Re: 160bps is the downlink...
Still faster than some of the copper speeds foisted off on rural Ireland from the national provider...
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In honour of sysadmin day.
(Guess the "inspiration", win an internet cookie...)
"Hi, you're gonna call off your righteous indignation.
You're gonna publicly state that there is no such thing as unnecessary downtime, or, these guys are gonna take your email access.
Look, the people you are after are the people you depend on:
We run your systems, We empty your file trash, We connect your websites.
We keep the system up so people like you can come on Facebook and bitch about downtime.
We guard your collection of 'pictures' while you sleep.
Do not mess with us.
We're the admins."
It's only "the way things work nowadays" because we let it.
Signing in to a store front (which is what the Apple App and Google Play stores are...) is one thing. They are mobile platforms, the apps shouldn't* need to harvest your call and SMS data for anything, nor have access to photo metadata.
Hell, there's even an MS store for apps!
The difference here is not being "forced" to signing into a storefront for whatever platform.
It's being forced to set up a non-local account on a machine YOU paid for or built. MS are taking it one further step down the route of not being able to admin your own stuff and making it that the things YOU put onto YOUR computer are no longer YOURS but actually now property of Redmond.
We sort of accept it with smart phones as they're something even the more techy of us can't build in our own homes of an evening. At least not without a metric shedload of specialised gear, anyway.
Data on home PC's has been the home owners since the day PC's started appearring in people's houses.
Why should it suddenly not be, because one Seatle juggernaut decided to follow what some fecking greedy, amoral skinsuit in SanFran is doing by stealing all the data?
See, if I've been given a corporate machine or a loaner - the assumption is the stuff I put on that? Unless I can legally get it off it ain't mine.
The machine I have at home? That particularly large chunk of silicon is mine and mine alone.
... then again, I suppose you'd be the type of person who'd try to get Housing Associations to ban blinds and curtains...
Someone was getting paid by the sylable and negotiated a contract that failed to put a limit on how many they could use. And also contained clauses that stated that it didn't have to be intelligible on any level, English, Japanese, Swahili or even, Engrish...
And that someone? I reckon they got paid VERY well...
TestFlight requires you have an AppleID, be enrolled on the Developer Program and that your intended audience also have AppleID's and update frequently.
The blocker here is the Developer Program. It can and often does take weeks to get enrolled and set up, and your app quite often requires review. That's fine when you can control the timeline: "We're beta-testing this, you'll nedd X, Y and Z, and it starts on DATE and ends on OTHER DATE"
COVID sort of threw all that under a bus, hopped on said bus and reversed and drove on again...
On my personal, home machine:
Updates killed the BCD twice. After the 1st instance, a BCD file was kept on hand on external storage for repair.
Professionally: Helpdesk for north of 500 Win 10 Machines. On average, getting them off v1803 or earlier and onto v20H1 has been painful, even if you add COVID measures on top of things. We've seen specific issues fixed by doing an update. The specific issue? On-board audio on HP EliteBooks dropping dead. Some of these machines shipped with v1803.
20H2 caused issues by locking machines onto the work VPN's DNS - when they were off the VPN. That locked them out of joining such untrusted networks like their home wifi or the corporate wifi...
Also had issues where an update was run and suddenly required pieces of software need URGENT updates because the DLL or API they used was broken and the fix turned out to be a few K's worth of PO's to buy the updated software because, hey, new version!
Or more impressively - rebooting the CEO's machine mid worldwide meeting stream to c. 2,000 employees...
On the reboot thing, 99% of the time, I find that caused by the Malicious Software Removal Tool.
Repeat in front of a mirror until you can say it with the most shaken, heartbroken expression you can manage (and not giggle):
"There's been a terrible accident..."
Apropos of nothing, anyone seen my bag of quicklime and my roll of carpet? I put them down when I went to get my print out of poorly surveiled woodland sites and building sites with deep concrete pours occurring soon...
In fairness anyone who doesn't listen to what the barperson or shop person (of the old, corner shop style - not your mega-hyper-super marts) is saying is at least one of three things:
2. Some kind of Manglement
3. An idiot (regardless of pieces of paper held)
And someone in a bar / pub / establishment wot dun sells alcohol who triggers some of those rules tend to end up under the... loving... attentions of the Security staff. Kind, lovely people who have such wonderful senses of humour...
Well, you're not wrong.
From a privacy standpoint anyway, they're dead in the water, despite what Zuck & Rayban want us to think.
If there was some provable way to show that images of people were being discarded before the AR stuff was being acted on (like directions, news info, etc) and displayed, then they'd have a use.
And if they were being manufactured by anyone not Google, FB, Amazon, MS or Apple, people might even believe them on the privacy thing for a while, too!
Because let me tell you, if these AR goggles (not VR, actual AR) with front facing cams become popular, hoods and some sort of targeted infrasonic to mess with image pick up will suddenly become a very popular field of research...
This comment officer. Right here.
It's clear, well thought out, articulated and 100% on point.
Obviously we can't be having that, here, on the internet...
In all fairness, you are 100% spot on. Youtube really does have the monopoly on non-studio produced streaming video. There are simply no alternatives that have amarket or audience share anywhere near threatening to them.