And on discovering that nobody would ever empty their precious recycling bin, that user then proceeded to use it to store all of their important documents (you know, all those reports that would be *recycled* next year with the new figures)
46 posts • joined 4 Jul 2007
The thumbsticks on Playstation2 controllers are coated with the same substance, as I discovered when I pulled my old console out of the cupboard.
I also used to have an Amstrad PenPad (very early touchscreen PDA that I got in a bargain bin in Tandy) - years later I dug that out and found the entire surface had turned into this evil unstoppable glue,
So this stuff has been in use on gadgets since at least the mid 90s - why it's still being used is beyond me!
Presumably if you give the AV apps the ability to force uninstall other malicious apps, then you're basically also giving malicious apps the ability to force uninstall anything else
if( user has installed an AV app )
force uninstall AV app
display generic looking "Sorry, App not compatible with your device" message
Re: a rare sight these days...
Except it's not - quite, anyway- if you decimated several times over then you'd fire one in ten, then fire one in ten of those who survived, then fire one in ten of those who'd survived twice. (You'd end up firing 27 out of 100, over the three rounds, if my maths is correct)
That's not quite the same as just firing 30% (It would certainly be more harrowing for the staff!)
"When you sign up for a Reagan.com email address, the company "will not copy, scan, or sell a single word of your email content," its website says"
"How do you handle spam?
We have spam filters in place in addition to each user being able to set their own spam settings. A user can choose to set a spam blocker for a particular sender or an entire domain name. A user can also flag individual emails as spam to help the system learn which emails the user recognizes as spam. The flagged for being spam will then be put into a separate folder for the user."
[ http://www.reagan.com/t/faq ]
So their spam filter *will* be scanning *every single* word of your email.
Or do they have some magical form of anti-spam that works without looking at the mail?
Probably also an apocryphal tale, but I'm sure I remember reading about a porn blocking scheme that tried to block images based on the amount of skin tone it found in images.
All this meant was you couldn't view photos of pigs, but the porn went through fine as long as their skin colour wasn't "pink"
Aha, here it is:
Re: Too expensive.
They have said they plan to look into supporting the Pi as a hardware platform.
They're currently based off the beaglebone, which costs ~£60, so basically you're paying £60 for the beaglebone, plus £40 for their custom hardware interface board, the 3d printed case, and access to their cloud server
I've been stuck in order failure hell with dabs for most of the month - Placed an order on Thursday when all the items were in stock, expecting a monday delivery, as promised. Monday came and went, and no delivery - their site still said "Processing". I ended up cancelling the order and buying from Scan (who got the delivery to me by 10am the next day)
But it doesn't end there - a week later, I got a dispatch email, despite having cancelled the order. I was told that was just how their cancellation system worked, and the order would just go straight back into the return queue.
Then I got billed for the order (almost £300)
I've so far managed to get refunded for half the amount (they seem to want to refund each item individually)
Still waiting on their other half.
I've been told all sorts of random stories by their email support. Their phone support might as well not exist, as it takes hours of being on hold to get through to anyone.
Same in the Android marketplace
You get the same in the Android Marketplace - there are lots of free games that are just a console game ROM wrapped in an emulator, with adverts all over it (often in the middle of the screen, or placed right next to the on screen controls, so it's easy to hit them accidentally)
Sometimes they disappear, but usually another flood appears a few days later
And an extension
If you get that far, it then asks you to install a custom extension.
This tells you nothing about the people who, like us, think "Um, what? No." and go away.
What about third party apps then?
Multiple third party Android iplayer apps have been taken down after BBC cease and desist notices - the assumption has always been that it's because an official app is coming soon.
So now, presumably, this isn't the case. For platforms that can't play the flash video on the iplayer website, what options are there?
That's easy enough to get around - Write the code for the addon, include it in an update patch (that's free to everyone), but disable it the new functionality unless the necessary data files are there, then allow the app to download these data files separately. That's generally how xbox/ps3 DLC works
The user installs an app that sends SMS messages to premium rate numbers - that's all. As far as the network provider can see, there's no difference between an App sent SMS and one you've manually sent yourself.
The only person to blame is the end user. What the story doesn't make clear is that this trojan is only available from dodgy means - e.g. people downloading from "Paid apps for free!" websites or torrents, then ignoring the "This app needs permissions to send SMS messages, that could cost you money" warning that pops up when they install it.
If you really want a Qwerty Keyboard, you can install ThickButtons : http://www.thickbuttons.com/
I've tried it on mine, and it works, although the buttons are still a bit teeny to type on - I found I could type much faster going back to the 9 key predictive text system you get by default.
I've had my x10 mini for about 3 weeks now, and am, on the whole, very happy with it. The only quirks I've found is that it has a habit of losing wifi signal until you turn the wifi off and on again (though this may be related to my ancient belkin router, as I haven't noticed the problem when connected to other hotspots) and its weird habit of being a bit sleepy in the mornings when it wakes to sound an alarm, leaving you stabbing frantically at the snooze button trying to make it shut up until it registers the press
Google's other web publishing system
"This isn't the first time Blogspot has been used by scammers. In March, Blogger.com, Google's other web publishing system,"
but Blogspot **is** Blogger (or rather Blogspot is the free web hosting that Blogger provides if you choose not to host your blogger blog on your own website)