1675 posts • joined 20 Jul 2010
Went to John Lewis over the weekend to inquire about Huawei tablets. The staff member for this part of the store says that they're only available on the website and all they have in store is Samsung, Lenovo, and the terrible Amazon tablets.
Seems even the retailers don't like Amazon's Fire tablets...
I expected something completely different...
Hearing "Amber" and "internet" in the same sentence usually involves a dipshit Home Secretary trying to outlaw Encryption or create magic backdoors...
Google keeps tracking you even when you specifically tell it not to: Maps, Search won't take no for an answer
Google knows what you want. It has all that data on you. Are you saying the big Google in the sky is wrong and you don't want a male order bride? Blasphemy!
Oops. Forget that anything Trump does must automatically be bad and i'll be downvoted for forgetting that... *cough* Biased whiney babies *cough*
This actually seems like a common sense idea. Especially since China and the Russians already have space forces of their own (even if just in name).
Google borks Samsung watches before announcing their own...Purely coincidental of course...
Re: Now he can't run a UK biz
He's probably now the Manager and his wife/brother's name is on the books as Director...Stick him in prison instead. These people have had enough warnings and it's not deterring them.
"Although for those wondering why on earth McAfee would risk undermining his professional reputation"
Whoa. Whoa Whoa! Stop it...Stop it... John McAfee doesn't have a professional reputation as anything other than a toilet man or bollock toad.
Taking tips from the Talk Talk school of getting hacked i see...Will this number be revised upwards again in a few days to cover all customers?
He may have been violent in the past but he's a good neighbour these days. Jeez, it's been billions of years! Let it go!
So...We need the X-men?
Re: Man on the sun
"if we can put a man on the moon, surely we can put a man on the sun"
And as the great Ali G himself said: "We send them at night when the sun is cold."
Moral panic the worst in history...
Geroge Soros and Rupert Murdock can pump hundreds of millions of pounds into the country to spread their agendas, and the Americans too...but this much smaller amount of money is from Russians! Oh dear! Change the laws in a panic!
How much do we spend abroad bombing other countries into democracy? Would you rather have freedom bombs or adverts?
Child catcher icon for obvs...
"Ok Google, make me some toast."
"I'm sorry but I can't do that Dave...You're out of bread..."
Re: Elon Musk
UPDATE: He's sent a miniature submarine equipped with a vacuum to Mars on a SpaceX rocket and called the Martian locals pedos.
Re: Oncoming Scorn
Thumbs up for Tom Baker reference.
I'll bet Elon Musk is already tweeting about building a solar-scale vacuum cleaner to clean up Mars...
From toothbrushes to coffee makers to computers: Europe fines Asus, Pioneer, Philips for rigging prices of kit
Was Maplins involved and keeping all their prices artificially high due to orders from manufacturers...Or were they just a very expensive retailer?
Surely if the retailer sells more they then buy more stock from the manufacturer? The manufacturer gets paid either way so there's no logical reason to push the retailer's prices higher since they're cutting their own profits?
Can someone explain that?
"Presumably there's some good Catholic boys working on this, and they've got a cast iron excuse for looking at endless pictures of nudes"
Uh oh, bathroom break! How many is that this morning...16? Little Timmy is getting a lot of hand blisters from his keyboard too!
Re: Pugwash 2.0?
Dayum! You just got Clock Blocked!
The AI. It didn't promise not to hurt anyone in your example. It dodged the question.
Saying you could do something isn't the same as actually doing it.
Did i win?
Yeah...But the Russian Furbys will be filled with Polonium...
Re: Pugwash 2.0?
Government projects usually overrun by years, billions in costs, and under deliver.
If UK GOV starts AI research for future war machines they won't have anything to show for it this century and the final product will be more furby capability than terminator.
All well and good but what about the big elephant in the room? Linux
Linux is what future terminators run on (as evident in the films) and what are they doing about this?
Re: Not yet anyway.
"Confirmed that AWS is not actively building a commercial network switch"
...Because they've already built one and it wasn't worth pursuing?
Techie sues ex-bosses, claims their AI avatar tech was faked – and he was allegedly beaten up after crying foul
Why was personal data on the company laptop?
Re: Aladdin Sane
Want to buy a laptop splashguard for... erm... personal use?
Basically the Boris Bike option for laptops... Will we start to see Chromebooks floating in canals and strewn from trees and road signs by people who can't be arsed to put them back in the "racks" where they came from?
"The original keyboard design was brilliant, provided it was sealed away from direct contact with the outside world"
...In the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard?
Sorry, i hate that joke but couldn't resist...
"As we noted, Apple's professional laptops can often be found in unforgiving environments, such as
field work" coffee shops.
There, fixed that for you!
RE: Comments are attributed to your handle
Article has been corrected...They must have noticed...
RE: Doc Syntax
Yeah...But it affects the very functioning of the internet, why shouldn't people from elsewhere be allowed a say?
"The detractors included the Mozilla Foundation, Google and Wikipedia, which arguably wouldn't have been affected by any of the changes."
Really? You don't think Wikipedia would be affected by a link tax? EVERY Wikipedia article using a link to a news site would be hit with a bill. For anyone not aware that's a massive bill and will result in widespread censorship of the internet to avoid linking, or such huge bills that i doubt even the Wikimedia foundation could afford.
2017: US Gov considers Huawei dangerous to National Security because the may have backdoors.
2018: Huawei fixes backdoors.
2019: US Gov attacks Huawei publicly for not giving US Gov backdoors.
"There's no sane reason I can think of to ever drink alcohol"
You sound fun at parties.
Here, have a beer. You might like it >>>>
Re: Made it here first!
"There are actually benefits to vaporizing mary jane"
Who told you of our plans to vapourize the humans?
I pushed the wrong button on the fan this morning and blew all my papers on the floor...
Re: Might be the compass
Sounds like your phone is upside down? Are you in Australia?
"This is, after all, the app that once directed me to walk through the centre of an unlit Hyde Park at 2am and whose audio inexplicably but routinely barks "Turn left!" when you're supposed to turn right"
Technically it's not wrong. Turn left 3 times and you're heading in the correct direction.
Re: Mystic Megabyte
Don't forget Gitlub on iCloud
Maybe so. Maybe i was just unlucky enough to be dealing with the manager? Or the local idiot? All i know is that i'd researched what i wanted specifically and Currys had it. They had a display of it in store and refused to sell it. The hard/idiotic sales technique the guy tried lost a sale and introduced me to a company i have since bought 2 laptops from and quite a bit of storage hardware.
John Lewis sold me a throw for my bed £10 lower than the list price because there was a mark on the packaging. Very nice people and company. I felt so guilty accepting that discount for something that doesn't make a different to the product inside.
More than likely he'll tell the manager he's never seen me before or deny it went down that way...
His sales tactic probably works on less savvy people buying for their kids.
Last time i went to Currys the smug twat there blatantly refused to sell me the laptop i wanted and kept directing me to the models above £1000. He made it clear quickly he was on commission.
I once again asked for the model that i actually wanted only to be told to buy it on the website.
Bought a better spec model from Scan computers for £300 less and no bloatware (No Windows license either)
From what i've heard from the punters they're paying Audi instead. There may be more difficulty than simply disabling the beeping. #RobbingBastards
Atari accuses El Reg of professional trolling and making stuff up. Welp, here's the interview tape for you to decide...
This made for brilliant reading. I can't wait to listen to the interview later!
Are you still paying for your gym membership 2 years after you left? Are they charging you £40 billion to cancel it even though it's not in their terms and conditions? Are you not allowed a share of the gym equipment even though you've paid for it personally over 30 years?
Your example was poor