1901 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012
What happens when a pigeon flies through the beam of a 10kW laser?
Re: DARPA's research rarely produces tangible results
Yeah, like that ARPANet. Whatever happened to that pie in the sky project?
Journalist Caught In Writing Own Words Shocker!
Journalism needs more original content.
Re: NOW I feel old...
I still get flashbacks when I hear the sound of a modem handshaking.
A Linux based OS with malware?
Where's Eadon when you need him?
Re: Surely Pro. Randy Marsh has solved this for us?
Two words that are practically guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of Daily Mail readers everywhere!
Re: Maria Miller Has no experience in telephony or networking
Her background is in marketing and advertising.
So, well... you be the judge.
Maria Miller Has no experience in telephony or networking
And I have no confidence in her prediction.
Is it really a DDOS?
Or just another surge in demand?
Re: It runs Android?
Who fucking let Gordon Fucking Ramsey in?
Re: Stop Press
Reports from the UK suggest that the Sun has been missing since last summer.
(2011, if I recall correctly)
I could swear that looks like wood or charcoal burning.
Re: Scrum Development Process
If you're using a Scrum development framework, shouldn't you be designing unit tests as you go?
Re: Testing updates prior to release
Because testing doesn't add value from a management perspective. Testing either reveals problems with the software, which then have to be fixed, which costs more time. Or Testing shows that everything is ok, in which case you might as well have skipped it anyway because it was obviously a waste of time.
Testing gets labelled as non-productive time and sidelined.
Until something goes wrong. Then some poor developer gets a kicking for making a mistake and not correcting it. Which is difficult when there's no decent testing process.
Re: Could be innocent
You aren't innocent if you're handling stolen goods.
Re: Bloody Advert!
I only block the badly designed intrusive ads.
I still read the product reviews.
Re: Bloody Advert!
Have you heard of AdBlock?
Re: DSA doesn't apply if you've opened the box
Yes it does. I've recently had to return a mobile phone handset to Virgin Media, and they said they'd be quite happy to accept the return even if the security seal on the box had been broken.
Re: so if I don't like it
They can take away a lot of your freedom in an EULA, but they can't touch your statutory rights.
Once I've bought it, it's mine.
This is like a car manufacturer putting sugar in the tank of anyone that dares to sell their car second hand.
Re: The biggest patent troll
They are very slowly digging their own graves.
Re: I think that's why NEXUS have no sd card slot
If I need my phone to use a FAT file system to operate with my Windows PC, then didn't I buy a license to use FAT when I bought my copy of Windows 7?
Re: …And we still have no idea what these patents are
You could be violating those patents right now!
I'll bet that there's not one bit of code written by Microsoft in there.
Microsoft are trying to get rich off the back of other peoples hard work, without lifting a finger to do any work themselves.
Re: quantum state or a Zen state?
There's no reason that it can't be both at the same time!
So you can sit there in a state of both understanding it and not understanding it at the same time.
Re: El Reg double entendre team
If that doesn't already exist, then it should!
Wallops Flight Facility
Is that anywhere near the Crash Bang test range?
Re: The problem with batteries ...
Well duh! When you design hardware, you design it with the limitations of the technology at hand.
If there were 6KWh batteries the size of a pinhead, you can bet that mobile phone manufacturers would add some feature that would drain that battery in minutes.
Advertise some unlimited internet even if it's not.
After all, everyone knows that customers will be much more loyal to your brand once they find out you've lied to their face.
I'm going to reserve judgement until I see some evidence.
Re: Very good!
Sometimes there's no substitute for playing on original hardware.
Re: "standard industry practice"
It's almost as if there's no real consequences to outright lying to the public...
Obviously the Design Museum in London
Has never seen a decently designed website before.
Re: The recent incident was unfortunate
I was just thinking the exact same thing. Why is it that they always say something like that only when they get caught.
They then say "We will continue to reinforce education and training for our employees to prevent any future recurrence." like it was some rogue employee that did the deed, rather than an actual co-ordinated marketing strategy. Which I found odd because they admitted that they have suspended anonymous "marketing activities".
When drivers don’t pay attention to the road for protracted periods of time, bad things happen.
No shit Sherlock!
These patents are not designed to cultivate innovation
If anything, they seem specifically designed to prevent legitimate implementation.
We can only hope this catches on!
Re: Tom Melly
Any relation to Roger Melly?
Re: anti-piracy ads
I've never understood the rationale behind putting anti-piracy ads on legitimate content.
If someone has bought legitimate licensed content, then that is precisely the audience that doesn't need to be inconvenienced with two minutes of nonsense like "You wouldn't download a car would you?".
Re: DRM Doesn't work
As has been demonstrated by big content providers time and time again.
I'm still sore about the BBC's DRM on their iplayer content. No time shifted viewing of the Royal Institute Christmas Lectures for me! :(
Re: "Depicting Kim Jong-un as a pig"
Upvoted just for the Monkey reference.
Locals bearing flaming torches and pitchforks
Ah! The bane of every mad scientist!
Eric Schmidt has demanded tough rules on civilians flying surveillance drones
This is a kite.
I just need to know
Your name, DOB, mothers maiden name, the first line of your address and postcode, and your password, for "Data Protection".
Hang on. You called me. How do I know you are who you say you are?
Re: why is it illegal?
ThePirateBay is sometimes the only way to recover media for something that you've legitimately bought.
My old copy of Starcraft and Brood Wars still entitles me to play the game, even though the CD's that the game came on died a death a long time ago.
A sanitised input? What's that?
At least El Reg sanitises its commentards'";GO;DROP TABLE Students;GO;
It's only fair.
There are copies of kindle books in other dead languages
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