Feeds

* Posts by FartingHippo

612 posts • joined 10 Feb 2012

Page:

The Raspberry Pi: Is it REALLY the saviour of British computing?

FartingHippo
Silver badge

Re: HDMI not compulsory

"How many parents in the 80s bought Timmy an 8 bit micro thinking they were helping with his education only to end up with an expert in Jetset Willy?"

My parents, for one. Mugs :)

4
0

Everything's going to be all white: Google Nexus 5 mobe expected Friday

FartingHippo
Silver badge

"The underground is about the last place I'd bring out my phone"

Really? You're in a minority. I'd estimate I see 70% of people fiddling with either a phone or a tablet on my morning commute (not at the same time - but over the course of the trip). Higher than that amongst the smug gits with a seat.

2
0

Google burns promise of 'no big banner ads'. Don't Be Evil next?

FartingHippo
Silver badge

"very limited, US-only test"

I've heard that sort of thing before. Funny how elastic those limits can be.

Still, at least the "blink" tag is dead.

6
1

Surface 2 and iPad Air: Prepare to meet YOUR DOOM under a 'Landfill Android' AVALANCHE

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Boffin

Units!!!

From the article:

Apple’s iPad Air is 7.5mm thick, weighs 478g

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2...is 1.3cm thick and weighs 2lb

Surface 2 is 676g and 8.89mm thick.

Sheesh. As you clearly don't know: 10mm = 1cm and 454g = 1lb. Pick one of each and stick to it. Also, put the weight and thickness in the same order. You know, to help the reader.

11
0

Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson battles bullfighting

FartingHippo
Silver badge

"Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson battles bullfighting"

Surely "Buxom Baywatch Babe Battles Barbaric Bullfighting" would have been the way to go.

16
0

Ryanair boss Mike O'Leary hits Twitter: 'Nice pic. Phwoaaarr!'

FartingHippo
Silver badge

Re: "Look at me!!!!! I'm an attention whore!!!!"

Yep. O'Leary is a dick and travelling Ryanair is a miserable and frustrating experience. Yet they're arguably the most successful airline in the world over the last 20 years, and they keep on growing. And growing. And growing.

Would you mess with the formula?

3
0

Black hole boffins close in on gravity waves

FartingHippo
Silver badge

Re: So.... 11 years from now...

Pff. Proper jet packs or I'm going back to bed.

0
0

'Please, steal my phone' TV ads by T-Mobile US slammed by legal eagles

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Devil

I agree - NOT funny

Not because it's "offensive", but because it's what's know in the business as "shit"

8
5

Price rises and power cuts by 2016? Thank the EU's energy policy

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Mushroom

WTF is wrong with our politicians?!

These plants... that are indispensable to ensure security of supply during peak hours... are being replaced by volatile and non-schedulable renewable energy installations that are heavily subsidized.

I repeat: What the FUCK is wrong with our politicians?!

7
0

Island-hopping Beardy Branson: I'm dodging rain, not taxes

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Boffin

Re: what's a sq acre?

Either an acre which is bounded by four sides of just under 70 yards each, or an acre which is not hip, daddy-o.

9
0

Microsoft covers Brit who penetrated Windows 8.1 with GOLD

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Alert

I applaud this approach

Shame it took 15* years to get to the point where falling market share whittled away MS's arrogance to the point they saw the benefit of bounty programmes like this.

* 15 years takes you to the mid 90's, when the increasingly connected world pushed security flaws right up the list of "things to worry about"

8
4

Barmy Army to get Wi-Fi to the seat for cricket's Ashes

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Trollface

Re: Sport? In Australia?

As a long-suffering brit, I'd like to add the following to your astute comment:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Lovin' it :)

1
0

DEAD STEVE JOBS kills Apple bounce patent from BEYOND THE GRAVE

This post has been deleted by a moderator

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

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Devil

Re: Turning up for work

"but the jobs in banking do require a lot of work, brain power, knowledge, and integrity"

And you were doing so well...

3
0

Hardbitten NYC cops: Sir, I'm gonna need you to, er, upgrade to iOS 7

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Boffin

Ancient Logo

Come on, NYPD, Apple haven't used the stripy logo in - *clickety clickety* - 15 years!

2
0

E-book him! Entire Judge Dredd back catalogue gets iDevice treatment

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Facepalm

Oh no!

I just went "squee", meaning my life is officially worthless.

Then again: Squee!!!!!

1
0

DARPA: You didn't think we could make a Mach 6 spaceplane, so let us have this MACH TEN job

FartingHippo
Silver badge

Re: Basic questions for DARPA projects

Spoil sport.

You'd have canned the whole CERN thing too, wouldn't you.

4
0

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

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Gimp

I've ordered a 5C

My room is full of brightly coloured plastic things, you see.

Anyway, must dash, Nurse is on her way.

25
6

Bother! Breakdown busts bloke's bold boffin-blasted briny boat balloon bid

FartingHippo
Silver badge

Re: Congrats for the title

Amazing alliteration always appeals, actually.

0
0
FartingHippo
Silver badge

Re: Hydrogen, on the other hand, is cheap.

Good point, and looking at the design, I fail to see where a spark or other ignition source is going to come from.

On the other hand, a single burning balloon is likely to lead to a cascade failure followed by some unplanned skydiving.

0
0

Apple ships new iPods in 'SPAAAAACE ... Gray'

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Boffin

What is this "gray"?

Gray? The colorcolour you're looking for is Space Grey.

Tch. Damn colonials!

4
0

Tell me why I don't like Moon days: Bob Geldof heads into SPAAACE

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Boffin

Re: Tell me why I don't like Moon days

You're both right.

It's so bad, it's good :)

7
0

Apple's no-news Beijing event leaves it adrift in China

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Trollface

Re: Shareprice in freefall

"Lets wait until the price settles before we start with the snarky remarks shall we?"

That would be no fun at all!! Nothing cheers me up on a morning like a dose of fanboi angst.

9
0

UK investor throws £14.8m at firm that makes UNFORGEABLE 2-cent labels

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Alert

Re: Impossible to forge?

A lot of people here with only a vague understanding of how the product actually works are confidently stating it's crap and unworkable. They might be right, BUT...

Say what you like about investment bankers, but they hire some very smart people and I find it unbelievable that £15m has been spaffed on a technology that could be as trivially circumvented as has been suggested.

0
2

Google Nexus 7 2013: Fondledroids, THE 7-inch slab has arrived

FartingHippo
Silver badge

Re: iPad Mini 2

Love my N7. Only niggle is a little back-light bleed and screen burn, but this is only noticeable in very low ambient light and a dark-ish image.

Assuming a year of QA improvements have addressed the bleed, I'm very tempted to upgrade at xmas.

2
1

Headmaster calls cops, tries to dash pupil's uni dreams - over a BLOG

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Holmes

Seems pretty switched on to me

has even said that there is an inherent risk that every government is corrupt

Sherlock there is thinking "No shit".

20
0

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

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Holmes

Re: Not a NZ Citizen = not an MP

Not sure why it's a fail. He hasn't claimed to be running for office, just founding a party.

I wish him luck. It's a much more grown up approach to changing the system than those eejits at Anonymous have ever managed.

12
0

But it's only wafer thin: Skinniest keyboard EVER is designed by Camby biz

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Unhappy

Re: Exactly

The lack of Milla Jovovich in my real life is probably the most important and most depressing difference.

6
0

Compact Cassette supremo Lou Ottens talks to El Reg

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Pint

Thank you Lou Ottens

You and a boat-load of WH Smitths C15's made owning a ZX Spectrum affordable for a twelve-year-old.

Have a pint.

4
0

Billionaire Google founder splits with wife, allegedly beds Google Glass minx

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Paris Hilton

WTF?

Must have typed popbitch rather than theregister. Silly me.

51
2

Vulture 2 spaceplane rises from the powdered nylon

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Trollface

Re: says

Still beats a helmet in your crack though.

3
0

Selfie twerks its way into the dictionary

FartingHippo
Silver badge

Re: verb, schmerb

Verbing weirds language.

(c) Calvin and Hobbes

10
0

Web showered in golden iPhone 5S vid glory - but is it all a DISTRACTION?

FartingHippo
Silver badge

Re: Naming convention?

Crappier

1
1

12 simple rules: How Ted Codd transformed the humble database

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Stop

update wikipedia

Well, someone's done it now.

0
0

Kiwi jetpack gets all-clear for manned tests

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Happy

Re: Missing a laser

Upvote for provoking a misty-eyed reminiscence. All that joy in just 16kb...

2
0

PEAK Apple: Cupertino's hopes died with Steve Jobs, says Larry Ellison

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Thumb Up

Re: Really

"he can always call on the Great British talents of Sir Clive Sinclair"

My favourite thing about Clive is that he's married to an ex-lap dancer 35 years younger than he is. And why not; after all, you can't take it with you :)

9
0

ULTIMATE cuppa contenders prepare to go mug-to-mug

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Alert

Re: Eh, it's not a real tea-tasting unless you have.....

The tea wasn't that good.

0
0
FartingHippo
Silver badge
Devil

Re: Correction

You're an audiophile too, aren't you.

8
0

Wikipedians say no to Jimmy's 'buggy' WYSIWYG editor

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Holmes

They'll get used to it

Given the, erm, peculiar social skills, superiority complex, and all-round megalomania of elite wikifiddlers, it's no wonder they feel threatened by a WYSIWIG interface which will open up the wiki to more people. Sort of like uber-hackers getting all pissy about being lumped in with script kiddies.

They'll just have to fall back on extensive knowledge of wiki's byzantine rules and policies, and misuse their admin privileges to maintain their 'status'.

6
2

Edward Snowden skips into Russia as Putin grants him asylum

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Alien

Re: Meanwhile, Mr. Assange™ Says...

Julian's going to end up looking like a less-affluent version of Howard Hughes in a couple of decades.

2
0

HALF of air passengers leave phones on ... yet STILL no DEATH PLUNGE

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Trollface

You sound in dire need of a smart phone to give you more interesting things to do :)

2
0
FartingHippo
Silver badge
Pint

Re: Never any danger

Bingo. Have an upvote and a pint.

3
1

Wikileaker Bradley Manning's court martial verdict expected today

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Stop

Re: Well of course he's aided the enemy

And yet he's been found not guilty by those with far more information than you...

So it seems I need to read posts more carefully before firing off a reply. Still, good news he's been cleared of that charge at least.

1
1

Japanese boffins build 'robotic skin'

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Terminator

Re: Robotic Skin?

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. I saw stretchy circuits glued to an arm. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

4
0

BAN UK tax breaks on patented tech, fumes German finance minister

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Mushroom

Re: @Wolfgang Schäuble

Indeed. It's times like these that you realise just how misguided CND are.

1
1

STEVE BALLMER KILLS WINDOWS

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Angel

Oo, oo, I know!!

Is it a part of the business famed for its simian boogying?

16
0

Caterpillar B15: The Android smartphone for the building site

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Facepalm

...torches can be like pencils or tape-measures...

Pencils and torches i can understand: both are cylindrical and will roll quite happily under the washing machine or workbench or whatever.

But tape measures? I must go through 4 or 5 a year. It might explain what the tooth fairy gets up to in the daytime, though.

3
0

Dead STEVE JOBS was a CROOK - Judge

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Devil

Article title

Outstanding. Easily the most linkbaitiest linkbait I've seen in a long time.

Trebles all round!

13
1

Patriot hacker 'The Jester' attacks nations offering Snowden help

FartingHippo
Silver badge
Holmes

Re: This guy has done loads of stuff.

Welcome to the real world. It's a dark, depressing and utterly cynical place.

And with that nihilistic thought, to the pub...

6
1

Page: