Bork right into a hedge.
61 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Jun 2012
If you want absolute security then the laptop should have a kill switch that automatically erases all the things including any USB devices, repeatedly, until the battery dies, if you are not physically touching the unit after 60 seconds.
It might make having a shower and sleeping difficult, but security is more important than such trivial things.
The biggest complaint i hear is how every time this rolls around, they cant work for nearly 2 hours while it does whatever it is doing.
Android figured out how to do seamless updates (it does an update, boots into android then completes in the notification bar). Why Microsoft hasn't tried to do the same since XP on is crazy.
If they screw this up they will lose trust.
After Skype, Nokia, Windows Phone, Danger, Windows Mobile, the many recent apps they have purchased and all the previous acquisitions in yesteryear only to sunset i'm surprised that they think this will be an issue only now.
It's not like they've done it enough times for people to be wary almost instantly, is it?
If nothing ever works with EE all the time, then it must be working exactly as intended.
Back when i was with T-Mobile i had network issues where inbound calls would constantly divert to voicemail at home despite having signal and trying multiple phones, you'd have to call about 7-10 times before my phone would actually ring. The problems stopped when i migrated to Orange, then when the network merger started i wound up back on T-Mobile's network again and continued until i left EE entirely.
They told me there was no technical or capacity issues in my area.
I'm surprised that "ads that cause device resources to be rapidly consumed" isn't on this list, because there's several who nag me to turn off the adblocker then as soon as i do Firefox baloons to 7-10gb RAM use.
It seems that ad-content seems to miss that serving me ads is a two-way relationship; serve me ads in a manner that does not upset or interrupt the content of the site i'm on, or the device i'm using to view it on. If you can't do that then that relationship fails and you dont deserve to serve me ads.
That site you refer to states which devices gets the update, not that devices which are labelled obsolete cannot get any security updates on them even if the patches are released right after EOL.
Having to work out which are EOL ourselves is not the same as just plain saying "these devices will not get security patches no matter the severity of the issue".
Google themeslves could have easily said "the Nexus 6 will not be patched for this bug" (which was the last EOL Nexus before blueborne) but opted to stay silent.
*picks up my iPhone 5C, checks for updates*
"Your software is up to date"
I guess the security on my iPhone doesn't matter too much.
This isn't a jab at Apple either, as my Nexus 6 never received November 2017 patches (meaning it wasn't patched for blueborne). But note that both Apple and Google (and every other phone manufacturer) make careful attempts to avoid saying clearly what devices will not see an update.
My AMD laptop installed the patch automatically over the weekend, then immediately disabled the keyboard during the boot sequence, so i couldn't type the PIN to boot into windows.
I had to take my laptop back home (i was out travelling) and stick a USB keyboard into it just to type the PIN.
Each person that wanted the 5C changed their mind immediately after i pointed out the contract price is largely the same (on Three, the cost per month is exactly the same), and the sim-free price is only £70 ish cheaper than the 5S.
It's in this strange no-mans-land where its too expensive to be low cost for people to want (like the Moto G/Nexus 4 etc), but labelled as the "cheaper, low cost" device simply by virtue of not being the 5S.