OK - I’ll bite.
I presume you mean “Yet another POS device from people who COULDN’T care less”. If they could care less, then they actually care at some level... which would seem to be against your argument...
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No, not a sarc tag but maybe a dummy/pacifier might be more appropriate.
Macs, just like Windows and Linux boxes are just another tool to get things done; some prefer one and some prefer another.
This constant ‘wah wah wah’ around “my choice is better than yours and therefore I’m superior” is getting f’ing tiresome.
Maybe we need a tag/icon for ‘I’m superior’ shit so we can avoid those posts and move on to the genuinely entertaining ones.
I’ve been getting billing/payment stuff for a guy in the US (I’m in London UK) - normally does his business in a Georgia store. I even got his ‘welcome to AT&T email. It’s not clear however if he used my email or AT&T logged the wrong one although I have my suspicions.
AT&T usually respond with all the same details I can’t supply either, what with not and never have been a customer and all.... And if I can’t log in to their system to prove who I am, then well, I can’t be dealt with.
They aren’t very good....
GEM! I seem to remember (it’s a long time ago), pairing this with something from ‘Brown Bag Software’ to create a switching environment but it’s all hazy now - I do clearly remember though installing a 20MB Hard Card in my Amstrad PC1640 and wondering how I’d fill it. I also used to create a RAMDrive and run programs in there for maximum speed, given it was a 640K machine with some memory above that, could you imagine doing that with the size of programs today? Admittedly I was using the WordPerfect stuff then (and DataPerfect if I remember right). God, I’m old.....
“I personally would rather bring the repair to a real technically knowledgable person like Louis...”
In this context I think you mean ‘take’ not ‘bring’..... and no, I have no idea why that usually US misuse of ‘bring’ and ‘take’ irritates the living daylights out of me. But it does.
Apple are already using it - my iPad pros both have esim t-mobile activations for the US alongside the UK Three physical SIMs. Works really well, no suggestion of making it difficult, and oh, did some one else already say it’s a standard?
Really convenient for me, maybe not for you, so, bottom line, don’t like it? Don’t use it and spare the rest of us your bias.
Maybe I misunderstood you but I’m Not sure that’s true - recently returned from a few years in the States. Forgot to unlock the iPhone before returning, Apple would not and could not unlock the phone - the ability to do that is maintained by the network operator if it’s a network locked phone. 10 minute call to the States (T-Mobile) and the phone was unlocked. According to Apple, this is to ensure they didn’t help people break their commitment and contracts with the network operator.
Ahhh the Amstrad 1640 - to get round the controller issue I bought a 20MB ‘Hard Card’ which was not quite the right size (bit too tall on its edge) to fit in the compartment at the back and then close up the cover but I could live with that for the wooooo 20 MEGABYTES - unheard of capacity.
I also remember creating RAMdrives with the 1640 to run WordPerfect etc in RAM which felt out there on the edge at the time (for me anyway!).
And ditched GEM for a shell program (Brown Bag software rings a bell) to run various programs I had at that time.
Wow, 20 Megs and a CGA screen - I was living it big!
"While regulators and operators in some areas – many in Europe, for instance – see the centimeter and millimeter wave bands as a second phase, adding targeted dense capacity after a more conventional sub-6 GHz network has been built out, the US carriers are impatient to start using the underpopulated high frequency bands."
Hmmmm - I shall look forward to new phones using the 3-30MHz range. Antennas might be a bit big though...
"The people responsible for this are the ones who shared credentials for critical systems on front-end web services. Those who made it so that the control systems were connected to the public Internet."
Hmmm, I can't disagree that it's completely stupid to do what you've outlined above and that they have a level of responsibility but your argument is a bit like "it's your fault for being burgled as you have nice stuff!". Regardless of the cluelessness of the individuals who perpetrated this, they are ultimately responsible for what they do and "bumbling into exploiting it" does not absolve them from that responsibility....
My view - YMMV.
Remember many an episode with Frank C placing really small stones on the bonnet (hood) to check if someone had opened it and put really obvious looking dynamite sticks in there and picking up calls after his Lincoln Continental alerted him by 'bibbing the horn' as we used to say then.... I'm not sure that phrase wouldn't get you in trouble these days...
You are missing the FAQs. I too as a Brit in the States with a running Three contract and a t-Mobile US contract lit up when I saw this BUT if you use the service exclusively for a month or at least three times in a 12 month period, they reserve the right to suspend your roaming service...
You're right! Google can't be trusted at all - 'Don't be evil'? Complete crap!
But if one uses Google and one knows what they are like..... Then it becomes difficult to complain.
This assumes of course that you believe that Google are actually doing exactly what they say they are doing. And who would believe that I wonder? Oh yes, the ICO, silly me.
Girlfriend was looking for at bike shops and the top link on a google search (which looked completely normal until clicked) opened what looked like a finder window complete with nasty looking stuff in it, downloaded a package and popped up the instalation confirmation dialogue!
Well, that caught my attention and a swift 'let's not do that!' stopped what might have been bad news.
As more people are drawn to a platform I guess we can expect ever more attempts to dupe the innocents.
Bastards! (malware producers, not the innocents)
Out of curiosity i had to check my APs MAC address to find it listed in the place I used to live (and very very accurately). I don't use Android by the way.
Whilst I understand that people will say 'it's your fault, you are broadcasting etc etc', I don't think that's the point really, I see no reason why Google should log and compile all of that data - and this for the ones who talk about 'opting in' - I hate Google, I hate the fact they slurped data on Streetview and lied about what they were doing and I hate that our utterly utterly useless ICO isn't prepared to do anything and therefore I *choose* not to use their services and therefore have *not* opted in. But they log my stuff anyway......
So, Google, tell me how I opt out of this and you delete my (old) address - you bastards!
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