* Posts by Ash!

15 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Nov 2009

Five SECRET products Apple won't show today


Re: Utterly Butterly

My auntie Marge has been ill for ages - I can't believe she's not better...

WIN a RockBLOCK Iridium satellite comms module



Aerial Release Mechanism And Disaster Avoidance

Master Beats: Why doesn't audio quality matter these days?


Re: Beats vs. BeyerDynamic

Not exclusively, no - but the point is still valid...

eBay shill bidder gets £5,000 fine


His/Hers accounts

Ah, but do you routinely bid on each other's auctions? I thought not.

Garage worker prangs £200k Ferrari


Re: MOT test drive?

Too wide and/or low for the MOT brake-test rollers.Same goes for AWD vehicles...

Physicist unmasks 99-year-old mistake in English dictionaries



...isn't atmospheric pressure a side-effect of gravity?

Microsoft phones coming next week?


I just want a phone

Nokia 3310 - still going strong* after 9 years.

*not with the original battery, admittedly.

Brown creates one UK.gov website to rule them all


"manage their pensions..."

Will there be a checkbox saying "tick here if you do NOT want the chancellor to royally fcuk your pension by dumping the nation's gold reserve at a knock-down price"?

Street View plays spot the army numberplate



ANPR does indeed work with white-on-black plates - or any other colour combination with adeqaute contrast. However, the lack of refectivity (matt back painted or anodised backing vs. retroflective Scotchlite) would probably thwart the IR illuminators at night...

Are West Bromwich Borg pliers actually side cutters?


Pliers (electricians') vs. Bricks

Oh no, it's the Vl'hurgs vs. the G'Gugvuntts all over again...

(Except this time, their terrible miscalculation of scale has resulted in them being run over by the GoogleMobile)

Y2.01K hits Garmin satnav


Geko 101/301?

Does anyone know if this also affects the Geko 101 and/or 301 models?

I haven't noticed anything with my 301, but then again I haven't really been looking...

Note to Captain Kirk: Warp speed will kill you



Warp speed is for losers - open a jump-point FTW :o)

QLogic sues over video of chip frying egg


@ vincent

Electrons don't flow either, but electron-hole pairs do...

How Google became Microsoft: A decade of hits, misses and gaffes



No mention of Libretto? Shame on you.

Tivo to return to UK in 2010


I love TiVo

Toastan Buttar - I presume that you've never used a TiVo, then???

I do wish TiVo would stop mucking about and just officially release the twin-tuner DVB-T box that they've got Down Under.

(Series1 here, still going strong!)