* Posts by CmdrX3

573 posts • joined 4 Jul 2010


Cameron's speech puts UK adoption of EU data directive in doubt


"reducing the regulatory burden to secure growth"

I believe the US tried that with banking system and look how well that turned out.

Wad of BlackBerry OS 10 pics 'leaks' from RIM's inner circle


Re: yawn

If I simply wanted a communication tool, I would have bought a cheap mobile for £10. If you think that's all a smartphone is, then you need to get an imagination.


Re: yawn

Yes.... Apple devices, I've only had an iPhone for 6 months and I'm already bored to death with it.

Microsoft blasts PC makers: It's YOUR fault Windows 8 crash landed


Windows 8 isn't that bad, just TIFKAM sucks a sweaty pair

As soon as I got shot of TIFKAM and started using Start8 it certainly improved. I even like quite a few of the TIFKAM apps, it's a shame they use it to run. If they could just get those apps working within the normal desktop and give it a close button instead of having to drag the app down then escape from TIFKAM as quickly as possible. Even the ribbon toolbar is not that bad once you get the hang of where things are, and I originally hated the ribbon. They took a perfectly good start menu system and completely banjaxed it for the sake of touchscreen that few people want or use on a PC when they should have concentrated on integrating the Skydrive cloud more seamlessly. They made a lot of improvements in Windows 8, unfortunately they are completely overshadowed by the the turd that is TIFKAM. So if they want to do a Windows 8 launch reboot..... reboot the OS without that f*****g monstrosity.

Apple shares dive after quarterly report disappoints Wall Street


I don't think the results are that bad

Thing about Apple though is the majority of their profit is in two product lines, and the vast majority being in just one. If people do start turning away from the iPhone line in large numbers and they have nothing to replace it then those profits are likely to plummet. Who would have predicted Nokia's position today 6 or 7 years ago. It doesn't take long to go from hero to zero in the technology world. Not that I am wanting Apple to fail, it makes no difference to my life what happens to them.

One thing is for sure if you ask me, Apple at the moment is a ship without a captain. Tim Cook may be a great first mate but in my opinion he is not a captain, he is a number cruncher and Apple needs a products man with some vision at the helm. As for the steady profits on increased revenue. I'd hazard a guess at the reports about the difficulties they are having in building the latest products may be causing more wastage and increased costs as a result. But then I suppose if I was that great at knowing what was going on, I'd be heading up the company, instead of sitting at a keyboard. Still wouldn't mind a share of those profits the Wall Street goons are complaining about though.... I could buy my very own country.

Asteroid-mining 'FireFlys' will be ready for action by 2015, vows space firm


What can one say

hahahahahahahahahahaha..................hahahahahahahahahahahahahah..............lol........guffaw.................hahahahahahahahahah.......... nuff said

Megaupload outed file-sharers to Feds months before Dotcom raid


Do you expect anything better

With hacks like AO running rampant through it's pages telling half truths and outright lies. It's like Fox news with the Quote of the Day that all their commentators have to use during the day to get their point across.

McDonalds burger app gives it to you straight from the horse's mouth


I always wonder

Are people pissed off because they are not getting the beef they paid for or because they are eating Champion the Wonder Horse. Personally I say put the beef back in the beefburgers, and give the horses their own burger.

Smarm-bot Siri seeks side-splitting script-writer for charm transplant


I don't know if my wife is available for the job though.


Re: I'm sorry, I do not understand [insert phrase here]

I already have a few shortcuts set up, but to be honest I keep forgetting what they are :-D


I'm sorry, I do not understand [insert phrase here]

Witty responses my ass. I would be more impressed if I could get the bloody thing to ring my brother to let him know I was just leaving now and would be there in five or ten minutes. After persisting on one or two occasions my eventual phone call has consisted of "I'm just pulling into your street now". Needless to say I have given up trying and have now chosen the option of "click, slide, select, scroll, select & select" which usually takes me the length of time it takes to walk down my path. I know my Belfast accent probably has a lot to do with it, and sometimes I end up getting results speaking in a posh English accent or worse... an American accent, but emmm... no, just ......no.

Titsup Windows Phone 8 orders user to cram 'boot disc' in mobe

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Re: True innovation

Because android phones don't crash into those kinds of death screens....


and Apples iDevices don't either....


Perhaps it's simply because it asks for the disk, in that case...BFD. By the way those photos are from links in the comments from the page that you posted in another article Bob, but maybe you didn't read that far in your excitement to get another anti-MS comment posted. You (again) fail to mention this "true innovation" happened because they were pissing about with their phones and flashing firmwares.

John McAfee goes Hollywood with Warner Bros. movie deal


Re: shouldn't read this, shouldn't comment

Sorry... had to double read that comment...... that sentence could have turned out all wrong and slightly disturbing.

Review: Google Nexus 4

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Re: Twas the bettery life, or lack of.

Not exactly a fair comparison there though. They were messing about with their phones and flashing firmware, so it's not exactly the "Windows Phone 8 User Experience" you are attempting to mislead people into believing it is. But then what else can be expected from someone as obviously anti-MS as yourself.

MEGAGRAPH: 1983's UK home computer chart toppers


Re: @-tim

Depressingly sad comment... and sadly also depressingly true.

Now if you will excuse me, I have to go and play online poker with all my friends.... they really are my friends... honestly.... they care a lot about me and I about them....... what are the names of their wives and children..... I really never thought to ask.

Yahoo!'s Mayer, Apple's Cook 'Person of the Year' finalists


Obama won then, how predictable

Not that I have anything against him, but Malala Yousafzai should have won this one by a country mile.

Apple: What do our Maps need? Stalk-yer-buddies Foursquare tech, NATCH!


Apple maps was a smart business move.

It sells devices...... Because when you get lost using Apple maps, the only fuckers who will ever find you will need an Apple device to do it. ;-)

Naked Scarlett Johansson pic snatch bloke gets 10 YEARS


Re: 10 years

I almost thought the 10 years was a bit harsh myself, until I read the last sentence of the article. It appeared he quite liked children as well........ so fuck him. as for the "over here" I think sabba pretty much covered that ;-)

Mother of All Whistlers: Virgin Media superhub. Listen to recordings


Not just the power supply

The whole kit is the flakiest piece of crap I've ever used. I've ended up disabling the wireless and plugging a more reliable wireless router (also a netgear) into it and using that as my wireless access point. which of course immediately uses up one of the Gb ethernet ports. I plan on getting a better router and just enabling modem only mode on it.

2020AD: Space tourists will be FOUND ON MOON


Re: and

"the $500m 'booking administration fee'"

Per person.

'Build us a Death Star, President Obama' demand thousands


They could very possibly be...

...the committee that hands out the peace prize seem to have lost the plot on occasion in recent times.

Slash A THIRD off Surface RT price or it's toast, Microsoft told


Holy bat crap

Nobody saw that coming!!

Elon Musk jumps overboard from Paul Allen's GIANT MOTHERSHIP


At least they are both making large efforts...

....Meanwhile, Virgin "Galactic" are building low orbit space feathers for rich and shameless theme rides.

Hero Playmonaut lost at sea as SPEARS ditches in Channel


Ode To The Playmonaut

One bitter morn' he set off for the skies,

The playmonauts trip planned out by the wise.

High into the air he rode his balloon,

praying the planner was not a baffoon.

Higher and higher he continued to soar,

The wind rushing by with a deafening roar.

At just the right time the balloon gave a bang,

so loud was the noise, our hero's ears rang.

As he stopped rising up and started to stall,

The parachute opened and eased up his fall.

Quickly he realised that things were not right,

The wind suddenly changed and hastened his plight.

He dropped Lower and lower as he flew futher South,

He thought of his planner with his hand over mouth.

As the coastline approached he knew it was trouble,

The speed of his plastic heart started to double.

He looked to the East and in the distance saw Brighton,

But he knew as he passed he couldn't stop fightin'.

He went further and further out over the Channel,

Wishing he packed up some soap and a flannel.

There was nothing he could do now but sit there and wait,

And as the water got closer he pondered his fate.

After what seemed like an age he finally splashed down,

And as he floated along he prayed not to drown.

Meanwhile back on the coast of old Blighty,

The panic to save him was rushed and quite mighty.

In the search for a boat Playmonauts team ran to and fro,

When finally they found the good ship Even-Flow.

They sped to the spot they last logged his flight,

Hoping their hero would be quite alright.

On the sides of the boat they were staunchly perched,

Long into the evening they searched and they searched.

No sign of their friend could any man find,

This would be a day when the gods were not kind.

Sadly they left and returned to the dock,

The pub was awaiting and to there they would flock.

They all raised their glasses to their friend lost at sea,

And then they all toasted his replacement to be.

Back in the dark as our hero looked on,

He watched the boat search and then it was gone.

He knew on this night he was now on his own,

So decided to fight on instead of just moan.

He paddled so hard his arms started to ache,

But more and more progress he started to make.

As the dawn sun came up he gave a quick glance,

In the distance was land and he knew it was France.

with safety in sight he knew he had to give more,

So with new vigour he swam ever harder to shore.

With one more big push the dry land was in reach,

so exhausted he pulled himself onto the beach.

As he lay on his back and looked up at the sun,

he sighed and he smiled as he knew he had won.

And so ends our story of a hero so bright,

Who proves it pays never to give up the fight.

The Times offers subsidised Nexus 7s to get subscribers



I could just not bother subscribing, save myself £100 and read one of the many other available newspapers.

Sony to do what Apple can't: Remove its batteries - sources


Maybe Apple will buy it

They seem to want to control every other aspect of their devices, so maybe this will let them control one more area.

Kim Dotcom claims entrapment by US authorities


and in other news....

Barack Obama defeats John McCain to become first black US President. Seriously Reg, Are you guys using fucking pigeons to receive your latest news updates.

BlackBerry 10: AWESOME. If the hardware matches it, RIM jobs are safe


Re: "But phones sell on the user interface"

My 18 year old asked for a BB (sitting in the cupboard). She hates my iPhone, and isn't overly keen on her older sisters android. If RIM can pull off good hardware with a good UI coupled with a decent ad campaign, then there is hope for them yet.

Facebook: Give us your credit card and pals' addresses as GIFTS


I barely trust the fuckers with my name, never mind my credit card details.

How can UK TV product placement do better, asks report


None on the BBC?

For a company that's not supposed to advertising products, I've seen more Apple Macbook Pro closeups on BBC factual & documentary programs than any product on the other channels.

They usually do a closeup of them running video clips of people talking or browsers running a certain webpage or some other such crap.

ROGUE PLANET WITHOUT A SUN spotted in interstellar space


"JUST a hundred light years away"

That's OK then, should get there by tea-time. I mean it's JUST 588 trillion miles away (almost).

Industry in 'denial' as demand for pricey PCs plunges


Re: Hardcore gamers

As a gamer myself I can say, I have only ever bought one box shift PC (a Compaq Presario). When I went to upgrade I found out the motherboard and case could not be upgraded. I have built them myself with hand picked components ever since, and every gamer friend I have does exactly the same. Some build a full new system each time, for myself, I have had the same PSU and case now for a number of years. I very rarely do a full upgrade now but an "alternate" upgrade so to speak. Motherboard, CPU, Memory, then next upgrade cycle will be Graphics Card. As I currently have an i7 2600K and my last upgrade was a GTX 560Ti, I will be skipping the CPU/Motherboard/Memory and doing another Graphics card upgrade as there is no real upgrade worth ditching the 2600K for at this point. This is the beauty of controlling your own box build, you can nearly always stay with a mid to high range PC without having to also buy the extra tat you don't need and concentrate the expense on what you really need and it's a lot easier to follow the hardware performance trends.

Office for Android, Apple iOS: 'REALLY REAL this time' - report


As an online Publisher, there is one thing you Excel at and that's giving us early Access to the latest tech news and getting the Word out about new developments. It's the kind of Outlook we as readers appreciate, although if there was One Note that I would like to make it's if you have the Power Point out some of the more obvious flaws in these early developments.

(See what I did there... badly) ;-)

Windows Phone 8 will be 'less than explosive' - HP bigwig


Re: Debating

I have to agree, and I'm not so sure Windows Phone 8 will be the failure some are predicting. Possibly in the short term it won't do as well, but in the longer term as those who buy Windows 8 PC's or upgrade to Windows 8 get used to the interface, then the WP8 interface will also become familiar when/if they are looking for a new phone. the apps aren't there yet, but then they weren't there for 7.5 either at the start and they managed to get 150,000 apps. Nothing compared to Apple or Android perhaps but still not too slack. For it to be any type of success I believe apps must be a cross platform purchase. Buy it for Windows 8 on the PC, and it's also available for your phone or tablet, and it must be relatively easy for developers to transfer their app code from one platform to another to prevent the excessive costs it developers may incur. I have no idea whether these conditions already exist or not, if so then it may very well be a success. Microsoft though, do need to give developers some incentive to commit to the platform, particularly if they commit to cross platform app production perhaps through reducing their own profit share of the app for a period of time.

Avira 'fesses up: Our software isn't compatible with Windows 8


Re: Windows Defender

Until the European commissars get involved and decide that Microsoft is abusing it's OS monopoly to force out competing AV and ISO Tool vendors.

Apple to ditch Intel – report


I'm really trying

...but I'm buggered if I can think of any big name companies called cheese.

The buckets in the corner!!

Microsoft-Netflix bid rumours feast on froth – and logic


Many acquisitions are done for specific reasons and in most cases it's not out of concern for the welfare of the acquisitioned company. It most cases it's to acquire specific items or technologies or the talent that created them to be absorbed into the companies own product lines, for example Visio was acquired and it's object drawing application was moved into the Office Products line. Hotmail was absorbed and rebranded into MSN hotmail, and now is the email core of Windows Live services.

In other cases an acquisitions sole purpose is to remove the competition which usually had better technologies, which I will give you they tended to do quite a bit and as the saying went.. "If you can't beat them.. Buy them". They did however for the most part buy the companies for the better technologies they had, not just to stop them as competition.


No... by gaining a shift in selective habits

Previously record companies could get away with selling albums with two or three new songs amongst 15 others which they have released on previous albums and inevitably the "Greatest Hits" albums which contained 100% previously released material. The ability to purchase single mp3's effectively ended that. Customers simply need to buy the three new singles as opposed to paying for an entire album. Essentially record companies who were more than happy to screw over their customers have now found that those same customers are no longer willing and now have the means to avoid being screwed by those same record companies. There will always be those fans who will buy all albums regardless but they are by far in the minority, most will use a mix and match of their already purchased songs to recreate the new albums.

UK iPad Mini FRENZY: Queues stretch SEVERAL FEET from till


Re: Sir

... or the Max iPad... or is there a trademark issue there :-)

Verizon staff arrested for stealing customer's nude pics


Let me put on my rocket scientists hat a second....

She possibly took them of herself to send to her boyfriend/husband/whoever.

Ailing Comet at last prayers: Cawing of accountants and VCs fills air


Re: Bankrupt Stock Sale

Comet sale .. All Extended Warranties must go

Ballmer bets 'all in' on Phone 8 and Windows


Re: Everyone knows click

PBS gets $100 miliion, is funded out of public taxpayer funds and is basically pennies from the federal budget that American conservatives use as a distraction in order to avoid real cuts.

The BBC gets $3.5 BILLION, and is funded from a separate annual fee that most households in the country must pay by law regardless of whether they watch BBC or not.

Now I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure that if American conservatives had THAT to whine about instead of Big Bird then we'd never hear the end of O'Reilly, that daft skank Gretchen and the rest of the idiots on Fox news belching their uninformed nonsense and half truths.


Good old BBC Click

One of the biggest UK Apple adverts... second only to The Gadget Show.

Samsung posts record profits as Galaxy sales crush Apple


Oh ffs is that the best you've got

Sheepsung.... really?

(F) - Must try harder

Apple slips bomb into ITC filing: Samsung being PROBED by US gov


What's Apple bothered about

From what I've read they've just went ahead and used them without paying Samsung for them anyway.

Boris 'games rot brains' Johnson hosts game art expo


i play puter games all da time

An ders nuffing rong wit my litracy skillz at all an my brainz deffo aint rotted.

Her Majesty's Secret Service opens a Q-Branch apprentice scheme


Sometimes though

Qualifications though don't necessarily equate to intelligence, especially when it comes to computers. I would say the qualifications they ask for are just to ensure that the people applying have a decent ability to learn which even at A-Level grade C they will have.

Salesforce CEO Benioff: Win 8 is 'the end of Windows'


Doesn't take a large reply for this one

What a lot of bollocks should pretty much cover it.

Sacked British RIM staffers to get minimum legal payout


Story about nothing

For the life of me I can't see any story here, he is only making a comment about an odd menu item. Something that is classed as fine dining food being served with a fast food. It's a bit like going to a chip shop and asking for a cheesy gravy chip served with caviare. Looking at the menu would suggest he is in a fast food place and is not actually boasting about eating Fois Gras.

I notice you didn't do an article about his tweet right after the fois gras one, which reads...

"Ok new experience. A tandoori chicken wrap purchased from "O'Briens Irish Sandwiches" in Singapore."

You see, pointless one sided nothing out of context articles like this are what keeps Fox News going. Perhaps a logo change is order of the day El Reg.

It's official: Apple will reveal 'a little more' on October 23


Re: I've got something to show you

Guess you need to take a pencil sharpener to your fingers then to fiddle with it ;-)


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