* Posts by Shaun Rolph

17 posts • joined 8 Mar 2008

A budget phablet, what a curious thing: Reg puts claws to the Lumia 1320

Shaun Rolph

I had to google Silloth. Rugby League country, I guess, so fair enough. But this Essex business will not do. I've no doubt you, Andrew could, er, pull this off in Hampstead but from Haverhill down to Redbridge it would get you a good hiding. In fact I remember being challenged on a Harlow street in the early 2000s with 'Is that a manbag, mate?', laptops not yet having reached them (opposable thumbs, also).

Stephen Fry rewrites computer history again: This time it's serious

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Re: Somebody put it far better than I could...

That somebody was Willie Donaldson although Julle Burchill tried to claim it. Not the crime of the century because Willie had repurposed a line of Elizabeth Bowen's about Aldous Huxley. I nicked all this from James Fallows.

New York Times uses palpably fake pic to illustrate Syrian warfare

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Boots Philosophy cosmetics

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Thanks for holding my balls...

It was a privileges thing: inline links are only for Obercommentards (and I'm now scummy enough to float to the top of the bottom of the internet).

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All links like woodpill spam - not working on preview.

<a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiiRiwgiksc>Philosophy</a> <a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oHMoiR4p_E>is not dead,</a> <a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf8TM4CIk5g>it just smells</a> <a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_AW8soxIa8>funny.</a>

Freeman Dyson: Shale gas is 'cheap and effective'

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'Science writer' Matt Ridley.

Well he certainly knows how to frack up the Rock.

Stephen Fry's truly terrible mistake

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Unlike Willie, a pimp, not a ponce.

Willie Donaldson's 'Dictionary of National Celebrity' famously defined him as "A stupid person's idea of a clever person". I hope, Andrew, you're not suggesting he's also just a technophobe's idea of a geek, without anything more than a superficial love of toys? (The wonderful 'conversation agency' wearesocial winched him into the Twitter saddle).

6Music in numbers

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Ha, where the fuck is Mount Hope, anyway?

Doug Schulkind's 'Give the Drummer Some' on Friday afternoons actually does 'music discovery' in a non-cunty way and justifies the existence of radio in the age of musical ubiquity. 6music has Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone.

Pirate Bay fans: Lay off our neo-Nazi Sugar Daddy

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Freudian slit?

Bakunin, at least, never had bukkake on his mind.

(Welcome back, FoTW).

MP calls for Jezza Clarkson's head

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No idea why this was sent to my inbox.

Dear Mr BBC,

I wish to write a strongly worded letter regarding your programme "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria". But lack of time and ability mean that this will have to do.

The village of Polstead lies not in my constutuency but close enough that I can claim this controversy and maybe get on the local news. There Maria Marten was shot by her lover William Corder.

The murder really quite close-by in 1827 was horrific and the community has spent a lot of time pulling together to respond constructively to such dreadful events. For Lord LLoyd-Webber to make light of murder in any circumstance must be a dismissible offence. (But not as bad as that soccer thing he did with Ben Elton, that was criminal).

To do so with complete disregard for the families of the murdered woman - irrespective of whether there are any around or they actually care - should make this a matter on which I would expect immediate action to be taken.

On a personal note, I'm disappointed that our National Broadcaster has decided to join the rest of the dumbed-down media in corrupting everything it touches.


Chris Mole MP (majority 13½).


Media bids to constituency office. Chris is unable to provide his own make-up artist. He prefers Evian but Volvic is acceptable.

Nasty Toryboy bloggers ate my politics, claims Blears

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@Paul Johnston

"Does anyone actually read these blogs"

Mad Christians in wheelchairs, according to 'The Thick of It'. But my understanding is that they have more writers than readers.

Liberty: Observer story takes liberties

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Some are thorough, Columbus.

Like Kamal Ahmed, who diligently crawled all over Alastair Campbell.

Reg readers rage at comment icon outrage

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How do I subscribe

so I can cancel it in disgust?


'Googlebomb' blows up in Daily Mail hack's face

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@Andy Taylor

Cheers, I've clearly been misled by the Daily Mail-o-matic http://www.qwghlm.co.uk/toys/dailymail/ and its "Could Gypsies Tax The Memory Of Diana?"

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News is hard to come by for The Mail?

Diana's still dead in August, isn't she?

'Freetard ? more like advert programmed PAYTARDS!'

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Wring out the barmaid's apron

"Freetards are welcome to join us"

Oh dear. One more London pub, then, where you have to take your pint with you to the toilet.

World's greatest hardware guru turns flacktastic

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"L'addition, s'il vous plait"

Oh, Brunswick. That's not just PR, that's 'City' PR. The world of the Friday night drop - when men in velvet-collared overcoats dine financial journalists and put together the business pages of the Sundays.

At the height of BA and Virgin's rivalry every weekend saw an exchange of hit pieces from the rivals' tame hacks. Brunswick represented BA.

But, at least they had more success puffing BA than they did Railtrack. A 'client relationship' that ended in the nationalisation of the client and a total loss to its shareholders.

The Loon is bringing his technology expertise to a team that already represents the European Information, Communications and Consumer Electronics Technology Industry Associations. Yes, 'that' EICTA .

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