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Tuesday January 1, 2019. 12:48 PM
Yesterday's sci-fi has become today's crappy kit, apart from space colonies and AI Feature Welcome to 2019, the year in which Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi film masterpiece Blade Runner is set. And as predicted in this loose adaptation of a 1968 Philip K. Dick story, we have...
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Happy New Year from the Who, Me? Vultures Who, Me? Happy New Year! Because you'll all be feeling delicate, El Reg thought we’d ease your pain with some of our other readers' more technical errors – distraction is the best cure for embarrassment, we're sure.…
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Monday December 31, 2018. 04:30 PM
Yes, while half-sauced yourself... Post-Pub Neckfiller The late and much-missed Lester Haines wrote a series called Post-Pub Nosh Neckfiller, high calorie food you can cook when drunk, or hungover. These veered into sophisticated recipes hard to rustle up when sober, let...
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'I was given a promotion for slacking off' Who, Me? It's New Year's Eve and for many of you this will mean celebrating – but for some the prospect of manning the support lines or working overtime looms.…
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Friday December 28, 2018. 01:00 PM
The best of readers' tech trouble one-liners On Call Over the months, On Call and Who, Me? – El Reg's weekly columns of tech support cock-ups – stack up quite a few submissions that are too short to whip into a single piece.…
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Remains of the year laid bare as we flay July to December Where were we? Ah yes... it was the summer of GitHub committers' discontent – as many looked on in horror as Redmond swallowed it for $7.5bn in June. But things were about to heat up further...…
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Thursday December 27, 2018. 02:37 PM
From fried chips to stuffed elections, a look back at the year that was The 2018 calendar year saw an interesting mix of both technical and strategic questions, as engineers were met with new problems and execs were forced to cope with stark new realities.…
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...And reveals rather too much to the staffer in the room On Call Everyone has had an embarrassing moment, when you wish the floor would just swallow you up. Perhaps yours was at the office Christmas party. But at On Call we like to go one better.…
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It won't, not without its tentacles stuck into all manner of nicotine alternatives Comment The world just might not be ready for a major tobacco company unveiling a campaign to get all its customers to quit smoking. 'Staggering hypocrisy,' cried Cancer Research UK responding ...
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Wednesday December 26, 2018. 12:03 PM
Data protection has never had a higher profile If dictionaries awarded an acronym of the year as well as a word, we'd put our money on it being GDPR.…
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Compiling lists of dodgy browsing is all fun and games until the audit team comes along Who, Me? As your Vultures are off fighting over the remains of the Christmas dinner, we've lined up a feast of a different nature: a bonus instalment of Who, Me?…
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Tuesday December 25, 2018. 12:00 PM
The Vulture picks over the remnants of January to June It seems a lifetime (or two Windows 10 releases) ago, but 2018 started with Microsoft, and other software vendors, staring down the twin barrels of Spectre and Meltdown.…
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We won't need security experts when there's no security left Something for the Weekend, Sir? I want to be your backdoor man. Or so asserted Robert Plant at the end of Whole Lotta Love. Hey ho.…
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Monday December 24, 2018. 03:08 PM
It is 50 years since Apollo 8 took the first humans to the moon Fifty years ago today, Apollo 8 carried the first humans into orbit around the Moon, ushering in a short-lived period of crewed lunar exploration.…
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And no one will ever know... until now, that is Who, Me? Ho ho ho! It may be Christmas Eve but Who, Me? stops for no festive season.…
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A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight... Walking in a storage wonderland Roundup 2018 wasn't too shabby for storage as the three-pronged attack of IoT edge, AI and multi-cloud defeated notions of the public cloud eating on-premises storage. Revenues also rose, capacities...
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Saturday December 22, 2018. 04:02 AM
Some last-minute wrapping of security-related tips from this week Roundup If you're reading this while on-call for IT support, network security, or what have you, then we salute you. If you're reading this to avoid Christmas present wrapping or hobnobbing with awkward...
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Friday December 21, 2018. 10:58 PM
It was The Reg wot won it? Logitech has backed down from screwing over its smart home Harmony Hub loyalists after an outpouring of anger from customers.…
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Yes, apparently, that can actually happen The CEO of a Silicon Valley startup has been jailed for three years, and fined $1.5m, for defrauding investors in his gift-card app business.…
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No phones for the sans-culottes? It's an interesting strategy Comment People participating in the so-called gilets jaunes* populist protests in France looted an Apple Store in Bordeaux earlier this month – taking care to snaffle the high-tech bling before trashing the...
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