* Posts by Arse Face

24 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Nov 2007

OPERA review serves up a feast for physics geeks

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Hmm, that's all well and good, but when will I be able to buy a star trek transporter?

RIM stands, staggers, falls again

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And I only bought a blackberry a few weeks ago for work purposes as I was advised it was probably the best of the smartphones for dealing with my emails... It has been mostly good, until a few days ago... Sods law, I guess....

User data stolen in Sony PlayStation Network hack attack

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On the flip side

If you think of all the compromised Windows machines out there due to security holes, worms trojans and what have you - I bet there are a lot more than 70 million Windows users alone that have had personal data compromised, so in the grand scheme of things - It's really not that bad. To be honest i'd be more concerned if someone had nuked my porn collection - they can have the credit cards - they're easily cancelled and replaced - but the porn, that's taken the best part of 10 years to amass. Just a little vigilance people - i'm pretty sure the perpetrators will, quite rightly, be shitting themselves anyway - they've probably left a trail leading right back to themselves.

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The public in general will also end up being punished for this as the banks slip in charges to pay for the replacement of all of those millions of credit/debit cards that have been cancelled & replaced by Sony's users.

PSN gaming network outage sparks DDoS rumours

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A multibillion dollar company. Pathetic.

Vodafone's network knackered by thieves

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It's funny how this happened a couple of weeks ago in my local village on the O2 network after thieves robbed parts from a transmiitter, yet there was no news anywhere about it. Is that because we live in an 'unimportant' village in the north of england?

Malawi poised to outlaw farting

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I was really looking forward to a holiday in Malawi, but I don't want to go to jail for something I'm really good at.

UK.gov moves to block Hamas kids site

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I don't understand why you would want to brainwash a chi... I mean teach any religion to a child in the first place anyway.

Looks like another busy body within our governement wants to butt their nose into other nations business, obviously because over here we know best, with this bed of fucking roses that Labour have created for us. Fucking Labour MP's. Know what's best for everyone, including subjects they know fuck all about. As fucking usual.

Here, take this fork from me as i'm incapable of feeding myself without stabbing myself in the eye.

Knuckle rap for riot shield sledging coppers

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Lets not forget that Supt. Murray only reminded them, and not reprimanded. Lets be honest, he had to be seen to be taking some kind of action, otherwise he'd be facing the backlash of the Daily Mail readership. Which he probably already is anyway, since they'll be still be expecting these police officers heads on a stick. 'Torture is too good for 'em' & ' Too busy fooling about, letting all the foreign rapists roam free' etc etc.. Besides, he probably had a laugh at the video too.

On the other hand, my boss would have sacked me instantly if he had seen just how many pirouette's my company vehicle can do in his company car park the other week...

Modern Warfare 2 outsold Avatar, claims developer

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a load of cod

Biggest anti climax of the year, MW2. Thought it was a load of over rated bollocks. Took me 6 hours to complete and i'm crap at these games. Needless to say, it got traded in before I even tried the multiplayer - knew it was just going to be more of the same.

YouTube injects cash into US F1 team

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Presumably they'll be using terribly cheap plastics, and the suspension will be so comedically soft it'll look like a kangaroo even on the smoothest of tracks. Unless they poach their engineers from other teams, in which case it'll become a British team, funded from overseas, much like most of the other teams...

Opera Software reinvents complete irrelevance

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one sided

Foul language. Very biased opinions. Sarcasm.

A quality piece of journalism.

Well done.

Personally I think its a good idea for non-IT family and friends to catch up on eachother without the hassle of having 'Mafia Wars' and other crap facebook/social networking apps forced down your neck every time you go to have a look at pictures of cousin Tommy. And what's more, you won't have to put up with friends requests from old acquaintances who you actually hated back then and still hate now.

I'd be interested to know what your opinion of the software would be had it come from a firm you actually like...?

Gordon 'to sacky' Wacky Jacqui

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nods in agreement

Reading all this, I think i've for once found a Reg story in which everybody agree's with eachother on the same subject!

Labour just do not get the message.

However, regardless of who takes over, i've now reached a point where I have absolutely no faith in any of the system anyway.

US teen pleads guilty over Scientology DDoS attacks

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@ Chris Hatfield

(un)fortunately my mobile service provider feels that the london scientology website is too dangerous for my eyes to see, so have blocked access to the site... Obviously someone's looking out for us by censoring this highly offensive material.

At least youporn still works though.. it's a shame Jacqui Smith's hubby didn't know about this great free service

Google's email goes titsup (again)

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its up again

yes I can confirm it went down at around 11am, but as of 11.30 mine works again..

Microsoft dropped Vista hardware spec to raise Intel profits

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I've just put Fista onto a P4 with the 915 chipset for experimental purposes. Had to double the amount of ram to 2 gig to get Vista useable. even so, the hard disk just goes on. and on. and on. I'd be worried about hard disk/bearing with this heap of shite.

Ballmer deploys greenery in CeBIT charm offensive

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agree with Jon

as mentioned in another post, i've just put vista onto a p4, with 2 gig. Now the hard disk is constantly on the move, whereas in XP, it would boot up, and sit idle until I told it to do something....

I use a UPS, which monitors how much power it supplies to the P.C. Pre-Vista, it would idle at 89/90w. Post-vista its never below 93w. Negligible difference, but hardly the '33% more efficient' i'd be hoping for. I'm guessing that the additional 3 watts are being used by the constantly harrassed hard disk. Which happens to be Fujitsu. Wonder how long that will take to pop.

Charles... and i bet that was an old AT supply, with a proper 'ON/OFF' switch. Which you KNEW was completely cutting the mains off from the PSU.

Pantone cranks up the whalesong

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it's xmas eve and we're sat reading the register!!

It's good to see people getting paid for more meaningless shit. Pantone?? Don't they make shampoo or something? Was there a full on awards ceremony?

MoD sorts out 'turkey' helicopters for Xmas

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Re: Typical

That would probably be about 90% of the population. Does make you sick doesn't it? Considering we pay for everything, and don't have a single say on anything. This is no longer a democracy. New Labour is probably the most corrupt & incompetent government I've ever seen. And the sad thing is, that 90% of the population will vote these morons back in, 'because it's better the devil you know'

Merseyside health authority gives away staff data

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so, i guess whats happened here is some tool has maybe been asked to copy something and send a copy to these 4 organisations. And said tool has accidently went into the confidential HR filing cabinet and copied the personal employee details instead.

Easy mistake to make, I suppose.

Any better ideas?

Forces pay mess blamed on human error

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'great' britain

"Input errors based on a degree of unfamiliarity with the new scheme have resulted in a small number of pay inaccuracies"


Mind you, 25 million missing child support records is probably just as insignificant to this government.

And I bet theres at least a 6 figure bonus for some fatcat among this mess somewhere.

Hardcore Dalek builders plan galactic domination

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Will it be a Haynes manual?

Honda to put ultracapacitors on the road in '08

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Gates Halo


They're making cars heavier & heavier. The new Mini is heavier than Granada's/Omega's etc... of the 90's. The prius probably weighs something similar to a Rolls with that big battery in it. Good way to cut gases. I'd do more good if I stopped farting.

Police aim to stamp out virtual child abuse

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Since the inhuman race never ceases to amaze me anymore, maybe its safer to have these weirdo's on that website. At least while they're getting their kicks out of a virtual world, it might just stop them from doing it in the real world. Paedophilia will never be eradicated. Fair enough, people will say 'but what if they see something on there & go and re-enact it...' Well I'm sorry, but they are going to do it anyway, regardless of whether a website can cater for their needs or not. Seemingly, it's another sexuality. You're either into child sex, or you're not. Nobody can change them, and we can't lock them up because our prisons are full of much more dangerous criminals like fraudsters & car theives. And while we've got judges and high profile celebs being caught with dubious images, it is obvious it's a deep rooted problem, so maybe letting them live out their fantasies on a website for the socially challenged is the best thing to do.