* Posts by Patrick R

256 posts • joined 7 Dec 2007

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Is that a FAT PIPE or are you just pleased to stream me? TERABIT fibre tested

Patrick R
Meh

Re: 150% more?

What numbers do you use? Or are you just assuming that the quote is wrong and that it cannot be 250%?

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Festival tech: Charge your mobe while you queue for a pee

Patrick R
Pint

Pocket Pint Collapsible Pint Glass

This is not really new. I had one more than 40 years ago.

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Science teacher jammed his school kids' phones, gets week suspension

Patrick R
Holmes

"It's OK, because he disconnected the jammer" as soon as he learned

... that Verizon had found that the device was blocking reception ?

Yeah right.

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Case for drone usage now overwhelming as Enrique Iglesias concert almost stopped

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: It was his own fault

The funny (?) thing is that he hurts himself the first time then tries it again. 40 years old...

Ouch, this thing is really sharp and armful, lets throw it in the crowd! When fans hit the fans.

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We caught Chinese technology spies RED-HANDED, claims US government

Patrick R
Black Helicopters

Economic espionage imposes great costs on American businesses

As well, economic espionage by the US imposes great costs on worldwide businesses. Or is it not fair to say? ... Echelon?

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Lightbulbs of the future will come with wireless extenders and speakers

Patrick R
Pint

Re: a light switch that cuts all power to the light...

How do you dim power to a LED lamp but still leave enough for the speaker that "provides 13 watts"?

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Facebook is VIOLATING your SEXUAL privacy, warn Belgian data cops

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: Care to offer a link to that report?

http://www.law.kuleuven.be/icri/en/news/item/icri-cir-advises-belgian-privacy-commission-in-facebook-investigation

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Door keys are an option. It's just a matter of time

Patrick R
Facepalm

IoT

It reminds me of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CQA3X-qNgA

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Fed-up Colorado man takes 9mm PISTOL to vexing Dell PC

Patrick R
Windows

Microsoft might hire him.

They're still searching for a way to kill XP.

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Boffin finds formula for four-year-five-nines disk arrays

Patrick R

Re: Costs

When the disc gets replaced, it's first unusable, then it's gone, so is the data on it. Where do you see value?

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Linux chaps want to recycle your mobe as a supercomputer

Patrick R

User's choice

I don't see 1 in 10 people able to choose their OS or hardware, they'll just go with what's in sale in the shop. And they are where the big money comes from.

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Polish chap builds computer into a mouse

Patrick R
Holmes

Power ???

If "all you need is a screen" and it's only connected to the HDMI cable and the battery is "optionnal", where does the power come from? From your wrist? I recon I could work longer with a 128Gig SSD than wit one AA battery.

They say "the mouse pad can work as a charger"... to the optional battery ? So you'd need the mouse pad. I guess the mouse pad is itself connected to a PSU, you'd need the PSU. What next?

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DANGER: Is that 'hot babe' on Skype a sextortionist?

Patrick R
Facepalm

Re: "...police, who are working a theory that a gang might be involved..."

Even the Register still think he was a she.

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UNDER A VEST: Man cuffed for smuggling 94 iPhones strapped to his body

Patrick R

Re: Ultimate Fanboy

Is there an estimation of how much iThingies the average fanboy owns for "personal usage"? Probably a bit less than that. But with so many Jesus phones, he must have been awaited by his accomplices as the messiah.

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Reg man confesses: I took my wife out to choose a laptop for Xmas. NOOOO

Patrick R
WTF?

"those that know what they want in terms of functionality (the geeks)"

Geeks don't know what they want in terms of functionality, they want everything.The choice could possibly be made for christmas 2019. As well, geeks knowing what "they" want "for someone else" is a very debatable concept.

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Ten excellent FREE PC apps to brighten your Windows

Patrick R
Facepalm

But what does this actually do ?

When out of 10 "excellent PC apps", only 2 (Notepad++ & VLC) are actually helping you to DO something, while the remaining 80% are only improving your OS in some ways, it says a lot about wasted time.

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Revenge smut bullies who send 'grossly offensive' messages WILL be prosecuted

Patrick R
Holmes

re: revenge porn can affect anyone

Children... "who have had sexually explicit pictures of themselves posted online" is obviously considered an other problem that comes under already existing legislation.

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Not pro Bono: Apple's audio junk mail made spammers' lives easier

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: Irish Boy Band? Maybe twenty years ago

Make it 34 years (the "Boy" album).

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Cheapo Firefox OS mobes to debut in India – definitely not one for selfie-conscious users

Patrick R

Re: Dual SIM

Most Wiko phones are dual SIM.

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Brit kids match 45-year-old fogies' tech skill level by the age of 6

Patrick R
Pint

I'm OK with that.

We've learned to speak properly, count, orientate, interact with each other, climb trees AND use/understand technology. And we'll live far longer than they will. I feel sorry for them.

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Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS

Patrick R

Windows, not on Linux and OS X machines

What about Chrome OS then ?

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Peak thumb drive is coming in 2016

Patrick R
Joke

Re: My prediction...

That's why they're also called pen drives.They gather with pens somewhere.

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How to catch a fraudster – using 'top cop' Benford and the power of maths

Patrick R

Scale

In other words, you can have a much bigger scale of values when beginning with 1 than with 9.

Example [1 to 1.999] and [9 to 9.999] ...feel the restriction?

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Patrick R

Those retailers prices are not natural.

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Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper

Patrick R
Holmes

The perils of having Panasonic as a partner???

So in 2006 bad batteries were made by Sony. Now they make the mistake of having them manufactured by someone else. Ain't it easy to point such an obvious mistake...afterwards?

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USA opposes 'Schengen cloud' Eurocentric routing plan

Patrick R

Re: Not being a signatory [...] it appears our fellow EU citizens don't trust us.

Could it be that the 1st part of your phrase is one of the reasons for the 2nd part?

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Windows XP market share GROWS AGAIN, outstrips Win 8.1 surge

Patrick R

Or Vista machines that die are replaced with they little brother in the cupboard that was still working at the time, rather than with a new shi*y Win8 machine (replace * with "n" or "t"). Or XP gets installed on new machines as it's easier to work around the oem limitations.

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'Polar vortex' or not, last month among the WARMEST Januaries EVER RECORDED

Patrick R
Trollface

Re: Lewis?

Do you mean the article misses a 2nd Page that warns that comments like "the author is evil" will be blocked?

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Stephen Fry rewrites computer history again: This time it's serious

Patrick R

Re: Overreaction?

If that's the whole point, I think yes, a three pages article is an overreaction.

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French drug dealers regretfully announce 'temporary closure'

Patrick R

Re: The Wallons, maybe

You forgot Brussels, probably on purpose, but this was not your point. Lets say "the french speaking". Then probably the english word "french" itself derives from the flemish "franse" as said in West Flanders ("frensje").

+The best translation for dealer is "distributeur" which it can be used in wider contexts. Or "donneur" for those playing card games.

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German frau reports for liver transplant clutching bottle of vodka

Patrick R
Pint

secondhand liver

There is no such thing as a "Clean Pull" liver.

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UK IT supplier placed on ASA naughty step over 'misleading' HDD ad

Patrick R

one should always know better than to buy a refurnished or 'clean pull' hard drive

Studies show that a used hard drive is not more prone to fail than a new hard drive. Of course one can always try to sell you a known bad drive.

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Clink! Terrorist jailed for refusing to tell police his encryption password

Patrick R
Pirate

"$ur4ht4ub4h8", a play on words relating to a chapter of the Koran

He plaid with the Koran.... let him burn in hell.

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I've seen the future of car radio - and DAB isn't in it

Patrick R

Re: average human hearing at around the 48Khz neighborhood.

No. The accepted average is 20Hz to 20kHz for an adult (wider for younger folks). which makes 40kHz (double of 20kHz) a starting point for sampling. But the whole "48kHz" discussion starts from a typo as there is no mention of kHz in the article. I made a joke but got down voted.

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Patrick R
Holmes

Re: In 2014?! A new service "offering" 48Khz?!?!?

Can YOU even hear sounds above 48kHz ?

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James Bond's 'shaken not stirred': Down to trembling boozer's hands, claim boffins

Patrick R

Re: Do I sense

Why not ask the REG if they had nothing better (and IT related) to publish ? Why not ask yourself and me if...

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Alleged Peeping Tom claims First Amendment right to upskirt

Patrick R

Plead guilty, case closed.

Are people changing or is Justice doomed to evolve the opposite way of "civilization"?

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HTC phone STOPS BULLET, saves Florida gas station clerk's life

Patrick R

Re: "the article does not say that an iPhone has ever stopped a bullet"

Dead guys were holding it wrong.

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I am a recovering Superwoman wannabee

Patrick R

Thanks for leading us out of all the cliches.

Now... what do you think of the boobies that lead to this article from the front page ?

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Forget Wi-Fi, boffins get 150Mbps Li-Fi connection from a lightbulb

Patrick R
FAIL

You fail !

There's a "Pedantic grammar nazi alert" icon for that sort of rant.

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Got a mobile phone? Then you've got a Trojan problem too

Patrick R
Headmaster

Please change the title

from "mobile" to "smart" phone. I got a proper mobile phone.

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iPhone 5S autopsy shows WHY it can't tell which end is up – dev

Patrick R
Boffin

again and again... units !

Anyone reading the articles before publishing ?

You don't "consume 2.5 volts".

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Dell ‘xpands XPS line with 'WORLD-FIRST' MEGA-RESOLUTION laptops

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: Simple test:

Young children can focus as close as ~11cm, which is quite further than anyone's nose (that I know). Of course it goes downhill with age.

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Asus NV550JV 15.6in full HD notebook - the one we didn't have to send back

Patrick R
Joke

Re: 372GB

You have to be prepared for an upgrade to Windows 9 which will probably take ~170Gig for a clean install.

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First look: Apple iPhone 5S and 5C

Patrick R
Holmes

Quite a bland and unemotional review.

"They aren't exciting. They're just iPhones". Ain't it enough for you that ElReg manages to write so much articles about them ?

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Sony unveils Tap 11, the world's SLIMMEST tablet PC (for now)

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: How thin?!

9.9mm

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Fancy some BEER ON TOAST? Italy invents spreadable booze

Patrick R
Meh

I've tested chocolate beer. No thanks. I'm not expecting more of beer spreadable... Mixing everything is not always a good idea.

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Why Teflon Ballmer had to go: He couldn't shift crud from Windows 8, Surface

Patrick R
Pint

Re: Put my CV through but I have yet to hear.

Can you say "services company focused on empowering customers in the activities they value most" without laughing ?

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Ballmer's emotional farewell to Redmond: I LOVE THIS COMPANY

Patrick R

Slightly biased article.

"meteoric rise and spectacular fall of Microsoft's Windows Operating System" ... what's the share of Windows today ?

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