* Posts by ScarabMonkey

20 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Sep 2009

Townsfolk left deeply unsatisfied by Bury St Edmunds' 'twig' of a Christmas tree


I guess the residents are still sensitive after their free fireworks were cancelled this year [1] - and now a small tree! What is this country coming to!

[1] https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/abbey-gardens-fireworks-cancelled-1-5763548

Stop us if you've heard this one: Russian hacker thrown in US slammer for $59m bank fraud


Stop me if you've heard this one: Casual racism is rife on the Internet

Forgive me if I'm being over sensitive; but that title seems needlessly racist to me.

Puppet names new CEO


I was hoping for Keith Harris: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Harris_(ventriloquist)

Mozilla peers into processes with student-built forensics probe


Encryption software

This may have serious repercussions for disk encryption software that holds the key in memory...

Toshiba packs NUMERIC KEYPAD onto self-bricking USB drive


Re: Right...

Actually you have to input the code before plugging it in... it has a battery.


iStorage re-brand....

Don't you mean a re-branded iStorage datashur?


Kim Jong-Un shoot-em-up Glorious Leader! yanked


Air-gap backup

...I see an air-gap backup strategy in their future...

No, the Linux leap second bug WON'T crash the web


A second bug has been found in leap!

Frustration with Elite:Dangerous boils over into 'Refund Quest'


Re: Arguing over nothing

That's a reasonably good point. But just replace the idea that all of these things which you describe due to connectivity/dev_action could be programmed as random events in your offline galaxy - these things should all happen if you are modelling a realistic world... The Elite galaxy should not be 'Static' it should evolve and develop over time - and instead of having to program this in advance, Frontier have chosen to use connectivity of the modern Internet to develop it over real-time. And it will be be a much better game because of that.

Man asks internet for $1k for pebbles. INTERNET SAYS YES


Nothing New

But these have been available for years! Even John Lewis stock them:


Russians hear Tim Cook is gay, pull dead Steve Jobs' enormous erection


I think someone somewhere got confused and thinks Tim Cook is the re-incarnation of Steve Jobs... or something. ... I can't comprehend such stupidity.

iOS 8 screencaps leak: Text editor, dictaphone and 'tips' on the way


The existence of a Preview app could hint at the idea of having centralised storage, so you don't end up with 10 different copies of the same PDF which you have tried to read using different apps...

here's hoping!

Darksiders II


Onlive version available.

You should mention that this is available on OnLive as well as PC/XBox/PS3

Motorola’s next Razr ‘leaks’ online


I thought it was the RBS logo ... one failure joining another?

Pints under attack as Lord Howe demands metric-only UK


What an absolute waste of money and effort that would be.

I can't quite imagine going down the local and asking for "five hundred and sixty eight millilitres of your finest ale please"...

It doesn't quite have the same ring to it...

Ten... freeware gems for new PCs

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Paint.net and Irfanview

Surprised you didn't mention Paint.net and Irfanview - 2 of the best photo tools available for Windows.

Paint.net has almost all the features you are likely to need from Photoshop and is totally free.

Irfanview provides a slick interface to paging through masses of photos.

Hundreds of Americans, bystanders injured playing video games



so that's 0.000005% of the population of the USA per year.... astounding.

Apple demonstrates how to do touchscreen desktops


Nothing new here...

Sounds a bit like something Wacom have already released (and you chaps reviewed...):



iPhone 4: And now we are 3 (Mobile)


Virgin Mobile?

Um, ... you seem to be forgetting Virgin Mobile ... I still can't get an iPhone on my Virgin contract :(

OnLive game beta enters public stream


US only

so don't get ya hopes up... yet.