* Posts by Platelet

109 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Jul 2009


Russians say they can grab software from Intel again


Re: Reality is starting to bite...

Okay Boris

Dell online store charges 16 million dollars for new laptop with paint job


Black Friday

Will show an impressive discount come the sales

Capita bags £13.2m Police Scotland deal for crime-snooping tech


Core Operational Solution (COS)?

They couldn't have gone for Core Operational Policing Solution (COPS).

Nobody naw give you no break

Police naw give you no break

Soldier naw give you no break

Not even you SIMS software give you no break


Bad boys, bad boys

Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do

When they come for you

'Your computer has a virus' cold call con artists on the rise – Microsoft


Re: Re "putting the phone down is almost always the right thing to do."

"My wife regards this as an excellent sport, and she will happily spend 20 minutes playing along"

I'd recommend listening to replyall episodes 102 & 103. It's Olympic standard "playing along"



Manic miners, hideous hackers, frightful flaws, vibrating mock cock app shock – and more


FUD Browser Miner

If someone has worked out how to monetise all the FUD that's out there they are going to make a fortune


TeamViewer: So sorry we blamed you after your PC was hacked


RE: The service in question don't seem have any plan in place for the scenario where I lose my phone

If by the service in question you mean teamviewer then yep they do. When you enable it you get a recovery key:

"If you lose access to your mobile device or to the authenticator app on your device, the recovery key is your last resort to deactivate two-factor authentication. The recovery key allows you to login again with your email and password. The recovery key is very powerful as it allows you to deactivate two-factor authentication. Therefore, it must be kept in a secure place. Consider printing more than one copy in case one copy gets lost or destroyed. Do not send the recovery key unencrypted via email since this could give an unauthorized user access to it. After deactivating two-factor authentication with the recovery code, you can always reactivate two-factor authentication for your user."

Why a detachable cabin probably won’t save your life in a plane crash


Re: Really?

"The (very few) aircraft that have had cabin ejection systems, rather than ejection seats, were designed for operation at sustained supersonic speeds and had them for that supersonic ejection case. Nobody would (or does) bother with such a heavy, expensive and relatively low performance system otherwise."

Didn't Jean-Luc Picard perform emergency saucer separation at a warp speed of 9.5?

Next-gen Freeview telly won't be another disruptive 4Ker


Re: PVR vs catch-up

I abandoned iplayer when the last set of "improvements" removed the ability to series link recordings.

Now use get_iplayer & web pvr manager along with task scheduler to download the programs and play with the viewer of your choice (vlc etc)

so you can get images in FF & RWD along with a time line.

it doesn't crash whenever its paused.

it doesn't leave you watching the spinny thing for 5mins whenever you try to do anything with it.

Scot Nationalists' march on Westminster may be GOOD for UK IT


Re: Marching on Westminter

I new they'd never really walk 500 miles

'Use 1 capital' password prompts make them too predictable – study


My personal bugbear are those that won't even tell you why they're rejecting your password, so you keep having to shorten and simplify it till you get one that works.

Spent the weekend watching Game of Thrones? You're a FAT LONELY SADDO


Research discovers those who lacked the ability to control themselves were more likely to binge...

No Shit

Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz


In respect to "It's apparently a chargeable upgrade with an up to one year evaluation period. After that you presumably must pay...."

I'm still sceptical but It doesn't sound like that from this from Terry Myerson:

"This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device"

Doctor Who trashing the TARDIS, Clara alone, useless UNIT – Death in Heaven


Re: Osgood and Missy are not entirely "dead"

Osgood is dead - Moffat said so. he wanted to show Missy boiling the bunny.

Missing was left open in the same way that they always kill off the master, it simply doesn't matter


now he/she's a screaming, bunny boiler

Brit cops nab six in Silk Road 2.0 drugs sting


"Hydra was one of the sites I've used in the past for some herbal ... items ;-)"

If they cut off one head, two more shall take it's place... Hail Hydra

Apple Watch will CONQUER smartwatch world – analysts


What suprised me is

It's a bit ugly

I expected better from Apple to be honest

Tor is '90 per cent of the net' claims City of London Police Commish – and he's dead wrong



I'm assuming he's accounting for the darknet that exists inside dark matter and runs on dark energy. Easy to see how that would round up to 90%

RBS Group hopes £750m IT shakeup splurge will prevent next bank mainframe meltdown



"Taking people that have no history of computer use, who grew up 100s of miles from the nearest PC, and whose entire family line were small holding farmers, and putting them in charge of your global IT infrastructure cannot end well."

That's a very harsh description of the Scottish population

FCC seeks $48K fine from mobile phone-jamming driver


Re: Decision time?

"Disabling the radio in a phone moving over 30kph would prevent the phone from being used on the bus/train/etc."


Monkey steals iPod touch, loses interest in minutes


Damn you. God damn you all to hell.

This will not end well

MPs urge UK.gov to use 1950s obscenity law to stifle online stiffies


The politicos said that grumble flick websites should require a credit card

Yeah let's encourage people to hand over their credit card details to pornographers, what could possibly go wrong?

Eight hour cleansing to get all the 'faggots' and 'bitches' OUT of Github


Re: Wait....Github?

"Aren't they a cesspool of female exploitation or something? I'm sure I read that recently."

They discriminate against those that are differently abled, specifically those lacking the ability to use a hula hoop

Gamers in a flap as Vietnamese dev pulls Flappy Bird


Re: Won't uninstall, help...

"In addition my ram is turning mauve."

I'd try penicillin for that

The internet is 'a gift from God' says Pope Francis


Re: Pope in believing in God shocker

God invented the internet

The Devil added the porn

Man liked the porn

Man made the internet faster

Vultures circle to feast on carcass of free remote desktop service LogMeIn



I've always used the free version of teamviewer. It allowed more than the logmein free version did at the time I tried it (maybe file transfers or some such can't really remember)

James Bond's 'shaken not stirred': Down to trembling boozer's hands, claim boffins


Re: Hello doctors

"Fiction alert! We have this thing called "fiction", which means that people make up stories right out of their imagination."

Doctors produce fiction as well.

Richard Smith, a member of the Royal College of Physicians working party that produced the recommendations, told the paper the limits were prompted by “a feeling that you had to say something”.


Android nasty sends your texts to CHINA


Re: Last week I chose between an Android phone and a Q5

Why not get a "nothing at all"?

It has all the features of a Q5 without any of the drawbacks, and as a bonus zero chance of infection

Whovians, your Doctor needs you: Take back the Day from One Direction


Re: I hear Blakes 7 is being made again. It could be so cool, but I bet it won't be.)

Hey they did a bang up job with the Tomorrow People reboot


Re: I don't know which are the bigger whores in this story.

I blame the punters who bought the story


Re: I don't think there's any overlap between Whovians and 1dimensionals.

Then your girls will be especially happy to watch the Doctor Who After party next Saturday which will have some "surprise" gatecrashers


Staying power: The small screen spans of the eleven Doctor Whos


Re: Pardon the pedantry...

Nope just



Re: Worst infographic EVER

If you want the key, buy the book

New Terminator-style 'bots can self-assemble, leap, climb and SWARM


Re: A witch! A witch!

In the interests of historical accuracy - how many of the witnesses would they drown, and was it everyone who had seen the witches or only those who gave evidence?

BT doles out measly 2GB to customers in Dropbox-alike BT Cloud


Re: My first hard drive..


I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, I had to back my data up with parchment and a quill

Cisco and iRobot build videoconferencing robot for remote workers


Seen this somewhere before


Impoverished net user slams 'disgusting' quid-a-day hack


Re: Bloody luxury.

You were lucky. We lived for three months in a paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six in the morning, clean the paper bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down t' mill, fourteen hours a day, week-in week-out, for sixpence a week, and when we got home our Dad would thrash us to sleep wi' his belt.

Bill Gates offends Koreans after sticking hand down trousers


Re: That title is VERY misleading...


Worst Korea

Cameron defends U-turn on web filth ban, leaves filtering to parents


adviser on preventing sexualisation and commercialisation of childhood.

maybe MP Claire Perry can focus on getting a ban on the Mail's handy "All Grown Up" tag.

Instagram back-pedals in face of user outrage


All your users are belong to someone else

Mechanic: Somebody set up us the T&Cs.

Operator: Instaport turn on.

Zuckerberg: All your photo are belong to us.

Zuckerberg: You have no chance to survive make me profit.

Captain: Move Flickr.

Captain: For great justice.

Judge: There'll be no US Samsung ban, BUT no new trial with Apple either


it should have pursued those issues during the voir dire part of jury selection

But according to:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/25/samsung_new_trial_attempt/ :

"Samsung attached a portion of the jury selection process in which Hogan promises he can set aside his own understanding of patents and only use the judge's interpretation of the law and her instructions. But after the trial, Hogan and other jurors who gave interviews said that his experience helped them come to their decision"

So if he lied during voir dire how is that Samsungs fault?

US Army demos first robot Black Hawk helicopter



Should have called it HK-Aerial

Apple tries to add Galaxy Note, Jelly Bean to patent slapfest


Re: If I were Judge Koh?

I'd just ban the sale of all Apple & Samsung products in the US until they grow up / settle out of court

We don’t talk any more... on the commute


“Is this the train to Faversham?”

I've found the simple answer to avoid embarassment is


Petition for Alan Turing on £10 note breaks 20,000 signatures


Re: "Richard Branson"

Indeed, and how do we register the "public offence" this inclusion causes?

No GPS in the iPad Mini Wi-Fi: People are right to criticise


it also shows that the firm has an ... opinion of its customers' tech savvy

I think the article confuses insultingly poor with accurate

WHITE WHALE spent 4 years trying to tell us something, then stopped


Re: Best get those scientists out there to do their research

Dolphin is much tastier

NSW public servant's email hacked, used to criticise leader


Yeah, if only someone would invent some form of portable device that allows you access to email whilst out of the office they would make a killing

Sky staffer plundered database to benefit naughty false firms


Re: Criminal Charges?

Civil at the moment. the TL:DR version ends with:

It follows from my findings in relation to Mr Freeman, Mr Sullivan, Mr Marrow and Mr Steele that the papers in this case should be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions with a view to any criminal proceedings against one or more of those persons that he might feel are appropriate


Judge was a little on the cold side

"Mr Waters' reliance on his medical condition to excuse him from responsibility ... and to explain his inability to participate at the trial ... was, on his own evidence, greatly exaggerated"

"After I had completed drafting most of this judgment, including in particular the section dealing with Mr Waters, I was informed that Mr Waters had died"

"I would merely observe that the causes of his death shown on his death certificate... seem at odds with the conditions which Mr Waters said that he suffered from at an earlier stage of these proceedings"