* Posts by MonsieurInconnu

13 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Apr 2011

Lester Haines: RIP


Thanks Lester

Your articles are what helped draw me to The Register - you'll be sorely missed. My thoughts and condolences to his family and friends. I raise a glass for him whilst he takes up his role at Special Projects in the sky.

US rapper slams Earth is Round conspiracy in Twitter marathon


Re: wonder if he knows David Ike?

Now there's a trip down memory lane. Where's my turquoise shell suit so I may pay homage to our lizard overlords?

However, it does explain why I feel slightly unsettled and nauseous whenever I see Cameron or Osborne on TV.

TalkTalk and Three want to make it easier to switch mobe networks


Re: im moving soon

Similar situation here: albeit with O2. Their 'device cost' and 'airtime cost' combined with poor offerings for airtime/data, along with godawful reception (sick of dropped calls/no reception) mean I'm looking at 3. Am counting the days....

CNN 'tech analyst' on NAKED CELEBS: WHO IS this mystery '4chan' PERSON?


Not forgetting regional variations

So in the grim North it changes from 'password' to 'pa££word'

However dahn Sahf it would change from 'parseword' to 'par£eword'

Dragons' Den man and co-CEO to work for FREE at loss-making Outsourcery


I wonder...

what product I could plug to get onto Dragons' Den, if only to ask him about his business 'acumen'. But then they'd just cut that bit out....

Though I do seem to recall one episode where he castigated someone for not having an 'exit strategy'. Nothing like building a business for the long term.

Totes AMAZEBALLS! Side boob, binge-watch and clickbait added to Oxford Dictionary


Disgusted of Surbiton writes

So there's space for this load of cobblers but still no entry for 'tw*tdangler'. I am OUTRAGED I tell you.

And there are people who defend such words because 'English is an evolving language'. Personally if more such words get in, its more of a language in terminal decline. Gah. But then I do write texts in full so maybe its just my age.....

'Look, give us Snowden' - this Friday's top US-Russia talks revealed


Deeply disappointed

I was hoping for a Playmobil enactment of the meeting. Bah.

Flying Spaghetti Monster's works spotted in space


I for one

Welcome the first signs of the coming of our noodly (over)Lord.

May his coming bring forth the foretold beer volcanos.

As an aside - anyone else noted the rise in reported piracy and the decline in evidence for global warming?? IT IS A SIGN I TELL YOU!

Exoplanet ranking suggests INTERSTELLAR WAR imminent


Justin Bieber is our saviour

After all, presumably there'll be a pic of him in the guff so they'll just leave us alone out of pity/terror of it being contagious

Virgin Media touts high-speed signups and TiVO


90% of the speed for 90% of the time...

then I might agree.

However 90% of the advertised speed for the few hours nobody is actually using it doesn't really count. Yes Virgin, I'm talking about you. Dial-up speeds in evenings doesn't really cut the mustard, which is why I'm off as soon as the contract period is up.

Facebook: 'We should've been more clear' on face-scanning tech


Um, again???

So they haven't learnt to communicate more clearly after last time, and the time before that, and the time before.....

Either they are supremely dishonest, or amazingly stupid for not having learnt the lesson. I'm not sure which is worse...

The X-Factor goes virtually mobile, expands voting

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Kudos to El Reg

Far better than other 'offerings' for today. Now to see which outlets pick this up and report it as 'real'.... he says waiting in trepidation for the end of civilisation when it proves to be true