* Posts by 2StrokeRider

21 posts • joined 1 Jul 2013

Tesla says Model 3 is still on schedule, despite being delayed again

2StrokeRider

I'm sure the launch will be followed in 2 years by the launch of the Elio, which had 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 dates :).

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In charge of security? We need to talk...

2StrokeRider

When's the US version?

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'Hackers racked up $$$$s via the Android Play Store, and Google won't pay me back'

2StrokeRider

Not absolving the Goog but ...., yes, there are ways for malware to obtain credentials from your device, even more if it's rooted (we don't know if hers was). Going months without reading a bank statement is negligent.

It's Kalifornia, she'll probably get money for pain and suffering :)

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Apple: Fine, we admit it – MacBook Pros suffer wonky GPU crapness

2StrokeRider

I use a macbook pro for work, it's very overpriced but shiny kit. Comparing the specs to a comparably equipped Dell/Hp, whatever, puts the mac far out of consideration for my personal use. The failure rate doesn't appear to be any different than the Dells that many in the company use, but it's a small sample set.

Having lived the Nvidia solder issue with both the work Mac back in the day and a personal HP, I wasn't happy with either company...but at least the HP was cheap enough that tossing it in the skip at 2 years old wasn't that painful.

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AWS adds multi-account support to control freak console

2StrokeRider

really?

A linky to AWS announcement would be splendid.

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Bloat-free, unlocked Moto X to be dubbed 'Pure Edition', says report

2StrokeRider

Have motoX developer version. Not sure what might be different really about 'pure' since I can load roms on this one without a worry about warranty loss from bricking... TI backup allows one to freeze apps anyway so the minimal bloatware left (and the annoying 'an update is available' notice for stock rommers) can be disabled.

Cheers to motorola, they found another way to brand a phone they must have gobs of in the storehouse so they can sell it with a new 'feature'.

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Man FOUND ON MOON denies lunar alien interface

2StrokeRider

Yeh well, no matter the wit and wisdom of the Reg readers, both the theory of evolution and non-earth life are both unproven. I'd have expected Marvin the Martian to have showed up by now and made the earth shattering ka-boom.

Buzz is still an American Icon and I remember quite well watching the moon landings on TV as a kid. We all wanted to be astronauts then.

Turned out I didn't like heights all that much and went for innerspace instead, putting 20 years into submarines.

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Boffins run iOS apps on Android hardware

2StrokeRider

eh, whats that, fumbling around with Old Rosie? I'm in for that.

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Japanese cops arrest man with five 3D printed guns at home

2StrokeRider

Well friends, another expat living in the US, San Fran (I think still the US?), writes a gun article and can't help but play with statistics to make an incorrect point. Didn't work well for Mr. Morgan did it.

Back to the bit of story, hopefully they'll go easy on this citizen, probably his first go at a fiendish plot to take over the world with dodgy 'may fire once and may not' plastic guns.

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Security guru: You can't blame EDWARD SNOWDEN for making US clouds LOOK leaky

2StrokeRider

Right, so, putting all the cloudy bits in EU will keep the NSA out? Sure they'll use the law for a Warrant where they can, but if it's a non-US company in another part of the world they'll just take it anyway, or does anyone think they and other Intelligence Services didn't have heartbleed exploit for quite some time. I'm sure they have quite a few nice tools they're using to collect data worldwide.

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JavaScript guru slots into Mozilla CTO seat left empty by anti-gay marriage ex-boss

2StrokeRider
Trollface

I certainly hope he turns down any 'promotion' offer to CEO....that doesn't seem to be a ladder to success at Mozilla.

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Amazon stuffs games into Fire TV box: Soz, rivals... WE don't need to make cash on hardware

2StrokeRider

It doesn't do the one thing I bought the Apple TV for....yet no one mentions this is the glowing reports....AirPlay. Sure, they bring up that it'll do a feature like AirPlay for one of their tablets, but the Apple TV works (with a third party app) on my Lenovo lappy as well as my iPad.

Not a fanboi by far, but since my television already has all of the streaming services built in, all I needed was the wireless display.

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Verizon jumps into wireless discount punch-fest with 'More Everything'

2StrokeRider

Saves me nada....

Verizon strikes again ... strikes out that is. I excitedly went to the site, and found that I could change from my old month to month unlimited data plan to a 10gb data plan for only about $20 more a month.

Sadly, only Verizon services my area, so I can't jump ship to a friendlier provider.

yet...

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Woman whipped gun from vagina in SPACE ALIEN spat, reports Officer Zook

2StrokeRider
Joke

Then she whipped out her gun and tried to blow me away....

maybe Aerosmith was singing about her.....

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FCC honcho: Shifting our crusty phone network to IP packets starts now

2StrokeRider
Holmes

Well, it'll certainly make the job easier for the US NSA!

Think of the savings to the NSA, no more conversion of telco call record databases or installation of costly wiretaps. Once it's all IP based they'll be hooked right up, I'm sure the rest of the worlds Intelligence services are just as eager for IP conversions.

Guess I can throw this tinfoil hat away now....

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Boffins baffled after Sun fails to fry satellites

2StrokeRider

Now we know.....

Where stasis-frozen Gallifrey ended up.....it's stuck in our Sun and the meddling of 13 Doctors has caused this magnetic pole issue.

I'm sure it'll be sorted by the next episode.

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Nasty BOFHses. It burns us! It burns...

2StrokeRider

Classic Simon. Almost on the level of the famous Ethernet Killer....a bit of kit the BOFH described that one day I shall construct just to keep on my desk.

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Geneticists resolve human dilemma of Adam's boy-toy status

2StrokeRider
Holmes

Slap the silly git author with fishes. While there are a small number of Christians around the world, not just in the Americas, who believe in a sub 10k age earth, this is not a mainstream Christian belief. There are in fact people that believe the moon landings were a hoax. Pointing out the fringe is humerus, but not when false numbers are claimed.

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Screw it, says NSA leaker Snowden: I'm applying for asylum in Russia

2StrokeRider
Pint

Silly oath breaking hacker releases information that simply confirms what everyone suspected and he's a bloody hero.

Almost as impressive as the agency that lets him slip four laptops into his trousers and walk out of the building....

Hopefully he'll take Anna's offer and it'll all be over.

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Star Wars missile intercept fails for fifth year running

2StrokeRider

Never failed....

This system has never failed to stop an actual incoming nuclear missile! It's 100% successful.

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The perfect gift for the pistol-packing 'Merkin: a handgun iPhone case

2StrokeRider
FAIL

Nope...American gun owners don't carry fake gun anything, nor do concealed carry holders advertise their carry. NRA members wouldn't be the folks you'd see with these, they'd be bought by the non-gun owning crowd thinking they are 'cool', and land them in an embarrassing or dangerous situation.

All in all quite a silly idea for a product, but there are quite a few silly people that will buy it.

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