* Posts by cornz 1

1607 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

David Beckham fakes bewilderment to flog mobiles to Yanks. Fakes?

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: Celebrity greed knows no limits

because after it he will be worth $305,000,000

3
0

Rise of the Machines: ROBOT KILLS MAN at Volkswagen plant

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: who wouldn't like to see the footage of that

I need it for fap... erm... my documentary on robot killings!

Dunno whether to + or - 1 you for that.

+1 for the love of gore

-1 for the comment. Not because of what you said but because this isn't theync or ogrish.

1
0

Privacy watchdog ICO slashes its fines in half

cornz 1
Silver badge

It is and always has been

a toothless organisation, there merely to pay lip service and to appease the masses.

Fines halved (not that they ever enforce them it would seem) expect incidents of spam sms etc to triple...

3
0

Silly Google's Photos app labelled BLACK PEOPLE as GORILLAS

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: On the other hand, if I am included in their images database, ...

This is clearly NOT a case of racism. It's plain stupidity without any additives!. ;-)

That depends on who happens to be reading it at the time.

Someone will always imply something that was never there in the first place..

you watch.....

0
0

Microsoft in Blighty reveals its 78 THOUSAND POUND Surface 3 slabloid

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: Two! Nine A! The number of the beast!

And Stephen Fry said the same, so it must be correct!!!!

Fancy Wikipedia stealing his highness' thunder...

0
0

Microsoft: This Windows 10 build has 'NO significant known issues'

cornz 1
Silver badge

Well this is shaping up

to be yet another version of windows to avoid.

Im not an MS nay-sayer (far from it and i have defended them to the hilt in the past ) BUT but the more i read the more i think, no MS, i do not subscribe to your view of how i use my computer or how i want my computer to work.

That fucking penguin is getting closer and closer to my house...

1
0

Windows 10 Mobile is shaping up nicely – now Cortana can send emails

cornz 1
Silver badge

This:

"Nadella also spoke of building "the best instantiation of this vision through our Windows device platform and our devices,"

Did my language centre break down last night due to heat or is that just utter corporate bollocks...

Bad English corporate bollocks at that.... WTF does "instantiation" even mean??

0
0

Microsoft says Oculus Rift distorts world, grinds corrective lenses

cornz 1
Silver badge

Cant deny

the MS lens looks far superior..

Did Mr Magoo do the vision testing for the Oculus??

3
0

Giant male member spontaneously ejaculates over Norway

cornz 1
Silver badge

To quote Mr James May

Oh, Cock!

3
0

Abort, abort! Metal-on-metal VIOLENCE as Google's robo-car nearly CRASHES

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: Presumably...@Camilla Smythe

See, when that lot is converted into binary:

01001000 01101101 01101101 00101100 00100000 01001001 01110100 01011100 00100110 00100011 00110000 00110011 00111001 00111011 01110011 00100000 01100111 01101111 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01101101 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01110010 01101001 01100111 01101000 01110100 00111010 00100000 01001001 01011100 00100110 00100011 00110000 00110011 00111001 00111011 01101100 01101100 00100000 01101101 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01101100 01100101 01100110 01110100 00101110 01001000 01101101 01101101 00101100 00100000 01001001 01110100 01011100 00100110 00100011 00110000 00110011 00111001 00111011 01110011 00100000 01100111 01101111 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01101101 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01110010 01101001 01100111 01101000 01110100 00111010 00100000 01001001 01011100 00100110 00100011 00110000 00110011 00111001 00111011 01101100 01101100 00100000 01101101 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01101100 01100101 01100110 01110100 00101110 01010111 01101000 01101111 01100001 00100001 00100000 01000110 01110101 01100011 01101011 00100001 00100001

10 minutes of transmitting this, there's no wonder they nearly crashed.

0
0

Britain beats back Argies over Falklands online land grab

cornz 1
Silver badge

Where's

Clarkson when you need him!!!!

0
0

'Backronym' crowdfunds itself into Oxford English Dictionary

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: For all those pedantic bastards out there....

Yes, well they should *of thought of that...

*This pedants pet hate.....

3
0

Raising a stink in court: Innocent poo banditry warehousers win $2.2m

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: More common than you think

Oh you mean GTG, or "Time" or "Insert Failing Company Rebrand Attempt XII".

I worked for em for a good few years, the standard of the workforce was, at best, ropey. The grasp of English less then ropey and all the upper level jobs were being in-sourced to family members who had no idea how to run a 4 shelf corner shop let alone AMD's biggest european customer. Or one of the biggest independant computer retailers in the UK. GTG were THAT big at one point. They were also consistantly one of the most complained about companies in the UK....

Shame, i had a good time working with the team in Sheffield retail park, in the flagship store....Back in the old days.....

0
0
cornz 1
Silver badge

2.2 meelion dollars

for hurting somones feelings..

Jesus. No wonder we are all in the fucked up mess we are.....

20
17

BlackShades privacy raiding web rat gets five years in US cooler

cornz 1
Silver badge

So, blackhats.

Make sure you go somewhere that has no extradition treaty with the USofA and you're pretty much safe!!!!

Ask the cryptowall/locker/safe etc etc crews....

1
0

Hackers exploit fresh PC hijack bug in Adobe Flash Player, the internet's screen door

cornz 1
Silver badge

Whilst ever

the great unwashed can watch u-tube and the other eleventy million video sites using flash, Adobe have no reason to ditch it. It is down to the webmasters to implement HTML5 and then force adobe to do something.

1
0

Feds count Cryptowall cost: $18 million says FBI

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: So, where are the Boys?

The "kid ripping his CDs" is a WAY easier target and they can put a name and a face to a crime. So the media hypmermegaconglomorate is happy as another criminal is roundly and soundly lambasted and thrown to the lions. No doubt being fined, criminal record, distraught parents etc.

The scuzz-buckets behind cryptowall, locker etc have no such compunctions as they are essentially safe from the governement(s) and law enforcement agencies...

See how the USofA becomes utterly powerless when faced with THIS kind of enemy. No amount of toys being thrown out of a pram will facilitate the eradication of cyberscum.

Makes my shit itch......

Justice??? My arse.....

8
0

Apple to replace DODGY hard drives that go BELLY UP in 27-inch iMac

cornz 1
Silver badge

Terminally (probably)

Kiss goodbye to your data, that's backed up to an identical 3tb drive...

0
0
cornz 1
Silver badge

I wondered the same thing..

Hey, El-Reg and, more importantly, crApple.

What ARE the "certain circumstances".

0
3

Dev probes bad proxies, writes white hat checker, black hat DIY guide

cornz 1
Silver badge

It is

in Engrish...

Or Chinglish, suit yourself.

Some of the best stuff I have ever read has been in the form of a Chinese destruction manual.

0
0

Noshing moth menaces misled into male-on-male mating

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: Bit of an odd one this

UV insect traps are mostly useless. Most of what they catch are confused but harmless insects; they don't cut the numbers of clothes moths very much, and they are useless for killing mosquitoes and midges.

You will seldom find One method is entirely successful in dealing with any significant insect infestation.

However, in food premises, they are the defacto solution for almost all flying insect jobs.

---------------------------------------

Where insecticides are concerned, the bad news is that most insecticides on the market aren't going to be much use as they are too volatile to remain on anything for very long. The good news is that for insects like clothes moths, woodworm and the like, you do not actually need to use neurotoxic poisons at all. What works much better is a borax dissolved in a mixture of water and propylene glycol.

Disagree. Wettable powders, such as ficam-w provide months of residual action on concrete or nearly all porous surfaces. They are also effective on porous surfaces but then a micro emulsion such as fendona or stingray will also provide months of action on non-porous surfaces. In both cases it is important to not mop. vacuum, sweep the treated areas else efficacy WILL be *reduced* but not eliminated.

Boric acid is a slow acting stomach poison and although slightly effective against insects like ants, it pales in comparison with commercial stuff. If it was any good, it would be commercially available. It isn’t. You may consider it more bio friendly, but it is not effective.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

Diatomaceous earth (Kieslghur) is once again, only effective as an adjunct. I defy you to clear bed bugs with nothing more than diatoms. You are correct in its mode of action but not in its efficacy.--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Naphthalene has been out of favour for years. Yes it’s a suspected carcinogen but it’s just not effective anymore.

The *best* way is with an IGR/IDR (Insect growth regulator/insect development regulator) like methoprene or pyriproxyfen (Nylar) which are juvenile hormone replacements. These will either cause sterility (in the case of complete metamorphosis (case bearing clothes moth, fleas) or prevent the formation of cuticle (incomplete metamorphosis, ala bedbug) so the insect cannot moult.

BPCA/NPTA registered pest controller!

0
0
cornz 1
Silver badge

Bit of an odd one this

because the only class of insecticides that bee lovers are worried about are the neonicotinoids which are mainly used as agricultural pesticides.

They could use ultraviolet insectocutors or pheremone traps.

Fly spray as Fihart correctly states is no good as it has no residual properties. But there are others which do and pose no significan danger to bees.

Carpet beetle larvae (wooly bears) are a bigger issue and museums routinely use **methrin based residual insecticides to treat those.

1
0

LastPass got hacked: Change your master password NOW

cornz 1
Silver badge

This:

"I use Google Drive"

And you expect your data to be free from prying eyes?

Purr-lease...

1
1

Three exposed Brit's privates with sloppy survey code

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: Surveys?

A better method is to use spurious data. Just to fuck up their data mining statistics.

1
0

Philae warms up nicely, sends home second burst of data

cornz 1
Silver badge

This:

"To recap for those who like their stories in TL;DR mode: humanity sent a probe that travelled hundreds of millions of kilometres and caught up with a comet and successfully dropped a lander onto the comet's surface. That lander worked as planned, was built so well it survived seven months of who knows what and now seems ready to send home more data. But the train or bus that brings you to work today will probably run late and we're making a mess of a zillion other things. ®"

Yeah because no fucking politicians were involved in its design or building.

36
1

Microsoft finally finishes its PowerPC emulator

cornz 1
Silver badge

Fairly

unimpressive list.

No reason to give up my 360 yet.

0
0

Bing to encrypt search traffic by default

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: Bing

in exactly the same way as "Ask Jeeves" is bloody awful.

0
1
cornz 1
Silver badge

Bing

Encrypted or not is still bloody awful...

2
3

Zionists stole my SHOE, claims Muslim campaigner

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: Anyone remember the Sunday Sport ?

yeah but Viz aint as funny as it used to be and the price!!

Mind, the rogers thesaurus is worth its weight in unobtanium.

Corgi registered: Services old boilers... PMSL

1
0
cornz 1
Silver badge

???

Slow news day folks???

3
3

British banks consider emoji as password replacement

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: Somebody please stop the planet...

Is mange available in a range of colours???

Like rougemange, or the more difficult to detect noirmange?

0
0
cornz 1
Silver badge

Yep, brilliant idea

give the older generation (of which i rapidily approach) another pointless password / security "thing".

Because the "youngsters" do it does not mean its a infallible system. The biggest issue i see without even thinking about it is that there are a hunder bleeding variants of a sad "emoji" (when the fuck did that spew into the English language). Or a dozen variants of a "Happy" one.

Doomed to fail if you are over 50 with early onset rainbows.

I'm as confused as a mood ring on a bi-polar schizophrenic chameleon in a bag of skittles.

10
0

Cortana threatens to blow away ESC key

cornz 1
Silver badge

Cortana lived a VERY

short life on my Lumia.

In a nutshell, you wholly surrender ANY privacy by using it.

Besides, it's more effing trouble than its worth.. Novelty value only.

And if Toshiba decide to surrender one of the more useful keys (unlike "F-Lock") then Toshiba is now struck off my ever shortening list of laptop manufactures i will use.

FFS MS....Wake Up!!!!!!

7
1

Sun's out, guns out: Plucky Philae probot WAKES UP ... hits 'snooze'

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: Best breaking news on a Sunday ...

Agreed. Feel good story of the weekend....

7
0

Nobel bro-ffin: 'Girls in the lab fall in love with me ... then start crying'

cornz 1
Silver badge

Thing is,

in a lot of cases, he's bloody right!!!!

41
23

Facebook tosses creepy Place Tips beacons at stateside retailers

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: I own a business

(No idea why you were downvoted for a well written comment)

If you get the beacon and play with it, please tell us about it in the next relevant artice.

(No idea why you were downvoted for a well written comment)

If you get the beacon and play with it, please tell us what / where your business is located so i can actively avoid it.

TFTFY

1
3

Chips can kill: Official

cornz 1
Silver badge

Eat healthily,

Excercise, die anyway.

20
0

Voyager 2 'stopped' last week, and not just for maintenance

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: Wonderful pieces of engineering

Amen to that!

+1

4
1

Apple preps summer bonking bonanza for Brits

cornz 1
Silver badge

Yawn..

Will be as big a fail as it has been everywhere else. Also, will it be subject to the £20 limit the banks have imposed on NFC payments, which highlight exactly how much the banks trust it.

5
4

Spaniard sues eBay over right to sell the Sun

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: Prior claim

No, its a bloody awful bar. Watered down kanar and rubbish romulan ale...

Security keeps changing into a table or other furnishing as well.

2
0
cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: But they allow you to buy bits of the moon on ebay

The very instant I saw "http://www.dailymail.co.uk" I stopped reading.

1
0
cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: But they allow you to buy bits of the moon on ebay

Lets see, in say 50 years when we can be arsed to send man back and colonise it, how many of those "deeds" are actually A: legal and B: honoured...

4
0
cornz 1
Silver badge

Oh god

please tell me there is enough sanity in the world to tell the mad bitch to go away.....

22
0

What's broken in this week's build of Windows 10? Installing it, for one

cornz 1
Silver badge

@ Joerg:Re: The Windows10 (aka Windows 8.2) facade and DirectX12 lies...

I was soooo ready to respond to your post and call you a Linux lubber but you have hit the nail on the head.

And I am a MS man.. But day by day I see a Linux on the horizon. Which I hate to have to admit to but that's the stark reality. MS have lost the fucking plot big time styleee....

7
3
cornz 1
Silver badge
Windows

No,

we didn't ask you. You just seemed to spout that on your own volition.

2
2

FBI: Apple and Google are helping ISIS by offering strong crypto

cornz 1
Silver badge

There is a great deal of

Amnesia currently pervading the "security forces" (sic).

Lest we forget that USA, the UK and others helped overthrow the despotic, but essentially coherent respective governments and that single fact is what has allowed IS to gain the footholds it has.

We are merely reaping what we sow....

Encryption is a minor part of a much wider problem..

But yeah, I like my communication to be secure, I like that hackers and identity thieves will struggle to get access to my data. I also like the fact I can talk to people and no one else know what it is I’ve said.

In conclusion, fuck you FBI, GCHQ et al.

13
0

Apple recalls Beats speakers: Rap chap's crap batt rapped in zap mishap flap

cornz 1
Silver badge

I wouldn't have bothered.

"Prior to Beats, Dr Dre was a music sampler who was involved in the original lawsuit against Napster".

No-one with any sanity wants to listen to his cRap anyway.

1
0

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

cornz 1
Silver badge

Re: "illegal because they can prevent people from calling emergency services"

Jammers dont discriminate between 911/999 calls or otherwise. They simply flood the area with rf noise. They are fairly low powered though (2-4 watts) for a hand held device. Sometimes they can block a 100sqm area, sometimes a 1sqm area.. Depends on lots of factors.

2
2

Dotcom keeps assets, for now

cornz 1
Silver badge

Heheheheh.

+1 for Dotcom, he must be pissing the yanks right off!!

16
0

Forums