Re: Cheap ripoff justice ......... far too late and too little !!!
If my experience as a family member of a victim of a different airplane crash is anything to go by, 40% will go to the lawyers.
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Samsung did not answer our questions as to how a "disabled" app was able to receive and display push notifications.
Apps don't receive or display push notifications, the OS does, a.f.a.i.k. The OS knows which app should be started should you decide to tap on the notification and pulls the icon from that app. Seems that "disabling" the app does not unsubscribe from notifications.
After decades of BOFH treatment, moving it all to cloud so you don't have to deal with that hellish thing called an IT department anymore feels like a pretty good solution. When that cloud experiences a hiccup and it's all over the media, worldwide, it feels good to know that your problem is taken serious enough to make the headlines, instead of IT telling you they have other priorities. Perhaps it's time we (IT) take a good hard look at our own performance, instead of making smug remarks every time there's cloud outage.
Bring on the down votes.
The real world problem it solves is "how can I run thousands of copies of various applications, spread over thousands of servers, without needing thousands of (grumpy and expensive) sysadmins to keep it all well oiled, happy and running?"
So basically, it's automation of tasks (installations, upgrades, detecting crashes, rebooting, removing crashed copies, spreading the load across the physical servers etc etc), so large scale applications can run with tens of thousands of users only paying a few dollars a month each (and many paying nothing) for the service. Real world problems are often all about money.
If adopted, the technology offers an organisation the ability to make full use of the data at its disposal to improve both pre-sales and post-sales performance by making organisations more agile and data-driven, an approach that suits firms in industries ranging from banking to retail and beyond."
I come to this site to avoid this type of language. Can someone explain this sentence to me?
Imagine the amount of eyeballs you can get looking at your site, if you now build a really nice, eyeball friendly site on top of this API. Someone is bound to do that, probably more than one person. So if you're not into wrangling APIs, just wait. It won't be a long wait.
Good point. Perhaps part of the ddos sources could be logged and reported, a variant of the old email abuse reporting system. Maybe someone else has a better idea. In my opinion, those causing the problem, both those making these devices as those using them irresponsibly, should somehow have a problem too when their devices misbehave. Or else this will indeed continue until there is no more internet.
Why not have their ISP disconnect them? For abusing their internet connection by participating in a DDOs attack. Put this in the terms and conditions of the ISP. And automate the detection and disconnecting part.
Once consumers realize that misbehaving devices will get them disconnected, they may start demanding secure devices. Or even better, think twice before connecting stuff to the internet.
Perhaps it has something to do with the security of millions of devices worldwide depending on the actions of one man. A man who seems to have serious communication issues, to point where I'm willing to question his mental stability. It's not a healthy situation and the root cause is not a technical one, I don't buy the long technical explanation in this article.
If you're looking at the label, chances are you did not forget the medicine - that's why you're looking at the label, right? A reminder when I'm not looking at the label would be so much more helpful. One that pops up on that display I'm looking at 4 times per hour, the display I'm always carrying with me, the one that can vibrate and make loud noises to get my attention.
A reasonably effective, simple solution to the autopilot problem already exists, no Bluetooth needed:
Few of us generate our own electricity or bake or own bread. Maybe we'll see the same with IT infrastructure. It sure is tempting.
But we do need some regulations here, just like with bread and electricity. If you sell poisoned bread, you don't get away with giving us another loaf for free. If your electricity blows up my home theater, you don't get away with giving us a few kWh for free.
So why can you delete all my data by accident and get away with it?
I had Nexus 5. Too bad the power button stopped working after 13 months. And that rubbery finish becomes sticky in the tropics. Many gadgets don't last long here, batteries overheat and die early, soft touch finishes become icky sticky, white plastic turns yellow. So these things get tested for use in tropical climates at all?
Where I live, top loaders are the norm. They do the job in in under 30 minutes and they are cheap. But they tend to wear your clothes out faster and they use lots of water. Most people here use cold water, forget about heating the amount of water a top loader needs.
I switched to a front loader, got tired of buying new clothes all the time. A better name for a top loader is a clothes shredder or bacteria incubator.
As someone noted down here, they do collect data (driver behavior) and have been known to sell this data to the police. Who then used it or determine where to set up speed cameras. The data was anonimized, but their users did not like this at all. It became a marketing nightmare.
Source, in Dutch:
As an IT guy who's also in senior management (founder), I'd like to add that plenty of IT people expect the business to understand their side, while doing very little to explain the problem in business terms, or trying to understand what the business as a whole is facing and where they fit in. That's not everybody here of course, but it does happen.
I think we should not expect business people to understand the IT stuff. We need to get rid of that somewhat arrogant, smug tone of voice and begin to play as part of the big team, not just the IT team. Of course, it helps if the business people let you play as part of the team (if not, find a different team?).
Bring on the down votes.
Some day, projectors will start coming with USB-C connectors alongside HDMI. Some day, someone will use one of these USB-C to HDMI cables to connect an older laptop to a newer projector. Now, the entire cable has become reversible. Time for a successor to 'will it blend': will it fry?
I'm doing a migration tomorrow. First step is always: backup production, restore to test, run the migration there, validate the results. You now know you can restore the production database and you've seen your upgrade or migration run with the current production data. Only then can you proceed...
I'm not British and I don't live in Britain, so maybe I'm missing something here. To me, this sounds like an overly complicated way to get people to pay for content. Why not simply introduce some kind of authentication, your receipt number is your username or something like that, for online content?
To me, the way it works now looks like Netflix streaming their content without password protection of any kind and then sending vans over to peoples home to find out who's using Netflix without paying. It does not make sense to an outsider.
I'm sure they have to pay €€ for international calls. And yes, any excuse will do. Here, we see the prices go up when the currency might go down, then go up again when the currency actually goes down, then go up again because to few people are buying the now too expensive stuff and the few people still buying have to cover the cost.
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