I AM IMMORTAL!!!
399 posts • joined 9 Mar 2012
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.
Re: How exactly does this execute?
As we all know, Lester did some sterling work raising funds for anti-malaria charity through his own quid-a-day nosh challenge and in starting up an El Reg Posse for same.
Could we set up some sort of fundraiser in his memory? At least we'd have some small bit of good come from this utterly shit news.
Lester's SPB articles were the reason I started reading El Reg. I always enjoyed how he joined in the comments on his articles too.
"The UK and Ireland have always enjoyed free movement of goods"
Well, not always - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Irish_Trade_War
Will do next time I speak to him in person, which may be a few weeks.
I know one of their detectives actually. 95% of their time is taken up with kiddie-porn cases.
Re: But *why* 320 km from a nuclear installation ?
Well I assume it was originally "200 miles", but they converted to KM because that's (officially at least) what we use in Ireland - that solves the mystery of why such a specific distance.
Why 200 miles in the first place, i have no idea. Even the Chernobyl exclusion zone is only a fraction of that.
Bit worrying if its true
Android/Google basically morphing into the new Windows/MS. Cue much "No Google, you were supposed to bring balance to the force" angst.
Whats Richard Windsor's track record like on calling this sort of thing by the way?
"The emergency rogue vulture hotline"
Are they more usually involved in the rounding up of El Reg hacks who have gone off the deep end after reading one press release too many?
"Have you noticed that with copyright, the people who complain loudest and longest about how unfair it all is often the least talented?"
Re: Block bootstap bloat
Tough call alright.
Re: Another slice of pi
Classic console emulation perhaps, with a couple of China-brand bluetooth gamepads?
Is there anywhere one could chip in to buy these fine people a beer?
Partial Inability to Support Optimal Performance
That's PITSOP. How about using SusTain instead of Support?
"Without advertising, many sites would increase the proportion of advertorial or “native content" to stay afloat, peppering the copy with exhortations to drink Pepsi or cure erectile dysfunction."
Or to adopt something called "DevOps"?
"try uploading a photo to the Daily Mail, the BBC, or Google, and any user ID metadata will be stripped. It’s a world without property rights. Clixta ensures each photo has a unique ID."
How does that work?
Also, I just had a check on a few photos that uploaded to my Google Photos and the metadata all seems to be intact.
Re: Re:It's time to start hoarding gold while you still can
I wouldn't write off the hipsters. All their wankish "urban gardening" and basketweaving and shit would be a lot more useful post-zambies than my own carefully honed skills involving websites and gaming.
Re: "no fixed controls on the land border between Northern Ireland and the republic"
Because if they'd tried to make us pay for a wall in the 70s and 80s, we would only have been able to afford one that was two feet tall and make of chipboard.
That's a change
Whatever happened to "Brits Out!!"?
Don't you mean "The Artist Formerly Known As Alive"?
Re: Wonder how much
Grants don't have to be repayed - that's why they're called grants and not loans.
Re: Wonder how much
Yeah, they set up in 1989 so the IR£87m probably dates to around that time. They certainly received more grants since then - IR£26m in 1996 for example (http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/intel-top-of-ida-league-with-26m-1.85886), so who knows what the actual total is.
It's almost certainly a hell of a lot less than US$12.5bn though, so lI'd call it a win overall - http://www.idaireland.com/how-we-help/case-studies/intel/
Re: Isolating each tab
I think that's more the fault of what Chrome is loading into those tabs.
"War on Smut"
Fantastic idea. It'll be just like that time there was a "War on Drugs", and now there's no drugs anywhere.
While the app should never have been released without proper security testing in the first place, credit where its due for the response. Don't try to band-aid the troublesome feature, remove it entirely and (presumably) re-do it from scratch for inclusion in a future release.
Re: Come on MS. Please tell us who thought that this was a good idea?
Millennials don't though. Nobody really does, apart from during the first two weeks of owning a smartphone.