Re: Ban banning things
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The MS Link in the OP says "BNPL is currently available in Microsoft Edge Canary and Dev channels and will be available by default to all users in Microsoft Edge release 96. "
IMO BNPL in a browser is just ridiculous, intrusive and insecure.
However if it is just "available" as an Extension, then I see nothing wrong with letting idiots shoot themselves in the foot with it.
But to make it the default. No No No!!!
It goes on to say:
With BNPL in Edge, you can simply link your Microsoft account with your zip account with one click and then bypass sign in from Zip side. It can expedite the application process for you."
Now what could possibly go wrong with that?
Actually their card is excellent. I took one out a couple of months ago, set it as the default payment on Amazon and also linked it to my Google Pay. It has become my daily "go to" card.
It offers me an SMS if I spend over a certain amount (which I've chosen) and has the best website of all my cards, with all transactions so far appearing on the account within seconds of using it.
And to address what another poster said, I doubt Amazon can see all your transactions because, I called them to query something and because it was card-related, they transferred me to New Day who are the actual card issuer. They're also very helpful.
"The difference is that "dropping support" only means that MS doesn't help you if you encounter problems with newer Windows 10 versions on old hardware, which is fair enough. Only with Windows 11 they decided to make this "support" a much bigger issue than it really is."
Well for most people MS Support is about as useful as a f***ing chocolate teapot anyway!!!! It’s the last place I go to find solutions – I’m more inclined to go to Windows 10 Forums / Windows 11 Forums or Tom's Hardware
Reputation? It's Broke Mate
7 years ago I was contracting alongside some IBM long-term "Staffers" in UK. They were all looking to leave without losing accrued benefits or being sued for some sort of breach of contract!
After having had several lunchtime chats 3 of them went contract - I was so glad to be able to offer them advice on that score.:-)
And going back about 15 years, i was on a contract "managed" by IBM...I thought then that I was so glad I didn't actually work for I'm a Big Muppet!!
Some time ago, one of these scumbags called me, so I "agreed " to do what it asked....it's giving me instructions and could presumably hear me typing away.
What it couldn't know was I was doing other work on my PC with no intention of going near it's site. Got it puzzling over why I wasn't appearing when after about 20mins I got bored so issued it with some racist and anatomically impossible suggestions and hung up!
Not big, not clever....but VERY satisfying :-)
Normally though, I just suggest it procreates elsewhere, and I block the number.
References to "it" and "its"? Well he / she and his / hers refer to humans...NOT these scumbags!
What an odd thing to say! Have you not looked in the individual Apps Settings pages, or Androids's Settings > Sound?
I have unique notification tones on my Nokia 6.1 (Android 10) for each of:
2 different Gmail accounts (standard Mail app)
Calendar (standard Calendar app)
Incoming call (my chosen MP3 file)
SMS -Incoming Messages you can choose from about a dozen tones
IMO Vegans have the absolute right to avoid meat, milk etc.
I as an omnivore have the absolute right to carry on eating what I like.
I also benefit from the Vegans, as I can CHOOSE the occasional vegetarian / vegan meal.
Had a delicious lentil burger last week, yet today I fancy some chicken.
I call that a "win-win" situation.
Excuse my "one-downmanship" but my daily use speakers are a venerable pair of Spendor BC1 BBC monitors. 48 year old, infinite baffle design bought second-hand for £160 in 1971.
As @adrianww said (or implied) they leave modern speakers in the dust. When I went to audition a CD player, the Audio shop had to set up a pair of £5000 speakers to get to the quality required - and they offered to buy my Splendors from me!
Change is not always progress, especially considering that the design of the human ear is analogue and thousands of years old!
I cannot believe that this is a legal issue.
Once an item is outside its warranty..if I own it and I can fix it I <expletive> well will!!!
It's when I cannot fix it and nobody else other than the manufacturer is (supposedly) allowed to that you have a problem.
But then...... that's what YouTube videos are for :-)
I tried to use this awful verify system to get a Pension forecast. The amount of personal information shared with people i don't trust put me right off.
Then I realised that I could phone the DWP and after identifying myself, they would POST (remember that?) a forecast.
To me, the only other use for this verify was to log on to HMRC, and my accountant does that for me so I thought "stuff it!"
As the DVLC also used it, I will be OK until 2025 when my driving licence expires! :-)
THAT is the garage's problem! Offer them cash, legal currency, and if they don't take it, leave, telling them to note your number - if they ask for your name & address, let them have it, making clear that you're OFFERING to pay legally - not your fault if they don't wish to accept it!
You can, as you say. But that doesn't help if the PC happens to be running W10 Home and is connected by Ethernet. The Group Policies aren't available in Home so you're forced to play with the Registry which is not something the average Home user would care to try!
And in fact the standard DD agreement in the UK https://gocardless.com/guides/posts/dd-guarantee-in-plain-english/ puts the consumer in complete control UNLIKE a continuing charge (or whatever it's called) on a Credit Card! Now that is a pain to cancel!! With a DD as Blotto says, you either call your bank or use the online service if you have one. Done it several times over the years.
I agree with that one. I've got a headline on my LI profile saying in UPPER CASE "NO AGENCIES PLEASE" and the emails continue to trickle in. I now reply with a standard polite request to remove me from their database and a not-so polite threat to invoke the DP act if they don't. Having said that, I do still allow some of the Group updates from LI and I have, over the years made some useful contacts - about 10% of all the actual contacts!