* Posts by khjohansen

46 posts • joined 13 Jul 2012

Lenovo kicks down door of MWC, dumps a stack of sexy new ThinkPads


Re: 13.3" display in a 12" chassis

[Sensible size screen]

17" or above ... You're not actually planning on moving that, are you??

( prepare for sticker chok with the P72.. )

iPhone price cuts are coming, teases Apple CEO. *Bring-bring* Hello, Apple UK? It's El Reg. You free to chat?


Re: Moto G first Gen

"Battery still lasts a couple of days with my usage..."

.. Now THAT would be a killer feature on a recent phone ;>

Trying to log into Office 365 right now? It's a coin flip, says Microsoft: Service goes TITSUP as Azure portal wobbles


Outlook for today

Outlook for today; Cloudy with DoS showers

Holy crappuccino. There's a latte trouble brewing... Bio-boffins reckon 60%+ of coffee species may be doomed


Re: Does not compute

Errrm, well - having tasted a "Robusta" variant..

- the cross-breeding will be needed for a tasty _and_ resilient variant!!

Huawei and Intel hype up AI hardware, TensorFlow tidbits, and more


Re: Seperated at Birth?

Pffft - MH has more natural hair + skintone ;)

Attention all British .eu owners: Buy dotcom domains and prepare to sue, says UK govt


Re: Dot-EU domains cannot be bought or renewed outside the union?

"Same rights as Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein..."

Well, the EU has reciprocal agreements - or "deals", if you will - with these countries.

The UK government (and certain very vocal "Brexiteers) has (by negligence?) defaulted to

a "No-Deal" situation. These are the consequences, you cannot stop paying the club fees

and continue to use the club spa!

Azure, Office 365 go super-secure: Multi-factor auth borked in Europe, Asia, USA


..by their own petard??

AzureSupport not responding 'cause they can't access their accounts?

Should a robo-car run over a kid or a grandad? Healthy or ill person? Let's get millions of folks to decide for AI...

Black Helicopters

Important 'cause...

In the time a human driver goes OH F*** <bump>...

Your average self-driving car will have time to run face-recognition,

browse thru your credit record & rating on social networks??

Developer goes rogue, shoots four colleagues at ERP code maker


*Safely*?? putting holes into things...

There are devices for making holes that can be safely handled by your average two-year old ..

I have several in my desk drawer.

A cursory study of (Hollywood?) pop culture will tell you that guns are devices made to solve all your

problems, and make you look cool at the same time ...

It's happening! Official retro Thinkpad lappy spotted in the wild


Re: Screw 16:10

... because 25xx X 20xx pixels .. not whatever the definition of "FullHD" is this week!

US Navy suffers third ship collision this year


Re: Low tech method of attacking the US Navy

Ahh, tankers and container carriers. The most nimble, agile nymphs of the seaways.

EPYC leak! No, it's better than celeb noodz: AMD's forthcoming server CPU


Deep pockets? "Intel not Intel"?

I'd imagine Intel would like to keep AMD alive - to avoid any monopoly issues.

Didn't Microsoft invest in Apple back in the day, for similar reasons?

Take a sneak peek at Google's Android replacement, Fuchsia


Re: Oh dear commentards ...

I'm part of the non-english speaking world, where we enjoy a full set of vowels*, and do not

pronounce "U" like what the french drink for water :P

*and "Fuchs" rhymes with "looks"

Annoyingly precocious teen who ruined Trek is now an asteroid


Re: Blame the EU?

Blame the Universal Translator for making *proper diction and enunciation* sound like a british accent (*_~)

Stallman's Free Software Foundation says we need a free phone OS


Re: srsly?

You and I may differ in what makes an OS ...

But I like to be able to keep a "contacts" list, to be able to answer a (missed) call with a TXT (or email, even!)

- mine's the one with the ham radio in the pocket(s)

£1m military drone crashed in Wales after crew disabled anti-crash systems – report


"£1mio military drone crashed..."

Has *anyone* considered that crashing this drone *on the runway* may have been the preferred option

- as opposed to having it crash *elsewhere*, e.g. into considerably more expensive military hardware

- or, perish the thought, civilian wetware. As duly noted, the runway was quickly back in operation after the application of a broom & shovel...

NASA 'naut to boldly enter pump-up space podule


Re: Has he got a 27B/6

Well - there's a few problems filling a 27B/6 correctly ("name of street", "region code" etc)

- and lack of space for HUGE numbers in fields "value of item..." ;D :D


Re: Inflatable stations

- "multiple water tanks as part of outer skin" ... They pro'lly will, should they get a few tonnes

of water going spare... ;)

US nuke arsenal runs on 1970s IBM 'puter waving 8-inch floppies


Re: I'll bet those old systems

Yeah - What I worry about are the poor sods running their network on "old" MS code...

Chaps make working 6502 CPU by hand. Because why not?


Re: Michael Strorm & herman (thermionic valves)

"The Manchester Mk.1 ... contained 4,050 valves and had a power consumption of 25 kilowatts." (!!11!)

If this is not troubling enough, ask nearest greybeard about MTBF for valves.

'Apple ate my music!' Streaming jukebox wipes 122GB – including muso's original tracks


Re: CDs, how modern.

quote//..Crinkly crackley, bendy warpy scratchy junk, And dragging a small rock through a scratch in a slice of liquorice and fluff amalgam..//quote

But - still there! Still mine! With the album art (remember album art? double-gatefold?) that it came with when I bought it! - And still playing... And, should I not want it anymore, with some re-sale value.

Swedish air controllers debunk cyber attack disruption theory


Re: Bah!

Sweden is a significant "speed-bump" on the egress from the main ice-free naval bases

in the baltic for the russian atlantic navy.

Their non-membership of NATO was accepted as symbolic by all parties:


Very much on the *Big List*

Nice work, fearless Coward!

Canny Canadian PM schools snarky hack on quantum computing


Re: Canadian Republicans

*Republicans* ?? as in, opposing the sovereignty of H.M. the Queen ?

Or are they referring to some americanism a la "blue states - red states"?

Q: Do any "red states" fly a red flag near their seat of government?

You Leica? P9 certainly is a Great Leap Forward in imaging... for Huawei


Re: Leica?

Just thinking - easy money for Leica, as their *other* asian licensee - Panasonic

- does not do mobes (Zeiss/Sony - Schneider-Kreuznack/Samsung?)

How to build a plane that never needs to land


Re: 2000 hour inspection cycle

That inspection cycle can probably be stretched a bit when you don't *land* or *pressure-cycle* the thing

every few hours...

Big Brother is born. And we find out 15 years too late to stop him


Re: Curious

The terrrist attacks must continue - if they can keep us in fear, they can keep us in line!

ProtonMail pays ransom to end web tsunami – still gets washed offline


Re: the Danegeld

All right - apart from the Danelaw, half our language, the fish and fur trade(...) - what have the Danes ever done for us?

LEAKED: Samsung's iPhone 6 killer... the Samsung Galaxy S6


OMG that's...

My goodness that looks like - a rectangular screen with a speaker at one end and a button at the other!

-mine's the one with a Huawei in the pocket

Microsoft RE-BORKS Windows 7 patch after reboot loop horror


Whatever it takes

To make Win 8 look good?

Gamers! Ransomware will scramble your save files unless you cough up $1,000



They know you spent all your money when you paid for your computer

PENGUINS are just TASTELESS, say boffins


Fresh Fish!!

Eating your food whilst it's still wiggling has the advantage of not having

to worry if it's gone *off* or not.

BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity


Re: Food, glorious fo--, wait, what ARE all these ingredients?

re: "Food is vastly cheaper than it used to be and food only makes up 13% or so of the family budget these days as opposed to 40% in 1900." I snagged on this one, but for a different reason!

May I suggest that "a few" other expenditures has contributed to the apparent shrinkage of the food part of the budget; electricity, hot water, phone service, car payments, TV package - together adds up to a substantial part of the budget - all niceties they'd do without in the "grand ol' days"!

Regards, four Yorkshiremen

Apple CEO Tim Cook: My well-known gayness is 'a gift from God'


Rainbow logo?

But will he bring back the classic rainbow Apple logo?

Windows 10's 'built-in keylogger'? Ha ha, says Microsoft – no, it just monitors your typing


Re: If they are seriously expecting me to read the entire license agreement

You can use your *hardware* however you want - just fill your software needs elsewhere

Are you broke? Good with electronics? Build a better AC/DC box, get back in black with $1m


Re: This isn't what you think it is.

Google like to build their own hardware, don't they?

It's not that the mighty Google is "looking to do it on the cheap", it's that their Data Center design team is hiring ...

Casino chain Affinity's credit card system popped AGAIN


"Security experts... had no evidence(!)

These same experts who got hacked twice already??

City of Munich throws Ubuntu lifeline to Windows XP holdouts


Re: Optional @AC 12:35/13:07

Bayerischer Rundfunk:


Article on the savings, the HP/MS "audit" with links to official documents.

NSA PRISM deepthroat VANISHES as pole-dance lover cries into keyboard


Re: Re: Bingo

AC - The irony of posting anonymously escapes you??

FLABBER-JASTED: It's 'jif', NOT '.gif', says man who should know


Re: SATA is still, definitely, "Sarter" (not "Satter").

... As in "water", "father" and "famous"?

A few vowels short of a full set.

Ar'll git mei kööt!


Re: slightly off topic

. .. Except for weird, their, heir, veil etc.


Probably germane

A German would pronounce it laaser - german vowels being somewhat more consistant!

... now, try *FallschirmjägerGewehr zwei-und-vierzig... ;>

That $1,000 the lad in Lagos needed? Just email it with Google Wallet


Re: 2.9 per cent? / pedants pedant

THERE seems to be a problem with a mote in THEIR eye, but a plank... !

Black-eyed Pies reel from BeagleBoard's $45 Linux micro blow


Re: There is more to Linux than Ubuntu

So sorry, but Eadon is doing his homework now, and he can't come out to play 'till later.

Run along now, there's a good chap!

Apple branded porno-peddling perverts by Chinese Pravda


Re: bad for China

Aah but China is growing from minimal_labor_cost_sweatshop_country to giant_juicy_market_for_iDevices!

'O2 customers could try switching their phones off and on again'


Re: Switching it off and on again...

"Anyone who tells you to "just reboot it" is only interested in getting you off the phone, *thus* fixing the problem.

There. Fixed that for you...

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