How much of that waste
Was devices that worked but where no longer support by the manufacturer?
529 posts • joined 29 May 2009
[QUOTE]Google has discontinued its hugely popular Pixel 3A and 3A XL mid-range smartphones. While the device will continue to receive updates for the foreseeable, the Chocolate Factory has no plans to produce more units.[/QUOTE]
The date for "No guaranteed Android version updates after" you are looking for is May 2022, which is also the date that the devices get " No guaranteed security updates after"
Seeing that they release version updates at the end of the year, 2021 version is likely the last they will get.
Yes, Prime Minister
Garden leave or gardening leave describes the practice in which an employee who has left his job - who has resigned or has had his job terminated has been made aware - is required to stay away from work during the notice period while remaining on the payroll. This practice is often used to prevent employees from taking up-to-date information with them when they leave their current employer, especially when they leave to join a competitor. The term comes from the British civil service where employees have the right to request special leave for exceptional purposes. "Gardening Leave" has become an understatement for "suspended" as An employee who has been formally suspended pending an investigation into their conduct would often ask to leave the office on special leave instead. The term was widely used in the public in 1986, when it was used in the BBC sitcom Yes, Prime Minister, episode "One Of Us". Employees continue to receive their regular wages during garden leave and must comply with their conditions of employment, such as confidentiality, at least until the end of their notice period.
Taken from The Information Commissioner's Office web site (https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2018/11/ico-issues-the-first-fines-to-organisations-that-have-not-paid-the-data-protection-fee/)
The fees you pay each year and the amount they fine you for not paying.
Tier 1 – micro organisations. Maximum turnover of £632,000 or no more than ten members of staff. Fee: £40 Fine: £400
Tier 2 – SMEs. Maximum turnover of £36 million or no more than 250 members of staff. Fee: £60 Fine: £600
Tier 3 – large organisations. Those not meeting the criteria of Tiers 1 or 2. Fee: £2,900. Fine £4,000
There is a £5 discount for payments by direct debit.
Looks wrong to me for Tier one and two the fine is 10 times the fee but Tier 3 it is not even twice the fee. I think massive companies pay a relatively small fee which if they do not pay get a relatively small fine and now I know if they do something wrong they can get away without paying any fine. This does look rather anti-competitive!
If the ICO needs a slogan I think it should be
"Catch and fining the small while letting the big get away with it"
[quote]"These newly-released emails are incredibly damning. They paint a deeply disturbing picture of the lengths Boeing was apparently willing to go to in order to evade scrutiny from regulators, flight crews, and the flying public, even as its own employees were sounding alarms internally,"[/quote]
Yes they sounded the alarm internally but no one was brave enough (or concerned) enough to sound the alarm externally?
I guess sending a sharply worded email counts as "doing something" so when the brown stuff hits the air mover you can say "well I tried to do somethings about it" rather than doing something about it.
Guess this could be down to whist they have the Whistleblower Protection Act in the USA that only covers federal whistleblowers. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whistleblower_Protection_Act)
Patents are both a good and bad idea.
Good that they protect new ideas which should drive innovation. With the right licensing allowing others to build on your patent and have even better things possible :)
The bad some patents are way to broad and/or for something that is obvious. Then rather than being used to protect innovation they are used to stop others from competing.
Also enforcement of them is very much down to how deep your pockets are which is to my mind the very opposite of the reason for patents. Which should be to protect companies from having their ideas stolen by other companies with either. Also with how quickly things become obsolete is 20 years to long for some things?
What would be nice is a better way for patents to be licensed which would allow the patent to be protected but also not stop innovation.
Pint for the one who can fix Patents :)
[quote]Call the IP lawyer.
If designing a GPU from scratch is so easy why it intel's so poor.
Even if you do design your own GPU you're going to still need to use a lot of other companies patents.
Looks more like they saw how badly the company depended on them. Then decided to drive the price down and pick it up for a song.[/quote]
Them getting rescued was not part of the plan but I do wonder if they are paying less to get hold of more...
Interesting phrase "We can't tell you how many US passport holders are on this database", does not mean they do not know how many are in it just they can not tell you how many are.
if the did not know surely they would have said "We do not know how many US passport holders are on this database"
No they do not overlap by that much, yes there is some overlap but nowhere near such that the next tower is providing covering under its neighbour.
Also from reading about the maximum cell range is about 500 metres and the building are about 62o metres apart.
[quote]The University of London has lost a Court of Appeal attempt to block a new mobile phone mast that would have served Vodafone's London HQ.[/quote]
Why not just put it on the roof of their own building or do they not want to be that close to a mobile phone mast?
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