18 posts • joined 23 Oct 2018
Tom I agree with you fully and have an upvote. However, I remember three years ago I was in a rush and needed to quickly find an out-of-hours pharmacy on Street View. When I visited the website I was blocked by a notification that I couldn't continue without agreeing to a new policy. I quickly clicked the agree button and thankfully I no longer have that burning sensation. It turns out though that I did agree to tracking and to start every conversation with the phrase "Pixel: the best Android phone you can buy". It transpires the Irish DPA (Unit 4, Google Way, Dublin) consider that 'informed consent' under GDPR.
When I'm reading the comments on an article I sometimes see: "This post has been deleted by its author". We all see the world through our own eyes, so to me that reads as: I said something stupid or bigoted, probably had a backlash of downvotes, consulted with my PR people and my rabbi, sat sipping Bovril looking out of the rainy window for a while, then clicked "withdraw". I discovered the other day that when I wrote a comment and submitted it without checking it properly then immediately withdrew it to do some more research, it appeared as "This post has been deleted by its author", despite it never having been visible to others.
I know this isn't a big thing but it changes my reading of the comments, it adds a darker tone - maybe just to me.
My feature request is to not display the deletion message if the comment never made it through the ten minute window. If the comment was never displayed to other people, why should they see that one has been deleted?
Andy Chamberlain, deputy director of policy at the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), whined: "The government's insistence that our members pay their fair share of tax is really confusing. The lack of guidance about whether the moral imperative to pay for schools and hospitals applies to IT consultants makes an accurate determination difficult. Public sector consultants got so confused that they were forced to take private sector positions with lower taxes. I mean less confusion. We urge the government to delay these reforms until all this pesky confusion has gone away."
Went to the last three Blue Dots and thoroughly enjoyed it all three times. Some of the science lectures are still a bit tailored to the general public, considering it's a science festival but there are 'deep-dives' as well. They can't afford the best bands to play but the stages are well curated anyway, I always find a few excellent bands that are new to me. Just being close to that telescope is an experience in itself.
I know this is an amusing look at mistakes people have made, not an advice column. That said I want to mention that in my time in IT I have seen four people sacked because they made mistakes and lied about it, or tried to cover their tracks. I've never seen anyone sacked who made a mistake and immediately came clean. Maybe I've been lucky not to work anywhere with a culture of blame but I don't think so. So my advice is immediately come clean, unless you are the only person capable of understanding your mistake. In that case go nuts, blame fluctuations in the Earth's magnetic field.
Much appreciated. I seem to end up using multiple browsers on multiple devices (VMs, work phone, personal phone, work desktop, home desktop, laptop, tablet) these days, so bookmarking can be a pain. I'm far too tin-foil hat to use an online bookmarking service. Thanks a lot for the redirect.
Not really a bug report just a request for the people with bad memories like myself. Can you redirect
As someone who hosts websites mainly on Windows, I can't get my head around case-sensitive URLs.
Personally if I issued a release for UAT and it had a 28% failure rate I would expect two things: 1, Massive personal embarrassment 2, The users ending the UAT early due to it "not working". To me that smacks of the devs not doing their own testing and just chucking it over the fence, either due to too much pressure from IBM or laziness.
Is that one crime "concealing and failing to report"? If so the second part seems redundant. Or is it two separate crimes? If "failing to report" someone else's crime is a crime then I need to urgently speak to the police about several thousand things. Including that car I saw speeding this morning.
Same here. Four year old Technicolor router. They released one firmware update six months after the router was shipped, since then nothing. When I log in to the admin interface on the router there is a helpful "Update Firmware" button. I click it and it asks me to browse to the firmware update file on my PC. Is it beyond the wit of domestic router manufacturers to provide a firmware update facility over https? I suppose if they aren't planning on producing any updates what would be the point.
Timbo - There is a theory that dark energy will eventually overcome gravity completely. So after the stars start receding from each other, the atoms of Voyager 1 and 2 will also do the same. Personally I find that sad, so I'm rooting for a gravity come-back, then a big crunch as everything collapses back ready for the next big bang. I am a romantic though.
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