* Posts by clarknova

20 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Jul 2010

Microsoft to Linux users: Explain yourself


Re: Data, not information

I use sar on an almost daily basis, it's invaluable.

HTC reflects on Champions League iPhone cock-up


HTC Phones

I've got an M9 following on from my M7, both have been excellent phones. Samsung phones are very plasticky, I much prefer the metal body of the HTC and if everybody buys Apple/Samsung before long there will be no choice other than those.

Insecure hipsters with BEARD ENVY spur facial hair transplant craze


All hail the mighty beard

Get a Unix admin job, no need for a transplant.

Best budget Android smartphone there is? Must be the Moto G


Re: Charger

No charger in the box? What I am going to power my next Raspberry Pi with now!

Opportunity rover stuck in standby mode after Martian blackout


RFC 1812

So that's where the martian packets are coming from.

Polish man mistakes hot iron for mobe


The truth is out there...

I don't believe this for a second. Every mobile phone I've ever used require a button press (or opening of a clamshell) to answer. One does not answer a mobile phone by pressing it straight to the ear.

Disney buys Lucasfilm, new Star Wars trilogy planned


Re: There's only one response to this

I think you mean "do not want".

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The way I see it...

The best Star Wars films were the ones where Lucas didn't direct them anyway. Perhaps this is a good thing, although I'll remain sceptical.

Ever considered putting a rocket up someone's backside?


"Burns Unit"

This is what I refer to the kitchen as when my wife is in there practising the culinary arts.

Streetfighter 2: The World Warrior


Re: heavyweight boxer called M. Bison

Capcom indeed called him M.Bison in Japan but changed it for the West. Too close to M.Tyson is seems.

Man surfs slopes at night in LED suit

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One for the teenagers this.

Looks like somebody's had their Ready-Brek this morning.


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An excellent app

Airdroid is great, seems to be the best way of transferring content to my Galaxy Nexus which doesn't seem to support USB disk mounting. Airdroid doesn't always like transferring very large files though but that may be down to my home wifi.

2011's Best... Games


No room for Zelda

Am I missing something? I've not played most of these games but surely there's room any top 10 for Skyward Sword.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone


Lack of SD Card Slot

Doesn't make too much of a difference to me. I've managed happily with my ageing HTC Desire with 8gb card in for some time now, never getting close to filling it. I've uploaded all of my music to Google Music and stream it, all day at work and at home in the evening over wifi. All still happily backed up in multiple places of course. All of my photos are backed up automatically to G+.

I digress though, the requirement for me to have a memory card slot is becoming less and less.

97% of Three's network traffic is data

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£10 on PAYG for unlimited data....

Giff Gaff provide truly unlimited mobile data, costs me £10 monthly for a PAYG sim which I have set to automatically topup. 250 minutes, 500 texts and unlimited data.

I don't think any other provider can beat that.

Amazon Kindle 4


Perhaps your friend should have researched the purchase first to make sure it was suitable for a person in hospital. The 3G kindle may have been more suitable if a WiFi connection isn't so easy to come by.

Don't buy your iPad in a McDonald's car park


Lucky to get it...


World's Biggest Pac-Man keeps growing


Wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka.....

Sound is a bit flaky in Chromium on Debian but, regardless, I've still found a good way to lose my job! Back to munching pills then.

Dixons warns of tough Christmas


You can't polish a turd....

...but you can roll it in glitter.

Hope they go under, they only cater for the uneducated masses. Anybody with a brain doesn't shop there unless it's a last resort. As has already been mooted, this is likely to be more a reflection that people are shopping elsewhere.

Apple spews Judas Phone signal bar 'fix' to world+dog

Jobs Halo

Jobsy Mind Trick

Steve: "There's no problem here..."

Iphone fans: "There's no problem here"

Steve: "You can go about your business buying Apple products"

Iphone Fans: "We can go about our business...."

Steve: "Move along..."

Iphone fans: "Move along"