1385 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009
Another way to save money...
...move from Whitehall ooop North. Probably cheaper than paying a 3rd party to outsource to a 4th party.
Re: What about the things that matter?
Your Nokia lasts a only a week? You need to need to get yourself a 6310i matey.
Re: Poor Customer Service - Lousy Performance
I take you are aware that the source also has speed limit? If everyone want to watch iPlayer at the same time, they also will have trouble sending the data?
Re: 88,000 more victims...
Well I've had infinity for 2 years now, been rock solid. Never had an issue and they have been great, although they seemed shocked when I said I had no interest in football or rugby (I guess the fact I'm male MUST mean I like one of the the two). I still get crap telling me what I missing out on (nothing).
Orange were shit.
O2 were ok but sold out to the spawn of Satan.
So I looked around for high speed connectivity and there was errrrr BT. No one else can be bothered to invest in our area, so I happily gave them my money.
Re: I had zebra fish ...
You can train most fish, even Goldfish.
just before feeding, tap the same place each time and put the food there, after a while they will swim towards the tapping every time.
They are not that stupid.
Re: I'll save you some time...
"What? I can find 10 dudes right now that can fully spec off a server in under 20 seconds."
Ok so off you go then. If your team is bloody amazing, I'm sure they would love your input. So spec out thermals for each chip, every single chip required, board reference design, the interconnects, the materials, the airflow, the microcode,. Clearly you can do a better job than Google's and MS's engineers.
I'm serious, if you can design a bare metal system and I MEAN BARE metal in 10 minutes, then go ahead.
Oh you mean cobble together a motherboard, processor, power suply and a few other bits and bobs? Whoopee-do.
Re: 20 milliseconds?
Chances are the article missed a step out.
Server > UPS Battery > generator.
20ms seems plenty for the load to trip and switch over to battery at which point the generators would have kicked in.
Re: FUCKIN LONDON AGAIN!
Actually to be fair. See how many services are tested in Wales first, you may be surprised.
"the solution lies not running cables along new routes but in making it more attractive for ISPs to base themselves in the country."
And why would ISP's base themselves in locations with out the interconnects? You need the infrastructure in place 1st.
Re: Encryption is a good option
Yes we get the message, Microsoft are the root of all evil, open source is the magic bullet. Give it a rest Eadon mk2.
Re: Can't wait....
Yes, the printer will cost £50 and each cartridge £5000. And they will make sure ONLY HP will work on it by deliberately knobling it with a patented chip.
Re: Soon you will be able to connect your own PC to your smart meter
"day by sodding day."
What's laying a lump of turf got to do with it?
Ooo I hope the flaw can be scripted....
Drive along road. set all usernames and password to randmon gibberish and then reset device to reading 0. Repeat for as many roads as possible.
Oh the fun.
Re: My golden rule since my card was cloned at a Texaco petrol station
Personally I think "the wife" is preferable to "my wife" as I consider "my" to be possessive, as in, she is mine and belongs to me.
For example I would say "my car, my phone,my lunch", not "the car, the phone, the lunch".
My golden rule since my card was cloned at a Texaco petrol station
Since my card was cloned and the wife's at another Texaco station on the same road a few miles apart (happy to name them as we have absolute proof it was done there). Where ever possible cash is king.
Much harder to clone a £10 note and attempt to clear your bank out with it.
Luckily I was with RBS who detected it in minutes and blocked it even before phoning me up, Barclay's, who the wife is with, were putting it politely, a bunch of arrogant tossers, who did everything in their power to blame the wife, were shit.
Unfortunately, it's harder to send £30 to Amazon in cash.
Re: Why don't people patch Java?
I have to agree, in order to runJava on one particular instance now I have to run the piece o'crap with elevated privileges (forget Chrome and FF).
It then tells me that I shouldn't run it and I should upgrade to the latest version, which I ignore.
Then it tells me I won't be able to connect to this site in future versions.
So you tell me to update, but then tell me a future update will stop me connecting, FFS.
I think one big problem with open source especially, although it applies to closed source as well, is it can have great coders working on it, but they often live in their own little world, presuming that in order to get XYZ to work, you should know that you need ABC and 123 up and running 1st, it's obvious isn't it? Well no actually its not.
There is some fantastic open source stuff out there, but how it is presented to Joe Public is often utter crap. As an example I've been redirected to GitHub from the "vendors" site and just been presented with a long list of random named files and folders, it took on close to 10 minutes and a lot of digging to find the actual one I needed, not good if you want this to take off.
Re: All these linux-y vulns coming out of the woodwork
Not sure if you're being down voted because you dare criticize *nix or because you are mocking the year of the Linux desktop (again).
Sill made me smile.
Quote from Mozilla's site
"At Mozilla, we have a long history of taking privacy seriously. It’s front and center in every piece of software we make."
To opt out add “_nomap” to the end of an SSID's name...
So opt out rather than opt in.
So remind me how these two tally up?
I use IE, and Iron and Firefox (used to use Opera, but due to their inability to grasp corporate proxies gave up).
I've yet to find a single one that will work properly on all websites and internal kit that requires web access (and no nothing to do with ie6 compatibility).
These days, as much as I hate to say, I'm finding ie10 about the most compatible.
So feel free to pretend you have found the ultimate browser, because I've yet to.
The great thing about standards is there are so many of them.
Re: Won't anyone think of the scientists?!
Can't they get insurance cover for this sort of thing?
Yes and no, it's so expensive it's just not worth it.
Bit like Curry's pc insurance. The one that costs you £100 a year to insure a £200 pc for years 2 & 3 i.e. when it's worth £50
Re: Won't anyone think of the scientists?!
"Given the likelihood of rocket failure, you'd be pretty dumb not to build at least one backup of your equipment, surely?"
Sure they'll just dig out the couple of million quid from the back of the sofa.
I still don't get why they can't get it right....
...it's not like it's rocket scien...Oh wait.
Re: Their mitigation sounds awfully like they simply pulled the plug
it's sometime the best defence. I remember Blaster / Nachi outbreaks way back, it was causing so much trouble we simply shut down the core routers and then brought back on department by department as we cleaned the mess up.
Re: why would any
Because it's not classified stuff like every other "secure" site has.
You know the PA booking a flight. the press department accessing twitter, Facebook and news sites; the maintenance people ordering new brooms, the cooks ordering food. You know the sort of things you need to run a large office block
Re: Boycott this hardware store and others like it!
Let me qualify that for you.
Take your ideal world and something basic, say like a potato.
Well first forget any automated seed planters, they are taking up the jobs of 10 farm labourers. Then crop sprayers need to be banned, as that could be done by hand, then scrap the tractors, as 20 or 30 farm hands could do that job. Now walk it to the processing plant. Remove the conveyor belts, washing machines and sorters, another good 20 to 30 jobs there. Now that bagging machine, a good 20 or 30 there.
Now they all need to be carried to the shops by hand, good job for a good 1/2 dozen burly blokes.
There, now you can employ your extra couple of staff to sell a 1kg bag of spuds for about £20.
Now lets get to cars. How's that £100K family hatchback going?
Re: Boycott this hardware store and others like it!
Today's word is Luddite.
Still, sure you are happy to have the price of goods double or triple or even go up 10 fold for your utopian world.
Re: Just won't be the same :(
Yes, but I wonder how it will cope with the "long weight" or a "bag of holes."
"The main challenge will be exceeding the raw speed at which humans can converse, including body language, empathy, real world experience.... "
Some stores I visit, a ZX81 could out perform the staff.
Re: After 10 years of waiting
No, we're waiting for 5.1 now.
Re: That takes me back....
Clearly you haven't been there for a while.
Order online, pay at machine, pick up..yes still have to wait 5 - 10 minutes, but that's it. Or have it delivered.
Don't worry, it is now Reg standard practise to copy / paste the comments into pretty much every article, following in the not so long tradition of "regular" news sites. It's part of the Reg Web 3.0 template, or as it used to be called, "padding".
Re: Is the UK in Europe these days?
when it suits us.
Re: LED Bulb price
"Why should I spend a lot more for LED?"
A much better light quality for starters and they are dropping in price. Think I paid about £4 for a 9w candle type a few weeks back. Gives a much better light than the 11w CFL ones you tend get for the same purpose.
Re: Can't believe that I agree with Balmer
"Speaking of that delightful topic. Would the Register be just as liable for not moderating this Board?"
Quite the opposite, having editorial control makes you more liable for the content posted, not less. It's actually better to have an unmoderated board and respond to take downs as and when, although it's a very grey area indeed.
DestroyAllmonsters criticizing spelling and grammar is similar to a pot calling that kettle over there, black.
"Learn2english before attempting to work on the deep...."
"Of course amazon pays taxes..."
Just to think, my 6 year old is learning about proper nouns.
to be honest I like my interviews to be impartial, there are so many examples where clearly the interviewer is siding with the interviewee. Shame, for me it ruined an otherwise helpful article.
Re: Slight overdesign/overbuild
Ay lad, they don't build 'em like they used to....
Re: Bloody hell!
Blimey, if you've drunk wine a hundred times, no wonder you are having issues...
"saying customers’ content can now fall entirely under the umbrella of European Union data protection laws and outside the reach of United States regulations like the Patriot Act......Further, he said, requests for data from the US authorities had to be legally binding – via court order – and couldn’t be over-reaching....."
Tell the US courts that.....Microsoft will beg to differ.
Well lets name them....
"...the advertising networks upon which they relied for dynamic content were inadvertently serving malware – which in turn, was not due to an explicit compromise of the networks; rather, it was due to the networks accepting ads from a malicious source without screening detection"
name the ad-slinger agencies. Then "customers" (if they don't already) can block them, people that pay for legit services can drop them and content filters (browser or software) can block them.
If say Amazon had hijacked pages that installed crap on a machine, we would soon know, so why are the ad-slingers getting away with it.
Can we have figures that mean something?
A 67% increase on 100 or a billion?
Sick of this useless marketing bullshit speak.
Re: The elephant in the room is...
To be part of a Windows Update, the driver has to be certified by MS i.e. pass it's tests. I would hope that it would of shown up.
Re: The SD card design is deliberate
"I had to do on the Samsung arm chromebook (I even had to write my own power manager to suspend it correctly on lid close, none of the stock ones work on that abomination)."
Surely the issue is the lack of correctly functioning drivers for the hardware, not the hardware itself?
Hey the late nineties called....
...they want the .bubble back!
Go round, set them up a child account with no password and then they can't install anything with out a password.
Jobs a good un, no more crap software to worry about.
"El Reg understands that Facebook UK continues to operate at a loss because of its growing workforce in Blighty."
*Cough* bullshit *cough*
"We saw continued stability in the business, and our investments allowed us to bring beautiful products to our users...."
It's an unholy mess.
The home page makes the Daily Star look like a paper for the intellectual elite, populated by little more than racist morons on the forums.
Mail has become a mess of ads and bloat as well as the fact it nags you to install i.e. and set your mobile phone number every fucking time you log in.
Yahoo chat (remember that) became a huge buggy resource hogger.
Answers is populated by 18 year olds at home looking after their 4 kids.
The only half decent thing was the new Flickr interface.
Re: In the interest of balance..
"the British Recorded Music Industry was the largest complainant last year, submitting 43.3 million takedown requests."
How can that many have ANY sort of quality control. There must of been a heck of a lot of false positives in that lot. Do they compensate the owners?