* Posts by Graham Lockley

429 posts • joined 30 Aug 2006

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Howdy, er, neighbor – mind if we join you? Potential sign of life spotted in Venus's atmosphere

Graham Lockley

https://newsthump.com/2020/09/14/potential-life-on-venus-already-eyeing-up-soft-touch-uk-benefits-system-warns-nigel-farage/

Nuff said

iPhone soon to be Hecho en Mexico? Taiwan's Foxconn, Pegatron mulling going south of the US border – report

Graham Lockley

At last, Apple can truthfully say 'Made in America'

Microsoft spills beans on release, pricing for folding fancyphone: Start your Surface Duo engines now

Graham Lockley

Re: Why would anyone trust Microsoft to supply a phone?

Yeah I was one of those sad sacks who thought MS/Nokia had a good product that just needed a little more work/enthusiasm. Sadly it went the way of my other favourite phone (Palm Pre) and withered on the vine.I have a history of backing interesting losers (Siemans SL45 anyone ?) :)

What the duck? Bloke keeps getting sent bathtime toys in the post – and Amazon won't say who's responsible

Graham Lockley

Re: There's plenty the chap could do back if he was so inclined.

Reminds me of a meeting when I worked for OR. A particularly obnoxious/self important senior manager warned that genuine NTE's (telephone front plates) were being sold on Ebay at a price that was lower than what OR was paying for them. Obvious accusation was engineers selling 'surplus stock' . Much laughter when some wag at the back suggested they buy them from Ebay as they were clearly the cheapest supplier.

Maze ransomware gang threatens to publish sensitive stolen data after US aerospace biz sensibly refuses to pay

Graham Lockley

Re: Maze raged against victims who refused to play its game

I play the same game and wound up having their 'supervisor' teling me to f*ck off. Made my day :)

Bloke rolls up to KFC drive-thru riding horse-drawn cart only to be told: Neigh

Graham Lockley

Re: So...No Then To Disability Scooters, Not

Westlers ? Jeez I thought we were discussing food here ?

Graham Lockley

Re: So what's with the ban on horse-drawn conveyance in the drive-through?

>Basically, they think they are protecting us from ourselves, as usual.

Nope. that should read 'the Lawyers are trying to protect them from frivolous lawsuits'

Maccy D and 'hot coffee' spring to mind. No matter how sensible a company is, there is always someone who will file a claim. 'I got food poisoning and nearly died because there was horseshit outside my Macky Dees'.The B Ark isn't just for telephone sanitisers..........

Not just its VCS console that's MIA, Atari is a no-show in court, too: Reborn biz ignores hardware architect's lawsuit over unpaid wages

Graham Lockley

Lets be honest, the bulk of Atari console games arent actually very interesting now, much less enjoyable. The only property that the current IP holders have that is of any real interest is the iconic logo.

Hooray! It's IT Day! Let's hear it for the lukewarm mugs of dirty water that everyone seems to like so much

Graham Lockley

To all those who laud tea I have but one word...

Gin (its not just for breakfast)

What does £55 get you in the noise-cancelling headphones world? Something like the Taotronics SoundSurge 85

Graham Lockley

Re: A+ would buy again

Eh? Whats that ? What did he say ? Something about Walking ? I also have the ears of a twenty year old, not going to tell the Police where I got em tho :)

Facebook's Libra Association tries again at this digi-cash game, with more modest ambitions after global flop

Graham Lockley

Any statement that includes leverage and innovation is by definition worthless fluff.

Where do you draw the line? Escobar Inc doubles down on cut-price gold phone buying demographic with second pholdable

Graham Lockley

'Comments are turned off'

Well what a suprise

Boris Johnson's promise of full fibre in the UK by 2025 is pie in the sky

Graham Lockley

Sooooooo

No one here is a BoJo fan ?

Well , snowflakes, live with it because our 'democracy' says that the 160k or so Blue Rinsers will choose our next PM.

As long as he doesn't like homosexuals/blacks/europeans and endorses the Torygraph/Dail Fail/Tory Excess current readership then he is home and dry for being our next leader.

Maybe the Russian and Chinese systems have some merit, at least they dont pretend you have a choice or that your vote matters.

Cynical moi ?

No just been around too long to have any faith in our political classes

You can blame laziness as much as greed for Apple's New Year shock

Graham Lockley

Re: Replay

There's a certain company that had a massive cash stockpile and market share, and had users locked into their ecosystem that managed to coin the middle management phrase 'nobody got fired for buying IBM'

Seen how well that company that was innovative and invested heavily in research is doing today ?

Facebook's new always-listening home appliance kit Portal doesn't do Facebook

Graham Lockley

Re: My Preferences Rarely Leap to Litigation...

....and the pic clearly shows she is making a CAKE

'Fibre broadband' should mean glass wires poking into your router, reckons Brit survey

Graham Lockley

We were posh, we had the postie deliver ours

Meet the woman with a supernatural affinity for stiff lovers

Graham Lockley

Music ?

Only one song that fits

Alice Cooper - I Love The Dead

Hipster disruptor? Never trust a well-groomed caveman with your clams

Graham Lockley

Re: Something I've always wondered ...

Kick him to death ?

Ofcom creates watchdog specifically to make sure Openreach is behaving

Graham Lockley

Re: If the government were serious ...

http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/how-the-uk-lost-the-broadband-race-in-1990-1224784

So much for government intervention.

Try not to scream: Ads are coming to Amazon's Alexa – and VR goggles

Graham Lockley

The late great...

By the way, if anyone here is in marketing or advertising...kill yourself. Thank you. Just planting seeds, planting seeds is all I'm doing. No joke here, really. Seriously, kill yourself, you have no rationalisation for what you do, you are Satan's little helpers. Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself now. Now, back to the show. Seriously, I know the marketing people: 'There's gonna be a joke comin' up.' There's no fuckin' joke. Suck a tail pipe, hang yourself...borrow a pistol from an NRA buddy, do something...rid the world of your evil fuckin' presence.

Bill Hicks

Brits think broadband more important than mobes, cars or savings

Graham Lockley

Re: Saddos

You could always get yourself a Second Life (is it still going ?)

Apple guilty in iPhone ringtone patent rip-off battle with Sony, Nokia

Graham Lockley

Re: Patent madness

Same way you can patent a paper bag ?

Lethal 4-hour-erection-causing spiders spill out of bunch of ASDA bananas

Graham Lockley

Not once in all the above comments have I seen a mention of the most obvious elephant in the room.

'As reported in The Sun'

Nuff said.

Alleged buggy software wrongly flunks wannabe lawyers from bar exam. What happened next won't shock you

Graham Lockley

Re: The Bar Association and a contractor..... and things went pear-shaped.

Well fix it dear Henry

Viacom, Mattel and pals busted for stalking kids with creepy web ads

Graham Lockley

Pedophile stalks children = Jail sentence

Advertisers stalk children = mild rebuke

North Korea unveils its home-grown Netflix rival – Manbang

Graham Lockley

This discussion was going so well until you mentioned the F** word

Oh dear, Xiaomi: '$46bn' winner's phone shipments tumble 38%

Graham Lockley

>Who are Honor people? They try and wear a flower in their own hair. They are young people

Oh dear, better sell my Honor 7 then. Damn good phone but I'm clearly to old for it.

Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

Graham Lockley

Star Trek: An unwatchable steaming pile of dung

That is all

Gaming apps, mugging and bad case of bruised Pokéballs

Graham Lockley

Re: What's wrong with cartoons?

>They don't rely on crude or vulgar humour to get a laugh

I take it you've never watched Duckman then

BMW web portal vulns pose car hack risk – researchers

Graham Lockley

Re: Might be useful

Case of mistaken brand I think, it's Audis that have the indicators turned off by default.

Lester Haines: RIP

Graham Lockley

So Long

and thanks for all the wit

Not going to be quite the same round here.

Condolences to his family.

'I am not a lizard' Zuckerberg proclaims in public Q&A

Graham Lockley

>But it's at least 50 years away, he said

If there is a God* then I offer thanks to him that the obsolescence he built in to me means I will never see this

* of course there isn't, silly

Boffins decipher manual for 2,000-year-old Ancient Greek computer

Graham Lockley

Given the breadth of comments here and the background of the comenteers I am gobsmacked that there hasn't been a single 'underseas outsourcing' comment.

You Leica? P9 certainly is a Great Leap Forward in imaging... for Huawei

Graham Lockley

'it’s EMUI or bust'

I lost interest at this point, why buy an Android phone and wind up using a second rate IOS clone interface ?

Mumsnet founder 'swatted by misogynist griefers'

Graham Lockley

Whats an MRA ?

Today's smart home devices are too dumb to succeed

Graham Lockley

Re: Interface

"Computer - call the fire department!"

I'm sorry Dave.....

Crazy Chrysler security hole: USB stick fix incoming for 1.4 million cars

Graham Lockley

Re: USB sticks in the post

Doesn't work unless you sign it PRESIDENT JONATHAN GOODLUCK and offer 20MILIION US DOLLARS

Just saying....

:)

'This ruling does nothing to change the facts' thunders Apple in latest price-fix appeal blow

Graham Lockley

"Apple did not conspire to fix ebook pricing and this ruling does nothing to change the facts,"

We were found guilty twice but didn't do anything wrong.

Distortion field's a little strong today.

Uber app will soon maybe track you 24/7, cry privacy warriors

Graham Lockley

I'm struggling to see the advantage of Uber over just phoning a local, trusted taxi company that wont track me or serve adverts ?

Bonny Scottish post-pub nosh neckfiller: Rumbledethumps

Graham Lockley

Swede/Turnip is only fit for animal feed, other than that I'll have a crack at it :)

Dutch Transport Inspectorate raid Uber's Amsterdam office

Graham Lockley

No such thing, everything is pre-loved nowadays

Shove off, ugly folk, says site for people who love themselves

Graham Lockley

Self-deprecating humour doncha know :)

Graham Lockley

Re: Look out MENSA

Nearly had me joining up there but I went for www.richandhandsomeandintelligentandhunglikeahorsefly.com instead ;)

$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

Graham Lockley

Re: Dear Sir...

Token ring is only superior for certain types of music, Wagner for example......

Mirror, mirror: Seagate shows off 1TB data shiny at HDD beauty contest

Graham Lockley

Re: Beauty is only skin deep...

But multiple divorcees with drug habits can be sooo much fun dahling !

Siri, are you afraid of Facebook's new speech recognition tech?

Graham Lockley

Re: Hi Facebook!

I'm sorry Dave....

World, face Palm: PDA brand to RISE FROM THE GRAVE

Graham Lockley

Re: Hmmm...

I would happily buy a Pre 3 if I could get one from somewhere other than Ebay. I owned an original Pre and loved it.

Ghosts of Christmas Past: The long-ago geek gifts that made us what we are

Graham Lockley

So many mentions of Jetex, not one mention of the burns you suffered.

Bloody lethal units, I loved em :)

Dub pioneer Rupie Edwards' Ire Feelings – 40 years on

Graham Lockley

>I love dub reggae and have never heard of Rupie Edwards

That makes me feel so old.

Not a Dub afficianado but Ire was one of those records when you knew you were hearing something new.

FRIKKIN' LASERS could REPLACE fibre-optic comms cables

Graham Lockley

Re: Did Stephen Fry write this article?

'"As most Reg readers will know, fibre-optic cables work by bouncing a light beam along a wire..."

As any fule also kno, you can't shine a light beam through copper!'

You can if you are Virgin Media, it will happily fly down coax apparently :)

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