now the NEC monitors at my workplace... those have start up times that remind everyone of the bad old days in the 80s when TVs took an AGE to switch on.
There seems to be THREE lists.
• Mouseover Account & LIsts and choose Your Apps & Devices, click Your Devices in the "Manage" section
• Mouseover Account & LIsts and choose Your Account, click Content and Devices in the "Digital content and devices" section, click the Devices tab
• Mouseover Your Prime and choose the Amazon Prime link, click Prime Video in the grey header bar, click Settings in the Prime Video header bar, click the Your Devices tab in the "Account & Settings" section