52 posts • joined 7 Sep 2007
From toothbrushes to coffee makers to computers: Europe fines Asus, Pioneer, Philips for rigging prices of kit
Re: EUR > USD
Superb choice of units .. !
Re: The BB10 virtual kbd was awesome ...
I just discovered that the BB.10 keyboard is installable on generic Android. Lovin' it!
The BB10 virtual kbd was awesome ...
I reluctantly upgraded from a Q10 to a Z30 2 or 3 years back.
Boy was I impressed with that virtual keyboard. It knew practically every time what my next word was going to be.
Swype on android is a poor replacement; if only BB would release that keyboard for vanilla android.
Re: We Should All Speak Bulgarian
Did you make this up?
Re: You've GOT to be kidding me
I just upgraded from Swiftkey to Swype. The latter is far better at prediction. Sad day ...
"Another problem with DevOps is that it controls the flow of work and places it in methodical order ready to be auctioned by appropriate engineers"
Unfortunately EBay is blocked at work ...
Re: Ignorance abounds
According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terrorist_incidents_in_Great_Britain there were:
10s: 2 (so far)
terrorist "attacks involving violence or serious threats to life" in the UK.
Opposite conclusion ..
"sales in EMEA rose 20 per cent to ¥101bn (£10.4bn). Huawei's overall group revenue hit ¥288.2bn (£31.4bn) for the year – up 20.6 per cent from 2013"
So sales in EMEA were actually down by 0.6% relative to total sales?
Re: Well duh! - not just the hardware
I also have a white 2007 Macbook, still going strong.
I upgraded the RAM to 4 GB, replaced the battery and swapped in an SSD. Each upgrade / repair took at most 10 minutes.
Lots of built in obsolescence on the OS / app front as well though. Still running the fine Snow Leopard 10.6 on the Macbook but most new apps won't run on that.
My newer Mac Mini running Mountain Lion won't allow me to upgrade to the latest Logic Pro X unless I upgrade to the allegedly flaky Mavericks (as Yosemite is no longer available).
I am a bit fed up with Apple.
Just un-brick my Nexus 7 & I'll use it ...
Lollipop ate my Nexus ...
2015 will be the year ...
... of Linux on the ATM ...
Re: There are a number of these things around or announced
It can't be long before a mobile phone can be plugged into a screen & keyboard and function as a 'PC', surely?
Definition of Surprising
>> Both Windows and OS X to get desktop suite revamps in 2015
>> called – unsurprisingly – Office 2016
I'd say it was surprising that they weren't called Office 2015
Re: The actual post is not quite as reported
On the app front he should finish what RIM/BB started (allowing Android apps to more-or-less run on BB10) and pay the devs of key apps (like WhatsApp) to ensure that the Android versions work properly on a Blackberry.
I'm thinking of defecting to Android so that I can use the likes of RedPhone & TextSecure from my mobe ..
The 'must-read' open letter is just that. Thanks for the link!
"Plusnet was yet to turn itself into the UK's data watchdog"
I hope that doesn't happen ...
Re: Fewer OS instances
Fewer OS instances = more containers to bring down / move when that OS needs patching / upgrading
Re: Some more ...
The basic version is free - paying gives you scheduled backups and 'smart' backups IIRC
Some more ...
... Menumeters (system status), Pathfinder, Hazel (keep folders organised - not free), Superduper (backups / disk cloning), CoRD (RDP), Handbrake
Words to put dread in a sysadmin's heart: 'We are moving our cloud from Linux to Windows'
Time to ditch the mobile ...
'Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head.'
- Warren Buffett
Strange choice of graph type
I'd have thought a bar chart or something would be more accurate for the data shown in the diagram. The x-axis isn't a continuous scale.
The UK and Europe are also discussing a treaty
The worrying feature of this treaty (discussed in the link) is that it gives American corporations the ability to sue democratic countries for, for example, not allowing their mining exploits on environmental grounds.
It is a race to the bottom.
Unencrypted between google data centres??
Anyone else a little surprised?
Re: Good idea
I like how the left socket is for Apple, the right for everything else ....
"It's like saying you shouldn't tell your doctor about an embarrassing problem because you don't want your employer or other citizens finding out."
Once tesco or whoever gets hold of the UK NHS records you might not be so far wrong ....
How about a public list (maintained by HMG) of all blocked websites?
Oh the irony ..
That Google wifi-slurping episode - a lone rogue Google operator??
It's got to be a 'mondleslab' ...
No it can't ...
... not properly outside X. Search for Steve Yegge ...
Even used mine as a console to a Sun Ultra 5 (?) back in about 1992 ...
"According to the report, Google will start producing tablets once the $12.5bn acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings is cleared by the Chinese authorities - the deal has been approved in the US sand Europe."
I'm not saying I'm fully aware of the commercial details but I reckon that's the first time I've seen reference to a deal approved by the US and EU but waiting for approval by China.
The post is required and must contain letters
or you could just buy a network-capable DVD player eg. a Sony for about £100 and connect it to your existing TV?
Yet more Ozzie crap
This stuff (which started appearing en masse about 6 mths ago if I recall) on elreg.CO.UK is totally turnoff to most UK readers (IMHO).
Swiss army knives
I've found Wenger (makers of the Swiss Army knife) laptop bags to be very good ... surprised they're not included in the review.
thick stone walls
if you live in an old stone house in Derbyshire your signal can drop to a shiver indoors ... make a fuss to VF & they'll send you a free SureSignal ... chill ...
old joke (forgotten who) ...
"I won a year's supply of Marmite .... one jar!"
Ask *them* your security questions ...
First Direct are pretty good. Under these circumstances they are usually pretty happy for me to ask them some of *my* security questions first. Doesn't guarantee safety of course but ...
but we're not citizens, we're suspects
From the horse's mouth ...
"the important contributions he made to the world of technology *and* at Microsoft"
Use Joikuspot on wifi-enabled phone
This seems to work well although it is WEP only - not really an issue for the way I use it (short sessions out & about).
i can use my ipod touch for decent browsing etc and have a proper phone with real qwerty keyboard (E71).
Along with no camera, this hamstrings the thing
Solaris not Sun
As long as Oracle don't kill off Solaris (I know they can't really because of OpenSolaris) they can do what they like with the hardware .... grudgingly: the T5xxx boxes are smashing little boxes ...
Stephen Elop = Net Holes Pep
100,000 million licenses - that's about 15 licenses per man, woman & child in the world!
What's going on, the reg allowing comments on its environmental articles? Careful, you might get some reasoned discussion as opposed to the usual orlowski tosh
My wife accidentally took a penknife to Morocco
The fabbo security at Manchester didn't pick it up ...
but the Moroccans did on the way back :)
Basque EU MP? questioning legality of liquid ban
This guy was going to drag the UK government through the courts to stop the ban - this was reported on R4 about 2 months ago. WAnyone know what happened to this?
His arguments were ROTM (right on the mark). Basically that the UK govs assessment was OTT and that they should justify it to the EU. Did they?