* Posts by Neil 30

29 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Jun 2009

Pure Storage's 'disingenuous' financial figures still out there

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The price of saying nothing

As previously stated, what else are they not telling us an letting the industry overstate their offerings?

Reg hack survives world's longest commercial flight

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in no particular order São Paulo, Johannesburg and Liverpool. No wait. Liverpool for obvious reasons

Biologists gasp at lemur's improbably colossal bollocks

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Talking Bollocks

....and we really are here. That's why I do enjoy The Reg

Supermodel Lily Cole: 'I got a little bit upset by that Register article'

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Harder than being a supermodel

We all know how hard it is being a supermodel, I think she deserves twice the funding having worked so hard around her already busy schedule.

Heart part more art than state-of-the-art: Shine wearable activity sensor

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The Flex is rechargeable and the battery lasts 5 days between recharges.

Vulture 2 paintjob: Kim Jong-un battles flag-waving Brits

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British Racing Green

I thank you.

MagicPlay creator crafts Raspberry Pi demo

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Put it on my Samsung TV too please...

Ten serious sci-fi films for the sentient fan

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Re: Two I consider modern Sci-Fi classics

- "Focking prawn"

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Re: Bicentennial Man

- such a touching film. I always thought it would be a difficult transition from the book. I was wrong.

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Re: OK, so maybe not a classic but...

- I really enjoyed Brainstorm - thanks for the memory jogger. I should have recorded it instead!

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Re: Primer, of course...

- I'll throw in a vote for Cube. Brilliant idea and can I just say - IMHO Australia consistently makes brilliant Sci-Fi - think Pitch Black, Mad Max, Dark City hmm? Hmm?

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Re: Good choice..

- me too "Hell is only a word. The reality is much, much worse."

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The main Moon

What about Moon? A truly original story brilliantly made and Sam Rockwell carrying the whole thing.

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Re: Silent Running

+1 for Silent Running - it made me cry too

+1 for Soylent Green - Soylent Green is people

But what about Akira - or are we keeping away from Anime?

Reg readers scuffle over the ultimate cuppa

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Earl Grey Drinkers should be shot

Drinking perfume is for tramps. Bewleys Irish Breakfast tea is the tea of proper tea drinkers. It will dissolve your teaspoon at 6 paces.

Blending your own tea is only a "light on your feet" hop skip and jump away from drinking coffee, unless you do it for a living.

RIP heroic SPB playmonaut

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Consider his blue brother

Have you though about asking his brother to take his place? He might not be as well trained but he has a strong heart and there is the 50% weight saving to be considered?

At last: The brain-controlled helicopter

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Re: Females only?

...it is a very small chopper

A history of personal computing in 20 objects part 1

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Utterly brilliant

Purportedly invented by Archimedes recent research has shown. So it must be good.

Craig, Connery or ... Dalton? Vote now for the ultimate James Bond

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Put them all in a fight together

No help from Q branch and see who comes out top.

My money is on George L. beating Daniel C. in the final round.

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He nailed a princess for heavens sake!

David Niven should get a mention or is this piece being sponsored by EON?

LOHAN turns up the heat on Vulture 2 motor

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Just the tip, just for a bit.

Just a thought, but you only need to heat the ignition area, and this could be brought up to temp shortly before launch. So less kit needed, less kit=less weight.

LOHAN's fantastical flying truss sprouts tail

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Re: Vane in vain?

Assuming you need only a slight differential in wind speeds to provide the weather vane effect, why not put a small drogue 'chute on the end of the truss to act as a wind anchor rather than a vane

The tether for this should be long enough so that the amount of movement in the drogue is less apparent at the attachment point.

Rogue IT employees - give us the down and dirty

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Prison did him good

A few years ago, I saw an old friend of mine in the pub whom I had not seen for a couple of years. He was looking trim and a lot happier than I had seen him in many years.

Wondering why I had not seen him for so long, he explained that the manager/owner of the poxy little insurance company he was working at since leaving school had finally pushed him too far.

[name removed under legal advice] had worked his arse off for this place for several years and even took on the roll of system admin/manager because the boss was too cheap to employ one. Working constant late nights, weekends etc. and never recognised for the value he added to the company, meanwhile the nagging boss kept pushing him harder and harder.

So one night, he poured petrol through the letter box and set fire to it, eventually burning most of the building to the ground.

"How did the police know it was you?" I asked.

"I was waiting for them outside watching it burn" he replied.

I often think that 18months was probably worth the satisfaction in knowing that the boss knew not only who did it but why.

Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

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I am probably not alone in thinking that Snakes on a Plane is a comedy masterpiece.

Eleven - if you will - rocktastic music movies

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Bad News - did you know that this Comic Strip Presents classic actually came out before Spinal Tap?

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Mr Jolly Lives next door has to be one of the best films of all time. "Nicolas bloody Parsons!"

Riot police raid birthday barbecue for 'all-night' Facebook tag

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So the police spend their day checking out Facebook? Tax money well spent - why is it not blocked in this particular station? Is Facebook data mined by the police these days to pick out people who say "nasty" things about them/government/photographers?

200 quid to fly a chopper? Well I'll book it for a week please, and maybe the iPolice can share the secrets of flying for so cheap - I am sure BA would be interested.

God help you all - all you Bored Brits waiting in damp queues to complain about the lenth of the queue.

I would go on but I am going to the beach now with glass bottles of COLD beer.

Bloke uses nail clippers to go roundhead

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Incredible powers of deduction here;

"Using a pair of nail clippers must have caused excruciating pain, even if he had had a few drinks beforehand."

No shit Sherlock!

Please don't eat your horse, EU asks owners

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Mr Ed here

Will I think its a load of bollocks, a horse is a horse of course but not nearly as tasty as dog.