* Posts by GreggS

309 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Feb 2012


Virgin Media comes top of the flops for customer complaints


Re: Solid connection. Gaseous pricing!

Agreed. I've never paid the price they "wanted" to charge me, always getting discounts that meant i was paying close to, or close enough to new customers that i couldn't be arsed to move off what has for me, been a very reliable service.

40 years since Elite became the most fun you could have with 22 kilobytes



You could have played it on either, both had a version although the ST's was proper 3D polygons and not wire frame.


Better than Dangerous

I somehow find the bells & whistles added to Elite Dangerous a whole lot less fun and engaging than the original.

Atari 400 makes a comeback in miniature form


I think he's also missing the BBC Model B, a staple of many a school's computing department.

Regulator says stranger entered hospital, treated a patient, took a document ... then vanished


Re: A future who me?

Are you saying it was Ncuti Gatwa?

Apple's iPhone 12 woes spread as Belgium, Germany, Netherlands weigh in


All fixed now



"To be clear, however, the iPhone 12 was approved by the FCC before sale"

Yeah and the FAA approved the Boeing 737 MAX and the FDA, Oxycontin.

Brit data watchdog fines sleazy sales ops £250K for 'bombarding' folk with calls



They're all just a bunch of big PECR's.

Smart ovens do really dumb stuff to check for Wi-Fi


Not surprising

"SMART" TV's have been phoning home for years, Samsung's used to have to be able to see samsung.com. Heck, my TAPO lightbulb won't work with Alexa if I have DOT enabled.

Nice smart device – how long does it get software updates?



They're only smart if the person using them is smart. That is why i have such a bugbear about so-called smart meters being marketed as better for the consumer, they're not, they're only better for the energy suppliers and National Grid, although, they aren't exactly smart either,

Startup raises $30 million for wireless power delivery system


Re: $30 million for a microwave oven and a tin can?

And to The Pringles post.

Once you've popped, you can't stop.

IBM manager sues for $5m claiming postnatal demotion


Good luck to her

If all that is stated is as it is, then $5 mil seems low.

Apple patches actively exploited iPhone, iPad kernel vulns


Tim Cook

Every time i see a photo of him i have to have a double take just to make sure it's him and not Tony Adams.

Your new career plan: Go to jail for bribery, get busted taking drugs, be appointed chair of Samsung


Member of UK cabinet

With a reputation like that, I'm surprised he wasn't appointed deputy PM.

How I made a Chrome extension for converting Reg articles to UK spelling


Isn't that what Musk is trying to do by buying Twitter?

New measurement alert: Liz Truss inspires new Register standard


A Truss

You could have easily have already been using a Clough(ie) as he only lasted the same amount of time at Leeds United as famously depicted in the Damned Utd. Ironically, Truss wanted to channel the spirit of Don Revie during her leadership bid, the very man Clough replaced.

Amazon expands end-to-end video encryption to battery-powered Ring devices


Devil's in the detail

So key here is "customer's enrolled mobile device". According to the blurb;

"With this option enabled, your video content is encrypted with a unique key generated by your Ring device, and this key is only shared with the mobile devices you select. Only you have the key to decrypt the videos.

Please Note: Enabling End-to-End Encryption will disable some of the features you get with Ring devices. For example, you can't watch Live View from enrolled Ring devices on an Alexa device. Also, any Shared Users you've added will lose access to Ring devices you enrol."

So you can enrol a few devices under your own account by the sounds of things, but any "shared" users (not logged in under your account) within your household can no longer access them. Plus you lose the love view function on any Alexa devices. hmmm...

Lenovo launches face-mounted monitor


Re: How long until..

Good luck to him if he's managed to keep going for 30 minutes.

Software developer cracks Hyundai car security with Google search


re: that would be Iconic

It would certainly be Ioniq.

Vivaldi email client released 7 years after first announcement


Re: Old Man

I was horrified by the fact that Virgin Media support now use WhatsApp to communicate. I'm no Luddite, but perleeaase....

Apple gets lawsuit over Meltdown and Spectre dismissed


I believe the point here is that the judge is saying that security is not a central function of the CPU. It therefore stands to reason that the overarching OS is therefore responsible for it, which is basically what Apple is saying in their argument.

Welsh home improvement biz fined £200,000 over campaign of 675,478 nuisance calls


Wow Minority Report type pre-emptive strikes

"Home2Sense was incorporated in September 20129"


Pension cold-calling financial services biz cops largest ever fine from UK data watchdog


No word from the FCA

On whether they will also be fining the company for breaking the law on cold calling?

Council culture: Software test leads to absurd local planning SNAFU



edammed if he do, edammed if he don't

Annoyed US regulator warns it might knock SpaceX's shiny new Texas tower down


unless you're Boeing (and until you get caught out).

UK urged to choo-choo-choose hydrogen-powered trains in pursuit of carbon-neutral economic growth


Re: Oh great!

"You happily drive a cat with 60-80 litres of explosive liquid in a single walled plastic bowl."

Would that be a Schrodinger's bowl?

Hungover Brits declare full English breakfast the solution to all their ills


sweet and sour pork balls

"The 3 per cent of respondents who suggested a day with a hangover should best be started with sweet and sour pork balls (30th) are clearly suffering from a hangover caused by something other than alcohol. Possibly crack."

Nope. It's an indication of our changing population and Student demographic.

Want to keep working in shorts and flipflops way after this is all over? It could be time to rethink your career moves



No one can force me to put any on whilst i'm typing this response from home!

Just when everyone thought things might be looking up, Dido Harding admits interest in top job at NHS England


She's a friend of BoJo the clown so will probably get the job no questions asked or other people interviewed.

Facebook Giphy merger stays on ice after failed challenge to UK competition regulator


Re: prognostications

I predicted as much.



great word. Must try and use it today.

Oops, says Manchester City Council after thousands of number plates exposed in parking ticket spreadsheet



Is that a human or just the number of a mobile unit?

If it's a human, you've got to give them some Kudos. I certainly couldn't write a ticket that quickly and at that frequency.

CD Projekt Red 'EPICALLY pwned': Cyberpunk 2077 dev publishes ransom note after company systems encrypted



I like the dark chocolate one.

Congrats, Meg Whitman, another multi-billion-dollar write-off for the CV: Her web vid upstart Quibi implodes


Re: Meg Whitman drives another company into the ground

She did it again? That would be Britney songs, not country, surely?

That long-awaited, super-hyped Apple launch: Watches, iPads... and one more thing. Oh, actually that's it


No mention

of battery life at all?

Digital pregnancy testing sticks turn out to have very analogue internals when it comes to getting results


Re: Doomed

Come again?

Not exactly running on the pregnancy test hardware though. They've changed the CPU & display and stuck them back into the stick casing. That's like putting a modern PC's innards into a ZX81 and saying i've got the latest Flight Simulator running on it.

Hundreds of forgotten corners of mega-corp websites fall into the hands of spammers and malware slingers



would you say it was a copy cat enterprise?

Never knowingly under-digitally transformed: Retailer John Lewis outsources tech function to Wipro



good luck with that.

One map to rule them all: UK's Ordnance Survey rolls out its Data Hub and the juicy API goodness that lies therein


Re: Could this become the official UK postcode and address database?

or this;


Zero-click, zero-day flaws in iOS Mail 'exploited to hijack' VIP smartphones. Apple rushes out beta patch


Re: Buy Apple

I'm not saying they haven't. It was sarcasm. But Apple use this on their advertising.

No one is 100% secure so to say it is......


Buy Apple

It has (in)security built-in!

Zoom's end-to-end encryption isn't actually end-to-end at all. Good thing the PM isn't using it for Cabinet calls. Oh, for f...


Is the use of Zoom down to his PM in all but name, sorry special advisor Dominic Cummings?

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now: Brexit tea towel says it'll just be the gigabit broadband


Re: hedgehogs

They should just share.

Ding-dong. Who's there? Any marketing outfit willing to pay: Not content with giving cops access to doorbell cams, Ring also touts personal info



Yes, but RING's EMEA HQ is in the Netherlands.

ICANN finally reveals who’s behind purchase of .org: It’s ███████ and ██████ – you don't need to know any more


If it is a massive tax avoidance scheme, shouldn't the IRS be getting very interested in any transactions taking place?

Apple tipped to go full wireless by 2021, and you're all still grumbling about a headphone jack



So they're going to make nearly all Apple Carplay systems redundant as well at the same time? Only very few manufacturers are including wireless CarPlay systems.

Bandwidth weirdness at TalkTalk has customers fuming at being denied on-demand I'm A Celeb


Amazon link?

Could it also have something to do with Amazon starting to live stream the "footy"?

Video-editing upstart bares users' raunchy flicks to world+dog via leaky AWS bucket



It's one way to get your search rankings up

Baffled by bogus charges on your Amazon account? It may be the work of a crook's phantom gadget



Weren't Samsung TV's the common link here?

Seems it might be a problem there.

UK ads watchdog slaps Amazon for UX dark arts after folk bought Prime subs they didn't want


They can't guarantee next day across international borders, so they offer "free" for most items to Prime members. Having said that, i ordered from Amazon.com, got free international delivery and it was delivered within a day.