@El Reg, did you ask Apple for comment?
Yeah, I know, I was just trolling you
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This in an old tale, but once a colleague arrived at the office absolutely fuming. He had left his phone in the cab he took to get to the office and, when he realized it, he used a payphone to call his own number and asked the cabbie to return the phone, to which the answer was "Sorry mate, this one's gone!"
Absolutely! My daughter got hers stolen at a club. She reported it to the operator to block the IMEI - they told her it'd be blacklisted on every operator in the country but that thieves (or. more probably, their fences) usually resell them abroad. Hers was activation locked with find my iphone turned on, but it never pinged again...
That paragraph, and the one about contradicting views on the Y2K bug, are filled the kind of subtleties that the old Reg was choke full of and made me want to read it instead of greyer publications but are, unfortunately, getting rarer in current articles
As others say, bring Dabbsy back!!
The 31/Dec/1999 night I was on duty, after a year and a half working on that project for a large bank.
At around 1 AM I went to the nearest ATM and checked my balance and latest account movements (my account was not with the bank I was working for). There was an interest credit of around the equivalent of 3000€. Resisting the urge to spend it there and then, I went back, showed the slip to my co-workers and pondered on what would happen from there on. At 8 AM, after an uneventful night on the job, I went down and checked my balance again. Without a trace of that earlier payment, it now showed the correct and, unfortunately, much smaller interest deposit...
Someone's night was indeed a lot more eventful than mine ;)
3 weeks ago I saw the episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver about carbon offsets
It really is worth watching to see how corrupt and fake all this greenwashing has come to be - and the public falls for this propaganda for lack of more information and real regulation
This is the same day that the EU's General Court has upheld a 4.125 bn € fine against Google "for using the Android platform to cement its search engine's dominance"
Re: Users can record what they've done with Action Recorder, which creates a TypeScript language script that can be run again whenever it's needed. Scripts created and edited with the Code Editor can then be shared across the organization, enabling coworkers to automate their workflows, according to a Microsoft online document about Office Scripts.
"A macro by any other name..."
Bezos' "not trying to compensate anything" rocket-dick has just this week done it's 6st journey carrying space tourists while Musk's has been sending stuff and people upwards for a long time.
Branson really needs to up his game if he wants to join the space multimillionaires big boys' table.
One project I did, I had to extract data from a fund management application, which had it's own query builder. I was given a user access, being assured that all necessary permissions were granted to that user, and created the query and a job to extract new data daily for my own SW to ingest.
All went well in testing, having frequently adjusted the query during that process, and, after smoothing all edges, into production we went.
All kept going well, at least for a month or so. Then suddenly we stopped receiving the files. Nothing. The reason behind the problem was soon found: my user's access had expired and, therefore, all of those user's processes stopped working.
So we had to ask the application's admin to recreate our process using a system user that never expired, or they would have o keep giving us access to something we didn't need or want.
The answer to 1) is easy, newspapers and media content creators sell subscriptions to their users through the app store, and Apple will gladly collect 30% of that (just as Google does on its own app store)
The second point though is really astonishing, I thing is unheard of. That one country's law should be applied worldwide is a usual bet, an the US as a habit of trying it, but asking that another country's law should be applied in your own is just weird!
In a project that fell into my lap, very overdue, I had to work long nights to get it back on track. That also meant most nights my team was alone in the office, a large square open plan designed around a central area where were located the lifts, WCs and a small kitchen, with a corridor going all around, desks on each side of it and partitioned sections in each corner for the various managers' offices.
Each full compile (excellent XKCD) meant some 30 minutes of leisure time. So we did what was expected and raced chairs, right until the one time someone failed to negotiate one of the 90º turns and slammed head-on onto one of those manager's offices. An half-broken screen went flying, as did the desk behind it, with everything on top of it scattered around (no clean desk policies at the time).
So we took an extra hour that night trying to put everything back in its original place, including paperwork and personal stuff and, after figuring we couldn't, concocting an explanation to give in the morning... In the end we just blamed some clumsiness on the part of the team member in charge of bringing our nightly pizzas, he'd tripped on a misplaced chair - the manager even praised us for working as hard as we did :)
Doubt it, it's probable the moderators will, at some point, also have been burned by Hive or Nest or Sonos or TomTom or any other 'smart' devices support ending without recourse.
I uphold the user's right to march wielding stakes and torches. All hail the uprising of the users!
I pay 15€ for unlimited usage - but 0.00€/GB is not identified as possible, although it would gravitate towards that with the use I make of it - as a mobile hotspot for everything (including TV) and everyone in the household while away in our country cottage, we could easily top 50GB per day! (alright, not really 0.00/Gb, but I didn't see 0.01€/GB either)
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