Re: Best of British
OS maps are absolutely fantastic. That is all.
179 posts • joined 17 Apr 2007
OS maps are absolutely fantastic. That is all.
The Internet of Things is going to be great, isn't it!
"a hosepipe of real-time wittering"
What a saddening waste of brain power.
There's an awful lot of *real* pollution out there that's worth worrying about.
But no, invent some nonsense instead...
The inferred misogyny of this and other comments is just such bollocks.
Today TalkTalk... tomorrow BT, Virgin Media, Sky, Zen, Andrews and Arnold, Vodafone, EE, HSBC DVLA, HMRC, HM Passport Office, GCHQ...?
About time The Reg had a massive data leak, no?
No, Hatton Garden is just outside the City of London (it's in the borough of Camden),
A lot of these comments rather prove the idea that the IT business is still full of nerdy mysogynists.
The other issue is people knowing what size it is. I wouldn't be sure wthout taking a tape measure to it. (Oo err missus etc...)
FFS, that is night time! Getting up then is the behaviour of toddlers.
He's setting a terrible example of getting a good night's kip. I hope his blasted iWatch reprimands him for it...
When will a chief executive come out and say they wake up at 6.30am, and furthermore admit they don't catapult out of bed in a state of gibbering excitement but rather rub their eyes, yawn and reach for the espresso?
Agreed, the side buttons (power + volume up/down rocker button) feel a tad flimsy/loose, hopefully that's just how they feel and they last the course - haven't read any mass complaints of them breaking, which is reassuring.
Yep, the Moto G is great.
...is for the home, and possibly the workplace. It's not for the big wide world out there.
Except for those who wish to brand themselves as utter tools in public.
The Co-Op bank was formed in 1872, and became a 'proper' clearing bank in 1975 - so it's not a new entity.
Output suggests content (i.e.programmes), whereas this issue is about reception of broadcast transmissions.
...the Payment Cards Association have said that the UK could do away with physical currency within a decade as Britons switch to using their debit cards for all transactions, large and small...
Huh? People are allowed to purchase guns in any US state.
I wonder if the 'handoff' situation will be solved simply by having a short 'neutral' bit of the tunnel before network coverage of the country one is entering begins, rather than anything more complicated?
From the pop-up on first visit - "N.B. This site uses ‘cookies’ and Google Analytics" - should it?
The Crown and blocky "GOV.UK" text in the top-left hand corner rather look like they were 'inspired' by the wartime "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster. Whilst government isn't cuddly or soft, I think I'd prefer it if the style they used was rather less harsh - no need for all caps SHOUTY text, for example - the all lower case "directgov" might be a bit naff now (arguably it always was naff), but it looks a bit more friendly than the in-yer-face "GOV.UK".
I'm always amazed by the number of people who simply can't get their head around the idea that there are some folk out there who simply don't watch television.
The magic lantern doesn't feature prominently, or even at all, in the lives of a significant minority of the population.
No, I don't have an investment account with HBOS / Lloyds Banking Group - does that make me a bad person?
It's only the *investment accounts* that'll be without online access - regular current and savings accounts will continue to have access to an online banking system.
The 2nd gen iPod Shuffle was absolutely perfect for me, until I accidentally put it in the washing machine and it decided (quite reasonably) that it would no longer work.
I could never quite fathom why on earth Apple had to dick around and withdraw it in favour of the inferior 3rd gen Shuffle, so I'm very pleased that they've seen sense and are basically going back to the great clip-on design of the 2nd gen with the new 4th gen model. I only hope that it's got a standard headphone jack - if not, I withdraw everything I said!
And please Apple, don't stop making it again in the future - an itsy bitsy audio player that's great for sticking in one's pocket or taking for a run is just what many of us want, and the iPod Shuffle 2nd gen did it fantastically (and hopefully the 4th gen will do so too).
I suggest you keep your £5 rather than giving it to Three as a top-up if all you're going to do is find where the nearest KFC is - you could, y'know, put it towards providing yourself with some proper food instead...
OK, so Kaspersky is a "Cheap second-rate virus scanner" - what AV system do people recommend for a Wintel box these days then?
(Yes, am quite willing to pay a modest sum for it.)
If you store data in the cloud, this just goes to show that you're not in control of it.
No hassle, no faff, just touch and go. Better than the old days.
...and without adverts. The notion of controlling or paying for content is disgusting. The BBC, all writers, musical performers and composers, actors, film producers, technical staff et al should do the work for free. Equipment companies should donate their highest spec kit for free to these people. Studio space will just appear out of nowhere, as will broadcast and content distribution infrastructure. Simples.
It's a paid for email service that offers some pretty advanced functionality. They're very well established, have a big customer base., and don't cost all that much really.
I've been a satisfied paying customer for, ooh, seven years or so. I remember people getting all excited over Gmail, but I was wary - Google obviously wanted to flog you stuff in return for all this freebie goodness - and I'm glad that I'm now not in a situation where my life is reliant on the boys from Mountain View.
Remember folks, free costs.
(No, I don't work for FastMail or anything along those lines, am just a punter.)
...let us all bow down before the master and empty our wallets so we too can play with the latest god-like bit of consumer electronics. It will undoubtedly change your life, and make you a better person. Well, better than all the lesser people. i.e. The losers.
Winners Heart Apple.
It's not cool to simply rim his bumhole, ladies and gents - if you want to show appreciation, at least try and be original, like he is.
The inclusive public transport ticket that everyone with an Olympic Games spectator ticket will get will almost invariably be a conventional printed ticket with a magnetic stripe on the back (and would I expect have the same validity as a normal all-zones Travelcard).
This makes sense - the infrastructure for reading mag stripe tickets exists across London, as despite the existence of the Oyster card system plenty of passengers continue to use conventional printed tickets - being specific, all ticket gates in London can read mag stripe tickets in tandem with the ability to 'read' Oyster cards.
Whilst it might have been neat to issue the free travel on Oyster cards, they're inherently more expensive to produce, and many might never have been re-used but simply just gone in the bin instead.
In other words, this really is no big deal.
No need for a court order to do that - their T&C's are part of the contract you agree to when you register a domain - if you fail to keep your side of the bargain (i.e. provide proper registration details) then they can suspend your domain.
Or should Nominet have to go to court each time they want to uphold their T&Cs? If you say yes, then why shouldn't the same apply to any company? In which case the courts will be absolutely chock-a-block with silly court cases, and most business will probably decide it's not worthwhile any more, turn out the lights and go home.
I really cant' get fussed over this one and see what the big deal is - these domains were basically being used by crooks, and they'd failed to comply with Nominet rules by giving false registration information.
"...like the vast cooling towers at each end of the Holland or Rotherhithe Tunnels"
Hmm. And then more hmm.
(a) These aren't cooling towers - cooling towers exist at power stations - what you're trying to refer to is ventilation 'towers' (if, indeed, you must call them towers at all).
(b) Have you ever been around the Rotherhithe tunnel? The ventilation installations, such as they are, can hardly be described as 'towers'. You're probably trying to refer to the Blackwall tunnel, which does have (sort-of) ventilation towers... but it's too late.
...it's just a website for the Spanish presidency of the EU - technically it's actually the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. What the rotating presidency of the EU means has of course changed since the Treaty of Lisbon created a permanent President of the European Council (this new position being held by Herman Van Rompuy) - the European Council and the Council of the European Union being different things, just to make life easier!
...and I'm really rather daft for spending a few minutes reading it, as are you for reading the comments about it.
It fails at being funny too.
I pay my broadband bill - therefore I should be able to download unlimited movies and music to my heart's content. Where's the wrong in that?
(1) The Monopolies and Mergers Commission is called the Competition Commission these days.
(2) What's happened today is that two private companies have announced a *proposed* merger. No regulatory body can possibly stop them making such announcements.
(3) The regulators will undoubtedly be all over this, be in no doubt. The current word is that the European Commission's competition bods are going to be taking the lead (as it has pan-European ramifications), and will be looking at it in conjunction with OfCom - a timetable of six months of so until they give their verdict is being talked about.
(4) As well as either blocking or allowing the merger, the regulators can also conditionally allow the merger to proceed so long as the parties agree to a number of stipulations. I dare say this is the most likely course of action.
Anyone yelping about the lack of regulatory oversight at this point in time is entirely missing the point.
...that often gets overlooked in discussions on The Reg, presumably in part because this is geek world and hence people are happy - indeed very willing - to shell out for tech kit. In the real world meanwhile, the price disparity between Windows boxes - produced by multiple competing manufacturers - and the rather more costly Macs is *very* significant. And open out that issue beyond the western world and one soon realises that Apple kit is really pretty pricey.
I'm not a fanboy of any sort, and I certainly rate the simplicity and ease-of-use of Apple Macs, but they are expensive.
"I even do not mind the National Police (not local Police) having access providing they have just cause to do so [...]".
Erm, there's no National Police force as such in the UK.
...and that's as good as internet browsers are ever going to get - that's what Microsoft themselves said circa 2003 - how *can* it possibly get any better, it's at the end of the evolutionary chain. Wait, don't tell me I'm living in the past again...
I'm guessing detailed mapping has been removed to stop the somewhat wilder American patriot citizens from planning their own assault on North Korea, given that they probably think Obama's decision not to start World War III (at least not quite yet) shows that he's a lilly-livered yellow-bellied pacifist.
Seriously though, this is a bit odd - why have Google done this? Maybe it's to stop NK officials from easily looking at maps of their own country - but then the satellite views would have to go too. Bizarre.
Paris, because she's always visible via Google... more so when you disable SafeSearch.
"Jacquie, along with other MPs live in a UK where she gets paid 2.5-3 times the national average** wage for maybe 20 hours a week [...]"
20 hours a week? You have to be shitting me... yes, in fact that's exactly what you're doing. Most normal MPs who aren't ministers bust a gut dealing with queries and complaints from fuckwits such as you - she's the Home Secretary and like all members of the Cabinet absolutely busts a gut when it comes to putting in the hours.
You might not like what she's doing - you might not like what any of the MPs are doing - but fuck right off with your arsehole analysis about the number of hours they work!
Why buy this MS Bloatware when you can get OpenOffice for free. Granted, it doesn't actually do what you want it to do, and it is spectacularly bug ridden - but the great thing is that you, the end-user, can help make it better. You just need to dedicate a day each week to collaborative online efforts in bugsquashing and feature improvements and developments. Complete novice to programming? Well, let the online community belittle your pathetic consumerist vision of a product that 'just works' and instead urge you to dedicate your life to improving OO, free of charge - it will heal the world.
Alternatively, pay up and let MS do the hard work whilst you get on with your life.
You mean, you don't know what root privileges are? You idiot! Anyone living in the 21st century needs to know that....
FFS I'm a Civil Servant and I want a decent machine so I can do multimedia powerpoints, monitor HD video sources, enable government through massively multiplayer online ga..., er I mean environments, all that kind of stuff. Government will be hidebound if we're not using the very latest quad-core processors too, as it helps government run more efficiently through multitasking.
You lot should be grateful and yet you moan.
Paris, because she's a dirt quad-core ho.
...is itself an utterly shit description in my books. Sure, you can sort of use a 'laptop' when it's perched on your lap, but it's pretty bollox to do so IMO (though I grant you a significant minority of folks do just that). Give me a table or some other form of surface underneath the thing, please, not my bloody lap.
Not really sure what to call them instead though - "ickle computer" perhaps.
Also, WTF is with the flowchart - specifically the "You're holding a wallet you ass" - arrrggghhh, it should be "You're holding a wallet you arse".
Repeat after me, ARSE not ass, ARSE not ass, ARSE not ass...
Lastly, @ Adam Williamson / 15:04 - oh, look how ladi da we are, so one wouldn't contemplate a laptop that weights more than 1.5kg. Guess what, your tiny dick waving competition doesn't impress anyone - it's just a bit of electronics, and that's not a measure of a man.