* Posts by Mr F&*king Grumpy

30 posts • joined 16 Apr 2009

Brouhaha over IBM using Flickr faces for AI training, big trouble in not-so-little China for Microsoft, and more

Mr F&*king Grumpy

Re: Ts & Cs

Next time you read the T&Cs, Mr Lusty, (since you appear to enjoy it so much), try using your reading glasses. Creative Commons is optional and Flickr pastes huge warning notices all over it. Personally I cannot see any reason to specify a CC license unless you want to ingratiate yourself to the freetards. It used to be very cool to do so back in the Web 2.0 days. Oh, and note that the CEO of Creative Commons himself has stated that IBM did absolutely nothing wrong. I'm sure the Regtards also are fully aware that the term "scraping" in this context is just plain wrong, but since when did the Register let truth get in the way of a good troll ? Pah!

Liz Warren: I'll smash up Amazon, Google, and Facebook – if you elect me to the White House

Mr F&*king Grumpy

"socialist" is an insult

"socialist" is an insult" --- c'mon, most Merkins think "Liberal" is an insult. While banging on about how JESUS is their LAWWWDDD.

The whole country is a irrecoverable basket case.

Apple iPhone X screen falls short of promises, lawsuit says

Mr F&*king Grumpy

and... and.... the GOLD ones AREN'T REALLY GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apple heading for Supreme Court showdown over iOS App Store 'monopoly' gripe

Mr F&*king Grumpy

Cost argument doesn't make sense

The 30% that developers pay to Apple and _allegedly_ recoup includes distribution and (partial) marketing costs. If the App Store did not exist, or if there were alternative App Stores, the requirement and cost of designing, installing and maintaining a distribution system would not go away. I don't see much grounds for claiming that in a non App Store world consumer pricing would necessarily be lower... And small publishers would have severe problems getting any traction at all.

Washington Post offers invalid cookie consent under EU rules – ICO

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Build a wall!

"An obvious way to enforce GDPR for foreign websites that refuse to comply is blocking them at country level, or even blocking them in the whole EU."

Yes, I'm sure China would be happy to provide consultancy on how to achieve that...

Yahoo! Kills! The! Messenger!

Mr F&*king Grumpy

Grammar Gremlins

Evidence suggests, that El Reg has a bakground script running to ensure that any pedantic grammer Nazi alert has too include at least one grammer mistake wrong punctuation and several speling errors.

Make Apple, er, America Great Again: iGiant to bring home profits, pay $38bn in repatriation tax

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I was almost convinced

@RobertLongshaft -- It's a pity - and rather revealing - you needed to devalue your otherwise rational discourse with that childish "Barry" slur. Otherwise you might have provided food for thought. Still, just as well that uppity chap is around to blame for everything, isn't it ?

Poor NASA sods sent to spend Xmas in Antarctic ahead of satellite launch

Mr F&*king Grumpy

deja vu

Well that's interesting. I was part of a 3-person team that did exactly the same thing for ESA's ERS-1 in 1991.

How do you like them Apples? Farewell sensible sized phones, forever

Mr F&*king Grumpy

SE is more than large enough

The iPhone 4 was the peak for me. If the SE size gets dropped, then I'll be an ex-iPhone customer.

Astronomers find bizarre 'zombie supernova' that just won't die

Mr F&*king Grumpy

" ...repeated explosions that may even repeat over decades before one final colossal outburst" - sounds just like my career path.

Euro space agency's Galileo satellites stricken by mystery clock failures

Mr F&*king Grumpy

Brexit means Brexit

I'm sure El Reg scribes know full well that ESA has nothing per se to do with the EU, but they can't help themselves from descending to Sun-levels of trolling.

Mac book, whoa! Apple unveils $300 design tome

Mr F&*king Grumpy

when I were a lad

Pre-1998 is covered by a hefty tome called "Apple Design - The Work of the Apple Industrial Design Group". Can't remember how much it cost but it was a normal price for its size. It is full of information on the design of everything from the original Mac to the 20th Anniversary Mac, including many projects that never got into production. Lots of photos, but a lot of dense text too. It actually has real educational value for product design and product and software usability students.

Full of ideas, inventiveness and originality, including some awesomely daft ideas.

The total reverse of today's Jonny Ive's self-inflating fluff.

Inside our three-month effort to attend Apple's iPhone 7 launch party

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Game, Set & Match to the Vultures

Well, I'm a long time Apple customer, and I can't say that I regret that, although as things stand I can't see anything they offer that appeals to me, or would, when my 2008 MacPro finally gives up (yes, 2008 - that's why I like(d) Apple products)

But Apple, the Company, well, really a bigger bunch of self-important narcissists would be pretty hard to find. Probably impossible. Certainly not outside of California.

And this thread is just hilarious. Alan Hely, if you're reading this - no, of COURSE you're reading it, it's about YOU after all - I do hope you've got enough self-awareness to realise how totally ridiculed you have been.

Apple abruptly axes Aperture ... Adobe anxiously awaits arrivals

Mr F&*king Grumpy

Since when is The Loop an official Apple PR channel ? How credible is this, anyway ?

Climate change made sea levels fall in 2010 and 2011

Mr F&*king Grumpy

huh ? Have I woken up in a parallel universe ? Did Lewis Page post an article touching on climate change without twisting the facts to suit the denialist agenda ? A thoughtful, intelligent commentary ? Am I dead ? Is this heaven ?

Snowden's secure email provider Lavabit shuts down under gag order

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Re: No need to predict...

never mind "borders on", it would break Swiss law, full stop. In fact it would be a criminal offence. But only in the card holder is domiciled in Switzerland and the credit card is issued in Switzerland.

ARTICLES without comment boxes - Climate, CO2, Anything authored by L. Page...

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'There is no scientific consensus' on sea-level rise, say scientists - no, actually they didn't. They said there is no consensus on the drivers behind ice sheet melting.

Of all the Denier tossers venting garbage on the internet, this Page guy really takes the biscuit. The Register really is way, way beyond its sell by date.

Europe: OK, we'll 'backload' carbon emissions - but we'd better not lose big biz

Mr F&*king Grumpy

"However, the fact that almost everyone who IS an expert in climate science accepts anthropogenic climate change to be the best working hypothesis is pretty important here no?"

They may accept it but they don't necessarily jump to alarmist conclusions - they leave that to the agenda-led tosspots on either side. Unfortunately climate science has done a deal with the devil - enhanced funding and high attention from politicians - at the price of having every result, publication and statement shamelessy miquoted and exagerated by politicians and careerist "experts" on both sides of the fence, not to mention nutjob ecofreaks and deniers. There isn't a snowball's chance in Hell of the actual facts, and indeed unknowns, getting heard now.

Hitch climate tax to the actual climate, says top economist

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NASA chief: Earth is DOOMED if we spot a big asteroid at short notice

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Well, just don't look then

"Earth is DOOMED if we spot a big asteroid at short notice"

So, if we don't spot it, we're ok ? Fab.

Google shreds Reader in new round of 'spring cleaning'

Mr F&*king Grumpy

Google Reader killed off all the competing RSS aggregators through anti-competitive behaviour, and now they're pulling it ?

Oh, and with Snapseed Desktop they're quietly beginning to axe the NIK products they acquired, too.

I'm with Adolf on this one.

Ten serious sci-fi films for the sentient fan

Mr F&*king Grumpy

and a few outliers...


The Man Who Fell To Earth


The Prestige (since people insist that Christopher Priest writes sci-fi...)

K-Pax, even ?

Mr F&*king Grumpy

+1 for Twelve Monkeys

C'mon, you cannot NOT have12 Monkeys!!! With Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis forced into totally atypical roles by Gilliam. And... sigh.... deep, deep sigh... Madeleine Stowe.

Or go for La Jetee for beard-stroking points.

Austrian village considers a F**king name change

Mr F&*king Grumpy

Surely it was "Sir Vivian Fuchs off to Antarctic" ?

There's a Buggeru in Sardinia.

Steve Jobs unveils 30% subs model for ... everything

Mr F&*king Grumpy

Credibility. Have you heard of it ?

"It's almost certainly going to be too much for Amazon, who may discontinue their iOS Kindle app"

huh ? Amazon already provides their own payment platform. Do you have a source for this, is it pure provocative invention (as usual) ?

Guardian super-blogger flames Reg boffinry desk

Mr F&*king Grumpy

omg, we're all gonna die

Actually, "Beaker" (as in Muppet) is much more likely to wind up scientists than "Boffin".... (I speak from experience)

Inevitable Mac OS X 10.6.4 update problems surface

Mr F&*king Grumpy

This is getting REALLY tedious

"A MacBook Pro lost Internet access"

"A". One. Singular.

FFS, grow up.

Tories declare students a burden on us all

Mr F&*king Grumpy

Oh, the memories...

Get those students off our backs

Cut their grants

Cut our tax!!

Socialist Wiiirker, Fatcher Ahrt, Save the GLC

Small boys, jumpers for goalposts


Too much sunshine makes you commit suicide

Mr F&*king Grumpy

Dangerous place....

"suicides in Greenland from 1968-2002, during which period there were apparently 1351 suicides and 308 homicides"

Blimey. Was there anybody left alive ?

Symbian show struggles for identity

Mr F&*king Grumpy

Come again ?

"This is a bit like saying that internal combustion is going to have to pick up some hints from Tesla and its ilk to compete with electric power"

Apart from the fact that Tesla is a "he", not an "it", what exactly is this ridiculous analogy supposed to be illustrating ?

God, standards have plummeted around here....

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