* Posts by horse of a different colour

36 posts • joined 13 Jan 2011

Linux on ARM breakthrough to take away Torvalds' arse pain

horse of a different colour
Joke

Re: One small step for a kernel, but one giant leap for penguin-kind

* insert joke about kernel development no longer costing an ARM and a leg *

Crazed Microsoft robot accuses BBC kids' channel of Win8 piracy

horse of a different colour
Flame

Burn the witch!

horse of a different colour
Mushroom

Re: And we....

First they came for children's TV channels,

but I didn't speak out because I wasn't a children's TV channel.

Then they came for film review meta-critics,

but I didn't speak out because I wasn't a film review meta-critic.

etc.

Windows Store size doubles: Now 0.3% the size of Apple's

horse of a different colour
Mushroom

Re: Quality, quality, quality...

How many are spelling apps?

Christian footie match ends in almighty brawl

horse of a different colour
Mushroom

Irrational rules, hatred of women, sexual repression, strange rituals ...

... and that's just the football.

Going viral 9,500 years ago: 'English descended from ancient Turkey'

horse of a different colour
Megaphone

Re: Dubiety...

The days of the week are named after what the medievals believed were the planets, or so I believe. It is more obvious if you use French rather than English.

Monday - Lundi - Moon

Tuesday - Mardi - Mars (Tiw's planet)

Wednesday - Mercredi - Mercury (Woden's planet)

Thursday - Jeudi - Jupiter (Thor's planet)

Friday - Vendredi - Venus (Frige's planet)

Saturday - Samedi - Saturn

Sunday - Dimanche - Sun

The Dragon 32 is 30

horse of a different colour

Re: The Weetabix ad

'Skin head' Weetabix probably wasn't Weetabix marketing's finest hour...

Apple serves 3m Mountain Lions in four days

horse of a different colour
Mushroom

Re: Upgrade....PATH

Laggard user in upgrade price SHOCKAHH

Texan scientists create tiny, tiny laser

horse of a different colour
Coat

“smooth at the atomic level”?

Like Steve Perry?

Why British TV drama is crap – and why this matters to tech firms

horse of a different colour
Flame

Re: British TV drama is NOT crap

Hustle? HUSTLE? HUSTLE?!? That was utter, utter, utter, utter shite. I mean, really? Hustle? HUSTLE? etc

Menaced cartoonist raises $60,000 for copywrong

horse of a different colour
Mushroom

Arse Technica?

Freudian slip?

Google renames developer groups to scare away punters

horse of a different colour
Devil

G-TUGS

I was momentarily confused as to what sort of punters they were referring to....

Strong ARM: The Acorn Archimedes is 25

horse of a different colour

Re: "Novelly"?

SUSEly?

Watchdog tells Greenpeace to stop 'encouraging anti-social behaviour'

horse of a different colour
Mushroom

Right, that's it

I'm going to give up my cushy and well paid IT job and become a nuclear engineer. Who's with me?

Twelve... classic 1980s 8-bit micros

horse of a different colour
Happy

Re: woohoo!

That's v. impressive.

Panasonic PT-AT5000E LCD projector

horse of a different colour
Holmes

Re: How much???

AVF? Some sort of anti-psychotic drug?

Americans resort to padlocking their dumb meters

horse of a different colour
Happy

Down with this sort of thing

Careful now

Hey Commentard! - or is that Commenter?

horse of a different colour
Flame

Can we henceforth refer to El Reg contributors as regtards?

Teen net addicts pee in bottles to stay glued to WoW

horse of a different colour

Indeed. I often pee in a bottle whilst sitting on the toilet.

Russian boffins: US radar didn't fry Phobos-Grunt

horse of a different colour

In Soviet Russia, Martian moon probe you!

Sleep Cycle

horse of a different colour
Flame

Nonsense

Looks like snake oil to me. Having played around a fair bit with the iPhone, I'd be very surprised if it was sensitive enough to detect movement on the bed (unless you thrash around like Linda Blair).

I personally use sleepyti.me (I have no affiliation with the site), which uses a very simple rule to determine when you should be setting your alarm/when you should be going to bed. And it's FREE.

Mars, Moon, solar system could be littered with alien artifacts

horse of a different colour
Happy

I, for one, welcome our undiscovered alien overlords,

Crap alchemist jailed for poo-into-gold experiment

horse of a different colour
Happy

Well...

I know what I'll be doing tonight!

Put down the Java manual

horse of a different colour
FAIL

One line summary: You need to learn new skills. I'd like to read this guy's opinion on the religion of the pope and the activities of bears in woods.

No pain, some gain: Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot examined

horse of a different colour
Flame

@AC

Get's over it.

Son of Solaris raids Linux for KVM hypervisor

horse of a different colour
Go

@AC

Presumably the SmartOS container is better at managing IO, resources, etc. Given that MySQL doesn't scale well over multiple CPUs, it doesn't sound that far-fetched.

'There's too much climate change denial on the BBC'

horse of a different colour
Happy

@Frank

+1 for the Aliens reference.

Apple kills MacBook, soups up MacBook Air

horse of a different colour
Happy

You can't put a price on ...

... being able to ponce around in coffee shops and 'working' on your MacBook Air.

How scareware scumbags avoid getting flagged by banks

horse of a different colour
Happy

@Tony

== Only a minority – estimated at one in 10 users – of the 2.3 million purchasers of fake antivirus software during the two-year study ever complained. An even smaller percentage tried to initiate a chargeback ==

Presumably if banks began to profile chargeback activity, fraudsters could refund all chargebacks. Question is, do they stop being fraudsters at that point?

Help! My Exchange server just rebooted

horse of a different colour
Joke

@/dev/me

>> Let the whole company sweat for a few days.

Hmmm... If you have a relationship like that with people you work with, you might be better off working somewhere else!

Project Ceylon – Red Hat builds Java killer replacement

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Heart

@Two words

Two words... CLOJURE !!!

FTFY

Mummy, mummy, there's a nuclear monster!

horse of a different colour
Happy

@Vladimir

Radiation is like a swan, perhaps?

Apple Mac OS X: ten years old today

horse of a different colour
FAIL

CLI

Which begs the question, why can't MS bundle a decent CLI with Windows? The default CLI is an abomination compared to Linux/Unix/Mac.

Fujitsu hails first bio-mouse

horse of a different colour
Happy

Recycling!?!

I fly tip anything that's 'recyclable'. Let nature sort it out.

Android passes iPhone in mobile ad race

horse of a different colour
Heart

@Users: if you want to avoid mobile ads

Logical conclusion: go for WinMo7?

Microsoft sucks open source into its WebMatrix

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Heart

@Embrace

Open source? Presumably there's nothing stopping you porting it to a LAMP stack...

Go on, DOUBLE DARE YOU.

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