1074 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012
Re: Good article, but...
It's a British insult for French people. Presumably because they eat frog's legs.
Re: Hmmm. (Chris W)
I find your comment insulting to skinheads and wearers of Doctor Marten's boots. None of the people I know who fall into either category are the type of person you are talking about. I usually find its the ones in a casual shirt with a nice short back and sides that are the brain dead violent thugs.
Re: Wonderful Opportunity for Nokia to resurrect itself.
Nokia was dead long before they hired Elop. A succession of comedy management errors over the last 10 years saw to that.
Re: Raw Data
No he's pointing out that an Apple Genius is anything but. Those mouth breathing sales people are not true techies. A true tech could hack it no bother.
Re: and Ghostery tells me,
What items at the bottom of the page? He said he's using Ghostery therefore they don't show up. :)
re : James 51
Cycling through a red traffic light is against the law but I see a majority of cyclists doing it. For some reason they think the highway code does not apply to them.
"Kids could also make friends with the machines whilst their parents are out of work"
Because the kids of unemployed parents just can't make any friends.
If we reduce the contrast on the display and make the fonts harder to read, the developer will lose their eyesight in a few years.
Fixed that for you MS. Now are you going to pay for glasses for everyone that uses Visual Studio 2020?
VP of product at AOL
He probably deserved it for his sins.
A user interface designed for a 24" monitor with keyboard and mouse will not work on a 4" touchscreen phone. Similarly an interface designed for that phone will look like shite on a 24" monitor. You see that on a tablet when running apps that were only designed for phones.
So one code base fits all will not work. At the very least you need a UI for each device type.
"Surely we believe that women can do this kind of task in a way that is equal to, if not better than, men"
Where can I report this sexist MP for being anti-men?
Re: Version 13?
"I'm still on version 11 because I'm a feckless arsehole"
Fixed that for you. Your being 3 major versions out of date says nothing about Adobe but it speaks volumes about you and your lack of security.
Re: That's because
Yeah its not just graphic designers that are stupid enough to pay over the odds for a disposable computer, football coaches do too!
"multi-room", a sector created by Sonos?
I had a multi-room Hi-Fi back in my student days some 20+ years ago. My amp allowed two sets of speakers which could be played individually or at the same time and I had a pair mounted to the roof in the bathroom as well as those in my room. Dark Side of the Moon is great in the bath and, when it was time to turn the record over, I had voice control - shouting my flatmates. :)
Created by Sonos? My arse!
Someone should start a campaign to get Google to ban religious organisations from using AdWords. Organised religions have killed millions over the centuries and they perpetuate through indoctrination of children.
IT'S FOR THE FREAKING CHILDREN!!!
Duh and or Olá!
You think LinkedIn invites are annoyiong?
I get regular emails inviting me to friend people on LinkedIn, Facebook, etc and I'm not even on any of these services! Some of these invites come from people who know I'm not on any social network. WTF?
Re: Chris W
Ho! Cunto! Shut it!
Re: Who cost the taxpayer £6M?
Actually it is much worse than callous or sociopathic, you forgot the rule of law. Assange is not a perpetrator because he has not committed any crime. Until he is convicted he is merely an innocent man who has been accused. So by strict application of your views we should spend absolutely nothing.
Are these the same researchers that tell us PC games are dead?
I'll believe them when I see that porcine avionics specialist.
Re: I estimate that...
"French roast or Starbuck's finest?"
The point was to allow the 'nauts to make decent coffee. Why would they go anywhere near the swill that Starbucks laughingly call coffee?
Screw him for every penny he's got. It might make up for all those god awful films he's made.
Re: On Street Parking
"Fast charging, 250+ mile range at ~$30k will spell the end of the ICE almost overnight."
I can 'charge' my petrol car in a couple of minutes, get 450+ miles range with an average of 67mpg and very low emissions and it cost approx £12k. Your dream electric car (which isn't even possible atm) still can't compete with that.
Re: I see what they're doing there
Because all the charging ISPs went out of business in the 200s when there were ISPs offering internet access in the UK for "free".
Oh wait no they didn't.
Oh noes I can tell Trevor was out of the house on a random date six months ago, how will he cope! Or do you actually think Google Earth is real time?
"the ability to judge the relative size of all objects on earth to within a penis-length from space"
So you're real problem is that we'll all be able to use Google Earth to tell you've got a small cock?
Seriously this is a non-issue. Companies outside the US have been selling images of this resolution for years and the sky has failed to fall.
For all we know the only actual victims are the known ones who haven't paid up and any claims of successful extortion are just
A great idea. I wish you luck and if you bring these lectures to Scotland please, please come to Glasgow (where the people are) as opposed to Edinburgh (where the foreigners go).
Unfortunately I'm primarily a coder and you said you don't really want code. But, if you need volunteers to help organise a lecture in Glasgow I'd be happy to help.
Surely someone with actual launch capability into low Earth orbit would be more useful than Virgin's "you're in space now, honest" scam.
Re: They still run Android, so they're useless as their iOS counterpart.
You may be willing to code on an iPad but the rest of us non masochists demand a keyboard!
Rewrite the whole code
Problem is they'd probably introduce even more issues.
Re: What about 'f'?
That's the point. He found that he only needed to use those characters to break the passwords on his list. Apparently hackers have gaps in their ABCs.
I read about this 2 days ago. What took you so long Reg?
"Common to both of these stories is the mistake that private sector information-gathering is the same as (and thus as dangerous as) mandatory state collection of the same data."
True in principle but add in the fact that the state has access to all the data collected by the private sector whenever it wants and the lines begin to blur. Especially since we have no way of knowing what or when the private sector is giving up and there are no judicial controls to moderate the state's behaviour.
Re: The future's bright then...
I was thinking it sounded more like the 3 day week than WW2.
Mine's the one with the Slade 8 track in the pocket.
I'm very surprised there are no comments on his blog post yet. I felt sure there would be an attack of scathing sarcasm from the great unwashed Reg readership. You're slipping people!
Re: So if your router is filtering by mac address
That was my question too. Unfortunately not enough detail in the article and I wouldn't be surprised if Apple had forgotten about that standard security feature found on all routers.
Why make it legal to test prototypes on the road with unsuspecting crash test dummies? Surely most of this work can be done on a test track. Perhaps the Nordschleife at Nürburgring?
Re: Before the knee-jerk "PC gone mad" comments start in earnest...
"IT has a problem with fair treatment of women, we know this."
I've had more female managers than male. So nope!
Simple solution. Tell Google to get lost and then sue the hell out of them for every track of yours you find on YouTube. Meanwhile post legitimate music videos to a dedicated service like Vevo.
Maybe Netflix would be interested in creating a music channel if a few labels approached them.
Re: Quote to long to put int title
Should have carried on AC, laughing at an idiot explaining the depth of his idiocy is always fun.
Re: What is this "Email Spam" of which you write?
What do you call all those emails from Google telling you what's new on YouTube, Play Store, Play Music, Play Video, etc, etc, etc. There is plenty of spam on GMail and most of it comes from Google.
Re: Shark Jumped!
"WTF are 'paedophilic manuals'?"
Books or magazines that tell you how to get better photos of children?
Nice tech, shame about the audio
Tiny speakers at too low power.
I'm supposed to replace my nice 100W RMS speakers with this tinny little thing? Wake me up when someone produces something similar that doesn't include crap built in speakers and lets me use my own.
That's a seriously sexy command pod. Jeb will be jealous.
We're British, invasion is always a polite request.
Re: Platoooooo0n - HALT!
Do you really believe that? What do you think blind and disabled people do now if they want to go anywhere, sit at home depressed because they can't? No, they call something called a Taxi that drives them to their destination. Calling a Google car is no different, except they won't have a chat with the Taxi driver (or put up with his inane drivel depending on how you see it).
As usual the bods at Google are making assumptions and being condescending rather than actually engaging with people and finding out how they really live their lives.
No what he has shown is that there is a need for employees of companies like Facebook, Google, the BBC, newspapers, magazines, etc to take classes on copyright, how to use copyright correctly and why they shouldn't be screwing over small businesses by stealing their copyright material just because they can.
Email is unencrypted
The rooney is shocked.
Re: Selling the Car
You're not supposed to sell the car. You're supposed to scrap it and buy a new one.
BMW don't make any money from second hand sales so why should they make it secure for a new owner? (their probable opinion, not mine)
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