162 posts • joined 1 Dec 2011
Re: Fur coat and no knickers.
Weird, I used to have both a work Vodafone iPhone, and my personal Three Xperia Z - I would frequently look at the iPhone and it rather desperately reported "Searching..." while the Xperia was on a few bars of signal with H+ data. Never did I see it the other way around.
Re: Hello Grandad!
You said: "my Android Phone. In the it bricked itself when trying to load an updated cyanogen release"
You meant: "my Android phone. I bricked it when I unlocked the bootlocker and rooted it, thus voiding the warranty, and installed a third-party/unsupported operating system"
I had an iPhone once. Loved it, but it broke when I smashed it to pieces with a hammer. Piece of shit.
What he meant to say was the router subsystem experienced a temporary end of life fault due to the incorrect administrative application of pressure to the electrical control switch while attempting to facilitate the restart of an automated water caffeination system.
Only in the USA
What an utter disaster of a company.
That is all.
Re: Damned if HE did, Damned if HE did
MariaDB? Monty likes to get his fingers in as many dirty pies as possible, especially if it's a pie Oracle has just used the withdrawal method on
@ jai - not quite... yes, we have decent stuff now, but imagine what products might be out had these companies pushed the investment into R&D. Maybe the same, but maybe something even better, we'll never know.
Pah, piddly division one
> The question is this: which of the firms from division two can break into and lead division one?
Forget division one, I'm gonna lead the premiership!!
"I had a rare Twitter handle..."
There's only one Twitter handle like mine - that's pretty rare too, right?
The joke that is the stock market reveals its same old punchline.
I hope you're joking...
> All in all it's nice to see an automotive giant like ford producing eco-friendly vehicles, but it seems a bit half baked.
Or indeed over-baked, if what you're suggesting is true...
@ cornz 1
I applaud you for your pedantic correction of the English language, but over here we don't say Jan 2nd, it's 2nd Jan - smallest unit first, just like dd/mm/yy rather than the backward mm/dd/yy
I hate that Hollywood film adverts are changing our language - "a Jerry Bruckheimer film, coming October 2nd...", grrrrrrr, noooo, FUCK OFFFFFFF
Re: Equal opportunities?
BlackAdder, this is Bob.
It's a funny name for a girl, sir.
Yes, it would be a funny name for a girl, but it's a perfectly normal name for a strapping young lad like Bob, eh Bob?
Bob should be a great help, He has a marvellous sense of humour.
He, sir? He, he?
See, you're laughing already.
"May the Yuletide log slip from your fire and burn your house down!"
Re: Pfff. Slightly chilly at best.
Stop lying - you're on The Reg, you don't have a wife. Or partner. Or friends.
The only comfort you (we) have is the glowing warm lights of electronic gadgetry, and even that's being taken away with the use of cold LEDs. :(
To be fair, he is quite overly specific in his claim, the "first $1bn per quarter enterprise cloud business", where Azure is probably a $1 billion per year business, and besides which, Microsoft isn't just an "enterprise cloud business".
You have to love these very specific statements though - "I'm the highest earning person in the world who's name is Tim and posts on The Register under the name of Timmay"
Re: Let me get this straight...
Could not agree more - sorry, we only made $8.22 billion profit last year, rather than the $8.25 billion YOU thought we should make. You may proceed to dump our shares now, while we simultaneously sack all our lower-level staff to cut costs, and award our executives pay increases.
@ Kristian Walsh
All sounds great, except I just looked (for the first time) at my area on here.com, and found that my side street isn't mapped! Granted, the flats have only been here for 50 years or so, but still....
I can't explain why, but on the face of it this all looks wonderful, but I still can't help feeling a little underwhelmed - I'm sure the results will be very impressive, but until they get anywhere near the sheer coverage which Google Street View has, will many/any use it, apart from die-hard Google-haters?
Also, Google aren't stupid, who knows what they have brewing in the Chocolate Factory in this area... either way, it is all quite exciting for us, the consumers!
Kicking myself that I didn't buy that £400 Radeon GPU a few years ago, purely to experiment with Bitcoin production....... think I spent it on beer instead, but I know which was more fun
I realise, I just found it humorous. Well, a bit humorous, probably about a 2.
> "1 is the lower end of illegal through to 5 at the extreme end of the scale."
Heh, this is a bit illegal, and this is really illegal.
Twitter ticker = TWIT?
I still don't get Twitter, and therefore I doubly don't get the point in floating it.
Still, I guess when it comes to trading, it doesn't matter what "it" is you're trading in - could be worn shoe soles, or even thin air - so long as there's a ticker representing it and a price that goes up or down, there's money to be made.
"I don't want Linux or need it"
"Thats why I have"..."a chromebook for the laptop"
Re: No internet for the rest of the month ?
Haha, good one. I actually don't like Windows 8 that much myself, I just think you're all massively overblowing this - "but but but, what if a user has a thousand brand new Windows 8 machines, running off a 2400 baud modem, can't get the machines to decent internet, and hasn't got an email address to create an account on the store anyway?"
Well, then sure, no nice start button for them.
Re: RE Broadband limits @Timmay
Ahhh whatever, I can see all your points, I just think it's massively overblown because it's cool to diss Windows 8.
Anyway, it can't be a big issue, because I didn't think anyone was using it? :p
<runs away, beer o'clock>
Yeah, because somewhere (a business I'm guessing) that is operating FIFTY Windows 8 machines behind it is going to have a limited broadband connection.
And even if they did, 175GB is less than the 300GB per month limit which BT's "unlimited" CONSUMER service had ages ago, and everyone got their knickers twisted over.
What's the point?
I'm going to get downvotes here, but it's an honest question, so look a puppy straight in the eye before you hit that down button:
I've got a recent top of the line Android smartphone, 6 months old - can someone please explain what actually is the point in these alternative ROMs, and what makes something like Cyanawhatever special, and why I should be using it?
FWIW, my phone doesn't crash, battery life is pretty good, and I've rooted it and removed all the branded apps from the stock ROM, so what will Cyanogen give me?
Handset manufacturers already build in emergency call functionality into the software (locked screen 999/911 calling for example), so draw up a framework/method for sharing handset-supplied location information, and mandate an extension to the existing emergency call functionality which enables GPS/cell/wifi derived location sharing only at the point the emergency call is made.
Sure, current handsets probably won't get this, but the mobile phone replacement cycle is so quick for most people, it would be quick (couple of years after being introduced) to reach a large proportion of the population. And given Ofcom and legislation moves at a glacial pace anyway, if it happened before 2020 it'd be quick enough.
Re: The sad thing is..
Hah, I like this idea - use the $150b to buy iCahn himself and everything he owns
Re: Corporate finance
The reason Apple don't want to do this is because they know their gravytrain will come to an end sometime, maybe soon, maybe just temporarily - therefore, when the shit hits the fan, they can begin to use their cash assets to slowly buy back and support the stock price, until the second coming of Jobs perhaps.
How has this amazing fact only just been discovered? I thought the whole point of most of the recent missions to Mars was basically to look for water - were we really only driving about hoping to stumble across rivers and streams?
Re: Really, who uses iMessage anyway?
A WhatsApp account only works from one device.
So they removed it from the Play Store, but left it on my device, therefore there's no way to remove it without going into Settings > Applications
if I wasn't a geek, how would I know to do this? I would have hoped it would still show as a placeholder in My Installed Apps list in the Play Store, and allow me to uninstall it only.
Useful outside of old Facebook photos
Just because the technology was developed for what you regard as a pointless purpose, doesn't mean that is all it is useful for.
To be honest, if Facebook keep developing interesting technologies and then sharing them with the world in case anyone else has a use for it, I'm all for it.
Quietly access components
I'd love to know how this tech is able to "quietly turn on and access" a spinny hard drive without anyone noticing. Oh god no, maybe they have a hand in hard drive design now too!
I realise you'll just retort that MS aren't real developers, but what about Windows 3.1 > Windows 3.11?
FYI, I agree with anon... 3.9 looks like the last major release of 3.x, and 3.10 looks like it predates it. But then I'm not a developer.
But when an operator is offering upfront incentives (ie. £££££££££££) to have exclusive access to a particular model, that is a tempting offer. Yes, you'll likely lose out on some sales, but if the wonga offered upfront is more than you think you'd lose in sales...
Fine, please also block 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0/0 too
Hmm, I see said dodgy website uses an IP address, therefore Mr Judge, can the ISPs block 0.0.0.0/0, that should do it......
Fashionable to hate Facebook, isn't it.
If you've tried it, genuinely don't like it, then fine, I respect that. But, there are about a billion of us (I guess you'd call us idiots) who do have a use for it.
If, however, you're just an old miser who likes to moan about everything, then fuck off back to the good old days of the 19th century, where women and the poor knew their place, England ruled the world, and the only content which was "user generated" was quite literally shit.
(Twitter, on the other hand, even I don't get...)
Re: re. 5GHz and walls
I reckon you'd likely still see reasonable signal through a couple of thin(ish) walls/floors. I think the big problem is brick...
Re: Not passing through walls is the major advantage of 5GHz
Similar here - I'm in flats, so a quick fire up of inSSIDer reveals 34 2.4GHz networks (one of which is mine), and just one 5GHz network (mine).
My work iPhone and an oldish (pre-5GHz) laptop are the only things left on my 2.4GHz network, and using those is painfully slow in comparison.