62 posts • joined Wednesday 17th February 2010 12:46 GMT
Aah, that explains it!
I tried to log in to my name.com account yesterday and the password didn't work. Went through the password reset procedure, and it wouldn't let me reuse the previous password (which wouldn't work anyway!)
Seemed a bit odd at the time, but obvious now...
...it's because the people (managers) spending the money on developiong the apps have iPhones so that's what they want apps developed for first. Often these middle management bods don't realise that you can write one app for Android and it will run on (almost) every Android phone. They tend to assume you will have to write one for Samsungs, one for HTCs, one for Sonys, etc which obviously adds to the cost, and the top brass won't like that...
"The supposed Paris Hilton credit report suggests she has taken out a five-year repayment deal on a Toyota for $5,600 (£3,770) a month"
Err, $5600 a month? Over 60 months? That works out at about $300,000. For a TOYOTA! Is it gold-plated or something? I really hope it's not a vajazzled Prius...
Thank f@&# for that
I moved from Be to Virgin a year ago, because Be couldn't get BT (sorry, Openreach) to fix what appeared to be a dry joint or bad earth on my line, which just murdered my connection in damp weather. By the time Openreach got round to visiting, the problem had gone away... Fair play to Be, they didn't treat me like an idiot, and their (Bulgarian?) call centre were friendly without being condescending or complete script-monkeys.
Several people I have spoken to have had nothing but trouble with Sky broadband. As soon as they move back to BT broadband, their connection speed mysteriously doubles...
As far as I am concerned (and I think a fair few people on here would agree with me), the Murdochs have got more than enough money, and definitely more than enough power in the industry.
Beer? Well, it is Friday...
Yes, it's where they serve the Apple Kool-Aid(tm) (patent pending).
I think he meant *legally*. Look at the Legals for OS X. You can only run it on Apple hardware.
I've just looked at Firefox cookies on my main PC, and Santander has two cookies on my machine with the sort code and account number in plaintext... Not impressed.
Re: Space, and the enormity of it
'The current distance to the most distant object we can see is about 46 billion light-years. The Universe has a 'diameter' of about 92 billion light years.'
So you are telling me the universe has expanded (or is expanding) at greater than the speed of light? If the universe is ~13 billion years old, surely it can't be more than 26 billion light years in diameter?
And we are RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE?
Re: Nothing to say really...
The Hobbit is still going, despite a legal threat from some US company that claims to have the rights for the name from Tolkien. They even set up a Facebook page to fight the injustice.
I'm presuming it's more to do with Vulture/Venture Capitalists than the Victoria Cross...
Have we found the target for <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/14/gauss_mystery_payload/">Gauss?</a>
Re: Debugger time?
The problem is the decryption routine needs the unknown filename as a key, so they can't run it in a debugger until they know the filename. Once they know the filename, it's easy (unless the Gauss writers put some traps in)...
I'm pretty sure the only reason the OS doesn't self-destruct the minute a new version is released, is because they haven't been awarded a patent for it yet.
That can't be right
It's got rounded corners.
"Meanwhile, Zodiac Leo Ltd has applied for .wang."
$185000 - That's Numberwang!
Re: Screen resolution
Sony have been doing these Z-series with 13 inch Full HD for a while, I guess these are just Ivy Bridge with a little bit of a cosmetic update?
I really want one of these, they are what I hoped an Ultrabook would actually be - sub 1.3Kg, skinny, full HD. Unfortunately I can't justify the price at the moment...
Maybe the old Zs will start appearing on the tat bazaar and I can get one a bit cheaper...
Nokia? 3rd? For smartphones? Eh?
"Google does currently censor autocomplete results to exclude [...]searches that could lead to copyright violations."
Hmm, so what results do you get when you search for something like "inception 5.1"...
Re: BBC Basic on the Pi
I haven't looked, but I'm sure Brandy will be available...
There I was, thinking a 'barn' was a new El Reg Unit of measurement...
And a femtobarn was teeny tiny.
And an inverse femtobarn was er, well, HUGE... A bit like an exabarn, maybe... Or a yottabarn...?
Hmm, Section 106
That's a rats' nest of bureaucracy if ever there was one.
Council: We can't even consider your planning application for a grotesque supermarket/retail box/bowling alley unless you promise to spend an additional small fortune putting in other infrastructure in a completely unrelated area that we overlooked in last year's budget.
Developer: But we have evidence to show that this store is needed by at least six people, and we'll be creating jobs (most of which are temporary in the construction of the site). And that cycle path you want us to put in as part of the 106 doesn't actually go anywhere.
Always thought it odd
that Sony BluRay players have the Lovefilm app on them, but you couldn't stream Sony films...
As an alumnus of Soton, I for one welcome our PhD wielding rocket scientist overlords.
Beer, well, I was a student once...
That's all very well, but...
You can already buy a Sony Z series 13 incher with a full HD screen. Only problem is it's over £1500. There are probably other manufacturers, but I expect they're in the same price bracket.
I have been looking for an ultraportable with a better than 1440x900 screen, and I can't find one at a sensible price. In the meantime I settled on an ex corp Thinkpad X200s (12inch 1280x800 with a 1.6GHz Core Duo), and upped it to 6GB RAM. Total cost so far less than £250. I might stick a 60G SSD in if I think it needs it. If I see a 1440x900 for a sensible price I'll swap.
That's all very well, but...
Can anyone explain why ARM's share price dropped by about 5% this morning? I can only assume someone somewhere thinks ARM won't get this working. They've had nearly 25 years experience, I think they'll make it!
*Off to buy some cheap ARM shares, long term investment and all that...*
That sounds about right
Here in sunny Leamington we do get good speeds, partly because of plenty of ADSL2+ LLU availability, and good Virginmedia penetration. I get 16Meg on my Be line, although it seems to be having an off day today (20-odd resyncs already this morning...)
There is some FTTC but where I am doesn't get connected until the end of September :(
I was with VM until evening contention made things horrific. A client of mine in a more rural location gets ~0.4M with Sky in the evenings, but it's 7Meg during the day (when he's at work...)
I see the problem
Joe buys a Mac but can't afford 30 quid for Kaspersky for Mac (or similar)? Some people really do have more money than sense!
It was only a matter of time before 'effective' scareware/fraudware surfaced. I don't get the 'Macs don't get viruses' thing.
Mine's the one with the flameproof lining...
It never ceases to amaze me, but
When someone buys a PC, laptop etc, they expect it to have Windows, because that's what they're used to. All it generally gets used for is browsing, email, letters and maybe spreadsheets. And sometimes a game.
And yet, we will happily change our telly, car, mobile phone etc, because the new one has better features. And there's a new or changed UI to get the hang of. But because it's not a 'computer' people are happy to put up with it.
Public perception has to improve. Until the major manufacturers start shifting boxes, laptops etc to HIGH STREET RETAILERS (so that Joe Public can plat with it instore before purchase) preloaded with Ubuntu/Mint/whatever-distro-you-worship, people will still look for Windows (or Mac if that's the way you roll). Dell even tried shifting boxes and Minis with Linux. They seem to have stopped selling them in the UK unless you specifically ask your Account Manager.
Disclosure: I have run Ubuntu as my main OS since January, with Win7 and XP in VMs for those rare occasions I can't do something in Ubuntu/OpenOffice etc. Like play certain games...
I've been expecting you...
I had a thought this would surface eventually. I had this idea a couple of years ago, but without sufficient fabrication facilities (and oodles of cash) I didn't manage to produce it...
Ho hum, back to the drawing board...
The clue is in the article
The "Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge".
I'm guessing Sanofi-Aventis retain all rights and IP for anything they award a prize for....?
One thing no=one seems to have noticed
There's a lot of comments above about cross-compiling etc.
The bedroom coders of the 80s didn't have the luxury of bigger faster (note I didn't say better!) platforms to code on, they HAD to code on the target platform...
Reminds me of typing in the program listings from C&VG, then spending four hours trying to find the typing errors.
That's all very well, but...
Are they coding on /actual/ 80s machines, or VM/emulators?
And you only get four hours ('no experience needed') to write a killer game?
(Teech coz it reminds me of my 80s Computer Science teacher...)
That might prove interesting...
"will get you from standstill to 62mph in 7.9 seconds and then to 138mph."
Until you install SP3, after which it will take five minutes to start the engine, do 0-60 in 79 seconds and go on to a top speed of 13.9mph...
Hmm, that's a good opening bid
but I seem to remember a certain fruit-based tech company has a fairly decent cash pile sitting there doing nothing... Maybe they could stick the patents on ebay.
Or maybe Tesco could help shift some of them on a BOGOF deal...
That's all very well, but
There's one in Devon as well:
My wife saw it and said 'That's a funny looking tree!' I had to agree with her...
(It's not beer, it's cider, cos that's what I drink when I'm in Devon)
That's all very well, but
According to my research (scroogle is your friend...) the Caymans already have .ky as their TLD, so why to they need another one. I guess it's to differentiate between the genuine Cayman registrations and the 'tax haven' ones...
Pirates, cos, well, it's in the Caribbean, isn't it...
That's all very well, but
Did they really only spot it three days ago? I'm assuming a larger (and more devastating) asteroid would have been spotted sooner, giving us a little more warning of our impending extinction...
Mine's the one with 'Asteroid Spotting for Dummies' in the pocket...
I forgot to say - the answer was
"Congratulations youve found and completed the REAL challenge. Your win code is <obscured>.
Please email this code to our team at <obscured>. If youre the first person to do so, and can prove you meet the eligibility criteria (British citizen currently resident in the UK) we will be in touch to advise how to claim your prize. Well done and good luck in the Cyber Security Challenge competitions taking place throughout the rest of the year."
Re: AMX Art, anyone?
Less than 32k, I think you'll find, because the Beeb used main RAM for graphics (Mode 4, from memory, which used 10k), and there was about 4k of RAM used by the OS. So that left about 18k for the program. Oh, plus the 16k ROM that you had to plug in...
So that's, er, 34k then.
Mine's the one with the BBC Advanced Programming Manual...
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