* Posts by finnbarr

18 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009

Freesat ITV Player out of beta



BBC iPlayer barely works on my Humax freesat (ethernet cable direct from the modem), yet when I connect the PC direct to the TV, it's fine.

Wonder if ITV player will be any better...?

So, LOHAN: What's it to be?

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Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator

works for me!

Hackers jailbreak iOS 5 in under 24 hours


no such exemption

"The same statute has been invoked in several high-stakes jailbreaking lawsuits involving Sony's PlayStation game console, which enjoys no such exemption."

As I understand it, the only reason no such exemption exists is that Sony settled out of court with Geohot, fearing that a judge might use the iPhone precedent to exempt the PS3 too?

Sony sues PlayStation 3 'hackers'



"It's clear from the number of thumbs down people are flagging me with that they can't comprehend this simple fact."

Or maybe they don't think that just because you say something is a fact, it must be so.

Evidence or GTFO.

Swedish prosecutors seek Assange arrest

Black Helicopters

...like a kipper...

is what springs to mind here...

LimeWire (finally) dies under judge's gavel



38 downvotes at the time I am posting this, which leads me to conclude: you're definitely in a minority.


It's like the Hydra

cut off one head and several more appear. There are scores of bittorrent clients available and always will be.

They are simply pissing into the wind.

PayPal update email 'violates own anti-phishing advice'


ditto here too

Took one look and marked it as spam.

Whatever happened to the email app?


Thunderbird over here too

I'm currently using Thunderbird on both Windows 7 and Ubuntu (KK) and it does the job very well.

If most people use webmail, it's news to me. I imagine I'm just another ageing Luddite.

Microsoft enlists faceless girl band as face of Windows 7


@Unprofessional Type

Yep, I'm getting sick of using "Back" every time I vote on a post.

I've also noticed that some stories still say "be first to post a comment", but when you click on it, you see there are loads of them.

Sarko caught short in Irish VIP footie box shocker


Ha ha ha!

I hope this is true; I've never actually laughed out loud at a Reg story before!

Windows 7 - the Reg reader verdict


Not much different, with a few annoyances

I've done a clean install (took about an hour and a half) and this is the result :

Start up time appears poor.

Pre-install, the windows upgrade adviser swore blind that the Aero interface would not work on this machine, yet it works fine.

Apps are running faster than XP (but that might just be down to the new, clean installation).

Driverless webcams perform poorly, much worse than under XP.

My StarTech DVI KVM switch no longer functions correctly. When I switch back to the Win 7 machine, the monitor goes black and I have to disconnect and reconnect the switch-to-monitor cable to get it back. This is actually my biggest problem and if i can't fix it, XP will have to go back on until it is fixed.

It's difficult to see what the advantage over XP is.

Beer, because I need one.

Small biz told to sort TV licences for PCs


"required by law to inform the authority of the address of anyone buying or renting a telly."

Yes, but they don't care whether it's the correct address down at Comet or Currys.

This is why I keep getting license fee demands for someone who does not live, and never has, in my house.

El Reg to launch space paper plane

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Harvey gets my vote

for his PARIS backronym

"Paper Aeroplane Released Into Space"


"Dick Dastardly"

He was, after all, the leader of the Vulture Squadron.

Mission control reacquires UK space cheddar


Beagle 2 crash site?

No it isn't.

This crater was re-photographed later by HiRISE and revealed to be empty (http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00000858/).

So we still don't know where it went.

McAfee false-positive glitch fells PCs worldwide


@Henry 9

"Any professional IT support people using McAffee products in business should be fired for incompetence."

I have to agree with the previous poster.

It isn't the IT staff who choose crapware like this. It's some moronic manager who hasn't got the faintest clue.

However, it *is* the IT staff who have to take the brunt of it when it fails.

UK.gov decides best form of cyber defence is attack

Big Brother

sounds like another excuse to take control of the internet

They don't like it because they don't think that people should be allowed to think for themselves without Big Brother holding their hand.

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