* Posts by envmod

331 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Mar 2010


Apple Watch 'didn't work on HAIRY FANBOIS, was stripped of sensor tech'


wearable tack

again, wearable technology demonstrates how totally useless it really is.

Hey Apple - what's the $178bn for? Are you down with OTT?


Re: BBC Death

completely agree - not sure why the downvotes...I think the audience on this site may be a little...er, grey.

Get internet access to those POOR country bumpkins, says UK.gov


Re: Farmers and Bumpkins, paaah @Boltar

whenever I try and post something this filled with colourful language and ire it is immediately rejected. I would like to know why this comment is allowed as it is mainly just random insults and vitriol and of little IT relevance whatsoever. I don't mind, I just wish I was allowed to shout at people like this guy is.

Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?


Battlefield Earth is definitely on my list... A more recent addition to it would be "A Good Day To Die Hard" - anyone seen that? Terrible terrible film...

Kiss your Glass goodbye: Google mothballs techno-specs (for now)


wearable tech - what a load of shit.

BT bemoans 'misconceived' SUPERFAST broadband regs


Re: BT Fibre

what the bloody hell are you talking about?


stupid ruling by ofcom

see title.

Apple Fanboi? Stand by to get Beats Music LIKE IT OR NOT



oh who even gives a shit any more. it's all bollocks anyway.

i'm into cassette tapes.

Lindsay Lohan ignores El Reg's tender twitterly advances


I know her, I'll have a word.

Pixel mania: Apple 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display


Re: Att unwarranted triumphalism

jealous much?

Apple, Google mobe encryption good news... for TERRORISTS – EU top cop



Is it just me or are law enforcement and intelligence agencies just plain lazy these days? All they can think about seemingly is monitoring the internet..it's like they can't see past that. I think they need to get back to more basic detective and intelligence gathering methods - they used to do OK before the internet was invented - many would say they used to do a better job in fact. Sure, the internet is undoubtedly going to play a part these days in investigations and intelligence gathering, but I think they need to re-learn some of the techniques they appear to have forgotten and like, actually get out of the office into the field once in a while.

Apple 'Genius': iPhone 6? We've had NO COMPLAINTS about our BENDY iThing


stupid people are always the problem

spend hundreds of pounds on the latest apple iphone - essentially a pocket-sized computer - then keep it in your back pocket and sit down on it. not remotely stupid that....i see so many people chucking their idevices (and androids etc as well) around willy-nilly, smashing the screen, scratching the whole thing up to buggery and generally taking bad care of them - it always amazes me. these are the people who likely also take very bad care of their laptops at work, download all sorts of nonsense onto them, eat their dinner off it and all the rest, then complain that it's "broken" through no fault of their own.

Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch


looks nice

android user here on an LG G3, but used to be iphone user so am fairly impartial. i think the device looks nice - people will want this phone. the new features, while maybe not revolutonary or even original are a welcome edition to the iphone - it will also be intersting to see (now that apple have climbed on-board), whether NFC gets the uptake and roll-out across retailers that it's needed for years. if so, i for one, will be pleased about that. screen resolution is slightly disappointing, given that i'm holding in my hand a device with a staggering 538 PPI - i would have liked to have seen apple innovate in this area. the apple watch looks very nice and i do actually find myself wanting one, which i have not felt with other smart watches. all in all i think a nice revision of the iphone and the apple watch i think will be really good by the the 3rd or 4th iteration, so i will be watching that space.

Moto 360: Neat gizmo – if you're a rich nerd


siri et al

does anybody here use siri/cortana/whatever else regularly? i do not know, and have never met anybody who uses it. sure, when you first get a phone with speech input you ask it a couple of "silly" questions, if you're lucky, you might get a "silly" answer in return, and you think "ooh, that's funny", promptly forget about it and never use the speech input again. nobody wants to talk to their phones/watches/tvs etc - you look like a twat. i've seen a couple of people with a samsung go-go-gadget-gear watch and you know what i thought?


stop trying to make us looks like twats various technology companies!

Mac security packages range from peachy to rancid – antivirus tests



ClamXav not mentioned on there I see...wonder how that fairs.

Apple reportedly inks deal with American Express for its iPhone payments system


Fine time to quote Douglas Adams...

"The particular way in which he was choosing to dice recklessly with death today was by trying to pay for a drinks bill the size of a small defence budget with an American Express Card, which was not acceptable anywhere in the known Universe."

Tor-rorists get sneaky Aphex Twin album peek in dance guru hypegasm



This is fucking fantastic news. Can't wait!

Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER



personally i'm waiting for the iHat. built-in headphones, flip-down display, vibration alterts and availble in a range of styles from top to flat-cap. also availble in hard-iHat variety for construction workers and/or The Village People.

Dusty pre-Facebook, pre-Twitter laws will do for social media crimes


completely agree

last thing we need are new laws written by people who have little understanding this subject. leave things be - the problem of trolling, revenge porn et al is mostly all media-hype anyway. in the grand scheme of things, and with the state of the world today, worrying about trivial matters (relatively speaking) and bringing in yet more legislation to appease the likes of mumsnet would be a huge mistake IMO.

Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE


i feel exactly the same - still rocking an older samsung 720p TV which does me absolutely fine. let's face it - it's only a TV. and most stuff on TV is shit anyway.

MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist



Looks suspiciously like the hole down into the ice made by the Predators in AVP if you ask me.


you're very obviously one of them.

LG drops G3 quad HD Android mobe with FRIGGIN' LASER camera


This is an excellent phone, be in no doubt

Despite having some misgivings after reading some average reviews of this phone from the usual tech sites, I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. This is a fantastic phone - it definitely feels "premium", has a knock-out screen which has wowed everyone who has seen it, great sound (through the built-in speaker and also when headphones are plugged in - loud and detailed, lots of range and dynamics). The look, feel and operation of this phone is as good as any I have had (I upgraded from an HTC One and have previously has iPhone 3G, 4 and 4S) if not better. The camera is superb - the automatic macro feature in particular is very impressive. The rear mounted buttons work a treat. Would not hesitate to recommend this - if you're looking for something a bit different, that not everybody has, go for the LG G3, you will not regret it - don't listen to any of the negative stuff about build quality, or the screen being "too sharp" (wtf)... it's bloody good all round.

DOH! Google’s internet of things vision is powered by… Mac OS


calm down dear.

Samsung Galaxy S5 in El Reg's claws: This time the 'S' is for 'sensible'



just want to say the "just a phone" argument annoys me every time I see it. it's not just a phone is it. it's a small pocket computer that does a whole host of things outside making phone calls. were this device only to have the ability to phone people up and cost £500+ then yes, it would be vastly overpriced. as it (and any other smartphone)does an awful lot more than that though, you're argument just makes you sound either ignorant or simply trying to argue for arguments sake...which makes youlook like an idiot.

Devs write 'film my shag' sex app for Google Glass


improve my shag

sod filming it, i want to see an augmented reality app that will make my partner look like megan fox.

No anon pr0n for you: BT's network-level 'smut' filters will catch proxy servers too


I'm done

I think I'm pretty much done with the internet. It's ruined. Party's over, pick up your coats and go home. We used to get on without it, I guess we can again. It's a terrible shame and kind of ironic, that the internet was the architect of it's own demise - sites like mumsnet etc would not have existed without the 'net but have brought about the destruction of the very ideas on which it was founded. What can I say - unfortunately the vast majority of people on Earth are reactionary idiots - time and time again has been humanity's downfall.

When I get the choice, I'm going to set my filter to maximim to appease Big Brother, then unplug the cable and go back to using my computer for word processing, art and playing (offline) games. Hell I might just get my old Speccy out and start using that.

Cheap 3D printer works with steel



"knives, and stabbing weapons"

fuck worrying about guns, they're too complicated. bladed objects on the other hand...

Boffins devise world's HARDEST tongue-twister


say ten times quickly

piece of piss.

where's my prize?

BT fattens flabby Global Services biz to puff and huff way to £32bn


Re: "Falling sales at BT's global services division"

BT very bad etc etc

Change the record mate.

You're more likely to get a job if you study 'social' sciences, say fuzzy-studies profs



er, i'm not an idiot or anything, but can someone explain to me what Sociology actually is? What are the aims of the profession? What are they hoping to achieve with this "Sociology"?

LG starts producing flexible, curvy displays you can STROKE



when do we get spherical phones?

New Terminator-style 'bots can self-assemble, leap, climb and SWARM



can't help thinking that any structures or tools etc created by these bots would be extremely prone to falling apart at the drop of a hat if all that's holding the various parts together are a few magnets. surely to be used for any practical purpose you need to ensure that any shape or structure created by these bots is as rigid and strong as a solid object?

Boffins explain bizarre here-one-month-gone-the-next 'third Van Allen belt'


too dangerous

all this van allen belt stuff just makes it appear increasingly unlikely anyone could have got past them and survived. i'm sure it's possible and one day soon-ish humans will breach this boundary, but it just doesn't seem very likely we could have done it prior to now.

Shopping list for Tesco: Eggs, milk, bread, tablets (the £60 7in Android kind)


Re: Accessories

bravo sir

Grand Theft Auto V: Violent, sweary and amazingly ambitious



i need a definitive answer on whether GTAV has multiplayer and whether the reviewer has had a chance to look at it yet.

First look: Apple iPhone 5S and 5C


Re: Whatever.

who the hell are you? you come into every smartphone thread and start banging on about your vintage nokia and how it still works. you've spouted the same crap about it working in "dead zones" about 5 times that i've seen. shut the hell up mate, nobody cares.

Official crackdown on Apple fanboi 'shanty town' ahead of London iPhone launch



what a couple of fucking numpties.

London Underground cleaners to refuse fingerprint clock-on



try blowing your nose immediately after you get off - it's quite alarming.

I think travelling into central london and back again every day on the tube (as I do) must be the equivalent of smoking 20 B&H a day.

who can I sue about this?

Should Nominet ban .uk domains that use paedo and crim-friendly words?



dodgy bastards. ban the website AND the play.

and fiddlers.

NSA slides reveal: iPhone users are all ZOMBIES



they must be in stitches about how so many people are likely going to be lining up to get their fingerprints on the NSAs records by using a shiny new iPhone 5S. next retina scans, after that full DNA profileing from a breath sample. to whit: a comprehensive database of billions of people - not just a database of numbers and text, but a database of genetic information. i bet TPTB can't fucking wait.

Headmaster calls cops, tries to dash pupil's uni dreams - over a BLOG


spot on

sounds like Kinnan's got it exactly right to me.

OK, forget the 3D telly fiasco: 4K is gonna blow you away - say tech giants


4K is old hat

it's all about 16K resolution for me.

It's the software, stupid: Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch bags big apps



i think it's fantastic that this watch comes with a pedo-meter. invaluable in this day and age, especially if you work at the BBC.

Furious Frenchies tell Apple to bubble off: Bling iPhone isn't 'champagne'



what about all the young lady chavs called Champagne, Chardonnay, Lambrini etc?

Boffins follow TOR breadcrumbs to identify users



TOR: does exactly the opposite of what it says on the tin.

Boffins lay bare exotic Lara Croft meteorite element ununpentium



this is the element supposedly powering the flying discs secretly kept at the S4 facility. something to do with the amplification of the gravity A wave apparently.

EXPLICIT VID: Man filmed trying to bang brand new 'budget iPhone'


doesn't look like a real phone

looks like a case around an iphone 4/s... why are there like, huge gaps between the camera opening and whatever is inside the case? if this is real the build quality looks atrocious.

Google goes dark for 2 minutes, kills 40% of world's net traffic


Re: Wot ? Google went offline ?

lol AltaVista doesn't exist any more, stop trying to be all "alternative".

'BLING BLING, BLING BLING' 'Hello, yes, my iPhone is made of GOLD'


it won't be gold enough!

all you people who think it's going to be like, shiny and gold are wrong. wrong i tell you!

it will be a light burnished gold-ish hue if anything, and matte.