* Posts by dotslash

100 posts • joined 19 Apr 2011


Red flag: Verify to be marked 'undeliverable' by gov projects watchdog


It's red


Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office


What about Azure AD...

Copying PII to the US?

UK.gov withdraws life support from flagship digital identity system


Re: Government verification gateway without the verification

And a good idea.

You forget though that this is GDS where they take 12 weeks in discovery, do "user research" and come up with a "better" idea, which then "fails fast" in beta.

All at great cost, whilst wearing shorts.

That dreaded syncing feeling: Will Microsoft EVER fix OneDrive?


I miss Mesh

It did what I wanted and it did it well.

They said Skydrive was going to be better, but it turns out Mesh actually allowed me to be more "productive" (to use M$ jargon) on different devices easily, with less available remote storage.

This was 5 years ago, the cloud marketing gimmick was still taking off (i think!)

iPad AIR 2 and iPad MINI 3, 5K iMac: World feels different today – and it IS



Why is this a top story on the BBC front page and the nexus devices weren't?

What's that? The BBC is biased? Oh, it's all so clear now...

Scottish independence: Will it really TEAR the HEART from IT firms?


Re: Registered office.

Scotland are in a lose lose situation: stay in the Union and continue to complain about Westminster for no reason; leave and lose all these companies, have no currency, create a doomed economy with a mass emigration problem at Gretna.

If they do pack up and leave, then good luck to them: there's not much Oil left in the North Sea; Welsh whisky ain't that bad; and no one wears tartan skirts.

I'm getting the popcorn ready, it's going to be comic either way.

AMD claims record with latest overclock-happy FX Series chips, again


Re: Sadly...

I claim to be no expert in such matters, but don't these AMD's provide better performance per £ especially in multi-threaded workloads?

The only reason the intels get a good rap is they are better at single threaded performance and older games can only do single thread?

How to shop wisely for the IT department of the future


i'm not sure a pure nerd model would be efficient. The nerds would just spend a lot of time arguing which technology is the best thing to use, whilst not finding out what the business actually requires.

Push mail outfit Good Tech wins CC cert


Re: This is clearly vital information.

good is a terrible implementation of secure email and calendar for BYOD companies.

It's also red and ugly and stands out like a cooked lobster in a tin of sardines.

Cool cars, cat-crushing chronometers, cashmere ... is this your IT boss?


Re: watches

Just avoid buying a Rolex and buy a nice watch with some style then.

Google lifts skirts, reveals Play All Access to UK market


Re: UK vs Euro pricing

well yeah, that is indeed ridiculous.

I'll just continue to use their cloud services for free whilst I get my wares by other means...

Google Glass will SELF-DESTRUCT if flogged on eBay


Re: Well I think they're cool and want one!

come out from behind your AC shadows and tell us we look like dicks to our faces (but please don't say "google" before you say "dicks").

Google erects tech specs tech specs, APIs hit the decks


Re: I solemnly promise

but when it's called an iGlass, I'm sure you'll be onboard ;)

Samsung vs Apple: which smartphone do Reg readers prefer?


Smartphones are for yesterday's cool kids.

Wearable computers is the next wave, google glass looks intriguing.

4G in the UK? Why the smart money still says 'Meh'


Re: Don't believe the hype...

also agree with the article, but don't agree that I'm currently fully happy with 3G.

Whilst H+ is fantastic and has got good coverage, the coverage on a train is just s**t which is where I personally need 3G coverage the most.

How hard is it to string a cable along the overhead wires pumping out a 3G signal across all railway networks?

Dead Steve Jobs 'made Tim Cook sue Samsung' from beyond the grave


Re: Jobs

Apple: "we've made a white rectangular phone with rounded corners, which has STT&TTS, what else is there to innovate???"

The Register Android App


hmm, not great first impressions.

Stock Galaxy Note II, it's slow to load, says an app restart is required a lot and you can't specify when you want to sync files for offline reading or if that can only happen on wifi.

I'd find a better outfit to outsource this to.


me too, only took (i think) more than a year to build! installing now...

Wii-U boat torpedoes Nintendo's '¥20bn profit' into ¥20bn loss


Games are king

time for nintendo to do a sega and become a game development house.

Mario Android please!

Three years since his Sun gobble, what hath Ellison wrought?


Re: ?


I might agree with you if this was a few years ago, but times are changing: cost of ownership and maintenance is king and lock in is currently cheaper and simpler.

Apple, Google tumble off top 20 trusted companies list


If you give it away...

to technology companies giving you free services, expect to be used.

Apple users: Only Apple can track us! Not Google


Re: More Leach tripe.

I wish people would get over the fact that privacy when you're using technology doesn't really exist.

Of course, paranoid people wearing tin hats will always spend time and effort trying to keep what they think is their privacy intact. Personally, I've got better things to do with my life - governments and tech companies can judge what I do with that life as much as they want.

Google maps app is BACK on iPhones, fanbois spared death


Re: Maps worth more to Google than Apple?

i'll take my own advice thanks, I like my own advice, it's paranoid free.

Until some secret assassin knocks on my door for looking at too much porn, I'll be fine - and if that does happen, I'll go all Jack Bauer on the world.


Re: Maps worth more to Google than Apple?

"Google can now resume data collection."

These comments are so narrow minded. Do you not think Nectar/Clubcard et al don't collect and analyse your habits? Why else do they give you free things for using them? How about Oyster analysing your travel patterns? Or even Amazon analysing your shopping patterns? In a more positive way, Credit Card companies monitor your spending habits to avoid fraud.

If you don't want to be monitored, get rid of all your technology, leave your bank and live in the Antarctic. Otherwise, shut up and sit down.

In a mobile data eating contest, Brits would win - Ofcom


I think we're just better at putting up with piss poor services since we've had to endure piss poor services most of our lives.

RIM is really in trouble when even Windows Phone 8 looks great


Re: I believe RIM is toast

They should of opened up their BES to all devices long ago and become a services company.

Slash A THIRD off Surface RT price or it's toast, Microsoft told


Re: Said it before and I'll say it again

but people generally discover they don't really want an iPad either after the newness and marketing spiel wares off.

Personally, I think if tablets survive in the future, it will be the cheap tablets that lead the way. The keyboard and mouse works for a reason.

Nexus 4 actually has 4G: But only in Canada, and potentially ILLEGAL


Re: Why not Just Call it AWS

Don't really understand your post but it reminds me of how much of a clusterf-bomb lte is. My 3g devices work all over the world (at least to the places I've been). From what I can gather, if you want your so called 4g device (which isn't 4g, it's lte and it's late) to work all over like 3g then you'd need a device capable of so many different frequencies.

When can we expect a proper fully capable 4g service? I'm guessing 10 years. In the mean time, I'd rather have the 3g hsupa+ thingamabob which seems to be quite adequate, cheaper and more compatible.

Ah, if only the world was a sensible place...

Thank BRIT eggheads for new iMac's sexy seamless knife-edge


Re: Pretty cool

lol, indeed, it is impressively thin, but what would you do with the space saved :)


Re: Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

but it's just a rectangle with rounded corners?!?!

Am i the only one in the world who thinks Apple's products are uninspiring and don't look good? They remind me of a grey dystopian future...

Mobile phone sales slump bites Nokia


Re: Wow

"Unfortunately for Nokia, the big profit is to be made in the apple distortion field."

there, fixed that for ya

Brits swallow Google Nexus 4 supply 'in 30 minutes'


obligatory: "1974 called and says hello" joke

Apple, HTC kiss and make up


Re: Stupid HTC Management

The verge's article on why they might of done this has some interesting points

Researcher names world's favourite smartphone


indeed, I thought the 920 would be my next phone (the camera being it's biggest selling point for me), but the tie up with EE coupled with not wanting to be an early adopter of the unproven windows 8 means I will be skipping this Nokia.

Shame, as it looks like a great piece of hardware.

Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi only tablet review


Re: It is truly amazing...

good luck getting all that content back when Apple inevitably tank once people (and idiotic stockbrokers) wake up and smell the ashes of false innovation.

Android: Google's baby ate 75% of smartphones in just 4 years


(BTW this whole fanboy/fandroid riling up malarkey sure is a fun way to kill time at work)


at least we have fun on the village bike, unlike the overpriced re-badged iPod all the dumb people like to take to bed with them where they're told what they can and cannot do.

Fondle fever: Growing tablet market no longer just an iPad market


Re: Android systems to insecure

yet look where Windows is now


Re: Nexus 10 anyone?

yep, i'm gonna get myself one.

If Apple want to continue their religious dominance, they're gonna have to do something a little bit more interesting than giving their iPod a different name with bigger and smaller screens.

Asus: we ship a million Google's Nexus 7s monthly


Re: Bought one yesterday after the price-drop

is that you Joerg? Being an AC from now on eh?

Anyway, I've yet to see an iPad used for anything other than web browsing, facebook, and the occasional note taking. If you ask me, they take a lot of your money for a device which people don't do very much on.

People will soon realise they've been idiots buying into iFail.

Story gone


Re: Bah to El Fan Boyz

when they released the windows phone one a long long time ago now it feels, they said the android one would be released in a couple of weeks.

Not holding out hope...

Hmm, I think I'll order an iPad Mini on Amazon ... Oh no I won't


Re: Both products are a big fail.

"but I'm certainly not saying your opinion is not valid"

Can I say so then? Yes? Ok...

Your opinion is not valid.

There, that feels better.

Hitachi buys Horizon to save UK's nuclear future


Re: IFR NOW!!!

really?!? Why the **** aren't we building them then, ffs, why can't clever people make all the decisions?

Bond's Walther PPK goes digital: A civilized gun updated


Re: Why always FakeOS?

because something which looks good and fancy often isn't very user friendly

Google hails hacks to WinPho 8 spoiler event


Re: $100 Nexus?

just google for the 10" nexus and you'll find the rumours. At $300 it would be great, hopefully they'll see sense in their pricing unlike MS and their OEMs

Microsoft Surface ad targets preppy, Glee-watching youngsters


Re: $499

sorry for double post.

especially with the lumia 920 coming out which is a much more exciting prospect with it's camera


Re: $499

it's at 479 euro now for the basic model in Germany.

More than £400 for the basic model and for the keyboard, that's not an easy sell for me



starting at $499 apparently: http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-surface-price-revealed-starts-at-499

If that does translate to ~£300 (~£350 with touch cover thingymebob), might be worth a consideration...

Microsoft really is watching us from above


Re: Makes note to check camouflage on the shark pens

you might need to double check, if this is what you can get commercially, imagine what's been in secret military spy satellites all these years...

Copper-obsessed BT means UK misses out on ultrafast fibre gold

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Re: Errm...

>> "Do it once and do it right."

>>> R I I I I G H T! Lived in th UK long?

lol, have one internet sir!



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