Exception That Proves The Rule
At least SBF is the only crooked executive in the crypto community.
Now that they've got the one rotten apple out of the barrel, the cryptocurrency market can go on making big profits for everybody.
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I am shocked, SHOCKED that Bank of Ireland, of all banks, could actually have a bug in its system.
Almost a year ago I tried to open a current account with Bank of Ireland via their website.
I answered a lot of the usual questions about name, address etc. and thought I was at least NEAR the end.
Then I got 'System Error'. End of story.
Nobody called me back to help correct their errors or anything.
I concluded that the bank was completely unaware of the fact that I had failed to open an account.
So which is worse ? That there is a bug in the system OR that the bank is completely unaware of that bug.
Goodness knows how many OTHER people failed to open an account likewise.
The good news for me is that my knowledge of their incompetence tells me that NOT having an account with them is best for me.
As it happens, yesterday I created a Windows 11 VM on this iMac.
My 'main' version of Windows is on a HP PC.
I used the same Microsoft/Windows ID on both versions of Windows ( as proven by the fact that they both use the same mugshot of me ).
What surprised me was that several G worth of folders/files etc. were copied from the PC version to the iMac without my even thinking of asking.
Presumably that was done via OneDrive.
Serious question :
could it possibily be that folders supposedly on my own hardware are actually stored/maintained on OneDrive ?
About a year ago I saw a van on the street that had the email address of the business painted on the side.
It said : @outlook.com.
I am a bit embarassed to note how slowly it took me to realise that that was a Microsoft address.
At least on vans, email addresses are mostly gmail nowadays and the outlook van was almost an historical curiosity.
iPhones now has two kinds of ports : Lightning and USBC.
Lightning is Apple's own property which is reason enough it could NOT be imposed as a universal standard.
Still, since the UK is NOT imposing USBC, instead Apple will obviously provide UK iPhones with Lightning ports so the UK is ahead of the EU technically. Another Brexit triumph.
I have always assumed that the Ribbon is about Microsoft office ( small 'o' ) politics.
Their programmers are paid and even promoted depending on how many 'great new ideas' they can add to the ribbon.
Whether customers actually use all those brand new facilities is entirely secondary.
I'm last to learn, as per, but I was told recently that as of Excel 2016, Microsoft encourages users to put shared Excel files on OneDrive
( rather than share them in-house ).
How backward of users to think they should only use OneDrive when absolutely necessary.
Just look at all the problems you get when you keep your stuff geographically local.
the regulator can take "coercive measures," such as removing the foreign businesses from Russian web search results, banning them from advertising or collecting data in the nation, and imposing other restrictions
So from Russia nobody would be able to hack into, say, Microsoft's cloud, 'cos they could not find it in the first place ?
Hypothetically of course. Russians would NEVER do that kind of thing.
Google advised users: to "powerwash" their Chrome OS devices back to factory settings; to rollback the Chrome OS device to a previous version via USB; or to remove the affected account and add the account back to the device. All three mitigations, however, clear local data on the device.
Or simply install a different distro of Linux entirely.
( Make no apology for repeating what I said on the thread about
Office Not Frightening The Horses. )
Windows 11 installs a Cloud version of Office
overriding any version of Office already on the machine.
At least it is easy to recover Windows 10 and re-install Office 2016
What Windows 11 does with Office frightens this particular horse.
Specifically, Windows 11 installs a cloud version of Office, completely overriding any version of Office that happens to be in the system already.
At least it is easy to restore Windows 10 and re-install Office 2016.
Are there STILL ads for laptops that get tagged :
"For £50 You Also Get Norton Anti-virus" or somesuch ?
And is it the sods who say "Yes" who end up with automatically renewed subscriptions ?
When I see those ads my mental response is :
"So how much do you charge NOT to have Norton added ?"
constructing the largest known three-dimensional simulation of the universe to date
So that will be better than
Enough computer power to (dis)prove Einstein.
Can't get much more 'high powered' than that.
My latest scammers have got SLIGHTLY more sophisticated in that when I pick up the phone a recorded message is played. This tells me there is something wrong with my IP address AND ....
if I want to correct it push button 1.
In other words they realise the possibility that the listener can see through them and so NOT proceed with the call.
Must admit temptation to ask whether it is my IPv4 or IPV6 address that is causing the problem and see whether the bloke even knows what I am talking about.
Vodafone is my ISP and according to the icon in the tray the internet connection through which I am now interacting with the Reg is : 'vodafone-B799-5G'.
Early in the 2010s they laid a new internet cable across the Atlantic Ocean. Said cable was only 20 miles south of Cork Harbour and to tap into it cost all of €20m, which was obviously a bargain.
( Apple could have paid for it out of small change. )
I presume that is why 5G is so common hereabouts.