* Posts by codemonkey

80 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009


What a time to be alive: drone pooper-scoopers are a thing now


The Culture

Ian was right...

‘Alan Turing law’ to give posthumous pardons to 59,000 men for 'gross indecency'


Re: So in a future distopean world

You can't equate same sex consensual sex with the abuse of children during paedophilia.

You're a tiny minded numbskull. Sorry to be the one to break it to you.

Basic income after automation? That’s not how capitalism works


Car Factories

Many more cars produced, MUCH less human labour. Does this author really live in the real world? Human labour goes from "living" to "dead", that is, humans, to artefacts that humans have created ( machines ), in all industries.

Having said that, BI would only be one more way that capitalism tried to maintain the profit stream. A stream, as it turns out, that is shockingly bad for humans anyway. It would not surprise me if they gave it a try, given that QE and the socialising of debt was only a sticking plaster.

End all the 'up to' broadband speed bull. Release proper data – LGA




Second 'dimmer switch' star spotted


Re: Who needs religion?

I think you missed the word "think" in that lovely sentence.

Flying Spaghetti Monster is not God, rules mortal judge


"Prison officers denied his requests on grounds that Pastafarianism is a parody religion." That made me LOL. Thanks El Reg!!

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg



El Reg....the charmer....

Paper driving licence death day: DVLA website is still TITSUP



The DVLA has my NI Number...I was not aware of that...interesting.... https://www.viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk/driving-record/licence-number

PRATCHETT chats to Oz from 31,000m above Planet Earth

Black Helicopters


Will this prove the Flat Earth folks wrong after all? :D

BREAKING NEWS: Apple makes money



I can't wait until they use some of this profit to build things humans may really benefit from...like say, robo-cars....

Driverless cars banished to fake Michigan 'town' until they learn to read


Flat Earth...

Oh, and you can't get heavier than air objects to fly. And super-sonic speeds, never. As for instant global communications, no way. And you can't get computer controlled cars to go about without killing everyone.... Yawn... I can't wait :)

GET A ROOM, yells Facebook as it stumbles on IRC, slaps it in an app


Ah! 'Ello!


Hackers thrash Bash Shellshock bug: World races to cover hole



I don't know if I could hack a Mac, but I'd sure give it a Bash.

No anon pr0n for you: BT's network-level 'smut' filters will catch proxy servers too


Re: I'm done

Talking of reactionary ;)


Not that I was....

.... EVERT going to use Big Trouble anyway...still...

Apple blings up new iMac with latest Intel chips, next-gen Wi-Fi


would i but one..

Fill in the gaps.... would I ++++!

PHWOAR! Huh! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, Prime Minister


Will google be censored

I mean, what I wanted to know about the latest scandal involving MPs; MP has under-age sex with teenage boy. Or something to do with abuse of anyone? Rape Victim harassed by nutty DJ.

If you've got kids and you want to keep them safe on line, take responsibility. You don't buy them a chain saw and let them go into the garden, so step up and take responsibility for your own offspring. Don't expect every one else to "help" you. A step for a hint, don't let them use the net unsupervised.

If we go further down this path then then we'd all just best set our proxys to that one in China and be done with it.

Google begs for secrecy as it files Glass design with FCC



We have a saying in Scotland:

Aye right!

( feel free to argue about the punctuation )

IT guy answers daughter's Facebook rant by shooting her laptop



It is always the parents fault....always....he sounds like a catch...well done Mrs NutJob for landing him....and he's screwed his daughter over in so many ways...as you have all rightly pointed out...guy's a twat...just a shame he's an IT twat too...I hope I never have to work with the cnut :)

Star Trek tractor beam to save Earth from asteroid Armageddon


Missing the GeoStationary Point

Ah...that title has no meaning...don't let it worry you...

but what we need to do is attach engines to the EARTH. That way we are in control :) ha ha...off to escape from my straight jacket now :)

French court fines Google $65k over search suggestion



Ford....Not by human thought...so when your car auto-parks over someones' toes....not your fault...no human thought...well..maybe the speed...how long till that aspect is removed? It'll be interesting to watch in any case... I've used too many of these .... now ....

iPhone 4/4S 'self combusts' in airliner inferno


Cooked Apple...

Apple pie anyone?

If only they were even that useful ;)

Feds nab granny in moon rock sting


All together now...

because it's fake!

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Samsung-Apple patent lawsuit tally hits 21, and counting


Don't read this...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again....yawn....what a fecking waste of human resources....imagine what good these companies could do if they were working for humanity and not just for their bottom line....all pulling in the same direction as opposed to fighting each other...a doubling, at least, of productive capabilities...in the mean time....watch the court battles...this is, after all, a natural system that must have been given to us by god....

Faster-than-light back with surprising CERN discovery



If we, as a species, feel that we "know it all", and that our "currently established laws" somehow describe the totality and that then allows us to make sweeping statements about what is and what is not possible then we are, as my title suggests, children.

Keep asking the questions...

Our fire has become our electricity...what will our electricity become?


printf("\nThat's all...");

Al Gore wants to borrow your Facebook and Twitter accounts



That ID would not be allowed on Google+ . So good luck with your move :)

Martian water slides caught on camera (maybe)



I'll watch thanks...send me a post card...

APP OF DEATH plots local fatalities on demand



...For the link...Now I have to look into what "mobilenationhq" is all about...having just about bought the idea of Basic4Android...hmmm

The notion of developing an app in a browser freaks me....google App Factory...brrr...


Oh goodness...

It produces a web app too...brrr...I'll stick to Basic4Android

Nokia ‘giving away phones at cost’

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The point was made before....in capitalism a company does not get "taken over" or enter into deals that are not "beneficial to it", unless they have to. "They have" is defined as "keeping their profitability", in this case. It's easy to blame M$ if we dismiss the larger picture. For a better understanding of that, head to http://www.realityinfo.org . Peace.

El Reg to unleash rocket-powered spaceplane

IT Angle


L33t Operation to Heaven And beyoNd?

Landing Obviously Harder thAN taking off... :D

Launch Over Hope And Nous

If only you'd given us a better name to work with... :D I don't know any "celebs" :(

There's no IT in the name...

Intel's Tri-Gate gamble: It's now or never

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The article made even someone as thick as me think that they understand the concepts; thanks.

Microsoft files monopoly complaint against Google


I Like This :)

"Secondly he accused Google of blocking Windows Mobile phones from **working properly** with YouTube." ( My *s )

So you can access OWA via IE and get a full interface but on FF or anything else you only get a cut down version. In fact, as you log in you get told:

"If you are using a browser other than Internet Explorer 6 or later, you can only use the Light client."

Restrictive? I mean, we pay for the service...Oh yeah, there's the problem :)

Google insists it couldn't have been British. Excuse me?


Fiddle me this...

Nuff said


Eurofighter Typhoon: It's EVEN WORSE than we thought

IT Angle

I Love it,..

There are two strands to this story

1) Business as usual. Your tax payers money straight into the hands of private companies.

2) Less murder machines on our planet. Result.

No more killing please people, this is not the dark ages. Fuck, it’s not even the 90s. Time to grow up.


I'm still looking for the IT angle mind...

LaCie and Promise Thunderbolt their desktop storage



That made me smile..I wrote a very similar line in a comment of an assember(80x86) file viewer that I wrote, many, many years ago. It was able to show 4GB files in the good old DOS days..I wrote..

When we have files larger than 4GB, I'll think about re-writing this....

Time to head to the drawing board...I'll give you a kick when we meet your wake up point...don't get too comfy...

I suppose this is why we're in geek-ness...it's just so dynamic and fun :)

Millennium bugs hit stock exchange



Google it...Money is not the root of all evil...of course...but the antagonistic competition for profit is...it pits me against you...money is only the oil...still, we can, as a species, live without either...You lot have just not worked it out yet..one day :)

Time for the brightest minds on the planet to waken up I'd say...

20-tonne space truck heads for ISS


Waste aside...

"If all goes according to plan, it will dock "directly and autonomously" with the ISS's Zvezda module on Thursday, 24 February."

WOW! Really!? We can do this but still we have war, famine, poverty, unemployment, homelessness back down on the planet...tech, I'm sure, will help save us, for sure...I think it's way over time we used it for the benefit of all humans...oh yeah, that means you! I'm connected...

Sony threatens to ban PS3 jailbreakers from network



"More recently, Sony has expanded its legal offensive to other PS3 hackers by requesting subpoenas that, among other things, would force Google to identify people who viewed videos posted to GeoHot's private YouTube channel."

Really? So "knowing stuff" now is a crime. Well, we saw that with that dude that downloaded that terrorist training manual...I wonder what would have happened to all those readers of the (g)olly R0dgers C00k book back in the day? Rip your brains out now in case you have ever seen or learned anything that you've never put into practice which may or may not be deemed or not deemed "illegal" and against the profits of company x,y,z or the gov....run!


BBC iPlayer iPad app out this week



Good man yourself. I was just going to say the very same thing...well done BBC! NOT! Apples belong in orchards! Send them back:)

More functionality or not, this is a development for a minority of a minority...total waste of time / tax money.

'Suspicious toilet' provokes Maryland bomb scare



Where's Riggs when you need him?!

Microsoft reinfects Chrome with closed video codec


...while Rome burns...

Springs to mind....

Microsoft discovers disposable email


Gullible is not in the dictionary...

"The software giant points out that maintaining three accounts, presumably with three different passwords, is a pain."

Yeah, and the more "data" that M$ can control, the better.

Queen set to outlaw ID cards today



"Small set back for gov"..."large step forward"..."the move is great"....it's great for one thing..and one thing only; PROFIT.

They tax you.

They give that money to large "boys club" companies.

Who pay you

They tax you

It is *NO* problem for this system to create tech that it "doesn't use", in any way....as the usefulness of the project has already been realised...until next time...

Get off now you know :)

PayPal banned WikiLeaks after US gov intervention


The Elephant In The Room

I know you all accept this is a "as it is", and "how it has to be"...but the elephant in this particular room is that *any* of the day to day working of *any* of our civil SERVANTS is in any way classified at all.

Truth and openness, it would seem, are the enemies of the state.

What are they hiding?

We elected them.

They WORK for us.

They are only our REPRESENTATIVES, but yet they keep all their discussions etc behind closed doors.

You are a fool if you think this is healthy or “pro-you”; it’s not.

PARIS joins the 17-mile-high club

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Result :)


Fans roast Microsoft for Silverlight demotion


How accurate..

The top of Page 2 was...I got to the bottom of Page 1 and had a good chuckle along those very lines...

"Open sourcers might chuckle at the predicament of the Windows fan:"

Of course that dude that *expect*s M$ to fix this! Yeah...And world capitalism really is really good for you and for all humans...DOH

Skull and Cross Swords as I'll be long in my grave before some folks waken up to the horrors...

ARM still raking it in, and not just in phones

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I had the pleasure of developing an embedded application on the Cortex last year, from scratch...Lovely chip...Long live ARM :)

Boffins riot as Hadron Collider upgrade is delayed


Driving with the brakes on...

Just more evidence that the current system, capitalism, is holding humanity back.

Research budgets cut...so we'll have to wait for our time travelling hover boots then?

Coalition pledges free appeals for filesharers


Let me get this straight...

So the gov pay, using collected taxes I presume, lawyers / others to protect folks that they have, potentially artificially, labelled as criminals. In essence, they have created a rule that means they can pump more public taxes back to private companies...yeah...another win for the boys club :)


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