* Posts by nimster

8 posts • joined 31 Oct 2012

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


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


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).


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


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


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


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

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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 :)



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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