Re: An important role
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
577 posts • joined 26 Nov 2009
Just to clarify, I've never tried to take drugs into Malaysia, nor anywhere else for that matter. I've visited a few times, and have friends there, and it's just one of those little cabin announcements that makes me smile.
But going back to the original subject, there's a big street market somewhere in the centre of KL where you can get knock off Rolexes, western football tops, that kind of thing. Right bang centre of this hive of illegal activity is a police station. Go figure...
So what happens if you visit the country with material already loaded onto a tablet or suchlike?
Asking for a friend, obviously...
(it always amuses me that, just as you start your descent into KLIA, they choose to announce possession of illegal drugs carries a mandatory death sentence. Could they not say that before you get on the plane?)
I've had a Pixel 6 Pro for just under a week, and have no problems with the fingerprint sensor.
I must admit, I preferred the one on the back of the Pixel 3, but all I do is keep my phone pressed to the screen for a gnats whisker of a second for it to register. Seems to be a lack of patience on the couple of people that have Tweeted about it...
A few years ago I drove US Route 50 from coast to coast, so every now and again we'd pass into a different time zone. What we learnt was to look at the clocks on the big displays outside banks to decide when to change, as some places right next to the time zone may choose which side of the line they wanted to be on.
Was odd driving along and changing the clock on the car in the middle of the afternoon...
Reminds me of a holiday (remember them?) to Sri Lanka about 5 years ago, the Wifi was working at first hotel I stayed at, but there was no on-going connection. So, out of curiosity I logged into the hub - as it was still using the manufacturers default password - reset it and bingo, back up again.
I'd say 3 of the 5 places I stayed at hadn't changed the router password, but it's too nice a country to explore, than spend time trying to explain internet security to the staff on the front desk.
---> because it's Friday and it was surprisingly difficult to find in a couple of smaller towns...
I think I must be on some kind of blacklist because I don't seem to get them anymore.
It maybe because I've either tried to keep them on the phone for as long as possible, or alternatively saying things like "I've got a terminal illness, I don't need life cover", "my parents were on the plane shot down over the Ukraine so don't need a phone" or a good one when convinced the caller that I was a police officer investigating my violent death related to stock fraud, and why did this number (allegedly from a stockbroker or something similar that I couldn't get rid of) kept calling me.
"The issue is not so much the general lack of charging points as there are more chargers than petrol stations already. It is more about the location, quantity, and maintenance of chargers," he told us.
"Most EVs have more range than most people's daily commute, so most charging will be at home for those people who have off-street parking."
Oh lucky you. What about the millions of us that have no off street parking, let alone dedicated spaces? I live in a small block of flats and am actually the only one with a car, but realistically the only way I'm going to be able to string a cable to it is whilst I'm at work, who are at least considering putting a charger in at some point.
For those that live in the town centre that have to fight for space with tourists, daytime works and the likes, then I really don't see what they can do.
I remember hearing stories about people pulling into their garages* and realising they couldn't get out, so I don't think it's apocryphal.
*the building next to houses that used to have cars parked in them overnight, rather than the boxes full of junk and chest freezers that have taken over...
I've been there three times, and could happily visit more often. I was a bit annoyed once when I asked a tour guide if there was anything about Sir George Cayley there and he said he didn't know who that was (there is a small bit about him on the smaller version on the Mall, FWIW)
There is an observation tower that you can visit that gives great views of planes landing and taking off from Dulles as well.
I used WorldPay's payment gateway from 2004 until about 4 years ago and the only question I have is "how?"
Way back when, they were pretty good that as an authorised integrator I got a small % of all transactions through all the sites I built that used them. Maybe this is their way of clawing some of that back?
We use AWS for a few things, and at one point I was running a MSSQL database with them which I've since removed all trace of. On our monthly bill there is still a charge of about $1.50 itemised to this service.
It's such a small amount I can't be arsed to chase it but I wonder how many others are billed the same thing for ghost processes?
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