* Posts by GreggS

135 posts • joined 24 Feb 2012

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Airbus warns of software bug in A400M transport planes

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Re: "The project ran late and over budget. "

That could be the corporate motto of Airbus

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Next-gen Freeview telly won't be another disruptive 4Ker

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Re: uhd? i dont want hd!

Most (if not all) of the HD channels on Freeview and Freesat are now in the 100 range so you must have a VERY old box and TV. I had the argument with my dad some time ago on the visual differences between HD and SD - his old eyes couldn't (or didn't want to) see the difference, my slightly younger ones can, even on a 32" set.

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Re: More than 4 catup services...

I think if you look on youtube, there's millions of catup videos.

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Cheer up songwriters, there's shedloads of money rolling in

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Dirty Cash

Money talks....

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/libertyx/dirtycash.html

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or the obvious..

Money for nothing.

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/direstraits/moneyfornothing.html

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I want to be rich and I want lots of money

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/lilyallen/thefear.html

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NASA probe sent to faraway planet finds DWARF world instead: Pics

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"and the craft should be able to send data back for up to a decade to come"

Pah, Voyager looks down on the young upstarts lack of stamina.

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Sony nabs cloud gamers OnLive, administers swift headshot

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Nvidia

The Nvidia GRID gaming system is very similar to the OnlIve one, i.e. games are streamed to its SHIELD devices. My son happily plays Batman Arkham Asylum and most of the other games available which are free at least until 30th June :-( without any lag or gameplay issues, so it can work.

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Hated biz smart meter rollout: UK.gov sticks chin out, shuts eyes

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Yes you can refuse to have one fitted, supposedly with no detriment to you or your bill. That doesn't mean that they won't fit another device to be able to remotely cut you off though, which aren't covered by the current legislation and so could probably do it without your agreement - not that they would do something like that of course!

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A waste of money

The money would be far better spent cutting the subsidies to renewal by making their entry into the market less costly. This could involve research into more efficient solar panels, wind farms that can actually be ran when it's windy and using the subsidies for them to actually build the things in the first place (rather than just for them to produce) amongst other things.

What the government should be doing is looking at why is it that renewable generators only tend to produce when it befits them the most, i.e. when the subsidies and prices we are paying are at the highest (usually times of highest demand). If they were forced to produce at low peak times, we could easily replace a coal or gas fired power station or two with the renewables we currently have connected to the grid. It makes me mad that new technologies such as tidal (and even the newly proposed nuclear power station) say it's not in their best interest to build their plants unless they get a huge government subsidy for the electric they produce (in the case of said tidal and nuclear up to three times the going rate).Subsidise the building to encourage new ones, not the cost of producing, if it's inefficient, that's their problem - use the billions being wasted on smart meters to fund research into making production, transmission and distribution more efficient!

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Re: Let Downing Street lead

You have to have smart consumers to have smart meters so i think you've hit on a problem right there.

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Re: I don't get it at all.

They are meant to maximise the supply companies profits by them finally being able to bill their customers correctly (although that is debateable). Increase Distribution companies profits by them being able to charge for access and the connection. The benefit to the customer is the smallest part of the pie and even that is debateable on a long term outlook when the initial "wow, look what happens when i switch this off" effect has got so boring that they stop turning stuff off just to see what happens - they do after all have to keep watching TV, boiling that kettle and whacking their thermostat up to full in the winter.

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Woman caught on CCTV performing drunken BJ blew right to privacy

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She seems to have turned

a wee problem into a very large one. O well, thar' she blows.

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH

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Re: ― Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

“...no-one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away... The span of someone's life, they say, is only the core of their actual existence.”

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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Re: What a bunch of ****ing moaners

What he said.

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UK call centre linked to ‘millions’ of nuisance robo-calls raided by ICO

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Re: raided Thursday a call centre

so was the cold call centre called Thursday cold called on a Thursday?

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Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

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Durr, durr, durr derrr, durr, durr, derrrr.

Dur, dur, dur, derrrrr, dur, dur , dur dur, dur-de-dur.

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Paul Allen hunts down sunken Japanese WWII super-battleship

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Re: Who trained the Japanese to torpedo bomb?

Arguably so as they were our Allies against Germany in the First World War and learnt some of their craft during that campaign. William Forbes-Sempill went there in the 20's and was later found to be passing on military secrets to them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sempill_Mission

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EasyGroup continues bizarre, time-travelling domain crusade

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That's why I'm Easy.

Easy like Sunday morning. So much that they'll probably want to hijack sundaymorning.whatever next and claim it's synonymous with their trademark.

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Tulsa woman bludgeons man mercilessly with laptop

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Without Dell-ving into the details of the case.

To get her off this charge she needs an Acer lawyer! It could prove to be utter Tosh(iba).At least she didn't hit him round the head with a superfish first! http://youtu.be/xCwLirQS2-o

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Thousands of UK drivers' details leaked through hole in parking ticket website

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Actually, why not just go back to the old way of doing things where they had to pay on a case by case basis for the DVLA to provide them with the details for "legitimate" usage? That way, only the DVLA is to blame if a whole database gets swiped. Why should the DVLA be able to sell our data without our permission (although there's probably a big section in the small print of any vehicle registration and licence renewal that says they can - so there, tough titty), unless it's to law enforcement, for law enforcement purposes.

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Re: Yet another reason..

You can't give PO Boxes, that has been the case for some years;

"Write your new name or new address in section 6 of your V5C (you can’t give joint names or Post Office box addresses)."

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The Order: 1886 – Round Table gaming's all right on the knight

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And throw him to floor, Sir?

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Lenovo shipped lappies with man-in-the-middle ad/mal/bloatware

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And they wonder

Why the US military and other government departments were worried about them buying the IBM laptop business? Wonder if Huawei do the same then they really would have a field day.

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HTTP/2 spec gets green light: Faster web or needless complexity?

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yeah but

Does it load my grumpy cat videos any quicker?

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O2 notifies data cops 'for courtesy' ... AFTER El Reg intervenes in email phish dustup

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Re: Who says it's a breach

Either that, or a disgruntled member of the IT staff did!!

Of course, some of this data is shared between networks & OFCOM, so who's to say that one of them couldn't be the source of the breach?

Coming as it does with Three mulling over a takeover......

Me, cynical?

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Trouble comes in threes: Yet ANOTHER Flash 0-day vuln patch looming

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Flash

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

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NXP flings sueball at Marvell over Xbox NFC chips

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Dont most laptops

and tablets have this tech? Won't those chips be by Qualcomm/Marvell/Intel??

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'YOUTUBE is EVIL': Somebody had a tape running, Google...

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Re: The new man

Not just music & video rights. Images, documents, personal information and your first born.

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Then there were 3: Another UK mobile network borged ...

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Re: cool phone number Implanted

Wikipedia FTFY - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-Coloured_Swap_Shop

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Re: cool phone number Implanted

It would be quite cool if it weren't for the fact it was 01 811 8055. Tiswas was far more cool, if only for the fact that my Dad used to work on it (he was quite often to be found chucking the water into the cage)

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Game over? Sony FINALLY offers compensation to MEELLIONS of PSN hack victims

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Sony Email

Had one from them today thanking me for my patience during the recent service interruption. Extending my PSPlus subscription by 5 days and 10% discount on a purchase of games and add-ons (between 23rd - 26th Jan).

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Planning to upgrade your Lumia to Windows 10? NOT SO FAST

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Re: is it because they're ARM?

So after everybody bitching about them for so long, it appears that Microsoft are actually ARMless after all.

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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I'm not frightened of installing this

..You will be. You will be.

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Will fondleslab's fickle finger of fate help Windows 10?

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Re: I think I'm getting old :(

Actually i'm quite looking forward to Windows 10 if only so that i can wipe the blight of Windows 8.1 off my son's laptop - it can't be as bad as that, can it?

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German iron meets Monaco's highlands: Audi A1 review

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So how much MPG do you get?

"Funnily enough, you don’t get anything like that on the bits of road that are used for the Monte Carlo rally" - so what can the Average Joe on the commute expect?

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: 1.5 MILLION SCOVILLE masala omelette

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Re: Semi Skinned?

That's probably what his backside will be when it comes out the other end!

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Boybanders ONE DIRECTION launch DoS attack on open-source bods

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Re: Lordy...

No - Lordy are playing the following weekend!

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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My eyes hurt!

Looks very PC Pro-ish now (and that's not necessarily a good thing). Also looks poor on a HD screen.

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Gaming's driving ambitions: The Crew and Grand Theft Auto V

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Re: Always online requirement? No sale.

Perhaps they were at breaking point because they just couldn't get their braking point right.

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APPLE set to Air PLUS-SIZED iPAD – claims mag

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Re: A plate of...

Humble pie?

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Businessman takes Google to High Court to block online abuse from search results

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Re: A bit strange...

They damn well should be next!

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I need a password to BRAKE? What? No! STOP! Aaaargh!

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Well

The indicators are expensive optional extras!

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The cloud that goes puff: Seagate Central home NAS woes

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Having gone through this myself

I feel your pain. I was quite lucky in the fact that I could read the contents of the drive from my now broken Buffalo linkstation and was able to copy them to a new device. Now I use a Synology NAS in RAID 6 configuration (4 disks) which is backed up to a USB attached drive (just to copy my photos and music). I also have a second Synology NAS I am able to use as well another Buffalo Linkstation. Not that i'm paranoid or anything, but they WILL fail!

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Toyota to launch hydrogen (ie, NATURAL GAS) powered fuel cell hybrid

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Only in Japan though - until Sept 2013?

Does it go back in time when it reaches 88 MPH?

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The Nokia ENIGMA THING and its SECRET, TERRIBLE purpose

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Ho, Hum

It's an Android tablet!

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Samsung slams door on OLED TVs, makes QUANTUM dot LEAP

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I just want

a telly that can do motion properly, i don't care about size and number of pixels - they mean nought if a TV can't show a picture without any motion blur.

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Boxing clever? Amazon Fire TV is SO CLOSE to being excellent

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Obsolete?

Samsung TV's have the Amazon Prime app, the Plex media player, BBC iPlayer plus all the other catch-ups and I'm sure their competitors do too. OK, not everyone has a fancy "smart" TV but even so, it must be a gamble in this day an age with margins so tight to be releasing a piece of hardware like this, especially one tied down to a particular service.

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