215 posts • joined 27 Mar 2008
Re: Slide out 'More from the register' overlay
Slide out 'More from the register' overlay
What's up with this sliding out overlay that seems to have appeared on articles?
Kinda annoying having to move the page up and down to be able to read the last bit of the article.
Could you put a close button on it so at least I can make it go away?
Re: Used for in-browser green screen
Once it all gets finalised and secured properly, it's going to make for some cool stuff being built - lots of nice interactivity without having to resort to Flash.
I think Myth Busters tested it as well, can't remember the outcome..
Re: Unique emails.
I noticed that since I have started doing this with one of my spare domains (I went back and changed emails on quite a few existing accounts as well), the amount of spam I get has dropped. Could just be a coincidence, but I have this image of a marketing bod running a "select email from customers where email not like '%mycompany%'" or some such thing
The problem is when 2 or more independent parties come up with the same algorithm - might be a long shot, but not outside the realms of possibility. If both parties have spent millions and years to develop it, why shouldn't they both be allowed to profit from it? "I got here first so pay me loads of money" just seems wrong.
At least this way
When the maps let you down and you get stuck in the middle of nowhere, you can share that fact with your friends - in fact you could offer a new badge, the more you get lost the higher up the rankings you go
"Whatever happened to the old values of honest in business?"
They sold it.
Re: If Amazon offered customers a NAMED delivery service
Why does everyone hate on Yodel?
I've never had a problem with them, in fact they have been super helpful.
Had deliveries that I missed, they left a card with a mobile number, rang that and the driver came back 15 mins later. This was at 18:15 when I got home from work.
Seems good to me.
So the lesson here would be not to base your entire business upon someone elses data.
At the end of the day, it's Twitter data, that is generated by Twitters users, you can't really complain if they then decide to change THEIR business model, and you are stuck because you didn't think that those nice people at Twitter would ever end your cosy agreement.
Saying "But I was here first!" doesn't really mean a great deal TBH
Move the badges
Can we move the badges to the left of the name? Being on the right, with different length usernames, they aren't aligned! Maybe it's just my OCD, but damn I want to move them!
Or have I completely missed something here?!
Careful, you'll start the "is the internet a human right/basic need" argument again...
To be fair
the only time I've had any issues with GiffGaff was when O2 went tits up a few months back. Most of the time when there are O2 issues, GiffGaff doesn't seem to be affected - unless its core network stuff it seems.
Re: Can't pay for Cell Broadcast
I was just thinking the other day that there used to be a way to show the area code, that way I didn't have to type the area code on my mobile for local calls, at least I didn't imagine it!
Re: Oh come on
I quite like Yodel, got back ~18:00 to find a note which had a mobile number on, asking me to ring it.
Gave it a ring and the bloke popped back ~19:00.
The other issue with Apples maps compared to Googles maps, is that the satellite view for where I live now has a load of clouds obscuring large parts...eg http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6036078/thecloud.png
Personally, I find it a pain in the arse to read, it constantly looks like something is missing, and I don't really want to learn a new syntax and stuff to get to where I already am..
I had a very basic example here, but the forums don't keep formatting... https://gist.github.com/3736194
Re: How difficult is it...
Didn't people do that when Sky dishes first arrived? I remember seeing brick covers on a Sky dish and totally not noticing it, no-sireee!
Yep, I rarely use CD's anymore.
I replaced my optical drives with SSDs on both my machines, bought an external £80 blue-ray writer from Maplins. Works a treat,
BBC phone app
If you must watch it, try not to distract others around you and use the app (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18810308) - 24 live streams apparently - no mention of licence needed
Why are the FBI so interested in counterfiting CDs ... in India?
Really? Thats what they consider important?
How the shuddering feck did BT get to 'protect' the MOD from internet nasties?!
Since when was El Reg an ISP that was hit with the courts ban hammer?
Re: uh-oh.. bad career move
Or the QA / peer reviewer that missed it...
Indeed, I got to work this morning and promptly poured coffee all over my phone - quick dash for paper towels and its all better.
I presume the **** is fuck? If so, where exactly is the "inciting racial hatred" part?
By fixed, I assume you mean exactly the same, only with a different coding structure that makes reading it damn hard, and debugging near impossible? (Unless they have fixed the debugging since I last looked at it)
Is it just me, or are these claims just a case of making some easy money?
Can't we just tell these people to sod off, grow a backbone, and move on?
Oh no, someone said I wrote something that I didn't, they paid me some money, so now I think Im entitled to even more money from someone else...ffs
A question floating in my head, how one can steal public property?
If it is public property, then aren't you able to take it - as you are part of the public?
to develop for iPhone, you need to have a mac.
So not only do you have to get a developer licence thing, you also have to buy a mac (if you don't have one)
Android can be built on windows/mac/linux so theres an easier adoption right there.
Yep, think we called it the 'American Dream'
I wouldnt touch ebay with someone elses, so that won't be happening.
So where, pray tell, can I sell my old Apple goods and still get a decent price? (and by apple goods, I mean actual computers - not fondleslabs)
Yea, now the annoying shites that don't understand the concept of headphones can bug me in surround instead...joy
I'm missing something here...why do the emergency services have to wait 5 minutes for bands to clear? Aren't they operating on completely different bands?
just think, if they win, then all that money they end up with will mean they can build a super-fantastic fiber network...
So someone printed something out, and someone else got fired for it?
How can you get fired because someone said that you said something!?
Couldnt he have just deleted it from his wall, then complained that the other person was setting him up?
I was thinking the same thing.
All my Exchange and Gmail email comes through comes through in the default Mail app, I can't see any reason why you would need this?
and then what?
Is this article based around http://code.google.com/p/google-js-test/ or something else?
You didn't exactly make things clear now, did you?
Obv it's Friday, but still...a dash of clarity wouldnt go amiss
Ah, so thats why Spotify asked me to give it permissions to Facebook. I just denied it and it still works fine.
most of the post offices I have been to either shut early, have 1 person working at any one time, or are now closed.
Ok, this is really getting stupid now.
Can't we just tell the US patent office that nobody else in the world is going to care until they stop handing out patents to every Tom, Dick and Harry (sorry, Tom, Richard and Harry)?
Really getting stupid now.
because everything that is online about me is 100% acurate, and completly reflects what I have been doing in real life.
I take it that it will know the difference between John Smith and John Smith who both live in the same town?
Ah well, it'll keep HMRC happy.
That is pretty awesome!
It almost doesn't look real ... hang on..... *puts on tin foil hat*
I really don't undertand
How someone could be prosecuted for saying something they arent supposed to know.
If they say 'I heard it was X that did Y with Z' and it just happens that X did in fact do Y with Z, the person who said that isn't supposed to know, so therefore isnt breaking any laws?
How can you be in contempt of court for gossiping? You don't know any of the facts to be in contempt.
Surely the only person who could be prosecuted would be the person(s) that let the info intp the public domain - which I doubt they will find.
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