Re: You can sideload Androids already
Yes, it's still there in Lollipop 5.0.3, along with the warning pop-up of the risks involved if you enable it.
1012 posts • joined 25 Jul 2008
Yes, it's still there in Lollipop 5.0.3, along with the warning pop-up of the risks involved if you enable it.
Walk through most airports en-route from check-in to the plane and see how many PCs you pass which are running XP - I did it yesterday and my count was 4 (at least 2 of which were sat beside dot-matrix printers, which probably also says something about "if it ain't broke don't fix it").
I travel most weeks, and the count at most airports is usually about the same, which when you consider how many gates most airports have these days quickly tots up to a lot of XP installs...
...they'll be throwing money at it like it's a stripper with a vacuum cleaner.
Whatever floats your boat Simon, whatever floats your boat :)
Missed this one for beer o'clock, but gave a nice gentle start to avoiding work this Monday morning...
As he (Rex Garrod that is) more than amply proved in Robot Wars over several seasons...
But I certainly love Hunkin's cartoons on the subject - it's a nice sneaky way of getting kids drawn into the subject, plus on occasions some adults too.
I don't think it has had one, although I would more than agree it certainly deserves one.
Or even just a mention in the articles, as it was also missing from inclusion in the Goonhilly one you linked to (aside from my doing so in the comments section of that article). For those who are interested, a link to their website is here
Amen and upvote to that!
Now if we could just get Dabbsy back in the right day too, we could all slack off nicely until beer o'clock...
Sounds like our old expenses system at work, which was so long and convoluted, and with so many approvals and sign-offs that getting expenses actually paid sometimes took 2-3 months.
It only got "sorted out" when some of us started putting in expense claims for the interest on our personal credit cards that we had to use for funding the original expenditure (as we're obviously not trustworthy enough to have company cards...), as we weren't getting the money back in time to actually pay the things off on time.
Our current system is a bit better (and somewhat quicker), but it's still going to be interesting to see if the beancounters realise how long filling in a claim takes, when done during worktime at the hourly rate I get paid ;)
Looking at the pic, I have to wonder if they've had that design around for ages and have been secretly testing it in a certain Scottish loch for a few decades?
My coat's the extra warm one - it's chilly up there this time of year...
Or if you want to go Superhero, try Spawn, possibly paired with Daredevil (although the latter is arguably tolerable, and does have Jennifer Garner in it as a redeeming feature so maybe shouldn't be included in this company).
So at what point do we need to invent an el Reg standard unit (or scale) of masochism for all this?
Or ADB and a PC, for that matter...
But the Windows 10 version that will end up on there is command-line only
Or as we used to call it, DOS.
Likewise, although to be honest my existing turbo-overclocked B+ coupled with Kodi Helix and the excellent Amber skin run very smoothly anyway with anything I throw at it (which admittedly doesn't include full HD BluRay rips, just SD DVD ones).
It would also be interesting to know how much improvement they could get by not being quite so conservative in the clock settings that they ship the boards out with. And indeed whether that aspect will be changed on the Pi 2 compared to the Pi 1.
But anyway nice one and well done to them for keeping the general design and especially the price backward compatible with the existing ones.
They should go the whole hog and name the rocket first stage the Look Out Below!
Still makes me wonder at what point they're going to need to start offering free upgrades to the oldest and weakest links in the chain, namely the pair of mark 1 sensors just above and on either side of your nose...
Or is that the point where they cut out the middle-man (so to speak) and just route the media directly to the mind?
If some unscrupulous individual had a laptop sending disconnect packets for the hotel's own WiFi...
Based on personal (dis)connection experience of some hotel networks over the years, I'm not sure that you're the first to have that idea...
Monorail, monorail, monorail!
(Sorry, couldn't resist - if it's any consolation that jingle will be in my head all bloody day now too).
Anyway on a similar topic - "But it now appears Silicon Valley's answer to Hank Scorpio has decided to go ahead."
Somehow methinks it's more the other way about, "inspiration behind" (at least in part) rather than "answer to"...
Except at night of course
Or perhaps they're testing their last-minute re-addition of an offline mode to Elite:Dangerous?
Go a copy of Oolite, although as it's free and open source you may have trouble giving your money away even then... ;)
Perhaps they need to produce ZoneAlarm Fridge or similar...
Isn't that more likely to be plugged by Weightwatchers than Checkpoint?
Is it my imagination, or has Lara Croft suddenly regenerated from Angelina Jolie to Jennifer Aniston?
Not sure Mr Pitt would approve...
I think it's more we want you to step back to what it was before whilst you rethink what went well and what went badly in this update, rather than leaving us stewing in an update that we hate at least parts of whilst you do so.
I'm sure there are some parts of it that people do like, even if they're not fully aware of them directly (if it's stuff under the bonnet/hood) or just that everyone's focussed on the negatives like the whiteness.
Also it's probably a bit surprising at the attitude that's being taken (or at least appearing to be taken, after all the only feedback for our complaints is your good self so far), especially given the delight that el Reg (or certain members of it) have taken in lambasting Microsoft for doing almost the very same thing with Win8 in terms of ignoring user (or reader in your case) feedback.
So maybe it's time for some more "official" feedback or action on all this, before the frustration leads to the only other course of action we have than venting in comment threads like this, namely abandoning the site (either fully or just visiting less).
I swear every downvote makes me not want to spend my time here.
We feel the same way about oversized and obscuring stock pictures that don't add anything to the site or stories...
On putting it back the way it was before. We know that no-one likes change...
No, we just don't like unnecessary change. Or change that breaks things that weren't broken before.
Oh, and whilst I'm ranting:
We don’t think we are any brighter than, say, Amazon or the BBC
Whoever came up with the design certainly wasn't very bright.
No it's just going to get rid of a fair chunk of the readership. Or at least blind them with dazzling white.
I'm sure the advertisers will just love that...
Having panned Microsoft for not listening to their customers, will el Reg be any better?
It looks to me like the general consensus of feedback on this new site design is that we all hate it. So will it stay anyway regardless of what we've all said, or could perhaps sense prevail and we go back to the old one? Or at least some sort of style option to switch or something to soften the impact.
Must admit if this glaring white inflexible monstrosity does stay then I'm not sure that I will be...
We also can't seemingly now right-click and open the article in a new tab (at least under the IE9 I'm stuck with here at work), so it's back and forth into each article which is a pain.
Like most of the others above, really hating the new design look too, there was nothing wrong with the old one. Bring it back!
Coach potatoes relax: Netflix scores big STREAMING TV PATENT win
What the hell's a coach potato?
Someone who watches so much telly that they don't fit in a car any more, let alone a couch?
And I guess it's also the best response to being accused of not giving a shit about something or someone...
Or you could always just actually read the book.
It even has the advantage of being quicker to do than watching all three films back to back, includes exactly the amount of the book and story that Tolkien wanted and the special effects in your mind can be at least as good...
Well all I can say is they've got 12 days to fix it, or my kids won't be happy if Rudolph and co don't get clearance to land.
That said one of my kids won't be happy anyway, as the storm and power cut we had last night took out the micro-SD card in my Pi, so about 3 weeks worth of her Minecraft tweaking (since the last back-up) looks like it maybe a gonner.
Although jigawatts brings to mind images of Austin Powers and laser jub'd fembots.
Makes a change from sharks I suppose.
Coat? Mine's the slighty grubby mac, thanks.
Its maybe a clever psychological navy battle tactic - the enemy identifies the ship and then spends the next half-hour sniggering, giggling and pointing fingers at it. During which time the navy can either make their escape or press home an attack?
At least for enemies that don't know their history or pronounciation anyway.
I note that they're not clear whether this 10Mbps is before or after your ISP throttles it when you actually try and use it though...
Am I right in remembering that there was a plan at one point to also do something similar with the toll roads over there? Basically that at every payage your number plate would get read, and if you reached the next one before the prescribed time (ie you'd driven too fast between the two fixed points) then you got a photograph and a letter in the mail?
Must admit in the past 15 years or so that I've been fairly regularly driving there (usually the alpine route from Geneva across to Grenoble via Chambery) I've noticed the number of cameras on that route grow massively. There didn't used to be any (other than the Gendarmerie sometimes sat at the exits of the Aires with their hand-helds), but now in the 150km or so I think there must be at least half a dozen if not more.
The worst one being the 50kph one literally just on the border as you go back into Switzerland - it's notorious within the company, and so my French colleagues tell me it's the highest grossing camera in France. I certainly know several of my colleagues who've been snapped anyway.
Have to say also no complaints about my Netgear - it even seeks and downloads new firmware itself, and when all is ready lets me know that it's available to pull the trigger on the upgrade (or not if you so wish). OK the quality of the firmware has a couple of times given issues (killing 5GHz connectivity at worst), but older firmware is downloadable from their website.
Would have to agree - got a 46" dumb LG a couple of months back for £250. Paired up with a Pi running OpenElec, and it does the job wonderfully and plays back all I need in glorious full HD (inc iPlayer, not fussed about ITVPlayer as I think I've watched about 3 programmes on ITV in the last 3 years).
Nicest of all is the TV has CEC, so I can even fully drive the OpenElec interface using the TV remote, and stream all the stuff I need off my NAS box or the 'net as required (with a small bluetooth keyboard as back-up if URLs or other more serious typing is needed).
All in all for about £300 got the flexible functionality of a set that'd retail for double that. And if all else fails PC World were chucking ChromeCasts out the door for £20 on black friday, to fill in anything else that OE doesn't cover (which isn't much).
So even in the early stages of this vehicle, we’ve architected it to have as much natural shielding from the structure and the components that are inside
What's wrong with "designed", "created" or possibly even "built"? Since when did we run out of stocks of those words and so have to press-gang and bend job titles and any other randomly grabbed word into being verbs?
Or should we all now be keyboarding our comments here before going down the pub to glass our pints?
Except you just know instead they'll be replaced by poorly copied/cropped images which also now have strange and mysterious water-marks across them if you look closely enough.
Still I suppose such water-mark spotting and guessing where the images were ripped from could be a whole new PowerPoint game...
I am sure we have all experienced the 'it will be done much quicker if I am not hassled ' phone call.I am sure we have all experienced the 'it will be done much quicker if I am not hassled ' phone call.
I find the most effective reply is "do you want me to stand here and talk to you about doing some work to fix this, or shall I just get on with actually doing it?". It usually works surprisingly well, even allowing for your normal audience types.
It's currently better known as the O2 Arena, or just the O2 if you prefer. Usually to be found on band tour itineraries in the way Wembley used to be.
Meanwhilst the Blackadder special is on disc 5 of the Blackadder ultimate DVD box set, and is rather fun in a slightly dated sort of way.
Oddly enough, I went and created my account 8 years ago just to give you an upvote too ;)
Come on though, it's a movie where you get to watch the midget getting splattered in a variety of different ways many times over? Anything else is a bonus...
Was down there on holiday a few months back, and quite disappointed that this place was no longer open for a visit.
However must also give a mention to the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum also down near Lands End, which is a great visit for people interested in this kind of communications tech. It's a little more broad in topic (focussing more on the undersea cables mentioned in the article, some of which used to end at the museum building in its former life), but it gives a very good overview and is well worth a half-day visit.
Indeed I'm quite surprised it isn't mentioned in the article, given the overall topic and the other more off-topic attractions mentioned at the end.
Is that vaguely ham-like stuff what passes for bacon in Spain?
If so then you're obviously a tough man to get by on such meagre rations.
And looking at recent economic history, one could wonder if it hasn't already happened anyway, or at least begun to...