If only more people were like you, A/C. Outsourcing/globalisation is the work of the devil and just one more battle won by Big Business v The Rest of Us. The only way we can win is by not dealing with people who are immoral shits. Difficult? Very, and not always possible, but any small win is worth having.
437 posts • joined 3 Apr 2008
What a guy!
Re: Hmm, the usual comments.
AND it does it in multiple languages. I use English, French and German and it's brilliant.
Re: All this has done
The correct plural of 'box' is 'boxes'. We are not German, or does it make you look especially cool?
Who or what is 'soz'?
Re: I hope you drone pilots have decent insurance
If you're a pilot - I am - I seriously suggest you reread your Air Law books. Apart from anything else, most airspace around airports is Class A, and as I look at my chart of Southern England, I don't see an awful lot of uncontrolled airspace.
Re: "growth in services revenue"
Downvoted purely for patronising smugness.
Re: So long old friend
I very much doubt you did, unless you're very old indeed. It was originally quoted by Claud Cockburn in his book 'I Claud', published in 1967, but referring to an incident in the 30s.
Re: Spokesperson for the Home Office 'disappointed'
"I wouldn't want him within half a mile of my kids.", absolutely. Guilty until proven innocent, eh? Can't go wrong with that sort of thinking.
I'd love to know who the dick is that's downvoting.
Re: I must be a masochist
Let me guess, you've never owned one because you just know you wouldn't like it?
Er...we're talking about phones here.
Re: Yawn, another El Reg piece dissing MSFT
One wonders why people downvote a statement of fact. Seems a wee bit childish.
But the worrying thing, the really worrying thing, is that so many people seem happy with this farrago, in the name of counter-terrorism...after all, if you've nothing to hide..
Re: Exactly what an operating system should be (IMO)
Amen to that. Now that I am retired and have to pay for stuff, rather than get it from Technet, I have moved completely to Mint and can honestly say there is nothing about Windows that I miss.
Same here, on two wildly differing PCs. It Just Works!!!
Downvoted for being so unimaginative as to say 'simples'.
Re: Augh, encryption and Paris.
And the worrying thing - Reg readers apart - no-one seems to give a shit.
Re: Is this exciting new PR move to include warnings of spying perpetrated by the US government?
And the worrying thing - so many pillocks who still spout 'if you've nothing to hide...'
Re: A place where fools and their money
Obviously some shill from the group is downvoting here!
Re: A shortsighted view
You're right, but sadly, there are an awful lot of dicks in the world, and they seem to be gaining ground in every sphere of life.
Re: Slight correction
Not just that, they made reduction of snooping one of the items in their election manifesto. Lying bastards? Surely not!
Re: Almost as good
At the risk of saying 'me too', me too!
I had a 920, loved it, but wanted a really good camera instead of just a good one, so got a s/h 1020 on eBay. For me, it's brilliant, it does everything I want and does it well. I couldn't give a toss about Windows 10, and I couldn't give a toss about looking cool in front of some 20-something know-nothing. So there.
Re: "Vacated their mind bowels" - a lovely phrase
Big John...big bad John.
Re: I'm waiting until it goes to 11.
Too true. I have a Win 7 VM for the odd occasions when I really need it, otherwise it's Mint all the way for me.
Pretending English plurals follow the same rules as some German ones, is really, really childish and irritating.
Agreed. The only Windows I have left is on an old Mac Mini used to run MediaMonkey. Hackintosh for main pc and Linux elsewhere. Mint is a joy on my laptop.
Regrets, I have a few, but then again, too few to mention...
Re: Windows in the wild
(and so far, they *have* just worked).
-- a bit like both Windows phones I've had, then. I bought them, as many do, for the wonderful camera, and have yet to be disappointed. If their phones hung or rebooted randomly, there was a problem with them - or maybe your post.
Guys', if plural.
they find that the bit they want is either too blurry to be of use or has been wiped.
Re: If Google wants to limit the speed of their test cars/prototypes to 25 mph....
Amused that some ignorant tw@ chose to downvote you!
Re: 1kg limit
Agreed. As a pilot of 'proper' aircraft, the thought of idiots flying these where I am flying is frightening. It is hard to spot a real aircraft on a conflicting path, let alone something small like a drone.
Re: Trust, indeed
And that's why I've wiped my newly update to Windows 10 laptop, and put Linux Mint on it. Bye bye, MS, I've really had enough of you.
Van-load of tapes
Indeed, as the very wonderful Andrew Tanenbaum said in his book on data comms, 'if it's bandwidth you're looking for, it's hard to beat a truckload of tapes barreling down the highway' - or something like that.
Re: "chat tool for the truely paranoid"
Indeed so. I thought no-one would be as utterly dire and against the freedom of the individual as Jackboots Smith, but Mrs May seems to be up there with the best, which is odd, because one of Call me Dave's pledges in the 2010 election was that he would be getting rid of a lot of state snooping, and I'm sure he wouldn't have lied to us...
Couldn't agree more, Ledswinger. It was once a fine paper, now largely drivel. I am occasionally amused by the paid Russian shills who promote Putin as a man of love and peace, but other than that, it's the Eye and the Economist from now on.
Re: I got 900,000 problems
My friend John - property developer, need I say more? - has one. He knows I'm a petrol head so, when he came to stay, he gave me the keys to his V12 Vantage. Nice car, but too big and too unwieldy. Also, the clunkiest gearbox I've ever know. Yes, it goes well, but, if we ignore the difference in cash value, I really, honestly prefer my XKR, So there...flame away now.
PS, it does make a fabulous noise, though!!!
I upvoted you, though people who had -en as a pretend German plural are very irritating. Incidentally, a huge number of German nouns have plurals not ending in -en, in fact, 's' is quite common. Thought you'd like to know that.
I had one as well. Everything that could go wrong with a car did go wrong with it, including one of the wheels falling off. Petrol cooled engine, 20 mpg if you were lucky. Still wish I hadn't sold it!
Re: Info from the police makes stone-blood look easy
No, me neither. An unnecessary cost. I was an independent contractor and no-one ever asked to see any certification. Had they done so, I should have shown my doctorate in particle physics...highly relevant!
"It just needs a never ending supply of naive teens and twenty somethings dreaming of a utopia all paid for by fairydust and moonbeams who believe it does." - never were truer words spoken. I was one of those starry-eyed teens in the 60s, believing in Harold and his white-hot technology. Eventually, I grew up. The last Labour government nearly destroyed this country, another one now could finish the job.
Re: It's really simple
Me too. I've more or less given up buying e-books, they're too expensive. Secondhand bookshops are much more fun, and save me a packet.
Fellow Cornishman here. Just to say thanks for saving me the trouble of posting. One can only hope if it comes to court, they both lose. It's hard to know whether I hate Cornwall Council or BT the most.
Air Navigation Orders...
...or whatever the equivalent is in the US.
These are rules which have evolved over time to protect the public and pilots. One of these rules, in the UK, says quite clearly that flying near (500 feet) 'any person, vessel, vehicle or structure' is illegal. And so it should be. The fact that this aircraft is a toy flown by someone incompetent changes nothing. It is a stupid and inconsiderate thing to do.
Re: not setting the bar very high
@Steve Davies 3:
Couldn't agree more. There is ALWAYS something better to do than watch tv.
Re: Oh deals! :)
Is popcorn a secret codeword?
Re: @ Andy Non
Let's face it, if there is a god, he/she/it is a bit of a useless wanker.
Re: Upvoted and elaborated
Indeed so. My Nokia 1020 takes pretty good photos and has a far higher pixel count than my Nikon SLR. However, the Nikon has a bigger sensor, interchangeable lenses...blah, blah. BUT, and it's a big but, as a pro photographer friend says ad nauseam, the best camera in the world is the one you've got with you. In my case, almost invariably the Nokia.