* Posts by fluffels

24 posts • joined 8 Feb 2008

Windows 7 might rock up in 2009, says MS veep

Gates Horns

Polishing the Turd Part II: Return of the Polisher

So I guess Windows 7 will be even less 'finished' than Vista?

BBC Trust moots new licence laws to cope with net


@horness and other eejits.

You don't know the law properly.


I'm not even going to apologise for the shouting above. Get a fecking clue people, read the fecking laws before you go off on one

I previously worked in a solicitors, and they had TVs everywhere, hooked up to DVD players. They didn't have any licenses in their branches, however, because they *didn't watch them for the broadcasts*, they watched them for training DVDs.

It's perfectly acceptable. You write to the licensing people and say "i have a telly. i don't have it hooked up to the arial and use it only for xbox/whatever. deal with it."

..I've done this. I don't watch telly so I wouldn't pay the license.....

....but I use the BBC News site, listen to Radio 2 and 4, etc. So I pay the license, because they're covered by it.

It's also worth pointing out that the license fee doesn't only go to the BBC. Yeah they get the majority, but they're not the only people in on it.

Mormons demand ICANN plugs net smut hole

Paris Hilton

They can all....

...bugger right off.

I like my porn on Port 80.

Mobile heavyweights mass to get Carter over 2Meg for all

Paris Hilton


This will never take off if we don't get less utterly stupid transfer limits. Our home broadband is the craptastic side of 2mb but there's not a chance in hell we'll get mobile broadband and limit our bandwidth usage to under even 50Gb a month..................

France liberates Jesus Phone from Orange

Jobs Halo

fecking nuts

It's absolutely fucking nuts how the iPhone's exclusivity agreements are anticompetitive and the suchlike, while they're perfectly acceptable for other handsets.


Firefox plug-in Trojan harvests logins

Gates Horns

Yet another...

Yet another Windows only Firefox plugin.

That sucks...

....wait, what?

Appletops may get juice pump

Dead Vulture

it seems...

...that comments on El Reg are becoming more and more like comments on Slash Dot.

And that is in no way a good thing.

Porn breath tests for PCs heralds 'stop and scan'

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so next time i visit australia, i have to first delete the pictures of my girlfriend peeing on me?

Alienware unveils multi AMD GPU laptop

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I've had more attractive bowel movements.

...but never one *that* big.

Facebook and Microsoft complete Live Search crowbarring trick

Paris Hilton

Live Search on Facebook spreads to the UK

And it's now available in Britain.

Oh joy.

Paris, because she can spread herself on me anytime.

IBM offers 4,000 frequent flyer miles per core to abandon HP

Paris Hilton

@Webster Phreaky

You're a bloody idiot.

At least if you're going to try and smack down a reliable piece of hardware with a low TCO, you could try and spell it right.

Paris, because she probably can't spell anything right.

People say Google will buy Skype and Expedia and, and, and, and

Paris Hilton


Well, if they're going to take Skype away form eBay, they better take PayPal too.

I wouldn't be able to stand Skype without the auto payments through PayPal. Brilliance. :)

Paris, because everyone's taken her.

Rock rolls out 12in, 1kg sub-notebook

Paris Hilton

@How Much?!?

"£939! Who are they trying to kid? There are far better spec'ed 12" laptops from big name companies for way less than that."

You do realise this is an ULTRAPORTABLE, like the MacBook Air... Not the same as any old crap from PC World.

And for an ULTRAPORTABLE, it's a fair price.

Running Vista on it, however, is a stretch.

Paris, because she can't run Vista either.

Dell quads up single-socket rockets

Paris Hilton

@ "it was all good until..."

they are *servers*.

it's ok to have TPMs in servers.

it's not ok to have them in your computer, because of all your pirated software, or pirated porn, righ?

RIM out to patent BlackBerry slider

Paris Hilton

why in the nipples...

...does it undoubtedly require an accelerometer?

yeah, handy on the iPhone because it's the only way for it to tell which way it's pointing, but in this, like other slidey phones, it doesn't need one, just like in other, similar models.

too subtle? the screen flips when you slide it. duh.

paris, because i'd slide her.

Dutch tax office deletes 730,000 tax returns

Paris Hilton

sod that

if they delete mine, there's no way i'm rushing to do it again. they can bloody wait.

incompetent arses.

paris, because while she's incompetent, i'd love to meet her arse.

Broadband big boys waiting on data pimping

Paris Hilton

excuse me...

...while i nip over to eBay to hunt down a LanGuardian for my house.

Paris, because there's no point in encrypting her thought.

Apple sued over iPhone caller ID

Jobs Halo

this sort of crap...

...just makes me really look forward to backdated software patents.

oooh, i invented TCP/IP! honest!


i love my iPhone.

World's first expandable USB Flash drive launched, sort of

Paris Hilton

why did nobody think of that before?

paris, because she's done it all.

Sony Ericsson goes Windows Mobile with Xperia X1 'arc slider'

Jobs Halo

i loved my windows mobile phone....

....but i gave in to temptation and bought an iPhone. it's far from perfect, but it's the best phone i've ever had, or used.

i won't ever be going back to a WM device.

Teen hacker re-unlocks Apple's iPhone



he'll be able to take his pick of seven-figure-salaries at any number of firms.

good on him.

the bastard.

Faster broadband through bonding

Black Helicopters

bondage. fun.

i'd rather take 2x 8mb lines, and have one 8 down / 834 up (as i have now), and a second 834 down / 8mb up, and bond them. seeing as up/down ratios can be *very easily changed*, why isn't it offered?

Apple to announce iPhone and iPod Touch price cuts?

Black Helicopters

not happening

i have reliable sauce.

it no happen.

'pricing space' is balls, they won't reduce a price pending a new product introduction. you arses.

Forth Road Bridge hack redirects to smut bazaar

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"I have to say it is also just a tad more exciting to cross than the Forth Bridge, although the latter does score by having Edinburgh at one end."

However, the Forth Bridge then loses all said points for connecting us with "Inbred ned land". Also known as Fife.


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