* Posts by Booty Inspector

22 publicly visible posts • joined 20 May 2008

Renault looks to wee-hued windows to cut car power draw

Booty Inspector

Air Tight?

The panels are airtight? That'd be a first, every French car I've known has had difficulty being water tight. That goes for the engine leaking it out AND the cabin letting it in.

But, that 'filled with wee' look is most definately an improvement to the 'smug and full of sh*t' look that anyone driving a Prius takes on as they get behind the wheel.

Mine's a cycling jacket.

Axon takes 100mpg wonder car for a spin

Booty Inspector
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What's in a name?

Axon... Hmm... Doesn't that sound EXACTLY like Exxon, as in Valdez? Perpetrator of one of the biggest environmental disasters in human history?

Not the best association really, given the entire reason for this vehicles intent.

FAIL. Massively.

Bury council carries can over spycam binmen

Booty Inspector

Where do I sign up?

I could do with making a few hundred quid filming the locals out sh*tting their dogs of an evening without picking it up.

They call it 'walking' the dog, but I've seen what they actually do.

Can I get a contact number or something?

Mine's the one with a built-in poop-cam.

Google's Street View fleet - 100 spots and counting

Booty Inspector


I see they're not bothering with Wales then.

Mine's the sheepskin. Ta boyo.

Wind turbines put bats under (low) pressure

Booty Inspector

Forget the planet...

...global warming, catastrophic crop failure and worldwide flooding.

As long as the bats are okay, everything will be just dandy...

Mine's the one with leathery wings.

Orange sees broadband subscriber exodus

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Performance / Price

I used to get 2.4megs out of the 8meg I was paying for, due to my position relative to the exchange. Rubbish but not their fault I suppose, as the neighbours on different ISPs get the same.

In February I upgrded to 'MAX' broadband (sounds really, really fast), AND took out 2 mobiles (on £35pm Dolphin contracts). I also get free calls via my BT line and a second line on my LiveBox including free international calls. I get all this for a not-very-grand total £56pm after some haggling and part-exchanging an old phone. That's cheap.

Did I mention I can't get any faster than 0.4meg ever since? Cheap, in every sense of the word is what it is.

Emails to technical support recommended basic things I've already done. Now they've then pointed me to a call centre in India, which is only 5p a minute.

That's quite cheap, don't you think?.

Third time unlucky for Elon Musk's Falcon rocket

Booty Inspector

SpaceX also plans a larger and more powerful...

...FAIL next time.

Mine's the asbestos one.

UK data watchdog gives Google spycar fleet the greenlight

Booty Inspector

Just let me know...

...when it goes live then I'll spend a coupla weeks looking at every place I've been this year to see if I'm on there.

Mine's the one with F*CK OFF GOOGLE writ large on the back, just in case I'm lucky enough to get photographed.

Microsoft Mojave 'outs' secret Vista lovers

Booty Inspector
Paris Hilton

The best quote from Microsoft is...

..."We've made a big turn around on the application compatibility story, and we're just getting started".

Er, shouldn't you have started BEFORE releasing it to customers?

It fact, shouldn't you have started AND finished, AND gone back to improve it AGAIN before releasing it?

Anyone at Microsoft listening?


Paris, because she doesn't always control her releases either (although she's quick to catch up).

Plods say it's OK for them give out your DNA

Booty Inspector

So people were asked if they give permission?

From the line: "rejected a request for their DNA samples to be used in a research project", you can quickly assume that all those who's profiles were involved had given permission.

But then there would be no point in this article. So I'm assuming that ONLY THE COPPERS were asked if they give permission. Everyone else is included automatically, innocent or not, children included. Can that be true?

Sounds like it.

Just the same as any coppers caught on speed cameras are asked to explain why, before mostly being let off when they supply the default "It's Police Business" answer.

Us ordinary folks just get busted. No explanations asked for. No explanations accepted. Pay your fine or we'll make it a much bigger one, should you choose to waste our time trying to defend your innocence.

Chalk up another loss for the people. Add it to the list.

@ El Reg: Can we please get a Nazi icon for these stories?

More dodgy phone-ins cost BBC £400,000

Booty Inspector

Forget fines, I want a discount.

So they fine the BBC who just add it to the license fee next year?

So they're effectively fining US as punishment for losing OUR money in phone-in scams then... Nice.

How about this OFCOM, give us all a discount on the license fee.

100% ought to cover it.

Emirates takes delivery of its first A380 super jumbo

Booty Inspector

"Airbus is proud of all the engineers..."

Your proud of ALL the engineers?

You're absolutely sure you're proud of ALL of them?

Including the ones that nearly bankrupt the company with their incompetance?


Didn't think so.

Site guesses your sex via age-old web flaw

Booty Inspector
Paris Hilton


Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 50%

Likelihood of you being MALE is 50%

This is only because FireFox remembers nothing about me or where I've been, like several other commenters.

I carefully set it up this way, therefore I'm 100% likely to be male, as ladies don't surf dodgy sites that require such an approach. Do they?

Paris, because her history is known to everybody.

Blighty's electro-supercar 2.0 uncloaked today

Booty Inspector


...their website says it comes with a:

"Programmable external engine sound generator".


I want mine to sound like a Vespa.

Or Ivor The Engine.

eBay UK pimps users' privacy for targeted ads

Booty Inspector

Bring it on...

...I use Firefox with the fantastic AdBlock Plus extension.

No online ads for me, targeted or otherwise.

Mines the one with no logos, labels, branding or any other kind of advertising on.

UK's future super-stealth jumpjet 'rock solid' - Brit test pilot

Booty Inspector
Paris Hilton

"specific in terms of temperature, altitude"...


Wouldn't all carrier landings be at sea level?

Like, d'uh.

BBC must reveal EastEnders costs

Booty Inspector

What I'd like to know is...

...exactly how much of my money they're paying their lawyers, to help them avoid telling me how much of my money they're spending on that drivel.

Or is that too much to ask as well?

Mine's the donkey jacket, because I must be a donkey to keep paying the license fee.

Firefox 3 makes up world record to set world record

Booty Inspector
Paris Hilton

That's not right...

...I'm sure "One Night in Paris" hit 18 million in the first hour.

Climate supremo deploys knitwear in war on patio heaters

Booty Inspector

"account for a relatively small amount of energy use"

That's an interesting argument from The Government.

Consider that car exhaust emissions only account for 1% of CO2 produced globally.

You'd have to agree that's a "relatively small amount" and that they should leave us motorists the bloody well alone.

Mine's the one with I LOVE MY HUMMER screen-printed on the back.

Over half of US HD TV owners blurry on Blu-ray

Booty Inspector


...if you don't know about Blew-Rey you don't want it.

If you're a tech-savvy 'early adopter' you're downloading HD torrents and playing them via a wireless box.

So that leaves the non-technical everyman to shell out the big bucks. He's just spent 70 quid filling his car up, so it might have to wait until...never.


Mine's the one with I Love IsoHunt screen-printed on the back.

'Loitering Munition' prowler-bomb in Welsh test

Booty Inspector

Shoot first, decide what to hit later.



Surrender NOW or that lot comes down with a BANG.

You have 15 seconds to comply.

You now have...

Mobiles help UK malls track shoppers' every move

Booty Inspector

Staff Tracking Too?

So what's the chances of the shopping centre's staff being able to remove themselves from this system? Bugger all, so you better stop hanging around the back room in pairs.

Looks like those almost-obsolete OFF-LINE stores are about to lose a load of staff, as well as the remainder of their shoppers.