22 posts • joined 22 Dec 2009

Telecity shuffles off London stockmarket


Re: Note THE PATRIOT Act now applies to anyone using them.

Yep - having worked previously for TCY, this was indeed part of the sales pitch a few years back to different them from Equinix.

EU: Explain your tax affairs. Google, Amazon, Facebook: Mmm... nah


Re: It is actually simple, but one needs to do it

There is so much wrong with this I have no idea where to start

Cray-cray Met Office spaffs £97m on very average HPC box


So the MetOffice say £97m, Cray say $128m (£80m). What does the delta of £17m represent?

Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know


I think there's a missing word here...

"Mary "Missy" Cummings was one of the US Navy’s first fighter pilots"

Anti-Facebook Ello: Here's why we're still in beta. SPAMGASM!


Re: Joining

Chinese security. Renowned for protecting private data.

Brit colo outfit Alphadex offline all weekend after attack


Re: Wot no SLA

100% uptime? I've seen 99.9999 but never 100%....

Anonymous hacktivists' Million Mask March protest hits London


Re: @Chamone IT

Who's going to sell a house for £20m, when the most that they would ever see of that would be £10m (being the cap)?

So lets say I own a place on Kensington Palace Gardens. It's worth £80m today. The house next door is a bit shit, and is only worth £40m. If i decide to sell mine, I'll only get £10m for it. If my neighbour wants to sell his for £10m, no-one will buy it because my one is twice as good. He'll only get £5m on the market for it. No-one will by my dad's place in Wentworth that was previously valued at £5m as they could buy my neighbour's pad for the same money. And so on and so forth.


Re: @Chamone IT

So i build a house with 2 bedrooms, and let's say it's value is £10m. Then some guy builds a 4 bedroom house next door, which would also be valued at £10m. Being that my house is half as big (and half as good), it's worth half as much - £5m. Then someone builds an 8 bed house. Mine is now only 25% as good, and so only worth £2.5m.

I see a flaw in this plan.


Re: Missed the point...

See the thing is, that Mr Cabbie is probably more representative of the British public than the Anon crowds. Rather than being the 99%, they are probably just another 1%. The a large bulk of the remaining 98% probably think they are a bunch of knobs, and have no desire to smash the system because life isn't actually that bad.

Review: Corsair Voyager Air 1TB wireless hard drive


Re: Warranty

Not sure a "fortune" is really accurate when you can send a parcel to Holland with UPS through a well-known reseller for £20 and have enough change for a packet of Monster Munch

Politicians call for Modern Warfare 3 censure


oh dear

"remarkable resemblance to the tragic events of 7 July 2005"

Hold up - the 7/7 bombings involved an SAS team in a pick-up truck chasing a train being used by Russian Ultranationalists to transport chemical weapons in to the West End? I was under the impression that it was suicide bombers....

Really though, this is no more "engaging in gratuitous acts of violence against members of the public" than reading a Tom Clancy novel, where there's all sorts of baddies being very naughty indeed. Depicting acts of terrorism is fine if it's a novel but a big no-no in a game?

Apple Square sallies forth from stores


hardly stalled...

...seeing as I think only 2 US banks have started implementing any kind of chip and pin rollout (albeit on a limited scale). Seeing as the the service is limited to the US, this part of the business model is fairly sound as long as chip and pin is not the de facto standard.

The core of the model is suspect though - I very much doubt that they will get the numbers they need to make this operation lucrative.

Norway to probe Sony's PS3 Linux 'downgrade'


USAF may care about OtherOS....

....but I don't think they would be particularly fussed about losing access to Playstation Network

Sony expands legal offensive to more PS3 hackers

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RE: Boycott this.

Precisely. For every person that says they will boycott Sony because of this, there are 500 that realise the PS3 (and their tellys, blu-ray players etc.) is actually a bloody good piece of kit and don't really give a toss about who they sue.

For the money, the functionality of the PS3 can't be beaten - and if you are really that bothered about having OtherOS, head to eBay and pick up an old fat PS3 for a 120 quid, easy.

Sky loses pub footy case


Broadcast outside Greece?

Possibly someone more knowledgeable on the matter could correct me, but is the broadcast still actually made in Greece? Surely that's where the transmission originates, and the end user is just pointing their dish at the satellite? Is there anything stopping me buying a subscription in Greece and setting it up here?

Newest PS3 firmware hacked in less than 24 hours

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I do hope Sony manage to nail this...

Whilst being able to run homebrew might make a small minority of users happy, completely opening it up pirated games will only lead to degradation in the user experience for everyone. Aim bots, wall hacks and the like running on hacked firmware (as is already happening) will ruin the game for most people who just want to play and enjoy themselves. Being able to run pirate games will also affect the publisher's margin, as each unit pirated is a sale lost, and so also the developer - and if a platform is seen as eminently pirate-able, then that will affect the developer's willingness to make platform exclusives.

I remember the guy from Crytek saying that if Crysis had been released on the consoles as well, it would have sold 4 million more copies, which is why Crysis 2 is being released on consoles as well. Exclusivity is a big selling point for the manufacturers, so if developers aren't as willing to develop exclusives, then that will affect the manufacturers bottom line.

So Sony can't really just sit back and let it slide, they have to make sure that piracy doesn't happen. The problem is that whilst they are firefighting with the security issues, that is time that could have been spent improving the user experience - although any niggles with the system I have aren't an issue compared to some idiot using wall hacks or aim bots ruining my game.

Shocked mum muzzles foul-mouthed toy mutt


auditory illusion?

Now, I've listened to this a few times, and whenever I expect it to sound like "bark", it sounds like "bark", and "fuck" when I expect "fuck" - just me?

Facebook bigger than Jesus online in 2010



people google facebook? is the url that tough to remember?

UK supermarket starts contactless payments


pain in the arse

the chip in my barclays debit card interferes with the one in my oyster, meaning i have to take my oyster out of my wallet to use, most annoying

MSI tells 97,000 customers to 'Read The F***ing Manual'


re: RTFM is NOT an acronym

Not sure what dictionary you've been reading....

An example of abbreviation : Professor into Prof. The word has been abbreviated, hence, it is known as "abbreviation".

Student racks up £8000 mobile broadband bill



Deserves a massive bill for being such an incredible idiot.

Firefox 3.5 wins top dog browser crown - sort of


Re: Opera

Looks like these stats are for Opera 9.6 - I would suggest that the decrease is more likely to be due to Opera 10 being released than people deserting Opera in droves......


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