We dont want to be invaded....
49 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Aug 2010
Re: TSA fun continues
I visited the USA with some of my friends last year, I can honestly say I didn’t have any issues with airport security, and every member of staff we spoke to was very friendly. Guess it’s just down to personal experience, maybe next time I'll get pulled to one side and cavity searched to even it out, who knows!
Re: I give up...
I agree in most cases Wifi is available, but sometimes it just isn’t the best option compared to an Ethernet connection. And while as i mentioned I’m sure forking over yet more money isn’t a problem for most, it still irritates me that it has to be done for a top spec £2500 machine.
It’s a very nice machine, but overshadowed for me by sheer stupidity. What more do people want you ask? Only a little bit more I’d expect, 1 Ethernet port more to be precise.
I give up...
I've had a few heated debates in the past with my flat mate who used to work for Apple, mostly over how they can release a top spec, horrifically overpriced laptop and not include simple connection ports than are a modern day standard like HDMI. His usual reply is "Well you just have to buy an adapter" I then point out that if I've just spent £2500 on a laptop, why should I then have to spend more to get functionality that is present on my £400 13" netbook? Sure someone who spends £2500 on a laptop probably isn’t going to blink at another £40, but for not including something as obvious as a HDMI port in past models Apple infuriates me.
Where am I going with this? THEY NOW ADD A HDMI PORT AND REMOVE THE NETWORK PORT?!?
RE: AC 13:02
I think you both kinda missed the point, the aim wasnt to stop people from accessing it, it was to raise awareness.
People loading up the page for the first time were made aware of SOPA and what was happening, people who otherwise may not have had any idea. Wiki even gave instructions on how to bypass it on their main page, because once you were made aware of what they were standing up for, the job was done.
Not accessing the website out of principle for the day doesnt really make any difference for what they were trying to achieve.
Originally I wrote a whole rant on how they could possibly justify this, and that anyone working at Time should be ashamed.
But you know what, since its defined as the person who "has most influenced the news – for better or for ill" It pains me to admit that he probably should win.
From the fanatical following of Ipads/Ipones, patent wars, and ultimately his death this is probably the case.
... I fucking hate Apple.
Don't get me wrong, I have no illusions about Win 8 being some magical virus free heaven, that wasn't the point that I was making.
My point was that it really irritates me when Anti Virus companies kick up a fuss about new security features (good or bad) released by Microsoft based on their fear of losing profits, which lets face it is their main concern here "If Microsoft don't like us, and dont give us keys/add us to work on boot, we wont be able to make money from them anymore"
Let the down votes continue, but that's my take on it...
Oh boo hoo
"Building signed boot into UEFI will extend Microsoft’s power over the markets for AV software and other security tools that install around boot time"
They make their living by feeding off the flaws in other peoples (Microsoft's) software, and now they cry when Microsoft actually do something about the security of their own software?
Haven't made my mind up on Secure boot yet, but Anti Virus groups crying over it just irritates me...
Indeed, a lot of people seem to make this assumption.
When people buy gaming laptops such as this one its to be a desktop replacement.
You can move from place to place easily, no separate tower, no big monitor, everything just there.
If you want a light laptop to look at websites for hours your not going to be buying a £1700 gaming laptop. I don't see why people put its size as a valid down side in these reviews.
Not that I agree with this on any level (as i don't), but I would presume that one would only be "rammed up the ass" by the police, if there was actually something in the E-mails, Pakistani or not. Although I wouldn't be surprised if more Emails were checked up on depending on race.
"Random" Security checks and all :).
In an email from them this morning:
"Customers outside the United States should be advised that we further discovered evidence that information from an outdated database from 2007 containing approximately 12,700 non-US customer credit or debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes) – we will be notifying each of those customers promptly."