I wonder whether the respondents may be intepretating 'valuable' in a monetary value sense. The answers *may* have been different if the question had been about the 'sensitivity' of the data held.
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Re: Bad software affects some users
> It's only going to mess with people who have actively subverted the OS X security for whatever reason.
Or those with older versions of MacOS, without SIP. I guess Avid users were disproportionately getting caught because they were adding 3rd Party GPUs and were disabling SIP to install various kernal extensions.
Re: Punished if you buy phone from elsewhere
> Sure, not all my contacts might be able to receive the call their end
Well, that's one reason.
The other is that I suspect the large majority of 3 customers are on all-you-can-eat minute contracts these days, so it simply doesn't matter - the phone switches to Wifi if the cellular connection is dodgy.
Re: I was pro-remain, but this really is "Project Fear" at work.
It's rather like the Y2K bug. There was a *real* prospect of *real* problems if the issues weren't mitigated. Perhaps not a massive risk, but one that needed to be talked about and worked on.
That wasn't Project Fear then, and it isn't Project Fear now. Luckily we sorted out Y2K, hopefully we can do the same with this. But this is more complex because it is political as well as technical.
Re: Funny Sound Bite on Radio 4 This morning
As an old parent, with parents now in their early teens, parental controls were extremely useful, and not really a question of 'outsourcing'. The kids knew they got an hour a day, and didn't complain when the 5-minute warning appeared. What exactly is the problem?
Re: What's the problem?
Having at least one contact for the domain sounds to me as if it is fundamental to the business of running the domain, so the lawful basis for collection wouldn't be consent - it would be contract:
* Contract: the processing is necessary for a contract you have with the individual, or because they have asked you to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
Consent would be required for public display of the data.
I think part of this may be lack of information... we'll see if that changes.
Lots of jokes when FaceID was first launched about your partner being able to unlock your phone by holding it in front of your sleeping face etc. I've no doubt the unfamiliarity will be a barrier (TouchID was similarly a bit scary when it first launched).
I don't have plans to get an X, and I'm not saying the system's good, however I don't think it is surprising that people are wary.
HSBC biz banking crypto: The case of the vanishing green padlock and... what domain are we on again?
HSBC trains its customers to be phished.
I’ve been having a back and forth with HSBC about the text messages that they send you, if they believe that your card has been compromised.
You get a text from a random number, purporting to be from HSBC telling you to phone another random number urgently to discuss your account.
That number isn't a publicised number. Moreover, even if you search for it on the HSBC website to check if it is legit, nothing turns up.
I’ve had several arguments, but am unable to get through to anyone who seemingly understands.
Yes, I understand that you may not want to publicise the number on the site, but at least arrange things so that if a customer checks, the search function returns a page saying 'yes, this is a legit number for the department'.
To add insult to injury, HSBC keeps sending me marketing brochures explaining how important it is that I keep a look out for phishing attempts.
Is there anyone? FSA, ombudsman who would be interested in this issue? It’s only a matter of time before someone is spoofed and loses money.
Re: I don't mine a skeptic. I prefer a skeptic in this position
> Regardless, the subject (CAGW) is in effect, an apocalyptic religion.
Well, a religion except for the whole issue of it being based on sound scientific evidence and observation, of course. The faith-based argument is the one that says that the greenhouse gases that human activity has been generating isn't having any effect, despite the evidence that it is.
Re: I'm loving this...
So, to be clear - you're fine with a president firing an FBI head, simply because he is change of an investigation that may prove politically embarassing, and refuses to say he will be loyal?
Should the new FBI chief be required to swear an oath of fealty to Donald as part of the confirmation hearings?
Are you not the least interested in finding out how Russia tinkered with the US election?
One thing that may give you pause for thought. While the system was indeed pump-primed by showing its neural networks passed games, it has apparently improved substantially in the last few months (since its games against the European champ) through the simple expedient of repeatedly playing itself .
Never had any problems with Mail.app, Safari or indeed iPhotos/now Photos. iMovie does the business for simple video, assuming you are happy to assemble in linear fashion. Pages is pretty good if you want simple and effective Newsletter layout, for everything else there is MS Word or Indesign.
So in summary - the Apple apps are just fine for everyday use. I think the person destined for the 'shortbus' is probably the person who makes such a meal of them.
No, I'm not going defend iTunes.
> I have no idea why commercial camera solutions can't record to a NAS and you just log onto your NAS to see the pictures taken.
I think the issue is simply that there are advantages in having off-site storage for security images. Your NAS system is fine until someone walks off with the NAS or burns the house down.