Can't find the Register unit for H₂O/asteroid anywhere ....
223 posts • joined 13 Dec 2010
In hilariously petulant move, Apple shuts Texas stores and reopens them few miles down the road – for patent reasons
Whats(goes)App must come down... World in shock as Zuck decides to intertwine Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp
Re: Great for this Engineer
Do it properly ... Software Artiste.
Back in the 90s when I was a corporate programmer (albeit with a CompSci degree) I remember being thrown by the American tech publications talking about Software Engineers ... like they could write compilers with one hand behind their back. Sanitation Engineers arrived shortly after that, and it's been politically correct downhill ever since.
Mark Zuckerberg did everything in his power to avoid Facebook becoming the next MySpace – but forgot one crucial detail…
What's big, blue, and short on Intel? The supercomputer world's podium: USA tops Top500 with IBM Power9
Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN
"An earlier investigation concluded SAP paid about $9.7m to three Gupta-related firms that acted as intermediaries or subcontractors in deals with Transnet and Eskom.
Amid the allegations, the firm sacked the managing director and chief financial office in South Africa, and implemented a global policy to ban commission on all public sector deals in "high risk" countries."
So presumably SAP will continue paying commissions in low-risk countries?....
FYI: There's a cop tool called GrayKey that force unlocks iPhones. Let's hope it doesn't fall into the wrong hands!
IANAL but I have a question:... if they demand your password, and you give it to them, and it still doesn't work (perhaps, just perhaps, they are using the wrong program to decrypt it....), are you obliged to tell them?
And how do they prove you gave them the wrong password then?
Or do they require you to do the decrypting?
Isn't that where the whole "self incriminating" thing kicks in?
All your secrets are belong to us.
"I have media.autoplay.enabled=false in FF and that does the job just fine."
So do I but BBC videos insist on playing. That falls under the "excessively annoying" category.
I may be more forgiving if I had followed a link that showed it was a video, but I pick stories via their RSS feed and there's no indication that the story is a video and nothing else. Someone above had a pointed comment about that...
I sometimes wonder if this is a sneaky way to claim that you are watching BBC and are thus liable to pay the annual licence fee.
FWIW, I'm old school ... mail is read and written in plain text, monospaced.
But most of what I get is not. Which is annoying, since corp types really put unnecessary junk in their mails ... long disclaimers, and worst of all, company logos. In every bloody message. Which then sits on my hard drive, wasting space for nothing.
Yes I feel better now after that rant, thanks for asking.
FWIW, here in South Africa, while the 'state' telco is busy with rolling out fibre to the home, so too are numerous other companies. Yes they dig up the streets and pavements and gardens and make a mess, but I think in the end it will be worth it. I should finally get what I've been waiting for since 1995 or thereabouts... a high speed (up to 200Mbps) permanent connection to the net....
Been a long journey from my 2400 baud modem...
So let me see if I've got this straight...
1. The pretty boys are earning way more than the PM, for mugging for the camera.
2. The pretty girls are earning way less and are upset.
3. Solution is to save a few quid by outsourcing the not-so-pretty people's jobs offshore, to pay the pretty girls the same as the pretty boys.
As opposed to, for example, cutting the pretty boys' salaries down to the same as the pretty girls?
Won't someone please thing of the not-so-pretty people who actually work longer hours than those pretty people? They also need to eat....
Re: Price per page view ...
"(i.e. around 1/10th cent)" ... was on a site the other day that wanted 40c (South African)(== USD 0.31)
On 1000 pages that's R400 which is vastly above typical (I would image, certainly above my < R30) page RPM via Google Adsense...
So I didn't offer to join the micropayments scheme they were running ...