* Posts by Rukario

563 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Mar 2008


Twitter can trigger psychosis in users


Re: How many doctors does it take to change a twitter user?

> Isn't William Hartnell dead now?

As are Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee... so three of the five doctors.

How bad WAS the parking situation in Middelfart* in 2013?


Re: Obligatory HHGTTG reference

Not really, we can leave Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein to be eaten by the enormous mutant star goat.

Google Glassholes, GET OFF our ROADS, thunder lawmakers in seven US states


Re: So does this ban smart-watches?

> So computers stuffed up your nose will also be okay. :)

But do people (Golgafrinchans) want computers that can be fitted nasally?

El Reg BuzzFelch: 10 Electrical Connectors You CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT!


Re: C13

Or indeed the rest of the IEC 60320 standard.

(And C13 is the socket, C14 is the plug. </pedant>)

Angry anti-NSA hackers pwn Angry Birds site after GCHQ data slurp

Big Brother

Re: I can't help but think

> the more they hasten the inevitable backlash and, quite possibly, revolution.

When the revolution comes, just make sure you've got your scuba gear...


Behold the world's first full-colour 3D printer


Re: £200,000 for the machine

Using my 2D printer as a guide, more like £200,000 for the machine, £800,000 for the refills.

UK internet filtering shouldn't rely on knee tappers, says Tory MP


Add mumsnet to the list of proscribed organisations.

Now no firewall required.

Problem solved.

Microsoft to Australian government: our kit has no back doors


Re: No need for a back door

Right. The front door is wide open.

Apple declares war on PAYPAL: Pay-by-bonk + iTunes = profit, right?


> they're going to have to find a better name than 'iTunes'

They have it, named after the destination for all payments through the system, iCahn.

Prof Stephen Hawking: 'There are NO black holes' – they're GREY!


Re: punch drunk

The square root of 2 times.

Facebook debunks Princeton's STUDY OF DOOM in epic comeback


Re: Time will tell

> (I'd only observe that most things with a meteoric rise usually end in a meteoric fall.)

I've never seen a rising meteor, only falling ones.

What happens if a big enough one falls ----->

'Toothless' environment protections in secretive global trade pact TPP leaked all over the web


> why the US and the desert-island-filled-with-monsters US wannabe are all for it

And Canada, or at least Stephen Harper.

Google kicks 'bucket-list' service


All your schemes are available for download until February 7, 2014, after which

all your scheme are belong to us.

For great justice.

Coffee a memory enhancing drug, say boffins


Re: almost but not quite entirely unlike the right question

Go stick your head in a pig.

Microsoft to RIP THE SHEETS off Windows 9 aka 'Threshold' in April


Re: Maybe they should buy Stardock?

> Can we have proper 'Classic' Back? You know the one that makes the desktop look like XP Classic not the Telly-Tubby Mk1 which is the normal XP interface.

That'll be the Windows 2000 interface, then. And nothing wrong with it, it works, the start menu doesn't take up enormous screen real estate, and yes, you can even modify it so your desktop picture is "Bliss" (more like Bleah).

Looks like the red Teletubby if you squint hard enough ----->

Bitcoin blasts past $1,000 AGAIN after Zynga accepts cryptocurrency


Zynga Zynga

Bit Bit

Joke no more: Comedy virty currency Dogecoin gets real in big Xmas heist


Re: Don't keep your money under your matress - it's not safe.

> Keep your money under OUR cloud-based mattres, much safer...

The mattresses are called banks. And they're really safe.

JAILBREAK! US smut spam king Kilbride flees minimum security prison


Re: The good news is

@pete22 never made any allusion to whether or not he condoned what goes on, he merely used a reference from Mike Judge's movie Office Space as to what (allegedly) goes on in the shower stalls in max-security prisons. (The stereotype is also of some big tattooed guy named Bubba. - Whether or not there is any truth to this or whether it's purely apocryphal, is something I don't intend on finding out.)

Now off to take a baseball bat to an old HP LaserJet 4...

Ho, ho, HOLY CR*P, ebuyer! Etailer rates staff on returns REJECTED


Re: Refused to recognise the law

Elf-imposed silence? What happened, Thranduil cut your tongue?

Merry Christmas.


Re: Facebook

It was a pathetic attempt at advertising, therefore doesn't count as content.



"The photo was quickly yanked from the free content ad network,"

Every time this is mentioned, someone in the comments points out the correction... this should read: "The photo was quickly yanked from the content-free ad network,"

Torvalds: Linux devs may 'cry into our lonely beers' at Christmas


Re: Adjectives

As long as you don't speak Finnish, "perkeleen vittupää" doesn't sound terribly rude.

"The devil's c**t hole" on the other hand...

US Department of Justice details Kim Dotcom evidence


Re: let me be the first to say ...

And what's wrong with having a shrine to Cthulhu that, due to the nature of the shrine's contents, also doubles as a home gym?

Feminist Software Foundation gets grumpy with GitHub … or does it?


Re: Satire

From Arielle Schlesinger to El Reg via 4chan.

This is the cancer that is killing /b/.


Re: Man pages

I offer the finger next to that (no not the thumb).

IT bods: Windows XP, we WON'T leave you. Migrate? Chuh! As if...



> Watch your caps key, mate! Especially when you use it to type the name of a prominent software vendor located in Redmond.

For a moment, I thought he was back too, but the last line wasn't of the trademark EPIC...FAIL format.

Steelie Neelie: EU biz can use YOUR private data WITHOUT PERMISSION


Re: Not good enough, Mrs Kroes.

Daily Maily Neelie?


Re: to process pseudonymised data …

> What happens if that "processing of pseudonymised data" were to include deanonymisation?

It does. That's the problem.

HOLD THE PHONE, NSA! Judge bans 'Orwellian' US cellphone records slurp


He didn't say how many months (usually measured in multiples of twelve).

Pirate Bay ties up in Peru


Re: No shortage of countries they can head to

> Asia might be a better bet.

Last I checked, Iran is in Asia.

Apple iWatch due in October 2014, to wirelessly charge from one metre away – report


Re: Did anyone else think "shackles" upon seeing the piccie?

I wonder if you can drill holes through it and add spikes.


Re: My watch charges at 93M miles!

My Citizen Eco has been running for 10 years now, though I have to say, the slide rule bezel is looking distinctly worn.

NSA alleges 'BIOS plot to destroy PCs'

Big Brother

Re: Sadly Trevor

@Ian 55: "Once you're one of them, you're no longer considered a US Person, simple."

Once you're one of them, you're considered an unperson, doubleplussimple.

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Ten tech treats from yesteryear


Crystal Castles... is that the one where you're a teddy bear?

Bjork, 500+ novelist pals ask UN for 1 bill of digital rights to RULE 'EM ALL


Re: @ Frallan To little to late

@Turtle - downvoted by accident sorry, cordless mouse battery death.

This post took some time to untangle, but is worth doing. To summarise:

"A world in which 'democracy' depends on huge corporations [tl;dr] is neither an acceptable world, or acceptable kind of 'democracy'."

Microsoft: Here, we'll make it easy for you Gmail lot. Meet our Outlook.com movers


Re: Remember hotmail?

Anyone remember Hotmail before Microsoft gobbled them up?

(Icon because that's how old it's making me feel.)

Chinese gamer plays on while BMW burns to the ground


Re: Or maybe ...

> Imitation beemers constitute a severe fire risk ...

Ironically enough, this is actually true...


SHOCK! US House swats trolls, passes patent 'extortion' bill


Re: Might work...

Warning! That triangle has rounded corners.

But is that patent on rounded corners only valid on right-angled rounded corners?

This could have severe implications to the Vienna Convention 1968.

Apple bests Dell for first time as preferred US consumer PC choice


Apple is now the preferred choice of US consumers shopping for desktop PCs

Since when did Apple make PCs?

UK.gov's web filtering mission creep: Now it plans to block 'extremist' websites

Big Brother

Re: Citizen: TG11412S

Comrade 1311 Coward, A.

Thinkpol discovered your crimethink.

You are the dead. You will be sent to Room 101 then joycamp.

Half-blind Glassholes rejoice! 'Prescription' Google goggles a-comin'


Lexical ambiguity

> I think they are slightly uncooler than bluetooth earpieces. Both cause me to want to take them off the wearer and stomp on them.

By "stomp on them", are you referring to the devices or the wearers?

MY EYES! Earth engulfed by BRIGHTEST EVER killer gamma-ray burst


Re: Oi careful !!

At least it wasn't a cue in a game of intergalactic bar billiards.

(Ok ok I'll stop with the HHGG references. I promise. With all the sincerity of Mr Prosser.)


Re: Intellectual Labor. Kinda.

Not nearly as laboured as American laws.


Re: In Leo?

"In the gamma quadrant"

In Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha



> Maybe they already have...

Then HOW OLD are Ford and Zaphod???

Google rolls out fibre to 3 million Ugandans: Ni marungi*, nyan cat


Re: Coming soon

That's not plausible:

(1) it's spelled correctly, and

(2) it should be $1,000,000 (ONE MILLION US DOLLARS) - note the ALL CAPS for the dollar amount.

TOXIC DOLPHIN SANDWICH on the menu, say hacktivists


Actually, dolphins are smarter than humans, their intelligence is exceeded only by little white mice.

"So long, and thanks for all the fish."

Because penguins eat fish too. ---->

What a plot of nonsense: Ten Master master plan FAILS


Re: Logopolis

Except we had to put up with Adric.

London businesses to signal UNSWERVING LOYALTY to capital with .london domain


Re: Hah!