* Posts by DarkwavePunk

14 posts • joined 24 Jun 2014

Double-sided printing data ballsup leaves insurance giant Chubb with egg on its face


Chubb insurance are not the same as the Chubb locks etc... as far as I recall. I worked for the former on a short contract many years ago and vaguely remember being mildly confused then.

Planet Computers straps proper phone to its next Psion scion, Cosmo


I was a backer for the Gemini. Fortunately in the 2nd 1000 batch so dodged some of the original teething problems. I use it every day. The keyboard has it's niggles (especially the space bar) but after typing a lot on it you get used to things.

This new toy looks like a major jump forward in so many ways. Don't think I'll be a backer this time around but will certainly be interested when it becomes generally available and has been reviewed to death.

Huawei Honor 10: At £399, plenty of bang for buck – it's a pity about the snaps


Re: @Chz "The problem is it makes the phone as slippery as a bar of soap."

Ahh, the Nexus 4. Had one of those. I swear the bloody thing actually levitated if put on a glass table. Entertaining games of phone air hockey anyway.

The Gemini pocket PC is shipping and we've got one. This is what it's like


Re: Far from complete

The following gives an update on the state of Linux on the Gemini:

Linux update

May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody


Hubble telescope spies massive 'cannonballs' of fire from dying star


Re: Some of the most exciting words in science

Unlike IT where the words "Hrm, that's interesting" are enough to reduce even the most hardened sysadmin to tears on a Friday afternoon.

World-Check terror suspect DB hits the web at just US$6750


re: umlaute

But...but...think of all the poor '80s hair-metal bands :(

It's all Me, Me, Me! in Doctor Who's The Woman Who Lived but what of Clara's fate?


Classic Who

Utterly dreadful plot, awful jokes and stupidity all round.

Bloody wonderful! More of this please.

I honestly loved it, but I may be still drunk from last night.

AIDS? Ebola? Nah – ELECTRO SMOG is our 'biggest problem', says Noel Edmonds


Bleeding hell, he sounds like a slightly more lucid version of Depak Chopra. If you don't know who that is, consider yourself lucky!

UK.gov issues internal 'ditch Oracle NOW' edict to end pricey addiction


I've been banging on at work to transition to EnterpriseDB for years. It's still massive amounts of work, money, training etc... Oracle really have you over the barrel once you've gone down that particular rabbit hole.

Boybanders ONE DIRECTION launch DoS attack on open-source bods


Re: It's one way to get publicity

I think that comparing 1D with PHP is a beautiful two way put down. Bravo!

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Bryndzové halušky


just got back from Czech

Now I'm drooling and want to return.

One amazing reason why NASA boffins are celebrating Curiosity's 687th day on Mars


Amazing. It's lasted longer than a pub in Findern, Derby. Probably better service too.

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