Smart or Not
I guess he now has realised, having a smart home is ok, but giving control to someone else isn't smart.
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He is probably a younger engineer who's grown up with the interweb, and just did everything easy as the supplier made it. It's us long in the tooth engineers, that have a different attitude from growing up in different times, and learning the lesions of life. Which I guess he now has: Having a smart home is ok, but giving control to someone else isn't smart. relying on the law to protect you, takes an eternity and only make lawyers rich and you poor.
As a recently retired boomer, I am SOOOOO glad i don't have to hear all that BS any more!
As a boomer Ii don't understand half of that sh1t3 as well. One day everyone will start using normal English, and the David Brent types will be forced into self-isolation, along with their self-identification, so the rest of us can permanently avoid them.
This is only an announcement of intent.
If it's like the rest of their intents and diabolical execution, they wont DELIVER it. Don't forget contractor are reliant on the contract being offered by the company. They will be very reluctant to pay "high contractor rates" whilst all their costs are running out of control. The work will continued be off-shored, as they are no additional financial risks by doing so.
I will wait to see what Acts of Parliament are actually passed into law first. As this non-budget has not received the scrutiny (OBR et-al) that is required for "a Finance Act".
This problem is really inevitable if you confine everything to one small spectrum that was originly designated "Free Radiation Band" under International Telecommunication Union, and UK's Wireless Telgraphy Acts, as it wasnt much use in telecom as it is also the resonant frequency of water so signals get absorb by the water vapor in the air. It was to be used by designers to dump their EM noise there, and became popular for other stuff. Because you didnt need a licence. something that was always difficault in the UK. We now have almost everything running in this band now. So it's totally jammed up.
The solution is to reallocate the RF spectum for MODERN unlicensed communications requirements as most of the spectrums allocation is historic going back to the 1940's and was controlled by the wireless comms indusrtry at that time.
The problem with the Orwellian state is the government of the day could not afford to implement it! Otherwise it would have done so before 1984. Now it doesn't have to. We the people, have done it for them, and spend £1000's every few years doing so! Don't think the Spy-Masters can't remotely turn on your camera, microphone, GPS, Bluetooth, or scan & extract your phones memory or even triangulate your location just using the 2/3G signal. Big bother has been watching you, and for a long time.
WTF They the government work for US we don't work for them. A public petition, simple to arrange on-line, to protest at the NON-NHS use of the data gathered, should be enough to stop that bit of money making scheme, by those scumbags who are in parliament to feather their own nests. Maybe the Data Commissioner should step in here, prove he's got some balls, as this data should be collected for Covid-19 track and trace purposes only. Or was the only person with honest intentions to enter Parliament, Guy Faulks.
Fining the pittances it has, just isn't working. The business model is still profitable, else we would be having 60 call per person statistic. The ICO has got to grow some balls and step up to the plate.
Meanwhile the only solution I've found is to swear continuously at the callers in a non-stop barrage inc.insulting their parentage.
Curiously I've only had to do it about half a dozen times for a significant >80% drop in the nue-sence calls so I'm guessing there are only a small number of firms doing this, but pretending to be lots of different organisations.
Shame on the ICO that it doesn't seem capable of gumming them to death.
If GB want to have a State Broadcasting service, the state should pay for it. -simples
The whole idea of a license to watch TV is considered ludicrous by a lot of the world.
The BBC should be free to pursue commercial route to market, e.g TopGear-Tomtom, that was a good idea but demolished by stupid BBC contact rules. Its DG and board should be sacked, as its wasted every commercial opportunity to exploit its best content e.g. Top Gear, Dr Who (10 yrs in no mans land due to D.G. stupidity), Horizon, and others, in addition to its documentaries.
Why should the population pay a tax for simply having a TV.
The BBC is a last century enigma that should be put in a museum.
Unfortunately the average contractor cant afford the international tax lawyers required to setup a chain of parent shell companies in off shore locations and pay tax experts to use dodgy mechanisms like "loyalty fees" to extricate money tax-free to those off-shore tax havens. like Amazon Starbucks Google IBM et al do.
They are lucky if they can by into a second-hard car reselling business that runs with negative profits.
just got my email from Lastpass
We wanted to alert you that, recently, our team discovered and immediately blocked suspicious activity on our network. No encrypted user vault data was taken, however other data, including email addresses and password reminders, was compromised.
We are confident that the encryption algorithms we use will sufficiently protect our users. To further ensure your security, we are requiring verification by email when logging in from a new device or IP address, and will be prompting users to update their master passwords.
interesting use of other data by them.
Lastpass get your act together.
Agreed both plot hole the size or planets and timeline errors.
Underdeveloped storylines (im being polite here) characterisation that would befit a failed script writer.
then the usual moffet trick of a random rabbit out of the hat to get him out of the deadend he's written himself into.
I (avid fan- except for the McCoy yrs) ) normally would make an effort to see DrWho but this series has just left me cold I really couldnt care if I watch it or not.
Next plot line for the Dr -- KILL MOFFET painfully as possible.
How many Technology teacher is schools would even know how to wire up a scope to do vector graphics let alone how to make the anaogue board, in the first place. Given the budget - total lack of for what used to be called ITD information Technology and design. which was the intergartion of 4 separate subjects when i was in skool.
ie MetalWork+WoodWork+TechnicalDrawing+Electonics into one subject hence 3/4 of the timetable recovered for "better subjects" you then remove the lathes drills etc cos the schhol cant afford the cost of speacial equipment and qualified teachers and insurance.
Then remove the soldering irons so the poor little darnings dont burn themselves and the parent sue the school - gotta be loadsa more money than the dole.
So then make the whole thing a very booooorrrrring paper exercise based around a well known project planning tool from billy boy - and hey youve turn a teenager into a " non technical Project Manager" omg have we got toomany of them in this world already.
But given everything is now made in china, does this matter ? State Skools only produce dole forder and middle managment types anyhow.
Ive checked myself out and they dont appear to have me. Thankyou Orange !
Given their greedy attitiude to personal information - i wonder what happends to the data they accumalate for all those X-directory entrie requests they'll have on their webserver ? Will they sell that ? do i think i can trust their answers? em let me think .... yes/no ... yes/no .... yes/no....
.............................................NO I DONT not a word of it.
I must now bing and learn that Derick and Clive sketch, I need to be word perfect and ready for the 1st unsolicited sales call :)