* Posts by N

403 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Oct 2007


WD drops 4TB whopper


@ Des

Agreed, raid 5 much safer solution,

I suspect they offer raid 0 so it looks good spec wise, but I cant imagine anyone who values their data to use this alone.

Drobo has a 'proprietary algorithm' (shudder) for its raid & if you loose the raid, theres a fair chance your data will too.

Apple tight-leashes 'Snow Leopard' Server


@ Sarah B

Agreed, seems like it.

When Apple changed to Intel, anyone with a PPC Xserve would have realised they wouldn't be supported indefinitely, os-wise.

Anyone out there heaving an Xserve PPC (please)?

Apple takes Snow Leopard for walk


& for $49 you get...

5 licenses, thats er, less than $10 a pop

Even if it is considered a service pack thats a hell of a lot less than the 'service pack' Microsoft will push out to Vista is going to cost.

Whats more Ive every confidence that like other Apple upgrades, it will work first time. Unlike the tangled mess some MS upgrades can create

Note to employers: Better sex = happier workers

Paris Hilton

More research needed!

Where do I sign?

Paris, because shes a happy lass

Somerset County Council to review 'shambolic' SAP system


Stress And Pain

My invoice for £19,999 is in the post!

US Federal Trade Commission shuts down ISP


Good effort

Nice one FTC, just feel sorry for the (few ?) legit clients with domains on their servers

MS warns of bumper patch batch


@ what patches?

Sounds about par for the course, I wouldnt be surprised if they are deliberatly engineered to slow down a system.

That & a good old sprinkling of FUD about security & so on, then sit back and wait for the tills to start ringing up sales of Vista SP2,

oops, I mean Windows 7

Brown to Sugar: 'You're hired'


should be

...and your solution was this Viglen shite?

Your fired

Microsoft's Bing feeds you, tries to keep you captive


Dear Mr Smith

Bing looks good for previewing porn, no need for expense claim

Blears is latest to scurry away from Brown's Cabinet


Nothing quite like

The smell of burning witch!


Good riddance

Im not sure who I like least out of the lot of them but she is certainly near the top of the dung heap

Smera tilting e-car debuts in Paris


You cannot be serious

25K for a showerproof moped?

They are having a laugh, but April 1st was over two months ago

Microsoft guns down 13 unlucky products


13 unlucky products?

Hopefully, thats every version of Vista

Gordon 'to sacky' Wacky Jacqui


Too little too late

Dunno what took him so long to do this,

Blears & Darling next

then a general election

Websense blocks Bing in IM snafu


Makes sense

To block anything from Microsoft

AMD locks and loads 'Istanbul' six-shooter

Paris Hilton

@ Pete

Nice box,

Paris, because she too, has a nice box!

Fans decry tennis gal's breast-slash plan


a great loss, but

Im sure whatever she ends up with, they will be perfect, but meanwhile I could watch her play for hours

Microsoft's Google challenger is not a search engine



The only thing I trust Microsoft to do is fuck up my desktop, OS & documents & now it looks like theyre into fucking up decisions as well.

I wonder how that would look in the boardroom, er well, um, according to Bing it said that...

Apple raises retail stakes against Microsoft



Their only wothwhile offering

Microsoft fortifies Windows 7 kernel with overrun buster


I hope it works,

I suppose better late than never,

I suspect this is just one of several holes in the Microsoft security cullinder thats been plugged.

BT static IP customers get nothing but static


BTs wireless access points

Well known for complete lack of security & easy to break

At least BTs got something going for its Home Flub

iPhone apps - the 10 smartest and the 10 stupidest


Thank God

I dont work with the boring bunch of posters most of you lot seem to be, Its just a bit of fun to brighten up another day!

I had to get IFart or whatever its called, I know its very, very childish but, I dont think I have sniggered so much following a Reg read.

& as for the sensible ones, I have some of them as well - honest.

Thanks El Reg for the article

Geeks make least selfish lovers: Official

Thumb Up

Just for once

I dont mind being called a Geek & certainly dont let the side down on both the quality & quantity of the 'deliverables'


Google: Let us keep search data or die


Dont make me laugh

How fucking ridiculous is that,

Theyre just using the statement to try and gain a bit of leverage

what utter bollox

Taxpayer coughs for AOL Connie's flat

Paris Hilton

£1036 for a good rodding?

Im off to sign up for some plumbing courses!

Paris as shes an expert in the field

Sophos punts anti-virus for Klingons


My respect for Sophos

is dented

Police force eBay scammer to cough up ill-gotten gains


Im gobsmacked

"Lancs plod should get around 18 per cent of the takings"

Tell me, why in Gods name should they profit from criminal activity?

The money should all be returned to its rightful owners

Zen and the Art of Laptop Battery Maintenance



23 months old

235 cycles

100% capacity available

Fanbois squeal over Mac OS X upgrade


Cant see what all the fuss is about

Took a TM backup then all Macs updated no problems, it downloaded in a few minutes & completed without a hitch.

Gov 'smart meter' plans: Sky box in charge of your house


@ AC

"I'm sure Crapita, EDS, and all the usual suspects in government tendering are rubbing their mitts in glee at the prospect of this big expensive government project."

...To cock up like the others!

Intel hit with largest ever EU fine


OK, but

Its all very well fining Intel, but if the EUs decision is right, then it must surely pay some of the fine to AMD to even the score?

& as for doing this right in a middle of a recession, well that just shows how much grip the EU has on reality, duh.

'Della': Dell's very special site for women


Is this some kind of joke

or what - check date?

It seems like Dell dosnt even recognise the existence of its feminine side:


Reveals nothing but a few cables

Perhaps Dell is a closet cross dresser & wears its female attire only at the weekends!

eBay fees rejig will still hit casual auctioneers



Like theyre not screwing sellers enough as it is?

Perhaps they ought to take a look & see whats going on around them

Kettering to London: 18 hours by rail, bus and pack mule


right century?

Is this really 2009 or 1909 - in fact it would have been embarrassing then, 1609 more like it.

& to add insult to injury, they expect you to pay for it!

Gordon Ramsay breaches f**king broadcasting code


Gordon Ramsay

Thats fucking excellent restraint Gordon, well done

iPhone at war in iRaq


What about that app

'Taliban near me' or something like that

Brown red in face after blusher found in cab


as well as

A fucking big trowel to plaster over the cracks...

Plod called in on MPs' expenses leak


And what about

The lying, thieving, deceitful pack of toe rags otherwise known as government?

They are the ones who need investigating

Researchers release Win 7 rootkit exploit code


@ AC

Info here but as stated neither lends itself to a remote attack

http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/442 which I read a while ago - honest!


Missile data, medical records found on discarded hard disks


wipe the disk first...

Then physically destroy it.

I think the policy is called "belts & bracers" so you wont get caught with your pants down

Call for heads to roll over failed spook IT system


Its long overdue...

sack Jaqui Smith

Microsoft crimps products after second wave of job cuts



To see people being laid off whilst the monkey running the show has no doubt made himself indispensable.

I think thant even some zoos would be hard put to employ Ballmer in a cage, not actually as an employee.

Microsoft teams up with US gov on double 'ard XP



"Microsoft has worked together with Microsoft to develope a secure configuration of XP"

That aside, be a good thing if they did make it available as an update as there must be a huge market for the refuseniks that are hanging on to XP

Conficker hype obscures sneaky botnet growth


@ UK's most important infestation?

No but rumour has it Kent has his hand up JSs skirt

Microsoft blocks dirty dozen apps from mobile store



Or is that cos the Microsoft client requires a cluster of Seymore Crays to run it?

Microsoft: Don't rush to download Windows 7 RC


@ AC - The only reason...

Im not sure why, but every time they build up the hype in the beta, the good stuff seems to get left out & what you have is a crock o shite left over. Wasnt WinFS supposed to be part of XP?

Which is why some people may ignore the security implications & stick with XP/2000


@ AC

If it shuts down every 30 minutes then thats no change

But If it shuts down every two hours, thats an improvement over Vista!


No rush

To download anything remotely like Vista

Ballmer email kicks off second round of Microsoft layoffs


I think

The chimp shouting 'developers developer developers' should go

no insults to primates intended

Apple brands UK tabloid 'obscene'


As Ive said before

In the USofA you can have as much guns and violence as you like, so long as there no tits.

Unfortunately, over here we are 'different' & I dont care if The Sun is completely devoid of any news, or whatever constitutes as news.

So hands off our tits & go and shoot off with anything that moves.