Re: Winter is coming
I agree entirely, and I'm doing the same. The shortage due to panic over covid.... We ain't seen nothing yet!
I don't know yet what to do with all my savings. I'm wondering whether to move to a savings account in dollars...
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Len, the government didn't want the brexitters to know the truth until as late as possible.
If they'd been honest from the start, they'd have never got it passed... How many of those in Ashford would have voted Tory last year if they knew the lorry park was coming?
They needed the hard-of-thinking to be in the dark for as long as possible, and now finally some of them are getting a clue, the government are now gaslighting by telling us that they told us all along that due to brexit, people would lose jobs, and the NHS would face cuts:
Silly us, that £350 million on the side of the bus must have been the government telling us of the cuts.
Evil, evil bastards, the lot of them.
.org should have been (and still should be) taken away and handed over to a new custodian.
Since when did they "own" .org anyway?
Let them do whatever sham internal investigations they want - it will be something to do to fill up the extra free time they'll have!
On a similar vein, the UK government should reassign *.uk to someone else to - a non-profit that can "encourage" responsible use of the domains, rather than adding dubious domains that confuse the DNS structure, just to make money.
"Uk" belongs to the UK not nominet.. Boris? When you finish doing nothing about Cummings, and sod all effective about coronavirus (England, prepare yourself for second wave / lockdown #2 in 4 weeks time, all because of early rule relaxing designed to shift attention away from Cummings eye-drive test), take back this public asset and reassign it. If it helps, Cummings told me to tell you. Oh yeah, and where is the Russia dossier?
My appliances resent that designation!
My fridge/freezers keep everything cold to the correct temperature, automatically switching on and off when required. They don't need software patches, and the fridge even puts a light on when you open the door!
Dumb, they are not!
Thanks for that link - I've bookmarked it, and every time someone I know expresses interest in some "IoT" cloud product, I'll send it to them.
There is no way that all use of this device should depend on some third party server.. I'm guessing the device connects to their server and you connect to the same server, to avoid NAT/firewall restrictions, but that shouldn't have anything to do with local use - local recording / local control over wifi from the app.
Even the outgoing bit should be configurable in cases like this, so a third party, or somone who knows what they are doing could keep it working. I find it hard to believe that they can justify the hard coding of this, and the intentional bricking of a device.
Belkin have been added to my shit list.
30/40 plus???? Old?????
Funnily enough, I disagree (and not just because I am "30/40 plus" myself!)
I'm generalising completely for the rest of ths post, but here goes:
Those in their 40's grew up as this technology did. Many people here remember low level coding, and the importance of efficiency.. It was often a success to save one byte!
We grappled with its potentials and restrictions, and generally understand how it works. Even the non-techies at this age have some idea, because they lived through the evolution:
1) No mobile -> Mobile with games and texting -> mobile with internet -> smartphones.
2) Visit library -> use school computer -> get own computer -> get information on cd rom -> dialup services -> dial up internet -> broadband -> wifi
In comparison, to many under 30 -- even the "techies", it's all a black box. Sure, they know how to operate the things, but have absolutely no clue about the technology or principles behind the tech. It's just there. Like air.
And that's even before mentioning the under 30's tendancy to be so embroiled by the tech, they know more about some Z-list celebrity than anything that's actually important.
Stick a 25 year old and a 45 year old in an old garage, and see which one is the best "MacGyver" (google it!)
"Just keep in mind that you already have no expectation of metadata privacy either, unless you are doing old-school dead-drops and hiding messages in Anonymous Coward Reg comments."
I think that is a bit far-fetched....
Sane posters to El Reg just need tin-foil-hats to hide revealing their activities!
And everyone is the world is familiar with 'Fire Hydrants' * and has a deep fascination with traffic lights
That reminds me of a non-USA centric moan:
Traffic lights... Do they mean just the bulbs/globes? Or also the box the lights are in? And what about the poles the lights are mounted on?
Hmmm, I see you are using "de" as "to reduce" rather than "to remove", as in "devalue"
In that case, I'd use "defriend" in both cases.
"Un" is the absense of something.
"De" is to remove something (and also, I concede, to reduce something)
Unknown, unavailable, undetermined etc.
deescalate, derobe, deacidfy, deactivate, ...
Now the fact that you'll be able to find just as many examples that contradict what I wrote above, will be conveniently ignored! :-)
I note FreeBSD "deinstalls" packages rather than "uninstalling" them. So... erm QED. Checkmate, scientists!
Lots. It does "just work".
If you are ip6 enabled, you'll see that your android devices (since 5.0) and chromebox "just work".
Anything that runs slaac will just work. If it's not, enable it. It's no different than saying your ip4 box needs configuring if you don't enable dhcp.
Oh, and if you dislike slaac, dhcp6 exists also.
You're spoilt for choice!
Even worse, I get email from one company (I would name and shame them, but I can't actually remember which one it is) where the pain text part says "You are using an outdated email package. Please update to something more modern to read our emails".
The html emails contain nothing that couldn't be achieved with plain text.
Yes, there's always been intelligent discussions on The Register, and still are.
However, it is true that lately a few irrational people post here.
Fortunately, though, the Register doesn't have the type of people who comment in the Mail and Express (you know, the type to call any factual reports they don't like "leftism" and such like)
Some of them even think than criticising a government illegally prorogue parliament, or calling out a government run by an unelected citizen who doesn't think the rules apply to him, is somehow "anti-sovereign"
They are the sort of people who think that England exceptionalism is patriotic, and that cutting all ties to the rest of the continent in the times of a pandemic is somehow sovereign.
They ignore reports of companies leaving the UK; they brush aside the reports of rich people relocating to the EU.
Of course, they'all always be right - everytime things go wrong, they'll blame lefties or the EU anyway (whilst not realising that they have just made the case that we're not as strong alone as they keep saying)
Anyway, if those types ever come here, and there is no Register "ignore" function added, I'll probably end up greasemonkeying up my own, so I can stick to Reg artciles on tech and storage.
A shame, I like a good debate - my best friend is a brexitter, but when you are facing people who are blindly cultlike in their responses, it's just a waste of time. At least flat-earthers are (unintentionally) amusing.
Have you been living under a rock? You must want a hard brexit, because no way any negotiations will be successful during this pandemic...
Forget the little-englander delusions - the EU has more important things to deal with at the moment.
So, whilst in shock from the virus, you think you the country can cope with more shortages of food, companies leaving, gridlock at cusroms etc.etc. ?
If you're planning on shorting the country to make money, that's disgusting - however there is no other rational explanation for that view.
"I can't imagine why Boris & Dom would want to delay. They, and their backers, are gagging for Brexit chaos because it'll provide cover for no end of "adjustments" to laws to suit themselves."
That's exactly what I said! I said they had the excuse now, if they wanted one, but of course, they don't!
In coronavirus, Boris has the perfect excuse to delay brexit. Cummings could quite easily spin that even to their most xenophobic followers.
With these huge mitigating circumastances, no member of the public would think of it as a broken promise (even though he's broken many)
But of course, the people behind brexit, the big donors, and the ERG don't give a crap about the chaos.. They just want to avoid the EU tax-loophole fixes, and want to strip workers of their rights (oh, and related, they want to abandon ECHR too)
In fact, some of them are planning on using brexit to short british companies, and make lots of money.. For them, the chaos will make them even richer! If you want to join them, read the "how to" books by Jacob Rees Moggs father. (obviously a coincidence (!))
And besides, many of them have already bought their own EU citizenship from Cyprus, so they're covered there too.
That view isn't just political allegance, it's dangerous.
Get out from your Daily Express bubble, and listen to this: https://youtu.be/IhBSfY9eTUc
P.S. If he didn't do wrong, why did the Daily Mail report
"Boris Johnson has issued a stern rebuke to his aide Dominic Cummings, warning that he ‘will not tolerate’ another media firestorm.- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8372911/Boris-puts-Dominic-Cummings-chance-one-witness-admits-sighting-aide.html
The Prime Minister has ordered his top adviser to stay firmly out of the public eye following the crisis caused by his lockdown trip from London to Durham, with one senior Downing Street source telling The Mail on Sunday: ‘Dom’s been firmly put in his place.’
Mr Johnson’s ‘last chance’ ultimatum comes after Remainer and Left-wing critics leapt on the saga to take revenge for Mr Cummings’s role in winning the Brexit referendum and a landslide Tory Election victory."
Incidentally, that last sentence is sick. People are ignoring lockdown, and the government is relaxing it due to Cummings. The government also deemed it appropriate when the scientist resigned.
Yet the Mail puts the whole thing down to bitter brexit lefties.
When you thought they couldn't sink any lower...
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