I have, but atm only using it to keep a backup. There's a lot of more urgent stuff to teach her.
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I have a friend who frequently complains that the computer I gave her is slow. I point out that it's fast enough play HD videos. Therefore if her web mail (OK, let's name the guilty party, Yahoo) can't keep up with her typing it's them who are to blame.
But being right doesn't sort the problem, and the newer lappie that I'm about to give her will only be somewhat faster at running the manky web mail.
The stock market was created to fund expensive startups. (Originally vessels to sail east for tea and spice, or for the foul triangular trade.) Why do they still have power after that phase? Because they are rich enough that the law of, "Because I say so" applies.
As much as I wouldn't take it literally, there's a reason why Cory's website icon is a guillotine.
That turned out to be a reverse takeover. Boeing bought up the remains of McDonnell-Douglas, but then they put the MDD execs in charge. Who thought that was a good idea?
And yes, I remember when satyrists would sing, "I believe that pigs and even DC-10s can fly."
Either way bloody well keep it to yourself once you know you have it. First thing we should all have learned but haven't.
Second thing is, we should be drafting public health regs concerning ventilation of public and work spaces. Using CO2 levels as a proxy measure.
Both of those will reduce the misery and time lost to colds, flu and any future surprises as well.
We really need to push them to make kit that is durable, repairable and practical to upgrade. The result will be much more expensive, if only because the producers will get paid less often. But those of us currently buying cheaper not cutting edge tat can spend the same on older and still perfectly good devices second hand instead. (My current phone is a 3 year old from Backmarket, practice what I preach.)
The whole planned obsolescence, linear consumption model must go. As you said getting the manufacturers in line will be a non-trivial problem.
My area's red recycling bins are marked that they accept household electronics, but then add, "no screens or batteries.'" How useful is that?
More generally, the recycling rules vary from place to place and the general population are expected to know and understand them. (Think which type of plastics are taken where.) The companies should be accepting any sort of recyclable waste and doing the sorting there. If they can't handle some type themselves pass it on to another firm that can.
Then it's important to encourage use of recycled materials. It there is no market for the product then it doesn't matter how much we send to be recycled.
If training could help then it would have done by now.
"Are you sure" doesn't achieve anything, not one of us can say that we don't click the OK button out of muscle memory. Even if you didn't click automatically, you are sure right up until the Ohno second when it becomes clear that you shouldn't have been.
It needs to be a UI issue. No mail client to accept more than one address in 'To' and the CC field to be at least two clicks further away than BCC.
Has the ICO just aquired a new boss or something? One who knows where their gonads are?
To me there is no excuse for any more than a session cookie if you are logged in.
Then let's remember that GDPR is about tracking, not just cookies. How do we detect and punish the passive tracking?
"I don't care."
I put up with their ads for a long time despite their attempts at tracking. (I have several methods of screwing that up all active at once.) I installed a specifically YT ad blocker when they got too greedy and were interrupting videos every 3-5 minutes.
Now they can Go Find A Warmer Place.
Come to that if your first flights are perfect your ship is over engineered and over weight. And you don't know where you can sensibly save weight.
Your guys asked, "when everything is required to be free, how are app stores to monetise?" Surely they can't all be ignorant of F-Droid? For those who haven't seen it, it's a repository of "free as in freedom" android apps.
After more than 30 years favouring libre apps on my desktop, I'm not about to tolerate anything less on my phone. (I'm still looking into getting a de-googled android on the model I have.)
Not the regulators' fault entirely. That's all malicious compliance on the part of the creeps running those sites.
A bit more appetite for enforcing the regs (otherwise why have them?) would go a long way. Any site that requires more clicks to refuse than accept, or don't have a refuse option, are still breaking the law. A few eye-watering fines would focus minds nicely.