* Posts by David Cherry 1

15 posts • joined 19 Jun 2009

Vendors bet on England World Cup fail

David Cherry 1

Since when has a win

Been a fail.

Apple's iPad - the device for execs who create nothing

David Cherry 1
Jobs Horns

iPad for IT support

If it could run Logmein, VNC and a Wifi signal strength detector plus be able to have all the reference manuals I need for repairing out of date printers and laptops, then it might be useful

Virgin Media to demo 200Mb/s broadband tomorrow

David Cherry 1

@Dodgy Geezer

Since when do Virgin know what browser you are using, I use Linux and when I phone up I always say that I am running Windows XP (or what ever OS they support at the time)

Steve Jobs re-invents the portable telly

David Cherry 1

@tony Smith

Oh yes you do need a licence

The law says that anyone who uses a TV, or any other device, to receive TV signals, must buy a licence.

This includes video recorders, set-top boxes and DVD recorders.

You will also need a licence if you use your computer to watch live broadcasts.

You only need a licence if you use your computer to watch programmes at the same time as they are being shown on TV.

Before now, this has not been a major problem as very few programmes are available simultaneously on air and online.

Computer users only needed a TV licence if they had a special video card that could receive TV signals. Now the TV Licensing Authority says you need a licence to watch any TV station broadcasting within the UK on your computer.

However, you are free to watch archived programmes or downloadable clips without a licence.

US monster-truck roboguns to blast enemies autonomously

David Cherry 1

More likely to use

PRIGs (Propelled Recoilless Improvised Grenade)

Star-watchers: Famous moon left half-smeared by dirty ring

David Cherry 1

@No, I will not fix your computer

Bad Astronomy: The Moon only shows one face to us because it is not rotating.

Better astronomy: The Moon only shows one face because it is rotating, once every time it revolves around the Earth.

Best astronomy: The Moon does not appear to rotate in the reference frame where the Earth-Moon line is fixed in direction, but it does rotate as seen by an outside observer.

David Cherry 1

tidally locked

The moon must have a rotation equal to the orbit of the moon, as the Earth's moon has. If you want to test this out use a penny and put it into orbit around a coffee cup. To keep the same face to the coffee cup you must rotate the penny once per orbit.

Flying car & roboplane-worthy air traffic digi-net go for 2025

David Cherry 1


It is estimated that 1 in 20 drivers in the UK do not have valid insurance (Greenaway 2004), and a similar proportion – around 1.5 million drivers - drive without valid licences (Silcock et al 1999).

iPhone rescue girl gets head stuck down bog

David Cherry 1

Is there an App for that?


How much of the EU's data will the UK lose?

David Cherry 1


I can't believe it's not encrypted

Vuln exposes eBay developer accounts

David Cherry 1

re: Philip Cohe

Thanks again for posting your rant about Ebay. It was a fun read the first time. This rant now apears on every Ebay story that the Reg posts

Microsoft offers EU choice on Windows browsers

David Cherry 1

The five browsers

So that will be IE8, IE7 IE6 Firefox and Chrome

Deal inked in US Navy 'R2-D2' raygun robo-turret plan

David Cherry 1

Two rules come to mind

Rule 43 - If you're leaving scorch marks, you need a bigger gun

Rule 37 - There is no 'overkill'. There is only 'open fire' and 'I need to reload'

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates

Rogue Atlantis knob removed by hand

David Cherry 1

@Doug Glass

Dam I lost the bet on how long it would be before that Urban Ledgend came up again

Man queues overnight to buy iPhone 3GS... and take it to bits

David Cherry 1
Paris Hilton

Apple Porn

(nowt to see here)


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