* Posts by Chris007

457 posts • joined 12 Aug 2009

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Secret HP dossier on ex-CEO Hurd's antics to stay sealed

Chris007
Coat

Receiving a Golden Handshake still better...

...than receiving a Golden Shower

(unless you're into that sort of thing)

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UK has no idea if it's selling spyware to evil regimes

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Coat

that'd be tri-use software then surely

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We're searching for life, Jim, but not as we know it

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Alien

finding "human like" aliens

I think a lot of people find the thought of human-like aliens more re-assuring, rather than looking like the alien in Alien!

However suddenly coming across beings that look like you doesn't always work out too well, just ask the peoples of Africa, North/South America, sub-indian continent, Australasia and so on...

Be careful what you wish for

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Why have VCs hosed down an obscure startup with cash?

Chris007
Megaphone

Use LBE Privacy Guard and Permissions Denied

You can use these programs to stop others from accessing things they really have no business accessing.

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story gone

Chris007
Alert

@ DaWolf

I think the biggest problem with Mr Orlowski's articles is his tendency to prevent comments from being added. From what I've seen on the voting side any article (good or bad) that doesn't have comments enabled is immediately voted down. Plus his take on Climate Change always endears him to a large portion of the readership >:-)

I once emailed him about to ask why he did this and his reply was along the lines of "if I don't enable comments then I get emailed info which might prove useful on a story whereas if it goes on as a comment it may alert a 3rd party." Personally I think he has got it the wrong way around - I've been commenting on El Reg for many years and I've never emailed info in but I have been emailed by El Reg hacks 3 times based on comments I've left.

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Think your CV is crap? Your interview skills are worse

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Boffin

downvote

No idea why you've had a down vote for that - though it was a great comment

(perhaps you should have attached the following icon)

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Chris007
Trollface

@Windrose Trolling? Not sure

if yes then fair play

if not it's a pity you didn't "spell check" your response...

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Galaxy Tab case tweaked to evade Germany ban

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Trollface

As neither look like an iPad I am unsure which of those pictures is the N and the one that isn't

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Chris007
Trollface

@ vehlin - how to compare iPad and Galaxy Tab

Easy way that most people can compare an iPad and a Galaxy Tab (powered off)

Take your widescreen monitor / TV as it currently sits/fixed to wall - that orientation is how you [typically] hold a Galaxy Tab

Now rotate it through 90 degree's - That's how you [typically] hold an iPad

Still look the same now?

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Ice Cream Sandwich phone a no-show on Vodafone

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FAIL

what Joe 48 said

""We're continuing to test the Galaxy Nexus software to ensure our customers get the best possible experience of the device," Vodafone Community Manager Tom wrote on the firm's forum this morning."

see title

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BOFH: The day the office budget bombed – literally

Chris007
Coffee/keyboard

F**king brilliant

see title

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Amazon's new Kindle Fire stripped naked

Chris007
Trollface

to AC 17/11 12:30GMT

Well said - was thinking the same myself!

I'll be waiting for the reviews but if I am going to buy a tablet this is likely to be the one.

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Naked vegans target Prince Harry over meaty 12-incher

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Paris Hilton

"as Harry attempts to complete his chopper weapons training in peace."

He's been training his chopper for many years now - some say his best mission was the bad ass mounds of the Middleton region...

Paris: Seriously you need me to explain

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Britain's Harrier jump-jets reprieved to fly and fight again

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Trollface

nope

"Forcing myself to look further than Lewis' traditional Light Blue/Dark Blue rant I found myself asking the question "Will the US Marines even bother to order off the initial production run of F-35s?"..."

No - they'll probably get obama to get cameron to buy the intial, very expensive, run so they can buy them cheaper in the 2020's...

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NASA: 2012 solar flares could DEVASTATE CITIES!

Chris007
Joke

13.0.0.0.0 - the next bak.tun

Now we know where we get the idea that 13 is an unlucky number - it's when the Mayans said the world would end.

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Chris007
Coat

What is this devistation you talk about

All I could find was this

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Maximation%20to%20the%20devistation

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Apple applies to patent a SIM you can't remove

Chris007
Trollface

2001: A Space Odyssey

Must have been Jobs' favourite film - Looks like he got a few of his ideas from it.

iPad

Walled Garden - ""I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you do that"

I'm sure others can add more :)

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BOFH: Licence to grill ... stupid users

Chris007
Coffee/keyboard

who else

could regurgitate the last BOFH and still make it funny. Thanks Simon

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Is Apple nobbling iPhones to avoid more patent misery?

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Trollface

I don't believe it

Apple trampling all over somebody elses patents - who'd have thunk it...

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Apple shovels $400m in stock grants to top execs

Chris007
Big Brother

not cynical

I think you're on the money - that was my thought as well

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EU to quiz Apple and Samsung on Frand deals

Chris007
Trollface

Flipside to your last paragraph

"but if it develops it could see a considerable proportion of Samsung's ammunition removed from the field of battle"

It could also see Apple stung for a few hundred million or even a billion or two - who knows

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BOFH: We don't need no stinkin' upgrade

Chris007
Coffee/keyboard

insighful and razor sharp this week

genius, sheer genius

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Martian simnauts emerge from spaceship outside Moscow

Chris007
Joke

It's obviously fake (but not in the moon landing way)

They really went to Mars - this is just to a cover story...

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Beijing to get free Wi-Fi with obvious strings attached

Chris007
Happy

take yer coat

and your passport and the next plane out of here.

that was a terrible joke :)

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Brit boffins print blinking booze bottle labels

Chris007
Windows

surely this icon in a morning after diamond white

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Minnow Android slab maker BEATS Apple in court

Chris007
Happy

Fanbois alert == AC @ 01:38 GMT

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Chris007
Trollface

@ AC 01:38

"Bob Cringely talked of Steve jobs describing the iPad concept to him some 30 years ago but the technology was not available to create it."

Presumably just after Steve had watched 2001:A Space Odyssey then, a film from over 43 years ago...

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Job-seeking university bods panic over incriminating online info

Chris007
FAIL

came late to this article

but totally agree with the first 2 posters - has the IQ of the El Reg readership really got that bad?

FAIL: For thinking that we need it explaining and a double FAIL for those that do need it explaining

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World heading for massive jobs slump

Chris007
FAIL

read the article

(not that I disagree with your FUD title but you've not read it properly)

"In 40 per cent of the ...... risk of social unrest has increased /significantly/ since 2010"

This could mean that in the other 60% it's increased marginally since 2010 or dropped in 25% and risen slightly in 35% or <you get the drift>

It would have been better to provide details on the other 60% but that would likely fail the FUD test and that wouldn't do for them.

FAIL for the failure to explain the other 60% (not El Reg fault obvioulsy :) )

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Chris007

@Danny 5

"Sad thing is, it's kinda like bracing for a punch in the face, but at the last minute the blow diverts it's path and rams you in the stomach"

Add to the end " - And then as you look down in surprise along comes the uppercut to take you out"

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Illicit Bitcoin miners steal resources from infected Macs

Chris007
Terminator

see the fanbois are already voting you down

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Credit card companies plan to sell your purchase data to advertisers

Chris007
Big Brother

"Why do you think companies of all sorts are falling over themselves inventing spurious reasons for you to visit them on Facebook?"

That and the NSA / MI5 / MI6 / CIA etc have been dreaming of having this kind of "database" for years and now people are willingly putting any and all info about themselves online for them to search/profile etc.

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Father-of-three attacked teen after Call of Duty jibes

Chris007
Coat

"Or is this a case of El Reg /baiting/ it's readership"

Well they are masters of it...

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Devs still frozen out of Android ice cream source

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Trollface

Pedants corner

that would be "their" devices

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Last mystery of first recorded supernova laid to rest

Chris007
Trollface

Always struck by this

"Ask the most prominent scientists about the origins of the big bang and then tell me believing in a God is any different."

I've always been an athiest but do enjoy this one.

Ask a person this "Would you say a good description of the big bang could be 'Let there be light'"

I'm just throwing it out there :)

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Jobs: 'I'll spend my dying breath destroying Android'

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Trollface

@Chronic The Weedhog - eh?

How does "I'm no fan of Apple. For that matter, I absolutely hate the iPhone"

square with your earlier statement

"I installed it over the weekend on 2 iPhones I have at home"

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Solar car teams bask in Darwin sunshine

Chris007
Coffee/keyboard

best line in article

"International Health Nazi conference in California"

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OccupySF BOFH runs protest network on pedal power

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WTF?

D Notice

Is this right - any URL's showing this?

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RIM: 'Faulty switch took out faulty-switch-proof network'

Chris007
FAIL

@Zippy the Pinhead

certainly lived upto your name...

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Samsung, Google to out Ice Cream Sarnie next week

Chris007

I'd suggest not forgoing water and food whilst you wait!

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BOFH: Where's my free fondleslab?

Chris007
Happy

it was funny but it would have been nice if Simon had said at the end of his piece that any footnote by the register staff mentioning keeping iPad / Alienware freebies would be getting a personal visit from the BOFH...

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Gigantic KRAKEN fingered in prehistoric murder mystery

Chris007
FAIL

upvoted before I read your last line

No need to be fired - but checking the veracity of a story should always be carried out.

icon for me for not reading the whole post before upvoting!

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Dutch ISP calls the cops after Spamhaus blacklists it

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Flame

@JimC

It's not really an issue of if you use Spamhaus, it's the fact that other people do.

If you get put on a Spamhaus BL then you can find your company/customers not being able to send/receive email from large parts of the Internet.

I have always been against spammers but blocking an entire subnet (at a mimum a /24 but could have been a /21 or even a /16) due to ONE IP address is WAY over the top. It's the classic using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.

In this instance A2B did nothing wrong, they blocked the offending IP address. However this did not appease Spamhaus who did, effectively, blackmail them into blocking the entire subnet. A totally disproportionate response.

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Chris007
FAIL

@ john RTFA

A2B BLOCKED the IP address (note SINGLE) that was identified by Spamhaus as sending the offending spam emails.

Spamhaus decided that wasn't good enough (who the fuck are they to judge) and demanded that the entire subnet be removed even thought there was NO EVIDENCE that any other IP within the range was being used to send spam.

That is outrageous and is certainly smacks of blackmail and it would seem Spamhaus (whether knowingly or not is unknown) are being used to stop TPB through "back door" methods.

Icon for John and Spamhaus

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The $35 android tablet, a snip at $50

Chris007
Coat

Jam-es

Put the tablet on the table with none of that crap you usually do, what do they call it...ah yes peas and carrots. but bring 8, no 16 bread rollllls

(those who watched gooness gracious me will get that one)

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iPhone 5: Apple 4S, pundits 0

Chris007
Gimp

With Si 1 on this one

in the article you say "Really, that's all the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S argument is about: form-factor. Had Apple announced a skinnier, aluminium-backed, bigger-screened iPhone, it would still have had the same internals as the 4S. Performance would be the same. Network connectivity would be the same."

Yes it would *but* all those now pissed-off journalists and analysts would be saying the most wonderful things about Apple because Apple would have stroked their ego's.

They [Apple] didn't and they [Journo's] aren't

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BT superfast home fibre plans fall behind schedule. Again

Chris007
FAIL

Not sure why you're being downvoted

Very reasonable point you made - How many people in this country get less than 1mb/s or even 512kb/s - gettings these people onto 2+mb/s should be the priority.

(I have no axe to grind on this as I get 20mb/s but I know of another family member who is on an exchange which only has ISDN available (128k bonded !)

Icon: for those who downvoted

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Android malware under blog control says Trend Micro

Chris007
Go

Recommend LBE Privacy to control what apps can/cannot do

See title

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Judge cracks down on Bayesian stats dodginess in court

Chris007
Trollface

Why are we not allowed to mention Pref Moy Readow...

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Samsung seeks bans on the iPhone 4S

Chris007
Big Brother

@Chris 19

Failure is a relative word on this.

I don't know if Apple are already paying FRAND for these Samsung patents but lets assume they are not.

Whilst FRAND ensures a reasonable fee, there is likely wiggle room for Samsung to ask for the maximum permissable under these terms and if you apply this to every infringing Apple product ever sold (previously and in the future) it could add up to a very tidy sum (in the several billions perhaps). Given that it maybe that Apple decide to drop their other lawsuits around the world.

I and I'm pretty sure Samsung would not consider that outcome a failure

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