* Posts by Crofty616

49 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Aug 2010

Top-secret US spaceplane sets off on another classified mission


We dont want to be invaded....

TSA screeners spooked by Apple's 'futuristic artifact'


Re: TSA fun continues

I visited the USA with some of my friends last year, I can honestly say I didn’t have any issues with airport security, and every member of staff we spoke to was very friendly. Guess it’s just down to personal experience, maybe next time I'll get pulled to one side and cavity searched to even it out, who knows!

HTC handsets hit by grip of death


Re: Samsung too

Strange thing is, ive found my Desire HD randomly taking screenshots when i turn the screen off and on over the last few months, nice to know im not going crazy, since i dont actually know how to take a screenshot on it in the firstplace...

Apple introduces 'next generation' MacBook Pro with retina display


Re: I give up...

I agree in most cases Wifi is available, but sometimes it just isn’t the best option compared to an Ethernet connection. And while as i mentioned I’m sure forking over yet more money isn’t a problem for most, it still irritates me that it has to be done for a top spec £2500 machine.

It’s a very nice machine, but overshadowed for me by sheer stupidity. What more do people want you ask? Only a little bit more I’d expect, 1 Ethernet port more to be precise.


I give up...

I've had a few heated debates in the past with my flat mate who used to work for Apple, mostly over how they can release a top spec, horrifically overpriced laptop and not include simple connection ports than are a modern day standard like HDMI. His usual reply is "Well you just have to buy an adapter" I then point out that if I've just spent £2500 on a laptop, why should I then have to spend more to get functionality that is present on my £400 13" netbook? Sure someone who spends £2500 on a laptop probably isn’t going to blink at another £40, but for not including something as obvious as a HDMI port in past models Apple infuriates me.



Hanging's too good for 'em - so what do you suggest?


Military Training

Tracking collar around the neck (in case they somehow escape), dumped in a Military training area where the forces hunt them down and kill them.

Gets rid of the scum, and the army get a chance to train on tracking enemy soldiers, job done.

IT urine bandit fired and charged

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Re: £700 for a decent chair

No, they really dont...

Apple drops 'thermonuclear' patent bombshell



Its funny because it could be true.... :(

Apple IP details tech for 'iTV' innards


Cant help but notice...

that the image doesnt have rounded corners...

Hardware hacker rigs up VR for Skyrim


Agreed, as soon as i saw the walking movement it was all over, because walking all over skyrim like that wouldnt get frustrating at all... -_-

iPad 3 launch news pushes Apple shares to $500bn high

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Re: Re: Errm...

I laughed far more than I should have at that... :P

Microsoft licensing hike sparks UK piracy, bankruptcy fears


Working in the IT department of a Insolvency company I am unsure how to take this news... lol

Iranian coder faces execution 'for building smut websites'


RE:Time for another invasionary mission by the US on those grounds?

You know at least this time if they did do somthing it would be for a better cause than oil...just sayin!

Blogger bully site yanks MPAA's chain in poison-pen letter


RE: AC 13:02

I think you both kinda missed the point, the aim wasnt to stop people from accessing it, it was to raise awareness.

People loading up the page for the first time were made aware of SOPA and what was happening, people who otherwise may not have had any idea. Wiki even gave instructions on how to bypass it on their main page, because once you were made aware of what they were standing up for, the job was done.

Not accessing the website out of principle for the day doesnt really make any difference for what they were trying to achieve.

Skyrim update makes dragons FLY BACKWARDS


I've been playing it every spare minute i have on the PC, and havent really come across anything game breaking, ive had a few crash to desktops, and now quicksave every 5 minutes out of fear, but other than that its worked pretty much perfectly for me (bug wise)!

Jobs neck and neck with 'angry people' for Time award


Mr Cook, how nice of you to comment ;).



Originally I wrote a whole rant on how they could possibly justify this, and that anyone working at Time should be ashamed.

But you know what, since its defined as the person who "has most influenced the news – for better or for ill" It pains me to admit that he probably should win.

From the fanatical following of Ipads/Ipones, patent wars, and ultimately his death this is probably the case.

... I fucking hate Apple.

Apple trains store bosses to ignore deal with unions


RE Huh

Cant tell if trolling or trying to give me a brain hemorrhage...

Behold: The Gecko-robot wall-climbing tank!


I think all that's left to say is that I, for one, welcome our new wall climbing robotic tank overlords. ;)

Miley Cyrus cracker: 'I'm too short for the slammer!'


RE: They have one of those fareground signs

However, in jail you're the ride :P

Cryptoboffin: Secure boot a boon for spooks' spyware



Don't get me wrong, I have no illusions about Win 8 being some magical virus free heaven, that wasn't the point that I was making.

My point was that it really irritates me when Anti Virus companies kick up a fuss about new security features (good or bad) released by Microsoft based on their fear of losing profits, which lets face it is their main concern here "If Microsoft don't like us, and dont give us keys/add us to work on boot, we wont be able to make money from them anymore"

Let the down votes continue, but that's my take on it...


Oh boo hoo

"Building signed boot into UEFI will extend Microsoft’s power over the markets for AV software and other security tools that install around boot time"

They make their living by feeding off the flaws in other peoples (Microsoft's) software, and now they cry when Microsoft actually do something about the security of their own software?

Haven't made my mind up on Secure boot yet, but Anti Virus groups crying over it just irritates me...

Saddam 'double' kidnapped by smut flick gang


I dont get it...

OK wanting him to make a video or something for them to make money by passing it off to the media...but why porn? Even more so to go to the effort of kidnapping the guy... Completely baffles me :S

Crap alchemist jailed for poo-into-gold experiment


RE: He's in a council flat

...hes also trying to turn his own crap into gold, which i would of thought would say more about his finances than living in a council flat ;)

Toshiba Qosmio X770 17.3in 3D gaming notebook


Indeed, a lot of people seem to make this assumption.

When people buy gaming laptops such as this one its to be a desktop replacement.

You can move from place to place easily, no separate tower, no big monitor, everything just there.

If you want a light laptop to look at websites for hours your not going to be buying a £1700 gaming laptop. I don't see why people put its size as a valid down side in these reviews.

iPhone 4 prototype duo get a year’s probation


RE:What happened to the employee who lost it?

Hes who they'll be digging the ditches for :)

Two UK suspects cuffed in Anonymous manhunt


I Agree!

...wait...what? :/

New Samsung-funded Flash disruptor uncloaks


Oh great...

I was going to have a productive weekend, but now I'm going to be spending it replaying Mass Effect. I hope your happy with yourself!!!

Innocent passengers targeted to protest subway agency


Re: terrorism definition

It amazes me how you can get 4 down votes for taking the time to look into and quote the terrorism act...

Microsoft kills Windows Vista SP1 support



2 thumbs down for that comment? I didn't realise I'd mentioned something about Apple....


For who?

Maybe for you, but I'd like to see the look on that average worker in my office when they are faced with Linux. I've got nothing against it, but I don't think you can say its the "best upgrade" ...



The article states that Vista SP1 support ended yesterday, so that would be a given. It then concludes with "we think its a fair bet that Vista support for all versions will end before XP finally expires in 2014" ...so I'm pretty sure he isn't the one who's needs to read it again ;).

'Meltdown Monday' Anonymous hackers leak military mails



Not that I disagree with you or the author, but if they "Obscure personal data" wont that remove the evidence they have of carrying out the attack in the first place, and result in them being accused of making it up?

Yahoo! reads! your! emails!



Not that I agree with this on any level (as i don't), but I would presume that one would only be "rammed up the ass" by the police, if there was actually something in the E-mails, Pakistani or not. Although I wouldn't be surprised if more Emails were checked up on depending on race.

"Random" Security checks and all :).

Pirate-bothering ACS:Law lawyer goes bankrupt



I'm glad he's been bankrupted, but angered by the fact his £200,000 fine was reduced to a pathetic £1,000. I find that almost insulting to be honest...

ACS:Law fined for data breach


Totally Agree

£1000, what a joke. It really makes me sick.

IPCC report: Renewables can never meet energy demand

Black Helicopters

RE: Which won't help

Besides, even if they did we'd claim they were using it to create weapons and use it as an excuse to invade them and take their remaining oil :)

Sony mulls hacker bounty offer

Dead Vulture

Beat me to it

That really was a "wait....what???" moment when I read it lol.

Sony closes PC games site over security 'concern'


In an email from them this morning:

"Customers outside the United States should be advised that we further discovered evidence that information from an outdated database from 2007 containing approximately 12,700 non-US customer credit or debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes) – we will be notifying each of those customers promptly."

Fun times!

Israel mulls creation of elite counter-cyberterrorist unit

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It took me a second, but good show sir ;)

Natty Narwhal with Unity: Worst Ubuntu beta ever


"So what is your point, dik-boy?"

Wow....you know...ah why bother : /

Wales calls on ICANN to unleash .cymru



"Wales is not a country. Never has been"

I'd take a closer look at history before saying that, however I do like your

www.walesisnotacountry.cymru idea, even though I'm Welsh...

Iran admits cyberattack hit nuke programme


Assassins on motorbikes...

Am I the only one who thinks that's pretty bad ass? Sorry to hear about the scientists and all, but damn!

Welsh hospitals to allow mobile use



Here was me thinking that the UK paid for it...

Drunken employee pops cap in server


title required

But....then whats an automatic pistol called? :/

Korean cops raid Google


Title Required

Because when a Foreign company goes around your whole country taking it then its a little more serious than some dude in a car with a laptop outside someones house...



I cant believe there is any reason for charges NOT to be made by the police, what a joke this country is.

Zeus botnet raid on UK bank accounts under the spotlight


Its true

The worrying fact is that the systems did actually Anti Virus in place (NOD32). Fortunately NOD did detect it, however that was all, giving only the option to clean or ignore, and the clean failed due to it being in live memory, very helpful! Had to use combo fix to get rid of it.

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We had a couple of machines infected where I work, it was HSBC, at least with us anyway. When the people went to their online banking the page asked for their full security pin, instead of the usual 3 random numbers of it. Luckily they didn't bite.