316 posts • joined 17 Nov 2007
Re: A years supply?
That's some going. Cocoa Runners includes very rich chocolate in the packs.
Re: Canada calling. Where can I send in my License Fee?
You send it to a UK VPN company.
Really, this whole business of media companies thinking they can chop the world up into territories is a failing battle.
Re: Only 15 mins faster not 30 mins!
Yes, exactly. I often take 5 mins at the bottom of the hill before tackling it.
Re: Only 15 mins faster not 30 mins!
Because I go both ways. Twice 15 mins is 30.
Re: HTFU ^ -1
Mort, yes I know. Getting a bike which fits me is on my to-do list.
Re: Channelling Troy Queef?
Guilty as charged.
When I tell people that I review cars they say "You want to be Jeremy Clarkson", and I always reply "No, I want to be Troy Queef".
Re: " Carl Sagan's former student "
Hey, I met Sagan once.
This is quite common with online sites
I've used it with voicepay and the excellent stripe.com
The Fiesta review http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/20/review_ford_fiesta_black/
used a GoPro on a drone.
Although given that you've registered to post that, we've yours too.
Unusually, in this case. Yes. Because if banks stop telcos from doing mobile money then no-one will do it because the banks are not interested in the poor people the telcos are serving unless the telcos are serving them.
I have to say that's exactly what I thought as I wrote it. But there was enough piss taking without that.
Self Driving cars
As a committed petrol head I like the idea of self-driving cars.
It would mean I could drive somewhere, drink and have the car drive home.
My 21 year old Merc is at least flat on depreciation and maybe even increasing in value. It's just had an MOT. The only thing it needed was a new tyre and there was an advisory on one seat belt.
OK, so it does a third of the MPG of the Fiesta and is much slower, and not nearly as much fun.
Maybe he's a hologram like Rimmer.
I think the story here is
It's what GCHQ and NSA do. It's their job and I never understand why people are surprised by this.
Re: Slightly confused history
Lots of points, some of which I agree with, some of which I don't.
Yes, the IPO of Deutsche Telekom led to an acquisition spree, and yes the people who benefited most from the pass-the-parcel with Orange were the original shareholders - principally Hutchinson. But the reason the price was so high was that Mannesmann bought Orange not as commercial enterprise but as a poison pill. Vodafone would have bought Mannesmann anyway as it was on a (European) expansion drive. They did all kinds of things to hype the Voda share price which they including talking bollocks about near term value of mobile data.
I take your point on the dowry, but even so Airtouch was a good deal financially if not in terms of "The sun never setting on the Vodafone empire".
But the main thing you are missing is that DT is comitted to selling T-Mobile US.
Re: Outlook: fine
Vodafone leaving the money it made from Verizon in the US might have significant benefits in the eyes of the regulators.
The alternative is that they spend it with Scandinavian and Asian companies on infrastructure for other parts of the world.
If the sharing was compulsory (as is proposed) who monitors the inter-network costs? What's to stop the network with the coverage ripping off the other networks like crazy when they are obliged to use it? Who monitors the charging? Ofcom? Yeah, right.
Do it at a reasonable roaming rate and it rapidly becomes easier to not build in poor areas as you lose any advantage.
Re: Owning a Supercar...maybe 'seemed a good idea at the time'?
I think that's why events like Salon Prive exist. It's somewhere you can take your supercar, where you won't spend the whole time worrying about it.
Re: I don't know much about big engines
I asked the builder/owner about this, and he said yes, he can only ride it in leathers.
There are other equity based crown funding sites. Seedrs and CrowdCube spring to mind.
My Roomba has never found its way home
It gets lost in the middle of the kitchen and bleeps plaintively.
It's not very good as a cleaner but makes an excellent alarm clock.
Re: "The company doesn’t currently produce models from ultrasound,....
Hmm none of those links lead to anyone who actually offers the service. They are either dead links or stories about companies which claim to do it.
We tested Fenchurch but when we looked at the data it was suspect and so in the interests of rigour it was disregarded. I'll as Dr Carter to expand on this in his live chat.
Re: Let me guess why networks want Tizen
No, it's because they think that Google and Apple are stealing apps revenue from them. This ignores the networks (other than NTT DoCoMo) having had a five year run at apps and having screwed it up.
Re: "Slim headlamps can make a vehicle’s exterior appear more determined and aggressive"
A lower profile can also reduce the damage an impact does to pedestrians.
Re: All I know is....
When you use data to a level where you are stress testing the network with multiple threads and doing it all day you find that even the most generous fair usages policies can kick in. Managing this was a major undertaking.
Re: Interesting, but....
[Satire]* We used Samsungs not Apples
Re: Do not pass Go
I wish LinkedIn would do this
It keeps asking me if I know Guy Kewney.
Re: Independent Survey?
An Independent Reg survey?
Sounds like a plan. Actually one we already have well underway. Watch this space.
As a mark of comparison while Ofcom reports 98.9% Call completion rates, fixed lines are touted as offering "five nines" availability, that is 99.999%
Bitcoin isn't looking bubble-like anymore. The price has been pretty stable for the last six months.
It's not just LOHAN
Trees attract kites too. I used to work in a kite shop and saw a number of mangled kites on a regular basis.
Re: "The e-Golf is the first Volkswagen to have LED headlights"
Quite. The Audi Matrix stuff is very impressive.
Virgin is not quite uncapped
I had a rogue bitcoin miner that was for some reason I never got to the bottom of, hammering the upload bandwidth and Virgin capped me.
I even had an engineer call.
The email discussions got quite technical and I was promised a copy of the capping guidelines but this never arrived. I upgraded to new mining hardware and the problem has gone away.
This was all as a regular £60+ a month customer on the 120Mb package, not as a writer on The Reg.
Yes, sorry, my fault. The back seats do fold flat.
Re: 80 bhp?
That depends on what it weighs.
BT won't tell you where they have 300mbps broadband
They have a checker on the site which tells you want you can get at a location but not where you need to be to get the top speed.
I tried quite hard, the online chat person didn't know - I had to explain the question several times as he kept on saying "just type your postcode into the box", and eventually he gave me a number to call where I was on hold for half an hour before the person who answered said there was no way to get the information I was after.
I rather think we are in a bubble of techieness
I'm 50, grew up on C=64s, BBC Bs and CPCs. When I was a kid there we eighty different computer magazines in WH Smiths all teaching coding.
There may be Raspberry Pi and Scratch today but that's niche.
It's not just seniors who struggle with technology, it's kids too.
A very smart guy from Orange was on the standards board which arrived at the mini-USB connector. The standard does allow for a barrel connector but no-one has implemented it.
The problem I see with this is..
If it's completely sealed you don't have a little hole in the teat. And if you don't have a little hole how can it work as a pacifier? I mean, how do you get the whisky inside?
one of the issues Blackberry will have..
Is selling it in. The channel is stuffed with Z10s. I bumped into my local phone dealing in the street tonight and he said he'd been offered them at silly money but would have to take huge quantities to get the price. He's only got a couple of small shops. I does however mean he won't touch Blackberry at all as he knows the big boys will beat him on price.
The channel in the meantime won't touch the Passport until they have cleared the Z10s.
And the FE cars look a lot better than this year's F1 cars with their ill-thought out safety ideas on nose height. I also like the bigger wheels in FE and it will be interesting to see what comes out of today's F1 tyre tests using 18" wheels.
Thank you Formula E
Now that we have a green racing formula we can stop arsing around with fuel, and fuel-flow limits in F1.
Anyone who cares that much about being green thinks F1 is an abomination anyway and this is just tokenisim, and F1 fans see it as detracting from "hammer time" proper racing.
I like cars, all kinds of cars. Electric ones, diesel ones, whatever. I expect I will go to the London Formula E race and am tempted by Monaco.
The thing is..
When you go into a shop to look at a phone you can see it has a bigger screen with smaller pixels. You can feel that is thinner and mess around with the UI to judge speed. You can't get an impression on battery life.
No-one believes the figures quoted on this the only authoritative source would be the mobile networks which can see, on average, how well all the phones do comparatively, but the relationship with the vendors is too important to them to jepordise by publishing the information.
There was a time when Carphone Warehouse put return rates in their catalogue - both faulty and no-fault found numbers but that's the closest I've seen.
The fart of noise
Shitting by the dock of the bay
Re: Lady in the first photo
Is part of the team which developed the electronics, not everyone who can use a soldering iron and IDE who has long hair also has a beard, sandals and an Iron Maiden T-shirt.
I mailed Tesla to ask about towing, they say the Model S doesn't support it, and that the company does not offer a tow bar. It's under consideration for the Model X
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