* Posts by pctechxp

1022 posts • joined 11 May 2007

US cops called to McDonalds menu cock-up



Yes was very amusing.

The current BK ads here in Blighty are quite amusing


You'll feel like you robbed us

DSGi crosses fingers on new store format


Sales in reverse at PC World

That'll be because the nation is becoming more technologically savvy and realises that PC world sells cheap shit at overinflated prices and we haven't started on the abysmal service...

BT reprograms biz customers as hotspots


Another argument for

Using your own Customer Premises Equipment so that your service provider does not have access and is why I've never used ISP provided equipment at home.

The Equalizer prowls Albert Square


Maybe they should

Send the Equalizer (plus regular collaborators such as Control and of course Kostmayer) to Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmmerdale and all the other soaps in turn to wipe them out.

Thwn maybe he can go to Channel 4 and destroy all copies of Friends!!

BT Granite slimline DECT cordless phone


Flimsy a plasticky?

What do you expect as it is BT branded after all.

Brits find accommodation a little uncomfortable


Is it me or...

Did what amanfromMars just say make sense for once (well the main bit but the title had its trademarked oddness)

I could read newspapers from when I was four and was pretty much given words to learn during my schooling.

Think they use something called synthetic phonics now but not idea how that works but heres a Google search string I prepared earlier http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=Synthetic+phonics&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

Knock yourselves out.

Nokia comes clean as Ovi bombs


not making sense

Ovi has some real potential to be useful with the software tools installed on the latest Nokias in the pipleline

Do you mean there are features in the handset software whose server component has not yet been implemented or that the software loaded onto the handsets is a Beta?

A faithful SonyEricsson user currently packing a K800i

What did you do on Emergency Services day?



Someone beat me to the 0118999881999119725....3 joke.

Satellites crash over Siberia: Iridium bird destroyed

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At least

It gives the space shuttle pilots something to navigate by.

Could firing our nuclear waste into space solve the waste problem too?

By the way its nice to see the server hosting the bot known as amanfromMars has been rebooted and its matching words from its dictionary in no particular order once again.

Does make amusing reading.

Red Dwarf touches down in Coronation Street


Its very sad

To see there are so many fans of a quality, intelligent comedy that are also fans of inane crap such as coronation street.

Europe gets first petaflops super


should have been x86

As we've had over 3 Ghz CPUs for years, just imagine the power if it was stuffed with a load of Xeons

Swindon embraces 4th generation


'ere we go again

Sounds like recycled 3G PR shit to me.

Remember how it was going to revolutionise the market but never did, then came 3.5G which people only bought into when they made data cheap as chips but again that old chestnut (you can have 3.6/7.6/14.4 Mbps only if noone else in the radius is using it.

Blah Blah Blah.

Time they changed their tune and stopped making ridiculous claims, least if I buy 3.4GHz CPU I know I'll get one that works around that speed, not under optimum conditions.

US airforce to get ground refuelling robot


Coming to a petrol station near you

Hopefully it works and can be adapated to work at your local shell/BP, fit it with a card reader and have it followed around by a vending machine and you can do away with the drongos that inhabit these places.

I'm sure James Dyson is already working on it.

Gimme some (more) money, demand Spinal Tap


And how long will the album version be

11 minutes of course.

Father of Playmobil dies at 79


Always an education

Reading El Reg in conjunction with Jimmy Wales' creation is always an education, I'd never heard of a dead pool before.

@Sarah Bee I thought you El Reg journos were above expletives but if it helps let the anger out just say it.

Skull and crosbones because I think someones gonna die before this moderation session is over and I'd be welling to bet they read and commented on this story.

Facebook turns pollster in search for cash


Tried it, found it crap, dumped it

I tried this mind numbingly boring site (even for a proud geek like me it was dull) as people just fired endless meaningless quesionnaires at me and gave me the odd poke.

Otherwise did not engage in any kind of social discourse whatsoever so in the end I asked them to delete my details.

Woolies to be resurrected as online-only store


@Adam Foxton

You beat me to the question.

In the meantime there is http://www.oldestsweetshop.co.uk/ which I've been meaning to order from.

Arizona Super Bowl fans cop eyeful of todger


I wonder

How many people rang their cable operator to complain and how many to enquire how they subscribe to the channel concerned

Bet the latter outweighed the former

Third-gen Apple iPhone in development?



If the code has no function, why include it in the firmware?

Simple, it stokes rumours on sites like Mac Rumours and El Reg so the Apple die hards start foaming at the mouth.

This then means that less marketing is required when the device comes out and people will be queuing to buy it.

Excellent marketing but rather sad that there are people that obsessed with a company's products.

I suspect that the release cycle will start to fall into that of the iPod, one a year with slightly tweaked features and a new gimmick

Dell smartphones coming next month?

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So it'll be overpriced, have naff drivers and melt in the palm of your hand then?

And we haven't touched on RF performance.

3G forever, cries Carter

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2 Mbps vr wireless but written into the T & Cs will be (as is the case with current mobile phone contracts).

It maybe affected by factors we cannot control e.g. the weather.

These contracts also state they will make the network available to you but they are not liable if your local cell goes down indefinitely.

What do we want? a national fibre network!

When do we want it? Now

British Airways to enable mid-Atlantic texting


I predict

outbreaks of violence on trans atlantic flights

Sky hints at 3D TV launch


Not really new

As 3D has been around for years

Obama gets to keep his BlackBerry

Paris Hilton

Blackberry take up to soar amongst US residents

I hear Paris has expressed an interest as its got to be more secure than a sidekick.

@AC Re: Bush and Clinton - am I the only one that doesn't get the joke?

Tiscali pulls plug on 186K


simple solution

If you are paying by DD, if they don't send you your MAC, log onto/ring your bank and ask them to halt the DD

Obama's rainbow stealth aircraft uncloaks over Virginia


The prez doth promise too much

Was a great speech but he has promised more than he can deliver I fear.

Anyway another very funny article from yourself, on top form as ever.

McKinnon's lawyers hope UK prosecution will derail extradition


Time for our PM to show some bottle

And just like when the US gov refused to send the USAF's inept finest over here to assist in an enquiry into how their itchy trigger finger led to the deaths of our sodiers, so it is time our PM stood up and said No to extraditing a British Citizen as if the boot was on the other foot they wouldn't be extraditing him here.

But of course he'll be bottler Brown again.

Prison warders told to can 'hurtful' language


Prison is a hotel

I partly agree with Sarah Bee's comments if the mental health issue has been robustly proven but the rest deserve everything they get so this nonsense should stop.

If you don't like it, don't do the crime!

Nokia, HTC and RIM dragged into patent dispute



Perhaps because they roll over and cough up more readily.

The accused companies should telll this firm to take a hike.

OGC cracks one off on with new logo


And where has....

The money come for this, Mr Brown?

Infineon unleashes 4G chip


It's a con

As the speeds quoted depend on noone else using the network at the time.

Hitachi highlights gesture-controlled HD TV


Better if

It was voice controlled

Nokia ships phone without charger


A boon for Apple

As their Ipod charger converts mains to USB voltage

Reding 'didn't go far enough' on data roaming


Should have stuck with GSM

Then they could have told the governments to take a hike as apart from e-mail and the odd bit of surfing, I don't think 3G is that good

Shane Ritchie poised to 'reinvent' Minder


With so many talented actors

Why do they have to pick this dullard.

I would have been interested as used to watch it when I was a kid but no way.


Should be...

A nice little earner

Mom stole daughter's ID to shake pom-poms


@Evil Graham

Yea but no but yaah but shut up

iPhone App Store breezes past 500 million downloads


A phone can never be a games console

Because the power system has to be optimised for its most important battery draining function, radio transmission and reception so I wish the marketing hype would stop as the hardware will never measure up to the claims made.

Second Android handset delayed indefinitely


hats off to the chap

provided this is not PR spin, the guy should be applauded for admitting his product was substandard and taking the financial hit of scrapping a batch and starting again.

Demon ends porn-less Internet Archive block


Blocking a pointless project

Any pages I've tried to look up on the wayback machine project dont work properly so its bloody pointless

Kirk's Khan nemesis beams up at 88


Real cause of death

His warp core breached

Vodafone next-gen 3G trial hits 16Mb/s


Tech for tech sake

Noone uses mobile TV or video calls amd mobile broadband isn't as quick as they claim.

Wake up and smell the stench, people just want a mobile PHONE.

No military mobile bill-waiver from O2 and Virgin


Shame on them

It should be part of the operator licence issused by ofcom, operators should suspend the contract for as long as the person is serving abroad and they can reactivate it again when they come back.

Indeed, why are they not giving a heavy reduction on line rental for these brave souls?

There's no riddle to Dell's Limerick move


Oh dear

I feel very sorry for those Irish workers but when you throw money at a greedy yank like Michael Dell, there will only ever be one result, its just a matter of time.

'Kidnapped' child tracked by mobile phone and Street View


Cell tracking

wasn't this used in the conviction of Ian Huntley for murdering those two girls.

I am glad such facilities exist.

Toyota USA goes all chatty


could be useful

if it just reported if you had an accident when you may not be able to but the sales stuff needs to go

Shame we don't a similar telematics system in the UK.

Palm to take on iPhone with web 2.0 banana phone



Simple, buy it SIM-free and engage flight mode and there you have a palm music player.

New York mulls terrorist cell phone jamming


Shouldn't they follow our example

and deploy a TETRA network for the emergency services and restrict calls from mobiles to 911 only in these situations to facilitate calls from people trapped etc?

Nokia coughs to ballooning batteries


@AC re: K850i

I think this handset is supplied with a Lithium Polymer rather than Ion.

Note sure whether these are affected in the same way but are a different chemistry.

UK's listed firms must tell markets of serious executive problems



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