* Posts by tea junkie

8 posts • joined 11 Aug 2013

Clap, damn you, clap! Samsung's Bixby 2.0 AI reveal is met with apathy

tea junkie

Re: Samsung would get a standing ovation

Theres a reason I'm still running 4.4.2 kitkat, rooted with crapware removed or disabled. Partioned SD card and a phone with optical zoom.

If samsung (or anyone) made a phone with optical zoom I'd buy it. But no one wants to do it a price that isnt more than a months rent.

Any suggestions for SD card brands? ive never managed to get brands other than Sandisk or Samsung to partition succesfully and not die in a week.

Accounting software biz Intuit flogging bit barn to throw its lot in with AWS

tea junkie

Ever wondered why your NI number has a letter at the end? Its actually obsolete now, but it used to be used to determine which quarter of the year the Ministry of National Insurance dealt with your stamp card.

Ive often felt it would make sense to use a similar system for personal tax. HMRC is very peaky with tax in janurary. spreading that out to, april, july and october would make obvipis sense.

But instead the 'government' (actually the civil service) is outsourcing its data entry to business (making tax digital means tax minions dont need to do data entry of P60's anymore, roll on the P11d).

Doctor, doctor, I feel like my IoT-enabled vacuum cleaner is spying on me

tea junkie

Just wait until Hoi Hoi San starts shipping https://youtu.be/A6jJ9sV52l4

Mirror mirror on sea wall, spot those airships, make Kaiser bawl

tea junkie

I have the (mis) fortune to live on LV426, errr I mean Seaham.


Its a shame it got demolished.

looking at the map, you get a great view out over the north sea. The area was plagued by U-Boats, as the majority if coal from the Durham coalfields was shipped from the Wear, and Seaham. Seaham had a chemical works, a bottle works (the famous Candlish company) and two pit heads literally at the top of thr cliff, as well as a major (for the victorian period, as ships grew larger and the railways expanded it was becoming a less useful port) coal port. A U-Boat could cause serious problems, and was noted as sinking a few ships just off the harbour. The sound mirror could allegedly detect a surfaced u boat, so the location is ideal.

Seaham also featured at the end of get carter. After starting on foot, theres a running fight from Dunston Staithes to the Blast Beach at Seaham. Geography apparently wasnt the strongpoint of the script. The blast beach had negative coastal erosion fir a long time, thanks to the coal waste dumped there. its just around the headland from chemical beach. The cliffs on the blast beach were used in the title sequence for Alien 3, as Ridley Scott didnt need much imagination to envisage it as a blasted hellscape for a prison planet. That would be an improvement over early 90s seaham ;)

Seaham is a nice little town now, defintely worth a visit.

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

tea junkie

I dont think this log will be light reading

Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive

tea junkie

googles bug dection wetware has discovered a problem in the keyboard/chair interface.

Samsung to boot out Shin after Galaxy S5 tanks – report

tea junkie

I have a note 2 since I punched my dell streak 5 to death. Extended battery and rooted. I haven't seen a reason to upgrade. When I inevitably kill this I might get an 8" note tablet and a galaxy k zoom. K zoom camera phones are utterly brilliant bits of kit. And would be better with a decent amount if ram & flash onboard.

ULTIMATE cuppa contenders prepare to go mug-to-mug

tea junkie

standards please



By standards I mean British Standard 6008/ISO3103.

And why are people mumbling incoherently about hobnobs or digestives. The true pinnacle of British biscuit technology is the Foxes Crunch Cream.

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