* Posts by Simon Elliott

12 posts • joined 11 Dec 2007

El Reg Street View snappers caught on camera

Simon Elliott
Boffin

Could this be like Eddie Stobart spotting?

We need a website with a pic of each unique google streetview car and where it has been spotted.

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Apple Mac Mini (Early 2009)

Simon Elliott
Jobs Halo

Turn a mini into an iMac

Interestingly, this ViewSonic monitor has the same panel as the new iMacs:

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=266831&CatId=918

So a high end mini, Apple keyboard, mouse, this monitor and VAT will set you back £870.

Simon@ www.thefreemac.com

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Israelis develop 'safe' plutonium: good for power, bad for weapons

Simon Elliott
Alert

Americium

Isn't that like Canadium but less boring?

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Tesla announces S, unwraps Sport

Simon Elliott
Flame

But where does the leccy come from?

Coal!!!

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Apple tells Mac users: Get anti-virus

Simon Elliott
Jobs Halo

A badly written support note and article

Mac users should worry about their Windows colleagues (it's a bit like having an injured puppy in the room) and have some sort of antivirus software running but ClamXAV is more than good enough and free.

I think it was more to pacify sysmans in mixed networks who can't bear the thought of not installing crap on computers to make them run slower and infuriate their users.

www.thefreemac.com

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OpenOffice 3.0 - the only option for masochistic Linux users

Simon Elliott
Jobs Halo

Solver for Mac

Umm, much as I hate Office for Mac, you seem to have not noticed the solver tool freely available for Office 2008 here: http://www.solver.com/mac/dwnmacsolver.htm

Simon Elliott

www.thefreemac.com

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King Arthur was English 'propaganda', French claim

Simon Elliott
Black Helicopters

He was a British, not English

Calling Arthur an English king is like saying Cornwall is part of England.

Onen Hag Oll

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Analyst: Intel Atom inside iPhone in 2010

Simon Elliott
Jobs Halo

So why

would apple have just purchased a chip design company and pretty much said that they will be designing custom chips in house for low power devices?

See - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/23/apple_pasemi/

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MPs: Axe Nimrod subhunters to balance MoD budget

Simon Elliott
Linux

Not broad enough

In our modern fast warfare scenarios, why do we still hang on to archaic divisions in the armed forces where all three operate aircraft, yet we have the RAF, etc.

Maybe the real saving could come with having just one armed force, that works together and has one set of equipment. We could then concentrate on always having the best for each job.

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HMRC blows £1.4m on two-word slogan

Simon Elliott
Happy

What about

The Ministry of Pound

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Apple on the lookout for one million unlocked iPhones

Simon Elliott
Thumb Up

Better still

Buy a cheap contract phone and get an iPod touch. Then you get most of the benefits of the iPhone and a cheaper deal.

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Daring Register raid snatches key government URL

Simon Elliott
Dead Vulture

Oh you have to do something good with this

What about all of those wonderful stories about government IT (in)competence?

Wrap it up as a fake advert for the government.

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