* Posts by beirtipol

6 posts • joined 23 Sep 2011

Flight sim records show MH370 captain practiced 'flight' near search area

beirtipol

Re: I'm a flight sim enthusiast

Turns out that El Reg may be a couple of years behind the *shudder* Daily Mail on this one: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2584123/Revealed-Malaysian-Airlines-pilot-high-security-US-base-Diego-Garcia-programmed-homemade-flight-simulator-deleted-data-just-taking-control-missing-plane.html

Brit censors endure 10-hour Paint Drying movie epic

beirtipol

I really hope he snuck random frames of face-sitting in to it to see if they actually watched all of it.

Uber wants UK gov intervention over TfL’s '5-minute wait' rule

beirtipol

Wait - math?

"However, Richard Massett, chairman of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, said the biggest impact Uber was having is traffic congestion. He said in 2013 there were 50,000 private hire vehicles on the road, with that number now reaching 91,000"

So, Uber accounts for 20,000, or a little less than half of the 41,000 increase in private hire vehicles, many of which do not work exclusively for Uber.

Arrrrrgh, there's just so much wrong with all of those statements.

Caption this: WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

beirtipol

Louis Slotin was thrilled to be included in the Demon Core's plans for fame.

(might be a bit niche: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Slotin)

Ray Kurzweil to become Google's top engineer

beirtipol
WTF?

Erm...

Given the 3rd person nature of the article, I went to check what he listed about himself under contributors. Look who I found in the 'k' section.

http://www.kurzweilai.net/ted-kaczynski

45% of Android users to upgrade to rival phone OSes

beirtipol
Facepalm

Methinks the conclusions be wrong

iPhone users don't have another choice of vendor for iOS, they're stuck with whatever Jobsian nerdgasm comes out next. Android, on the other state-the-obvious-reversal-hand, can flick over to another vendor, and keep all their lovely googly-cached data. Except fot the apps, because not one android developer seems to use the damn backup mechanism.

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