* Posts by wayne

18 publicly visible posts • joined 28 Aug 2008

Fans decry tennis gal's breast-slash plan


What, no Ms Bee reprimands?

What a sad lot of commentators today. Or has Ms Bee the Friday off?

My vote is that it's her body to do with as she pleases.

Surgically altering her body for tennis. What's next, a post op transgendered female tennis player?

I know, there already was one.

Google nukes Norks



The Korean character, riul, is for both R and L sound phonetically.

Check out the word Olympics written in Korean characters. The second character will be riul.

Could Sadville break the internet with nakedness?


feh @richard

feh - 13 definitions - A [yiddish] word - expression of distaste or disgust, or in slang term general uninterest.

I for one welcome our uninterested, disgusted meme.

What on earth do you think you are doing, Darling?


@Joe Harrison

" Too many people in this fread are on about "rewarding those who work" as if working is (in and of itself) a Good Thing. It isn't - if we could 100%computerise and robotise the entire planet's means of production then we could all lounge about and please ourselves all day with no downside. "

Then we would have to go through that nasty Cylon/Terminator business.

Oh, wow I got a great idea for a sequel-squared - "Cylon v. Terminator." Caprica six (or an 8) takes on John Conner's personal fembot.

Women's lust for shopping linked to periods


I saw the headline and came straight in for Ms. Bee's comments.

I saw the headline and came straight in for Ms. Bee's commentary on the inevitable misogynistic comments.

Excellent job, keep holding back the rising tide of waste of bandwidth.

Brit D-cell torpedo in icepack-bottom probe


60 klicks distance traveled under the ice shelf

60km horizontal measurement.

Israelis develop 'safe' plutonium: good for power, bad for weapons


@ Dennis RE: Americium

Or Quebec north of Quebec City. Discounting the French language difference, of course.

Microsoft aims 'non-security' update at gaping security hole


CD player is not a programmable machine

Comparing a computer to a CD player or a tape player is absurd. Those players are read only, they cannot be harmed by software on the media.

I connected my last USB drive purchased to linux first and renamed all of the .exe files and the autorun files and folder before connecting to Windows.

Immortal Dr Who jellyfish poised to rule Earth


Unintended Side Effect Review

"Suggested companion titles: Pestilence Quarterly, the Unfortunate Occurrence Review and Which Disaster? magazine."

jolly roger for those who highjacked the credit markets.

Father of Playmobil dies at 79


Sarah's becoming the BMFH!

Imagine a job where one can tell a member of the public ODFO.

F1 chiefs ready post-prang battery safety scheme

IT Angle

grounding and loose ballast

There are grounding wires in the pit where the vehicle stops, just like in a toll booth lane.

Montreal GP, almost a F1 generation ago, when Hakkinen drove a McLaren-Mercedes, corner workers (USA for marshals) discovered what was being used for ballast. A hunk of depleted uranium departed the McLaren in a corner. It took a good sized gouge out of the pavement, before skipping into the usual tire barrier. The struck tire had a bowling ball sized dent in its side. Said tire was about 60 cm (2 ft) to the side of a hole in the catch fence where an observer was stationed.

F1 uses supercomputers to model a race weekend and during the event to adjust tactics and strategies.

SSD and HDD capacity goes on embiggening

Paris Hilton

perfectly cromulent word

The Springfield town motto is "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man."

PH because her image has embiggened many a man.

Google's Schmidt not looking for a new job



Just what I want, Google grabbing more power and knowledge.

Glad he's not interested, my blood pressure went down a lot when I heard that.

When will El Reg come up with an Gevil icon?

MPs decry Heathrow T5 fiasco

IT Angle

T5 USA Proaganda Commercial

On USA TV a commercial is running for T5 which shows T5 as a giant aquarium, lots of sea life moving easily and smoothly through the terminal, with seals (or sea lions) playfully going in and out of the security detectors, etc. I wonder exactly what is the message for humans.

The video is linked on this page:


IT link - obviously CGI.

Man cops to $1m phony bar code shoplifting scheme


Place your Onions on the belt.

Local supermarket with self service lanes, after each item is scanned or weighed a loud announcement is made, "Place your onions [or whatever item] on the belt." The overseer looks over and notes, yup, onions.

Daily Mail punts Georgina Baillie filth



All of the photos have her as being dominated.

Maybe she needs lessons from the Moderatrix.

Berkeley boffins save Moore's Law



My mind wouldn't parse that spelling, I read it as ProductStation, something like a PlayStation that makes products out of ideas. Wasn't far off.

gOS - a Google good OS for your Mum


Simple to use root instead of sudo

One time sudo

sudo passwd

Then you can log in as root.