Re: The Opposite Now Preffered Purchase
This is an great example of what FOSS is trying to prevent e.g the loss of access to something by it suddenly being restricted.
16 posts • joined 30 Mar 2017
All comms infrastructure should be considered hostile. Unless you control and are constantly reviewing every bit of kit your comms are going over you can't consider it safe no matter who created it. Remember when the NSA were snooping the links for the Yahoo and Google data centers and they had to encrypt all their site to site traffic?
Ignoring the possible Trump 6d chess tactics of using Huawei scare tactics for his Art of the Steal, wouldn't it make more sense to let someone else foot the bill and effort to produce super fast and cheap kit, whilst you spend the money and time saved on producing actual secure comms protocols?
Rarely have I ever seen a decent April's Fools when associated with a business. Ones that come to mind is Google's Pokemon map and Band-Maid's Band-Maiko.
These don't harm the brand and raise awareness. With Band-Maiko they actually produced and sold a couple of amazing singles and videos around it.
uBlock Origin makes it easy for me to block ads unless I allow it. For example I allow ads from YouTube and Twitch to support content creators. Make it hard for me and I'll Pi-hole everything. Sure I could add a whitelist to Pi-hole, but if you are going to make me jump hoops why should I.
Errm do people realise that this will affect any streaming service as soon as it hits a certain "size".
The only streaming EU will have is back to the old media giants who will vet and produce their own content at a cost. Also it won't affect Google as a business, they will just sell their own gated service to EU, maybe called YouTube Red where EUizens can consume produced content just as they would from Amazon, Netflix, Sky, and all the other media giants.
The real question is what will happen to all the independent content creators? This isn't about jumping platform as they will either need to sign up to a big company and be produced or lose the EU market.
Got my Redmi Note 5 Pro in a Xiaomi shop in Taiwan. Service was exceptional. When pre-sales found out I was going back to Blighty they warned me that it might not work with certain carriers. A quick google later I was happy on that front. Post-sales, they sat me down, applied the screen protector for me, asked me to check the screen, the camera and the overall state of the phone. Then stressed for me to not remove this sticker on the back of the phone until I was happy as I could return it with no questions asked as long as the sticker was on it.
Been using it as my daily driver for over 1/2 a year and really happy with it. As others have pointed out power saving is really aggressive, but once I realised that I'm more than happy with it as I can control what runs and when.
The store is a bit of an Ikea as I went in there with my friend to get a CCTV for her and I left with a phone, Bip watch, chest bag and backpack... Quality of these goods is amazing, especially considering how cheap it is. I have a Razor and Showerpass backpack and the quality of the Xiaomi is on par with them but at the fraction of the price!
After Swiss cheesing encryption for legit users, the bad ppl will just create their own messaging apps which are secure. The threat of jail time isn't going to be much of a deterrent to these types of people, especially those willing to commit mass murder...
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