* Posts by Sadie

31 publicly visible posts • joined 28 Jan 2009

UK privacy watchdog threatens British Airways with 747-sized fine for massive personal data blurt


Re: It is almost as if it were criminal .......

It's a percentage of their Worldwide income IIRC - Maximum they can fine is 4%

Customer satisfaction is our highest priority… OK, maybe second-highest… or third...


Re: Et merde!

Yep, this. I stuck with my legacy T-Mobile 3G only Unlimited data because EE wanted silly money for 4G access. Eventually left when they started fucking with my connection speed (ie limiting me to 2G most of the time). Have now gone GiffGaff.


Re: Card - no

Then you get someone who wants to use Bitcoin with no/min fees, and wait 2 hours for the transaction to confirm

UK to block Kodi pirates in real-time: Saturday kick-off


Re: Freedom

BT were sold off some time ago (1980s IIRC)

Trump's 140 characters on F-35 wipes $2bn off Lockheed Martin


Wonder if the plan was to do a display for the VIPs, bit difficult if it's foggy (not for the plane, but the top brass are not going to be impressed by listening to it loop through a fog bank)


Re: Optional

There is, it's a Turboprop airliner that was made by Fokker in the 1990s. Now out of production.

Today the web was broken by countless hacked devices – your 60-second summary

Paris Hilton


So what steps can a typical home user take to secure their network. Say for example BT HomeHub or other ISP router with say Wifi/Cloud Printer, ISP provided TV Box, Internet Radio, Games Consoles, Phones,Tablets, Kindles etc. All branded, No devices from the Biou-Qing Mat-Toilet Company of Luquio Taizhou ;).

Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?


Re: No milk-?

I did once, after finding only Earl Grey at a German Hotel I then went ahead and added milk. Won't be doing that again!

Queen's Speech: Ministers, release the spaceplanes!*


Re: 10Mbps?

Yeah.- I have even more doubts of getting Fibre now. I live in a city where the cab in my street isn't being upgraded and the local BDO (Connect Devon Somerset) is very much "Rural Areas Only" - Bet they'll say use 4G now rather then bother to upgrade the cabinet


Re: Age Verification

I recall them quibbling about Debit cards not being sufficient. So I'm guessing they are planning a pre-auth/token fee to a credit card requirement (and then you'll have to call to get the fraud lock removed from your card as happened when I tried to remove the adult lock from the PAYG work phone.)


Re: Age Verification

By the site moving abroad? Quite a few already have done to avoid ATVODs regulations. The English Mansion is apparently now in Canada

After Death Star II blew: Dissecting the tech of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens


Re: I Agree...

Actually the 125s are only going to be around for another 2 to 3 years. Their replacements for Devon/Cornwall were ordered last year for 2018 delivery

Ecobee3: If you're crazy enough to want a smart thermostat – but not too crazy – this is for you


as fitted to my relatively new flat :( Along with Night storage heaters >.< )

Boeing batteries back under spotlight as 787 burns at Heathrow


Probably because Ethiopian is a pretty well run airline, it's profitable for the government and helps contribute to employment and improving the country as a whole.

Natty Narwhal with Unity: Worst Ubuntu beta ever


Somerset College of Art and Technology

That of the 2 girls with one cup?

Diary of a Not-spot: One man's heroic struggle for broadband



Problem is that the prevailing winds would mean the balloon would be horizontal most of the time (and also at risk of escaping)

Reg Hardware Reader Awards 2010


TF2 Pings

I tend to use the Saigns.de German servers (the very busy Harvest_Event usually) and get 30-50ms on BE

Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect


Good to see space mentioned

Space was a major concern of mine, its bad enough that I'm having to rearrange the livingroom to accomodated the wii (Coffee table in the way) so Kinect will be quite tricky!

PARIS joins the 17-mile-high club



There was such an idea!


Vulture One PARIS spaceplane telemetry LIVE ONLINE



It's certainly going some, what's the range of the radio kit?

Vulture 1 sprouts wings and a tail



I'm impressed, though have you checked to see if it can fly or plummet. I know from that height you really don't want a good glide performance otherwise you've got a very long way to chase it!

Virgin Media introduces P2P throttling


Not just Talk Talk

3 did that to me, apparently they announced the price rise on an obscure page of their site 6 months before making the effort to tell their customer base.

Diesels greener than electric cars, says Swiss gov report


Electric is better too

Electric trains are also a lot more powerful then diesel. A bog standard electric loco puts out about 8-9000hp - a very large diesel can do about 4000hp at best (and weighs a lot more - up to twice as much) - but big thing with Electic trains, they don't carry their own batteries, instead having a contact wire or rail fed from the national grid.

Then again maybe that might be the way forward. have an electric grid suspended over the road and an earthed road surface. Pity someone already owns the patant on the Dodgem :)

Trojan-ridden warning system implicated in Spanair crash


Might be inherited from

Wasn't Spanair owned by SAS at the time? a few years ago when the Q400 was having lots of gear collapses, all the aircraft with failures (or signs of imminant failures) were owned and maintained by SAS, no other operator's aircraft were affected. IIRC it was eventually found that SAS were not maintaining them properly (though they still junked the Q400 fleet and tried to blame the manufacturer)

Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm


Not a new problem

I had to crack a game because there was a faulty batch that wouldn't pass CDLCKSPL (IIRC) - Retailer swapped 3 of them without complaint, then advised to crack. Complained to Publisher who basically said "Not our problem, you must be using a pirate copy"

Exploit code for potent IE zero-day bug goes wild


I do

I use IE6 on Win2K at work, but not through choice, I don't think our office PCs can run anything better (2001 Dells with 128mb of RAM) they struggle enough with simple tasks such as loading a new window (which the system spawns on a regular basis)

Google sues alleged work-at-home scammers


Not just dubious Torrents

Those ads have been appearing on more reputable sites too (well as far as Facebook and Digitalspy could be)

Red Bull to become mobile virtual network operator?



I'd noticed ads for Red Bull Mobile on the back of the Red Bull F1 cars

El Reg Street View snappers caught on camera

Black Helicopters

One on the M1


The spycar's wingman appears to have left the lens cap on

Wrong kind of winter brings England to a halt


Rail is better then Road for info

Well techinally Nottingham is North of the Trent....

Anyway, at least the rail companies did get information up eventually. There is no information on the bus service outside London...

Microsoft Songsmith ad trumps Seinfeld shocker

Gates Horns

Dev's can't act

The two signing guys are the dev's that wrote the thing!