* Posts by ToonArmyBarmy

22 posts • joined 26 Dec 2007

Former HP CEO Léo Apotheker tells court he didn't read Autonomy's latest accounts before fated $11bn buyout



Hey, Leo gave me a decent pay rise. Wish he was still around splashing the cash!


Huawei's P10 breathing on Samsung's shoulder


Android Pay

No mention of approval for Android Pay. Would be nice to know.

Huawei's just changed the way you'll use Android


Me too. Works really well on the Elephone. Bit surprised that Huawei "Announced" this "Innovation"

Health pros: Alcohol is EVIL – raise its price, ban its ads


I am Drunk!

Hey I just got home and cooked food for my beloved and I am very drunk! 50p a unit is no problem to me or my friends unless you are going to reduce the price to that?

Happy Geordie!

Razzies set to torpedo Rihanna's Battleship



I really enjoyed it!

Reg readers serve up bacon sarnie amuse-bouche


Wrong Wrong Wrong

Everyone knows that a Bacon Sandwich should always be on White Bread!

Ten digital radios to suit all budgets


Every Budget?

Where are the £20 radios?

Amazon Kindle Touch Wi-Fi eBook reader review

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Re: After this review, I really only need to know if it works with Calibre...

I can also confirm it works perfectly with Calibre and I regularly send books to Kindle via email

Google Drive Issues on Mac


What's it for?

OK so I signed up for Google Drive and to be honest, don't care what they use my data for. If they can find a use for it. However:

I've now got - 5GB Google Drive - 2x 25GB Skydrive - 50GB Box.net - 7.25GB Dropbox - 5GB MSpot - 5GB Google Music - Various photo storage/sharing sites and, apart from transferring files to my Phone & Tablet. they don't get used.

What's it all for?

Lingerie-clad she-devils romp past watchdog


OK by Me

Maybe I'm thick skinned, but I don't feel Offended, Afraid or Distressed! In fact I feel quite good about the whole thing! http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/happy_32.png

Amazon to whup Apple rivals when Kindle Fire hits UK


The price is right

I have always said that, the mistake Apple's rivals are making is in their pricing and that is why those alternatives have not taken off.

If someone is going to spend £350 - £400 on a tablet, they are most likely to go for the common option that is tried and tested (and is already used by their friends and colleagues).

However, price that alternative at £200 - £250 and people will be much more likely to 'Take The Risk' and buck the trend.

Saying that, there is the possibility that, once Android(ish) tablets become more common and acceptable due to the Kindle offering, people may look at the more shiny and pricey alternative with more favorably.


Provider: Anti-piracy ruling has 'killed Usenet'



"You'd be pretty hard-pressed to find one who carried the binary groups, though"

Virgin Media anyone? Roughly 8 days retention. Not that would ever.......................


It Kills NSE (for now) and probably other Usenet hosts to follow

From what I can tell from a quick look at their website, NSE make their money by hosting Usenet for others. I would bet that the majority of their customers are Usenet Resellers who sell to Joe Public wanting to download those very binaries that they must now remove.

I imagine some big trucks moving masses of servers cross border to another country etc etc etc

Amazon revamps E Ink Kindle line


Exchange Rate

Didn't know Stirling was so low against the dollar! $79 in USA £89 in UK... What's that about?http://www.reghardware.com/Design/graphics/icons/comment/thumb_down_32.png

Nokia rolls out N9 across Europe, avoids UK



If you look at the pictures, everything is in English, why would they not put English on just because it's not being released in UK.

Believe it or not, there are lot's of people in the world who's native language is English (USA, Australia....)


HP to refund full-price Touchpad and Pre3 buyers

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Not always! http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/careers/3302801/hp-in-job-offshoring-u-turn/


But HP employees in the UK have today been able to register for one of 6000 Touchpads available to UK employees only at £69 or £109.

Nokia E6 smartphone



A quick search on Google Shopping brings back a lowest price of £300. Might have bought one at £100 just to stick my work sim into.

LG InTouch Max GW620


Works for me

I've had this for a while and as my first smartphone I am very pleased with it.

Although I'm sure the comments complaining that it's only Android 1.5 are valid, but for someone's first experience, don't make any difference.

The camera (and LED Flash) is very good for what I want i.e. in the pub etc and if I want anything better I would take my dedicated compact.

So, the only complaint above that I would agree with is that, yes, the home button is too sensitive and easy to brush accidentally, but you do get used to and avoid it after a while.

For anyone wanting a cheap route into the world of Android I would recommend this phone!

LG fu**ed off with swearing

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I hope this is a joke

I really hope this is a joke because it is the funniest thing I have seen in ages! Is it April 1st already!

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I want

A TV that automatically turns the volume down when the adverts come on!

How to be a failure at Guitar Hero III


What's the problem

I am really suprised that The Reg has published this review. Let's face it, it's A GAME it's not a learn to play guitar package.

My son, (15, in his own band, and a pretty good guitarist) has just finished it with a very good score (but he is very good at games too).

I am fairly good playing FPS games and can't play a musical instrument to save my life and am SH*T at this game.

I think the reviewer was more concerned with his failings than describing the game or it's features.

So let's have better reviews or we'll set the BOFH on you.

I bet the PFY would be very good at it!



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