Re: Does he expect anyone to trust a word he says given his history?
Let me get this right.
You are saying you believe someone you are calling a liar.?
Something there I can't quite put my finger on...
44 posts • joined 19 Jan 2015
Why do I say that?
- tell me the 'value' of one unit of any crypto WITHOUT using a real (aka Fiat) currency in the answer.
So, look down on Fiat currencies if you are a crypto fan-boy - but until you can prove they are worth something without reference to another Fiat currency, and that there are rules and regulations to protect people, you are nothing more than a lower level ponzi scheme member.
People only accept crypto tokens when the $value of the tokens meets their requirements. They don't give a fig how many tokens it takes to reach that value. i.e. a car dealer may accept payment in tokens PROVIDED they are valued in a real currency to the value expected there and then in the real currency.
And let's face it - 99.999% of us cannot influence a crypto token system OR a currency system. So who cares who can controls them? and why?
Anyone on a Direct Exchange line is srewed. BT would need to re-cable/fire to your individual property (in a lot of cases - such an mine) and they couldn;t be arsed to do that if you also have no competition to take your business to.
BT/Openreach should be PAYING for my custom UNTIL they provide >10MBs (OfCom's own estimate of minimim viable speed required to partake in modern economy) OR there is an alternative provider willing to deliver.
As it is I have ONE choice - £29 per month for an at-best 0.5MB download. No planned update. No alternatives possible.
I do get FREE access to sky sports though (minimum 2Mb required). Gggrrrr.
EASYMONEY. NO INCENTIVE.
You need to get into the countryside more.
We cancelled BT/Openreach as the best we could get was 0.25 down. No plans to upgrade, no options from other suppliers. Bt or nothing. They have no incentive to upgrade us - but they do have an incentive to upgrade those with better options from other suppliers.
A lot of people forced now to work from home will be left behind - priority needs to be connecting those with sub 10Mb anf completely forget about any location that can but 10Mb+ (regardless of supplier).
I live in the country (i.e. >100M to the nearest fibre point).
I have no alternative providers available other than BT (Openreach)
I am therefore a captive audience (or 'sucker' as BT probably classify me as).
My broadband, on a good day, was 1.4Mbps. And frequently all the way down to 0.4Mbs.
BT did not offer to reduce my monthly bill below £29.
BT wanted £25,000 to connect me to the world (that's the 110M final leg to the nearest fibre).
I told them to stick it. Cancelled my contract. I now have no landline. I never had 'Broadband' (Ofcom consider you need >10Mbs to partake of the digital economy). BT didn't care.
2027 seems an awful long way away. But something has to change for us country folk.!
For clarity, and to stop spawn of discussion on the facts:
1) Current EE Data Protection DIRECTIVE (1995) is implemented in UK via UK Data Protection (1998)
2) New EU General Data Protection REGULATION applies to all EU (and EEA) countries, directly, from May 25th this year.
3) UK, after Brexit, is planning to continue to 'apply' GDPR requirements via the UK Data Protection Bill currently doing the approval rounds. This Bill will cover areas where GDPR allows member states to choose their own rules (i.e. Security, Defence etc) AND where states can implement GDPR flexibly (such as age of children, 13 versus 16 etc).
4) When it comes to personal data used for marketing rules, EU Privacy DIRECTIVE is implemented in UK via Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation (PECR) (2003).
5) EU is planning to update ePrivacy DIRECTIVE to be a new EU ePrivacy REGUALTION later this year.
You may all wake up now.
Let me correct you.
Using a computer is a KNOWN risk (do not even think of trying to tell me Linux is 100% secure - would only prove your own incompetence)
Using an OS where the manufacturer has stated "No more patches" is more of a risk than using an OS where the OS says "Patches available ASAP". Anyone choosing to use an unsupported OS should accept the responsibility of doing so.Thats was my point. (Why did you have to drop to the daft level of slagging of Windows?)
UK had a data protection act prior to the EU DPD. In fact - both those pieces of legislation are basically trying to implement a much earlier (1940/50's?) UN human rights clause.
Leaving EU will not affect UK DP abilities or how good/bad we are perceived by non-EU. With or without GDPR.
As for the EU - if they choose to cut of the outside world that is their choice.
In fact - I am not even sure about using for ID either ....
Why? - you can't change it. Easy to cross link information about me if all my access is based on fixed Bio facts.
That said - it isn't as if there are big data breeches every day where someone could start to collect info on me....
If BT are refusing to do anything (they are) about Direct Exchange Lines (that apparently cannot be upgrade/moved/replaced/updated/FTTP/FTTC'd etc) then 2.8Mbs is all I will ever get.
Don't care about FTTP - just bandwidth.
FYI: I do not get a reduction in cost either. 2.8Mbs or 28Mbs = same price.
Maybe OFCOM should introduce a per/Mbs charging scheme ?
Get your facts right.
The BBC report DOES NOT say money was paid away - only that someone accessed an account of a colleague.
Paying away means setting up new payee - which requires a Chip'n'Pin verification phase.
So - if I have access to your mobile phone and can convince someone at the bank to change the log-on credentials.....I have access to the same information as if I intercepted your printed statements.
Please - there is a weak spot in ID reset procedure, but nothing here indicates a flaw in paying away. Unless you have additional information ?
I live just outside a metropolis - Cambridge.
I live in an area BT are allowed to colour 'green' as they have enabled us for superfast broadband.
Guess how fast my broadband is.
1.5Mb/s on a dry day. And no-one offers unlimited 4G anymore.
Hey - Maybe BT can buy a mobile phone company and offer a fixed price 4G contract to all those customers otherwise stuffed by them when it comes to cabled Broadband.
Now there's a thought....
Because it has been running for 14 years without a TalkTalk style incident?
Or because some 15 year old script kiddie doesn't yet know how to break it ?
Sorry - just because something has been around for a while is NOT the reason to replace it. (Unless we are talking about that sandwich in my work drawer with a best-by date of 15/03/08..)
It is very easy to throw bricks through windows here. What we really need is an expert to define some things....
..what encryption ? algorithm?, key length? protocols?
..and implementations that would actually use of the data that is encrypted ? - user access controls? key management security? multi-user access (in a world of web many users per one application is common you know)...
I am not defending Talk Talk as I do not know the full attack vector.
Is it the drivers fault if the car manufacturer allowed a faulty batch of emissions control modules to be installed ?
.. I could load a blank license PDF up to dropbox and let you download and complete it yourself ?
Is that simpler ? - certainly works for me.
Adopters/Followers = 1
Apparantley the second follower is the most important. Just need one more and we have ourselves a true Open Community Supported Platform (OCSP) driving licence scheme.!
I am announicing the new "Open Driving Licence" scheme.
No one trusts this scheme yet although they will. Honest.
My enrollement and issuance process is simple so it should work out fine (so simple in fact that 'they' - the old duffers in power - do not understand it)..
My scheme is this:
1) Send me a photo and a name, and
2) I send you a driving licence printed in a nice shade of purple on A4 paper.
I can't see why this won't work ? can you ?
"a typical 16-digit credit card number can be transmitted in about 2 minutes"
(Who) the hell spends over two minutes talking to their phone (be it Siri or the Wife?) ?
And assuming an attacker can add a credit card number into my Siri channel (Why?) - (how) do they get it to Bob ?
What's the point. The researchers will get an award or something and end up earning more than most of us because of it.
Yes Vicar - I would like some more tea too.
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