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354 posts • joined 1 Jul 2009
More like Pork Tech...
Sounds like you're well on the path I'm just starting down. No more iPhones, mid-range Android from now on.
Incidentally, I wonder what this will do to the argument of 2nd hand Apple phones holding their price so well...
I wonder what the aggregate uptime for all Microsoft services combined is... It just seems pretty much every week there's some part not working.
"I'm not sure anyone actually understood what "Vote To Leave The EU" actually meant."
Easy: Tabloids told them migrants were the source of all our problems which would magically disappear if we left the EU.
"whereas nothing fits in women's pockets so that's not an issue."
Why would they need to when everything is within easy reach in the cupboards & drawers?
Yea I'm never paying close to £1k for a phone! The BOM for the iPhone XS was quoted as something like 1/3 sale price so plenty of wiggle room while still making obscene profits. Hopefully this slowing in phone sales / upgrades recently is the tip of the iceberg and people will wake up to the fact that they are being fleeced.
I managed to uninstall Office 2010 silently. It's not that hard...
I thought Windows Update was how you silently uninstalled things?
How about a law locking up politicians who lie? Yea, thought they wouldn't be so eager on that score...
They don't need to research to improve battery life, just make the average phone 1mm thicker and it will have great battery life. Ahh well, wishful thinking...
If the worst kind of failure simply turned it into a read-only drive I would be happy with that!
I can't read stories on hard drive density without immediately worrying about my stored data and it's seemingly precarious existence...
No, it means Microsoft picked the most ironic name in software history :)
So what you're saying is it's amazing how people like stuff they can actually see?
We're not all Neo, we can't read the source code to the universe ;)
"..and the corporations will pass the cost of that tax straight on to us as higher prices. Thanks Phil."
Ignoring the fact (already pointed out) that we don't pay for services from most of the targeted corporations, it will also hopefully start towards leveling the playing field with online mega-retailers and small businesses.
Fond, fond memories of BBC Basic, it was a joy to work in and ahead of it's time for creating structured code. The Archimedes came along towards the end of my school time and I mainly remember being wowed by the "Lander" demo.
Estimated repair time is always infinite, until you hit the solution :)
Who signed off on him not carrying alternative options? What was his rollback plan? Calls himself an IT engineer....
Conspiracy theories incoming...
"My home backup solution is in some ways more elaborate than my enterprise toys :p"
Indeed, it would take an ELE impact to destroy all backups of my photos!
My daughter thinks you can say anything as long as you start with "no offence, but". It has given us some eye-watering truths!
So turning it off and on doesn't always work then....
Sounds like a lot of effort just to keep us entertained with cat videos...
Never mind where they come from, what the hell do you type as search keywords to get that headline image!
Yes, Apple may have won a power struggle with networks; now they can leverage that to get favourable terms (for themselves, not customers) when deciding which network(s) to support with new phones. The name has changed but the game is still to make as much money as possible by any means necessary...
Exactly what I was going to ask... Selling a company and including "extensive customer data" as an asset sounds like inviting the sale of said data by itself. Definitely NOT under the heading of "using customer data to process orders etc".
"The USP of this handset is practically non-existent.. "
As mentioned, the market is mature. Do you buy a toaster that has some great USPs or do you just want good toast? I want any device to perform the functions I bought it for, not to play with the latest gimmick.
"AI decided to get rid of the meatbags?"
Well, most people are a source of unnecessary hot air so it's only logical...
You would think AT&T could look at the existing sim activity and see that it's still valid & working. A least send a text saying "do you really want to port? 24 hours to respond..."
"will they slow their cars down as the batteries wear out?"
I guess this is just a snarky joke, but technically it could reduce top acceleration from standstill. :)
"The fact they screwed up and then tried to blame someone else is just pathetic personal ethics."
Indeed, this kind of "casual lying" is pervasive in society today. It should not be accepted, especially from official bodies such as representatives of the people since it hints at a greater general dishonesty.
" The future is not bright for desktop and notebook disk drives."
That has been true since SSD became "consumerised" but still, here we are buying hundreds of millions of traditional HDs each year. In the field of computing that's not bad for a 60's technology!
SSD will exceed HD shipment volumes soon but a lot longer to match price / storage. The new paradigm will be (if not already) SSD for boot / apps / working data and HD for storage / archive.
Openreach should bill customers for the physical line. BT provide a phone service and useless sports coverage. Nothing might change financially but at least it would make sense of the service most people actually want these days. (A line for their broadband, nothing else)
"And el Reg keeps calling Apple's pricing a tax on stupid!"
Advertising is a tax on Greed, not stupidity!
I blame Microsoft's cloudy expansion for the lack of clouds over the UK for the last few weeks...
"So someone must be buying their shit. Can't for the life of me understand why"
All the (now) middle management grew up on Microsoft and stick with what they know?
These need a disclaimer that sustained maximum performance is not possible. The idea is sound that the processor can smash through a web page render or other short workload and then throttle back. BUT it's just not suitable for multi-hour rendering or gaming sessions.
Curious as to what happens to planetary material sucked into stars. Does it become effectively more fuel for the star or can elements remain?
Some stories you just have to double check you're reading The Register and not The Onion!
"....all seem to have the same aversion to facts"
"As do people who make sweeping generalisations."
Err.. that's a pretty sweeping generalisation...
"just 256MB of RAM" :)
Users in Google's home state of California started complaining that their lack of foresight came to bite them on their ass...
"I can now visit Miss Whiplash safe in the knowledge that should a video ever emerge I can gaze into the camera with a look of injured innocence and say "Obviously this is a Deep Fake."
That would be a dangerous path to tread as recently proved; it's not against the rules to see Miss Whiplash but it IS against the rules to lie about it....
" it ensures you keep within the lanes,"
If you can't stay inside the lane then you're either A: Not concentrating or B: A terrible driver. In either case, autopilot just encourages that type of behaviour.
"Inevitably when you have autopilot engaged you will start to lose concentration and start to learn to let the car do the driving"
This is the real crux of the matter. What is the point of "autopilot" if you can't reduce concentration by some degree? If Tesla say you require 100% attention even when on autopilot then it's effectively pointless.
"In the survey, conducted in March and so before the excitement of the April 2018 Update"
You need to proof-read your articles better, that's not how you spell "excrement"...
"If there's no law saying that I don't have to say hello to my neighbour, it doesn't stop me from saying hello?"
A better metaphor would be the new neighbour joining your local neighbourhood watch group, then saying it's a load of crap and leaving. The rest of the group might not feel inclined to share information with him after being given the finger....
"Whether Intel was trying to spoil AMD's announcement, or vice versa, it doesn't really matter: what matters is that someone is putting pressure on monopoly giant Intel, forcing it to innovate in the desktop world rather than burn millions of dollars on trendy side projects it later abandons or neglects."
This here is why I love AMD, who cares what they produce* as long as they keep Intel (relatively) honest.
*I love AMD as much as the next person, no fanboi downvotes please ;)
Isn't that what venture capitalists do on a much grander scale though? (Think Elon Musk / Tesla type funding)
"The Russians are still using AE-35s?"
That particular piece of hardware had a 100% service record...
"Does the camera have an accessible standards based video stream"
Indeed, anything that says you need to use their app is a big no-no. Built in obsolescence which may be realized in as little as a year and almost certainly within the lifetime of the hardware...
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