* Posts by Malcolm 2

18 publicly visible posts • joined 9 May 2011

Yay, we're all European (Irish) now on Twitter (except Americans)

Malcolm 2
Black Helicopters

You're damned either way

Is this a case of “damned if you do, and damned if you don’t”? Will employees and directors of an EU company that refuses to disclose, be liable to arrest if they ever travel to the US?

Sorry children, the family trip to Disney World is indefinitely postponed …

BT Home Hub SIP backdoor blunder blamed for VoIP fraud

Malcolm 2

HH3

I am perhaps showing my ignorance / naivety here, but when I signed up for BT Infinity on my business account, the only choice I got from BT was a Home Hub 3. Is there a business alternative? The HH3 is fairly c..p, but I have yet to find a good replacement. Suggestions welcome.

Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register

Malcolm 2
Flame

Re: IT angle? Who cares?

"There may have been a pocket calculator in use at some point ...".

Oh, I hope not. For this type of project, it has to be a slide rule. I would love to have been present at the Meteor engine test. The sound must have been magnificent - I noted the ear defenders, as well as the fire extinguisher.

(the flame logo is for what comes out of the exhaust - brilliant project)

RBS faces biggest ever fine for THAT huge IT meltdown – leak

Malcolm 2

Re: Corporate fines == useless

Cliff, I admire your optimism.

The day has yet to dawn that shareholders / investor groups will have a real and fundamental impact on the actions of any company board. The cynic in me says that it never will.

Get NAS-ty: Reg puts claws to eight four-bay data dumpsters

Malcolm 2

Re: Or alternatively... Fractal Node 304 case

As an aside, I have been looking at building my own NAS using the Fractal Node 304 case. What software did you go for?

Revealed: GCHQ's beyond top secret Middle Eastern internet spy base

Malcolm 2
Black Helicopters

Re: TRAITORS

"... giving up reading the Daily Mail, voting UKIP and getting out more ..."

Dear AC, I hope that you will not be too offended if I object to your lumping of the Daily Mail and voting UKIP in the same sentence. I am not a Daily Mail reader, but, for my sins, I did vote UKIP at the recent EU election. My reason for doing so is that I believe in a democratically accountable state (naive I know), something that current the European plutocracy is not. I voted "yes" in 1975. That was for a common market and a mutually beneficial alignment of neighbour states. If there ever is another referendum, I will be voting to leave.

Vodafone brings African tech to Europe

Malcolm 2
Coat

No need

"... but switch on the central locking in their Range Rovers"

No need to lock the doors, Range Rovers do it automatically as soon as you drive away (I gather that it's to stop the unwashed from snatching one's Rolex at traffic lights).

BTW I have neither a RR or a Rolex

BT snatches crown: Soars to top of complaints list

Malcolm 2
Unhappy

No real beef other than the irritating woman and 20,000 layers of options (Ok, I exaggerate)

The few times that I have had reason to contact BT customer support, once you are through to a human I have found the service to be very good (admittedly it is BT Business support). It is that irritating woman and the seemingly never ending layers of options that wind me up.

Sony can't wait to flash you its enormous disc ... a 1TB Blu-ray spinner

Malcolm 2

Re: Must be a cruel twist of fate!

h4rm0ny ... Yes, quite bizarre. Its a strange world.

Malcolm 2

Re: Must be a cruel twist of fate!

"I've never even got that far. Every now and then I look online to see if the price of blank Blu-Ray media has fallen to sane levels ..."

Me too, I expected that BDXL would be the answer to home backup, but the cost of the media is crazy - and no, I don't trust the cloud, even if my internet connection had the bandwidth to support it.

LOHAN cops a faceful of smutronyms

Malcolm 2
Happy

Jeri Ryan

I think that I have just posted in the wrong thread - evidently distracted.

Judicious Emergency Remote Initiated Rapid "Yes Abort Now"

WIN a RockBLOCK Iridium satellite comms module

Malcolm 2
Paris Hilton

Jeri Ryan

Judicious Emergency Remote Initiated Rapid "Yes Abort Now"

Four ways the Guardian could have protected Snowden – by THE NSA

Malcolm 2

Re: How about strapping a micro-SD card to a homing pigeon's leg?

Have you tried pigeon pie?

Malcolm 2
Happy

Re: How about strapping a micro-SD card to a homing pigeon's leg?

Granny alwasys said that there was nothing new under the sun. Did't really believe her at the time ...

Facebook's request to the flash industry: 'Make the worst flash possible'

Malcolm 2
Black Helicopters

Re: I'd buy that for a dollar!

So will the NSA ...

Ikea to integrate TV, Blu-ray, sound system into sideboard

Malcolm 2
Pint

My wife will love it

Like many good ideas, a blindingly obvious way to go if done well. No need to buy an expensive piece of furniture just to cut holes in to accomodate all of those annoying cables. A lot will depend on the quality of the electronics.

Four months' porridge for 20-minute Facebook riot page

Malcolm 2
Unhappy

Something's wrong here

When someone making a stupid post on Facebook gets 4 moths in jail whereas drunk drivers that cause accidents which result in injury to people and damage to property get a paltry fine, a driving ban and maybe, if she/he is unlucky, a suspended sentance.

HP's beloved 12c calculator turns 30

Malcolm 2
Happy

16C still going strong

Still have my HP 16c and it is still in (almost) daily use. Love it. Get really confused if I have to use a "standard" calculator (although that could also have someting to do with my age. I seem to remember that it cost me a small fortune at the time.

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