You just know that somewhere, sometime someone will try to run RISC OS on it! :)
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Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for my 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help
Being Aspers myself, sounds like he's got Aspers....
Re: QLC? It's not the one for me
4 bit SSDs will become the VHS of storage. Naff quality but the consumer will buy it because it's in the shops.
Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)
You need to get permission from the owner.
If the website gives permission and it turns out it's not the owner then the owner gets to sue the website for misrepresentation.
Just in time for Router manufacturers to claim they can't add WPA3 and you'll need to buy a new Router?
"Unhackable", sounds like "Unsinkable".
We all know how that went...
SMS 2FA gave us sweet FA security, says Reddit: Hackers stole database backup of user account info, posts, messages
So they'll have offside backups right? Err right?
From toothbrushes to coffee makers to computers: Europe fines Asus, Pioneer, Philips for rigging prices of kit
Re: They're still at it!
They do that to get around the rules.
Supermarkets often sell items which look superficial the same as elsewhere. But in fact they've removed features and hope the customer doesn't spot the difference.
Most buyers don't know about this practise. It creates more profits.
Re: But why?
You don't want your product getting sold cheaper as this leads to pressure to do price cuts for other retailers.
Oh we had all sorts of restrictions...
In Maplin, big brands wouldn't sell their products unless you'd guarantee a minimum sales number per month.
You were restricted to how low you could sell their products.
Even Apple would restrict us on how close other products could be to theirs!
If you had walked into Maplin, you would think we didn't sell Apple products.
Apple wanted a minimum of 1 metre distance from others and dedicated areas with just their products. Hardly achievable in a ordinary shop.
Good luck getting ISO standards free....
With a RISC processor taking an average 2 clock cycles per instruction, against a CISC of 20 CC/I.
Am I right in thinking it'll be a darn sight faster at 3GHz than anything Intel can do?
Wow, there's a thing I've never heard of before...
The Register needs to inform us of more bizarre technology and the companies that make them.
They need to electrify Sex.
After last week's announcement to use electric vehicles for everything, it could work!
I went to help out my Boss's friends Accountancy business IT.
The company has 15+ staff and turns around £3+ million . OK. not huge. But then they're handling the accounts of thousands of local businesses.
I discovered that their 3 year old Backup system, which consisted of a DAT tape getting backed up every night at 2am, was coming up with "Do you want to overwrite this tap?" window and defaulting to no because no one was around!
The CEO was duly swapping the tape every morning for the last 3 years. But sadly didn't bother to actually check it was working. The set of tapes were full of 3 year old data....
I wish I had taken a picture of the CEO when he went very pale and then very red and sat down as the enormity of what mess his company and his reputation would have been in if his system had fallen over.
All I had to do was add /Y to the backup script line. Two ascii characters that would have costed him £3+ million?
You have to laugh at folks.....
Can't they just take their Source code, compile it in front of a team after they've went through it and hash it against a released version.
Or am I being too naivé? :)
So Flat Earthers claim there is no gravity, just acceration.
Can this clock test the difference between the two? ;)
Has everyone forgotten Windows ME....
If only I could....
IIRC Clive was famous for delaying his products.
If folks want personal robots, how do expect them to see?
They'll need devices like this and these nuggets won't spontaneously be invented when robots go on general sale.
Interesting. I thought the Germans had hidden the bones.
Didn't realise the Russians had came across the bodies.
Re: Um… Why?
Because when people get a set of falseys they usually don't wait until every tooth has fallen out?
Re: Still I don't understand why Russian doesn't allow full tests.
Because who wants 1cm holes in your valuable fragments?
OK, why did this so called professional IT company not have the UPS in a standard regular test mode so at least the customer knew that the battery was needing replaced.
They should have had a email from the UPS that it was dead.
They also need to read up about lead acid batteries safety. No need to call the emergency services.
Re: We shut down central Edinburgh with a fridge
Smelled a little like Ammonia. Doesn't mean it was.
If it's in an office then there should be a health & safety certificate listing what chemicals are in the Fridge.
It's got two choices open to it to keep it's shareholders happy.
Increase prices again, or launch a new product that it can sell.
First option seems to be popular with them.
Apple's magical quality engineering strikes again: You may want to hold off that macOS High Sierra update...
Re: countless issues
Which is why you have in-house Beta Testers and out-house Beta Testers.
The only trouble with out-house testers is unless you're very careful, you end up with a load of folk more concerned with One-Upmanship Status with their friends and they can't be bothered to do any real testing.
Surely Apple hasn't fallen for this old trick?
Streaming is a young person's game.
The over 50s have no interest.
Still, all my life I've yet to hear a HiFi system that sounds like real-life.
Can we get that sorted?
If you use mirrors, the beam simply bounces off and goes into someone else?
One thing I noticed over the decades is that if I seed a RND function with a fixed time value the resultant 'random' number is different on different computers.
So a pile of obsolete computers each feeding into each other.
Sounds very HHGTTG.
Good enough? :)
Re: how about ...
Brownian motion machine?
Pardon my ignorance. But take a picture of the sky.
Cloud formation looks pretty random to me, so the bits making up the image should be random (assuming a working CCD)?
“we thought that when developers told us they weren’t going to sell data” they meant it."
So very naivé or very stupid or lying.
Stamp it out.
Just what has this News got to do with Technology or Science?
Isn't it about time The Register stopped telling us about politics or other non technological subjects? :)
Had a customer complaining about radio frequencies with her PC.
She gets headaches seemingly.
I suggest she upgrade from 2.4GHz to a 5GHz Wi-Fi dongle.
She went away happy.
Didn't like to tell her there was about 20 Wifi networks around her as PC World was next door....
Nice to know that we can still Cock things up big style.
Re: "Not changing the default credentials" . .
You're not talking about the Human Race sadly. People take the easy path.
If that leads to mud and shite, then they really don't care or know about it to avoid.
Time to put some obstacles in their path and explain why they're there.
Far too much open source software makes the absurd assumption the user knows what they're doing.
Remember when Routers first became available? They were shipped with no security set as it was assumed professionals were going to use them.
The Public got a shock and manufacturers had to ship them with the security turned on.
Why do they even come with default login details?
Re: What other Which
TIP: If you have a direct debit with a company, make sure they know it's been cancelled. A phone call to their Support department will be recorded.
Contact your Bank as well.
Re: Which Which?
Which is far too out of touch with modern lecherous manufacturing practices.
They don't inform or advise about these.
They're heading for the Old Folks Home as their customers die off and they don't modernise.
Re: Which Which?
Personally they're far too non-technical and generic these days.
They should be flagging the sellers and manufacturers who are dishonestly portraying their products as shiny and new when they're old and crap.
When the fake capacitor scandal hit Britain, they said nothing. When modern TVs started faking 10bit panels, they just ignored it.
There is just too much fake stuff on the market for them to keep quiet on it.
Had a few electronic thermometers, nothing special. But I did wonder how accurate they were.
So I took a medical thermometer which I assumed would have to be accurate and put it in water at 35°C as read by the device.
Each of cheap thermometers were dipped in and their display read. So, after trying 4 of them, readings went from +6° to -2° out.
Manufacturer datasheet promised +-2°C...
Moral is, never trust one sensor, use a minimum of 3.
What do Military vehicles do?
Here we go again...
Gee do these companies never learn?
Don't do it.
Andrew Orlowski is obviously limited in his technology experience.
Doesn't matter what program people use. If it's successful people will abuse it, profit from it and annoy people.
Then we'll get the evangelicals charging in to 'save us' and it'll all start again.
Try Oban. Pretty much zero GSM.
At the time, NASA told The Register: "The mobile launcher is built in accordance with standard steel construction code, including predicted, allowable deflection accounted for in the design."
Scots Engineer - It's supposed tae dae that.
Re: You cant have it both ways
Maplin's attitude was, if you want it individually, it's there in front of you right now.
Take it or leave it.