Feeds

* Posts by LarsG

2069 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

Another Samsung supplier fingered in new 'child labor' probe

LarsG
Silver badge

Surprised there has been no vitriolic outbursts on here that usually accompanies this kind of headline when Apple are perceived to be at fault.

Instead we have apologists trying to excuse the actions of the corporation.

5
2

Cyber-Senate's cyber-security cyber-law cyber-scares cyber-rights cyber-fighters

LarsG
Silver badge

@veti

"only applies if the supplying firm has evidence that the user is a US citizen"...

Which means the rest of the world is fair game as far as they are concerned.

1
0

App permissions? Pah! Rogue Android soft can 'place phone calls at will'

LarsG
Silver badge

@Gene Cash

'And I hear 4.4.4 is coming to the Moto G in a couple months, so I'm glad I don't have to throw it away and buy a new phone.'

I love your optimism you happy smiley person you. Your depression will be all the greater when they don't deliver.

1
8

USA to insist on pre-flight mobe power probe

LarsG
Silver badge

Maybe

Instead of asking you to turn it on and turn if off again they should check all those 3rd party chargers that have a tendency to explode.....

2
1

Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto V makers for 'using her image'

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Looks more like...

Can't see any powder around the nose... So it can't be her can it?

8
0

Catch cack-handed baggage handlers in the act with Ericsson's SPY SUITCASE

LarsG
Silver badge

Having lost 4 suitcases over the years it will make no difference to me what the baggage handlers have done to it.

1
0

Cambridge Assessment exams CHAOS: Computing students' work may be BINNED

LarsG
Silver badge

They reap what they sow, 12 years of Labour meddling in education and 4 years of inaction by the Conservatives coupled with intransigent teaching staff who are not up to standard.

10
2

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 world conquest plan: folders!

LarsG
Silver badge

We ALL know who has the patent on this one, don't we!

2
2

True fact: Your CAT wees ... like a racehorse

LarsG
Silver badge

Not something I wanted to read eating breakfast this morning

1
5

Half a meellion euros stolen in week-long bank smash 'n' grab

LarsG
Silver badge

Yes but then it is up to the customer to prove they have not been negligent in revealing their passwords.

The presumption of course is that the bank is not at fault.

3
0

Google Nest slurps your life into the Matrix? The TRUTH

LarsG
Silver badge

My car

Parks itself, tells me if I am about to hit another vehicle, applies the brakes if I don't, calls the emergency services when I crash........

So WHY is it so difficult to produce a Kettle that turns on the tap and fills itself and then makes the best cup of tea in the world, a toaster that visits the bread bin, picks up a couple of slices and toasts it to perfection because the artificial intelligence knows how I like it, a knife that spreads butter and then marmite without leaving crumbs or butter behind.

Finally a plate that washes itself.

Is this too much to ask?

1
0

Hate phone games that make you buy in-app gumble? Congrats, you're a niche player

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: As a niche device owner....

Well put.

If it has 'In-App' purchases I ignore them.

The worst offenders are devs that allow you play the games but when you get to a certain level it is impossible to progress fairly without buying something extra especially when they target children's games.

3
0

Happy Birthday Tetris: It's flipping 30

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: After-effects

I spent an entire flight to Sydney playing it on a Nintendo thingy, then spent the entire flight back dreaming about it.

0
0

Brit lands on Rockall with survival podule, starts record attempt

LarsG
Silver badge

Raising money for Help the Hero's is reason enough.

Now that he is on it, in 60 days he will have to get off it.

6
0

Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: My wife liked it @Mr C

Yeah but I'm jealous!

6
0
LarsG
Silver badge

Re: My wife liked it @Mr C

Your wife must be really easy to please!

5
4
LarsG
Silver badge

He definitely has a girlfriend because his analogy is spot on.

112
2

The Strippers, Unicorn Computers and Martian Watches of Computex

LarsG
Silver badge

Are the 'showgirls' outside the cave for sale?

1
4

Game of Thrones scribe George R R Martin will KILL YOU for US$20K

LarsG
Silver badge

If you name was John Smith there'd be a lot of people claiming the accolade that the character was named after them. It would only be useful if you had an 'unusual name'.

1
0

Android is a BURNING 'hellstew' of malware, cackles Apple's Cook

LarsG
Silver badge

It's the silly season again

Here we go again....

Trying to put your point across to an Android user is like trying to negotiate with a teenage Kevin.

They think they know it all but in fact know very little.

1
11

Samsung in a TIZZY: OH PLEASE make apps for our Tizen Z mobe

LarsG
Silver badge

Late

So late to the table that the washing up has been done, the plates put away and the scraps are inside the dog.

2
2

OK, execs. You want Apple kit. And Windows Phone, too? Really?

LarsG
Silver badge

'Samsung however would no doubt argue that the security fears are unfounded as the company’s Knox containerisation solution has just been given clearance for use by British government workers.'

Really? Who took the bung?

2
5

YOSEMITE GLAM: Apple unveils gussied up OS X

LarsG
Silver badge

Devices are aware of what you are doing?

Sounds like an NSA backdoor

3
2

Kardashian's bottom plumps down on Instagram throne

LarsG
Silver badge

Yet again more contrived rubbish.

More worrying is the number of people who even bothered to like the photographs. There has got to be better things to do.

1
0

SCIENCE explains why you LOVE the smell of BACON

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Yank my chain

Americans grow and produce their food to fit into their mouths.

Invariably the food or produce tends to be larger.

18
3

The British are coming! The British are coming! And they're buying Surface fondleslabs

LarsG
Silver badge

There's one..

I actually saw someone with one today. I nudged the person to my left and nodded in the direction of the slab. The owner of said slab noticed, looked furtive and then covered it up with a newspaper.

Maybe he though we would rob him, maybe he was embarrassed, we will never know.

1
0

iDevice gizmo-snatcher Oleg... you must be taking the Pliss

LarsG
Silver badge

So this wasn't, as the hysterical Daily Mail reported, a virus.............

2
1

Facebook wants MORE EXPLICIT SHARING

LarsG
Silver badge

Information Overload

After a while your sub-conscience just ignores it, a bit like ads on the web.

3
0

Could a 'Zunewatch' be Microsoft's next hardware foray?

LarsG
Silver badge

'Nobody is buying the Samsung watches, because, well, why would you really?'

Samsung claim they are selling... Or is that shipped?

0
1
LarsG
Silver badge

I'm sure it will be hugely successful......

4
0

WORLD HISTORY in SELFIES: So AMAZEBALLS your EYES will EXPLODE

LarsG
Silver badge

Contrived rubbish...

8
2

Valve says no Steam Machines until 2015, fingers crossed

LarsG
Silver badge

The Controller?

Pull the other one, they have obviously come across a fundamental insurmountable problem in that they can't stuff anymore buttons on to it to give it keyboard functionality that the basic keyboard and a mouse has when playing PC Games.

I expect it will finally arrive with a fully fledged keyboard and mouse, they are just having trouble with the universal knee attachment to keep it in place when you sit on the sofa. As to the mouse, a simple mouse pad with universal armrest attachment is also on the cards.

0
1

Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the WORST

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Platooooooon - HALT!

Might work in a city but out here never.

Another GOOD reason not to move.

0
2

James Bond producers sign on for Edward Snowden movie

LarsG
Silver badge

WHY?

Why make a film about it when we all know the story, the continuing story I should say.

Wouldn't it be better to make the film when it is finally reported in he press that he has died in mysterious circumstances, block of ice lands on his head, falls out of the door of an aeroplane, drowns drinking a vodka martini, electrocuted by his mobile phone, accidentally blows himself up while locked in the boot of a car, eaten by a crocodile, commits suicide with a pair of chopsticks....Etc.

Then at least we can speculate on which conspiracy theory is correct?

It would make for a better film don't you think?

0
0

Birmingham's Computer Bookshops Ltd goes titsup

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: A sad day

The only winner here will be Grant Thornton and the fees they charge.

1
0

Mozilla axes HATED Firefox-ad-tab plan ... but will try again

LarsG
Silver badge

Dictionary Definition

"Ads in Tabs"

To shoot oneself in the foot.

11
0

Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Prior art??

I claim patents on the colours of the rainbow and all the shades in between.

2
1

China 'in discussions' about high-speed rail lines to London, Germany – and the US

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Not Adventurous Enough

An elevator to the moon would be more feasible.

1
1
LarsG
Silver badge

It would take 7 years to build the China bit, 10 years to build the Russian bit, 9 years for the Polish bit, 8 years for the German bit, 12 years, including 2 hour lunch breaks, for the French bit and then 100 years for the English bit.

18
1

US officials vote to allow Bitcoin for political donations

LarsG
Silver badge

If you can't beat them.... Tax them.

0
0

Oh aye, a mobe grumble-flick player? No – it's a 'droid ransomware nasty

LarsG
Silver badge

"so it could be argued the malware mostly preys on the foolish using basic social-engineering trickery."

Pretty much accounts for 98% of the users. They do after all have an Android phone as well.

3
12

Microsoft hints at smaller Surface

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Look at the up-side

They can rename it 'The Surface Cuboid'

It will probably be as wide as it is fat.

0
0

Tablet boom quiets down a bit as growth slows

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Any surprise?

Correct, I have the first retina screen iPad, why do I need to buy something new!

0
0

Shocking 'new iPhone' is also - BZZZZT!! - a Taser-like stun gun

LarsG
Silver badge

It is patented though!

4
0

Google Glass teardown puts rock-bottom price on hardware

LarsG
Silver badge

Exploitation

Exploitation learned from Apple perhaps?

0
6

What HAS BEEN SEEN? OMG it's a thing that looks like an iWatch

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Bloody hell.

This is just sleight of hand and mis-direction, while everyone focuses on this they are moving something in by the backdoor....

They release something like this just to garner interest and advertising.

They have patented 'deception'

0
0

Twitter investors squawk as user growth, income disappoint again

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: When you think about it...

It is so much hassle to think of something so inane, uninteresting and downright boring to publish to the rest of the population in the hope that you'd find some empty headed yokel that might accidentally follow you and be interested in what you have to say.

The bottom line is that no one cares what you have to say, it's all about self interest.

It's easier to not tweet than to tweet. I prefer the simplicity of silence.

5
1

Brit IT workers are so stressed that 'TWO-THIRDS' want to quit

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: @msknight

Up voted for being honest.... With all that overtime you earn you'll be able to book a great holiday while signed off on the sick.... through stress.

3
3
LarsG
Silver badge

@msknight

I can hear a symphony of violins playing in the background....

10
3

China's customs cops grab 76 MEEELLION tech products

LarsG
Silver badge

Yes and the bribes allow ten times what is 'found' and seized to continue their journey.

This announcement is just window dressing.

2
0