* Posts by nimster

8 posts • joined 31 Oct 2012

MH370 airliner MYSTERY: The El Reg Pub/Dinner-party Guide

nimster
Unhappy

Iit is my opinion - and only my opinion - that one of countries on the Northern arc shot it down recognising it as a possible attacak.

My guesses are India or China - why are they schtum? It gives them time to clean up the debris.

I accept i mught be comepltely wrong - but I wouldn't rule this one out

Samsung stakes claim to smartwatch market with Galaxy Gear

nimster

Re: Already have a very smart watch

I don't know, it just does.

One of the things I detest having to do, on the odd occasion when i do foreget my watch, is having to pull out my phone and switch it on to determine what tie it is - particulalry when travelling. which is why i have always ensured i have a good watch and at the moment, can not conceive wearing, what appears to be an exceptionally flawed product. (not a Samsung ahter, i own a S4).

nimster
FAIL

Already have a very smart watch

for less than 2/3 of the price, i have a wtach that tells the correct time, wherever i am on the Earth. I NEVER have to set the time as that is done automatically - even when I am travelling abroad. it can receive the radio signal from 6 atomic clocks around the world, so te time will always be dead accurate.

On top of that, I NEVER have to wind it up or change the battery, the solar cells on the face of the watch ensure that i always have enough charge to keep the battery going for a month without light, if that were to ever happen.

I will never need anythign more than what I have and i am a true gadget freak.

Reg readers brew up the ultimate cuppa

nimster
Headmaster

The land where tea comes from

India and China mostly - well a grown up cup of tea will include a few seeds of cardamom or a few grains of cinnamon to enhance flavour. Cinnamon in particular adds to the chill-out factor. Add either of these while brewing the tea and then filter them out when pouring.

Intel's new TV box to point creepy spy camera at YOUR FACE

nimster
Headmaster

set-up top box it ain't

I'd challenge anyone to owns a "set top box" to place it upon their set.

More of a set below box nowadays....

BT's 'six-month free broadband' offer is a big fat FIB - ads watchdog

nimster
Mushroom

BT are a shower of theiving so and so's

twice i have been forced into signing up BT as my telecom provider - mainly becuase there was no line available and i did not have the option of cable.

both times have ended up paying hefty hidden costs, somtimes 100 a month for broadband usage despite being on an all you can eat package.

BT deserve more than just a wrist slapping.

Pong creator turns nose up at Nintendo Wii U

nimster
Thumb Down

I disagree

it is true that mobile gaming is on the up - however, for those who consider themselves serious gamers, will they want to play on 4-5" screen when they're at home? i don't think so.

there is A LOT of scope to expand gaming at home, including the Microsoft patent recently which uses AR to turn your living room into a complete gaming environment (bit lilke the Star Trek TNG holodeck).

the queues for the new consoles will put the Apple fanbois to shame :)

MULTICOLOURED TARANTULAS found UP TREES in Brazil

nimster
Boffin

genuine question

what use, specifically, would a pharma company for these lil' critters?

Is it just for the colours and how to make new dyes?

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