I had this a few years ago with my NHS.net address.
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Re: Spoofing of phone numbers should be limited
My current roll in the NHS involves calling Doctor's surgeries to arrange/troubleshoot issues with label printers, it's amazing how many GP practices that block withheld numbers.
There is a code the hospitals can enter into the phone first to remove the withheld number, but most people don't really know it or can be arsed to find out.
Like a Virgin, hacked for the very first time... UK broadband ISP spills 900,000 punters' records into wrong hands from insecure database
Bus pass or bus ass? Hackers peeved about public transport claim to have reverse engineered ticket app for free rides
Not very bright: Apple geniuses spend two weeks, $10,000 of repairs on a MacBook Pro fault caused by one dumb bug
Sure, we've got a problem but we don't really want to spend any money on the tech guy you're sending to fix it
Re: WAIT! Hang on, back up a second ...
If plugged in you can pre-heat/cool the car for up to 3 hours, it works best with the 6.6Kw connection as that doesn't use any of the battery, the 3.3Kw versions (only on the 24 and 30KWh versions) use a small amount of the battery power to pre-heat/cool (usually 1-3%). Unplugged you can pre-heat/cool the car for 15 minutes again this only uses 1-3% of battery power.
Re: So Chrome gets a free pass?
Alway happens on a Monday, at least in my Trust.
IE 11 and Chrome fine to complete captcha, IE 8 (yes we are still using it, and we still have a few XP machines (in the very low hundreds)) can't manage the captcha.
We currently have a ongoing project to update IE to 11 Trust wide standard, but hampered by external suppliers only supporting IE8, Chrome is App-V only.
Re: TomTom got me round the UK & France without once getting it wrong
You know you can download areas on Google Maps for use when there is no signal, do it for areas you are going to be visiting before you leave the WiFi coverage, then have data free navigation (of course you don't get the realtime traffic updates).
Re: Tesla's progress is amazing
The superchargers are there for the journeys where you need to stop and charge, not for you to use as a daily exercise, the fact that your nearest one is 50 miles away, means that you know you can currently travel 150 miles away, and still make it home with the help of said charger.
If you have a charger at home and solar panels why the hell do you need to charge anywhere else if your just using it on battery as a city runabout?
Plug in hybrids are built for running in the city on battery to cut polluiton, current BEV such as the Leaf are built for day to day city commute, Telsa is pushing the current manufacturers to help increase the take up of BEV as a full car rather than a second, city runaround.
I have to point out I run a Leaf as my only car, but it works for me as I have charging available at home (with solar panels) and at work, which is an easy commute across Newcastle and Gateshead. First long trip in car next weekend when I travel up to Aberdeen.
Re: Given the scarcity of items on our cousins in the material released...
d) Corruption is so rife in the former soviet union that they just expect that they have been stealing millions but can't do anything due to the next person to come in will be just the same regardless of what they say: see Ukriane and Poroshenko.
Honest in that you can reliably get electric generated from hydro/wind/solar from companies at the moment - see Ecotricity/Good Energy/OVO/LoCO2.
Honest in that the whole push for electric cars is coming from the need to reduce the kerb side emissions in towns not in the emissions used to generate the power (incidentally Scotland just shut off the last coal powered station last month, leaving just a gas powered station and two Nuclear stations).
Honest in that the majority of the rapid chargers on the motorway network are supplied by one of said green energy suppliers (ecotricity).
Honest in that range is crap, but they are built primarily for use as city cars, for the reasons mentioned above.
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There is a thread documenting the whole thing here - https://speakev.com/threads/nissan-connect-app-security-concerns.15143/
@Chris Millar, I'm guessing you have an Outlander. As your battery is only good for 25 miles and your lugging a full engine around for when it invariably goes flat, if this was to affect your vehicle it would make little or no difference, it's the electric only vehicles that are most at risk.
Missed the visitor centre
I was up there in 2009, didn't realise the visitor centre was in Thurso, so when I got to Dounreay, just stood looking and watching the polis exercising their dog (was heading towards Ullapool, and couldn't be bothered turning back).
When I was a kid I did go on the tour of Sellafield (as it was then) as my dad was working on some of the construction of part of the site at that point.
Re: Push-button gear change? Really?
The other issue with button (or electronic) handbrakes are that they fail.
My mum's car was hit in a car park by a rouge car where the electronic handbrake failed. The owner, when he returned to find his car across from where he parked, said it had happened a number of times, but they couldn't find a fault with it.
Also it's not as flamboyant pulling handbrake turns with your mates in the back by pushing a button.