* Posts by Graphsboy

32 posts • joined 12 Mar 2012

Fantastic Mr Fox? Not when he sh*ts on your lawn, kids' trampoline and your soul


Can’t solve your overall problem but.....

....I can save your flower beds. Same cat was fond of digging my beds and leaving parcels on a regular basis. Solution: get rubber bath mat(s), the ones with holes in to allow the soil to breath. Cut bath mats to into shapes to match soil areas between clumps of flowers. Push dressmaking pins through bath mat pieces and lie pieces between plants, points up. Cover mat shapes with soil to a depth that also covers upstanding pins.

I found it very satisfying on this one occasion to be woken by a cat in the wee small hours - due to its’ blood curdling scream.

Flower beds never molested again.

iPhone XR, for when £1,000 is just too much for a smartmobe


Then an iPhone isn’t for you and you could have saved time not bothering with this review and discussion.

Kent woman to season festive dinner with her mother's ashes


There's a precedent

I remember seeing Linda McCartney veggie meals and thought: "Oh, so that's what they did with her".

Meet Deliveroo's ‘bold and impactful’ new logo. No, really


Re: Oh dear

A comment worthy of inclusion in advertising lore. I shall carry that one into my next design meeting and inflict it on any fool who deserves it. Top notch.

Star Trek film theory: 50 years, 13 films, odds good, evens bad? Horta puckey!


Re: No sir, don't like it

Kirk never actually died. In the movie, Scotty was the last one to see him before he got torn from the ship and transported into the ribbon. Later, in a TV episode of The Next Generation, Picard and the crew discover a ship that's crash-landed on a planet. No-one is in the ship but they discover a pattern in the transport buffer. When they re-energise, Scotty appears having taken the drastic step of hiding in a transport stream to survive the crash. His first words to his rescuers are "Did Jim Kirk send you?". This implies that at some point, between the movie and that episode, he had seen Kirk alive.

IT consultant gets 4 years' porridge for tax fraud


Re: Trekkie alert!

The Rap of Khan?

Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank becomes TV reality


A better programme from Pete and Dud

Celebrity Blow Your Tits Off

Remember that Big Blue Apple? Biz apps for iPads are here


With friends like these........

Bit of a p*sser for the Register - that's two companies you're going to have to keep having a pop at now because of this thing you have about Apple. Won't be long before you have no friends - well apart from the Android desperados you can huddle in the corner with whilst having a rant at the more popular kids on the block.

Dead Steve Jobs indeed ;)

Apple knob refusenik Sir Jony Ive handed award - for talking BOLLOCKS


Re: Talking of plain English

He has millions in the bank, lives in one of the best places in the world, has a job he loves, is famous for his skills and lives a lifestyle few of us can imagine. And you think he's a knob?

So how the f*ck do you compare Mr Nobody?

BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity


Worth mentioning

As someone who's worked for HMRC for a number of years, I can give you another factor to throw into the mix:

The black market in smuggled fags is massive and getting bigger. It means that many are smoking these things, not paying tax on them and undoubtedly using the health service to sort out their subsequent smoking related illnesses. According to our research, based on what we think does get through after we look at our stats on successful busts, this is now significantly contributing to smoking related drains on the NHS.

It's also what bugs me in arguments over the effect of smoking in society when the pro-cig people say their fag taxes easily cover the cost of NHS treatments.

Farewell Nokia: First ever 'Microsoft Lumia' set for Tuesday reveal


Re: Oh, my!

No. It's just that your Nokia/Microsoft threat towards Apple carries as much weight as Mortimer Road Junior School first football eleven versus Man Utd. In other words, hardly even worth a jibe.

All but full-fat MS Office to be had on iPads, Droidenslabben for NOWT


Re: I remember

Children shouldn't be allowed to use Linux as they're not old enough to grow beards.

iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?


Re: Uneducated toss.

Are you sure the Z3 is the best?:

The Telegraph reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6 Plus: ‘It’s peerless’

TechCrunch reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6: ‘The best smartphone available’

USA Today’s Baig reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6/Plus: ‘Smartphone stars’

Walt Mossberg reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6: ‘The best smartphone on the market’

The Wall Street Journal reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6: ‘The best smartphone you can buy’

These guys certainly don't agree with you

Ohio man cuffed again for shagging inflatable pool raft


It's not his fault he has mental health problems. I think this is being blown up out of all proportion.

Apple’s Mac turns 30: How Steve Jobs’ baby took its first steps


Re: Floppy Eject

So does 'Start > shutdown' make more sense?

Americans shift gaze to cheap(ish) iPhone 5c, rest of world slurps 5s bling


Don't be bitter. Save up your pennies and one day you'll be able to afford one.

HUMANS all come FROM AFRICA: HERPES does not lie



I knew a guy who got herpes in his eyebrow.

He'd been looking for love in all the wrong places.

Dead Steve Jobs' Apple donut SPACESHIP HQ gets permission to land


Re: Hello El Reg

Couldn't agree more. I get that The Reg and a large portion of it's readers have no time for Jobs but do you have to keep using this 'dead' thing whenever you refer to him in headlines? It just makes it sound like you're revelling in the death of a bloke who passed away due to cancer. Distasteful, unfunny and it does you no credit.

Microsoft announces iPad amnesty for fanbois



If that voucher has to go towards the cost of a new Surface then I wouldn't even trade it for the box my iPad came in.

Thirty-five years ago today: Space Invaders conquer the Earth


You can go back in time!

Run a copy of Gridlee on an iPad.

Get classic games ROMS from Rom-World.

Use a copy of iFunBox to install the ROMs into Gridlee.

Invest in an Ion iCade games cabinet: http://www.ionaudio.com/products/details/icade

Relive your youth!

I've had an absolute blast with my set-up running games that I haven't played in years. Well worth the cash I've lashed out.

Maggie Thatcher: The Iron Lady who saved us from drab Post Office mobes


Re: At least two sides to this story

Can't move - there's no affordable council housing anymore.

Spooky action at a distance is faster than light


One for the physicists

So you can't transmit info faster than light...

Here's a thought.

Just for argument's sake, let's assume it's not impossible for me to get my hands on a piece of wire that's so long that it spans a million light years between two points in space.

And, again for arguments sake, let's say that it's so strong that there's no give or elasticity in it. Now, if I'm on one end and my friend's on the other and we have a morse code type of signalling that we've agreed, wouldn't it be possible for one of us to pull on the wire and the other to instantly feel the wire being pulled so allowing us to put our signalling system in operation and transmit info faster than the speed of light?

or are there other laws of physics that wouldn't allow this system to work?

iPads in education: Not actually evil, but pretty close


Re: Education - Closed Source Priorietary systems ARE evil

You can't give Linux systems to small kids. They're too young to grow beards.

Tracy brothers are back: Thunderbirds Are Go! again in 5... 4... 3...


Re: F-A-B

Funderbirds Are Bo

Ever had to register to buy online - and been PELTED with SPAM?


Useful service

Spamgourmet.com does it for me. Create on-the-fly email addresses at the time you're registering and set the number of forwardings in the the new email address itself. And because you can create as many different addresses as you want, you can tell by what you allow to subsequently get forwarded to you exactly who's been a sod and passed your details on.

Chinese student fails job interview because of iPhone


Re: Time for trashbat's joke again

If you ask someone with an iPhone what phone you should buy, they'll tell you why they like their phone and advise you to buy one. If you ask someone with an Android phone which phone you should buy, they'll tell you why you shouldn't buy an iPhone.

What happened to comics for kids? Hell, what happened to COMICS?


Re: does anyone remember?



Samsung turns screws on Apple, hikes A6 processor price 20%


Re: This is a decade that will live in history..

Steve Webb's account is accurate. Microsoft didn't save Apple. They only invested a few million for a deal based on mutual benefits. The only retard here is yourself for plucking a figure of billions out of mid air and convincing yourself it's true.


Re: This is a decade that will live in history..

Biggest load of tosh I've heard in ages. 'End of Apple'? Give me a break - I've been hearing that crap for the last 20 years. Remember how Microsoft would eventually do for Apple? And yet who's the biggest tech company in the work by market cap right now? That's right - Apple. They're worth more than Samsung, Microsoft, Google and any of the rest.

Apple know how to survive and prosper after any setback and they'll get over this one. They make such high margins on their kit they can easily cut into them a bit to absorb any price increase from Shamsung. Hell, even if they don't do that, then the 'fanbois' will still be more than happy to pay a few extra bucks to get their fix. And that's only up to the point when Apple do away with Sammy as a supplier completely. Do you really think Cook and Co haven't already played out this little scenario and come up with a long term strategy?

As for an 'unpleasant RIM style tailspin', RIM are a dead company walking because they took their eye of the ball and started turning out crap hardware and software that nobody wants and not because someone increased their chip costs by a few quid.

Steve Jobs is STILL DEAD


Man dies of cancer. Reg creates focal point for people to take piss.

I don't usually mind the biting satire of the I.T. world but why not let the man rest in peace? Surely the Reg and it's Jobs hating readers have had their money's worth by now. Anna/Reg - the man was a son, a husband and a father. Can't you at least lay off out of resect for those he's left behind? How would you feel if it was a relative of yours that had died in sad circumstances and was then held up to ridicule every time some 'smart young thing' fancied a bit of a laugh?

Let it go.


Re: What about...

Bollocks. So every cancer case referred to normal medicine is cured is it? You have no idea if his death was preventable or not and current pancreatic cancer stats say it probably wasn't.

iPhone tethering app uses HTML5 to defeat Apple's censors


Got it on 3

Bought my new 4S iPhone on contract from Three. I mentioned to the salesman that it'd be handy if I could tether my work iMac through the phone for net surfing. He offered me the option as a bolt on to my package for an extra 5 quid a month. I twisted so he said he'd have a word with his manager. He came back and offered me the bolt on for an extra 2 quid a month. I still twisted over paying 48 quid over the contract length for something I wasn't that bothered about.

Anyway, he said in that case, I'd have to go without. When I got home and started mucking about with the phone I was amazed to find I could activate the wifi hotspot feature. It definitely isn't mentioned in my £25pm month plan so I have no idea how I've got the feature. Not complaining as it's turned out to be more useful than I thought but I'd be most peed off if I'd handed over the extra £5pm and then discovered I could tether for nothing anyway.


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