Re: One problem..
Look at the ZTE line. It hugs the bottom axis - equivalent to never.
143 posts • joined 22 Nov 2009
Look at the ZTE line. It hugs the bottom axis - equivalent to never.
... No-one can drop a wrench. One, because there's no gravity for it to fall and two, they are tethered.
I was a hardened Firefox user (almost non-stop since Phoenix days), in the last six months its performance had tanked.
Viv is a breath of fresh air. Lightweight, fast and clean. It's been my primary browser at work on Mac and at home on linux for about two months.
As others have said better control of pdf handling would be good.
...but ubiquitous banking apps on mobile phones is a disaster in waiting.
Plus, I doubt it'll do anything that the CMA claims it will.
Maybe people aren't switching because, on the whole, UK banking is very good? I've only ever moved to take advantage of deals not because of bad service.
I don't think I've ever worn a digital watch. Much prefer analogue dials. Including my Withings Activite pop fitness tracker I wear these days.
Analogue watches are often fashion accessories with prices far above those of the Apple Watch. I have a Longines automatic which cost about twice an iWatch, but will last a darn sight longer!
"The amount of time it takes to fix faults can vary depending on the type of weather and the impact on the network"
Is this TT's equivalent of good ol' British Rail's wrong type of snow?
Time to privatise TT? Oh wait...
This needs to be thought through properly. The publishers are currently pushing up prices for gold OA, so instead of making money on the subscriptions they now make money by charging to publish.
Any new rules need to enforce green OA where copyright is retained by the authors and can be made freely available upon publication.
Charging over 2k to publish a pdf document is extortion.
"Hang on, did our government do something good when i wasnt looking? Bl**dy hell .."
Don't worry. The Wellcome Trust started it and uk gov followed suit once it became stonkingly obvious it was the right thing to do.
Twitter gets bad press for being full of trolls and fire being superficial. Although I don't disagree there are those elements, it isn't unique on the internet.
I use Twitter a lot for keeping in touch with others in my field of science and what they are up to or thinking about. The traditional scientific publishing model is broken and social media is more attuned to how we want to communicate our work. Quickly, easily, to our peers and the wider community.
Hashtags are an extremely efficient way to follow conferences that you are not able to attend in person.
Conciseness is a strength of Twitter, breaking that will make it fail.
my next phone is going to be of fruity variety (no, not a Blackberry).
I made the mistake of buying a supposedly supported Moto G from Three and have got exactly ZERO updates in over a year. This is despite the fact that Motorola are releasing updates.
The Android patching model is fundamentally broken and Google/manufacturers/networks don't care.
OK any guesses for which of the *five* cities tested by ofcom is elreg trying to offend? My bet is on Norwich.
Nope. These are usually at the top end. Typically ultrabooks with high-def screens. Price difference (if any) is small.
Whether they took anything or not is immaterial. Just accessing TT's served is enough for breach of the Act and end up under arrest.
I set a timer on my database. It is never open for more than 30sec.
This only affects KeePass2 on windows. KeepassX on Mac and Linux shouldn't be affected. Although, it will be vulnerable to a similar exploits on those systems.
I've been very happy with Plusnet for the last few years. I'm happy to recommend them.
Not for much longer...
Icon as that's what TT's customers will be doing.
Everyone knows the current Apple story is the iPhone 7s/8.
Personally, I'm not interested until I see leaked photos of the iPhone 9 - it'll be a rectal implant which you interact with via your Watch4.
"The more rigorous testing regime required before an iOS app can be published has always been considered to be the reason for this difference, but in this case it seems to have fallen short."
Although the above statement is true, how do we know that the Play Store isn't similarly affected? Has anyone thought to do a similar scan there?
There an even easier solution than depending on the cooperation of supermarkets, whose interests are opposite so yours: make you're own bleeding food!
This way you can make whatever size you want.
Christ. This kind of research only gets airplay because of 'Cambridge'. I'd bet if it had come out of any other Uni (except Oxford) it would have got the attention it deserved: none.
Why does everything have to be driven by ad revenue?
As an avid user in the scientific community, the (relative) lack of ads is a huge bonus! If they ever get their act in gear it'll be the death of it.
Anything above 95% screams of over-fitting or the data are so noddy that ML is irrelevant.
I also am happy to provide rock salt to go with these articles.
I'd give more upvotes if I could.
Article can't be a joke as the first bits are right - for the majority of non-IT literate people. On El reg, however, it just comes across as school boyish and shrill.
Most people should avoid AM sites like the plague as they will be ID harvesters or malware ridden. Most El reg readers will know where to go for this kind of material with low risk.
The moralising and finger-pointing is poor.
This article would be perfect for the Daily Fail.
As per subject
Of course it's sad that someone dies, but the story is nothing to do with them - there's no mention at all of who they were - Apple is the target here.
Instead of criticising them, they should be applauded for improving quality of life. The UK, with all its welfare, has 10x the suicide rate and support is woeful yet we're quite happy to point fingers at Apple and the Chinese.
Guess which demographic has the highest suicide rate? Young men.
What's the betting that a high proportion of Foxconn's employees are young men? High, I'd say. So, a rate of 0.6/100,000 is laudable. Just because someone chose to commit suicide at work doesn't mean work was the *cause* of the suicide.
This is such a non-story.
" Moto's one of the best at keeping phones updated."
Ha! Just make sure you don't get it from Three. My Moto G 4G, which I bought in Feb, hasn't had a single update. Still on 4.4.2.
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.