* Posts by Inertia

36 publicly visible posts • joined 14 Jul 2009

South Wales cops crow about facial recognition arrests on social media


Thank goodness that twenty quid of grass is off the streets. I'll sleep well tonight.

Pastry in a manger: We're soz, Greggs man said


Re: Outrageous!!

I wouldn't concern yourself about Greggs sausage rolls containing any of those meats.

Blade Runner 2049 review: Scott's vision versus Villeneuve's skill


What a film. Stands up both as it's own story and an incredibly skilled companion to the original. Don't wait for the small screen if you have even a passing interest in it. 10/10.

Microsoft beefs up Skype for Business as Amazon Chimes in


Yeah, no.

I actually really like the O365 ecosystem now but Microsoft PBX has got more chance of bearing my first child than it does getting my call center.

Who's behind the Kodi TV streaming stick crackdown?


Re: Said it before, will say it again

What's a "DVD"?

Cheap, lousy tablets are killing the whole market says IDC


Yep. Welcome to GoPro vs Everyone.

What's black, sticky, and has just 8GB of storage?


Don't bother.

Picked one up for a crack. It's complete arse. It manages to not even run Remmina smoothly to a host on the lan.

Sennheiser announces €50,000 headphones (we checked, no typos)


I am definitely not the target market...

....for the headphones with a 20 kilo marble inline volume control. And that webgl launch presentation is a complete rotter.

Brimming with VM goodness: Qnap TS-453mini 4-bay NAS


QNAP and Synology nas are uniformly worth a premium if you need a NAS. Nooobody does, IT better....

Oculus Rift noggin-bucket ... heyyy, errr ... have we all got them on already?


Unlike Google Glass you're not stood in a bar with these, and once you've got a 1500 quid PC, a full HOTAS and a chair with speakers in it whatever is on your head is the least of your concerns as regards looking naff.

The _one_ screen works fine by the way although your glasses might need refreshing.

Windows 10's 'built-in keylogger'? Ha ha, says Microsoft – no, it just monitors your typing


Re: Class action law suit

What if I'm testing forward compatibility for our bespoke software products made for other people under which I am NDA'd and subject to the requrements of ISO27001?. Clot. Sensitive information goes further than my Amazon login.

Recommendations for NAS-based home media set-up


Plex Indeed

As mentioned by various people, Plex is a superb option (I've gone through the gamut over 10 years). Just ensure that your hardware is up to minspec. This excludes many lower end NAS devices such as my previously faithful qnaps.

I went full circle actually after doing my best to devolve media down to low power appliances and built a lovely little i3 fileserver in a Fractal Design Node 304 case.


That + Plex is a real winner. My main TV supports it natively via a Plex app. My study and bedroom TV's now have Chromecasts shoved up em to achieve the same. I can access my media gracefully from anywhere with no ongoing faff and yet more of my world revolves around my smartphone which annoys the significant.


HTC One M8: Reg man takes spin in Alfa Romeo of smartphone world



Absolutely disagree on the remote control aspect - I use the thing constantly on my One. The guide is great and the faves/reminders setup is really good, simple integration.

Also I can turn off the screen in the estate agent window opposite each evening after work and turn the footy volume up in the pub when the barmaid leaves the music on.

Reg tries out Google's Chromecast: Yep, we even tested smut sites


Control Delay

Registers AP must be mincing your traffic or something - close to zero delay here in issuing orders via iplayer, youtube and Lovefilm. Lovely thing for 30 nicker (basically iplayer on a stick).

Billionaire engineer Ray Dolby, 80, dies at home in San Francisco



A moment of reduced noise in honour of the great man please.

WIN a RockBLOCK Iridium satellite comms module

















Apple designer Sir Jony Ive holding up iOS 7 development: Report



I reckon a bit of "it'll be ready when I say it is" will do them many favours. Was anything ever great when designed in a hurry by a committee?

/not a apple user but looking forward to Ive's input

Build a BONKERS gaming PC


Re: Was this written last summer???

Or get an i5 3570k for less than the piledriver midrange and still get more performance for half the wattage. I used AMD for ten years until they started ****ing the bed last year. They haven't stopped yet.


Re: Erm...

Playstation 4 says hi.

Microsoft says Google trying to undermine Windows Phone


Re: Ironic!

"Free in every sense"

bwahaha good one. Thanks. Yes I love my free Nexus phone and the free and professional support I offer my linux users. They love free support too. Much better than the paid support they used to have to pay for when they were using MS software. Lovely.

Valve chief confirms Steam-centric console-killing PC


Re: final blow for Windows


Should have gone to specsavers.


Re: final blow for Windows

Your games portfolio must be pretty small. :E

In the loop: how Halo defined a new decade of first-person shooters


Re: Erm...

Thanks for saving me some typing! (apart from this bit).

Google adds 25 million grey building 'footprints' to Maps


Re: Technical Doublespeak

The detail is amazing. I can see you waving your willy from here.

Don't delete that email! Why you must keep biz docs for 6 YEARS


Not an issue.

An entirely easy problem to solve with next to no considerations to internal infrastructure. There are some great products out there that meet all the above requirements at fixed (surprisingly low) costs and are completely agnostic in terms of your local setups. Happy to be contacted.


Re: Why don't they say the sad truth? It's all a farce

Ever hear of perimeter archiving?

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 64GB Android tablet review


Regarding the touchpad issues mentioned earlier..

Plug a mouse in....wireless nano detects fine.


works for me

Had my prime since Feb and use it day in day out servicing infrastructure clients and their kit (via rdp) at their various sites whilst keeping on top of email etc. I needed about ten quids worth of apps to complete the picture (decent VMware/RDP client and touchdown for mail) but otherwise the cost of the prime has been entirely justified by usage and convenience. You simply cannot buy a tiny 100% solid state win/nix laptop with three days battery life for 500 notes otherwise I might have done.

The USB hub was very useful on holiday. Dumping my camera onto the thing each night was a breeze. Trains are now a multimedia pleasure (headphones make the single speaker a non issue). micro HDMI is occasionally a decent crowd pleaser.

Very disappointed that there's no 3g again though otherwise I'd have upgraded and ebayed the prime in a heartbeat.

Faustian descent into backup hell: A play in two acts


windows components

Possibly mentioned already - You don't need to download 1.7gb - the software allows the choice of making a win or nix booter. the nix is about 70mb.

Bradley Manning to be moved to new military prison


missing leak

Haha I missed the wikileak where apaches got fitted with doors let alone door gunners. Herp derp 50 cal I can tell by the pixels etc.


missing leak

Haha I missed the wikileak where apaches got fitted with doors, let alone door gunners. 50 cal herp derp etc. I can tell by the pixels.

Acer Aspire 1825PT 11.6in touchscreen notebook



...they probably shouldn't be reinstalling windows on bare-metal. :)


CD's are so 90's.


Apple iPad


macbook wheel

The Onion got it right a while back with the MacBook Wheel video. "Great if you're just screwing around and don't have any actual work to do".

Facebook price tag drops (another) $3.5bn



The second time I read that article the more needlessly scathing it seems. Of course facebook isn't a 15, 10 or even 5 billion company, but it's still captured a vast base of users who're quite happy to flesh out the most tiny detail about themselves. It remains a direct marketeers wet fking dream and that information retains value whether you're a bitter old prat or someone who actually uses the service.