* Posts by Phil

42 publicly visible posts • joined 2 May 2007

Homer Simpson 'nuclear waste spill' panic at nuke sub base!


RE: Bloody Ignorance

"After all, we're living within line-of-sight of a functioning nuclear fusion reactor"

Has the NIF or ITER made progress that we are unaware of?

DARPA seeks bigger BigDog petrol packmule robots


Bigger Robodog already spotted

It's already here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXJZVZFRFJc

Tiny MyCar named electric vehicle of the year



If you greenies think we all want electric cars like that then you can burn in hell.

Where the hell is my TESLA?!!!!!

Cops slap ticket on Street View spycar


RE: I'd hoped this was going to be an el reg reconstruction. Oh well

Hear hear, where is our weekly action photo dramatisation????

Scientists ponder future Moon mission activities


You bunch of jessies

What's wrong with you lot, and where is your sense of adventure?

Did you not hear the man? "We will learn how we can live on another world."

We can't send robots to do that!

If as a species we want to continue living with our advanced knowledge and technology then we'd better get packing off to another planet. One with more resources and less the boneheads that we keep alive here.

If you personally don't agree with the risks and think robots should go in your place etc, then simple: don't become a Cosmonaut. For the people that do I imagine it's their dream come true.

I for one think we should be ploughing ten times the effort into populating another planet.

So ner

Bus-spotting paedo terror bust: Shock CCTV image


SD Card?

That looks like a Canon 400D, in which case it accepts CF not SD.

Hummer glummer on high oil price bummer


$30 for 100 miles!??

What are they moaning about, my omega will use £35 in 100 miles.

And while I'm here, is it just me that is horrendously outraged by those greenies on TV and radio claiming that running a car is cheaper today than it ever has been? WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY SMOKING!

Google readies for action against Dutch smut site



I can't get porngoogle.nl or .com

Guess I'll do some work then...

Ballmer bitch slaps Vista


Not that bad

To be honest I haven't had many problems with Vista. It seems people forgot all those glitches we had with XP and therefore claim it's better, but I seem to remember more problems rolling up to XP than I've had so far with Vista.

My only personal problem with it is the ridiculous hard drive access. I can leave my desktop on for days and it will still be grinding at the disks, even after turning off indexing etc. What could any OS possibly need to be doing after being left alone for a few days? I can't see any of our Vista laptop drives lasting long that's for sure.

Malodorous Europe gasses UK


Bloody hell

That's one long distance cupcake

US auto-emissions cleansed in urine-tech shower


@ Wrong message?

Your right. We should stand up to these enviro-monkeys and demand to emit what we like from our amply engined vehicles

Adobe pulls bug-riddled Photoshop update


Re: Refreshingly honest

I'm afraid I have to agree. We run a small design team here, six users all running CS2, and I have to say it is honestly the worst software I have experienced when it comes to bugs.

It would be almost bearable if they used proper error messages, but 'An unknown error has occured' is now printed on the inside of my eyelids when I try and sleep.

Now they all want shiny new CS3 at whatever number of limbs that costs.

Yeah right!

Yahoo! deflects Microsoft bid with iPhone dominatrix


Mutton dressed as Lamb!

The boobs and boots look good from a distance but on closer inspection it goes downhill

Wikileaks judge gets Pirate Bay treatment


PRQ work ethics

"You might have to call a few times to get a response in case the person on-call is asleep"

This is brilliant, I'm going to host all my sites here from now on!

Even better, I wonder if they have any jobs going...

Mozilla opens the doors on Messaging subsidiary



Dave, I hear your LDAP woe. I've been searching for a client that will simply display the list of contacts on the LDAP server for ages.

Trying to get people to type the first couple of letters of the person they require is a nightmare, they likes their scrolling they do.

Customers peel away from Orange broadband


"Virgin is fastest"

Are you taking the piss??

My 8MB connection wouldn't stream youtube videos at 10 in the morning, let alone anything in the evening, and the exchange is practically next door! Their customer service gimps gave me the old 'must be your non-virgin router configuration' or perhaps my quad core gaming monster wasn't fast enough to browse some pissy web pages. Idiots.

Switched to BT and all is fine, all the same gear and wiring my end.

Couple sue over Shanghai metro snog vid

Thumb Up

Lucky bloke

She's a bit of a hottie

IT errors continue to plague EU single payments scheme


IT errors?

I thought the cash was going to be in orbit disagreeing with our chosen route to the shops/work/Gran's house?

Carphone slated over iPhone porkies claim


Not so - marc

Not sure why you were lumbered with that mate or what other insurance they do, but the paying up of the rest of the contract and keeping the phone was an advertised feature of the insurance. I did it twice!

Other providers make you pay up the remainding months or ask for the phone back as part payment, the CPW insurance kind of insures against the loss of remaining subscription, allowing you to keep the phone.

This was about 4-5 years ago, but my brother got fed up with his 18 month samsung contract and did the same. It's sat in his drawer now.


iPhone minus contract

If I remember correctly, the Carphone insurance has a nifty benefit in that they will pay the remainder of your contract off if you decide to cancel before the term is up, meaning you can keep your subsidised handset.

I did this twice and my brother did once recently, keeping his samsung after a few months and walking away from the remaining contract. Considering their insurance is what, 4.99 a month last time I looked, this might be a good deal for the iphone, if they haven't fiddled the small print that is.

Gateway Inc fails to block rival's Gateway brand



What a load of BOLLKS

New BAE destroyer launches today on the Clyde


"hiring Frenchies and Italians to build complex electronics"

Um.... HELLLOOOOOO???!!!!! Have you ever owned a Fiat or Peugot?

We're all doomed....

Crime-busting gator kills Florida fugitive


Brilliant Justice

Sod the state law, this should be statutory punishment for any pilfering gits caught fiddling with cars.

Website for computer security experts hacked


Hacker intelligence in general

I've not tried my hands at this hacking malarky, but it occurs to me that it can't be that difficult, judging by the horrific language skills possesed by the perps.

Either that or defacements are performed solely by foreigners.

AC/DC become masters of their domain



Are they dispanding?

Asus launches tiny PC


RE: where to buy

Just nick hers when she goes for a dip.

Fiver says it's hidden under that mat

US smut spam duo jailed for five years apiece


I'm with Dave on this one

Ultimately the people who actually buy/sign up for this crap are the ones to blame.

Some dickhead is buying penis pills / cheap watches / penny stock etc etc or they wouldn't bother spamming. Who and where are you!!!!! You are the reason we have to put up with this crap!

Kiwi boffins prove that booze makes you clever


Proof at last

No wonder I'm so damn brainy...

Dawn on its way to the asteroid belt


Re "Dawn is on its way to study Ceres"

You leave our Lucy alone.

It made perfect sense to me, the comma after Pluto puts the reference back to Ceres in the first part of the sentence.

Flash memory makers propose common card



So now we'll have a different card for mobiles by the look of that list.

What use is it to me if all mobiles take the same card, that doesn't fit in my laptop/pc/camera? I've only got one mobile!

And what the hell are sony up to? Stupid memory stick. People at work with Sony laptops keep complaining how they've got a card reader in their vaio etc. but can't use it for anything!

I join the SD/CF group!

Church hall bans 'unchristian' yoga for nippers


Typical Religious Crap

This story really infuriated me! What a bunch of narrow minded stuck up old farts.

Not content with holding back scientific knowledge and causing wars and terrorism, religion is now threatening 'Thursday night belly dancing lessons' at the village hall.

Yet more proof that all religion should be banned.

Tesla electric supercar may be delayed


RE: Beta testing?

"Who's building this car and where?

I just hope it's got the right drivers."

Excellent Keith, excellent.

MEP plans EU build ban on cars faster than 100mph


Stop all this 'bigger taxes' business

Bugger all of our road tax goes back into road and public transport maintenance, so why should we pay any more?

And increasing it or paying per mile won't suddenly make us all trade up for Smart cars, it just means we will all have to pay more to drive and sacrifice other things.

This is what always happens.

The people that make the rules get to keep their jags, the eco-heads ride pogo sticks anyway, and the rest of us 'normals' have to go the pub less, or delay that new telly puchase so we can afford to drive our average cars.

Portable bots get cattleprod zapguns, hover capability


I say

Just like those hovering droids in half-life 2!

PlusNet does Pole dance for migrants


Hear hear, Ross

I thought the idea with immigrants was 'integration not segregation'.

If the Poles think our country is so great and really want to come over and live here, why don't they learn English?

Manhunt 2 banned



"In short, the BBFC believes it's not worth risking the game falling into the hands of kids"

There you go, the same old story.

I can't believe we haven't banned kitchen knives, in case a child gets hold of one. Or cars, just in case someone's underage kid gets hold of the keys and takes one out for a drive.


Substitute teacher's conviction for porn popups set aside


Malware my ass

Those kids knew exactly what they were after

USB Mini Fridge drink chiller battles booze?



I think you'll find that can of sugar-less drink is somewhat less than your 550ml.

BMW helps nail 105mph V-sign biker


Re: Over 100mph

Er, when was the last time you heard a biker being swept off his bike by a gust of wind?

DDoS attacks fall as crackers turn to spam


Is it really that difficult?

I've been thinking about a way to curb spam once and for all, surely it could be this easy:

Residential ISP's should simply block clients from connecting to any address on port 25, except their own SMTP server.

Instantly stopping any botnet from being able to send out.


Researchers, spooks favour satnav-based road pricing


In favour????

Why are you commies talking about road pricing as if it's a good thing?

This is how it always happens. The government devises some crackpot spooking scheme that noone agrees with, and there is uproar, petitions etc and the government falls back and says "we're not actually going to do it, we're just looking at different options"

Next thing you know the press is putting good words out about it and brainwashing the public into thinking it was always a good idea, talking about it as if noone ever objected to it. We could count on you guys to maintain scepticism and continue to rubbish idiotic plans like this.

We all know how much the unclued general public is affected by the wording of stories in the media. Are you lot now under control too?

Hot-air powered railway to harvest energy from cars


Ah yes, good old buses

Yes why not dedicate a whole lane to buses? You're right they are much more efficient, I see them all the time on the M4 literally packed with 3 people, belching out smoke as they force their brick-like shape through the air.

If I caught one of these enviromental beauties to work, it would only take 2.5 hours instead of 25 minutes. And I would only have to change twice. Bliss!

Sorry guys but their is only one way forward. How do you get more water through the same diameter pipe?