Feeds

* Posts by LarsG

2070 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

London schoolboy cuffed for BIGGEST DDOS ATTACK IN HISTORY

LarsG
Silver badge

He was the stooge

They didn't get the real attackers....

Always leave an obvious mark...

0
5

Redmond expands fanboi trade-in program to include iPhones

LarsG
Silver badge

Tesco has a Surface on display next to a load of ebook devices, I have never seen anyone even look at it let alone try it out.

It is not often in life I can say with all honesty that 'they are really taking the piss!

I sold a pristine 4S for £190 and have had someone offer me £350 for a pristine 5.....

I'd love to know the stats on how many trade ins they get...

3
0

Apple tackles iPhone lock-up cockup with iOS 7.0.2

LarsG
Silver badge

Faster than a speeding bullet, must be an Androi...

Apple really?

0
0

BlackBerry manufacturing partner Jabil looking to cut ties

LarsG
Silver badge

Like the Captain of the Concordia, they are all fighting to be the first into the lifeboats....

2
0

Apple: Now that you've updated to iOS 7... YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK

LarsG
Silver badge

Who cares?

The change from iOS 6 to iOS 7 won't even register on the Richter scale of tech in a years time let alone 10 years. While it is the 'next big thing' today it will have no real significance in any history book.

So who cares anyway?

5
2

Apple Maps directs drivers INTO path of ONCOMING PLANES

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Thats strange...

Whether the gate is locked or not, it is no ones fault but the driver. Common sense using your brain and two eyes should have been enough to prevent this.

It's amazing that some people blame the technology and everything BUT the driver.

Follow a Tom Tom sat nav from WINSFORD to NORTHWICH and it will take you down a small single track to a railway crossing that has not been opened in 50 years. Seven warning sign tell the driver it is a dead end, not suitable for large vehicles and is access to properties only.

Yet on a regular basis lorries and coaches have to be towed out.

Sat nav has turned drivers into empty headed zombies.

16
1

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 3: HOT CURVES – the 'gold grill' of smartphone bling

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Oh, the choices...

If you have a large ars* you will find your back pocket a comfortable fit.

0
0
LarsG
Silver badge

Gold, the new Black

0
0

There's ONE country that really likes the iPhone 5c as well as the 5s

LarsG
Silver badge

PC?

19 downvotes?

You PC puss*es you!

2
0
LarsG
Silver badge

Look it is a phone for girls, tech heads will opt for the most advanced one, but girls like the bright colours. Their brains are wired that way.

Whereas the 5S sold out in seconds, the 5C will drip feed onto the market over the next year and out pace it. Girls like their bling you know.

Sexist? Maybe. True? Yes

7
22

EasyJet wanted to fling me off flight for diss tweet, warns cyber-law buff

LarsG
Silver badge

I'm a Law Lecturer

Non-practicing perpetual student, those that can do, those that can't teach.

"I'm a Law Lecturer don't you know!"

"You are, are you?"

"Yes, I am, here is my Law Lecturer ID!"

"I see, now fcuk off, I'm the pilot and you're not getting on with me!"

Now that would be proper customer service.

9
39

Dell 'disappears' cut-price Windows XPS 10 RT tab

LarsG
Silver badge

At least it didn't take them as long as RIM/Blackberry to realise they were selling sh*t and stopped in time, before they went bust.

3
0

Google says it's sorry for Monday's hours-long Gmail delays

LarsG
Silver badge

Tolerant of spam?

Spam is their life blood of advertising...

0
0

Oracle sued over $33,000 bill for SaaS: STRIPPERS as a SERVICE

LarsG
Silver badge

I can only wish that I had a card like that....

3
0

Samsung's new image sensor promises better snaps in smaller devices

LarsG
Silver badge

Game changer?

Not likely, smart phone cameras will remain a compromise item.

1
0

HTC staring down the barrel of a US sales ban after Nokia's patent coup

LarsG
Silver badge

Who owns you baby

Who owns you now?

0
0

Circling the RIM: BB10 becomes chamber of horrors for BlackBerry

LarsG
Silver badge

Decline

Because everyone wanted an Apple.

Ok and some wanted an Android as well.

1
2

F-16 fighter converted to drone

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: By the time kids today are old enough to be pilots

I have a pilots licence, it is obvious that you do not, so believe me when I say human interaction is still necessary in the sky rather than from an armchair.

Situational awareness can never be inputted in code.

Plonker.

4
13

China ready to unblock access to Facebook, Twitter et al

LarsG
Silver badge

Entrapment

Won't stop them from monitoring you, it's a form of natural selection, make a comment get arrested.

One down 100,000,000 to go...

1
0

Firms fined $350,000 after yogurt sting uncovers review rigging

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Just a drop in the ocean

I get on average 25 emails a week proporting to offer SEO all promising a first place. It is a plague and no I have not succumbed to it.

The problem is businesses that play fair don't succeed.......

3
1

Austerity BITES: Greece ends extra hols for civil servants forced to use hated COMPUTERS

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Bankrupt - No wonder

Greek Islands and Greek mainland.....

They no longer exist, it's now the. German Islands and German mainland of Greece.

Long Live Merkel.... Our New Leader.

3
4
LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Oh, the irony

The. Greeks are still complaining, even after their debts have been paid off by someone else?

Though I do have a little sympathy, they do have to bow down to their new Masters, the Germans, I shudder to think that could have been us if Gordon Brown had stayed around.

16
6

It's official: Firm numbers show firm global lead of pricey iPhone 5s

LarsG
Silver badge

@Andy Prough

@Andy Prough

He comes out with stuff doesn't he, the problem is what he says makes him look rather intellectually challenged, I do love it when people search through the 'Famous Quotes' book to try and make themselves look clever.

Instead he makes it contrived.

2
0
LarsG
Silver badge

If only

If only All people supported their own countries businesses as well as the Americans do, instead of selling out to foreigners.......

1
2

Microsoft: Surface is DEAD. Long live the Surface 2!

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Sounds like some improvements...

Wouldn't it be good if people started to buy the product?

Is it an overpriced tablet? Or an expensive small laptop?

0
0

Chaos Computer Club: iPhone 5S finger-sniffer COMPROMISED

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: At least with a swipe pattern @MrXavia

"I wear non-latex gloves when in public "

You kinky devil you!

1
0
LarsG
Silver badge

Perspective please

Ok so as you get mugged the dirty little thief will insist on taking a high resolution picture of your fingerprints then head home and produce a latex copy of them to break the security on your phone?

Put it into perspective please.

10
22

Want FREE BEER for the rest of your life?

LarsG
Silver badge

Walter Mitty or Baron Munchausen?

You decide.

0
0

Steve Jobs' boyhood home may become protected historical shrine

LarsG
Silver badge

They don't

They don't have many historical places in the USA, they tend to be more recent.

We have the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Winsor, Edinburgh, York and 10 million other historical sites of interest...

The USA has Steve Jobs boyhood home?

Maybe they could put a blue plaque on it.....

6
5

How I hacked SIM cards with a single text - and the networks DON'T CARE

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: It'll get fixed.. Nope

NSA backdoor....

9
0

New iPhone sells out, millions in hands of lucky fans, Cook cock a hoop ...

LarsG
Silver badge

So much for the talk of failure

I ordered mine online at 4 minutes past midnight and will have to wait until next week.

Yes Fandroids may scoff and find fault, but the bottom line is people want to buy these phones.

This is not about shipping phones to a shop, Samsung I'm talking about you, this is actual sales.

As for iOS 7....

200 million people can't be wrong can they?

12
10

No luck at all for BlackBerry as Messenger apps launch stalls

LarsG
Silver badge

Another nail in the coffin I think, probably didn't pay their electricity or phone bills.......

1
0

Apple iOS 7 remote wipe: Can it defeat the evil scrumper scourge?

LarsG
Silver badge

Quite recently

Someone I know was waving an iphone 5 around, commenting, I asked if he had just bought it.

He replied he had and that it only cost him £30.

It transpired a visitor to his premises had offered it to him along with a blackberry and new Nokia, he bought all three for £30. The visitor, a taxi driver had quite a business.

He passed the other two on. However the iPhone was password locked so he phoned Apple for an activation code claiming he had forgotten his account details. In his own words, "when you phone Apple and talk to someone who sounds sharp and awake, put the phone down, try again until you hear someone who sounds like he couldn't care less, then ask for the code."

It took him less than 15 minutes to activate a lost/stolen phone.

I wonder if this can be used on the 5S

0
0

Deep inside the iPhone 5s lurk a few surprises

LarsG
Silver badge

Battery life

My perception on battery life with an iPhone 5, holds charge well at first but once down to 80% it depletes more quickly.

Average power consumption before the upgrade would leave me with 63%

Average power consumption after upgrade leaves me with 53% and that is on a quiet day.

1
2

Nokia Lumia 1020: It's an imaging BEAST... and it makes calls too

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Seriously...

They bitch and whine about everything actually.....

0
0

Fanbois shun 'crappy plastic' iPhone 5C

LarsG
Silver badge

@Sorry that handle is already taken

"I suspect Google will want to know about that!"

Google already know ...........

6
0

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it ... Win Phone 8? No, it's APPLE'S iOS 7

LarsG
Silver badge

Jobs Comforter

Crikey, reading this review article has made me want to comit suicide, Tony Smith is really nit picking to find fault, if that's all there is it's actually not bad is it.

The tone of the article is sooooo depressing that I am about to cut my wrists.

3
2

Korean stealth-scraper plans will turn 450 metre tower INVISIBLE

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: The reason invisibility only lasts for 30 mins

No no, the Koreans have invented a product call 'bird free', a gel that appears to them as a ball of fire so they avoid roosting. It's now being used by many councils in the UK as an alternative to bird spikes.

Unfortunately, to us the product looks like yellow custard.....

I assume that when covered in this it will blend in with the yellow of the sunset.

0
0

Leaked docs: NSA 'Follow the money' team slurped BANK records, CREDIT CARD data

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Here we go again.

And we can do nothing about it........

2
3

Everyone's waving their 5-inchers: BlackBerry outs new supersized Z30

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Good. But slow.

And still no one buys them

1
2

Official crackdown on Apple fanboi 'shanty town' ahead of London iPhone launch

LarsG
Silver badge

I'm glad they have so much time on their hands

5
0

Life … moves … in … slow … motion … for … little … critters … like … flies

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Which explains why it's so darned hard to swat a fly

Why swat when you can poison them and watch them die slowly?

Mmmmmmm

3
0

'Honker Union' sniffs 270 hacktivism targets

LarsG
Silver badge

'Honker Union'

Couldn't they have found a more manly moniker?

0
0

THE TRUTH about beaver arse milk in your cakes: There's nothing vanilla about vanilla

LarsG
Silver badge

Come on

Where the hell do you find a beaver to get its arse juice?

Damn that is so perverted, this will surely be banned as was the use of hamsters and toilet rolls by EU directive 234/45.ARS3/Y0R-UP/342-2

Has anyone asked the beavers for their opinion?

3
1

Microsoft puts something hard and sensitive in your pocket

LarsG
Silver badge

But still no one buys them?

6
5

Peak Apple: Has ANYONE at all ordered a new iPhone 5c?

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Fury

'Good god you're a thick trolling cunt. Kindly fuck off.'

Says everything there is to say about the state of the education system.

1
2

Microsoft relents: 'Go ahead, install Windows 8.1 on clean PCs'

LarsG
Silver badge

How

How can something as simple as an upgrade or new installation be made as difficult or as complicated as this?

Ah, when Microsoft is involved.

Lets see now, how complicated or difficult will it be to upgrade to iOS 7 or Mavericks?

Wonder ow much it will cost me?

Will I lose folders or have to reinstall?

11
0

China's 'Big Vs' disown selves online to avoid new gossip laws

LarsG
Silver badge

Oh dear

Crikey, if this were to happen here we'd all be jailed for gossiping,

Have you heard Apple might release a retina screen ipad mini.........

1
0

Study finds fraudsters foist one-third of all Tor traffic

LarsG
Silver badge

Will not be long

Will not be long before ISP's are forced to ban its use.......

3
2

Former! Android! Open! Source! Boss! Takes! Job! At! Yahoo!

LarsG
Silver badge

Must slant ! Must slant !

Noooooooooooooooo ! Stupid iPad

!!!!!!!!! ¡¡¡¡ nope

0
0