* Posts by ThereBePirates

15 posts • joined 17 Jul 2018

Hard cheese: Stilton snap shared via EncroChat leads to drug dealer's downfall


Re: Hard cheese

He should have been more mature about his security.

UK's competition watchdog gives £31bn Virgin Media and O2 merger the seal of approval



Virgin Mobile is the MVNO

O2 is the carrier

Adobe yanks freebie Creative Cloud offer – now universities and colleges have to put up or shut up


Re: LIcensing

I remember the dongles that used to be used for Autocad and 3D studio too

Voyager 1 cracks yet another barrier: Now 150 Astronomical Units from Sol


Total feat of engineering

Chinese ambassador to UK threatens to withdraw Huawei, £3bn investment if comms giant banned from building 5G


Re: Oh come on El Reg!

Show me Huawei to go home,

I'm tired and I want to go to bed

Spending on 5G to double despite the pandemic while legacy network infrastructure sector suffers – Gartner


Sadly - yes.

Here's why your Samsung Blu-ray player bricked itself: It downloaded an XML config file that broke the firmware


At least they could have provided a USB socket in the back (like my Samsung TV) to update the firmware manually. Therefore removing the need to send it back to base for repair.

Manchester, UK seeks IT-slinger: £235m for number-plate-and-fines system to clean up vehicle emissions

Big Brother


Hopefully more than just the number plate, otherwise there will be a lot of cloning happening and random car owners around the UK getting letters from a Ford Transit or some other driving into Manchester.

Windows 10 once more in print condition: Microsoft applies out-of-band fix to Patch Tuesday cock-up



Hang on....

This neatly coincides with my computer no longer being able to see my printer.

I ended up having to uninstall. reinstall and faff about with drivers, when it previously was fine - my printer just kept saying it was unavailable.

So was it this Microsoft issue ?

Hey is trying a new take on email – but maker complains of 'outrageous' demands after Apple rejects iOS app


Re: Here is an idea

Glad it's not just me that gets annoyed at those app popups.

NASA mulls restoring Saturn V to service as SLS delays and costs mount


Lady take a ride on a Zeke 64

Jerry wants to be a rockette

There's a popular misconception

Says we haven't seen anything yet

Laying down the lifeless corpse of President 35

The lady crying by his side is the most beautiful woman alive


Saturn 5 .....

With the 6T, OnePlus hopes to shed 'cheeky upstart' tag and launch assault on flagships


IP67 as "a tick in the box that's not necessary"

Having dropped 2 phones in the bath, I can say that it is necessary. I also had one phone go completely flaky in a bad rain storm, whilst I was frantically trying to find directions to a meeting.

My current phone is waterproof for those reasons.

UK networks have 'no plans' to bring roaming fees back after Brexit


"How did we ever manage without mobile phones and social media when we went on holiday"

Same as a trip to the US;

WhatsApp via public WIFI

Ignoring Social Media until you're back at the hotel.

Enjoying life and drinking beer.

I'll have two pints of Blockchain Brew and a half of Cloudy Bollocks


Well done competition winners!

You wanna be an alpha... tester of The Register's redesign? Step this way


Looks alright. Cleaner interface to the last design. I'm running Adblock+ and Chrome.


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