* Posts by Caltharian

58 posts • joined 17 Oct 2011


Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, where to go? Navigation satellite signals flip from degraded to full TITSUP* over span of four days


My money is on a rogue ai flexing its muscles, seeing what it is able to do.

I for one welcome our new robot overlords

UK Home Sec kick-starts US request to extradite ex-WikiLeaker Assange


Personally i think he should be sent to sweeden to face trial there and then be barred for life from re-entry to the uk

Introducing 'freedom gas' – a bit like the 2003 deep-fried potato variety, only even worse for you


Re: Also...

Not to mention the US made a pretty penny from arms dealing and loans that some countries have only just paid off, but america likes to gloss over that part and the fact that any other country had a hand in defeating the axis forces

Murdoch-backed adtech startup Unlockd ditches Google lawsuit: That'll be £200k, ta very much


Most phones can dial emergency services while locked

New UK counter-terror laws come into force today – watch those clicks, people. You see, terrorist propag... NOOO! Alexa ignore us!


Definition of a terrorist

Who defines what is classed as a terrorist organisation, does it include terrorist organisations that have "gone legitimate", would you fall foul of the law for reading the Sinn Fein website or DUP website as both of these were classed as terrorist organisations or at least the "political wing" of terrorist organisations.

Where is the line drawn is the pertinent question here

They did it! US House reps pulled their finger out, voted to restore net neutrality in America!


Re: This is hardly a US speciality...

Which country are you refering to, most of the big polls in the UK are showing a majority for Remain, It seems to be a vocal minority who seem to think that leaving the EU with no deal would be a good idea

Not cool, man: Dixons spanked over discount on luxury 'smart' fridge with wildly fluctuating price


Re: 4k for a fridge?

probably smart enough to tell you to do it your bloody self ;P

iFixit engineers have an L of a time pulling apart Apple's iPhone XS


Re: Patented battery design

to be fair like a lot of apples "patents" it is often something already done by another company years ago combined with the weak american patent system that grants anything you put on a bit of paper and pass to them

Super Cali neutral traffic bill makes web throttling bogus


Re: Doubling down?

the moon is a naturally occuring satellite

Bluetooth 'Panty Buster' 'smart' sex toy fails penetration test


the press seems abuzz about this

Morrisons launches bizarre Yorkshire Pudding pizza thing


Save them up and throw them at donald trump when he comes for a visit

Oh good. Transport for London gives Capita £80m for WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi


Re: Never in the field of human history...

good idea although it would not be the first retrospective application of law the tories already did that when their workfare program was found to be ilegal

Another toothless wonder? Why the UK.gov's data ethics centre needs clout


how can a government that has no idea of ethics deal with creating an organisation to deal with ethics!

Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?


"What I found more worrying is the gaol time for those viewing "terrorist material" on-line. Who defines what is "terrorist material"? Government could decree any sites working on disrupting their plans are "terrorist material"."

i think that is the direction they are planning on taking, to include any content to the left of enoch powell

FBI probing Uber over use of 'Hell' spyware to track rival biz Lyft


Yes there is!


Segway hoverboard hijack hack could make hipsters eat pavement


a rapid continuous on the spot spin would be more amusing, and said hipster would probably fly a bit further and faster before hitting the ground

'My dream job at Oracle left me homeless!' – A techie's relocation horror tale


Fairs Fair

To be fair to Oracle they dont really discriminate, they like to screw everyone

Alaska dentist 'pulled out patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard'


Re: One more thing...

Hide the puppies!!!!

To Hull with the crap town naysayers: UK Culture City's got some amazing... telecoms


York has not been fully dug up yet, atm it is only the Clifton area that has access to "UFO" with Acomb due shortly the majority of york only has access to Virgin 200mb or FTTC

Sysadmin figures out dating agency worker lied in his profile


Re: Enter == submit

I think what you are thinking about is the RETURN key which i believe meant carriage return, however these days we just have 2 ENTER keys instead of 1 of each

Alleged hacker Lauri Love loses extradition case. Judge: Suicide safeguards in place


Re: bunk beds

would that not be classed as cruel and unusual punishment, being locked up with that blonde aussie

Sir Terry remembered: Dickens' fire, Tolkien's imagination, and the wit of Wodehouse

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Engineer's $30m windfall from Nintendo 3DS patent spat SLASHED by beak


I think you misread the article, it was originally $30mil reduced to $15mil

Paypal makes man 1000x as rich as the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE


Re: Sue!

the only problem with this is he wouldnt have been able to sue on account of being dead

Microsoft, EMC, NetApp support Oracle against Google


Re: Huh??

The look and basis of the character Harry Potter is based on the character of Ponder Stibbons and the actual story is based on a story by Neil Gaiman

For some good illustrations of Ponder Stibbons to compare the point please check the hardback edition of "The Last Hero"

after a quick seach on google i came up with this from the book http://www.xirax.fatal.ru/discworld/pictures/large/Ponder_tlg_resize.jpg


I find it most amusing that they happened to use the potter series of books as an example. As the series is heavily based on the works of 2 very well established authors whom happened to be well liked by the majority of the readers of The Register, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Firm moves to trademark 'Python' name out from under the language


yes, stackless python to be precise

Although things could get a bit iffy that way, CCP (the company that made and maintains eve) is based in Iceland, however the do have an office in Newcastle and the servers(not including the servers for the special version just for china) being in a datacenter somewhere around London

Apple said to develop curved glass iWatch with Foxconn


so a bit like something sony came up with a few years ago to go with the xperia line of phones?


AV-Test boss dismisses Microsoft criticism of malware test results


Re: Ms Fail?

It is true that i have not used norton for many years due to all the stability issues that it came with, but then at the same time i also found norton ghost absolutely wondeful to use

It just gets to the point where a product burns all the good will your willing to give the company.

It doesnt matter how good they maybe now, the damage to their rep for me and many others has already been done and there are many av products out there which havent had the same issue

The moral of the story is if you release shoddy product after shoddy product, no matter how good the next one is people will always remember the bad ones and avoid it like the plague


Re: Ms Fail?

But Norton is malware or atleast it used to be, i know that i seemed to be the largest single cause of bsod

China seeks ‘Oceanauts’ for deep sea exploration


The Major problem that i can see is if and when they actually start mining and the fact that no-one can agree on what part of the seas and oceans in the area belong to which countries

Hopefully the UN will not give permission for any sort of mining until atleast that part is sorted out otherwise there could be some very upset people with large military budgets and grudges to settle

Wi-Fi routers able to manage bandwidth by app are offered


hasnt netgear been offering this type of QOS for donkeys years on some of its routers?

Troll sues Apple for daring to plug headphones into iPhone


I personally feel sorry for the Judge that has to make a ruling on this case as morally neither company deserves to win!

Peak Apple: Forstall was 'closest thing to Jobs they had left'


Actually with both Apple and Pixar it was the otherway around, both companies turned themselves around dramatically only after getting rid of Jobs

Star Wars VII: The Disney Movie signs Toy Story III script genius



it has been reported that the beardy one himself will still be involved as the producer, this does not bode well.....

Facebook trial: Tell everyone where you are, have a Wi-Fi peanut


we already know at certain times they are all in Parliment

Mexico to Apple: You WILL NOT use the name 'iPhone' here


I wonder if one day "Apple" will come up with their own trademarks to use instead of stealing other companies




all registered trademarks of other companies which Apple have been forced to throw money at

African kids learn to read, hack Android on OLPC fondleslab


Most likely they didnt lock the systems down properly

reminds me of when i was at college and the library computers ran windows 3.11 which had 3rd party software installed to keep them secure including locking down the run command, of course it didnt take long to figure out that all that you needed to do was to alt-tab to the security software and press alt-f4 to shut it down!!

New British tax-cuts-for-patents scheme criticised


Makes you wonder which MP's have money tied up in uk based companies which have recently aquired a number of patents.....

40,000 sign petition to oust Rep. Paul 'pit of hell' Broun


But one of the facts is correct; a value of 3 for Pi can be used to make a wheel, just ask Bergholt Stuttley Johnson...

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


I thought that Apples main selling point was "It just works" and that was why you had to pay twice as much as the hardware would cost you if sourced yourself

Judge rejects Apple's calls for Samsung censure


Re: Yeah, RIGHT!!!!!

Does this mean that Apple have admitted to Reverse engineering??

Old-timer Odyssey to babysit Curiosity's Mars landing


Re: Wait a minute. What's that?

About a million to one......

Web snooping bill an 'odious shopping list of new gov powers'

Big Brother

Of course not

They will ensure that their communications are exempt from interception, this law will only apply to the unwashed masses

Habeas data: How to build an internet that forgets


Re: Please stop trying to stick these things together

Your problem is that early on you took a crude political stance on copyright, and are now rejecting evidence and arguments that undermine this position - a very selective and (ultimately) doomed approach.


Oh i dont know it seems to work for big business and politicians

TalkTalk is yet again the most griped about telco in Blighty


Tbh as a talk talk customer myself i have found that once you get past the drones in the call center the support is very good. They do seem to still have alot of technical issues but i do sometimes wonder how much of this is down to the fact of how the exchanges are run.

I do agree with the billing issues that people have the time between being able to access your bill and them taking it out of your bank account is ridiculously small sometimes being a matter of 3 working days notice. ontop of their actual billing service falling over on occasion and not triggering the DD and dropping charges onto your account because of said service falling over.

But again once you get past the foreign call center and get to speak to someone who lives and works in the uk the service is excellent

French data watchdog bends Google over for rigorous frisking


Re: Explain

Its for the fact that france has been anti-anythingnotfrench for the last 20 years atleast.

It doesnt matter if google is 100% innocent or as guilty as sin.

At the current moment france has lost all credibility and any investigation should be done by either another country or by the EU as a whole.


You have to admit, this would have all carried alot more weight if it had come from any other country than france, with the way france has been trolling the last few years

Humans best crossword-puzzling computer


or even better set it up against the ankh-morpork Times crossword

that one is supposed to be fiendishly difficult!

Hefty mobile bills should be capped by punters, says Ofcom


the app for controlling a dongle usually has some sort of sms function, i know on the one i used to use i could send a receive text messages and would get alerts for 80% of fair use and 100% of fair use as well as other random messages from the telco


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