* Posts by Paul Gray

11 posts • joined 11 Jun 2007

Rogue admin waits for verdict

Paul Gray

BOFH

http://www.theregister.co.uk/odds/bofh/

Ta da!

Hotspot sniffer eavesdrops on iPhone in real-time

Paul Gray

What shall we call it?

iSpy?

12 of the best... mice

Paul Gray

@You missed the Razer Lachesis.

Agreed, would have to say Razer make the best mice I have ever used. And the Lachesis is top pick for me. Left & right handed, and available in your choice of glow! (as long as you like red, green or blue)

Dutch cat skinner publishes critics' personal details

Paul Gray
Stop

@ Sarah Bee

Thank you for your impressive over reaction to my devils advocate post. Perhaps you could explain to me, seeing as how my brain is disengaged, why killing a cat to make a handbag is different to killing a cow to make the same?

One is cute and fluffy the other is big and daft looking, but that alone isn't a good argument is it?

Is the reason said argument comes up so often, 4975967 times (or is it 4975968 now?), that there is some merit to it?

There are some interesting moral arguments to be had here. Although they have all been fought before, with no end in sight. Who ultimately says what is right or wrong? We have given that power to our law makers for better or worse. And as this woman is not in prison for what she has done we all have to stand by that.

Back to the original topic though. I don't know that I agree with her approach to dealing with the hate mail (naming and shaming). But the net getting the occasional kick up it's collective butt, that you are responsible for your actions from behind a keyboard as you are in person is no bad thing.

Paul Gray
Stop

@what's the problem?

I find myself agreeing with David. If you wear leather shoes. Have a leather sofa. Eat lamb, pork, duck, or whatever the hell they make sausages out of (you can't convince me it's pork). Then you really can't complain here.

If the cat was on it's way out anyway even less so as most animals we eat are in their prime.

I wear leather shoes and eat meat. If I was to be anti this then I would be the worst kind of hypocrite as you can'y pick one animal over another like that.

iPhone apps - the 10 smartest and the 10 stupidest

Paul Gray
Unhappy

Whoa!! If only I'd known.

You can actually get a phone you can get new applicatons for, for money? I must get me one of these gadgets. There was me with my Windows mobile device with all the free user generated content available for it.

Things like a terminal services client that allows me to log onto my computer remotely for $30... no sorry, I meant for free.

The only sad thing is that, as the retards go out nd buy these things because proper mobile tools like Blackberries and WM are too hard, less time will be spent working on apps for them.

Boffins invent automatic net-hookup roboffinry machines

Paul Gray
Boffin

Uh oh

With the dumbing down of science in schools and reduced uptake of engineering and science at Universities. How long will it be before no one actually understands what these computers are saying, or how they work anymore. That would be a sad day indeed.

O2 starts giving away iPhones

Paul Gray

RE: Oh, come on! Use your brains.

Quote:

"I only use my iPhone quite lightly, but in just over 6 months, I have used over £1,000 'worth' of data at that £3 a meg price. So a grand for two years use, including 10 hours a month of calls and a load of texts really isn't that bad."

I just signed up to a £15 a month 12 month contract with Voda that gave me 150 minutes 500 texts and unlimited data, which is more than sufficient for my use. And I can use my existing handset (an unbranded HTC Touch Diamond), onto which I can install any software I want.

No, can't see why I would 'upgrade' to a £45 a month contract with a phone that thinks it knows what I want better than I do.

City of Heroes fingered in MMO patent lawsuit

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Thumb Down

Anyone else sick of the patent bandwagon?

I am getting tired of people registering these 'broad brush' patents, waiting for someone to be doing well and then trying to cash in. The system is broken. The people issuing these patents need to do some investigation before issuing them. I suggest that they write this patent on a very small piece of paper and shove it where the sun doesn't shine. Thus preventing anyone else from ever being so stupid again.

RIAA hits paydirt: wins first music-sharing jury trial

Paul Gray

Sick

It saddens me to think that this can happen to anyone. It's not as though she profited by her actions. The fine is totally out of line with any reason. How can any person be expected to pay such a huge sum. That would be pretty much game over for anyone on minimum wage for the rest of their lives. And for what?

It annoys me now that I once sent a demo CD from our band to these labels to see if they wanted to produce us. I am glad that I never heard back from them. We make music for fun not to fill the pockets of some sicko. In fact I have just made our demo available for download, and next time we go and record (at our own expense) I'll put that on our site for free too. How do you like that RIAA? Go download it if you want from killingamber.co.uk

Virgin Media tech support goes premium rate

Paul Gray

In the latest news....

Virgin Media hammers another nail into the coffin of what was once a pretty good Telewest service.

I have called the internet support line maybe 5 times. Every time it has been a fault at their end, from cables dug up to my modem passing away. The thought of having to pay for me to tell them they have a problem irks me somewhat.

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