* Posts by manky

9 publicly visible posts • joined 28 Jan 2010

Virtual reality is actually made of smartphones


I think the PAGER was far more instrumental in making VR what it is today.

Lower video resolution can deliver better quality, says Netflix


I'll stick with my native 720p/1080i/1080p24 Panasonic Plasma for a while longer then... eventually there will be a reasonable amount of 4K/UHD content with a reasonable balance between compression and image quality but for now it's a buzz word designed to entice the vulnerable who 'need' the latest TV - even if they don't quite understand why.

Adobe Flash fix FAIL exposes world's most popular sites


Re: Last week I finally uninstalled Flash across our office

This ^

I ignore requests for the websites I use to run flash and they all work perfectly well. Most of the flash stuff embedded in sites is used to collate data and track you anyway.

A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers



£27 without video recording

These will make you a better pilot for your fancy drone than anyone who goes straight to a self hovering, self levelling, gps laden 'proper' quadcopter as you have to understand six axis flight controls without the machine helping you.

Sony sues PlayStation 3 'hackers'



No chance this will stick.

Perseid meteors 'thrill star-gazers'


In Norway

Getting pissed around a BBQ in the forests up in the middle of Norway - looked up when the conversation came round to the Perseids and immediately saw two massive streaks across the sky!!

Watched from the comfort of my reclining Thermarest chair and saw loads more until the clouds came.

Awesome! Never seen anything like that before!!

LibDems drop net blocking, blame activists


What a tard

"Lucas said he'd gone shopping to buy Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter, but the first three pages of Google's search results all pointed to illegal versions."

That wasn't Google you tard, that was the PirateBay that your son had previously been using to find those underground dogging videos you wanted to view...

Nokia Q4 shows it ain't dead yet


I did

when I saw it lying in a pool of blood just outside the O2 store with just about every other phone manufacturers handsets when the iPhone went on sale...