* Posts by pcsupport

83 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Apr 2011


Frack me! UK shale gas bonanza 'bigger than North Sea oil'


For god sake, don't let Alex Salmond find out about this otherwise he'll try to claim that all shale belongs to Scotland and will be used as yet another argument for our so called 'independance'

Netflix names Google Fiber the fastest ISP in the US


2.55 MBPS??

I take back everything I've ever said about BT Broadband.

Windows 8 to grab iPad market share wrested back from Android


Re: windows 7 ?

And how many Windows tablets are going to have a measly 16GB hard drive? Correct, none.

Try 64GB, 128GB, 256GB etc etc

Google declares success for Kansas City gigabit broadband


And what do evil Google get out of this?

FaceTime in the dock


Why don't the worlds patent legal beagles get together, decide on a statute of limitations period of, say 2 years, which gives people / companies plenty of time to sue for patent infringment within that 2 year period and after that then it's tough luck.

McDonalds staff 'rough up' prof with home-made techno-spectacles


There seems to be a part of the conversation missing from the blog post.

Did they ask him to turn it off after he explained what it was? Did he refuse to turn it off? What did HE say to them?

It all seems a bit one-sided for my liking. Come on, people just don't assault others in a MacDonald's for nothing.

Megaupload's founder downloads on Hollywood


36 and counting :)

The problem as I see it is that people like Mr Assange (and yes, I don't like what he did as some people here have noticed), Dot Com etc think that there are two separate worlds and jurisdictions.

One, the real world is where you get caught speeding, get charged with attempted rape etc (yes Mr A, I'm looking at you) and have to face the music. The other world, the Internet world, is where people seem to think that they can do and say whatever they want and expect the real world to be able to do nothing about it. Unfortunately the likes of Mr A, Dot Com, Pirate Bay, Youtube etc seem to blur the boundaries of the two worlds and get confused when the real world invades the Internet world.

The Pirate Bay owners got slapped down by the courts and so has Mr Dot Com. One hosts only links to files, the other hosts a fair majority of those files. Who is legal and who is illegal? Neither.

Youtube - Google has paid enough money to people and companies to stop the courts etc forcing them to clean it up. If Google were subject to the same treatment and TPB, Dot Com etc then they would so get a hell of a shock.

End of inane ramblings.

Let the downvoting continue.


Wow, 23 thumbsdown so far? I am impressed :)


87,000 twatter users does NOT count as "The internet is uniting behind me".

You broke the law. You know it. What is preventing you from becoming somebodies fat bitch is procedural - they screwed up.

Atos IT workers threaten strike during Olympics over 'living wage'


ATOS also provide the main IT support for the BBC at White City, Broadcasting House and Media City.

Their office is directly across the road from White City, just next to the entrance to the tube station.

iPhone spontaneously combusts on CCTV


Re: Insecure

Wobbly camera, noises in the video background and someone picking the phone up off the ground 10 seconds after it bursts into a ball of smoke.

I smell a rat.

Google claims Chrome is the world's most popular browser


You base your browser requirements solely on whether it corrects your spelling or not?

Did they not teach you how to read and write at school?

Why I love Microsoft’s vapourware tablet


You had my undivided attention until you started swearing.

Now you've lost any argument you care to make.

Assange takes refuge in Ecuadorian embassy


Is this the actions of an 'innocent' man?

Assange you self-important paranoid little tit, stop trying to avoid your accusers and face your accusers once and for all. Quite frankly, the sooner you're behind bars the better.

Top US Senator to Apple, Google: 'Curb your spy planes'


Bing have been doing this for years. What's the fuss?

Gov mulls ban on wallet-draining charges for card payments


I notice that no company types are mentioned but the word 'airlines' is conspicuous by its omission.

Ryanair and Easyjet spring to mind....

'Zombie bullets' fly off US shelves after wave of undead attacks


Re: Seriously?

Ah, you mean Americans and computer hackers / nerds!

India to greenlight state-sponsored cyber attacks


If the Indian government are going to be employing hackers / numpties etc to do this does it mean that my customers will finally stop getting cold calls from "Windows" telling them that their computers are sending out viruses and offering to install MSE and then defrag their hard drive in exchange for hundreds of £'s?

EU gives Google till July to offer fix for search dominance


Re: I'm curious.



Re: Really couldn't care less

Quote: "its not like Google is pulling a microsoft by having itself put as the dominant search engiine on every browser"

A: Isn't it???? When did you last see a "use Chrome" ad on Googles search page?

Quote: "You don't get toolbars that change your search to google with every file you install, you don't have adverts on TV telling you to use google because its better than everything else."

A: You have obviosly never installed any free / shareware software recently. Almost every one has a "Install Chrome" 'offer'. As for seeing Googel on TV you've obviously never been in Londons underground system.

Quote: "I mean I can understand antitrust suits when it comes to companies who are giving people giant wods of cash to block others out of the market, but google aren't doing that."

A: See my comment above.

1 in 6 Windows PCs naked as a jaybird online


Quote: "The Windows-only software checks the user's computer for threats, antivirus software and firewall protection"

Should the continuation of the sentence be "and then offers to install antivirus software which you will then end up having to pay for"?

The perfect definition of scareware if ever I've seen one :)

Julian Assange extradition: What's next for WikiLeaker-in-chief?


I can't think of anyone I've ever seen before that makes me feel dirty just be looking at them.

Mr J.A. does that though - I feel the need to wash my eyeballs out with wire wool and dettol now.

Chrome spends a week at the top of the browser charts


Since when did "Asian and South American" usage equate to "the world's most popular browser"?

I wonder what the stats would be if Firefox, Opera, IE et al stooped down to Googles level and paid software developers to put a tick box in their software saying "Install (insert name of non-Google browser) and set as default browser"?

Zuck weds self to lady friend in surprise ceremony


No offence intended but isn't that a lady boy?

Facebook and IM apps abused to spread social-climbing worm


Quote "is designed to snoop into message-posting, the deletion of posted messages and the sending of private messages via websites including as Facebook, MySspace, Twitter, WordPress and Meebo"

Are the malware writers really THAT bored / sad and lonely?

Crooks sell skint fanbois potatoes instead of iPhones


Which bank is he with that allows him to withdraw £1400 from the cash machine???

Compare The Market can't touch web filth extension - simples


Quote "when it introduced its hugely well-known commercials featuring Aleksandr Orlov, a computer-generated Russian meerkat"

He's real I tell you, REAL!

Next-gen MacBook Pro, iMac make benchmark site debut


Yes please to USB 3.

No to dropping firewire. How else am I suppose to backup / repair non-booting Macs for my customers without battling to remove the HDD?

No to removing the superdrive though admittedly I haven't used it in a long time as everything is now on my Zalman drive.

Why oh why drop the ethernet port? That's just plain stupid. not everywhere or everyone has wifi, especially if you're in a server room or in a large commercial company.

Ah, now I see.... "citing someone who claims to have fondled "prototype components and casings"". So this is probably yet another example of El Reg talking up nothing more than a rumour then?!

'Shame on the register to post wrong informations'


Numpties, the lot of them.

Vote now for the worst movie NEVER made


What about the film where the hero is the typical 'this looks normal doesnt it" long haired IT 'geek' who finally, in a brave and far reaching move, switches off his computers (*shock*), leaves his bedroom / server room (*horror*) and goes forth in an attempt to hold a non-computer 30 second plus conversation with anyone.

Certificate 18

Apple OS X update puts elderly Flash out of its misery


Hooray, no more unticking the "Reopen windows after logging back in"!

Third teen TeamPoison hack suspect quizzed by cyber-cops



7.85in 'iPad Mini' said to sport retina screen


Please El Reg - Start giving dimensions in metric instead of old money - We've had metric for decades now!

Virgin Media site goes titsup in Pirate Bay payback attack


Re: Well Well

I think you'll find its the equipment in the local exchange that dictates the broadband speed, the end users speed is also affected by their distance from the exchange and no, not every exchange provides ADSL2 or ADSL 2+. Check out samknows.com

(Talk Talk included for obvious reasons)


Apache releases new OpenOffice build, promises faster upgrades


Re: Choose between two...?

Here here.

Have an upvote for your common sense comment.

WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo


Yep, a lightweight who has a life outside of the IT business thank you very much.


Ermm, those of us who are not geeks, numpties or nerds (ie normal people with a normal life)

Freed Facebook hack Brit vents fury at $200k cleanup claim


Do the crime, do the time.

Nuff said.

Space-cadet Schwartz blows chunks out of Oracle's Java suit


What is it about IT nerds and long hair / ponytails? Don't they realize just how, quite frankly, twatish they look?

Iran cuts off oil plants hit by mystery data-destroying virus


Just blame the bloody Israelis / Jews / Yanks *

* Delete as per your viewpoint

Ten... Satnavs to suit all budgets


I have a Navigon and a TomTom.

The Navigon is beautiful BUT the text is simply too small to read from 2 feet away, especially in low light and the dark. If Navigon could address that issue then it would become my main device rather than being relegated to the glove box 'just in case'.

Oracle v Google round-up: The show so far


Go on Oracle, take them for every feckin dollar you can get. Bankrupt the bas**rds.

Hamburg court: Google must police YouTube content


Re: The users lose out

I wonder if JOE PUBLIC and GOOGLE realise that they're helping to kill the music industry?

PLANET-SWAP shock: Stars grabbed dirtballs from other clusters


Re: Artist's impression

Quote: "Even at a distance of one light year, a star like our Sun would be bright enough to cast shadows"

Are you sure about that? Any references?

Ten... Kitchen Gadget Treats


£140 for a coffee / tea maker?

£145 for a toaster?

I think I'll stick to using the £20 Sainsburys toaster and a kettle, cup, teaspoon and tea bag thank you very much!

'Unibody' iPhone 5 said to debut in October


How many times will El Reg publish stories along the lines of this one?

Release date found! The iPhone X (insert model number here) will be released in Y (insert random month here) according to our Z (insert spies, sources, HR staff, the local village idiot)

Please stop it. All that you are doing is continuing to prove to every man and his dog that you don't actually know anything and you're the digital equivalent of the wee fish wifie leaning over her fence spreading stupid and useless gossip.

Teen hacker suspect Ryan Cleary in the clink for bail breach


What a complete plonker

ALL Visa cards blab punters' names - not just Barclaycards


Re: err

Can you provide a link for this statement?

It may come in handy at some point in the future...

Testicle-boiling new iPad ignites fanboi fury


Re: ouch @ Chet Mannly

I understood every word you said but still haven't got a clue what your trying to get at.

Windows 8 tablet freezes in Microsoft keynote demo


I'm sure most of you will have installed and tried beta software before, had in hang, realised that the important part is the word BETA, rebooted and tried again.

So why when a Microsoft beta crashes do you all suddenly start ripping the company and software apart?