* Posts by Diamandi Lucas

32 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Jun 2009

Florida man insists he didn't violate the law by keeping Top Secret docs

Diamandi Lucas

Re: narcissist egomaniac

You also forgot: one of them has terrible hair, and the other one has terrible hair.

Here's a fun idea: Try to unlock and drive away in someone else's Tesla

Diamandi Lucas

Re: Cop Car Keys

Australian Fords came with the special key built in, it's the Automatic Transmission Dipstick. Dad's 1984 Falcon Station Wagon was stolen and found with part of the Auto dipstick in the ignition.

Cornish drinkers catch a different kind of buzz as pub installs electric fence at bar

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Re: Can't abide the stuff.

Baked spuds?

Xbox Series X: Gee thanks, Microsoft! Just what we wanted for Xmas 2020 – a Gateway tower PC

Diamandi Lucas

Re: Everything will be downloaded from the network.

This is one thing that annoys me about how the Xbox One handles game updates. Other consoles allow you to defer updating and will let you play the single player campaign.

If you want to defer the update on the Xbox One you have to go into the network settings of the console and take it offline.

Luke, I am your father... which is why I must eject from JEDI decision, says US Defense Sec

Diamandi Lucas

Re: The caption doesn't make sense

Ah yes, I remember that time when he beamed off Gallifrey to escape a horde of Cylons.

And in current affairs... Apple recalls three-prong AC adapters after some shocking behavior

Diamandi Lucas

Re: I'm shocked, shocked.

Well it is gambling if you use one of the dodgy ones

US rapper slams Earth is Round conspiracy in Twitter marathon

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Re: Distraught

"This has completely destroyed my faith in the scientific knowledge of rappers."

Some of them are quite knowledgeable, just look at Dr Dre or Professor Green

It's almost time for Australia's fibre fetishists to give up

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Re: Is el reg reduced to trolling for business?

"There's so much copper, in so many places around the world that there's massive incentive to figure out how to get the most out of it."

How to get the most out of copper? Rip it out of the ground and sell it for scrap.

The copper in the ground is in a terrible state in most places, it's been in the ground for decades and shows all the signs of it.

"It all reminds me of when Nicholas Negroponte wrote off wireless as a carriage medium in Wired in about 1992. And then along came WiFi, 3G"

The difference being that wireless doesn't rely on physical cables that can degrade due to time and environmental factors.

Fondleslab deaths grounded ALL of American Airlines' 737s

Diamandi Lucas

Re: When is new technology ready for mission critical application?

"Firstly, the safety of the flights does not seem to have been compromised as the iPads were only being used to replace the paper versions of the flight documents. As such, the level to which this could be described as "mission critical" is up for discussion."

Well they grounded their fleet, and can't or won't fly without it working properly, so I say they see it as being mission critical.

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Re: We had a choice of steak or fish

Someone downvoted your post! Surely, they can't be serious?

Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so

Diamandi Lucas

They want wings, give them wings

Rather thang giving them money perhaps Red Bull should give them each a pair of children's dress up fairy wings. Therefore Red Bull would literally be giving them wings and these wilfully ignorant opportunists won't get a damned cent.

Women! Worried you won't get that Job in IT? Mention how hot you are

Diamandi Lucas

"What a stupid assumption. You don't have to hold a spanner to become an engineer, it's the technician and mechanic, paid accordingly who wields the spanner. The engineer is in charge, is paid a great deal more and gives the orders."

I can tell from the tone of your post that you're not a civil engineer.

Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility

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Re: Obvious industry shill is obvious!

"people seldom put out press releases they know to be bollocks"

Really? Aren't all press releases just a pile of marketing bollocks?

iCloud fiasco: 100 FAMOUS WOMEN exposed NUDE online

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Re: Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande

"I thought Ariana Grande was a big new space rocket."

I thought it was a drink from Starbucks.

The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?

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Re: 20th century

"and "PAT Testing" - c'mon, we're all guilty of that one"

Portable Applance Testing Testing, when you want to be doubly sure.

Fat-fingered admin downs entire Joyent data center

Diamandi Lucas

Re: Fat fingers or ...

"BOFH keyboard, or BOFH control centre"

most likely a fat-handed twat

A pint for the poor operator he/she could use a drink or several.

Nintendo says sorry, but there will be NO gay marriage in Tomodachi Life ... EVER

Diamandi Lucas

Re: BREAKING NEWS! NAMBLA to sue Nintendo for not including their chosen lifestyle in-game.

Marlon Brando look-alikes need love too! Especially if they look like him towards the end of his life.

Star Wars movie to start shooting in UK this summer

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What's New?

"if Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker are going to be back in the movie, it'll be as blue glowy Force ghosts or flashbacks, not fully fleshed-out characters."

Since when has a Star Wars film had fully fleshed-out characters?

Beastie Boys settle with toy maker over Girls copyright dispute

Diamandi Lucas

Beastie Boys known to let the case...

mmm Drop!

US judge Koh won't ban old Samsung gear, tells Apple: Your patents aren't that amazing

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Re: Patent

"Patent wars are way different to thermonuclear war."

"In thermonuclear war , everyone loses, in a patent war, everyone loses except the lawyers"

I disagree, and given your handle you should know that patent wars are like thermonuclear war, only the cockroaches thrive.

Fandroids get their very own PERVY SMUT browser

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"and all sit around stroking their iPhone"

and muttering how 4 inches is big enough

Ninten-DOH! Japanese giant slashes Wii U sales forecasts by 70%

Diamandi Lucas

Where Nintendo succeeded with the Wii was taking the so called Blue Ocean Strategy, selling to non-gamers.

The problem is that the very people they aimed at last generation may not even know of the Wii U's existence, if they do see it in the stores there really isn't anything to hint that it's a new console.

Wii U makes it sound like it's just an updated version of the Wii, much like the 3DS XL is an update on the 3DS.

They would have been far better off giving it a different name that doesn't allude to the Wii at all.

It also looks too much like the original Wii, it looks like a Wii with rounded off edges, it would have been wiser to give it a completely different look, previously no Nintendo console resembled its predecessor.

To the casual observer the Wii U looks like a redesigned Wii packed in with a touch-screen controller.

To the more dedicated gamer it offers nothing in terms of power that the now previous generation offerings from Sony and Microsoft offer. As developers stop developing for the PS3 and the 360 the gulf in power between the Wii U, and the PS4 and XBox One will make it more difficult and less appealing for developers to develop for the Wii U. This leaves mostly first party games, which aren't released with any frequency and are often more of the same.

The iWatch is coming! The iWatch is coming!

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Re: Are apple inventing the spot watch?

@ ShadowedOne

I hope not, what good is a watch that I can never find?

Review: Intel Next Unit of Computing barebones desktop PC

Diamandi Lucas

Re: Not a Pi rival, more a Mac-mini clone

@ Dave 126

Will this mean it can play the latest game from Nintendo, Super Mario Nation?

US woman sues again over XP 'downgrade', seeks class action

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RE: consumers do feel powerless

Does your logic also apply to Safari?

Does any iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad/Mac user who has a copy of Safari opinion count?

I can't recall the last time anyone paid for IE or Safari, considering both are free downloads, and buying an OS doesn't constitute paying for the built in browser.

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RE: Well

Vista isn't a lesser OS than XP in terms of features. The basic entry level version of Vista has less features than the full Professional version of XP. When comparing the equivalent versions of XP and Vista, Vista has more features.

Mass mind control artist condemns El Reg to obscurity

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@Keith T

Of course they look skinny from 60 miles away.

Multi-colour e-ink to splash down in six months?

Diamandi Lucas

Re: Digitial Photoframe

You can get good Digital Photoframes with good resolution, I find 800 x 600 gives a good image. Problem is most of the cheap ones on the market have terrible resolution, probably due to the screens being originally designed for portable DVD players.

There are also wireless ones but that really drives the price up.

Apple to lead fanbois 'Back to the Mac'

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RE: Value = cost/length of use

Your 1 year old laptop runs XP like a dog? My 6 year old PC (self-built) runs it like a dream.

I find the things that really bring Windows machines to a crawl are services and processes installed by 3rd party software. Adobe and Apple software are particularly guilty of this eg: Adobe Speed Launcher, iTunes Helper, Quicktime Taskbar.

Moms stand firm against antenna madness

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Attack of The Killer Mutant Rabbits

They only look like guinea pigs. They are really mutated rabbits caused by the radiation from the phone towers.

Sony unwraps 3D Blu-ray player pair...

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Paris Hilton

You what?

You say you sent the crap back, but then you replace it with an even bigger piece of crap an LG.

I'd take Sony over LG any day of the week.

Apple MacBook Pro firmware fritzes third-party HDDs

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Jobs Horns

@ Joe Ragosta

"Apple has the highest customer satisfaction and reliability of ANY computer vendor in virtually every survey ever done. There's another one in eWeek today - The number of 'very dissatisfied' customers from HP and Dell was 3-4 times the number for Apple."

Having to support HP, Dell and Apple at work I've found Apple to be the least reliable out of the bunch. We deployed around a dozen Unibody MacBook Pros only four months ago and two have had their powerpack fail for no apparent reason (not frayed or kinked) another one has had the trackpad button jam on. Also we've had a few batteries on the previous model MacBook Pro swell up, according to our Apple service agent these are quite common problems that he deals with regularly. We also have had to replace the optical drive on dozens of G4 iBooks due to a design flaw that prevents the disc from ejecting, fortunately most have been under warranty but there should have really been a product recall, or a warranty extension like Microsoft has done for the XBox 360.

I had to call Dell for the first time ever the other day for a warranty repair, I was on the phone for less than 10 minutes in total, and they sent a technician out the very next day to fix the problem on-site. My experience with HP is also similar.

As for the reason why Apple top these surveys I think it's very much a case of the Emperor's new clothes.