* Posts by snowpages

24 posts • joined 11 Sep 2015

US-China chip cold war? It's only helping the Middle Kingdom, silicon makers warn

Big Brother

Re: Once Upon a Time, in the Lands of the Eternal Optimist and Pragmatic Ethereal Realist ....

I think you will find that is still the case (if you mean a human)..

Snap continues to make a spectacle of itself as it tries to trademark the word spectacles


Re: Is it in the dictionary?

Like "windows" perhaps and "apple"... I think that horse has bolted.

Who you gonna call? Premium numbers, but a not-so-premium service


Re: Wrong number

I recently successfully dialled an 0208 xxx xxxx number just using the xxx xxxx - which is what you could do in the 01 xxx xxxx days and is one reason why people still format the last 7 digits the old way.

Chinese paper runs interview with Alibaba staffer who claims she was fired after exec rape claim


Re: A Chinese company, trampling over the rights of it's victims...

A company trampling over the rights of its employees.


BT's Plusnet shows Google how it's done as email woes enter their third day


Not just email

They seem to have been having problems with their internal systems too...

Analogue radio given 10-year stay of execution as the UK U-turns on DAB digital future


Re: The future is behind you ....


Reg scribe spends week being watched by government Bluetooth wristband, emerges to more surveillance


Re: I'll be tracked almost everywhere I go...

A few minutes of search suggests that your "no correlation" "and there never has been" might be difficult to support:





... and don't forget time lags, population density, cultural differences have an effect too.


Re: I'll be tracked almost everywhere I go...

France, with compulsory masks and vaccination passports, ~5k infections/day. UK with neither, ~50k infections/day.

Just got back from France. Oh No! I had to briefly wear my mask and wave my phone on entering a premises... hardly a major inconvenience and made me feel MORE confident to go out and enjoy the cafes, bars and restaurants.

Back in the UK now with its rampant infections, empty shelves, fuel queues grumble grumble.....

Frustrated dev drops three zero-day vulns affecting Apple iOS 15 after six-month wait


Re: Have to agree coming at it from the other way.

Just a thought - you don't have to give them your REAL dob (as long as you remember which one you used for any later security questions).

Thanks, Sir Clive Sinclair, from Reg readers whose careers you created and lives you shaped


Mine too..

The Project 80 amp I got did the same - turned out to be a solder spike that shorted the mains when the power switch was pressed.... obviously never tested. Easy to fix for those of us with a soldering iron, maybe not for the average buyer But it was cheap.

A speech recognition app goes into a bar. Speak up if you’ve heard it already

Thumb Up

Re: Palm glyphs

Sony CLIÉ PEG-TJ37 - Colour screen, WiFi, lovely.

Still have two in the drawer, can't bring myself to get rid of them.

How to stop a content filter becoming a career-shortening network component


Re: "That would not be... convenient"

The pedant in me has to point out that the Swedes don't use "ø" - that is the Norwegians and Danes. The Swedish equivalent is an "ö"

(disclaimer: wife is Swedish so I had the differences pointed out to me very early on..)

Arms not long enough to reach the plug socket? Room-wide wireless charging is on the way


Re: Inverse square law

If they are using low frequency magnetic fields rather than RF then it is worse - more like inverse cube law...

Yes, just plug the phone in. Simple, Efficient.

Please, no Moore: 'Law' that defined how chips have been made for decades has run itself into a cul-de-sac


Re: Transistor physics

..and two smaller atoms perhaps?

Early Skype developer Jaan Tallinn splashes cash in latest funding for Matrix-based instant messenger Element


Re: The Quantum Leap Hurdle for Almighty Entry into Greater AI Races .....

If amanfromMars1 DID know, then I would be very impressed (and scared...)

Windows 11 still doesn't understand our complex lives – and it hurts


Needs tightening??

"lose" not "loose". That is all.

Revealed: Perfect timings for creation of exemplary full English breakfast


Re: Different strokes...

I think you will find that the French eat far more parts of the animal than the Brits and cannot understand people who won't eat offal.

BOFH: When the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East, only then will the UPS cease to supply uninterrupted voltage


Re: Poor cyclist

Looks like I can be the Third reply :)

Gov.UK taskforce publishes post-Brexit wish-list: 'TIGRR' pounces on GDPR, metric measures


Re: Rich playground

It's all about targets and numbers these days.

If Gov puts £x million into supporting high-growth companies it can report that it helped to generate £y million, but if it put £x million into "all companies" it might only be able to report gains of £y/10 million.

Which gives the best headlines and appears to best justify their activities (if you don't look too deeply)??


Re: the partial return of imperial measures

Yes, you will find that jam/pickle jars and the like are labelled as 454g and have been for a long time so we do buy some groceries in 453-ish g quantities.

There was a crooked man who bought a crooked M1 iMac, and we presume they lived together in a little crooked house


Just put one or two of the local currency units under one side - cut out the middle man...

Realizing this is getting out of hand, Coq mulls new name for programming language


Re: Bad names

..and even on this side of the pond we might oblect to "Math" as we all know it should be "Maths"...

Hands off! Arm pitches tamper-resistant Cortex-M35-P CPU cores


Re: Smart streetlight? FFS, why?

Already happening around these parts, and maybe somewhere near you - see https://www.telensa.com/ and scroll down to "Deployments". And this is just one company.

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Black Helicopters

A variation...

Microsoft resorts to ever-more-desperate methods to stop users uninstalling KB3035583



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