* Posts by gotes

298 posts • joined 6 Nov 2009


It's National Cream Tea Day and this time we end the age-old debate once and for all: How do you eat yours?


Re: At the risk of alienating 50% of you

I do this. I don't think I've ever made it into a sandwich, except maybe as a child.


Re: No ta

I have a similar problem with bananas. I still force myself to eat them occasionally, though.


Re: Northern option

Surely the Northern option is discard the scone and replace it with a meat pie?


I'm from Devon but I think the Cornish have got it right. As you say, it's easier to put more cream on top of the jam than trying to spread jam on cream.

I still put cream on first though.

'One rule for me, another for them' is all well and good until it sinks the entire company's ability to receive emails


Re: Good riddance

Ah yes, I would cringe when I overheard my colleague telling the customer to "run scandisk" as a solution to every problem so he could go back to playing his game. It's the same as lazy people "leaving it to soak" when they don't want to actually wash the dishes.


I installed Win95 on my 386 SX25 with 4MB RAM. Would not recommend.

All-electric plane makes first flight – while lugging 2 tons of batteries aloft


The video

I was rather hoping to hear what it sounds like, rather than that dreadful soundtrack.

Boffins step into the Li-ion's den with sodium-ion battery that's potentially as good as a lithium cousin


Re: A materials win-win?

The most common bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite) also contains sodium, so there would be nothing left for the batteries...

So you really didn't touch the settings at all, huh? Well, this print-out from my secret backup says otherwise


Re: Load?

Boil a lake?

For the price tag, this iPad Pro keyboard better damn well be Magic: It isn't... but it's not completely useless either


Re: That keyboard is flat on the table

iPad Pro keyboard feet, only $99 for the pair.

Beer gut-ted: As many as '70 million pints' spoiled during coronavirus pandemic must be destroyed in Britain


Re: It's probably not actually "bad".

There is an off-licence near me that sells mostly out of date beer, occasionally several years past "best before". It's fine, usually.

Though I expect the stuff in cans and bottles keeps a lot better than in a keg.

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you


Re: You will obey!

Oh don't get me started with the unwelcome reboots... It drives me nuts when I go to the PC in the morning to discover that it has been rebooted overnight, without a care for my unsaved documents.

Perhaps I am a little foolish for not saving my documents, but they are just random notes in Notepad. I would have no problem with losing the data if it were entirely my fault, but this is completely avoidable. How about you just present me with a message saying it was unable to reboot last night due to to unsaved documents, and let me decide when the thing restarts? Grr

Royal Navy nuclear submarine captain rapped for letting crew throw shoreside BBQ party


Re: Another thing...

It does bother me that healthcare workers are getting all the glory. I appreciate they're having a harder time than most, but nobody's clapping for the supermarket staff, refuse collectors, frontline logistics workers, etc.

Also, can I politely request that we leave "The Tories" and "Brexit" out of this? This isn't HYS. Do you really think things would be different with another party in government, or if we voted to stay in the EU? For the record, I'm a "remoaner" and have never voted Conservative.

French pensioner ejected from fighter jet after accidentally grabbing bang seat* handle


Re: Where on earth is that handle?

At least one aircraft saved too, since the pilot's seat in this instance didn't eject..

Thought you'd go online to buy better laptop for home working? Too bad, UK. So did everyone. Laptops, monitors and WLANs fly off shelves


Re: For furniture...

Jolly good. And where do we go for the bleach/anti-septic/anti-biotic/anti-microbal spray?

Surely you must have some sort of surface cleaner at home? How do you clean the kitchen and bathroom?

Any detergent will do the job.

How many times do we have to tell you? A Tesla isn't a self-driving car, say investigators after Apple man's fatal crash


Re: Alternatives to Autopilot in the USA

So, Europe manufactures some high performance & luxury vehicles? You don't see that many Rolls Royces on the road though, not like the likes of the Ford F series and Dodge Ram in North America.

Why not name a few aircraft/ship builders, too? Those are the real gas guzzlers.


Re: Alternatives to Autopilot in the USA

Also, USA is "biggest" by population, second "biggest" of the three by land area, so I'm puzzled as to what you mean by BIGGER.


Re: Alternatives to Autopilot in the USA

I would say the U.S. has the monopoly on manufacturing "gas-guzzlers" though. Canadian & Russian vehicles are not that common.

Yo, Imma let you finish, but for the 6,000 people still using that app on a daily basis ... we have a question: why?


It's from the Windows IRC client mIRC.

You're not Boeing to believe this: Yet another show-stopping software bug found in ill-fated 737 Max airplanes


Re: Three votes isn't enough for some people

What if the fifth computer goes wrong?? When will people learn?

Having trouble finding a job in your 40s? Study shows some bosses like job applicants... up until they see dates of birth


I report "OK Boomer" posts as abuse. Fed up of it.


I jest, please don't report me!

We live so fast I can't even finish this sent...


Re: Now you know what 2020 is going to look like

Walkers Squares (formerly Smiths square crisps) still use blue for salt & vinegar and green for cheese & onion, despite the Walkers branding.

Buzz kill: Crook, 73, conned investors into shoveling millions into geek-friendly caffeine-loaded chocs that didn't exist. Now he's in jail


Re: Mercedes

Oil change.

Stand back, we're going in: The Register rips a 7th-gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon apart. Literally


Re: Glossy screen?

I came here to complain about the same. Thankfully it seems everybody agrees, so far.

Brian Eno's latest composition: A giant Christmas card with Julian Assange on it


Re: Assange is NOT a journalist.

Assange is an agitator.

I'm pretty sure he's not a large reptile.

OK, OK, I'm leaving...

That code that could never run? Well, guess what. Now Windows thinks it's Batman


Re: Assume the worst

I was using Windows 3.0 in the early 90s, you most definitely could not run a Windows application in DOS.


Re: Assume the worst

TFA mentions a "Windows dialog box".

If you're going to exploit work's infrastructure to torrent, you better damn well know how to hide it



Ingenious solution but incredibly unprofessional.

I'm not Boeing anywhere near that: Coder whizz heads off jumbo-sized maintenance snafu


Re: Good to know

Hey, thanks for explaining the joke for us.

Excited about dual-screen laptops? Make your own with duct tape and the ThinkVision M14


Re: Mad

Such things do exist, for about half the price of the product featured in the article.


I can't see the point of giving it a battery when it requires a USB cable for the signal anyway. And touchscreen as well? May as well just get a tablet...

Surprise! Copying crummy code from Stack Overflow leads to vulnerable GitHub jobs


Re: "the researchers developed a Chrome extension"

Arguably a privacy risk rather than a security risk.

Quic! Head to the latest Chrome version and try out HTTP/3


Re: Technically

You can do hyperlinking with a file loaded from a local disk.

OK, let's try that again: Vulture rakes a talon on Samsung's fresh attempt at the Galaxy Fold 5G


Re: How bloody much?

I would consider buying a second hand one in a few years, assuming there are any still in working order...

The time a Commodore CDTV disc proved its worth as something other than a coaster


Re: hmm

"Are you sure that it's plugged in?"

Zapped from the Play store: Another developer gets no sense from Google, appeals to the public

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Cybercrook hands cops £923k in Bitcoin made from selling phished deets on the dark web


Re: 10 years

Don't forget targeting old people, that's where the real money's at.



It seems cannabis is a gateway drug.

Now you see them... IBM made over 800 UK jobs vanish in 2018 despite improving fortunes


Re: Who's left?

I'm struggling to understand how that would be legal in the UK ?

My assumption was that it was the United States. It's almost like employees expect to work for free there.

He's coming for your floppy: Linus Torvalds is killing off support for legacy disk drive tech


I have archived a few of my old Amiga disks using a SuperCard Pro. Most of the disks fell apart during copying, though.

People of Britain: You know that you're not locked into using the same ISP forever, right?


Customer service doesn't matter, until you actually need to use them.

Google's reCAPTCHA favors – you guessed it – Google: Duh, only a bot would refuse to sign into the Chocolate Factory


Re: Favors ?

The article was presumably written by an American ("in San Francisco") so this is normal spelling for them. I don't see why they should use UK spelling just because the site has a .co.uk domain.

Comms room, comms room, comms room is on fire – we don't need no water, let the engineer burn


Re: Battery leak

Thank goodness she went back to get the keys, otherwise she wouldn't have been able to drive herself to hospital.

Stiff penalty: Prenda Law copyright troll gets 14 years of hard time for blue view 'n sue scam


Re: Who says crime dorsn't pay?

Make them pay rent for the prison cell.

Flight Simulator 2020: Exciting new ride or a doomed tailspin in a crowded market?


All the aircraft models will be in 2D FLATSO-nic... or something.

Wow, talk about a Maine-wave: US state says ISPs need permission to flog netizens' personal data


Re: I can see why this was a thing.

"Free" ISPs in the UK made their money from the 0845 "national rate" PoP numbers. Oh how we envied people living in Hull.

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


Re: Yeah, sounds nice, but can you wipe it....

I think getting it to boot would be hard enough...


Re: more convenient that having it on the front.

Hang on.. Smart lock actually works?


Re: Yeah, sounds nice, but can you wipe it....

More importantly, can I put MS-DOS on it?



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