Re: Let's hope
Genuine People Personalities GPP anyone?
48 posts • joined 17 Jul 2009
As someone in more than one high risk category I will be isolating regardless of the Propaganda being pushed by our imperious leaders.
I know I'll catch it eventually and my best hope to avoid a terminal event is to delay that occurrence until, hopefully, better mitigations exist so that my chances of surviving improve.
A vaccine is by no means a done deal, and as flu shows not always 100% effective.
Forget herd immunity, it does not work with flu or SARS or Ebola etc, why should it work with Coronavirus?
As for the harvesting of our personal data to enrich Dom and his mates I will not be installing any App pushed by these fools. The worst nightmare possible might be that we actually survive Coronavirus only to come out on the other side into a permanent state controlled surveillance world. i.e. V for Vendetta style.
"Vi veri universum vivus vici"
I agree wholeheartedly.
HP have to be one of the worst for this mercenary behaviour.
I have had to junk a perfect flatbed scanner and now I'm being told the latest Bios updates on my 250 G4 laptop require a new motherboard!
It appears to be sop by HP and it seems the only option is NEVER to buy their products.
An expensive lesson to learn but one I will adhere to.
HP have pissed on my chips for the last time, and I'd recommend to everyone to keep their chips away from them also!
"Glorious Leader of the Moment"
Love it, reminds me so much of Ming the Merciless in Flash Gordon...
"Do you, Ming the Merciless, Ruler of the Universe, take this Earthling Dale Arden, to be your Empress of the Hour? The Emperor Ming: Of the hour, yes."
As the only way to get a marginally acceptable cable price was to accept a "Loyalty" bundle including a landline phone that has not been used in 6 months it's not surprising to see voice revenue decline. Their phone was always over priced, only the early fibre made it a viable option.
Fibre has been generally ok, but always necessary to chase them about price rises.
I'd happily shift to alternative fibre options but do not have, or want, a fixed telco line installed. I suspect that makes me an easy mark for Virgin as well...
I've decided to thwart the hackers by continuing to use my elderly Windows 950XL
No security, or any other kind, of updates to worry about, and a user base so small it's not worth the effort of a hacker to build an exploit for the platform.
As long as I can still get replacement batteries I think I'll be fine.
This is the crux of the matter: https://youtu.be/7phGegNjZL8?t=13m12s
BBC Horizon (1986) - The Wrong Stuff "We've got it the wrong way round" quote relating to Aircraft computer automation in the cockpit.
They learnt this back in the 80's why will Musk et. al. not at least research the human machine interface before creating these "Death Traps"
I'm fascinated by the steady stream of GDPR emails rolling through my inbox.
A lot appear to have done the right thing, and are asking for us, the data providers, to provide a clear permission through links to preference pages on their sites. Not problem as I'm happy to tell them what I'd like them to do with their service and my data etc.
I understand some confusion, but this is being deliberately obtuse and I hope the ICO's in all these countries crack down across the board. Consent must mean consent (I know I hate the Brexit analogy)
VW designed a system specifically to deceive the testing regime.
Other manufacturers complied with the local laws and testing regimes.
All the other manufacturers have been "Tarred" with the VW Dieselgate brush and have seen significant lowering in revenue due to Diesel sales declines, as well as being presented with new "Real World" testing regimes at very short notice causing considerable disruption and cost to their own compliant programmes.
I find it insulting to hear repeatedly claimed that all car manufacturers are cheating like VW. Put up or Shut UP! Where is your evidence for such nonsense.
What I do find surprising is that the innocent manufacturers have not started legal actions against VW for the consequential damage their deception has caused which truly runs into billions of $/£/€ take your pick.
VW have shattered the public confidence in Diesel which will lead to huge CO2 emissions (Petrol, or Electric Vehicle powered by Fossil fuel power stations etc.) in exchange for a reduction in particulate matter which the latest Euro 6 standards lowered to that of gasoline engines...
Am I angry, sure, but not just with VW, but the media witch-hunt that has followed targeting Diesel in general, and which continues to be propagated by ill-informed social media pundits.
I'm also sure you've detected that I work in the automotive sector, and have a vested interest, but that does not make the facts change.
Upvote or downvote, as you feel fit, but do it based on the facts not the "Fake" news pundits.
Anyone remember the Wild Bill western show that did the rounds back in my youth, '70's I suspect.
I saw this at the Essex county show ground and included a hefty Plant of the Apes section.
From my recollection it was not that bad, and fitted in quite well with all the horse riding stunt stuff.
My big sister was a great fan :)
Real issue with AV proposals is that full AV is still a distant dream and one that many do not even want.
All the other partial solutions are based on the failed logic of having a human oversee a computer. Humans are incredibly poor at these kind of tasks, and such systems were long ago excluded as unsafe. Early aircraft autopilots being the clearest example of such failures with pilot coming to trust autopilots over looking out the window to see the ground approaching unexpectedly!
Until full AV systems are available that do not require Human intervention the systems should only be driving aids, for example warning or intervening as necessary to support the driver. Computer support of the driver has great potential, but it MUST be a Human in control ultimately.
Reading all about this at the reg and elsewhere, should other products that are I/O intensive within the system be concerned?
Does Meltdown/Spectre effect the chip-set in the SSD and Hard drives directly?
Will we be seeing firmware updates to address this, and what might the performance impact be on such component level hardware?
Any Reg experts online to advise :)
About time the state came clean about it's desire to establish the "Police" variety of state on us all.
Of course misses the blindingly obvious that if GCHQ does not have sufficient processing power to break the encryption, what chance our useless ISP's?
Perhaps Teresa Mayhem et al need a reality check on what is actually feasible before such knee jerk legislation.
With Ford, GM etc. sinking billions into this money pit, It's not a surprise that Tesla's little operation has not been able to crack this.
The reason the big players are not already in the marketplace appears obvious, with current technology it's not safe enough for them or their legally equipped customers.
Tesla have been gambling with their customer's lives, and any other road user or pedestrian who is unlucky enough to run into them (sic)
Roaming in the South of France currently.
Update arrived over hotel WiFi ok, but results patchy.
My wife's 8.1 phone still working fine, but my 950xl can't find ANY network connection for voice or SMS.
Settings vanished as noted, but screen brightness outside so low, can't read anything...
Pressing button to wake up phone only works about a third of the time, and pressing the camera button no longer fires up the camera.
Impressive achievement Microsoft!
I seem to recall that this issue with using encryption identifies you as a potential suspect was solved a long time ago.
Is there not a program which conceals the encrypted message within a jpg or other image file?
Imagine every cat image or video on the web being the possible source of a terrorist message.
PGP is so yesterday...
Same problem with outsourced CAD to India.
Turn round of the job good... Content of the job abysmal!
Usually takes our local CAD team another 150% in effort to rectify the mess!
Strangely enough our management never notices this task as their bonuses are entirely linked to the amount of outsourcing, not the departmental efficiency.
OK, rant over, back to Microsoft.
Regular updates are offered, then when you check, the "Install win 10" is pre-ticked in the list.
I untick it... AGAIN, and continue with the updates.
Then after the obligatory reboot, windows update appears again offering me the exact same image from the article!
If I click the "Show all available updates" I get shown a new set of updates, none of which are ticked, yet 90% are important to my WIndows 7 installation! WTF M$oft!
Kind of bothered by how all car manufacturers are being lined up against the wall on this.
No evidence exists for those assumptions and whilst it makes sense to check trying to implicate other groups is not appropriate.
I suspect all manufacturers design to meet the requirements, but that is nothing like specifically designing in a cheat mode.
As for your last comment, I do care and if you had relatives being slaughtered by Putin's criminal thugs you might care as well.
Putin has created a hell in the East of Ukraine, and I for one will never forget or forgive.
Align yourself with him because its convenient and because you hate the US or the EU is contemptible.
Hate any of them, but do it for the harm they do. Do not forgive them and next year pretend it never happened!
Just had ours installed. Took ovo 3 guys 2 hours!
Effect Electric inaccurate, can't actually read the meter remotely.
Gas simply does not work.
Both tariffs wrong.
Now the best news. When I change supplier this month the"Smart" meter does not work with any other supplier!
New meter every time I change?
What's that going to cost us as consumers?
This has to be the worst idea ever.
How come the "New" rules that will only penalise we few heavy users, are actually unchanged from 12th of May?
Are here new restrictions I must work around?
My problem is that we're a dual language family, and Russian TV is only available through the internet.
I need a 1Meg line to sustain the IPTV stream, but due to the TM scheme, I actually need to pay for a 20Meg line just to ensure I can sit in the evening and whatch the internet I paid for!
FYI: For a sustained user, the limits are draconian. During the evening download, I can only sustain 7% of my 20 Meg capacity, or face being capped for another 5 hours!
I do not believe I really qualify as a heavy user, just a user who's being ripped off!
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