110 posts • joined Sunday 20th April 2008 11:55 GMT
Re: @AC Appeals process a sham, sherlock
I think you need to be a little wary when having these "debts" sold to a debt recovery company as I believe that they can register this with the various credit reference agencies. It's ok at the time but may come back to bit you when you least expect it.
Re: Move with the times
I still think a baseball cap is naff and bizarre, -10 Internets for wearing one, -10000 internets for wearing one backwards
Re: Nice Phone
"Shame about the OS"
If this phone was running either Android or IOS it would be pants. If it was running Android the battery life would be awful & if running IOS6+ its performance would probably be crap (like it is when running on some of the earlier iPhones). Hate to say it but WP8 like WP7.8 does appear to be slicker and and better suited to less powerful phones than either of the two other choices. So why the hate? It's a phone, get over it.
It's not completely deserted, for instance the traffic lights are still working and in the view below,
You can see a car coming in the opposite direction. You can see the driver and their passenger.
Yep, don't use Windows good idea.
Whilst were at it best not use Google or Apple products as they may have back doors in them.
And not to forget any closed *Nix distros.
Re: Is it that hard to grasp?
I've just set it up on my iPod Touch. You do need access to a mobile phone as during setup it txt's a PIN to a mobile number. The mobile number is then shown is in CLI when making outbound calls. However, once set you don't need the mobile to make calls. It works fine on iPod and will be so useful when I'm away from home.
" I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened"
Re: iOS 6 Maps - Cloud Based Satellite Imagery
Always look on the bright side of maps
Re: Could be good
" Pure have a good track record of understanding issues and making new firmware available"
You are joking aren't you? It took nearly two years after release that "The Bug" DAB radio finally got an update allowing the EPG to work properly and enabling timed recording from the EPG. Although that was a feature "on the box". They even released a "fix" at one point that buggered up the EPG completely. You only have to look at the past DAB/Pure forums to see what people thought of them.
Bye Bye Java
I'm really not sure when I last visited a site that used Java. So I've just uninstalled Java completely and I'll find out if any sites I frequently visit require it. If they do I'll think about re-installing it, but hopefully I've just had my last dealings with it.
I know why
They've started using Nav Sat
Radio Amatuer Use
I bought a second hand one very cheaply to run one of the best RTTY programs available at the time. I took the innards out, lined the case with tin foil and earthed it. After putting the boards back it made a wonderful RTTY machine which generated very little RFI. It was in use for quite a few years until finally dying sometime in the early 90's.
And thanks for the link, I tried looking at the "about us" links but didn't try the privacy one. You live and learn.
And you could have just told me where to find it without the passive aggressive stance but then you probably wouldn't have hidden behind an AC
And I really seem to have gotten under your skin haven't I?
In the words of Michael Winner "Calm Down Dear"
Re: It makes me laugh...
You seem to be equating those who question Lewis with those who believe utterly that AGW is taking place. Well that maybe the case for some. However, I cannot make huge generalising statements as you are as I personally don't know anyone who comments on here. I do however think that one person hijacking a IT blog to blindly push their own agenda isn't necessarily a good thing. This occurrence is a quite recent one and one you seem to relish. You are welcome to voice you views on the comments section as am I but I think that tone of the blog has changed recently. All media tends to reflect the views of its editor and it shows maturity when an editor publishes views opposite to their own, or avoids the use of their power to further their own ends. Unfortunately we do not get this here, so it tends to rile the commentators enough SO they GET all SHOUTY.
There are plenty of sources on the web for this type of posting and vociferous arguments abound on most of them. I personally would rather not see El Reg hijacked one way or another, I like it as an IT Blog, although, sadly, I seem to be in a minority.
I am not asking for Lewis' head, I do not want him sacked, moved on, rolled over by a steam roller, pushed out of a window or even smacked with a wooden ruler (OK maybe the last one).
I understand from comments in the past that Lewis is editor these days, but who actually owns El Reg? Who pays the wages and online costs?
This "IT Blog" really seems to have gone tits up recently.
I think that Lewis ought to be running in the Derby this afternoon,
after all he's wearing a large pair of blinkers already
I heard him recently on radio 4, he believes that it's now probably too late to stop catastrophic anthropogenic climate change. So I suppose he's going to make hay whilst the sun shines.
I realise El Reg is a blog and isn't known for balance but I believe that there ought to be a writer on The register who balances Lewis's views.
What paper does Andrew read?
"So was the rubbishy newspaper that printed the untrue story about the other rubbishy newspaper the first to need a permit?"
So what paper does Andrew read?
I guess it's not The Guardian then. The Telegraph or more likely The Sun I think, or even more likely none at all.
1. So the £430,000 cost includes training and insurance does it?
2. How about auditing and accountability?
3. Have you seen how many computers and phones they loose.
4. How about security of communications. Fine for reading web pages but I bet they will be using them to send emails etc.
Steve Gibson on the Security Now podcast spoke bout this type of attack quite some time ago. It's particularly bad if someone manages to combine it with DNS spoofing. If that happens it looks like you are really connected to your bank rather than a dodgy third party site.
It is true however that the "something you have" authentication method is far superior to having just a password.
Some US banks send you a text when you try to log in. The texted number is valid for 15 mins and is then used as your second factor. This of course only works when you have a mobile and have coverage.
This is on The Sun's website. The comments make for interesting reading, overwhelmingly they think that the US has got it right and we should follow their lead. Comments about "keeping out illegals" appear to outweigh the rest by a fairly wide margin.
I would like to add that I was taken to their site by via a tweet and I'm not a normal reader or their brand of right wing crap.
Commercial Sat Nav
I've had some dealings n this area and specialist mapping foe trucks etc is certainly available. These have a database of all height, width and tonnage restrictions and also often come with a service contract to update the database. The problem is that your standard Lithuanian haulage firm/driver cannot afford them or just can't be arsed to get them. They buy the standard version instead that are aimed at car drivers and blithely follow them. Many truck drivers cannot speak or read english, therefore putting signs up saying "LOW BRIDGE, DO NOT USE SAT NAV" have no effect whatsoever on these drivers.
I guess that this is from one of our American "friends" who lives under a bridge and eats goats and children as they try to cross.
I think we need an F.O.I request to M.I 6 to see how many of Q's gadgets 007 has lost in the past year.
Reality distortion field
It's the RDF that really pisses me off. Apple makes quite nice products for the well off and nearly bugger all for everyone else. Yet people who have very little money are brainwashed into believing that buying an Apple product will significantly make their lives better. It's mainly "media types" and a few tech jorno's i.e. Jon Honeyball etc who are the worst offenders. A brief trawl through Twitter during IOS 5 download day showed what a bunch of sheep these people are.
Some of them make me feel sick. I used to follow Rob Brydon on Twitter until he caught the Apple bug. He recently did a reading of his new book (I wouldn't bother it's crap) at the Apple store which he called his "spiritual home". WTF! That was it, a swift unfollow occurred before I threw up over my keyboard.
Ballmer should go but..
Yep, the shouty, squeaky CEO should go. The question is who is going to fill his size nines?
This is a serious question, should it be someone from within the company or a new broom? If it is a new broom then who has the technological vision and the respect of the investment community? Whatever happens they need to get it right first time, a job that could be very difficult. We could be in for a very interesting six months or so.
Isn't a Preformed Mandrel something in the Harry Potter movies
I used to work in the telecomms business and it was normal then for engineers to have backup phones on a different network to the one they were working on. I would be surprised and slightly saddened if this had changed.
Waitng for the swallow
African or Asian?
ACPO Conductive Metal Theft Working Group
I for one would like to put myself forward as the primary member of the Non-Conductive Metal Working Group. I guarantee that all thefts of non-conductive metals will be solved within one day. I'd be willing to provide this service for the nominal sum of £500 per day.