After reading these comments I'm going to write to Ben Bradshaw to point out how she lied to the select committee about the TT data breach. It's on my to-do list for tomorrow.
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Good analysis here
Re: @ ledswinger
I bet your real reason is that you know what the Reg commentards are like.
Matte please. Shiny screens are hopeless for anything other than watching videos.
When my T520 dies I might like one of these.They can stick any old OS on it, I'll be ready with my freshly Minted USB stick.
Re: a powerful black bulb lighting up black against a black background...
Sounds like a control panel to me.
I'm surprised Song didn't try singing to it.
Alexa, get me coat.
So Brexit means the UK has to spend time/money drawing up a new law, when without Brexit it could have simply implemented the EU law. Doesn't sound like a good deal to me.
It's Desert Island Discs.
Re: Who updates SIM free phones?
Or an iPhone.
(Ducks for cover)
Re: Share and Enjoy!
Close - the party that brought us to this point (along with some of the other parties) used to be led by someone who stuck his cock in a pig's head. Allegedly.
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It will all go wrong. Scott and Alan in Thunderbird 3 will have to fire the special beam to set off the Sun Probe's retro-rockets. Hope they can do it before they pass out from the heat.
If power is the issue, what are the IT team doing looking at it? A job for the electricians, shurely?
Re: Major payment system ..contract says
There's a great description of this in the current Private Eye podcast, 'Page 94', all about the NHS.
Staying at parents' friends' house as a teenager, everyone else had gone out, had a rummage through their record collection. Put the Shaft soundtrack on the gramophone, and loved it. Nearly shit myself at the end of 'Do Your Thing'. If you have heard it you'll know why.
Shurely the length should measured in double-decker buses?
Re: Public wifi?
Forget coffee, you should try charging an electric car. To use public chargers you need a bunch of apps with logins, a wallet of RFID cards, and cards & direct debits to subscribe, pre-load, top up, or pay on the day. It's a total mess.
"immediately useful when it launched"
My FF opens about a dozen home tabs and it probably takes about 20 seconds to load. Is that such a big deal once a day? I can spend that time adjusting the chair, putting the pencils in the right place, cleaning the specs, scratching the arse, etc.
"...they're one of the only companies out there..." Erm, the only company, or one of a few, or many, or what?
It seems that NASA knew the risks of a fire, whether or not they knew about Bondarenko:
Re: The agency is recognized the world over as the most careful and risk-averse space agency.
Hear hear. Richard Feynman's observations on the Challenger failure are well worth a read. He cut through the hubris and complacency of NASA management to get to the heart of the matter.
Re: "Given that an 80's TV sci-fi scriptwriter can get it right"
David Cameron must have mis-heard them.
Re: Brexit is so bad... cardboard doors are a thing in the UK!
Obviously you've never stayed in a Travelodge.
BTW, what are you smoking?
Re: @Andrew Jones 2
"..is stated to have used the contents..." does not mean he actually used the contents.
Thumbs up for the apostrophes.
Turn off that evil routing protocol ISIS, that'll stop the terrorists.
One for the Samsung spin doctors
They'll try to avoid washing their dirty laundry in public, etc etc...
I've been called a dick once or twice
Where can I claim my 750k?
P.S. I also invented an IPHONE, a SATURN V, a PENICILLIN, and THE WHEEL. Please send me money.
Re: Far be it from me to throw the first rock
Especially if you are bidding to become prime minister.
Re: Even CCleaner now has Google Chrome installer by stealth.
Calling it CCDirtier might attract the wrong kind of customer.
sudo apt-get update
That is all.
Re: Not Impressed with UniFi
MMVaries, with two Unifi APs, which have both worked perfectly. The current one has been running for almost a year without a hitch, apart from a short break for a recent upgrade. I put the server on a Raspberry Pi, but you don't really need the server running at all except at upgrade time, unless you have a complex network or need stuff like guest logins.
Sadly though, the Ryanair-stylee website experience of a lack of email and phone contact info isn't just confined to Ubiquity, it's becoming all too common.
Ubiquityous, even. I'll get me coat.
...however there are the car drivers who also come up displaying no road sense and a complete disregard for other road users thinking the Peak District National Park is just one giant racetrack.
Yep, 'use by', sell by', and 'best before' are for the supermarkets and idiots who can't recognise festering mould when they see it. The only time I've ever had food poisoning is from restaurants and takeaways.
if you ate a takeaway curry last night, the fridge auto-bought and auto-chilled another one for you. And so on, ad infinitum, or at least until you die of curry. Or maybe it will auto-vary your diet by never buying another curry again. 'Be careful what you eat' could take on a whole new meaning.
@ James Wilson
Unable to search online? Yep, that sounds like a tech conference.
Re: Oh, please don't put me in jail . . .
Trouble is, that kind of pleading often works, e.g. the the texting driver who eventually killed someone (mentioned in an earlier post) was let off seven times and allowed to keep his licence because he claimed he would lose his job if he was banned.
My response to such BS would be "Hard luck matey, you should've thought of that before you did what you did."
I pick up the paper and look at the headlines, but adverts start filling the page and the headlines keep moving about. When I'm reading an article adverts keep appearing in front of it and I have to swat them away, and when I turn the page the ads move across and cover the next article. And one of the ads gives me a reading disease and I can't read any more papers until I'm cured.
That's what online is like without an ad blocker. So, definitely no guilt.
Re: A bit elitist aren't you El Reg?
Not sure what the beef is with spam (cue comments about pork). 99% of spam goes straight to the spam folder, leaving <10 messages a month in the inbox. I've been using Y! webmail for years, with Ublock Origin and Yahoo Mail Hide Ad Panel plugin, and it works great for me. I considering switching around the time that Marissa's minions fucked around with it for a few months, but they have left it alone since then.
I've looked at other webmail offerings (don't want POP3 or IMAP) and I haven't seen anything better so far. YMMV, of course.
Re: Am I been too technical, in saying the 3P&3Bs: prepare, prepare, prepare + backup,backup,backup.
If you talk about disc imaging, backups, SSDs, and so on to the average Which? reader you won't get far at all.
That looks like Alexis Texas to me (whoever she is, no idea, honest)
Mine's the dirty mac with a rolled up copy of Men Only in the pocket.
Re: Plane vs Cars
Well no, because sometimes an outside observer can see things which the insiders can't. For a good example, have a read of the Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. It's about how surgeons trying to reduce deaths in surgery learnt from pilots about the importance of checklists.
Not to mention splashing the cash on vast quantities of arms from the west. Any time the UK gov says it's going to raise the issue of human rights / bombing the shit out of civilians in Yemen / sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan with the Saudis, you know that what they really mean is that it will urge them to buy more hardware to keep the arms factories running.
How do the Chinese workers facilitates, conditions and hours compare to the Victorian paternalism of Port Sunlight or Bournville?
Not well, but those two places were the exception, not the rule. Most Victorian employers sweated their people to the max.
From the OED:
Awe - A feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder
If the well-being of your business relies on another business treating employees badly, perhaps it's time to get out of that business.
Re: Included _What_?
Happy to get with the programme.
Might be useful
A hacker could at least make the indicators work.
Re: Why only the internet?
Because Murdoch doesn't own the internet. Yet.
Re: What a choice
Eh? On my abacus £350m divided by £65m is about £5.50 each per week.Don't spend it all at once.