* Posts by PipV

44 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Mar 2012

Now it's Terrance Dicks' turn to regenerate: Golden-age Doctor Who mainstay dies aged 84

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Terror of the Autons

Was my first read of his as a kid while on holiday. Fab stuff. Thanks Terrence and RIP.

Boom! Just like that the eSIM market emerges – and jolly useful it is too

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eSim = NoSim

Apples ongoing battle to get rid of the sim card completely.

Trump's axing of cyber czar role has left gaping holes in US defence


Trump's axing of cyber czar role has left more gaping holes in US defence

There fixed it for you.

Brit spending watchdog brands GP Primary Support Care a 'complete mess'


"Brit spending watchdog brands GP Primary Support Care a 'complete mess'"

No S*** Sherlock

Boffins: Michael Jackson's tilt was a criminally smooth trick


If you're gunna be starting something,

you should remember the time and maybe keep it in the closet.

Newsworthy Brit bank TSB is looking for a head of infrastructure


Question - Benefits and remuneration

Is the lucky candidate with their own box of coloured crayons or do they have to bring their own.

If I remember correctly, according to a Dilbert - Mauve is the colour with the most RAM.

Who will fix our Internal Banking Mess? TSB hires IBM amid online banking woes


Totally Shambolic Bank recruits International Billing Machine

What could possible go wrong?

Mines the one with the missing Beans in the pockets

Tata for now: Marks & Spencer transfers 250 tech jobs to outsourcer


I ask myself

What could possibly go wrong?

Blade Runner 2049: Back to the Future – the movies that showed us what's to come


Galaxy Quest

Never Giving up and Never Surrendering ...

Wowee, it's Samsung's next me-too AI gizmo: The Apple HomePod


'I can't play that for you Dave'

Looks like HAL from above.

£350 (Dollar to Sterling conversion) for a quality speaker is fair enough, but what was beyond belief was when the Apple geeza / SalesBloke said 'wait till you here 2 side by side.

OMG - Apple have JUST INVENTED stereo

Apple drops dongle prices to make USB-C upgrade affordable


How on earth

Can an SD card be classed as 'legacy'

Lord only knows what they are sniffing at their donut shaped head office, but somebody needs to let apple know how many proper cameras use SD cards there are out in the world.

More BlackBerry layoffs: 200 Venice devs binned amid Android shift



Who on earth thought naming a project after a city that is slowly sinking?

Scotsman cools PC with IRN-BRU, dubs it the 'Aye Mac'



Whats the worst that could happen?

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


Keeping abreast with technology

Internet Explorer LIVES ON, cackle sneaky Microsoft engineers


Re: Hmm...

For personal banking I'd agree, and most banks support multi browswer. However for busines banking, this is somewhat different. Switching business bank accounts for a large business isn't as easy.

Microsoft are again thinking with their head in the clouds, whilst banks who's main systems are coded in languages 30 years+ are hardly going to be swift to develop something that curretnly works just becuase the Redmond lads and lasses have have a brainstorming session around a table full of sweets and fizzy pop.

Revealed: Malware that forces weak ATMs to spit out 'ALL THE CASH'



'If the thief doesn't know how to calculate the unlock key from the random seed, he or she can phone a crime boss who knows the algorithm and does the maths'

Sure there must be an App for that?

EE TV: Network snubs 'Auntie's antique' for mobe-happy set-top box



That is all

Microsoft's ALREADY telling of bugs in Fondle-Office for iPad


'SharePoint stampede to Office-on-iOS'

I raise pint to you for making me literally laugh out loud whilst reading this....



'After lunch, the workshop leaders will run you through Microsoft VDI and licensing'

Is this more exciting than the knife edge tension that is 'Cash in the Attic', I would hate to choose the wrong thing for my afternoon....

Wii got it WRONG: How do you solve a problem like Nintendo?


N64 Blast from the past

BlastCorps anybody?

a true one-off that had me hooked

EE BrightBox routers can be hacked 'by simple copy/paste operation'


What would Kevin say in the adverts

'Its a no brainer!'

The CURSE of WHO: WHY has there never been a decent videogame with the Doctor?


Re: Ah But.....

Not too shabby on the PC emulation either. But not as good as the real pinball game.

Bacteria-chomping phages could kill off HOSPITAL SUPERBUGS


Re: I remember this!

I remember this too BBC 2 Horizon - Phage the virus that cures. 1997.


Turkish TV presenter canned for flashing too much cleavage



I do like to keep abreast of matters of imporatnace - well done El Reg

Reg readers! You've got 100 MILLION QUID - what would you BLOW it on?


Baldrick inspired

A large turnip

Don't wait up for BBM on iPhone, Android – BlackBerry


To quote an advertisement for an American beer


New iPhones: C certainly DOESN'T stand for 'Cheap'


Re: Colours


Don't you mean 'colors' ! Honestly LarsG you are opening yourself up to an Apple Lawsuit.

Portuguese chicken invades Spanish airspace


Re: like it

Hola Amigo, creo que... '¿qué coño es esto?'


Bolivian president's jet grounded so officials can look for Snowden


Re: Land of the free... home of the brave

'Fuck yeh'

I can't watch the whole of Team America, reality documentary films tend to bore or upset me.

Google: 'We'll track EVERY task on EVERY data center server'


I ask myself

What can go wrong?!

Microsoft unwraps sysadmin-friendly Office 365 for biz update


Two words....


UK 4G auction kicks off in total silence


Oranges are not the only fruit.

Apparently if you have signed up to the £36 a month 4 g EE network, you bill won't be going down.

The 4G network can be used for so much more than just mobiles on the move. Its a shame that this will be forgotten about in the midst of punters being shafted by suppliers and another Govermnet uction thats bound to go wrong, cost taxpayers a fortune, and requests for pointless enquiries to be started.

Mega-res telly demand to boom, say ball-gazers

Paris Hilton

4K is so Black and White

What with 8K SuperHD already being used in Japan.

Paris - Cos she has space for 60".

Sheryl Sandberg offloads $41.5m in Facebook shares in just 6 weeks


Jumping Ship

Friends Reunited anybody?

Ready for ANOTHER patent war? Apple 'invents' wireless charging

Big Brother

Whiter than White

I had better put my Wireless rechargeable toothbrush on to charge now, before I am banned. Fruit acid is very bad to enamal erosion so I am informed. :-)

Microsoft halves Surface RT production orders - report


Kin Hell

What a shock! Producing 2 devices capable of different things will only confuse your everyday punter. Your everyday user just wants it to work and not be bamboozled with options.

Shame MS can't get to grips with this simple request.

Why do Smart TV UIs suck?

Paris Hilton

God Bless

My Pioneer Kuro.

No 3D bollocks, no intenet connectivity. Just amazing picture quality only now being rivalled by TV panels being produced today.

Plug in the trust old Western Digital and I am good to go.

No doubt Apple will launch a very simple UI, state they invented it and everybody will fall for it. All other manufacturers have had more than enough time to get it right and failed everytime.

Paris - cos she likes a good bit of UI

Sony suspends slate sales


Apple incident

Can you imagine if this were Apple and not Sony?

It would obviously be classed as iWatergate.

Thank Freeview for UK 4G by mid-2013 - NOT the iPhone 5 nor EE


Is it just me?

With the recent announcement that the West Coast Mainline deal wasn't done properly etc, even though we have had weeks of "fair and robust process - blah blah blah"

How does essentially giving 4g capability to EE network before the bidding process has started stack up?

Horse and Bolt spring to mind.

Ballmer predicts 400 MILLION Win 8 Surface and Lumia fumblers


Urban Myth

Nope its an Urban Myth. The nearest thing you will get is a playmobil scene recreation.

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


MMmmhh I'm Luvin

A Playmobil reconstruction of this.......

Apple's UK smartphone lead shrinks


Here we go...


Its got nothing to do with the fact that anybody with half a brain would wait a few months for the next all new and "shiny" revision on the iphone (5, new iphone, insert version name number here)???

Sales will probably tail off even further until the new model is available, and stall completely once an announcement is made. But I'll put a tenner down that people will queue for hours outside in the beautiful British sunshine.

Menage á tablet: Apple vs Amazon vs Google


Size Matters or Size Doesn't matter

Its interesting that the talk of 7" tablets and particularly the talk that Apple should/may/could make a 7" ipad, is to reduce the size of the screen for portability.

Whilst in another corner of the room, smartphones are increasing their size as if being pumped full of steroids.

So with one breath its "lets make em smaller" and the other its "make em bigger - bigger is much better"

I do carry my phone with me the majority of the time, becuase it fits in my pocket. I don't carry my tablet about much, not because of the size but because I don't need to. When and if I do, its not a huge ask to carry this about - hey what are Netto and Aldi carrier bags going to be used for?

iPhone 5 gets a 5in screen

Paris Hilton

an inch too far.....

Cupertino should just add telephone capabilities to their fondleslab. End of discussion.

Paris - because even she doesn't think 4" is enough.