* Posts by f1rest0rm

37 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Dec 2009

Lloyds finally inks mega 10-year cloudy outsourcing deal with IBM


Saw this coming and got out in February. Got a lot of friends there still and none of them are enthused by this ... unsurprisingly.

Hard to see it being anything other than a balls up.

HPE's private London drinking club: Name that boozer


Assuming it’s full of Marketeers rather than techies ...

The Arse and Elbow

El Reg BuzzFelch: 10 Electrical Connectors You CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT!


Consider my world rocked ...

That was a happy few minutes of not working :-)

And reading the comments has taken more time.

And now I need to make up my own "What about kettle leads FFS" post - with youtube links etc

This could get me through to lunchtime ... Thank you El Reg for making Friday morning bearable.

How Novell peaked, then threw it all away in a year


Banyan Vines anyone?

A strange beat but ahead of ours time for directory services compared to NetWare and MY.

Lotus 1-2-3 turns 30: Mitch Kapor on the Google before Google


Lotus Improv?

Just me then?

Happy birthday, Lisa: Apple's slow but heavy workhorse turns 30


Excellent Article

Very enjoyable read ...

All your audio, video kit is about to become OBSOLETE

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Peter Murphy

Big thumbs up from me for the Maxell ad photo ....

If it helps I'm a "right technology for the situation" sort of guy. Running means MP3s on a shuffle, background music means MP3s via Sonos but actually sitting down and listening to music is done using vinyl and valves and wires and stuff

Naughty-step Apple buries court-ordered apology with JavaScript

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Re: Stupid, stupid move.

@AC 12:05

"Do you think Google would be any better? of course not. They're being investigated for monopoly abuse."

What have Google got to do with this? It's about Apple taking the piss with a court judgement in a case against Samsung.

Not to say that Google woul;dn't be just as bad ... and get a proper kicking here as well.

Big Blue bigwig: Tiny processor knobs can't shrink forever


Re: Meyerson predicted Intel's move away from speed to cores?


I love it when the armchair warriers think they know better than the Boffins ....

Hello nasty, don't use my music: Deceased Beastie Boy to admen


Re: Very strange behaviour indeed

@Hasham - way to miss the point!

Nobody is complaining about him having or leaving money. The fact is he's left $6m and there will be more coming in from royalties. Why should more be made from advertising by people that didn't create the art if he didn't want it? He has left a good legacy - both musical (to all of us that want to appreciate it) and financial (to his family).

Anonymous vows to wipe web clean of child abuse scum



Does anybody have any time or respect for Aonymous and their self aggrandising bollocks?


Thought not ...

Post-pub nosh deathmatch: Haggis pakora v huevos rancheros

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This is what they want!

This is why I love El Reg ....

Facebook replaces non-Facebook mail addresses on Timeline


@ Calling all lawyers

Whilst it looks very much like a Phorm-style MITM attack I imagine it's covered in the Ts and Cs ...

Pet Shop Boy finally finds success with actual (virtual) shop


Any chance of some facts?

Or would that be being boring?

Virgin Media site goes titsup in Pirate Bay payback attack


Dear Anonymous

Please fuck off and stop pretending you are doing anyone any favours ....

Eight... AirPlay speakers


How much?

These all see rather overpriced .....

Fresh Apple lawsuits target 15 Samsung gadgets


OFFS ...

One of the reasons for getting my SGS2 is that it clearly isn't an iPhone to look at ....

Banana war: Velvet Underground shoots holes in Apple bag


Always good to see Lester Bangs mentioned ... is it wrong that he is as close as I get to having a hero?

Inventor flames Reg, HP in memristor brouhaha

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More Please El Reg ..

Another vote for more of this sort of article .... I feel achey of head but think I may just have understood some of this and learnt something new.

But please keep the airbag\Playmobile stuff as well :-)

Happy 40th birthday, Intel 4004!


Further Reading

Good article as someone who cut his teeth on Z80s and 6502s I love stuff like this. Anyone got any suggestions for further reading on microprocessor history? Books, PDFs, URLs, whatever ....

No BBM app for PlayBook soon, admits RIM


Agree with the above ....

RIM really are screwing any chance this thing has of success.

Ten... fitness gadgets

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Another Garmin fan ....

Had a 405 for a couple of years now. Not sure why I'd want to swap it for carrying a phone with me ....

George Nazi assumes Alcatel 'senior execution role'


Pronunciation is key ....

Worked at BT when he was there and it was the done thing to pronounce his name anyway you pleased as long as it wasn't the obvious one. There was also a "war room" with his name on ....

US smartphones – Once you’ve had Android there’s no going back



I always find any articles about mobile phones are ruined by the tossers that can't see past their own favourites when responding in the comments section .....

Benoit Mandelbrot, father of fractals, dies at 85


Turbo Pascal 4 for me ...

my first experience of losing whole nights to a computer ....

I'll raise a glass later.

Internet, China and Russia destroying US, rock and roll



Stevie nicks books about kleptomania .....

Tory MP's email fail stirs up bloggo-fury


Ranty Twats

So a lot of tedious eRanters have again mistaken themselves as democracy .....

Fair play the MP in this one particular case.

Independent bigs up the 'Wanky Balls festival'


Dean Macey

One of my current favourites ...."Dean Macey has never married. He is fond of cats."


Hotmail still not working? Use Chrome to fix it, says MS


Understated Irony

Loved this ... Reg at it's best :-)

Some users are furious at Microsoft for rolling out a buggy product without fully testing it first.

Private browsing modes in four biggest browsers often fail



I use it for checking www.scrabblesolver.net on a laptop I occasionally share with my significant other. I'd hate her to know that, not only is she better than me , but cheating isn't helping.

My pr0n gets checked on an entirely differenct laptop.

Street View spooked by 10 Rillington Place?

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A proper piece of Friday work ....

Cisco uncloaks Android video tablet for suits


Was going well ...

until the price. Who'd have guessed that would happen with a Cisco product?

I Married a Monster from ISO 9000

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Another fine Verity missive ....

HP dons blades to scale Superdome 2

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I really wish this didn't matter to me .... but it does so thumbs up I guess.

Guy Kewney dies at 63


Same from me ...

His articles were always the first I turned to when a new PCW came out.


Boeing 787 Dreamliner set for first flight


Seems a tad brave ...

Do they really do mid-air stalls on a first flight?

Microsoft China accused of pilfering webcode


But why?

Would you copy that hideous interface?

Whatever the rights and wrongs I don't fancy Plurk's chances ....