Feeds

* Posts by deive

50 posts • joined 22 Jan 2008

New Apple iOS to help fanbois thwart Wi-Fi network spies

deive

Re: Nice, but ...

As an Android owner, I have to say I like this feature!

It should be used for connected WIFI points also - no reason it cant remember which MAC was used for each, and reuse that one whenever it reconnects (probably - I can't say I know the WIFI protocol at that level...)

0
1

Honey, the satnav app says you're to leave at 6am... Yup. I'll have that coffee off you

deive

Re: Have been using this feature in Google Now

Now also works with all journeys too - quite useful when you have a meeting somewhere at a given time, Now will notify you that you should be leaving now to get there on time :-)

5
1

Sony bosses will return bonuses as firm preps for BILLIONS in losses

deive

Re: Seriously?

+1!

Little bit odd they had to give back their Brucies, you would have thought a bonus is paid for performance, so they shouldn't have got any in the first place - rather than as an expected part of pay?

4
0

Facebook-backed spec lets apps link to other apps on mobes

deive

Isn't that just an Android Intent?

1
0

Putin to battle Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

deive

Re: Malala!

+9000 (or I would if I could!)

0
0

'Copyrighted' Java APIs deserve same protection as HARRY POTTER, Oracle tells court

deive

Re: I wan't Oricle to win

"Google could have implemented Dalvik under the GPL but they chose not to."

I think Dalvik is open source (Apache License, Version 2.0)... https://github.com/android/platform_dalvik

0
0

Lead ONTO your pencil: Bill Gates pours cash into graphene condoms

deive

Re: "Is there anything the wonder material can't do?"

Hopefully not for too much longer...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/19/applied_graphene_goes_public/

0
0

Sonos and I: How home media playback just gets SO FRUSTRATING

deive
Coat

"receive the sounds they are going to play by a proprietary Sonos Wi-Fi network"

This may be a start, but the first thing that needs to happen is a standard so that all the gear can interoperate!

http://xkcd.com/927/ - standard XKCD reference for my own post!

2
0

Will you strap on a Google KitKat 4.4 smartwatch this month?

deive

I think MS was being singled out for being behind the curve for the fact that they are only now just modding their mobile OS for tablet (or phablet) use?

3
0

RIP charging bricks: $279 HP Chromebook 11 charges via USB

deive

Almost...

If 4g was ubiquitous and this had at least 1080p resolution, then this would work!

0
0

Down with Unicode! Why 16 bits per character is a right pain in the ASCII

deive
Coat

utf-8 ftw

that is all.

5
0

The life of Pi: Intel to give away Arduino-friendly 'Galileo' tiny-puter

deive

Sounds kindda like http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/435742530/udoo-android-linux-arduino-in-a-tiny-single-board

I think this ARM version will be much more powerful!

1
0

Japanese police bust poker-playing IT boss for Android malware

deive

Re: Now I'm running scared

No mention of Google here - I doubt the apps came from the Play store: "Kagawa and his associates are accused of using a wide variety of applications to spread the Android malware, Enesoluty, across third-party Android apps forums via 150 hosted domains."

1
0

Why I'm hiring the BRAINS and BALLS of CONSERVATIVE 2.0

deive
Coat

Re: Typical government wonkery expecting ideas to drop in their laps for a fistful of dodgy notes.

err... did amanfrommars actually just make sense? And also get sarcasm!

Scary days!

2
0

'It’s called capitalism. We are proudly capitalistic. I’m not confused about this'

deive

Re: It’s called capitalism. We are proudly capitalistic. I’m not confused about this

You can't mix the two up, they are the same - laws are there to protect our moral standards!

As a society we think it is immoral to steal/hurt other people - that is why we have laws to protect us (from the immoral people).

If someone is following the law, but we think they are still being immoral that means that the law need to change to reflect our standards.

2
0

Microsoft has no plans for a second Windows 7 Service Pack

deive

Re: Hurry up Valve..!!!!

Seconded.

2
1

Register SPB hacks mull chopping off feet

deive

I'm with the removal of all imperial!

Plus you can then report "Baumgartner jumped from an altitude of 29,455m (3195.032 ddb)" to start the transition from SI to Reg standards.

0
0

JK Rowling's adult novel arrives on ebook full of FAIL

deive

Re: 3% VAT

VAT is what consumers pay - not businesses. As a consumer in the UK we have to pay 20%. The businesses job is to pass this 20% on to the government where bought, so in this case Amazon will be giving that 20% direct to our government. This has nothing to do with Luxembourg.

The VAT on ebooks and not on books issue is annoying though.

1
0

RIM shares bounce on BlackBerry 10 optimism

deive

Re: Will it have?

It does sound good, but as well as the points above it will also need to have a decent dev toolchain, all of their current and previous efforts have been awful!

0
0

Google in new Maps patent row - but not with Apple

deive
Thumb Up

Re: Hmm. Coincidence?

Awesome. I suppose then Google could buy Skyhook and have the pre-validated patent too!

0
0

Governments block YouTube over that video

deive
FAIL

Re: atheist 'sense'

You are tying to get us to understand from your point of view, which is a good thing - if more people tried to understand others viewpoints we would probably all be better off.

However the first thing you do is attack a group in exactly the same manner as others - "They do not appear to realise that atheism gives one no way to determine either". How is that any different from someone outside of Islam from insulting Muhammad?

Just because an atheist doesn't have a religion to tell them what is right or wrong, doesn't mean they do not know. Not everyone has to be told these things!

16
2

RIP Howard Strowman: The stock doctor

deive

R.I.P.

from a fellow biker...

0
0

Motorola outs Jelly Bean friendly phones

deive

Re: Soon...

Also the upgrade from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich is much bigger than the upgrade from ICS to Jelly Bean...

4
0

Greens wage war on clean low-carbon renewable energy

deive

I think someone may be getting a little confused...

Fracking isn't about geothermal energy, at least not in the minds of the greenies - it is about shale gas (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_fracturing)

0
0

Sick of juggling apps on biz PCs? This install tool will save your sanity

deive

Re: Why can't you use your package manager?

"Ninite may become redundant in future" - that will also depend on how locked down Microsoft's store will be...

2
0

Valve to raise Steam for Ubuntu

deive
Thumb Up

Yay!

my only reason for running windows will soon be gone!

7
0

AMD and Intel extreme desktop CPU workout

deive
Boffin

Could you re-do those graphs with an Intel chip that costs a similar amount and another that has a similar TDP?

2
0

WIN an HTC One X with Reg Hardware

deive

Re: Penta-core?

The processor is a tegra 3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegra#Tegra_3_.28Kal-El.29_series it has a quad core A9 processor plus another 500MHz low power core...

0
0

Cloudy QR code bike theft stopper gets Police thumbs up

deive

Can a thief not now steal a Bike, scan the code, then find out where the owner lives and as they are not at home go and rob the place?

1
0

Most anticipated videogames of 2012 revealed

deive
Unhappy

HL

HL2 EP3 / HL3.

Unfortunately this has been my most anticipated game for the past 5-odd years!

4
0

SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD

deive

Re: Capacities

and the extra 8GB will be used by the drive for wear leveling...

1
0

From server to end user: What's coming up for NFS?

deive

Re: Server-Side Copy

or SCP...

0
0

Samsung warms up smartphone operated oven

deive
Coat

Like the iPhone on the image...

0
1

Chinese smut site boss gets 10 years in the slammer

deive
Coat

"The Orwellian-sounding National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications " - surely if this was 1984 that would be the National Office for Sexual Liberation?

Coat is already on...

4
0

UK cops cuff suspect after RnBXclusive takedown

deive
Coat

Apathy... sorry can't be bothered to finish this comment.

0
0

Roku rocks media streamers into UK

deive

also small, so it can be hidden

+1 for the local streaming, if this also supported OnLive then it would be an instant winner...

0
0

Spring launch for Apple OLED TV with Siri, says retail mole

deive
Coat

but will it get http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01/26/ipad_fleshlight_design/

0
0

Hot Xmas treat for WinPho punters - Office doc sharing

deive
Joke

and all 5 of them are here to downvote you...

0
0

Printable mini-display tech draws power from NFC devices

deive

As well as letting the reader know that it is valid

It could be useful to let the user know that they have just been read!

2
0

World first: UK boffins print out working 3D aeroplane

deive
Thumb Up

'The Constructificator'

+1 for 'The Constructificator'!

5
0

Oi, Android, get gaming sorted out NOW

deive
WTF?

Multi-devices

Android is available on multiple device form factors/hardware specs etc... but even though Android does a very good job of allowing your app to run over all of these you still need to put some work into supporting if you want 100% coverage, especially in a game. Can't really expect a magic wand to suddenly make your app run over everything.

1
0

McKinnon battles renewed Obama-era extradition push

deive

Also @AC: RE: RE: Jeez

If you left your door open and someone came in and stole your stuff, do you think your contents insurers would pay up?

6
1

Out of shape? Not had sex for years? Watch out

deive
Coat

"Italian prime minister style orgy"

A new Reg standard measurement?

0
0

Ace Reg reporter in career suicide shock

deive
Go

Congrats

and gl. woo!

0
0

38 states grill Google on three-year Wi-Fi slurp

deive

Two Issues

There are two issues here, which some people seem to be missing....

1: Collection of SSID/MAC addresses for use in Wi-Fi location-based services.

2: "Accidental" recording of user data sent un-encrypted .

I don't think anyone can have a real issue with 1, but the debate in about number 2. It is wrong to steal poeples data - this could well include usernames and passwords!

Although personally I think that browsing the intertubes via un-encrypted wireless is pretty much the same as shouting down the street - anyone within range can hear you, so you probably shouldn't tell them something you don't want them to hear!

2
0

O/S bloat: What's the cure?

deive
Linux

title

Fedora 12 has made a start on this with KSM: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/KSM

"Allow KVM guest virtual machines to share identical memory pages. This is especially useful when running multiple guests from the same or similar base operating system image. Because memory is shared, the combined memory usage of the guests is reduced."

Not quite the same as just enough OS for the required app - but a start to share all the common bits of the OS...

0
0

Mozilla brews browserless iPhone apps

deive
Boffin

A title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

Technically you could release a web browser as HTML is not "run" - although you wouldn't be allowed to run javascript, which would limit the usefulness to an extent...

0
0

Blu Christmas coming, format fans forecast

deive
Thumb Up

@Andy Barratt (re: MKV)

Seconded.

That is all.

0
0

Pope apologises for Apple's MobileMe sins

deive

@David Simpson

"you unlovable crazy bastards"

hehehehe love it.

0
0

A green solution? So what?

deive
Flame

It is simple!

Capitalist solution = rape everyone and everything for a little more money.

flame wars start, woo!

OK, I'll get me coat...

0
0