* Posts by steve 44

25 posts • joined 18 Jan 2010

Electric cars not as 'green' as advertised

steve 44

Bad science is bad

They won't be making extra electricity to power the cars, the electricity is already available. Therefor, no extra emissions wil be created.

Bad science is bad, false logic is false

General Motors bitchslaps Tesla with Range Anxiety™

steve 44

Incorrect assumption is incorrect

Currently being worked upon is the fact that there is a MASSIVE amount of energy that can be produced by power stations that isn't being used. Could the power grid cope with the extra charging? Easy answer is yes, as long as the cars used smart charging techniques and drew the power during low use periods. Sorry but the industry and acedmic sectors are already way ahead of you.

Also if they manage the base load fof the power stations using electric vehicle charging, they can smooth out the electricity production curves and make the power stations more efficient, there by helping to reduce the "dirty" production.

Your 8 hour charge time for the Tesla is also a bad assumption. You are assuming the battery will be completely drained before charging. If you top-up the car each night before bed, or while you are at work, or even while you are doing ANYTHING ELSE, you won't even notice the charging.

Fossil fuels are going to be replaced. No, i don't think battery electric vehicles are ready to take over yet, but they are nowhere near as bad as "some people" like to make out.

Terror in the Outback: Attack of the Giant Space Balloon

steve 44

Think about Reverse Roswell

Then facepalm

Microsoft stealth launches 'historic' programming language

steve 44

Evil boot twin

"they are like two boots, you can't tell which is more corrupted"

I can tell which one of my boots is more corrupt, it's the one with the goaty beard.

How a Tory gov will be the most tech-savvy in history

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Paris Hilton

Oh dear............

Can i have my facepalm icon yet?

I think mayhaps somebody missed the joke...................

steve 44

Where's my "sellout" T-shirt gone......?

El Reg must have stolen it.

Fair play to the guy for posting an article on here. If he knows this place well, he has to know he is going to get torn to bits in the comments.

Regardless of political standings, I for one welcome our new blue coloured, toff overlords.

Software engineer demands source of his speeding collar

steve 44

Where's my facepalm icon?

"Its a Lidar gun however the state of Florida recognizes it as a radar gun... No facts supporting your comment"

pentatonic dinosaur, you've just been made...........

*puts on sunglasses*


Normal Human Being™ reviews the iPad

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Best quote from PVPonline's Scott Kurtz

"Early adopters aren’t stupid. People who buy an iPad are not stupid. People who think the iPad is a waste of money are not stupid. Buying or not buying an iPad because of what people say is pretty stupid though. We’re all adults. If you can afford it and you want to buy one, get it."

The guy is usually an ass, but i've got to agree with him on this.

New Reg comments system ready to launch

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Paris Hilton

look at the icon

then look at the last comment i made.

I think she might be smarter than me..............

steve 44

So then......

I guess this will be one of the last comments i post!

As much as i love el reg, i'm not going to pay to say "someone is wrong on the internet!"

Doubt i'll be missed :)

Apple uncloaks deep details of its 11 iPad apps

steve 44

Actual use?

I still can't see a point to the iPad. The touchscreen looks nice, and as someone pointed out the powerpoint clone looks actually useful, but the big iPhone without a phone just seems kinda pointless. Maybe useful for graphic designers? Maybe useful for salesmen? Although a proper tablet pc would be better. Any other ideas, or is it just for people who like new shiny toys?

(Actually asking, not trying to start a flame war)

Russians approve, um, Sunacle deal

steve 44

Not really.................

It's remarks like that that make us read el reg. However, it's comments like your's that make us think you are a pompous idiot.

Troll, cuz it's the closest thing to a facepalm icon that i can see.

Dell bars Win 7 refunds from Linux lovers

steve 44

Not so smart, are ya?

I did post something with three links in, guess moderators didn't like it.

Try this one


Look in the opearting system options. Pretty sure "SUSE LINUX" is a linux operating system. Can't be sure though.

Try harder.

steve 44

Mods hate me

Tried posting several links, but the mods aren't letting them through.

Try going to the hp website, even the uk one, and looking at the probooks. Do you know what you will find as an operating system option? Suse Linux. Shock horror.

Will be here, waiting for my apology.

steve 44

You use a velvet glove, i'll use chainmail gauntlet



Next idiotic comment? Pretty sure neither of these are netbooks, nor crippled. And hp offers several probooks with linux on them. It's not my fault if you are too stupid to use google, but maybe you shouldn't post comments on here before you learn?

And just in case you think these are home made versions, here's a page from hp's own site


So, i'll take an apology as soon as you can get your head out of your a$$

steve 44

Maybe i'm slow.........

But i've just googled "linux laptop" in shopping and immeadiately found lenovo, acer, asus and HP laptops with linux pre-installed. Maybe if you look for a linux laptop, you will actually find a linux laptop. So there is real choice.

I'll type this slowly so you can keep up.





Hidden Windows 7 costs worry upgraders

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I'm probably the odd man out............

One of my customers is currently updating their old kit from xp to windows 7. They use some old programs (designed for windows 95) and so far i haven't had any problems. Most of the users like the "new shiny" look. I haven't had any complaints and all the software seems to work. I'm not using xp mode on any of the computers. I'm still in the testing phase so i will probably find something that doesn't work, but at the moment it looks good.

And before anyone starts saying i'm a M$ corporate shill, i think Ubuntu is great and the best workhorse server i have ever used ran AS/400. I think everything has it's place and i'm happy to give my smarter customers linux boxes.

...........but not Macs

Tories on cyber war: Waffle, mutter, waffle. Um, vote for us!

steve 44

'Computers. Clicking, typing. Email. I could go on'

Please do.

Computer boffin on NHS Spine: Get out while you can

steve 44
Paris Hilton

See that joke alert sign?

Can you guess what it means?

Woman sues 50 Cent over sex vid leak

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Paris Hilton


I think you will find the bloke came up with it to remind the woman that he was the "last on ya"

Why not go the whole hog and just use a cattle brand?

Vulcan kept airborne by £400k refuel

steve 44

Don't know where you come from......

But we probably bombed your house at some point to make you so miffed and deluded.

Microsoft tests show no Win 7 battery flaw

steve 44

Bigger sample size requried......

I've found dozens of dead "new" batteries in laptops. Then again, I was a laptop engineer for about 4 years so i've seen hundreds if not thousands of the bloody things. Maybe you need a bigger sample size........................

Discrimination warning over airport body scanners

steve 44

Another edjit.....

Profiling does not just mean "he's brown, nick him". Profiling is a very useful method to pick out possible targets from a crowd of people. I'm sure you would be the first to complain if every single person was padded down before they got on to an aircraft.

If i was travelling alone on an aircraft, i would expect to be checked more thoroughly than a family. I'm not "brown", i don't have long hair and i don't wear a trenchcoat, but i would still be more likely to be picked out and searched.

Also, i love that brown is the new black.

steve 44

Not only what Mater Baker said but....

Most people on here didn't mention racial profiling. In fact the most that was said was single men. I didn't realise single men were a race. He is right though, "profiling" is required in order to reduce the amount of people screened. No mention of race, just profiling. Get off the privacy bandwagon unless you have a point to make.

Chavez decries evils of PlayStation

steve 44


It's no wonder you posted anonymously.

There is NO research to show a strong link between game violence and real violence. Point me to one NON-GOVERNMENT research paper that points in that direction.

You may be right however, because everytime someone says something this rediculous i want to bash their heads in with a shovel.


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