* Posts by elderlybloke

546 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Aug 2008


Don't panic! Japan to send nuke fuel rod into MELTDOWN in Fukushima probe


Nearly made it.

The Tsunami was much bigger/higher than any -repeat- any- barrier in the whole country.

But had the plant been closed down as was originally planned the destruction of the plant would not have had melt down etc.

We would all have lived happily everafter.

Space Station bags extra 10yrs of life as SOLAR STORM scrubs resupply



I wonder what the purpose of the ISS . I have heard of experiment about growing plants in zero gravity ,but nothing else.

It is renowned for being the most costly science project ever done , dwarfs the LHC even.

The continuing maintenance cost must be impressive.

China, Brazil mourn loss of their $250m CBERS-3 satellite after fiery death


Re: Mugs

A lot of Anal Resters here trying to impress us with their Literary skillls.

Pity they are ignorant about the Rocket business- All ,repeat All Countries launching Rockets experience failures.

The smart arses denigrating the Chinese would have trouble with Fireworks on Guy Fawkes night.

Mac OS X Mavericks 'upgrade' ruins iWorks


Re: Ribboned for your pleasure

Down in the South Pacific it is often called Varsity.

Never went there myself.

Swap your old iPhone for a new one, Tim Cook tells British fanbois



Believe it or not, there are people like me why survive and indeed prosper without having the shiny gadgets you all seem to find essential.

I do have a cell plone - which is used for Phone Calls in my Car.

On those rare occasions that it is needed for an Emergency or Breakdown.

I do not stare at the screen while walking , so I am not likely to injure myself by hitting obstructions,falling into holes ,or getting hit by Vehicles not noticed .

Life did proceed quite well and successfully before Cell Phones .

Most of the time these objects are just great TIME WASTERS.

PS My local Telcom recently gave me a Samsung S4 Smartphone, for my good behaviour (I think), and I donated it to my Grandson for his 17 birthday.

He loves those sort of things. I hope he walks carefully and safely.

PC sales continue meteoric death plunge through 3rd quarter, drop another 8.6 per cent


Re: The elephant in the room

henrydddd wrote

"I enjoy watching a moving on my PC "


A moving what?

Meg Whitman asks HPers to drag their asses into the office


Re: Abandon ship....

Bit useless manning the pumps when you are abandoning ship.

'Kim Jong-un executes nork-baring ex and pals for love polygon skin flick'


Re: Propaganda @Robert Long 1

Blair hasn't been charged with War Crimes,for the same reason that Bush hasn't.

Bush/USA can tell the World to get fucked because USA have things called Thermonuclear Weapons.

Blair is their friend-Like Cameron.

Just like when the British Empire was the big Bully- Might is Right.

This last bit wont win me many friends!

Thought the PC market couldn't get any worse? HAH! Think again


Re: Just as I've always said..

ian 22- In a Puff of Smoke!

German guardsmen growing mono-boobs from drilling with Nazi-era rifles


Don, I do NOT have saggy boobs!

'First' 3D-printed rifle's barrel splits after single shot


3D Gun

It all sounds like Bullshit to me.

First make the item out of an appropriate material, even the Afgans manage to do that.

WD: Enjoying our $630m, Seagate? Let's ruin your day with our results


Steven Roper,

Greetings-- The probability is something you cannot decide from the events that have happened to two people.

Evaluate two million and we start to get reliable reliability numbers

However we all tend to go by what probability does to us.

Happy number crunching.

Paypal makes man 1000x as rich as the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE


Re: Are you telling me...

My History book says in 1066 , England became part of France,(well Normandy) when Willy came over and caught Harold when he was having a hard time.

He had just defeated some invaders up North , and after marching up there ,having a Battle and marching back down again , his Army wasn't at its best.

A bit of different timing and History would have been very different.

Mint 15 freshens Ubuntu's bad bits


Re: @skelband Alternative to Windows?

skelband is using something called Humour .

Michael Dell: 'Cash in your shares, we are in a mess'

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Re: Shakiness of Dell

asdf-Perhaps you mean crashing.


Google launches broadband balloons, radio astronomy frets


Re: For heavens' sake, those balloons were launched from an observatory!

Yes, and I got a surprise when I saw Mount St John below the Googly.

You've seen the Large Hadron Collider. Now comes the HUGE Hadron Collider


Large Eadon Collider

Why do some of you hate Eadon?

Has he been caught Peeing upwind?

Apple cored: Samsung sells 10 million Galaxy S4 in a month


Re: They're all at it

Where can I go to confirm your statement which says "bollocks" about Samsung selling.. 10M units in a month.

Not in the market for this type of product now and maybe not in the future.

Hunt: I'll barcode sick Brits and rip up NHS's paper prescriptions

Big Brother

Barcodes /Numbers Tattooed

The Germans had a system a while back (between 1933-45) where a lot of people who congrecated together, had numbers tattooed on their arms.

The system is not new at all.

Steve JOBS finally DEFEATS the PC - from BEYOND THE GRAVE


Re: Prognostication

Hello paulll

Please Sir don't get your tits in a tangle over this.

It is only some bits of shiny metal that you play with to pass the time.

Don't worry-be Happy.


Sun lets loose with THREE record eruptions in 24 hours


Re: Massive

Common old G type stars like the Sun don't shoot plasma for light years off their poles.

That is done by Black Holes.

New Zealand to bar software patents, again


Re: Naah

Well LarryF54 , the fact is that the USA is big and we are small.

You know the principal that might is right.

On top of that we don't have an Air Force any more, & the Navy and Army are just remnants of once magnificent services.

God Defend New Zealand.

Climate change forces women into prostitution - US politicians


Re: Half a dozen of one, but only six of the other.

Hello Anon,

I still don't know who are the more stupid,ignorant, mindless,revolting,shitbrained heap of Morons.

Are they the Democrats or the Republicans?

As I live far away I don't understand the Politics of USA.

Brits on benefits: 'Dole office site only works on PCs over 10 YEARS OLD'


Re: Question

Dear Anon, 17.20 GMT,

I think that your little bit of humour in this discussion is failing, as there appears to be a lot of humourless miserable twits hanging about here.

I am too old for the Dole -what a Bugger.

Guess who PC-slaying tablets are killing next? Keyboard biz Logitech


I am Happy!

My new Wireless Logitech Keyboard is loverly-loverly(as in a Musical)

Happy with price, happy with performance

Some people would moan if their Bum was on fire and moan if you put the fire out.

I have had some less than ideal keyboards but I haven't got excited and screaming over them

More imporant things in life .

Bill Gates offends Koreans after sticking hand down trousers


Re: Rude manners

I don't know if it was rude , but the late Lady Dianna(formally Princess) referrered to the Royal Family as "The Germans".


It is worse in NZ

At those formal greeting occasions where an unfortunate visitor meets a Maori (usually jumping up and down and sticking his tongue out) he will be expected to rub noses with him or some other Maori.

I can't think of anything worse than this sort of greeting/behaviour , but in another century or two the Maoris may have became civilised.


Re: Maybe

Dear boltar,

Any Limey or other foreign devil who tries to bring their own food in with them when they visit New Zealand will have it confiscated and fined if they don't declare it.

Only get it confiscated if they declare it.

Why? Well we don't have many nasty things here like Foot and Mouth and nasty Bugs that could destroy our Agricultural industry>

US Air Force beats off competition in NSA hacking fight


Young holding Bombs etc.

That's old news.

There were many teenagers during a thing called WW2 ,loading Bombs ,dropping Bombs , shooting Machine Guns ,Rifles,Bazookas etc.

I have a Brother who had Two Machine Guns (Point 5 calibre) that he used to shoot at Japanese up in the Bouganville area. He was 19 at the time.

People liked teenagers shooting guns and dropping Bombs then.

NZ plans interception law refresh


MP- Phew


You can sleep soundly and safely now that you have had that assurance.

John will be on the job and we really will be safe from those dangerous things called File Sharing Sites.

How I nearly sold rocket windows to the crazy North Koreans

Paris Hilton

Re: Mixed lessons from history?


The reason that the Russians did not veto the vote on UN gettting inolved was that they had walked out and they were not repressented at the time the vote was taken

They learned their lesson and never again let having a hissyfit get in the way of being able to throw a spanner in the works.


Re: Mixed lessons from history?


The Yanks did let off a test Bomb in the Desert to check if a Plutonium Bomb would work.

They were sure that the Uranium Bomb would work

The test Bomb was a bit of a surprise, as I think the yield was about 4 times that calculated.

Don't know if the sums were entirely British.

Peace be with us all.

RAF graduates first class of new groundbased 'pilots'


Re: "...required for safe and effective weapons delivery." - RAF

Greetings ,

Early in WW2 the RAF was very civilised and did not bomb Civilians as it was consided by the Planners to be important to behave as Gentlemen.

Lots of bits of Paper were thrown out over Germany telling them to be sensible and surrender.

Things changed quite a bit after the Hun did the Blitz on Britain. He had done similar things to Civilians in Spain,Holland , Yugoslavia and Poland before that.

The Americans don't bomb Civilians ,they just do Colateral Damage instead.

Cyberwar playbook says Stuxnet may have been 'armed attack'


Re: Eff them all and let God sort it out


You are George Bush (of Iraq/Afghanistan) Mark2.

Dongle smut Twitstorm claims second scalp


Re: Overly sensitive

Bugger me arn't the current generation super sensitive lot of farts.

When I was a young lad all this bullshit about correctness was not in fashion.

For instance, a girl in the mob I was in was called Hideous, a bloke who had been left with a withered leg by Polio was Kickidy, and a Maori bloke who had a very dark skin was Blondie.

No one got into a big hissyfit over it. Probably had things of more consequence to concern us , like WW2.

Any important stuff happening at this moment in time?

Fukushima switchboard defeated by rat


Re: wow

Some nerp or nerps fudged the books over the height of the wall required in ALL regions.

If you have been awake at all for the past 2 years you would know that people were unconcerned about the Tsumani coming because they knew that the height of the barrier was high enought for any wave thought possible.

Force 9 quake was the first for about a thousand years.

PS . All of Japan is subject to quakes .

Carrie Fisher dusts off THAT bikini for Star Wars VII


Re: With a bit of CGI...


I got confused for a moment - I read coke as cock.

Had a spasm.

Kiwi Coroner says Coca-Cola helped kill woman

Paris Hilton

8 more mentaly handicapped for us

Scott 26 ,

Unfortunate that there are lots of people who seem to drink large quantities of Coke.

I watch the trolleys at the local Supermarket(PaknSave) and lots of them are piled up with Coca-Cola and that rubbish cheap white Bread.

Friends with money: Dell's big bet on private finance


M.B. I read it as EXPAND

I was impressed by the sheer scale of it all when I clicked "maximize comment",

The truth on the Navy carrier debacle? Industry got away with murder

Paris Hilton

Re: Chocolate Teapot

The story I remember is that the computer on the Sheffield did a reboot as the attack was getting under way, and then another ship came along and got in the way of Sheffield doing anything at a vital moment.

Computers probably continue with that annoying habit today.

Depending on missiles for defence was the in thing at the time , but the crews very soon set up machine guns anchored to the railings to give adequate close in fire power.

PS . The Americans had the same philosophy in Vietnam , while the MIGs had cannon.

The American pilots were at a disadvantage from my memory of events at that time.

I will make a prediction-(a safe one) That the next shootout will not go as any of the planners have planned it .

Like all wars, it won't get faught the way the planners/stratigists etc stated it would.

Icon - for the tears that will flow.

Now Spanish sperm takes a kick to the cojones

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Re: Hello and...

Hi hi_robb,

I think your spelling is incorrect,the right one has only three letters.

This deficiency affair would at one time worry me , but now at age 82 it doesn,t.

Apple 'dismayed' to find over 100 kids building its iDevices


Britain during the Industrial Revolution

and later exploited small/young/immature people in diabolical and dangerous Factories and Mines.

The Royal Navy in Nelson's time used 8 and 9 year old sailors as "Powder Monkeys".

It is only very recently that Britain has been able to become all sanctimonious.

Engineers are cold and dead inside, research shows

IT Angle

Re: Medical researcher finds that medical people are wonderful!

It seems that you are not fond of Doctors, and the best thing for you to do is to avoid all contact with the greedy rotters.

My Doc. seems to be an exeption, he actually seems to be a carining sort of youth.

He will grow out of it , as he is only up to age 47.

A year on the run: El Reg tracks 2012’s techno-fugitives


Re: Dotcom

Paying up for the Government making so many cockups,is a small price to pay for such entertainment and the joy of seeing Key and co roasting on a open fire.

Steve Jobs' Apple yacht freed after family settles the bill


Re: I have a question

The front is the pointy part.

You landlubbers know nothing.

London Blitz bomb web map a hit-and-miss affair


Re: Fascinating but.....

The carpet bombing of German cities was only done after the RAF had tried daylight bombing of military targets and suffered heavy casualties .

They switched to night bombing to reduce their losses ,but night bombing without any radar or any other aid early in war was a

very hit and miss appair. Mainly miss , with only about 5% of bombs getting within 5 miles of the target.

Carpet bombing did not start until 1942 when Bomber Command had built up sufficient numbers to acheive some success.

The bombing of civilian targets by the Germans was mainly in 1940 and 1941.

They did try to create a Fire Storm in London on one raid but failed as the second wave was cancelled due to bad weather.

Bombing was the only way of taking the war to the Germans, until the Invasion in June 1944.

It is just as well for the post war generations that the Germans did not win , as they would have treated you like the other enslaved people of Europe.

PS. madra, perhaps you should read up on WW2, you are a bit uninformed at the moment.

Patrick Moore: Lived with cats, accompanied Einstein on the piano


Re: Citation needed.

"I don't know what he did in the RAF "

He was a Navigator in Bomber Command.

Von Braun was a Major in the SS, and was certainly a War Criminal.

Report blasts NASA for 'lack of consensus' on goals, plans

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Re: lack of consensus, lol


That link didn't work, Have you anything better?



Re: Homo informaticus?

Greetings Evil Auditor,

I read it as the carrying around those new fangled Tablets being the cause of these girls suffering from stress and strain.

Anyway they are much better than us at bearing pain, so it should not really be a problem.

Galapagos islands bombed with 22 tonnes of Blue Death Cornflakes


Re: Madness I tell you


100% kill = no survivors = no poison tolerant rats.