With the current trend where being "promoted" only means you get more responsibility and the salary does not change much, I prefer to not be "promoted". In the past I used to earn more than the guy above me...
What ads are you talking about? adblock+clicktoflash work wonders. Havent seen ads for *ages* in youtube. Cant stand seeing youtube in the iPad for the same very reason I do not have there adblock. And when I do open some video that shows some ad in some other page, I close the browser right way. This is not a frigging TV with a semi-captive audience, if you want to serve an ad to me, you have got to be more creative, dont rob me a full 1-2 minutes, and be less intrusive.
Often the kids now better your password then you, even when you think they dont know...Last time I was at a friends house, it was their 4 years old that unlocked the iPad for me.
Why did it take you so long?
I always carried my wallet in my front pockets, even when studying. My father usually carries only a small wallet with his train ticket for the month in his coat, and the proper wallet hidden out of sight. As a true anecdotal story, once a thief sat besides him pretending to read a newspaper (known mode of work), and left after a short while. My father left without noticing anything. Next day he tried to board the train, there was no photo in the train ticket. The thief took the wallet, got mad it was a decoy, took out the photo as a "lesson", and put it in place without my father noticing anything.
Why so much trouble? you just take the memory card out and connect it to a computer...
I bought my iphone 5S upfront from a friend that came from the US and paid 480 euros for it. One that does a little math, sees it quickly becomes 1200 euros when bought with an operator plan... And to me in Portugal a package similar to yours with 1GB of data cap would cost me 30 euros/month. I am paying around 5 euros per month for 40 minutes of free voice for the same operator, and like 16 cents/minute for other operators. Anyway, most of the time I use voip or skype at work or at home.
Here mobile calls have already a lot of competition and some obscure operators more oriented to foreign people (go figure) give you extremely good rates like 7 euros/month call anyone you want, or just pay a load every 3 months. I estimate I am spending 5 euros/months for the mobile bill. The bill you can find with the official operators is around 15 euros/month, and if cheaper they rip you off in the cost of the calls. Mobile Internet is an huge rip off, and the magic number is (again) 15 euros for the bare minimum service 1GB per month (ridiculous). They also sell 4G services for around 50 euros month, where they used to advertise unlimited data, and in very small letters * this is subject to a responsible user policy*. It turns out their unlimited data, was just 15GB, which at 4G speeds latest you only to about half of the month. The regulator, whilst being a puppet, could not ignore more that situation, gave them a slap in the wrist, and now in the adverts they just dont display the caps of the service tier. I get by using wifi hotspots and our Internet at home, and dont even try to play that game.
Are you sure it ended? It has always been the business model of ryanair...
I am not advocating people do what they want. At the end of the day it is not your f network too, and it is up not to you to decide what people do or dont, but up to the board of the directors. What people do or dont, it is not a technical problem. We of the systems and network services, we are not the police; it is not my job to see what my users are doing, or if they are pirating movies. Just maybe in the corporate world, and even them, it is not as simple. We have a wireless network in place, and if other departments install wifi routers, we cant forbid them because it is not a technical problem. If people use a lot of resources, I cannot block their account because at the end of the day, we can provide the means and the data to recommend to block the account, but can only block it after authorisation from above. People that want to fix political problems with technical solutions besides wasting much more time, are putting their asses on the line.
How does that works out for security cameras at public pools?
Several questions: - why do children need to connect their *own* notebooks to the school AD? - why we still pretend technology solves political problems? - why give unrestrained access to Internet if the restrictions exist in the first place? - Do you think that with mobile Internet and iPhones technology will solve for long another POLITICAL problem of staff browsing whatever they please at work?
There arent technical solutions for political problems.
Truth is when I saw it in my iPhone the site was very weak. Now in my MacBook Pro is far more interesting.