Re: Massive invasion of privacy
True 'green' policies are highly authoritarian and always have been.
515 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
Agreed; small scale should be workable... Except, the next problem is getting the listener to retune their device. Unlike an FM station, a retune on a DAB receiver for most people is not a trivial matter.
If your small, local station is part of a large mux, you can be discovered by accident. But finding someone radiating 25W (horizontal) in a car would be miracle.
I've setup and run a couple of small radio stations, please forgive my dislike of DAB, but it is not fit for purpose.
1) DAB is not popular: If you're a small station, you'll need listeners to attract advertisers (or demonstrate success to your sponsors and donors).
2) DAB is expensive! To receive and transmit. You won't believe how expensive it is to get on a DAB mux.
3) DAB sounds crap! There's no argument, DAB sounds like a puppy drowning in mud (at times).
FM may be hissy, but if you employ some reasonable compression to the dynamic range, it sounds great in a car (or at home).
DAB just sounds crap, even the DAB+ nonsense, which many radio owners can't receive, thanks to their radio not being upgradable.
If you want to broadcast in the digital area, encode your output to for streaming, and compress the dynamic range to compensate and make sure you test the output with differing types of audio content. Listeners do not want to hear music that sounds like a 12yr old's YouTube 'rip'.
Sorry for the rant.
The types of 'pond life' which accessed this personal data, certainly won't stop attempting to gain goods and services after just 12 months.
If I were a 118 customer, I'd be attempting to find a Rottweiler-like lawyer to mount a class action and annihilate them.
How can such f*ckwittery still be happening?
*Not in a hostile tone* Do you have any proof?
I know they employ deep packet inspection to find Kodi-serving freetards and those who are stupid enough to seed torrent files on their home computers. I also remember they ran a service which harvested DNS enquiries (which they sold to a 3rd party), but this is new.
Nearly all radio is automated already.
The presenter can record an entire show of voice links in under twenty minutes, often they don't even need to come into the studio.
They have no choice of music or anything else, and will only exist until someone can make an AI voice which doesn't sound like a 1980's Atari game or one of those crappy Youtube videos.
Agreed, "premium" content commonly has ads-a-plenty.
Sport for instance, try watching a football match without seeing a betting company/Just Eat/more betting roll between the action. I pay top dollar for Comcast (formerly Sky) to slew shite at my eyeballs along with the content I actually want to see.
Oh, and no, I don't want to stream off some dodgy m3u8 file that was uploaded to a Usenet group.
By producing liquefied air and then releasing this as a gas, which drives a turbine.
The system can even work using existing petrochemical infrastructure and releases no "harmful" emissions. Highview has this working already.
If you can't be bothered to read:
I mean, it's not like hackers will spend hours on the tables, take in a floor show or quaff alcoholic beverages 'till they puke.
We can all think of any number of other countries which are fun, easy to get to, you're not likely to get arrested by The FBI for something you said on a forum ten years ago and, probably cheaper too.
As someone who's faced a community hall filled with enraged locals while attempting to explain how cellular systems work, I'm not surprised.
I am more surprised that it was Wales, which desperately needs better connectivity. You'd think someone was attempting to hold back progress...
I'd liken it to medieval times where they'd put elderly woman on the ducking stool if there was a crop failure.
I'm surprised about the Netflix problems on Plusnet, [they] have peering with BT (Plusnets' parent company).
It's worth spending a few more pounds for a better provider, the bargain basement of ISP's are cheap for a reason and it certainly isn't because the directors have an altruistic streak.
In all honestly, your core requirements are identical to (I'd suggest) a majority of the goons on here.
When you're (like me) over 45, a swanky phone offers little in the way of additional benefits. We can spend the money we save on ill-fitting jeans and football season tickets.
It begs the question, when do users feel that they've had (insert retail price) worth of use out of their device?
I only continue to get my 6s re-batteried or re-screened because I'm a tight git and Apple's had enough of my money for one lifetime. Also, Android doesn't do iMessage. I'll only replace it if I drop it in the loo or it gets nicked by some hoodlum.
The first I heard of it was when I received one of those net promoter score surveys from their security team without having called them in the first place.
Cue; twenty minutes on the phone between three departments before I found out this reason.
What made it worse was that my card ran out at the end of this month anyway.
When you do change your wifi router, be sure to change the DNS provider to someone other than the VM-provided one.
Most complaints about VM Broadband are related to their very unreliable, bundled DNS.
There are many other reasons to do this too, including not providing VM with your non-vpn'd web browsing habits - which some companies actually sell to 3rd parties.
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