* Posts by liquidphantom

27 posts • joined 12 Feb 2010

Trekkie wants to build USS Enterprise … in twenty years


I doubt..

that this idea will live long or prosper.

Fake Instagram app slings SMS Trojan onto Android gear


why would someone get the app from an unofficial source when it is free? Some people deserve the bad things that happen to them due to their own stupidity.

ISPs should get 'up to' full fee for 'up to' broadband


Re: Sue the Dept. for Transport

MonkeyBot, You should know full well that, speed limits on roads are a maximum allowable by law and not a target. Trying to drive at these speeds at all times is entirely irresponsible and thus renders your analogy completely void.

I do agree with WISPA to some extent though. "up to" is far to loose a term to use for a service. however if it's within a certain percentage of the "up to" speed then the price should stand, if it falls too far below then there should be a discount. An ISP can't be held fully responsible for line conditions after all.

IT staffers on ragged edge of burnout and cynicism


Not just IT security staff

Software testing can be hellish too, your stuck in the middle of a Customers , Management , Bean counters, and software devs. None of these parties understand or give a rats ass about testing or want to know about the results, until it all goes t*ts up and your left fending off a deluge of questions as to why it's gone wrong, but when things do go right every one else pats each other on the back.

So spare a thought for those of us that got lured onto the rocks of a testing career only to have our hopes, dreams, sanity and enthusiasm for life dashed on the rocks.

Doctor Who girl Amy Pond axed in 'heartbreaking' exit

Thumb Down

I can honestly say I can't stand the modern day incarnation of Dr Who. Russell T Davis was the worst writer ever and although Stephen Moffat is a great writer the Beeb is just pummelling out one load of watered down main stream tripe after another.

This show lost it's cult status a long time ago. When they first announced it was coming back I was happy but when it hit TV I hid behind the sofa, not because it was scary but because it was absolutely awful and with the direction that the Beeb want to push it, not even Stephen Moffat can save it.

LulzSec disavows alleged Census hack



"A recent Twat from LulzSec's Twitter feed"

Was that intentional?

Has UK gov lost the census to Lulzsec?


To borrow from the Queen

This is rapidly turning in the Annus Horribilis of on-line security.

If any one wants me i'll be in the bomb shelter in case someone manages to hack a nuclear weapons installation.

BioWare latest hack victim



somebody shoot these f**kers in the head! and then b*tch slap the companies for have such lax security.

Brit expats aghast as Denmark bans Marmite

Paris Hilton

@Chris Miller and Jonypanic

I think she is more like Marmite than anything else. Love her or hate her, she is easy to spread.

£1.1bn Royal Navy warship finally armed, sort of


Thank you Labour

for committing huge amounts of cash to utterly useless military acquisitions, blowing budgets out of the water to the point where huge cuts have to be made else where.

Is there anything to find on bin Laden's hard drive?

Paris Hilton


because when you have no internet connection you need a good stockpile.

Paris because thats probably Osama's most watched vid.

Vote now for the best sci-fi film never made



the hell was Market Forces on that list?

Microsoft wraps Windows 8 in Ribbon UI?

Gates Halo

Great news

I like the ribbon, so much faster to use than trawling through several drop down and branching menus.

I can't see what problem people have with changing. If we are restricted to using the same interface for all time, advances will become increasingly difficult.

Time to adapt people and catch up with new tech rather than being stuck in the windows 3.1 days.

Microsoft to Apple: 'Oh, yeah? Well, your font is too small'

Paris Hilton


Is there a template in Microsoft Office that the Apple legal eagles could have used?

Charlie Sheen explodes onto Twitter

Paris Hilton

Depends on where you work

That is Bree Olsen yes, and there is no internet policy where I work, what a shame :)

Paris because surely she is next on Sheen's tap list

Battlestar Galactica vets needed for online roleplay



I loath browser based clients, they require plugins that make your browser run like a pig when not playing. Looking at the site there it is Unity web player, caused me no end of problems in the past

$1,000 reward offered for stolen cancer research laptop



If ever I die of cancer that could of been cured or prevented because of this... I'm so gonna haunt her

NEC teases with two-screen Android tablet


Sounds like..

Microsoft's concept dual screen Courier tablet. I wish that Microsoft hadn't canned that project though as the concept vids looked great.

ACS:Law's mocking of 4chan could cost it £500k


Not enough...

Shame it's not 500k per individual breach.

I think he better see if he can get the money back on that Jeep he just bought.

I wonder if could honestly say he's never downloaded anything that he hasn't paid for.

Giant vulture menaces Scottish skies


Can you tell me how to get...

Members of the public are being told to keep a look out for a large yellow bird asking for directions to a certain street. Any one seeing the offending bird matching this description should not approach as it is considered dangerous and a threat to small children.

Diary of a somebody - life in iPhone 4 land

Jobs Horns

A perfect description....

of why you shouldn't be a sales monkey. Possibly one of the worst jobs on the planet after door to door sales and cold calling, I'd rather shovel pig s**t for a job

Jobsian drones shackle gamer with 'lifetime' iPad ban


The genius bar only serves half pints

Saturday was the first and last time I enter and Apple store, asked an employee for a dock adapter for an iphone 3gs and he had to ask to different people and search the internet before he knew what it was then had to check with another member of staff to see if they had any.....

20-25 mins to find out they didn't have them so he looked on the web again to see where to get one I said don't worry I can use bing.com to find that.

So I'm really not surprised by this story at all

'iPhone 4G' found on floor of bar


Accidental loss??

I think these things are 'planted' not lost. It's good free (to an extent) publicity for them.

School secretly snapped 1000s of students at home



"Never take candy offered by a stranger"?.... wait no thats not it.. "Never take a lappy offered by the school"



Total Photonic Reversal

Cross the streams!!

Adobe pushes out Flash security fix



Wasn't it Adobe who were recently touting that they don't release flash with bugs, it's flash developers that introduce bugs?

BOFH: The PFY Chronicles


1st person

If it's always been written from the 1st person perspective of BOFH why is it suddenly written from the 1st person perspective of the PFY.... PFY really taking on the mantle?


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