* Posts by Gordon 10

2872 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

Our Vultures peck at new Doctor Who: Exterminate or, er ... carrion?

Gordon 10

Re: Still awaiting the *click*.

Just watching the latest episode on the moon.

It's currently redeeming the entire series so far. Dodgy sets, but with a great Capaldi and Coleman moment and a great moral dilemma.

Toptastic!

0
0
Gordon 10
Thumb Up

Re: Still awaiting the *click*.

Agree. a few more glimpses of the family of blood doctor would be good. And the one that offed the star creature in the Xmas episode. Where Donna said he needs a companion to keep everyone else safe.

1
0
Gordon 10

Re: TV Entertainment

Well said sir! A little context sometimes puts things into perspective.

4
0

HEVC patent prices are out. Look who's NOT at the codec party: Microsoft and Google

Gordon 10
FAIL

Re: Just how much better is HEVC

"Give people 3 years grace and then start moving to AVC."

When the average life of TV equipment should reasonably be measured in decades (as it always was before the LCD flat panel explosion) - how do you work that one out?

Nice contribution to our throwaway society sir!

I bet you bought a 3D tv didn't you?

8
1

POISON PI sniffs WiFi from your mail room, goes on rampage

Gordon 10
WTF?

Eh

Ok I haven't watched the video but does the payload on the Pi include automated Wifi crackers against the in-house wifi? Otherwise how does it communicate back to the Black Hat? Is he (for its always a he) sat outside in a car or at the starbucks across the road?

If its just speculative - send one to me - I could do with some free pi. Although our mail room does xray stuff so the chances of it getting to me are slim.

5
1

Supercomputer water-cooling comes to solar power

Gordon 10

Re: The trick is *useful* energy

There's a uk company that makes a domestic version of this without all the micro channel doodads. Just basically a standard pv with the water heater version behind it. Looks worth doing.

Edit:possibly the same crowd linked disparagingly below.

0
0

Apple bats away yet another WiLAN patent sueball

Gordon 10

If the other companies have settled without any court action its utterly irrelevant to the judge in the case.

Just because others have taken what they probably perceived as the cheap way out doesn't mean Apple or any other have to follow suit. Indeed - it appears for now they been been vindicated for not doing so.

1
0

Cable guy, Games of Thrones chap team up to make Reg 'best sci-fi film never made' reject

Gordon 10

Gap was a triumph simply because at the end of the last book your were cheering for an evil rapist, mentally wrecked woman, whiny manchild, and a weak emasculated pirate. And they were the good guys!

Never have so many utterly flawed characters appeared together in a sci fi series.

It Has never left my top 3 sci/fi fantasy novels/series since I read it.

1
0
Gordon 10
Happy

Nazi Opera scifi where Rapist and Rapee team up to save the universe from Evil Omni-corp and Octo-beholder-triffids. I don't see that elevator pitch going down well even at HBO.

Shame as its Donaldsons best work by a country mile.

1
0

Hey Brit taxpayers. You just spent £4m on Central London ‘innovation playground’

Gordon 10

Re: It contains a "data sphere"?

Not that I disagree with your sentiments but its nearer 90% of gdp.

1
1

Oracle plans German DCs to soothe NSA-ruffled nerves

Gordon 10

Whilst you're right in fact

I think you're casting it too black and white. With ~$50Bn in the bank - that reduces the attack surface in all sorts of ways not applicable for smaller companies.

There has got to be massive tech industry pressure behind the scenes to kill off the MS vs DOJ Dublin data center case.

0
0

WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?

Gordon 10
Mushroom

I for one

Hope the mirror gets the book thrown at them.

MP's have enough opportunies for stupidity without some rag creating more of them. It also sounds like it was a random fishing expedition rather than targeting a serial shagger love rat type although we could speculate how far it may have gone if allowed...

I also suspect you could put a sizable proportion of the male population in the same scenario with the same result. One of my friends marriages started the same way. Fortunately she wasn't a Mirror journo. Unfortunately she was another kind of nut job.

68
2

Telstra, Vodafone at odds over data retention

Gordon 10

Cue stampede of punters

From Vod to telestra.

'Improve our service offering' me arse. Sell ads more like.

4
0

'Could we please not have naked developers running around the office BEFORE 10pm?'

Gordon 10
Thumb Up

Nice piece

More please

13
0

How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

Gordon 10

My thoughts exactly. Why in earth did the journo introduce so many uneeded stages. It was ludicrous.

The same kit with a CD vs an mp3. Just using a CD drive in your PC vs mp3 is enough for the first round of testing. No messing around with speakers and amps just decent headphones. If you can haer a didfernce at 320kbps then take it further.

Totally pointless article.

2
0

BlackBerry slowly pulls out of power dive into toilet

Gordon 10
Thumb Up

Bravo!

Havent read the article yet - just wanted to upvote the "clear the rim" line.

18
0

Internet Transit price falls slowing: Telegeography

Gordon 10

huh

Isn't this department of the bleeding obvious time again*?

Low price = low room for movement

High price = lots more room for movement.

i.e. prices of real things tend to get less elastic as they approach zero. Especially if there are some underlying base or floor costs.

*Disclaimer - Im not even sure what a Transit price is.

0
0

Good grief! Have you SEEN BlackBerry's SQUARE smartphone?

Gordon 10

Re: Well I WANT ONE

if it was a tiny bit more price competitive (say within 10-15% of a Nexus) I'd be seriously tempted.

3
0

Phones 4u demise: 1,700 employees laid off with redundo package

Gordon 10

Re: Not surprised

yes like signing up existing customers as new subscribers by telling them they cant continue with the same number so as to get a bigger commission. (happened to my brother)

Not sorry to see a the cowboys amongst your former colleagues on the dole.

2
0

Apple's warrant canary riddle: Cock-up, conspiracy, or anti-Google point-scoring

Gordon 10
FAIL

Re: Canary or Herring? or Potato

Potato potatoe. I don't give a stuff what Apples motives are - if the result is that its made the Feds job harder on mass data trawls fair play to them.

Ultimately results count more than motives.

11
0

Register journo battles Sydney iPHONE queue, FONDLES BIG 'UN

Gordon 10

Re: Boring Article

Are you new here?

3
0

Will Apple give Chinese iPhone workers cancer? THE TRUTH

Gordon 10
FAIL

Nice debunking

More of this please

4
0

eBay DROPS DEAD AGAIN - tat bazaar says sorry, scrambles to resurrect site

Gordon 10

The same release twice

I wonder if it was the same code release two weekends running.

0
0

Slough isn't fit for humans now, says Amazon. We're going to Shoreditch

Gordon 10

Re: Will Amazon invest in...

Given the way amazon are reputed to treat their staff they have probably all been told to move and given a pay cut to "encourage" them

1
1
Gordon 10
Black Helicopters

Bigger Losses

I suspect that's the reason for the move. More ground rent = bigger fake losses for the UK company not to pay tax against.

7
0

Shades of Mannesmann: Vodafone should buy T-Mobile US

Gordon 10
FAIL

Re: Outlook: fine

What do you base this bizarre ramble on? the America regulators are equal opportunity finers - just look at the record fines handed out to American banks.

The FCC have shown themselves to be far less predatory that some of the others.

don't get me wrong I think a US adventure would be a mistake - Voda needs to fix its network under-investment in Europe - but its in the US interests to keep another player alive in the mobile space.

0
0

NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine

Gordon 10
Trollface

Re: "80 million people in Britain"

Its the bleedin immigrants innit! Taking our jobs, NHS and damaging our well paid US globocorps.

6
0

Drones swarm over bearded Brit billionaire's island getaway

Gordon 10

Re: Oh suuuuuure, it STARTS with pretty pictures....

Am I the only one who bread this post and thought of Craig Charles fronting Robot Wars : Dogfight?

0
0

Who us, SHARE infrastructure? Networks reject gov proposal

Gordon 10
FAIL

Dear politicians.

If you want universal coverage mandate it as part of the License terms for all networks not just o2.

You had the perfect opportunity when 4g came along and you blew it.

Alternatively all that free 2g spectrum that Vodafone and O2 got in the early days. Mandate that for continual usage of it, especially for new services they both accept 99.9 geographical population coverage.

Give them an incentive to share and they'll soon divide up the rural parts and come to some network sharing agreement.

3
0
Gordon 10
FAIL

Eh?

What has European roaming got to do with rural UK connectivity.

Major league commentard fail.

1
9

Is there life on Mars? Cloud-gazing Curiosity accused of lacking scientific focus

Gordon 10
Facepalm

Re: Climate change

I think you assumed wrongly Mr K.

12
1

Warrantless phone snooping HAPPENS ALL THE TIME in Blighty

Gordon 10
FAIL

Hang on a sec

These guys weren't whistleblowers they part of a conspiracy to smear a man by creating witness statements that were untrue. Regardless is the word plebs were used the second they stepped over the line to do that they were in the wrong doubly so because they were serving police officers. Its also unclear as to which mobiles they were using - if it was their police issue ones the Met was well within their rights to do anything they liked with the phone records.

Frankly given News Corps shoddy record the Sun guy should have be more flipping careful.

There are huge parts of RIPA that are troubling - but anyone who uses the Plebgate mess to moan about it should be picking their ground more carefully as the whole thing is a moral swamp of dubious stories and actions.

In summary valid points but ludicrous example to make them with.

18
0

Ferraris, Zondas and ... er, a bike with a 500hp V10 under the saddle

Gordon 10
Thumb Up

I like the mini

Thats the first time BMW have done something with the Mini style that doesn't look like a bastardisation of the classic.

0
0

We give Panasonic's new 5-inch Toughpad phablets a kicking

Gordon 10
Joke

and if all else fails

you can use them to club somebody to death.

3
0

Jimbo tells Wikipedians: You CAN'T vote to disable 'key software features'

Gordon 10
Devil

There's a simple solution - fork Wikipedia

The content is mostly the work of the editors. I think most of its under Creative Commons type licensing - therefore a critical mass of editors should fork themselves off elsewhere. Jimbo will come crawling back when the donations start drying up.

Devil icon as he has a good line in (pitch)forks.

23
2

Our Vulture 2 rocket spaceplane crammed with MORE POWER

Gordon 10

Weight and trim?

Aren't they now a serious problem?

7
0

Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? THIS is why

Gordon 10
Thumb Up

Re: An example to follow

Your forgot the 95% of apps on Play that ask to too many permissions for no good reason.

For instance it took me 4 attempts from the first page of torch app hits to find one that didn't want to slurp my contacts or monitor the phone dialer.

Apple may be control freaky but by luck or design that freakery tends towards far more consumer protection than Google's laissez-faire approach. If it inconveniences the El Reg elites (who are not representative consumers) or developers - tough.

6
0

Russia: SEXY LIZARDS which landed FROM SPACE are all DEAD

Gordon 10

Re: That's a first..

Is there any record of the gecko's getting married prior to the fridgidity?

6
0

Ninja Pirate Zombie Vampires versus Chuck Norris and the Space Marines

Gordon 10

Re: Have we missed clowns?

Killer Clowns from Outer Space.

And not forgetting the pre-Monstrous Clown from IT, not the silly effects spider thing at the end, just the pointy teethed clown.

1
0
Gordon 10

Re: No Commander Shepard / mixed bag of aliens on the winning side?

Upvoted but not forgetting the Knnn (they're crazy) and the Kif.

1
0

Will It Blend? Maybe. BlackBerry’s secret comeback weapon

Gordon 10
WTF?

Am In the only one?

Who read the article and still has no clue what problem Blend is meant to solve?

Best I could get to was a messaging hub?

Consumers already have whatever's on their mobile plus twitbook, and corporates have outlook or similar.

0
0

The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal

Gordon 10

Re: They've got you...

And in which case why hasn't the head of the BBC or other new outlets been nicked yet?

8
0

Brit Sci-Fi author Alastair Reynolds says MS Word 'drives me to distraction'

Gordon 10

Re: Personally ...

Charles Stross has also mentioned that he uses scrivener - although he likens comparing it to a text editor as similar to comparing Word and Project.

3
0

The Register to boldly go where no Vulture has gone before: The Weekend

Gordon 10
Flame

Re: However

or whilst dropping the kids off at the pool.......

1
0

LOHAN packs bags for SPACEPORT AMERICA!

Gordon 10
Mushroom

Sekret "berkshire-nor" facility

I presume it was the EU bit that scuppered using your Berkshirenor proving ground as a final launch facility then?

0
0

Rimini Street promises 'business as usual' after Oracle IP judgment

Gordon 10
FAIL

Hang on a sec

Do I understand this correctly? Rimini provide some kind of oracle managed service but think that they can use other peoples licenses? What a dumb idea to hang a business on, especially when the company involved is well known as a vicious litigant with oodles of political clout

0
0

Stanford boffin is first woman to bag 'math Nobel Prize'

Gordon 10

Re: I'm wondering ....

Graph theory and network analysis. :)

2
0

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: 4G Android tablet is easy to swallow

Gordon 10

Re: What's the point of the 4G?

Convenience, battery life, better aerial/signal, network redundancy to name but 4 reasons.

1
0

Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty

Gordon 10

Re: So basiclly,

Add a white pudding hold the beans and you have a sale!

3
0

Lawsuit claims SpaceX laid off hundreds without proper notice, pay

Gordon 10
FAIL

Re: another chink in the Musk armor

Seriously dude what thread were you reading? Of the 6 on here only 2 are about spacex directly and one is a mild con and the other fairly even handed.

If I were you I'd avoid short ugly eastern European women in comfortable shoes and lifts with disappearing floors for a while.

You'll also be last on the list to repopulate the earth with a sweet shy girl with big speccy glasses.

We love the leader!

4
8

Forums

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2017