2035 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012
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.
If only there was another way of accessing their website...
Maybe something like a series of four octets that would allow you to access the site no matter what the DNS name was.
Edit: I should have read JDX's post.
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
Surrey Integrated Reporting Enterprise Network
You've got to have a good acronym!
Otherwise, what would all those marketing committees do?
Re: Should simply say
The Looking for Group tool was the death knell of the social aspect of the game.
Before that, you got to know people. Some you'd avoid like the plague because they were ninja looting scum, and others you would bend over backwards to run a dungeon with because they were so damn good. People got reputations.
Now all you have to do is click a button and you end up in a team of people that don't try because they've not had to put any effort into getting a group together.
Re: The first photo from Mars
It's clearly a bunny rabbit.
Re: Super Sonic
You needed a light touch with Super Sonic. He's a rapier, not a broadsword.
Not enough Tails love
My favourite character of the game. With his two tails helicopter move, he saved Sonic's behind more than once.
Re: Wouldn't it be reasonable to have some sort of security?
Security from the start. It applies to engineers as well as developers!
So, essentially what you're saying is
Now is a good time to buy?
They are very blurry
How fast were they doing it?
Avoid the rush hour, avoid higher rates.
What a great way to screw over the majority of people that have to work for a living.
I wonder what they will make of this.
I for one welcome the arrival of multi-lingual articles.
Is that a weapon in your cyber toolkit?
Or are you just pleased to see me?
(I'll show myself out)
Is that still going?
Re: What about satellites?
Nor the ability to collimate the beam.
Which is important if you want to fire a laser through several kilometers of atmosphere.
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