* Posts by Bongwater

55 posts • joined 22 Dec 2010


Samsung says sorry as union-busting chairman and VP head off for 18 months in the chokey


Re: Re "I suppose "chokey" is a Korean thing"

From where I reside the term is Lockup. I swear though that's only a Philadelphia thing. Yes, it is a verb, they got locked up, but for whatever reason it just turned into "yeah I went to lockup".

Gas-guzzling Americans continue to shun electric vehicles as sales fail to bother US car market


Re: Yup - Range

Isn't that why Europe's mass transit system blows ours away? I've only been to Europe once though so very limited knowledge here. People who live here have told me Europe's is way better.

Apple's credit card caper probed over sexism claims – after women screwed over on limits


Re: Rich Bitch

Dude what if she is a good woman who had to stop her career to raise children? Can you at least give her a shot before you blast her calling her a rich bitch? If you are wrong and she is not, you look completely obdurate. If you are right, I mean that's great but I look for more in life than calling someone a rich bitch and then being right about it. I like Los Americanos Futbol and hiking for example.

It's dangerous to go alone! Take Uncle Sam and the Netherlands: Duo join naval task force into China's backyard


Re: Bears

Can America and England come together and form a gryphon? Please no hippogryph though.

Sticks and stones may break your bones but robot taunts will hurt you – in games at least


Gary Payton

should be the voice of the AI or bot that trash talks you. People would have even worse results.

Dude was so vicious even Garnett couldn't say anything back to him, Kemp and Payton would just troll him into the stands.

Republican senators shoot down a triple whammy of proposed election security laws



Which Americans? Everyone American I know saw the joke on the Simpsons on who voted for Kodos and who voted for Kang.

"Go ahead, throw your vote away!"

Note: Homer voted for Kodos and I agree with him.



Dude it's a joke, there is zero evidence after years of people trying desperately to prove Russia messed with our elections. Did they mess with Hillary being completely out of touch with her constiuents?

Hillary did the same thing Bush senior did, they assumed they were going to win and thought it was in the bag. Both were caught with pants down.

Look at Wayne county in Michigan, they voted for Obama and then voted for Trump. It was a huge story on election night. Please tell me how Russia told Wayne County in Michigan whom to vote for or how they tricked an entire area like that.

Sad to see on a website like this where nobody posted zero evidence of it occurring but people still parrot it. I don't believe Obama cheated (I believe he is a citizen as well, bet that destroys like 99% of counter arguements) and I don't believe Trump cheated. It is just a good way to sell advertising revenue while people keep trying to make stuff up.

If I missed a relevant post please show me a link, I am not perfect so maybe someone here actually has real irrefutable evidence to show the rest of us.

Loss-making $15bn hipster chat biz Slack suddenly less appetising to investors as it predicts deeper losses


Re: I just don't get these massive losses

Warhammer 40k, get that disposable income ready! $200 million would get you a nice Bio-Titan, 3 squads of Death Company Marines, and maybe if you're lucky, Celestine and Magnus :)

My god, it's full of tsars: A gun-toting Russian humanoid robot is on its way to the International Space Station


Re: Real robot

Dude that is both hilarious and depressing at the same time.

Facebook faces class-action sueball over facial recognition pic-tagging tech to tune of $35bn


Re: Nowhere near enough

I think you are mistaking them for Flowers By Irene.

Talk about unintended consequences: GDPR is an identity thief's dream ticket to Europeans' data


That means

he is courteous to his fellow solider ;)

Correction: Last month, we called Zuckerberg a moron. We apologize. In fact, he and Facebook are a fscking disgrace



was not nearly as evil. Stop insulting him!

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean Google isn't listening to everything you say


Re: Why do people put this in their homes?

Agree, I use this website because 99% of you guys have already dealt with the issues I am running into now.

Also, I am amazed at the amount of information random people put here because when I go and research the statements, I always find that they were accurate as far as I could tell.

You guys helped me solve a Windows Explorer problem 10 years ago roughly while my CEO was watching me do my thing He is cool so it wasn't that nerve wracking but I was a tiny bit nverous I have to admit. El Reg made me look like a genius!

Facebook won't nuke deepfakes? OK, let's tear up those precious legal protections from user-posted content, then


Re: The thing is


You have to stop spreading that fake crap.

He said women let rich men do whatever they want to them.

Want an example?

OJ Simpson could still get dates, all that matters is that you are rich and famous. Women dated OJ AFTER he committed two murders. Rich men and women do whatever they want, that was his point and you fell for the trap of him being labelled misogynistic.

Trump is an ahole sure but you only make these guys more successful when you repeat stuff that was never said, or taken into a context to get people to hate him more. You then identify yourself as a parrot, you offer nothing more but you keep repeating stuff that was never said.

Nobody had a problem with the way Bill Clinton treated women, why is all of the sudden an issue with Trump?

Congratulations to Toronto as well for winning the title!

US border cops confirm: Maker of America's license-plate, driver recognition tech hacked, camera images swiped


Re: Subcontractor’s network compromised?

Subby does good work contrary to semi-popular belief. Easy name to remember as well! Just don't call him by his nickname in front of his girl :/

Having a bad day? Be thankful you don't work at a Russian ISP: Kremlin signs off Pootynet restrictions


Re: Go, Putain, go

All of your friends that moved to Northeast Philadelphia told me never believe anything coming out of Russia. I have Ukranian neighbors as well who get along with Russians here. I wanted to make sure I did not make any cultural gaffs when speaking with Russian and Ukrainian friends. They both said the same damn thing. Ukranian neighbors also drank with my Russian friend and I and no animosity was detected by my amazing detective skills. I really really want to see how Putin earned that 2 billion, the accounting must have been very creative.

Google Cloud grabs serving spoon, ladles instances loaded with Nvidia’s Tesla T4 GPUs



Are those the same models where the dude is holding his lady's hand and is caught surveying a nice posterior of not his lady that has been meme'd to death? I must know this. I am the typical reader who really needs to focus on the article and not the pictures with it..... ugh.

So you've 'seen' the black hole. Now for the interesting bit – how all that raw data was stored


It's definitely not the Imperium of Man..... they would have taken another 900 years....

You don't need a PhD to phish a Brit university: Nonprofit claims 100% hit rate is easy peasy



Didn't he have Harvard students sending him their socials to get a Koobface account? Could have a been a rumor I suppose but I saw it here first years ago mentioned.

Who pressured WHO to put gaming on a par with drug addiction to help silence political dissent? Oh hi there, China



What about phone addiction? I have saved a few lives in my time when I stop people before they got hit by a car because they literally were stuck staring at their phone with no regards to their surroundings.

People are WAY more addicting to their phones than games, I see ALL ages staring at their phone in a crowded venue or on a street for almost 10 minutes a clip.

Go do some people watching next time you are out and tell me how many people were not glued to their phone. (Could just be a NE USA thing I supposed as well.)


Phones are much more of a problem than video games if we want to use China's logic.

5G is 'ready' once you redefine 'ready'... and then redefine 'reality'


Stolen from another register dude from a couple years ago

Thanks to Marketing-Speak, high end 3G (LTE) is called '4G' to the public's face. Meanwhile, referring to the REAL 4G standard, I'm unaware of anywhere in the WORLD offering actual 4G. Once we have what's formally called LTE Advanced, we'll have real 4G. Meanwhile, I've been seeing ridiculous references to '4.5G', which of course also doesn't exist IRL. And now we have a proposed 5G standard. Excellent! But first we have to get the Cheap, Lazy, Stupid mobile phone service providers to upgrade to REAL 4G. So what's the hold up?!

Was this guy correct and is this going to be an endless cycle? Next at 11!!!!

Sorry to the El Reg member who had posted this, wish I could cite his/her/apache helicopter's name but I couldn't find the original article.

Want to create fake web profile pics? This creepy AI tool makes them on demand. Plus predictive policing, and more


Re: "people could be taken in by AI-generated news articles that read like a child wrote them"

Koobface is an amazing vetting tool. Just trick everyone into using a website to placate their ego and boom you get to know a ton about them without making any real effort. Remember those quizzes that tell people only 9/10 get this right? I don't trust people who take those quizzes.

What did turbonerds do before the internet? 41 years ago, a load of BBS


Food Fight

Greatest BBS game ever. If you got the trenchcoat nobody could penetrate that armor and you could just pelt them with sloppy joes or something.

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently


Re: Google are cunts

Wawa is amazing, just wanted to mention that.

Swedish ISP spanked for sexist 'distracted boyfriend' advert for developer jobs


Re: Negative towards who?

I thought it was Tom Brady's handsome cousin Fred!

German mayor's browser tabs catch him with trousers down


Re: Patriotic Plonker Pulling

I would pay to watch "illegal immigrant sluts" as long as they leave when their green cards expire, otherwise we are breaking laws and being naughty.

Total War: Warhammer, Blood Bowl and other Games Workshop table-to-screen delights


Re: Skaven

At first I had thought the Skaven dumb guy cliche would annoy me, they are riot however.

Lurch Snitchtongue = Greatest Skaven ever! Most pontentate of potentates! Hopefully I did not butcher that line too much.

'Dear Daddy...' Max Zuckerberg’s Letter back to her Father


Re: Max's daddy hates me


The user deleted their post after they had "changed" their opinion. Koobface did not delete my comment but rather the post where said user was mocking the Borg. I messaged the user asking him if my link offended him or got him in trouble with Koobface. He said it was 100% on him. I try to be fair so everyone doesn't think I hate Koobface. I do hate it, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun!

I do know people have been warned before so I hope this isn't the case. I am disappointed in my friend for taking down his own comment, if I say something and I am wrong I do not delete it. I admit I was wrong, like I was here for thinking Koobers deleting my reg link.

Very sad though if they re bullying people for better press and/or suppressing information.

More to come at 11!


Max's daddy hates me

I posted a link to this article on Koobface and it was deleted. I am very sad now.

Remember Windows 1.0? It's been 30 years (and you're officially old)


Re: 30 years of evil slurping

Seriously, I would have missed out on sushi, loose women, more sushi, and a movie about Goya if I had exhibited that type of attitude. For shame.

Edgy online shoppers face Dyre Christmas as malware mutates


Re: What kind of mental midgetry ...

Dude where's my khakis, starring this guy Jake, from El Reg.

Lessig quits presidential race to spend more time with his idiotic ideas


Re: Corporate America

How come nobody cared when Mike Gravel said all of this? I can't understand how so many people ride the Sanders bandwagon when Gravel stated everything you hear already. I really don't understand politics but what I understand less is why Bernie is so cool and Gravel isn't.

Guess he wasn't cool enough.

Woman makes app that lets people rate and review you, Yelp-style. Now SHE'S upset people are 'reviewing' her


Re: My Question:

You have sold me sir.

Global warming stopped in 1998? No it didn't. If you say that, you're going to prison


Amazing how if people stop breeding like Skaven how much better the world would be. Can't upvote that enough even if I had used all the AGW scientists thumbs after I cut them off.

Just kidding, that would be mean.

Google reveals OnHub WiFi router, complete with GLOWING RING



Sehr gut!

US Air Force: 'Loose tweets destroy fleets'


Re: How many is too many?

Needs more dakka I bet.

Intel doubles its bounty for women and ethnic minorities


Re: Don't believe the hype.

Boobs bounty sounds amazing. I'm off to Hooters to collect my $4000 per rack! Surely waiting tables cannot be as terrible as working for Intel, or at Intel. Food service can be rough.



Playing against AI

Warhammer SM has a mode where you guys just have to survive and kill waves of enemies. A nice break from playing against people.

I believe SC and LoL also have those modes as there still are a bunch people who enjoy the play style. I like both.

Apple to devs: Watch out, don't make the Watch into a, well, a watch



Are you related to Congo? :)

Bongfire of Inanity: Jakarta rozzers enforce mass chill-out


Re: Straight out of the 60's, this is.....

Pass the bone!

Empire says ‘primitive’ Earth not ready for Death Star

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Thank you Dodgy, I am glad I am not the only one who feels that way. Living here, I have to deal with people who watch a movie with Matt Damon and all of the sudden they are experts and quoting him to no end. They really do believe movies, no joke.

It happens elsewhere I suppose, but it feels good hearing someone else acknowledge that.

Not one second spent sifting through data on their own, but if the silver screen says so than it is fact.

Wikipedia doesn't need your money - so why does it keep pestering you?


Re: *** STOP PRESS *** Business makes money.

Tim I thought that was pretty cool and donated my plant money for the month to those guys. I don't have any autistic children and I am not close with any but I still thought it was a cool idea.

Maybe when Wikilovers peruse this forum they won't blast us for criticizing them and instead see what you posted and say to themselves, "Hmmm this guy just asked nicely and someone made a donation."

I hope maybe this act would encourage them to be more thoughtful as I don't get anything out of hating the people of WP, disappointment would be a better word.

Happy Holidays my British/Australian friends from USA!

Half of Milky Way's mass found in million-Kelvin gas cloud


Sorry everyone

That cloud looks to have rounded edges, we are not allowed to talk about it anymore until we get a license from Mapple.

Please remove this article from your site El Reg or I will have to take you to trial.

Ok I lied, I could never sue you guys. :)

What a card: Brit boffin Alan Turing stars in Monopoly tribute set


Re: To choose to play monopoly...

Diplomacy, the game that involves winning while losing friends in real life after they found out you weren't going to invade Germany and instead took Austria/Hungary.

Streetfighter 2: The World Warrior


Check this out

Go on YT and search for Damian Warlock, he does Slayer-esque covers (maybe more like Die By The Sword era Slayer not the later works) and you will love it. You will make love it so much you will cry out for Chun Li and her thick yet still sexy thighs to wrap around you in joy as you listen. He only covers Guile stage and Ken but they are amazing.

*He does a little Ryu teaser at the end of the Ken song which for some reason he has not completed yet.

Police called after Romney's email and Dropbox accounts cracked


Re: Republicans just can't win

Charles wins 4 interwebs.

Dwarf galaxy yields up middle-sized black hole


Parsecs? That's small!

I jog 5 megaparsecs a day!

Ok I lied, I didn't.

Dead bloke reanimates in mortuary

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I dated Kitsune.

Damn El Reg can you create a Shadowrun icon so I can stop using the thumbs?

Vielen Dank :)

X-COM UFO: Enemy Unknown


Not the best game ever

Damn close though! I played TFTD first before this one but both were tons of fun.

Lobster-men were tough :/

And who didnt hate being mc'd?!!?

PayPal teaches Androids to swap cash



They already did this in Shadowrun, it's called credsticks! Now if we can just speak to each other via credsticks the world would be perfect, but I do not believe they ever got that far :/



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