* Posts by Nerd

12 posts • joined 25 Aug 2011

Linus Torvalds admits 'buggy crap' made it into Linux 4.8


Don't Blame the Dev

As bad as the code may have been, you can't blame the developer. Who reviewed it - that's where the blame lies.

Apple fanbois' accidental bonking ruled too obvious by watchdog


Re: Call me paranoid

No - how dare you question the empire or the infallible legal system for patents

The iPHONE 5 UNDERMINES western DEMOCRACY: 5 reasons why


Just like the El Reg Staff then

"As a commentator on the sci/tech/biz scene, unfortunately, he doesn't do so well. Sadly he has shown that he has only a very weak grasp - often none at all - on how various technological things actually work" Stephen Fry - just like the staff at the Register

Mighty ROBOT achieves total SUPREMACY over feeble humans

Paris Hilton


Looks like robots can wank

RBS IT cockup: This sort of thing can destroy a bank, normally


I'm fine with these sort of cock ups - the more they occur, the better chance my mortgage will finally disappear.

Blighty's film biz asks gov to hurry up pirate crackdown


Lets face it, it's the blockbuster films that suffer the most from piracy, and not the small independent film makers.

So instead of this stupid legislation, if they want to increase revenue, why don't they cut back on costs, like the ridiculous salaries paid to executives, producers and film stars.

In turn they can lower the cost cinemas play to show the films, and reduce ticket prices, meaning more people will go to see the film legally.

I find it hard to feel sorry for a industry that is so full of self indulgence.

IDC: Google needs DEEP tablet price slash to crack Apple


Someone call the troll hunters

I disagree with your view. I think price is the key factor.

Like it or not the fact is the ipad is the benchmark by which everyone sets there standards, and there is no question that Android tablet manufactures are trying to match the specs provided by the ipad. Unfortunately even if they do match the specs, because they aren't cheaper consumers, will go with what is the seen as the benchmark device.

I haven't seen a android device that can do anything a ipad can't (with the exception of some geek features, that only geeks care about)

If android tablets were significantly cheaper, then consumers would most likely opt to save £150-200 and go for the cheaper device (for evidence just look at the excitement around the Kindle Fire, despite a lack of UK release)

GCHQ code-breaking challenge cracked by Google search


I don't fancy the salary much.

Boffins find new 2012 glyph on 'secret' Mayan brick


Red Dwarf

Reminds me of that Red Dwarf episode

"Archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be the first page of the bible, which says "To my darling Candy, all figures portrayed in this book are entirely fictional and any resemblance to any person, living or dead is entirely coincidental"

Chromebooks: the flop of 2011?


Stack em high, sell em cheap

If they were £100 I'd buy one

Stallman: Jobs exerted 'malign influence' on computing


Gun to Head

Nobody held a gun to my head and forced me to buy an iMac.

French letter shock: Tax us more, demand rich people

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Extra Extra - Register products more drivel

Yet more drivel from the the "journalists" at the register. I don't know why I even bother reading this rubbish any more.


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