* Posts by fafa1971

26 posts • joined 17 Apr 2013

Steve Jobs mural highlights plight of Syrian refugees

fafa1971
Coat

Re: THis is just stupid cherry picking

Downvotes for simply pointing out that Arab countries have lower rape rates than so-called "civilized" countries? How very civilized.

fafa1971

Re: THis is just stupid cherry picking

"The most likely outcome for an influx of Muslims is "no go" zones, elevated rape statistics etc etc."

Really? On El Reg? Please have some stats (or just lookup Britain in the world map of rape rates):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_statistics

fafa1971

Re: Big war

In case you haven't noticed, we're talking about Syrians here.

Facebook kills Creative Labs, cuts support for mobile apps

fafa1971
Coat

Re: Creative Labs have NOTHING

Sir, the fact that you used your Sound Blaster to play combat video-games does not make your compatible audio card "combatable".

Huawei cooks own PCIe SSD: Flash IP in a flash

fafa1971

Footnote

" Huawei's Shenzhen campus* "

Where's the corresponding footnote for this?

Bezos' BAN-HAMMER batters Chromecast, Apple TV

fafa1971

Re: 20% - that high?

I've been in IT since the times of the Spectrum 48K and I admit to have accidentally subscribed to Prime one month ago.

Basically I was in a hurry to buy something with my phone (first mistake) when presented with the usual page "Why don't you try Prime?" I skipped the large "Yes, something" button and obviously clicked the large "No, something else" button instead without actually reading it (second mistake).

As it turns out, the "something else" on the button was to subscribe to a slightly lighter level of Prime. For really refusing it at once, I should have clicked a small-print HTML link nearby with no rectangular button around it.

No real harm done though. I unsubscribed immediately and the deal expired yesterday. Basically I just got one two-day delivery for free.

The S, Huawei’s new best Mate: Compact and premium – but not cheap

fafa1971
Pint

Re: 'taterza

Being Italian, I can tell you that potato slices are certainly allowed as a topping.

Whereas pineapple is VERBOTEN! As are meatballs or chicken.

Italian police will send you to jail if you try!

Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1

fafa1971
Stop

Re: Guinea Pigs

I don't know about South Americans, but I'm Italian and nobody over there eats Guinea pigs!!!

Ding-dong, the cloud calling: The Ring Video Doorbell

fafa1971
Holmes

What v2 really needs

1) Pairing to more than one phone.

2) A smaller version with no battery for wired installations.

3) An internal $9 add-on bell, for wireless installations.

4) And possibly, a way to make it unusable if stolen from the front door.

EU to Qualcomm competitors: So how's that competition going?

fafa1971
Unhappy

Bad timing

Icera filed the dominant position complaint against Qualcomm back in 2010, and after 5 years still nothing had happened.

Then this week Nvidia announced that they do now have to dump the Icera division, mostly because of Qualcomm's dominant position.

Why the heck didn't the European Commission react as quickly as the Chinese authorities did? They could have saved ~500 jobs in Europe (Bristol, Cambridge & Sophia Antipolis).

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/69d8661e-799d-11df-85be-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3ZgNWFBYE

Italian ISS trekkie sips first zero-G cup of espresso in SPAAAACE

fafa1971
Pint

And I thought that in space nobody could hear...

...us (Italians) complaining (as usual) about the bad quality of coffee!!!

Icon's a pint, as I live in Blightly now and I alternate the two types of beverage.

Huawei promises €1.5 BILLION French investment

fafa1971
Paris Hilton

Re: They promissed the same in the UK a couple of years back

"That however has failed to realize"? They've set up a new R&D centre in Bristol and hired high calibre people (CPU architects) with competitive packages.

Using Paris as icon, as this office is next to the Hilton.

One good thing from the Flappy Birds crapp flap: It's a handy 'tech' media rating system

fafa1971
Mushroom

They might refer to enemy site The Inquirer:

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2327784/flappy-bird-developer-pulls-hit-ios-app-as-gamers-revolt

Google Glass driver told she CAN wear techno-specs while on the road

fafa1971
Devil

Re: Clearly the cop was corrupt

As a Prius owner, I could not agree more: in Economy Mode I find it difficult to get to 70 mph on a motorway.

Anatomy of a 22-year-old X Window bug: Get root with newly uncovered flaw

fafa1971
Pint

X Window, not Windows

Its official name is singular, X Window System:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System

Using the plural form is somehow confusing.

Just sayin'.

DisARMed: Geeksphone's next high-end mobe to pack Intel x86 inside

fafa1971
FAIL

Intel CPU + 2000 mAh battery

Good luck with that!!!

Darth Vader outs self as iPhone fanboi

fafa1971

Re: Meh

Are you saying that he's holding it wrong?

Chromebook 11 CATCHES FIRE at last, FLIES off shelves

fafa1971
Joke

Re: Surely?

"Or even simpler, just plug the other end of the USB cable into one of the other USB ports on the chromebook for automatic self charging?"

LOL... :-)

Reminds to me the definition of bootstrap.

So WHY does Huawei's enigmatic boss shun the West's spotlight?

fafa1971
Holmes

Huawei in Bristol

<< Huawei's desire, Watts explained, is to “be seen as part of Europe” >>

This would explain the rumours that HiSilicon (the semiconductor division of Huawei) might take over the Bristol site of STMicroelectronics (the historic site of Inmos, due for closure in March 2014).

Confirmed by cockup: New iPhones will be named 5S and 5C

fafa1971
Holmes

Re: Reporting?

I'm not a native English speaker but I imagine that the different spelling of rumor/rumour might have something to do with which side of the pond you live in... and all the eternal love between UK and US.

NSA: NOBODY could stop Snowden – he was A SYSADMIN

fafa1971
Holmes

Re: In response to "A" Key Removal..

No need for big skills - I found myself on a PC whose keyboard was lacking a letter once, then I simply copied it from another text (Ctrl-C) and pasted it (Ctrl-V) every time it was needed...

A single company is responsible for 1 out of 4 BlackBerry apps

fafa1971
Holmes

Acronym

Is "S4BB" a "Subcontractor For BlackBerry" itself?

Something's going on with Google Reader but nobody knows what

fafa1971
Unhappy

So long

I was expecting to see one of my Tweets reported in the article:

So long, and thanks for all the feeds... #GoogleReader

Who should play the next Doctor? Nominations needed!

fafa1971
Trollface

Beppe Grillo

Why not Beppe Grillo, fomer standup comedian and now party leader, so that in Italy we can get rid of him for a while?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beppe_Grillo

He's even similar in aspect to 4th Doctor Tom Baker...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Doctor

Move over, Mythbusters: Was Archimedes an ancient STEVE JOBS?

fafa1971
Alert

Hometown

As a former citizen of Syracuse (now living in Bristol) I have really enjoyed this article.

Thanks, El Reg!

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