* Posts by Chris Parsons

494 posts • joined 3 Apr 2008

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Give staff privacy at work, Euro human rights court tells bosses

Chris Parsons

Re: Which is exactly why it is higher on May priority list

It's the 'intelligent woman' bit I find odd. I don't think she can be, all she seems to do is act moronically. I cannot understand how she got into Oxford, I really can't.

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Tintri havin' it large with all-flash EC6000 boxen

Chris Parsons

Boxen?

And there was me thinking we were English.

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Britons ambivalent about driverless car tech, survey finds

Chris Parsons

Re: Sunday (autonomous) driving

Bollocks. I have an ageing Jag S Type R, 4.2 supercharged V8. Kickdown means kickdown, believe me.

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Chris Parsons

Re: Sunday (autonomous) driving

Prius, the car for people who hate cars.

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Tapping the Bank of Mum and Dad: Why your Netflix subscription is poised to rise (again)

Chris Parsons

Re: Netflix Worth It?

I think it's crap. I had a short trial with them when it started, but my interests are not blockbusters, so it's obviously wrong for me. Also, our broadband is an oxymoron, so any streaming is fairly low quality and means no-one else can do much at the same time. And I bet I'm not alone there.

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UK government's war on e-cigs is over

Chris Parsons

Re: Jesus, NO!

You write well for a five year old.

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Got a Windows Phone 8 mobe? It's now officially obsolete. Here's why...

Chris Parsons

Absolutely, a great phone, with a wonderful camera. I only stopped using mine when the microphone developed a fault, but oh, that camera...

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Multics resurrected: Proto-Unix now runs on Raspberry Pi or x86

Chris Parsons

Indeed they did. I made a living modifying George 3 for quite a few years, and great fun it was, too.

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Bloke charged under UK terror law for refusing to cough up passwords

Chris Parsons

Re: Constable Savage (Not the Nine O'Clock News)

Presumably Mr May?

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Blighty bloke: PC World lost my Mac Mini – and trolled my blog!

Chris Parsons
Headmaster

Re: Quite simple...

May HAVE been. There is no verb 'to of'.

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Tech contractors begin mass UK.gov exodus in wake of HMRC's IR35 income tax clampdown

Chris Parsons

Re: Yet again

That's odd, you normally expect Treeza to have her finger on the pulse and react quickly with a well-researched plan, don't you?

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Trump's new telecoms chief bins broadband subsidies for the poor

Chris Parsons

Re: Idiots elected an idiot.

Not an idiot? What makes you say that? He's not a successful businessman, if daddy hadn't been rich, he certainly wouldn't have been. He has the attention span of a goldfish. Nope, he's an idiot.

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Why Theresa May’s hard Brexit might be softer than you think

Chris Parsons

Re: 2 years?

Interested in the downvotes. Presumably people upset that you're unwilling to forget the lies told by the leave campaign.

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Putting the 'Port' in Portal: Old-school fan brings game to Apple II

Chris Parsons

Re: 6502 assembler code

Not just simple...enjoyable.

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Martian 'ice cauldrons' are prime spot to hunt LGMs, say boffins

Chris Parsons

Re: LGMs?

I had a Fiat 125S. I loved that car. It lasted, ooh, several years before it dissolved.

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UK spying law delayed while Lords demand Leveson amendments

Chris Parsons

Re: Am I alone in....

I know what you mean, not sure I'd go that far. I never thought I would hate a PM as much as I hated Tony Blair, but, hey, I was wrong.

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Chris Parsons

I hope you're right. I fear you're wrong.

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Chris Parsons

Dimwit

You can't help wondering who the dimwit that downvoted was. St Theresa?

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Turkey blocks Drive, Github, OneDrive in bid to kill RedHack leaks

Chris Parsons

Re: Not an expert

So you believed that lie, did you?

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Google may just have silently snuffed the tablet computer

Chris Parsons

Re: @RIBrsiq "I remember a time when tablets were supposed to kill the PC"

And I remember writing some of the OS for that ICL 1904S et al...

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Windows 10 backlash: Which? demands compo for forced upgrades

Chris Parsons

Re: <gets popcorn>

Yep, that works. I have one Windows app written for a customer that needs maintaining, and I run Visual Studio in a VN of Win 7 - it runs pretty well, too.

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Chris Parsons

Re: <gets popcorn>

It really, really is possible to live a rich and fulfilling life without Windows. I abandoned it 5 years ago and things are just dandy. I admit I have no interest in games, so that could be a killer for some.

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I want to remotely disable Londoners' cars, says Met's top cop

Chris Parsons

Re: Not too much to hit?

And flying VFR over London is something they tend to frown on at the best of times!

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Is there an Echo in here? An Echo in here? Good, says Sonos. Good

Chris Parsons

Re: Yawn

Open Media Vault on a Raspberry Pi. Unbeatable. Music where I want it, at a reasonable price.

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Super Cali goes ballistic, IT school is hopeless: Tech boot camp ITT frozen by edu officials

Chris Parsons

Re: The title is no longer required

And, much as I love the Reg, after 16 years, it has become a wee bit stale.

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Microsoft: Why we had to tie Azure Stack to boxen we picked for you

Chris Parsons

Boxen

The correct plural of 'box' is 'boxes'.

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'Daddy, what's a Blu-ray disc?'

Chris Parsons

Re: quality..

Lovely cartoon in the New Yorker about a year ago:

2 chaps in a fancy loft apartment, one says to the other "What first attracted me to vinyl was the expense and inconvenience."

Sums it up for me!

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Seagate coats SATA flash in Nytro, waits for explosion

Chris Parsons

Re: Price per TB still too much.

Cars are still more expensive than horses? Not necessarily, believe me!

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TalkTalk: 9,000 broadband customers did the walk walk last quarter

Chris Parsons

Re: Waiting for a FTTP availability @ home and end of TT contract

Absolutely...people living in remote areas, what rights do they have to anything? They'll be expecting electricity and water next.

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Drone bloke cuffed after gizmo stops firemen tackling forest inferno

Chris Parsons

Re: Sounds like nonsense to me

You might be an amateur pilot - as am I, though we call them private pilots here - but you don't seem to know much about physics. Quite a lot of energy will be expended crashing into a 500g drone at 100knots.

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Chinese demand end to canine carvery festival

Chris Parsons

Re: A dog isn't just for Christmas...

I think you - and others - are missing the point that a huge amount of cruelty goes into the killing at this festival. If you think cruelty is acceptable, then I'm afraid I don't.

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US watchdog lobs balls of red tape at spy-in-the-sky drones

Chris Parsons

Re: The least they could do

Surprised to see the downvote. A birdstrike is bad enough. A drone flying into you would not be good news.

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Home Office U-turns on surveillance camera review muddle

Chris Parsons

Re: @Mephistro

Downvoted for the tedious cliché 'There, fixed that for you'.

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UK.gov is about to fling your data at anyone who wants it. How? Why? Shut up, pleb

Chris Parsons

Re: One way for plebs to be heard

Not if you have a dick like ours, who can barely read and write, and treats Call me Dave's words as the one true gospel. Anyway, he's currently being investigated for alleged election expense fraud so is far too busy to help anyone.

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Privacy warriors take legal action over UK gov's right to hack

Chris Parsons

Re: What expansion of capabilities?

And what I find so disturbing is that hardly anyone I know seems to care.

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UK govt admits it pulled 10-year file-sharing jail sentence out of its arse

Chris Parsons

Who will rid me of this troublesome government?

Mind you, what's the alternative? We're bereft of (wo)men of stature.

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Microsoft to hike certification exam prices

Chris Parsons

Re: And exactly what...

Well, I managed ok with my PhD in particle physics, and nobody ever asked me if I'd got any MS exams.

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Florida weed suspect cuffed after hoverboard pursuit

Chris Parsons

Re: Weed

The Economist would agree with you. It is only our enlightened 'leaders' who know better.

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US govt says it has cracked killer's iPhone, legs it from Apple fight

Chris Parsons

Re: Do as we ask...

@Mad Chaz. Downvoted for smugness.

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2016: Bad USB sticks, evil webpages, booby-trapped font files still menace Windows PCs

Chris Parsons

Re: Same old

Agreed, but a more pragmatic solution for me has to ditch my final Windows machine, so it's now all Mint Linux and OSX, with a Windows 7 VM for when nothing else will do. No regrets.

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Final Euro Parliament vote on passenger name records delayed

Chris Parsons

The Establishment

...and how they get away with it. A book by Owen Jones, well worth a read to see how far we have sleepwalked down the road to totalitarianism.

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Chris Parsons

Re: "The leaders of the left-wing groups...

Presumably downvoted by the frightful Mrs May?

What worries me is how few people care about this. Still, I suppose as long as Poundstretcher is open and East Enders is on the telly, what is there to worry about?

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Gov opens consultation on how to best to use your data

Chris Parsons

Mrs May

I presume that the downvotes that you have received have been from Mrs May and Dave, I can't imagine anyone else being moronic enough to think this is a good idea. Actually, that's not true, in the heated debate in yesterday's Guardian, someone actually came out with 'if you've nothing to hide...'.

It is so terribly, terribly sad. We live in an oligarchy.

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Raspberry Pi celebrates fourth birthday with fruity version 3

Chris Parsons

Re: Still 100MBit Ethernet

It's £30, FFS!

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Gov must put superfast broadband along HS2 rail line, says Parliament

Chris Parsons

Re: So...

Still, at least it's reassuringly expensive.

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Ukraine has a Eurovision pop at Russia

Chris Parsons

Re: As Clausewitz didn't say

True, so true. I bet an awful lot of 'outers' think it will rid them of the ECHR. Surprise! It won't.

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Software, not wetware, now the cause of lousy Volvo drivers

Chris Parsons
Headmaster

Pedantry

Not 'the motorväg', it's either 'motorvägen' if you wish to show off your Swedish, or 'the motorway'.

Thank you.

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Microsoft Office 365: You don't need 27 floppies, but there is desktop friction

Chris Parsons
Headmaster

Re: People need to be warned that Office 365 is not the same as Office 2016 ...

Downvoted for poor spelling and grammar, and use of word 'interstate'.

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Telemarketers hit with £70,000 fine for cold-calling pensioners

Chris Parsons

Re: From publicly available information

According to Google Maps, Swedish massage available at this address!

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