* Posts by motoh

15 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Mar 2009

Japan Airlines to serve KFC on Christmas flights


This KFC thing in Japan is real.

And it is scary. You have to order your buckets in advance.

Radio hams unite to fight off new powerline comms standard


You smell that? Knowledge, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.

I love the smell of knowledge in the morning. You know, one time we had to actually learn tech to use it. When that era was all over, we walked the malls. We couldn't find a one, not one stinkin educated user. The smell, you know, that clean cubicle smell. Smelled like... bullshit.

Someday progress is gonna end.


By the end of the day

We will have a bunch of self-interested, self-informed experts in here, all praising the progress of this half-arsed technology, bemoaning how the technically inept cavemen of the ham field are holding us all back.

Do yourselves a favor and don't do that. This is horrible, careless design and you're not the smart expert you think you are.

Netflix scores $1bn own goal after company shoots off mouth


I don't get investors

Statements like these show me that Netflix is grounded and aware of reality, and know when they will suffer lulls and when they will have booms. Instead of blowing smoke up the investor's nethers, it's kind of refreshing to see a statement like 'yeah our viewership is going to suck this weekend, heard of the olympics?'

YouView recommends radio hams' pet peeve


Re: Apples and Oranges

This a thousand times. This is sloppy work at best. Broadband over Power Line and this inhouse data over power are different creatures entirely.

Can Sony's new supremo make the sacrifices to save his biz?


No no no no

The LAST thing Sony should be doing is trying to make a custom content network. You're basically advising them to jump right back into the pattern of making an overpriced copy of what everyone else has already beaten them at.

what sony needs right now is a more outward and cooperative attitude with existing networks, signing leases with netflix et al to let them do what they do best, while funneling money to sony's cofferd without the senseless expense of trying to recreate what is already available.

Sony confirms 'tough-minded' Hirai as new CEO, president


Important decisions like vomiting over the XMB, using a proprietary memory format for the Vita, and the myriad 'save our lockin' firmware updates can all be laid at his feet. This is not a turn around, this is an acceleration into bigger losses and more failures.

MS freebie anti-virus scanner auto-downloads provoke more anger



Had it almost since they started offering it, have been pleased since. It's unobtrusive, sleek, and easy to use.

It's a bit unfair for MS to use the windows update channel to offer this, yes, but they already DO the 'vote page' in Win7's notification center if it tells you you lack an antivirus.

I can't find the exact link, but here's a close one


Sony sued for dropping Linux from PS3


I cannot fathom

...where all these dogged defenders of Sony's position come from?

Do you guys really see this as freetard whining, and not protection of consumer rights?

If we don't own what we pay for, are you really alright with that?

Or is it just because it doesn't affect you?


Where do I sign up?

Been trying to find information on this suit, so that when it does acquire class action status, I can join in.

EULA isn't a legal document, it's a deterrent. I want my system back.

Ubuntu's Karmic Koala bares fangs at Windows 7


A huge disappointment

A lot of things got changed here that didn't need changing. Audio problems are omnipresent, the perfectly acceptable Pidgin messenger has been replaced with Empathy. A wealth of X server issues have cropped up, causing black screens with hard to trace causes. Proprietary driver activation has become buggy, and program crashes are routine instead of rare.

All in all, a very underwhelming release. You can do better, Canonical.

Sony reveals slim PS3, drops price


@Andy Bright

It's not so easy to kill one of these things as you may think.


Microsoft unveils Windows 7 free upgrades and discounts


Now's the time

Now's the time for Mozilla and Opera to get up off their laurels and start putting free CDs in grocery checkout lanes.

Firefox passive-aggressives adjudicate Nerd Law


My computer

My scripts. Your host server, your detecting my adblock and blocking me.

Open honest warfare is the natural state of the web.

Bush Obama sides with RIAA in P2P fight


Civics class for El Reg

Despite being appointed by the man (and has the DOJ shifted all that much since he came into office?) the legislative branch is a seperate entity, not a subordinate one, from the executive, which is the President's domain.