* Posts by cosymart

261 posts • joined 23 Jan 2010

Page:

Astroboffins discover rapid 'electric winds' blowing on Venus

cosymart
Thumb Up

Check List!

There is a check list for when we go looking for another planet to inhabit/wreck, wow!

0
0

It's not us, it's you: Boffins ditch supercomputers in lust for new materials

cosymart

I read this and failed to understand.....

I read this and failed to understand 99% of it.... It's not April 1st is it?

0
0

EU referendum frenzy bazookas online voter registration. It's another #GovtDigiShambles

cosymart
FAIL

Re: determine why its voter registration site crashed

We'd just like to check what currency you'd like your cheque in?... And which bank you have now transferred to as apparently NatWest is pants?

1
0

Smartwatches: I hate to say ‘I told you so’. But I told you so.

cosymart
Facepalm

Re: MS Band

I have 2 watches, neither of which ever need winding or charging. Why should I or anyone take a considerable number of backward steps?

12
1

Home Office U-turns on surveillance camera review muddle

cosymart
Holmes

No He Didn't

Read it that is... You don't expect a minister to read everything that get sent to his department. Some minion did that and penned (pun intended) a reply for the minister to approve. Said minion had to go into do-dah extraction mode rapidly hence the more considered reply :-)

0
0

You wanted innovation? We gave you Clippy the Paperclip in your IM client

cosymart
Facepalm

Why

Why do we need AI? There are far too many of the real things infecting the planet and we are trying to create artificial ones.... The point is?

0
0

Laser-zapping scientists will save the Earth from meteorite destruction

cosymart
Happy

Re: But...But....

I thought he was nuked on that asteroid? You mean he might have escaped via a hidden tunnel! Wow you couldn't make it up!

4
0

Siemens Healthcare struck by rebranding madness

cosymart
Happy

Re: Rebrand

I ain't Spartacus > Your title is Coxchopper or the less drastic Coxstabber.

0
0

Samsung's little black box will hot-wire your car to the internet. Eek!

cosymart
Meh

Re: There's a reason for that...

That might be because 8 out of 9 car owners are not complete morons?

But every driver knows that every other driver, apart from them, is a complete moron. So that makes 99.9999% of drivers to be morons.

3
0

Oof! Acer suffers 25 per cent hit to PC sales in turbulent Q1

cosymart
Facepalm

On Yer Bike!

The cycle is broken, we don't need to update the hardware to run the next generation of software.

0
0

Chilling evidence emerges of Kilocat weapon

cosymart
Childcatcher

Re: Purrrrfect Journalism

Don't worry Mr Bond, "James Bond" will soon catNip that in the bud.

0
0

Uninstall QuickTime for Windows: Apple will not patch its security bugs

cosymart
Facepalm

Re: WTF!

That explains two things: 1) why I needed Quick Time and 2) why I am having trouble getting out of this wooden box.

13
0

You won't believe this, but… nothing useful found on Farook iPhone

cosymart
Holmes

Hanlon's Razor

Some people are making assumptions that Governments (and Departments) are intelligent.... I give you Hanlon's Razor: "never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity".

7
1

GDS has no real strategy for £450m budget pot, internal plan reveals

cosymart
Holmes

Top Civil Servants

Far too many in the civil service playing the game of musical chairs without the music. 1) Get moved to the latest high profile scheme. 2) Produce lots of mindless bullshit. 3) Get budget increase. 4) Grow department. 5) Spend like mad. 6) Get moved to next high flying scheme just before the audit. 7) Repeat....

4
0

Facebook censors Scunthorpe band

cosymart
Headmaster

Or to be more correct Mammary Gland Mouse.

2
0
cosymart
Happy

Or

Wonder if Penistone passes water?

0
0

Carving up the IT contract behind £500bn of annual tax collection is a very risky move

cosymart
FAIL

Oh Hell

A government IT project that works and works well and is now being changed, this bodes well! Where do I book for tickets to be a fly on the wall at the various crisis meetings in 5 years time? :-)

3
0

Blighty's nuclear deterrent will get a software upgrade amid cyber-war fears

cosymart
Mushroom

Photos or it Didn't Happen :-)

Have a look at some videos :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uljVI4m5e3c

The icon seemed somehow appropriate :-)

2
0

Govt: Citizens, we know you want 10Mbps. This is the last broadband scheme for that

cosymart
Happy

A "puss paw" speed :-)

0
0

Web ads are reading my keystrokes and I can’t even spel propperlie

cosymart
Stop

Re: Damn

Running an Ad-blocker?

3
0

Flying Scotsman attacked by drone

cosymart
Meh

Lester

"I'm getting old and cynical" = I am older and even more cynical :-)

2
0

Flash – aaah-aarrgh! Patch now as hackers exploit fresh holes

cosymart
Megaphone

I just stopped it!

Bloody ***!! MacAfee hidden tick thing!!!

5
0

EE-gad! Orange webmail cut off in Blighty outage

cosymart
Meh

Re: myee is down now

Why are you posting a sensible comment? This is The Register not BBC letters. Get a grip man, this is a test to prepare you for when BT takes over.

0
0
cosymart
Trollface

Alternative

So, who do you recommend? AOL?

2
0

When asked 'What's a .CNT file?' there's a polite way to answer

cosymart
Happy

Re: What do people do when their computer breaks?

Keep the guy in the little computer repair shop in town in business. I think he is looking to retire as he has started to sell Linux Mint pre-installed.

8
0

Microsoft quits giving us the silent treatment on Windows 10 updates

cosymart

Re: Question...

Why not buy a camera?

0
0

Anyone using M-DISC to archive snaps?

cosymart

Re: Data =/= Information

As data is refreshed, copied etc. does the metadata/exif data get lost?

2
0
cosymart
Childcatcher

The Only Way

Print using high quality inks on archival quality paper. Store in archival boxes in a fireproof facility. The only way to ensure readability by your children's children in X+ years time.

3
0

Philae's phinal phling: Germans made weekend spin-up attempt

cosymart
Trollface

Re: I mean what is the point

Shush, don't feed the troll.

5
0

Spanish village mounts Playmobil extravaganza

cosymart
Holmes

Cat

They even managed to get Schroedinger's cat to play a bit part in the Elvis scene :-)

0
0

VTech's Android tablet for kids 'hopelessly insecure'

cosymart
FAIL

What?

It's cheap crap - why would anyone expect it to be secure? It's only redeeming point is that being so crap it won't last that long so will end up as landfill long before anyone gets chance to do anything meaningful with it.

0
0

Millions of families hit in toymaker VTech hack – including 200,000+ kids

cosymart
Devil

Naff

It can't be just me but I take one look at these toys and equate them to naff over priced tat and run a mile.

5
0

Lights, power, action! Smartplugs with a twist

cosymart
Happy

Re: Why?

Tell that to the inventor of the TV remote :-)

4
0

Your taxes at work: Three hours driving to turn on politician's PC

cosymart
FAIL

Re: Really - there wasn't a cleaner or anyone else in the building...

Why are there handles on doors that need to be pushed?

0
0

World panics, children cry, workers sigh ... Facebook.com TITSUP

cosymart
Thumb Up

We don't have them here....

911 operators that is.... 999 yes, and what lovely bunch they are (never know when you might need one)

0
0

Robber loses heist case after 'evil twin' defence, gets 60 years

cosymart

Re: Not completely mad

Yes I have one like that, keeps drinking my beer :-(

0
0

SPOOKY new Pluto snaps will make the HAIR RISE on the back of your neck

cosymart
Boffin

Re: Cool set of images.

So which relative orbit would you put the relay station in? There would be times when the relay station could be further away distance wise than Earth. Might need more than one :-)

0
0

Doctor Who storms back in fine form with Season 9 opener The Magician's Apprentice

cosymart
Happy

Fan-Tast-Ic!!!!

What more is there to say. It had the lot... Daleks, snakes, more aliens than you could throw a sonic screwdriver at, Missy, Clara, Exterminations and exploding Tardis. :-D

17
0

Reg Xmas lectures tackle transhumanism, driverless cars and life as a hostage

cosymart
Megaphone

Why not

Use technology....you know the stuff that most of Reg readers use every day. By all means have your lecture in London but also have it piped to other venues around the UK. Most conference centres have smallish rooms with interactive facilities. Come on Reg show how it can and should be done!

1
0

Doctor Who returns to our screens next week – so, WHO is the worst Time Lord of them all?

cosymart
Meh

John - Wurzell Gummage - Pertwee

Played the whole thing as himself, couldn't act his way out of a paper bag.

1
6

Brassiere belays boob-bound bullet, begetting bruised breastbone

cosymart
Childcatcher

Who knew that heavy metal could be so interesting....:-)

0
0

Rock reboot and the Welsh windy wonder: Centre for Alternative Technology

cosymart
FAIL

Good Grub!!

Your definition of good grub is very different to mine - veggie cafe :-( Yet when I was there a few years back one of the sustainable ideas was a small holding with pigs and chickens.... but the "produce" was not sold in the shops or cafe, most strange.

1
0

Google reveals OnHub WiFi router, complete with GLOWING RING

cosymart
Unhappy

Re: Why?

The speal chucker :-(

2
0
cosymart
Thumb Up

Re: GPS and Assist

A tosser icon would be of more use here!

0
1
cosymart
Boffin

Re: Lights

Have some gaffer tape and boogie in the dark :-)

0
0
cosymart
FAIL

Why?

I suspect that 90% of homes on broadband have a duel modem-router which functions perfectly well. Why would I or anyone else need another router?

1
0

Sengled lightbulb speakers: The best worst stereo on Earth

cosymart
Holmes

Re: Bluetooth can be a temperamental bugger..

The only conclusion that I can come to having the limited data available is this: You have a solid bone head. That will be £1,000.00 consultation fee.

1
0

Wait, STOP: Are you installing Windows 10 or RANSOMWARE?

cosymart
Headmaster

Re: The clock is ticking

You spelt c***ts incorrectly :-)

4
0

Microsoft's certification exams: So easy, a child of six could pass them. Literally

cosymart
Facepalm

@ John 104 - I cannot work out if you are trolling or a genuine proud parent. I will assume the latter.

I cannot work out why you think that looking at "cool stuff" is in anyway a preparation for a career in aerospace or mechanical engineering?

1
5

Range Rover Sport: Like a cathedral on wheels, only with comfier pews

cosymart
Headmaster

Re: You also cannot take it over Marlow Bridge (even if you're a Yummy Mummy)

@ s.pam <Pedant Mode>The Sherman is a WWII Tank and weighed 30Tonnes. </Pedant Mode>

5
0

Page:

Forums