994 posts • joined 15 Dec 2011
Re: I, personally, am not surprised
Google is awful when it comes to power management. (Putting the stuff from Latitude into Google Play Services has made what was a 4/5 day battery life into about a day and a bit.)
They use the same sort of update mechanisms as malware as well.
Re: N64 variant of "Gauntlet Legends"
The Dreamcast version of that is the good one.
Re: Anon Cluetard Time for an encryption chip
But if the police do it then it is fine. (See the lack of evidence West Yorkshire Police has about Saville).
I thought whoever took the photo had the copyright, If you don't want to risk this don't let people do it in the first place.
The government seems to want everything to be dealt with like a business so this sort of thing is similar to liquidation of assets.
They keep saying they cannot do anything with copyright but they obviously can if they can do stuff like this.
I still don't understand why they do it. (With predictive text it is more effort than writing properly). Is it so they spend 1p instead of 2p ?
Re: "and deserves to live his life freely."
It is strange how the BBC have completely changed their tune from when they first went into East Germany.
I have an Android tablet that is impossible to stop Google from breaking. (Via the stuff that used to be in latitude that they added to Google Play Services which they force update all the time). Before Play Services 4 it had a reasonable 5 or so day battery life now its lucky to last one and a half unless I downgrade Play Services before leaving the house.
My Lumia 800 Still works great. (Very pleased to not have stuff I don't want running in the background all the time so I get a decent battery life). Great call quality and a virtual keyboard that works well when drunk.
I did like the Windows 8 mail client when I could use gmail via Activesync with it. (Not so much any more but at least it is not as bad as Google's awful web interface they keep on messing with. I did used to think it was fine). Activesync does just work.
The Windows (Once called Metro) Ecosystem is rubbish though. (Unless it includes VDI and RemoteFX).
Pensions / NHS / Housing Benefit are the only ones that matter.
Rent control (Like even America has) could do more in terms of saving money than anything else they could do but they are stupid about it.
(Everything else is a drop in the ocean compared to those three).
The PS4 is cheap and nasty. (So is the last revision of the PS3 - The one before was quite good). It is more than an AMD PC in the same form factor but with Double the CPU Clock / Twice as many Streams in the GPU / SSD / Double the RAM.
Xperia's have rubbish software. (And manufacturing defects Sony refuses to fix that anybody else would have in the same situation - They also lie about software updates(If you promise to do something you should do it period)).
They don't play well well with others (Everything is proprietary).
The one interesting thing they were doing they axed. (It was a modern TV that wasn't a downgrade from a CRT in the ways all of other LCD/Plasma's are).
I liked SDDS but there was never a home version.
The TV's they use that awful glossy coating that only looks good with no light whatsoever in the room.
(Add to it the rootkit thing / removing OtherOS (And in doing so getting hacked immediately which was a great thing)).
Sony is basically a Western company now.
(Panasonic at least for their decent stuff isn't which is why all my stuff is from them and it is always perfect).
Re: Another tax on the stupid...
All the money comes from what they term as whales. (It is a pitifully small percentage).
Re: Lack of options?
Think the greenmangaming trade in thing only works with their capsule client. (And seen as they have disabled my account before and couldn't explain what they had done or fix it then there is no way I trust that).
Re: Loyalty my ass
Getting into a new market is important to them so for a while that will translate to being good for the customer. (If they ever get a decent share it will stop).
If Xbox starts to drop seriously low then it will become good for the customer again.
The best stuff for the user always comes from Microsoft when they are trying to compete.
Re: As a non-Journo, Non-hipster WP owner...
With stuff like that I think it would end up working best when more people are using it.
(Never been one to care what other people have unless it is a direct negative influence on myself).
Re: NOT TRUE AT ALL! First year launch blues
Nobody ever got used to the Cell chip or used it properly the whole time.
The problem is the hardware in these new consoles is so cheap and nasty.
If it isn't 60fps and ideally 1080p it is not worth playing.
Its one of those things that should be left well alone.
I have a Lumia 800 and what I like about it is nothing is running until I start it specifically. Which means the battery lasts for at least 3 days between charges. The browser strips annoying adverts by default for whatever reason.
(Compare this to my Android tablet where there is no way to stop a Google Play Services update which basically kills the battery. Anything greater than 3.2 is totally broken).
Warner is part of the problem as well.
At least for that Lego Movie situation. They were going to sell the Blu-ray at 25$ then they changed their mind and put it to $40. Leaving Amazon to take the hit. (Which I presume they will).
If you say you are going to do something you should do it (Doesn't matter how big or small you are company or individual).
I hope intel make a mobile SoC using their best technology soon.
Re: "Indie Labels"
If it is owned by one of the big 3 record companies it is not indie. (They have supposedly indie labels that they own and operate somewhat separately but the definition is to do with ownership).
(I thought there was 5 but seems there no longer is).
Major labels since 2012 (Big Three)
Universal Music Group (part of EMI's recorded music division absorbed into UMG)
Sony Music Entertainment (EMI Music Publishing absorbed into Sony/ATV Music Publishing)
Warner Music Group (EMI's Parlophone and EMI/Virgin Classics labels absorbed into WMG on 1 July 2013)
Re: voluntarily ???
I use a variant of that but stones or soil (And I basically never get any junk mail any more).
Re: Self regulation
Or Jimmy Saville in charge of Broadmoor ?
I am at the point where I would rather given the choice of an ecosystem controlled by somebody I am not too bothered as long as that somebody is not Google.
Re: Its the Apps Stupid!
They paid quite a bit of money to get enlightenment DR17 finished. Dunno what parts of it they are using for Tizen but it is a different thing entirely to anything Google or Apple have or will ever do.
Re: Noboby uses Bing for a good reason
Bing Maps is good at least with the ordinance survey maps turned on. (Best data there is for the UK).
Re: lock him in
If he is in Russia he is not getting extradited period.
What about just straight C ?
Do they not still count all the downgraded to Windows 7 ones as Windows 8.1 sales ? (Using the downgrade rights).
I think Hipsters are generally the rudest people in the UK. (I am white so I don't get the racist ones being bad to me so perhaps they are worse).
As a group they seem to lack any basic manners.
Am I reading it right that the jury has decided on the damages ?
How can anybody who would end up actually left on the jury make any reasonable decision whatsoever on that. (Unless the judge just says this is what it should be and they follow along but in that case why doesn't the judge just decide it).
Just seems an incredibly stupid system.
Did SGI not pretty much show everybody what to do in order to use MIPS in the Datacentre ? (Then the market chose arm which was much less suitable)
Re: Two sides
I think I would rather have the other type of icebreaker put into my skull via the back than have any involvement with that.
It is the same.
There is no difference between what China is doing now to the USA and what the USA did to Britain when it was first formed.
Cannot imagine the British at the time found it very funny but however at the moment I do find it hilarious.
Funnily enough Oracle and Sun were right with the "The Network is the Computer thing" just too early.
Re: I have much sympathy
Some of the Microsoft ones can save money. e.g Intune (Instead of paying staff or contractors).
Re: Any downsides to not supporting DRM?
Content that should be not in a browser in the first place.
Anything using DRM belongs away from my main browser.
They use Urea in some fancy handwipes (Probably bought by people who don't know what it is).
Best reason to not use one of those Vaults is so you don't need to carry a bag.
(Carrying it in a coat seems stupid - as much as I would rather not take a bag I am not interested in having a coat absolutely jammed full of stuff).
No need to make it easier for them.
Netflix doesn't matter because it is built in to both my TV / Blu-Ray player.
No need for it to be in Firefox. (Don't care about Youtube one bit).
Re: Discovering texting at 92
These aren't feature phones though they are dumb phones.
(Same as the cheapest Nokia's).
The media seems to like redefining terms constantly to make one term mean everything even when it started with a decent unambiguous definition.
All they need is someone to right click the taskbar then go to properties -> navigation and tick the suitable boxes to disable most things and prefer the desktop and then they should be fine.
With the latest update it is basically back to normal then. (Metro apps appear like normal ones on the taskbar). Desktop Apps listed first - Default to the Desktop. Disable the corners for the charms or recent apps.
Can just add shortcuts to the apps on the Desktop if you want as well.
You can avoid metro basically entirely now.
I don't think you understand the principle of "spent". The point is supposed to be once it is spent its over with. Otherwise all that would happen is more crime. (And more cost to keep people in prison) and the career criminals would just change their names. (They probably do anyway).
Beats are real scum (At least at the moment).
Even though they are not cheap they are designed to fail within 18 months. (Read an article in an engineering magazine about how they go about it).
What ever issues I might have with Apple I don't think they do that.
I am going to switch everybody I know to Seamonkey I think. (That will work at least until they decide to merge gecko into Firefox like seems to be the fashionable thing to do).
Re: Sounds to me like...
There used to be absolutely loads of great stuff with no adverts whatsoever when I first started using the internet. Just people posting about stuff that they were passionate about.
That was the stuff worth having and it is almost impossible to find any more. Everything is just made to show advertising content. (Or copy pasting from other similar sites).
The old systems were good.
Usenet (Still miles better than web forums both in terms of the idea and the implimentation).
Web (Displaying Content nothing else).
Email (Plain Text only).
IRC (Chat - Seperate terminal window so not distracting to anywhere near the same extent as instant messages).
There was a pretty good solution for every problem. Now everything is forced to be done via the web for which it is badly suited.
If Google (Or anybody else) had a way to search for advertising free content I would certainly use it.
Firefox are getting seriously annoying.
They are changing the sync thing again and making it less secure. (If it was on more than one PC then you always had a way to resync).
I had to change my colour scheme to make the inactive tabs readable.
It is a POS
I think I first read El Reg in either 1999 or very early 2000.
(Think it looked fairly similar to how it is now).
Re: Good for the owner
I cannot see what can be done at the moment to stop e.g setool from rebuilding anything. (The bit it uses via the testpoint is in rom. From there you can do a hardware initialisation / full imei rebuild / reflash the rom.
Blowing some type of hardware fuse in the SoC is the only thing I can think of that would work.
Re: They have learned actually
Yeah Nintendo of America totally butchered loads of games removing religious and alcohol references from them. (Without doing anything about filling in the gaps. Just stopping the games making any sense).
Cygwin is garbage anyway. If you need something similar then use UWIN it is much much better.
Cygwin is a total mess.
(Not saying this is what the article creator should use but people who otherwise would use Cygwin should use UWIN.)
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