* Posts by Garry Perez

48 publicly visible posts • joined 28 Feb 2007

People still seem to think their fancy cars are fully self-driving

Garry Perez

Have I got this straight? A car with autopilot (or whatever its called this week) disables itself if the driver isn't paying attention. Surly that means no driver and no autopilot == more chance of a crash?

boolean chart----

Driver non attentive no autopilot max risk

Driver non attentive autopilot lower risk

Driver attentive no autopilot some risk

Driver attentive autopilot lowest risk

Wont affect me, I use SWMBO for all my autopiloting from the pub !

China allows robo taxis – without backup drivers – in parts of two major cities

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Re: as an aside

Just ask the passengers to where these on entry


NASA delays SLS rollback due to concerns over rocky path to launchpad

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Thunderbird 1 never had this problem

Microsoft plans to dig through your Edge Collections to make suggestions

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Does anyone actually use this shit?

Axed data scientist sues IBM claiming he was discriminated against as a man

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He should have identified as a woman

'95% original' film star Spitfire could be yours for a mere £4.5m (or 0.05 Pogbas)

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Re: Nightmares...

Jeez, that is so gonna happen

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Not sure how many Spitfires still exist, but if it aint many, then surely it should be bought by public funds and kept in a museum/used for displays for the public?

What a clock up: Brit TV-broadband giant Sky fails to pick up weekend's timezone change, fix due by Friday

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DST, the workers way

DST is shite and really should be abolished, but if its going to stay, then put the clocks forward at Friday 4pm and when they go back, do it on a Monday at 8 am.

Well if DST was supposed to help the farmers back in the day, why not modernise ir for the current workers?

Tick, tick, tick … TikTok China just limited kids to 40 minutes' use each day

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The Revolution

Will be started by the nerds

'There was no one driving that vehicle': Texas cops suspect Autopilot involved after two men killed in Tesla crash

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Re: perhaps it was a joke

I agree and shame on those downvotes

NASA sends nuclear tank 293 million miles to Mars, misses landing spot by just five metres. Now watch its video

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Waiting for that helicopter to take off and crash into the nearest tree, proving life does exist on Mars.

And well done NASA, fantastic job

Yes, Microsoft Access was a recalcitrant beast, but the first step is to turn the computer on

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Re: I'd be shocked if ...

You will and you know it!

With intelligent life in scant supply on Earth, boffins search for technosignatures of civilizations in the galaxy

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We're in the "Shit" Universe

The real reason we don't hear from alien life forms is because we are in the shit universe. My theory is, there is some technology, which we haven't discovered, but is not far from our level of development that will allow life to leave this (shit) universe and simply go somewhere better. So the reason we dont have any signals from aliens is because they have simply buggered off.

Its now time for me to have my medication and rest for a bit.!!!

NASA mulls restoring Saturn V to service as SLS delays and costs mount

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N1 el Reg, i

This is an April fool right? Lol

All the IT ladies (all the IT ladies), all the IT ladies (all the IT ladies), now put your hands up! Oh, still not many here

Garry Perez


Ooo me ribs are killing me

Now it's Terrance Dicks' turn to regenerate: Golden-age Doctor Who mainstay dies aged 84

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Great fellow!

Must watch: GE's smart light bulb reset process is a masterpiece... of modern techno-insanity

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Rimmer: Let's go to blue alert

Kryten: You certain sir, it does mean changing the light bulb switching on for for at least 5 seconds then have it on for 8 seconds then turn it off for 2 seconds then turn it on for 8 seconds then turn it off for 2 seconds then turn it on for 8 seconds then turn it off for 2 seconds then turn it on for 8 seconds then turn it off for 2 seconds then turn it on for 8 seconds then turn it off for 2 seconds then turn it on and the bulb will flash on and off 3 times, unless we're on old firmware in which case we have to do is have the bulb off for at least 5 seconds then turn it on for 8 seconds then turn it off for 2 seconds then turn it on for 2 seconds then turn it off for 2 seconds then turn it on for 2 seconds then turn it off for 2 seconds then turn it on for 2 seconds then turn it off for 2 seconds then turn it on for 8 seconds then turn it off for 2 seconds then turn it on for 8 seconds then turn it off for 2 seconds

Microsoft goes to great lengths to polish Azure Active Directory's password policies

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My Welsh mate

Can now us Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch as his password

Apple disables iPad for 48 years after toddler runs amok

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Re: Three year olds can't read

+1 for "Have Spacesuit, Will Travel" Still one of my favorite books

Postmates plans rollout of autonomous delivery robots in US

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Dusty fucking bin!!! !

Bouncing robots land on asteroid 180m miles away amid mission to fetch sample for Earth

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Re: Easy to do

Those three presenters/scientists were a real inspiration (to me at least)

Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

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Re: The terminology is not the problem.

One of THE funniest films ever, and a great scene as well ! Have a beer

Mind the gap: Men paid 18.6% more than women in Blighty tech sector

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In two minds about this.

I'm all for equal rights etc but I can't help feeling that rather than women's wages going up, we'll see men's wages going down.

Just like when pensions and insurance premiums were equalized - they didn't go down for men, but up for women.

Come to think of it was this study just gender? Surely other minorities may want these stat collated as well?

Just my thoughts, upvote/downvote as you see fit. Enjoy the weekend everyone.

It's been 50 years since those damn dirty apes took the planet by storm

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Interesting anectdote

I heard that the ape make up was a pain to remove so was left on during breaks. What was noticed that all the gorillas, orangutans, chimps tended to aggregate together in their own groups.

Love the original film BTW.

Boeing slams $2m on the desk, bellows: Now where's my jetpack?

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Already done?

I thought the JB9 has the problem licked, not sure on the range though.

Fire fighters get grinding on London man’s trapped genitalia

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@Jim. I salute u sir for the Angle Grinder Man reference,

FTC urged to probe easily penetrated telly-enabled teledildonic toy

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Genius alliteration on the sub-headline guys

Apple iPhone 7 launch hysteria? Not in Viking land

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That is the saddest thing I've seen since I looked in the mirror this morning

Calm down, dear: Woman claims sexism in tech journalism

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Shame Really

As she looks quite a babe

German lodges todger in 13 steel rings

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Do the quacks really need to call the fire brigade in for this sort of stuff, or are they just doing it for shits and giggles?

Sight for sore eyes: Dropbox lands on Win 10 with iris recognition

Garry Perez



you may use my ringpiece as a biometric dataset. I'm pretty certain its unique and It would give me great satisfaction mooning to my PC everyday to logon

loving yours


Microsoft now awfully pushy with Windows 10 on Win 7, 8 PCs – Reg readers hit back

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Dear Bill,

You and I were, if not best buddies, certainly people that got on. For 30 odd years we have had a special relationship, DOS, 3.1 WIN95/98 (cough Vista). And you know what I even told my mates how good you were. Things were sweet.

Then win 10.

F*ck you

F*ck you in the a*** with a f****** 10 inch c******r sidewards

F*ck you until you f******g f*****d up f*****d f*****s f*ck off.

I've now gone to linux Mint and will now be converting all my non-tech mates over to it.

So yeah, its not going to be the year of Linux, but y'know, we, the tech nerds support our family and friends and when we tell them to fuck windows off, you are sliding down a slippery slope.

For the record, el Reg users, I held off going to Linux for years. All I can say is what was I thinking? Mint is a fantastic piece of software and is now on my laptop and my friends. Works great and to top it off, no fucking fucked up fucked ribbon.

So one more time


(bit of a rant, soz people)

restored with asterisks by El Mod because it was quite a funny rant really, if a bit too sweary for normal service

I want my EPG, say Windows Media Center users left in dire straits

Garry Perez

Media Portal- Way to Go

Used Media Centre for ages, it was once of MS best products. However over the years it has got slow (esp clicking through the guide) and just generally flaky. A couple of months ago I switched to Media Portal, and boy what a difference. Can really recommend it.

Traumatised Reg SPB team barely survives movie unwatchablathon

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"Surf Nazis Must Die" - Do not watch under any circumstances

'Hi, I'm from Microsoft and I am GOING TO KILL YOU'

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Not my tactic but I have used it......

Call centre "Hello I'm from Microsoft and we've detected a problem on your PC...."

Me (Loudly" "Sweet Leaping Jesus, hallaluah, my pc HAS been faulty, can you fix it?"

Call Centre "Of course sir, please switch it on"

Me "Yes!!!!!! Can you see the screen, its now checking file system on C:. 1%....................2%.........................3% ou stilll there?.......... 4% ...........

Never got to 10%, or had my pc fixed :(

Protesters stop ground breaking on world's largest telescope

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What would be the resolution of this telescope? (Preferably in elReg units)

Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama

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So sad

To see another electronic engineer go rogue

Jobs biopic to focus on first Mac, NeXT, iPod

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the sequel

Where jobs rises from the dead

Move over Raspberry Pi, give kids a Radio Ham Pi - minister

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Excellent Idea

Building my own crystal set got me into electronics and never looked back!

Wireless remote control inventor zaps out at 96

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Eugene, I salute you, a brilliant invention by an unknown inventor.

Billionaire astro mining venture long on hype and timescale

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Moon Zero Two

nuff said

Adam Sandler's cross-dresser shocker is Razzies stonker

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Its Cobblers

My arse couldn't believe it had to sit through 2 hours of this drivel. Avoid this film at all costs and can we add it to the worse film list, it trumps The Phantom Menace by twelve parsecs.

Eddie Murphy heading for worst movie ever glory

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Surf Nazis must Die

that is all

Ultimate flight-sim crashes into living rooms for 36 grand

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For that price, better throw in some hottie hostesses

Paul McCartney joins Atlantis love-in

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Kill me now

First Elton now Macca - I bet the Atlantis crew have left via the airlock, sans space-suit

Trucker pulled with DVD and laptop on dashboard

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Shoulda used one of this doohickys


France says 'Oui!' to three strikes for music pirates

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Could force more piracy.....

If you boot the terrorisist, I mean pirates off, then they won;t be able to use legit services. Plus I suspect they'll just boogie on down to the local car-boot anyway

Star Trek XI logged for Xmas 2008 launch

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The real Kirk is....

Tim Allen aka Capt Jason Nesmith aka the best Kirk we never had