Total Inability To Secure Ur* Property
* Sorry for the awfulness of the spelling. I'll get my coat...
29 posts • joined 10 Jul 2017
Having switched from being a die-hard enjoyer of the fruity Jesusmobe since the 3GS, I've spent the last year variously loving and hating an S8, the primary pain point being the inconsistent abilities of the face scanner to work if the lighting conditions aren't "just so", so the improved face scanner and in-screen fingerprint reader of the Huawei have set my heart somewhat aflutter.
Mrs Greyhead's going to kill me when she sees how much damage the Pro is going to do to my credit card, though...
Something I'm hoping the more-experienced Reg commenters could explain; why, if the estimated cost to the National Grid was ~$1bn, and was confirmed to be at the very least ~$300m, did they accept a settlement of $75m?
(Genuinely interested as I don't understand why they would accept such a low amount).
"Come for the software, stay for the ... people"?
But seriously, that argument's a bit on the silly side isn't it? That's like swearing-off Windoze because it powers the computer systems of Evil Corp.
(Full disclosure: I earn a crust as a Drupal developer and have seen some awful examples of sites built with it, but I've also seen awful Wordpress sites, awful Joomla sites, and awful home-grown sites).
/Al - beer, because Drupal has driven me to drink.
I've read El Reg since at least 2001.
I've probably learnt at least as much through El Reg's hacks as I did for my Computer Science BSc (Hons) - although that may equally be a sign of my lack of scholarly attention as it is the Reg hacks' knowledge and writing ability.
In any case, I would gladly pay a reasonable subscription to get access to The Register's content.
I suspect most long-term readers would, too - most of us are IT professionals in some guise or other and this site is a good source of relatively unbiased content.
Paris for no other reason than they managed to shoe-horn her into this week's episode of Grand Tour (yes, I hate myself for watching it, too, but it makes I laugh...).
"... as the autumn weather turns to winter for much of the world and temperatures drop."
<pedantry>Shurely that ought to be roughly 50% of the world, not taking into account equatorial regions and... Never mind, I'll get my coat...</pedantry>
Edit: Oh cock, I've just seen that this point has been raised much more-eloquently above by several people. Ignore this nonsense from me. Move along, etc. Sorry...
So does this mean I'll be needing to phone one of the first three emergency services to report that my credit card's being used courtesy of the fourth emergency service leaking my details?
Oh well, at least if evil scammers have stolen all the money off my credit card, Mrs Greyhead won't be able to spend it all...
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