* Posts by St3n

42 posts • joined 9 Jul 2011

Vaping ads flout EU rules, even if to promote healthier lifestyles


Re: opponents are using guerrilla tactics

The tobacco companies love vaping as they're the source of the nicotine.

The bloke behind Star Fox is building a blockchain based casino. No, really


No need for the tape!


Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft


Upgraded already..

Using a older HP with CU and haven't experienced any issues so far.

Actually I've found the latest update to be quite good.

The Psion returns! Meet Gemini, the 21st century pocket computer



If the keyboard has all the symbols needed for coding, they can have a blank cheque from me.. This looks like it'll be perfect on the move.

Pro who killed Apple's Power Mac found... masquerading as a coffee table


iMac G4's make a great doorstop.. About the only thing it was ever good at.

Windows 10 Mobile races to summer with useful facelift


Can't wait...

Won't be installing this version, but can't wait for the stable release.

Recently upgraded from 8.1 to win 10, and I'm really impressed with it.. Everything seems so much faster & the battery life on my Lumia 640 is now around 3 days without the battery saver turned on..

Windows Phone won't ever succeed, says IDC


It'd be a shame if WP failed as the hardware & OS are really quite good.

Oracle waves fist, claims even new Android devices infringe its Java copyrights


Oracle Java - Write Once, Sue Anywhere

Sony nabs cloud gamers OnLive, administers swift headshot


Also seen that if you paid outright for a game with onlive, you'll lose it with no refunds.

Would YOU touch-type on this chunk-tastic keyboard?


Too niche for me

I wouldn't be able to fit the keyboard in my pocket, so not for me.

What I would like to see though, is a remake of the Nokia Communicator with a decent size keyboard again, along with all the symbols I need for coding, all accessible without going into key menus etc.

Microsoft kills its Euro pane in the a**: The 'would you prefer Chrome?' window


Re: choice . . .

Nice bit of revisionist history going on in these comments...

Netscape 1 & 2 were great browsers (far better than the original Mosaic browser). The original IE was rubbish, so no-one used them, even though IE3 came with the OS.

Then Netscape released v4, which to put politely, was a steaming piece of dog poo. They stopped updating it soon afterwards, so users had the choice of sticking with a browser that'd bluescreen on windows or even give Linux a kernal panic, most of us had to switch to the only other useful browser which was IE4. Netscape users had to wait for over a year for Netscape 5 & 6, which as you know was sold off to become Mozilla. In the mean-time, they lost substantial browser share & sued.

Someone who is old enough to remember their frustrations with Netscape 4.74.....

Confused about 5G? So are we, say carriers


Be able to make phone calls?

Don't see that listed...

4G is quicker than 3G, says Ofcom. Can't we get you on Mastermind, Sybil?


I'll stick with 3G...

The dual channel 3G connection I get here is a lot faster than an average DSL link, so I don't see any point in upgrading to expensive bills/connection caps...

TalkTalk's 'unbeatable signal strength' and 'fastest Wi-Fi tech' FIBS silenced by ad watchdog


Re: Talk Talk is pretty much the only company

Heard so many nightmare stories about Talk Talk residential that I'd never recommend them to anyone..

Their business service however, is second to none. Simply the finest example of an ISP that I have ever found (been with most of the big ones over the years)

Interstellar: An awesome sci-fi spectacle – just cut the hamminess, please


Re: Just watched it...

Combine those guesses & you wouldn't be far off...


Just watched it...

The start of the film was way too slow, and the ending was dreadful.

The rest of it was fine though & T.A.R.S lines always got a laugh. If they shortened the film to 2 hours & changed that ending, it'd be a spectacular film....



Just done this!

Emprise ISE 5000

Brocade Silkworm 220e (4Gb FC)

LTO tape library


IBM X server

Barracuda load balancer

All for under £600 believe it or not...

Would it be bad if the Amazon rainforest was all farms? Well it was, once


The BBC's Unnatural Histories documentary covered all this, and they had first hand accounts from early explorers describing the Amazon supporting millions of people....

I guess someone wanted a holiday in the rain forests..

For Windows guest - KVM or XEN and which distro for host?


Re: The other way around?

I agree too.

If you are using Windows as the desktop and Linux in the shell, then it doesn't make any sense to run windows in a VM.

I have never had any issues with linux vm performance on a Windows host under VMware. You can share directories between host & vm from a menu setting too.

Interwebs taunt Sir Jony over Apple eye candy makeover


Those icons remind me of the original RiscOS icons on the Archimedes...

Signatures no good at protecting databases, says Juniper


How can this still be a problem?!?!?!

Too easy not to get caught out by this problem!!

A simple way around this is check all parameters at the start for banned items like <script and replace them with something harmless. Personally, I replace hacking attempts with the word "cheeseburgers".

Took 30 seconds for global back-end protection from XSS & SQL injection in one project.

NASA: Trip to Mars would exceed 'fatal cancer' radiation risk


I don't think it will matter

It won't matter for the first explorers... It won't be old-age that kills them anyway!

Penguin pays $75m to settle ebook price-fixing case


If the publishers were worried about money on ebooks, why didn't they just raise the wholesale prices?!?!?

Can't find your motor? Apple patents solve car park conundrums


So Apple have invented the tracker then..

Had a tracker in my last car. Could alert me where it was in the car park & do other things too.

I smell a law suit..

Hero Playmonaut lost at sea as SPEARS ditches in Channel



I was in Newbury at around the time the balloon burst and saw something that looked on fire falling out the sky. Could it have been a part of this?

Apple cultists slaver as Mothership landing now foretold in 2016


It's about as original as anything else Apple have designed.....

Mozilla: Windows 7 browser bungle cost us nine MILLION downloads


I miss the days when Firefox was a good quality, lightweight browser. Gave up on it when it became that buggy bloat-fest we know it as today.



Re: St3n

Re-read the article then. Polar regions were quite survivable at that time.


Luckily for us, everything alive today is related to animals that survived it, along with the other mass-extinctions... We could probably survive the next one too...

Sites can slurp browser history right out of Firefox 16


16? Is that the version number, or the amount of people still using it?

Apple: Blue-shirts can fix iOS Maps in their spare time


With the amount of money Apple are sitting on, this just proves they don't give a shit about end users.

NASA launches armoured storm probes to the Van Allen belts


Re: Heavily Shielded for Radiation Protection

The Van Allen belts don't take long to fly through.

Cook's 'values' memo shows Apple has lost its soul


Anyone who views Apple as anything but another evil company needs their head examined.

Granted, they make pretty gadgets that idiots can use, but virtually everything they do is copied from elsewhere.

Apple's iPhone 5 connector said to be a control freak


So what?

I'll have to replace all my apple gear with virtually identical iStuff, but it'll be a small price to pay to be able to brag that I have an iPhone 5!

Worth every penny.

£CHING: ICANN bags $357m from 1,930 dot-word domains



Why would anyone register a tld after a product that may not even be around in 5 years time?!?!?

BBC uses lifted Iraq war photo to depict Syrian slaughter


GIS anyone?

Obviously the BBC haven't noticed you can upload images to google to search against...

Leaked snaps said to confirm iPhone 5 speculation


Re: Well finally....

Like Apple would ever care about who they upset... True fanbois would just buy newer stuff with the new connector.

Ten... freeware gems for new PCs

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Re: text editing

Crimson.. Wow, that's just brought back some memories! I used to use that in the 90's!

Globe-spanning patent bombs touted by Euro, UN pen-pushers


Does this mean we'll be getting software patents too?!?!? Really hope not.

Now Apple opens fire on EPAD trademark in China


Next up, they'll be going after the Thinkpad trademark!

Toy Story: Mystic Met needs swanky new kit, swoon MPs

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I prefer to follow Mark Vogan's blog for my long term weather nowadays as he accurately predicted the last 3 winters...


Highly recommended!

Apple patent: 'Pour' your data from iPhone to iPad

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I can't wait...

To see someone drop their iphone onto their ipad & crack the screen.. Or watching a gust of wind blowing their files to the wrong device :)

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