* Posts by Graysonn

37 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Feb 2009

20 years of GSM digital mobile phones


is the author trying to flog his Motorola M300 on eBay? is that why clicking on the photo directs there? :)

Windows 8 early-bird users still love Windows 7 more - poll


But any early adopters of Windows 8 will be serious techy nerd type people. Asking them what they think of Windows 8 is like asking a wine connoisseur whether they prefer the £5.99 bottle of plonk from Lidl's or Aldi.

They might really know what they're talking about, but they're fussier and they're not the target audience.

I spy: Drug drops and foxy couples


See, what people are forgetting...

... is that they are really really cool. It's like night vision goggles. We don't need them, but let's face it, each of us would love them so we can wander around our house with the lights off.

German court turkey-slaps Motorola in patent case

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Did anyone in the world actually buy a motorola device because it had a scroll bounce? Did motorola market it? How did that affect apple sales at all?

Seriously, whatever about copying exterior design or claiming to copy a UIs design, the scroll bounce is such an insignificant feature that nobody except Apple cares about it.

'Nutjob' serves half-baked Raspberry PI scam


To be fair, there's currently a 13 week waiting period after you order. That's january. The guy probably couldn't wait that long.

It's Lego's 80th birthday party, but only the boys are invited


Lego's 80 years old. lets write a 4 page article about how it's sexist.

So what if they create a line for girls. Girls who are interested in lego will still ask their parents for other stuff.

If you want to complain about anything, complain about how much it costs. I'm an adult earning a full wage and i still can't afford to indulge.

What happens when Facebook follows MySpace?


Windows live had social networking before everyone elsew. It's a pity they were crap. I'd have more faith in MS being around in 20 years than facebook.

LG readies bonkers big telly for sale


it's not that great..

what? No 3D?

PayPal is bleeding market share and it's all eBay's fault


To be fair, I honestly wouldn't buy anything from a seller who wasn't using paypal. As many dodgy buyers as there are out there, there are more dodgy sellers. And if anyone asked me to send them a cheque or western union, I'd immediately think they were up to something. It's only through enforcing stuff like paypal that buyers can be certain this won't happen to them.


My dad found the Higgs boson! Reminiscences of a CERN kid


Is it bad that I've read this and thought... "I wonder if it was that apocalypse mud or battletech muse the kids were playing in Toronto?

Nexus 7 and Surface: A bonanza for landfill miners


I play around with an iPad in work. But would I buy one? Nope. it costs too much. far too much. I don't think the people who write these articles realise how much that is to someone on a lower working wage. Would I like a tablet, Hell yeah. And the nexus 7 will probably be it. I've looked at the existing cheap alternatives and I really don't want to risk 200 quid on a piece of junk from china.

As for the Surface, I can imagine all the execs in here (I work for a large corporation) loving it. And it would actually be handy for their jobs. If it was cheaper, I might be considering buying it as a laptop alternative, but ultra book prices are still too high (which is why they haven't become as popular as the manufacturers wish)

Microsoft's Surface plan means the world belongs to Android now


I've read those comments by Horace Dediu in three different locations this morning.

There's a couple of things to remember. BRIC economies cannot generate money. Anything aimed at them will have to be low priced with low profit margins in orger to generate serious sales and serious profits. So why bother? With the exception of China, none of the others have the purchasing power to warrent developing for. If MS were to develops a cheaper alternative, it'd be seen as shoddy compared to the premium apple products that are on sale in the first world and it probably wouldn't make the money in the developing world. It's better to go head to head with apple. Develop a premium product and hope that the device integration will entice users.

Floppy disk drives jam James Bond theme


people have been doing that for a while.

Daft Punk's Derezzed on floppy drives.


What kind of LOSER sits in front of a PC...


I tried reading on my phone. It too small. It's ok for smaller news articles, but I certainly couldn't read a book. And my eyesight is perfect so it has nothing to do with that. I find most tablets are too heavy and the battery is drained too much to use as an e-reader.

Kindles are ok, but there isn't much else out there. So I'm just going to stick to books for now.



I've had this app for months and i love it. easy to use and perfect on my mobile.

Condom compartment hidden in iPhone case


Also handy for stashing drugs.

Finders of lost mobes can't resist staring at privates


One of the first big net viruses was spread by guys who wanted to look at naughty pictures of a tennis player and would click on anything that had the name Anna Kournikova. And the guys in this experiment are surprised that people open a folder called private pix.

PayPal slaps down Dr Who ‘charity book’


I'm not surprised PayPal froze the funds. The guy called them and said he's selling something he doesn't actually have. It would probably be different if he was a charity. But he isn't. He might be doing it for charity, but anyone can claim that.

Of course he has a blog to back up his claims......

He probably could have used western union. But it's used by loads of scammers so he probably used PayPal because it's trustworthy. And he's surprised they wouldn't just take him at his word.

Deutsche Telekom shatters data-transfer speed record


77 music CD's... I'm surprised the Reg hasn't got its own standardised unit for this.

Black Ops has best videogame ending ever


I thought black ops had the worst ending of all the CoD games.

2011's Best... HD TVs


Hear hear...

I looked at the prices here and just thought "Ouch!". It would be nice to review something your average bloke could afford.

Jarmageddon: Marmite spill sparks biohazard threat


Are they going to send in the military?

I like the image of soldiers covered in marmite.

Irish website promises you'll never miss a funeral again


I was dragged to funerals when I was a child for people I've never heard of. You'd attend funerals for the neighbours of friends.

And it's true about the radio.

TD's (the irish equivalent of MP's) would be expected to turn up at every funeral too. was was considered part of their job.

US doctors demand right to advise on gun ownership


For the first time, I'm actually a bit worried about the slant that the reg is taking.

Doctors never said they wouldn't ask about other risks. they just said they shouldn't be banned from asking about guns. If there was a law forbidding them from asking about automobile usage, they'd probably be discussing that. But there isn't. The topic under discussion by them is the fact that they're being banned from asking about guns.

is the guy who wrote this a member of the NRA?

Why was Duke Nukem Forever s**t?


The load times.

Although I had issues with graphics and gameplay, they left out the one thing that made me put down the game halfway through. the horrible load times on the xbox. There was no point in attempting to play on harder levels since any slip up would result in over a minute of reloading.

Market rationalist pigs get the best choice of totty


rationality isn't everything

I think what he's getting at is that rationality isn't romantic. And if you're 100% rational then you'll value your prospective partner in purely empirical terms.

Duke Nukem Forever


I enjoyed it.

I have the xbox version and I actually enjoyed this game. I felt the graphics were on a par with a halo game.

As for the dialogue etc... it's just as cheesy as I expected it would be. If you played the original and if you loved films like evil dead 3 just because it was so cheesy, you'll probably like this game.

However, the multi player does suck. And the loading times are horrible. It's two minutes per load in the single player and if you die, you have to reload. I don't know if it's worth the money i paid for it. But if you knock a couple of quid off it, it's well worth a buy.

Play.com pummelled over purported piracy permissiveness


It's not easy

To be fair on the sites, they don't hold any of the product. So it's got to be hard to check. And they're bound to get loads of complaints every day. If you have two people and one says it's fake and the other says it isn't, how do verify who's telling the truth?

Handy radiation checker comes to iPhone


paranoid to a new level...

A girl I work with said she was grateful she'd bought a car recently. Because it means that she doesn't have to walk home in the radioactive rain.

1) We're in ireland.

2) She lives a 10 minute walk away.

3) Radioactive rain???

I tried explaining that he phone was probably more radioactive than the rain but she wouldn't listen. "But I'd prefer to limit my exposure....."

Landlocked Bolivia seeks legal route to Pacific


The bolivian navy

according to wikipedia (that most trustworthy of sources)

"As of 2008, the Bolivian Naval Force had approximately 5,000 personnel"

That's more than Ireland. lol.


"Chile is Chile. We're not Bolivian Indians. Imperialist British out."

"Chile is Chile. We're not Bolivian Indians. Imperialist British out."

There's a lot of racism towards the indigenous indians from Hispanics. Although they're in the majority in Bolivia, Evo Morales is the first indigenous leader they've had (and they've had a lot. I think they've had well over 100 governments in 200 years of independence) . And the hispanic population tend to look down on them. It's like that in a lot of other south american countries and I'd be willing to bet that the author of that comment was hispanic and is writing to a hispanic audience.

To me that comment stinks of racism.

Although, maybe the Bolivians should get a port so they can move their navy back off lake Titicaca.

Cornish pasties awarded protected status


It's a bad idea.

I'm in Ireland. They make a pretty good Cornish pasty here. I would assume that the recipe would be protected. i.e. only a pasty that's made to a strict recipe can call itself a Cornish pasty. And location be damned.

F*ck you, thunders disgruntled fanboi Apple user



...if I'm onboard we'll survive. Because apples never crash.


fanbois dream....

..if I'm onboard we'll survive. After all Apples never crash.

El Reg to launch space paper plane


misread that....

For some reason I read this line as

Possible on-board pornographic capability?

eBay put Skype on iPhone 'to boost price of NSA backdoor'


April fools?

April fools?

You did what? The trials of supporting remote users


tech support.....

"Hi, my mouse is broken. It's got no buttons and will only move up and down."

after 5 minutes of confused conversation I figured it was a new user with an upsidedown wheely mouse.