* Posts by Dog Eatdog

29 posts • joined 24 Dec 2017

EE customer: Creepy ex used employee access to change my mobile number, spy on me

Dog Eatdog

That's when it was Orange. Now it is bloody useless BT.

Whats(goes)App must come down... World in shock as Zuck decides to intertwine Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp

Dog Eatdog

Re: Damn


Should the super-rich pay 70% tax rate above $10m? Here's Michael Dell's hot take for Davos

Dog Eatdog

Re: Simple solution to Dell's problem

Actually the UK's top rate was 98% on "unearned income" (meaning investment income) because that attracted a 15% surcharge.

What a cheep shot: Bird sorry after legal eagles fire DMCA takedown at scooter unlock blog

Dog Eatdog

Can't the local authorities still come after Bird for the storage fees?

Facebook's pay-for-more-eyeballs shtick looks too good to be true: Page views, Likes from 'fake' profiles

Dog Eatdog

Re: between 3 per cent to 4 per cent of monthly active users on the site were fake

My dog and his friends would surely agree with you.

Brit hacker hired by Liberian telco to nobble rival now behind bars

Dog Eatdog


According to the BBC he was only paid US$ 10,000 per month for his DDoS attack in Liberia


I assume he had several such things on the go simultaneously, or he probably could have earned a similar amount working for the white hats,

Dog Eatdog

Re: Do the Liberians want him for Trial?

Wrong. He was convicted for the crime against Liberia.

From the BBC: "Launching cyber attacks against Lonestar in Liberia - another crime under the Computer Misuse Act"


Dog Eatdog

Re: Trial in the UK

"Living in Cyprus at the time..." suggests the attacks were NOT carried out in England.

CES flicks the off switch on massager award… and causes a buzz

Dog Eatdog

I found my old Mini could turn within its own length with proper use of the handbrake.

Oi, Elon: You Musk sort out your Autopilot! Tesla loyalists tell of code crashes, near-misses

Dog Eatdog

Re: Whisper it…

"Additionally, Autopilot works well. I should know, having covered thousands of tedious traffic-laden motorway miles with it."

Have you got autopilot V1 or V2? My V1 works well, but everyone I know who has V2 complains about it.

Shame they had to ditch V1 after Mobileye dumped Tesla for taking too many risks.

US and UK Amazon workers get a wage hike – maybe they'll go to the movies, by themselves

Dog Eatdog

Re: What's the net benefit to workers?

That will depend on each worker's individual circumstances. I would imagine a single, childless person would not be qualified for many benefits so will get most of the pay rise. It may differ for those with dependants.

Groupon to pay IBM $57m after getting money off e-commerce patent settlement

Dog Eatdog

Re: Do people still use Groupon?

Don't use groupon. Either there is a huge backlog for an offer or the service provider has gone out of business by the time you try to use it. Or sometimes both.

You know all those movies you bought from Apple? Um, well, think different: You didn't

Dog Eatdog

Movies are Bigger than That

" A DVD quality movie will typically run to around 4GB, and a Blu-ray movie to 7 or 8GB:"

I think El Reg is getting its Blu-Ray confused with its dual-layer DVD.

A Blu-Ray film is typically 15 GB to 30 GB and a DVD film up to about 8 GB.

2TB or not 2TB: Microsoft fiddles with OneDrive as competition offers twice the storage

Dog Eatdog

Re: So. Kicked in the crotch twice, eigh?

It would be a no brainer if you could rely on OneDrive to actually sync flawlessly.

Personally, I will stick with Dropbox, because it works.

Well, well, well. Crime does pay: Ransomware creeps let off with community service

Dog Eatdog

Re: Can you live/work in Holland just using English?

In the days of VHF, the Dutch could pick up British TV channels from East Anglia.

Uber 'does not exist any more' says Turkish president

Dog Eatdog

Re: Good. Lyft, Uber & their ilk suck arse.

Nonsense. Most mini-cab and taxi drivers are also self-employed. No different to Uber, etc.

Boffins bash out bonkers boost for batteries

Dog Eatdog

El Reg has screwed up

The Register is normally good at covering tech stories, but they have screwed up royally here.

As others have alluded to, this invention is about diodes, not batteries. It lowers the power consumption of any electronic device that uses diodes, and hence lengthens battery life if that device is baterry-powered.

Look at the press release:


El Reg missed an important part of the quote therein:

"Semiconductor diodes and amplifiers, which often are made of silicon or germanium, are key elements in modern electronic devices"

Heir to SMS finally excites carriers, by making Google grovel

Dog Eatdog

Re: So it's unanimous then, We all say "Piss Off !!!"

SMS is Short Message Service, in fact.

Former Volkswagen CEO indicted over emission cheating conspiracy

Dog Eatdog

Re: Ecuadorian Embassy

He doesn't need political asylum - Germany does not extradite its own citizens.

However, it does mean that he won't be able to travel for fear of arrest overseas - looks like his future holidays will be confined to walks in the Black Forest.

Huawei P20 Pro: Triple-lens shooter promises the Earth ...

Dog Eatdog

Does it make phone calls?

Just asking...does it?

Corking story: Idiotic smart wine bottle idea falls over, passes out

Dog Eatdog

Simpler explanation

"its concept and business model only making sense to a buzzed techie with more disposable income than sense."

No, Manwani was pissed when he thought it up.

Nip/Tug: Plastic surgeon accused of mid-surgery 'hardcore' smut binge

Dog Eatdog

New evidence from Ms. Berlin?

Australia's new insta-pay scheme has insta-lookup of any user's phone number

Dog Eatdog
Paris Hilton


Why not just require the payer to enter the payee's name as well as number?

Then just a yes/no response - either it's correct or it's not.

Sounds like Paris designed this.

Getty load of this: Google to kill off 'View image' button in search

Dog Eatdog


Like other posters here, I'm confused.

If I go direct to Getty, I get only previews or images with writing scrawled across them.

How does Google get the good stuff that we can't otherwise see?

Uh-oh! Someone hit the Kalanick button! Uber's fired CEO claims Waymo deal vindicates him

Dog Eatdog
Thumb Down

Criminal Trial

I wonder if the criminal trial will now have to be dropped if Waymo doesn't co-operate as a result of the settlement.

I'd be very sorry to see that happen.

In America, tech support conmen get a mild slap. In Blighty, scammers get the book thrown at them

Dog Eatdog

$150,000 split between about a dozen people and companies doesn't sound like a big deal to me.

Cryptocurrencies to end in tears, says investor wizard Warren Buffett

Dog Eatdog

What happens when all the coins have been mined?

As I understand it, the blockchain is kept updated by the miners - they have to process transactions to be able to mine.

What happens when all the coins have been mined?

Dog Eatdog

Re: Oh, the irony

You are wrong. Currency gains are subject to CGT.

From the HMRC manual:

"When foreign currency is held in a bank account and the account has a credit balance, the account is an asset for the purposes of capital gains tax.

For capital gains purposes all gains and losses must be computed in sterling (see CG78310) so on the disposal of all or part of this asset a capital gain or loss may arise."

Liberty Global's sale of Austrian biz paves way for Voda merger plans – reports

Dog Eatdog

As a Vodafone shareholder, I hope Liberty Media will take Vodafone over.

I'm still feeling the pain from Voda's takeover of Mannesmann.

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019