* Posts by ta6rma

9 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Jul 2010

Very little helps: Tesco flashes ancient Windows desktop on Scan-As-You-Shop device


Re: Other uses

A couple of years ago we had a client who wanted a low-cost barcode scanning system for registering event delegates, we went with Chainway handheld scanners running WinCE and built a basic scanning app for their needs. Worked pretty well and the devices seemed robust enough

Pro tip: You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no password



Dragon 32 I thought?

Kodi-pocalypse Now? Actually, it's not quite here yet


Re: Maybe just drop your prices and kill illegal streaming? Not likely though

"Hand", surely?

Rules, shmules: Fliers leaving devices switched on in droves


Re: Don't do it

"If you leave you phone in online mode you will effect the electronics on the plane."

If that was true, and if there was ANY risk at all, you wouldn't be allowed to take them on board.

After all they ban nail-clippers, so why allow something that supposedly could crash the plane...?


Re: The real reason they want them turned off

I've been asked to stop reading during the landing drill

Cops cuff tabloid computer hacking suspect in Newcastle


Re: Plebgate

Wonder why the police couldn't just open the gate? Smacks of jobsworth-ism

Council spunks '£100k on how to wash your hands' vid


Re: No laughing matter

Similar thing at our place....


Watch crim crackdowns on live Plod blog



I am sure my elderly parents who have suffered 4 years of harassment and abuse from a neighbour while Durham police did nothing will be overjoyed by this.

Airline ejects passenger for being hungry



Yes me too. If there was even the remotest risk that mobiles could interfere with anything important (as opposed to maybe the inflight entertainment channel?) they would be classed in the same league as other dangerous items, like mineral water and nail-clippers.