* Posts by Stephen Lindsey

9 posts • joined 23 Sep 2008

Want a good Android smartphone without the $1,000+ price tag? Then buy Google's Pixel 3a

Stephen Lindsey

Re: Double standards

Both points you make are incorrect. Firstly another user has written that his audio is fine and as for the pictures of course you can save in full resolution both on your phone and on gdrive, however full resolution uses up your (free, as in gratis, or paid for ) storage whereas high-res does not count against you at all ever.

GDPR: Four letters that put fear into firms' hearts in 2018

Stephen Lindsey

I can give you many links to dictionaries that define "acronym" , what is your evidence for the assertion "most people..."

Stephen Lindsey

"If dictionaries awarded an acronym of the year as well as a word, we'd put our money on it being GDPR. "

You'd lose it all then 'cause it's not an acronym.

Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

Stephen Lindsey

James Clerk Maxwell

“From a long view of the history of mankind – seen from, say, ten thousand years from now – there can be little doubt that the most significant event of the 19th century will be judged as Maxwell’s discovery of the laws of electrodynamics.”


“Maxwell is the physicist’s physicist.”


“The special theory of relativity owes its origins to Maxwell’s equations of the electromagnetic field.”


“He achieved greatness unequaled.”


Carl Sagan“The equations were to represent Nature, and Nature is, Maxwell believed, beautiful and elegant… This essentially aesthetic judgement by a nerdish physicist, entirely unknown except to a few other academic scientists, has done more to shape our civilization than any ten recent presidents and prime ministers.”


“When he crossed the bridge from Astronomy to Physics he left behind him for ever the prospect of becoming a great astronomer – but only to become the greatest mathematical physicist the world has seen since Newton.”


Big contenders in the broadband chart this week, but who will be #1? Well, not Britain

Stephen Lindsey

Very true, I'm in Brussels and get 85, a friend of mine - one hour away - is getting 0.3

A first look at Google’s Android Studio 1.0: Climbing out of the Eclipse kitchen sink

Stephen Lindsey

You haven't seen netbeans for a while have you, beats eclipse hands down

Dell Vostro V13

Stephen Lindsey


I went to check on the new Vostro 3000 at Dell. Starting at the base model i changed the OS from win32 to win64 at which point I got a warning telling me that, and I quote, "A 64 Bit Operating System requires a Minimm of 6144MB of Memory." (spelling error is theirs). As if this wasn't bad enough they don't offer that amount of memory on the base model. I used dell chat to try and tell them but I couldn't get them to understand

EU confirms SMS and data roaming price caps

Stephen Lindsey

Good news

Roaming 23p?

Proximus Belgium: Internal 12 cents, roaming in UK 75

They need to be forced or they will be no change.

Fines all round! EU blames everybody for illegal employment

Stephen Lindsey

And you're surprised

The Netherlands had a law (may still have - i got out) in '91 for it contractors where everybody, contractor, agency, principle was held responsible if the contractor wasn't set-up correctly. It was called the ketting-wet or chain law.


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