Re: 5 minutes
Cue lots of CC details being pilfered from parents' wallets and purses.
116 posts • joined 22 Nov 2009
Cue lots of CC details being pilfered from parents' wallets and purses.
> Will you go blind if you take selfies?
If the rest of your credit report is clean, then one 'missed' payment is going to have minimal effect. If it's not, then that's hardly RBS's fault.
Point taken about how Santander can't/won't change report due to RBS's cock-up, though.
"Just use a password protected Excel sheet. "
Not sure if you're joking, but just in case you're not, google 'break excel password' and you'll find lots of workarounds including this one:
Excel is never the answer. Regardless of the question.
Use KeePass. There's no server to compromise. You're in charge of your passwords. Job. Done.
"It’s a good job that doctors’ receptionists never put you on hold"
Our surgery has a queuing system. Fortunately, it's also a local number.
Looks like Vodaphone want out of the mobile phone business if you compare 37.5ppm with 2ppm available with Three 3-2-1 PAYG.
Once DARPA invent bullets/missiles that won't kill friendlies , then we'll talk about 'safe' encryption.
 Merkin's, yerpeens and the oil-rich
Swatches were, and are, good products. I have a couple that >10 years old. They may not cost the same as a Rolex, but you got something you could wear everyday or have several to suit your mood.
Design is key.
I hope they don't try and ape apple or Samsung. Those things are overpriced toys for those with more money than sense.
Watches that combine the best of both like Whithings Activite are more like what normal people are prepared to be seen wearing.
Better OS integration of password managers is the future. Using 3rd party programs can be a ball-ache.
However the OS vendors need to be squeaky clean regarding how they make it work. Plus, must be multi-platform. It'll be useless otherwise.
Nope. That was carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Totally different. The Await is still useless.
"Or, you know, just turn Bluetooth off"
And, pray tell, how one would achieve that on a device with no buttons e.g. a fitbit?
What I don't get is how come a 6x increase in pixels only results in 1.5-2x disk capacity? What kids the size difference between an HD file and Bluray one?
Most houses don't have a 20Mbps connection required for 4K streaming. Even HD is a struggle for many. That's why.
If the media companies contributed to BT's fibre roll out, that would guarantee higher uptake of streaming.
" If I had a company serving the public,
would I really want my dirty laundry aired
in the full view of social media?"
That's exactly why it is a great avenue for getting a response. They want to be seen as being responsive to customer issues. I've had good experience with a few companies via Twitter.
Much better than an email sent to /dev/null
Man, ICANN are doing a fantastic job of making FIFA look like the epitome of transparency and anti-corruption.
At least they're not running something important upon which the rest of the world relies...
Err, just don't plug it onto the interwebs? It'll be as dumb as you like.
Scotrail already have free wifi on all/most of their journeys. It works pretty well given the usual caveats of shared bandwidth and slow speeds.
Poor reporting el Reg or does Scotland not count as UK anymore.
"And all because the mobile networks are so poor along the train lines that using the internet on a train is like taking a Morris Minor to the Alps."
It will make no difference. Where do you think the trains get their wifi from? Yup, that's right, the mobile networks. So, if there's no 3G available then wifi will not work either.
Why is it so hard for media outlets to link to the actual scientific article rather than just the home page? Are they intentionally wasting people's time? I expect better from you El reg.
Here's the proper link to the 'science bit':
If the feds do find anything incriminating on a smartphone, will the owner be burned as witch? Or borrow one of those guillotines that were all the rage in France in 1789...
" with almost perfect compatibility with Microsoft Office."
ha ha ha ha! oh my aching sides. You've never had to try and get impress presentations working in PowerPoint, have you? They look terrible, line wrapping fails and forget any animations. I've spent almost as long fixing presentations as my children have spent making them.
I desperately tried to make open/neo/libre office work seamlessly with my work colleagues and at home, but there are just too many incompatibilities.
in my experience it's only good for reading Office documents not writing them. Forget about collaborative working.
Although, I wouldn't have known who that Facebook exec was without reading this article first.
Given that <1% of respondents got 12 right, I'd say the quiz was pitched at the right level and yes El Reg you're being harsh :)
Given the BBC has to explain what IP addresses are regarding the latest anti-terror bill tells you everything about general internet knowledge.
No mention of which licence they'll use?
That'll indicate how trustworthy this endeavour is. GPL, no problem. Some non-OSI approved licence with royalty-free clauses, run away.
" None of Lync's features will go"
I was hoping it's feature of crashing every 5min on my Mac would be fixed. Oh well shall stick with Adium.
Patches only for mountain lion and mavericks: looks like Lion is now end-of-life. Time to upgrade, I guess <sigh>
Ha ha! That's a very interesting attitude you've got there. It's not Microsoft's fault for producing buggy, data-eating code, but the user's for being stupid enough to use the software that he paid good money for. <sarcasm>"Oh thank you, Microsoft, for letting me give you money and then corrupting my hard drive."</sarcasm> #fail
In actual fact DOS 6.0 was a serious problem for Microsoft. They had to release two/three updates pretty quickly in order to fix the doublespace bug (6.2) and changing the code to avoid infringing a 3rd party's (stacker, was it?) patent (first by removing doublespace in 6.21 and then reimplementing it in 6.22).
DOS 6.2 was a great OS (for the time) and was the last piece of software that I paid Microsoft full price for. I bought a 'discounted' copy of Win98 in Malaysia and more recently an OEM version of XP (for use by my wife in a Linux VM) on ebay for ~£12.
" "Parents need to be confident that their children are not exposed to adult content when out and about in public places," Minister for Children and Families Edward Timpson, said."
This is such a middle class 'problem' - just don't give your spoilt brats iphones. Problem. Solved.
You're speaking a foreign language there!
It's because it comes 'free' with office365 installations. Like my work has.
it's a pile of crap and adding bloat to it with skype is not going to make it better. Why does everything have to be integrated with everything else?
er... at best you're only going to see the same no. of pixels, only larger. At worst you'll see fewer, larger pixels.
TVs are limited to 1920x1080. lots of monitors have a higher resolution.
It's like having meetings at noon. I can't remember the number of times I've had invites to meetings starting at 12am
iPad 1 not getting iOS 6 - effectively EOL'd
Now, new mini iPad in the offing.
Coincidence? I don't think so...
<killjoy>Except the other strand is not a copy, but a reverse complement</killjoy>
If one strand is CAGTATCGAC, then the other is GTCGATACTG.
"Actually, we evolved from great apes. Monkeys have tails. That should help you in the future"
You're both wrong.
We didn't evolve from apes or monkeys. We evolved from a more recent common ancestor to the apes than we did the monkeys, thus we're more similar to modern apes than modern monkeys. What those common ancestors were we don't really know as they only existed ~5 million years ago .
I also happily use a 2011 13" Air as my main office 'desktop' computer. I never bought the ethernet to usb adapter thinking I could get one if I needed it. 10 months down the line and I've still not got one.
Connected to a 30" 2560x1600 monitor makes it the perfect workhorse for enterprise with the additional bonus of great protability (weight and battery life).
It isn't used exclusively for 'office' tasks but for the analysis of scientific 'big data' in academia. Having access to a 500 core HPC cluster an ssh command away does help, though :)
Mostly yes. There are some exceptions, but yes all of your purchases should now be available without DRM
Surely, desktop software like this is prime for the OSS treatment.
the link to the Dell ARM microserver links to www.com
Nah, it's to do with tellies.
Once LCD TVs took off the TV aspect ratio and resolutions became mass produced and cheap. Hence why many LCD monitors are 768p or 1080p - 1920x1200 or 1440x900 are non-standard and more expensive - thus are limited to 'high-end' machines...
surely, the atom is more comparable to an Arm. Low cost, low power, no fan and small. ok it doesn't have USB 3 or thunderbolt, but who needs it in this line of product.
Doesn't work for me either
I don't know about you but my working day is certainly longer than 5.5 hours, especially if I'm travelling. Added to the really poor screen resolution for a machine at this price, this is *not* a real business laptop.
A 13" Air is far superior in performance, usability and longevity. AND it is cheaper! An extra USB port would be handy and carrying about adaptors is a bit of a drag, but these are minor issues.
What's more important not needing a display adaptor or having laptop that is still working after 6hrs+? The Air is a *proper* business laptop.
It's called open science and is happening more and more. In fact NIH require that all data are released immediately.
The disk space requirements are much more that just for ACGTN as each base has quality information detailing how reliably that base was 'read'.
However the 'fastq' format is very space inefficient and is partly to blame for global sequencing data to grow faster than Moore's law.
When you say 500GB, do you mean gigabytes or gigabases?
Sequencing data is usually reported in bases in the scientific community.
I can see this as a way for insurance companies to penalise drivers who *don't* use the system.
MS are saying they will put the same NT kernel that was in XP. Is that right?
Remember Windows XP? It's the OS that was so full of holes that MS spent the best part of 10 years trying to fix it and then replaced it. TEN YEARS!
And now they are wanting to unleash it onto a market where anti-virus is unheard of, unsecured networks are commonplace and scams are a daily problem.
MS are imploding under their own stupidity... EPIC FAIL
What on earth is this article comparing Linux to?
The only other OS specifically mentioned is windows. There's no effing way that that is better than Linux at handling big data.