* Posts by Craigness

1498 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Mar 2010


Scammers plunder gullible iPad owners' backdoors



The ipologist knows he posts garbage, for he chooses to go A/C.



Like the other guy said, people who have lots of money tend not to waste it.

Jobsian drones shackle gamer with 'lifetime' iPad ban



He had to make a reservation to be able to queue up to be able to buy it. Does the reservation process not involve some form of identification? If they have a lifetime limit policy I'd expect they have the ability to enforce it, at least to the extent that it's difficult to buy more than 10 without moving house.

Brit astrophysical model scoops £1.1m at poker



From the headline I was expecting a story about a mathematical model of the cosmos being applied successfully to the gaming tables, a victory for plucky British boffins. Reading this article made me feel inadequate.

Dell preps Windows Phone 7 portrait slider


Minimum spec

The limitation MS is imposing is one of minimum functionality. There is no wall preventing manufacturers beating the minimum, is there?

I've not heard of hardware referred to as a "walled garden" before. It normally means hardware owners are restricted in the services to which they connect, or the software they can install. Telling a user they can't have flash or use skype-like services on wi-fi is very different to telling them they can't install a camera in their phone!

Bromsgrove lass slapped with Boozbo


I would

I'd give her one*.

A drink.

Opera Mini tops the iTunes chart, but can it make any money?



on who says it, and what they base their announcement on.



Maybe it's topping the charts as people try it out. The question is, will it still be used in a month?

Oxburgh blesses Climategate boffins



Looks like I got downvoted for telling the truth.



If they didn't do much wrong, then the report can only say they didn't do much wrong. It's not a misuse of funds merely on the grounds that you don't like the reality it uncovered. It's only a waste of money because many people prefer conspiracies to the truth.


Just 15 days

It took a lot less than 15 days for the denial industry to spread their propaganda about a "trick" being used to hide the "decline in temperature". The BBC repeated this falsehood this morning during 5 Live's coverage of this story.

Facebook rejects CEOP 'panic button' demands (again)



CEOP is using the death of a 17 year old to bully Facebook in this matter. CEOP's website "thinkuknow.co.uk" has sections for kids of 5-7, 1-10 and 11-16. It's no wonder 17 year olds are vulnerable, with no help directed at them.

The CEOP main site has an "Information for..." section, with info for parents, young people, education professionals (do they mean teachers?) etc. There's no help there for paedophiles! That would be a good place to start.

Steve Jobs: 'Pad? That's my word'



Bill clearly owns the iPad trademark.

"Stephen P. Jobs"

Does the P stand for Pad?

Ten Essential Android Apps


I'm I'm I'm I'm I'm

There's an app called "Surprised ES File Explorer"?

Not being pedantic. Have real trouble reading things when the first word of the sentence is omitted.

Antarctic boffins obtain prehistoric deep ice core sample


Don't mention the volume!

"Nearly 40,000 square miles per decade over the last 30 years" is equivalent to a circle with a radius from London almost to Paris. Plonk that on the edge of Antarctica and you barely notice it, but more important is, as Poor Coco points out, is the *volume* of ice.

Greenman3610 is a good one for debunking the lies of the Global Tax Conspiracy alarmists:


Opera for iPhone: The review



(How) does security and animation work when everything is done on Opera's servers?

Microsoft's unveils 'social' phone for Boho hipsters



If it were being marketed as the "ultimate browsing experience" then you wouldn't sound like something that rhymes with flat.

A multitasking iPad? Let's bin the netbook


Too soon

Maybe one day we'll all have wifi/bluetooth compatible mass storage devices which we carry everywhere, and all files we ever need will be on a wifi/bluetooth-enabled device waiting for us to grab them. But until then we'll need USB, and even then we'll probably still favour USB external storage in some instances - it's faster and more secure than uploading stuff to "the cloud". I've got a desktop with a floppy drive, CDrw and USB ports. This enables me to transfer files in a number of formats (DVDrw happened after I bought this machine).

Anyway, the iPad doesn't completely remove USB - you just need to pay extra for an adaptor. That's as good a reason for leaving it out as any profit-seeking corporation can have.


57 channels and nothing on

That depends on what you mean by "limited". If you are happy to install 10,000 fart apps instead of something you want (Opera or Fennec in this case) then it's not limited. The Apps are limited to those SJ allows you to have - he dictates your choice.



It's usably fast for me. Upgrade to iPad if you want it to be unusably absent.

iPod implicated in US attack sub prang

IT Angle

Any excuse...

...for an iHeadline

Google slots nested labels, sneak peek experiments into Gmail


Not Tags

Check the official blog entry, linked in the article. Everyone else calls them folders.

iPhone 4.0: iAds, multitasking, and 98 tweaks


Why multitask?

I was surprised by the multitasking announcement. So many iPologists have claimed that the iPhone doesn't need to multitask on the grounds that it copied Palm (pre-Pre) in a magical and revolutionary (yet, apparently, irritating) way.

"Folders for grouping similar apps" sounds a lot like Palm too. I'm glad I didn't "upgrade" my Treo.

Leaked details on HP iPad challenger reveal tight fight



Apple products aren't better just because they have rounded corners.

Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx turns back on Yahoo! search switcheroo




Normal Human Being™ reviews the iPad



"It’s dumb that they didn’t include the case. You kinda need it."

What's dumb about squeezing a few extra bucks out of the fools who buy this thing? Is it also "dumb" that you need to buy an attachment if you want to transfer files to SD card?

"On more than one occasion I’ve found myself looking for a more comfortable way of holding it."

That's no surprise. When watching the adverts, concentrate on the legs rather than the fingers. Imagine what shape the back is in, and how the neck is angled.


The past of computing

A/C, why do you think nobody talks these days about the tablet pc being the future of computing when that claim is made for the ipad so very often? Do people have such short memories, or is the hype such that they think Steve Jobs invented this magical, revolutionary form factor?

Incidentally, if you can only think of 3 phones or 7 computers which have the functionality of the iphone, then you need to look at more non-apple products. There's some great stuff out there, and cheap too, for people with open minds.


Not good enough

It was while consuming media that she decided it was rubbish. I consume media on my netbook, in case you were wondering how I ever watch DVDs etc. I can even watch movies whilst taking a dump - I position the base on the side of the bath and tilt the screen to the required angle and look through the device to the movie beyond. I wash my hands before taking it to the kitchen to use as a cook book, obviously. Did you know you can use a netbook as a cook book? You simply place the device on the worktop and tilt the screen to the desired angle. It's really easy. It just works. Did you know you can show photographs on something with a keyboard? You don't need to wait for the devices of the future - it's all possible right now.

Murdoch tells old media to 'stand up' to Google, Bing


There is a right price

£1/day is too much for online. Murdoch thinks the web version should retail for the same as the online version, indicating that he thinks online consumer behaviour is the same as real world consumer behaviour and that the economies of scale from the internet should not be shared with his customers. He's not the only one though - books, songs and films all cost as much online as offline. Isn't the productivity gain from technology supposed to be where the little guy gets his "trickle down effect"?

Times websites want £1 a day from June


Has anyone else had this reaction to the news?




Yeah, don't pay Murdoch...get Sky

Google auto-alerts Gmailers to suspicious log-ins


There's always one...

...who only reads the headline

Palm OS on an iPhone - there's an app for that

Thumb Up


Well explainified.

Britain expels diplomat over faked passports in Hamas hit row


Guilty party?

I'm not sure he's being expelled because of his guilt, but because the UK has to show its displeasure. However, in doing so, we are no better then Israel itself:

4th Geneva Convention, article 33. No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed.

Amazon brews Kindleware for Apple's iPad



I've not seen an ipad or a Kindle, but I've tried reading books on a netbook and I've played with a Sony ebook thing in John Lewis. Trust me, you won't want to be reading books on the ipad unless you're among the most brainwashed of fanboys.

Mandy quango says Apple, Amazon are too obscure


2nd hand

Mp3s can't be bought 2nd hand and have no resale value, unlike a CD. I just visited Amazon, which was advertising Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" on the homepage. A 2nd hand copy can be bought for £4.23 (including postage), it will have maybe a few £s value in it for a few years to come and has all the advantages mentioned by the poster above. The mp3 album costs £7.99.

Loud sex ASBO woman back on the job



10.15am on a Sunday morning

I'd send her down for that alone.

Incredible Hulk snared on Street View


New costume

Now I know why I get strange looks when I'm out in my Dangermouse costume. People think I'm dressed up as any old "giant white mouse"!

A few alterations would make it a Pinky costume, but I might try Earthworm Jim instead.

US couple jailed for TV shoplifting brag



I used to think I wasn't clever enough to earn lots of easy money. Turn's out I'm not stupid enough either.

Opera Mini hits iTunes, awaits Apple verdict

Jobs Horns

Me too

"Apple can reject anything it likes" and whilst they do, I reject them.

Teen's mobe loaded with X-rated smut



Mr Glitter, 66, a retired singer from Vietnam, told The Sun he was shocked by what he found on his computer. "There were literally thousands of images, each one sicker than the last. After the first 5,000 I just couldn't watch any more. And they only sent me a tenner for compo"


Does not compute

...filthy paws all over my mobile phone. The people had recorded themselves doing everything.


...had been sent via bluetooth to the handset.

Pretty girl though. I wonder if she wants some acting work?

BT ordered to share telegraph poles for fast broadband


Land Tax

How about paying for infrastructure with a Land Value Tax? As it is, Townies pay for Wurzels' broadband, Wurzels' houses become more desirable, Townies don't get to share in the capital gain. Land Value Tax makes sense in many ways and can help end the cycle of property speculation which cripples this country every 18 years; even Churchill was in favour.

The $20K iPad



So it was inspired by a PC. Can the fanboys accept that Apple stuff doesn't come from the womb free of existing DNA, or did Jobs invent the mp3 player, smartphone and tablet PC?

Mozilla swats Firefox zero-day bug a week early



You must read a lot of RSS for that to be an issue. For me, the FF "awesomebar" is much more awesome than the Chrome version, and deleting unwanted cookies when the browser closes is something Chrome can't do.

Dell bars Win 7 refunds from Linux lovers


Don't want

If you don't want windows, you buy windows and ask the retailer for a refund. That has always been the way. It doesn't become an idiot strategy just because someone changed the rules without telling anyone. Only now that we know the new rules does it become an idiot strategy. New strategy: shop elsewhere.

Penguin because I'm running Linux on a (never windowized) Dell.

LG InTouch Max GW620



It's very simple - when a new technique is applied to an existing technology a new name must be found. If a new name is not available then the name of the technique or material must be used instead. Bathtubs, for example, were first made of tin but are often made of plastic these days. So, if you have a tin bath it's a bath but if you have plastic it's not a bath. Houses either have bathrooms or plasticrooms depending on the material used for the main item within the room.

Plastic bath = plastic

Tin bath = bath


This "phone" does not excite me. I'd prefer that they were honest and called it what it really is - plastic encased circuitry and chips. Without even a hint of Bakelite, it cannot be called a phone.

Troll because "I refer the reader to the post made some moments ago"