* Posts by TheRealRoland

538 posts • joined 29 Jul 2009

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Hawaiian fake nukes alert caused by fat-fingered fumble of garbage GUI

TheRealRoland
Coat

Re: Success!

But what about the Women Tai?

Mine's the one with Mai Tais in all pockets.

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Apparently it was a person already member of the team for 10 years, and has been reassigned other duties, but has not been fired.

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OK, Google: Why does Chromecast clobber Wi-Fi connections?

TheRealRoland
Thumb Down

Bought one a while back, returned it almost immediately

i hated the fact it was constantly phoning home, and using a lot of bandwidth. Not sure if it's still the case, but it was downloading the background images it's showing while it's not casting. that could only be changed using the Android app, and not by the integrated webpages, when accessing the Chromecast by webpage.

So then i blocked the outgoing traffic of the chromecast - and then it 'glitched' or 'hiccuped' every 20 seconds. Now i know why.

Never again.

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Open-source civil war: Olive branch offered in trademark spat... with live grenade attached

TheRealRoland
Coat

Re: "Freedom"

People's Front of Judea and Judean People's Front are watching this with interest.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth has sprung a leak and everyone's all a-tizzy

TheRealRoland
Flame

Re: God bless her...

> it's carrying the [teaspoon|bucket] up seven or eight decks from the bilge to dump overboard that takes the bulk of the time!

Just drill a hole in the hull nearby and use a hose to pump the water out? Shouldn't be that difficult.

Or use a commercial cargo ship.

Too soon?

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BlackBerry won't kill BB10 until 2020, pulls regular Priv updates

TheRealRoland

Re: old Android OS not as big a deal anymore

Uhm, the Android VM on the passport for instance is only 4.3, or perhaps 4.4 - a number of apps are refusing to start or even install because of this older version. so while the phone itself may still be working, i was being painted in a corner on what i could easily use.

I switched with heavy heart to the KeyOne / Android. At least i still have a keyboard :-(

But i will miss BB10/BBOS.

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Drone collisions with airliners may not be fatal, US study suggests

TheRealRoland
Coat

So, as long as the drones are coming in at the windshield of a plane, we're all good; i guess it's just a matter of pilot skills to weave towards the drone, making sure it hits the windshield, and not the engine.

Got it. (my coat, that is.)

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DNS resolver 9.9.9.9 will check requests against IBM threat database

TheRealRoland

>2620:fe::fe (the PCH public resolver)

FE FE?

CovFE FE ?

Hm...

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How can airlines stop hackers pwning planes over the air? And don't say 'regular patches'

TheRealRoland

Re: How can airlines stop hackers pwning planes over the air?

No, even easier. Do not allow anything that can act as a computer on board anymore. And the US is moving towards that model, right? Because the batteries can explode. Or something.

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BlackBerry Motion lurches into UK stores

TheRealRoland

Switched to a KeyOne from a Passport last week. While i like the feel of the phone, Android still is just so not ready for business. Almost everything that was integrated in BB10 now needs an app. Resize photos before sending? need an app for that. Bedside Mode? need multiple settings plus an app for that. Stuff like that. Trying to make edits in a text or message? Need to enable some sort of weird virtual joypad that allows you to move the cursor through the text. Just use that scroll-paddy keyboard already!

Infuriating.

But, at least i still have my physical keyboard.

I know i won't switch over to a Motion. I need those keys.

So, yay - another Blackberry released. Here's to hoping more of the BB10 functionality gets built into the Blackberry apps.

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Shhh! There's a new BlackBerry and... no, we've said too much

TheRealRoland

I'll be switching over from a Passport to a KeyOne shortly; having just switched over another family member's Q10 to KeyOne.

All that went well - easy, no hiccups.

However, then getting the KeyOne to behave as much as possible to be a BB10 machine. Impossible. All these Android idiosyncrasies preventing a proper BB experience. Nothing is as integrated as using BB10 to communicate.

I do like that keyboard though. And the battery life.

I would have liked sticking with my Passport, but that only supports sideloading of apps that should still work on Android 4.3 - anything above that wont even work. So slowly but surely, the Passport is pushed into obsolescence.

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Boffins take biometric logins to heart, literally: Cardiac radar IDs users to unlock their PCs

TheRealRoland
Terminator

DocWagon...

I, for one, will be welcoming my Super-Platinum DocWagon HTR team, to bail me out of yet another compromised run... Gotta find that mole, and quickly!

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Quebec takes mature approach to 'grilled cheese' ban

TheRealRoland

Re: This article is just....

That's some Stilton language used in this article.

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Google to kill Chrome autoplay madness

TheRealRoland
Mushroom

Re: Autoplay

I say we take off and nuke the entire browser from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

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DJI strips out code badness, reveals some GPL odds 'n sods

TheRealRoland

>A terrorists wet-dream, this.

>What are the positives that outweigh those negatives, then?

>>You do know that remote control model planes have been available for decades don't you?

Don't give Fox News in the UK the pleasure to rant about things, in order to generate some last gasps of faux outrage, please.

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Dell's flagship XPS13 – a 2-in-1 that may fatally frustrate your fingers

TheRealRoland

Huh... had to check my machine first

Don't think it's any different on an HP x360 Spectre. Same issues. Keyboard needs getting used to, difficult to pry open the closed laptop, the powerbutton in such a place where you press it while moving the laptop on a desk, and some delay on when pressing the button.

Weird. Badge Engineering happening on laptops?

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El Reg gets schooled on why SSDs will NOT kill off the trusty hard drive

TheRealRoland

Re: This was my grandfather's HDD.

Kalok, right? Both the name of the brand, and the sound they would make when it broke...

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Concorde without the cacophony: NASA thinks it's cracked quiet supersonic flight

TheRealRoland
Coat

"Low Boom Flight Demonstration"

As Tim Nice-but-dim would say - 'seemed more like a thud to me. Or a bang.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0815x8KzSQ

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VMware prepping NSX-as-a-service running from the public cloud

TheRealRoland
Coat

And here I came to see if Zipcar would finally have an NSX to drive, as a service. Left disappointed, with my coat :-(

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Tanks for the memories: Building a post-Microsoft Office cloud suite

TheRealRoland

We use google docs for collaboration / ideation; then as soon as a document reaches a certain state, we take it up into an Office tool - Word, Excel, etc.

So many issues still with cross-platform calendars - invites initiated in Google Calendar being stripped from data - no integration of plugins to allow easy invite generation from meeting software, stuff like that.

Sure, enterprise-ready for perhaps the IT depts at large companies, but for the regular users that need stuff 'to simply work' - nightmare. I was glad after having used google stuff for 2 years to going back to O365

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America 'will ban carry-on laptops on flights from UK, Europe to US'

TheRealRoland

Re: Fly via Canada?

They discontinued that when the Space Shuttle was retired.

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Italian F-35 facility rolls out its first STOVL stealth fighter

TheRealRoland
Happy

Re: Why filed under "bootnotes"?

>Why filed under "bootnotes"?

Fiat-35B...

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'I feel violated': Engineer who pointed out traffic signals flaw fined for 'unlicensed engineering'

TheRealRoland

You know another shitty part? If he's a Permanent Resident, this kinda crap even can get him expelled due to the rules on Permanent Residency in the US of A. So don't count out Malice at this point either.

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Well, hot-diggity-damn, BlackBerry's KEYone is one hell of a comeback

TheRealRoland

I will be getting one on AT&T, and my wife on Verizon. No doubt about it. Physical Keyboard for the Win. Yeah, it'll be difficult, switching from BB10 to Android; but that keyboard. To me (personally, so don't flame because you think otherwise!) that is the saving grace.

Business phone, not an iPhone or a Samsung phone. Had a Note 2 - didnt like it, couldnt work with the keyboard. Now running on a Passport, and a BB10 Classic...

So yeah, bring it on.

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Burger King's 'OK Google' sad ad saga somehow gets worse

TheRealRoland
Coat

Re: Correction!

Crunchy, with a slightly 'stingy' aftertaste left on the palate.

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'Tech troll' sues EFF to silence 'Stupid Patent of the Month' blog. Now the EFF sues back

TheRealRoland
Headmaster

Re: EFF Lawyers are EFF'n Stupid

>bare no relation

Damnit, those bears keep running away...

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Nurse! He got to the computer again!

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Crafty Fokker: Norfolk surgeon builds Red Baron triplane replica

TheRealRoland

Re: So all we need now...

Atari Lynx for the win! (warbirds...)

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it was on a couple weekends again on PBS / WTTW (US Public Broadcasting, Chicago's Window To The World) channel. Lots of what-ifs, but in the end, indeed the glider was able to get launched from one of the roofs from the castle, and landed a ways away in a meadow.

Pretty neat.

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Pains us to run an Apple article without the words 'fined', 'guilty' or 'on fire' in it, but here we are

TheRealRoland

Re: Stupid headphone adapter...

yeah- another reason why i still carry my keyboard kindle, ipod classic and my phone with me; another bonus: phone battery not dead when i get off the plane.

Sure, the more modern planes have outlets built into the seats by now, but guess what? After strapping in, surrounding yourself with cables of all sorts, there's that person that constantly has to go to the restroom, needs something from the bag in the bin, etc. And no, you can't always get that window seat.

No thanks :-)

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Calling all Droids: BlackBerry’s giving away the Hub

TheRealRoland
Happy

Ha! Inception here we come!

Install it on my Blackberry Passport, so that it's running inside the Android VM? That would be cool :-)

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Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out – should you do it?

TheRealRoland

Issues with WebEx / GotoMeeting - have they been solved? That was the last time I looked into upgrading my Samsung from 8.1 to 10, and decided against it...

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Pints on a plane!

TheRealRoland
Pint

Photo of the bladder inside a keg in this article. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/07/my-6-month-review-testing-newfangled-beer-dispensing-tech-is-finally-done/

I guess the idea is that oxygen (or any gas for that matter) only starts acting against the quality of the beer once it's being poured.

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Facebook, WhatsApp farewell BlackBerry

TheRealRoland
Meh

Don't need no stinkin' apps!

Been saying it for years (yeah, blackberry user for a while)- with a good mobile browser you don't need apps. I'm perfectly happy with my Passport, only running a couple of Android apps here and there, and the rest through web sites.

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MH-370 search loses sharpest-eyed robot deep beneath the waves

TheRealRoland
Coat

Re: Waste Of Time - satellites

>Perhaps some people have a poor conception of just how big the ocean is?

Well, when i looked last on my cellphone, not that big! (I need a bigger screen...)

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Next-gen killer hurricane hunter to be armed with Nvidia graphics chips

TheRealRoland
WTF?

Re: Hurricane Sandy

>and yet three years later

And what does that have to do with NOAA, the models used, and the creation of a faster / better machine?

Are you somehow hoping that the NOAA model should have been the correct one, and that Nature follows what the model you think should dictate?

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MoD-founded firm Niteworks loses login creds of UK defence folk

TheRealRoland

I'll tell mum. Mum won't like it, Uncle Arthur.

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ProtonMail DDoS wipeout: Day 6. Yes, we're still under attack

TheRealRoland

Someone has to stay around to fix the cats?

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Sun of a b... Solar winds blamed for ripping away Mars' atmosphere

TheRealRoland

Re: Might it be an opportunity?

Amy and Nibbler might have a solution as well!

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NASA photo gallery: How to blow $200m of rocket in seconds

TheRealRoland

hmmm...

Came here for 'packed a wallop' jokes. Left disappointed

:-)

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RIPE rebrand whiffs slightly of joss-sticks

TheRealRoland
Coat

"Journalism 101"

What, that you read the article before posting?

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Chinese popped-box VPN crims screamed hacker booty in cleartext

TheRealRoland

n00b here - what are "popped boxes" ?

Or is this in the category "if you have to ask..." ?

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TalkTalk incident management: A timeline

TheRealRoland
Joke

Re: Never

>I find it harder and harder to remember who's on my shit-list, it gets so crowded.

>I think I'm still friends with Waitrose, but who can tell for sure?!

I can help you with that, it will take just one moment to access your information from my system... Hm, that is strange? For verification purposes only, can I get your full name, mother's maiden name, etc. ?

;-)

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Post-pub schnellnosh neckfiller: Currywurst

TheRealRoland

The problem is that without MSG / 'Spices' / E621 people seem to be conditioned by now to think that sausages (or any food for that matter) is tastes bland. It's all about the seasoning and freshness of the ingredients.

Am preparing sauces and other foods without that particular 'ingredient', whenever possible.

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Elderly? Disabled? You clearly need a .38" Palm Pistol

TheRealRoland

It does look a bit like an asthma medicine inhaler...

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Connected kettles boil over, spill Wi-Fi passwords over London

TheRealRoland

>hacked insecure connected kettles

I would feel insecure myself as well... Is there a support group for these kettles somewhere? I'm hoping the more secure ones are not afraid of being hacked, then?

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Apple downgrades iPhone 6S with wimpy 1715mAh battery

TheRealRoland

Re: I'll take the *2nd* thinnest phone in history, please

Indeed... after using a Samsung note2 for two and some years, having to charge the battery every night (sometimes earlier during the day) i'm happy with my blackberry passport.

Sure, running some android apps eats the battery a bit more than native ones, but still a happy camper, not being tethered to the power outlet constantly!

But that Nokia 6310i...

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Sir Terry remembered: Dickens' fire, Tolkien's imagination, and the wit of Wodehouse

TheRealRoland
Paris Hilton

Clevew twap?

Probably falling into a cleverly disguised trap here. Tolkein?

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

TheRealRoland

Shortest clickpath to get to your 'My Comments' page?

What's the fastest way (other than bookmarking it) to get to the 'my comments' page? And is it in the plans to get the comments button back on the mobile pages?

Roland

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I like the font-size doodad when i use my Note2 -- font size all the way down (small) - lots of articles in a relatively small space, much better than google news' waste of space.

(can't seem to get my news page in the 'old style' - started happening only a week or two ago)

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