* Posts by zuckzuckgo

18 posts • joined 8 Feb 2019

NASA boffins show Moon water supply could – er, this can't be right? – come from the Sun


Re: The numbers

But it is not sunlight that creates the potential for water. It is the solar wind, a plasma of charged particles, that bombards the moon's surface. The solar wind does not reach the earth's surface as the earth's magnetic field shields us from the charged particles that make up the plasma.

Visited the Grand Canyon since 2000? You'll have great photos – and maybe a teensy bit of unwanted radiation


Re: is it only me?

More like Yellow Cake.

Secret mic in Nest gear wasn't supposed to be a secret, says Google, we just forgot to tell anyone


Re: Don't be........

@Anonymous Coward

Robert Mueller, is that you?

WWW = Woeful, er, winternet wendering? CERN browser rebuilt after 30 years barely recognizes modern web


Re: Knotted string is the way forward!

Knot so. To susceptible to string overflow attacks.


Re: The Register works perfectly

Actually improved the presentation.

Turn on, tune in, drop out: Apple's whizz-bang T2 security chips hit a bum note for Mac audio


Re: It's that guitar.

Apples just improved the user interface with a new gesture. Just swipe up on the strings instead of down.

Hold horror stories: Chief, we've got a f*cking idiot on line 1. Oh, you heard all that


Re: Oooops, dropped

Didn't know that Apple made phone systems. Actually Apple Computer back then.

Google's stunning plan to avoid apps slurping Gmail inboxes: Charge devs for security audits


GMmails not intended for me

My son's GMail address uses his first and last name which also happens to be the same name as someone that aggressively markets themselves as a "Love Guru". As a result he gets some very interesting emails from people that are confused about who they are messaging.


"The answer is more granular control"

Agreed. On my laptop, I access my GMail account through Thunderbird and want to continue to do so.

Thunderbird allows me to view messages from both my GMail and non-GMail accounts in one place, without having to share the non-GMail messages with Google.


Re: Business before pleasure...

By creating a high entry barrier (but blaming the outside auditors for the costs) Google will eliminate many free or low cost add-ons. Google can now provide these missing features in the paid accounts making this part of a strategy to better monetize GMail.

As data collection tactics are get more scrutiny and regulation the notion of "free" services is going out of fashion at Google.


Re: When will using GMail (or any Google Service...)...

"dumps 90% of the dodgy characters."

And 98% of the rest of us, as I suspect the dodgy characters have more free cash flow.

Holy planetesimal formation, Batman! Ultima Thule's no snowman – it's a friggin' pancake


Re: Don't you see??@!

He's clearly from the upside down.

From Red Planet to deep into the red: Suicidal extrovert magnet Mars One finally implodes


Sounds a bit like the Brexit campaign.

As far as reality TV goes, Brexit is a much better show than Mars One. I'm just waiting for the dramatic season ender. Maybe it will even be renewed for a second season.

After Amazon's Bezos exposes Pecker, National Enquirer pushes back, promises to probe itself


Having a beautiful partner

By "partner" are you referring to his current girl friend or little Bezos?


Re: I've respected Bezos for risk-taking

Or as someone else once said, when commentating on their brain: "It's my second favorite organ!"


So are you saying he shouldn't have had Blue Origin build the New Sheppard in his image?

It's 2019, and a PNG file can pwn your Android smartphone or tablet: Patch me if you can


Re: Oh well

I have a oneplus3 which is a few years old and continues to receive updates. Last one was Dec12 2018, expect another by March if they keep up the pace. Cost less than half my wifes iPhone.

From Firefox to fired cocks: Look who's out to save you being shafted by insecure Internet of Dingalings – it's Mozilla!


Re: Huh?

For a kind of social nettwerking?

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