* Posts by KevinLewis

25 posts • joined 6 Apr 2010

Microsoft and Oracle are 'not your trusted friends', public sector bods


Dealing with the Devil you know

"One thing MS licencing isn't, is simple."... True, even had those in the know giving incorrect information. Though thankfully far easier and audit cheaper than Oracle.

HTC insists German 3G mobe sales ban is kaput



Shoot at close range.

Jarmageddon: Marmite spill sparks biohazard threat



I've never seen anything grow on Marmite, ever...

Unlike any other food sources/edible things such as bread, cheese (ok it's a given), salad items, fruit, etc.

Is the Marmite bacteria brown like Marmite? Or is it invisible?

HTC faces Xmas sales ban misery in Germany


I just hope there's a ban on patents..

Or maybe patent against these types of patents, a self destructing patents to end all patent trolls..

Psst, kid... Wanna learn how to hack?

Thumb Up


Could be a brilliant little Home Automation system...

Or maybe even a MythTV front end...

Or both? LinuxMCE?

That kind of money and design, and the possibilities are endless.

ALL US pro basketball to be played by topless strippers


If they are going to be playing in heels they will surely be rubbish at dribbling, unlike everyone else at the venue and watching from home...

TalkTalk gears up to 2012 YouView roll-out



Damn didn't realise they were running the show... won't be buying into that then.

Electric car crash leads to battery blaze


Eco warrior's to shame...

Hardly an Enviromentally friendly car if it goes up producing more toxins than a regular gas guzler car on fire...

(Yes I realise that it's not Eco friendly in the first place as all the "where does the elec come from" and "what happens to used batteries".. blah blah blah..)

Ubuntu republic riven by damaging civil wars


But I am a Linux Novice...

I am a bit of a novice when it comes to Linux. I am mainly a Windows user, and have used OSX.

I installed Ubuntu 9 on a laptop we had, and liked it, and upgraded to 10 and used AWN for the menu, then 11.04 and 11.10...

I just don't get GNOME3. It makes no sense. I can't find anything, it runs terribly slow on my laptop - yes it's a few years old, but 10 worked fine. I may give it a few more weeks to see if I get used to it.. but I reckon I am going to downgrade for the better...

New iPhone offered for sale via unauthorised outlets


Bad joke alert..

"Apple did not respond to calls at the time of writing."

Is it that they were using an iPhone 5 with an even worse aerial reception, or they were too busy suing Samsung?

Dyson spouts hot air



Is it more efficient as a oil filled radiator, or is it just a load of hot air?

Sweden rolls out invisible infrared tank


Council planning...

Could this be used to fool your local council into thinking their draconian planning and building regulations have triumphed, when in fact the owner's got exactly what they wanted?

Four months' porridge for 20-minute Facebook riot page


I Predict A Riot...

So does that mean that the title of the Kaiser Chiefs song should put them all in prison? Didn't they cause all this? They predicted it after all..

Oh rubbish me too for putting that as a title? But I never said which country your honour...

If his intent was to cause a riot, surely he would have kept the comment up there? This is plain simple craziness. Where the hell did common sense go?

Oxford adds woot! to dictionary


Jet Wash

Don't think I'll be taking my car to the local Jet Wash for fear of an F16 wiping it down.

X-51A hydrocarb scramjet flames out in second test


All great...

..but when can I use it to get to and form un-work quicker?

Computers locking up kids in NSW


Heads in Cloud

Maybe they should move all this data stuff to the iCloud and then it will work flawlessly... pah.

Has Steve Jobs killed the consumer hard disk industry?


RE: he'd like to think so I'm sure

"these sweeping generalisations and broad-brush knee jerks are starting to get on my tits"

That comment has made my morning... THANK YOU!!

Can you think of a world, where we don't every have any id (passport, driving license), where we have no paperwork, and then some idiot accidentally deletes the wrong person out of the system, and you no longer exist? Why am I thinking Demolition Man??

End of HDD? Nah. Maybe use a different format, but everthing on the Cloud? You must be having a laugh.

Interwebs stunned by musical atrocity


I feel ill

And it's only Monday.. Monday, Monday, yesterday was Sunday Sunday, tommorrow only Tuesday Tuesday then comes the next day...

As they say in the states... I need to BARF.

Clear Channel turns digital billboards into 'store fronts'


Buy a magners?

It's 9 o'clock on a Friday evening waiting for a bus, buy a Magners from the billboard... but where's my drink?

I can imagine smashed bill boards from disgruntled stupid buyers... well kids already smash the vandal proof glass.

Leicester Council's iPad can chair meetings


Council toys..

Next they'll need an iPhone obviousily for phone calls and dictation, and iTouch's for secretary's to type up the dictation. Maybe each to have segway's to cut down their carbon footprint between walking too the desk in the office to the meeting room....

...and then a laser... what for? Who knows, but every evil son of a gun wants one in the movies!

Maybe a fountain that spews out liquid gold would be a good idea too?

iPad's for the office? What a frigging joke. Like previousily said you can get a cheap netbook, with touchscreen and spinning screen, and then can at least connect it up with a projector for the mass audience.


Council's school-snoop-op ruled illegal


Council Bill

Do they get their Council Bill refunded as well?

Surely the idiot who abused these powers be faced with criminal charges?

Smart meters pose hacker kill-switch risk, warn boffins


Gary McKinnon

Guess that's what Nasa thought until Gary McKinnon came along and whoops...

Don't tell Gary that there's UFO evidence in the meters....


Chaos by randomness

Sure if someone want's to hit a specific target it will be harder... but why not just release a virus that just randomly buggers people up? One minute takes number 42 down, then takes out a hospital, someone 300 miles away, fire station, etc... basically do a mass denial of service attack to the UK, US or wherever.

Nothing is impossbile, somethings are just improbable..

Council wins motorbike charges case



I am a car driver

I am a motorcyclist

I am a cyclist

I've done all of the above in London.. and no I haven't knocked off anyone's wing mirrors, juimped lights, killed small animals... but then I may be a miniority.

So it's ok if it doesn't affect you? It's a £1 today, it'll then go up and up just like car parking. Either way it's yet another way to rip road users off. Westminister will then get more Parking Attendents... there'll be more penalties given out both Car and Bike.. more revenue raised.. still less spent on the roads.

Then it will spread to neighbouring councils...

Soon they'll also make cyclists pay for parking. Then make you pay to use council parks...

So maybe a biker should leave the bike at the train station for free, but do you REALLY want more people on your crowded train in the morning? If prices rise to the level of cars, it may make more sense to leave the bike at home and take the car to work, especially in the winter, may as well keep warm. Do you really like the extra congestion?

Pirates - Cos Westminster Council will screw you every which way it can...

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


Corr blimey...

Apple and Open Source mentioned in the same sentence? Are you having a giraffe?


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