Re: Windows NT 4 SP2
Until you actually reach an age where you cannot remember CP/M.
107 posts • joined 2 Jul 2020
I warn my clients against allowing 118nnn call-though charges - and we therefore block the entire range. That means that everyone pays the same for DQ.
With respect to your attempt at humour, I'm always happy to split the bill equally (rather than going dutch), even though I don't drink alcohol or have a third course. Being vegetarian also means I cost a lot less than most meat/fish eaters too.
I'll give you a thumbs up because you reminded my of the "Who Dares Wins" sketch about splitting the bill. It's here @ 41:40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6S9MLkAHLw - and that was funny.
This was a popular scam by some employees - divert their landline DDI to a family/friend number in a high cost overseas location. On a BT Monarch based PBX *21* had to be entered on the handset itself - so one diverted number per weekend.
On some Mitel SX2000s you could call your voicemail from outside and change the forwarding on the fly. So calls to all your family and friends overseas.
There were really only a couple of countries that showed up on the call logger and this was almost expected behaviour by some groups of employees, I'm sorry to say.
Not such a problem now, as every site I manage now has UK premium rate/DQ blocked and overseas calls with a certain > per minute charge blocked too.
Ah, but you don't deal with the Home Office every 10 years - your data is used constantly and every time you travel into and out of the UK etc.
The data at the passport office is also increasingly used to help confirm you identity, for example by providing your photo image to other "agencies", such a for renewing photo driving licences.
"Seriously, that is a problem?"
Actually it is, on my wife's very expensive Volvo.
You cannot move the drivers seat without starting the power (central knob) and you cannot do that without depressing the brake pedal at the same time.
It requires a certain flexibility an overweight like me struggles with.
I have one of those "hidden" keys. Trouble is when I needed to use it the car was still loaded with my wife's profile. I had to adjust the seat back 300mm just to get in.
The next time she used the car, her profile now had all the changes I had made; you know seat distance, mirrors, Jazz FM rather than Heart, dashboard in metric rather than imperial.
Bloody nightmare, as the car doesn't create profile backups to my iCloud account!
MS 2FA issues I have experienced are:
1-they do not seem to allow SMS to landline numbers - which works well in the UK for other 2FA
2-prohibit the use of certain ranges of "VoIP" numbers e.g. 020 3 - but do allow a ported to VoIP, 020 7 number
3-emailing to addresses that have a single character before the @ sign
Got caught out with each of these limitations during the last twelve months.
The quality of these installations is going to be a major problem moving forwards.
I've had FTTP installed in Hampshire by a new kid on the block and their installation engineers made 5 visits to get the link between the pole and distribution box inside the property to work. Bend radius mistakes, poor quality connectors, poor plastic housings on the outside, etc.
None of this is going to last 15 years, unlike our existing copper circuit which we have had no issues with for over 35 years.
"for most users having something at the 50Mb to 70Mb that FTTC delivers is surely enough"
That's download. For many upload is the issue with FTTC/ADSL/VDSL.
I've just had 1Gbps FTTP installed recently and so far so fast (£25.00 per month). Upload and download measured at around 950Mbps is really useful for all those Nest cams (all 9 of them) in HD.
I have and I have won. Even a mad women can get the Prime Minister into trouble for a few quid.
Charging Amex £12.00 per spam email - the same charge for an electronic late payment notification - is worth it. When thousands of their customers do it they will simply not be able to defend the claims and will pay up.
Make no mistake, financial services companies always pay to save their own internal legal costs - and it' cheaper than a referral to their regulatory authority too.
In my opinion Amex isn't going to suffer reputational damage. After all it took the incident on the chin and hasn't contested the fine. It may even have identified the customers and made a token credit to their account.
It's the ICO that once again leaves all of us wanting. It continues to disappoint. Disband it, encourage individuals to take out civil action each time and then see what happens to UK originated spam,
The selling point of the CD is not only the quality but the fact you have a perpetual licence to play the music where and when you like.
Charity shops are full of 1980-2000's CDs at around 20p per album. For something that doesn't degrade, that's where to spend.
I picked up another 30 albums last Saturday..
They are starting to dig outside next week to provide FTTP 900/900 this summer for £25.00 a month.
This groundwork comes exactly 33 years since Virgin (then Videotron) laid cable TV and connected to us. But we can't connect to Virgin due to an unpaid invoice from 1989 - which neither I nor they have any actual record of. We just have a marker on our address to not provide service.
That's why I am still on FTTC 40/10, with Plusnet.
"A spokesperson for Information Commissioner's Office told us: "As a public body the ICO has to consider its responsibilities during the pre-election period. Our regulatory work continues as usual but we will not be commenting publicly on every issue raised during the Parliament Election""
During the pre-election period?
Of course, political parties culd literally break the law for the Purdah period and the ICO will sit back and say nothing.
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