Flush the bog sounds like a suitable metaphor.
672 posts • joined 23 Feb 2009
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Gary Numan, surely?
Re: Quality of Service is probably more important to me
Switch your crystal ball supplier and save ££££!
"...they didn't trust the security on their phones."
Your Android replica is playing up again
It's no joke. When she comes she moans another's name.
-Spirit Of The Age, Hawkwind
Re: Sometimes I despair...
You were lucky. We worked for three months on a brown paper bag in a septic tank.
Re: a rather well known German company
Re: Silent Running?
Would that be a Huey helicopter?
BT Wholesale speed checker
Terrific! Requires Flash.
Re: Until miscreants burn down your house...
You run it on your own server which you configure to upload footage to some dumb off-site storage. E.g. an old netbook running Ubuntu server & Zoneminder configured to capture video from old Android tablets on motion detection events can also be configured to ftp the captured video to some cheap personal webspace. Properly secured, the kit remains under your control and if baddies burn your house down you can retrieve the uploaded video of them doing it. That worked for me until the tablets gave up the ghost. I can't be bothered to shell out for new IP cameras at the moment and the highly visible autonomous killbot patrol seems to have the required deterrent effect anyway.
Oh, is that right? I'm a Glaswegian.
Re: I ... actually think there should be a mandatory unplug period for everyone.
What the hell are you doing working in IT? You'd be great in politics now that authoritarianism is the new black.
Re: I love Google!!!
But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother”
Re: "...Theresa May, who is considered more moderate..."
Tory and moderation have never really been synonymous.
Do you like Kettering?
I don't know. I've never kettered.
Re: second hand vaping
Neither I nor the article stated that second hand vaping is harmless. The article simply said that vaping is harmless. Studies highlighted in a recent BBC Horizon programme suggest that this might not be the case.
Re: Vaping is harmless
Steady on old chap. This is not known for certain. What is known is that it is very much less harmful than smoking. But it is probably naive to assume it is benign. For the record, I am a former smoker who has much to thank vaping for and is very pleased to be living in England.
Re: I don't think he mean't it literally.
However the choice of analogy is telling.
Re: Why would you want to flash a custom ROM?
Read the rest of the post. As long as updates came as often as necessary I wouldn't. The ability to flash a custom ROM is required for when the updates stop coming but the hardware is still OK and a custom ROM for that hardware is still actively supported.
Re: bend over or check out
That's an appalling defeatist attitude! Live free or die trying!
Re: Great for companies! @Copen
You're right. I'd forgotten about Truecaller. I'm on a Samsung Galaxy S3 with CM11 which has none of that nonsense. But it was hard work getting it to its current state and the real point of my comment is that I should be able to buy something like that on a current hardware generation without having to hack it, void warranty, etc.
This got my hopes up
...and then dashed them with the inability to (i) install apps from e.g. f-droid (ii) flash a custom ROM.
The latter wouldn't matter so much if regular updates came for as long as one should reasonably expect the hardware to last. But the former is a deal breaker. Phone manufacturers, what's so hard to understand? I want a phone over which I have control. Basically what I want is to be able to buy modern flagship specced hardware running Cyanogen OS or equivalent without the Google services. I'll then add f-droid and whatever goodies I find useful that are available there.
stranger than fungus?
Good name for a band.
Re: Who's Brenda? @Oor Nonny-Muss
Thanks for the explanation.
Brenda is not a diminutive form of Elizabeth, but an entirely different name. So I'm rather confused.
If we leave...
...mustachioed, top-hatted, be-caped Tory villains will be stuffing little boys up chimneys before you can say "competitive". I exaggerate but you get the point.
Playmobil do fish now?
you shall never know the thrill of reading "The Tempest" or "King Lear"
...or William McGonagall
Plus ca change
The 1970s was a period of social stagnation in the UK, when when the country saw itself as either falling apart or sliding under the heel of a new fascist boot.
Re: I want a None of the Above option at the next election
Once this has gone through there might not be another election. As most have noted, Labour want this just as much as the Tories. Remember Gordon Brown's 'government of all the talents'? Seemed to me at the time that that might have been code for 'one party state'.
Re: Two-headed Beast
Two asses would indeed have two heads.
"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
Re: that way its alphabetical and chronological
I assumed they were frequently installed incorrectly, maybe with an exposed live contact.
It's the tracking stupid!
The other stuff is annoying but not the primary reason for blocking.
They're being duped
...into believing they're expressing their individuality whereas in reality they are slowly adopting the uniform of S.H.A.D.O. Slinky tinfoil catsuits to be encouraged next as Cisco continues to monitor alien transmissions.
"It could be a golden or a blonde. However, judging by the lack of head it's probably not."
I do like a larger blonde with plenty of head.
Re: "thought that was the intent of Western policy, but perhaps I have been niave..."
"Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power."
The UFO people? I really don't see why members of the United Fruitcake Outlet would be interested in astronomy.
Re: "Whatever that means"
The recent scent of joss sticks and the sound of whale-song around the offices of The Register?
Re: Your just a complainer who jumps to their keyboard
I don't care about the man but, yes. Yes I do want the woman sitting next to me in the waiting room to be watching porn on the hospital wifi.
Knights in rusty armour
"...It is highly intrusive for this data to be retained just in case we commit a crime in the future..."
Just in case we are suspected of committing a crime surely?
That was mentioned but not explained. What would the tick box be for?
Re: Where are we getting "banning encryption" from?
Mandatory key disclosure doesn't guarantee that a message can be read by the authorities. The penalty for non-disclosure might be significantly less onerous than that for any crime revealed to have been committed if the key is disclosed. Guess what people will do under such circumstances.
Encryption circumventing malware? Maybe.
Did anyone else first read that as Flying Low? Made me wonder about the quality of what comes out of the tap.
Government crackdown on internet freedom.
More on that story later. In other news: Government hopes £30billion of investment will come out of Chinese president Xi Jinping four-day state visit to UK.
So that's what Ned Flanders was talking about. Thanks for clearing it up.
@PeterGriffin. Is that your real name or did you make a conscious choice to use the name of the primary buffoon in an animated sitcom? Just asking.