The New Zealand Herald (the local paper where I live) announced an iPad version of itself on iPad release day. I downloaded it once to see what it was, then left it alone.. in a pile of dead newspaper apps including NY Times, AP, and Reuters.
Their web page versions are more useful to me because they come to me via links from other pages/applications.
I think that the newspapers are not considering value here.. With the iphone apps were often a good substitute for websites. They were an alternate way to present the data well formatted for the small screen. This isn't needed on the iPad, so the value of these apps is marginal at best.
I have no idea what the SMH app is like, but even if the SMH was my main paper I would be looking for a really good reason to download it at all.
As a former WoW player my issue would be if past posts suddenly display a real name rather than an alias.
This would make it a sort of bait and switch where you posted under an alias to have your real name revealed later. That is very bad karma.
Otherwise the offical forum is blizzards playground, and they can make whatever rules they want to impliement. If you want to use it well and good, otherwise don't use the official forum, it's not like there are a shortage of others.
Not sure it's a good call.. but it's blizzard's call to make. Just making it retroactive would make it 'evil'.
.. and users can join internal networks with an unauthorised device, then you have already failed as an admin.
We avoid apple's smartphone at my work because it's hard to centrally manage, and expensive on the cellular data (no unlimited plans over here). But there is a lot more lockdown should have already happened if you require the sort of security that would be banning iphones from your system.
To answer Mike's question: I will setup oddball devices for users in downtime, with a 'if it breaks it's not our problem'. Provided of course the device is not going to create issues with other internal systems.
This is a good thing.. Well not for the Venezuelans (and I am sorry guys).
But lets keep a running track on violent crime figures and see if there is any significant difference. While correlation isn't causation, and we can't infer much from what comes out, if there IS a link then there should be a measureable difference in the stats after that ban goes live.
I'm sure the 'think of the children' people will ignore any data.. but at least it will give us ammunition to stop similar lunacy in our own countries.
All I know about skid control I learned from video games... well not entirely true I learned theory while getting my drivers license. But I learnt the practice while playing a car racing game with a wheel, and I swear it saved me at least a dented car, and possibly a lot more.
I was in a line of fast moving traffic, and saw my exit as I was going past it, and for whatever reason tried to take it anyway... My car started to skid out, but I reacted instinctively, releasing the breaks, and straightening the car, then pulling it around. I made the corner ... just. I attribute that entirely to the "practice" I had that month on a Porsche driving game.
The good physics in that game meant that when I hit the same problem in the real world I just corrected, it was a learned movement. I dread to think what would have happened had the car spun.. It would have been a mess.