* Posts by pewpie

195 publicly visible posts • joined 14 Apr 2012


Philando Castile death-by-cop vid mysteriously vanishes from Facebook


more like they realised they are instrumental in circulating the weakest piece of anti-cop bullshit ever seen.

Don't laugh: Ofcom's a model for post-Brexit Europe


If you mean post-brexit europe is fucked - then yes.

Hate Windows 10? Microsoft's given you 'Insider' powers anyway


Wrong way round.

Should be 'All Windows 10 users are now open to Microsoft's Feedback Hub.'

ImageMagick exploits spotted


Official badness standarization protocols.

Recommended ascending order of severity:

Not bad.

Pretty bad.

Plain bad.

Nobbin' bad.

Ken Livingstone bad.

Official: Microsoft's 'Get Windows 10' nagware to vanish from PCs in July


Steel yourselves..

The final backdoor battle is near.

Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29th


Easy on the 'us'.

See title.

Windows 10 handcuffs Cortana web search to Bing and Edge browser


Someone call Nelson..

We need a Hah-hah.. stat.

Mozilla slings Firefox patches at flaw found by GCHQ's infosec arm


Take heed..

Memory corruption is their speciality.

Daft Punk: Snowden goes electronica


Somewhere, out there in the depths of the universe.. far beyond the outer reaches of pitiful, lies this.

Optus patches crap credential cock-up in cable modems


Bit like drawing a keyhole on your front door and hoping nobody tries the handle..

Hands on with the BBC's Micro:Bit computer. You know, for kids


For great justice?

'..to the average 12-year-old, it looks like some kind of evil computer from the 1980s trying to over the world.'

Subjects! Speek your branes to Parliament on the Snoopers' Charter



For a moment there I thought El Reg had the 'real' Peter Hammill writing about this fucking circus of corruption we call government.

Howsabout that for a soundbite, Pete?

Solus: A welcome ground-up break from the Linux herd


Re: Flat is bad @bombastic

Simple - they are some of the most easily herded creatures on the planet.

Yelp-for-people app Peeple is back – so we rated Julia, its cofounder


When does determination become stupidity?

There are quite a few SJW types in tech destined to find out quickly, in exacting detail.

BT, Sky, EE, TalkTalk and Virgin to appeal website blocking ruling


By that rationale..

Sky should block themselves for broadcasting counterfeit news and entertainment.

SpaceShipTwo ready to slip the surly bonds of Earth for Virgin Galactic


Re: Slip the surly bonds? Nonsense!

Let's face it.. The damn thing barely qualifies as spaceflight.. but shhh.. the hype train doesn't like it when the fact monster comes to town. They have to sell those twat-priced tickets, remember?

Locky ransomware is spreading like the clap

Paris Hilton

I know what you're thinking..

Did I read five billion warnings about .doc files, or six?..

UK to stop children looking at online porn. How?


“Just as we (fail to) do offline, we want to make sure children are (not)prevented from accessing pornographic content online."

The world is a free place.. despite their nazi delusions.

Women devs – want your pull requests accepted? Just don't tell anyone you're a girl


Need a new icon..

A tiny pink violin.

Seriously - this is not IT news.. it's pure bollocks.

AdBlock Plus, websites draft peace deal so ads can bypass blockade


Jesus Christ, you have a big but.. No ad farms are gonna have access to my gear. End of line.


Never apologise for being right.


I decide what ads are acceptable. No fucker else.

So - time to switch to a branch of ad block that hasn't forgotten the true meaning of 'fuck you'.

Official UN panel findings on embassy-squatter released. Assange: I'm 'vindicated'



Silly man.. playing naive.. he's vindicated, alright... vindicated spelled F-U-C-K-E-D. Wonder how he feels about all those silly self-serving black rectangles now? Acting like the establishment doesn't make you the establishment.

There are no diplomats.. There are no politicians.. There are only face men. There is no 'will of the people'. There is no Sweden.. There is no UK.. There is only ZUUL. Welcome to 2016, Jayjay.

Google to deep six dodgy download buttons


Only took em 20 years.

Did you know ... Stephen Fry has founded a tech startup?


The man is a bibble.. The project will be bibbletech.

BT blames 'faulty router' for mega outage. Did they try turning it off and on again?


Fawlty router.. Sounds like Basil cooked up that story himself..I hope they gave it a damn good thrashing.

BT broadband is down: Former state monopoly goes TITSUP UK-wide


SShh..You feel that?

The web just got a little less sanctimonious.

Cops hate encryption but the NSA loves it when you use PGP


"It's brilliant!" enthused Weaver. "Whoever it was at the NSA or GCHQ who invented it give them a big Christmas bonus."

What.. for reading the label? Those folks really are fucked, aren't they..

Sainsbury's Bank web pages stuck on crappy 20th century crypto


'We continually act to strengthen the protection of our online customer services through security improvement initiatives.'

Translates to their standard reply to all customer issues. "Shut up, peon and take a look around, at what we've done your country. We do what we like."

Squeeze the banana to log into this office Wi-Fi


Is that a keygen in your pocket?

Or are you just I'll get my coat.

Thousands fled TalkTalk after gigantic hack, confirm researchers


Reminds me of that episode of 'One Man And His Dog'

...y'know.. the one where the sheep helplessly bumble from pen to pen to hide from the dogs.

Internet of Things 'smart' devices are dumb by design


Looking forward to the day..

..the day when I can steal all teh passwrdz by bouncing off your smartbelt via your smartsocks.

Twitter goes titsup


Official word.

It's clogged up with bile.

Wikimedia Foundation bins community-elected trustee


Just keeping the little man out of the true picture at Wikipeedja.. Can't have them knowing too much from the inside eh, you fucking crooks.

Discworld fans stake claim to element 117


"....asks that 117 be christened "'Octarine', with the proposed symbol Oc (pronounced 'ook')".

No.. just.. no. (pronounced 'ooooohhnomissusiamthemostpretentiousoneintheroom')

Boozing is unsafe at ‘any level’, thunders chief UK.gov quack


Two words..

Shit off.

UK energy minister rejects 'waste of money' smart meters claim


Can't wait..

To strap my own personal mobile phone mast to the side of my gaff, and give my whole family a good chance of developing new and interesting cancers.

I just *love* obeying corrupt politicians and their stinking fucking quangos.

Star Wars BB-8 toy in firmware update risk, say UK security bods


New Functionality..

Thas a good one..

Like what? Charge per use?

SanDisk offers super-slim terabyte SSD to tablet-pushers and other bulge-watchers


Not exactly in keeping with the low-cost aspect of the Raspberry Pi, but it sure would be nice to tuck one inside a case.. if for no other reason than just to piss everyone off.

Web radio stalwart Live365 lays off staff, may close in New Year


So be it.

Happy Harry Hardon will return.

Talk hard.

Debian Linux founder Ian Murdock dead at 42


Only recently discovered the joys of Debian.. this is shitty news of the highest order.

Microsoft in 2015: Mobile disasters, Windows 10 and heads in the clouds


I'll simply remember 2015 as the year that Microsoft killed Windows for any user in possession of a brain.

An on-demand video subscription isn't just for Christmas... Oh. It is


One word..



JD Wetherspoon: A 'hacker' nicks 650,000 pub-goers' data



..the correct headline is: 'Did you just hack my pint?'

Suck it, Elon – Jeff Bezos' New Shepard space rocket blasts off, lands in one piece


NASA gave us the 'Vomit Comet'

Bezos proudly gives us the 'Puke Chute'.

Why Microsoft yanked its latest Windows 10 update download: It hijacked privacy settings


Re: I think not...

I think MS have hired Dom Joly.

Apple's Watch charging pad proves Cupertino still screwing buyers


Can't blame em for exploiting the perks of a captive audience formed entirely from gullible morons.



One look at Zuck's face..

Was enough to make me semi-reach.. can't you do a sub for 'Weird' magazine instead? At least I can look at those goons without losing my lunch.

Doctor Who: Nigel Farage-alike bogey beast terrorises in darkly comic Sleep No More


Dr Poo.

See title - I gave it much more thought than the franchise writers.