19 posts • joined 7 Jun 2007
Bah, get a shredder!
If you have loads of drives to destroy then a shredder would be loads quicker and leave the platters in teeny little bits.
Plus a shredder could be used to destroy other useless IT bits.
And, shredders are fun:
Pissed off with that cranky office copier? These people can bring you joy!
Decent but Average???
First off I don't see the advantage these have over having another ipod dock where you actually want to be or to just carry a portable dock to your listening location rather than the speaker pods.
Oh, it involved gadgetry. Sorry.
And another classic reg-ism in the reviewing: Decent but average sound quality.
Yes, they are a good but bad idea. Well done you.
Haven't we been here before?
How long ago was it when El Reg published the last pro-Murdoch, anti-Beeb rant by some shouty little man with a blog?
@ Anonymous Coward
Seconded, but there are more painful ways to die. Let's hope for one of those.
And to anybody who says "It is his money... blah, blah", yes I bet it was all legitimately obtained. Of course, no doubt.
@ Jim Booth
Well, you're right and they have even given up with the pretending that some of this stuff is for terrorism purposes.
Questioning after charge looks like it is going to be soooo useful they can't resist applying it to all other areas.
They are getting really lax now, terrorism won't even need to be used as the boogeyman in future. Just watch.
Meanwhile on the planet Maskaro
The Gay Daleks are planning gaylactic hardcore sadism & domination with their nine inch refractors.
What? Right, yes, it's the one with the half empty bottle of cheap sherry in the outer pocket. Ta.
Trebles all round!
I'm not particularly opposed to the bin charging as long as it is for EXCESSIVE amounts of waste. However, it won't be.
I can see the letter from Brighton & Hove Council now (for it is they that are good at this) stating that irrespective of the number of people living at an address the waste allowance is fixed. They will follow this up with some officious blubbling about how "this will NOT be reviewed and why don't you take a walk to calm down you smelly pleb".
So, er, I am opposed to it, not on principle, but on the arseholish way it will be implemented, just like everything else in this shit-streaked cuntry.
DRM on freeview telly?
Presumably, because I am required to use their own client software, they are still using some sort of wanky encryption on the output?
Why? If I can feed it into the bloomin box in the first place I have other ways of copying it. Sheesh.
And DRM'd freeview? Oh lord!
What a torrent of crap
There is so much wrong with this article I am at a loss for where to begin, so I won't. Other comments have amply dissected this steaming pile of journalistic poo.
Rather, the question is: why is this on The Reg? And when did The Reg start publishing tripe from witless bloggers as serious articles?
If you were Private Eye, I would be canceling my subscription.
Letter writing campaign?
Looks like some religion-nut website has highlighted this story on El Reg. Seems like a reasonable explanation for the sudden bout of pro-fairytale comments.
Regardless, it seems like Richard Dawkins is right, we're all gonna be eating mud in 50 years time. Better get used to the taste now.
Let me just say: I really hate you religious numbnuts. I mean *really* hate you. You prattle on about forgiveness and allowing other people to have their own views, but the minute you get a sniff of actual power over others lives you set about stomping on people who don't believe your fairy-stories like sadistic jackbooted thugs. That goes for ALL religions, you're all the same.
...Ooh! Look, there's some lovely filth down 'ere!
All is forgiven
I have criticized Lewis elsewhere, but really, after seeing the article's tagline, I forgive everything. Fab!
@ James Bassett
I dunno what version of english you are using, but your interpretation of Lewis' "turn of phrase" is truly bizarre, especially as he specifically references the complexity of the picture in the same paragraph. It is truly obvious to anybody that he is referring to the picture. Sheesh.
And as to you comment about calming down. No. The register has been a high quality resource for years, I get upset when I see it dumbed down as it has with Reg Hardware recently. Further your final remark is just a strawman I have seen used hundreds of times to quash dissent. Put it away.
Edges of the picture?
"...and there was a good level of detail and definition right out to the edges of the picture." mean?
This isn't a photographic lens or digital camera review. How can a digital video playback system exhibit a lack of sharpness at the picture edges?
Either a lack of edge definition would be related to the camera and production processes or the display (if it was a raster scanned CRT).
Both of these are outside the scope of this article and display a lack of technical knowledge by the reviewer. It also smacks a little of audio reviewers whining on about breadth of soundstage, etc.
Meaningless, like comparing colour 'liveliness' from an HDMI source.
SKY picture quality
Sky pictures are not what to use when comparing any tellies, the symbol rate is so low the picture just looks a mess on anything larger than a 28" across the room.
I had this argument when Comet tried to sell me HD.
How much truth is there in the rumours that Sky dropped the symbol rates on their SD channels to make their mediocre HD stuff look better in comparison?
So far most (not all) freeview channels have respectable quality, I'll stick with that thanks, rather than have my pocket picked for high definition turds to be pumped straight into my living room.
Buy a dual format player
Then, after a couple of years when one format is dominant, find that dual format quietly disappears and half of your movies are unplayable on most new machines. Better be gentle with that old dual format job and count the hours on that oh-so-reliable blue laser diode.
Nope, only go the dual format route if the hacks are there to transfer content from one format to the other. Lets hope AACS turns out to suck as much as CSS.
OMG! It's BLACK!
What? Is this a girlfriend/boyfriend free zone?
Hope you people all enjoy your black consoles, especially those of you who bought PS3s as well, just to play a lousy range of DooRay movies. Heh, pity the losers who bought a Wii, you'll be waiting AGES for Nintendo to release the black version of that one.
Jesus H. Christ, the stupids have finally precipitated Teh End Of The World. (Has anybody read Cloud Atlas? Um, No..?)
Sorry about the childish comment, but I really do despair sometimes.
She'll make RTD's job easier
He'll be able to come up with a whole slew of 'hollywood movie' style plots that only work because of stupid/belligerent/stubborn characters.
Just like the Jurassic Park films wouldn't have worked without those dumb kids. Don't be surprised if you end up howling 'Jeesus, Don't do *that*!' at the telly each week...
She'll be more of an anti-assistant.
Others evidently agree that Gadspot tech support is rubbish:
"NOTE: Due to horrible technical support and a total lack of customer service from Gadspot we will no longer carry the Gadspot line of cameras. Any existing orders will be completed and these products will be eventually taken off Bluecherry.net"
Google is full of 'Gadspot never respond to tech support request' type complaints. Looks like Rufus is a bit of a dimbulb after all.
Surely the answer is simple...
Don't bother *asking* anybody what they like. Just take a wheelbarrow of cash to your nearest Strategy Boutique, pop the champagne and bray like upper class ninnies on cocaine.
Sounds like fun.
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