* Posts by brimful

115 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Jan 2008


Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT


Let's hope

it's more of a "Windows 10" than a "Windows 1, oh"

DISPLAY DESTRUCTION D'OH! Teardown cracks Surface Pro 3 screen


Here's an idea

Instead of using glue to hold the components in place, how about you have it so that parts of the case hold the components in place? You wouldn't need screws!!! Not only would everything line up but it'll also make it a damn sight easier to repair. Microsoft, Apple, and whoever is listening, if you're going to keep on adding components and services to your applications that suck up vital computing resources such as CPU, RAM, Battery and HDD, why not then let the users of your services/software and by extension hardware upgrade the components if and when necessary?

60-inch Apple iTV to be controlled by iRing remote?


My pretty, my precious

Apple seeks cooling fan patent for iPhone, iPad



Am I the only one who thinks Apple are taking the term "blower" literally? Or is that sucker? I can't tell which is which in this case.

6,000 sign e-petition to put Turing on £10 note


Re: Let's start a petition...

Is that with or without his tongue out?

Lovefilm knocks a pound off streaming sub



I disagree. Everytime I've called them, they've been pleasant, helpful, and above all, sorted out the problem. What more could you ask from the customer service department?

Mythbusters cannonball ‘myth-fires’


Big bad wolf canon

Will huff, will puff, will blow your house down/away.

Dubstep ringtone wins Nokia compo


I should've realised

but in the future, can you also remind us to turn down the volume?

Not that it's not my own fault or anything.

Biker gang plunders Covent Garden Apple Store


Or a hand

Middle eastern style.

Acrobatic US driver in 85mph back-seat drunk sex prang


Need a copy of the Karma Sutra

To prove this is possible.

BOFH: CSI Haxploitation Cube Farm Apocalypse


But but but

How would you achieve maximum zoom with increased maximum enhancement and nab the murdering b*stard without converting to jpeg first?


Copy 1Tb data to 2Gb

"Or that you can copy the entire contents of a 1 Terabyte hard drive to a USB stick with 2GB stamped prominently on the side in 14 seconds.".

Yes you could. you could convert it to a Jpeg with maximum loss and zip it. On the other side, unzip the file, and convert to maximum gain jpeg, and the convert to 1Tb data.

Mathematically it can be represented by

data -> jpeg mximum loss -> zip............ unzip -> jpeg maximum gain -> data


Mine's the one with the super compression algorithm in the pocket.

Does a flash motor make a man more desirable?


How about


Counter-Strike gamers explore bin Laden bag site


Accuracy of the map

Assuming that the accuracy of the map is top notch, the CT's should win the first round. Not sure about subsequent rounds as real life events haven't progressed that far yet.

Grenade: cos we all know that teargas would be a good addition to the already excellent array of weapons.

Catfish: A fanfare for Facebook fakery


Brimful of hot girls

on the 45

Herts cops 'ate the evidence' at scene of crime, court told



I fail to see how a pizza can be classed as evidence in this scenario. Can the pizza in question be used to prove that the suspect actually ordered it? If so, how are that going to happen. Since the suspect didn't receive the pizza (failure to deliver), no incriminating evidence was left behind in the form of saliva or finger prints or dental marks even. What also needs answering is the circumstance of the failed delivery. Was it because the suspect opened the door, saw the police, and ran, or was it because he heard the sirens a mile off and legged it before the pizza delivery guy even arrived? All this tells us is that "someone" ordered a pizza or two and it was to be delivered at said address.

Flame - cos I like my pizza flaming hot.

Death by iPod: beware the zombie trance


Not at all

After all, they didn't mind when the news papers reported on an ipod saving someone's life. Why would they mind it killing someone? And since the IPod is one of the most popular mp3 players around, it's safe to say that it is the lemmings - Steve worshippers - that are most likely to be "GOURANGA'd"

Skype and Google next against the wall in India



Shakes head whilst saying "OK"

London tenders for speed cameras



Amen to that. Have a beer.


Drive at a higher average speed

Just a thought, if we all drive at a higher average speed, then you'll have to be driving like a maniac to be snapped by these average speed cameras.

Oracle sues Google over Java in Android


Go Mono

Google should roll-up their Java thingy and go mono instead. Now that'll be interesting.

Caretaker faces jail for putting abuse images on boss's laptop


Ctrl + Alt + Delete

Lock Computer!!!!

Prevention is really the best defence!

iPad pitches Apple onto world PC top table


Must be a size thing

An Ipod touch is clearly not classified as a computer dispite having everything that that the Ipad does in terms of basic architecture. However, you don't see me going into Apple and asking for a PC and getting an IPod touch now do you? So if the only major factor placing the Ipad in the PC category is that it's of a certain size, then my Nokia N900 clearly isn't a computer.


You can include it

if and only if you take the the most minimal definition of a computer.

Southpaws up in arms over iPhone 4


Ok then by your analogy

I assume that placing a cover on the steering wheel and then "touching it with your genitals while facing backwards and having one foot in the back seats" would solve the issue of your lights not shorting out? If so, I think your lights shorting out will be the least of your problems whilst trying to drive.

But in reply to your analogy, are you saying that you love rubbing your iphone against your genitals? A picture of jobsy as the wallpaper perhaps?


Imagine if you used that same reasoning whilst buying a car

Using your reasoning, imagine if you purchased a car and that everytime you touched a particular part of the stearing wheel the lights on the front of your car shorted out. Would you still be happy buying a cover for your steering wheel? I would assume most sensible people would call this a design flaw.

But hey, if you need Jobsy to teach you how to hold a phone then who am I to tell you otherwise?

Jobs tells iPhone users to get a grip



Only if he's tickling himself at the very sight of the iphone and not the content displayed on it's screen as we all know he's forbidden from tickling himself by any other form of stimulation. Well I do guess that most apple fans are like that.

Nokia dumps Symbian on N-series


N900 owners

Noooookia would do well to commit to bringing an officially supported Meego OS to the N900

Naked Cowboy wrestles Naked Cowgirl


Seems like

the Reg feeling rather amorous today

Pakistani lawyer petitions for death of Mark Zuckerberg


I wonder if

if it's an internationally recognised crime to insult religious figures?

Whilst I deplore the whole facebook day thingy - they had some pretty offensive pictures and showed very little tolerance towards a group of people - I think Pakistan has more to worry about than to "off with his head". I mean, talk about priorities, you know things like reliable electricity, well-built roads, etc etc. Hell, they don't even have the same "call to prayer" between 2 mosques.

As for elawyn's comment, are we saying that we should punish the entire population of a country for the misguided actions of a few vocal people? Hasn't that been tried before? And before you say things like "well why don't the locals be vocal as well", I think you'll find that Pakistan is such a poor country that the majority of the population is far more concerned about where their next meal is going to come from.

Grenade - cos we all know that a pakistani sleeps with one under his pillow. Oh wait, I meant to say that the tabloid media reports it as such.

No refunds for ID card pioneers


That's assuming

That's assuming of course that this oil based product offers any form of safety whatsoever. Even the Jesus phone offers more safety than said peice of plastic.

Flame: cos plastics burn well the thermoplastic kind anyway.

'Draw Mohammed' call prompts Pakistan Facebook ban

Paris Hilton


Although I agree that Pakistan shouldn't get it's knickers in a twist over something they have no control over, I have to ask why is it perfectly acceptable to have this sort of event? Are we saying that since we're not Muslims and so don't share the same faith then it's ok to insult a pretty sizable group of people?

Can I have a draw your mum day sucking cok on facebook as well? No? why the hell not? Obviously some people here would try to get a cheap win by commenting on the legality of the event as being obscene material etc.

South park may have had Jesus etc in various compramising situations, but just because the "christian" west accepts the ridicule of their "lord", doesn't mean that the Muslim world should apply the same low standards.

AC @ 16:07: Your mother is Paris perhaps?

Twitter bomb joker found guilty


My bad


However, instead of attacking someone who has publicly commented on this forum with the potential of ridicule, maybe you should stop being an AC and voice your thoughts? After all it's easier to shoot someone down from the anonymity offered by AC than it is to let yourself be known for your thoughts.


I blame

the f*ck wits who were on Jury Service. Having been on Jury Service before, I can honestly say that you don't have to find the defendant guilty even though his reputation is being dragged through the mud.

Guy Fawkes, where are you?

Physicist unmasks 99-year-old mistake in English dictionaries



Why didn't I think of that. I could've been famous, won a Nobel Prize, been immortalised in science books to come, had huge amounts of money, and finally proven that you don't have to be a scientist to be intelligent. Right, I'm off to browse the dictionary to find other errors and have them corrected.

Beer, cos I would like to use gravity to siphon it into my liver as the little ascii diagram below deomntrates


Table ---

| < pipe

Me lying down

US prosecution of McKinnon 'spiteful', says ex-top cop



The common law burglary was defined by Sir Matthew Hale as

“ The breaking and entering the house of another, with intent to commit a felony therein, whether the felony be actually committed or not."

By that definition, firstly the CPS has to prove that the guy had intent to cause an offense such as criminal damage. Actus Reus does not prove Mens Rea nor does Mens Rea result in Actus Reus.

"A person who has permission to enter part of a house, but not another part, commits a breaking and entering when they use any means to enter a room where they are not permitted, so long as the room was not open to enter."

By that, you could infer that an open door is free for all. If not then we're all criminals for visiting our friends, neighbours, or families.

In the case of Mckinnon, I think he should sue the US for indecent exposure for exposing their secret parts over the internet.

Naturally I'm not a lawer so if I get flamed then so be it.


In addition

If a computer system is not adequatly protected and it's visible to the wider network then how can it be a criminal offence to merely broswe the the ip address, have a nosey, and then leave? If google did the same thing and indexed the files which were on the computer, would that be a criminal offence?



Do you refer to the Liverpudlian slang term for trousers or do you refer to the British term of the same definition? If the former then the US can shaft away. If the latter, then it's about time stop. However the Liverpudlians shouldn't be exempt from the "no shaft zone".


CPS vs Police

Having attended jury service for 2 weeks now, I think Kirby should be given more credit than you have given him.

The CPS merely takes eveidence gathered by the police and spins it to "manipulate" the jury into thinking in a particular way. It is the police which does the actual grunt work. When a person is convicted of a crime and is subsequently not proven to be guilty, it is usually the police that get the flak in not doing their job properly. When the convict is proven to be guilty, kudos usually goes to the CPS barrister. Not priased if you do, damned if you don't.

Death row inmate claims allergy to lethal injection


@Death Penalty

What's so uncivili "S" ed about trying to increase the average purity of the human race? If all sexual predators had their knees capped and then buggered by a huge frikkin shotgun before being released from this planet, then there would be no sexual abuse. Bring on the draconian actions for these sub-humans.

Iconset: Evil jobs - cos a butt raping by him would be the first step

Next comes the grenade - cos that's one way to blow their knees

Finally, it's our best friend and worst enemy - the flame. Burn baby burn

Next from Apple: The Pocket iPad


iPad mini

Isn't a iPad mini just the same as an IPod touch? Or am I missing something?

US Army's robot kill-chopper chopped


Missile launcher useless

Has anyone noticed how utterly useless the missile launcher would be if a target - human - got up close and personal? All they'll have to do is get on top of that round ball - which I assume is a camera - break the antennas and hey presto. That is of course assuming that it's a 1 on 1.

Grenade - for obvious reasons.

Men more different from chimps than women, say boffins


that's because

We men are like abacus beads and tend to act the way women want us to act. And since women have inferior barometer setting skills than men, they tend to set the bar lower than themselves :)

Fem-rage shocker: Woman zaps ex-boyf with pink taser




US faces critical lack of (mad) computer scientists


Not to forget

UK as we don't abide by the whole "thou shalt not kill" thing either.

AOL sets itself mountain to climb with 1,400 layoffs


Anyone being let go

Sorry, I know how it feels.

On a happier note, watch "up in the air" with George Clooney. Good movie.

'Peeping Tom' caught on own camera


Can't understand it

Why would he want to peep on ladies trying on a new dress? It's not like many women take off ALL their clothes in the process of changing do they? If he really wants to see pictures of women in lingerie then all he has to do is go to Ann Summers or similar and pick up a catalog. Although, I must give him credit for not deciding to stick the camera in the ladies lavatories. That would just be wrong.

Flame, cos it's going to get pretty cosy where he'll end up if caught.

Boffin calculates pi to 2.7 trillion digits


I bet

that there will be or already is a CSI episode based on the Pi's power to break the most secure encryption mechanisms.

Multiple travel firms refuse ID cards as passport alternative



Does that mean that by waving your ID card you're automatically exempted from being searched under the Terrorism act 2000 and so instead are searched under the "hello hello hello is that a canoe in your pocket or are you just happy to see us" act 2000? That is of course assuming that the officers are of your persuasion. By inference, are you also saying that because you're not a Muslim, you're not a terrorist? And by inference still, are you saying that only a Muslim can be a terrorist? And by inference again, are you saying that only a Muslim who has a beard and a non-UK accent can be a terrorist? I would like to think that Mike Smith is equally capable as Amir Khan to blow themselves up.


Google weighs in to Aussie firewall row


To Aussie Christian Groups

Not all that is unlawful is sinful. Not all that is sinful is unlawful. Finally since Australia is a secular democracy, the christian groups need more than themselves before this should become law. Having the christians dictate national policy spits in the faces of all Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Jedis, Evnvironmentalists, Athiests, Agnostics, Taos, Voodoos, Snake Oils, etc.

On a more important point, I still can't understand how 1 man in a democracy can set policy for an entire country when the majority in that democracy is opposed to that policy. Take ID cards here in the UK for instance - ok it's a bit more than 1 man, but you get the point.

Flame, cos I'm going to hell anyway.