* Posts by Faszination

22 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Oct 2010

Boris celebrates taking back control of Brexit Britain's immigration – with unlimited immigration program


Re: Conservatism


I'm dying to know, did your parents have any children that lived? Enquiring minds want to know....

Remember that Sonos speaker you bought a few years back that works perfectly? It's about to be screwed for... reasons


Re: why would anyone buy a Sonos speaker

It was in my car - what am I going to do, rip it out? Behave.


Re: Why indeed...

This is the kind of totally up yourself supercilious garbage that i've come to expect from some 'audiophiles'.

Just because you believe Sonos products to have inferior sound quality to whatever it is you've spent your money on doesn't make it the truth. I've owned Sonos gear for 10 years, I have a 5, two Sonos One's, a Playbar and a sub and they are superb. This is coming from the owner of a pair of LS35/A's and B&O and Bose gear in one form or another.

I beg to differ that 'a cheap pair of Bluetooth speakers' have anything like the sound stage and clarity of anything in the Sonos range - you're just talking bullshit. Probably comes as a surprise that most people don't have the time, money nor inclination to be as superior as you think you are and spend a small fortune on a pair of Nagasaki 5000's and wire them up with solid gold cable.

Wind your neck in.

Beam, Flow and Era: Not a yoga class, silly, Nutanix's move into copy data management


Meow - Someone got turned down at their interview then.

Once again, UK doesn't rule out buying F-35A fighter jets


Re: Why go totally F-35?

"True but Super Hornets would have been a lot cheaper shurley?"

They would have been and DON'T call me Shurley.

Town wants Amazon's new HQ so much it plans to split off new town called 'Amazon'


Re: Ireland


Now, be honest, can you really justify <easy access to airports</i>?

Sure you can, access is easy enough for most of the airports now the roads have been upgraded from the more usual farm tracks.

The real question is, do the airports actually have a flight schedule for places a business would want to fly people to/from? Ireland's problem is that outside Dublin, the airlines seem to have cast the less used regional airports adrift.

Cork is a good example, great facilities, totally under used.

Hundreds stranded at Manchester Airport due to IT 'glitch'



Thomas Cook travellers were most widely affected - I'm astonished their customers who actually were delayed could drag themselves out of Wetherspoons away from their full English and pint of Carling long enough to tweet their displeasure.

Grand App Auto: Tesla smartphone hack can track, locate, unlock, and start cars


Doesn't stealing a Tesla rely on...

....the thing being charged enough in the first place to actually move?!

My local motorway service area is always full of Model S's being charged after the gruelling 10 mile journey to get there...any potential thief would be lucky to get one to move out of the charge bay, let alone out of the area.

US judge rubber-stamps Volkswagen's 'Dieselgate' settlement


Re: AND....

You had a similar event with a Vectra? That'll be to do with the fact that it's manufactured by Vauxhall.

Was it accompanied by the check engine light and the 'LOL you bought a Vauxhall' light illuminating at the same time?

Elon Musk: I'm gonna turn Mars into a $10bn death-dealing interplanetary gas station


I like Elon Musk but he is clearly as mad as onions.

After Monday's landing, SpaceX wants to do it in triplicate


Loving the objections the residents are making to the pad expansion.

If, as is almost certain, most of these people moved in AFTER they built the space port, can someone explain to me what in the name of all that is decent and holy they have to complain about???

No wait, let me save you the time....

Broadband-pushers expand user piggyback rides on private Wi-Fi


I pay for my broadband, why should I share it?

If I pay the bill, I expect to use 100% of my service, even if i'm not using it, I don't want any Tom, Dick or Harry using it instead. What is so difficult to comprehend about that?

I don't give a monkey's if if makes other people's lives more convenient - IT IS MY SERVICE, I PAY FOR IT.


Irked train hackers talk derailment flaws, drop SCADA password list


Utter nonsense.

Once again media hype is making this something it clearly isn't.

I fail to see how compromising the systems on a single train would allow a hacker to then compromise the interlocking for signalling. For a start, the interlocks and their associated signals, points and crossovers are all controlled from regional signalling centres and have nothing whatsoever to do with the trains that run on them.

Even if someone with the requisite knowledge were to be able to control a train, there is no way they could make the leap from there to controlling the national infrastructure.


Chaos at TalkTalk: Data was 'secure', not all encrypted, we took site down, were DDoSed


The End - hopfully.

Just another chapter in history for this company staffed ostensibly by a bunch of cowboys - playing fast and loose with customer's private data.

Hopefully this will be their downfall, the industry just doesn't need a shower of morons like Talk Talk.

BBC shuts off iPlayer to UK VPNs, cutting access to overseas fans


I'm not sure which concerns me more, that the BBC have blocked access to iPlayer via VPN abroad or that there are so many people who actually watch that durge Doctor Who.

On a serious note, the interface for iPlayer is terrible, particularly on some freeview boxes - maybe they could spend some money on that instead of limiting their audience.

Union confirms two-day strike over Universal Credit's pisspoor IT


You are all forgetting one thing, Mark Serwotka is in charge of the PCS, he's an idiot.

Virgin 'spaceship' pilot 'unlocked tailbooms' going through sound barrier


An accident was always inevitable in my opinion. Take one cowboy billionaire, a mad idea and a bunch of celebs with no brain willing to stump up millions for a ride in space and you have a recipe for disaster.

The only problem I have with this crash is that Justin Bieber wasn't aboard when it went down.

XBOX ONE owners rage as HDMI SNAFU 'judders' Brit and Euro tellies


Its all about the cheapskates

I'm sorry but all this talk about dicey TV's strikes me as a non-issue. I have two Toshiba TV's, both in excess of 3 years old and have had absolutely NO issues. I have to agree with a previous poster, its all about the people who blew their giro's on the console and are trying to run it through a 50 quid supermarket piece of junk.

Try spending some money.....

Ryanair boss Mike O'Leary hits Twitter: 'Nice pic. Phwoaaarr!'


I have to say, its very amusing all the people complaining about Ryanair and their prices, policies etc. Remember everyone, you pay your money, you take your choice.....if you want an allocated seat, want to go to a destination that isn't Dublin and that you've actually heard of, want a reasonable cabin baggage allowance and don't want to be treated like a prison inmate during boarding, then DON'T TRAVEL WITH THEM.

Easy isn't it?


Microsoft: MED-V won't help you escape WinXP end-of-life


What's the problem?

This is ridiculous. Its about time Microsoft phased out XP support, not before time in my opinion. The old excuses of 'I have a CNC machine that runs Win98' or 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' just don't cut it to be honest.

The fact of the matter is, technology is changing, the infrastructure we work on is evolving in ways that we need to take advantage of and stubbornly refusing to upgrade because 'you don't like an interface' or 'don't want to pay' is bullsh*t. A machine manufacturer might well have designed a piece of equipment to run for decades but in my experience they are blinkered in the their views and their abilities and almost always write their control code to be utterly incompatible with even the smallest update.

Besides, they usually end up going out of business before issues like O/S updates are required anyway.

In my opinion, if you choose to continue running XP, 98 or even 3.11 then its effectively your IT funeral when something fails or is compromised by a virus or malware - why should your support company or MS care about that?! You've been warned often enough!

Upgrade and lose the luddite attitude or stop moaning.

Windows 8: Not even Microsoft thinks businesses will use it


All you doubters get over yourselves

As the subject suggests! This is the price of progress, if anyone has actually bothered to try the Win8 CP/RP you'll know that with a few hours familiarisation, Metro and the traditional desktop go hand in hand together. The only people complaining about the changes are those retards still using XP and living in the dark ages smearing mud on their faces.

Embrace the future!

Virgin Media begins 100Mb upgrades



I'm sorry but this whole upgrade is largely pointless and will be for a good few years to come. Anyone who upgrades now, just so they can brag needs their head looking at. As someone else pointed out earlier, no matter how fast you can download at, if the host you're connecting to can only send at 1Mb/s, thats what you'll get! IDIOTS.

Virgin can crow all they like about it, I wouldn't give them my money if my life depended on it. I'll stick with BT and my perfectly good 16Mb/s connection which is just fine for gaming and occasional streaming. When I get offered Infinity i'll take that thank you very much just because, no matter what Virgin do, they do not and quite possibly will not ever have the coverage BT have across the country.

Therefore I figure i'll stick with the national provider.

In short, shove it Virgin.....