Feeds

* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

4839 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

Silicon Roundabout worthies in £2m UK.gov cash battle royale

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Because if you were located in leeds or manchester or newcastle you might be forgotten about by your friends in westminster when the next load of cash was being handed out

1
0

IDC: Outsourcing sector needs rescue fund for cloudy customers

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Why should this be necessary?

And what happens when they go bust and their hosting company turns the power off, the landlord wont let you in to access your servers and the company they leased the hardware from retrieves it and sells the drives containing your data on ebay?

0
0

HYPERSONIC METEOR smashes into Russia, injuring hundreds

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Russians - hard as nails, not fazed at all

Have you been injured at work by a hypersonic space rock?... you could be entitled to compensation

6
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Not a meterorite@Nigel 11

However - extending the same statistics to just Cambridgeshire suggests that people from East Anglia are the brainiest in the world

0
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Not a meterorite@Nigel 11

I hate people who make generalisations about people - them and the Belgians

5
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Conspiracy Theory

God frustrated at Tetris

0
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Mercator

It also has a large east-west extent and since most things flying around the solar system are in the plane they are going to be going sideways on the map

2
1

BBC Vision and Audio tossed on bonfire, replaced by 'TV', 'Radio'

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Helen Boaden

When they stopped making programs and started commissioning them from outside companies the only job left was producer (in the movie sense) but since nobody in the "creative" parts was made redundant they ended up making everybody a manager/producer

0
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: No i?

And for everyone else who was distracted by the whooshing sound of a joke going over their head

The BBC used to produce serious documentaries, funny sitcoms, expensive drama, decent science programs etc. While the commercial iTV produced cheap bargain-house-price-cooking-with-celebs type crap.

Now that the BBC's 97 channels produces nothing but ....

0
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

No i?

I assumed the new i-connected, i-cloud, i-internet enabled BBC would call the parts

iRadio and iTV

2
0

Satanic Renault takes hapless French bloke on 200km/h joyride

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Why not....

No - a real movie plot would have the french guy from MI/Leon/Ronin hack into the car's computer with a laptop (that oddly has only a 16x4 character display) while dangling from a helicopter

2
0

Register reader Ray revs radio-controlled Raspberry Pi race rover

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: 2 Year Elec Eng Project

Mine was based on flint, we didn't have any of this new-fangled bronze technology back then

2
0

Time to rid ourselves of the tech channel zombies

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Mix Tapes

And where are those bands now ? Gone

No showaddywaddy, no Roxy music, no Genesis (well ok that one was self inflicted, and anybody who made a girl a Genesis mix tape in the 70s was probably going to be dissapointed)

Proof that home taping killed music !

1
0

UK doesn't have the SKILLS to save itself from cyber threats

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Chickens coming home to roost

And you have a civil service recruitment process that considers "diversity" to mean you invite old chums from both Oxford AND Cambridge to suggest any suitable chaps

2
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Out of work oap

Sorry you fail the vetting because you have a police caution for hacking the school's admin system when you were 11

0
0

US company aims patent-gun at Australia’s e-health system

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

If only australia was a country

It could invalidate the patents, assign them to itself or insist on FRAND licensing

Or just tell US patent trolls to go fuck a kangaroo

20
0

Pope resigns months after launching social networking effort

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Smashing Pope

Your opinion of the loving mercy of the mother church might be slightly different if you are gay or a woman

0
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Take them to the cleaners, Benny!

>that's lasted through the centuries

The egyptian pharaos lasted longer, so that's Ra 1 : JC 0

Even the original line-up, Yawheh 1.0, are doing pretty well despite 2000 years of the church trying to wipe them out.

>asking nothing in return

Other than would you mind transferring all your gold to Spain, converting to our new religion and giving us your continent.

7
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Smashing Pope

I assume you are male, heterosexual and live in a rich country then?

4
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: The Church is definitely not a business.

>I think he is a Jew

There is a certain precedent for a Jew doing quite well in the christian church

Of course you have to be crucified first .....

7
0

Remember that Xeon E7-Itanium convergence? FUHGEDDABOUDIT

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Alpha....

But Itanium was designed from the ground up..... - BY A COMPETITOR

It's like Fedex deciding not to continue buying trucks, but accept UPS's kind offer to ship your stuff with them.

1
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: History repeating itself?

In about 2005 HP flew us all out to their Bristol HQ to try and sell us this new inhouse cloud flexible dynamic computing clustering concept they had invented.

It consisted of being able to copy a drive image (slowly) from a SAN and reboot to gain an extra webserver or database server machine when you needed it. And this from the company that had incorporated the clustering technology of Tandem, Compaq and Dec !

0
0

Tennessee bloke quits job over satanic wage slip

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Good riddance?

> a halfwit without the ability to empathise with people of slightly differeing viewpoints.

Indeed there is no right and wrong answer and always two sides to every arguement.

My point of view was that Li-ion batteries were too unreliable to fit to a 787 but my colleagues assured me that they had prayed and truly had faith that they would be safe - so in a spirit of ecumenical tolerance I went along with their plans.

Now I hope to battle those people in health and safety who believe in this dis-proven "theory" of gravity and insist on safety railing.

0
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Born Again'ers

The puritans left England because they wanted to persecute - they wanted to live somewhere where they could have absolute control over the way people lived and worshipped.

And the first place they went to try this was Amsterdam ????

If that was the IQ they started with - I think America has done rather well!

1
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: ice giants

You know who I pray to? Joe Pesci. ...

he looks like a guy who can get things done. Joe Pesci doesn't fuck around. In fact, Joe Pesci came through on a couple of things that God was having trouble with.

George Carlin

0
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: 666

>Or have I missed some very subtle trolling here? ;-)

It's not in the original - only the "cash-in" sequel (The one with the upbeat happy ending and all the violence removed)

2
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Good riddance?

> A person showing up at a job interview and stating that he believes that a book written quite some time ago is the words of God, simply does not qualify as intelligent.

Surely the Holy book of K&R should still be revered? - even if you do use C++

3
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: How to improve the world.

Cheaper solution

1, Build very small health spa

2, ask: Do you really believe any of the rabid, ficticious waffle in the Book of Revelations?

3, anyone who answers no is allowed in.

(With apologies to wonko the sane)

0
0

Big Windows updates may ship this summer – and every summer

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Look at our new v9...I mean v10 model!

You make a thoughtful and interesting point sir.

Now what have you done with the real Eadon?

1
0

Google to splurge $82m for exclusive airport exec enclave

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

There is a new technology that allows you to burn carbon in oxygen while generating less carbon-dioxide?

2
0

Ethernet at 40: Its daddy reveals its turbulent youth

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: twisted Pair...

But at least you could re-use and recycle the tokens. With aethernet everything is just dumped into the aether - polluting it

2
0

Every single Internet Explorer at risk of drive-by hacks until Patch Tuesday

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Impressive code reuse

This security flaw affects all versions of IE from 1 to 99, running on Windows 3 to 8, on X86 and ARM

That points to some very good software architecture and framework design!

1
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Linux updates just work?

Of course on VMS we didn't even need to reboot to update the OS

On a VaxCluster you could replace the entire machine without the users noticing

But that's a cute little unix toy you have there ....

now you kids get off my lawn.

3
0

'Depression-era grandma' Apple responds to bolshy investor

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Alternative title:

>When the value of the shares are down you have to pay some dividends, no matter how disgusting it is

Or you use your cash to buy those shares cheap

Paying dividends says to the market "we can't think of anything productive to do with this money - so we are giving it back to the shareholders so they can invest it somewhere else"

If you are a utility or a life insurance company that makes sense - it normally marks the beginning of the end for a tech company.

1
0

Eyes in the sky: UK.gov's CCTV code to IGNORE MILLIONS of cameras

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Watchdogs with teeth please

But how would you tell if the operators weren't following the rules?

You would have to fit CCTV to watch them .....

0
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: " If you hate the place so much, why don't you leave?)"

Can we start a Whitehouse petition to have Eadon repatriated?

2
1
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Now, they can do that in a variety of ways

>The root cause of crime is perceived helplessness in the midst of predicated poverty

Really ?

Politicians steal expenses, bankers rob investors and companies fiddle health and safety rules because they feel helpless about poverty?

4
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Cameras everywhere

"They grow up to obfuscate and not take any responsibility for their actions."

To be fair, not all hoodies grow up to be politicians or civil servants - many become honest decent crooks.

11
0

BBC blueprint to make EVERY programme on TV a repeat revealed

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Broadcast

It's wasteful to use up all those megahertz sending pointless "celebrity diy house price on the attic" programmes to millions of TVs that are turned off.

Somebody is going to sell the frequencies for $$$$ so they can be used efficently for sending "OMG some celeb just said LOL" tweets to millions of phones.

2
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Must be about time all TV became on-demand via the Internet

Eventually the tv-licence fee is going to go away - along with broadcast TV

Everything will be on iPlayer or iTunes as pay-per-view

Then we will miss the days of $200 all you can eat viewing when we have to pay 99c for each episode of ISIHAC

0
1

Shatners talks space, acting with fellow Canuck on ISS

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: "Shatners talks space, acting"

Don't forget TJ Hooker

1
1

British games company says it owns the idea of space marines

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Let's not take any risk

Same as you get for the 5000euro version

"have you tried turning it off and on again?

1
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Precidence not necessary

Do GW by any chance have dwarfs, elves, wizards, dragons, ..... in their toy collection?

Do not meddle in the affairs of Tolkein heirs - they are quick to anger and not subtle

3
0

Could this be Google's slick new touchscreen Chromebook?

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: 4 million pixels?

Sir I give you the Lenovo Ultrabook

0
0

Now UK must look out for crappy SPACE weather - engineers

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

UK prepared

Today a solar superstorm disrupted rail transport, caused several mobile phone networks to fail, disconnected whatever-NTL-is-called-today and led to increased rainfall.

1
0

The truth on the Navy carrier debacle? Industry got away with murder

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Chocolate Teapot

As long as we don't insist Facebook delete our preferences.

It's going to be tricky to have a trade war with America if they own all our weapons.

Or possbly much simpler if they are selling us billion $$ aircraft which we can then refuse to buy?

0
0

Study: Gay marriage support linked to pr0n consumption

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

re: Mechanism please.

Q1, Do you consider yourself an open minded liberal type

Q1a do you view porn

Q1b do you support gay marriage

Q2, Do you consider yourself a conservative christian

Q2a do you oppose porn

Q2b do you oppose gay marriage

Then only publish the correlation between 1a/b and 2a/b

2
0

Kids as young as FIVE need lessons in online safety - NSPCC

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Oh dear

Blame Intel

They should be responsible for filtering out the porn - its their CPU that is in charge

And since they have the deepest pockets - they are the ones to sue

0
0