Re: This video was more what I was expecting
+1 for defining "urgent": beer, steaks, ammo, pizza
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Rather than a sales pitch video, the technology development is pretty interesting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdzU4Bws_4k although I still can't see a decent use case for urgent deliveries under 1.5Kg that would warrant the delivery charge - I don't think a chai soy latte counts. But, then again, I thought Twitter was stupid idea
To be fair the way that's not the way biometrics work - so they'd need access to your face and your device but why let that get in the way of a good gag about editing your visage.
But back to the point, I'm still not sure why something like the Yubikey / U2F isn't a thing - so many sites still won't support it - Paypal I'm looking at you!!
This is why I stopped buying Vodafone branded phones and use unlocked factory versions - they are really unreliable at pushing patches (you'll probably get one or two, about a year after the manufacturer releases their version if you're lucky) and when they do they are full of bloatware. Vodafone, take the coloured pencils away from the marketing team and tell them we don't need a special Vodafone SMS or phone call app - guess what, the phone already comes with one!
It amazing how many of our users have said things like "Company X got <insert cloud product here> up and running in 4 days, why is it taking you so long?" - yes, you can buy a cloud product and turn it on without any design or security work but that's where it'll come and bite them. If they don't even have a vanity domain, I wonder if the NHS has any kind of conditional access in place?
tbh I was expecting a reply along the lines of "but what about Jersey?" as I like a reasoned debate, but why is it Amazon EU S.a.r.L who bills me? Not sure that tax paid in Luxembourg will go to fixing the roads 1-Click deliveries use. Yes, I did read the reports and watch the video - the argument seems to be "we may as well give it to Ireland and Luxembourg because we won't get the tax benefits anyway"
...or find what I'm looking for. I do come back to see if things have improved every 6 months or so and most recently tried Ecosia (powered by Bing, set to UK Search region) as it's nice to think that trees are being planted while I search, but it's such a frustrating experience not finding the results I know exist ( like an article on the MS knowledge base) that I end up back at Google.
Have Google got the patents sown up so much that nobody can make a decent search?
Exactly, turns out all that liberty fracking has created a glut on their market and a re-brand is needed to differentiate from the communist gas from the east.
I'm sure we built the LNG terminal at Milford Haven for strategic reasons last time the Russians started talking about turning off the supply in winter - trouble is we've already got a cheap supply from the Middle East.
Seriously though, WTF with calling it freedom gas ??? I really had to check the date to make sure I wasn't being trolled and just shows how far out of reality the US is.
"I watched an episode of The Grand Tour where they showed how good the Chinese were at putting up roads/motorways, even over difficult terrain. In comparison the rest of the World ..."
Erm, easy when nobody owns the land apart from the Party and anyone in the way gets told to move - I'm sure that would work here just fine, no protests or riots or anything. Nothing to do with Health and Safety, everything to do with you plowing through my family semi that's in the way of HS2
Google trawling your email content to sell you stuff is different how? People will gladly sign-up to T&Cs that share more personally sensitive info, via their email conversations, than intimate massage habits
I think there are double standards the other way too;
Google = Evil data slurp merchants
Apple = Angelic personal data custodians
I still think £400 for the 3a phone is still expensive, but if I paid £700 for a phone it would need to be perfect in every way, for £1000 I'd expect to get laid every time I flashed it at the pub.
Full disclosure on the type of phone-owner I am: I'm still on my 3 year old, £150 Vodafone Smart Ultra 6, so I can accept compromises if it's only cost me an average of £4 per month over the life of the phone
I'm not sure I have a requirement for 5G, can someone enlighten me as to why I need it please? Once I get past that, I'll then start getting worried about johnny foreigner being able to send a kill switch to the core 5G network to stop me downloading porn while I'm driving my train.
A full stack developer seems to be what we used to call a developer before coding meant "hack a bit of HTML" - apparently it takes a few years of your sleeves rolled up and a bit of reading to actually learn how to do it well and that is just too hard - hence, it pays a bit better, go figure?
I would have though there was something better that could be used to transfer secret info - you know, with encryption and stuff. My point being; don't you have to treat any comms network as compromised? What could Wuahei do with the 5G radio stations? I suppose they could turn off/cripple the network using Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, X in a specially crafted packet, but still doesn't correlate with a security-based withdrawal of intelligence collaboration.
I find it less than straight-forward to find things on Amazon - it's always feted as the go-to aspiration for "ease of use" and service but I often struggle to find specifically what I'm looking for rather than what they want to cross-sell to me; "you searched for brand X, we'll give you a list of brand Y with a few brand X if you go a few pages into the search results"
As a VF customer experiencing this problem (and an IT professional who knows how difficult it is to track down issues like this) this seems the most realistic diagnosis, but getting them to analyse the problem in the correct way is very frustrating - no I don't want to unscrew my wall socket and plug directly in. I'm syncing fine at 63-odd mbps - but that's how they measure their commitment to the broadband guarantee - because they can't control "the internets" if you sync at 60-70 then not their problem guv...
We all know SAP have no imagination or creativity and that they'll end up calling it; "The SAP SE Arena" - of course it will have also been designed in the 70s, consist of various parts of other stadia acquired along the way, be extremely difficult to navigate and you won't be able to leave without paying for a health check.
I'm guessing the precise timing ( using meteors - very clever ! ) and separation of the scopes allows triangulation?
"...In addition, a precise time synchronization method needed for simultaneous occultation detection is developed using faint meteors..."
Office 365 Exchange user here, no problems last week - no problems this week. I hate to spoil the "you only get problems in the cloud" narrative - in fact I've been using it all year and not had a single problem that wasn't caused by on-prem network issues (I could access my work email from a nearby coffee shop with WiFi though).
You get unplanned downtime/inaccessibility with on-prem solutions too, arguing that cloud is bad because; "look, Office 365 is having issues right now!!!" falls flat on it's face when you apply the same argument to an on-prem solution (it's just that you don't have to publish to the world that something went wrong)