* Posts by Andyman

16 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Sep 2008

My fortnight eating Blighty's own human fart-powder


An excellent 'option'

I decided to try out Huel last year, curious to see what it was like while they had an introductory offer on.

One of the reasons I liked the idea was that as a Type 1 Diabetic I should really eat regularly and healthily. After working long hours or driving I got into a rut of not eating and then binging via the ridiculously easy Just Eat app.

Always having this on hand gives me no excuse to skip a meal. I only use it (yes 'use' it Dave Gorman) once or twice a week and it genuinely fills me up. Sure it doesn't taste like egg and chips but when I'm on the move and need to eat - it's brilliant.

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


I know I said I used to enjoy Snake on my Nokia and wanted it on my laptop this isn't quite what I meant!

Apple outs iPhone micro USB adaptor



This is a prime example of following the letter of the law but not the spirit in which it was intended. Shame on you apple

Will the looters 'loose' their benefits?


Danny 5 - Would you?

So basically you are saying that if in a situation where you have the choice to commit a crime with the knowledge you would not face consequences, you are unsure of what you would do.

That sounds like the theme behind The Invisible Man, the idea that if you we not have to face the consequences our moral compass will degrade and we will become monsters. An interesting theory to discuss.

Do I believe it? No. Here at my desk at work there are many things I could steal, of high value, and be quite sure I could get away with it.

Ignoring looting in the 'end of the world' scenario I think your argument shows a very real moral weakness, rather than objectiveness.

I would also recommend to your employers that you be trusted with nothing more than a pencil.

Ten... festival survival gadgets


Hollyoaks scripwriters working for El Reg

Motorola TLKR T8

....I once brought a set to Glasto a few years back...

No, you TOOK a set.

I can't help it - it's an illness

CATS to be saved by BLASPHEMERS after the RAPTURE


Never Going to happen

The raputure simply can't happen. Sure God may be omnipresent but it would be an administrational nightmare. Plus as I recall heaven only has one guy on the door.

Though I'll hold off buying a present for my sisters birthday on Sunday just in case!

Google patents search that tracks your mouse moves

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I was going to post exactly the same thing.

I would say 99% of the time if my mouse 'hovers' over a link then I'm going to click it. I can't see how that information would prove usefull.

Though I can see a point when genetically engineered Google monkeys follow everyone around and report our movements back to HQ - 'He's looking for socks - quick sell him socks!'

Dyson Air Multiplier desktop cooler


More wind!

If you put one in front of the other would it have 15 x 15 effect? In fact could you put a chain of them together and use it to fire balls at people? In fact Is this what the LHC is - a big ring of Dysons?

Megaphone - cos Bart from The Simpsons did the same thing with these.

Legal high fire sale starts now



Why whenever there is a drug related article here on the Reg do all the commentators come out in support of taking drugs? You all seem to have alarmingly nerdy knowledge about all the pro drugs arguments yet hardly anyone comes out to agree that some drugs should be banned. And using alcohol as your crowbar into the pro drugs argument just seems nonsensical, don't we already spend millions treating the side-effects of alcohol related illnesses and the associated anti-social behaviour it causes? Why would we want to introduce a new drug into the mix?

I've gone off on one there, I only menat to ask am I the only IT professional left here who doesn't take illegal drugs?

Heathrow security man cops perv scanner eyeful

Big Brother

RE: why are BAA still investigating?

Err, I don't know about your place of work but there's plenty of things I could do that would warrant disciplinary action but are not illegal.

If I ever got caught that is....

Mini-asteroid sneaks up on Earth



How about that the ones that make it through have a different compostion; or that they were bigger than 25meters before hitting the atmosphere and were burned down to less than 25meters?

It's not rocket surgery!

Muse eye Bond theme


Sontam of Qualace

Adam and Joe should do the theme - forget dark and sexy music over the intro, we need fun!

Vulture Central plans Brit-Yank dictionary


Table and Pasty

Confusion arose in a meeting I had with some of out American cousins when a discussion item was 'tabled'. As I understand it in UK parlance that means to raise the issue however the yanks thinks it means to dismiss the item from the agenda - d'oh.

Oh and please add pasty. To you or I a delicious snack from Greggs but to Americans it's a nipple tassle. And I'm not going to explain how I dicovered that.

Astronaut Twitters from orbit




It's Sadville: The Movie!


So diabetes is a social handicap?

"In reality, he is a diabetic, chain-smoking 53-year-old"

Erm, I'm diabetic and it doesn't impact on my lifestyle or social interactions.

Can we not stick to just picking on the fatties!

'Water bears' survive in outer space


@ Dan Reeder

just because a creature can survive the harshness of space doesn't mean they come from there. I daresay a chease and onion pasty could survive the vacuum but I'm pretty sure they come from Greggs