* Posts by mmiied

367 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Jun 2009


Boffins unearth the ultimate antique art - 500,000 years old


Re: "If you don't know the intention of the person who made it, it's impossible to call it art,"

"For my part, I think it reflects the existence of commerce at the time. The engravings probably translate into Best before ..."

no silly what it obviously says is "may contain nuts"

Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes



the pen was a ball point. it was made by a commercial company who sold it for lots of money as a novelty and give it to NASA cheep and both the USA and the Russians used it because it was far superior to pencils witch leave floating bits of flammable wood in your space capsule.


other than that good comparison.

Scientists skeptical of Lockheed Martin's truck-sized fusion reactor breakthrough boast


Re: 10 years

"we have found plenty of ways it dosen't work"

Scrapping the Human Rights Act: What about privacy and freedom of expression?


Re: @John G Imrie

"Your post contains one flaw in re-engineering, in particular your list Paedophiles, Benefit Fraudsters, Extreme Porn producers, and Extremist’s would all be considered criminals. These activities would have been considered criminal both before and during your life time. Further to this almost all other societies would consider these activities criminal.

Whereas the 1946 poem contains a list of people who would largely not have been considered criminals until such time as the specific government to which Martin refers made these things criminal.."

Extreme Porn producers, and Extremist’s. where not criminals until the government decided that they where (provided the porn was concencal and that there was only extremism not terrorism)

you can make a case for Paedophiles in the same vane just a longer time ago

TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'


Re: i said "dont press the red button"

"The Apple employee's alleged statement won't be admissible in these kids' defence"

depends is it on the vid as well?

or are they going to get him to testifie?

WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?


Re: Depends on the context of the incitement, surely?

of course he is an idot. he is an MP

No, Minister. You CAN'T de-Kindle your eBooks!



it looks like it is the tinkering round the edges that is the problem here

Say WHAT? ATVOD claims 44k Brit primary school kids look at smut online each month


Re: And yet....

as a 15 or 16 year old I would expect to be treated as at least mostly an adult and with anything like any sort of freedom getting porn an't hard and never has been it is just now it comes in the form of a screen not a paper mag


1 in 16 boys? seams low

that is all I got to say

Haribo gummy bears implicated in 'gastric exorcism'


Re: Belives in God...

but not gummy bears!


Re: Maltitol is evil incarnate." EEEEVULL

for pepole who are diabetic most likley

Staffs Police face data protection probe over 'drink drivers named' Twitter campaign


Re: @Connor

fauilty equipment.

bad proceder (they might be guilty but they will be found innocent)

excuse under the law (nessarcy etc)

that is 3 I thought of in less than 30secs


Re: Dodgy cops?

massive diffrence leagley between "will be found guilty" and "has been found guilty"

US Department of Justice details Kim Dotcom evidence


what I can't see

I can not see any intent to break copyright there I can see a bissness modle I can see a model that stores large files and moves them efecentley and is not nosy about what people are storing in them but no intent to break copyright

Parents can hide abortion, contraception advice from kids, thanks to BT's SEX-ED web block


she was so incompetent she could not found it. she found some "schoolgirl" porn where the actress was clearly 18 (records on file notice and all that) and even the char she was playing was over 18 (self identified as such)

BT tweaks WORDING of sex-ed web block after complaints


Re: RE:WTF are toddlers doing using the internet unsupervised???

commenting on el-reg?

Inside Steve Ballmer’s fondleslab rear-guard action


Re: So that's one fondleslab

the foldle slab will have a 500gb non volatile memory cache on the chip and it will cache your docs the whole process will be invisible to the user only us techies will know now it works the same way Users do not know how DNS works or IP packet routing


Re: No, Liam, I won't be using a fondleslab as my primary computer.

the point is most users will use touch. USERS

people doing the work will stay with interfaces that let them work but consumers will move to touch and leave WIMP as the niche for those of us that need it. the same way that when I want to really use my server or delve inot network dignostic tasks I use cmd or now powershell but users use windows. in the future users will use touch and artists and developers will have developer machines that have mouses and touch pads and they will get the same look Users give me when I open cmd prompts

MPs: This paperless health service plan isn't worth the paper it isn't written on


Re: Instead of paying through the nose or consultancys

how abut we compromise and pay hookers to work in hospitails

"hello nurse" indeed

I, for one, welcome our robotic communist jobless future


define a job

I currently have a job witch I do to buy things but if I had more free time I would "work" by writing books or painting pictures. if things where cheep I would not need to do much work to get a fondle slab or food but the price of created stuff (somthing robots are bad at) might not fall


Re: diet

we have the option of eating healthley for as much or even less than eating badley (compart the price of raw fruit and veg tot he price of ready meals) because a lot of chouse not to dose not mean we can anot

Oh noes! New 'CRISIS DISASTER' at Fukushima! Oh wait, it's nothing. Again


Re: "They always have a back-up"

in nuclear power your bckups have bckups what hppenes is each backup failes one after each other based on the servirity of the disaster till one holds but as each one fails your options to get the plant back working go down hill till the last backup leaves the plant a smoldering weck that will take decades to clean up but leaves the civiln population unharmed.

if I remember the disaster right the backups eventuley held but the cores are scrap.

Smut oglers told to opt in to keep web filth flowing


intresting thought

last time I cam acoss an "adult filter" on an internet contract (I think it was a mobile internet) it blocked such well knows adult sites as http://freefall.purrsia.com/ and http://forums.theregister.co.uk I would be suprised if this is any better

US and Russia to give uranium to ANYONE


intresting thought

the reasion spent fuel rods are dangrious is that they are raidocative. it is exactley the same property that made them usefull in the first place. They are litulery throwing out energy everywhere so all we need to do is develop a way of harnshing that energy you know sort of like reprocessing them and resuing them

Cops tweet about cuffed twits who incited violence via Twitter


more words

3) we can bairley aforde the army we have at the moment (yes you will say they will not need to be paied but they will need to eat be housed armed etc)

Good news: A meltdown would kill fewer than we thought


long turm efects

you get the same prblem for every sory of industrail process

you are worries about the efect of hi level waste? what about murcry poisning or any heavy mettle poisninging they will leave the ground in a worse state than radactive waste for a lot longer



that would be why they do not build reactors like that any more (and only the russians where silly enought to build them in the first place)

and even so the casuilities where less than on some of there other propanger advantures

Doom dude says violent games lower aggression

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just saying

both my airsoft guns cost me £400 each they are good makes and teh ammo is 10 times less expencive than paint balls and my guns are full auto repiclas of P90 so they even look cool

Film studios thrash BT in Newzbin site-block test case


more problesm

cleen feed may have worked whail it was only blocking child porn there was not meny pepol atacking it but now it has just actratcted a hold swarm of atackers a lot of who have at least tasit public suport how long do you think till somone finds a way round or throught it or even brakes it completley and then there gose all the blocks not just the pirate ones

New tumor trial rules mobiles 'not guilty'




for that graph it is clear that long turm mobile phone use dose have an infulance on cancer. it seames to cure it

.XXX to launch nothing-but-smut unsafe search



it is a search engin that will only be searchinf form a database of about a dozzen sites.

do you realy need a search engine for that

Stand by for more big, windfarm-driven 'leccy price rises


no it is more like

this sort of wibbley wimmly timey wimie ball


not sure about

I have been talking to somone in the decomishing industry and the new genration of nuke plants do not have astrronomical clean up costs

the current gen do but they where built as test plants and wepons genrators and so they have complex clean up. But the new gen desines and easy to clean up and I bleave the ones in the US put asside a little form each MW they sell to pay "cleanup insurance" to cover decomishing costs

LulzSec claims responsibility for CIA.gov outage




my life is over :(

oh waite they are back faulse alarm

Creationists are infiltrating US geology circles



it was only 2 of every "unclean" animal it was 7 of every clean animal

Pirate-bothering ACS:Law lawyer goes bankrupt



I bleave it is called "know your readership"

'Leccy price hike: Greens to blame as well as energy biz


nuclear costs

I do not have the evidance for this but I was told by somone who works in the nuclear decomising industry is that plants in the USA do pay for them selfs and pay a tax on all energy sold to pay for the cost of decomishing

and by the way before anyboady says so the reasion a lot of decomishing at the moment is very expencive is the things that at the momeny are begin decomishened are test reactors a lot of witch where pushed to the limites (as you do in tests) ans therefor there where some unexpected results witch are costly to clean up

What is UltraViolet™ and why should you care?


steam model?

I will admit I did not throuley understand what they where aiming at but it looks like a simular modle steam uses and that seames to be working well after a few teathing troubles

El Reg pays by phone – mmmm, free cookies!


plastic added somthing

pepol could pay for expencive itams with out having to carry large amounts of cash around that where vunrable to being pickpocketed or heavy plastic had some security cash had none

World Health Organization: Mobile phone cancer risk 'possible'


sounds fun

pass me the drill

Ricoh reveals paper-bright colour e-paper


maby not

mabny it is Innocuous and he knows somthing you don't?

Broadband leads to drug abuse, say US boffins


no you fail

the articler said there was no corisponding increse in other drug admisions so they tryed to rule out a overall increase in genral drug demand

Fast-fingered oldster relieves shop worker of iPhone cash


I would qoute most von lipwig

but there are far to meny to be revlent

Got a buck to send M Night Shyamalan to film school?



but I found the filming of gladator made it feel more personal like you where there fighting in the ring with them so I liked it

Fired-up eco-boffin gives it '180 per cent'



no the unit of effort should be the F**K

as in not giving a F**K

Red Dwarf to blast off on new adventure



if they stoped at 2 or 3 we would never have got the "red alert buld" joke witch I will not ruin by repeting here


bad sfx make good tv

I rember a talk with a friend of mine and the jist of it was that the more mony/effor that gose on sfx the less time/mony gose on good writing


the worse the sfx the better the writing has to be to distract pepol form the pisspoor sfx works for dr who as well

Mummy, mummy, there's a nuclear monster!


hot water and lights

yes pls

Nissan Leaf electric car


petrol/ electric

it is called the vauxhall ampera



even better

a range extend electric like the vauxall ammpe