Re: The problem with Facebook
the interface and interface design encourages a certain sort of behaviour..
58 posts • joined 7 Jan 2019
any ideas on Vypr VPN? I spent more than a year subscriptions worth on 1 month trials of a few (6?) different VPN's. surfshark, vypr and one other (IVPN was almost useable) were the only ones I found even slightly useable. express, nord and cybervpn were virtually unuseable.
my vypr connection seems to hang after a while, so I'm ending up not using my VPN much. I've found a VPN connection isn't suitable for general surfing, I only enable it when necessary. I suppose at some point in the 21st or 22nd century, these services might actually become regulated
saw a program, about building planes...one of the new Airbus? (have not currently googled the details)...France's software ran in one unit (inches or cm), Germany's software ran in the other. it went right thro to the end, meant miles of cabling around the aircraft was the wrong size/didn't fit. cost so much to rectify & rebuild, the commercial version of the aircraft had to be ditched (pun not intended).
oo. not bad...
wireless and lit up - could be good. do the lights majorly affect battery life? guessing they can be turned off. altho backlit like that can be very nice.
rechargeable using optional USB cable, or just battery? *hints for focus group*.
flat keys...any makers want to make regular switch/keytop type keyboards? I'm not into the 'chiclet' thing yet. there are at least 2 types of cherry keys I might be interested in, the regular light-resistance action (red, I think), and non-clicky tactile 9can;t remember which, possibly light grey).
I used to like Logitech (mice, at least), haven't since some of their recent (well, 5 years ago) products. their setpoint software is *horrible*. (want to reassign mouse buttons? they become "mouse button 1", "mouse button 2", "mouse button 3" 4 and 5. (as opposed to left click, right click, wheel). but, re this article, ok, good.
now if someone could produce a wireless mechanical keyboard (they don't seem to exist?) https://i.ytimg.com/vi/3FJPGpwyzOA/maxresdefault.jpg they might have a customer/market.
half related, but there's a popular online review site (either 'trust'pilot or sitejabber, can't remember which, both sites definitely have their integrated dodgyness - and I'm not talking about fake reviews). when you contact them, "if" you get a reply, the email subject says:
"your ticket has been solved/closed"
at the end of the message, it says "please reply if you have questions".
*why* do some people find the internet confusing? no idea...
it's only semi-related, but the amount of censorship on the BBC news Have Your Say comment section is starting to annoy me (the election brought it all out).
I have a feeling that the BBC doesn't want a comments section. that's why it makes the comment software as annoying to use as possible, and gives so many options for reporting comments.
I'm into reporting as many comments on there as possible. I often get quite a few hits. some of them on comments which seem perfectly fine to me. its a side-hobby. hopefully people will get put-off using the site because they get censored.
nice to know. I'm on a VX912, at least 10 yrs old. (I've replaced the cap on the power board). it's been giving occasional jip (fleeting horizontal pink lines across mostly the lower right hand part of the monitor when I have a USB hub connected). I'm thinking of a Dell U2419 when this eventually goes
lots of interesting informations there. thanks.
reminded me of a couple of eg's I had
used to be a technician for a company that supplied CD copiers. one of our customers was a barracks (fair play, not a lot wrong with them). the guy that met us in the copy room, said "don't tell these guys how to work these copiers (I mainly just replaced the bits that went wrong). they are corporals, you know. they're in charge of ships, they win wars, they don't need to be told anything".
also, different place. we had a new computer in the test room. case off. it had a bracket in it. the sales guy was showing a customer around. he gave the bracket a tap and said "look at that build quality, solid". I happened to know, that if he'd done anything more than give it a tap (ie, tried to move it), it would have come out of the machine.
yeah the specific thing I might be thinking about is "do you have to give the police your details in the street" or something. I've seen footage of people refusing to give information that I'm assuming the policemanwoman they were dealing with, were "hoping" the member of the public wouldn't be aware that they didn't have to provide. eg, "what's your name" "I don't have to give you my name", or something like that
does this mean that next time I submit something to Action Fraud, I'll get a reply or even an acknowledgement that my submitted data exists? w w w . a c t i o n f r a u d . p o l i c e . u k . don't answer. hangon. you didn't. (by the way, it would be really, really amazing, if action fraud also bought up .com and .co.uk domains. so that...you know....people over 60 (or something) don't get really strange websites when they type in a website url they don't know exists. just. you know. webbernet stuff)
"so far there is no indication of the purloined details being used for fraud", it's really weird, how when you tell an insurance company that or a bank, they immediately cancel whatever it is you had, and issue you with a new one. ie, "they have no idea". when do we get Libra? or when does Facebook go back to being number 3 ranked on alexa? like it hasn't been for a couple of months.
I told Jeremy Corbyn I want hoverboards. he said he could do that. he asked me what they were, I said there was a network of peters, which he could access through a competer. if he used something called goggle, he could find out what hoverboards were on a competer. he said he'd do that, and I'd have my hoverboard by 14th December.
the sneak peak of the new twitter seems to have all the text next to the icons gone. and no 'hover over' feature.
also google maps seems to collapse every menu option unless you click it's 'reveal' arrow. no idea why some (older? or other) people find the net confusing..
but I guess actually having information on-screen would make viewing on a smartphone difficult...
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