27 posts • joined 4 Jun 2009
If! it! bothers! you! then! you! are! reading! the! wrong! web! site!
Re: GPS for Dummies
You might be sure, but you'd be wrong: "You send a signal from your GPS device..." http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/18/stephen_frytard/
Re: "no-poaching" agreements
It's worse than "resources". These days it's "resource", an amorphous pool of something with no individual component parts.
"Seeing a real face and hearing a real voice, you can make a better judgement of an eBay seller’s hyperbole [...]"
If only eBay had thought to buy Skype while it had the chance.
Re: path separators
Also, Windows is quite happy to use forward-slash as the directory separator - applications such as Windows Explorer or the Command Prompt don't like it, but the underlying OS is fine with it.
Stopped reading when you pooh-poohed the researchers for referring to 48% as "half" as though that invalidates the whole thing.
+1 for San Fran plus speakers
Our kitchen radio is a San Fran running TuneIn (£25 on eBay due to a broken microphone) plugged into some middle-of-the-road Creative PC speakers. Works like a charm unless you're using the microwave. :-)
Re: Failing Passwords 101?
@Dark Horse: Sure, but then surely Twitter's response would be "It's physically impossible for hackers to obtain passwords from us, because we don't store them. The only possible way they could have been obtained is via a social engineering attack."
Failing Passwords 101?
Does this mean Twitter stores plain text passwords rather than hashes?
It seems incredible that they would, but if they don't, why haven't they come straight out and said so?
Re: Jeremy Hunt
The approved way for a newsreader to pronouce the name is now "Jeremy HHHHHunt".
It'll be the black flowers next.
If you didn't find that one-extra-blow-per-paragraph sequence very entertaining, you're reading the wrong web site.
A quick glance at the PC World website answers your questions: "Save up to £200 on selected laptops [...] Plus FREE £50 voucher with every laptop."
Not to mention the bizarrely non-linear x-axis.
Thanks for the explanation!
Credit where it's due please
After editing the article according to That Awful Puppy's advice, it would be polite to post a public Thank You in response to his comment.
Smartphone, Araldite, sorted.
You're imaginaing it
The article says "The E5 uses the S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 OS".
Yes, you can copy text from Android Gmail
"Can I cut and paste yet?" Yes. You always could, but it's fiddly. You need to type a capital S when viewing an email (long-press the menu key to make the keyboard appear if you use a software keyboard) and then drag to highlight the text you want to copy.
Is it just me, or are those unrelated quotes suspiciously similar?
"I couldn't believe my eyes" / "I was stunned"
"it's not the kind of language" / "It's not the kind of thing"
"my young son" / "my son, who is only seven"
"one of our oldest soaps" / "a programme like Emmerdale"
No, I'm sure it's just me.
Can we have the footnotes on the same page as the content that refers to them? Please?
Mobile IP addresses
My Three phone gets its own public IP address if I use the "3internet" APN, or a NAT'd address if I use the "three.co.uk" APN. It's nice to have the choice.
Here's a thought experiment: set a siphon going and then vary the force of gravity. The rate of flow will vary. Now vary the atmospheric pressure. The rate of flow will not vary (provided the pressure remains high enough to prevent a vacuum forming in the pipe).
A siphon needs atmospheric pressure to prevent a vacuum forming in the pipe, but it's gravity that actually pulls the liquid through.
In the name of progress
The old logo was no good because it used the style of font you used to see in... what were they called...? Oh yes, "books".
Lewis, whatever they're paying you, it's not enough.
Great article! I:
1. Laughed my head off at the article
2. Didn't take it seriously
3. Laughed my head off at all the commenters who took it seriously.
Two heads laughed off for the price of one. Well done Ted and The Reg.
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- OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs