* Posts by Andrew Peake

33 posts • joined 22 Jan 2008

BOFH: Will the last one out switch off the printer?

Andrew Peake

Re: Mister X

It means nothing to me!

5 reasons why America's Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing

Andrew Peake

Re: Well The Register made my decision for me, thanks!

If only that site existed

Why you should Vote Remain: Bananas, bathwater and babies

Andrew Peake

Re: @Custard Fridge: Cracking article

Love your "N.B." bit, may I use it?

Airbus to build plane that's even uglier than the A380

Andrew Peake

The current Beluga flies over our house on its way in and out of the BAe factory in Broughton most days.

I think it's a beautiful piece of engineering. Unfortunately I never have enough time to go and get a decent camera to take a picture.

Weight, what? The perfect kilogram is nearly in Planck's grasp

Andrew Peake

Re: Not overheard..

"Close enough for Jazz"

Android mobe biz OnePlus goes to the dogs - or maybe cats

Andrew Peake

Works fine on EE

Shhhhh! It's a Swiss Sunday shutdown. Kill the lawnmower, punish the kids with CHEESE

Andrew Peake

I spent a very happy 6 months in Zug would have stayed longer if the protect hasn't moved me to the next country. This was 14 years ago. Back then everything send to be London prices but the quality was outstanding when it came to for and drink

Useless 'computer engineer' Barbie fired in three-way fsck row

Andrew Peake

the idea of a software engineer not being able to fix hardware is not unknown - only last month we had to spend 2 hours on a conference call explaining to an application development team that, no they couldnt load their new module into a specific SAP system in our maintenance window because we would actually have the system shutdown for a break-fix.

We ended up having to say it very slowly, very loudly over and over again

Yet another Brit mobe tower borg: Three and EE ink network-sharing deal

Andrew Peake

Re: Thank God for O2

You're really lucky - where I live in Wales (5 miles from the border with England) Orange/EE/Whatevertheydecidetheirnameisthisyear gives me 4 bars of 3G signal (forget about 4G), Vodafone give both me and my wife (on our employer provided mobiles) 2 somethimes 3 bars of 3G signal, whereas O2 gives my wife 1 bar of 2G on a good day.

Google's Nexus 5: Best smartphone bang for your buck. There, we said it

Andrew Peake

Re: Hangouts for SMS

"the camera is slow. it's adequate. but can't hold a candle to my old nokia N8."

I dont think there are many phones out there that can hold a candle to the Nokia N8 when it comes to the camera. It was (and mine still is) a fantastic phone even if the screen is too small for me to use without having to find my glasses nowadays

Samsung Mega 6.3: Enter the PHONDLESLAB

Andrew Peake

"I suspect users who have failing senses or who are just plain clumsy..."

That's me. I hate having to find my glasses in order to read a text or mail, which I have to do with my N8-00, as for typing, even with Swype installed it's an ever increasing chore

Asus boasts of Haswell fondleslab threesome to get Acer hot under collar

Andrew Peake

The girl on his right

Looks like a slightly bored/bemused Ziva from NCIS, or maybe that's just my fixation with her

Living with a 41-megapixel 808 PureView: Symbian's heroic last stand

Andrew Peake

If only

I could justify buying one of these but the Nokia N8 just keeps going and going. It's even survived being dropped down 3 flights of stairs and until it breaks I can't justify to SWMBO splashing out on another phone

Android is a mess and needs sprucing up, admits chief

Andrew Peake

To the author

"Whatever the case may be, I can't see Google transforming Android into the kind of slick experience you get on Windows Phone today."

Whatever the case may be, I can't see Google transforming Android into the kind of sick experience you get on Windows Phone today.

There, fixed it for you.

No I'm not an Android fan, I'm not even a Microsoft hater. but having played with both Android and Windows phone I'd rather have the "mess" than all the restrictiveness.

Ten ten-inch tablets

Andrew Peake

Re: no acer iconia w700?

Maybe it's not in because the review is for 10" tablets and by your own post you acknowledge that the w700 is 11.6"?

Maybe that's why people also gave you thumbs down? But that is just speculation on my part

Cruel Microsoft will drive us into arms of iOS, Android, warn resellers

Andrew Peake


"This is further erosion of profitability of our Microsoft business which is taking an unending journey to zero margin."

If it's an "undending journey", does that mean they never actually reach zero margin?

Car dashboards get Nokia HERE without a phone in sight

Andrew Peake

I can't help but think of

The Satnav sketch in the Armstrong and Millar show

You thought watching cat videos was harmless fun? Think AGAIN

Andrew Peake

Re: "Domestic cats"

"...and despite attempts to re-invigorate their interest in the live ones by putting them in a hamster ball"

What you put the cats in a hamster ball? Isn't that a squash? Do you have any fingers/skin/eyes left?

Hey, Apple and Google: Stop trying to wolf the whole mobile pie

Andrew Peake

So what the author wants is ... ?

the only phone available to be an iPhone?

The only search engine to be Google?

The only online store to be Amazon?

What about diversity and choice?

ViewSonic VSD220 22in Android mega tablet

Andrew Peake

No rear facing camera?

That's a deal breaker for me!

Slideshow: A History of the Smartphone in 20 Handsets

Andrew Peake

Yeah I had a TyTn, it ended life being thrown against a wall after i had recalibrated the screen for the umpteenth time inside an hour. I have no idea why but mine just would not seem to hold on to the screen alignment settings and would drive me crazy.

It made me swear I'd never buy another HTC device, which I broke with the Desire and regretted very quickly.

Bloke jailed for being unable to use BlackBerry Messenger freed

Andrew Peake

Re: Meanwhile, in the real world...

No it's the idea of self protection. Again as a former swim coach one of the things we learnt on our various courses was that ALWAYS have a chaperone when dealing with minors or even adults of the opposite sex. That way you always have a witness should someone decide to make malicious allegations.

Andrew Peake

I have to agree with this sentiment, having been a former swim coach, admittedly to adults only, but I still had a cheap PAYG phone I used to contact any club members. Likewise I now have a work mobile as well as a personal. The work one has no personal contacts on it and vice versa. That way its extremely difficult to send a text that could land you in trouble to the wrong person

Huawei Ascend P1 Android review

Andrew Peake

Re: This phone changed my life

This phone changed my wife and my life no longer complains about lack of performance

CERN catches a glimpse of Higgs-like boson

Andrew Peake

How long before...

We find out it was Leonard and his electric can opener fluctuation?

Microsoft's Surface plan means the world belongs to Android now

Andrew Peake

Re: "BRIC economies cannot generate money"

If the BRIC countries and other D&E economies cannot generate money then how come so many of the large FMCGs are looking to them for revenue growth?

Not trying to be inflammatory, just trying to understand

Andrew Peake

Re: Ummmmm, yeahhhhh.......

That'd be me then.

'Unbreakable' Samsung Galaxy Note II to take on iPhone 5

Andrew Peake

Re: A word of caution

Really? twice a day? I often get 2 days use out of my Note - maybe about 30 mins of calls a day, reading about 40 emails a day and replying to about half of them, an hour or so of web browsing, an hour of ebooks and about 3 hours a day listening to music while at work.

If the battery is sitting below 40% of a morning, I find an hour's charge will keep it going for the next 24 hours at least.

Apple iPad sales drop by DOUBLE DIGITS in Europe

Andrew Peake

Please explain your comment to me, for I am hard of Thinking.

Did it not work before Ice Cream Sandwich?

Finn finishes Finnish mini-digger odyssey

Andrew Peake


Typical of the building trades - turn up late for a job!

Austrian takes pickaxe to Street View spymobile

Andrew Peake

Re Call Hollywood

How about A Street View Car Named Desire?

Ten of the best... iPhone beaters

Andrew Peake


I have to say having used 2 HTC devices in the past (one still partially used) after 10 minutes I want to throw them at the wall - having to realign the touch screen every few minutes does that to you.

I am not an iphone lover but really do not like HTC.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 'superzoom' camera

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yawn yawn

apart from adding more megapixels, there doesnt seem to be anything on offer that wasnt on offer 8 or so years ago on the DSC-F505V or the 707. Yes I know it's more compact but nothing much else is there.


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