* Posts by gautam

234 posts • joined 4 Jun 2007


T-Mobile clams up over Full Monty 'speed-cap' claims


You guys dont get it

Its publicity on the cheap.

Dont you know, ANy publicity is good publicity?

Who'd have thought that T-Mobile have suddenly become more charitable and altruistic?

Murdoch slams White House over SOPA in Twitter row


Poor Rupert

Any other way I can really wind up Rupert and James? Please post links in The Register.

BTW any latest figures on how his paywall is working with The Times? How many subscribers still left?

Would be interesting reading.

How about hacking it? Any procedures ?

Child labour, lost wages uncloaked by Apple factories audit


What was that?

The last para is the icing on the cake " ..we stop working with them".

Tell t his to the dead wrokers family!

French get unlimited mobile for €20



If the French can do it, surely we can too! After all, we all have set-top boxes in our homes!

Anyone there? Hello?

Kodak heading to Chapter 11


RIP Kodak

Well written article. There is something about big business, where the top management never sees the impending disaster in full frontal view of it approaching.

Is it arrogance? I think so.

Some examples: Titanic (the ship), GE (of Britain), ICI (of Britain), British Steel, Amstrad, Nokia, HP (getting there), Motorola (nearly died), RIM (Blackberry- launch of tethered playbook with no ecosytem),.......one can add more.

A nice race to the bottom.

Bah, humbug! Virgin Media censors Charles D**kens


Does anyone remember...

the classic film : *hitty *hitty *ang *ang?

Cutting-edge Mirasol display finally comes to e-reader

Thumb Up


Takes away Kindles thunder. I'll prefer it anytime to Kindle Fire!

When does it come to blighty? And prices?

Amazon prepping cheap-as-dirt smartphone?


Next year?

That too in Q4 ? Too little , too late. The chinese (ZTE, Huawei et al) would have swamped the market by then with sub £100 Androids.

Fat chance Amazon will succeed.

NASA working on nuclear rocket for manned Mars trips


How about Thorium?

There was an article in LEreg a few weeks ago about its safety as well and abundance.

The Greens would approve of it and a test case to moon (unmanned) would be utterly feasible as a prototype.

Another new Russian nuclear powerplant comes online


Economy size ?

Uk Economy "half the size" ?

SUrely some mistake there? What yardstick is used for that comparison?

Beijing to get free Wi-Fi with obvious strings attached


Great (Brit) Aint

At least they can do it.

Whereas in London, they cant even set it up in the underground, let alone elsewhere, even with the money being offered by Huawei.

Surely, we are doing (not) something wrong here , even with the Olympics within the year!

Dixons knocks £200 off laptops before Xmas...



bastards all!

Darth Vader mounts defence of doomed empire


Doomed Empire !

Says it all, really.

What with £ 24.99 USB cables, dumb staff and warranty selling managers, and all that .

Nokia to flood emerging markets with budget blowers



Means hope in Hindi ! How appropriate. They need all the Asha sales to keep afloat. And more of the Asha (hope).

Dixons stores knock £150 off RIM PlayBook


Who needs it?

When you need a BB phone to tether it to, to get anywhere? Where did they learn of this locking down?

Motorola sharpens smartphones with revamped Razr



WOuld liek mor e infor onprice and camera results. Memory? Any comparisons with SgII ?

Man 'drinks 2 pizzas' before skidding off road

Paris Hilton

Still stinks for the sheer pointlessness

Surely, there are better IT angle-less stories abounding around, then. How come The Register UK managed to find THIS ONE in the middle of nowhere in a small town Kentucky place, perhaps reported in a nondescript local tabloid beats me.

eg Dale farm Travellers/ protestors pitching tent for 10 years , when they are supposed to be "Travellers" because petrol prices hitting them high and road taxes unaffordable.


David Cameroon slashed IT budgets and I ended up chewing the innards of my monitor mixed with my lunchtime fix out of sheer frustration.


I met Gordon Brown in my dreams telling me he is saving the world and I also got delusional as well thinking about it!

Paris, becasue even she can make a point or two!

Could have spiced it up even better.



Is that an IT story at all? IS it worthy of mention here?

Sometimes, you guys just dont make sense, in such a forum/portal ... whatever you call it.

There are more interesting stories in US tabloids if you troll enough, then. Just dont foist it uppon us , here in UK.

Vodafone turns its back on '360


Me too - Nostalgia

Just like Nokia waking up one day and decides to open OVI STORE.

Half baked ideas being bandied about by unthinking executives. These guys are so arrogant in their ignorance that just becasue Apple succeeded, they would too , not realising that Apple had the whole ecosystem in place,whereas Voda guys thought people love them, their brand and their meagre offerings more than Apple, AND will rake them billions.

Wankers all.

The life and times of Steven Paul Jobs


New Title

" A great Re-inventor".

Thats all!

This Dianamania is a slur on Jobs


Dont understand

And the point of the article is?

Boyz will be boyz.

Steelie Neelie stares down telcos over fibre sharing


Nice but.....

When will it come to fruition ?

Bet the Telcos are chuckling already, safe in the knowledge that they can keep screwing and milking customers till the cows come home!

The life and times of Steven Paul Jobs, Part One


Sad, Steve.

He upped the bar for all the consumer products we enjoy today. (eg. Mp3 players , phones, Pods, Pads et al)

Even The Register will be a duller place, flamers have no whipping boy and punching bag ( No Sarcasm intended) .

Thanks for everything, Steve. Will miss ya! :(

Tuesday's iPhone event more than Apple.com can bear


Well deserved fanbois!

Keep shaving yr balls and eventually you will get Iphone5!

Might as well camp outside Regent street store till they finally come out with something utterly new!

Wankers all!

If Google builds it, will the applications come?


We need it

.......here in blighty, instead of sucking up to incumbents who drip feed us at high costs.

Please Google, will u oblige us, and light a fire under BT. SKy, TT, Virgin et al?

PlayBook stock mountain: RIM slashes prices



Im impressed Hardcastle. A-greed. Why not? Ride on the badwagon is the operative word.

I still defy the masses to come up with a good excuse to buy this fondleslab, except as a wifi web browser. Really. How many doorstoppers by now?


Tethering only?

Now whose brilliant idea was this in their design department? When there are generic tablets around, this is/was a retrograde step.

The designer of such a closed system must be shot! Just like the UBS rogue trader. They thought they'd control the market ?

Screw them, all dumbasses.

Huawei gets charged with juicy Android handset


Too late

2012 is in terms of Smartphones.

There will be lots of ZTE, Samsungs, Lgs and other clones available by then and their offering wont be too attractve unless priced extremely keenly!

Oz Territory terrorized by MUTANT CANE TOADS!


Where's the IT angle?

Oh wait a minute. The fifth leg meight be required for tweeting its mate to migrate southwards and westwards!

And promote the latest Ipad in the bargain! What a timely epiphany !

Now I get it!

'iPhone 5' chippery captured on camera


Jesus is coming

The 5th Incarnation is upon us. I can see orderly queues forming outside the Regent Street store. Manna from heaven, and deliverance is assured.


Paris, cos she's no angel and Im an atheist.

Ofcom begins crackdown on auto-renew telco contracts


Too little too late

As the title says. Why do they need time till Decemebr 2012 to achieve this? Can they implement this ruling immediately and do away witht e aggravation being cause?

How about adopting these ruls for Mobile Telcos also?

Galaxy Tab 7.7 pulled from IFA after new Apple moves


So what ? You whingeing class

Q: Why did Clinton shag Monica Lewinsky in the white house?

A: Because he could.

Q: Why does Jobs sue everyone?

A: Because he can.

Jobs has offered millions the pleasures of usable gadgets and created a whole new ecosystem of touch interfaced gagdets that people are happy to pay for and buy. (and immensely usable- although I have none of them yet)). Where were the Samsungs, Nokias, Motorolas, Sony et al when Jobs was relentlessly pushing his newfound USABLE products? Bet they were happy with the status quo and enjoyed creaming the market for what it was worth, created by Nokia! Innovation ? Not much can be said.

So why complain when you enter another dogs territory and he barks? Part of the game guys.

Get on with your lives and enjoy the show.

T-Mobile shows off Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9


Want one

What price and further details?

One last production run for TouchPad


One more lesson

After Nokia/Ms deal, this is one more lesson for aspiring MBA's on how to buy and screw a decent product ( the Web-os in this case) incurring lossses all the way, when you dont have clue as to what you are going to do with the purchase of Palm.

Virgin mulls handing out free Wi-Fi



Now thats welcome, if there are no strings attached!

'Up to' broadband claims out of control, says Ofcom


yeah yeah

Tell us something we dont know!

Tootless tigers that OFCOM is.

Waste fo time doing the research!

UK gov chews over Amazon Book Depository engulfment



Book costing 4.99 now will cost 9.99. Thats all.

Dixons reports huge losses of £224m



Not at all. With their woeful customer service and stupid prices ( eg £24.99 for a USB cable) forced upon unwary customers (who buy printers-supplied without the cable at the insistence of Dixons), they should be bankrupt by now.

Where in the world do they sell printers without printer cables? Its these greedy f...ing retailers that do it, so no sympathies there.

'Four million Amazon Tablets' ready for autumn - report



Price, anyone please? And specs of course.

No Gingerbread snack for Desire owners, says HTC



Reminds me of Sony Ericsson Satio. Touted as the best of the offerings at time of launch, punters were left truly high and dry without any firmware updates whatsoever (barring one, just to overcome some serious bugs). No kinetic scrolling, either.

Once units sold, couldnt care less and am still stuck with an unused handset (with SYmbian S60 v5).

So, Samsung, here I come.

Planned obsolesence ? I've heard that before.

Best Buy slams brakes on UK stores amid spending freeze


Conspiracy Theory

I think Best Buy have been winked and nudged by Dixons group to not venture too much aggresively and let maintain the high margins enjoyed by this monopoly.(Now a cartel?).

People will buy, if its cheap enough and have awakened to this possibility with the internet price comparisons.

After all, BestBuy have prided themselves on cheap offerings (Stateside, at least - Pile em High, Sell em Cheap) and the whole thrust here was to disturb the applecart. (Remember when Walmart bought Asda- Prices indeed came down for the others and they didnt like their cosiness being disturbed).

A very similar scenario is unfolding.

Let Ripoff Britain continue!

Nokia: When pigeons fly home to roast


Switch to Android

So much talk here about using Android instead of Windows.

Can someone really point me out where and how I can port Android ( whichever version) onto my brand new Sony Ericsson Satio (still boxed after 3 attempts to use it) and Nokia N97? Would really appreciate it.

Being so open source, surely some bright engineer ought to have figured out this dual boot options to save this burning platform/hard rock .

It will create a great secondary market for this product and save everyone. Nokai would then become more multiplatform/ Open platform and carry on making good hardware.

Why let thier ego come in the way and stick to one platform? Copy the Samsuns/ HTC and offer multiple OS choices to consumers. Anyone thinks with such offerings, consumers will abandon them.? They will prefer the OS of their choice and get on with life.

German boffins win prize for 'MP3 for phones'



Now when can we have it on our current crop of phones?

Comet owner boosted by closure rumours


Wont be missed

Went to buy A VCR for £45and was almost sold an extended warranty for £35 (else she wouldnt check me out any sooner before i firmly portested and stopped her insistence on it).

Dixons warns it's getting worse


Favourite Retailer?


Annyone surprised, when they still want sell USB cables at £24.99 in their PC world shops and the numpties know f...all about their products, except selling extended warranties?

Please surpise me more.

Microsoft poised to make biggest ever buy – Skype

Jobs Horns

One more bites the dust

I've always admired Skype for what it offered. Either MS will kil it, or make users pay for it. There goes my free long distance vidoe/voice calls.

One of the best innovations of the Interweb era, its a shame MS will kill it ( surely wont keep it free - to recover the 8.5 billion its offering).

How the big boys trample up innovation.

I think MS is bumbling & going the way of Nokia. (bought Navteq - gave it away free when no one wanted it, Bought Symbian, then made it open/free when no one wanted it , spent millions on meego,maemo whatever only to drop it, etc).

Ofcom calls on BT Openreach price cuts for ISPs


Heard it all before

Ofcom is only "urging" BT to cut wholesale prices. (1.2 to 4 percent) Is it enought? WIl BT give in?

Its all a hogwash.

Dixons whacked by profit warning


Yeah Yeah

We've heard it all before. Improve staff training and all that?

Pay peanuts, get monkeys. And charge 19.99 for a USB cable .Simples.

Apple iOS 4.3 cracked

Paris Hilton

Its the hardware, Dr Xym.

Thats why they buy Apple Iphone, for the smoothness of operation. If the Appstore and tetherting comes in the way, thats what jailbreaking is for.

Paris, cos I dont mind neing tethered and unjailbroken to her.

iPad 2: Apple forced to make carrier concessions

Paris Hilton

Dumb Pipes

At least they are trying to prove that carriers are indeed the dumb pipes, yet the whole malarkey goes on.

Paris, cos she's not that dumb.



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