* Posts by disgustedoftunbridgewells

763 posts • joined 14 Aug 2014

Page:

The 'DUP' joins El Reg’s illustrious online standards converter

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

How about a McDonnell for 500 Billion?

1
7

What? What? Which? Former broadband minister Ed Vaizey dismisses report

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

When Labour tried to do a deal with the DUP in 2010, was that dangerous too?

How about the SDLP taking the Labour whip?

5
2

Reg Radicals lecture encompasses far right, libertarians, and mushrooms...

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

"A bit left" ? I can't tell if that's a joke or an outrageous statement. Perhaps I shouldn't have read the Guardian this morning.

0
0

Google may follow Apple, design mobile chips in-house

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: As they say....

Qualcom are the bastards that prevent android phones from being easily updatable. Anything that threatens the perch they're lodged on is a good thing.

6
4

'OK, everyone. Stop typing, this software is DONE,' said no one ever

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Your plumbing analogy is shit.

A better one would be that your appliances that you bought to run on a crazy old pre-standardisation 170v @ 40hz electricity supply is getting cut off, you need to buy new shit ( or bodge the old shit with transformers and magical frequency adjustifiers [i'm not a spark, did you guess?]) to get it to work.

If you want the 170v @ 40hz supply then fine, but you're going to have to pay through the nose for it.

29
38

Jaguar Land Rover ropes in Gorillaz to help it lure 5,000 'electronic wizards'

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

They've been fine since Ford bought them

0
0

Fancy buying our aircraft carrier satnav, Raytheon asks UK

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: Himself? Herself?

"They" would imply that the ship is cross-gender (or whatever you're supposed to call it now), which would presumably be offensive to somebody ( the ship? cross-gender people? women because ships are no longer "she" ? Who knows )

3
2

Software dev bombshell: Programmers who use spaces earn MORE than those who use tabs

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Or: people who answer surveys about whether they use spaces or tabs are still children who earn fuck all?

0
0

Labour says it will vote against DUP's proposed TV Licence reforms

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Guido ran a piece of 10 manifesto policies of the DUP that the Tories should nab.

Some actually decent stuff there. Some properly demented stuff too, so I'm told ( I haven't read the full thing ).

10
4

I still haven't found what I'm malloc()ing for: U2 tops poll of music today's devs code to

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

I was recommended this by a colleague once.

https://coffitivity.com/

It creates a cafe background noise ( seemingly more now ).

1
0

Cabinet Office minister Gummer loses seat as Tory gamble backfires

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: Well look on the bright side

It's a convention that non-English MP's don't vote on English only matters - it isn't a law.

However in England the Conservatives have a healthy majority, so there's no need for the DUP to support them in England anyway, unless SNP, PC, etc, break the convention first.

2
0
disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: Well look on the bright side

But so are the SNP and Labour north of the border.

Scottish Tories only need vote on English issues if SNP or Scottish Labour vote.

3
0

Amazon pulls snouts from all-you-can-eat cloud storage buffet

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

What's the rules on storing my encrypted database backups using stenography?

1
0

Hotel guest goes broke after booking software gremlin makes her pay for strangers' rooms

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: never use a debit card for credit ?

I prefer to have my balance in one place, so I only need to log into a single system and perform no maths in order to have a heart attack.

I'll only use a credit card when I'm dealing with something I'm not sure of ( such as a non-paypal online payment to a firm that isn't a large chain - eg: a breakers yard on the other end of the country ).

0
0

Europe to upgrade its continental GPS

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

It seems odd to me that GPS et al aren't accurate to the inch. Does anybody know why they're so inaccurate? Is it hard to keep track of the exact position of the satellite, perhaps?

0
3
disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Which floor of a high rise flat? Which flat on a floor of a block of flats?

I don't suppose it's for finding people in an empty field.

8
2

First-day-on-the-job dev: I accidentally nuked production database, was instantly fired

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

hunter2

0
0
disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Why was he even allowed access to the production server on his first day without supervision?

2
0

Horror in space: Hot alien giant boiled alive by nasty radiation-belching star

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: what's the uv index?

Perhaps instead the factor of suncream required to prevent sunburn.

Obviously this number will require funny numbers with E's in it, so perhaps not ideal.

1
0

EU pegs quota for 'homegrown' content on Netflix at 30 per cent

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: could be good

There's plenty of very good English stuff on Netflix - mostly from the BBC.

There isn't money in making Greek content because no bugger speaks the language. If you're making a programme that you want Italians, Hungarians and Germans to watch it most likely will be in English, so set in the anglosphere.

0
0
disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Thank god we're leaving.

4
3

Britain's on the brink of a small-scale nuclear reactor revolution

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Anybody know why the plan isn't to install lots of tiny reactors at the grounds of the existing large nuclear power stations?

The staff, security and grid interconnects are already there, plus it gets around the NIMBY problem.

61
1

So your client's under-spent on IT for decades and lives in fear of an audit

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Russian attack to help Labour in the elections?

0
5

Huge flying arse makes successful test flight

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: 'world's largest flying craft' - I think not...

Worlds largest flying arse craft?

19
0

Italian F-35 facility rolls out its first STOVL stealth fighter

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

There was an 80% turnout in the referendum.

4
4

ISPs must ensure half of punters get advertised max speeds

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: can you end the DFS sale too?

I'm sure I read that they ended their perpetual sales last year. Probably because it was a running joke.

0
0
disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

So should we expect 80mbps internet to be capped at 60 on the basis that there's no point giving away that extra 20mbps they can't advertise?

( made up numbers, but you get the idea )

4
0

Fire fighters get grinding on London man’s trapped genitalia

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

I think the real question is why use metal?

For gods sake man, use something you can cut through without an angle grinder.

24
0

It's paydaygeddon! NatWest account transfers 'disappearing' (not really)

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

I've checked it a few times today. It's varied from not responding at all after login to going slowly. Also some "extra's" weren't working before - I tried to turn on some cashback offers and got an error.

Perhaps it's isolated, but I've just heard Halifax in a list of banks having problems in a report on the radio.

0
0
disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Halifax online banking seems to have fallen over this morning as well.

1
0

FYI: You can blow Intel-powered broadband modems off the 'net with a 'trivial' packet stream

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: I spoke to Virgin

By "idiots" do you mean "people who like different things than you do"?

Apparently watching sport is quite popular. Who knew?

8
8

Not the droids you're looking for – worst handsets to resell

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: Same as with cars

I had a P990i. What a bloody awful device that was.

0
0
disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: Same as with cars

With cars, that may be true but I think it's because modern old cars are so much better than the used to be. My first car in 2005 was 10 years old - a '95 car, it was awful. Now a 10 year old car is a 2007 plate - they're practically new. When I bought my first car the bloke selling it told me about how great it was because it had an automatic choke!

With phones, I personally have started buying £200 phones outright - you don't need top end phones anymore in my opinion. Back when the iphone 4 was new, you did if you wanted anything decent.

1
0

systemd-free Devuan Linux hits version 1.0.0

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: Honest inquiry

Oh yes, I completely forgot about /etc/inittab.

0
0
disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: Honest inquiry

Anything which doesn't require a custom script for each service during the boot process gets my vote.

Upstart, systemd or anything. I can't remember if Upstart can monitor processes or not, but that's something the init system should be able to do that sysvinit can't ( without a bodge like Monit ).

2
20

AWS v Oracle: Mark Hurd schooled on how to run a public cloud that people actually use

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: AWS infrastructure Boss is Ex-Car mechanic.. says it all.

"Oracle has over 50% marketshare of the Database market when you combine Oracle DB, MySQL and the other Databases in the Oracle portfolio."

Yes, and Bill Gates and I have a combined fortune measured in tens of billions.

4
0

Hard-pressed Juicero boss defends $400 IoT juicer after squeezing $120m from investors

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

The first thing I thought of when I read about these sachets of pre-juiced fruit - isn't that basically the same format as sachet cat food ? The sort you squeeze out with your hand?

5
0

Oh snap! UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls June election

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Ah yes, you're right. Back of a fag packet calculation. Near enough though.

1
0
disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

If MP's pay was cut from 76k/year to 26k/year, that wouldn't touch the sides of the cost of setting up the commission to look into the prospect of giving free school meals to every child.

It would save 50k/year * 650mps - £3,250,000 - ie: bugger all.

9
1
disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

The Daily Fail and the Graun are two sides of the same coin.

How about a respectable newspaper like the Times? But they don't report that rubbish!

4
7
disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Oh well, if you're citing the Graun, we have to believe you!

They're referring to relative poverty, that figure is stupid because:

If everybody's wages doubled overnight, that figure would increase (!)

If there's a recession and everybody gets poorer, that figure would decrease (!)

The only reason that figure exists is because it can be used until the end of time to garner support for a particular cause.

33
2

Switch on your smartphone camera and look how fertile I am

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: Escrow?

But what's the point, even if you provide the server code - if the client doesn't have the ability to change the server address then the code is useless.

Also do you expect your nan to fire up a VM to host the server for her now bricked internet enable colander?

3
0

TCP/IP headers leak info about what you're watching on Netflix

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: 3 minutes 55 seconds

My complaint is that a programme will show in my 'continue watching' list if I accidentally play an episode of it, usually when one series ends so it tries to play something completely different without me noticing.

3
0

Graffiti 'dying out' as kids dump spray cans for Instagram, Twitter etc

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Re: One factor is missing...

There's a nice one in my town. What used to be a horrible grey cheaply rendered side of a building that really stood out as awful has ben painted top to bottom in an enormous picture. It looks great.

3
0

Highly available? Of course you are. But did you download DRBD?

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

My experience was the same as yours, I didn't like the feel of it so abandoned it. Sensitive is a better description than flakey, you're right.

0
0
disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

I've not looked at it for a number of years now, but back when I did it seemed very flakey. I assume it has improved?

0
0

Manchester pulls £750 public crucifixion offer

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

Well that's a shame, something I'm sure most of us have always wanted to do is now unavailable to us.

14
0

Governments could introduce 'made by humans' tags - legal report

disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

haha ha. Grow up. Stop reading the Graun's newspaper arm and watching its broadcasting arm if you want actual information.

2
3
disgustedoftunbridgewells
Silver badge

The extra 0's on the price tag will give it away

1
0

Page:

Forums

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2017