* Posts by Queeg

130 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Jun 2010


Amazon, Games Workshop announce Warhammer 40k film deal


Considering how much of Warhammer geek he is...

I would have thought Gabriel Angelos of the Blood Ravens or

Ragnar Blackmane of the Space Wolves would have peaked his interest more.

After all, if your going to fulfill a childhood fantasy have fun with it.

For the Emperor

Consultant plays Metaverse MythBuster. Here's why they're wrong



I've said it before and will probably be muttering it when I croak.

Create "The Oasis" an actual Metaverse which I would be happy to dive into

or stop pestering me with your Corporate speak Bullshit.

NASA offers foodies, boffins $500,000 to find ways for astronauts to make their own dinners on the Moon, Mars



First your going to need a bag of Potatoes, some hydrazine, oh and some dirt.

World+dog share in collective panic attack as Google slides off the face of the internet


Eggs and Basket come to mind.

Googling "How to make the perfect Omelette"...opps

really missing that sarcasm icon right now

Crack this mystery: Something rotated the ice shell around Jupiter's Europa millions of years ago, fracturing it


Re: My 2 Cents worth

The cracks are still there, therefore any impact scar would also still be there.

Showing as a relatively smooth area were the ice had refrozen.


My 2 Cents worth

There's no impact scar, no smooth refrozen area.

So nothing hit it and caused the shift but what about about a close pass of

an extremely dense object.

Dense enough to pull body off axis.

If the surface is floating, with no contact with solid surface that might cause the shock fractures.

I bow to any Astrophysicists in the house if I'm wrong.

Need a special something on which to spank $3,500? HoloLens 2 is finally shipping


Still not worth getting hololens.

Not until they get The Oasis up and running.

Deus ex hackina: It took just 10 minutes to find data-divulging demons corrupting Pope's Click to Pray eRosary app


I'm curious..

Does the cross vibrate when your prayers are being answered,

or is there a ringtone for God's word?

This only goes to show, if you stamp "RELIGION" on it people

will buy any old crap.



by the way El Reg if this article doesn't deserve a sarcasm icon nothing does.

Pesky legacy kit! It's stopping UK.gov getting at your data – watchdog



"inflexible, poorly organised, out of date or inaccessible"

Just to be clear, are we talking about data held by the Government or

the Government itself?

Be still, our drinking hearts: Help Reg name whisky beast conjured by Swedish distillers and AI blendbot



en slurk av lågan

Swedish for "A sip of Flame"

A carbon-nanotube RISC-V CPU blinks into life. Boffins hold their breath awaiting first sign of life... 'Hello world!'


I Cu what you did there :)

Low Barr: Don't give me that crap about security, just put the backdoors in the encryption, roars US Attorney General


Life imitating art...





still waiting for that sarcasm icon guys.

Oh 4G, I'm speechless: EE network outage smacks rare breed of customer that talks into their mobile phone


Fixed it for you

"We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience caused as this is not the high standard of service they have come to expect of us."




We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience caused as this is not the Fuck it, that's close enough standard of service they have come to expect of us.

UK's planned Espionage Act will crack down on Snowden-style Brit whistleblowers, suspected backdoored gear (cough, Huawei)

Black Helicopters

I wonder if..

High Chancellor Javid drinks warm milk at bed time?

Altered carbon: Boffins automate DNA storage with decent density – but lousy latency



The Data Center's been hacked.


You're on a Huawei to Hell, US Sec State Pompeo warns allies: Buy Beijing's boxes, no more intelligence for you


Re: That seems like a dangerous stance

When has that bothered Donnie T Rump?

Ivan to be left alone: Russia preps to turn its internet into an intranet if West opens cyber-fire



The Americans can hold an election while the Russians aren't looking.

Still looking for that sarcasm icon El Reg.

Grumble Pai: FCC boss told by House Dems to try the novel concept of putting US folks first, big biz second


Burn Baby, Burn

FCC accused of colluding with Big Cable to game 5G legal challenge


It looks like somebodies finally got around to burning the Pai.

Who brought popcorn?

UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have 'evolved'...


Well, Well

What a surprise.

Who'da thought they'd want to overuse a handy tool they were given.

Never has my Flabber been so Gasted.

still waiting for that sarcasm icon El Reg

Benchmark smartphone drama: We wouldn't call it cheating, says Huawei, but look, everyone's at it


From Huawei

Yes we cheated, but we did it for you.

Because we care so much.

still waiting for that sarcasm icon El Reg

No, eight characters, some capital letters and numbers is not a good password policy


I've always preferred ..

Ultra personalized passwords. (Oh God!, not Mothers names and Birthdays) No.

Pick your favourite Book, Song, Poem, etc.

Now pick a line from said work.

e.g "Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping

Left its seeds while I was sleeping".

Then take the 1st letter of each word and transpose to symbol where needed.


It's your favourite song, book, etc your probably not going to forget it :)

As individual passwords creating them like this could become a pain, as a master password though I've found it very useful.

Your attacker has to guess your Song,Book,Poem,etc then the part you chose, then the transposition you used.

Good luck with that

Bloke hurls sueball over Google's 'is it off yet?' location data slurping


Googles choice is going to be

"Is it going to cost more than the advertising revenue we get from the location data?".

If it's not they'll pay the fine and find a way to keep on slurping up the info.

Even a huge EU GDPR fine may cost less than what they earn from the data.

Crypto gripes, election security, and mandatory cybersec school: Uncle Sam's cyber task force emits todo list for govt


"As such, the relationship that the Department, including the FBI, builds and maintains with the private sector is critical to our efforts to combat cybercrime."

And the first company to give in to the 3 letter agencies signs it's own death warrant, no-one will touch their products again.

UK.gov agrees to narrow 'serious crime' definition for slurping comms data

Big Brother

I'm Guessing...

This is going back to the courts again.

Hardly a surprise as the Government's tactics seem to be grind through

any changes ordered by the respective Courts and slowly

and incrementally as possible.

They know they'll lose but want to do it as slowly as possible.

UN's freedom of expression top dog slams European copyright plans



It appears A toothless Guard Dog has started barking at a Brainless Giant.

The only way to derail/change this policy is if the Giant's component parts

feels their position/financial security is threatened.

Brussels is like all large lumbering creatures if it doesn't hurt they'll ignore it.

Still waiting for that Sarcasm Icon El Reg

UK Supreme Court to probe British spy court's immunity from probing


Re: Taking back control

This has been a Party Political Broadcast on behalf of about a 1/3 of the Conservative Party.




still waiting for that sarcasm icon El Reg

Mad March Meltdown! Microsoft's patch for a patch for a patch may need another patch


So as far as Redmond is concerned

It's no longer the blind leading the blind,

it's the uninterested leading the inept.

same ole same ole

by the way el Registerino's, still waiting for that sarcasm icon

UK Court of Appeal settles reseller's question: Is software a good?


I suspect

this will be one for the European court of fudge and wriggle

El Reg deep dive: Everything you need to know about UK.gov's pr0n block


Won't someone think of the children?... indeed

Let those who have the Legal, Moral and Parental responsibility to do just that.

I have seen news paper articles, tv interviews, half witted rants from MP's

who feel they should show they're standing up for their constituents even when they haven't a clue what they're waffling about, technical, legal, moral and even religious opinions of all flavours and increasingly hysterical aftermaths if we do/don't do something about children accessing smut online.

I have yet to hear any of the Politicians ,Charity reps, tech pundits, or any of those other "I have to say SOMETHING, it'll get me on the telly" dickwits offer the simplest solution.

If children are accessing porn online the 1st and most effective line of defense is the parents.

We are for ever having public heath campaigns rammed down our throats, now is the chance to do so for a good reason.

Blitz the media, slip a reminder onto Google.co.uk's front page, send out the flyers, booklets and Government approved instructions.

I have always relied on a simple idea, "just because you can do a thing, doesn't mean you should."

Rant over you can go back to normal viewing (don't forget to have your photo ID ready though).

Department of Work and Pensions internal docs reveal troubled history of Universal Credit


Slow and Steady

Safe and Secure

All your Concerns will be taken under advisement

Think of the Children

"keep going, keep talking, some of the Plebs are nodding. I think it might still work,"

Brit spy wrangler details sign-off process for snooping warrants


Look I'm sorry Your Honour...

but we had to slurp, sorry intercept the information without delay.

Yes, I understand you'd only gone for a pee but as I said we couldn't delay.

If it wasn't so close to the future truth I'd laugh.

again El Reg no sarcasm Icon needed here

Billionaire's Babylon beach ban battle barrels toward Supreme Court


There is this...

"The cost to him since 2008 has been roughly $1m a year. If the Supreme Court refuses to hear his appeal and the Coastal Commission decides to impose its maximum fees, that would jump to more than $4m a year. But aged 63, he would still be in a position to use his vast wealth to block access to Martins beach for the rest of his life."

California Penal Code 166 PC punishes contempt of court. "Contempt of court" essentially refers to any behavior that is disrespectful to the court process. Examples include (but are not limited to):

being excessively loud or belligerent,

refusing to be sworn in as a witness and/or refusing to comply with the judge's requests during any court proceeding, and

willfully disobeying a court order.1

It's the last example that tends to trigger the greatest penalties and the type of contempt upon which this article will focus.


For the most part, contempt of court (including violations of court orders) is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in county jail and a maximum $1,000 fine. That said, there are situations that invite more serious penalties such as higher fines and up to one year in jail and/or a potential state prison sentence.

For a Billionaire 6 Months behind bars would probably feel like 6 years.


FCC inspector general sticks corruption probe into chairman Ajit Pai amid $4bn media merger


Finally some heat pointed it Pai's direction

Burn, baby burn

Iran: We have defeated evil nuclear-sensing Western lizards!


Re: help please

Don't panic, they're just looking for bugs

Winter Olympics website downed by cyber attack


Call me a cynical old codger..

While I'm sure those young ladies worked hard to sync their routine, the reason they are there is obvious.

"See, North Koreans aren't nuclear armed monsters waiting to fall on South Korea.

We're just ordinary folk like you."

Kim (Rocket Man) Jong Un sent them along with his Sister (who has a really weird smirk on her face in all the footage I've seen, maybe she knows something I don't) on a charm offensive.

Honey gets you more flies than Vinegar.

Have to say I'm not convinced.

You can polish a turd but it still smells like shit.

Digital version of Universal Credit still pricey, wobbly, failing to deliver – MPs


Once again

Arse, Both Hands, Map, Guide Dog and a GPS Unit.

(note to El Reg no need of a sarcasm icon on this one).

Can anyone see a resemblance?


Can anyone see a resemblance?



What did we say about Tesla's self-driving tech? SpaceX Roadster skips Mars, steers to asteroids


I can see the accident report now...

Name. Asta Roid

Accident Location. Outside the orbit of Mars

Claimants Statement. I was just following the route I use every day and this Red car came out of nowhere.

Thee really is a Ministry of Truth...

Big Brother

There really is a Ministry of Truth...



NHS OKs offshoring patient data to cloud providers stateside


Re: So...

Might I suggest one of the following.






Please feel free to add your own.



Once Max Schrems and the Court of Justice of the European Union have sunk Privacy Shield.

Do we simply ask "Please Sir, can we have our data back?"

by the way we still need a Sarcasm Icon

Game of Thrones author's space horror Nightflyers hitting telly


Re: Prediction for this comment thread . . .

@ Stevie



UK drone collision study didn't show airliner window penetration


Have to say

Myth Busters have better testing regimes.

The Government seem only to had gotten the Myth bit right.

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign


Re: Haven't done a full read through so don't if this has been raised...

Hell yes, I've worked in some frigid little icebox cubicles in my time thanks to ferked up AC.

My home office is always toasty. :)


Haven't done a full read through so don't if this has been raised...

Apple are facing class action suits for slowing their CPU's because of old batteries.

Other than not telling Apploids what they were doing I see no huge problem with that.

I wonder when the first CA is going to hit Intel.

I've been using AMD cpu's since the K series in the late 90's damn I feel old now

Smug but old :)

Londoners: Ready to swap your GP for an NHS vid doc app?


"I swore I'd never use one of these"

"Computer activate the Emergency Medical Holographic program"



"Please state the nature of the medical emergency."



"There are 15 angry Octogenarians about to come through that door"



* I wouldn't laugh to soon if I were you.

Chinese whispers: China shows off magnetic propulsion engine for ultra-silent subs, ships


No Problem

Just get Jones on the case and they're screwed.



Schrems busts Privacy Shield wide open


Re: They've got to sit down and think about it again

Probably FUBAR it's just so appropriate.

EU court must rule on legality of UK's mass surveillance – tribunal


Just in time..

"The judges also refused Privacy International's request that the case be expedited to the European court – which could mean it will be years before a final judgement is made."

Just in time for Terry's Nasty Party to tell Johnny Foreigner to stick the European Court up it's jacksie.

Result for UK Democracy then.

Where's the sarcasm icon when you need it?