But Americans don't understand irony!
85 posts • joined 17 Feb 2010
But Americans don't understand irony!
I haven't looked into turning the captions off, but you can find out more about the image - the location normally pops up in the 'do you like this?' caption in the top right corner. If you click on the location it will then open a Bing search in Edge when you log in.
I have had the occasional attempt to log in to my VPN using various micros related usernames - microsuser, micros, microsadmin to name but a few. They have usually come from China, Hungary and (apparently) Virginia, USA.
I can't come up with a reason for him to have it and for her to know about it... :/
Because Bond. James Bond.
Just because someone in Chipping Sodbury gets a fast connection says nothing about the hopes and aspirations of someone in Leamington Spa.
My office is on the same street as Leamington Spa exchange but I can't get fibre (stuck on 24Mb ADSL) because my cabinet doesn't have enough residential connections so Openreach aren't planning on upgrading it...
At home, my 152Mb VM connection is to get bumped up to 200Mb 'from next month'. I'm not holding my breath, 152 is fast enough really.
Oxford University have oxford.edu, but cambridge.edu is some college in California. Surely they would have tried to go for that as well?
ARM is listed and has a market cap of over £16Bn/$25Bn. That would use up a lot of Apple's cash pile (especially after they've paid 35% tax to bring the cash back onshore), and they would have to pay a premium (up to 50%?) on the share price to sway the major shareholders. Not to mention Samsung and many others would probably find some way to club together to stop a major takeover...
Not only would this solve the inter-plant transport issue (using VPN)
Is that a Virtual Pint Network?
Maybe Sony ran out of IP addresses...
But shirley the number of Debian-using Sky subscribers can't be very big?
(A Mint-using Virgin subscriber...)
I was troubleshooting some VPN issues a while ago, and when I reviewed the logs I noticed that there had been some access that looked like attempts to log in to a certain 'enterprise point of sale' system. Could this be related? Some retail systems might be set up for remote access with quite lax security?
I get the feeling Apple don't really want to sell through other outlets. If they can make the terms of the deal so restrictive that few operators will agree to them, then everyone will have to queue to buy their latest iThing from an official Apple Store, thus increasing Apple's margin and the apparent craze for them.
It's been on the Beeb - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25018225. Unless a lot of people make a fuss over it, I'm not sure the general (i.e. less tech-savvy) public really understand the implications...
I had a quick look at this yesterday, and thought I would buy one at the end of the week. Went to Kickstarter, and just missed out on the last $99 earlybird offer!
Oh well, I'll just have to join the unwashed and wait a bit longer....
Oh, and well done to everyone involved - surely that's the sort of thing Eben was aiming for with the Pi?
eztv and kat are also blocked (on Virgin at least).
It's such a shame that there are ways round the block... (ztunnel, tor and vpn to name a few)
Gb usually means gigabits. GB usually menas gigabytes (16 gigabits = 2 gigabytes)
Did you read the subheading?
Back in the steam-powered days I remember eBay would go down for 'scheduled maintenance' every Friday morning. Maybe they are bringing back the old ways... Or the NSA wanted to plug in...
Beer? Well it is Friday!
I understand why they feel the need to do it, but who checks the security staff (or management, or whoever it is) ?
Every promotional email I've had from them has an unsubscribe linky at the bottom. I know it works, because I used to get the promo on two similar email addresses, and cancelled one of them.
I realise it's difficult to read through a whole email you didn't want, just to find the little word at the end that says 'unsubscribe'.
I sea what you did there....
No, I think the first one works.
I tried to log in to my name.com account yesterday and the password didn't work. Went through the password reset procedure, and it wouldn't let me reuse the previous password (which wouldn't work anyway!)
Seemed a bit odd at the time, but obvious now...
...it's because the people (managers) spending the money on developiong the apps have iPhones so that's what they want apps developed for first. Often these middle management bods don't realise that you can write one app for Android and it will run on (almost) every Android phone. They tend to assume you will have to write one for Samsungs, one for HTCs, one for Sonys, etc which obviously adds to the cost, and the top brass won't like that...
Spooky - my Sensation contract's up in May... Although mine runs Cyanogen 10. And I use my Nexus 7 for pissing about as well (when the kids aren't using it - thank $DEITY for the multi-user feature!)
"The supposed Paris Hilton credit report suggests she has taken out a five-year repayment deal on a Toyota for $5,600 (£3,770) a month"
Err, $5600 a month? Over 60 months? That works out at about $300,000. For a TOYOTA! Is it gold-plated or something? I really hope it's not a vajazzled Prius...
I moved from Be to Virgin a year ago, because Be couldn't get BT (sorry, Openreach) to fix what appeared to be a dry joint or bad earth on my line, which just murdered my connection in damp weather. By the time Openreach got round to visiting, the problem had gone away... Fair play to Be, they didn't treat me like an idiot, and their (Bulgarian?) call centre were friendly without being condescending or complete script-monkeys.
Several people I have spoken to have had nothing but trouble with Sky broadband. As soon as they move back to BT broadband, their connection speed mysteriously doubles...
As far as I am concerned (and I think a fair few people on here would agree with me), the Murdochs have got more than enough money, and definitely more than enough power in the industry.
Beer? Well, it is Friday...
Sainsbury's own label bags are surprisingly good, and excellent value. And they're Fairtrade certified too!
Yes, it's where they serve the Apple Kool-Aid(tm) (patent pending).
I think he meant *legally*. Look at the Legals for OS X. You can only run it on Apple hardware.
sixdegrees.com, the Facebook/LinkedIn that was five years too early...
I've just looked at Firefox cookies on my main PC, and Santander has two cookies on my machine with the sort code and account number in plaintext... Not impressed.
'The current distance to the most distant object we can see is about 46 billion light-years. The Universe has a 'diameter' of about 92 billion light years.'
So you are telling me the universe has expanded (or is expanding) at greater than the speed of light? If the universe is ~13 billion years old, surely it can't be more than 26 billion light years in diameter?
And we are RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE?
The Hobbit is still going, despite a legal threat from some US company that claims to have the rights for the name from Tolkien. They even set up a Facebook page to fight the injustice.
I'm presuming it's more to do with Vulture/Venture Capitalists than the Victoria Cross...
Have we found the target for <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/14/gauss_mystery_payload/">Gauss?</a>
The problem is the decryption routine needs the unknown filename as a key, so they can't run it in a debugger until they know the filename. Once they know the filename, it's easy (unless the Gauss writers put some traps in)...
I'm pretty sure the only reason the OS doesn't self-destruct the minute a new version is released, is because they haven't been awarded a patent for it yet.
It's got rounded corners.
"Meanwhile, Zodiac Leo Ltd has applied for .wang."
$185000 - That's Numberwang!
Is the sun really strong enough in the UK for anyone to need a parasol?
Sony have been doing these Z-series with 13 inch Full HD for a while, I guess these are just Ivy Bridge with a little bit of a cosmetic update?
I really want one of these, they are what I hoped an Ultrabook would actually be - sub 1.3Kg, skinny, full HD. Unfortunately I can't justify the price at the moment...
Maybe the old Zs will start appearing on the tat bazaar and I can get one a bit cheaper...
Nokia? 3rd? For smartphones? Eh?
"Google does currently censor autocomplete results to exclude [...]searches that could lead to copyright violations."
Hmm, so what results do you get when you search for something like "inception 5.1"...
I haven't looked, but I'm sure Brandy will be available...
There I was, thinking a 'barn' was a new El Reg Unit of measurement...
And a femtobarn was teeny tiny.
And an inverse femtobarn was er, well, HUGE... A bit like an exabarn, maybe... Or a yottabarn...?
I want to see you cooking - most people use a cooker and set of saucepans...
That's a rats' nest of bureaucracy if ever there was one.
Council: We can't even consider your planning application for a grotesque supermarket/retail box/bowling alley unless you promise to spend an additional small fortune putting in other infrastructure in a completely unrelated area that we overlooked in last year's budget.
Developer: But we have evidence to show that this store is needed by at least six people, and we'll be creating jobs (most of which are temporary in the construction of the site). And that cycle path you want us to put in as part of the 106 doesn't actually go anywhere.
What if I need to know the distance in micro-linguine?
Beer => Friday...