You get the option of not being on the "We're greedy buggers and want cash" one.
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Re: could be worse...
Or... "Life Support has stopped responding and needs to shut down"
Re: I believe...
In my experience iPlayer is London based for watch now BBC shows (at least it is for the news bulletins).
Re: Push-button gear change? Really?
The other issue with button (or electronic) handbrakes are that they fail.
My mum's car was hit in a car park by a rouge car where the electronic handbrake failed. The owner, when he returned to find his car across from where he parked, said it had happened a number of times, but they couldn't find a fault with it.
Also it's not as flamboyant pulling handbrake turns with your mates in the back by pushing a button.
Sod the books, free music
So if I buy an album on iTunes, download it to my computer, then copy it from the iTunes music folder into a different folder or burn it to disc, I can then request a refund on the album and still have it.
How long before Apple are doing a U-turn on this.
Am I missing a week between Christmas and the 5th of January?
Is next Monday (a week from today) not the 5th of January?
Or were they off last week as well, and El Reg just got round to seeing the complaining email?
Re: What pisses me off about all this...
Meanwhile in Scotland, the Rugby fans get to watch all the Internationals on BBC, but the football fans have to pay Sky for the privilege.
But the Note 2 is an android phone, which he states runs the app fine.
T Blair was in a band in the 70's - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/apr/27/labour2001to2005.tonyblair2
William (still refuse to put the dots in), James Blunt, Cheryl Cole, Bob Geldolf makes 7 of the top ten, although the original poster did state Bono would take all ten spots.
I remember seeing something pointing to the planning application on the council website around August last year.
The T&C thing would have been interesting had Gamestation not done something similar before they went tits up - http://www.geek.com/games/gamestation-eula-collects-7500-souls-from-unsuspecting-customers-1194091/
Re: Better Than Z2
Considering that the wait for the phone is a month if you didn't order it within the first day of the pre-sale being announced, regardless if you ordered online or not.
Re: If prices go up, we'll know who to blame.
" If the Scottish pound (or whatever it becomes) goes the way the No camp is predicting then rUK shops will probably not accept Scottish currency,"
So no big difference from what happens currently then, at least the further south you go.
I just got a new router from Sky and had to go through the whole I want porn selection again.
When I was in a flat share we had TalkTalk (legacy account, no one wanted to change it) and every time I went on to pay the bill after logging in, I got the Filter screen which I always had to select no, so that may account for the bigger uptake.
In the BBC article it mentions that as Virgin require an engineer to complete the install, and as a matter of course they have been selecting no for the customers, Virgin are saying that they are going to be reviewing the instructions to engineers, I think they should be given bonuses.
Windows 8 not compatible with MDM
The NHS trust I work for has predominately iPhones out in the wild due to being able to be set up and restricted by the MDM solution we use (Sophos). This allows us to restrict the iPad to what we want it to do and ensure that the security of the devices are locked down as much as we can. We have a few Android devices out as well, which again can and are locked to how we want them to be using the same MDM.
When looking at Windows 8 phones the big issue we have found is that Windows allows the user to remove the restrictions put in place without notifying us, so we have no idea what the user is doing with the phone once it's out in the wild. Until this is sorted Windows is just not an option for us.
Of course it may be that this is more to do with the MDM we use rather than Windows, but we are not really in a position to change it.
I was looking at the cost for a taxi from central London to Watford for a wedding. Uber were quoting £30-35, a taxi fare website was saying a taxi would cost £53. Given that difference in price, I'm not surprised the cabbies are spitting the dummy out.
My local cab company have an app that does pretty much the same as Uber https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.autocab.taxibooker.dean.newcastle so it looks like they are ahead of London when it comes to technology.
So can you now use MDM to restrict like you can on iOS/Android or can the user remove the restrictions without you knowing as at present.
Beware of faulty routers
I had major issues with getting a replacement home hub from BT, existing one was dishing out 169 ip addresses to wifi devices, cue three hubs being sent out to an address we had never had an account, my wife had lived there while a student, and being charged for them sending each one out to the wrong address. Then when it came to moving house, we're going to charge the standard £120 installation charge, Sky were charging £40 and were cheaper and offered a better calling package.
Last time I had to call Sky, I was told how long the queue was and they offered to ring me back.
Re: Who sued who?
You might want to have a look at this story for the full details - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/13/beastie_boys_sue_goldieblox_right_back/
If they have access to the email address used for verification, could they not just reset the password?
Re: Not Necessarily Bad
The follow-up story that will hit the site in a few hours will most likely be a rehash of this - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26464007 where they are talking about a BBC1+1 and extending CBBC.
The BBC 1+1 is presumably to shoe-horn the Eastenders repeats that will be going with BBC 3.
It does also make it seem a bit pointless introducing the BBC3 HD channel at the end of last year.
"The BBC, which broke the BBC story, reported that the BBC will make an official statement about the BBC on Thursday on the BBC."
I think you could have got a few more BBC into that sentence.
Re: James Cordon
I would go one further and say he's even less funny than toothache that results in root canal work.
As I mentioned in the comments of Yesterdays article, when I was in high school, I had computing from first year (Scottish system). With this article and a response saying the first time they saw computing was when they moved school to Scotland, I decided to have a look at the curriculum for computing studies at my old school and found the following:
All pupils in S1 attend core ICT for 1 x 50 minute period per week. Pupils will have the option to chooce Computing or Business Studies for S2 and S3 where they will receive 3 x 50 minute periods in their chosen subject, on top of their core ICT period.
Pupils who chose Computing have the opportunity to develop their problem solving skills and experience a deeper understanding of how software, including games, are designed and created. Topics include computer systems, biometrics, legislation, games design and development in a variety of languages, App design for Android devices and Web Design." http://www.hazleheadacy.aberdeen.sch.uk/computer-studies.html
Without looking at other Scottish school websites, I would guess that most schools will offer the same classes for the first three years. If the government really wants to fix the issues of computing in schools, might it not be an idea to look at what the other constitute countries of the UK are doing with regards to coding and computer studies classes, and stop saying computing teaching in the UK is broken, when it just seems to be in England (god I hate sounding like a nationalist complaining about being lumped in with England).
Re: Why not code your own FlaBi?
Or if your a hip, young band (one of these may not be accurate) jump on the bandwagon yourself - http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/02/12/fall-out-boy-releasing-flappy-bird-clone
I still have my 464 with green screen in the loft at my parents (long since dead) pretty sure there are still tapes in there as well. I remember being jealous of my friend having the adapter to play it on a tv, it was a revelation to go round, or him to bring the adapter round to mine and witness the games I had spent hours playing on a green screen in colour and being totally different.
The other great thing was the tapes that had games for both the speccy and CPC on either side, meaning you could once again borrow from people that had the game for the speccy. Add on the fact that they were generally 2-3 pounds, with the bigger cardboard boxed versions being closer to £10.
The added bonus of a friend having the same machine was that we could copy each others games onto standard tapes, listening to the screeches as it copied (or turning the volume down if watching tv) was second to the perfect timing needed to record songs from the Top 40 on a Sunday.
@Mr C Hill I also remember the franchise in Aberdeen having the GX and all other manner of Amstrad machines, plus games and such.
I'm still wondering how coding fell out of the syllabus.
When I started high school (Scottish system) we had computing in first and second year where we were taught basic and started with the mundane make the screen flash up to getting a car to move round a track. This was back in 1991, now it seems that that has been abandoned and forgotten, to suddenly be rediscovered by the current boom in the technology sector.
More likely to have the Lingerie Bowl then Janet.
Re: I'm amazed people use premium rate numbers
"Even if you do have the regular phone directory handy, it only covers the nearest two towns these days anyway"
Unless you live in Aberdeen, which covers Aberdeen City and Orkney and Shetland Islands, rather than the immediate area of Aberdeenshire.
Re: Facebook - solution
"Unless you are masochistic, are those people really your friends?"
In my case most of them are family, mostly over 60 and just share any crap, but you can't really block family can you? (although you can hide them from your news feed.)
Re: Where's the "I dont need protection"?
I had to select an option before I got the turn off option.
Re: yea google F*ck you
"How is this different from supermarkets who for years have required you to present a "club card" or be charged a higher price for your purchases?"
Which supermarkets are these? As I have a Nectar card and a Tesco Club card and neither give me reduced prices when presented at the till. In fact with all the "offers" they print/send out they are usually trying to get you to spend more with them for the promise of points that typically amount to £2.50.
If you don't want these companies to have that information about you, don't sign up to these things. If you have to sign up use fake details.
"It's only been viewed 1,805 times on YouTube - but surely deserves a wider airing"
And god knows how many airings on the BBC, who manage to circumvent the whole not-advertising by chucking in mentions of BBC stations and events broadcast on BBC stations.
Just been battling a print spooler/spooler subsystem app (no I hadn't realised it existed either) issue. Cue having to delete stuff from spool folder and copy spoolsv.exe from another version of XP (saved faffing about with install cds) then having to delete and reinstall printer before it would work.
Re: Only 11 actors?
Wrong it was Stuart Marconi for a bit he did in the NME - http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/comedy/2009/05/hignfy-guest-interview-stuart-maconie.shtml
Or Tommy Boyd or Raphael Ravenscroft - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12120809
Re: not in scotland
"That's because Scotland doesn't have a bunch of radical Presbyterian fundamentalists - like the CoE"
You've never heard of the Free Church of Scotland or been to the Western Isles have you?
Unless your in Scotland in which case 24 hours means exactly that (minus Christmas, New Year, Easter and select bank holidays).
My number is ex-directory (or whatever it's classed as now) and I'm signed up for TPS and the only annoying phone calls I get are from my mother-in-law, who I would make a fortune from the amount of times she phones a day.
I really can't remember the last time I got a cold call.
The difference is, In the US at least, they tend to try and get things out for between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so to them it is the holiday season. To the rest of what is referred to as the west, it's just November/December.
He was talking about introducing wifi on trains, he never mentioned it working.
You know East Coast, Cross Country and Transpennine all offer wifi on board (you do have to pay for these, although East Coast offer 15mins free). I'm pretty sure all the other train companies offer the same.
There's been a bit of a hoo-haa going on today with the ASA upholding a complaint about swearing on the website of Brewdog - http://www.asa.org.uk/Rulings/Adjudications/2013/7/BrewDog-Ltd/SHP_ADJ_231183.aspx
The ruling is upheld under marketing rules, but following on from the ruling means that all websites are marketing and as such are governed by the ASA, unless I'm reading it wrong. If I'm not reading it wrong, does that then mean I can complain about the Daily Mail website for just about everything on it?
Re: Big Brother Nanny State
Might I recommend this - http://www.brewdog.com/blog-article/the-nanny-state
Re: The etsting is getting worse
To be fair, that issue is related to Windows 8 which is why it hasn't been picked up by any news sites.
Re: Bing vs. Google
It would help if you both pointed out which graph you are referring to. The notebook graph shows Google to be less power hungry then Bing, whereas the desktop graph shows the opposite.
Which makes me wonder, why exactly that is the case?
Re: Change of terms???
Not really. I was kind of curious when you mentioned this so went onto the O2 website and found the following in their T&C under Services Agreement :
2.10 Unless specified otherwise in a Related Agreement, we can add to, change, substitute, or discontinue any Additional Services we provide at any time. We don’t guarantee any particular Additional Services will continue to be available.
And no I don't work for the company.
Guess it would read something like this http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/09/scottish_bunker/
And I bet the first 36 were the devs and marketing monkeys checking to see if it worked properly/show off to friends what they had come up with.