I can already access my cards with a long press of the power button, which also pulls up a menu to screenshot, emergency and power down or restart
503 posts • joined 26 Nov 2009
Ofcom waves DAB radio licences under local broadcasters' noses as FM switchoff debate smoulders again
Real-time tragedy: Dumb deletion leaves librarian red-faced and fails to nix teenage kicks on the school network
How many days of carefree wiping do you have left before life starts to look genuinely apocalyptic? Let's find out
I went to my local Morrisons last night and can only have four of any one alcohol product, so am limited to four bottles per brand. They stock a lot of stuff I don't like, so only left with 6 bottles. Yet if I'm a Corona/Stella/Carling/Guinness etc. drinker I can buy four cases. Discrimination against real ale drinkers I say!
It's not the end of the world, and the staff there are coping remarkably well.
Grab a towel and pour yourself a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster because The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is 42
Was anybody at the event at the British library yesterday? Fantastic way to spend an afternoon in the company who knew and worked with Douglas, finishing with a cast reading of the second radio episode by people who had starred on the radio, TV and stage shows. Jon Culshaw was even wearing the original dressing gown!
So was anybody at the British library event yesterday? A fun afternoon with a finale of the second episode been read by people who played on the original radio, TV, and stage shows (the rainbow and also the recent your) Was a fantastic way to spend the day. I'll do a proper review of required when I'm in front of a proper keyboard
All that Samsung users found on UK website after weird Find my Mobile push notification was... other people's details
Not call, dude: UK govt says guaranteed surcharge-free EU roaming will end after Brexit transition period. Brits left at the mercy of networks
I bet one of the countries he wouldn't mention is Azerbaijan, I went there for the race last year and EE was tempting me with 5MB of roaming data for £36.
Anyway, I love reading about the stuff that goes on behind the scenes in F1, so more of the same please! I do remember a few years ago Red Bull were advertising for an IT position, with the added bonus of moonlighting as the rear jack man as well.
ACLU sues America's border cops: Tell us everything about these secret search teams targeting travelers
I've visited the US half a dozen and absolutely hate the immigration theatre. Once I was doing San Francisco to New York by train and road and was asked to name every state I was going to visit.
After saying that, last year I flew into a much smaller airport (Cincinnati Kentucky) and the process was very straightforward, but maybe because I came down from Canada on a regional jet with only about 90 seats so there was a lot less people to process.
I was sat waiting for a train to leave Kings Cross when somebody got on with a whole pizza.
I think if he'd offered to sell slices to people that were drooling over the smell he'd have come out with a good profit.
All this reminds me of the trains in Sri Lanka, where hawkers got on at every stop and went round with strange foods. You were never sure what you were eating, but it did taste good!
If there were almost a million computer misuse crimes last year, Action Fraud is only passing 2% of cases to cops
We have a problem with fake sites scraping product content and images from our site and buying expired domains with a fairly recent page rank, so sites like bobsgardensersofsuffolk.co.uk suddenly starts selling clothing.
We get people that have bought our products from these sites and, obviously, they don't arrive so we get asked about them. When trying to talk to Action Fraud about the ability to take these sites down we were told to "contact an IT in order to try and get the site taken down". When we pushed they said "you will have to contact an Independent IT team to see if they can help you somewhere like PC World may be able to assist"
Bored and looking for something to do with your fingers? Why not try speed-cubing at a central London pop-up?
A few years ago, walking over a bridge in Central Hong Kong I saw a group of teens sat round a small table with a selection of different cubes (snake, pyramid etc.). They also had a timer similar to those used in chess. It was quite fun to see these guys frantically twisting the things around before hitting the timer.
They are probably trying to break into government buildings now, but hey, different times...
COBOL: Five little letters that if put on a CV would ensure stable income for many a greybeard coder
I was taught COBOL at my local Technical College as part of my computer studies course. I've yet to write a single line.
On the other hand, I tried to persuade my Dad, who had spent his life mainly writing COBOL applications for am RAF base in the UK to come out of retirement for Y2K. Reckon he could have made a small fortune if he had...
Facebook: Remember how we promised we weren’t tracking your location? Psych! Can't believe you fell for that
My MacBook Woe: I got up close and personal with city's snatch'n'dash crooks (aka some bastard stole my laptop)
Re: That's horrible.
Years ago I'd been to a match at Newcastle and had taken a 200 1.8L box to use as a seat whilst inside the ground. We left in a hurry before the end of the game and in the rush to chuck our gear into the boot (2 bodies with 600mm F4's and assorted bits and pieces) I left the box on the street behind the car.
Did I mention it had the lens still inside it?
Remarkably, somebody handed it into the police who called the office to say "somebody has handed a large lens in to us that's yours". Boss immediately thought large meant one of the 6's and was quite happy when we realised what we'd left behind. I still wonder to this day how so many people walked past a small box worth the same as a small car without realising..
Not all bar persons are created equally
But seriously, this does nothing more than what any reasonable quality bar person could do
Unfortunately, those kind of people don't apply for jobs in Wetherspoons, where a system like this could really sort things out. And it seems a country wide issue, as if there is a central pool of people that each pub can choose from.
Cloudflare gave everyone a 30-minute break from a chunk of the internet yesterday: Here's how they did it
Edge-lords crack down on trackers as Microsoft effortlessly kills off PBX phone system, and what's this? Windows Calculator on iOS?
Zavvi tells customers: You've won VIP tickets to Champions League final! And you've won tickets, and you've won tickets, and you, and...
Boeing... Boeing... Gone: Canada, America finally ground 737 Max jets as they await anti-death-crash software patches
I'm she that in the early 00s, El Reg team a series of stories about a press flight of the 777 that lost altitude she too the two fly by wire systems disagreeing with each other. Something about them both been developed by the same team, rather than two two separate units. Anybody remember this?
Sure, we've got a problem but we don't really want to spend any money on the tech guy you're sending to fix it
I looked at the cost difference between getting from Glasgow and London last year. It worked out slightly cheaper to fly, but the time spent in getting to and from the airports made it easier to get the train.
Did the same from Montreal to Toronto a few years ago. Much easier (and I had a friend meet me at the station to take me to get one of these ---> )