49 posts • joined 17 Aug 2011
Can anyone tell me the advantage of face/print unlock?
If I'm asleep can anyone just show the phone my face and/or fingerprint to unlock it?
At least with a secret PIN/password they'll need to wake me up to unlock it.
I use my 520 as a remote for NowTV box and DLNA from Kodi to my Bluetooth sound bar. (I also have a 650. Well it was cheap for dual-sim.)
Re: Staff cost reductions maid
I would have thought skipping maids were more expensive than the non-skipping variety.
Re: Is it viral? dispatch or despatch
Dictionary.com : dispatch or despatch
noun: the sending off of a messenger, letter, etc., to a destination.
RSS here too
I download the RSS feed and then convert all references to www.theregister.co.uk to m.theregister.co.uk and serve that feed locally (cygwin, sed and nginx).
The optics of the disclosure
Does "optics" now not mean "a device to dispense a fixed amount of a liquid"?
What does the phrase mean in English?
Or did I miss the joke?
Died of horse poisoning in the end.
I use Thunderbird for everything rss related
But the major gripe I have is with Cloudflare getting between me and the feed url https://www.theregister.co.uk/headlines.atom
This happens irregularly, but regularly enough for me to have found "phantomjs" to get round it.
I get my shoes as BOGOF
Re: I know it's not capitalised but...
I think the notice that upsets most people is the warning "Cats eyes removed"
ubuntu -wayland -gnome3 -systemd +debian
Try antiX core install, then add MATE
A few years ago, when I was living in Dubai, we had both JIF and CIF on the same supermarket shelves at the same time, at different prices.
To quote somebody else:
"Well, he would say that wouldn't he?"
Re: Dear Mr Musk
"B Ark" - people seem to forget it was the passengers on the b-ark that survived. Golgafrincham suffered a wipe-out plague caused by unsanitary telephones.
Re: re: Contacting someone implies you were successful;...
"i will be doing the necessary"
I learned it as "I will be doing the needful."
Re: RSS feed not working
Stopped again as of 21:00 last night (Saturday)
Re: RSS feed not working
As of 16:00 today (Saturday) working again, thanks.
RSS feed not working
Re: >>Your job might be automated within 120 years, AI experts reckon
I'm already retired. I reckon I could easily be replaced by an A. No I required to sit looking as though it's reading El Reg.
Chatbots could shave off around 90 per cent of the total number of Whitehall admin workers by 2030.
Are politicians "admin workers"? Can we upgrade the Commons and the Lords too?
Doesn't a computer by definition count cards. And isn't this forbidden in Casinos?
Dear Microsoft - Windows 10 Phone
As one of the few using this, I would like to be able to update the OS over 3/4G.
Phone c/w unlimited 4G is my main connection to the Internet. Hence Wi-Fi connection runs as hotspot over 4G (but has download limit.)
Also take aim at BBC/ITV/Ch4/Ch5 on-demand services. Won't run over 4G, must use Wi-Fi. However torrents work perfectly over 4G. There's a clue there.
Re: "GPS is often of little help finding an address much outside Dublin"
"I wrote it in what I believed was a rational and sane way, requiring a house name/number, street etc."
Another example of a programmer thinking (s)he knows better than the person filling out the form. (cf Postcode/ZIP code.) I know my name and address - you don't.
Re: Pedant alert
Where does Glasgow Celtic come?
Re: Off topic
Try m.theregister.co.uk and m.forums.theregister.co.uk
Re: 50 years of masturbatory teenagers
Howard did this. Ended in hospital. The nurse rebooted it.
Parochial or what.
Lots of other professions on LinkedIn. Most of my connections are non-IT.
So how much does he get?
Seems the Russians should get a lot, too.
Re: Camberwick Green meets Tarantino
Why not get the podcasts: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qpgr/episodes/downloads.rss
Can anyone get to see this paper?
And publish it for all to see?
Set all your connections to metered
Are we going back in time?
Police Body Cameras Seemingly Cause More Assaults on Officers
Is it just for law enforcement?
How do I (as defendant) find out how many other phones were also at these locations?
'Twas on a Monday morning when the gas man came to call
But if the Iranians or Egyptians
or any other "Arab Spring" country were to do this, American Politicos would be first to complain about lack of free speech.
Re: The Pink one
Or the real Pink 'Un - Norwich City Football Club News.
I seem to remember both a Pink 'Un and a Green 'Un, both sports newspapers, back in the day.
Who brought back the "expand comments" idea
Sack him/her/it! If I'm reading comments, I want to read comments.
I don't trust magic in any part of my business.
And let's face it, who doesn't want a computer costing hundreds with the same functionality as a 30 quid tablet?
No. What we want is a 30 quid tablet with the same fuctionality as a several hundred quid tablet.
"As the summer months were particularly glorious this year, more people may have taking their personal radios out to the garden or elsewhere. This is an easier task with an AM/FM radio as the battery tends to last longer," said the RAJAR mouthpiece.
This is a really good (and green, though I hate to say it) reason for not using DAB.
Expand comments button
What happened to it? Really needed in this thread!
Does Dirk Pitt® know?
Re: And the cost of the Logo?
At least she didn't pay $LOGODESIGNER $1,000,000,000,000.
I thought that we had a system where paying by credit card was more expensive (about 2.5%) than paying with cash. Gov't stopped it happening in normal retail stores. Why can we not use the same regulation?
Today marks the launch of the centenary edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, first compiled by the Fowler brothers in 1911: an event traditionally marked by a press release including words added for the first time.
How can a first time event be "traditionally marked"?
Why doesn't ElReg make it clear
that this is not about patents. It is about design. See: http://www.osnews.com/story/25056/The_Community_Design_and_you_Thought_the_USPTO_Was_Bad