Feeds

* Posts by Chris Parsons

350 posts • joined 3 Apr 2008

Page:

iPad AIR 2 and iPad MINI 3, 5K iMac! World feels different today – and it IS

Chris Parsons

Re: BBC

Don't agree. We're paying for the crap the Beeb churn out, and they're nothing like as good - or unbiased - as they used to be.

0
0

ONE MILLION people already running Windows 10

Chris Parsons

Re: Phoenix50 the Microsoft Troll

With the advent of fora like this, little people can throw their weight around with impunity, whereas in the real world, they would get their heads kicked in. Not sure if that's progress or not.

0
0

Lies, damn pies and obesity statistics: We're NOT a nation of fatties

Chris Parsons

Re: Laziness

Absolutely spot on. I remember reading, most likely in New Scientist, that we are about 3000 calories a week disadvantaged against people in the 50s just because they did so much more physical work.

2
0

Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars

Chris Parsons

Re: Totally unremarkable

It depends on what you want, really, doesn't it? There are an awful lot of very samey German cars around that sort of price, I agree, and they are probably 'better' technically. I have had Mercedes and I've had Jags, and I think Jags are just, well, nicer places to be.

By the way, it's 'Maserati'.

2
0

X-Men boffins demo nanomagnets to replace transistors

Chris Parsons

@DocJD Re: This is just a proof of concept.

I think he knew that, or some of it, but was just aiming for a cheap laugh.

Excellent and informative reply, thank you for posting.

0
0

Proprietary OS source code LEAKED to web – from 40 years ago

Chris Parsons

Been there, done that

Writing modifications to and hooks to allow a simple menu system. What fun it was then, C++ is very boring in comparison.

0
0

Apple's ONE LESS THING: the iPod Classic disappears

Chris Parsons

Re: So, for people like me that still get good use out of theirs

Cowon X7 - 160GB and regarded as superior fidelity to most players. I've got one and I love it.

0
0

BBC Trust candidate defends licence fee, says evaders are CRIMINALS

Chris Parsons

Re: Fairhead also defended criminal penalties for non-payers - and over 70 sent to jail.

I wonder who the curmudgeonly, low-life dipshit was that down voted you?

6
0
Chris Parsons

Re: Harassment

Some woman from the TVLA wrote to me when I explained that the principle of common law in this country was innocent until proven guilty. She said that she understood that was the case, but experience had shown that most people who said they didn't have a licence were liars, so they had to check. I replied saying that I thought her tax declarations were most likely dishonest and I wanted to come to her house to check her books, and I never heard from them again. Bastards.

3
0

Pimp my lounge and pierce my ceiling: Home theatre goes OTT

Chris Parsons

Re: YAY!

Exactly! No matter how good the sound, the programmes are complete shit.

3
0

Tim Cook on pale, male Apple: 'As CEO, I'm NOT satisfied'

Chris Parsons

Re: Well I am not happy with Cook.

Too bloody true. I worked for a well-known American company and some daft woman from HR called me up and said that she was not happy with the diversity of my team. I asked her who she wanted me to get rid of, and she said I wasn't being helpful. We live in an unreal world.

11
0

Pentagon hacker McKinnon can't visit sick dad for fear of extradition

Chris Parsons

Re: Sadly, US not the only one...

And, sadly, you are correct. Culture, manners, style and taste have all declined catastrophically in the last forty years. It's all 'me...me...me' and everything, but everything has to be somebody's fault.

End of rant.

1
0

Pentagon hacker McKinnon reinvents himself as SEO guru

Chris Parsons

I presume you're talking about yourself, Mr Coward?

2
0

Teardown gurus iFixit play with Fire – Amazon's new mobe

Chris Parsons
Headmaster

Adverbs!

"Those sensors don't come out easy" - I think "easily" would be a better choice.

1
0

China blocks Flickr and OneDrive

Chris Parsons

Communism

Although communism is a very fine idea, which would be wonderful if people were altruistic, one has to despair of the state that is at war with its own people...mind you, getting like that here now.

0
0

We got behind the wheel of a Tesla S electric car. We didn't hate it

Chris Parsons

Re: @James Hughes 1 (was: At last)

Jake, you are my man! These chaps have no soul.

0
1

Labour vows: We'll pause one-dole-to-rule-them-all for drastic fix-up if elected in 2015

Chris Parsons

Re: Reality

Downvoted for the arrogance of 'fixed that for you'.

0
0

Backup bods Acronis extend disk-imaging support to Macs at last

Chris Parsons

Re: a pox on their houses

Totally agree. I tried it on SBS 2011 and even their support people couldn't get it to work. Shame, it used to be brilliant. Time Machine is how backup should work, at least for domestic users.

0
0

Higgs boson even MORE likely to actually be Higgs boson - boffins

Chris Parsons

Re: One small fermionic decay for a boson

As a one-time particle physicist myself, I could not agree with you more, this is fantastic stuff. I wonder who the scumbag mouth-breather was that voted you down?

1
1

Top Canadian court: Cops need warrant to get names from ISPs

Chris Parsons

Re: No sympathy.

If you've nothing to hide....

Yeah, right!

0
1

Tom Hanks NICKED my COPYRIGHTED PIC, claims Brit photog

Chris Parsons

Re: Humbug

Gussie Fink-Nottle, after whom you no doubt have taken your nom de plume, was a nice character. I suggest you change your online name to 'Spode'.

4
0

UK govt preps World War 2 energy rationing to keep the lights on

Chris Parsons

Re: The future's bright then...1970s

I've still got my kipper ties, I knew they'd come back one day...

0
0

BEAM ME UP SCOTTY: Boffins to turn PURE LIGHT into MATTER

Chris Parsons

Re: Briet - Wheeler PANHANDLER ALLERT ! ! !

Yes, let's just give up now, shall we? Nothing new will ever be discovered, so what's the point?

4
0

$180,000 buys you lunch with Tim Cook as charity auction ending

Chris Parsons

Is there a vegetarian option?

I think Cher would be a lot more fun and is surprisingly inexpensive.

1
0

Teen jailed for ARMED ROBBERY says he and pals had been inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Chris Parsons

Re: Anti-game crusaders in 5, 4, 3......

I know you're just trying to be clever, but, for christ's sake, try to get your facts straight.

0
0

Stone the crows, Bouncer! BT defends TV recorder upgrade DELETION snafu

Chris Parsons
Headmaster

Re: TVHeadEnd

Nicely!!! It's an adverb you need there.

0
0

Most Americans doubt Big Bang, not too sure about evolution, climate change – survey

Chris Parsons

Re: Breaking News!!

To be honest, though I am absolutely still going with the 'Americans are stupid' theme, he does have a point. We seem to be following rather quickly in the 'science is for nerds' stakes.

0
1

Labour calls for BIG OVERHAUL of UK super-snoop powers in 'new digital world'

Chris Parsons

Re: OVERHAUL

I think that says it all "how easily we forget". They introduced more legislation to restrict personal freedom than any peacetime government, ever. All politicians are to be distrusted, but Labour more than any of them. Sadly, there is no-one at all worthy of our votes any more.

4
0

Vodafone dodges UK corporation tax bill - AGAIN

Chris Parsons

Re: Hmmmm

Stop it! People want emotion, not fact. There is, of course, an appeal procedure. I was wrongly told I owed around £20k and they eventually backed down and apologised.

0
1

'Disruptive, irritating' in-flight cellphone call ban mulled by US Senate

Chris Parsons

Re: So are they going to outlaw the screaming kids on the plane?

Having chosen not to have children myself, I have always thought there should be some sort of licence for parenting. It might even put an end to the f*ckwits who consider taking their little darlings to the pub and then ignoring them as a suitable alternative to babysitting.

0
0

Apple wins patent for entrance to retail store

Chris Parsons

Norwood

For the benefit of our American readers, that is Norwood in South London, not Norwood, Mass.

0
0

Global execs name Apple 'most innovative company' – again

Chris Parsons

Re: Worse and worse news

re AC 27/9@20:41

Uh, grow up. That is all.

0
0

Nokia Lumia 1020: It's an imaging BEAST... and it makes calls too

Chris Parsons

Re: Engineering

Too true. I've got a 920, nice phone, it just works, you can make phone calls, send texts, browse the web, do your email and take great photos. I expect you can do other stuff, but that really is all I want.

1
1

BlackBerry BLOODBATH! Company warns of nearly $1bn quarterly loss

Chris Parsons

Re: more staff lay offs

@AC 21/9 11:19

Smug tnuc

0
0

OK, forget the 3D telly fiasco: 4K is gonna blow you away - say tech giants

Chris Parsons

There is always something better to do than watch TV...

...no matter how big the screen is, dross will still be dross.

0
0

Sysadmins hail Windows Server 2012 R2's killer ... clipboard?

Chris Parsons
Headmaster

Re: Even more confused

Your bad what? I could be wrong, but I think 'bad' is an adjective and needs to modify a noun.

0
0

Furious Frenchies tell Apple to bubble off: Bling iPhone isn't 'champagne'

Chris Parsons
Pint

Really?

@Otto is a bear

Well, it's a matter of taste, isn't it? I drink a LOT of champagne and I would beg to differ.

0
0

Samsung stakes claim to smartwatch market with Galaxy Gear

Chris Parsons

Tacky

I think I'll stick to my Rolex, thank you very much.

0
1

Apple tries to trademark the term 'startup'

Chris Parsons
Headmaster

Re: misreporting?

How does that work in German?

1
0
Chris Parsons
Pint

@AC 07:18 GMT

How odd that some numbskull downvoted you.

3
0

Webcam stripper strikes back at vicious 4Chan trolls after year of bullying

Chris Parsons

Re: My heart bleeds

I doubt you're bright enough to see the irony that you are also condemning yourself. By the way, the plural of 'human' is 'humans', no apostrophe required.

as Bambi's mum said, 'if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all'.

0
0

Speaking in Tech: You shouldn't EVER store data off-premises

Chris Parsons

Re: The sheeple...

Ironically, I think those who use the word 'sheeple' have been led down a path...it was not very funny when it first appeared, and it really, really is rather hackneyed now.

0
0

Big blue Avatar movie spawns THREE SEQUELS

Chris Parsons

Re: Avatar was a good film

Seriously? Have you ever seen another film? The graphics were good, that was it. Bland, US drivel. I still haven't forgiven my friend Roy for the hour I wasted - I couldn't bear any more - watching this bilge.

0
0

Devolo dLAN 500 AV Wireless Plus: Triple-tech connectivity for the home

Chris Parsons
Headmaster

When I'm dictator of the world, people who use the word 'simples', presumably because they think they're being 'cool and edgy' will be summarily executed. It wasn't funny when it first appeared, after several years of hackneyed repetition, it hasn't improved.

0
0

UK economy to lose £198m if BBC and pals lose EPG slots - Ministry of Fun

Chris Parsons
Pint

Re: Really. £198M ?

@Ged T:

Too bloody true. There is ALWAYS something better to do than watch TV.

0
0

Fed up with poor Brit telly and radio output? Ofcom wants a word with YOU

Chris Parsons

Re: How about......

@Fihart

R3 died when they joined the 'Top 100' craze.

0
0

NSA PRISM snoop-gate: Won't someone think of the children, wails Apple

Chris Parsons
Headmaster

Re: I am not a terrorist

@ukgnome

Not only do I find such incredible complacency disturbing, but as I'm here, I will suggest you brush up on your use of English.

As others have pointed out before, there is no verb 'to of'.

'Me on the other hand am worried' - good grief, and so you should be.

0
0

Review: Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock

Chris Parsons
Headmaster

Play NICELY

Do we have to ape every moronic expression that comes from across the Atlantic?

You need an adverb here, not an adjective. It's not big and it's not clever...

0
0

BBC boffins ponder abstruse Ikea-style way of transmitting telly

Chris Parsons

Re: Socalist broadcasting is now OO

So true. How can anyone be taken seriously that uses such hackneyed phrases, thinking they make themselves look 'cool' and 'edgy', whatever that might be.

0
0

May threatens ban on 'hate-inciting' radicals, even if they don't promote violence

Chris Parsons
Devil

Re: So who's to blame?

@YARR...so true, and it's amazing how quickly people forget how nasty and inept New Labour were. They started the clamp down on liberty, they created thousands of new laws which did not need to be made. Oh, how I hate them and all their works.

1
0

Page: