Someone phone the shipyard...
... we're going to need a bigger 'B' Ark.
321 posts • joined 14 Aug 2007
... we're going to need a bigger 'B' Ark.
... allow me to demonstrate our newest arrival which is simply *ideal* for the discerning I.T. professional: the Smart Fob Watch.
"In a statement to The Register, Imad Sousou, corporate vice president and general manager of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, said it's "not true" that Debian can't distribute the microcode package."
Technically, he's absolutely correct in his assertion. Of course, what he's specifically NOT addressing is the fact that Debian *won't* distribute the package.
Frankly, if someone can't understand or be bothered to carry out a single straightforward instruction, they're a danger to themselves and others and shouldn't be permitted to use the thing.
Bob will have made a mistake. After a period of re-education, Bob will be returned to society, secure in the knowledge that it is *books* he should be burning. Perhaps he might even get a job with the Fire Brigade.
One Galaxy Note 9, or one Moto G6plus and week scuba diving in the Red Sea?
It starts with occasional massive lag, and random lockups and reboots. From there it's onto failure to boot, and the error message "could not do normal boot, mmc_read failed."
If your Note 4 is still working properly, the best thing you can do (after making sure that everything is fully backed up) is to limit internal storage memory access as much as possible and force everything you possibly can onto the SD card.
If you have started experiencing symptoms, there's a free app on the Play Store called 'Wake Lock - PowerManager'. Install that, set it to Partial Wake Lock and do all you can to avoid having to reboot. That's just putting off the inevitable though, so start shopping for a new phone.
As a coda, I asked the Samsung repair centre in Plymouth for a quote to replace the motherboard in my dead Note 4, and they wanted to charge me £250 for the part alone "because the Note 4 is really popular and so we can."
Not really. It seems that Samsung manufactured the Note 4 with the shittiest eMMC chip they could find, with the result that under normal use it will fail after about two to three years - as hundreds of thousands of Note 4 owners are finding out.
Samsung have just summarily executed my Note 4 by eMMC failure so can go and do one, as far as I'm concerned.
Why blame the Devil when you've got the Cornish living right next to you? Bound to be their fault somehow.
The ̶S̶i̶n̶c̶l̶a̶i̶r̶ Vega+ *and* Magic Leap in the same week? What next? Human Sacrifice? Dogs and cats living together? Mass hysteria?
Can all of the irritating Clippy 2.0 bullshit be turned off?
You bastard. At least we now know who to blame when all the local wildlife gets eaten.
And how many people forming string quartets are pretending their name is Keith these days? Precisely bloody none, that's how many.
It's as if we lived through the 80s for nothing.
Windows is the largest games platform in the world, even with Microsoft's repeated efforts over the years to rocket-jump both its feet off.
This could be the first recorded incidence of a number being verbed, though. However, the question still remains: exactly *what* happens when you 51.2 a gigabyte?
If my ailing Galaxy Note 4 is any indicator, those chips will cost far too much for Samsung to actually use them in their own phones.
(Edit: unless of course they're almost certain to fail after slightly more than two years.)
I've said it before and I'll no doubt say it again, but FTTP should be part of the building regs in all UK new-builds.
I am a tech expert and having 'run the tech numbers' can happily confirm that, from a tech perspective, your "utter bollocks" hypothesis is entirely correct.
Surely just a coincidence that last night was the first time I've ever seen a TV ad for Facebook. The message was almost entirely focussed on cleaning up the platform and protecting peoples' privacy, with a very mild nod to the admission that FB might not have quite met those targets in the past.
Throw in a replaceable battery and I'll join you on the streets.
An Interference of Managers?
Thank goodness for that; the news does take some time to reach those of us out here in the sticks. We may miss out on the giddy pace of city life but we can still recognise those marketers selling the fiction of a non-removable battery in a phone being 'progress', rather than a strategy of cost-cutting and forced obsolescence, for the weaselly crooks they are.
No, it's because they're planning to protect the civic body from honest god-fearing (etc. etc.) rapacious companies. Obviously *deeply* suspect values, these Québécoises.
Excellent work, Canadia.
Nonsense: everybody knows that it's the magic smoke that makes electronics work.
"... and thereafter it's entirely the responsibility of the customer to use it safely."
They're selling hippie wigs in Woolworths, man. The greatest decade in the history of mankind is over. And as Presuming Ed here has so consistently pointed out, we have failed to paint it black.
As the old saw goes, it's never the crime they get you for, it's the cover-up.
Just build the bloody Courier and have done with it.
The single reason for those compromises being written in the vaguest possible language is to delay the inevitable fiery self-destruction of the Conservative Party for a few more hours.
I suspect the response to the UK telling the EU to come up with a solution to the Irish border problem would be along the lines of "It was your referendum, your decision to leave and your decision to start the clock ticking before you had even the first idea of what you wanted beyond 'Brexit means Brexit.' We've been clear from the start about what the EU will and won't accept so bugger off and clean up your own fucking mess. And in the meantime, we hope you have enough parking space for all those lorries while they wait for their customs inspections."
User replaceable or sealed? It's important.
Re: Gavin Williamson's statement, how's this thing going to tackle terrorism? Based on recent attacks in the UK, I'd suggest that use of a jet fighter is not the most efficient method of stopping a couple of men armed with knives, bomb vests or a van.
David Levy and Suzanne Martin have responded with the following statement:
"The actions of the previous Directors is the only reason for everything not being absolutely perfect in this best of all possible worlds. It's not our fault: Blame them. And pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."
I was saying exactly the same about my Note 4 up until about three weeks ago when I first experienced the dreaded "mmc_read failed" message and discovered that a manufacturer can still try to force one to upgrade after two years through the use of duff memory modules.
Ah! So quantum computing is what will finally deliver us a Lazy Gun.
Server no doubt residing in dark basement, stairs, leopard etc etc?
No availability here yet. I just want to get the pain over with as soon as possible. Like pulling a plaster off.
That sounds like a gateway to a world of shit.
Popcorn delivered to my upwind vantage point, please.
Psst... in this case it's "weather".
I know that it's been said before, but it's frankly insane to buy any weapons system and not have the ability to fully service it domestically.
Bet you it still won't play Crysis though.
Better to be fucked over by your own government than by an unaccountable foreign corporation though!
I found it supremely dull. My overwhelming impression was that Alex Garland had become overexcited after seeing Stalker and Solaris for the first time.
Perhaps El Reg can ask Elon if he'd have a word with the FAA about LOHAN?
Sloppy, Mr. Falcon. Sloppy.
That client deserves everything that's coming to them, possibly including an extended stay in a re-education camp.
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