"Here in the Reg US offices, one of our hacks has scored in the top 99th percentile for Neanderthal DNA, with it making up 3 per cent of his genetics. Thankfully he's a non-smoker who's a happy chap at heart." So good of him to pose for your headline picture. Give him a beer.
54 posts • joined 3 Nov 2008
The continent's highest court ...
"The continent's highest court", well that's inaccurate.
Rules don't say how much water
Rules quote dry weight but say nothing about quantity of water, because water ...
The author has the right idea but the wrong reasons. We need to search out intelligent life in other systems and destroy it before it come here and does for us!
Re: How is it on Mobile?
1Password is available on Android now
Re: We aren't going to agree on the best phone
". And who knew a smartphone was going to do all this stuff?" Steve Jobs, obviously. Let the down votes commence ...
I'm assuming that you reside by the coast and have the requite saltwater typically favoured (but not exclusively) by crocodiles. For the rest of us I'd suggest alligator."
Even the Saltwater Croc does not require salt water and there are plenty of other freshwater croc species.
Allow entry of long password but secretly truncate
The worst experience I have had was a site that allowed me to enter a long password but then ignored any characters beyond 11 without informing me. Troy Hunt has cited some examples of this too.
Re: She's not telling the truth
"Now what talk talk should do is let ANYONE leave them without contract penalties " doesn't solve anything as they still have your details, as has been discussed here you are now an ex customer. If you cancel anything it should be your bank/credit card account.
@alien overlord. He was not asking for information (he already had the list) but was trying to alert them to the breach.
@messele and AC above. Quotation marks are intended to indicate quotations. If you had read the article you would have recognised the quote. It is the sentiment expressed in the article that I find boring.
"Although fanbois are likely to get very excited over the idea of domain names ending in "apple" (they tend to get excited over literally anything that Apple does)"
Maybe, but not so excited as El Reg when it finds a Apple story. It's all getting a bit boring. If it wasn't for the recipes I'd have to stop looking in.
Because it's on the beta channel.
So once again we find El Reg readers can't perform backups and upgrades. My iPhone 4s and iPad Air2 are working flawlessly on iOS9 and my old iPad 2 which has been running flawlessly on the beta version is now on iOS 9.1 with no problems.
If they are so numerous suck them up with giant vacuum cleaners and feed the compressed mass to the reindeer - or export to China where they are probably a delicacy.
Releasing Grey Squirrels
I think it is illegal to release a G Squirrel once captured in England.
Re: 5000 years
Foxes and rabbits indeed but even more like rabbits and myxomatosis. The problem I had was with Tim's picture of 5000 years of cooperation by what he calls Mongolian shepherds. Even today anyone who watches television will have seen that "shepherd" is not a good description of the mounted, armed Mongolian nomads. We are also told that they were a byword for tribal conflict prior to the arrival of the Genghis Khan. Maybe the last 1000 years has been relatively peaceful - for them if not for the rest of Eurasia but the previous 4000 not so much :-(
Re: 5000 years
Maybe. I know what the effect of the BD was but the world is a different place now.
I'm unconvinced by your examples of Mongolian shepherds and nomads. Unless there is evidence to the contrary, it seems to me more likely that over a 5000 year time scale their populations have varied for the same reasons that animal populations rise and fall. In those marginal environments climate variation will control population. A few successive hard winters or dry summers can wipe out whole families by starvation or being forced to sell their livestock and adopt a different lifestyle. The recent succession of droughts in the Sahel exemplify this. In richer environments disease may cause a similar effect - eg the Black Death.
It is interesting to speculate what will happen when a virus appears that is as lethal as Ebola and as infectious as influenza.
@J Hindle "the only people carrying were the bloody criminals" so just like being back home in the UK!
Mr Dabbs gives the impression of not suffering fools gladly back then, who knew ..
I don't see why El Reg contacted the RSPCA for comments which inevitably produced irrelevant remarks about primate pets in UK.
Sort out your Psittacula krameri from your Myiopsitta monachus before writing article!
If it is just screwed to the outside of the door it is going to get stolen. Camera etc needs to be outside and the rest inside and wired to the mains.
Re: I'm a republican…
Being a republican is not the same as being a non-conformist though in your case it may be the same as being a foul-mouthed idiot. I always felt that the point about Philip's message and Charles's messages being broken into was that if they could do it to them they could do it to us. As proved to be the case.
Re: Put four rounded corners together
Don't Formula 1 cars have rectangular steering wheels these days?
Re: I've had a look at this
There is no substitute for Aperture for organising photo - I've tried the others. Aperture still works of course and I think I'll just continue using it since we can always run the required OS in a VM.
Ordnance Survey online maps require Silverlight
Re: I Thought the Reg was an IT mag.
As noted in the article, the Gtech can be plugged into a PC.
Right not privilege
It is my understanding that owning a shotgun is a right which the police have the power to negate on reasonable grounds. Has that been changed?
How do they recommend that you remember which long passphrase belongs to which site?
Just use 1Password
Just use 1Password.
Re: It's a success story with an important lesson...
Though the reduction in numbers may have led to a loss of genetic diversity which may not show up for years/centuries and may lead to extinction..
My own first name is on the banned list. Do I have case for surfing Virginmedia inder Human Rights Act?
@Rich11 - GK Chesterton got there before you
1908 The Man Who Was Thursday.
Just use 1Password.
I gave up on the Podcasts app mainly because it would not play just one and then stop (maybe that has changed) and have used Downcast app ever since.
Grocer (no not her)
I seem to remember that a diet almost exclusively of chickpeas etc damages the nervous system so maybe not suitable commercial weight loss exploitation though I like the idea. I think these side effects of pulses are only seen in the poor who are eating them to excess, if that is not a contradiction.
Regarding old and hard chickpeas needing longer cooking, that applies to all pulses so this is exactly the wrong time of year to find good quality ones. Your grocer (remember them?) is your friend an will be able to tell you how ancient the pulses are that he is selling at any one time.
Curiously, the older peas are more expensive if you are buying them for poultry feed as they lose more and more water each year they are kept and thus have a higher protein content per kilo. Same principle as salami etc.
If you are advocating that the poor should live on daily chickpeas, just be aware of Lathyrism which causes shrunken buttocks and other symptoms.
...as pointless as a ... pedal-powered wheelchair
WH Smith, the former bookshop
WH Smith, the former bookshop now stationery, videos etc and the sort of books you can buy in a supermarket.
Re: "It's only for child killers, which makes it automatically all right as if you disagree with stuff that's done for the protection of children, you're probably a child molester"
Two word answer -- Timothy Evans.
"Re-reading my copy I don't believe I have come close to suggesting you have to use Android to access a Google Calender on the go"
I think you came close when you wrote "Google’s cloudy calendar was the main reason I adopted Android as my mobile OS of choice" which I think implies you cannot use it elsewhere but it's not worth arguing about :)
Sync Google to Apple
No doubt it is a wonderful app but your premise that you have to use Android to sync with Google calendar is way off as I have no trouble syncing several Google Calendars [ie several free G accounts] with my Apple Mac Calendar app and Apple iPod Touch Calendar app.
He says he has all his photos elsewhere
He says he has all his photos elsewhere, it is more that he has lost all the other flickr content - comments, links etc.
Perhaps they will take it out of his salary ...
... which I think is in the region of $1.00 per annum.
Does it have blu-ray?
@ Martin Proffitt Posted 11:00
In court you should ask to affirm and they will produce an alternative oath. However, from memory, it reads "on soul and conscience" which begs several questions :(
No need to stun first in UK
No need to stun first in UK provided you are a Jew or Moslem. I believe some Moslems are OK with stunning before throat cutting but Jews are not