* Posts by A B 3

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Apple won't let Commodore onto its baby

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Think Different

I sure will miss Apple. The company famous for plagiarizing the Xerox PARC GUI. They gave the least bang for my buck (as a former mac fan) and continue to improve in that department.

Branson breaks ground on US rocketplane spaceport

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Go

I can visualize it...

Like Aliens (ty JC) you be strapped in via full body harness. Some smart alec will say, "Express elevator to hell, going down." Then, wooosh! (sry I just put spittle on my screen). Someone will puke and promptly discover the hazards of puking in zero G. Something akin to the big bang. Nonetheless the twisting descent will probably be the funnest part, much like you would find on a rollercoaster. Oh wait I can have that thrill for $100.

iSuppli: Moore's Law to take a breather

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Hogwash

I'd call Moore's law a loophole. If you shove enough figures into your equation you could get it to prove anything, within reason. If we had people like this in Ancient Greece defining the limits of art and science we would 'still' be in the dark ages. An upper and lower limit is determined by physicists not mathematheorists.

Tiny-traffic DoS attack spotlights Apache flaw

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IT Angle

Dear Reg

I would like to submit a proposal for (2) new icons:

"Where is the GTA angle?"

"Where is the sailing angle?"

GTA seems to the source of all society's ills and so it quite often comes up in articles.

Sailing angle can refer to a new age of exploration.

Intel goes to ultraviolet extremes

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Alien

@Extreme Ultra Violet

i agree, won't start ironising the air? Or will they just move to vacuum production?

Intel powers netbook via thin air

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Heart

Yeah, but...

Does it play Mario Bros like a Tesla coil...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1O2jcfOylU&feature=PlayList&p=2E58907520BCB0A7&playnext=1&playnext_from

=PL&index=53

long one sry

US record industry wins $1.92m from file sharer

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Flame

Cry havoc...

and let slip the P2P war.

Seriously, get rid of this insane law, yesterday (as they say in the US). In Oz the fines are very reasonable.

Pirates come to Oz for a safe haven, your illegal booty will cover any subsequent court costs & fines.

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IT Angle

Ooh, Ooh,

EPIC JURY FAIL

The Moon? We're going nowhere, says NASA official

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Happy

I posted this on New Scientist also

(pic Moon) Build the thing out of ISS modules. Add (1) rocket module. Connect (1) classic lunar lander. Transfer crew via Space Shuttle. Then full ahead Mr. Worf.

"If you told that to young people nowadays, they wouldn't believe you."

MS names ship date for free security suite

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Pirate

@Bronek Kozicki

Are you suggesting M$ Windows gained an advantage by tolerating piracy?

Reg is my statement libel or a truism/free speech?

F-22 may live on: Cheap secondhand Eurofighters on offer

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Flanker Pwning

The F-22 is good value, for what you get. (Heck they could double the price to their allies). The F-22 is the only thing that can outclass the 'crazies' in their cuBit turning-on-a-dime superwinged Flankers.

Mine's the sturmcoat with the plans for operation sea lion in it.

iPod saves lightning-strike teen

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Not the bloody trees...

If you are caught in a thunderstorm, try to take refuge indoors. Stay away metal pipes and electrical outlets.

If you are caught outside, duck and cover. Waiting till a bolt strikes... then run... then duck again. Wait. Try to find some low ground to head to. Then run again.

N.B. If you feel static electricity building up near you DUCK immediately.

Microsoft bribes Oz to ditch Firefox

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Gates Halo

Don't knock Oztralia Bub

Here's a quickie on Australia:

* The ACT is full of pollies and public servants.

* The harbour bridge (in Sydney NSW) is one of the worlds widest bridges.

* Melbourne has trams.

* Tasmania is bloody cold.

Home to worlds most deadly snake:

Eastern Taipan (snake): Can kill you in 30 milliseconds. Will bite you 9 to 20 times. Mostly in the balls.

Ballmer not so bullish on Bing

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Gates Horns

Microsoft 2.0

It's not enough that they ruined OS competition. (would have preferred something like BeOS) Now they want to ruin the internet.

Church of England schism fear over mobile phone masts

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Jobs Halo

Oh right, It's England

You don't 'do' Catholics.

Intel tears up CPU branding scheme

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Happy

Oh look,

Another full moon.

Google accused of avoiding YouTube revenues

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Linux

In other words

The trolls are actually 'sharks' ready to pounce at the first sniff of blood. Google needs to wait till it is big enough to shake off the pit bulls like M$ does. Meanwhile the advertisers are not interested in the 'early bird' worm. Did I make too many fauna references? Ooh look a penguin.

Reg reader bombarded by 3 sales calls

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Joke

If you wondered why...

people thought the telephone was the work of the devil. Now you know why.

PETA pronounces on Obama fly-swat

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Black Helicopters

Black Fly Down

PETA woman to PETA Man (pun intended): We have a black fly down, we have black fly down.

Pass the (joke) ammo.

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Stop

"He isn't the Buddha,"

O M Gawd... He just wasted some S E Asian mass murderer by their reckoning.

I have nothing against flies btw. Think of the poo that is going start piling up, due to them being one man short. Will humanity never learn?

Fiancée discovers boyf is grumble flick stud

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Coat

A mans gotta eat...

ehmm, I'll just go to the back of the class and pick up my 'joke dunce' slip.

ITU calls for cooperation in keeping kids safe online

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Stranger Danger 2.0

This should quell the rabid technophobe parents concerns.

Phorm incinerates $50m in 12 months

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LOL "adequate"

It's the new "Screwed"

9/11 hero mutt cloned

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Paris Hilton

McClone, can I take your order...

I'll have two Dannii Minogue's a side order of Christina and a Paris. Make it go.

Actually make that a 'Diet Paris.'

Ch-ching.

Digital Britain dithers over spectrum plans

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It took me a while...

to come up with a witty comment about your goverment, but here goes:

To do list:

Rob the taxpayers... check

Burn the bridges... to do

Quell free speech... doing

I think you get the idea

Microsoft takes hatchet to YouTube clone

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500 million...

loss is immaterial to Google. I don't think money-grubbing M$ could stomach a business model like that.

Google knows the way to the future. I would have invested the money in old-fashioned things like real-estate and widget factories. No! 6 Billion people having their own TV channel is what makes money.

Tories research increased net censorship

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SILENCE

I kill you...

Block him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uwOL4rB-go&feature=fvst

Gartner: Windows 7 upgrade catch for XP converts

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BTW

I look forward to seeing the Windows 7 logo on the departure screens at the train station. It will give me that special M$ fanboi feeling... Knowing that without BG people would have abandoned computers and gone back playing pinball and listening to Buddy Holly on the AM radio.

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Gates Halo

And in the real world

Windows goes back to its endless upgrade model, which earned it so much money. hmm I always thought the real money was in support. Heck anyone want to pay me my $100/hour for this comment?

Opera to take web back to the old days

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Some people are missing the point

Imagine accessing 'your' web server/P2P from your smartphone.

I think that is what they are trying to do.

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Heart

To further reinvent nature...

Nature is the true master/mistress of effiency. Examine how a tree moves nutrients around and copy it.

Homer Simpson speaks out on satnavs

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Coat

Mmm... Commentss.

Mines the one that has a recurring 'Mmm' joke in the pocket.

Costa Rican snacks on boyf's todger

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What a goldmine

Bring on the zombie strippers.

Israel to test ducted-fan robot air jeep 'within two months'

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Go

Thunderbirds are GO

Cue theme music.

Extreme porn law used on beastly Chinese DVD pirates

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Flame

Repent Sheep Farmers...

The apocalypse has come.

Malta pair charged over illicit Playmobil trade

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Jobs Horns

You shouldn't let...

the morally righteous stand in the way of fine art.

If Mattel (Hasbro?) considered how many times GI Joe is going to meet his plastic maker, they would have been banned.

Oz boffins to milk 'other half' of WiFi

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Black Helicopters

A government funded agency...

A government (read taxpayer) agency settles for an undisclosed sum. Why no disclosure?

Yamaha TSX-130 iPod dock

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I am so jealous

Plenty of drool factor. Yamaha know how it's done.

But why -25%? Because of the price?

Intel to play hi-lo in 2009

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@Rob Beard

Your penny lust prevents you from witnessing the thrill of truly fast 'computing'.

Johnson shuffle returns ID cards to the table

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Joke

Why don't they just use passports?

What's wrong with previous used systems, like communist workers card. Borg Id number chips.

A tattoo on the arm. 666?

Opera to 'reinvent the web' in four days

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@ amanfrommars1

Why don't you ask for a permanent column on the Reg? I find you posts more enjoyable than Vogon Poetry/

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A supercomputer

I was speculating recently that you could use a supercomputer to optimise web traffic. It could also find spammers and actively jam their connection. I did consider that P2P approach too.

Behind Microsoft's IE-free, Windows-for-Europe ploy

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@A step too far

You mean to say that car companies don't rebadge 3rd party products and sell them at inflated prices? Or that 3rd party altenatives are no doubt of dubious quality and best kept away from Joe/Jane Driver?

Do some research before you make an analogy.

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Boffin

Step 2

"Step 2 select your browser"

A bit of a fizzer on the bogeyman scale.

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And another thing

I was a complete Netscape fanboi. I didn't need a college degree to ask the computer store guy about internet software. Not that it wasn't already explained in various computer mags.

I can believe people are incredibly lazy. But I cannot believe they are too stupid to acquire a browser as well as the OS.

"Pah, he's using them fancy words agin."

NASA working on 'open rotor' green (but loud) jets

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Re: Disintegrating blade parts

You could mount them aft of the tailrudder on a pylon.

You could also put in fairings to channel the sound in one direction, i.e aftwards.

Amazon pays $51m to settle Toys R Us divorce

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Jobs Halo

Contracts

Aren't contracts pretty black & white about this sought of thing. Do lawyers rack their brains trying to find loopholes after the document is already signed?

I refer you to Apple wiggling out its license agreements with clone makers, by adding more licenses to be purchased.

Tube Deluxe 3.1

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Joke

Can I ask a question?

I'm curious about your Underground, is it full of Morloks?

Israeli army develops one-eyed robot trouser snake

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Trouser(ed) snake

In other news:

Meteorologists report large coffee spray clouds forming over IT departments.

Imagine! Government to legislate against badness

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Re: Reading the article

It is part of larger trend to legislate everything. It is probably going back to the old days where you get put in the block (I can't remember what you call it) for sleeping in on a Sunday.

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