* Posts by craigj

87 publicly visible posts • joined 28 Jun 2011


Archos ArcBook: An Android netbook for a measly hundred-and-seventy clams


Re: Anon heckler

I think his gag was that the price in $ will be the same in £

Apple stuns world with rare SEVEN-way split: What does that mean?


Re: Translation

You've not worked in IT very long, have you?

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS


Re: Don't know about International model

Thats when you just reboot the handset

'Monstrous' Apple kicked us off iAd, claimed we are its RIVAL – Brit music upstart



Never heard of them... I might download the app and give it a try.

Good job Apple!

Apple prepping 4K resolution 12.9-inch MaxiPad – report


Re: Seems a bit pointless


The post is required, and must contain letters.

London businesses to signal UNSWERVING LOYALTY to capital with .london domain


Here ya go...


You can buy me a pint to thank me.

Apple's new non-feline Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks, ready to go



Yeah they do.

They just piss off all their users by changing the UI to justify it.

Plastic ingredient FOUND ON MOON of Saturn


Titan is a thoroughly unpleasant world with a brownish atmosphere, liquid methane rain and freezing temperatures that can plummet to a frosty -180°C.

Sounds like Scotland

500 MEELLION PCs still run Windows XP. How did we get here?


Re: XP? Pah!

I have a Sundial running CP/M

Microsoft Surface 2 fondleslabs finally get off ground with airline order


instead of a limited app that you have to learn how to use, you get the full website.

The "full website" that doesn't have useful featues of a native app, such as storing content offline to view when an internet connection isnt present.

I, for one, welcome our robotic communist jobless future


Re: Just close the loop entirely

We don't want them to think! We just want them to make our stuff.

If they could think they wouldn't want to do our boring monotonous jobs for free so that we could have spare time.

Has the Matrix, Terminator, Battlestar Gallactica et al. tought you nothing?

TWO can play this 64-bit mobile game, says Samsung, crossly


Re: Why oh why

A mobile phone doesnt.

iOS and Android devices are essentially mobile computers that also have a phone fuction though.

Apple prepares to unleash iPhone 5S, 5C for the GREAT BRAWL OF CHINA


A recent report found that Apple had a paltry 4.6 per cent share of the massive Chinese smartphone market.

Sounds reasonable. But last week El Reg posted an image showing 22.4% share http://regmedia.co.uk/2013/09/03/smartphones_all_markets_small.jpg (Which sounds less likely)

At least keep your BS consistent El Reg :)

Amazon DENIES launch of iPhone-killing freebie smartphone


Re: Free = very locked down?

Well they could sell a £50 phone which comes with £50 of amazon app store credit... It stretches the definition of free a little, but then so do most "free" services.

Furious Frenchies tell Apple to bubble off: Bling iPhone isn't 'champagne'


"It didn't come out on top against Apple Records,Cisco or Proview and I don't think it will in this case, should it decide to press on with this 'champagne' business."

Well.... It depends what you mean by "come out on top". They had to pay a fuck load of cash, but they still sell music using the name Apple and they still sell a device called "iPhone" and they still sell a device named "iPad" in china.

I'm not defending them, but their attitude of "do what we want and pay the fines later" does seem to work.

Wait, don't ditch that IT career just yet: UK vacancies hit 5-year high


Re: Impossible conditions

"Actually a developer working on the OS from inside Microsoft might do. "

Sweet! If you know one, ask them if they want the £12k/year job being advertised will you?

Windows NT: Remember Microsoft's almost perfect 20-year-old?


Re: "everyone bets on Linux today"

"for graphics designers, of course"

Wait... What? Macs, sure. Windows, Sure. Linux? for Graphic designers?

YouTube Wars: Microsoft cries foul as Windows Phone app pulled again


If BB can build a youtube app with HTML5, why can't MS?

Because HTML 5 relies on their browsers rendering engine... And IE is shite.

Salesforce asks devs to cough 800% more for security review


Re: Not seeing the problem here

I have sent salesforce / force.com applications for review.

Yes, they have access to your code.

If your app connected to an external web service and did not escape values before including them in a page / query / code it would not pass the security review, that's exactly what the review is there for,

The man from Del Monte, he says... NO! .delmonte gTLD bid crushed, juiced


Re: Is this still going on?

That's too far fetched... It'll never catch on!

USA reverses iPhone, iPad sales ban


Re: Correct descision, even if the taint lingers @Monty Burns

Whether you agree with his opinion or not, it's pretty obvious that's not what was implied.

Rather that a ban on a product could result in people losing jobs and livelihoods. Most likely the people in China assembling these products. In contrast to just mega-corps scoring points and slimey lawyers milking both sides for all they're worth.

That you would jump to that conclusion says more about you than it does Monty.

Back under your rock please.

Apple drops hints about future low-cost iPhones


Re: Hypothesis

"If I want the mobile version of a website I'll ask for it in the URL and don't want it assumed on the basis of my user agent string, which is consequently set to masquerade as a desktop. Maybe I'm not the only one?"

You're definitely not the only one, you're still part of an unimaginably tiny percentage though.

Internet overlords deny Google's 'dotless' domains dream


Re: It's stupid having to pay someone for a dot and some letters

Alternative DNS isn't new, its been done before, a company called new.net sold their own "alternative domains" like .xxx - It didn't work out too well for them when Icann launched the same extension.

I think the last thing you would want is competing DNS systems, never knowing if all of your users will reach your intended website because they may be looking up to a different DNS server. Seems like a Scammers dream!

How Microsoft shattered Gnome's unity with Windows 95


Re: I'm not sure Microsoft *has* won.

"8.11 for Workgroups"

ROFL - You are so clever. That was such a good joke, you felt it needed saying 4 times!

AMAZEBALLS: Buy a doomed Apple TV, get a replacement free


Re: Extra, extra!

I think it's more: "Extra! Extra! Perfect device manufacturer releases imperfect device"

I didn't realise foxconn were held in such high regard

Canonical unveils fondleslab-friendly Ubuntu 'experience'


Re: Stupidity

Errr, nobody said it was the same UI, the article specifically mentioned 4 UIs. Next time try reading before commenting :)

"All four versions of the Ubuntu UI are be presented by the same underlying OS code, and Ubuntu can switch from one to the other depending on the size of the display and attached peripherals. "

The Register Android App


Re: davtom

"Or you could, you know, just use the web browser..."

The app is good for downloading stories & comments to read offline on the train, when I wouldn't have a 3g signal to use the website. Voting would be nice in the app though.

Amazon patents digital resale market


They're all greedy fucks... they're businesses.

Their duty is to maximise profits for their shareholders. If you honestly think that Google / Samsung / Microsoft / Apple are out with your best interests in heart, you're very much mistaken.

XBMC coders acquire TVonics brand


I've found OpenElec to be quite buggy and unfriendly in my personal experience.

It cannot autodetect Wifi, all of the settings must be input manually, and it has the hidden step of "restart your system" which is not mentioned on screen.

Also, it connects to my wifi aprox. 50% of the time. If it doesn't automatically connect at the beginning, there's no way for it to connect later on, you just have to keep restarting the system until it eventually picks up a connection.

I've found several XBMC plugins to not function correctly on openElec.

This is just my personal experience, appreciate it's not everyones.

The Register iPhone and Android apps: Maintenance update



Well.... Most of the content :)

Rumour: Asus rejects $99 Nexus 7... rumour


Re: Go for it!


If Android is the number one mobile OS, surely Android users are the sheep?

Apple demands $707m more from Samsung


A lot of dislike for Apple recently, and even (especially?) as a user of their products, I can see why.

But I don't see why somebody who admittedly didn't read the article, but instead jumped straight to the comments section to spam it with his personal thoughts & no meaningful insight would get any thumbs up from El Reg readers?

Hapless Kate topless, toothless law useless


I'm not entirely sure what the purpose of the article was?

But If the free newspaper on the bus is to be believed, the photographer didn't get paid anything for them anyway, except his usual wages from the Magazine who he works for.


Ten freeware gems for new Macs


Why is El Reg providing me with links to buy freeware from Amazon?

Apple plans extended iPad display through 'Smart Covers'


Re: What will Apple patent next?

Nah, Adobe already patented Air.

Beeb stuffs $21tn into Olympic-sized swimming pools


Re: Measurement confusion.

Re: why use dollar bills for a UK currency measure. Are fivers not good enough?

Because then the story doesn't sound as impressive (Not that I'm condoning it).

If they're just trying to make the number seem bigger, why not tell us how many olympic sized pools of 1p coins this could fill

Apple reverses resistible rise of Android


Re: Of course Android is on the decline!

errrr... WTF?

Multi-platform exploit sniffs your OS, penetrates your back door


Re: Good luck with that ...

I think you forgot you were on a geek website...

Bragging that you run a non-mainstream OS and don't install java tends not to be that impressive to people who know what they're talking about :)

News websites would be pretty thin on articles if they only printed things which directly related to your computer setup. Nice that you felt the need to tell the world this doesn't affect you though.

tata xx

Web stat WTF: iOS beats Android 3 to 1, iOS and Android tied


Re: very believable, no-one would ever fake a user agent

"I fully believe it, most of my & my wifes mobile access show an iPhone or iPad user agent, so it must be true."

I suspect you & your wife represent an unimaginably small drop in the ocean when compared to the millions of people who will not change their user agent.

75,000 Raspberry Pi baked before August


Re: careful there

Only because the samsung lawyers probably couldnt tell a samsung case from an iPhone case

Carphone Warehouse touts cut-price iPads

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Re: if only...

"I won't put up with restrictions imposed by blokes whom I already paid for their product"

Nope, you'll put up with restrictions imposed by blokes at Google, instead of the blokes that you paid for the product.

Apple orders 10in iPad, moles claim implausibly

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Re: Think you'll find Apple make sheep ;)

Sure, Apple make sheep.

Those apple sheep must look quite foolish to the 95% of different, free-thinking computer users all running windows.

And those 55% of out-there, trying something different smartphone users all running Android


Apple's HTML5 bet against Android extermination


"Apple has won precisely by betting against the openness of the web with a closed ecosystem"

No they didn't, their entire philosophy for the iPhone when it launched was that apps would be web based, using safari.

They bowed down to pressure from developers to allow 3rd party native apps.

Samsung... no, Apple... no, Samsung tops Q1 smartphone sales chart


Re: Anyone still not developing for Android?

Whilst I kind of agree, Samsungs are generally high end smartphones that probably generate a lot of app revenue, I dislike your general fandroidism...

Assuming your figures are correct, 74% OS market share does not equal 74% app market share.

Many low end phones are shipped with android, and a much higher percentage of Android users that do download apps could be considered to be "freetards" (Don't like paying for apps).

So your sweeping statement suggesting all app developers should be targeting Android is not necessarily true. For some profitable iOS developers, the additional development may not be worth the additional revenue.

Apple profits almost double on iOS product sales leap


Re: How big does Apple need to be...

Re "If only there were sites dedicated to facile sarcasm for you to lurk on"

There is, he's on it. It's called El Reg

Yahoo! axes! 2,000! workers!


$375,000,000 / 2000 = $187,500 average salary.

Where do I signup? oh wait...

El Reg user forum opens to public, HTML for all (mostly)



the <marquee>marquee tag</marquee> Pretty Purleeease? :D

Apple Store staff outnumber queues as new iPad goes on sale


Re: Let's all think different...

Did you even read the article? Turns out very few people actually did that

Google to app devs: Use our pay system ... OR ELSE


Hey, where did all the fandroids go?

You know... The ones that were crowing when simmilar news was reported on Apple?

Nominet to launch .wales and .cymru


Re: .cymru

Not a fan of all these new tlds either, It will make branding and advertising URLs a lot harder. I think you're right, things will get more confusing for your average user.

But to be fair .wales is the same amount of characters as .co.uk, so I don't think "cumbersome and long" is a valid argument.