* Posts by harryhedgehog

10 posts • joined 11 Jun 2008

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

harryhedgehog

Title pic brings it back!

Glad to notice that your title pic of the Sea Harrier hovering in a cloudly background was in fact my father flying his FRS Mk1 for 800 Squadron (no 123) landing on an American carrier. As a 10 year old I couldn't have been more proud of having a dad that was a Sea Harrier pilot.....awesome read, just awesome!!!

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Dixons offers Angry Birds on the house

harryhedgehog
Happy

Nice One

Registered with AppUpp yesterday, but Angry Birds is still £3.49 today.

So re-registered today (1st Feb) and 'woohoo' free Angry birds downloaded and now running.

Sweet....

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MS offers Security Essentials to small business

harryhedgehog
Gates Halo

RE: "How do you compete with a freebie"?

Have you actually tried Essentials?

I have been running it on 3 PCs since its first release and it has performed well and is one of the least intrusive AV applications I have ever used.

Previousy I have tried Avira, Avast, Norton, McAfee, ProtX

...no popups (like other freebie offerings)

...no subscriptions

...no inital cost

...auto updates daily

...simple and easy to use/install

For me this is one of the few freebies from Microsoft that is actually very useful and good.

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Cross-dresser shags mutt at historic castle

harryhedgehog
IT Angle

IT?

...I must be blind...where exactly is the IT angle here?

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Beeb reinstates teaboy in Pestogate scandal

harryhedgehog
FAIL

a title

What the hell has ACTA - Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists got to do with it?

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Steve Jobs talks Flash, 'lying S.O.B' devs, sex, and Gizmodocrime

harryhedgehog
Big Brother

@ John Carter 1

"What about the limitation on user experience, stability, automatic updates, security issues and proprietary software that Microsoft throw at us?"....eh hang on a mo'?

"user experience" - Win 7 has a great UI and very good user experience - whole family loves it

"stability" - lets see...since installing 4 months ago, not one issue.

"automatic updates" (which can be disabled of course) - just whats needed to keep a pc up to date with the latest security issues and protection. After all tech moves on and so do criminals. Same cant be said for Apples lot...and yes their are security holes in Macs.

"security issues" - 95% of the world is Windows so its inevitable that someone somewhere is going to try and break in. Just because no one can be arsed to weasel into Macs doesnt mean its secure. Far from it from what I have read...

"proprietary software that Microsoft throw at us" - yep, nice to have some free sw thrown in, oh...and the option to use any other sw I choose instead of Microsofts (so not really proprietary) - same cant be said for Apple (EVERTHING is proprietary and controlled as tightly as a gnats chuff with Apple!!)

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Flying 'Motorbike'/Reliant Robin 'to take off next year'

harryhedgehog
FAIL

Already been done...and it failed

Sorry this is old hat stuff. Reliant Robins flying was done ages ago and covered on Top Gear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b4WzWFKQ20

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LametopsLaptops Direct offers free funerals

harryhedgehog
Dead Vulture

...website proves it is real!

@ Flocke Kroes

Look at the front page of LaptopsDirect.co.uk

Its advertised there in the centre of the screen...

...I've enquired already as my granny is fairly close to popping he clogs and it seems like a great deal. I even get a lappie if I take more than 10 options.

Great deal LaptopsDirect, maybe the Reg could do something similar!!!

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sigh....the sign of our times

nice one... maybe they will sponsor a care home bed as we start to decline?...or a hospital trolley when we are close to pegging it.

great idea for the struggling masses.

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Navy sonar dolphin 'massacre' - the facts

harryhedgehog
Flame

RE: naval sonar: wrong enemy, wrong century

As mentioned ... "Whether or not this sonar equipment was responsible for the beached dolphins, we've got to ask "what's it all for?" This kind of defence has not had a purpose for the last 60+ years,"

hmmm.. lets see apart from sonar being needed to avoid collisions, submarines have been in use many times, for example...

Falklands 1982 - Key role in the recapture of South Georgia

Kosovo 1999 - Cruise missle launch

Iraq 2003 - 30 Tomahawk Cruise launches

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