It is not asleep at the wheel
From my dealings and discussions, it has more resemblance to a driver hyped up on coffee, intent on driving Firefox off the nearest cliff at high speed.
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...because I have firewalls, etc. at home and I don't want one of their routers. But there seems to be very little reliable information on what they will install in people's homes and how to interface existing equipment.
The last thing I need is for someone to come in, install stuff and then be faced with extra cost to get different equipment or re-configure my home systems before I can talk on the internet or use my phone again. And who do I call to tell them that my mobile phone reception is rubbish? Hopefully more information will come in time, as I have a relative in Salisbury who is less than impressed with their so called success there.
...however they've been sending the notices to the e-mails of the accounts... in other words, the notices have probably gone to the kids instead of the parents. Microsoft probably don't care... box ticked from their point of view, and the regulator is probably clueless as to what's happened.
I have tried e-mailing a copy to el-reg but apparently my e-mails have been blocked, so, meh.
Grateful for a link to these records to learn a bit more. I'm obviously not using the right terms on google.
I have to admit I can't get my head around how such a record would work in terms of response to scratching. Even with the magnetic clutch on my SL, it's difficult to decently scratch a record. Imagining adding in the latency of AD conversion, processing, etc. has got the old brain cells wondering, "How do they do that?"
"If you make your customer your enemy, you have profoundly screwed the pooch." ... but that's exactly what they want to do. The pooch is there to be screwed out of as much money as possible. That's why they see nothing wrong with what they're doing.
The problem is those who offer up what they do, who don't want money in return, will be impacted because those who want the pooch to bend over and take it, are in the vast majority; and lets face it, nothing comes for free these days. Every web renewal I have to weigh up the cost of my personal web domains and wonder if I can afford to keep them running in these cash strapped times.
I gave up on things as well. The most recent example was American McGee's Alice whereas the protection system prevents me running it on the OS because the patches made the old CD protection fail. There is a command that can be run on Windows 7, I think, but even then it was a pain and I worry that the CD hasn't got much life left in it.
I did write a physical letter to Andrew Wilson of EA games, to make patches available on their web site for people to play the older games without having to cope with the copy protection, but I didn't get a response.
If the manufacturers/studios are not engaged then you have to resort to hacking anyway. Either that or the "no CD" hacks which, themselves, are a risk.
I think we should just resign ourselves to the fact that many games are just going to die because even though the companies aren't making any money from these titles any more, they still don't want other people to continue to enjoy the legacy of games. They'd rather we continue to spend money on the new stuff.
I had the debut carbon with an acrylic platter. Replaced the ortofon cartridge with an AT.
Now I've got an SL-1200 Mk7 and ported the cart over. £800-ish in silver from Richer Sounds. Enjoying it much more. Don't need the DJ stuff, but the non-DJ versions were going £1K+
Speakers, Castle Durham 900 bookshelf. Nice rich sound for not much cash on ebay. (£70 in 2016)
Do they actually believe that anyone takes that seriously? Once data has gone... it's out the barn door, into the field, over the hills and looooong gone. Even John Wayne with the longest lasso known to the human race ain't going to be rounding that steer up.
Once this starts, they'll increase the amount of use you've got to make of google services before they'll nix your account, to the point where you've got to use google search once a week. When that happens you might as well default your search back to google because it'll be too much hassle. They'll force people into a black and white decision in the end, and I'm willing to bet that if they push people that hard, they'll get an unpleasant surprise at just how many people jump ship.
We're already seeing this with the forced adverts on youtube to push people to take up a red subscription. I don't think that's working out quite as well as they'd hoped.
I agree. As a result of Luke Lafreniere's review of the Hyperion Fury (G402) eight years ago, I bought one, and then bought another, and another... I think I have six now and I don't believe one has died yet. Or possibly one where the cable went (as the braided cables were reserved for the G502) ... I have them on my main system KVM, another on my gaming station and another in my laptop bag. When they started to become hard to get, I got another two or three (checks spares box) ... yes, three. Great mice for the money. Love them to bits. Literally :-) ... if only the software came on Linux... (cough, cough)
I had similar. Wrote letters of complaint and their customer service team just haven't got a clue. Even sent to the chief executive saying, "Don't pass this to the customer service team, pass it to the technical department".... and I still got a useless reply from the customer service team. Eventually had to get the Financial Ombudsman involved (don't ask.) and it's currently ongoing. So seeing this headline today is no surprise.
Agreed. It's utterly bonkers. Even Jamie Oliver just released a video on youtube for Sweet potato & Sweetcorn platter and, guess what, not available in your country. I'm in the UK, he's a UK chef, operating in the UK... so why is it unavailable? Utterly senseless IMHO.
The problem regarding monopoly is that when China gets involved, (purely based on what I've read) then everything becomes Chinese. Their workers get shipped in, all the profits go their way and contracts with no disclosure clauses then tie up the other country from saying a damn thing about it. Signing with China really does seem to be the modern dance with the devil.
...is whatever opinion Musk has woken up with this morning.
The changes that have occurred, including allowing the tabilan to buy ticks and amplification, along with the blue tick destruction of my news feed means I barely go into twatter once or twice a week to check on messages.
Yes, it matters. In the recent protests that Chinese people made against winnie the poo, there was no military crackdown, but after it had all settled chinese authorities started vanishing people. This also included people who lived in the areas of the protests or were just going to the shops in the vicinity. There's a fair amount of noise about what's going on with people vanishing, mobile phones, privacy, tracking, etc. and chinese people are waking up to the realities of all this.
Yeah, except for the fact that it's not him doing the revolutionising. It's just done with his cash and in his name - https://www.tumblr.com/numberonecatwinner/701567544684855296/elon-wyd - and so far, what's happening is bearing this out. The truth will only come with time, but in the time that has elapsed so far, Musk is looking to be a reactionary who doesn't plan or consider fully the consequences of the actions, before he takes them. Any investor seeing this and coming to that conclusion, will run a mile from any enterprise that carries his name, and has him in charge.
I did a search to find their site... both video links fail (one on youtube and one on vimeo) and the link to the codec licenses ends up with server IP not found. - that is the .com site. I believe there is a .org that might be working. By the time I try, the edit timer on this will likely have expired.
There has been a separate project for more than a year now, to identify key black spot areas and boost signal in those areas, but also accounting for power outage scenarios as well; so not just "do we need another tower here" but also, "How long does this new tower need to survive a power outage" etc.
It's not great news for anyone.
I'm in the south of england and infrastructure engineers with a laundry list of skills are being offered £20k-£30k. (outside London) I don't know where they're getting those figures from, but that's even less than the NHS and local government are paying.
Something is still seriously screwed with the IT jobs market and it's going to take a while to sort itself out, I reckon.