* Posts by Chris Parsons

519 posts • joined 3 Apr 2008

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LG's beer-making bot singlehandedly sucks all fun, boffinry from home brewing

Chris Parsons

Re: Why?

We use ours three or four times a week. I love fresh bread, live miles from the shops.

Have a gander at this: Amazon agrees not to act as Silicon Valley's foie gras dealer

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Re: Chacun à son goût

Complete crap. Read about gavage. It is not the same as the animals eating whatever they want, it is forced down their throats.

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Re: Chacun à son goût

So they don't suffer so much as other animals...IYHO...well, that's all right, then.

Openreach names 81 lucky locations to be plugged into its super-zippy Gfast pipe

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Re: FTTP

I live in rural Cornwall, a hamlet of 5 houses. To my astonishment, Openreach phoned to say I could have FTTP if I wanted it. I did, via Zen...80 Mbps

Blighty: We spent £1bn on Galileo and all we got was this lousy T-shirt

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Re: Three weeks...

Bravely posting anonymously.

HMRC: 30 months to prep Northern Ireland backstop systems, 24 for customs

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Re: Muhahahaha...

From the downvotes, it seems even The Register has readers that still think Brexit is going to be great.

Behold, the world's most popular programming language – and it is...wait, er, YAML?!?

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BAL

Why can't everyone just write in assembler? I used to...

Bloke fined £460 after his drone screwed up police chopper search for missing woman

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Good

As a pilot who spent time and money learning how to fly safely, I find the fact that idiots can just go out and cause serious problems to flyers, deliberately or otherwise, more than a tad annoying.

Data flows post-Brexit: 'Leave it to government to make sure you've got a smooth run in.' Er, OK

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Re: Brexit...

and the worrying thing is, some benighted idiots still think they're doing a great job.

'BMW, Airbus and Siemens' get the Brexit spending shakes

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Re: BMW and Airbus have more to worry about...

"Sorry guys, the world doesn't work like that."...says the brave Anonymous Coward.

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Re: "Keep calm and carry on"

Nevertheless, it's going to be the easiest deal in history. Apparently.

Dutch cheesed off with Russians, expel four suspects over chemical weapons Wi-Fi spying

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Re: Guerin? Thought that was Dr. Seuss.

Downvote for 'might of'...there is no verb 'to of'.

UK networks have 'no plans' to bring roaming fees back after Brexit

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Brexit...

...the gift that keeps on giving.

Lyon for speed, San Francisco for money, Amsterdam for fun: the best cities to be a techie

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Re: Any Reg readers living in Amsterdam right now?

I lived in Amsterdam, it was the happiest time of my life. Try it, you'll love it.

UK cyber security boffins dispense Ubuntu 18.04 wisdom

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Re: Finally took the plunge with 18.04 last night..

Downvoted for spelling.

Well, well, well. Crime does pay: Ransomware creeps let off with community service

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Re: Can you live/work in Holland just using English?

You'll manage with English, but you'll get far more out of it if you make the effort and learn the language. It's easy, apart from some pronunciation. Best place I've ever lived and regret leaving.

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Re: "notoriously difficult language"

And I learned it easily when I was working in Amsterdam.

I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

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Re: Vogon

Possibly one of the stupidest comments ever. Well done.

Sysadmin sank IBM mainframe by going one VM too deep

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Me too... Common in the Stratus world.

Done and dusted? Vast storm gobbles NASA's long-lived Mars robot

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Re: Bring It Home

Indeed so...and possibly made next president.

UK Home Office's £885m crim records digi effort: A 'masterclass in incompetence'

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Re: There are no more jokes

I'm staggered you got 2 downvotes. Daily Mail reader?

Parents blame brats' slipping school grades on crap internet speeds

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Re: There was no Internet

Ditto...in A level years, I did over 3 hours a night, not a week.

EU aviation agency publishes new drone framework. Hobbyists won't like it

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Re: EASA

I'm amazed some twat found it necessary to downvote your factual post.

A fellow pilot.

Survey: Tech workers are terrified they will be sacked for being too old

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Re: Old enough to have worked with the Virtual Machine Environment before VMware was founded

Not really. It depends what you mean by virtualisation. G3 had the SWAP file which allowed 'virtualisation of memory' and G4 improved upon that by dividing memory into pages so that you didn't need to swap entire programs in and out of 'core', but really VME was the first ICL virtualisation product - it allowed you, eventually, to run native VME alongside legacy stuff in DME mode.

Chris Parsons

Re: Old enough to have worked with the Virtual Machine Environment before VMware was founded

I'm old enough to have written some of George 3! Quite a lot of the SETPARAM code.

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

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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.

Tintri havin' it large with all-flash EC6000 boxen

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Boxen?

And there was me thinking we were English.

Britons ambivalent about driverless car tech, survey finds

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Re: Sunday (autonomous) driving

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

Chris Parsons

Re: Sunday (autonomous) driving

Prius, the car for people who hate cars.

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

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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.

UK government's war on e-cigs is over

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Re: Jesus, NO!

You write well for a five year old.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presumably Mr May?

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

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Headmaster

Re: Quite simple...

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

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Re: 2 years?

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

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

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Re: 6502 assembler code

Not just simple...enjoyable.

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

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Re: LGMs?

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

UK spying law delayed while Lords demand Leveson amendments

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

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Dimwit

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

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

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Re: Not an expert

So you believed that lie, did you?

Google may just have silently snuffed the tablet computer

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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...

Windows 10 backlash: Which? demands compo for forced upgrades

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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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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.

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

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Re: Not too much to hit?

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

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

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Re: Yawn

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

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

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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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