* Posts by Anonymously Deflowered

84 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Apr 2008


Google, Facebook cop for preposterous patent potshot

Anonymously Deflowered
Thumb Down

Summed up in one word


Yanks floored by nail guns, computers and baseballs

Anonymously Deflowered


One wonders what they planned to do with the bat.

Secure USB drive relies on recognising faces

Anonymously Deflowered


So we might say that this would be a step forward for protecting your personal docs if you left your memory stick on the bus - the finder would likely have no idea what the owner looked like. You wouldn't want to use it for hiding secrets from your girlfriend though.

The fact that it doubles as a bottle opener tells us something about the target market anyway.

Asus unboxes latest Eee Box

Anonymously Deflowered

Looks good but..

I have been researching these things recently because I want a media PC for the lounge. This looks very good but I think I'll be getting an Asrock Ion 330 BD http://www.asrock.com/nettop/overview.asp?Model=ION%20330-BD - same price as this EEE but with a Blu Ray drive. It has no OS which is a minus point because I would probably want Win7 but I'd give it a go with Ubunto before deciding on Win7 (I have Win7 on the other computers in my house).

Tesla Roadster used for videogame audio

Anonymously Deflowered

Re: Wind noise

That's what the aforementioned ferrets in the photographs are for.

How blogger kept Belle de Jour's ID secret

Anonymously Deflowered
Thumb Up


Laugh of the day, thank you!

NASA: the world will not end in 2012

Anonymously Deflowered


"a planet called Nibiru or Planet X will collide with Earth during the 2012 holiday season, wreaking havoc and devastation on an unparalleled scale"

I think a planet "colliding" with Earth would do more than set the scene for the heroic actions of a lone American to save the human race...

Play.com emails customer details to other customers

Anonymously Deflowered

Oh dear

I placed an order on play.com late last night before I'd heard about this problem. I thought it was odd that I didn't receive an email acknowledging my order and to think that it might've been sent to somebody else is a worry.

'Do You Want To See My C*ck?' asks budding author

Anonymously Deflowered

I have some suggestions for him

1. Visit a young offenders institution and ask the same question

2. Then a primary school

3. Profit!

iPhone rescue girl gets head stuck down bog

Anonymously Deflowered

Makes me gag just thinking about it

I wouldn't put my face anywhere near the seat of a festival toilet let alone *through* it. Crazy girl!

Twitter tracker goes twotspotting

Anonymously Deflowered


> Let's face it, if you can say it in 140 characters it wasn't that important was it?

So you'll stand there asking for more information if someone shouts "he's got a gun, run!" will you?

Google blames Gfail on 'availability' upgrade

Anonymously Deflowered

Wheely-chair critics

I love how many armchair critics there are on El Reg, ready to chip in with their superior knowledge and hindsight.

eBay close to Skype sale

Anonymously Deflowered

Good luck to the buyer

if Skype doesn't match the seller's description

Virgin hijacks empty pages

Anonymously Deflowered

Fair enough

I will opt out of this but for the majority of home users this is a good way of making the internet more accessible.

Automatically providing search results might help with phishing though, if people then click on a link they believe to be the site they intended to go to.

PC repair shop caught trying bank fraud

Anonymously Deflowered

The real WTF

It's no surprise that the data snooping occurs, and that's why whenever I've had to send my laptop for repair I've swapped the hard disk for one with a clean windows install on (or sent it back with no disk at all).

The real WTF is that five out of six of these companies failed to find and fix the actual fault. SHAME ON THEM!

Adobe spanked for insecure Reader app

Anonymously Deflowered

Download, install, update...

...bloat, update, bloat, update, .... ignore

Pile of shit software. I want something lightweight, that loads quickly, displays the contents of a PDF and lets me zoom in/out and print. I've given up updating my software because the updates are so frequent and time consuming, and I'm sure I'm not alone in choosing to leave my software unpatched like this.

If they removed the bloat, surely they'd also reduce the number of vulnerabilities?

And anyway, why does software that displays the contents of a document even HAVE "vulnerabilities"?

Open-source firmware vuln exposes wireless routers

Anonymously Deflowered


I've been using DD-WRT for a couple of months and I've been really impressed but I was thinking of trying another firmware because my virgin media 10Mb connection rarely delivers over 2Mb when I go through my router. This news and discussion will motivate me to install Tomato as soon as I get home from work tonight!

India plots 1.2bn user biometric ID cards project

Anonymously Deflowered
Thumb Up

18 months!

I've seen many corporate projects many orders of magnitude less complex (1.2 thousand users not 1.2bn) take longer than 18 months to get anywhere near production.

We're obviously doing it wrong... no wonder so much of our IT is outsourced to India.

Vulture Central plans Brit-Yank dictionary

Anonymously Deflowered


The use of the word "cuffed" seems to cause problems with people thinking it means "lightly punched" instead of "handcuffed".

Virgin Media sets throttle on hardcore hogs

Anonymously Deflowered

10Mb upload!

But who needs that? Really?

Bittorrent users, perhaps? Anyone else see the mixed messages they're giving here?

Mel Gibson to put hand up Jodie Foster's Beaver

Anonymously Deflowered


Frank Drebin: Nice Beaver!

Jane Spencer: Thanks I just had it stuffed.

NSA plans massive, 65MW, $2bn data center in Utah

Anonymously Deflowered

Computing power

Interesting. How much computing power does 65MW of electricity buy?

JustGiving.com website goes titsup after upgrade

Anonymously Deflowered

Is JustGiving a charity now?

"The charity's CTO Dominic Lacey"

US city ends FaceSpaceGooHoo log-in grab

Anonymously Deflowered

Please supply with your application:

- Your personal diaries

- Your address book

- 12 months of phone bills, itemised

- Any letters you have received from family, friends and lovers in the last three years

- Receipts for everything you have purchased in the last three years

- Your house keys

- Your alarm code

Imagine the uproar!

Sony Ericsson Walkman W995

Anonymously Deflowered

Agree with the above comments

Every SE Walkman review I've read on the Reg has moaned at the lack of a 3.5mm socket so I was astonished to see a complaint when one finally arrived.

And I'm not sure how the complaint at the way the panoramic picture makes the road look bent is fair. I can't figure out in my mind how else it *could* look with subject matter that close to the lens? Why not test the panoramic stitching on a PANORAMIC VIEW?

BOFH: Snout, meet trough

Anonymously Deflowered
Thumb Up

You don't think...

"And if our friends in the pharmaceuticals industry have taught us anything it's that you can ride out a recession on a tidal wave of fear. Fear, and a few strategically placed incidents."

... no... swine flu... recession... REALLY!?


Twitterer cuffed for provoking 'financial panic'

Anonymously Deflowered

A Twitter user

is a "Twit", surely

Microsoft: Windows 7 release in August '09

Anonymously Deflowered


It never fails to astonish me how many luddites read The Register.

Firefox users caught in crossfire of warring add-ons

Anonymously Deflowered


Good points, well made.

Texas goes large with supersize SSD

Anonymously Deflowered

"When I were a lad...

...computers had moving parts in them. Imagine that! Hahahaha

My first computer needed a desk to put it on and you had to plug it into a wall socket.

And when your grandma wanted to watch a movie she had to put a disc in a special device. No, really! we used to have to use magnetic tapes before that..."

Looks like the end of disk storage is nigh then. Whaddya reckon? 5 years? 10?

And what's the longevity/reliability of SSD like?

Boffins build super-accurate atomic clock

Anonymously Deflowered


Isn't that degree of accuracy over that timespan rendered fairly pointless due to clock drift caused by relativistic effects?

/waiting to have my wikipedia level physics flamed by someone who knows what he's talking about

Prepare for Apple's self-resizing iPhone interface

Anonymously Deflowered

Now why didn't I think of that

Such a simple and elegant solution to a problem that I hadn't even realised existed until now. I hope the patent doesn't prevent the idea being used by other companies because much as I'd like to, I can't bring myself to love Apple.

Android army marches into living rooms

Anonymously Deflowered


Bravo, well said. I'm all for progress but I don't remember ever being alone and so desperate for something to occupy myself that TV on my phone would have been desirable.

Women's lust for shopping linked to periods

Anonymously Deflowered

Talking of stating the obvious

Perhaps some reg readers should think whether they're adding anything of value before posting a comment that ends with "Paris because..." or "Mines the one with tired joke in the pocket"

Indian boffins mull zero-grav bhajis

Anonymously Deflowered

Wind factor 10

I can't be alone in suffering from voluminous and very smelly wind after eating onion bhajis. Surely not ideal for confined spaces with limited air!

Sony-backed next-gen TV tech maker to close

Anonymously Deflowered

The man in the photo

Must be from the future. Look at his shiny silver jacket!

World's first proper flying car makes debut flight

Anonymously Deflowered

RE: Insurance?

...and if you crash whilst landing should you claim on your air or motor insurance policy?

Blu-ray Disc sales to hit 100m by Xmas

Anonymously Deflowered

Action Adventure dominates

That's hardly a surprise even if you put aside the fact that most of the early BD adopters are male PS3 owners. Not many genres are worth the extra cost of high definition, I mean who wants to pay £10 extra per film to watch rom-com or black and white classics in high def when standard DVD will do the job just as well.

Gmail adds location-aware signatures

Anonymously Deflowered

@Paul Young

Click on Settings in the top right corner of your gmail screen, then find the Labs tab with your eyes.

Anonymously Deflowered
Thumb Up

Disneyland example

...made I larf!

Beeb borrows copyrighted Flickr image

Anonymously Deflowered

Why is Mike still not satisfied?

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me - if the image was taken from a page other than flickr so copyright couldn't be investigated. It was a human error after all, so accept the humble apology and £75 and drop it. It gives Mike a nice little anecdote to share at dinner parties and no harm done.

Kaspersky hacker: Database exposed for days

Anonymously Deflowered

Wrong email address, perhaps?

What if the reason he got no response was because he emailed info@kasperky.com ?

Police pursue crime suspect by Wii avatar

Anonymously Deflowered

And the passenger in the car

was a gorilla who was seen throwing banana skins out of the window.

iPhones will win the war in Afghanistan, says NATO chief

Anonymously Deflowered
Thumb Up

"morale-sapping fanboi contagion"


Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB hard drive

Anonymously Deflowered

The ULTIMATE in storage

I can't see a day when anybody will *ever* need more than 2TB of disk storage in a home computer. Hats off to Western Digital!

'Miracle' plane crash was no miracle

Anonymously Deflowered
Thumb Up

@Rob (@Alex Rose)

Thank you for wording your "liar liar pants on fire" in a much better manner than Ground Rush's earlier efforts.

Yahoo! offloads Kelkoo for a song

Anonymously Deflowered


Agreed - good riddance to Kelkoo and any other site like it. A waste of bandwidth and as you said, the search engine equivalent of spam.

What the hell were Yahoo! thinking? I suppose that could be said of many of Yahoo's business deals.

Employees sue for unpaid Windows Vista overtime

Anonymously Deflowered


Methinks some people are exaggerating the truth in order to make this claim.

I don't see how this is the fault of the operating system, there is no way it's taking that long all the time unless the employer has installed Vista on completely inadequate hardware or installed other software that slows things down. Perhaps they have roaming profiles and all the employees have filled up their profiles with gigabytes of photos of cats or porn.

Inside Microsoft's 'New Xbox Experience'

Anonymously Deflowered
Thumb Up

I like it

my new Miii, errr, I mean, *Avatar* looks like me and I'm looking forward to running a game from the HDD. I wish I'd known that would be an option in future, I'd have bought the 120Gb version!

Has anybody had lock-ups with NXE? My console has completely frozen and needed rebooting twice whilst browsing the new friends list to giggle at the Miis, errr... *Avatars* my friends have made.

Congratulations, Barack — Now fix your websites

Anonymously Deflowered
Dead Vulture

Can somebody explain to me...

...how the use of Google Analytics is a massive security flaw?

Smells of sensationalist journalism to me. Sell the story to the Daily Mail quick before it is debunked!