I'm quite surprised there aren't automatic lockouts to prevent this very thing.
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Facebook granted patent for 'artificial reality' baseball cap. Repeat, an 'artificial reality' baseball cap
Someone defeated the anti-crypto-coin-mining protection for Nvidia's 'gamers only' RTX 3060 ... It was Nvidia
UK Supreme Court declares Uber drivers are workers, not self-employed: Ride biz's legal battle ends in a crash
Police drone plunged 70ft into pond after operator mashed pop-up that was actually the emergency cut-out button
I always find it strange that a sentence doesn't reflect the actual crime but seems to depend largely on the outcome.
Fly a drone into a chopper, superficial damage - a year inside
Fly a drone into a chopper, injury or death - 200 years inside.
Notice the crime is the same in both cases, and it's not as if the perp had any control over the outcome.
NHS COVID-19 app's first weekend: With fundamental testing flaw ironed out, bugs remaining are relatively trivial
Police told not to download Covid app
The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) has confirmed officers are being told not to install the NHS Covid-19 app on their work smartphones.
The app detects when users have been in proximity to someone with the virus.
Some officers have also been told they may not need to obey self-isolate alerts generated by the app when downloaded to their personal phones.
Lancashire Constabulary has told staff to call the force's own Covid-19 helpline instead.
Read the linked article before letting slip the dogs of war ;-)
Epic, Spotify, ProtonMail and pals rise up as one against Apple's 30% cut, call for end to Cupertino-style markets
Why don't they
just pull their existing apps from Apple and exclude them from future apps? Remember, it wasn't technical superiority that enabled VHS to win the war with Betamax (Beta was technically much better), it was the availability of films. The VHS consortium bought the rights to a whole lot of films and released them on VHS only, if you wanted to watch one you had to have a VHS player.
Proposed US fix for Boeing 737 Max software woes does not address Ethiopian crash scenario, UK pilot union warns
Nokia 5310: Retro feature phone shamelessly panders to nostalgia, but is charming enough to be forgiven
Re: Facebook App
Even if you don't have a faecbook account is could still be reporting the contents of your contact list and anything else on the phone.
If facebook does indeed slurp via a baked in app, how does it obtain informed consent to hold data if the user, or someone in the contact list, doesn't have an account?
Breaking virus lockdown rules, suing officials, threatening staff, raging on Twitter. Just Elon Musk things
Assange should be furloughed from Belmarsh prison, says human rights org. Here's a thought: He could stay with friends!
Motorola casually trots out third UK release in as many months: This time it's a 'Lite' take on the Moto G8 Power
Ooh, a replacement for my Windows phone I thought. Simple, long battery life, reasonably priced etc. Then I saw it has 6.5" screen. I don't really want to walk around with a small television in my pocket, so what phone do I want? I'm not interested in the camera, I've got a camera for that. I'm not interested in streaming endless pop videos or hilarious youtube pranks. Make one of these with a 4.5 or 5 inch screen and I'll buy it
Re: The best interface
I still use my Lumia 520 running 8.1 as my only phone. It does everything it did on the day I bought it, namely phone calls, SMS and email. It has some handy things like a calculator and it syncs with my Office Outlook calendar. Easy to use too. I'll keep using it until it breaks or I can't live without a phone that's also a heart monitor or tells me how long it's been since I last looked at it, or one of a thousand pointless other things.
Now happily retired, I used to work for a world famous UK based broadcasting corporation, in TV outside broadcasts. Way back when we had live limited overs cricket on Sunday afternoons, we were happily well into the first innings when all the fans started rhythmically speeding up and slowing down and bulbs got brighter and dimmer. I glanced up at the incoming voltmeters which were swinging up and down like a fiddler's elbow. The AVRs on the input couldn't keep pace with the swings so there was only one thing for it. On a live, non repeatable broadcast I reached up and hit the breakers, turning off the technical supplies to the kit and removing cricket from thousands of tellies up and down the country. The dividing door between us engineers and the production gallery popped open and an inquisitive looking head poked through.
We explained if we hadn't done it we'd have lost the programme completely as every fuse would have blown whereas now, once we get to why it happened, enough kit will have survived to get something on air. many OBs are powered by a portable generator (think the size of a bin lorry) so our capo di capi went off to pass the time of day with the genny man. It turned out he had a minor problem with the stabilisation control system on the generator so though he'd use the time fault finding. He bypassed the system completely, then grabbed hold of the engine speed controller and started to give it a good workout. While the error of his ways were explained to him we'd been on our hands and knees, scrabbling around behind dusty bays replacing fuses. We lost about five minutes of airtime in total and came out quite well in the subsequent enquiry.
Giffgaff goody-baddy-bag billing faff: Ofcom fines operator £1.4m for overcharging folks by almost £3m
Industry reps told the UK taxman everything wrong with extending IR35. What happened next will astound you
Get rid of NI, bundle it in to Income tax
Don't upset the Pensioner Vote, we're a powerful lobby. NI was deducted from our contributions on the way in to the schemes. By adding it to income tax we'd pay it on the way out as well, a double whammy.
We may be old but we ain't stupid. Any party proposing that would lose a lot of votes.
We don't want to be Latch key-less kids: NYC tenants sue landlords for bunging IoT 'smart' lock on their front door
While covering a world-famous dog show for a world-famous broadcasting corporation many years ago, we had to rig quite a bit of extra gear in a couple of portacabins. We named them Additional Recording and Sequencing Empire and Field Editing and Compilation Kit.
Nobody who thought they mattered spotted it.,
Rather than limit access, give everyone in the LoTF a hundred guns free of charge. Give every newborn a hundred too. It may take a few generations but eventually only the smart will be walking around. Who knows, things may get to the point where the populace are begging for gun control while the NRA's raison d'être has disappeared.
The USA deserves guns. The more and bigger the better.