* Posts by Andy 4

26 posts • joined 24 Jun 2009

Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

Andy 4
Childcatcher

HHGTTG

Quite possibly IMHO the worst raping of a fantastic book series, radio series and TV series of all time, at the same time. Surely, evil as the others are, none of them bar this piece of shite come close to hitting all three good media respresentations in one 'fail' swoop?

To call this utter rubbish is extreme kindness. It's a perfect re-enactment of the gobbling of a dogs breakfast only to climax in the regurgitation of said breakfast, in slow motion (possibly HD or even 3D if we are unlucky) with sound and smello-vision.

Poor Douglas is probably still spinning away in the only place you can be sure of not being subjected to this travesty of a cash-in upon great material - he's the lucky one.

So Htich Hikers gets my vote because they messed up miserably by shitting with the story, the characters, the feeling, the point and the comedy of a series previously successful over three media types over many years.

Gigantic KRAKEN fingered in prehistoric murder mystery

Andy 4
IT Angle

Jeebus

It was SO intelligent that it thought "I'm soft bodied so I won't leave a fossil - I know, I'll arrange these post dinner bones into a montage of myself to prove I existed".

Presumably then it sat down wearing a few slippers smoking a pipe and read the pre-historic Sunday Sport.

Architect of Great Firewall of China 'takes shoe to face'

Andy 4
Joke

Hmm

Feng 'Shoei' at work

Mumsnet founder: Our members are 'very keen' on PORN ...

Andy 4
Grenade

Snatch, arse, boobs

Police your own fecking children when they are online or box it up and send it back to the shop.

I'd prefer it if people had to gain a license to use the internet.. most of Mumsnet and the gov'ment would be offline for talking rubbish.

Bliss.

Down and dirty in a monster data centre

Andy 4
Grenade

Cloud Shmoud

Ok for companies with something to sell I guess, not good for some types of establishment (schools for one) where if, or more likely when, the net connection fails, the entire reason for existing ceases.

Basically, I wish they'd stop selling it as a solution for everyone because it really isn't.

Will the cloud mean joblessness for you?

Andy 4
Megaphone

Yea right

If anyone believes I'm going to trust *my* corporate usability on a UK internet connection can go fish.

The companies that run the infrastructure are pathetic in the UK and stability is NOT their watchword, it's profit.

Go fish suckers, I'll still be running when you have packetloss up to your ears.

Distressed cock whipped out of wheelie bin

Andy 4
Linux

Re:Evil birds from hell

I've noticed when shooting Magpies and Pigeons the same thing - the feathers seem to have some sort of deflection ability. The key I found out is to use sharps instead of flats - the pellets then go through no problem. The downside being you have to finish them off more often.

Can replication replace backup?

Andy 4
Linux

Everyone has views

I work in a school and we use rsync very successfully, employing 20 minute document changes across the entire 46TB of data and can go back as far as July 2009 currently. That includes all user shares and associated data, DC installs and other infrastructure and is all driven by our own scripts and purchasing decisions for the arrays - no business involvement and thus minimal costs.

The different arrays (3 of them currently) are housed in separate buildings across the site and we are also moving onto involving the other local schools to house a monthly copy of eachothers data.

This has been in place since April 2009 and when you take into account time, time to recover (seconds), the disks being relatively inexpensive and growth potential I think it outshines any tape based system completely. We used to use tapes but times have changed.

Apple lifts iPhone code ban (for chosen few)

Andy 4
Linux

Sort of

I've been using a 3GS now for nearly a year - had the chance to play with a HTC Desire for a couple of days and frankly I think I prefer the HTC. Although the 3GS is slick in its operation, for me the better experience was on the HTC ... so I'm jumping ship, partly because I'm fed up of being treated like a naughty child by Apple but also partly because the UI and better feature set on the HTC suits me perfectly.

$11m jackpot just a 'reset' message, says casino

Andy 4
FAIL

Misinformation

The jackpot was always probably $11M .. they didn't win the 'jackpot' .. they won a 'prize'.

The fact that it displays the next jackpot as $11M means the next winner will get that *if* they hit the jackpot... they could just as easily won $10.00 with say two liberty bells and a banana .. that's not a jackpot win.

Deadly phone number of doom disconnected

Andy 4
Thumb Up

Hmm

Perhaps allocating that number to crims would be useful.

Hacker pledges to re-enable Linux on PS3

Andy 4
Megaphone

Erm..

When a customer buys software they purchase a license to use it, they do not own it - they do own the physical media, but that doesn't translate to owning the 'copy' of the software. Software copyright laws are quite clear on this.

Sony on the other hand do own the software and dictate how it should be used - they don't own the media though so you can use it as a ninja star/circle or bird scarer/coffee mat.

Outlook bleak for NHS IT

Andy 4
FAIL

Early success...

The early success was the ability to transfer some pictures? Good god.

Chinese gamer survives knife through skull

Andy 4
Grenade

If he used a wallhack..

He deserves it.

Hobbit cameras start rolling in July

Andy 4
Coffee/keyboard

Really really?

Thanks, I just regurgitated my evening meal.

Police issue lock-up-your-chihuahuas killer owl warning

Andy 4
Grenade

Great!

That's quite near here .. I'll keep my gun loaded

iPhone vulnerable to remote attack on SSL

Andy 4
FAIL

Errr...

and if you walk in front of a bus you get run over ... you still have to be an idiot in both cases.

Aussie man convicted for Simpsons smut

Andy 4
FAIL

Pfffft!

Unbelievable, glad I don't live there.

8=3

(ascii nob - hand yourselves in to the local dink house)

Brits left cold by mobile internet

Andy 4
FAIL

Err..

I don't believe that. I for one use it every day, several times a day - and so does virtually everyone I know.

Virgin coughs up digital tech support for clueless users

Andy 4
Grenade

Hmm

So they are extending their useless, clueless, idiotic, rude, pathetic, technically challenged call centre service?

My cat is more adept at solving technology issues than those piles of tripe.

Microsoft volume licensing website takes festive holiday

Andy 4
FAIL

Grr

I've been trying to get some licence keys for a while now, it's held me up badly.

Arkansas cop tasers 10-year-old girl

Andy 4
Big Brother

YAY! \o/

Excellent, the world needs more of this. Little shits should be slapped and tazed into a wobbling submission.

Animals, the lot of them.

EU block to Mandelson's filesharing laws removed

Andy 4
Grenade

Andy

It's a sad state of affairs when someone like this (they are all guilty in some way) get t o make laws without the appropriate knowledge of the technologies involved.

When did this country arrive at the point where unqualified people make decisions that affect the general population they are supposedly there to SERVE. If the transport minister cocks up, what do they do? .. they RE-SHUFFLE and with a wave of a wand, they are suddenly qualified to be the minister for education with no accountability for previous actions. This is not a democratic operation in the slightest.

It wouldn't be so bad except there is no way of challenging these people... no avenue of recourse... no change request available to the public. Voting one unqualified MP into office over another does not make a choice.

It's about time these people were not allowed to make decisions based on assumption, business back handers (a-la BSF for schools) and misinformation.

Mac art project game destroys aliens files

Andy 4
Linux

Hmm

takes me back to the app I wrote based around russian roulette ..

Apple's move to kill Hackintosher suit denied

Andy 4
Flame

Hmm

The distinction has to be made between hardware and software here. Locking an OS to hardware has to be viewed as monopalistic - the statement about 1992 era PC hardware is null and void...

If you apply the Apple methods to MS software then MS could programatically and legally deny people from installing its OS on VMs and Apple hardware ... how would that go down? .. you can bet a lot of law firms would get rich from MS coffers.

What if Intel decided Apple were not to use their CPUs? - would Apple complain or go back to Power PC and be pretty much useless in todays society?

Apple need to relax their nanny approach to their software and (L)earn from its position... they design great stuff but act like a spoilt child sometimes.

Z.

MPs slam 'disgraceful' Type 45 destroyers

Andy 4
Grenade

interesting..

I'd like to know which MPs are saying this and then investigate their publicly based expenditure.

fx:grenade because that's what these muppets need

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