* Posts by GreggS

226 posts • joined 24 Feb 2012


People say tabloid hacks are always looking for an angle. This time, they'd be right: Tilting disk of proto-planets spotted


So the photo makes it look like a flat solar system? They were right all along!

Openreach v Ofcom dark fibre legal bill bounced back to Competition Appeal Tribunal


A patch

because he knew he was dealing with Pirates?

Mourning Apple's war against sockets? The 2018 Mac mini should be your first port of call


There was a time when you wouldn't see Apple reviews for love nor money on El Reg. Seems you can't please everyone!

I didn't read teh article as "bigging" it up either - quite the opposite.

Creased Lightning: Profits wobble at Virgin Media while fibre project stays sluggish


This flies in the face of Liberty Globals' entire second quarter earnings actually being boosted by Virgin;



You could just watch them through an aerial via freeview/youview or through freesat.

All that dust on Mars is coming from one weird giant alien structure


Not just astronauts

Nobody wants dust getting in their equipment! Ouch!

Norwegian tourist board says it can't a-fjord the bad publicity from 'Land of Chlamydia' posters


Sometimes you just don't get the rubber the green.

Priceless: The cost to BT for bothering you with spam? 1.5 UK pence per email


Re: % of income

That's supposed to be what the fine will be more aligned to under GDPR. These offences took place before that kicked in though.

Juno finds some lightning on Jupiter is the polar opposite to bolts here on Earth


“If you were mapping Earth you wouldn’t just fly over the United States.”

But isn't that what every Hollywood alien invasion ever does?

You blithering Ajit! Huawei burns Pai for FCC sh*tlist proposal


unverified and unsupportable factual allegations

Can a fact be a fact if it's unverified?

Foolish foodies duped into thinking Greggs salads are posh nosh


My wife would tend to agree with the more negative reactions

I just roll with it.

Smut site offers VPN so you don't bare all online


Your bank will know

If you decide to use the "premium" paid for offering that is. Which of course also means the government will know via the Inland Revenue (and if you bank with RBS as it's still 71% government owned).

Huawei Honor 10: At £399, plenty of bang for buck – it's a pity about the snaps


But what about all the data going back and forth to China? Trump obviously knows something we don't.

Paperback writer? Microsoft slaps patents on book-style gadgetry with flexible display


Re: Life Cycle

As opposed to those who only buy Apple kit or those that only use Linux or those that only use Android?

Chinese boffins on 3D XPoint: If it works like phase-change memory, it's probably phase-change memory


a duck-billed platypus

Morrisons launches bizarre Yorkshire Pudding pizza thing


Re: They're copying Greggs, that's all

I had nothing to do with it, honest guv.

China's first space station to – ahem – de-orbit in late March


Re: Coming home

I think the spectre of a burning up satellite landing near their offices would mean they'd have a bigger meltdown problem to deal with.

The sun rose, you woke up, and Qualcomm sued Apple three times


Re: Mutually assured destruction

Except one of the arguments is that Apple are refusing to pay for their existing licences (and asking all and sundry not to as well), so what's to stop them paying any agreed fee?

Russia threatens to set up its 'own internet' with China, India and pals – let's take a closer look



How will they hijack all the Western powers elections if they cut themselves off from the global internet?

Jet packs are real – and inventor just broke world speed record in it


Re: The Corliss Resolution

You mean like this?


'Screaming' man fined $149 for singing 'Everybody Dance Now'


surely they should have just fined him a tenor then?

Scouse marketing scamps scalped £70k for 100,000+ nuisance calls


I don't understand why the ICO don't object to any companies making themselves insolvent or striking themselves off the register.

Companies Act 2006 section 1006

The failure to provide you with a copy of the application to strike off is a criminal offence.s.1006(4)

If it was done with the intention of concealing the striking off from you then that is an aggravated offence s1006(5)


Dumb bug of the week: Apple's macOS reveals your encrypted drive's password in the hint box


Welcome to the world of Microsoft Windows

Oh, hang on a minute..

"The biggest problem with Apple putting less effort into macOS isn't that it stagnates — it's that they make buggier, sloppier updates"

Equifax couldn't find or patch vulnerable Struts implementations



They should hire the hackers. They know a lot more about Equifax's customers than the rest of the Equifax board do.

NatWest customer services: We're aware of security glitch


some member of their customer services team had exceeded their authority

By telling the truth.

Scottish pensioners rage at Virgin cabinet blocking their view


It's the incessant noise that i don't like

But i did marry her.

Smart cities? Tell it like it is, they're surveillance cities


Perhaps an intelligent toilet is not such a bad idea

may have helped this person out!


Stephen King's scary movie reboot provokes tears from 'legit clowns'


So what's released on September 8th?

Ubuntu 'weaponised' to cure NHS of its addiction to Microsoft Windows


Re: Unpatched=Unsafe

They are only simple if you have an IT department who knows what they are doing. It could be said that Windows patches are equally simple and speedy to apply if they are being pushed out by a mechanism such as Windows Update for Business or by IT departments centrally for Enterprise installs.



It seems to me that the main issue was unpatched systems. The IT support will have to have a major change for that to be any different, regardless of what OS they are using.

Don't panic, but Linux's Systemd can be pwned via an evil DNS query


Only 14 responses (at time of writing)

There'd be 10x that many if it were a Windows flaw.

'No decision' on Raytheon GPS landing system aboard Brit aircraft carriers


especially if they use Apple maps

ICO fines Morrisons for emailing customers who didn't want to be emailed


Every little helps!

British Airways poised to shed 1,000 jobs to Capita


British Airways?

Not any more.

Pirates hack was a hoax, says Disney boss


What's the world coming to?

Chancers saying they're hackers. When i were a lad....

London City airport swaps control tower for digital cameras


Windsor Flight 1-1-4, this is Dulles Approach. Do you copy?

That concludes our object lesson for this evening

That apple.com link you clicked on? Yeah, it's actually Russian


Not just Mac

Chrome 57.0.2987.133 on W7 shows the incorrect address, but IE11 shows the correct one for the second link and doesn't show or let you click on the first.

BT's spam blocker IDs accident claims as top nuisance call


Re: Seems you can't sign up

But at least they're doing something and being pro-active about it (even if it is only for their customers). This does make me wonder if they are actually breaking OFCOM regulations by not delivering the call to it's intended recipient though. I'd like to see each and every telecoms company provide this service FOC!

Uber responds to Waymo: We don't even use that tech you say we stole



I note the judge has slammed Uber for relying on Mr Levandowski's pleading of the fifth. He's also questioned why he is still employed by them.

Nokia’s big comeback: Watches, bathroom scales, a 3310 PR gimmick, Snake, erm...


Re: Makes you wonder

I was once having a conversation with a Nokia engineer and a colleague of mine asked him why they didn't use Android. His response? "Why would we? The only people who make money out of Android is Google."

Bee boffins prove sesame-seed brain is all you need to play football (well, that explains a lot)


Being a referee at local parks level i concur with the headline.

Dirty data, flogged cores: YES, Microsoft SQL Server R Services has its positives


Or did they just include R because they're Pirates?

Last Concorde completes last journey, at maybe Mach 0.02


Good looking

Still looks majestic even on the ground and after all these years.

Parents have no idea when kidz txt m8s 'KMS' or '99'


It's the amount of problems i have without a bitch being one.

Corn-based diet turns French hamsters into baby eating cannibals


Re: Eek!

I don't think they exist


Concrete action?

Feeding them that will just make the hordes of ravenous psycho hamsters harder to kill. if not just harder.

Elon Musk wants to launch 4,000 satellites and smother globe with net connectivity


"As long as Musk continues to spout hyperbolic nonsense, though, he’ll continue getting the coverage he needs to keep the show on the road"

Stop reporting it then. If media stopped reporting on these people then they might, just might, go away. See also, "reality tv stars", the Kardashians etc.

Married man arrives at A&E with wedding ring stuck on todger


Re: Love is a burning thing

Or alternatively;

I hurt myself today

To see if I still feel

I focus on the pain

The only thing that's real

The needle tears a hole

The old familiar sting

Try to kill it all away

But I remember everything


Love is a burning thing

And it makes a firery ring. Bound by wild desire. I fell into a ring of fire.


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