Re: Is this really IT news worthy?
IT? Yes, because the dial that they altered would have changed a setting on some form of micro-processor. They're certainly not mechanical anymore ..
News? Maybe not.
13 posts • joined 1 Aug 2017
Windows isn't the only file system that couldn't handle long file names, both Linux and macOS have limits - although longer than Windows. That's why you have to chose to turn the feature on, as you might start saving files that other people can't open on other platforms (including Windows 7).
If you really want to take advantage of it, just set it via GP.
This is why you can't use ePassport Gates in the US unless you've previously been through immigration control at least once, using the same passport.
They verify the data the first time (although verify basically means checking you match the passport and it looks legit) and then the eGates will accept you on the next visit.
Everyone is getting hung up on the cryptocurrency bit, it's probably almost a certain that Kodak only bothered with that bit to generate some headlines. They could accept $ on the KodakOne site, but none of the press would have paid any attention.
The significant part is using blockchain, which was originally intended for all sorts of digital transactions but has only really been used for "bitcoin" transactions so far. The whole point is every new block in the chain is so secure, its link to the previous block (the last step in the transaction) is almost 100% guaranteed.
I have stolen this quote, but this sums it up (from the Harvard Business Review) "an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way". This is quite an exciting development in digital rights management, and if it ensures the photographer gets paid for there work then I can't see why it wouldn't take off.
True Telecom went into Administration on the 3rd of November, so I guess it doesn't really matter anymore.
Although, if you do a quick Google for True Telecom, I still get an article from ISPReview ("Ofcom UK Accuses Broadband ISP True Telecom of Slamming.." and "True Telecom in Dartford fined £85,000 for making nuisance calls over.." published on Kent Online so I'm not entirely sure the takedown requests were either actioned, or made any difference given the other numerous bad reviews available.
This raises an interesting point, surely if there has been an issue which meant you had to contact customer services in the first place, that's a problem whether they were good to deal with or not?
By comparison, I never once had to contact Sky during my 4 or so years with them, and I've not (yet) had to contact PlusNet in the 2 years since I switched. The fact I've not had to have any contact with them because nothing has gone wrong should trump good customer service?
There may not be a correct answer to this, by the way, it was just an alternate way of looking at it.
Trouble is, A&A charge quite a bit more than your average ISP - so even though you're only paying £10 for your copper pair, the total bill is still £45 a month on the cheapest tariff (Home 1).
I pay £15 less for unlimited downloads and it even includes a phone service, whether I want one or not.
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