* Posts by Wincerind

77 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Jul 2018


India uses emergency powers to order takedown of BBC documentary


Re: Unforgivable!

RT.com working fine for me here in the UK.

India's – and Infosys's – favorite son-in-law Rishi Sunak is next UK PM


Re: You're all smart people (cough cough)

Exactly. When Thatcher decreased the tax rate for top earners, the tax take actually increased.

Rest in peace, Queen Elizabeth II – Britain's first high-tech monarch


Re: Anonymous because "They" are watching...


Hangouts hangs up: Google chat app shuts this year


Perhaps my memory failing me. But didn't they discontinue Hangouts once before?

IT blamed after HR forgets to install sockets in new office


Sigh. We all know that HR stands for Human Remains.

Details of '120,000 Russian soldiers' leaked by Ukrainian media


I watched a Youtube video yesterday of Ronald Reagan telling Soviet era jokes. One of them seemed just as appropriate today.

An American dog, a Polish dog and a Russian dog meet and are talking.

American dog: If you bark and bark they'll come and give you meat.

Polish dog: What's meat?

Russian dog: What's bark?

UK.gov threatens to make adults give credit card details for access to Facebook or TikTok


Re: Dead Cat

"share it around possibly for a small fee" - Ah, encouraging the future entrepeneurs.


Cue parents all over the UK asking their 13 year old to "sort out this age verification thing" for them.

Microsoft's problem child, Windows 11, is here. Will you run it? Can you run it? Do you even WANT to run it?


I'm looking for a bit of insight from someone here.

Currys are selling Dell Inspirons with a "free Windows 11 upgrade"

Dell's chatbot tells me none of the Inspiron range have a TPM chip fitted.

So which one is mistaken?



As long as OpenShell runs on it (assuming you can afford the hardware). Still running an XP style menu on my Win10 box.

Windows 11: What we like and don't like about Microsoft's operating system so far


I suspect that as long as Classic/Open Shell can be installed most of us will be happy.

UK.gov's new single enforcement body does not cover rogue umbrella companies, contractor campaigners complain


I hadn't realised there were so many problems with umbrella manufacturers.

Who gave dusty Soviet-era spacecraft that unwanted lick of paint? It was an idiot, with a spraycan, in Baikonur


Ooh 10 downvotes. That'll be either 10 politicians or 10 fools who believe their politicians are all scrupulouly honest.


"corrupt populist autocratic government"

To be honest that could be any country on Earth. It's the common cry of those who's corrupt populist autocrats aren't currently in power.

Mullet over: Aussie boys' school tells kids 'business in the front, party in the back' hairstyle is 'not acceptable'


Cool. A downvote but no answer. I'm guessing that was from the author of the article.


Am I missing something? An article on haircuts more at home on page 5 of "The Sun". Where's the IT angle?

John Cleese ‘has a bridge to sell you’, suggests $69,346,250.50 price to top Beeple's virtual art record


Re: Agreed

Well... Now that the Trump circus has packed up it's Big Top.

Gartner: You think Huawei's sales figures are bad now? Wait till you see next year's


I must be missing something here. According to the fugures in the article Huawei are haveing a really awful year selling 51.8 million phones while apple are a bit down selling 40.5 million. So, awful is still over 11 million phones more than Apple?

Wondering what to do over the holiday season? How about aiming a laser at commercial aircraft and then spending years of your life in prison?


Re: Polarizing filter

Thanks for the explanation. I was wondering why the op was getting serious downvotes for what was, on the face of it, a suggested solution.

Ericsson warns investors: This Biden fellow coming into the White House may look to resolve China trade dispute...


You can bet your left sock that Ericsson have had Huawei's kit in their labs and can prove it isn't a security threat. But they can't let that one out of the bag as it would be bad for business. And also because "the Donald" won't believe it anyway and they'll be blacklisted as co conspiritors.

Flying camera drones, cuddly Echo gadgets... it's all a smoke screen for Amazon to lead you gently down the Sidewalk – and you'll probably like it


Re: It helps to have the world's wussiest burglar break into your house...

I wasn't a police sceptic. Until I got my caravan stolen off my driveway in broad daylight about 20 years ago. All I got was a crime number after about a week.


Re: It helps to have the world's wussiest burglar break into your house...

"The cops will be there in a matter of hours". No

The cops may call you back with a crime number in a week or so.


Fusion boffins apply plasma know-how to building thrusters


Re: Nice try Sir, but you didn't engage Rimmer as consultant, did you?

I believe you mean Stanley Unwin. "Oh deep folly"

Huawei going to predict the future? Nope, say company leaders when asked about Joe Biden winning US election


Re: Comments from a Yank

"demented old fart who cant string Three little words into anything bordering on a coherent sentence"

And yet Trump's supporters will still vote for him. Amazing

Apple: EU can't make us use your stinking common charging standard


Re: Gold plated cables

"an iPhone will last about twice as long as most Android devices"

That'll be because you can only afford to replace it half as often.

Guilty as charged: Apple confesses some Smart Battery Cases are having 'issues', offers replacements


Re: Hey Apple, there's another way!

"smart battery case"

Seems the only thing "smart" about them is the outward appearance.

Christmas in tatters for Nottinghamshire tots after mayor tells them Santa's too busy


Re: Mayoress is the Mayor’s wife, and always has been.

It's a shame really that Hillary didn't win the last US election. I was looking forward to Bill being First Lady.


West Bridgford. One of the posher areas on Nottingham. Used to be referred to as Bread and Lard Island, cos the occupants spent so much looking posh that's all they could afford to eat (that's the idea anyway).

Uni of London loses attempt to block mobe mast surveyors from Paddington rooftop


I'm sure that the Corbot would just confiscate your house (no compensation) to install a mast, then rent it back to you at a special "rich persons" rate.

We are absolutely, definitively, completely and utterly out of IPv4 addresses, warns RIPE


I suspect it's as simple as just trips off the tongue, whereas fdaa:bbcc:ddee:0:7c8a:a8c9:d4fb:acf1 just trips over itself.

Her Majesty opens UK Parliament with fantastic tales of gigabit-capable broadband for everyone


Re: Really?

I'd hazard a guess that the Duke of Edinburgh is still a better driver than some folks on the road today.


Re: Really?

you're missing the point that Labour also lie to themselves, not just everyone else.

Robocop needs reboot, $200m for AI research, UK govt knowingly deployed racist passport system – plus more


Re: despite clear and profound differences

If you take the example of zoology then relatively minor differences between the same animal results in it being classified as a different species, never mind a different race. eg, Elephants, Rhino's, Giraffes.

Ohm my God: If you let anyone other than Apple replace your recent iPhone's battery, expect to be nagged by iOS


"El Reg had a story but can't find it"

This one?


King's College London breached GDPR by sharing list of activist students with cops


Re: Only monarchy fans allowed, then ?

"inbred hereditary bloodsuckers"

The vast majority of the inbred bloodsuckers these days aren't hereditary but are political appointees. Placemen, put there as an attempt at some kind of vote rigging in the "upper house".

Metropolitan Police's facial recognition tech not only crap, but also of dubious legality – report


Hmm, I know it's a way off yet but its all starting to feel a bit "Minority Report".

We knew it was coming: Bureaucratic cockup triggers '6-month' delay of age verification block on porno in the UK


"70mph as that was the top speed of most cars in the 1970s"

Close but no cigar. The 70 mph speed limit was introduced in 1965

Alexa, are you profiting from the illegal storage and analysis of kids' voice commands?


That would come under the heading of parental responsibility. You need to tape "little Jess's" mouth shut until you've established that Alexa has been unplugged.

Nope, we're stuffed, shrieks Apple channel as iPhone shipments enter a double-digit spiral


Re: What do these overpriced watches do that my £100 "ordinary" watch can't?

They show you have more money than sense. I have a "Rolex" for special occasions, bought for 10 euros at a Turkish bazaar about 15 years ago.


Re: Have you seen how much a Ferrari costs?

"SoC in Android land is two years behind Apple's"

That may well be the case, but what does an Apple do noticeably or significantly faster as a result compared to say my Nokia 6.1. I mean, it's a phone, you'll be doing phone calls, texts, emails and reminders/calendar stuff mostly. I doubt you're developing ray-traced 3d graphics on it.

UK is 'not a surveillance state' insists minister defending police face recog tech



I came here to read an article and comments about police surveillance. NOT to read another idiot's rant about Brexit.

Stop us if you've heard this one: IBM sued after axing older staff, this time over 'denying' them their legal rights


Re: When I was a wee lad

Surely we all know that HR stands for Human Remains.

Blighty's most trusted brand? Yeah, you wish, judge tells Post Office in Horizon IT system ruling


Re: Ways not to win in court, no.94:'threatening dire consequences to national business' if you lose

Aaaand you win tonight's star prize for wheedling a F*cking Brexit reference into a Post Office story. Dickhead.

Correction: Last month, we called Zuckerberg a moron. We apologize. In fact, he and Facebook are a fscking disgrace


It seems to me the UK Government's impending age verification for porn sites is totally misdirected.

How about age verification being enforced for social media sites. Starting with re-verification for all existing users.

Age checks for online pr0n? I've never heard of it but it sounds like a good idea – survey


So a company that provides AV says that 60% of people support AV. Well colour me surprised by that one.

Twilight of the sundials: Archaic timepiece dying out and millennials are to blame, reckons boffin


Re: no such thing as an analog watch.

Wrist mounted Sundial?


Treaty of Roam: No-deal Brexit mobile bill shock


Re: So predictable !

"mostly voted out so they could kick out anyone called Mohammed"


Mostly because in the 1975 referendum we were told it was a simple trading agreement. Then Major signed the Maastricht treaty which basically converted the EEC "trading agreement" into the EU, forcing it through with a three line whip and no mandate from the people. Then Bliar promised a referendum on the EU Constitution/Lisbon treaty then didn't hold one.

The 2016 referendum was the first time the people had been given a vote on membership of "ever closer union" and the majority of those who voted said no.

Maybe if Major or Bliar or even the 1975 referendum had been a bit more honest with the people then we wouldn't be in this mess.