U.S of A$$ is a 3rd world country to 99% of the population, the other 1% power elite are in denial and doing everything they can to keep the status quo.
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Compensation, good luck getting that, OFCOM gave enough wiggle room in the regulations that 99% of the time ISP find a loop hole to refuse. Any downtime, no matter how small these days, should be an instant 1 day credit, only then will we see ISP come together to provide 100% uptime resilient network.
In the real world, chip is probably good enough to do the job, "IF" 4 years behind Intel, in cpu terms we are only talking a very small amount in time difference in processing instructions and to be western cpu independent, it is probably worth it to the Chinese and allies. Next comes GPU and they have network, memory and storage independence. So very soon can give Uncle Sam's export block list the finger !
Gamers, for Microsoft they are a nice to have bunch at the moment bring in the coin, but do you think they won't be seriously looking at cloud only gaming subscriptions. Imagine if they do get Activision Blizzard and any other studios offering themselves up for purchasing, Microsoft graciously offer 10 year support for other consoles to appease everybody and then bang, cloud only Windows support and XBox becomes a thin client. Linux and game studios really need to start talking and supporting each other, problem is too too many splintered versions !
long time Vermin Moaner customer, when it works its great, you need to speak to customer services, heaven help you, long queue times and staff who barely know which what they are doing and to top it all off that's the UK call centre staff, if you get the Indian call centre, well I'm not going there to get called racist !
ahhh the beloved EU mandarins, how to ensure your employed on a big fat juicy wage and all the trimmings, until the golden pension goose knocks on your door, keep submitting the same old crap legislation that gets kicked out by the courts, rinse, repeat, collect your Wonga, while sipping on that 250é bottle of wine, paid for by the tax peasants !
app goes after plenty, including location, personal information that may include "Name, Email address, User IDs, Address, Phone number, Political or religious beliefs, Sexual orientation and Other info."
Financial information is also accessible, as are health and fitness data, messages, photos and videos, and even voice or sound recordings.
Also up for grabs are files and documents, calendar events, contacts, the app's behavior, web browsing history, and device IDs.
Far too much information for my liking, so no thanks, same for all the social media platforms.
My biggest bug gripe is upgrading a service, too only have end up slower or unstable, then fighting with, in this VM to get it sorted and taking weeks while paying up and good luck getting a service refund, last one was to a 1Gig service and waiting months for the new Hub5 to replace the Hub4 to fully utilise the provisioned bandwidth and when they finally did order a Hub5, the cheaky gits wanted to recharge me the install fee again, that I already payed for when then filled in a couple of web pages to change connection plan, always think this charge is a nice way to rip off your customers !
In theory a great idea, in practice probably easy too do next generation devices, cost isn't expensive if shared globally, problem is getting all the countries together to agree to one standard and the cost, in the modern world that is impossible. Even if this was agreed at UN level by all, the arguing starts, whose standard, USA, European, Chinese Russian, who gets the contracts, who pays for it, will bigger and wealthier countries pay more than smaller poor countries.
with ref. TP-Link Archer AX21, this is another example of why when consumer goods go EOL by manufacturer. they should be supported for a few years afterwards. When that time is up and many remain in use as they are still perfectly capable of doing their job, the hardware diagrams and software source should be released, communities are probably even more capable of fixing things than manufacturers own support teams.
All i can say, is if Boris can be held accountable for alleged misleading and lying to Parliament, then the politicians, advisors, uncivil servants, energy cartels should be held accountable to the public for lying through their back teeth and knowing it was all a lie over energy savings and using go green as a reason to have them. We all know that at some point, they will use the meters to see who is using what energy at a specific point in the day and charge us accordingly, if they are not doing so already, as my meter reports weird usage spikes when nothing switched on, or maybe thats the automatic tax called a standing charge being applied that never gets spent on improving the distribution networks and used to bail out failed energy companies ???
Re: Puts me off sharing my Wi-Fi
Some ISP's already have this feature, like Virgin Media, their customers can hop on to a guest wifi supplied by households which is "supposed" isolated and any naughty traffic should not come back to the household, but to the customers who logs in. You could in theory do the same offering a guest wifi that has a login portal with all the usual T&Cs logging of MACs destination IPs etc to try and cover your backside if the plod come knocking, now the question is would that be a defence in a court?
Simple solution, software or even hardware that a publisher/manufacturer no longer supports, all locks removed and source code/schematics should instantly become open source. yes you get the likes of Microshaft moaning, as the new version of product-x is backwards compatible and maybe using the same code, but that's their problem, you can't EOL code being used in the next version or set a 10 year maximum residual copyright before it goes open source and less for hardware that can be classed as obsolete with a couple of years without hurting a companies IP.
Simple, sell off all the hospitals, make all GP surgeries private if not already and then let market forces take control, those that provide god service, meet targets at a competitive prices to the NHS, get the patients, thus the health companies make a nice profit, become bigger, invest in their facilities and build even better hospitals or go under, works for the hotel industry as a slightly wide example. No to private medical insurance to cover costs, as this will always deprive the poorest in the community.
Good luck getting Microsoft/Google/Meta etc to share their algorithms, as these will be trade secrets and when ECAT come to enforce requirements. court cases will be years in the making, that the algorithms request will be out of date, that they will probably then hand them over, close the court case and open a new one for the current algorithm. Rinse and repeat, legal costs tiny compared to value of the algorithms.
Re: lots of possibilities
Can just see the advert on your dashboard ... I see you had a crash, did you know if you had upgraded to Microsoft Windows v11 Automative Pro, we would have applied the brake 0.4 seconds quicker, tightened the seat belts 0.2 seconds quicker and deployed the airbag 1.1 seconds quicker, way above the industry standard, all for $15pm subscription and a free automated emergency call included.
If M$ don't open up the ads to others then they will face another anticompetitive probe. No ads in an O/S ever ! Yes M$ may say we give you Windows free to consumers, but the people with an IQ above that of a M$ patch developer, know the tax is hidden in a new PC sale price to cover all consumers running Windows.
Fujitsu could write and run a decent system for themselves ... ask any of its past customers like Post Office and the answer is no. As an ex-employee, it could even get it's stock control management right for it's own engineers. One final point, if Fujitsu Cloud solutions are that great, why use Azure and AWS ????
Stop worrying, its the NHS, UKGov, Mega Corps USA and their spying cousins, what can possibly go wrong, not like we have a working GDPR/DPA laws with the USA holding our data, recourse in US law courts if they get it wrong and no track record of everything going titsup and over budget ? Smile and enjoy knowing that they will probably know when your going to catch something, when not to insure you and even better how long they can tax you before you die.
Why reinvent the wheel, when we have had HUD technology for decades, how hard can it be to project data on to a visor style helmet HUD that doesn't make you sick, give data overload or makes you carry a 200KG supercomputer on your back. You don't need all the fancy gimmicks you see in sci-fi fantasy land like eye focus select, map showing friendly units and hostiles, ammo count in magazine, health stats etc, with simple voice activation or even just a plain old number touch pad on side of helmet and finger memory ? Think Aliens 2 with the C&C in the APC doing all the heavy data crunching and results sent over an encrypted distributed local network.
If I don't want to be tracked, it should be as simple as a default off switch in the browser and then exclusions I make, not by a company. If they track unlawfully, then massive fines based on global revenue, if I don't allow them to track, then they have the right to reduce the content that I can see but I also have the right to go elsewhere. Eventually, a balance will naturally occur.