Re: 5 violent burglars on a BBC one programme yesterday and they all had "the look@
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Surely the thing to look for is (the original plan A) radio transmissions that are opbviously intelligently created? these will be beaming out from the planet , so more easily detected than measuring the amoutnof poluution , or the amount of fast food joints.
When we start recieving Alien Allie McBeal ...
This really grinds my gears. There ibsolutley no reason for anyone to queue on a phone line . they could ring u back in the order people called them , but thats another story.
What i really resent is that big utility companies dont have a "Ticket" system where you can log your beef , by typing in a form , they get round to looking at it then transfer the conversation to you to read their reply and react , and so on , back and forth.
simple. Like we do in I.T all the time.
Instead the closest you get are these stupid chat bots that after an hour of chatting advise they are powerless to do anything becasue thay arnt sure its you , so someone will call you on the phone - which they dont
good points. People keep touting fax as "secure" , but it isnt really.
The only saving grace is I reckon you'd have to be in the vicinity of the sender or reciever to tap the line, whereas with email you could be anywhere .
It reeks of "Security by obscurity"
Anybody with a mind to could find a business they know is receiving a lot of card details or whatever by fax , fit a tap on the line and leave an automatic harvest running for months
I had to support fax machines , along with the pcs, right up to a couple of years ago.
Out of the hundreds of calls there was rarely anything wrong , it was always them dialling the wrong number , or the other number not answering OR in fact the other number not sending.
People just dont realise they are making a phone call , and there are some easy diagnostics they can do themselves, like "does that number look like a phone number???" or try ringing it from a normal phone.
Although , in the user's defence , I once saw a hideous looking error on the little LCD , totally incomprehensible jargon , that after some googling i discovered meant "out of paper"
maybe you should try the ones AC above suggests:
" You can get magnitudes more battery life with non "true" ones that have a wire between the earbuds."
Then you can clothes peg them to your collar for security.
I've never liked any of these devices as i dont like being out of sync with the surrounding environment, not hearing local noises , and singing loudly and unconsciously at anyoner in the vicintity
Might have to get some in an attempt to eliminate feedback in zoom/whatsapp chats etc
The Politicain I heard on radio 4 , explaining why they were "shelving" it didnt seem to even understand what it was for.
"We found from the trial in the isle of wight that people wouldnt listen to an alert on their phone , so we shelved the app and now we have the phone call system"
Great! now you've got a friendly human voice and no actual contact tracing data save for the vague guesses of some of the infected people.
Where did you read all that? how does the phone know if its lost? is there such a thing as low power bluetooth? does that mean my phone is constantly on the lookout for lost iphones?
Thats not my experience of it , at best it seems to say - well last time the phone bothered checking in it was *here* , and at worst "I forgot"
You mean how it can think that your in contact with your neiebour even though theres a wall between you?
Yes i've thought about that.
I'm kind of the "every little helps" school of thought.
Whereas everybody else seems to be of the "if we can think of one single disadvantage ranging anywhere from 'its impossible' to 'i dont like the colour' then the whole things a non starter.
Sherlock homes: "Commisioner , i have detected the killer has only one leg due to his gait"
Commisioner: "Plenty of non killers have one leg too so fuck off Holmes"
not everyone who has a smartphone can be arsed to carry it everywhere
I cant be arsed to go to work , or do the washing up , but i do for various reasons.
Fighting an outbreak of a contagious disease is like fighting a war , in that it requires a soupcon of co-operation (or coercion) from the populace.
Sitting at home bitching saying things like "well what if I dont want to carry a phone" is not the attitude!
If i were in charge i would implement this simple solution:
"Cant / wont / too lazy / too obtuse to get yourself a smartphone ?
YOU CANT GO OUTSIDE THEN"
Even if the actual government contact tracers call, how are you supposed to answer their questions?
As a techie i find it staggering the the govt appears have just given up on a tracing "app" and just said , "nah we'll just get a load of people with telephones and if anyone gets it we'll ring them up and see if they can remember who they went near to."
This was technology's time to shine .
Then again it would never have worked looking at the comments underneath the news stories about it.
People seem to think if they use the app they'll be rounded up and shot.
I put up with other people's shit in the expectation that they will put up with shit I might enjoy. It's about balance, tolerance, equability, reasonableness and compromise.
The cure ->
"No Jason , its Madness this week."
Been waiting 30 years for the correct setup line for that quote.
Well ,you gotta admit he was , technically , right about it being theft.
you wouldnt steal a policemens helet and then shit in it would you?
Home taping is killing music.
oo not heard that debate in a while , i guess cos the music industry did change , and now you can legally access a lotta music a lot cheaoper with spotify , youtube , and paisd download of single song.
People come up with all kinds of excuses for music and video privacy , normally
waaaah: its a ripoff , its too expensive , so i'll copy it.
Funny how with items you cant replicate with a cd writer , you've suddenly got money for.
Like those £100 Nikes
in order to itemise a customer's bill and point the finger of guilt at who ordered the wine and which greedy so-and-so had three starters.
I cant wait for the day this happens.
Restaurants are supposed to be about service , so why cant they do something about the awkward scrabbling around to get the bill together, even if you are splitting it evenly its difficult.
Ideally everyone would swipe a cashcard on the way IN then , eat whatever they want, get billed appropriately and piss off at the end without waiting around for the bill and then discussing it for 30 minutes whilst missing last orders at the pub across the road
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This is fantastic news! people are at last being forced to see that they dont have to constantly buy shit off the high street , and then put their old shit in big bags and take it to the 'poor people' dumpster at the supermarket, or worse the recycling centre
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