* Posts by YumDogfood

198 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Jan 2008


Intel sends 'Poulson' Itaniums to the shrink


His name is Robert...

/coat, as I'm already late to this party.

Albuquerque shopper samples free man oysters



I just thought the perp was just a grade 'A' sick twat and deserving of a good metaphorical kicking from the law, not a sinister agent of "Teh Patriarchy". El Regtards pride themselves on telling sick jokes (while actually acknowledging the wrongness), whatever the sex of the offender or victim. I'm all for equality - nobody is above the great British tradition of 'the taking of the piss'.

This in fact has been a great experiment. We now know cold semen tastes the same or similar to freshly squeezed. We need a control though, may I suggest: http://www.geekychef.com/2009/01/sea-salt-ice-cream.html ?

Joy Division get the Playmobil treatment


Never mind, its Friday.

+1 GothPoint for this.

Geeky gifts for Valentine's Day


How about...

...abandoning the consumerist tat shop and other Feb 14th specific wanky shit and concentrating on oooh, I dunno... the relationship? You know, taking time out for each other. Its love baby!

The most important thing I share with my g/f is *time* and she feels the same way. We can and do treat each other, but its about *us* and not throwing material goods at each other as a bad proxy for showing some genuine affection and caring (all year round).

America spared Top Gear Mexican quips


"routinely edited for international transmission"

So no Clarkson on US TV then? :-P

Microsoft re-org: more code, less death by PowerPoint?



I fear Microsoft coming from behind...

Facebook causes eating disorders in teenage girls



...to stuff you face with enough pies causes death. Failing to breath also found to be dangerous.

Being a teenage girl causes all kinds of disorders in parents as well, tell me about it! I'm praying for a boy next time, at least he will only paint his room black and hibernate in there during those years (please, please let him steal my Heavy Metal/Indie/Goth CD collection and not listen to Justin Beeper type crud). BTW, any word on the real big number self inflicted kiddy killer and not "hurted feeellinz": Suicide. (~21 per 100K in the USA) No? I wonder why...

Gatwick Airport security swoops on 3-inch rifle


No freebies!

If you have to leave something behind, remember to knacker it totally; bend it, break it and give it a good thrashing. "If it can be used or is regarded as a weapon then its the responsible thing to do; to de-weaponize it!" Don't take no for an answer - its still your property remember. No more freebie toys for the spawn of Mr or Ms Hitler.

Intel sings duet with Black Eyed Pea will.i.am


cringe -> how much? -> smile! -> $$$$$$

Only a large bureaucracy ridden corporation knows how to do a proper PR fail.

Are disk drives beginning to spin down?


The HDD is doomed, doomed I say!

Teh internets data is all in a mercury delay line going around the planets equator. Its why they won't give out any of the precious silvery fluid to museums.

/coat, but only after I finish my Friday pint.

Massive US rocket sends top-secret cargo into space



The Saturn V first stage F1 engines burned kerosene (RP-1). The second and third LOX & hydrogen. Yes, I bought the three DVD Saturn V rocket pr0n (for £2).

Gov will spend £400k to destroy ID card data


Install Windows...

...the data will soon be gone.

/I'll get me cynical coat (http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/gaena/cabinet/jacket/cy94058-3.jpg)

Who are the biggest electric car liars - the BBC, or Tesla Motors?


Cars Cars Cars

We've spent so much on adapting our society to the car that vast amounts of cash and fundamental changes to the way we live are required to wean us off them. The car is not going away unless there is some drastic change (that peak oil thingy or whatever), then things will get 'interesting' for a while.

The future: Cars, cars and yet more cars.

DWP will make feuding parents pay


All the young dudes.

Your children are your life... then they get ripped away from you. The balance has been swinging from one end to the other with bugger all attempt at a fair middle ground so far. Sod that for a game of soldiers.

So, to all you young male geeks: Don't get married. Seriously, don't do it. Really, I mean it. Take it from the old farts in front line: BAD IDEA! Be selfish, after all, " you're worth it." ;-)

Body of murdered cyberwar expert found in landfill


"confused and disoriented"

My brother got hit over the head with a steel pipe as he was resisting some bastard chavvy muggers. The A&E staff thought my brother was only drunk (he was fully sober), f*ing idiots.

PS: They tried for his Tag watch, but were too stupid to know how to remove it...

Apple touts top iTunes tunes of 2010


Play some nice xmassy goth, its good to keep your children scared.


Robot goes berserk in Balkan lab: 6 boffins given dead arms


The _other_ kind of Berserker


Driver follows satnav to his doom



The real moral is LEARN TO SWIM.

Legendary steampunk computer 'should be built' - programmer


Better passify those cog surfaces.


Microsoft adopts invisible mobile pitch



Well, it all comes down to that old saying: "Fool me once,.."

Microsoft surrenders Live Spaces future to WordPress


The great purge?

Somebody, somewhere within MS, has a clue - and the power to act. Moving the users over to Wordpress was a smart move designed to minimize negative publicity (instead of just dropping them on their asses). Dumping non-core developments signals that another direction is being taken.

I expect the old wolf to don an all new sparkly sheepskin soon, watch for product announcements.

Playing devils advocate, MS could just be tearing lumps out of itself as it lithobrakes into the deck at high speed.

UN appoints alien liaison boffin


Moves like a fish, steers like a cow.

Who in their right minds wants the hassle of being stuck down a deep gravity well with a few billion blobs of thicko symbiotic bacteria with an attitude problem and delusions of competence? Come on, if I was part of an advanced civilization the last thing I would do is start talking to these gibbering idiots.

Coat, thumb device, towel. All set. Now its time for me to GTFO.

Universities warn Willetts on science cuts


@Andrew Martin 1

Spooky prediction.

"UK graduates flock to China for job opportunities" (*unpaid* interns) - http://courses-careers.com/jobs-and-careers/career-sectors/7953-uk-graduates-flock-to-china-for-job-opportunities.html

"More UK students should study in China, according to Britain’s new coalition government." - http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/News/pressreleases/2010/September/MinisterChinaMoreStudents.aspx

<Lots more doom and gloom links omitted>

With not enough UK courses left, more students are trying abroad for a placement (as reported in the news). It will be interesting to see the fallout from this; for those attending education establishments that have not been through the purported "dumbing down" as we have. We might get real numbers to work with that support or deny the 'Idiocracy in the UK' conjecture - based on dropout rates not related to culture clash/shock or kept on as revenue generating intellectual zombies. At least for the survivors, they might get a better education than in the UK.

Youth Justice Board about to face legal onslaught


Communication via continuous genital displacement actvity

Obviously not thinking of the youngsters, while engaging in megalomaniac empire wars.

Bill would let feds block pirate websites worldwide


Britards are stupid, thow facts at them

Downvoted "David W." for punting out some useful info, instead of ranty insults? *facepalm*

Point 'a' should have the /. foamies (http://www.illwillpress.com) barking from the treetops while actually doing _nothing_ (like voting, protesting, switching off the xbox, not buying the corporate music and movies). Welcome to the internet, assemble your own truth.

Points 'b' & 'c' show we have some hope this broken attempt has a slim chance (and exposes those with noses in the industry pork barrel).

Point 'd' hits home. Hard.

The iPad is killing laptop sales


correlation does not imply causation, but does not preculde it either

I thought I would give Apple a year before any declaration of success, but the signs so far look positive. I also am using it more and more, in preference to the lappy; its convenient and the battery life (so far) is impressive. Get it out (Paris style) and you are up and running on the net' right away, streaming from the lappy or reading an ebook while listening to music. VNC (for my terminally lazy ass) to shut down boxen in the next room.

I have hack boxes, I hack Linux kernel stuff, hardware, microcontrollers. The iPad is a world away from that, and fine by me. If you are looking for a downside then it being tied to iTunes is the obvious target. Inflexible and a real pigdog on anything other than a Mac (crappy carbon/cocoa->win32 shim layer anyone?).

PS: Rock night @ The Hatchet Inn Tomorrow and http://www.talklikeapirate.com Sunday. A weekend of delightful beerification awaits. Arr!!!

Apple iPod Nano 6G


that long candy-bar design...

...fit just right in that odd little inner pocket you get on jeans. With the clickwheel sticking out volume and playback control was easy.

Public sector earning more than private, but less than last month


Even if the Tories "effed' off" we are still broke.

Rather, even less than broke - we are in serious, serious, debt with precious few ways to pay. The cuts are of a scale to just slow the economic car crash, not punt us back into the black, and without new business a day of reckoning is still ahead.

Just tell me how anyone else would deal with this, and _where_ the money would come from?

Microsoft: Silverlight safe against HTML5


The biggest threat is the iPad

There, that stirred the poo for y'all. I've noticed a lot of free apps for accessing content (Rotten Tomatoes, FaceBroke etc) promoted for those with iPads. Sliverlight, Flash, IOS ...Android? Its a shift away from boggo standard HTML and toward apps that just suck on the TCP/IP pipes, bypassing web standards...

Rackspace claims credit for shushing Koran-burning 'pastor'


Shushing the loonies.

Let the knob shoot himself in the foot, in full view of the public. It being the USA, I guess RackSpace are now open to lawsuits from the mouth foamer.

Happiness: Yours for £50k a year


Corporate rat traps

Even in the peoples republic of California, embedded engineers typically get $90K ~ $140K (and upward) without UK levels of tax gouging. Housing can be to UK levels of idiocy (SF,LA) but the cost of living is cheaper. Just remember to pump up your 401K and retain dual nationality for those NHS moments (Health insurance is a right bastard racket). The only thing to remember is to not follow the herd and indulge in the massive consumerism over there.

Apple TV: Third time unlucky, Mr Jobs


Agree with SSR

Its the video version of AirPlay. Will Apple be releasing a iTunes NAS box sometime?

Apple Ping unfriends meanie Facebook


Final nail in the MySpace coffin?

Ping strikes me as being a marketing tool for enabling (mostly) impulse purchases.

Toshiba warns of fiery laptops


Pinto day

Who the hell is specifying and designing these things? Wot, the nut roasting sensor too expensive eh?

Lady vicar tells Anglicans to learn from Black Sabbath


Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIHSEX9TLl8 (NSFW lyrics)

Go on then, sing this in the chapel.

R.I.P. Peter Steele

Paul Allen launches patent broadside on world+dog


FUD wars II

Anybody seriously think this is _really_ about patent infringements?

Microsoft gets Speedos in a twist over half-naked 'Meter Maids'



Hire a supercar, and then find out how much men get objectified...

Internet, China and Russia destroying US, rock and roll


Unplug and go to a gig

Forget the charts, the real music scene is alive and kicking; lots of acts from the decaying pension fund mob to new unsigned acts gig all the time. Not that you would know it from the zero media exposure and the 'play it safe' majors.

Everybody dressing to the new casual conformity, like it was the bloody 50's with freaking 70's Sláger dross pumping out from the radio and a recession from the 80's.

The internet is my Radio Caroline, and I'm hopeful that the young uns' will wake up soon.

Google tests 'streaming' search engine


Steaming research, pile of .

Feels to me like Google are struggling to break out the simplicity of the current interface and go all Bing on us.

Microsoft names September for IE9 beta


*squee* I is so e'cited!

Drink beer, talk to people. Go see a band. You know, all the things that using a piece of software _isn't_.

Steve Jobs denies Judas Phone antenna problems


This is the only way to hold it...


Wonder if Steve is a Death Note fan?

Developers plug critical PNG graphic bug


Nobody use C/C++

More job security for me.

And lo, when everything was moved into the managed VM, it came to pass the malware moved also, so sparky the bright spark did invent the managed-managed VM, and all was well for a at least a week. Then did it come to pass also that he did learn of recursion, (having only a PhD in Javascript and plastering) and ejected the lappy with a mighty heave, out the bloody window.

Job done.

Microsoft badmouths Google competition - again


Last days of Empire

You always seem to get the crazies coming out of the woodwork, just before the game changes. MS is either going to be renewed and invigorated, reinvented... or continuing its long journey into becoming just another bland corporation; spouting BS and shipping the software equivalent of Toilet Duck.

Chancellor cans planned game biz tax break



"graduate level jobs" == cheap canon fodder. Burn em' out then get a new batch in before the current lot ask for a pay rise.

Rainbow plane warps in from gay dimension


Any faster and they will be going plaid...

/coat. Opps, sorry. I'm already wearing it.

Philippines declare war on cyberlingo


All these antics are not new; Pig Latin at schools is still going strong.

Oddly, piping through the 'English-to-12-Year-Old-AOLer Translator' makes it more legible to me.


Easy-peasy science GCSEs binned



Dust off those old O-level papers, reprint the accompanying syllabus texts. Job done. Any teacher that can't cope with it gets the boot.

Apple's US online store buckles under iPhone 4 preorders


Teh englizh llhang-gewage

Jesus Hadron Collider! I thought my footy post was pushing legibility, and giving (my old) grammar a slight spanking.

I am seeing this invasion of the perpetually perturbed stream of unconsciousness drivel creep into general use, and not only on the net. The dyslexic might want to think about adding a disclaimer to distance themselves from the true twits of the typo - I have time for those with problems, no time for those who are problems.

UK.gov outlines £95m IT savings plan


Every little helps

I'd rather be in the black for a quid than in the red.

Wireless signals to be jammed in Canada for G8 summit


Security theatricals

You mean silence live net' streaming (screaming?) of coppers lamping the hell outta the protesters?

As for the 'make it go bang boys', a simple radio based dead mans switch should detect when the cavalcade of crap is passing by...