* Posts by Galaxy Bob

22 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Apr 2008

MS store staff in spontaneous electric boogie

Galaxy Bob

Suspiciously in tune with one another.

For something that didn't feel contrived or forced, they seem to have a good idea of what is required of them. My spidey sense says they videographer may just be an employee of the store.

NASA: the world will not end in 2012

Galaxy Bob

I'll take your brain to another Dimension

Has everyone forgotten the LHC? The guys over there are talking about opening doors to another existence! This is what will happen. They will eventually succeed, causing this mysterious Planet to come through the door and DESTROY US ALL!!!!!!!! That's why no one can track it, because it doesn't exist in our universe, YET!

</sarcasm> In case anyone was taking my rant seriously.

Fujitsu UK.gov workers cast votes on strike threat

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Fujitsu staff no longer work on HMRC it's all been moved to Cap Gemini, so the union will need to check it's facts before trying to get people out on strike.

@AC you are obviously only 15, so you have time to grow up.

Torrent crackdown pushing pirates towards file hosting

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Download like it's 1989.

So, it's just like the old days then? No such thing as P2P downloading during my Amiga ownership days, just logons to BBS sites. Nothing new here, move along.

Apple prepping 32GB iPhone 3.0?

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"Also I do not like the fact you cannot sync with more than one computer. As I do use my ibook more than my imac. and would be nice to use any of them for backups etc"

In PC+Windows XP world you can. I have a company laptop that I can sync my iphone to just as easily as my home desktop.

What's more annoying than anything else about the iphone is that I can't use Itunes with Ubuntu without doing some wine based jiggery pokery that doesn't work very well. I really want to dump my XP install, but I have to keep a Ubuntu/XP dual boot so I can use iTunes.

Does that scare the fanboys on here? I'm a Linux and an iTunes user? Surely that can't happen.

Teen sacked for 'boring' job Facebook comment

Galaxy Bob

Invasion of privacy?

Err, it's facebook. She allowed her profile to be viewed by all and sundry, how is it invasion of privacy?

Brits decline to 'think outside the box'

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Sad and a bit surprised to see "We are where we are" isn't on the list. Gaaaaaaa!!!!!! I hate that phrase.

Apple forced to pull misleading UK iPhone ad

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re:missing steps.

They omit the part where you log on to the itunes store.

Software update nobbles Sky+ boxes

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@Andy ORourke

Do you have a pioneer plasma screen? A lot of pioneer screens up to gen 6 ie 436 models have problems with Sky HD via HDMI. If you don't already know there was a blog set up by pioneer engineers to publicise this and the fixes. IIRC there are fixes available for all pioneer screens up to gen 6. Gen 6 and later don't have any problems as far as I am aware.

Harvey Keitel to experience Life on Mars

Galaxy Bob

Hill Street Blues?

So, LOM was based on The Sweeney, will the American version be based on an American cop series from the 70's? Cagney and Lacey or Hill Street blues come to mind, but what would really make it work would be a red Ford Torino with a white stripe, being driven by "Gene".

Columbia set to resurrect Ghostbusters

Galaxy Bob

Just don't cross the streams!

How apt that this story appears when they are talking about the LHC being switched on in Switzerland on Wednesday. Apparently it wouldn't be too health to cross those streams either.

Black hats attack gaping DNS hole

Galaxy Bob

Kelloggs Frosties

They'rrrrrrrrrrrrrreeee Grrrrrrrrrrrreat!

Southeast London is card fraud cesspool

Galaxy Bob

Agree with ChrisW

It's obvious that there is more crime committed in deprived areas. So it's no surprise to learn that stolen cards are used primarily in these areas. What would be a more useful study would be in which areas these cards are more likely to be stolen or cloned. What good is a report that says "by the way you stolen card was used in <insert local scumbag area>" Cheers I could have guessed that myself.

UK ISPs agree to menace their filesharing users

Galaxy Bob

@Jason - I applaude your honesty.

I have no problem with people like Jason saying he downloads because he doesn't want to pay for what he is downloading.

I do have to laugh at the people who say they are downloading and not paying for the content because it's some big crusade against THE MAN. Grow some balls and admit you wouldn't even pay for the content if it were 1p/1c per track.

DRM doesn't bother me. I just hook my iPod up to the iPod connector in my car or burn it to CD if I want to listen to music in the car. I've also not had any issues at all playing CD's on any of my systems, be it on my PC or on my AV kit. Just what crappy CD drives do people have in their PC's?

Look, stop crying like a little baby about THE MAN and his DRM and admit you are just a freeloader who wouldn't pay for anything they didn't have to.

Some of you will think I am a mug for buying the majority of my music, but I can afford it and I actually don't mind paying for it. I will admit I have downloaded torrents of CD's and some movies in the past but I stopped doing it as I'd rather watch a HD movie in my living room on a nice big plasma TV with a fairly high end surround sound system than on a 20" monitor in my home office. I also didn't download because of some anti drm bullshit stance, but because I just didn't fancy paying for it.

Grissom bows out of CSI

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@Elmer Phud

Read the story again, they have said it will be another male.

"He'll be replaced by a new male character, and executive producer Naren Shankar insisted: "Whoever comes in and joins the team after Grissom is going to be a different guy. But the nature of the show and what fans get out of it, that's not going to change."

CSI:Vegas has become a little sillier every series. The miniature killer episodes were great, but nothing else has really stood out apart from the whole Warwick/Strippers/Mob boss storyline.

Trousers Brown: Blighty faces 'food security' threat

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Oor Wullie

Brown and his stooges are finished, he knows it, everyone knows it, so he's just clutching at straws. It's funny how the high price of oil is suddenly the catch all for all that is wrong with the world. Brown claims that he cannot do anything about it, so we just need to put up and shut up. Well, he might not be able to directly dictate the price of a barrel of crude oil, but he can reduce VAT and other taxes on fuel at the pump. Perhaps we need another war to resolve the issue. We could invade China to liberate the paddy fields, but we'd probably get our arses kicked, so let's go for someone smaller like Thailand. The UK is a bursting point. Soon we will be unable to sustain the population. Perhaps a cull of everyone over 40. What's the movie where people of a certain age are killed? Is it Solent Green?

Holidaymaker gets £31k data roaming bill

Galaxy Bob

Theft anyone?

£31k might seem like small change once people like RIAA, MPA, etc.. get their hands on him. Illegal downloads are the crime du jour at the moment. If he's a serial illegal downloader and he's not exactly hiding his ID, then he might wish he paid the £31k and left it well alone!

Government waves cutlass at IT budget

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Outsourcing -v- Offshoring

I always have a little chuckle at these comments sections. So many people who *think* they are intelligent and mock everyone who doesn't think open source is "the bestest evAR!!!!!one11111, yet they slip up on things like the difference between offshoring and outsourcing.

Outsourcing is getting another company to run that part of your business for you, offshoring is running it from another country.

Outsourcing is a very viable route for the government to take, offshoring is not. The Government will not be able to offshore due to security restrictions. I know this because I have a lot of knowledge and experience with government IT and how it works.

DOJ sinks another EliteTorrent admin

Galaxy Bob

Jail Time

To be fair, it does say "a maximum of ten years". Not once does it imply that the guy will get ten years in the big house.

Trojan heralds OS X's 'new phase of exposure to malware'

Galaxy Bob

MACS=£££ Which is a good thing?

I don't get why people like Majik seem to thing they are better because they pay over the odds for a pretty looking PC. Then again Majik also owns an iPhone, perhaps the biggest con out there. I've never understood the iPhone mentality. Why pay more for a phone that doesn't have the same functionality of my N95 8GB that I got for free?

No doubt Majik thinks he is Rockerfella himself with his boasts of spending more money because he can. Well, I, along with many others I know can afford iPhones and Macs but choose not to because we have our heads screwed on.

I'll stick with my free N95 and my cheapo Wintel machine and be able to do exactly the same as you do, except I will have more money left in my back pocket.

For the uk users - Does anyone remember the Fast Show brummie that had the catch phrase "I am considerably richer than yow(sic)". Remind you of anyone. :)


I have no allegence to any OS. Why anyone would be is beyond me.

Microsoft fights gaming Trojan menace

Galaxy Bob

So which is it?

Norton and McAfee are bloatware that slow the PC down. I agree as I've had both installed on XP and Vista Ultimate. Someone suggests NOD32, but apparently that's a bag of bollox too. So which AV are you supposed to use?

I don't fancy going back to the MS-DOS days of just running an AV scan once a week with no real time protection.

Pirate Bay to sue music industry

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Fight the power.

Seeing as this topic has started to drift away from TPB, I though I'd add this to the whole "Genuine Artist v Artists doing it for the cash".

I really don't see how these can be classed as seperate entities. Back in the 70's and 80's rappers would constantly tell us how they were desperate "to get paid" and that "the man" didn't want them to "get paid" because they "were black and the establishment was scared of their music."

Could these pioneers of hip hop be seen as genuine artists? They certainly weren't getting the money Rock starts like Van Halen were cashing in. They probably weren't even getting the same money as the "rock band" Europe.

Fast forward to today and rap and R'n'B (as opposed to quality R&B) artists are rolling in the money. Are these people no longer genuine artists, even the ones who are still around, ie Public Enemy?

I believe no one pics up a guitar, a mic or a couple of drumsticks because they don't love what they are doing. If they do make it and can make a living out of it, then good for them.