* Posts by andy 28

13 posts • joined 8 Oct 2010

The Register's entirely serious New Year's resolutions for 2016

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print icon?

Do we get the print icon back?

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EE recalls all 'Power Bar' USB batteries due to 'fire safety risk'

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balls of fire

crumbs, hope my pot noodle branded energy bar doesn't melt down and turn into Bombay Bad Boy

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Mozilla backs away from mobile OS as Android looks invincible

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Re: passing era of native apps, downloads and a ‘fat device’

Android 4.something through to 5.1 (don't know about 6) you can disable all the google apps without needing root or the like. When I got my Z1C I was going to put CM on it but didn't once I'd stopped all the google stuff. Fdroid for apps. And battery lasts a week now.

I'd have given ff os a run if it was available like CM without having to buy specific hardware.

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Refined player: Fedora 23's workin' it like Monday morning

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XFCE not very stable

but at least there's feedback copying files. I'll put it aside and come back to it in a few weeks. Not BSOD type of fails but lots of oops something went wrong and settings getting lost/ignored. ymmv etc

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Turn-by-turn directions coming to Ordnance Survey Maps

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too little too late

once again OS shows how out of touch it is with the world. Every freetard will use google maps and not know or care that there's anything different. If OS had opened up their chest of maps years ago, before google gave it away, they might have some market share.

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Ecobee3: If you're crazy enough to want a smart thermostat – but not too crazy – this is for you

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openTRV?

OpenTRV was meant to give you control of each radiator TRV without tying you to some 3rd party cloud. Been waiting for a year or two for something to happen but no recent updates on the website. Oh well, I'll keep on with the Scrooge 3 jumpers, coat and hat in my study in winter to save heating the rest of the house

I'm sure it's possible to cobble something together with Pis and the like but I can't be bothered.

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Three's 'Home Signal' femtocells fail, restore mobile black spots

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more Three in Touch versus Home Signal

Three in touch is an app so I'd need a google account to download it.

Home signal is a bit of hardware that I don't need a google account for.

Been mentioned on here before that the app is shonky whereas the box just has to relay packets.

I know which I'd use.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Re: Print article

'we still support print article'. You're suggesting that being able to print loads of pages of crap layout and adverts is comparable to a proper readable and printable view?

It was bad enough in the last redesign when the 'print' button at the top of the article got replaced by a twee icon somewhere down the left of the page. And now there's nothing. The only progress I can see is for advertisers, not readers. And without readers....

Some of us have a shit work network. Articles were readable by lining them up in printable view. The first might have finished loading by the time the last was queued up. But no more. It seems that I can spend ages scrolling around clicking next, next, next. Or move on. Not as if there's Lester to make us laugh, except for a few recipes.

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Setanta, ESPN couldn't make UK footie TV work. How will BT Sport?

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and motogp

Couldn't care less about football (except to hope BT lose lots of money on it). But now the B**T**** have got MotoGP too. Guess that leaves BBC with nothing. I don't care for crappy streams, I want to timeshift and fast forward and rewind just like I've been doing for years. Backward step to lose, lose all round. Yes, I'm a Luddite

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TomTom brandishes new strap-on in Amsterdam: The wristnav

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Where's the ANT+ ? All the bike HRM, speed, cadence sensors use it.

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What happened to the link to the Hardware site?

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Re: and the print option?

"It's still there! Under the comments button and above the Twitter/Facebook likes"

Blimey, so there is. Thanks! Wouldn't have found it in a million years.

So long as there's a print button there can be as many (or few!) pages as you like!

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Unhappy

and the print option?

There used to be a 'print' button to make it more 'work friendly' and save having to do the next page, next page thing every few paragraphs.

Not worth fighting through all the non article bits to read anything in hardware now and looks like the other sections are going the same way.

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Humax HDR-Fox T2 Freeview HD DVR

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FAIL

never again

Having the misfortune to have a Humax 9300 thingy, I'll never own any more of their kit. Ever. Unreliable pos - whole programs it doesn't bother to record, starts or ends missed (yeah, could be broadcasters fault but I don't care anymore), freezes (and yes firmware is up to date). Oh yes, the nice way it wipes your entire recording schedule without even a warning if you rescan the channels. And more.

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