* Posts by Swiss

30 posts • joined 4 Jan 2011

EE launches 150Mbps '4G+' in the heart of London


EE Everything Everywhere?

Should be Nothing Nowhere... useless feckers!

I too will be leaving EE for Three this very weekend, simply because I can save 35 notes per month with their all you can eat data plan, currently a similar plan on NN is 52 notes but the rub is, you can't get a half decent signal anywhere!

So even if Three aren't all that much better signal wise, at least I won't be paying as much for the data I'm not getting.

CNN 'tech analyst' on NAKED CELEBS: WHO IS this mystery '4chan' PERSON?


How ridiculous!

No one actually uses Password as their actual Password when it is far easier to type qwerty.

If qwerty is your password, I would suggest to use an upper case Q and suffix the numeral 1 so if forced to change it you can increment it by 1 each time.

Boffins: Bonkless Brits fondling slabs, not each other


How about a fondleslap* party?

*I meant slab....

Sysadmin job ad: 'If you don’t mind really bad work-life balance, this is for you'


Recent add asking for IT grad, with CISCO CISM, Micro$oft MCSE for the princly salary of 19.5K per annum.....

I wonder if they got any replies?

The BOFH is BACK: And it's cloudy with a 90% chance of beatings


Re: Never received it....

"Then there are the people that use deleted items as some kind of store. But that's for another day."

What the actual f*ck is that about?

I have come across this a few times now and promptly deleted their deleted items.

One guy had a whole elaborate folder structure going on.... not for long though.

Parking ticket firm 'exposed private info' - ICO making enquiries


Un-enforceable "Penalty Notice"

I too have successfully ignored their empty threats of taking me to court for failing to pay one of their penalty charges.

In the end I sent them a cease and desist notice for harassment, they stopped bothering me then.

UKPC are a bunch of bullying thugs that can’t even get that brainless job right.

Throttled customers rage over Virgin Mobile UK's tight cap


Same as you guys, Orange on EE.... Everything Everywhere? should be called NN Nothing Nowhere!

What happens when you complain.... If you guessed nothing, then you would be right.

We're not making this up: Apple trademarks the SHOP


I have patented shit, yes thats right all your hot steaming shit r belong to I, patent pending on cold non steaming shit.

FFS Apple, what a bunch of complete twunts

What happened to Odds & Sods?


Re: BOFH template restored - now with navigation for all content

"BOFH template restored - now with navigation for all content

And in reverse chronological order (except for a few, posted in 2000, which are posted in chronological order)."

Nice touch, thanks, but where is he? No recent tales to help us mortals while away the minutes?

Has the PFY finally done him in? Has he been incarcerated in his own fire safe? Tipped down the lift shaft or simply fallen asleep at the alter of the liquid lunch?


Plain speaking...

Just stop fucking about and put back Odds n Sods where it was and with the same content.


BOFH would have had a quick lime lined hole in a dissused carpark for you by now

Lenovo pitches two-CPU ThinkPad


Sounds great...

...But might be nice if they could get their x220 laptops to work for more than a microsoft minute first.

Just bought 230 of em for the firm and so far, since being deployed just before Christmas, we have had 23 total failures, Power light's on but nobody home!

Our friendly Lenovo engie, (name withheld to protect his job/sanity/gelled hair style), says it's a known issue, but hey, our Lenovo account manager says no it's not, that's just stupid nonsense! Ah well, 23 so far including two this morning and counting...

Shame as otherwise seem nice bits of kit.

Bloke pays inked tribute to Top Gear



I like James May human, but then I also like Audrey Hepburn...

So which is better?....

Apple was OK to fire man for private Facebook comments



Never.. I mean N E V E R add current work colleagues to your social network of preference.


I can believe it...

I gave you a thumbs down for this post.

My reason is that OK it was on Facebook and yes I gues the privacy setting are not what they should be, but none the less, he did set his profile to private so only the people he has added as friends should be able to see his comments.

Assuming he has maybe 10 - 15 or 50 "friends" it still a closed group comment/discussion.

Had he chosen his "friends" with more care, I daresay he would still be employed by Apple.

I feel this is inded a very bad precedent to set with regards to what can be deemed as free speech in private and what can be punished as libel etc...

Biker gang plunders Covent Garden Apple Store


In reply to Sir Runcible Spoon.... S P O O O N !

Right bloke wrong film...

Pulp Fiction... baby ;-)


OMG - Biker Gang score fruit in smash n grab job

"Coppers were alerted after a gang of around seven "moped" riders and motorcyclists, most carrying pillion passengers..."

Hardly the usual profile for a "Biker Gang" mopeds....

But hey maybe im being too picky, they were after all riding two wheeled vehicles and there were more than three of em.

Almost like the old days when anyone wearing a leather and riding a motor bike was a Hells Angel...


Furious HP staff stage protest over job cuts


It has to be said...

Certainly an impressive rack...


Don't buy your iPad in a McDonald's car park



An iPad for any money is a fishy proposition...

Apple ejects FT app from iTunes


Yeah I did...

Apple are just a bunch of restrictive c@&ts...

Why should you only be able to do this that or the other, why should you turn over YOUR hard earned cash for an App YOU developed, why cant they withstand a little competition from Samsung...

Makes me grrrrrrr

Virgin Media preps firmware update for glitchy SuperHub



Just upgraded to 50MB from 30MB which in turn was upgraded from 20MB.

I have to say I have not had many problems, only went 50MB because I hate getting throttled back after I reach the cap on downloads ;-)

Wireless has never worked correctly on the Super Hub, (at least not on mine), so after losing the will to live going through the help desk ops scripted troubleshooting assistance, (despite me telling him I have done all the pre cursor checks and fixes), I simply hooked up my old wireless switch to us as an AP.

All works fine and dandy.

ACS:Law fined for data breach


Just seen this article...

Great end to the day, I also hope his testicles turn square and develop some form of nasty itchy scratchy mould.

The comparison of him to those shady car park sharks is also very apt, top tip, if you get one of those fines, just refuse to pay, even when they threaten with debt collectors, refuse to pay and insist on your day in court, they will drop it before it gets to court because they know they can't enforce the penalty. Successfully done this against UKPC.

Have a great Tuesday evening all!

MobileMe drove Steve Jobs to foul-mouthed fury


Mobile Me.... tsk tsk

Have they got it working with Firefox 4 and Safari yet, I always seem to get Invalid cert/can't verify website problems... or maybe it's just me?!?! Oh dear, SJ has obviously got it in for me, or am I just being paranoid?

Nutter preflames El Reg 'cockheads'



First of all, I object in the most strongest possible terms about whatever article you may or may not be writing about covering some random subject matter in the near or distant future, it's utter drivel you arserags! Just thought i'd get that one in.

I would also like to point out that I believe should the identity of of the "Cockhead"™ bomber be identified, he will no doubt be issued a writ of copywrite infringment by Apple™ for use of the term Cockhead™ which I understand is the generic name given to their litigation team.

Is it Friday yet?

UK gov 'draws US attention' to Bradley Manning concerns


There is no Torture, well, thats ok then...

So all these reports are lies, Manning is not woken during the night every 5 minutes, he does in fact have a bed to sleep on along with some blankets, he is also fully clothed.

"The nonsense that passes for factual info. is a joke. Manning is not being tortured or treated any different than any other suicidal prisoner."

And this is based on first hand experience?

Been in to visit Manning to check on his conditions?

Perhaps you have first hand knowledge of guarding prisoners?

I suspect like the majority of us on this forum you have to go by the media reports as to Manning current predicament, if so which comic have you been reading?

Thumb Up

Me O/

I'll take one.


No news maybe, however...

Being ex UK Military I have taken part in Suicide watch during my career, the prisoner was not stripped naked, denied proper bedding nor was he woken during the night every 5 minutes.

He was kept under constant close observation and afforded his basic human rights, something to which it would seem manning has so far been denied.

As I said in my post I know little of the American way but to me Manning's treatment sounds a little too close to torture methods employed by uncivilised despot countries.


Truth, Justice and the American way......

haha, The American way has nothing to do with Truth or Justice and more the attitude of do as I say not as I do or else.

Manning is clearly being punished before he has even had the courtesy of a trial, I know little of the American way or their constitution, but even if only half the reports about Manning's treatment are true I do know that in any "Civilised" country this treatment would be just plain wrong.

Rest of the world, "You can't treat Manning this way" - US* Gov "Yes we can"

*US = Military abbreviation for Unserviceable

Apple to Microsoft: 'App Store name is not generic'


I hate Apple/Micro$oft in equal measure...

Blackberry App world ­™ anyone?

Wii Countdown conundrum brands family 'SH*THEADS'


I agree, but...

You have also made a blundering contradiction by calling the Sun a newspaper!

In-flight fight for stubborn iPhone-loving teen



.. is it the rule breakers always get away with it and the citizen trying to enforce the rules gets the punishment!

Apparently in the UK it is illegal to beat the crap out of anyone breaking into your house to steal your hard earned property or worse, if you do you get sent to jail and the crim gets a hefty compensation pay out.

OK the circumstances here are a little different, but he broke the rules, the pensioner "may" have over reacted but was provoked. Give him a medal, don't punish him.

If the steward had done thier job properly or the parent(s) had done theirs, there wouldn't have been an issue.

Me, I would have slammed the little shits head into the seat in front of him until his ears bled, but then sometimes I tend to over react too.

Too all you others that have posted well reasoned and well made points about spoilt kids, shouldn't do this that and the other, well done, try sitting next to one on an eight hour flight ;-)

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