* Posts by snarf

16 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Jun 2010

Russia could chop vital undersea web cables, warns Brit military chief


Re: "Can you imagine a scenario where those cables are cut or disrupted?"

"You know what's most pathetic? The fact that I, a 45 year old bloke, gets the reference. It's Friday evening, time for a few swift ones in the pub on the way home."

Your nickname on this forum is FuzzyWuzzys. Nobody expects you to have grown up. ;)

Climate shocker: Carry on as we are until 2050, planet will be fine


Re: @snarf

I've not noticed, as I don't watch BBC broadcasting and rarely read their news. But my preference is for unbiased reporting, which is not what you get here on this topic. Makes me wonder exactly whose agenda is being pushed.

Carry on assuming though, by all means.


When are we going to see a non-sceptic article on climate change in El Reg?

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Climate shocker: Carry on as we are until 2050, planet will be FINE

Greenland ice SIMPLY WOULD NOT MELT in baking +8°C era 120k years ago

Climate watch: 2012 figures confirm global warming still stalled

Global warming still stalled since 1998, WMO Doha figures show

New science upsets calculations on sea level rise, climate change

Climate NON-change: No increase in droughts since 1950, say boffins

Steady Antarctic ice growth 'limits confidence in climate predictions'

Swedish boffins: An ICE AGE is coming, only CO2 can save us

Ice sheets may stabilise for centuries, regardless of warming

New science: SEAS WILL RISE due to CO2 ... but not for centuries

Salt marshes will suck CO2 from air faster and faster as seas rise


Axe to grind, much?

Google files patent for eyewear that SHOOTS LASERS


Re: Sounds tricky

It sounds like you have to touch a particular point on the opposite hand while that point is jumping around every time you move your head or that hand, and while the touching hand is blocking the beam.

I would hope that it would be a little more sophisticated than that. I'd imagine the software will be able to recognise and track your hand as it moves relative to the camera.

RIM adds 15,000 new BlackBerry 10 apps in one weekend


Vague accusations of bias

"Having a well-stocked app store is widely perceived as being essential for the success of any mobile platform. Apple, by far the leader in this category, boasts some 775,000 apps in its iOS App Store, and the Google Play store has nearly as many."

How can Apple be "by far" the leader in this category, if Google Play has "nearly as many" apps?

Anti-virus products are rubbish, says Imperva


Re: Oh go on, I'll feed em...

Yeah, because the FOSS brigade are exactly who dictate the direction of Microsoft's security policy...

I've misappropriated the Sherlock icon, as I'll have some of what you're smoking, cheers.

Apple supremo Tim Cook's pay packet slashed 99% in 2012

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Re: @snarf

Some people agree with you, but the majority of the (growing) readership doesn't.

What on earth are you talking about? How do you know that the majority of the readership doesn't agree with me?

Have you taken a poll as to how many people think you have a good attitude toward others' opinions? Or show a measured response to criticism? These are the only opinions I have offered in this thread.

I believe you are attributing opinions to me that I have not authored. Funnily enough it is you here that is displaying prejudice and preconception. Especially when I take another look at your rant - how much of that is actually a direct response to my initial post?

Kindly do not put words into my mouth and then berate me for them.

To be honest I am not going to dignify the rest of your remark with a reply, you are consistently rude and react badly to criticism so I'm just going to leave it there.

Or to put it in parlance you might understand: Zero fucks given. Moving on.


Re: @snarf

You seem to be labouring under the misapprehension that there is only one form of criticism, to whit objective. I humbly suggest looking the term up in the dictionary if you will persist in this semantic tomfoolery.


Re: @snarf


Wow Trevor, great response. Is that how you respond to all criticism, with a disproportionate and offensive diatribe?


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Re: @Sean Timarco Baggaley

Wow Trevor, great attitude. So as long as the balance of opinion is positive, any criticism is irrelevant? As long as you're pleasing your advertisers who gives a damn?


Amazon outage whacked Netflix US customers on Christmas Eve

Paris Hilton

And YOU want to tryst your data with the cloud?

Nice Freudian slip there!

Feeling poor? WHO took all your money? NOT capitalist bastards?

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Re: Right and wrong at the same time

Having a mortgage does not equate to being indebted. Only if you are in negative equity. Suggesting a reasonably well off American exceeds the wealth of the bottom 40% is either facetious or merely ludicrous.

Google wingmen rain Project Glass on San Francisco


Worm hunters

Some of these developers will be releasing the first wave of apps for this device, and thus coining in on their seemingly extravagant $1500 purchase.

Subject is in reference to the early bird, of course.

Apple 15in MacBook Pro with Retina Display


Want one in 13" please, Apple

Bizarre how many people care enough about this to write posts slagging it off. Don't like it? Vote with your feet... Don't buy it.

I also find it odd that people are moaning about stuff like the lack of an optical drive or the reduced storage that comes with SSDs rather than spinning disks. The standard Macbook Pro line has been updated as well, so if these are your requirements then just buy one of them. It'll save you a good few quid in the process. Unless, you want all this plus the high res display. Well... as has been stated elsewhere... hopefully the market will respond to this, in the same way that it has to the Macbook Air, and this kind of screen will become the norm over the next couple of years. Kudos to Apple for pushing the envelope.

Personally I'm hoping they release a 13" version next year... Until then I'm going with the MBA update. I like portability in my laptops and even at approx 2kg, the 15" form factor is a touch on the large side for me.

Of course, it's not all about Apple. I am looking forward to the Zenbook UX21A when that comes out...

Apple to lead fanbois 'Back to the Mac'


Back to the Hackintosh

You can build your own "Mac" for a fraction of the price.

Just throwing it out there... somebody had to!

Apple reels as Steve Jobs Flashturbates


Where are all the grannies?

Why do people always bang on about these "Grannies who just bought an iPad"? Has anybody actually met one?