I've never bought an Apple product (and never will), but for pretty much anything else I might want that has a future release date I can pre-order it and get it on day of release. Do Apple not do this?
My dad has the non-wifi version, and having just got my own place I'm planning on ordering the wifi version soon.
Not really sure how it compares to the Nest model, but it isn't cloud based so the NSA won't know how warm your house is. There are various related projects on github for alternate interfaces to it as well.
In the UK when you forward a call the caller pays the normal rate to call you and you pay for the call they are forwarded to. In other words if you forward to a premium rate number you are the one paying for it. You can't change the billing rate of a call part way through, that would be so easily abused. Of course American phone systems do billing in very odd ways (like paying to receive calls) so who knows over there.
Do we have to do this every year, twice a year? It's not a bit deal at all, why do people get so excited about it? Just relax, your computer will update it's clock all on it's own.
Who needs a camera on a tablet? Ok maybe for video chat if you're into that, in which case vga is probably just fine. Problem with putting a better cqamera on them is people use them inappropriately. Last time I went skiing I had to keep avoiding Chinese people trying to ski whilst holding up a full sized iPad, complete with large case hanging off it, to take pictures of their kids.
Agreed, I quite like the look of this. It's like a decent size tablet, with keyboard and built in hard screen protector (the keyboard). I never fancied a netbook (too small and under-powered for windows) and haven't missed my proper laptop much since it broke, yet I often wish I had a keyboard on my nexus 7, and maybe a bit bigger screen. Yes I know larger tablets and separate keyboards are available, but suddenly just by putting these things together in this nice package Lenovo has made something I really want. If it's true that it's going to be budget priced then it's time shut-up and take my money, as Fry would say.
I've spent a little time in Ethiopia and I don't believe it either. I didn't go there to watch TV and don't claim to be an expert on the country, but it just seems highly unlikely. Sure, they have TV channels in Ethiopia, but the level of TV ownership now is nothing like in the west, let alone sometime around the 70's when these tapes might have been bought. I've seen no obvious references to science fiction in the popular culture. English isn't widely spoken outside tourist areas (and in medicine), it's becoming more used of course due to increased influence from the west (but again, that's today, not 30-40 years ago). Ethiopia has was never part of the British Empire, there was a brief relationship during/after World War 2, but no major historic links. Overall the idea of them buying British sci-fi to dub into Amharic in the 70s for a handful of people to watch seems implausible.
Do we really want everything that we buy to be a matter of record to be recorded and saved for indefinite period of time by banks and credit card companies? Amsterdam especially has services and goods on sale which might not look too good on a credit card bill. Even if all you bought was perfectly legal, who knows what conclusions current and future databases or officials will make? Will I receive an "enhanced" security check if I buy box cutters on the way to the airport?
While such shops are rare now, they might become more popular unless people are aware of the loss of privacy, and potential for abuse by unscrupulous people with access to the data. At least currently I have the choice of paying cash. I don't want that choice to be taken away, replaced by an ever-wider reach of the surveillance state."
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Also known as some people with a bit of technical knowledge and a grasp of basic social engineering. Gotta love it when they make something sound like rocket science so folks won't realize what little is really involved.
The access might have been fairly straight forward, but we don't know what they did with it. What do you do once you are in? Just because you're on the banks network doesn't mean it's easy to steal money. I'm thinking back to the last time I was in a machine room on my own at a bank and wondering what I could have done if I'd wanted to, not really sure. Maybe you can find a convenient gui with buttons like "add money to an account (untraceable)" but failing that you're going to need a reasonable amount of IT/banking knowledge. If you're wanting to mod a CICS transaction written in COBOL to siphon off money without leaving any trace then you'll need more skills than the average crook. On the other hand they got caught, so maybe it was all over their heads...
That's probably illegal in the UK.
I assume to posses the original legally they'll have to have it deactivated too. Although that depends on if it's actually classed as a firearm in the first place, while it obviously should be I don't know if the law actually sees a 3d printed bit of plastic as a firearm just because it could fire a bullet (after all lots of things could do).
He's running AdBlock because he's annoyed that the ads he's been seeing aren't relevant enough.
That seems to be the point they're missing (deliberately I'm sure). I don't want to see ads, but I especially don't want to see relevant ads. I remember during the various stages of banning advertising of smoking in the UK they used to talk about not promoting smoking just brand awareness to get existing smokers to switch to them. This was of course rubbish, and the same is true for most advertising. They aren't trying to get you to buy a product you are already planning to, just from them instead of someone else, they are trying to get you to buy something you don't want or didn't realise you wanted (but were perfectly happy without). If I actually wanted something I would search for it myself, I'm not going to wait till an ad on my favourite website suggests it. So more relevant ads means finding a weakness in you they can exploit to sell you some crap you don't really want.
Every year when you fill the in electoral roll return there is a tick box for every person listed to choose to opt out of the version of the register that is sold. Despite what it says in the linked article it is very clear and the purpose is explained. While it does seem a bit crap that they might want to sell this in the first place it is very easy to opt out if you actually read the form. Any time you put your name to something and don't bother to read it and only get spam in return you should consider you got off lightly. I have to assume those who don't tick it don't mind spam and if that contributes a few pounds to the local council then great, they need all the extra income they can get (perhaps if they were allowed to charge more for the list they could afford to bring back weekly bin collections!).
Perhaps moving them all aft would have been sufficient to keep the boat balanced too !?
I would assume opening the file in your favourite zip tool and checking there is only one classes.dex file should be sufficient.