* Posts by david g

22 posts • joined 21 Sep 2007

Vatican vetos 'dot god' domain

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Damn

I was all ready to register thereisno.god

Aussie protests over Great Firewall

david g

Clue ?

AC forgot to mention 'they must have something to hide' to complete our picture of his cluelessness.

Abu Dhabi emir rescues Thames Estuary mega-windfarm

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What ?

So its not OK to build a new airport in the Thames Estuary or do anything useful with it because its a 'habitat for migrating birds' - but its ok to kill said birds with eco-loony windmills.

Jacqui Smith resurrects 42-days after Lords rejection

david g
IT Angle

...the thicker end of thick ?

... the stalinist end of stalinist ?

..or maybe just the deafer end of deaf.

What's the cost of global warming?

david g
IT Angle

More one-sided nonsense

Where is the other side of the equation ? The lengthened growing season, the fewer winter deaths ? Never mind, answer already known......

Can we have a Chicken Licken icon plese ?

Noel Edmonds defies BBC's jackbooted enforcers

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@ heroic

Do you get The Times beating down your door because you didn't pay your Newspaper tax ?

...and as for 'detector vans' - yeah right.

The value of this comment can go down as well as up.

is Paris bi-directional ?

Reg readers rage at comment icon outrage

david g

New icons ?

I had a think about this while I was cold booting the PDP-11 from the front panel........

Like the Big Brother idea - or any picture of a civil servant pissing data up the wall.....not like they would get used much is it ?

Please DO SOMETHING about that flame icon ? It looks like it was designed by Japanese schoolchildren.

I think the time is now right for a little blue icon with gold stars around it in a circle. Hey, you could even print the letters EUCCP in the centre.

US wireless pioneer to carriers: Don't be European

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Moron

It's idiots like this that gave us tri-band mobiles.

CookieMonster nabs user creds from secure sites

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Paris Hilton

FIRST DIRECT - pass

Paris - because it's obviously Phorm-related

Amazon flash mob mauls Spore DRM

david g

So outraged they bought it.

You missed the hypocricy(sp?) angle - just above the comments on Amazon:

What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item?

87% buy the item featured on this page:

Definitely voting with their feet then.

Phorm: Our business is fine, honest

david g
Paris Hilton

Time to trot out the monthly "its all going ahead" PR

Already left BT - broadband, phones the lot. Long term customer (over 10 years). Why ? Because they were even thinking about implementing this. The impending trial ? yeah good luck with that - thats the day the BT range goes in my blocklist.

Paris ? because Phorm know they are screwed.

US town tells Street View to push off

david g

"Delete on Request"

....so that'll be "opt-out" then......

Son of 419 victim contacts El Reg

david g
Paris Hilton

Sceptical......

Show us the headers !

Paris - something to do with suckers.

'Extreme porn' law could criminalise millions

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Black Helicopters

WTF?

Did I fall asleep and wake up in China ?

New banking code cracks down on out-of-date software

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Flame

Pot & Kettle

Dear Bank

I keep my systems up to date for many reasons, only one of which is that I use them to access online banking. However, I would give your little declarations a bit more credence if your own internal systems were free of crappy old NT boxes running 15 year old software. ok ?

Virgin Media in talks to trial three strikes regime against P2P

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Happy

mea culpa - NOT

p2p ? dodgy pr0n, fraud, botnets. Virgin can no longer claim to be a carrier. Anything I do which is even slightly dodgy will now be Virgin's fault as they didn't prevent me from doing it.

Not guilt yer 'onor izzit.

Red Green Ken v Porsche in battle of the polls

david g
Pirate

Correction to Law of Physics

"Driving in London is now only for the rich people."

No AC - you mean only for watermelons whose taxi rides are all paid for on expenses out of the public purse. Copyright K Livingstone Esq.

Net think tank: Phorm is illegal

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Doh !

...and the FIPR Advisory Council includes.....(drum roll) Simon Davies of Privacy International. He must be having a left hand/right hand communication breakdown at the moment.

Or does that help to signal what might be in the (unreleased) 80/20 Thinking review that Phorm have declined to publish.

Security firms split over Phorm classification

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Stop

Ive decided Im off anyway

The debate has advanced so far ahead of the reporting......(not having a pop Reg, just life I suppose)....but these AV vendors are not looking at the whole picture.

Still waiting for an answer to "if I send mail (see phorm patent) from my non-phorm ISP to an opted-in phorm-ISP user, at what point will I be asked for my consent ? As the only answer to this is 'dunno' , how many years would you like to spend at Her Majesty's pleasure ?"

Ready to move ISPs the day this goes live.......

A third of online shops undermine consumer rights

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@ Anon 16:32

Correct. UK Consumer rights enshrine a 'reasonable life' clause. There is an expectation that a washing machine will reasonably last several years. The warranty period is immaterial.

Paris - warranty free.

Britain's home front must go green, study

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@Anton Ivanov

Carbon Dioxide is not a pollutant - ask you nearest tree.

Of course now we are being told not to use incandescent light bulbs and to use these crappy dim, expensive, highly-polluting-to-manufacture-and-dispose-of low energy ones, the hippies are all wondering why the boiler is working harder.

Scientists get bogged down about climate change

david g

Yawn

Please headline all future articles like this :

Somebody publishes un-peer-reviewed hypothesis to support additional research grant application

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