* Posts by NeilHoskins

10 posts • joined 19 Oct 2017

Android dev complains of 'Orwellian' treatment as account banned after 6 years on Play store


Why should any of this be surprising?

They changed their YouTube monetization policy overnight, in the process writing off millions of dollars owed. Including a spectacular £55 to myself. They are scum.

Oblivious 'influencers' work on 3.6-roentgen tans in Chernobyl after realising TV show based on real nuclear TITSUP



I remember reading in this very journal that the death toll was around 25. I don't know what to believe any more.

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace


FFS. Why is everybody banging on about how dangerous bullets are? Has nobody heard of shotguns?

Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too


James Clerk Maxwell

Cam't believe he doesn't even make your list. I have absolutely no idea why he always gets forgotten. Even to this day, pretty much the whole of electromagnetic communication depends on his work. Albert Einstein had his photo on his study wall fer chrissakes.

Press F to pay respects to the Windows 10 April Update casualties


Re: Windows

My working day involves Adobe Captivate, Techsmith Camtasia, and a bit of photoshopping (I actually use PaintShop Pro as it's considerably cheaper than PhotoShop). Please explain how I get through a working day doing that on a Linux desktop. (Please don't tell me to use GIMP for photoshopping or I might fall off my chair.)


Re: Homegroups

File and Printer sharing doesn't actually work very well with Windows Home in my experience. Getting Windows Home machines to talk nicely to each other has always been a pain in the butt and Homegroups was actually the most painless of achieving it. Bloody ridiculous to remove a feature that actually works better than the alternatives, whether or not zillions of people are using it.


Re: Windows

Not sure whether to upvote that because your irony made me chuckle, or downvote it because you might be serious.

First iPhone X fondlers struggle to admit that Face ID sort of sucks



Windows 10 Mobile having the last laugh. It's there on the 950 and 950xl and doesn't really work very well. New game: put a crappy technology on your flagship and wait for Apple to copy it.

Microsoft exec says ARM-powered Windows laptops have multi-day battery life


Re: Please explain

So this version of Windows 10 is a development of the one in my pocket, but with an x86 emulator, so that I can run my Adobe applications, rather than having to wait for Adobe to create a UWP version (which they're obviously not going to do)?

Or is it yet another version of Windows 10? Started from scratch? Yet again?


Please explain

No. Really. Could somebody please explain to this numpty the difference between that and the Windows 10-on-ARM device I have here in my pocket, which they've said they're not going to make or support any longer?


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