Re: How much tracking of crims was being done before?
You forgot 'in a park, by a lake, feeding the ducks'.
186 posts • joined 9 Sep 2010
"Let’s acknowledge straight away that our makeover has not received universal acclaim - although we have yet to receive a death threat."
That's a relatively one to fix, just make a Playmanaut video satirizing the IT capabilities of an Asian country and its Supreme Leader.
Way too much whitespace at either side. Why ? Please don't telly me you'll be using that for ads that'll scroll. (Yes I know that you all need feeding but those type of ads are very annoying).
While we're at it you can keep your ghastly Hershey's to yourself
Nope not nearly enough. Only get 500GB on my MacBook and as it's glued together I'm going to have to resort to a second external disk; first 2TB one is full. 640Gb would be ok if you don't do a lot, have a small media collection and don't want to keep any photos you've taken. And no, none is p0rn; being married with a child took care of that.
Are they the same people from the Marketing Department of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation that tried to flog us 3D TV as the future and is trying again with 'Smart', '4k' and 'Curves' ?
It's OK but as a Sync Gen 1 user and from reports from Gen 2 users, the execution wasn't the best and it looks like M$ and Ford and unable to get it working. I don't think execution would be an issue with Apple but I suspect that Ford need to go with a proven vendor.
For the confused, here's the conversion to ElReg units we all love.-
Height - 169.1487 Linguine (2.5687 Double Decker Bus, 0.1712 Brontosaurus)
Length - 717.7226 Linguine (10.8944 Double Decker Bus, 0.7266 Brontosaurus)
Area - 114.5098 nanoWales (0.1145 microWales, 0.5873 Football Pitch)
No really idiotic just based on practicalities and privacy.
Your solution doesn't address
a) The driver doesn't want a personal smartphone or have their medical records stored on a company issued one
b) Multiple occupants. What about a coach crash ?
If you're going down the route that the paramedics need access to the victim(s) full medical history then the only practicable solution is microchip implants.
Yes as GPS data includes altitude they could infer which road provided altitude info is added to the roads in question
If you're going down that route a pie should be 2π or Τ
But there's others not listed e.g. Key Lime, Lemon Meringue, Banoffee, Custard and the IT favourite Raspberry.
Really? I thought the El Reg standard was brown sauce ...IMHO it also should use middle bacon
and I thought that [insert your favourite caffeine based beverage] was fuel for late night programmers no ?
This is a good idea in practice as my local one it's in a Co-op that has longer hours that Royal Mail. Downside is their algorithm that determine if it's suitable doesn't always work as I had to get one delivered elsewhere. When I compared the size of the box against the storage lockers that 'weren't suitable' it could clearly fit in some.
There's also the branded meal replacement product
Yup that's why you need a firewall tool. Mines called Little Snitch.
I'm not a lawyer but the terms and conditions paragraph provides plenty of wriggle room.
"We will not access, view, or listen to any of your content, except as reasonably necessary to perform the Services."
Crucial word here is 'except'; until it's challenged in a court, this gives them free reign to do what they will. It's the same rationale unregulated 3 letter state security agencies and the UK police using RIPA use to do things that others feel invades on their privacy i.e. if we didn't do this then blah blah....terrorists...blah blah...paedophiles....blah blah you'll all be murdered in your beds....blah blah blah...
Yup they're all at it and incompetence from the plod and other agencies responsible in e.g. Rotherham and Doncaster is used to scare the public and unfortunately it works. I'm not suggesting that they are deliberately being incompetent but it's certainly helping the authoritarian case
Surely Clippy would say
"How about a nice game of minesweeper?
It's realpolitik in this case my enemy's (Russia) enemy (Ukraine) is my friend.
Yup, I've got a vernier caliper if the El reg subs want to check.
If I was to identify a strategy it would be 'SIM only Handset -1" i.e. wait till the fanbois and girls upgrade then buy up their 1 year old rejects off fleabay. Currently I can get an unlocked 64gb for £400 which I can couple with a £15/month 3g sim only deal from Virgin (250 mins/unlimited texts+data) used on my 4s.
I really can't see a compelling case, other than 'I've got a new shiny shiny', in upgrading every year either just to fill Apple's and the network providers coffers. OK I don't get tethering or 4g with Virgin but the comparative 1 year costs for a the same handset and 4gb data are not far off a grand for the first year (VF is £971 for 3g). If I really felt I needed 4g or another provider I can easily get 4g 4Gb sim only for <£25/month.
I've heard of this failure mode and always wondered how to perform it. Any insight ?
Not surprised. Bought the SWMBO a laptop, lasted < 2 years before it died due to a system board issue. Local shop was unable to source the spare part.
Backpack looks good. I've got the combination of Powermonkey Extreme and Spidermonkey that works well. Even when not camping, or if I've got a leccy hookup, the Spidermonkey obviates the need for multiple power adapters.
and in airplane toilets apparently.
Looking this morning there seems to be some trolling going on
"I wish someone would pull the plug on this site, shut it down so it stops wasting taxpayers money. #somethingelse"
and the greedy
"I wish a #Canon EOS 5D Mark III, a Canon 17-40mm and a MacBook Pro 13" 2,4 GHz. #secondhand #thank_you"
supporting a team that didn't get anywhere close to qualifying I'll give these a miss unless anyone wants to swap their fancy thin one for my 36" CRT. You come and collect though as at 72kg I ain't dhifying it as it's heavier than me.
I suspect the view that the NSA is in the wrong here is from a distinct but vocal minority, the rest don't care or actively support.
I spoke to my former US boss last year around the time the Snowden leaks came out. His view was fully supportive of the NSA as the ROW is full of "bad guys" and he expected the US "good guys" to do whatever it takes.
All of the brouhaha is really unnecessary:-
1. Governments need to protect their interests
2. To achieve this they spy on each other and as they don't trust the public they spy on them.
3. They will use their authority to oblige the tech companies to make it easier to do #2.
4. Voting only changes who sits in the posh seats in national Parliaments; #1 stays the same.
Yes I have and it's one key
"I'll start the ball rolling. What am I bid for my 2/3?"
A second-hand iPhone
Apart from those it's also the fact that they think there are a lot of 'bad guys' and they need 'our good guys' (NSA etc) to keep them safe.
the swivel camera is a clear differentiator from the rest of the current crop, not withstanding other commentards historical examples; it would be interesting to see how it lines up against the competitors particularly in low light.The software looks ok without the useless bloatware other droid handset have.
Having said that the rest of the hardware spec particularly absence of SD card is a major failing so thanks Oppo but no thanks. I'm a bit surprised really as their Blu-Ray offering is fairly highly regarded in comparison to the competition; they do have a higher level handset 'Find 7' though so maybe El Reg can get a review sample..
There should be a 2nd donate button to keep annoying the hipsters.
Is this a dig by a sub-editor who knows Storagebod's behaviours when 'working from home' ?
Looking at the current offerings, albeit from an end/personal user I can understand Trevor's position. Being a 4s user I've got locked into the iTunes/iOS app ecosystem so changing would be difficult but not impossible. I've been very happy and to be honest, apart from the lack of storage (yes I'd like more than 64Gb) and my use case changing towards needing a bigger screen (I mainly use it as a small portable tablet with a phone attached) a slightly larger screen would help. Given that it would be a single device a large phablet (e..g Sony Xperia Z Ultra) would be too large; 5" would probably be sufficient.Other than that there's nothing currently out their that has a compelling case for me to change; even if it breaks, a 4s from fleabay, where I got my corrent one from, would be the obvious choice dependent on 5s availability/cost. I don't really see a compelling vision to move to the Android ecosystem.
As others have said, the win pc/laptop market lost traction as it got to maturity with functionality broadly similar with very little differentiation other than the case, badge and screen size. I suspect that the handset is getting to a similar position much quicker and I can't really see what the next big jump will be.
For Paris and us uneducated plebs, why is 'Lockstep' (or equivalent marketing buzzword) important and why specifically for Financial transactions ?
Don't you have enough clout to blag a review sample ?
Another reason is that he's done an introduction to the 'multimedia visitors guide'.
I suspect that the ultimate aim is to dispense with the warm bodies and use gadgets instead.