In the same way that no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy, no QA test plan can adequately cover the stupidity of the general public when they start using your code.
426 posts • joined 9 Mar 2012
All through the house, not a creature was stirring... especially Samsung smartwatches: Batteries empty at 3AM
"which now has over 3,000 designers"
Sounds a lot like bragging that one's kitchen has over 3000 cooks.
Re: Silly first name.
"It was a term used by the Highland clans about anybody"
Be that as it may, the root of the word is from the gaelic for "Saxon" and it means "English".
Which has lead to one of the more amusing new Irish words in recent years, "Sasamach" (Brexit) - which sounds almost identical to "Sasanach" (English) but is also portmanteau of "Sasana" (England) and "Amach" (out).
Re: Silly first name.
"So-called gaelic spellings = affectation"
Spoken like a true sassanach!
The "Don't do this" tweet will get a lot of people thinking of creative ways to skirt around the prohibition, and of course they'll then proudly tweet about the resulting cards. Fantastic campaign, give the marketing-droid a raise.
Re: El Reg now politically biased....you're outta here!
You're either new here, or this is the first time El Reg's political bias has run contrary to your own.
Never mind that animal
The important question is, what will happen to the sub?
best "to buy a really old car that isn't super-connected"
Car companies are actively trying to retro-fit this stuff into older models too. I took my 2010 Volkswagen in for a dealer service a few weeks ago, and when I went to collect it I was told "We've also given you a free* upgrade called 'VW Connect'"
Basically a VW-branded OBD bluetooth dongle that would pair with a free* VW smartphone app. One of the features apparently was that it would sent engine diagnostic info to my nearest VW dealer in the event of a fault and other "wait....what?" items. I took the dongle back off and it's sitting in the glove box for when I eventually go to sell the car.
* You know the saying at this point I'm sure
Also home to a business called "Chubb Ireland" - https://goo.gl/maps/zUqUKxEbyFT2
Incidentally I just moved to a nearby location myself. Must start leaving the windows open more.
Re: The next big thing
Which conference was this?
Asking for a friend....
Re: Apps are more of a problem
There's an official "Facebook Lite" app that uses a hell of a lot less resources and doesn't hog your battery and data or auto-play videos by default or any of that nonsense. It's only available in the Play store if you're from somewhere like India or anywhere cheaper low-powered smartphones are the norm, but you can side-load the apk no problem. I keep it onboard for the rare occasion I might need to use Facebook - and the integrated Messenger function still works, no seperate app needed.
Re: "Fn button on the bottom left where Ctrl ought to be"
Incredibly frustrating indeed. A work laptop I was issued some years ago suffered from this design flaw and I ended up popping the "Fn" key off entirely. I use "Ctrl" quite a lot and the "Fn" key maybe once or twice a day - the absense of a key helped me to retrain my left pinky quite quickly, and on the few occasions I needed the "Fn" I'd just poke down the little switch thing with the end of a pen.
Re: Vileness in public
To the best of my knowledge, ISIS have yet to take personal details of the innocents who were killed in terrorist ram-raid attacks and smear them on the Internet. Perhaps there's a good slogan in that - "The Daily Stormer - Literally Less Classy Than ISIS"
"Sisko's on a mission
To go no bloody place
He loiters on a space station
Above Bajoran space
The wormhole's opened up and now
They come from near and far
We'll keep the booze but please send back
The fucking Jem-hadar!"
Vivaldi 1.8 on Win 7 here - both addresses showing correctly. Quite surprising since its using the Chromium engine, and yet my current version of Chrome is getting bamboozled.
Re: Android Auto - 50 shades of shit.
Fair enough, I'm OK with Google Maps but I'm not a heavy SatNav user - I know it has limitations for those who are.
This might interest you in the near future - http://www.androidauthority.com/beta-invite-waze-android-auto-761632/
Waze for AA is currently in Beta. Once that's in place, you might find it more useful.
Re: Burger King
Their burgers aren't bad as such things go. Possibly even contain some actual beef.
Re: that said, here's a challenge to Google - I *dare* you !!!!!!
Just say "Cancel" if that happens. Assuming you're using the Android Auto app while driving that is.
Re: This should help Apple and Linux
I'm not a huge Microsoft hater. I've eventually gotten to like most of their products, and while I've dabbled a bit in Linux it's never really grabbed me.
Thing is, I've been using Windows 10 for over a year on one of my machines (a laptop for college stuff), and I still absolutely hate it. My main desktop at home, my media PC, and my work desktop are all still on 7 - when that reaches EOL, I really won't have any choice but to learn to love Linux.
It isn't like Yahoo don't get the Apple treatment on Irish taxes too though. A few years ago they reported over €300 million in revenue here, posted a €3 million profit from that, and paid just a few hundred K of corporation tax as a result.
"tables are still a fundamental part of the structure of nine out of ten webpages."
A Register Rockall article?
Interesting read, but tinged with a little sadness. Still miss the great Lester Haines.
I'd be less worried about it picking up pocket fluff and more concerned about it pinching the skin off my fingers when I forget there's a set of moving metal teeth hidden around the back of the lid while opening it.
Re: Future Publishing
I think "Amstrad Action" was one of theirs too.
Re: Developer Tools
It uses the Chromium engine, so the dev tools are pretty much identical to Chrome's. It can also install quite a few add-ons from the Chrome "store", if that takes your fancy.
Re: Problem with Anti-Virus
Reminds me of an Internet Café (god, remember those?) I worked at about 15 years back. We tried AV to keep the fleet clean but with an endless parade of clueless fuckwits clicking on every flashing banner that moved it just didn't work.
In the end we went with no AV on the customer PCs, restoring them to a clean image with Norton Ghost every night after closing, and keeping the payment terminals, etc, on a seperate subnet. Saved time, money and headaches.
Don't be that guy. Nobody likes that guy.
I AM IMMORTAL!!!
Re: For the 1,000th time
It was Motorola who started the bloody stupid fad, about two years before Apple and the rest lemming'd merrily after them.
Re: Fanboi review
"Just put them in a magnetic containment field"
Great, ANOTHER after-market dongle I have to purchase from Cook & Co...
Seems to be an argument for security through obscurity. "We can't release the details of how these control boxes work, because then the bad guys might figure out how to hack them".
This would be some of that "fake news" I've been hearing about then?
Re: Cause and effect?
"UK goods are now more attractive to overseas buyers"
A good thing indeed. For as long as the UK has open access to overseas markets at least.
Re: hardware keyboards
> Having autocorrect on your password prompt would be a _huge_ security problem
Just as well that no touch keyboard enables autocorrect on password prompts so.
Detective Constable Geoffrey Kirya said on Monday: "...I am pleased with the outcome which serves as a warning that crime does not pay..."
Unless you're a Nigerian scammer of course, in which case the outcome serves as an example of crime paying pretty fucking well actually.
Can we not have one comment section that doesn't devolve into Merkin politics?
"We're putting the Band back together"
"Are you with the police?"
"No ma'am. We're developers."
Re: Horse did it?
Pound for pound horse shite smells a lot less foul than that of humans, but what they lack in quality they make up for in quantity.
Source - grew up on a horse farm and moved away as soon as humanly possible.
Re: Narcissistic Onanism
Tried it at the weekend. Third match was the fucking head off me, I was a bit freaked out.
I'm going to upload a pic of myself.
Re: Security by melting?
Given the height they're going to free-fall from I think their self destruct mechanism is known as "the ground".
Re: Evernote no more
You're somehow unaware that Evernote has always been a cloud app?
Re: Bill McCluggage
No, he's the fool who thought Microsoft were bluffing about XP's end of support.
Actually we'd rather the border wasn't there at all, but you lads do seem to insist on it...
Re: What I want to know.
Not only that, but Facebook will actually block pornhub/xvideos/xhamster links if you try to send them via messenger - I can only imagine the same is true for openly sharing them on your profile.
Re: What's missing is how this changes over time...
I'll add one on to that - when I was younger I spent damn near every waking moment in front of a screen. I pirated more then because (a) I had practically infinite time to watch/play/listen to stuff and therefore needed a lot more media, and (b) I had practically infinite time to hunt out decent dodgy sources for pirated media.
I'm older now, and my time is more valuable to me.
Re: A sad end
I hope you extended a job offer to her first at least.
This could have very nasty consequences
A few years ago I worked with a Muslim lad who was arranged-engaged to a woman back home in Pakistan. When they chatted online, they still had to have a chaperone sitting beside her to make sure they didn't start to discuss "inappropriate" stuff.
They used to ignore that restriction now and then. Her family found out and the engagement was broken off the next day.
If the private chat logs released reveal stuff like that it? Well, I wouldn't like to be the women in question.
Telias outage was due to an IS-IS cost
Don't spread that around or tomorrow's Daily Mail will have the headline "ISIS PLOT TO DESTROY INTERNET!"
Re: Food Glorious Food!
I thought the Linux users' veggy intake is limited to the little freeze-dried packets that come with ramen noodles.