* Posts by TomP

13 posts • joined 14 Jul 2009

At last! Something else for smartwatches to do as BMW promises park-by-wristjob demo


My car is covered in dings and scrapes from parking incidents (none of which were caused by me!). I think the driving test should include more manoeuvring, certainly with a more realistic parking scenario. I suppose the primary focus of the test is to make sure you don't kill anyone though, which is perhaps reasonable!

Prepare yourself for PlayStation pr0n: Sony shows off PS 4 beta-fest


Re: All really good stuff.

Sony were very clear at the launch of the PS4 that it is all about games. Surely almost everyone who has a PS4 also has one or more other media device, e.g. BluRay, smart TV, Chromecast, Apple TV etc to take care of all of the other media? And I'd guess that any of those will do it more efficiently (both from a usability point of view, and power consumption!).

HTC Flyer 7in Android tablet


RE: Why is it muppetry?

But let's say, hypothetically, that the Flyer happens to be the device that meets your needs perfectly. Isn't avoiding it so MS don't get $5 a classic case of cutting off your nose to spite your face?

IT grad claims £5m for crap degree


Warning: massive pedantry

1) Hoist, in the phrase to which you allude, is a verb not a noun.

2) Petard, although derived from French, is an English word, and so does not have an accent on the e.

3) As far as I know "heureusement" means "luckily", in which case "quelle heureusement" doesn't actually make any sense.

Angry Birds struggle to take on Androids


Surely this applies to Apple too?

There must be apps around that won't run on the original iphone, or even on the 3G? Just as there must be ipad apps that won't run on iphones (seeing as the tablet issue was also mentioned as leading to further fragmentation). How is this any different to older and/or cheaper android phones not being able to run some apps?

Steve Jobs in iPhone bitchslap to creationists, Tea Party


Have you read it?

It's actually called "On the Origin of Species", not "The Origin of THE Species". So many people get that wrong.

Angry Birds take wing on Android


RE: Techie none Techie

Android users don't *have* to faff about like this either. But they have the option to do these things with the device that they paid for, rather than being told what they can and cannot do.


RE: HTC Desire Froyo

The article says "some" and "custom versions" before "2.2 Froyo". E.g. stuff like CyanogenMod.

Unfortunately this is the only way to get 2.1 or 2.2 on the HTC Magic since HTC/Vodafone basically gave up on the device a year after it was launched.

Apathy kills Google's new-age Wave



Why on earth would anyone be a "fanboi" for search engines / email / online mapping? Maybe lots of people like it and use it because it works, and is generally better than the competition? Sounds more like you have an anti-Google agenda, rather than anyone else being particularly pro-Google.

Britons: iPhone eighth most important invention — ever


Oh dear

iPhone at 8, but "Mobile Phones" at 21!?

Man Utd imposes social networking ban


You clearly do...

... as you not only clicked on this story but then proceeded to take time to comment on it.

It amazes me how any Reg article that has anything to do with football has loads of comments from people saying how little they care about it. Tip - if you hate football/footballers don't click on stories that are clearly about football/footballers.

Footie fans flock to clock 'Miss of the Century'


@fif and Dcope

Neither of you like football, but you both clicked and commented on a story that is quite obviously about football. Why would you do this if you dislike it so much?

P.S. TeeCee - I was at OT when Giggs missed that sitter against Arsenal, but it was at least on the edge of the box (as I remember it anyway!) so I wouldn't regard it as a contender for worst ever. Definitely still a shocker though!

iPhone makes eyes at T-Mobile and Orange

Jobs Horns

@Mac Phreak

You really shouldn't be describing other people as dull when your screen name is "Mac Phreak"


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