* Posts by Quarak

7 posts • joined 18 Apr 2018

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here. Fujitsu tells 80,000 of its Japan employees: From now on, you work remotely

Quarak

Re: This is the start of the end of days

Indignitas will be more than a few folks retirement plan.

'Google cannot stop it, control it or curtail it...' Inside the murky world of fake addiction treatment center search spam

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I spent over a year trying to remove an old listing for a business that we had closed down and moved. The new owner at the property was getting pretty vexed that google was still directing people it 12 months later. Then at the new site google automatically generated an incorrect listing seemingly from a street view image of the outside of the premises and I had to spend yet more time trying to get control of that that duplicate listing so I could remove it.

Now that's what I call a sticky situation: Repairability fiends open up Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, find the remains of Shergar

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Re: * Although, in fairness, that comes with a replacement battery.

The batteries in recent Samsung phone are aggressively glued into place. They are not rigid units but foil packaged and quite flexible. By the time you have managed to get it out it's inevitable that you will have bent it enough to have damaged the electrodes and reduced battery life . Fragmented electrodes are the main caused by charge / discharge cycle expansions are the main cause of reduced battery life. Your bang on right at the end. You need to remove the battery to get the screen ribbon cable removed and you've likely trashed the battery doing that so whilst the phones in bits you might as well fit a new one or risk complaints about reduced battery life.

Cu in Hell: Thousands internetless after copper thieves pinch 500m of cable in Cambridgeshire

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Re: A simple (but costly) answer

The cost quoted is probably the replacement cost. The cables costs a lotore than the copper wire in it and it has to installed, usually by third party contractors at least in my area.

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace

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Re: It's not like they can triangulate the signals!

It's a very different situation. The Nazi's had to track a strong AM signal in a far less congested spectrum. The police have to track a very weak signal that is likely hopping between a range of frequencies many times a second in a band of spectrum cohabbited by WiFi and quite probably side bands from the many radars near Gatwick.

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Re: How about a high power laser burst ?

A superlative idea sir with just two minor flaws, one, we dont have any high power laser bursts and two, we dont have any high power laser bursts. Now I realise that technically speaking thats only one flaw, but I thought it was such a big one it was worth mentioning twice.

Huawei CEO sings 'Bye, bye, mister American Pai', trims US C-suite

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Re: "Think of the children" or something

All other security concerns not withstanding I think a lot of national governments are starting to have their ear bents by the military about the potential of their mobile phone networks as a massive ad hoc radar network. Several ideas for such an application are in the public domain and it's possible one may been involved in the shooting down of a F117 over Serbia nearly 20 years ago. The thought of another nation getting access to such a network must terrify them. Likely or not it's definitely well in the realm of possible.

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