* Posts by Gra4662

19 posts • joined 21 May 2017

Apple, Google begin to spread pro-privacy, batt-friendly coronavirus contact-tracing API for phone apps


Batt friendly?

Bat friendly, didn't it originate in Bats :)

You can't have it both ways: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit


Re: Why bother?

It certainly didn't harm her Police career, where's AC12 when you need them?

British Army adopts WhatsApp for formal orders as coronavirus isolation kicks in


Sergeant Majors

Will Sergeant Majors only use capitals ?

Fed-up air safety bods ban A350 pilots from enjoying cockpit coffees



Given that Starbucks and Boeing both hail from Seattle you would have thought they could have worked up a solution, am sure that Starbucks could come up with a plane that doesn’t want to kill you

Remember that Sonos speaker you bought a few years back that works perfectly? It's about to be screwed for... reasons


Sonos equals convienience

I have two hi-fi systems in the house as well as a Sonos system, why? convenience... I can quickly say "Alexa play Solar Radio" and it just works, don't have to find my phone or touch anything. Everyone is right about sound quality, a cheap pair of hi-fi speakers will wipe the floor with the Sonos speakers, however the Sonos Beam doesn't do too bad a job with a pair of rear Sonos for surround.


Re: Why indeed...

Get a pair of used Magneplanar speakers, pricing is a lot keener than the Quads on the second hand market and they have better bass... in my opinion (and I have had both)

Controversies aren't Boeing away for aircraft maker amid claims of faulty oxygen systems and wobbling wings


Bring back the “am I going down” website

I remember the “Am I going down” website in the early 2000’s, you would put in where you we’re flying and the company and it told you the expected chances of dying.....

Now it just links to www.boeing.com. What a pickle (fork) Boeing are in

The eagle has handed.... scientists a serious text message bill after flying through Iran, Pakistan


I blame Buzby

I blame Buzby for encouraging birds to use their phones more.....

Shit, have just seen when those ads were around, that makes me well old

Enjoying that 25Mbps internet speed, America? Oh, it's just 6Mbps? And you're unhappy? Can't imagine why


Better infrastructure

Perhaps if American telcos used Huawei they could put in faster kit and offer a faster service.

How does anyone watch Netflix over there?

Boffins ready to go live with system that will track creatures great and small from space



I am sure there is some animal rights group planning to issue a law suit on behalf of a guppy because it’s rights were breached. Monkey photo case all over again

Turn me up some: Smart speaker outfit Sonos blasted in complaint to UK privacy watchdog


Sonos slurp

I am really concerned that a bad actor (not Adam Sandler) could get hold of a list of what songs I have listened to and that I have a kitchen and bedroom. Useful info

5.1 update sends Apple's Watch 4 bling spinning into an Infinite Loop of reboot cycles



At least I never have to move the hands forward or back twice a year.

All a Rolex watch will do is tell the time, but its a piece of jewelry, but will cost a hundred times more than a cheap watch.

Half the world warned 'Chinese space station will fall on you'



Have the Chinese got a WEEE certificate? If not they can be fined up to £5000

They must have one already as they dump most of their tat on the West

NAO probing Capita's sickly £700m GP support gig


The problem is....

The big problem isn’t anyone taking backhanders it’s the crap procurement rules that we in the public service have to abide by.

‘Oh they gave you a crap service on a previous contract?’ Sorry you can’t take that into account when scoring the tender.... no prior knowledge allowed.

European court: Let's not kid ourselves, Uber. You're a transport firm, not a 'digital service'


Taxi firms

So why don't normal Taxi firms have to pay minimum wage etc as per the Uber ruling?

Normal taxi firms are just crap, ordered a taxi 24 hours in advance and it still turned up an hour late because they were so busy. At least with Uber I would know when the ride is turning up!

Abolish the Telly Tax? Fat chance, say MPs at non-binding debate


BBC rocks

I watch Netflix and Amazon prime and for terrestrial TV BBC One, Two and Channel Four. Look at programs like Blue Planet 2, this would never had been made If it wasn’t for the BBC. I understand that not everyone wants to watch cuttlefish hypnotising crabs but some people do, it’s educational.

Probably a poor reflection on my childhood and pots of 2P’s at Butlins that the only program I ever watch on ITV is Tipping Point......

NHS could have 'fended off' WannaCry by taking 'simple steps' – report


Re: Easy to mitigate

"Patch your o/s monthly".... oh the system supplier wont allow you to citing that their system is a medical device, not a computer system

Misco UK chops majority of workforce, pulls down shutters


Where to buy refurbished Thinkpads?

Morgan Computers :)

Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped


What did vinyl ever do for us...

Having got rid of all my vinyl a couple of years ago and now regretting it, the one thing that you did tend to do with vinyl was listen to every track on an album... was too lazy to get up and skip a track.


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