* Posts by 89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921

571 posts • joined 17 Jul 2018

Page:

Vivaldi composes sweet ad-blocking symphony for users of browser's Android version

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

> "free up precious screen space"

And that's what I fucking hate about phones - no matter how large the screens are the UI is dinky by design and far too limiting in options. There's no room! Consequently everything has to be hidden away within layer upon confusing layer of submenus. "Smart" phones are crap.

Microsoft runs a data centre on hydrogen for 48 whole hours, reckons it could kick hydrocarbon habit by 2030

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Re: Hydrogen is not the answer

Hydrogen destroys the ozone layer - the many tiny leaks in large scale systems will roast all life on earth

Mysterious supernova is blasting far-flung galaxy with flashes of UV light – and astroboffins don't know why

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

>Something unusual happened with this supernova to create a very hot phenomenon.

"The universe is clumpy":

https://ned.ipac.caltech.edu/level5/March03/Lineweaver/Lineweaver1_2.html

Fractal hotspots?

Bill Gates debunks 'coronavirus vaccine is my 5G mind control microchip implant' conspiracy theory

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Re: Bill

There should be a WTF vote after the upvote and downvote buttons - c'mon Reg, it's PERL

Shocked I am. Shocked to find that underground bank-card-trading forums are full of liars, cheats, small-time grifters

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

>the administrator would ban their victims accounts from the public forums if they called out the scam publicly

Admins with a hidden agenda? Shocked I am. Shocked

SpaceX pulls off an incredible catch, netting both halves of its Falcon fairing as they fell Earthwards after latest launch

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Could smallish asteroids be caught the same way? Would doing so better preserve organics for analysis?

Nominet shakes up system for expiring .uk domains, just happens to choose one that will make it £millions. Again

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

I hate to say it but if it wasn't for Google Maps listings, these .uk domains would be a menace for businesses with a physical location, requiring companies to aggressively SEO to prevent a huge variety of potentially serious problems for their regular website users

Teardown nerds delve into Dell's new XPS 15 laptop to find – fancy that – screws and user-serviceable parts

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

>Fans get clogged with dust and debris... techies can easily solve this by giving the fan a solid blast with compressed air

That doesn't do it, you need to find or make a hole in the fan for a very careful drop of 4-in-1 self lubricating sewing machine mineral oil

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

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

"Did this happen because because all of our good programmers were working on security updates?"

"We have no programmers updating security on Samsung devices."

NASA delays James Webb Space Telescope launch date by at least seven months

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

It would be a terrible pity, and a loss to science, if the James Webb turned out to be yet another example of the growing trend of government projects which are too profitable for the contractors to suceed

Finally, made it to the weekend, time to breathe, relax, and... Cloudflare's taken down a chunk of the web

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

My cloudflare sites had weird problems for months. Cloudflare couldn't even pin the issues down, let alone resolve them - had to switch them out or switch them off

When Apollo met Soyuz: 45 years ago, Americans and Russians played together nicely... IN SPAAAAACE

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

>What's inside the mystery tube?

hur hur hur...

US military whips out credit card for unmanned low-Earth-orbit outpost prototype (aka a repurposed ISS cargo pod)

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

>applications for Shooting Star are really endless

Kinteic Bormbardment?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_bombardment

The Devil's in the details: Church of Satan forced to clarify that no unholy rituals taking place in SoCal forest

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Satanism and Zen are often confused

The world's nonsense keeping you awake in middle of the night? Good news. Go outside and see this two-tail comet

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Too many British clouds this morning, will use my private jet tomorrow

Rip and replace is such a long Huawei to go, UK telcos plead, citing 'blackouts' and 'billion pound' costs: Are Vodafone and BT playing 'Project Fear'?

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

The 5G bandwagon is losing it's Huaweils

If the Solar System's 'Planet Nine' is actually a small black hole, here's how we could detect it... wait, what?

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Re: Great just what I need in 2020

>a one night stand getting pregnant

Sorry about that - the black hole pulled me back in

Cereal Killer Cafe enters hipster heaven, heads online: Coronavirus blamed for shutters being pulled down

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge
Coat

...they got their just desserts

Your industry needs you: Database engineers, sysadmins and developer vacancies revealed

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

He's a windtalker from Uranus

We'll pay £400k for a depth charge-proof robot submarine, says UK's Ministry of Defence

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Get me a silicone filled kevlar sub with an elastic powered engine and make it snappy!

Things can't go on like this. You need to get fit for the sake of your health. I'm going to write you a prescription for... an e-bike

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Break the cycle of illness

I agree - I recently tried to get fit by cyling and almost died of a heart attack while wondering what the hell had happened to my body in the 40 years or so since I last rode a bicycle. It takes so much longer to get fit when one ages, and e-bikes would certainly help ill or old people get over the hump. Some pedalling is better than no pedalling.

If there's a lesson to be learned in these torrid times, it's that civilisation is fleeting – but Windows XP is eternal

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

I still think that Windows XP is the best OS that Microsoft ever made, which is why I still use it (firewalled thrice, lots of ports and services blocked, many programs disabled, on a PC not used for anything other than sufing with Javascript, Flash and Java disabled or not installed). If I could shoehorn it into my i7 4790 box, I would. XP is so much more usable, easy to navigate and immediate than Win7 or 10.

Never 10.

Born slippy: NASA Mars rover Perseverance to persevere on Earth a little longer as launch date pushed back again

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

It's even slippier launching into Uranus

Rental electric scooters to clutter UK street scenes after Department of Transport gives year-long trial the thumbs-up

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Ebikes are much safer than escooters, they should have relaxed the rules on UK ebikes instead! 250W and pedelec only is totally insufficient.

Happy privacy action day in California: If you don't have 'Do not sell my information' in your website footer, you need to read this story right now

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Someone should put a stop to Microsoft's OS data slurpage

Never 10

Dems take a crack at banning Feds from using facial-recog tech. Congress will put it on todo list after 'learn Klingon'

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Law enforcement also have face altering technology cornered

After 84 years, Japan's Olympus shutters its camera biz, flogs it to private equity – smartphones are just too good

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Re: Sorry to see them go...

Come back! Smartphone cameras are crap!

NASA mulls going all steam-punk with a fleet of jumping robots to explore Saturn and Jupiter's mysterious moons

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

>I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...

...robots gangs... steam jumping... deep into Uranus

Windows 10 Insider wondering where Notepad has gone? Fear not, Microsoft found it down the back of Dev Channel

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

I miss the days when Microsoft shipped every OS with a programming language

Sorry to drone on and on but have you heard of Ingenuity? NASA's camera-copter is ready to head off to Mars

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Nuke recharging for planet-wide LIDAR mapping in all seasons please

58 Starlinks scattered across sky, Rocket Lab aims for back-to-back launches, and Skyrora hops 6km above Shetland

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

If enough satellites contained it's own black hole, we'd get gravitational lensing and could fly

Oh crap: UK's digital overlords moot new rules to help telcos lay fibre in sewer pipes

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Crack teams of highly trained ninja rats could take out the competition

Moore's Law is deader than corduroy bell bottoms. But with a bit of smart coding it's not the end of the road

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

I wonder how long it will be before AIs make all programmers redundant

They've only gone and bloody done it! NASA, SpaceX send two fellas off to the International Space Station

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

///postponed because of high collision probability with Musk's Starlink space litter constellation

Did nobody tell them about the lockdown? Logitech releases new 'luggable' mechanical keyboard for LAN parties

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Re: How Much?

The switches on the MX570 are now timed to fail after the nᵗʰ click which is a damned shame, 'tis an awesome mouse in all other respects. Every couple of years I buy replacements and they progressively survive even less clicks. Either my index finger is gaining weight or this is planned obsolescence, given Swiss expertise with holy cheese and springs.

75 million smartphone sales up in smoke in Q1: Let's drill down into which brands took the most pain

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

"Show me" the money Xiaomi

Samsung don't support their phones or tablets with updates fot very long... at least you're not paying as much to be screwed if you buy Xiaomi and you're merely groped if you buy OnePlus.

Berlin's renowned nightclub scene is showing signs of life. Just one problem: No dancing

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

The only way you'll get laid is by wearing a spacesuit, which guarantees not getting laid

Car crash: Uber axes another 3,000 jobs, closes 45 offices as punters snub app during coronavirus lockdown

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Like webcams, good quality electric bikes will sell out.

Doors closed by COVID-19, Brit retro tech museums need your help

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

It only took a handful of infected to bring the NHS to the brink of collapse within a couple of months, so let's face it: Multiple infection peaks will occupy the coming decades and more and more institutions and companies will be brought into state ownership. This type of museum will disappear.

You can't have it both ways: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Masks with number plates?

Beer gut-ted: As many as '70 million pints' spoiled during coronavirus pandemic must be destroyed in Britain

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

If this doesn't get Boris Johnson indicted for crimes against humanity, I don't know what will

Huawei gets misty-eyed for the good old days (of a year ago) with maudlin P30 Pro remaster

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Serves them right for being so Huaweillian

Sky Broadband is not the UK's cheapest, growls ad watchdog

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Re: Disappointingly

Film trumps digital, nearly every time

Mad dash for webcams with surge in videoconferencing has turned out rather nicely for Logitech

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Re: My actual webcam costs $5000...

Even if you can't use Canon's beta Windows 10 only and select cameras only webcam utility, you can use the live preview mode on their remote control application and stream that using a screen capture program... not as good I admit, but still far better than sh*tty webcams.

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Spacecraft with graphene sails powered by starlight and lasers

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Could a muti-stage in-orbit coilgun accelerate small craft close to the speed of light?

Tom Cruise to increase in stature thanks to ISS jaunt? Now that's a mission impossible

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

It had to happen Xenu or later

Xiaomi what you're working with: Chinese mobe-flinger proffers two Redmi Note phablets for UK market

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Xiaomi or I'll sue you

I'm really miffed after trying to buy a Wyze Cam V2 - I was sent a cheap and nasty Xiaomi Hualai Xiaofang camera instead which only spoke Chinese, had Chinese manual and packaging. The Wyze App would not connect, so I tried everything I could with the router for hours and concluded this was not a genuine Wyze. I had to use Google image translation to find out what the heck it actually was and eventually managed to get the Mi Home app to recognise it by pretending to be located in mainland China, because otherwise the model does not show up in setup. It then downloaded a firmware update and promptly said "Not authorised for use outside Mainland China!" and bricked itself. The only way I can revive it is by a using a previous firmware and I almost tried that (the older firmware that didn't recognise the SD card without the new firmware, which bricks it) until I remembered that I wanted nor ordered the fscking thing in the first place. It's totally useless even when it is working because you need a cellphone on and connected at all times (if you can't record to the SD card, which you can't do unless you install the new firmware, which bricks it), if you want to record to the phone, and you can't record to an SD card unless you get a firmware update, which bricks the camera. I hated Xiaomi before but I really, really hate them now.

SpaceX beats an engine failure to loft another 60 Starlink satellites

89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

Watch out for killer asteroids! Oh, we can't anymore... but we do have Facefsck

Page:

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020