* Posts by Chris Curtis

20 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Apr 2008

Buzz: iPhone 5 arrives September 21, demand 'unprecedented'

Chris Curtis

Re: Hand goes up

Or perhaps because he knows the iOS platform has worked well in the past and will support all the apps he has purchased already?

Vendor lock-in? Yes. But everything is vendor lock-in. WIndows is, as is Mac, as is Linux, so that argument is invalid.

Side-by-side comparison? Hhmmm.... the Android has 100mhz more processing power. Let me ditch the eco-system I have chosen to invest in to get that, Sure....

‘Oldest animals’ show up in Namibian dig

Chris Curtis

First there was nothing...

And then it exploded!!!

Silly evolutionists...

Telecom NZ splits in two

Chris Curtis


Hold on. Are the letters XT no longer synonymous with Richard Hammond? It must be wacky Wednesday!

Microsoft taps up hardware pals with small biz server release

Chris Curtis


"The software will reach OEMs including Acer, Dell, Fujitsu and Hewlett-Packard in February 2011."

What... No IBM? Why is that not a surprise...

BOFH: Join the club

Chris Curtis

Another fortnight - another BOFH

A more mundane bofh for sure, but Simon has been doing some good work lately. Keep it up buddy!

Steve Jobs in iPhone bitchslap to creationists, Tea Party

Chris Curtis

This is not biased

This would be big deal if Apple were blocking creationist apps but they are not.

As a Christian I have several bible applications on my iPhone. As a Christian I also believe Apple have done the right thing by allowing this app. All people are entitled to their beliefs and we should always seek to have healthy debates on these topics.

Netizens now Facebook more than they Google

Chris Curtis

This article is a FRAUD!

I thought this article interesting until...

YAHOO! NEARLY HAS AS MANY MINUTES AS GOOGLE? Now I know this article is a complete crock of %#!T. No offence to the journalist who is obviously just quoting figures he has been given, but come on. Google - 96% of the search market and youtube - HOW can this be closely followed by Yahoo?

Oh I get it. It's that damn Yahoo! bar that somehow installs itself and changes your homepage. People fire up their browser, the clock strikes hometime so they decide not to check their facebook, and hey presto! Yahoo! minutes are up!

BOFH: Little ups and downs

Chris Curtis


You could make a "straight to hell" button. Unfortunately it would break the next time the lift brakes are serviced.

Ford preps anti-hacking tech for in-car WiFi

Chris Curtis

The iPad was a flop?

Talk about counting your chickens before they hatch.

I hear a lot of techs saying the iPad is going to be a flop. I ALSO hear a lot of non-techies saying it WONT be a flop. Lets just do the numbers here. For every nerd out there saying it's going to flop, how many sales / account managers / mums dads / everyone else are there out there saying I love my iPhone I want an iPad.

I find the iPad too hard to predict but I'm swaying towards success even though I don't see it.

Fail because you said the iPad was a failure when you don't have a crystal ball!

Microsoft unplugs middling Windows server

Chris Curtis

Umm... Who's gonna miss it?

Personally I never saw the market for EBS.

It's been my experience that once you've outgrown sbs, surely there's a number of reasons to run individual servers - namely performance, not having the whole network down if one box has a fault, that sort of thing

9/11 pager messages released on Wikileaks

Chris Curtis

dirty dirty new yorkers

Has anyone else downloaded them all and searched for strings like xxx, naked etc.

Wow there's some interesting stuff in there!!!

Ubuntu's Karmic Koala bares fangs at Windows 7

Chris Curtis


OK I have to say it. Gnome and KDE are still ugly as hell.

Back in the windows 95 days they looked like crap compared to win 95. However, in recent years, I would say they have caught up with win 95, but certainly not 98.

This is one MAJOR reason to not switch to Ubuntu or Linux. Sure it's stable, sure it's reliable, but if Apple can do it, the rest of you linux developers can get off your butts and make something look good too.

And don't talk to me about getting involved - I really don't care!

Mass web infections spike to 6 million pages

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Brilliant! Can't believe I didn't see that one!

Google's move into mortgages spawns lawsuit

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Ok. So google have spotted a market and they want in.

Isn't this what google have always done? We'd all be stuck with yahoo if it wasn't for google. We'd all be using MS Maps if it wasn't for google. April first would be duller without google. Google would not be here at all if they only entered markets they make up themselves.

How can America call itself the land of the free, that capitalist leader of the world, and then tear down someone like google simply because of their size? Makes no sense to me.

FAIL. To all the lame reg readers who seem to oppose anything google. They're in business to make money. Get a clue!!!!

PS The only association I have with google is my start page.

4chan pwns Christians on Facebook

Chris Curtis

Who cares?

I loved the part about "users use the same password on both sites."

Umm, yeah! It's facebook. Who really gives a toss? I'll share a couple of passwords around anything and keep a completely seperate password for my internet banking. If you manage to hack into my gmail, facebook and twitter all in the same night, you need to get a life.

People just not that into Blu-ray

Chris Curtis
Paris Hilton

Not surprising

Does this come down to the fact that yes, when you look closely you can see that Blu-ray is clearer, but in actual fact an upscaled DVD is more than enough for your average person?

For sure, a good surround sound system and a nice TV are worth getting. but the difference between a DVD or Blu-ray just ain't there.

Personally I'd still rather go to the movies and watch DVDs on poor nights. When I walk into the movie theatre the clarity of the picture isn't at the front of my mind.

Paris. Ahh Paris. Would her videos be any better on Blu-ray?

Microsoft's Windows 7 price gamble opens door to Linux

Chris Curtis

Price point my @$$

I say they'll drop the price come crunch time. It'll be halfway between the XP price and the 'leaked' price - maybe 35.

I say this is a deliberate leak once again and is most likely bollocks,

Network giants reject 'buy American' Obama mandate

Chris Curtis

Preserving US jobs is a bum-biter

I think the points made here are valid. US cannot manufacture for the same price as the east due to living costs. Period.

I also heard someone say the other day that the problem with what Obama is trying to do with US jobs is that if they continue down this line of staunchly insisting everything is done in America, other countries will follow suit. Once the world starts down that path the end cannot be good.

I think this is why Obama is making a mistake here. As a world leader he needs to recognise that the world is in this bad economy, not just the US. Rather than fighting to preserve a handful of jobs, why not continue to work away at the global problems, and the rest will fix itself.

Come on, Sir Tim!

Chris Curtis

No more toys at 2

Very funny pendant

Microsoft kicks out third Windows XP service pack

Chris Curtis
Paris Hilton

@Matty B

That's rich.

"install linux because they NEVER have updates".

My memories of Ubuntu were having to install updates DAILY, and major releases were 6 monthly. Plus, the major updates were more often than not an excuse to reload from scratch.

Linux may be more stable but do yourself a favour and throw those rose tinted glasses in the bin.

Paris because SHE puts updates on the internet.