* Posts by CmdrX3

568 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Jul 2010


Is the LOHAN project officially dead.


Is the LOHAN project officially dead.

I don't know what put this into my head but I was curious if LOHAN is over or if someone else has taken up the mantle of Lesters dream (rest his soul). Last I heard it was over in Spaceport US somewhere awaiting FAA permission for a launch. Basically I was just curious if the project was now dead or if it's still just buried in officialdom. It still would be nice to get that bird in the air.

National Audit Office: UK's military is buying more than it can afford


Our military spending might be considerably less if we'd stop wandering into countries where we have no business being.

US Marine Corps to fly F-35s from HMS Queen Lizzie as UK won't have enough jets


Just a shame they didn't go with their original cat launcher carriers, then they would have had plenty of choices to load on the carrier, sadly the UK military has a fetish for hugely expensive VTOL aircraft and are all too ready to touch their toes and take it in the rusty sheriffs star from BAE Systems.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update completely borks USB webcams. Yay.


Well let me see, we've had Win95, 98, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and 10+ Anniversary update... not including the other various ones before and between those mentioned. So generally speaking... I wouldn't hold your breath.

Latest Androids have 'god mode' hack hole, thanks to Qualcomm


What else can one say...


McCain: Come to my encryption hearing. Tim Cook: No, I'm good. McCain: I hate you, I hate you, I hate you


Re: Boo fucking hoo.

For some unknown reason whenever someone mentions the name Palin I get an image of Forrest Gump in my head.

Windows 10 a failure by Microsoft's own metric – it won't hit one billion devices by mid-2018


Well if they haven't got that many users giving it away, they certainly aren't going to get them by charging for it after July... and I still hate the start menu.

Chelsea Manning 'suicide bid'


Something else Assange™ will probably try to make hay over.

A UK digital driving licence: What could possibly go wrong?


It's a government department...

...I would be more inclined to ask "What could possibly go right?"

The ‘Vaping Crackdown’ starts today. This is what you need to know


Re: The maximum tank size is a measly 2ml, less than half of the typical tank size today of 5ml.

Actually it's the opposite, they've now banned packs of 10.... pack of idiots.


Shouldn't be long now before they start adding duty to the liquids.

US work visas for international tech talent? 'If Donald Trump is elected all bets are off'


Something else that was abused

The H1-B was supposed to allow companies to bring in essential workers to do jobs that couldn't be filled by US workers, but instead as usual it has been abused by companies in order to cut their costs by bringing in cheap overseas workers to replace more expensive US employees. They are not filling positions that can't be filled, they are filling positions that can be filled far cheaper and getting their what will soon be predecessors to train them.

Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29th


Re: No more nagware?

We have Windows 10.... so clearly not.

Back to the Future's DeLorean is coming back to the future


Re: A couple points ...

That's exactly why. They got huge subsidies for setting up production although I worked in a place along with two guys who left Ford to work there and they said it was a great company to work for. Mind you it doesn't stop the cars being a bit naff but at least the people building them were happy.


Is the Flux Capacitor an optional extra or does it come as standard.

Apply online to go to Mars. No, seriously


Re: Almost half tempted

I'm fully tempted and completely unqualified.

Smut-seeding Prenda Law ringleader must sell home to pay $2.5m debt



I wouldn't wish for people to lose their homes but in this case...... fuck them.

Hillary Clinton: Stop helping terrorists, Silicon Valley – weaken your encryption


Dear Hilary

How about you have yourself a nice hot cup of go fuck yourself.


The rest of us

Doctor Who returns to our screens next week – so, WHO is the worst Time Lord of them all?


I thought Doctor Who was going to come back again but I fear we we in for another series of "The Adventures of Clara and Her Time Travelling Companion".

My favourites by the way are Baker, Ecclestone and Tennant.

Windows 10: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to Microsoft's long apology for Windows 8


Re: Just one thing left to make it good

Yes.... yes it is.

BONK! BONK! Windows 10 whack-a-mole – Microsoft still fixing bugs


Re: Meh!

Are you taking the piss... this is a supposedly RTM version and at this point in the release schedule, testers should not be finding these kind of bugs in something that will be released on a wide scale to the general public. It's not the testing that is the problem, it's what they are finding two days before general release that's the problem.

NASA briefing in HOURS: 'We are upon the CUSP of finding ANOTHER EARTH'


Re: Trump

They could call it Hair Net

Who thinks Microsoft Edge sucks? Erm, Microsoft


Think I'll register one

microsoftedgesucksballs.com ...... Just in case.

Jeb Bush: Repeal Obamacare and replace it with APPLE WATCHES


Oh dear..

... and he's classed as the clever brother!!!

Pre-order consumergasm will leave Apple Watches out of stock for months


I don't know

I think most will be pretty pissed off with the unfinished build quality of their 0.3 of a watch.

Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January


Re: High school adjectives for business solutions

Awesome comment... dude

Amazon workers in Germany stage Christmas strike


Re: logistics?

I would humbly agree. If I go into a shop and ask the lady for a packet of cigarettes, the fact that she has to walk over to the cigarette counter, lift the packet of cigarettes from the shelf and return them to the counter does not suddenly put her into the logistics industry.

Goes like the blazes: Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 late 2014 edition


Nice piece of kit

But I'm still not willing to pay that much for something so locked down and can't access Google Play when I can buy something like a Nexus 9 for a tenner less and do so much more with it..

El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.


I'm no design expert but...

To be honest, I'm not loving it. Maybe it's just because it's different and I'll get used to it, but I just seem to be scrolling forever to get through all the articles. I know you've tried to declutter things, but for me the FP looks even more cluttered than it did before, but like I said I'm no design expert. Pictures though is good, I like pictures.

Apple lawyers fight to silence dead Steve Jobs: 'No right' to hear him from beyond the grave


Re: Not strange to me...

You mean like Mike Walters who saw an American Airlines jet coming in very low and he watched it fly into the Pentagon, no might, no maybe. I realise that's not the WTC, but as you twoofers think the Pentagon was also part of the conspiracy it doesn't matter. It's time you let it go.... Charlie Veitch did and he was one of your main go to gurus. Regardless, I think you clicked the wrong link, you should have hit the one that says infowars, they'll love to hear what you have to say because twoofers are only interested in hearing from other twoofers who share their idiotic opinions.

One-click, net-modelled UK copyright hub comes a step closer


Well from what I can gather it's more of a database of who owns what as well as making it easier to obtain permission from aforesaid who to use the aforesaid what along with what usage rights you would be entitled to, etc. Basically a Google for the copyright information on images, video, or other copyrighted material that's littered around the internet..... however I could be completely wrong.

Review mass-snoop laws regularly, says RIPA daddy Blunkett


Re: Oh dear

The families of those murdered by terrorists in Omagh, Shankill Road, Loughinisland & Greysteel (among many others) I imagine would also disagree.



Re: Stick your existing wavey payment card inside your phone's case

"This can be extended to other items, such as pets."

You want to bonk pets?????


It's fine in principle

If I could use it with the same frequency I can use the contactless payment on my bank card I would but unfortunately that was not to be. we should have knew if Apple put in an NFC chip they would fuck us over in some way regarding it's use the same way they did for Bluetooth.

BlackBerry will pay you $$$s to be its friend and dump that iPhone


No sweat guys

I'll tell you what Blackberry... How about a nice hot cup of go fuck yourselves. I'm certainly going to jump at the chance of swapping my $850 phone with you for $400 and the chance to own a useless brick. I can certainly see how the offer might appeal to.... no one anywhere.... ever.

Vulture 2 spaceplane tumbles onto BBC World Service


I hope you dropped a mention to Exasol at some point... and you really should have some sponsor badges on your boffin coat.

NOKIA - Not FINNished yet! BEHOLD the somewhat DULL MYSTERY DEVICE!


Re: Don Jolly - Eat your heart out

Not to be pedantic but it's Dom Joly.

Northern Ireland website leaves front door open, spills users' data


Re: Mission accomplished!!

"The short-cut.. drink more Guiness. The more I drink, the better my Irish gets"

Then you're not drinking enough Guinness. The idea is to drink enough of it so you can't even understand the language you're speaking yourself. Then have two more.

Walmart's $99 crap-let will make people hate Windows 8.1 even more


Re: Apple Sense

No, but they are quite happy to force crud IOS updates on hardware that can't handle them very well, but I guess that's just planned obsolescence

Could YOU identify these 10 cool vintage mobile phones?


You can f****** keep them

I'm between smart phones at the minute (sold my old one and waiting delivery of the new one) so I bought a cheap Samsung E1200 to cover the gap. I can't tell you how shit it is to go back to a 1 inch screen, no internet, 4 apps, 1 game, a crap signal, and that crappy old predictive text. Mind you, I bought it on Monday, fully charged it and it still has all it's power bars... maybe because it takes that fucking long to do anything on it I stopped bothering. My text replies now usually consist of "Yes", "No" or "Phone me"

EU battles over 'anti-terrorist' passenger records slurper law


Another unnecessary data grab

If it's not "think of the children" it's "think of the national security" and in both cases little will be prevented by the data mining. British citizens, who may have an email address, phone number, credit card and whatever else, but having all those things isn't going to stop them travelling to Turkey where they will cross over into Syria. In fact many seem quite happy to tweet about who and where they are and what they are doing once they get there.

Yes! It's DRONE PORN. And we don't mean shiny pics of UAVs


How dull

Three and a half minutes of my life I'll never get back... Should have just fapped instead.

Banksy denies Banksy impostor's claim to Banksy.com – which isn't owned by Banksy



You remind me of the grumpy old fart that used to live two doors up from me.

PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY


Re: Regrets

Installed it on my iPhone 4S and it's now full of suckiness. I sort of regretted updating to IOS7 but I definitely regret updating to IOS8.

Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET


Re: saturation...

I don't think there is a complete lack of decent music, but there is less and less of it being released by recording studios who like to rely on the the same old formulaic dreary drudge. For me iTunes is the equivalent of looking through an elevator music catalogue. I prefer Bandcamp myself because while there is certainly a fair bit of dross, there are also quite a few gems and while it's mostly unknown or lesser known artists, much of it is worth more of my listening time than the factory processed dullness that's coming out of the likes of Sony and Universal.

Apple, GT in SECRET SAPPHIRE peaceable parting PACT


No one else to blame

I guess this is what happens when you put all your business eggs into one Apples logoed basket.

Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots


Flatline... is that the name of the episode or a description of the series

I love the new Doctor, but the writers are giving him nothing. They seem to be more concerned with fitting Clara into some bizarre plotline. The series isn't so much Doctor Who any more as it is "The Adventures of Clara the Impossible Girl and her Time Travelling Companion". Capaldi desperately needs a Donna, some decent writers and preferably the resignation of Stephen Moffat as well. Maybe then Capaldi and the show might stand a chance of recovery.

Experts brand LOHAN's squeaky-clean box


I'm curious Lester

Did you even realise the enormity of this project when you started out or were you thinking, "plane with a rocket hanging off a balloon..... no sweat, I'll throw one together in a year or so".

Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says


It will never work

Competing with Apple on publicity or trying to steal their launch thunder never works very well, in fact it usually only hurts more because most media eyes aren't waiting for the next big thing from Google or Samsung, so they may release it and they may get a mention, even a fairly big mention, but as soon as Apple do their launch the Google and Samsung stuff is quickly forgotten, even their tablets are usually called iPads by the less technically minded. I often get asked by my wife if she can borrow my iPad, no matter how many times I tell her it's not an iPad.

No 12-inch maxiPads for Christmas: Suppliers 'smothered by iPhone 6'


Re: That Old Chestnut

The only people that think that size doesn't matter are the ones lacking a few inches