Feeds

* Posts by LarsG

2087 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

Samsung stakes claim to smartwatch market with Galaxy Gear

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

How much!

That much for a dated looking LCD watch that has limited functionality? Have to charge it everyday? Now that is practical easpecially considering my watch never needs a battery and never needs charging.

I think that it's only use is to save you looking a fool holding a 7" screen phone to your ear shouting "Hello, HELLOOOOOO..."

Those foolish enough to buy them wil find they end up in some bottom draw, forgotten.

4
4

Windows 8.1 to freeze out small business apps

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: The message isn't clear enough yet?

Ballmer is leaving, things will change.

0
8

Panasonic to build Toughbook-style smartphone

LarsG
Silver badge

Strange that the BBC technology pages are claiming Panasonic are to withdraw from making smart phones?

Didn't know they still made them?

0
0

Kim Dotcom quits Mega to head new political party, fight extradition

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Not a citizen

But nutty as a fruit cake. You have got to love him for it!

3
0

Three used cheap deal to lure me into buying expensive slab, chap tells ASA

LarsG
Silver badge

Too

Too good to be true?

It usually is.

0
1

Furious Frenchies tell Apple to bubble off: Bling iPhone isn't 'champagne'

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Next thing is the Green Party copyright the colour Green, MUFC will copyright Red, Blue will copyright Blue, Goldman Sachs Gold etc etc.

Also I remember a number of cars use the colour, Dylux paint, need I say more?

I could understand the surrender monkey anger if the iPhone was an alcoholic drink but it isn't.

5
22

Vietnam crimps online freedom of speech with 'Decree 72'

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Knee Jerk

Knee Jerk reaction after finding out that the NSA has its fingers in every pie.

0
6

South Carolina couple cop cuffing for shed shag

LarsG
Silver badge
IT Angle

But the door was closed? Or was it a little noisy?

0
22

Microsoft buys Nokia's mobile business

LarsG
Silver badge

The new Blackberry.....

1
4

Facebook strips away a bit more of your privacy – but won't say why

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Re: Hang on...

They are just trying it on, throw enough sh*t and some will stick.

As to that being a valid term, it is not, unless the parent or guardian specifically signs a document agreeing to this, a bit like acting as a guarantor on a loan.

No court in the EU would agree to this term, also unlikely in the US, but for the canny speculator it might be a good earner. Class Actions, here they come.......

0
0

Cognitive Networks to bring creepy awareness to LG's smart TVs

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

The problem

With smart TV's is that they are not.

2
2

'World's worst director' plans Snowden-inspired movie comedy

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

I've seen worse films than Postal and Blood Rayne, 'Boxing Helena' for a start!

5
1

Finally it happens: MAN BITES DOG - after stabbing himself

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Under the influence? I thought this was the expected common behaviour of the average American berserker, except in this case and unusually he was not armed with an assault rifle.

2
5

Boffins follow TOR breadcrumbs to identify users

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Anonymity

Did anyone really think that anonymity Tor could be guaranteed?

With the resources Governments have it is a given that they can see what you are upto on any day of the week.

As Tor is based and originated in America don't you think they would have allowed it if they couldn't crack it?

They just want you to have a false sense of security because it makes it easier for them to get you.

3
6

'Kim Jong-un executes nork-baring ex and pals for love polygon skin flick'

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Re: LarsG Propaganda@Matt Bryant

Me socialist!

That made me smile.

As to being a blinkered socialist, I served my time in the 'protection' of my country, and having been witness to several conflicts at the whim of politicians fancies I am glad I no longer have to be part of it.

0
1
LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Propaganda

Lets be honest about this, an escapee tells all playing right into the hands of those that want to discredit a nutty regime, it's exactly what they want to hear..

While the North Korean regime is pretty bonkers and on the verge of insanity I struggle to 'believe' everything reported is the complete truth. After the way the US and the UK lied about Iraq and weapons of mass destruction, and now the reports of alleged chemical weapons in Syria which appears the trigger for intervention by the West, unless I see it myself I am reluctant to believe it, especially after seeing that Tony Blair is rattling his sabre against Syria trying to start a Holy War.

The peace envoy for the Middle East advocating War?

I will take nothing at face value ever again.

20
23

Fandroids blow $200,000 on secret PANIC BUTTON for their smartmobes

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Re: Very clever

Headphone sockets will be a thing of the past in the next few years. Once eliminated phones can be made thinner. If you have put money into this, think again.

0
14

China: Forget running water, bumpkins. Have some lovely broadband

LarsG
Silver badge

Easier to put up mobile towers than it is to lay water pipes.

0
0

Facebook scammers raking in $200 MEEELLION in illicit profits

LarsG
Silver badge

The spammers are usually 'legitimate' companies using celebs to try and entice you into buy goods.

'Oh, my BMW is the best car ever'

'You have just got to try this new face cream'

Etc

Etc

1
0

Private UK torrent site closes, citing 'hostile climate'

LarsG
Silver badge

No, they have definitely been threatened and told to keep their mouths shut about it.

And so it begins.

9
4

NSA: NOBODY could stop Snowden – he was A SYSADMIN

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

On a Scale of 1-10?

What he spilled the beans on was maybe 2-3 on a scale of 1-10.

The real stuff, the 10 on a scale of 1-10 is never put onto a computer, it's the stuff that is never recorded, never talked about and never minuted in the meetings.

Don't kid yourself that Snowden is that important, he is an embarrassment and and irritation but would never have had access to the real subterfuge that goes on in Government.

7
8

Apple tops target list for litigious patent trolls

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Aiming at the cash

Yes it is always better to sue those with the most cash in the bank, there's no point in going for those who have none is there?

0
0

Selfie twerks its way into the dictionary

LarsG
Silver badge

Fad language

Here today, gone tomorrow.

11
1

Kiwis (finally) confirm software ban under new patent law

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

New Zealand Legal system seems to have the balls that other legal systems lack, but this is probably just a Government exercise to save money.

Unfortunately the patent trolls will just head off to the US for their fun.

1
1

Huawei Ascend P6: Skinny smartphone that's not just bare bones

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Just like certain car brands

Kia and Hyundai make pretty reasonable cars and offer them with huge mileage warranties but still people opt for better know brands eventhough the product is not as good.

This is a good start for the phone maker and I am sure it will get better, but it's not quite the bragging brand people need.

0
0

Air mattress blast blows German man across room

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Like the

Like the German who destroyed a wasps nest in his loft with a blow torch......

And burnt his house down.

1
0

UK gov call-centre serfs told: Fondle your button for HAPPINESS

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Re: ::rolls eyes::

I once politely asked a call centre operator (BT call centre) why she sounded so down in the dumps and miserable...

'Are you Ok, you sound like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders',

To which I received a tirade of abuse centred on her claiming that I didn't understand the nuances of the Irish accent. I replied, 'my wife is Irish so I think I do, and I do believe that you are having a difficult day today, would you like to talk it through.'

The expletives came back thick and fast but were tempered by that beautiful Irish Accent.

Interestingly prior to the phone being answered it stated, 'Your call maybe recorded for training purposes.'

6
0

Nokia's India threat letter: 'It's cheaper to make phones in China'

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

The Indian Government has passed a law to supply the poor who live in poverty with 5kg of subsidised cheap grain a year, at the cost of around 25 billion. This appears to be a ploy to ensure they get enough votes in the next election.

They have to find the money to pay for this.

However, I would have thought that giving the poor an education and proper schooling would be a better way to erase poverty. Surprisingly, India has a Space Program but people still starve to death. They also have a caste system that keeps people in their place,forever.

What an enlightened country it is.

3
0

Yahoo! starts $1.99 'watch list' to recycle old usernames

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

RIP-Y

RIP usernames?

Messages from beyond the grave?

What if a dead persons family find an email address active again....

Do you want a dead persons email address and the crap that will come with it?

0
0

Ballmer's emotional farewell to Redmond: I LOVE THIS COMPANY

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

He says he is leaving and the share price rockets? The videos say it all.

0
0

Google cripples Chromecast third party replay

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

This

Smacks of the way Apple operates. It leaves a bad taste.

12
6

Government intervention unlikely for beleaguered BlackBerry

LarsG
Silver badge

Best thing they could do now is licence their system for use in other OS's and stop making phones.

1
0

Workers at world's largest – and most remote – telescope go on strike

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

@Don Jefe

'You raging moose cock'

Upvoted for using such colourful descriptive language.

8
2

Small biz isn't finding it any easier to bag govt IT contracts

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Is this really surprising

When the government passes everything over to 'facilities management companies', who do you think the jobs will go to? Their boys or yours?

SME's in the UK have as much chance at getting a bite out of the apple as a dead wasp.

Only the shi* that falls from the tree is offered because no one else wants it.

0
0

Gambling addict IT boss gets 7 years' porridge for £19m swindle

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: Should have found employment with a bank

That's what he will do when he gets out.

0
0
LarsG
Silver badge

I wonder if

I wonder if he placed a bet on the chances of whether he'd be sent down?

0
0

Nokia's PHAB-ULOUS comeback attempt: Huge WinPho 8 mobe rumoured

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Band Waggon

Getting on the band wagon so late in the day could backfire on them. It will have to be exceptionally good to make an impact and that is unlikely to happen.

1
0

NSA admits slurping thousands of domestic emails with no terror connection

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Re: George W. Bush is evil!

Yes but I don't see the liberal minded Obama trying to change things?

It's all about power.

3
0

UK mulls ban on tiny mobiles to block prison smugglers

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Could this be a plot instigated by the phablet manufacturers?

1
0

US highway agency awards Tesla Model S RECORD safety score

LarsG
Silver badge

Yep

And they claimed the Titanic was unsinkable.

2
7

Apple's iTunes Radio to launch next month with abundant ads

LarsG
Silver badge

Re: iTunes Radio To Launch With Abundant Ads

It will be interesting to see if they pack it with so many ads that it only becomes usable if you pays your fee?

0
1

Sony sets dates for US and Euro PS4 unleashment amid Xbox heckles

LarsG
Silver badge

Yes, all well and good if they are launching it on that date but they need an exclusive definitive 'must have game', yet it seems Xbox are the one that the game developers are flocking to.

1
16

US government nabbed $2.9m in May Bitcoin seizure

LarsG
Silver badge

Here we go, Germany, New Zealand, US all grabbing a share of a virtual currency. This attempt at regulation are the first steps to grab a share of the action, to get their cut and to claim ownership.

Yet it is a virtual currency, it doesn't belong to any of them so what right do they have?

Oh, I forgot, they can just change the law to bebefit themselves can't they.

6
2

Bitcoin blitzkreig as Germans prepare to tax virtual currency

LarsG
Silver badge

Achtung

If you can't get a cut of the action then legislate for it.

Strange, Germany now owns and controls more of Europe than when Adolf Hitler was in power and now they want to take ownership of a virtual currency.

Still, as they already own Greece, Portugal, Cyprus and Ireland what are a few Bitcoins in the great scope of things. If you can't get a cut of the action change the rules!

0
6

IT now 10 percent of world's electricity consumption, report finds

LarsG
Silver badge
Unhappy

Is that all?

I look around my house and at my tech family, 3 TV's on, 4 mobile phones charging, 3 tablets plugged in, 2 iPods on the go, wifi speakers blaring, four laptops and a tower plugged in, Xbox, wii, music production..... It goes on and on and on and so do my bills.

0
0

Google goes dark for 2 minutes, kills 40% of world's net traffic

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Re: Ah...

Blame it on that cheap own brand Tescos kettle.

6
0

Google Glass is HIGH FASHION in September Vogue magazine

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Re: Still a dork...

We call them knob heads in the UK. Says all there is to say about the world of fashion.

3
0

Card-cloning crooks use 3D printers to make ever-better skimmers

LarsG
Silver badge
Happy

'I for one will be writing to David Cameron asking him to personally deal with the criminal menace and their use of technology. If anyone can make a difference then surely it's him.'

Needed the heimlich manoeuvre done on me I was laughing so much with a gob full of Scots Oats.

0
0

More brutal PC numbers from Dell as revenues stay flat, profits sink

LarsG
Silver badge

The problem with Dell, buy one of their computers, the operating system support stops immediately a new model is released, whether the bugs have been ironed out or not no more software updates. My last one a Sudio XPS 1645 was a nightmare, with WiFi problems and regular intermittent freezing of the screen, slow performance from an i7 processor and creaky plastic case. It was like a petulant teenager, on occasions I could have a three course meal before it booted up. It hated having software installed on it.

I normally keep laptops for three years, stopped using it after 18 months.

Never again, ever.

2
1

Google follows Amazon with auto-encryption of cloud data

LarsG
Silver badge
Meh

Re: How does this reassure concerns...

There will be a backdoor for anyone with a 'legitimate' reason for requesting the data.....

Pretty much means any Government Agency that wants to know and you won't even know they are doing it.

8
0