412 posts • joined 21 Jul 2009
Oh, what a fruitful conversation;-)
You are having a bad problem and you will not go to space today
Could it be? Is this Moderatrix 2.0?
(And sweet irony that a post wondering about the Moderatix' second coming gets put into the modqueue)
Huzzah! A victory for common sense!
It's nice to see that El Reg has the pulling power to get a large company to fix stuff, rather than be dismissed as "some niche website"
It's good to see that we are now a step closer to having such impersonation attacks closed off.
(Actually posted by Simon, spoofing this random user's account)
Why can't Samsung just give the reply given in the case of Arkall v Pressdram?
I'm happy to see that the bulletproof OS is still bulletproof.
Re: Queeg 500
What is it?
All you people speaking out against this are just homeophobes!
RIPA's the thing that lets councils fine you for trying to recycle a glass jar if they can't recycle glass, or for throwing a newspaper away as household waste, right?
There was nothing wrong with the DNS entry.
You were just querying it wrong
correct horse battery staple
Re: Once the cable's gone, they need to use their mobile
According to the intarwebs, it's 01883 731336
I was going to try and make a hash brown joke in here.
I couldn't think of one; someone help me out please
Re: You just can't stop progress
Or, if they're running Linux it'd count down then find that the driver for the weapon was compiled for a different kernel version?
Re: the app name was what now?
Don't get it.
This was taken from a campaign to have a woman's face on banknotes?
EVERY Bank of England note I've owed, except for one, has had a woman's face on.
Re: Looks dodgy as fuck
Protip 1: If you're going to post as AC, don't write in the EXACT STYLE you have a FEW POSTS EARLIER with your name attached
Protip 2: If you're going to post as AC, don't SIGN your post!
Very sincerely yours,
Anonymous Coward, AC
I never understand how price fixing works.
Let's say that I can manufacture a McGuffin device and sell it for £5, with all the proper margins and everything, and Contoso, Northwind and Fabrikam are charging £20 for it.
We'll assume here that my McGuffins and their McGuffins are of similar quality.
The other manufacturers would have to find a way to lower their prices to compete, or I would be able to say "These guys are charging £20 for this. I could sell for £15, make more money and still undercut them"
If the latter happened, then the others would likely drop to £15 to match.
In this scenario, which is probably completely different to the one in the article, some would cry "Price fixing!" while others would say "Market effects"
Tesco instore bakery bread is about £1 a loaf. ASDA instore is about £1 a loaf. Hovis charge about £1.20, as do Kingsmill.
Is this a bread price fixing cartel, or just aligning prices to the market?
I'm not an economist, I'm just a reader with an opinion.
Jesus Phone shall smite those who darest to use an unapproved charger in violation of the Commandments with lightning
I'm not sure what the lesson here is?
The story here is either:
1) Google's software can spot things in images that the coders didn't expect them to
2) Google's coders can't recognise a paper shredder
How long has the support cycle been known for?
There's only 100 days left? You've had at least 2 years warning!
With Y2K, people saw the problem coming, they tested it, they worked around the problem so the effects were negligible.
With the XP EOL, people refuse to see the problem coming, bury their heads in the sand and hope for the best.
This is why the two should not be compared.
Remember kids: Chrome is the fastest and most secure browser.
“I think my phone has been modified by GCHQ enough that it'd [bugging] be difficult, but I'm sure the Chinese have had a good go,"
It's so full of GCHQ monitoring that there is no room for anyone else's
My password is monkey2013, not x.
I guess I don't meet the standard.
Re: British Silk Road
The holistic approach?
The drug deal is done with Bitcoin, then chopped up with a bank card, then inhaled via a note.
Re: Channelling Mythbusters
A while back I managed to put the data transferred during the BBC Olympic coverage into floppy disc tonnage (32,900t)
I was going to get a count of termites, but my VERY quick Googling only returned people asking how much a termite weighed but no answers.
If you were to post that many termites first class, one termite per envelope, it would cost £285,714 in stamps
Re: Channelling Mythbusters
That's a lot of termites!
Re: Yay, new standards
"The point being that a default on setting would be so ubiquitous that ad agencies would ignore it, rendering it pointless"
So we'll get the httpd to ignore it instead, saving the ad agency the time and effort!
Yay, new standards
Let's see if I understand some of the history of this right.
A new standard was proposed, the DNT header.
Unlike their usual behaviour, Microsoft didn't wait for a finalised version before adding support for it to IE.
They then set it to default, which is likely to be what most users would set it to anyway. "Would you like to be tracked? Yes/No"
Apache then said "IE is supporting this and pushing it by default, therefore we shall ignore this header"
W3C are now debating it further and not really liking the idea now
Is that paraphrasing close?
Same idea at the same time. Awesome.
This thing has a USB sockets to connect devices to.
This thing can charge via USB.
Charge it once off the mains and you'll never have to do that again!
Re: Do most people need Java any more?
Maybe each contract Apple write for the next years will have on it "Waaaa, the court says that we aren't allowed to offer these terms: A, B, C; so we're doing X, Y, Z instead."
There is a precedant for that
Re: Hmmm.... a Nanny State.
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Misunderstood the title
I was wondering why First Capital Connect would be trying to delivery fast internet
Re: but Macs don't get viruses
Yeah, I was brainwashed to believe they were faultless.
El Reg must be lying about there being a problem with Macs
Evil Micro$oft. Linux 4eva!!!
Despite reading several times that this was pre-takeover, I will take this opportunity to say that it is all M$' fault because reasons.
Linux am much betterer.
If you disagree, you're just not smart enough to understand why.
Re: C'MON MAN....
XP: The old version of Windows that people want to cling on to to avoid Windows 8
360: The old version of XBox that people want to cling on to to avoid XBONE
Title seems legit.
"Microsoft's got a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde personality. On the one hand it can be intensely pragmatic and rational - Windows 7 - but when it's got a new idea between its teeth that's when the beast takes over and when common sense is jettisoned - Windows 8."
Or Vista, the most loathed thing since ME and before 8.
Which laid the foundation for 7.
Sometimes these polar opposite views come together in ways you don't predict.
Re: Image blocks are already secret
Kroes newspeak ungood refs oldspeak "do not need" rewrite "unneed".
Remove ununperson request.
Fine, they can't "take money from his account"
They can, however, purchase goods using funds in his account
Dearest friends and family,
If you are reading this message, I have some words that may shock or distress you and for that I am truly sorry.
I have changed to using Bing for my searches.
I've tried lapel mounted cameras when cycling - great shots of the ground.
And when I have a radio mounted on radio loops, it swings all over the place (Yes, TETRA clips have less swing on them than fabric loops).
Hand aiming the camera allows for the exact shot to be taken, I suppose.
Re: Maybe if they bought relevant ads?
I have had eBay offer to sell me Wales before now.
The "beloved" XP is the same OS that had a load of problems when it came out?
Companies not liking the Fisher Price interface.
Applications not working due to the differences between the 95/98 and NT kernel and application compatibility not being good enough for them.
How many of these people clinging to XP were clinging to 98 for the first few years of XP's life?
How many were clinging to WfW, rather than going to this new Windows 95 thing?
It is a £252 phone
Phone is a cuboid 1.26" x 2.756" * 0.4213"
That makes it around 24.4 pounds per square inch.
You under much pressure to buy this thing?
Heh heh heh
"I’m never happy with less than 4.3 inches in my hand"
That's what she said!
I've been in a Merc Sprinter with runlock.
That got into a possessed mode where I could not turn it off; I was able to select a gear, raise the handbrake and apply power with the keys in my pocket.
Luckily, there was an isolator switch. Failing that, chucking it into 5th and trying to pull off should have stopped it quite nicely.
As people have said, think outside the box to find ways to regain control.
Thanks, thought that would make it a bit too easy.
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