* Posts by spanner

9 posts • joined 15 Dec 2011

The 'new' Microsoft? I still wouldn't touch them with a barge pole


You forgot the bit about Microsoft being a convicted software pirate!

Furious MyCloud users descend on WD website as borkage continues


I confess to being an ignoramous but does this situation not expose the fundamental flaw in the concept of the cloud? I keep MY data in MY home on MY disks which are backed up in duplicate. I even have a hidden wifi backup RAID setup. To hand over your data to someone else with no guarantee that a) someone else isn't sifting through it and b) it is safe and c) that I can access whenever I want to is, in mt view crazy.

Vile Twitter trolls thrown in the cooler for rape abuse tweet spree


Wrong, wrong, wrong! Whatever happened to "sticks and stones can break my bones but words will nebver harm me"? I find the very existence of a large number of people (mainly politiciians) but few of none of them have been sent to jail! Even Blair is still at liberty>

Reg readers scuffle over the ultimate cuppa



Visionaries such as the cofftea aficionado have been persecuted for time immemorial. Suffice to say that, come the revolution, tea drinkers will get their just deserts, Forced feeding (drinking?) of Tetleys for those that refuse to convert to a civilised beverage.

Pentagon hacker McKinnon will NOT be prosecuted in the UK


Fair trial?

US is concerned that you don't get the right sort of kangaroos in the UK, not enough to form a kangaroo court anyway.

Troll sues Apple for daring to plug headphones into iPhone


Hoist on their own petard

Is this really much different from Apple suing Samsung for rounded corners?

Worker dumps council staff's private data in supermarket skip


Remind me. Who exactly was it who got the sack?

Cabinet Office moves step closer to killing Directgov



lucky that you are not in the good ol' USA. 15 to 20 years for encouraging nefarious characters to "break" a government website.

The moment a computer crash nearly caused my car crash

IT Angle

Not the computer

You don't blame the car when you get pissed and have a crash. Why blame the computer when its does what the programmer tells it to do. Programmer error!


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