* Posts by MikeyD85

156 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Jul 2010


Which of UK's major ISPs will let you have exotic p0rn? NONE OF THEM


Re: Sweet...

I ended up torrenting Channel 4's Cyberbully the other day because 4od was being a massive pile of steaming turd, whereas the torrent took all of 4 minutes to complete.

When piracy is easier than getting free content legitimately, you know there's a problem somewhere!

Fill 'er up: 'Leccy car firm Tesla brings back PUMP SERVICE


Solid Metal Snake

Either something from a porno or the latest character in the Metal Gear series... Hmmmm

Far Cry 4 review: It's a far cry from Far Cry 3



"What I do hope is that Ubisoft now gives the franchise time to breathe and evolve, rather than add it to the yearly production line."

The quality of Far Cry games have always been their greatest selling point. Yearly releases will make the formula become stale, not that Ubisoft know anything about AAA titles becoming stale...

Assassin's Creed bugs shift setting to LSD-drenched 1960s Paris


No way!

V1.0.x software... WITH BUGS IN IT!

It's the end of days!

Pixel mania: Apple 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display


Re: "... 256GB will soon feel rather small for multimedia projects."

I don't do serious video editing by any stretch of the imagination, but if I'm recording game footage at 1080p/60fps at 50Mbps, space gets eaten very, very quickly - around 375MB per minute.

WAITER! There's a Flappy Bird in my Lollipop!


Maybe it's because it's Monday

But there are some right miserable gits here this morning!

It's only a little bit of fun and it's not going to take a massive chunk of your multi-gigabyte Android devices.

ONE MILLION people already running Windows 10


Daily driver

I've been using it as my daily driver since it came out. I quite like it tbh. It's been stable and fast enough and I like some of the UI improvements over Windows 7 (I haven't used 8 in any great length so things like the resizable snapping are new to me).

I'm quite looking forward to seeing how it develops.

Want to break Netflix? It'll pay you to do the job



I'm sure this is a job of the BOFH. Chaos Monkey? No problem.

Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT


Anybody want

to buy some "much cheaper than they were originally bought for" windows 9 domain names?

Looking forward to playing with the dev preview!

Le whoops! Microsoft France boss blows lid off 'Windows 9' event


Quite looking forward to it to be honest

It looks nice, it'll have Direct X 12 at some point, it is less touch-centric than Window 8.

I mean, that'll do for me really. I quite liked the way Windows 8 felt and ran, just wasn't keen on TIFKAM.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus: GORGEOUS FAT pixel density - but it's WASTED



you were watching it wrong. :/

I'd love to know under what conditions Apple get these figures. Same for most manufacturers really. 10 hours video playback may well be possible, but if that means on flight mode with 10% screen brightness and no apps running in the background, that's certainly a non-real world result.

Your chance to win the world's only handheld ZX Spectrum


Re: In order to stand a chance at winning

Those of us who are too young to remember such events! :)


Re: In order to stand a chance at winning

It's all of 5 minutes with Google...

Reg bloke zips through an iPHONE 6 queue from ZERO to 60 SECONDS


It's the beginning of the end

When people start referring to a photo of a person or persons taken by a third party as a "selfie".

NO ITV! It's a ****ing photograph!

Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer



I liked P4U.

Maybe it's because as a tech person I walked in there knowing exactly what I wanted so getting to the point was quick and easy, but I can't say much wrong with them. They've been helpful in the past when I've had dodgy handsets (LG GX2 for example) and have generally been OK with me.

Plus I liked getting bloat-free, network unlocked devices from them on contract.

Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper


Here's something for you

keeper.exe -1player

Enables all the multiplayer maps as single player skirmishes. Well worth adding to your shortcut. :)

"A mistress is unhappy because she hasn't been paid"


One step closer to robot butlers: Dyson flashes vid of vacuum sucker bot


I bought a robot hoover once

And now it's just gathering dust. :/

Six of the best gaming keyboard and mouse combos


K70 + RAT 5

Is my current setup. It's awesome. The K70 is a wonderful keyboard which meets my needs very well. I've had it a few months so far and it's still running fine. I love my RAT 5 mouse too. It's just so comfortable to hold once I had adjusted it to the right length.

Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5


Re: WTF...?

I have an old G4 mac running OSX 10.3.

It works absolutely fine for streaming my music collection over my home network. I 'd be gutted if a Windows update made that network share inaccessible to the old Mac.

Old tech can always be re-purposed!

Happy Birthday Tetris: It's flipping 30


I am the man

Who arranges the blocks

That continue to fall

From up above!

It's a BLOCKBUSTER: Minecraft heads to the silver screen


Re: I have no idea how you make a movie out of Minecraft

I'd imagine you start with nowt but a pickaxe...

The UNTOLD SUCCESS of Microsoft: Yes, it's Windows 7


Re: Why all the rush

Because that would ruin the idea that every other MS OS is rubbish.

A BBC-by-subscription 'would be richer', MPs told


I wouldn't sub

No MotoGP, half assed F1 coverage. Why the hell do I pay my licence still? I don't even watch TV any more.

Gran Turismo 6: Another glossy, gorgeous Mario Kart on steroids


Racing Games

You might also want to look at "Game Stock Car 2013".

It's essentially rFactor with a load of mods put together in one nice, tidy package which is being lauded as one of the best sim racing games ever made by a lot of people in the sim racing community.

Microsoft touts SCROOGLE merch: Hopes YOU'LL PAY to dump on rival


I want Google

To retaliate with a really blunt, vulgar end game message right from the start. Maybe a T-Shirt that reads: "Go fuck yourselves, Microsoft".

Brit ISPs ordered to add more movie-streaming websites to block list


I'd like to know the ratio

Of the number of pages have been blocked to the number of new pages (proxy sites) created since the blocks.

POWER SOURCE that might END humanity's PROBLEMS: A step forward

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Is so awesome these days. We're so close as a race to taking some massive leaps forward in terms of energy, biology and technology. It's so exciting to be alive at this time!

KRAKOOM! iPad Air explose in fireball, terrified fanbois flee Apple store



The shop keep was demonstrating it wrong.

Blighty's telcos set to CHOKE off another fistful of piracy gateways



As torrentz only serves to aggregate info and link to other torrent sites and doesn't host any links to the actual torrent file / magnet links, surely we must also block Google.

Norks seed online games with malware in fiendish DDoS plot


Re: The true nature of reality is virtually an app delivered by Global Operating Devices

Maybe it's because there was a works do last night with the mandatory free wine on the table and a tab behind the bar...

But what?

That's a lotta cats: 40% of YouTube vids are streamed to mobes


Always use mobile here.

Well, I say mobile. There's not much mobile about a wifi only Nexus 7, but it's done the job of YouTube player for the last year or so quite happily!

All cool kids' phones run ALTERNATIVE alternative custom Android ROM


I've flashed a lot of ROMs

And not one of them matches the up time my stock HTC One gets.

Cannabis can CURE CANCER - cheaply and without getting you high


Powerful hallucinogen?


That's like saying a pint of Tesco Smart Price Lager will get you really drunk.

OUCH: Google preps ad goo injection for Android mobile Gmail app


Google need to learn

That whilst most people are OK with in app ads, there are some of us that would pay for an ad free version.

ALL Android apps with ads built in should have a paid for ad-free version.

WHOMP: Mega UK services player Phoenix IT falls back into the ashes


Not surprised at all

It took me just under one month to add a single HP Laserjet printer to our support contract with them.

If it's that hard to get them to take our money....

Murdoch machinations mean Microsoft must rename SkyDrive



The Cloud Based Storage Formerly Known As Sky Drive.

BOFH: Don't be afraid - we won't hurt your delicate, flimsy inkjet printer


IBM 6400

Right next to me here. She's about to be retired though. She's big enough to hide people in, loud enough to drown out their screams too...

WAR ON PORN: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters


When I see the word "filter"

I read it as "simple test of my IT resolve".

How do you drive a supercomputer round a Formula 1 track?


Oooh, you lucky bugger

Visiting Lotus F1 under the guise of a legitimate article.

Still, when I went to Virgin's garage (now Marussia), they too had similarly impressive IT systems.

Premier League boots footie-streaming site off Blighty's interwebs


Darn it

FirstRow was my place to go after myP2P got killed.

I'm sure a quick FB status will inform me of another place.

Speaking of which - how many variants of TPB are there now?

Unreal: Epic’s would-be Doom... er... Quake killer


I managed to beat him on a couple of occasions, but he was very difficult to say the least!

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Re: Unreal Tournament & II for me

CTF-LavaGiant is the map you're describing.

Was awesome when you played it with the Low Gravity and Jump Match modifiers. You could sit on the wall and snipe across the whole map.

Judge nixes Microsoft SkyDrive name in BSkyB court ruling


Re: How long ago?

And how many people in 2010 thought DropBox was part of the Royal Mail?

Headbangers have a gas, gas, gas in mosh pits


Re: "beats exceeding 300 beats per min"

Techno typically comes in around 140 - 150 BPM.

Apple chief Cook: You - senators. Get in here and redo this tax law


Apple pay income tax?

Really Apple? You pay the income tax of your employess? Doesn't come out of your employee's wage then?


Have your users managed to force iOS devices on you?

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We've got a few iOS users at work that would love this kind of thing.

Anyone know of any alternatives?

What kind of pirate are you: Justified, transgressor or just honest?


Re: "claims people make about their future behaviour doesn't reflect real-life"

Streaming music apps like Spotify are so close to being perfect it's untrue. All we need is properly decent, ubiquitous mobile broadband. Especially in the countryside when I'm thrashing the motorbike.

When we have that (mainly because I listen to music either at home or on the go -rarely somewhere where I don't have either local storage or wifi), I'll happily sub to one of these.

The question really is which bloody one! I had the same problem choosing between Netflix and LoveFilm.

So long, Hotmail: Remaining users migrated to Outlook.com


Another Hotmail user

With FirstNameLastName@Hotmail.com

I'll never willingly let go of it. Can't say I like the speed at which Outlook.com loads though. I find it rather slow...

Weary quid-a-day nosh hack fears colonal mass ejection


Trifle Shotgun

Takes out yet another toilet.