* Posts by gungho

10 posts • joined 19 Jul 2014

FTC fines Facebook $5bn for making users believe they actually had control over their data

gungho

Can the £5bn be given to the users ?

Facebook: Not saying we've done anything wrong but... we're just putting $3bn profit aside for an FTC privacy fine

gungho

Who gets the money ? I think it should be me.

It's alive! Hands on with Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser

gungho

Well at least they're realising what we all knew, IE/Edge was a pile of poo.

Google: All your leaked passwords are belong to us – here's a Chrome extension to find them

gungho

Google security

After their G+ breech & shutdown, would I trust Google with anything security related? No.

Why millions of Brits' mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate

gungho

I supposed setting a reminder for the certificate expiry wouldnt have worked ???

Joe Public likes drones and regulations, finds UK.gov 'public dialogue'

gungho

Re: 118 people?

I think they mean they interviewed the guys from the 118 commercial on TV ;)

gungho

Most drugs smuggled into prison are delivered by the wardens, under threat from people outside.

You 'posted' a 'letter' with Outlook... No, NO, that's the MONITOR

gungho

Re: Been there with my own Dad.

Quite honestly, bad UI design is to blame also. We have some apps developed by in-house engineers, and quite often there are buttons that are completely "FLAT", no indication to the user (& I've been coding for years) that its a clickable button, unless you put your mouse over it, otherwise it just looks like a word on the screen. Software/websites ought to be intuitive, a lot of new developers seem to look down their noses at people who dont "get" how their apps work.

gungho
Happy

Re: Been there with my own Dad.

....its here http://www.microsoft.com/uk/mac

gungho

Yup, run into these idiots daily

..and they invariably seem to think I'M being difficult when I don't understand them. I ought to know when they say to me they are "having trouble with their box" exactly what the fault is immediately - when I'm really trying to understand what "box" they are talking about. I've got one regular user phoning me when he has problems with using the "Webview", it doesn't matter how many times I correct him with "website", he still keeps talking about the "webview". I'm convinced he's determined if he keeps it up, I'll come around to the way he talks.

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