* Posts by MattW

90 posts • joined 4 May 2007

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New iPad: The only review roundup you'll ever need

MattW

"It's just an iPad, FFS "

So the Reg isn't looking to get back into Apples good books any time soon?... :D

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Motorola Motoluxe Android smartphone

MattW

Full sized SIM?

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Scareware slingers stumped by Google secure search

MattW

Not on .co.uk

Google only defaults to https on google.com, If you're a logged in UK user on the .co.uk domain, you still default to unsecured http:

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Russian Mars probe heads into space WITHOUT ENGINES

MattW

"and the insurance issue is settled"

Wonder if they stumped up for fully comp?...

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Huge US command-&-control airship gets quantum optics

MattW

They're on to something

A big, slow, bag of gas with the manoeuvrability of a church must be a right bugger to shoot down.

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Bug silences Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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Royal Navy halts Highlands GPS jamming

MattW

No sailors on here then?

Modern GMDSS radios take an input from a gps receiver and will initiate a geo located automatic distress call when a 'big red button' on the radio is pressed (say when the skipper has his hands a bit full trying to control his craft / not sink etc).

So gps disruption may effectively disrupt emergency calls.

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This Dianamania is a slur on Jobs

MattW

I'm glad someone said it

Excellent article Andrew.

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Defendant presents Playmobil rendering of court in court

MattW

Don't do it!

"Yeah, we know: Playmobil, or it didn't happen. A Playmobil representation of a woman in court presenting a Playmobil representation of the same scene? Hmmm..."

An infinite Playmobil recursion could open a rift in the space time continuum.

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Hey Commentards! [This title is optional]

MattW

A travesty!

Was I first to comment on the comment story? Was I?

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Facebook wannabe rioters cop large helpings of porridge

MattW

Profiles

Keenan still has a presence on faceache:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=675640415

Wonder what his status says?....

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Pentax 645D medium format digital camera

MattW

Interesting

Thanks for the review Catherine.

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Selling Apples to Japan: Complicated as a Nipponese typewriter

MattW

Nothing new then

Looks like the Apple culture hasn't changed a lot (as evidenced with their vice-like control of newer 'i' devices).

"I want to do this"

"You can't"

"But why, it's a great idea"

"Because we say so"

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NASA to make MAJOR ALIENS REVELATION this week

MattW

Infinite monkeys

Given the infinite vastness of the universe (and hence the inevitability of intelligent life therein), the law of probabilities means that in an alien language it's certain the Nicole's innocent sounding phrase actually translates to:

"Bow before us alien underlings. We intend to launch an invasion force at our earliest possible convenience and you'll be sorry, mark my words"

I'm pretty certain that the 'revelation' due this week will be that they've spotted an alien invasion fleet intent of having a bit of a pre-emptive strike.

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Firefox 4 Android beta gets stomach stapled

MattW

Shame

My Hero doesn't meed the minimum spec...

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Bare breast ballot finds scant support in small US town

MattW

gotopless.org

For pities sake, you might have warned us that gotopless.org was likely to contain nudity and be therefore NWS! Am I a mind reader?!!

Yes, of course I clicked on the link.

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

MattW

Monkeys and typewriters

Oh, how I hate those predicable games.

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EU to lift flight ban on carry-on liquids

MattW

Er...

Aren't duty free purchases ok because you've already gone through security and have bought them airside?

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Have hordes of sex workers snubbed the Commonwealth games?

MattW

It's obvious...

Moonlighting athletes.

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Kia POPs out see-through OLED dash readout

MattW

Oh my God

Square steering wheel!

Austin Allergic, sorry, Allegro!

It's doomed...

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Giant vulture menaces Scottish skies

MattW

'Other pressures'

Is that 'other pressures' like getting T-boned by passing Airbuses?

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Council urges army drinkers to break the law

MattW

They did him a favour

The pub is a dive - he should be thanking them for a narrow escape.

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Our Vulture 1 aircraft begins to take shape

MattW

nomenclature

Your paper reinforcing 'brackets' at straw junctions are actually 'gussets'.

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O2 limits unlimited broadband packages

MattW

Buy cheap, get cheap

Why are people surprised that their 'too good to be true!' super cheap 'unlimited' broadband turns out to be too good to be true?

You get what you pay for - go with Zen

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Man uses meat cleaver to fashion UK-ready iPad

MattW

Everyone knows that

electricians diagonal cutters are the tool of choice for SIM customisation.

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Jobsian Vendetta - Flash stabbed by Mac the Knife

MattW

Interesting

Same story, different perspective?:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/29/jobs_on_flash/

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BT mops up after flood and fire

MattW

Inconsiderate

The wardens will have him - he's parked across two bays.

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Climategate hits Westminster: MPs spring a surprise

MattW

Good summary

Nice write-up Andrew.

Thank God for Stringer.

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BBC iPlayer rejects open source plugins, takes Flash-only path

MattW

I pay for this content BBC!

Looks like it's broken beebPlayer on Android too.

Words fail me with the BBC.

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Intel says warranties evaporate when kit resold

MattW

Situation normal

Original purchaser warranties are vastly more common than transferable ones and apply to just about every item of consumer electronics you can think of.

About the only exceptions that spring to mind are cars and houses (I guess due to market pressure).

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NHS hurls iPhone into booze abuse fray

MattW

I can be happy in my ignorance ...

... as they haven't made an Android version.

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iPhone upgrades - a one-way control-freak street

MattW

One more reason

to go with an Android phone.

Sure they aren't as quite as slick as iPhones (yet) but at least you have control and don't have to repeatedly drop your trousers and let Apple have its way with you.

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MS store staff in spontaneous electric boogie

MattW

My breakfast resurfaced

Words (almost) fail me.

What a nauseating experience I've just had - I couldn't force myself to watch to the end - make it go away.

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Guardian recruits citizen journalists to cover Climate Camp

MattW

Just like the BBC

I can't be the only one who's irritated by the "were you there, do you have any pictures / videos" question tagged onto the bottom of most of BBC news on-line's 'breaking' stories.

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LG XD4 500GB

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Paris Airshow kicks off

MattW

I've never seen a rusty space rocket before

are they making them out of Iron these days

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eBay put Skype on iPhone 'to boost price of NSA backdoor'

MattW

Just remind me

what's the date :)

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Wallet-stretching li-ion G-Wiz e-car goes on sale

MattW

All the glamour of an orthapedic boot

and it cleverly sidesteps the road vehicle crash tests.

For the bargain price of 15 grand.

Can't see any downsides myself....

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College IT departments told to deploy anti-terror dragnet

MattW

That's discrimination!

The Irish are going to feel really left out.

After all, they're all in the IRA aren't they?

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UFO wind turbine prang site sealed

MattW

UFO's my ar*e

So one blade failing at the hub couldn't take out another as the windmill continued to rotate?

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UFO damages Lincolnshire wind turbine

MattW

Occams razor

Let me see....

UFO's or mechanical failure? Ooh tricky.....

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Follow the Somali pirate scourge via Google mashup

MattW

Ah, but.....

"In the meantime, fear not - the Reg will not be bulking out its coverage with any more non-digital piracy stories unless something out of the ordinary happens."

I like the pirate stories, especially when we have at the scurvy dogs and give them a jolly good thrashing.

Bring back the Somali pirates.

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Bebo users release interstellar spamgasm at Gliese 581

MattW
Alien

Alien invasion is nigh

One look at the mindless bebo drivel stream and they'll fire up their starcruisers and pop over for some easy pickings.

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How Wikipedia Works

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Apple probes poison-pumping Mac claim

MattW

evapourating

You don't want stuff doing that (or indeed evaporating).

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Tiny MyCar named electric vehicle of the year

MattW

40 mile range?!

wouldn't even get me to work and back - what bl**dy use is that?

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Cisco.com suffers lower case t breakdown

MattW

An ovewraed ler anyway

he world would be a beer place wihou 's

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VoIP order to allow 999 calls and give caller location

MattW

Not according to Skype.....

Terms of Service: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/legal/terms/voip/

Except:

1.1 No Emergency Calls: More important than anything: please remember that Skype does not support any emergency calls to any type of hospitals, law enforcement agencies, medical care unit or any type of emergency services of any kind. Skype is not a traditional telephone service or a replacement for Your primary telephone service. There are important differences between traditional telephone services and the Products. You need to make additional arrangements in order to access emergency services. It is Your responsibility to purchase, separately from the Products, traditional wireless or fixed line telephone services that offer access to emergency services. If, with Your permission, another user uses Your User Account or the Business Control Panel, it is Your responsibility to inform that user that it is not possible to support or carry emergency calls using the Products.

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Yes, there was a viable liquid bomb plot

MattW

This is why I continue to read the Reg

Outstanding article.

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