Here's a product idea for them.
I visited this site to shop securely, but all I got was this lousy t-shirt.
355 posts • joined 7 Jul 2007
I've been on these forums an awful long time. And in that time the general conscientious has been that most people on here are opposed to something like a central bio-metric database.
Can I ask why you feel that way?
Is it simply because you do not trust UK Police / Government to make it secure, or are there other reasons?
Surely apart from the obvious security concerns - which believe me I understand and feel the same way, if they were never going to be a problem then, if you've nothing to hide...
Genuinely curious on this.
Lots of complaints out on the t'interwebs about this.
I sort of understand what crApple are trying to do. It's so you can disconnect quickly from slow networks but still connect to your preferred ones like home without constantly having to disable and re-enable wifi when in different places.
What I've seen most complaints about is that because wifi doesn't really switch off now, that if you're out and about, that you still repeatedly get asked to join new networks as the phone detects them. Things like BT wifi etc.
There's a setting in Wifi settings where you can switch that off, and it works, now you no longer get connected to new networks automatically or asked to join them.
Of course "please don't call me Surely" mode still works and that's actually a bit better now as you can turn that on then put wifi back on so only tluebooth and your phone's mobile functions are off, still leaving you with connectivity. Maybe it's always been like that though, I don't know in honesty.
Personally, while it took me a few mins to get my head around what they had done, it doesn't really bother me that much. It's not really wifi and bluetooth that kill battery, it's the phone searching around for a mobile mast which kills it. So in that respect, this works better IMHO. You can be in that pub in the country with ten foot thick walls and no mobile reception, turn airplane mode on and still use the pubs wifi, so saving your battery from being drained by phone hunting for signal, but still be connected to the outside world.
The London Underground and wifi is probably another good example where this will save battery and be useful.
But I can understand why people don't like it. It's typical of crApple's attitude of, that's how it works now sod off.
Oh and about that pub in the country, my phone would be off, I'd much rather be drinking and enjoying my solitude than staring at the fecking screen,
Good old Currys / PC World.
A couple of weeks ago I decided I wanted a 4K UHD blu-ray player, a panasonic DMP-UB700 to be exact. Amazon were out of stock until the week after, but a cursory glance in google brought up Currys / PC World in the serach results for the same price as everywhere else. The Currys one even came with a free UHD disc (the girlie Ghostbusters so nothing to shout about, infact I'm ashamed to say it's in my possession!).
To be fair, the website was easy enough to use and I reserved my player to be picked up from my local store that very afternoon, and off I went to get it.
Once at the store I went and reported in to the customer service desk and the pimpled faced sales yoof brought my purchase out. As you can guess I got the extended warranty speil, told him no home insurance and the card I was paying on had better converage thanks. He stopped right away tyring to seel their crappy insurance to be fair, but then he dropped his big sell!
PFSP: "Do you need a high speed HDMI cable for that Sir?"
Me: "I have a number of HDMI cable at home thanks."
PFSP: "Ah but you'll need one that's high speed and support HDMI spec 2. blah blah and can carry a 4k signal."
*Now at this point I realised he may be actually telling some truth and that I may only have some older 1.4 spec cables in the house.*
Me: "Ah ok, I may need one, what have you got an how much is your cheapest?"
PFSP: "How long do you need the cable to be Sir?"
Me: "2m should do it thanks."
And without a trace of shame, not a blink of an eye or even a pause..
PFSP: "Our cheapest is £154 Sir."
Needless to say I paid for the blu-ray player, didn't take them up on the bargain cable and I I walked out the shop, got on to Amazon 2 hour prime same day deliveryon the phone, and had one of Amazon's own brand basic high speed cables delivered 34 minutes after I walked back through my front door.
The Amazon cable cost me a fiver and works perfectly.
That's where Currys make their money, selling wankpuffin extras to wankpuffin people who are too stupid to know any better.
Some good points on HDMI,
A lot of err cheaper early build 4k tellies only have one if you're lucky and to do 4k HDR, the Scorpio buyers are going to need one. However, most modern 4K tellies have at least a couple of ports. Obviously the better ones have many more. My Sony X93 has erm 4 I think - all 4K HDR compatible.
Even those with 2 may struggle if they already have Sky Q and a PS4 Pro using them up already. Scorpio does have a HDMI in and if it's compliant that could be an option, but it's not exactly green. The Xbox One needs the console switched on for it to be used so up goes the leccy bill.
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