Probably just nick an idea from Samsung!
70 posts • joined 8 Aug 2007
And Tim Flannery, the chief of the commission, waned us that it was never going to rain again, that Melbourne would run out of water. Since then we've had major floods in Queensland. NSW and Victoria.
Oh ... Flannery also warned that teeth containing fillings should be removed from corpses before cremation to avoid a major pollution threat. Go figure!
Happened some time ago ...
This happened, at least for GMail, some five or six weeks ago.
A while before that I experimented to see if an account could be created with no ID whatsoever. It could.
I then needed to check again (to try to get a handle on some "strange" e-mails) and things had changed. You still did not need to give another e-mail address for contact. Indeed. Google told you that you did not have to. But then, after negotiating the captcha, Google required a contact 'phone number for a recorded message or SMS giving a verification code. The reason given for this was that there had been "suspicious activity on your account."
Ad it still works that way.
How odd that there's no "suspicious activity" if you DO give and alternative address.
Google wants that contact information but cannot even be honest about the reason.
They're missing the point!
The powers-that-be should be cracking down on the grunting instead of leaving it to people to reduce the annoyance factor.
Much of the grunting is designed to mask the sound of the ball hitting the racquet . The sound can give vital information to an opponent and masking it could be seen as a form of cheating!
What's to stop somebody deliberately changing style? We could have a digital copy-and-paste return to those old blackmail notes that used cut-out newspaper headlines.
The anonymous writer could just copy a "suitable" phrase from one document and one from another and so on. Would that work?
Wildcards can be a problem ...
I'm not sure if what you're proposing is any different but I had a wildcard on xxx.com because so many people were using the US instead of the UK spelling for the domain.
Suddenly, I got hammered by several thousand messages a day. They were all "user not
known" messages from many and various networks. The spammers had used my domain in the From and Reply-to fields and was scattergunning with any and every username they could think of ... both to and from.
A good counter
All those "my 'phone has been doing that years" comments are a useful counter to the hype every time Apple adds something that's been around for years but gives it a new name so it will appear they invented it.
And it's not just with the iPhone.. Remember "spaces" ... a crippled version of virtual desktops that Linux had for years?
And then "there's firewire" and "airport" ...
BTW, a neighbour of mine has never used WiFi because, "I never go near an airport!"
Air/ground speed 101
"Fwiw, airspeed is *not* the same speed as you'd get from asking a GPS how fast you're moving, because airspeed factors in the influence of the wind as well. This is an important difference if you want the aircraft to stay in the air."
Errr ... no ... the figure derived from GPS is the groundspeed and THAT factors in the wind. The airspeed is the speed of the aircraft through the air ... it matters not if the air is moving.
Just a bit of pedantry ...
Gotta stop them adults!
"Grrrrrr. I'd like to be treated as an independant adult, instead I'm assumed to be little more than a child."
You miss the point, AC. They ARE treating you as an independent adult. Remember that independent adults who might actually THINK are the last people they want to be allowed to access any information they consider undesirable!
BTW, can we have an evil Conroy icon, please?
Anyone remember the P900?
Oh yes ,,, and the P910i ... for both of them SE promised on-line upgrades but, for both of them, the "upgrade" site gave the message that the handset had the latest firmware. The problem is that it also did that with a colleague's handsets that had firmware with earlier version numbers.
I'm left with the feeling that upgrades were simply not available and am determined never to buy another SE 'phone.
Actually, given disastrous experiences with Sony's computer products in reliability terms ...