* Posts by Martipar

23 posts • joined 19 Jun 2012

This is grim, Vim and Neovim: Opening this crafty file in your editor may pwn your box. Patch now if not already


Just switch to EMACS

No worries, it's just the same

Cray's found a super scooper, $1.3bn's gonna buy you. HPE's the one


Regarding the Cray 1

How easy would it be to build a miniature working replica? I'd love a model Cray 1 i could put on a shelf but also plug it into some form of terminal and run original software on it.

RIP: Microsoft finally pulls plug on last XP survivor... POSReady 2009


Re: ReactOS (as the new XP)

What tosh, i first heard of ReactOS in about 2007, I was excited, i was still vaguely interested in 2010 by 2015 i'd lost all hope and interest. ReactOS may be ready for release before I expire but i doubt it greatly.

BOFH: The current value of our IT ASSets? Minus eleventy-seven...


Re: Gilbert Murray

I use Bill gates and email: Bill@microsoft.com it works for most sites that require an email address but no confirmation.

BANGKOK-BLOCKED: Thailand's dictators 'ban dictator sim Tropico 5'


re: Junta

Junta: Viva El Presidente comes with a pair of sunglasses, it's a much shorter game designed for a slightly younger audience though.

The cute things they say


Title pending

So you're not in the UK then? Over here you can be sued for libel even if it's true.

ZEPPELINS to replace Goodyear blimps in American skies


Re: Blimp.

It's an aonomatopœia it's sound it makes when you slap one.

Psssst. Don't tell the Bride, but BBC Three is about to be jilted


Re: How much does..

20% of 60 != 20 minutes 20 minutes is 1/3 of an hour

Boffins build electronic tongue that can distinguish between BEERS


Re: American beer rocks (Just not Bud, etc)

Isn't most craft beer just overly hopped expensive keg? or is that just the ones we get over here.

Reading this headline? You and 9.47 million others



All the base are belong to you, hail all RegEl conquereror of planets!

KC engineer 'exposed unencrypted spreadsheet with phone numbers, user IDs, PASSWORDS'


Re: Passwords ?

Because none of us on this tech news site knows anything about MAC addresses, ISP MAC codes, broadband, the internet or anything because we're all dumbasses, FFS man this is El Reg not the other place.

PS-PHWOARRR: We review Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4


Re: Ho hum

Forgotten about the Pippin already? For shame!

One of last few iPhone 5Ss STOLEN from within MASSIVE POLICE CORDON at Apple Store


Re: Clearly

just goes to show that nicking the slogan from a bureaucratic dystopian government works. Even though said government had problems with Buttle and Tuttle.

The IT Crowd returns to Channel 4 for a final episode


Re: Chris O'Dowd...is now a bona fide Hollywood star?

Frequently asked questions about time travel, nuff said really.

Look ma, no plugins! Streaming web video with just JavaScript


Re: Awesome..

Surely you're getting Javascript confused with the similarly named but completely different Java?

Leaping hedgehog probes planned for Martian moon Phobos

Black Helicopters

Doctor Who

I've seen enough Doctor who to know what they are.

One in four don't clean their stinky old browsers - especially Firefoxers


Well I use....

Opera and i's version 12.20, the only thing is as it's free but closed source it's not in any software repository so I have to update manually. Failfox has too many add-ons required for it to do the job of Opera (No-script, ad-block, Thunderbird etc.) Chrome is ok but about 3x the install size of Opera and I can't work out where the bloat is or why.

A history of personal computing in 20 objects part 2


What no Atari

The Atari Portfolio should be here, between the Psion Organiser and Simon, the first ms-dos compatible handheld computer, ran dos 2.0 IIRC. Used in Terminator2

Haynes Build Your Own Computer book review


And how do they do that.......

...before they've built their computer? hmmm.

LG making thin screens possibly FOR THE NEW iPHONE


In my experience...

LG touchscreens are crap, so therefore i heartily agree that they produce them for the iPhone, they annoy me purely by existing.

Want a Windows 8 Start Button? Open source to the rescue!


Re: Isn't it easier

You're new here aren't you? Mac OS and Linux are able to get viruses, there are many malicious Mac programs out there some for Linux lax security in any software will attract the nasties and should be protected against. I can't find a recent El Reg article on any Linux virus/malware/spyware etc. and there are far too many Mac articles to mention here.

The Dragon 32 is 30


Re: Missed opportunity.

Bootsdid indeed sell allt hat stuff and had a manufacturing arm but it was sold off, my cousin works for the part that was sold off and I can never remember it's name.

Internet Explorer bug patched only a week ago now being exploited


Re: chrome anyone?

I believe that copious amounts of midori are required before the use of IE


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