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Tech Support stories go back a long way...
My Granddad was a TV technician when they were still a new technology.
Just before the coronation of EQ2 in '52 he had a lot of support calls. One call was from a person who had an intermittent problem with their TV, my Granddad said they would need to bring it in so he could do a soak test on it. They declined saying it was going to be too expensive. A couple of weeks later he gets a call from them to say that the TV was now green, so he decided to pop around and have a look. He found the TV had mould on it, it turned out they had decided to soak test it themselves in the bath.
Vulture South or Vulture Wastland
We've had the same 5 Top Stories now for what seems like ages, all bland Australian ones. Surly there are other news from around the world that could class as a top story or are we only going to get Australian top stories from now o
I originally started reading The Register for its humour and no bullshit style, there are lots of Oz bland PR fluff publications around, we don't need another one.
El Reg - its not like there is a lot of Spanish speaking people in the UK as well.
American porn stars have to use condoms to stop STDs including HIV but foreign aid to 3rd world countries can't be used to promote condom use to stop the spread of HIV.
Now, if only...
the content, like Doctor Who, was in HD then even less people would use P2P.
Re: Sunk cost
"....will allow, us plebs, to transverse the big oceans in a matter of three hours or less... Imagine that!"
Welcome to 1983!
1st Jan 1983 - British Airways Concorde sets a new New York to London record of 2 hours 56 minutes.
29 years ago!
The Stainless Steel Rat...
...will never tarnish! RIP.
If you're already handing over the ability of a cloud service to remotely wipe your smart phone, tablet and laptop, surely your mobile phone number is the least of your security concerns!
Re: It isn't just IT
That's not much of a price difference. The difference could be down to other factors like the demand for ice skating and population density. The opposite could be true of, say a surf training business.
But I agree it not just IT, I bought a box set of season 1-4 of Doctor Who for a Christmas present from the UK, cost plus shipping it came to $68, the cheapest I could find here in Australia was at JB HiFi at $264!
I hope something does come of this enquiry.
Re: So how rare is this?
Well a quick search reports that there are 100 to 200 billion galaxies in the observable Universe. So the occurrence is quite often BUT you have to be looking at the right Galaxy at the right time, a 1 in 100 billion chance?
Re: This doesn't make sense:
I saw that too, must be a typo by our infallible Reg reporter.
I thought the Reg was anti-climate change, this seems to support it? An editorial error perhaps?
I don't use Android Firefox on my phone...
Not because it doesn't support H.264 but because it doesn't support Flash.
I know, Flash is going the way of the Dodo but at this very moment in time it is still used extensively on the web, and not just for ads mind you.
So until Firefox supports Flash or the web converts to HTML5, I won't be using it.
Exabyte of data a day...
"Hosting the telescope would create an almost incomparable "big data" project for the winner, demanding huge data links and computing power to handle the daily exabyte of data the instruments would collect"
South Africa maybe but Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique and Zambia?
Re: Stop me if you've heard this?
I'm not sure which article you read but the one I read clearly states that EFF filed a 'friend of the court', see 2nd Paragraph, 1st Sentence. Thus they are NOT suing WB.
Sydney time isn't GMT
"...has shifted from being 23 hours behind to three hours ahead of GMT."
Three hours ahead of GMT (GMT+3) would surly put Samoa somewhere in the Middle East?
Three hours ahead of Sydney time would leave the country where it is in the Pacific.
As the Reg says, it's not the GST
A few months ago I bought a box set of the first four seasons of Doctor Who as a Christmas present for someone. Here in Australia the best price was at JB HiFi at about $287. In the end I bought it from Amazon UK for $64 with free shipping.
There is no way that adding 10% GST on to it would have changed my mind in purchasing from amazon UK!
I've also bought the BluRay Boxset of the complete Harry Potter films for $49 (free shipping again), in JB HiFi it's for sale for $139 + postage. Oh, I also got the BluRay edition of the extended Lord of the Rings trilogy but I've forgotten how much I didn't spend buying that here :-).
Prices and exchange rates have changed since these purchases but there is no way that a 10% GST explains the price difference. Just look at that Doctor Who boxed set S1-4, $287 vs $64, I mean WTF! Someone, somewhere is gouging...
Perhaps the military encrypted GPS signal was being jammed and the drone fell back to using the civilian GPS?
Get Out of Jail Free
"The firm agreed surrender the ill-gotten gains to settle FTC (Federal Trade Commission) charges..."
So the $8 Million was a sort of 'Get Out of Jail Free' card was it?
No charges, no chance of a conviction...
666 or 616?
According to the oldest copy of the book of Revelations (~1700 yo) the number of the beast is 616. So the poor chap was already damned to eternal hell 50 days previously!
Copyright takedown dial indecator...
is in Larry's office being used as a desk fan.
But, but, but...
You're trying to use logic here, with the iPhone fanboi, it has nothing to do with logic!
As you've already said, it's a fashion statement and as with all things fashion related it's got nothing to do with logic.
"The SEC said Rosenberg willfully violated anti-fraud provisions of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940"
No conviction or jail time then?
I wonder if his bonus(es) for those years cover the fine? Probably.
Didn't he renounce his Australian Citizenship to become a US citizen so he could buy US Papers?
So please don't litter Ayres Rock, how about Death Valley instead?
Looks like it was skimping on testing...
The link you gave has this gem in it:
"The problems began before the Xbox 360s got to the market. The testing machines were not ready, and the battery of tests that they ran were not fully developed. That meant that the testing machines would inspect the Xbox 360s coming off the line and approve them for shipment, even though there were likely flaws."
Misquote FTL! Dave Marry didn't say that, you lose.
Try rereading what he actually said.
wires at the top
I assumed the wires at the top was for the display....
uggest for lapsed programmers like me to get the bug again
BBC Basic for Windows perhaps?
Includes access to Windows API's, DirectX etc.
Why would the phone keep such a log for in the first place? What is it being used for?
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