Really good obituary.Thanks el Reg.
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"TfL is the body responsible for London’s buses, trains, and underground, reckons its system now accounts for one in 10 of the UK’s contactless payments."
"Contactless payments used for 1bn UK purchases in 2015"
So 100 million contactless journeys a year, but 65,000 * 365 is only 24 million.
"TfL claims its system processes 31 million journeys each day"
"TfL claims 65,000 journeys a day are being made using contactless"
So only 0.2% of journeys use contactless?
Re: My Word
Unless she's drunk. In which case she has a long career in management ahead of her.
Re: No telemetry
The piece of string connecting the satellite to a paper cup back on earth must have snapped on launch.
Re: Instant amputation of Eagle's feet?
" and they are working on further protection of the "legs" (sorry, no idea what the bird term is)."
How does Apple know the geezer's password?
Launch the frigging space plane first.
The mac app store is rubbish.
I bought an app for £1.49 from there which didn't work. I contacted Apple for a refund and they said to contact the developer - problem is the developer's link is also broken!!
I reported the broken app March 2015. Since then a number of other users have also posted app not working reviews and last month people were still getting caught out. As of today it's still there.
Where's the quality control?
I would get the odd email from places I'd shopped online and I didn't mind.
In fact sometimes there'd be something I'd decide to buy.
But f-ing Black Friday shows up and I've had two emails a day for days before and days after.
So now I've hit the unsubscribe link on all these Black Friday spammers and they've forever lost my casual custom.
Those photos of the exhibit look amazing. Some stuff on partitions, a model of something and a computer screen. Awesome.
So.. what happened to the results of the 23rd October Caption Competition?
Turning on Hey Siri appears to fix this issue.
Re: A bit confused here...
"Why would anyone build telescopes of any strength at all, if the sky looks blank?"
Presumably because you can see the stars that are in this galaxy.
Re: I've been around here for ages
I ain't got no badges either. Member since 2007, 1332 posts.
At last! My futurescope works! I can see LOHAN's flight... and the results of the caption competition.
Now let's see what happened in the 30 years before that...
Now to take my clock to school to show the teacher...
Barry prepared to use the Laser Razor he'd backed on Indiegogo.
This kickstarter iPhone lens attachment is quite what I expected.
"That's the nearest asteroid flyby since 2006, and there won't be another one as close until August 2027,"
This one was only spotted 10 days ago - so how can anyone claim there won't be another encounter this close until 2027?
What's with the MASSIVE ads above what used to be "The Register" top of page?
Some are so big they take up almost half the page - and cause a big delay in page loading.
Amstrad Glass is going to be awesome, thought Alan Sugar.
Kid on the left: "And when I move it closer to the camera?"
Re: Please let it be a 4k resolution 32" iPad
A 32" iPad will be the perfect digital camera replacement - especially if they also release a selfie stick made from a scaffolding pole.
Mr. Berman: "Excellent ... another addition to my Worst Caption Competition Photos Ever portfolio."
It's also almost a year (21 Sep 2014) since us lot donated £30,750 to the LOHAN campaign.
Any way we can transfer the cash to these kids instead?
Re: OS X
I downvoted you because I thought your comment was dumb.
No Frank Barone in the TV list? pah.
Re: Sharholders != Investors?
"benefit to the company"
Who is the company? The employees, the shareholders or the customers?
Another USB-C port and a micro sd slot and it would be pretty neat.
Seems no-one doing the challenge wants to answer this question.
Is foraging or eating produce grown in your garden really in the spirit of the challenge?
Can you eat venison every day, so long as you shot the deer?
What if you live on a farm?
Re: You owe me a new sarcasm detector.
You owe me a new stating the obvious detector.
Thank you very much.
"I'm not about to faff around composing posts in Fiddler, so never mind."
Didn't do anything as complicated as that here -- bit still needed a little faff.
No problem. I won't let the secret out (although it only took a few mins to figure out) ;-)
@ThomH "a huge battery life improvement is what would be required for me even to consider a smart watch. Probably of several weeks."
There is this thing which claims 30-days battery life - and starts at 169GBP.
Way too expensive.
As soon as a planet with the potential of becoming a colony is discovered the governments of Earth will be packing spaceships full of soldiers and nukes to grab their piece of the pie - leaving Earth demilitarised. Thus improving the chances of the survival of the human race.
And what's with the sidebar adverts that start on the right bar and carry across to the left bar (so left side of image is right bar, right side is left bar, with content inbetween) - what a mess.
Re: Surely there are two sides to the size thing?
"What size is the 5S? It does seem odd not to keep the same size as an option. Maybe the 6C will do so?"
The 5S is still an option.
With this massive build up, if the thing fails when it's launched it'll be worse than watching England play football.
There could just be a completely different way to communicate that we haven't discovered yet -- once we do it might be crammed full of spam messages from billions of worlds advertising their wares.
Re: your milage may vary
"El Reg on the other hand is just as likely to make fun of Apple as they are to sing their praises."
El Reg is a Nokia luva. Every1 nos dat.
Re: We could be in a simulation
You, and everything else, might be simulated, but I know my thoughts are not.
What are you chaps doing for drinks? Is it water and tea all week? I notice no one has included squash in their shop.