1121 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: Five percent is enough.
I couldn't agree more. If from one million units sold we get a single Berners Lee, Stallman, Torvalds, etc, then it will have been worth it.
Mogens Jallberg was correct
"In democracy it's your vote that counts; In feudalism it's your Count that votes."
"Does it run Linux?"
I wonder how many commentards will have read this far before posting "Does it run Linux?", but I digress.
Pesky Linuxtards don't have to "read this far" as we know too well that any mention of "does it run Linux" are reserved for the last page of a review.
Re: "optimum gathering angle according to time of day and direction of travel"
Isn't the direction of travel due south for 3,000 km?
The sun will rise on the left of the car and set on the right.
Re: Please excuse this OT comment...
Whenever there is an article with comments disabled, post any comments on the closest previous article with comments enabled...
Comments are enabled on Orlowsky's
polemic based on falsehoods carefully researched piece. My comment was censored "rejected".
1. The CBA will show that the fibre model is better in the medium/long term.
2. Turnbull will use the CBA as a reason to keep the fibre model.
3. His business mates will make a few bucks out of this, somehow.
It's not a phone...
...it's a religious experience.
And they call Scientologists gullible.
But then again, why should ANY plugin or extension be able to crash the entire browser?
Why should anything be able to crash an entire OS? It happens.
Surely there are catch statements to prevent that sort of thing?
Firefox plugins have been run in a sandbox since early 2010 and Adobe added their own plugin sandbox a year or so ago.
Give the current version a try. You won't be disappointed.
a browser that crashes all the time, eats all my memory, and just generally plain sucks (Firefox)
Have you tried disabling all your extensions and plugins in Firefox and noting how crashy it is then? Badly written extensions are often the culprits. If it's stable then add the extensions back in one at a time to see which is/are causing issues. I've seen installations that have 50+ extensions installed. To be frank, that's just asking for problems.
Firefox never crashes here on any platform.
Re: Sounds about right.
This is a typical megacorp.
You'd think this particular megacorp would buy some insurance for their cars. If only there was some kind of online service where they could type "car insurance" into a little box in their browser and get back a list of car insurers. I think it may prove popular.
Democracy by Mumsnet
I know it wasn't Mumsnet that kicked off the current batch of whinging but you know what I mean. There's nothing quite as awful as someone who knows what you shouldn't be reading.
If this lot blocks any of the sites I manage I shall be mightily pissed off. I tried for months to get one site unblocked by Orange. No luck.
Two downvotes for a well documented fact. You wacky downvoting Registerians, always good for a laugh.
With over 200 million speakers French
French, as we know it today, wasn't even widespread in France until relatively recently. There were many other languages and dialects until they were stamped out by Paris.
Re: iPhone and iPad?
@ Robert Long 1
To be fair, a two-year-old is pretty unlikely to swallow an iPad.
But highly likely to stand on it or throw it at a sibling in a spoilt brat tantrum.
Re: iPhone and iPad?
Didn't get Lego till you were 6, gosh you must have been deprived.
I grew up in a very poor family. I humbly apologise if my family's poverty offends your middle class values.
Re: iPhone and iPad?
@ Andy Prough
Audio CDs were not commercially released until 1982 in Germany, and not until March, 1983 in most of the rest of the European market and in North America. The first CD to sell 1 million copies was Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits in 1985. It took until 1988 before the majority of American retail music was finally being produced on CD.
I worked on the Philips' announcement to the UK trade in the summer of 79. June, IIRC.
And as you say, they were widely available during the 80s so my point still stands.
iPhone and iPad?
Who buys an iPhone and iPad for a two year old? I didn't even get Lego until I was six.
And why no CDs? CDs are are 70s development.
"Now if I want to know, say, the capital of Nigeria,"
If I want to know the capital of Nigeria I just check my spam folder.
Re: Enough is enough
Why would you cancel an order for the most technically advanced and awesome device on the planet at the moment?
What makes your friend think I was seriously ordering one? I'm not a multi squillionaire, I'm a Reg reader.
Enough is enough
I'm cancelling my order.
Nice to have some choices
Option1: "the most secure in the world."
Option 2: "ship with Windows 8"
Re: Not that daft
When you put it like that the Graun suddenly seems far more shrewd...
I'd like to think the spooks will use a data centre full of Crays to crack the solitary encrypted file on the laptop only to find it's contains nothing more than the goatse.cx image and an mp3 of someone blowing a raspberry.
Not that daft
You have to wonder why the Brazilian was being used as a data mule
I very much doubt he was a data mule. A canary in a coal mine, maybe, but not a mule.
Is there a special school for making up silly product names?
No Google, screw you
I stopped using you years ago. As I've said here before, I take measures to block you wherever possible. Your loss, not mine.
Sheryl Sandberg faced a backlash on her free-content network
Content-free network, shurely.
They must have some good shit on Obama
Just a thought.
Here – with the help of Photoshop for a bit of cut-and-paste – are Dickenson's volume buttons:
Prior art: Teletext remote control buttons
Re: New iPhone?
The new one will be improved perfection
Improved perception, maybe.
I thought the current one was perfection.
They sent DVD.
Martians may have VHS
Or Betamax still.
Shurely shome mishtake
I live in a western democracy
Voting is an illusion. The bastards always win.
Was Re: Too little, too late.
Completely OT but I can't help noticing comment replies are now offset to the right by about 80 pixels.
When did this happen, El Reg, and is it a nested offset?
Edit: Not nested. Hmmm.
Re: Spoon holder...
My wife has a spoon holder. A nasty cheap plastic affair.
I have a spoon holder. It's made of hand.
Re: Multiple view points
trashy or Murdoch
You can't have the latter without the former.
The problem with this kind of idea is that you eventually get herded into a dead end when it narrows down your interests. I prefer the serendipitous nature of random online discoveries.
More Reg journos should recount their holidays from a tech perspective.
Re: Sharepoint isn't the only thing they use
Forest Dwellers of Borneo
Probably the best band I ever heard.
Re: Nearly Zero.
payout rates are scarcely distinguishable from what piracy pays: i.e. "zero".
Given the choice between zero and near zero I know which choice I'd make.
Re: Hollywood Pressure
there's a Turing biopic coming out
Please, no. Is nothing sacred?
Does every piece of kit get the same treatment?
Is Cisco vetted for foreign government backdoors, for example? After all, we know the US has massive form.
- 'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*
- Pics Facebook's Oculus unveils 360-degree VR head tracking 'Crescent Bay' prototype
- Crawling from the Wreckage THE DEATH OF ECONOMICS: Aircraft design vs flat-lining financial models
- Analysis Apple's warrant canary riddle: Cock-up, conspiracy, or anti-Google point-scoring
- Bargain basement iPhone shoppers BEWARE! eBay exposes users to phishing vuln