* Posts by Cameron Colley

2173 posts • joined 13 Jun 2007

Blu-ray Disc sales to hit 100m by Xmas

Cameron Colley
Linux

How's their scratch resistance?

I stopped using a DVD through the post service because half the DVDs skipped -- I did wonder if it was my equipment (DVD ROM drives, rather than stand-alone) but friends tell me they've had the same problems with stand-alone machines.

I'm still awaiting Linux support too -- once I can slap a Blu-Ray drive in my media PC and use it under Linux I'll start to give it serious consideration.

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Woman sues over Vista to XP 'downgrade' charge

Cameron Colley
Linux

Then use Linux you stupid cow!

Why the hell are you buying something from a company that you know is shafting you? Either use Linux, buy a Mac, or get in line with the others and drink the fucking M$ Kool-aid. to tthose complaining that you paid -- you're part of the problem you retards, you're paying M$ to fuck you.

If you're using M$ and you're happy, fair enough, if it works use it -- but don't complain that it is what it is.

@dervheid: Then what is a Mac, a type of toaster? A fishing lure? It's a Personal Computer -- a "PC" if you like.

Oh, and I've managed to buy a desktop and a netbook recently without paying the M$ tax -- and I've seen enough places selling OS free laptops not to worry about what to buy if I want one.

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Laptop facial recognition defeated by Photoshop

Cameron Colley

RE: How many times???

Exactly. There is a reason that good practice dictates a change of password after a given interval.

Facial recognition to select the user, on the other hand, might stil be useful -- it would mean logon names would not have to be remembered along with passwords.

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Scotland Today in news nipslip outrage

Cameron Colley

@"What","Why all the fuss?",...

Good for you, you have wives/girlfriends/partners -- now piss off while those of us without the money/social skills/large equipment/... enjoy this.

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Grifters punt 'get rich quick' scams at Facebook users

Cameron Colley
Go

Scams like this should be encouraged.

They target the stupid and the greedy -- two groups of people who should be exploited whenever possible.

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College IT departments told to deploy anti-terror dragnet

Cameron Colley

@Sajjad Syed

Tony sold Magna Carta and other rights to the EU for an honoury title.

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Cameron Colley

Your Cuntry Needs You...

...to inform on your friends and family! Win prizes!!!! Escape prosecution!!!!

Vote Fascist for a third glorious decade of total law enforcement!!!!!

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Pro-Heathrow demo challenges Carbon Cult killjoys

Cameron Colley

@Pete

Good point. The UK should probably be looking to make a large, efficient, easy to reach, international airplort rather than gridlocking the environs of Heat Row -- but that would be forward thinking and logical...

Methinks we need a Ship Hole.

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Hacker pokes new hole in secure sockets layer

Cameron Colley

Surely tthe main moral of the story is "don't use bank sites through hotspots"?

I realise that man in the middle attacks don't _have_ to happen in public hotspots -- but I have always been under the impression that you should never use even and encrypted website through an untrusted|unencrypted medium?

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Robert Llewellyn drops Red Dwarf clanger

Cameron Colley

Hope she's not Kochanski...

Don' get me wrong, from what I've seen she's a good actress, and I like Big Suze, but there's only one Kochanski and that's Ms Grogan.

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Rail workers get shirty with see-through blouses

Cameron Colley

Reminds me of an aire stewardess...

... whose bra slipped on a flight I was on -- it "perked me up" no end. Got to love CheapoJet uniforms.

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Gigabyte passively cooled Radeon 4850 card

Cameron Colley

@Simon Brown

I've an old NVidia 7600 fanless that will do that for you, and more, on two monitors -- installing that in a DAW is a pointless waste of power for the uses you state...

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Boffins ponder Geordies' lack of winter clothing

Cameron Colley

It's because you're staying in.

I may be a soft southerner (Yorkshire) but I'd not wear a coat vif I were planning to spend my evening in hot bars and clubs.

That said, a conversation with a Dutch taxi driver revealed that the girls over there wear much more subtle, prim clothing -- so it is probably a combination of factors.

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Man U fan pwned in Facebook honeypot

Cameron Colley

He should have asked her for Custard Proof before meeting her.

@Kit Barker: His wife is the only person in this who deserves any sympathy -- and she owes the scousers some thanks for getting her away from a lying, cheating moron. Just because someone comes on to you on facebook that dopes not mean you have to cheat on your wife. It's a shame that it was only some scouse muppets and not some kidnappers...

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Twitter attack exposes awesome power of clickjacking

Cameron Colley

RE: I must be missing something

I think I'm missing something too.

Most of these "clickjacking" type "exploits" just sound like social engineering to me rather than anything technical that needs fixing.

I'm willing to be proved wrong though -- if someone comes up with a way of making a link on <insert random social networking site> that logs me in to an online store and sends things to someone else's address with my money, or siphons my bank account by logging me into online banking.

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Heartland data breach hit 160 banks (and rising)

Cameron Colley

Make an example of them.

Asset strip the company and use any pay what was due to the dirrectors to help clean up the mess.

Before anyone claims it's not fair to penalise the directors, remember why they get paid so much...

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Wakefield does a Brum with possessive apostrophes

Cameron Colley

They do have a point about electronic communication...

Apostrophes do cause some problems when used on web pages, in databases and in SMTP addresses.

However, the general attitude that they just don't matter is a bad one.

As for this comment:

"Text messaging, email and internet chat rooms are showing us the way forward for English. Let's allow people greater freedom to spell logically. It's time to remove the fetish that says that correct spelling is a principal (principle?) mark of being educated."

While I have to admit to having problems with "accommodation" and other words with doubled-up letters, and don't have a problem with Americanisms such as center and color, I do have a problem when "know" is spelled "no" and "of", "off" and "have" are used interchangeably -- because it's fucking hard to read!

Language should, surely, be used according to the situation? If you're on a sinking ship, then "SOS" is probably sufficient, if you're setting a time to meet a friend then "C U @ 8" will probably do -- but if you're writing and advert on eBay or posting on a web forum, or (at the extremes) writing a scientific paper or a novel you should use a fucking spell checker and, if you need it, a dictionary.

Im gettin increasingly pist of with tryng too reed fing written by pepl who cant speel there worms or use the rong worms entirely.

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Taliban man loves his iPhone

Cameron Colley
Flame

Hopefully this may send a message.

With any luck such a blatant show of hypocrisy will either turn more people against these fuckwits or lead to the guy being blown up -- either would be a good thing.

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Rogue fishing skipper faked own death

Cameron Colley
Coat

The Sex Offenders' Register covers fish?

Is it just me or do a high proportion of criminals who are reported on happen to be on the Sex Offenders' Register? I'm almost tempted to think that the police somehow "find evidence" in a suspicious number of cases...

/mine's the one with the Kevlar lining.

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Cisco Linksys Media Hub 500GB home NAS

Cameron Colley

Not for server users?

What exactly does "Setting up the Media Hub is fairly straightforward for PC owners..." mean to the author? "As long as you're not using a Cray or a blade server you're OK..."? "Works with Sun Sparc, Apples Macs, Desktop Itanium boxes running FreeBSD..." ?

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MS puts up $250K bounty for Conficker author

Cameron Colley

Nice they admit to failure.

Rather than spend any money to write a secure operating system they just pay to have VX'ers arrested.

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Colonel: US Army has working electropulse grenades

Cameron Colley
Black Helicopters

OK, did I take an April fool seriously?

I seem to recall articles in New Scientist around ten years or more ago describing sticks of dynamite in charged copper coils being used to generate EMPs. I also thought that an article here on el Reg mentioned the anti-radar pulse bombs used by armed forces.

Are my memory and recall really _that_ bad?

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Cuba crafts extra-communist Linux distro

Cameron Colley

@M

I don't think, when he said:

"Private software can have black holes and malicious codes that one doesn't know about,"

He was implying:

"American/Capitalist software can have government mandated black holes and malicious codes that one doesn't know about,"

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Virgin Media trials longer bandwidth throttling

Cameron Colley

RE: No alternatives unfortunately.

You have my sympathy.

@Darren Coleman: They should provide what they tell the customer they are paying for. Not my problem that their marketing dedpartment are fucktards or their directors like bonuses too much.

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Cameron Colley
Unhappy

I blame BT for this.

Because they're too cheap to replace 50 year old phone lines I, and others I know, are stuck with Virgin.

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Armed cops contain Wild West Leicestershire toy gun menace

Cameron Colley

It's the wall!!!!!!!

Sounds like an unusually happy ending -- was nobody shot or arrested? Surely this was a terrorist act?

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ICO tears school CCTV a new peephole

Cameron Colley

Was the system supplied by a Mr Gadd?

These sick perverts who film kids should be locked up and the key thrown away!

Strange though that this "stolen shoe" situation is about the only one I can think of that CCTV would help bring a quicker resolution to -- and there was no need to resolve it as they did.

While I have sympathy for the girl whose shoes were taken this experience should teach her a valuable lesson about the world: keep your things safe because there are people out there who will take them. As it is she's been taught that CCTV will protect her and her belongings which, I think most adults realise, is not quite true...

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US Navy SEALs buy twin-screen laptops, refuse Vista

Cameron Colley
Coat

"...other than strictly work-related tasks."

So, what games _do_ Navy Seal play? Do they have special games in which they play pale-skinned caffeine-swigging nerds?

Mine's the one with a copy of "Navy Seals" in the pocket...

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Russian rides Phantom to OS immortality

Cameron Colley
Alien

SI units please?

It gets rather tedious to have to convert from US units into "European" and surely a techie site ought to provide SI units? Some of us weren't born, raised or educated in the US you know.

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Gordo's mobe interrupts economic summit

Cameron Colley

@ J

Nope, it's not jsut the looks -- the guy's a country-fucking retard.

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Sky hints at 3D TV launch

Cameron Colley

No thanks, if it's all the same.

I'd rather not have to wear silly glasses to watch a flickering screen when I want to see some telly or a film.

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'Bart Simpson' punts Church of Scientology

Cameron Colley

@ Mike

Fair point -- but religions generally have other aspects to them other than the acquisition of money of money and power -- such as preventing the village from getting tapeworms or calming warring tribes so that resources can be shared. I would like to point out for the record, however, that I don't condone the promotion of religion in any form.

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Cameron Colley

Just how many demented fucktards are there in hollywood?

...or do these celebrity types get to share money conned out of other "members" of the "church"?

@Richard: Last time I checked Buddhism was a religion, not a bunch of conmen looking for more money and influence.

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British Airways to enable mid-Atlantic texting

Cameron Colley

RE: Why?

I can think of two reasons off the top of my head:

1) To stop the "YEAH, I'M IN AN AEROPLANE!" conversations pissing people off.

2) Bandwidth -- half a meg isn't tht bad to route voice calls over but it's not that great either.

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Force 1800 superhurricanes snapped on far-off world

Cameron Colley
Alien

I blame the Hummers!

These aliens and their damn cars and Patio heaters!

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KDE hopes to fill boots with 4.2 release

Cameron Colley

I hope they like the result.

But I don't. As soon as I get to know the little guys with fishing rods and pointy hats better I'm giving them or Fluxbox control of my desktop.

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Co-op weighs into battle to save honeybees

Cameron Colley
Coat

It's obvious what the deaths are caused by:

Burning fossil fuels and people eating too much salt.

More tax and advertising campaigns needed now!

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I'm a sceptic now, says ex-NASA climate boss

Cameron Colley
Flame

RE: RE: How much was he paid to change his mind?

Ooooooh, is it getting hotter? Must be teh Carbonz!!!!!!!!!1!!11!11!1!

I suggest you learn what Anthropogenic Climate Change means and what the opposing theories are -- you never know, you might learn something. ;~)

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Boffin dubs global warming 'irreversible'

Cameron Colley
Thumb Up

Please let this become the consensus!

Because I'm sick and tired of hearing people talk about fucking Carbon emissions being the be all and end all of the environment. If I gave a flying monkey's about the human race I'd also be very worried that we're not preparing for the climate change, that _will happen_, because people are too busy saving for Toybota Piuses.

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Easy updates best for browser patching

Cameron Colley

Insecure users.

Since the majority of browser flaws seem to be "social engineering" scams -- I think the user will always be as much of a problem as the browser.

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Red Dwarf finally returns to Earth

Cameron Colley

21 years?

Have I travelled into a time warp where it's 2020 all of a sudden?

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Open source anti-Semitic as well as communist shock

Cameron Colley

I don't understand?

I thought Obama was one of them-there Muslim terrorists -- after all his name sounds like "Iraq Osama" and he went to school in Dirka-Dirka-stan? Make your minds up people*, which is it to be?

*Well, if the kind of fucktard that makes this crap up qualifies as a person.

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25 years of Mac - the good, the bad, and the cheese grater

Cameron Colley

When's a PC not a PC?

When it's made by Apple, apparently.

While I have nothing against Macs themselves their marketing department drive me up the wall. By using their "I'm a PC" commercials they're effectively telling the gullible that you only have 2 options: Mac or Wintel -- when there are those of use out there who choose not to buy either.

By all means keep selling your white-goods to consumers who want simplicity -- but please stop trying to peddle Windows as well.

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Robot 'Spider-man' casts net to nab burglars

Cameron Colley

@Lloyd

The T-34 lays on its back, its underside baking in the hot room, turning its wheels trying to turn itself over but it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping.

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Countdown to Conficker activation begins

Cameron Colley

Wht's the mechanism fro infectin for fully patched machines?

The article seems to suggest that, with one unpatched machine, a whole network of patched machines can be infected? If this is the case, why do you need one unpatched machine? How can the patch claim to protect a machine?

What am I missing here?

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Obama insists on FOI

Cameron Colley

As Bill Hicks may ask...

How long before they show him the unreleased tape of the Kennedy assassination..?

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Hastings junkie hotspots pop up on Google Maps

Cameron Colley

RE: The use of Sharp as a noun

I was under the impression that "sharps" was medical jargon for "disposable needles, scalpels and such" and probably came into use for it's brevity so, in this instance, would be correct?

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Disabling Windows Autorun - there's a right way and a wrong way

Cameron Colley

@fwibbler

I couldn't agree more. Though I blame Microsoft for implementing fancy interfaces before they, or computers, were ready -- leading to people being able to do things they don't understand at the click of a mouse.

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Brown backs down on expenses secrecy

Cameron Colley

re: re: bad as each other

How about, instead of promising them treats, we give them a good, old-fashioned beating? Those beneath contempt should not be "treated".

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SA copper thieves bid for Darwin glory

Cameron Colley

@paulc

The clues are in the words "Tin" and "glass" in your first sentence and the word "Copper" in the article. ;~)

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