411 posts • joined 10 Jan 2008
Re: That will be an improvement
Usually caused by another piece of software incorrectly editing the default file associations, so Windows reverts them to out-the-box defaults.
My, that's a big brush with which to tar an entire country.
So is this decision less about blocking Broadcom or more about setting up a nice opportunity for Intel to swoop in?
Not just that - the "switch out of" bit suggests that the default for a newly unboxed PC will be S mode. Let's see how that goes down.
After all, who doesn't love the taste of soap.
I'm sure someone can enlighten me - where do fines such as these actually end up?
Love that when I looked at this there were "69" comments.
"The loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA member from our mission to stand and defend the individual freedoms that have always made America the greatest nation in the world."
That's exactly the kind of quote I'd expect out of <insert name of favourite terrorist organisation>
Re: "Microsoft's eSIM-Based Always Connected PCs May Unlock Untapped Segment Growth"
Translation : "Microsoft's eSIM-Based constantly spying PCs May Unlock Untapped data slurping"
Should have gone full hog and thrown a "just install Linux" line in there too.
If true, then MS do indeed need a slap.
But I do sometimes wonder why people feel "forced" to work to strange demands and only raise it months later via a lawyer.
"no more than 18 months after which you're on your own. I'm sort of surprised that no trading standards authority has gone after them over this". A lot of manufacturers won't even do that long. Not sure quite what Trading Standards could do unless Sammy stated that they would provide software updates for X number of months. A device doesn't suddenly become unusable just because updated software isn't available for it.
They fell foul of Australian Consumer Law too. Long story short, if they sell a device with a 2 year plan then the device should last 2 years minimum.
Now with handset prices >$1500 starting to appear it won't be long until 3 year contracts are the norm, then it'll be required for a device to actually last that long.
How many times do owners of phones with user-replaceable batteries actually do so?
Whilst registering a real name is the default, I'm fairly sure my PayID sign-up offered a choice of names to be associated with. I regret not going with something creative like Heron Fluffytits.
Re: Need more info..
I've got $10 that says the images arrived on that device by a method other than Verizon's cloud.
"Fuller said Verizon hasn't explained how the highly private images escaped onto the other guy's phone, but he speculated that something went wrong with Verizon Cloud, the US mobile gisnt's online storage service for photos and files."
Well he would say that wouldn't he? He's gonna be raking in lawyer fees and hoping Verizon pay Smith off just to make the case go away and Fuller can pocket a sizeable percentage of that settlement.
Everyone else though, I suspect we've got a more believable idea of how those photos ended up there.
"went off to get an LA Fitness staffer for help"
Begs the question "what exactly did he think an LA Fitness staffer was going to do?"
I must have missed that bit, thanks
Go on then, how were the crims able to do this? Are there any online crypto exchanges/wallets that only require a mobile phone number to get in? Surely a username/password was also required? How did the criminals get those? I wonder if he's not telling the whole story and is simply trying to put the blame for his own poor security practices onto someone else.
They're probably having internal torques about who will get fired
How on Earth did lawyers manage to spin that one out for 13 years? That's some leet skillz.
"I will not be giving Google my cell phone number".
you might not have given them permission to do anything with it yet, but they've got it.
Re: Of course they don't use it
I was looking at Authy the other day. The idea of being able restore/migrate 2FA generation between devices (rather than having to set each one up again) appealed.
But it's another "free" app so it's not clear how/when they intend to monetise their customer base. And I'm not sure I'm comfortable handing over my multitude of 2FA code generators to them for "free". At least I know what I'm getting into with giving my mobile number to Google.
Re: What range of options do Google offer for 2FA?
They offer other options as a preference to SMS - hardware token, voice call, authenticator app, smartphone prompt and there's also 10 backup codes that can be regenerated any time.
Those wary of potential SMS hijacking should be well covered with the other options.
"a three-stage process that starts with a scoping visit, after which external works are carried out, and ending with an internal build visit to complete the connection"
I guess they've done the maths and found that multiple return visits by multiple subbies across extended time periods to the same address (and associated admin and customer services' time) to remediate basic issues is cheaper for them.
Re: when in tandem...
I was very pleased with the Vigour 130 I tried, the only issue being a ~10% sync speed drop compared to Broadcom-equipped modems on the same (VDSL) line. YMMV of course.
Linksys, Asus, TP-Link, Netgear, Synology all affected.
Good to see this getting some coverage now (issue started early December).
Would be good to get at least an acknowledgement of the issue from Google.
Wait... he's still there?
"Big Blue’s remaining employees..."
He'd probably best hope this doesn't come before a judge who identifies themselves as any particular minority
"the only sacrifice at this point of development is that the nanothermite" and a warranty
Re: But how do they spread fires?
as per the article, carrying and dropping burning sticks would do it
Any number of ways from physical access to a terminal, back office server, head office PC, plugging their own lappy into a live LAN socket in store (or weakly password-protected in-store Wi-Fi), infected website payload downloaded on the back office PC by staff at lunchtime etc
Mix together electronic payment processing and (often, but not necessarily in this case) elderly POS terminals running embedded/outdated/ne'er patched OSes and it's not long until something stinky cooks up.
Now that you're done disrupting, can we get on with some homogenisation please.
" the automaker is offering 12 months of free credit monitoring to its customers"
I'm starting to wonder if a lot of the recent system intrusions are the work of identity theft protection companies, making a coin by charging companies to "protect" their exposed customers.
Re: 25 Mbps
So ADSL speeds then? For the taxpayer's sake I hope we don't end up with a network where the consumer expectation is that it's slower than the "old" way of doing it.
"TPG's undertaking also includes a commitment not to advertise speeds it can't achieve."
How very good of them.
Re: This was proven years ago
This is Australia - always a bit behind.
"AI and learning-based assistant features for Office 365"
"It looks like you're trying to write a letter" for a new generation
Maybe the intention is to power them the old fashioned way
As I understand it, sterling isn't supported by gold anymore (Brown sold it all) so the currency is propped up by government bonds. Which are essentially worth nothing more than the computer that tracks them.
And equally, no one's seen the gold in Fort Knox for years either.
Crypto currency ain't that far removed from traditional currency in terms of what underpins them.
Given the numbers they're talking about, it may well just be those customers who've logged complaints that have been correctly categorised.
Seems even pirate-enablers favour a subscription model these days.
Re: Let me finish that paragraph.
"Those who have transferred over from the public sector, won't get offered redundancy."
Too much HR/legal/union stress to get rid of them if they've come over on the kind of contracts i've seen public guys transferred/outsourced to their existing roles under a private entity. Sadly, that leaves the most useless as the ones left to run the place.
Steria must really want out.
"The protesters left the store on the promise of a meeting with Apple management in France within 15 days"
Well then, Apple management have got 15 days to learn "Je ne parle pas francais"
Re: They had to buy the copper
"It was about availability to those that had none or very poor broadband."
For better or worse, nbn(tm) decided that availability to those that were easy to connect was a better way to spend the pile of money they found themselves with.
"when the dot-matrix printers are connected to their Windows 10 PCs via USB"
"Broadcast just leave my pj's on the landing, I'm trollied"