* Posts by BugMan

18 posts • joined 19 Apr 2012

ZX Spectrum Vega Plus backers complain of months-long refund delays


Re: "Uncle" Clive's" business model.

Hang on! You got a free ZX-Printer? That's just not fair, I still have my serial number 403 ZX-Spectrum (complete with cockroach) and got nothing in compensation for the wait, not even an apology. Where do I appeal? Is it too late?

How practical is an electric car in London?


Make Electric Cars wait

If eco-freako electric car drivers really cared about the environment, they wouldn't be looking for benefits like driving in bus lanes and getting priority over everyone else - It's obvious the most environmentally friendly thing for the to do is for them to give way to everyone else, so that the emissions of gas-guzzlers are minimised - that's why I never give way to Pri-arses

Make then wait......

Brit inventor Dyson challenges EU ruling on his hoover's energy efficiency ratings


Testing in a representative environment

Why should the EU test in a representative environment - it's not like they do this for anything else...

Hands up anyone who's managed to get anywhere near the offical mpg figures for a car?

Samsung's cooking 3D NAND flash chips. WHAT did you say the specs were?


Too late...

Apple have already patented Memory, and SSD, and V-NAND, and 3D, and anything else you were just about to think of.....

Alien - because we all know than NAND is Area 51 tech

Ex-inmate at Chinese prison: We made airline headsets


and that is why

prison labour should be something meaningless, non-production and mind numbingly boring - like breaking rocks.... or working in IT :-)

Hey Britain, want to link your mobile to your BANK ACCOUNT?


So when Virgin accidentally ported my phone number to someone else for 3 weeks

does that mean they could also have given all my money to them as well?

It's OK though, because after spending hours and hours on the phone, they eventually got my number back... and credited £30 compensation TO THE WRONG number!

Ready for the car 2.0? Nvidia preps UPGRADABLE car system


Have none of you heard of Torque on the Android AppStore

Add a generic £12 Bluetooth OBDII reader from ebay and a cheap tablet and you have a fully customisable instrument instrument cluster and SOOOO much more including all your entertainemnt needs, sat nav, a full log of your journeys uploaded to YOUR own personal server and viewable on Google maps, complete will all engine parameters.

Get Torque - there's even a free version to try before you buy but well worth the money for the paid one

RX8 drivers don't need a rev counter just a beeper - 1st gear, accelerate until beep at 9500rpm, second gear, accelerate to beep - oh, you're at the national speed limit? What are the other 4 gears for then?

What a Liberty: Virgin Media in buyout talks with telecoms giant


Re: Limited Expansion

No that I'm bitter or anything......


Limited Expansion

Their expansion plans are now so limited, they won't even pull a cable 20m through their existing trunking between their street cabinet and my house to connect me to fibre - on that basis, they lost a customer willing to pay for the complete broadband/phone/tv package.

Houses that connected in the Telewest days in my street get fibre, the houses next door, with all the infrastructure in place for the service but old RF cable between cabinet and house, get cr@ppy ADSL instead.

No aspiration, no wonder BT are making fat profits again

Toy train company bids for West Coast Mainline


The problem with Wooden trains

is that they wooden work....

Conmen DID use leaked info of sporty civil servants... to attack HMRC


Why they needed the NI Numbers

is already implied in the article - as payroll records are tied to NI Numbers, they needed them to deduct membership fees.

My wife got her letter a couple of weeks ago; it is full of weasel words explaining that they believe that, to the best of their current knowledge, no personal fraud appears to have been attempted, as far as they can tell, given al the facts that they are currently aware of....

The excuse is ful of about as many holes as their security - as far as I am aware, based on the fact that I am currently aware of, excluding those that I may become aware of in the fulness of time or which I may have inadvatently been aware of at some point in the past but have subsequently forgotten. E&OE

Dixons returns to profit in UK, rubs hands as Comet circles drain


Oddly enough

I've found myself buying from Dixons a couple time times this year - the primary reason being that they were cheaper that buying online - now that is strange. The fact that you can actually look at the goods you're buying is a double bonus.

So that either means that online prices have risen or Dixons has got cheaper - or both I guess.

Real sci-fi space ships coming at last? NASA tests nuclear engine


When can I buy one for home use?

More reliable than Solar or Wind power, and with the feed in tarriff, I could sell most of the daytime power back to the grid and probably make a profit

Elon Musk envisions small town of vegetarians on Mars


At last

The Mother-in-Laws Christmas Present sorted

Voyager's 35th birthday gift: One-way INTERSTELLAR ticket


They just don't

make them like they used to....

Anyone want to take bets on how much of our current kit will still be working 35 years from now?

Remind me, does Apple hold the patent on self distructing hardware or do they rely on fashion to make their stuff obsolete?

Fusion-io server strokers show off 2.6TB RAM extension


I'll let you know how it goes

Just about to buy a couple of these for our HPC implementation


Virgin straps on phone masts for the flying upper classes

Thumb Down

If the person sitting next to me....

Spends even a small part of the time on the phone, they'll find thenselves making their calls from OUTSIDE the plane

Oh hang on, only "Vice Presidents in charge of Sales" will be able to justify the calls on their expenses and they'll be up the front of the plane, so they won't bother me in cattle class.

RIP the last sanctuary from the mobile phone

Perhaps they'll have a phone section of the plane for the pariahs, a bit like the old smoking section?

Barclaycard slaps pay-by-bonk plasters on mobes


Stealth Bonk

I wonder how thin the stickers are? would they fit on the inside of the back of my mobe case so I could pay by stealth bonk? I quite like the idea of a stealth bonk

And why limit outselves to affixing the sticker to our mobe? There are endless possiblilities and I think El Reg should open a competition for the most innovative or unusual instrument to be waved in front of the payment terminal....


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