* Posts by Stuart Halliday

704 posts • joined 2 Jul 2007

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Chill, luvvies. The ‘unsustainable’ BBC Telly Tax stays – for now

Stuart Halliday

Re: Am I the only person...

One of the two best things we have. BBC and the NHS. Don't mess with the best.

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Flash banishes the spectre of the unrecoverable data error

Stuart Halliday
Trollface

Re: Retconned units of measure piss me off

It's behind you!

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Stuart Halliday

You do know Mr author that your article says 10^4 in places instead on 10^14...

You have read it through right?

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New EU security strategy: Sod cyber terrorism, BAN ENCRYPTION

Stuart Halliday

Try using Onion browser?

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Ding Dong, ALIENS CALLING

Stuart Halliday

Which is why Star Trek uses deflector Shields?

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Detroit losing MILLIONS because it buys CHEAP BATTERIES – report

Stuart Halliday

Re: But it said, "Heavy Duty"

They would have had the same problem with the most expensive alkaline batteries or didn't you know that? Someone didn't ask a technical person about the purchasing decision.

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Stuart Halliday

Re: @ Ian Emery (was: Smoke Alarms....)

Doesn't matter what alkaline battery you buy. They don't work below 5°C. You need lithium. This has what happens when you let non-technical people make buying decisions.

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Stuart Halliday
FAIL

Re: Only a complete idiot...

Used alkaline in the cold? So they've got an idiot in purchasing and even more idiots fitting them that don't know the basics in battery technology?

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Stuart Halliday

Should have read the Battery review Web site

http://stuarthalliday.com/reviews/alkaline-batteries-part-1/

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Virgin Media goes TITSUP, RUINS Tuesday evening

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Everyone has problems. It's how you deal with them that separates the grownups from the cowboys.

Just tell us Virgin, you gain much more respect from us.

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Apple Watch is like an invasive weed says Gartner

Stuart Halliday

Re: Did you see that picture?

Looks like a Toad. So not a plant at all.

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Google gives spit n' polish to world's most expensive Chromebook

Stuart Halliday

It's all about the Software...

If the software is good, you shouldn't care what OS it is on.

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Super SSD tech: Fancy a bonkers 8TB all-flash PC?

Stuart Halliday

Re: makes my 8TB raid nas look out of date

Saw a 2TB SSD for $2000.... :)

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AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else

Stuart Halliday
Trollface

Re: All I wanna know is...

Can it play DayZ in Town above 25fps at HD resolution? Can any system?

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Enough is ENOUGH: It's time to flush Flash back to where it came from – Hell

Stuart Halliday
Megaphone

Someone want to tell us why Adobe keep dropping stitches in their code?

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Bankruptcy could see RadioShack close doors for good – report

Stuart Halliday

Re: Tandy UK etc went the same way. Maplin beware, you are next!

Maplin is doing very nicely actually. In the black and making a profit.

Maplin did what was necessary to remain profitable.

Sure, it's not the cheapest store. But that's good business.

It has 3 different quality levels for most things. If you want super high quality it's there for a price. If you want cheap it's there as well. But if you want the cheapest, then go on the Internet, wait a few weeks and hope it's not a counterfeit. Ask your technical questions, I can answer them. Then try claiming on that 365 day guarantee your online product wouldn't have.

I see so much cheap, fake rubbish coming into our Maplin store from customers buying from Amazon or eBay.

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Seagate's spinning rust most likely to crash, claims backup biz

Stuart Halliday

Seagate for me.

WD keep failing on me.

As long as you keep vibration & heat down you're laughing. Oh maybe use a decent SMART tool monitoring them? Cables and RAID Controllers do go faulty.

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Are you broke? Good with electronics? Build a better AC/DC box, get back in black with $1m

Stuart Halliday
Thumb Up

Redefine the size of a 'lap'.

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Sink your teeth into OCZ's ARC 100 SSD sizzler with tasty home-grown chips

Stuart Halliday

Set my temp/tmp folder to a 4GB RAM disk. Fixed sized swap file. Goes like a rocket.

My OCZ Vertex still going strong with no errors after 18 months.

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Virgin Media customers suffer YET MORE YouTube buffering blues

Stuart Halliday

Damn, just when I was going to watch that Gangham video again...

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Androids in celluloid – which machine deserves the ULTIMATE MOVIE ROBOT title?

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Because they were artificial humans, not robots? Maybe watch the film again?

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Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Re: Good question....

Nope, nothing like each other.

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Stuart Halliday

At least for once the Register didn't list Daleks or Cybermen. Small mercies, small mercies...

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The cloud that goes puff: Seagate Central home NAS woes

Stuart Halliday
FAIL

Sorry, you're telling Register readers how to suck eggs?

Did the average IQ level suddenly drop?

Maybe the Journalist needs to go back to a magazine like "Computers for Seniors"?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Spawn of Galaxy Alpha and a Note 3 unveiled

Stuart Halliday

Gee, another Reviewer who can't review.

No mention of the 3GB of RAM which means I have a phone that can take a serious amount of Apps doing real work without slowing down to redraw the Launcher.

Swapping between Facebook and Firefox is fast and doesn't lose your place when you've scrolled down Facebook.

It's got a decent volume at last, the screen is really bright and is crystal clear, even when reading tiny text.

Camera is rubbish at living room light levels, but then they all are.

Easy to root to get that micro SD patch for 4.4. Looking forward to Android 5.

A decent phone.

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Useless 'computer engineer' Barbie FIRED in three-way fsck row

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Let's hope they sack the Writer and all those people that approved it for release. Shame on them.

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SLURP! Flick your TONGUE around our LOLLIPOP – Google

Stuart Halliday

Re: am i going to get back...

Well version 5 of Android will allow that once apps are updated for it.

Course you could do it today by rooting your phone and applying the SD card patch app.

Took me 30 seconds. :)

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Man, that iPhone 6 Plus won't fit in my pocket. Oh, here's a mobe store that'll resize my jeans

Stuart Halliday

Try a Galaxy Note 4.

I got one last week and it's simply gorgeous.

I'm 52, so this phone is large enough to read, loud enough to hear and oddles of RAM that means it no longer crawls to a stop if you're a serious App user.

It also fits all my pockets. Maybe British troosers are big enough or is it a guy thing?

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'Tech giants who encrypt comms are unwittingly aiding terrorists', claims ex-Home Sec Blunkett

Stuart Halliday

So are private companies selling guns, ammunition, tanks, missles and training. But these are sanctioned by governments.

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Virgin Media CUTS OFF weekend 'net surfers after embarrassing smut-filtering snafu

Stuart Halliday
Pirate

It killed my TIVO box too. Couldn't access any programmes. Phone service said it would be fixed by 02:30am.

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New Scottish Apple Store appears, then VANISHES off map app

Stuart Halliday

So why the big Apple sign outside the store?

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Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really

Stuart Halliday
Alert

I'm still going to call it Windows 8.2...

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Business is back, baby! Hasta la VISTA, Win 8... Oh, yeah, Windows 9

Stuart Halliday

Nothing wrong with Windows 8.1 that a few hours practice and a mind willing to accept change can't fix.

Could it really be businesses don't want to spend money on training their Minions considering they got that free before when personal would train themselves at home?

Course not..... :)

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Hollywood's made an INTELLIGENT science vs religion film?!

Stuart Halliday

Blind Cave fish?

No eyes. Plenty if Genes.

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Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? THIS is why

Stuart Halliday
Headmaster

Are IOS developers gonna learn how to spell?

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That 8TB Seagate MONSTER? It's HERE... (You'll have to squint, 'cos there are no specs)

Stuart Halliday

Re: Now you can lose 8TB of data in one shot instead of just 4!

Let me guess, you bought your domestic Seagate drives at the lowest price you could find and discovered they got shipped to you in bubble wrap bags?

And you have the cheek to blame Seagate?

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Cracking copyright law: How a simian selfie stunt could make a monkey out of Wikipedia

Stuart Halliday

Owner of the camera obviously.

Freelancers often take photos by leaving a camera on a tree overnight. Does that image belong to the passing animal? Course not. Belongs to the owner of Camera.

If a person is hired to do a photo then there will be contract between him and say the BBC.

So all images become the copyright of the BBC as agreed by that contract.

If the BBC only ask for limited use of said image, then copyright remains with owner of material.

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The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Surely the video was published on YouTube?

Therefore YouTube is guilty and if you share links to that page, you're guilty of promoting it?

What's the problem?

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True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Haven't we been here before?

I've not seen this video and quite honesty I don't want to.

A good while ago there was reports of an American getting beheaded on video and I stupidly thought I'd try to find it. Well I did and I had nightmares for days afterwards. My fault I know. But who cares what accent these murderers have. Just stop them OK?

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Stuart Halliday

"True fact"

Is there any other kind?

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FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'

Stuart Halliday

Re: is that what ElReg sarcasm looks like

No need.

Several years ago scientists invented a glass coating that doesn't reflect light.

Saw it on a BBC programme about the London Natural History Museum.

You shine a light on it and it only shows you what is underneath it.

Odd how this site and others completely missed it.

Several companies are bringing out products that use it.

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Creaky PC? SanDisk gives users a NAND with speedy '3-bitter' SSD

Stuart Halliday

Re: M.2

Why not look at the 400GB SSD RAM sticks?

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Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE

Stuart Halliday
Boffin

Kate should put up some Infrared lights on stage. The audience won't see them. But all the cameras will! :)

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HGST brings PCM to flash show, STUNS world+dog with 3 MILLION IOPS

Stuart Halliday

5Gbits? Only 5 measly Gbits...?

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Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS

Stuart Halliday

Slow day or drop in Hits hmm?

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BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff

Stuart Halliday

Re: New batteries...

That's no big deal. They swapped Lead acid batteries for Lithium.

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Stuart Halliday

5 years ago we were promised x4 capacity batteries using nanotechnology. Where did they go?

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Jurassic squawk: Dinos were Earth's early FEATHERED friends

Stuart Halliday

Norwegian blue dinosaur anyone?

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Stuart Halliday

Time to re-run that campaign to get Mr Spielberg to make T-Rex fluffy! It's only good science!

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