* Posts by Tibbs

25 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Mar 2011

Expensive blingo-rama iPhone 5S OUTSELLS cheapo-plastic 5C


I think it's rather like the Porsche Cayman vs. the 911. No one wants to be looked at as slightly too poor to buy the 'proper' product.

Yahoo! web! traffic! BIGGER! THAN! GOOGLE! in! July!

Paris Hilton

No Pr0n on Tumblr?

Hmm, I must have missed that - my grumble feed is working just fine!

Paris because, well, it's obvious, innit?

BT workers cuffed over fake overtime and moonlighting claims


Isn't the scarier story that BT actually pays the 'fines' doled out by Private Parking Companies?

Going under the knife? Avoid Fridays. Trust us, we asked a doctor


Re: Note To Self

You missed the part where it said elective operations. AFAIK the operation post heart attack would be classed as emergency...


Re: No surprise

I had a kidney transplant on the 26th November 2012. Due to complications (rejection) I was in and out of hospital between that date and the middle of January.

I was in Christmas Eve, I was out on Christmas Day so I could spend some time with my family, and I was back in on Boxing Day at 10am. I was also in over New Year. The care on the bank holiday / the weekend was just as good as on any other day.

As for the hours - I was in hospital for the best part of 2 months, and doctors earn every penny, the nurses & auxilliary care workers even more so. The hours they do and the amount of work they get done is astonishing.

Private health care is fine for minor ops, or for the cosmetic options, but for the big things, in my (sadly extensive) experience, the NHS does it very very well. Have an op done in a private hospital, what do they do when things go wrong? Turf the patient to the local NHS hospital for them to fix.

It! Started! With! A! GIF!... Yahoo! Actually! Buys! Tumblr! for! $1bn!


I was thinking more a Geocities Sarah Michelle Gellar fansite from 1997

Reg readers brew up the ultimate cuppa


If you add sugar to your tea, I automatically assume you're less intelligent than average.

For me:

Kenya Blend Tea (for that brick red finish and strip the roof of your mouth flavour)

Swirled until it looks about right


Splash of Milk

BAN SMUT, rage MEPs: Purpose of internet must be EXTERMINATED

Paris Hilton

Re: Not all bad

I think Perry Cox (of Scrubs Fame) said it best

If they removed all the porn off the internet there'd only be one website, and it would be called 'Bring back the porn.'

Paris because... well it's obvious, innit!

Dr No, Thunderball, Casino Royale? Vote now for the best Bond film


Re: Dalton fan checking in

I think you could tell they didn't know what to do with Living Daylights, Moore might have come back, so they needed the comedy, but it was likley to be someone new who would be more serious, so it fell between 2 stools.

Licence to Kill they got a much better fit for him. Much more serious, and really played to Dalton's acting strengths (i.e. that he's a bloody good dramatic actor). I also think it's one of the few Bond films you could rename the main character and it would still work as a film. Had Dalton made another Bond in 1991 or so whenever it was supposed to come out (thank you Kevin Sodding McClory), I think we'd have had a much grittier path through the 90s, much more akin to what we have with the Daniel Craig reboot now, rather than Brosnan, who always sounded like he was straining a stool when ever he said Buaaahnd. (*plop*)

And this is one of the times I wish I could punch people through the screen - all 8 of you who voted for QoS as the best film...

Beer, because it's as close as you have to a martini...

Apple time is now world time


Re: Why not buy a much better Samsug Galaxy S3 today?

Because a Galaxy S3 is ENORMOUS. I don't want (or need) a phone that big.

I won't be upgrading from my IPhone 4S, I'll probably keep it for 3 years like I did with my 3G. It does the job and plays a mean game of Plants vs Zombies.

So, just what is the ultimate bacon sarnie?


Re: The best

Savage, everyone KNOWS that it's Salad Cream with Fish Finger sarnies.

White Bread hand sliced thick (the more agricultural the better)

Dry Smoked Back Bacon grilled to get that perfectly crispy edge

HP Sauce

Good quality butter spread thick.

Job Done

Military-grade IBM kit senses love, hate in Wimbo fans' tweets


Sentiment Analysis

There are so many reasons whySetiment Analysis is crap.

Mat Morrisons sums it all up very well here:


Given that most humans can't understand what another human is saying without context and cultural reference points, how can computers?

And how does the IBM supercomputer handle sarcasm?

41 London tube station platforms now WIRED for Wi-Fi

Paris Hilton

Re: Why?

The internet is for porn. Everybody knows that!

Paris becau- (do I even need to go there!?)

Girl Geek Dinner lady: The IT Crowd is putting schoolgirls off tech


Re: Quantity is irrelevant without quality

Ah the good old "The Plural of Anecdote is Data" argument...

Volkswagen Up!


Frankfurt Motor Show

I was at the Frnkfurt Motor Show where this car was unveiled.

Walking along the fleet of cars looking at the number plates:

Red Car - Red Up!

Blue Car - Blue Up!

Yellow Car - Yellow Up!

Green Car - Green Up!

White Car - White Up!

wait for it...

Black Car - Black Up!

All it was missing was Jazz hands and the horn saying "Maaaaammmmmmmmy" when you pushed it...

Engineer Doe thought people's private info 'might be useful'


The door's unlocked

So when you forget to lock your front door, I can walk into your house uninvited?

Thought not.

Daniel Craig like Connery, Skyfall helmsman suggests


Re: Anonymous because this wont be popular, but...

Do you not think that whenever Brosnan said 'Jaaayyyymmmes Bahhhhhnd' it sounded like he was straining on a particularly difficult stool? It didn't help that his later films made Moonraker look good...

Connery's nervousness in the infamous 'No Mister Bond I expect you to DIE' was apparently real. There was a guy under the table with a blowtorch making the cut in the 'gold' and he was getting a bit closer to Connery's bits than he would have liked!

Personally I liked Timothy Dalton - he played it much closer to the books and he's by far and away the best skilled actor to play the role. But then again his films were new when I was at the right age, so it could be that.

Fanboi, because I am.

O2 leaks 3G users' mobile numbers to every website visited


I've found that phoning up and shouting at them is quite effective in this situation.

Especially mentioning that you're the contract holder and by law you have to be over 18 to sign a contract with them seems to be the kicker...

O2 put that ridiculous age barring on my phone 4 times before I left.

Overcharging me is one thing, but keeping a guy from his mobile grot is just a step too far!

Footie club sacks striker for homophobic tweet


The guy sacked was a fotballer, not a rugby player.

As for rugby player's intelligence, JPR Williams, Wales' greatest ever full back (sorry Alfie) is a surgeon, Jonathan Webb England Fullback is/was a doctor, Brian Moore was a lawyer, the list goes on...

Graeme Le Saux used to get abused for being a brainbox because he had a degree...

The Commodore 64 is 30

Thumb Up

I had a +4, I remember we got it in Debenhams before Christmas.

One of the best things about it was the fact that it came with a load of games to play right from the off. Fire Ant was my mum's favourite, and Treasure Island actually made me cry when I got to Long John Silver for the first time...

Give me a break, I was only 6!

Dizzy: the Ultimate Cartoon Adventure


Memories of Childhood

I did manage to complete all of the Dizzy Games, though I had to come back to the original as it was just too hard at the time.

I managed to collect the 30 coins for Treasure Island Dizzy (or tid as we affectionately knew it) by simple expedient of methodically clicking every pixel of the place looking for the coins hidden behind the scenery. Doing that underwater, considering you had to go back to the surface every two clicks, was somewhat time consuming!

I was always slightly smug that I had an Amstrad and so had red boxing gloves on Dizzy. My mate's speccy version was white all over!

Parmo v poutine: The ultimate post-pub nosh deathmatch


Regional Delicacies

It seems to be perculiar to Worcester, but htey have the truly magnificant Scoffs, purveyor of the hot pork roll.


1 Baguette (Minimally cooked)

Lots of Pork, shredded

Sage & Onion Stuffing

Apple Sauce

Enormous Chunk of over-salted, barely edible crackling.

Never seen it anywhere else, but vital when you've had a skinful in the 'Loyal City'...

Russian computer programmer buries himself alive


Almost right

>> You don't get this problem with SCUBA diving as air tanks are already pressurised to about 7Bar

>Scuba tanks are typically filled up to 200-300Bar and you're supposed to be back in the boat (or on shore) _long_ before the pressure has dropped to 7Bar. It's generally considered A Bad Thing to let the pressure drop below 20-30Bar while you're still under.

The OP is almost right - in modern 2 stage regulator designs the first stage regulator (the heavy bit that attaches to the cylinder drops the pressure in the cylinder (normally 232 or 300 bar as you say) to a more managable 7-10 bar before the second stage (the bit that goes in your mouth) reduces it to ambient pressure.

Standard dogma says you should obey the 'Rule of Thirds' which means getting out with ~80 bar from a 232bar tank, though 50bar is more common on non-decompression diving.

Were you on my dive expedition and getting out with 20 bar you'd get a stern look from me... ;)

German salesmen rewarded with meticulously organised orgy


I was always told

If it flies floats or fucks, it's cheaper to rent

George Lucas 'very happy' with 3D Phantom Menace


Please no

The way to do it is to wait until he's dead and THEN get 7, 8 & 9 made.

Oh and they can redo 1, 2 & 3 whilst they're at it.

As long as Lucas is alive, please no more Star Wars movies.