Almost feel embarassed sat on the train watching Peaky Blinders on my Note II
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How about the USB sticks that the good guys insert into any random bad guy machine and without a tap on the keyboard up pops a huge 'Downloading Data' message on the screen. That, instead of triggering the Microsoft Transfer Fibbing Protocol (the everlasting 2 minutes to go until completion) actually fills the building with bad guys who can't reach said machine until the transfer is complete.
Pure movie magic
Whilst I am a keen science / astronomy follower and also find this fascinating I can't help but think how this was funded?
'We want to build an array of telescopes that detect exo-planets via their transits of their home star'
'Keplers already doing it and doesn't suffer from atmospheric distortion and artifical light'
'Well OK, we can look at different areas of the sky than Kepler'
'Fine, if you find more exo-planets how will that be of benefit to mankind as we already know there are hundreds out there already - what benefit is there to finding more as we can never communicate with them or send probes to any of them for generations to come, quite possibly never?'
'No problem, here's £500m'
Like I said, I'm glad this kind of stuff goes on as I'm deeply interested in it - I just don't quite get how they attract funding whereas SETI struggles for every dollar, a project which I think could in time reap rewards whereas this duplication seems rather strange????
Why not just buy the iPhones on the internet and have them delivered to China by post?
Just have them scrawl 'gift' on the customs label and should sail through security without a hitch as that is exactly what the Chinese do when they deliver to the UK and I, I mean my friend always gets his goods.
Fujitsu have been huge in enterprise-class IT infrastructure solutions and services for many years - they never went away.
Look at any large scale contract our Government has handed out over the last 20 years or so and you won't be too far from Fujitsu - or Utter Failure for that matter.
If you have chosen the option to 'link' your eBay account with your PayPal account (as they prod you to do every time you purchase something) then you don't have to login in to PayPal at all and you can go on a right old spending spree with just the eBay login.
Their statement of credit card details not being at risk, partly true as you can't recover your card number or CVV from your own PayPal account but the hard fact that the hackers could easily empty your card is not being banded around is it?
May I be so bold as to suggest that it was Alan Sugar (in the UK at least) and his Amstrad PC1512 range that popularised the PC.
I could and did afford that. At that time there may have been a handful of Apple's in the UK so their contribution to the popularisation of PC's in the UK is negligible if not totally insignificant.