Re: Recommendations please
1&1 (now IONOS)
1117 posts • joined 1 May 2007
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
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.
"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!
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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).
"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.
"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
"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
I'm thinking the latter - the phone would have stayed on 4G (for the "data") but VoLTE probably didn't work. In that situation, the device wouldn't knock it down to 3G because 4G was technically "available".
EE phones used to switch to 3G for voice calls because I think EE's 4G implementation initially didn't have VoLTE but it has it now, so devices aren't going to switch for voice calls automatically.
Wow. My company switched to G Suite around 2012/2013 "cos it was cheaper than paying Microsoft for upgrades to the latest version of Office" (paraphrasing).
We're still on it. But good point about the audit (lack of) of Google Drive (I'm assuming Backup and Sync is the same? Although it doesn't work with G Suite accounts, so I suppose I'm wondering if actually the same applies to Google Drive Sync).
Long time Office user here, since Word 2.0, in fact.
I know what you mean. Event though I'm fully subscribed to Office 365, on a new document I hit Save, get Backstage, I ignore this (cos I prefer standard Save dialogs) and click "More options" (or Browse) to get the Office Save dialog, then I save it to a folder (that is in the OneDrive folder) in the conventional way.
I mean Backstage is OK but I just prefer a conventional dialog (I've literally learnt just now that clicking the up arrow takes me up a folder level - so this tells you how intuitive the Backstage is). Also this new dialog is OK but is it going to list all my folders in OneDrive? No?
Can't Microsoft just make Backstage, this new dialog or the Office Save dialog an option instead of layering 3 different Save "experiences"?
Poor, poor, poor, POOR.
The normal way is for staff to have special access to the database that the Oystercard data sits on (with specific "admin" logins) that let them add it to customer accounts, with every transaction logged against the staff account.
Of course, this sounds too much like work for the likes of TfL.
Agreed. I remember maybe two decades ago reading something about not ever using email addresses as the username for an account, because in doing so it means the attacker has at least 50% of the information needed to get into the account.
So it's such a pity that since then, in the name of convenience this is exactly what pretty much every website goes with.
So do all the pilots have to read the counter as part of their pre-flight checks in order to make sure that the plane switched-on time doesn't exceed 149 hours? And what happens if the plane is delayed literally when it's on the runway - do the pilot have to recalculate while waiting and if it's likely to exceed while they are in operational command do they have to turn the aircraft around, park again and then go through the switch-it-off-and-on-again procedure?
Wrong. ANY company in the world who handles PII data on European citizens is subjected to GDPR.
In other words, your company could be from Timbuktu, but if you hold an address for Joe Bloggs in the UK, or Jose Blogaça from Spain, GDPR applies or GTFO of the EU market.
> Their price was cheaper than criminals wanted, so went with them on no decrypt no fee basis.
Except in the article RM routinely negotiates a better price that is far lower than the initial price. So in your case they then give you a price ever so slightly "cheaper" than the initial price, decrypt and pocket difference.
YOU could have negotiated a much cheaper price and got the decrypt key yourself!
At best this is as dodgy as those companies that state they can get you your PIP money back.... for a price, when you can do it yourself for free.
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