* Posts by CASIOMS-8V

56 publicly visible posts • joined 18 May 2010


Brit couch potatoes increasingly switching off telly boxes in favour of YouTube and Netflix


Re: No

Thanks for the advice all , so with a TV capable of receiving broadcasts which doesn't have the antenna cable in and hasn't been tuned in I still have to pay to be on the safe side I guess.

It's not good to risk getting fines and stuff with my job.

I really wish the TV license was done properly so you subscribe to free view or something with your license details so people like me can opt out if we want to. I see it as a TV tax propping up an organisation I don't want anything to do with. Shame.


Re: Brilliant?

Totally agree wondering if I can stop paying the TV tax , er license


I have switched completely and so do I still need a TV license ?

I haven't watched TV for years but still pay for the license. I switched 100% to Netflix / Amazon Prime / Youtube years ago. I looked it up on the TV Licensing website and it was a bit cryptic saying ' if you think you don't need one stop paying , tell us, and we may visit you and fine you if we decide otherwise ' or words to that effect.

Has anybody else stopped using TV 100% and stopped paying the license with no problems ?


India's Martian MOM clocks up 1,000 days circling the red planet


Re: India has a space program...

Well said Sir !

Moto X: It's listening to you. But can voice control finally take off?


Agreed - very underwhelmed.

Crap computers in a crap box: Smart-meter blackouts risk to UK


Re: Whilst I can see the value.....

Yes I am sure it will also enable the power companeis to provide more agressive peak usage charges in the future too.

Drilling into 3D printing: Gimmick, revolution or spooks' nightmare?


Games Workshop Space Marines, old Airfix kits

more than i could have ever imagined maybe ?

WORLD temporarily FREED from BURDEN of TWITTER!


Re: Great stuff

wives can use el Reg too you know

MEGAGRAPH: 1983's UK home computer chart toppers


I feel lucky to have been around at the dawn of home computing and watching how rapidly it has grown and changed our world.

End of days: Possessed POWERPOINT predicts Mayan Apocalypse


Re: Time to die

Never gets old no matter how many times I hear that. One of the reasons why Bladerunner has been for many years and will most likely continue to be my favorite film.

thanks for lifting up the end of a hard day

Canadian man: I solved WWII WAR HERO pigeon code!


My god

It was Cthulhu all along

Samsung chucks 'free' Galaxy S III at dragon sketcher


I want one. it's the RAWR and fire breathing from the dragon which has sold it to me. Is there a gelskin with this design yet?

Commodore founder Jack Tramiel dies at 83



20 GOTO 10


ICO 'enquiring' about Google's serving of tracking cookies


Re: google.com ain't the problem

I have been told that using No Script in Mozilla and blocking 'google analytics' enables you to avoid this tracking - would be interested to know if anyone else knows better

Hey Commentards! This pre-populated 'reply to' is for you



Japanese boffins fear virus nicked spacecraft blueprints


Don't play games with me your higness

I want those plans, and you have them

Feds probe naked Scarlett Johansson outrage


She can use my phone

It's far less likely to be hacked. I wouldn't mind.

Hacked Sun site greatly exaggerates Murdoch's death


i thought

> A few dozen people imposing their will on a few million, very unpleasant.

You were talking about the News International board of directors there.

LulzSec hacks EVE Online as rampage goes on


what he said

"Also there is no reference to the post at the Eve Online website from the COO stating they took both the game servers and web site offline in response to a DDoS attack for them to check for signs of compromise."

CCP didn't cave in to the DDOS as the author of the article suggests. They cautiously took the entire thing offline as they were worried the DDOS was a smoke screen for something else. Which correct me if I am wrong it is understood this is what happened with SONY?

As for the forum wailing - the EvE forums are always wailing. I haven't had time to read them all but the few pages I read on General Discussion very early this morning showed a balanced view with about half saying good job CCP - you can't be too careful and the other half comprised of naive nitiwts wanting free stuff for the downtime.

I salute CCP for how they reacted to this. Paying customer for several years btw.

Metro Bank in schoolboy email error snafu


The pizza company

Care more about you than your bank.

Cybercrooks turn Eve Online into botnet battlefield


CAOD is that way -->

Just sad this got onto El Reg instead of remaining where it should have been . . . .

Ten... fantasy gadgets you wish you owned


Me too

Would swap Peril Sunglasses for a Babel Fish any day.

And why hasn't someone done a Hitch Hikers Guide skin for a 3G mobile yet ??

Sony’s sorry saga snowballs


You can have my 32" VEGA CRT

If you are prepared to collect. I will even give you a free beer.

Sony implicates Anonymous in PlayStation Network hack


Blame Anonymous

This morning I got up and went to the fridge for my normal glass of orange juice.

I came away with a glass of milk, Anonymous are in my fridge hacking my drink choices.

Australians safe from Mortal Kombat


Finish Him

that is all

US robot ornithopter spy-hummingbird in flight test triumph


I hope it looks like a boy humming bird

Or there could be some really interesting video feeds during mating season

Oz news team pays homage to Carry On


Is it wrong of me ?

I want to emigrate to Australia on the basis of these clips.

Anna Chapman to design Russian space uniforms



"globally famous for being the only one of the deep-cover spy ring unmasked by the US last year who is even mildly attractive, "

You owe me a new keyboard Lewis !

Disconsolate Spanish smokers driven out into blizzard


Vile emissions

I can think of quite a few vile emissions I have had to put up with from some in public but none were smoke

Stay at home and watch telly, trade bodies urge Brits


last on the list

I too would rather tighten the belt every where else other than the cherished social fizzy happy pop at my local pub.

In these times of austerity I have reduced the frequency of my visits however.

Great white sharks menace Blighty


Not worried

Until they get frickin lasers

Little Chef in 'I ♥ Charlie' t-shirt outrage


You Sir

Win this thread.

+1 Internet Points

MoD labels Facebook Places a 'targeting pack' for terrorists


I am not on Facebook but

I just bought some asparagus and like the 80's television program 'Minder.'

Just thought everyone should know.

HABITABLE ALIEN WORLD discovered 20 light-years away!


future terraformers -

If you get a cryptic message from someone in the corporation about the site of a crashed alien wreck which is bound to earn you lots of bounty credits or a holiday on a pleasure world ignore it.

Or show up wearing some old steel visor helmet or similar.

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


I also heard

that the coffee was cold

Facebook staff get stuck into NFC


no thank-you !

Personally I would rather avoid all of these payment methods. I just don't want it. I don't mind using my Oyster instead of a paper ticket for tube and train, but I would not want to use my Oyster or Banking Card or Mobile for any of these payment methods.

I hope we have a choice whether to enable this or not if it becomes fitted as standard into future devices.

UN appoints alien liaison boffin


I am fairly sure

The invasion already happened but the invaders were so small relative to our world they were eaten by a small dog or something.

I for one have a towel at the ready, just incase.

UK insurer hit with biggest ever data loss fine


ICO = UK Data ?

Wouldn't the ICO only potentially be involved if it was UK data ?

Not stating as a fact, just interested to know

MOON SHRINKING FAST - shock NASA discovery


Sorry !

That's no moon . . . . . .

Dell crafts mother of all graphics cards

Paris Hilton

Just wondering

How much it costs and how many winter gas bills I need to save on before payback with that mother blowing hot all night . .

Paris, cos, well you know

Nothing succeeds like XSS


Actually really good fun

"Each user of NoScript has the difficult task of learning and understanding how the web is constructed, so as to make informed judgments about what bits of it have access to run programs"

I've been using it for years and I actually found it really fun seeing all the different domains involved to run a particular site, third party ads, traffic monitoring, google analytics etc.

I have had friends use my machine and wince in pain when websites don't load all the content, after I explain about NoScript and show them what to allow / keep blocked they generally end up installing it themselves.

Google experimenting with spy drones, says German maker


Gordon Freeman moment

Wanted - Crowbar

Bound robbery victim IMs for help with toes


Beer o7

Amy Windom I salute you o7

Naomi Campbell admits handling 'blood diamonds'



That comment reminds me of the scene from The Omen involving the nanny, a length of rope, and a window.

Battle joined for future of open source IPS

Thumb Down

Anna Chapman ?

Saw a picture of an alluring Russian spy and read an article about IPS.

Left dissapointed.

Burger van busted offering free takeaway porn


Would you like a shake with that?

Beer & Burgers & Pron must mean a SOHO eatery idea for some enterprising filth monger . .

Did the iPad just save Wired, and Conde-Nast?

Paris Hilton

I can see this working

I can see a future of girls reading Vogue etc on their iPads, its just a bit smaller than the slimmed down magazine size and the option to have embedded movies, make up demonstrations, linking straight to where to buy / reserve new clothes etc will be a win. Instead of cat walk photo shoots you can get a little movie with sound of the latest bit of flutter.

It's cute. I had a demo version which I was looking at in a pub before they were released in the UK and all the surrounding girls loved it's cuteness.

Afterall it's perfect for a handbag no ?

I am sure there will be applications for us guys too but I can just imagine the excitement of my magazine devouring GF at this. OMG ! many magazines all on my iPad in one place with the latest stuff, the old stuff I can read *whenever I want* over and over and look ! Movies of clothes !

happy for less coffee table clutter.

Paris cos she's cute too.

She probably has the Art of War on hers.

GCHQ imposes Whitehall iPhone ban



iPhone = pretty and large screen

BB = better typing and smaller screen

Even the most fervent of my iPhone buddies suffer keyboard envy of the amazing Bold 9700

Yeah iPhones are more fun to play with but if you are firing out mails BB wins hands down

Balinese lad seduced by bovine temptress


Nothing to see here . . .

MOOOve on

Sneaky bin chipping still in the bag for UK.gov



"If you have a common bin for several parties, you're out of luck - simple as that."

Or in luck if you are the one getting the goodies from being such a nice re-cycling person.

Or out of luck depending on whether fines are being shared out for overly heavy waste collections for the entire property, you share a fine for wasteful neighbours.

Regardless as you freely admit it works in your village so bad luck for everyone else right?