"(It’s a contrast to Android, since Google wants better advertising, which necessitates weaker privacy – and some people are happy to make this trade)."
Each and every Android app before installing (or if they change permission requirements) tells me what they required - I choose if I want to continue.
Here's the list of what they are asking me to allow: http://techpp.com/2010/07/30/android-apps-permissions-secure-private-data/
Love the Oasis mix - thanks for sharing it Russell
LOL - the "I'm Alright Jack" video is spot on
The first half really was just awful.
Depends upon who you were barracking for I s'pose :-)
I understand the way to put anyone off kicking straight is for everyone to lean to one side (everyone!). No matter how obvious it is and how the kicker tries to compensate it can be v difficult to get it through the posts.
But that's everyone to lean ... if nothing else just trying to arrange it would be a hoot.
Oh, and if you're playing pool/snooker then to guarantee your opponent misses that vital shot simply stand behind the pot they're going for and ever so slightly waggle your cue from hand to hand ...
Scotland NOT shouting and whistling and booing when the kick takes place - TOP WORK SCOTLAND
But I'm old skool when the game was above ONLY about winning. If it's ONLY about winning then why not allow handguns?
Have to say I recall Russell's HD and not the other ... and I was sitting 3 feet from your Hadyn :-)
Oh, and the ARC in Wellington has got to be the finest way to watch rugby ithout being there - just spot on!
Ok - this from "the bloke from the pub that I know" (with no Ferrari references at all, amateur!)
So heres a story. I got DSL from Telecom 3 years ago.
The techy measured the line speed and said I could get 2 Mb download. I never did of course. The best I ever got was I Mb And every month after that, it just got worse. After 3 years, I was luck to get 500Kb (measured by my Line speed monitor software)
The issue is backhaul from the Stratmore exchange to Wellington. As Telecom connected more DSL customers, the backhaul got more congested and the performance got worse.
It never improved, so I assume they still havent upgraded it.
Anyway, I cant tell now as I voted with my feet and went to Telstra.
So what will happen in the new cabinets that Telecom have installed fibre to?
The speed to the exchange will be great, but what will Telecom do if everyone takes the service from Orcon and then the back haul from the exchange starts getting choked?
I dont think they will rush to upgrade the backhaul and Orcon customers will be getting pissed, which is what Telecom will want anyway.
Well, enough from me.
There a guy I know (classic start) that has issues with the rolling out of the cabinets as it doesn't answer the issue of the "last mile" which he says is the key - if the data comes shooting along to a cabinet and then gets out the Ferrari and walks the last mile to your house and you computer it's not the complete answer.
He, btw, doesn't expect the likes of Telecom to be the complete answer and maybe the "last mile" is something communities sort out for themselves (as a few are around the Wellington area)
I'll flick him the post and maybe he can be far more enlightening than I have been ... but does what I've said make sense to anyone else?
I really should follow conversations that involve me ... sorry