* Posts by Inventor of the Marmite Laser

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Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January

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I'd just be happy with not user hostile

And the ability to turn off stupid animations

No dumb kindergarten crayon level "friendly" graphics

And NO FUCKING METRO TILES

I could live without changing the default Explorer directory - I assume .lnk is still possible

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The fantastical Francesinha

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Re: Bib?

SNORKEL!

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UK flights CRIPPLED by system outage that shut ALL London airspace

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At least some stuff seems to be arriving/leadving Luton:

http://www.london-luton.co.uk/en/flights/

Interestingly NATS says:

NATS can confirm that a technical problem has been reported at Swanwick air traffic control centre.

UK airspace has not been closed, but airspace capacity has been restricted in order to manage the situation. We apologise for any delays and our incident response team has been mobilised.

Every possible action is being taken to assist in resolving the situation and to confirm the details.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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Sacre block! French publishers to sue Adblock maker – report

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Re: There are other ways

Yes. post it back. And, as a small token of the esteem in which you hold the sender, enclose some little keepsake. Like a rusty cylinder head. Or the veg peelings.

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Re: How much value to users put on web sites

@ solo. No, it's not "just the snooping habits" that I object to. A large chunk of my ire is directed at the balal ads, the intrusive and downright rude animated ads (no better than little johnny leaping up and down, yelling, to get noticed and, sadly even served up on El Reg, for shame. ). Its the mindless crap from Amazon (you bought a widget. Here's a targetted ad for another one). Its the lying gits saying things like "you have a new message". Its the special offers that are anything but. Its the popup/over/under ads. Its the relentless celebrity drivel inspired ads.

Attention French Ad pushers (and anyone else embarking on an ad campaign). You don't like people's reaction to the crass, the dumb, the stupid and the rude? Stop doing it. It seems to escape some people's realisation that, if you serve up shit, you get treated like you serve shit. Grow up and start acting like you care instead of going for the lowest common demominator. Simples.

All that is aside from the obvious security weakness of a compromised ad server as has, I understand, been recently slightly in the news.

I do, however, agree with your point that "if ad blockers are adapting "Pay for Play", they are breaching our trust and open source ethics". Quite. With control of what AdBlock allows passing out of our hands, it is in danger of becoming itself just as guilty.

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How HAPPY am I on a scale of 1 to 10? Where do I click PISSED OFF?

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Surveys are another form of consultation.

Which I 'll happily provide at consultancy rates. £100 gets answers for up to ten questions. Take it or leave it.

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Feast your eyes: 10 'fortysomething' smart TVs

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Tempting but...

.... You'll have to do a whole lot better, AND the content would have to be inifnitely better than currently available, for me to actually lay down money for a smart tele and switch from my current TAS** TV

**Thick As Shit

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Could YOU identify these 10 cool vintage mobile phones?

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No one mentioned Palm Treo 600/650/680

Lovely phones. Crap cameras though and the 600 was RAM based, not flash so it would forget if the battery went flat.

My old 650 even survived a sojourn into the bilge of a canal boat. Retrieved it, whipped the battery out, washed off the oily water, dumped it into a cupboard in the engineroom in a food container with some rice and left it there for a week. Still worked OK years down the line.

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E-cigarettes fingered as source of NASTY VIRUS

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Shouldn't there be

some kind of filter?

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Social media data is RIDDLED with human behaviour errors, boffins warn

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Faecebook results exclude people who dont give a shit about Faecebook

Similarly Twatter, Lunkheadin, Gullible+ etcetera.

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BOFH: Everyone deserves a little DOWNTIME

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Did anyone notice the small surge of acceleration

As the world shifted ever so slightly on its axis to once again point, with unerring accuracy, at BOFH on a Friday.

There is a God after all.

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Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register

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Car Hacking

Do you "Cacking"

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Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray

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You could also try one of these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/STV-STV414-Jet-Spray-Repeller/dp/B003TLA4FS

Son-in-law deployed one a while ago and has had much enjoyment hearing, every so often, members of the local feline population climbing, at full speed, the six foot fence out of his garden.

Personally I had immense satisfaction form one local moggie that was climbing up a trellis at the end of the garden, intent on a bird box. Being upstairs and not having anything handy to throw at it limited my options. All I could do was open the window and hiss as loudly as possible (something about the sonics they don't like).

The effect on the Moggie was salutary. It did a full all-4-paws-off start, fell down from the trellis and into the flower bed, where it then made a bolt through the foliage to the only bit of daylight it could see. Unfortunately it was so preoccupied with getting traction it completely overlooked the fact that the gap led straight into the pond.

You know, its amazing how much skinnier a cat looks when it's had a good dunking.

It seemed to loose a lot of enthusiasm for our garden for quite a while after that.

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All ABOARD! Furious Facebook bus drivers join Teamsters union

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This

driving Facebookers to work before clocking off for a six-hour unpaid break.

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Robot deputy blasts possibly explosive Mexican beans with CANNON in 'controlled explosion'

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'controlled explosion' my arse!

Lets see how 'controlled' it is. Try stopping one half way through.

You don't get a 'BA' without a 'NG'

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DODGY THRUSTER won't stop PHILAE hurtling toward COMET SHOWDOWN

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Ohhhhhh!

The anttiiiiiccccciiiiiiiiiippppppaaaaaaatttttttiiiiiiiiiiiiiooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnn

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Re: The thruster

Don't keep harpoon on about it until we know for sure

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FIRST for HUMANITY: Fridge-size PROBOT headed for COMET TOUCHDOWN

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Re: "an area the size of Wales is deforested every year."

Nah. Nuke Wales and have done with it

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This 125mph train is fitted with LASERS. Sadly no sharks, though

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Measurement Train

sounds like they're chuffed to bits

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ICO to fine UNBIDDEN MARKETEERS who cause 'ANXIETY'

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Re: You forgot

And did I say how soon the said items would be needed? No, sirrah, I did not!

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You forgot

The roll of carpet and the quicklime

But I'll forgive you.

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BAE points electromagnetic projectile at US Army

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Re: How are they going to fit it to his bicycle?

Screw your bicycle. What about the Frikkin' SHARKS?

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'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'

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Re: I'm currently using a condom for cooling!

Pastic or Rubber Integrated Cooling Kit

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Re: Marmite

Hear, hear

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It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE

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translation

"caused by complications with planned network maintenance"

Watch out for my coffee cup.

Oops

What the fsck did you put it there for in the first place?

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Ancient Brits 'set wealthy man's FANCY CHARIOT on FIRE' – boffins

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Re: Shouldn't Worry

lovely - I WANT ONE

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Virgin Media DOUBLE-PUNCHED by BSkyB AND BT over ad fibs

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That's pretty rich from BT

BT to Vermin Media

"Hullo? Pot here. Kettle; you''re black"

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Windows 10 feedback: 'Microsoft, please do a deal with Google to use its browser'

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Re: It would actually be a smart business move for Ms

No, no, no. They'd just turn it into another thermonuclear clusterfuck of fail

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AT&T to fork out less than two days' profit in bogus bill charge flap

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Fines

Should be levied as a % of turnover

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Anti-Facebook Ello: Here's why we're still in beta. SPAMGASM!

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Killer feature

The Fuck off and Die button

I'd sign up just to use that.

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Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

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Re: Tiles should replace icons fully - everywhere.

Not quite. Microsoft could offer the facility of tiles as a free download, which would let people opt for it on its own merit, rather than having the edifice shoved down their throats.

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Re: Tiles should replace icons fully - everywhere.

Great, only my tablet wont be running Windows.

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Reddit trousers $50m to splash on ads, mobile and cash-generating staffers

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Another bunch of people for the "B" Ark

Like it sez

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

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Re: Can I...

This IS Microsoft we are talking about here. What has that got to do with sense?

No, I would NOT like to put live tiles anywhere.

Well, maybe up the arse of the idiot that suggested them.

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Re: Combining the best parts of Windows 7 and Windows 8

Sort of Windows 7A

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Apple iPhone 6: Looking good, slim. AW... your battery died

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Re: I'm trying very hard to give a shit

@ h4rm0ny

Funnily enough, far from being totally jaundiced, I do have a quick look now and then to see if there is really anything I am missing, just in case I have somehow overlooked an improvement on sliced bread. Based on what I have seen so far, both in terms of the phone and the price, I am still failing to get anywhere near defecation mode

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I'm trying very hard to give a shit

and failing miserably

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Range Rover to fit trendy new SUV with FRIKKIN' LASER HUDs

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What happens when it goes wrong?

Is that a clusterfuck?

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Le whoops! Microsoft France boss blows lid off 'Windows 9' event

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Re: There's little wrong with the bones of Windows 8.

Wot he said ^^^

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'In... 15 feet... you will be HIT BY A TRAIN' Google patents the SPLAT-NAV

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Re: NoNoNo

Not to mention the grilled sausage

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Forget bonking, have ONE OFF THE WRIST with Barclaycard's bPay

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Re: I've got one

It could be......... but that would involve being able to sit on the reader.

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Re: Which wrist do you put it on?

And how about an armless girl?

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MIT boffins cry havoc and let slip the ROBOT CHEETAHS of Whoa

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Re: Flexible spine

Weird. That was precisely what I was thinking when I watched the clip. At the moment the thing is more like a stiff doggie than a cheatah.

Which brings me to my question: do robot dogs leave electric turds?

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Simian selfie stupidity: Macaque snap sparks Wikipedia copyright row

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Re: And this is why we call them 'Freetards'.

Slater "owns" the copyright, in exactly the same way as Nikon, or whoever it was made the camera does, or his mum for giving him the money to buy it. Slater doesn't "Own" the photo, because he doesn't and the monkey doesn't, because it can't (at least in the eyes of the law).

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Boffins spot weirder quantum capers as neutrons take the high road, spin takes the low

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THREE states a cat could be in

Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious.” ― Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

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AVG stung as search revenue from freebie scanners dries up

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"AVG - which is best known fro its freebie security scanner software - "

"AVG - which is best known fro its freebie security scanner software - and attendant "Optional" irrelevant parasiteware -"

More fixes

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Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs

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It's Orange.

What did you expect?

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post processing cost of 1 GBP.

Cheapskate. Mine's a tenner.

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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid: It's a supercar, Jim, but not as we know it

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I'll throw my hand in as well, on that sentiment

Words, words.

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'BIGGEST BIRD EVER': 21-foot ripsaw-beaked flying HORROR

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Just imagine

That thing shitting on your car. It'd go straight through.

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