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  1. There are many, many ways to scam someone. As different methods of security are introduced, e.g 2FA, then the variety of ways to be scammed and adaptations to scams increases. It’s hard to stop. my best advice is: enable 2FA everywhere it is offered. have a separate strong password not used elsewhere on your email (and 2FA). use a password manager and have a different random password for each service. never give ANY details out from unsolicited phone calls, if you think it is genuine offer, call the company back to their usual phone number, or visit their website independently. never click links in unsolicited emails.
  2. They get hold of your mobile number and call you, pretending to be from your provider with some pretend offer or another. they tell you that they are going to send you a verification code to prove it is them and for you to prove it is you. They go to your provider website and attempt to log in. the verification code is sent from your provider to your mobile. they ask you for the code. then then log in and have access to your account. they can then order a phone upgrade and have it sent to a different address.
  3. That’s their technique to try to get you to accept their price. its not personal, they are not offended, just trying to get you to pay more. people can and do haggle in high street stores, it’s just that usually the staff aren’t empowered to lower the price. When I bought engagement and wedding rings from one jeweller, I simply asked what the best price was if I bought both. I was fully prepared to pay sticker price, but he came back and knocked £400 off! I didn’t feel embarrassed!
  4. I can’t imagine a situation where someone really needs some Converse All star.
  5. It is ridiculous. If I have to work away from home frequently in one location for a period time, my company might choose to rent me a property rather than pay a hotel bill. This is done to cover my expenses. If I work in the Town I live in they of course wouldn’t do that. i don’t subscribe to the ‘put them in Halls’ argument, they are senior professionals and should be treated as such. The allowance should be based on need, it’s really not hard, many companies manage this for thousands of employees at a time. For 650 people it should be a doodle to make sure they are not taking the pi**. Truth is, they see it as embellishing their meagre salary (in their view) and so won’t do anything about it.
  6. In the link I posted earlier this is covered. The opinion is that lives could have been saved with a better emergency response plan. Like for instance getting Ambulances and trained staff into the ground instead of waiting outside like actually happened because there was an inadequate plan and response.
  7. Yes, have a BMW 330e. 60mpg and 250bhp+ when needed. Low company car tax. What’s not to like?
  8. That book was published in 2011. Likely to be massively out of date with changes to operating system since. as others have posted, the internet is the best source of information. As someone else mentioned, go to Books on your iPad and Store and search for iPad Manual. Then pick the one for your operating system (11, 12 etc). like this: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/ipad-user-guide-for-ios-11-4/id1263310093?mt=11
  9. The odds are probably quite a lot higher than that. For instance, it might be reasonable to assume that some of the people stabbed don’t live in Sheffield and were ‘visiting’ therefore, you’d have to take into account the amount of people that visit Sheffield in any given year (for work, tourism etc). Also, a one in >20,000 chance of something is pretty unlikely. imagine you are stood in that crowd and they said we’ll pick a random person every year to give £100 to, you wouldn’t expect to be the ‘winner’ would you? that said, people still do the lottery so I suppose the feeling of luck or anti-luck isn’t particularly objective or numbers based.
  10. If a victim believes (subjectively) that defence is necessary, and that defence is (objectively) reasonable, then self defence is legal. e.g. In the situation cited: if the person (a) believed that they were about to be, or were being assaulted, it would be reasonable to strike back. party B could argue that A was mistaken, but it really comes down to what A subjectively believed. Having already been assaulted, A should have no trouble with that. Striking someone with your hands in defence, having already been struck, is perfectly reasonable. Picking up a piece of wood on the ground, and using it, should the attacker be larger etc than yourself seems reasonable. Beating them repeatedly if you’d knocked them to the ground and they were unconscious sounds unreasonable, for example. I expect in in this situation there would be no legal consequences and positive social consequences- i.e. I suspect the bully won’t be back for more, so good work!
  11. Quite. and what seems more likely. Your house burning down or some state or non state actor hacking your backup service, decrypting your data and that causing you an issue?
  12. My issue is that I don’t have a suitable outbuilding. I back up to a device stored in the house AND cloud storage. So if my house burns down I have a copy elsewhere. most of the stuff I store is not confidential, music, movies, photos, so security is not a big concern. I understand there are security risks but you have to weigh the balance of probabilities. I judge that if the data is exposed the impact won’t be that high and the probability of my house burning down whilst low, makes keeping an external copy worth it.
  13. Another option for backup is cloud storage. I use Backblaze, which is cheap -about a fiver a month for unlimited storage and is fit and forget - the software takes care of it. In the event of a local disaster, they will send you your data on a hard disk.
  14. Yes. Use the BBC iplayer Radio app. just click this on your iPhone and download from the App Store. or search for it in the App Store. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bbc-iplayer-radio/id560458506?mt=8
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