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Posts by Reverend Brown
72 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
Standing NEXT to an HTML coder is like standing NEXT TO GOD
Asus: We are NOT killing off Transformer Prime
I'd love to buy one, but it won't happen. Can't even sniff one within a hundred miles of me. Retailers just nod knowingly when I ask for it. (Yeah, I'm a curmudgeon that wants to buy it at a retailer and take it home to play.) Worst case scenario, I keep my money and Asus can keep their manufacturing shortage.
if year > 2013 then PC != Personal Computer
Russians drill into buried 20 million-year-old Antarctic lake
Fast food firm fields Sith sandwich
Darth Vader dies peacefully in hospital
Christmas solar plasma belches to hit Earth, Mars - and Mars rover in space
I couldn't help but read
"the Sun has lately been giving vent to frightful burning eruptions of internal gas; ones sufficiently awful to mean fatal consequences for unprotected humans in their path.
Fortunately (in the case of the Sun at least) there are no such exposed bystanders."
in reference to the print edition and their readership instead of the burning sky orb.
Happy Birthday Intel 4004, and thanks for all the chips
Jimbo Wales ponders Wikipedia blackout
Valve admits forum hack exposed gamers' privates
I'm trying to fathom here how this is better than Sony's breach. Saint Gabe said they're all very sorry? Well, that makes it all better.
Sorry isn't good enough. I found out about this through El Reg first, and there was no public message at that point, just vague references to an email many of us never received and that the forums were defaced. Now potentially their entire database was stolen?
Where are all the screaming muppets who cheered the Sony breach because Sony's an evil empire and deserved it? When are people going to learn that us users are the ones being preyed on here?
Neil Armstrong: US space program 'embarrassing'
Netflix: How to completely screw up
No mention of the massive price hike that the movie industry has put on Netflix? The Starz deal wanted to increase their take from 30 million to 300 million, which won't be renewed. That's quite a bit more than the 60% rate hike. Other content prodivers are pulling the same crap.
Why is it Netflix's fault that they're not selling their product at a loss now?
I certainly do look forward to the Netflix aspects of my TV or game console being useless, after the fickle Internet whinges them into obscurity.
Adobe resuscitates 64-bit Flash for Linux
Glad they got around to it. If that's one less bit of annoying trickery involved in being able to see "NYAN NYAN NYAN" on YouTube, then it's a tiny hair closer to public acceptance. Myself, I'll probably install it, and promptly install a flash blocker like usual.
Spawn of Satan, because you don't have a Beastie icon.
El Reg cuts ribbon on new Special Projects Bureau
Name that donkey: Barbarella battles Bathsheba
Google euthanizes newspaper archive scan plan
...headlines that matter. Leading articles on political turmoil. Huge sports moments, things that could potentially be timeless (which even then might be junk). All the day to day stuff is throw away. If newspapers thought it was worth archiving it all, it wouldn't be on... newsprint.
Amazon US offers gift cards, free shipment for your e-junk
Why not just flog it yourself?
I can understand going for the immediate and guaranteed gift card grab. It's definitely not for me, though. Looking at the prices they're offering and what the going rate is on a lot of that stuff, I'd much sooner go ahead and flog the merchandise on Amazon's own marketplace and make a significantly higher amount of actual money.
Now, that takes some more time, isn't a guaranteed sale, and involves doing a bit of customer service on occasion, but I want my money, not a gift card. Meeeh?
Paris, 'cause she don't take Amazon credit, either.
US admiral reveals safety plan for Zombie Apocalypse
Great move by the CDC to boost emergency awareness. They're using a fictional, absurd event that most everyone can imagine thanks to movies and video games, and tying how the same steps apply to actual emergencies. Extra points for the attention grabbing headlines that got them play on the bastion of humor and fun that is Fox News. Well done, CDC. Nice to know you've got some humans in there.
Windows phones send user location to Microsoft
Fukushima situation as of Wednesday
His first article was certainly full of enough zeal to make folks a little uncomfortable, but the point is sound.
"Nonetheless its human consequences seem certain to remain insignificant against the horrifying backdrop of the earthquake tragedy elsewhere in Japan"
Media's focusing on the wrong tragedy.
Man sentenced for breaching former employer's computers
Sony tweets 'secret' key at heart of PS3 jailbreak case
Dirty PCs: How much filth can you take?
Google releases stable version of Chrome 7
Facebook on the blink for second time in two days
It's alive! Duke Nukem Forever breaks out of vapour trail
Striking workers will curb network upgrades, claims BT
Commodore 64 may come back as Warren Beatty
All I've got left from my Commodore 64 and 128 (blast that 128) setup is the 1702 monitor. Still runs, used to use it for the gamecube and some dvds when I didn't have much of a television going on. Makes for an "art" piece now, I guess. While I enjoyed running the computer at the time, I do not miss it at all. Rest in peace, is all I have to say.
Apple in Brazilian iPad shocker
Frisco fanboi frenzy on 'iPad Day'
The Reg's money?
I fully expected my commentard subscription money to go towards the magnificent Miss Bee's compensation package, not your Jobsian magical mystery tour shenanigans. Coat please.
Also, my local Best Buy had a pile of 20-30 iPads sitting behind the counter. When they asked if I wanted one... eh. No thanks. Nice lady didn't look surprised at all. Magical indeed.
MSI tells 97,000 customers to 'Read The F***ing Manual'
Battle lines drawn in Apple-Google warfare
Google Wave opens extensions gallery
Apple ambushed in Barcelona
Google doppelgänger casts riddle over interwebs
Canonical scoops Alfresco man for operations
Windows 7 RC 'buy a copy' shut downs start next month
Microsoft 'offered sex and drugs to distributors'
Steve Wozniak, your time is up
Swedish Weight Watchers bring down the house
Google gets all Minority Report with Street View
How Google became Microsoft: A decade of hits, misses and gaffes
NZ gal's Bulgarian airbags halt traffic
Lawyers pursue banned Xbox Live gamers
Amazon punters go mad for 'Laptop Steering Wheel Desk'
Apple cult leader emails outside world
Blogger outs back-end Google tech
Mandriva flashes its small aggressive penguin
Early adopters bloodied by Ubuntu's Karmic Koala
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Flawless install on my Acer Aspire One. Nevermind the crapware it installed for me, or the other annoyances pointed out earlier. It's working as it is 'supposed' to.
Complete failure when trying to install onto my file server. Used to have one of the 2008 releases on there, so I figured safe bet, right? 9.10 doesn't recognize the hard drives, of course. Fat lot of good a file server is without hard drives.
I turned to FreeBSD when my patience ran out.