* Posts by greensun

36 posts • joined 15 Jun 2010

It's official: Steelie Neelie is a triple-triple-TRIPLE win digital woman


5-year-old boys are worse at reading than 5-year-old girls.

If these stupid sexists in Brussels ( and everywhere ) want to make us all equal then they should start by ensuring that 5-year-old boys are not falling behind girls and educating them properly would increase our GDP by the equivalent of 6.7 Icelands, according to my own ScienceFreeBullshitGenerator.

Men and women are different. Forcing people into jobs they don't want is bad for us. Denying jobs to people because they have a penis is disgusting.

Samsung stakes claim to smartwatch market with Galaxy Gear


Re: So utterly pointless

I have just started a Kickstarter project for a "Dumb Term Watch"



Re: Nope

On that note, well, not the last one but the previous one: How much energy does a wound watch spring store, compared to a watch battery ? I Googled a bit, with no luck.

Boffin's claim: I have found how to get girls into tech


Re: Big deal, I can get tech into girls ..

The next thing you know, you'll be reporting us for finding the word "dongle" funny. Oh, hang on...

Bjarne Again: Hallelujah for C++


Re: Any programming language is a tool

Programming languages ( anything ) should be as complicated as they needs to be to do the job, but no more.

Does anyone here really think C++ is that ?!

C++ is stuff grafted onto stuff grafted onto stuff grafted onto stuff grafted onto C, with each grafting adding complications solely to desperately try and retain backward-compatibility.

Because C++ is the result of that, it is a bloody mess.

Magpie Apple plunders the competition for cosmetics, as egos run wild


Re: Whats funny about this...

1. By "opacity" I think you mean "transparency" ?

2. You are merely pointing out that Apple copyied things before they copied the things the article points out they are now copying.

Wiki: "[Hypercard] was initially released in August 1987, with the understanding that Atkinson would give HyperCard to Apple only if they promised to release it for free on all Macs."

3. You "would sell body parts for the new Mac Pro" and, funnily enough, you will have a desk covered in computer parts when you try and add anything to it.

Cold, dead hands of Steve Jobs slip from iPhones: The Cult of Ive is upon us


Except it's not that simple.

If Apple succeeds with its closed systems and patent wars, innovators will suffer. I assume many people commenting are ( wannabe ) innovators themselves ( I know I am ), hence the schadenfreude when Apple's evil ways turn to shit amd true innovation triumphs.

Android is a mess and needs sprucing up, admits chief


Indeed. It's a way of making money for Google. They're a for-profit company so if they can collect data with Google+ and make money from that, they will. If they can make money from the social network part of it, they will. If they can sell third-world kidneys to fat Russians with it, they will.

The statement ( and most of the article ) was stupid, possibly just trolling, have a nuke.

Mystery Sony big-screen ereader to sport E Ink bender


Re: A4

Sony = Memory Stick = Avoid.

Shame, it looks like what I want too.

Gates and Allen reshoot historic 1981 Microsoft photo

Paris Hilton

"both participants look considerably more stylish than they did 32 years ago."

Styles were different 32 years ago.

Paris, cos she's always fashionable.

Infinite loop: the Sinclair ZX Microdrive story

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Boffins implant almost-cellphone in the BRAIN


Animal torture for fun and profit :-(

Samsung Wallet slavishly copies inspired by Apple Passbook


Not just Samsung

Oh noes, EVERYONE is copying Apple's ticket idea ! :


Seriuosly, does Apple pay people to write this stuff ?

A Linux penguin, cos Apple stole BSD.

LG acquires webOS from HP – but not for mobile kit


Re: Good luck to LG

Your main point is utter garbage - "This OS is rubbish because my browser crashed" ?! "Badly supported" maybe, "Shambolically developed" maybe.

Your last two paras are "correct" and "probably correct" though.

Earth-sized planet found at Alpha Centauri B


150 million meters per hour is pretty good for a tank.

NASA releases stunning image of our universe's distant past


Re: Great image, but

The people voting this down need to go and have a good think.

New guide: Bake your own Raspberry Pi Lego-crust cluster


Re: Well, crap!

Would it have been too much for the "Journalist" to ask Professor Cox for this figure ?

Boffins zapped '2,000 bugs' from Curiosity's 2 MILLION lines of code


Re: WTF?

The know it wasn't confusion about units.

The genius author made that up, maybe to appeal to Dail Mail readers who want to tut about what's wrong with the world, whatever the facts


Windows 8: Microsoft's tablet-desktop still painful to swallow


PDF thumbnails do not work out of the box in Windows 7 and the add-ons to enable it don't work in Windows 7 64 bit, or Windows 8:


PDF is a very popular, open format, MS's operating systems should be able to support it out of the box and it is pathetic that they cannot.

Folder size is not available in an Explorer column, hasn't been since the hack for XP that enabled it was broken by Vista.

And you agree that device management is a mess.

So I can't see how you make that "most of that is there in Win7" ?


The problem is, every time they bring out a a new OS, they don't fix stuff that was wrong or missing in the previous versions, they just put a new front end on and say it's faster.

It is 2012, Windows is 27 years old but it can't do PDF thumbnails, Explorer can't show you the size of a directory and device management is a mess. For example.

That is, frankly, pathetic.

Gov: We want cheap police tablets and by God we'll get them


Re: "We want cheap tablets"


They can buy standard ruggedized android tablets, with standard software for a reasonable price.

Or they can be ripped off by a reseller, knock 18 million quid off the bill, and STILL get ripped off.

Which path do you think they are taking ?


That video was funny and topical when I first saw it 30 years ago.

But now it demonstrates nothing other than (y)our age.


Re: give them google nexus 7s?

Just 1K ?

You 'avin a laugh ?

ICANN anoints new internet kingpin


Chehade used to work with Atallah.

Is just one of those coincidences or is ICANN all about who you know, not what ?

Sir Isaac Newton's life rendered as KML


if they makes these for severl contemporenous people then cross reference them, we see who did meet ( and we already know about ) and, more interestingly, who might have met but that we weren't aware of.

Record numbers of readers flock to The Register

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Nuclear Mars tank prepares for 8-thruster dance


12.3 mph ??

Yew shure ?

LG: 1mm bezel on your telly, anyone?


Why, technically does an LVD screen need any bezel ? Surely the connectors etc can be bent ?

Because once the bezel is gone, we can build any size screen from lots of little ones.

And that's the end of the big-screen manufacturers.

Why is why I suspect they are not making bezel-free TVs, right now.

US stealth bombers finally get nuke-nobbling super bomb


"it is dropped from significantly higher up so that it hits with even greater force "

Are you sure ? The Tallboys did not reach terminal velocity ?

PlayStation Network credit cards protected by encryption


Sony paying the price for a ridiculous hiring process ?

Following an initial telephone interview, Sony wanted me to go to Austria for a follow-up.

But if I did not accept or was not offered the job, I would have to pay for the flight.

I assume the engineers who they did hire were the ones willing to accept their conditions, not the clever ones.

And maybe now we see the consequences.

Asus Eee Pad Slider


Shiny screen -> not buying.

I don't want to buy something I have to polish every time I use it so I can read the screen.

When will manufacturers realise we Don't Want shiny screens ? >-(

Gulf spill to annihilate all earthlings, says seer


A proposal

If I give this nutter EUR 10,000, will he promise to give me back EUR 1,000,000 in two years time if we are still here ?

TomTom slashes LIVE subs


It's called journalism

Is Mr Cullen aware of a website called Google ?

If one types "speed cameras switzerland" into the box they provide, one sees the text "Switzerland bans some GPS devices for speed camera warnings".

This might add something to his article, for not that much effiort.

And possibly prevent him from appearing incompetent at this job.

iRex Technologies heading titsup




You write an article on this company, you have even bought a device from them, yet you do not know the names of the devices they produce:

"An improved interface for the DR1000 and wireless Iliad is already in beta"

No, the ILIAD was discontinued a long time ago.

I question your journalistic skills.


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