* Posts by iworm

19 posts • joined 8 Jul 2009

Brit kids match 45-year-old fogies' tech skill level by the age of 6


Keep taking them...

"In the last three years we have seen that change and we think that's down to tablets."

Ah, isn't modern medicine wonderful?

Cut price Android on steroids: OnePlus One – should we look gift horse in the gob?


Re: Cheap... Too cheap?

Right.... 'cos this is the ONLY phone on the market that's built in China, right? Not as if many Samsungs, HTCs, iPhones etc are made by those sneaky Chinese.

Frankly in fact this phone is better than most in that respect: download the firmware image from Cyanogenmod directly and flash it yourself. Try doing that on an iPhone!


Re: Buy one? Really?

Well quite.... that's my moan! They are clearly NOT ready to supply any markets "in volume" since they won't let me buy one. Yet for months they have been pumping them into the reviewers' hands. At first it seemed like a slightly silly, but tolerable, "let's make people excited" ploy. But as the months drag on, it's clearly nothing of the sort.

I wish respectable reviewers (I point the finger widely here, not just at El Reg) would simply ignore this device until it really is ready to ship(1). Or "Preview" it. Not "Review" it....

(1) where "ready to ship" means I give them my money, they give me a phone. No d**king around with "Please enter a competition!" or "Do you deserve one Sir? Do you know the right people?" Simple concept. :-)


Buy one? Really?

"OnePlus says it’s now ready to deliver volume in 16 markets including the UK."

Go to the web-site and try and buy one........ Then re-think reprinting their claim....!

Rovio sticks some Martian action into Angry Birds Space


It's a GAME...

You know - It's a game? A bit of harmless fun? Indeed on some platforms a bit of free harmless fun. Jeez.

Nikon recalls camera batteries


Re: Quote....?

Absolutely agree - it's a potentially quite serious issue!! But the fault could cause any number of serious consequences ("could burn the house down")!!!!

My gripe was with the reporter presenting something explicitly as a quote when, as far as I can see, it was entirely made up (as in not a quote at all) Pedantic - maybe. But reporters should report...

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You say, with quote marks: “overheats and deforms the camera body”

Where in the 3 advisories to which you link is that quote, and where does it say that the *camera* body is affected? Let's be generous and say that you misunderstood this statement: "The battery pack can experience a short circuit causing it to overheat and possibly causing the outside casing to become deformed..."

It is pretty clear that it refers to the casing of the battery, not the camera. But as I say, you misunderstood, which is fine. But why offer it as a quote...? That's pretty poor reporting.

Router glitch causes widespread net outages

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Google crams arsenal with 1,000 IBM patents


re.All the patents in the world...

Glad you clarified that for us then - I wondered why Android, and Google in general, was doing so jolly badly these days.




"...and literally piss off everyone sitting behind you."

No, I think you mean "...and piss off everyone sitting behind you and literally go and piss in the toilet."

If not, I dearly hope I never sit behind you in a cinema.. Literally.

Amazon swallows UK online bookseller



Damn damn and double damn... I've happily used them to send many many books to France after one too many run-ins with Amazon's laughably called "Customer Service". The Book Depository seemed to actually have a clue.

Good prices - although not *always* cheapest - that's the point, I still used them anyway...

Brit astrophysical model scoops £1.1m at poker



Poker? I would.

Council deforests beauty spot to combat dogging



"Due to the ongoing dogging problem we sent a team in who pulled out their choppers and dealt with the wood."

Crims jailed for hiding 'e-detonators' in robot camel jockey


Or maybe...

I have this unshiftable image in my mind that in fact maybe they had planted these "detonators" on their opponents' camels. If one of them is ahead as it closes in on the win, <bang>, it disappears in a cloud of camel parts.

"It got hit by a meteorite, guv. Happens all the time."

Steve Wozniak, your time is up


Weird article

I'm torn between this being an attempt at humour, but failing. Or it's serious and thus just sad.

If the former - epic fail. Not funny. If the latter - the writer has significant personal issues he should deal with.

Knuckle rap for riot shield sledging coppers


... and also

And he went on to say "And the terrorist suspect who filmed them has been detained and will be dealt with in the near future using a new jury-less trial system"

Naked scans: Net cries nude-o-geddon


Yeah, but...

While I hate the idea myself, one has to wonder that IF you're going to do the whole nekkid scan thing, then surely you do need to keep the pictures?

- Person sues for abuse. Authorities need to go "Look - that's why we orifice-searched you"

- Bomber gets through (as they surely will) Authorities need to go back and see how they got through scanner undetected.

- etc.

I oppose the whole idea, seeing how it is all security theatre anyway. But if not day one (to avoid the hoohah) I have no doubt at all that scans WILL be kept. To not do so would be illogical.

I get me coat... oh hang on, no need - they can see through it.

Moderatrix to gain even more sinister powers


I love cyber-stalkers, personally.


Dating sites might bias partner selection against cyber-stalkers.


Right, let's "bias" against them, shall we? Not rule them out altogether, or anything too nasty. After all, cyber-stalkers have rights too.


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