32 posts • joined 7 Sep 2007
Time to ditch the mobile ...
'Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head.'
- Warren Buffett
Strange choice of graph type
I'd have thought a bar chart or something would be more accurate for the data shown in the diagram. The x-axis isn't a continuous scale.
The UK and Europe are also discussing a treaty
The worrying feature of this treaty (discussed in the link) is that it gives American corporations the ability to sue democratic countries for, for example, not allowing their mining exploits on environmental grounds.
It is a race to the bottom.
Unencrypted between google data centres??
Anyone else a little surprised?
Re: Good idea
I like how the left socket is for Apple, the right for everything else ....
"It's like saying you shouldn't tell your doctor about an embarrassing problem because you don't want your employer or other citizens finding out."
Once tesco or whoever gets hold of the UK NHS records you might not be so far wrong ....
How about a public list (maintained by HMG) of all blocked websites?
Oh the irony ..
That Google wifi-slurping episode - a lone rogue Google operator??
It's got to be a 'mondleslab' ...
No it can't ...
... not properly outside X. Search for Steve Yegge ...
Even used mine as a console to a Sun Ultra 5 (?) back in about 1992 ...
"According to the report, Google will start producing tablets once the $12.5bn acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings is cleared by the Chinese authorities - the deal has been approved in the US sand Europe."
I'm not saying I'm fully aware of the commercial details but I reckon that's the first time I've seen reference to a deal approved by the US and EU but waiting for approval by China.
The post is required and must contain letters
or you could just buy a network-capable DVD player eg. a Sony for about £100 and connect it to your existing TV?
Yet more Ozzie crap
This stuff (which started appearing en masse about 6 mths ago if I recall) on elreg.CO.UK is totally turnoff to most UK readers (IMHO).
Swiss army knives
I've found Wenger (makers of the Swiss Army knife) laptop bags to be very good ... surprised they're not included in the review.
thick stone walls
if you live in an old stone house in Derbyshire your signal can drop to a shiver indoors ... make a fuss to VF & they'll send you a free SureSignal ... chill ...
old joke (forgotten who) ...
"I won a year's supply of Marmite .... one jar!"
Ask *them* your security questions ...
First Direct are pretty good. Under these circumstances they are usually pretty happy for me to ask them some of *my* security questions first. Doesn't guarantee safety of course but ...
but we're not citizens, we're suspects
From the horse's mouth ...
"the important contributions he made to the world of technology *and* at Microsoft"
Use Joikuspot on wifi-enabled phone
This seems to work well although it is WEP only - not really an issue for the way I use it (short sessions out & about).
i can use my ipod touch for decent browsing etc and have a proper phone with real qwerty keyboard (E71).
Along with no camera, this hamstrings the thing
Solaris not Sun
As long as Oracle don't kill off Solaris (I know they can't really because of OpenSolaris) they can do what they like with the hardware .... grudgingly: the T5xxx boxes are smashing little boxes ...
Stephen Elop = Net Holes Pep
100,000 million licenses - that's about 15 licenses per man, woman & child in the world!
What's going on, the reg allowing comments on its environmental articles? Careful, you might get some reasoned discussion as opposed to the usual orlowski tosh
My wife accidentally took a penknife to Morocco
The fabbo security at Manchester didn't pick it up ...
but the Moroccans did on the way back :)
Basque EU MP? questioning legality of liquid ban
This guy was going to drag the UK government through the courts to stop the ban - this was reported on R4 about 2 months ago. WAnyone know what happened to this?
His arguments were ROTM (right on the mark). Basically that the UK govs assessment was OTT and that they should justify it to the EU. Did they?
Licence not reqd
A licence is definitely not required if you only view prerecorded dvds / videos. We have been through this in long and involved detail with the TV licencing authority. Definitely not required.
They advised detuning the TV channels but I have put no-nails in my aerial socket as a precaution - not proof of non-use but helpful reinforcement of my status as a non-receiver.
on-demand not new
Mrs C. and me (and the kiddies) have been watching on-demand TV for years, via DVDs (and previously VHS). The advantages of on-demand TV apply, plus we save £100+ a year TV licence cost.