Where I used to work, you'd have to swipe into the "secure" car park, but the barrier would open itself on exiting. It was a joy to watch the bin men pull up, one would hop out, walk past the barrier and locate a large wheelie bin. He'd then push it over towards the barrier... and hey presto! Access granted.
Posts by Snivelling Wretch
111 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Oct 2012
There's a reason why my cat doesn't need two-factor authentication
Return of the audio format wars and other money-making scams
US bitcoin bomb threat ransom scam looks like a hoax say FBI, cops
Townsfolk left deeply unsatisfied by Bury St Edmunds' 'twig' of a Christmas tree
Why are sat-nav walking directions always so hopeless?
HTTPS crypto-shame: TV Licensing website pulled offline
Boss regrets pointing finger at chilled out techie who finished upgrade early
Too many leftover screws? Ikea website backend goes TITSUP
> The Register suspects that either a planned update to Ikea’s website backend went horribly wrong or something else has happened.
Can't argue with logic like that!
In any case, I had these problems on the website at the weekend, but I noticed that although the stock check appeared to be broken on the product pages, it worked on the basket/shopping list page. However, once at the store itself, they were also having problems with some of the tills, resulting in them closing my line just as I arrived at the checkout: grrrr. Could be entirely unrelated of course, but who knows...
Sen. Ron Wyden: Adobe Flash is doomed, why is Uncle Sam still using it?
What if tech moguls brewed real ale?
US Declaration of Independence labeled hate speech by Facebook bots
This HTC U12+ review page is left intentionally blank
It's true – it really is grim up north, thanks to Virgin Media. ISP fined for Carlisle cable chaos
Same story round our way (Royal Berkshire, dontcha know). They dug up the village for months and badly fenced off really long stretches of road at once with no traffic control, which really clogged things up. Road repairs were pretty patchy too. Then when it was done, they couldn't even tell me what services were going to be available, if any...
Blighty stuffs itself in Galileo airlock and dares Europe to pull the lever
TalkTalk starts offering punters choice to shift-shift to O2
As the singularity approaches, neural network pens black metal album
Pokémon GO caused hundreds of deaths, increased crashes
Submarine builder admits dismembering journalist's body
Futuristic driverless car technology to be trialled on... oh, a Ford Mondeo
The Lord saw that man was wicked and sent a flood of storage news
Nationwide banking suffers its own Black Wednesday
Your emotionally absent pic-snapping partner's going to look you in the eye again
Japanese researchers spin up toilet paper gyroscopes for science
Teenagers think Doritos are cooler than Apple
Robo-AI jobs doomsday may, er... not actually happen, say boffins
A mooving tail of cows, calves and the Internet of Things
New PayPal T&Cs prevents sellers trash-talking PayPal
Black horse blacks out: Lloyds Bank website goes down
Rogue One: This is the Star Wars back story you've been looking for
BT tops Ofcom's broadband whinge list
The wait is over: MoD releases latest issue of Ship Paint Monthly
Funny story, this. UK.gov's 'open banking app revolution'. Security experts not a fan of it
Chatbot lawyer shreds $2.5m in parking tickets
Hewlett Packard Enterprise hiring temps to cover for redundancies - sources
Did Spotify hire Alan Partridge to run its Netflix-style video push?
NatWest tightens online banking security after hacks' 'hack' exposé
Aye, AI: Cambridge's Dr Sean Holden talks to El Reg about our robot overlords
This is why copy'n'paste should be banned from developers' IDEs
Uber rebrands to the sound of
Plan B hoovers up NZ-based cloud outfit ICONZ
'Printer Ready'. Er… you actually want to print? What, right now?
Re: Office Space
The "A" paper sizes are actually rather wonderfully thought out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size
El Reg picked a pack of ace pic-titlers
Cyber security buck stops with me, says Dido Harding
NetNames confirms easily.co.uk whacked by cyber crims
Re: "Told punters yesterday", did they?
I received an email yesterday which was basically the same as this article, although it also included the following:
"However, none of the domain names that are registered to you were featured on the list that was accessed".
So perhaps there is a different communication for people whose domains were on the list?