* Posts by TheRealRoland

525 posts • joined 29 Jul 2009

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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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TheRealRoland

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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TheRealRoland

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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TheRealRoland

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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Boffins baffled by the glowing 'plumes' of MARS

TheRealRoland
Thumb Up

Red Mars?

Dunno what it is, but i'll be re-reading the Mars Trilogy again...

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Your hard drives were RIDDLED with NSA SPYWARE for YEARS

TheRealRoland
Happy

Re: Grzegorz Brzeczyszczykiewicz

>I'm a Pole and yes, it's a fake name, it's unlikely that someone would be named like that. Very strange to see this name used in a serious news story...

Happened a while back with a story about Greek hovercrafts being sold off to China. The Navy spokesperson: Kleftos Priapos.

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/greece-just-sold-its-giant-zubr-class-hovercraft-to-chi-1677382483

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BBC: SOD the scientific consensus! Look OUT! MEGA TSUNAMI is coming

TheRealRoland
Coat

"I really hope Lord Reith wasn’t watching it from his celestial sofa as I’m pretty sure he’d be doing around 3000rpm at the moment."

So, all we need is to wire up the dead people with copper, create a controversy, and free (green?) energy?

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Thecus N4310 4-bay: A NAS-ty beast for the budget-conscious

TheRealRoland

So, while the spec sheet lists things like itunes compatibility, etc. - has that been tested? My BlackArmor has the same checkboxes (ticked as well), but it failed to work properly even after multiple firmware updates over time.

That was the biggest mistake i made - not waiting for in-depth reviews on NAS boxes...

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Satya Nadella, Year One: Has Microsoft's new CEO cut the mustard?

TheRealRoland
Headmaster

Re: Let the horse have its head

But... but... Full Reign as in 'total control over the Kingdom' ?

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BY JUPITER: The science behind Friday's Solar System light show

TheRealRoland

Very nice - that explains why you can see Jupiter (and Sirius, btw) through the thicker thin clouds. Very bright!

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UK official LOSES Mark Duggan shooting discs IN THE POST

TheRealRoland

Re: What happens to things that are "lost in the post" ?

Maybe this all ends up in that place where my other sock is hiding?

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Professor's BEAGLE lost for 10 years FOUND ON MARS

TheRealRoland
Unhappy

Re: By the time we land on mars....

What are the chances of getting there with all the space junk flying around Earth :-(

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TheRealRoland
Happy

Re: 10 years

>Blimey. Feels like only yesterday.

Probably because of imperial vs metric system?

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Tesla S P85+: Smiling all the way to the next charging point

TheRealRoland

Ergonomics - you touched on it briefly

So, while not having driven it, just sat in it at the dealership - i already noticed the big touch screen would be distracting. Buttons for ICE, Heating / Cooling, etc. - all virtual, no tactile / haptic feedback.

How did you think trying to adjust heating / cooling made you for a distracted driver?

Having driven side by side to it - amazing that when it comes up from behind at highway speeds, all you hear is the road / tire noise, no engine :-)

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Comet Lovejoy's greenish glow visible with naked eye this weekend

TheRealRoland
Happy

Cold is not an excuse. Although you do need to limit your time outside, and make sure you cover any exposed skin. Some preparation beforehand, for instance with stellarium, will help you find it, even in suburban skies near Chicago.

-4 Fahrenheit last night :-( but I did manage to spot it, twice :-)

Too lazy to convert, but around -15 -20 Celsius.

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World's largest ship swallows 900 MEGATINS of baked beans

TheRealRoland

Pieter Schelte

What about the Pieter Schelte, currently docked somewhere in Rotterdam? Or is it because that ship is technically still under construction?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pieter_Schelte

(no comment on the quality of the entry itself. it's Wikipedia, after all)

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BILL GATES DRINKS 'boiled and treated' POO. Ah, 'delicious'

TheRealRoland

sisk: we always knew he was full of shit. at least now we know why.

Please enlighten us with your accomplishments, so that we can form uninformed opinions about your personality?

At least know that i'm not part of your 'we'.

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