* Posts by wibble001

35 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Feb 2011

Everything Everywhere's 4G: Why I'm sitting this one out


Re: "the communications equivalent of the change the jet engine made over steam".

That's exactly what I thought when I read that statement too. Have an upvote sir!

Investor pulls out of Facebook, pumps cash into pork-printing joint


Re: @ Nick Ryan

But wouldn't a vegetarian be able to eat this stuff, given that it is synthesized meat rather than a dead animal?

Santander's banking website craps out


not just FireFox, it does that in Chrome too.

Months later, Gamigo hacker takes dozy dump, exposes 8 million


"It's unclear why the person who uploaded the list waited so long to spill the goodies after the original breach" - Really slow upload rate?

Asteroid zips past Earth


Haha, stupid aliens, ya missed!

Rogue kebab provokes Carlisle post-pub car deathmatch

Paris Hilton

Speaking of non-IT related shite on El Reg....

.....when was the last time we had a legitimate Paris Hilton related story!!!

<-- Obvious

MPs brand BlackBerrys for bobbies scheme a failure


All these Blackberrys were a complete waste of money.

Your sincereley,

Joe Politician

[Sent from my "other waste of taxpayer money" iPad]

Only global poverty can save the planet, insists WWF - and the ESA!

Thumb Down


......their new HQ looks to use an awful lot of steel/glass/concrete.


Crooks sell skint fanbois potatoes instead of iPhones


As the old adage goes.....

....you can't con an honest man.

Soyuz hooks up with Space Station, delivers new 'nauts


Good luck SpaceX / NASA

Really hope they manage to pull this docking off.

Roman roads get the web maps treatment


Re: Not just the ancient world

Worse still, imagine what the world would be like if the Romans had invented patenting!

Social Network scribe to turn hefty Steve Jobs tome to popcorn-fodder


Ashton Kutcher?

Nice of them to let us know it's going to be crap before the cameras even start rolling.

One in two punters don't mind cookie-spewing stalking ads


"Cookies are small text files that record internet users' online activity and store the information on a user's computer"

Thanks for that El Reg! Even though this is a techie site - and the majority of readers will be techies - i'm glad you took the time to clarify that for us; I was just about to drop a bag of choc-chips in the bin in case they were tracking my activity!

Facebook lowballs on initial IPO price


"masterminding the recent $1bn acquisition of Instagram"

Having the word "mastermind" in that sentence just seems wrong.

Dinosaurs were DRAINED of blood by GIGANTIC HORROR FLEAS


"Am I the only person who finds Ferrell not as funny as everyone says he is?" - No, you're not.

But back to the article; is it just me or does that thing look like a 6-legged sparrow with antennae?

Twelve... classic 1980s 8-bit micros


I'll never forget the horrible little popping noise a ZX makes when you accidentally plug the 21V power pack from a Spectrum 2 into its 9V thing-u-ma-jig

Report: Microsoft tried and FAILED to offload Bing on Facebook


There was no metion of money, but I'd guess Microsoft priced it too low; if they'd told Zuck he could have it for $50 Billion he'd have snapped it up.

Ted Nugent fined for failing to kill bear


Re: sigh

I'm sure that the mixed race Obamas white mother is thrilled to know that her entire existence has been deemed irrelevant.

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


hey!! I'm from Hull and i totally disag.......... actually, never mind.


I'm sure the mindless drosses would be perfectly happy with capital punishment if it was in some sort of X-Factor/The Voice/Strictly/any other crap vote show, where the crim with the fewest votes got it in the neck.

Facebook wonk among 'digital' advisers to Cabinet Office



should an adivosry board not be made up of "impartial" technology experts rather than corporates with a vested commercial interest? Or, if they have to be corporates, how about some from, oh i don't know, maybe some British owned companies.

Facebook beds silent-bonking mobe coupon biz Tagtile



...if the cube emits a sound, but nobody can hear it, does the cube still emit a sound?

Barclaycard slaps pay-by-bonk plasters on mobes


Re: Stealth Bonk

Or, as was suggested for Oyster cards, take the chip and put it on the end of a magic wand Harry Potter stylie.

Punters want BBC iPlayer in TVs, not 3D


All I want.....

is a decent TV signal, i.e. on that doesn't keep sticking big blue "No Signal" messages across the screen in the middle of the few things that are actually worth watching.

'Woz' wants $100,000 for Mac 128K prototype


Not suprised....

Not suprised nobody has bid on it, he's taken the cover off; that's the warranty voided right there!

Barack Obama: Bland, predictable and cheesy ... on Spotify


Thank $deity he didn't have.....

"Push the Button" by the Sugarbabes on there!

Microsoft schedules Kinect for Windows launch

Alert One thing is confusing me slightly; Kinect for XBox needs you to be about 6-foot away from the unit, which is fair enough for a console attached to a TV in the lounge. But how does that work for a PC when it is often going to be on a desk about 2-foot away from the user?

PlayBook stock mountain: RIM slashes prices


Flash aaaahhhhhaaaaa!

It was all the adverts on UK TV flouting Flash support as its main selling point that put me off.

The Secret of Monkey Island


I remeber a while ago looking at the revamped version on XBox Live, which allowed you to switch back to the original version.

Stilll remains one of the best games (possibly series?) of all time.

Gutsy golf-club granny collars crim in Flying Squad bust



Can we please tell us what the approved age range is to be considered "middle-aged"? 66 seems a bit outside the boundaries to me.

Google+ chases MySpace for second place


So Google, when exactly will we be getting Profile support for Google Apps domains?

Facebook suggests sharing everything all the time


Unfortunately you need to bear in mind that the majority of Facebooks users are not "tech savvy" and will have no idea what information it is sharing/collecting, and i suspect most of them won't even care.

PSP playing boy plunges onto railway


A title is required

Playing a "platform game" on a PSP whilst playing a "falling of a platform game" in the real world perhaps?