97 posts • joined 18 Nov 2010
At least on the bright side
Apple giving away an album is probably the first world problem to end all first world problems. You wouldn't know it for all wailing and gnashing though.
(Neither a U2 fan nor a fanboi)
Can we expect to see Google in Private Eye's "Me & My Spoons" column soon?
"Friday afternoon desk beer"
Work-life balance etc: don't take your work to the pub!
>> a NATO summit in and around Cardiff, Wales later this week
It is in Newport. Many South Walians get a little touchy about their neck of the woods being identified as the 'diff.
Works so long as you don't need to use a foreign keyboard, say, when on holiday.
Roger Waters says it best:
Re: boss wasn't watching, with a potato
Does the presence of a potato make a difference to the boss watching or not watching?
Re: Speed trap.
>> The fine for speeding like that would be huge!!
At ~40 kilometers per second, I suspect that most of the technology employed by your average "safety camera partnership" would struggle to detect the speeding. (Don't try this at home kids)
Edit: Corrected units
Re: How much?
>> £199 for WD 4T ?????
It must be a VERY big can.
Pretty smart - get someone else to pay for your protetcion
"Thus, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Chinese government is highly interested in getting a better sense of the possibility of deeper U.S. military involvement that could help protect the Chinese oil infrastructure in Iraq,”
"The West" (mainly US/UK/OZ) in its role as the World's Policeman(TM) spends lives and money "bringing democracy" to various countries and dealing with eruptions of local difficulties. The Chinese come along behind and do business. Smart that.
Will we see an upsurge in phishing emails apparently from gs.com addresses?
Mail body contains some financial jargon and signature with references to SOX etc.. No exhortations to open the attachment. I'll bet there will be a few marks who wont be able open the attachment fast enough.
Re: I live in a town in the Cotswolds...
>> Anyway, I just want more tech shows BBC, go on, more technology please!
Unfortunately the BBC's "technology" output falls way short of the expectations of many El Reg readers.
No wonder Elop didn't get a look in for MS CEO
Despite having their own man in charge they still couldn't get a favourable deal to buy Nokia.
Some one has to say it
Google were following the instructions from that well known documentary.
"Don't mention the war!"
Re: Britain's got secrets
>>"At what level are things really kept secret"
>That would be Strap 4, which covers codewords like CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN.
Beyond that you have to have signed paragraph 4 of the OSA.
Re: Okay so this will work like the last election.
All the main-stream political parties are as bad as each other. Vote Monster Raving Loony - you know it makes sense.
Re: For sale - Great Britain PLC
Bids and offers of Directorships to
the Tory Party HQ the HQ of whichever party is in power at the time.
It has been so for some time now.
Re: Daily Mail headlines write themselves
Is everybody going to ignore the real story of what bitcoin may have had to do with the DEATH OF DIANA?
Wrong tabloid.We're talking about the Daily Wail here. For DoD(*) you want the Sexpress.
(*): Death of D....
Re: The real problem isn't that she revealed they'd got money.
> The real problem is that in the US, companies can issue gag orders like this to hush scandals down.
And here I thought the left-pondians were critical of UK judicial proceedings and super injunctions. Imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery.
Given that McAfee's best known product is memorable for its ability to reduce a perfectly normal PC to a crawl such that there is little to differentiate it from malware would you really want something from them on your phone?
A snack that would probably only be of interest to trolls. Totally lacking in key nutrition groups (e.g. gristle) for humans and associated species.
I bet there is a "safety camera partnership" operative who wishes he was there.
Re: How to teach maths
You've got me stumped!
How do you weigh out 10 lbs using weights which are all multiples of 7? I can get 10.5 lbs but not 10, and that too it takes 2 weighings.
a) Weigh out 21 lbs (14+7)
b) Put the weights away and split the potatoes weighed in 'a' equally between the two pans.
Re: We don't have anyone competent to do that
> no law would ever yet have been finalized by Parliament. They'd all still be in perpetual debug mode.
Given some legislation and some attempted legislation in the not so dim and distant past that possibly would be no bad thing.
Re: Just a News Operation
As a child growing up in a far away land, the World Service brought us news and entertainment. Today it is, for all practical purposes, "news only". I doubt we would have listened as much to it then if it had been in the format it is now.
Re: ...cloned by UK crooks.
I'm sure one of our magnificent "news" papers will find that it was an illegal immigrant wot done it.
Re: I don't have any friends.
>> If you fix my Vista box I will be your friend.
> Ways to terminate a friendship.
> #234: can you fix my Windows computer?
#234? It must surely rank much higher than that.
Re: Avoid the commodity
>> 20 years ago, we had Windows 3.11 and Office 6.
20 years ago, where I worked, we used WordPerfect.
No version of MS Office in all the years since has been even half as powerful for consistently getting documents to look exactly like you want them to.
Re: Breach of DPA
>> Ok, so can someone please provide an explanation of how this practice might be in breach of the Data Protection Act?
The principles of the act are listed here: http://ico.org.uk/for_organisations/data_protection/the_guide/the_principles
At the very least, principle 3 would appear to be being breached.
Many moons ago I had a problem logging in to my "My NTL"/"My Virgin Media" (can't remember if it was before or after the re-branding). Anyway, the helpful person in Philippines / India was able to tell me my password - and this was one I had changed some time in the even more dim and distant past. I remember this because the password was a rather, uh, strange combination of words and the person commented on it.
I hope we never ever EVER see.....
<shudder> Goatsecoin </shudder>
One reason I regularly read the Register is for the (generally) insightful and / or amusing comments provided by many of the regular commentards.
Tldr: It's the commentards wot makes El Reg so interesting.
300GB / 400GB?
Taking the population at 1.27 billion (BEELION!), 300 to 400 GB works out to just about a couple of bytes per head. Even if only 0.1% of the entire population is being monitored and data retained that's still just a few KB each. Which begs the question is the limit really 300 GB / 400 GB across everyone or is it per person?
Next time just let the comet turn up without any hype.
Calling every other comet the "Comet of the Century" seems to be a guaranteed kiss of death.
How many commentards will be questioning how a first world country with a debt mountain and a portion of citizens who cannot afford basic healthcare can justify splurging $671 million on a mission to further human knowledge of another planet.
Cue the down votes.
Many moons ago there was a spell where, at least once a month, I used to fly BMI Baby from a southern UK airport to Glasgow (and back) for work. Invariably on the way out the check-in person would leaf through my well stamped and stickered double-booklet non-EU passport to the extent that I once told one of them "Scotland doesn't require visas yet". Funnily enough on the way back the check-in person rarely bothered with more than a cursory glance.
" Small town east of Reading"
For a moment there I thought it was going to be Slough. Close call.
As we all know: Every time there is a one in a million chance of something happening then it will happen. The corollary of this is - if it's not got a one in a million chance then it will not happen.
Re: Region locking
I would take anything that Currys tech support says with a large sackful of salt. I place more trust in Clove (http://www.clove.co.uk) and on their Note 3 page they say:
"...For example; If you travel to the USA, be it for business or pleasure, you can use your UK / EU issued SIM card and 'roam' on the US networks, but you can not substitute your EU SIM for a US SIM card in this mobile device."
This for me is a deal breaker so will be sticking with my Note (v1) for the foreseeable future. Will explore installing Cyanogen or another ROM even if that means losing some/all of the stylus functionality.
Re: The Producers...
> Springtime for GMail and Microsoft, winter for Yahoo and ...?
RE: BSOD? Does Apple have any original ideas anymore?
I think you will find that Apple owns the patent on BSODs and it is Windows that has been infringing all these years.
Either that, or: It is a cool new feature that the fanbois can't get enough off.
Re: Editorial suggestion
> And how about occasionally checking an article for typo's?
El Reg channeling the Grauniad?
Don't seem to be hearing the "only a few journalists at one paper" line anymore
He is described as an "ex-Sun journalist" and there does not seem to be any mention of a prior career at the NOTW.
Re: He may down play his actions
>> Overpaid people who tell everyone how good they are without actually being any good at anything are so much better, don't you think?
Only applies to the people at the very top. The ordinary supervisor is just another (expendable) minion.
Re: so does that mean
>> If I can find one I plan to get a 64GB GSM Note 3, so far only seen 32GB
Why limit yourself to 64 gigs? If the Note 3 is anything like the original Note, you can add your own micro SDHC/SDXC card.
Re: Why Worry? Changei.....
I could understand that.
Either amanfrommars has overdosed on the frog pills OR you, sir, are an imposter. If I were a betting man I know where my money would be.
Re: What the scanner does do well
>> With just a pass code lock, you can identify that an authorised phone user made a call. With this you can demonstrate exactly who it was. Loss of any semi-plausible deniability.
Never used an i-anything, but does that mean you don't have an "Emergency call" option? i.e. the ability to manually enter a number and make a call without unlocking the phone and accessing the contact list
Is there some sort of rule that obliges scammers to make spelling or grammatical errors? (click on the picture to expand -> second and third bits of legalese)
Re: Nice business you've got here, guv
Surely "Mail" must be a code word for something?
Re: What I told them.
> Opening and fostering the discussion means that you are intellectually and morally incapable of contributing to the conversation.
If only I could up-vote this more than once.
This will have to do ====>
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- Updated iOS 8 Healthkit gets a bug SO Apple KILLS it. That's real healthcare!
- First Irish boy band U2. Now Apple pushes ANOTHER thing into iPhones, iPods, iPads
- Stephen Pie iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? NO, it's the Most Exquisite THING. EVER