* Posts by Streaker

22 posts • joined 21 May 2013

Are you taking the peacock? United Airlines deny flight to 'emotional support' bird


Bird Brain

Not sure which was which.

Perhaps she was trying to wing it.... ok, I'll get my coat


Military test centre for frikkin' laser cannon opens in Hampshire


Re: Top secret MoD test ranges

Why is Cupids Country Club pinpointed in that link? Perhaps we should be told?


T-Mobile US CEO offers kid a year's supply of chicken nuggets for switching from AT&T


Call me cynical

Ok, I really am cynical about all of these "Give me X for Y"

It might end up to be a viral marketing ploy by a bunch of ne'erdowells. Particuarly if the website is registered in Oz..... we've seen that before


Squirrel sinks teeth into SAN cabling, drives Netadmin nuts


Re: But

Agreed......I'd just like to point out that the damage is invariably carried out by that well known rat with a tail... the GREY squirrel. A definite Vermin

Unfortunately this is not the RED squirrel that is depicted in the picture associated with the article, which is a protected species. In fact, the Red Squirrel Trust http://rsst.org.uk are currently looking for additional assassins to *cough* manage *cough* the grey population.


Would you like to know why I get a lot of action at night?


Re: State of the art

Pffft Youngsters

In my day I had to test 2400 bps (V22bis) modems to test if they would run over international PSTN. (and sometimes they didn't)

For Leased Lines Codex 9600 was the de-facto standard (prior to V29 being adopted) all wire wrapped. Then BT sold the Ralcal-Milgo Modem 30B. The beige abortion

$Deity I miss those days

Citizens Advice slams 'unfair' broadband compensation scheme


Re: Don't lets facts get in the way of some BT Openreach bashing!

Was this article written by Sky's PR department?

Short on truth and long on BT Openreach bashing


Oh dear, Vodafone: Sales dip in UK


Re: What they are migrating away from the sacrificed cow of Amdocs - surely not?!

Currently polishing his nails as he and a big team changed out a very very big UK Telco Billing system in 2005 and nobody noticed. Thanks Arfur and Stu.

Ah wel,l all's well that ends well. They deserve it


New phones rumoured as BlackBerry cans BB10 production


Blackberry Fan

I've had BBs since the 5810 in the early and I'll miss them.

My current Z30 running BB10 is a really nice robust machine. It was a bit awful on BB9, but 10 just made it right. I do not want Apple, Android or Windows. So I guess I'm screwed.


A UK-wide fibre broadband investment plan? Don't ask awkward questions



Re-hashed Clickbait. Nothing New, move on.

PS, while we are at it. Deafening silence from the other Non-Infrastructure companies. Sky, Voda and others want fibre, then build it yourselves chaps. You had as much chance at the BDUK money as BT did. I applaud GigaClear and others who have at least tackled something.

Institute of Directors: Make broadband speeds 1000x faster than today's puny 2020 target


Who's stopping them from doing it?

If the IoD think that they can fund it and find the customers willing to pay for it. Then go do it Boys!!


Triple-murderer prisoner keeps mobile phone in his butt for a week


The inmate is believed to be Kon Georgiou, a convicted triple-murderer doing a long stretch inside .......

Ha ha ha


How to build a starship - and why we should start thinking about it now


Van Allen Belts here we come!!

Wonder if the shields will take it Captain?


The Police Chief's photo library mixed business, pleasure and flesh


Merry Christmas to all and sundry and to those in El Reg that gives us the a bit of light and cynicism.... Magic. I love it


Remember Windows 1.0? It's been 30 years (and you're officially old)


Oh Lord I am old.....

I remember using 1.0 in 1986 while on assignment in Canada.

It had quirky printing on a dot matrix as I remember. Had to print stuff off and then fax it back to Blighty.... Happy Days

Your taxes at work: Three hours driving to turn on politician's PC


Re: Why fucking green and fucking orange Arrrggghhh!!!!

"‘It’s the wild colour scheme that freaks me out,’ said Zaphod, whose love affair with the ship had lasted almost three minutes into the flight. 'Every time you try and operate these weird black controls that are labeled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up in black to let you know you’ve done it.’"

Shadow minister for Fun calls for Openreach separation


Financials and Governance

Ok break BT / OR up into 2 separate companies.

Might be worth just looking at the existing arrangements first.

OR was set up in 2005 as an arms length BT company. In reality it meant that all Orders / Moves / Changes / Faults had to be placed through a common gateway. Every company must use the same Gateway. There is no BT backdoor despite what the conspiracy theorists might think. BT went overboard on compliance and all employees have to comply with the Undertakings in their various forms. Including talking about work in the pub.

The Financials are in large determined by OFCOM on the regulated charges that every company has to pay, including BT. There is NO VOLUME DISCOUNT.

Spilt from BT and OR may become an AT&T Subsidiary!!

Just be careful what you wish for.

United Nations: For pity's sake don't use your iPhone in your car

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The Mobe's aren't that old!!

Damn, another reason to love my Z30 :)

Grow, grow, Grohe, you gloat. Well done that sales team. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, profit is just a dream

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Good One

Hats off to the El Reg Subbie

Magic Headline!! Made me laugh

Hey, posh boy. Fancy a £200m PHONE THREESOME?


WTH - Banner pic

El Reg, do we really need to have the IT equivalent of Page 3 pictures adorning the banner headline?

I'm sure that you could have gotten a more relevant picture depicting consolidation rather than the flesh shown.


El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.


Dreadful Dreadful Dreadful

I don't post regularly, but do read frequently, several times a day on PC and tablet and this has to be the worst design I have ever seen in a long time.

As others have said, too much white... That actually drains batteries faster, or didn't you know that?

Graphic at front of article.... WAY too big

Font seems to be thinner and less readable

Please, please, please revert back

Deprivation Britain: 1930s all over again? Codswallop!


Re: Spot on

In Total Agreement.

However why flip between Dollars and Pounds? Does it make the statistics better when £1.00 = $4.90 as in 1935 or £1.00=$1.60 in 2014.

And we all wonder why we don't trust statistics.


Schmidt: Don't like our tiny tax bills? Google this... 'Change the law'


US Senate Committee & Apple

Guess what?

From BBC website

Apple 'among largest tax avoiders in US' - Senate committee,


Who could have believed it!!



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