* Posts by BoldMan

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

BoldMan

Adblock filters to make the site work better

Try adding these filters to your Adblock - gets rid of the floating nav bar, the "Don't miss" block and the idiotically large top image on the front page

theregister.co.uk###site_nav

www.theregister.co.uk##.dont_miss.dcl

www.theregister.co.uk###top_tease

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BoldMan

If you are running Adblock plus (and if not WHY not?) just add this to the custom filters to eliminate the annoying nav bar

theregister.co.uk###site_nav

Sorry ElReg this redesign is a disaster. I'm sorry for the guys who worked on it for them to get so much negative feedback, but this is an awful design. You've completely lost the idea of who your audience is - this isn't a bunch of media-luvvie Twitterati who gush over "modern", this is a tech savvy, traditionalist audience who additionally KNOW HOW THIS SHIT WORKS and can see bad design when it slaps them in the face with soiled Y-fronts!!!

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Hipsters snap up iPod Classics for $$$s after Apple kills rusty gadget

BoldMan

Re: Worst thing they did. I can't find any decent MP3 players with more than 64 Gb

I'm not the OP but yes I do like to be able to carry my entire music collection (about 70GB) with me so I can choose what I want to listen to at any time. Thus my 80GB iPod classic is perfect for this.

You sir, are a judgemental tosser.

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Disturbance in the force lets phones detect gestures with Wi-Fi

BoldMan

Can you detect the gesture I'm making now?

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NASA revisits Europa with modern image-processing software

BoldMan

Beware black monoliths!

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ZZZAP! Climate change means getting HIT BY LIGHTNING is likelier

BoldMan

Re: An actual outcome of this...

But also with more wildfires there will be more dust and soot in the atmosphere to block out the sunlight...

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iBail: American Psycho actor Christian Bale rejects Steve Jobs role

BoldMan

Re: didn't we have a Steve Jobs biopic already?

>With Ashton Kutcher?

>Noah Wyle, surely.

There is a difference?

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Apple patents AUTOGRAPHS. Checkmate, eBay

BoldMan

He aten't dead yet

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RBS faces BIGGEST ever fine for THAT huge IT meltdown – leak

BoldMan

Re: From an insider

"we know what caused this particular megadisaster, and it wasn't a senior manager; as mentioned in the article, it was an inexperienced member of IT staff screwing up a batch job."

It was caused by the decision to contract out the IT support to the lowest bid and get rid of the experienced staff that had dealt with similar problems in the past and knew what to do so that nobody experienced this sort of outage previously.

This was a failure of management pure and simple and the management should suffer the consequences, but most likely won't.

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New GCHQ spymaster: US tech giants are 'command and control networks for TERROR'

BoldMan

Re: Want more surveillance?

Neville Chaimberlain's "peace in our time" did one thing that was much more useful than any warmongering would have done - it gave us one more year to prepare for a war the British Empire in 1938 was totally unprepared for.

Your arguments a facile and ignorant. You sir are a Troll and I claim my five billy goats!

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European SPACEMAN exposes EERIE snaps of ISS in Twitter feed

BoldMan

UTC = GMT for most practical discussions so what is your point?

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Windows 8 or nowt: Consumer Win 7 fans are OUT OF LUCK

BoldMan

Hence why they are now FORCING it down consumer's throats rather than give them a choice and have to admit they fucked it up big time.

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Kingston's aviation empire: From industry firsts to Airfix heroes

BoldMan

Re: Spitfire vs Hurricane

> I also seem to recall that the main duty of the Spits was to deal with the Luftwaffe fighter escorts and then the Hurricanes were free to clean up the unprotected bombers.

This is a myth that is oft repeated but it just wasn't true.

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Cloud skills certification can add zeros to your pay cheque

BoldMan

Cloud - isn't that the new name for "client-server"?

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Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20

BoldMan

I first encountered Netscape on Macs for a job with a defence contractor in New Malden back in 1996. They had their own "intranet" as they were not allowed to be connected to the outside world. I was doing tech support on Macs at the time but nobody really knew anything about this new fangled HTML stuff so I took it upon myself to learn and 18 years later I'm still doing it...

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Our Vultures peck at new Doctor Who: Exterminate or, er ... carrion?

BoldMan

Re: Capaldi cannot be the worst Doctor

Nope Colin Baker was worse, Sylvester at least had some decent stories (eg Curse of Fenric)

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Facebook apologizes for binning accounts of drag queens

BoldMan

Re: "Plenty of other users don't feel comfortable giving the firm their personal information"

Define "real people"?

Is Michael Caine any less real than Maurice Micklewhite? Which is the "real person"?

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DVLA website GOES TITSUP on day paper car tax discs retire

BoldMan

> so questions have to be asked about why the GOV.UK team waved the wobbly beta website through.

Because they are a bunch of morons with no clue how to do the internet?

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Cable guy, Games of Thrones chap team up to make Reg 'best sci-fi film never made' reject

BoldMan

Peter F Hamilton has a particular cinematic panache when it comes to action scenes, and apart from the compulsory nymphomaniac but independent and strong female characters he likes so much, he's pretty good at doing character too.

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iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? No. It is the Most Exquisite THING. EVER

BoldMan

Re: I'm Tony Paulazzo and I approve this message.

+1 for the use of "gorram" :)

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First Irish boy band U2. Now Apple pushes ANOTHER thing into iPhones, iPods, iPads

BoldMan
Windows

"old" iPad 2?

Ahh great it won't touch my even older iPad 1 which is still on - um - whatever iOS version still had Google maps instead of Apple maps... iOS 5 was it? If it ever gets connected to iTunes (for uploading music or photos etc), all software updating is disabled...

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OECD lashes out at tax avoiding globocorps' location-flipping antics

BoldMan

Re: hmm

So you advocate a race to the bottom where nobody pays tax anywhere?

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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

BoldMan

Antique? Antique??

1997 Antique? Damn I must be getting old!

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Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

BoldMan

Re: Sorry Tom

if its unwritten how can that be enforceable?

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'4chan may be just a sysadmin who knows his way around', claims so-called expert

BoldMan

"However, copyright infringement does mean that the owner of the work can't make (as much) money from that work. You can say 'so what' or 'they are rich anyway' 'till you are blue in the face, but that is the fact of the matter and that is what copyright protects."

Except the people to whom copyright infringement REALLY affects aren't rich. A huge amount of copyright infringement isn't AGANST big media businesses like BBC etc, its done BY them. Every time the BBC erases the metadata of an uploaded photo taken by a member of the public, they are enabling copyright infringement. The people who are affected by copyright infringement are freelance photographers as well as you and me who would have a perfect right to ask for compensation for use of our copyright material, except the big media companies would parade an army of lawyers against us to defend their infringement.

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World's only flyable WWII Lancaster bombers meet in Lincs

BoldMan

Looking forward to seeing these ladies at Dunsfold over the bank holiday weekend!

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NASA boffin: RIDDLE of odd BULGE FOUND on MOON is SOLVED

BoldMan

Re: Of course, had we not abandoned the Apollo project...

They'd be wearing purple wigs and silver mini-skirts!

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UK.gov wants public sector to rip up data protection law

BoldMan

Re: New Government Slogan

You honestly think the other lot will behave any different? National ID cards ring a bell?

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Dungeons & Dragons relaunches with 'freemium' version 5.0

BoldMan

Played all versions of D&D & AD&D and my current game group settled on 4th ed by default when we started up again a few years back. To be honest the game system is irrelevant to us - its just an excuse to get together every 3 weeks and take the piss out of each other, have a laugh and an enjoyable evening. Having a "game" to play just makes the social aspect more regular, otherwise there would always be some reason to miss this get together...

We've taken a rest form D&D lately and are currently playing a Chill-based modern horror (think Charles Stoss Laundry...)

"I rolled Double zero... is that good?"

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Supermodel Lily Cole: 'I got a little bit upset by that Register article'

BoldMan

Awww Diddums(tm)

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Apple is KILLING OFF BONKING, cries mobe research dude

BoldMan

When Barclaycard foisted a contactless card onto me a couple of years ago I phoned them up and asked for one that didn't open up my wallet to thieves who could nick £10 from my by just walking past. Their response was that market research showed that the public liked having their money stolen invisibly and they would offer me no alternative to offering up my nuggets to random passers by.

Yes there is I said, I stop using your card to buy anything. So now it sits at home in the drawer and I only use the account to take advantage of their interest free balance transfer options.

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Whoops! Google's D-Day Doodle honors ... Japan

BoldMan

Re: Google "Normandy landing" pages....

I think you meant to say that British and Commonweath troops were the majority participants in D-Day?

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US escalates Stingray mobe-snooping secrecy battle as judge unseals evidence

BoldMan

Re: Stingray?

Damn, beat me to it!

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Indie record labels to haul YouTube before the European Commission

BoldMan

Re: Old school here

its not really YouTube directly but YouTube as a transport medium that is useful. It allows anyone to upload their performance and point to it from a variety of sources, so I don't rely on YouTube to FIND things but I do rely on it to facilitate seeing things that I find via other means.

Either way, what they are trying to do is still a monopolistic abuse of the market

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Google: Grab our TOOL if you want your search query quashed

BoldMan

Re: errr..

Its more about - "I went bankrupt 20 years ago, but now all my life and finances are in order, I don't want the nasty newspaper article written 20 years ago to keep appearing under my name in searches"

Seems a perfectly reasonable request to me.

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Still watching DVDs? You're a PLANET-KILLING CARBON HOG!

BoldMan

Rearrange the following words into a well know phrase or saying:

Bollocks load of old what

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Expulsion from Garden of Steven: Apple staffers tossed out of Fruit Loop

BoldMan

Is it located above a Hellmouth?

Doh silly me, its Apple we're talking about, the ultimate definition of Hell!

3... 2... 1...

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Time-rich Brit boffin demos DIY crazytech WOLVERINE talons

BoldMan

Re: Thith Guy needth an Igor

Yeth mathster!

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JJ Abrams and Star Wars: I've got a bad feeling about this

BoldMan

I'm confused, what is this Episode I to III you are talking about? There ARE only 3 Star Wars movies...

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Lego is the TOOL OF SATAN, thunders Polish priest

BoldMan

Re: " toughest substance in the known universe"

Lego from 50 years ago? Pah a mere stripling... Meccano is still compatible with the first edition put out by Frank Hornby "Mechanics Made Easy" in 1898! In my collection I've got plates and girders going back to the 20s and 30s that still look superb.

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China's rare earth supply crimp plan ruled to be illegal

BoldMan

Re: Oil?

and the answer is for us to do our own sodding fracking and tell the treehuggers to bugger of to Russia and hug some Siberian trees!

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Oxfam, you're full of FAIL. Leave economics to sensible bods

BoldMan

Re: Deiberately missing the point???

You have GOT to be kidding me:

"As an example, the Welfare State is supposed to protect the poor. But one of the activities intended to do this involves giving money to the Duke of Westminster in rent support. That's right; we have evolved a system in which we are taxed to give money to the ultra-rich, and we call it welfare."

This is such a ridiculous statement - the "welfare state" IS "protecting the poor" by paying their rent to their Landlord. Who that Landlord may be is totally irrelevant to that requirement.

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MPs urge UK.gov to use 1950s obscenity law to stifle online stiffies

BoldMan

Re: The News

Welcome to the world of sensationalist infotainment that is modern day "news" reporting...

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Google's mystery barge flounces out of San Fran, heads to Stockton

BoldMan

Its a floating bordello for Google execs, its obvious!

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Beta tasting: The Elder Scrolls Online preview

BoldMan

> Up until now, there had been only one MMO in my life...

How about finding a reviewer who's played more MMOs than just WoW so they can do a proper comparison to other games such as Neverwinter, The Secret World, LOTRO... you know some of the games that are innovative and well designed (well okay I did mention Neverwinter there but you know what I mean).

Reviewing an MMO with the only previous experience being WoW is pretty pointless really.

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LG offers BRAIN-SAVING CANCER-BL... er 'good luck charms'

BoldMan
Joke

Re: NOT Thoroughly discredited.

Not everything in business is some sort of conspiracy to pull the wool over consumers eyes....

(just most of it!)

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'G-WIZ like' object doing 40,000 MPH CRASHES on the MOON

BoldMan

That is a truly awful video - the player controls cover the bit that we are interested in so that all you see are the bloody logos painted on the moon surface. Could this have been presented any more ineptly?

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Antarctic glacier 'melted JUST as fast LONG before human carbon emissions'

BoldMan

Re: Yeah, right

and then some bugger turns the map upside down...

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KA-BLAM!! Marvel Comics opens super-powered data API to web devs

BoldMan

I think you'll find that "Ka-Blam" is trademarked DC Comics...

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Is modern life possible without a smartphone?

BoldMan

Of course it is.

I only upgraded to a Sony Experia last week from my £10 Samsung phone after I discovered a good reason for having a camera phone when I had a car crash earlier in January. What was most amusing was the Insurance Company's phone operator was baffled that I my phone couldn't take photos, she just didn't understand that there ARE phones that don't take photos haha!

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