* Posts by BigSLitleP

36 posts • joined 13 Jun 2018

LG's beer-making bot singlehandedly sucks all fun, boffinry from home brewing


To brew American beer.....

You need 5 litres of water......

And that's it.

Microsoft, you shouldn't have: Festive Windows 10 Insiders build about as exciting as new socks


"removing the spying" - if you were a techie, you'd be able to do that

"Stupid flat look" - aesthetics is a choice, i actually like the way win 10 looks

"os/2" - Come on grandpa, your tea is getting cold.

Keen for much-hyped quantum computing to finally land? Don't expect it for a decade


Re: They say never ask a question you don't already know the answer to

Do you know who would? The company that made it because money.

Think you need to loosen your tin foil hat a little

Tesla autopilot saves driver after he fell asleep at wheel on the freeway


Re: Plan A

Guessing you didn't read the comment above yours that proves you don't have to have your hand on the wheel?

FYI: NASA has sent a snatch-and-grab spacecraft to an asteroid to seize some rock and send it back to Earth


We'll start by putting one dent on one side, then 6 dents on the opposite side.....

High Court agrees to hear full legal challenge of Blighty's Snooper's Charter


Re: At least in the UK...

"Any nation that seeks to swap a little freedom for a little security will deserve neither and will lose both"

Not a price cut! Apple perks up soggy iPhone demand with rebate boost


Re: iPhone SE

I have an SE and can do all the things you don't seem to be able to, minus the SD card. Its a bad workman etc etc.

I paid £0 for my SE and would gladly pay a similar price for a newer Apple device.

US told to quit sharing data with human rights-violating surveillance regime. Which one, you ask? That'd be the UK


Re: I am confused

"and, as far as I can recall, British soldiers have never found themselves accused of torture"

Oh yes they have.....


We're no better than the Americans.

Word boffins back Rimini Street in Oracle row: 'Full' in 'full costs' is a 'delexicalised adjective'


Re: Excuse my lack of understanding ...

Full moon, as in the moon isn't missing any pieces and is therefor the moon

Full speed, as in all of the speed you are currently going

Full time, as in the time and not half of it

Full parking isn't even grammatically correct

I really don't see your argument.....

Big Falcon Namechange for Musk's rocket: BFR becomes Starship


Re: Yes

In order to stop your enemy from downvoting, first you must disable his hand

Black Friday? Yes, tech vendors might be feeling a bit glum looking at numbers for the UK


If they actually wanted to sell more kit during this sale period, maybe they should actually drop the prices during the sale period? Just a thought.

Infosec's Thanksgiving turkey triumvirate: Tesla, Tumblr, Trump (as in Ivanka)... and tons more


Re: "Succumbing to 'gotcha' headlines."

You still haven't read the article, you're still defending a hypocrite, you are still being a hypocrite, and you still look like a complete spaz.

Well done on proving everyone right about Drumpf supporters....

Brexit: UK will be disconnected from EU databases after 2020


Re: Is it just me or...

Trump supports white supremacists and describes them as "good people". Please provide evidence of the same in the countries you listed.

Also, my grandad survived WW2 after being a tank commander. He backed the EU, as did Winston Churchill, they guy that helped came up with the idea and the European Court of Justice.

The question becomes: who should i listen to? A war hero and the greatest brit that ever lived or some numpty on a forum shouting "Trump's a nice guy!"?

Facebook's CEO on his latest almighty Zuck-up: OK, we did try to smear critics, but I was too out-of-the-loop to know


Re: Disliking Soros != Anti-Semitism

You see, here's the thing: Do you actually have good reasons to dislike Soros? The guy is a billionaire and seems to be attempting to use that money and power to actually help people. I can't see anything wrong with him as a person.

Now, the other side to that is i don't think anyone should have that level of money and power. For those reason, i am *skeptical* that he is a s good as he appears.

So the question is this: Do you dislike George Soros for something he does / has done or is it something about him *culturally* that you don't like? Or do you just *feel* like you shouldn't like him? Racism can blindside you without you realizing that you are racist.

Second side note, there is nothing anti-Semitic about criticizing the Israeli government, in the same way that i'm not anti-american just because i think the republicans and Trump need to fall down a well and die. But if i say i dislike *Jews* or *Americans* because of things those governments are doing, well....

Nvidia just can't grab a break. Revenues up, profit nearly doubles... and stock down 20%


Re: Oh please

If you're plugging in a gaming graphics card in to an engineering rig, you deserve all the problems you get and shouldn't be allowed near an engineering rig.

iPhone XS: Just another £300 for a better cam- Wait, come back!


Re: SE for me

Still using my corporate-gifted SE. If it broke tomorrow, there is no way I would buy any of the current iPhones. Way too expensive for what you get. I'll be switching straight to Android of one flavour or another. It's up to Apple, they can keep losing customers for a long while and still make a profit.

Shift-work: Keyboards heaped in a field push North Yorks council's fly-tipping buttons


Smoking jacket and pipe time....

So on closer inspection, most of them are the dell / hp keyboards that tend to come with new PCs. You're looking for a decent sized company that has access to vans in the local area, not too far as they are obviously pretty lazy and know the local area. They will almost certainly have had a rollout of new computers recently.

Quick google maps check: There is a Tarmac site not far south of the drop off area. Anybody want to give them a call and see if they've recently had some new IT kit delivered.....?

iPhone XR guts reveal sizzle of the XS without the excessive price tag


Re: No! Please! No!

I down voted this originally due to my hot blood. Then i read it and realised i was being a gimp.

Have a pint on me, my old china.


It's still way, way, WAY above what i'm willing to spend on a phone. I'll stick with my iPhone SE until it breaks and then switch to android.

Watchdog sceptical UK.gov's Universal Credit can handle 8.5m benefits claimants


Re: More dead vulnerable people

" It is not as if most people on benefits are ever likely to vote Conservative"

The two groups of people that vote conservative are the well off and the poorly educated, which means your statement is generally incorrect. The rest of it is just anti-labour nonsense.

Cops called after pair enter Canadian home and give it a good clean

Paris Hilton

"It's better to leave your doors unlocked than have your back door smashed in, in my opinion."

Why can i only hear this as a sexual innuendo?

With sorry Soyuz stuffed, who's going to run NASA's space station taxi service now?


Gee, maybe you could try actually funding them instead of giving them the change from behind the sofa cushions?

Salesforce dogged by protests, leaked emails, and guerrilla blimps on first day of Dreamforce


Re: El Reg now politically biased....you're outta here!

" Quite a shame since I've followed you for so many years"

If this is the first time they have upset your "beliefs" (and let's face it, if you think they border force aren't separating children from families then it's a belief right up there with flat earthers) then i doubt you've been following El Reg for years.

UKIP flogs latex love gloves: Because Brexit means Brexit


Don't need a condom.....

Farage's face puts me off the thought of sex completely.

New MeX-Files: The curious case of an evacuated US solar lab, the FBI – and bananas conspiracy theories


"H.G. Wells"

A pint for you sir and well deserved!

Do not adjust your set, er, browser: This is our new page-one design


As a functioning (apparently) sociopath...

I like change and i like the new site.

Wipro can't believe its luck at sealing 10-year deal worth $1.6bn with Alight Solutions


Having worked alongside Wipro

..on several projects, all i can say to Alight is "Good Luck".

Surprise! VAT, customs likely to get a bit trickier in a Brexit no-deal world


Re: Can anyone

Once more, with feeling:

Every economic expert disagrees with you. I'll take their advice over yours.

Doctors refused due to immigration policy: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/23/doctors-blocked-by-home-office-from-taking-up-vital-nhs-jobs It was all over the news, but i guess the mainstream media is full of propaganda for project fear, amirite?

The Paris agreement was not "EU targets". It literally has nothing to do with the EU. It's a worldwide agreement. It was signed by individual countries, including the UK. Learn to read.

The white van man got fined for breach of this: https://www.gov.uk/waste-carrier-or-broker-registration

Nothing to do with the EU.

You seem to see everything as the EUs fault, which is why brexiteers are so god damn useless. You may as well change your name to "bloody foreigners".


Re: Can anyone

Amazingly, you didn't actually "fact check" anything i said, just came back with opinions.

Every economic body is pointing to the economy being worse after brexit, including the government.

Recently, we had doctors from India turned away due to our immigration poilicies.

The white van man getting fined was due to a local council law and had nothing to do with the EU, no matter what the anti-EU webshite article you posted says.

Higher inflation will not help cool the housing market as there are not enough houses to go round

I'll say it again, recycling is set by the Paris agreement and we will still have it after brexit. Most of our recycling does not leave the country either, so your original point was stupid.

Just to clarify, every single point you made was wrong. You didn't refute a single point of mine or back it up with evidence. You can carry on with your anti-EU nonsense but brexit is going to cause financial pain to any member of the working class.


Re: Can anyone

Amazing, every word of your post is wrong.

Food prices are increasing and will continue to increase.

Most workers outside the EU tend to be technical in nature, such as plumbers, engineers and doctors. This is not a pool of workers we can replace.

Most of the "dumbass laws" are actually complete works of fiction, such as the 80 page document covering what a lettuce should look like

Inflation isn't going up because of our stalled economy. That isn't going to improve once Brexit hits.

House prices are inflated and have been kept artificially high due to government schemes such as "help to buy"

The recycling targets are covered by the Paris agreement, which we won't leave when we leave the EU because we are not monsters.

Every single point you made is fictitious, which is exactly the problem with the whole "leave" campaign. Built on bullshit and bought wholesale by anti-EU idiots.

A third of London boroughs 'fess to running unsupported server software


Re: Universities

Agree with above comment. I worked for a major university in Birmingham and they were always pushing the bleeding edge for their equipment.

Tax the tech giants and ISPs until the bits squeak – Corbyn


How 'bout no

I don't pay a licence fee because i don't watch bloody TV! Why would i pay UK.GOV money for my internet connection when it doesn't use any of their infrastructure? Forget it, sunshine. You want to pay for the BBC, you carry on. Leave me out of it. And as for "independent journalism".....

a) There is no such animal

b) The BBC is definitely not independent!

How much do you think Cisco's paying erstwhile Brit PM David Cameron?



"No, calling it because he was terrified of UKIP's growing support as the only party which was representing the majority of the UK population's views on the EU."

At it's peak it had 2 MPs. Nigel Fromage couldn't even hold on to his own seat.

Majority of the UK population? Growing support? Hardly. They don't even exist as a viable party anymore.

Galileo, here we go again. My my, the Brits are gonna miss EU


Re: Nose, face, bite ...

It was the UK that made the rules and now your complaining because the EU is following the rules that we asked them to implement? They are not being spiteful, you guys are in cake-and-eat-it land.


Re: HS2 and the Galileo replacement

"The EU currency is the Euro. Greece is in the EU and Eurozone. IMF is bailing out the Euro when they bail out a Euro country in the Euro"

As previously stated, it doesn't work like that. The Euro has different interest rates in different countries, meaning it behaves differently in different countries. Just because Greece is failing doesn't mean France or Germany are and doesn't mean the Euro is either. So the IMF is only bailing out Greece, not the EU.

Or is that too complicated for you?

Tesla undecimates its workforce but Elon insists everything's absolutely fine


Re: sustainable, clean energy

Erm, no it doesn't? Radioactive elements are not renewable. Sure, there are a lot of them and we definitely wouldn't run out of them any time soon but to say they are sustainable is just not true.

Let's back nuclear power for the right reasons rather than making stuff up.

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