* Posts by Neal L

37 posts • joined 10 Aug 2012

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds: They're good – though for close to £300, they really should be

Neal L

Re: Latency?

Surely you could take them back as not fit for purpose?

How's this for a remote support fix? Solar storm early-warning satellite repaired with million-mile software update

Neal L

'An aging asset'? It's only been up since 2015. Hardly aging, even in space terms.

We regret to inform you there are severe delays on the token ring due to IT nerds blasting each other to bloody chunks

Neal L

A have a couple of recollections of Doom. When it initially came out I was in secondary school. A good friend of mine created a map of our school in IT and we'd have fun with that, annoyingly he couldn't model the four floor tower block since you couldn't have levels above each other in Doom. No such issues with Quake though.

My second memory is at college a couple of years later and out came the Doom floppies. We'd boot it up and spend the afternoon shooting each other rather than programming in Pascal or whatever rubbish we were expected to do.

US Homeland Security mistakenly seizes British ad agency's website in prostitution probe gone wrong

Neal L

I don't think the internet works how you think it works.

BOFH: Gosh, IPv5? Why didn't I think of that? Say, how do you like the new windows in here? Take a look. Closer...

Neal L

Ouch, I felt that. Just as I was relaxing back in my chair.

How many times do we have to tell you? A Tesla isn't a self-driving car, say investigators after Apple man's fatal crash

Neal L

Re: Tesla never said it's driverless

Whoooooooooosh

Firefox now defaults to DNS-over-HTTPS for US netizens and some are dischuffed about this

Neal L

Re: Enabled in the UK

I checked mine, in the UK as well, and DoH wasn't enabled. I'm not sure your ISP can change a setting in your browser.

RIP Katherine Johnson: The extraordinary NASA mathematician astronauts trusted over computers

Neal L

Wow, what a true hero and an inspiration.

I think I'll have to go rent Hidden Figures now. As a father of two daughters I like this sort of inspiration.

Don't worry, IT contractors. New UK chancellor says HMRC will be gentle pushing IR35 rules

Neal L

Re: Who'd trust him ?

Who would? He's a Tory.

Good news: Neural network says 11 asteroids thought to be harmless may hit Earth. Bad news: They are not due to arrive for hundreds of years

Neal L

2131? Great. So just us Britain sorts out a trade deal with the EU we get splattered by a meteorite. Typical.

Cache me if you can: HDD PC sales collapse in Europe as shoppers say yes siree to SSD

Neal L

Anyone remember the days of having to manually put in the Cylinders, Heads and what not in the BIOS to get it to the see the HDD.

I'm so glad those days are over and glad to see the back of HDDs in general. It was fun but you won't be missed.

Uncle Sam tells F-35B allies they'll have to fly the things a lot more if they want to help out around South China Sea

Neal L

Re: F35

I imagine if there was any positive news they'd post it. Good luck finding some though.

Astroboffins may have raged at Elon's emissions staining the sky, but all those satellites will be more boon than bother

Neal L

Why do I suddenly have the urge to play Kerbal Space Program?

Remember when Bezos whined about having too much money? Amazon's Q3 will help out with that

Neal L

Re: It doesnt look they saved much...

Well the benefits of that probably won't be seen for a while.

Japanese hotel chain sorry that hackers may have watched guests through bedside robots

Neal L

Re: If ou don't want to know the result, look away now.

I imagine you would also feel distinctly uneasy if the wife was watching you do the do from the corner of the room.

Mark Hurd is dead

Neal L

Re: harmonising the guns

And just recently Amazon turned off the last of it's Oracle DBs. Coincidence. :-)

BOFH: The company survived the disaster recovery test. Just. The Director's car, however...

Neal L

Much better. The BOFH and PFY have been going soft recently. Nice to see they are back to keeping a proper handle on all things IT.

I discovered the world's last video rental kiosk and it would make a great spaceship

Neal L

I don't think I've ever seen anything like that in Britain.

Oh, and I suspect the spray paint was not someone's attempt at recycling.

Masters of Puppet say: There's no magical one-size-fits-all answer to doing DevOpsery

Neal L

Re: It is a classic

It's a classic, of that there is no doubt. Best thrash album though. for me it's Anthrax's 'Fistful of Metal'. It was the first thrash album I had though.

Hands off our phones, says Google: Radar-gesture-sensing Pixel 4 just $999 with a 3-year lifespan – great value!

Neal L

Re: harmonising the guns

Technically they never threw in the phone for free. You paid for it out of the monthly contract, they just weren't up front about it. Now, thanks to the EU, mobile companies have to show the cost of the phone and the contract separately .

IT workers: Speaking truth to douchebags since 1977

Neal L

Me thinks that had the culprit not been the CEO the poor sod would have been fired.

BOFH: We must... have... beer! Only... cure... for... electromagnetic fields

Neal L

Re: Irradiated Haggis

Would you stop saying 4691 irradiated haggis? It's Saturday night I want to boogey on down.

Neal L

I was not expecting this when I got in this morning. Excellent stuff as usual.

Google age discrimination case: Supervisor called me 'grandpa', engineer claims

Neal L

I had the misfortune of working at a place where my boss was a racist and an ageist. It was horrible. He had someone come in for an interview but because he was in his late 50s he was deemed too old to hire. Of course, some other excuse was probably used not to hire him but that's what I heard him say. So glad I'm not there anymore.

UK.gov's smart meter cost-benefit analysis for 2019 goes big on cost, easy on the benefits

Neal L

I moved into a new rental property recently and the landlord has installed a smart meter. Didn't really need one as I'm pretty good with turning things off and switching lights off after the kids have left the room. It did, however, come in very handy when we found out that the Eco function on our new oven used more electricity than the normal oven function.

Eco-activists arrested by Brit cops after threatening to close Heathrow with drones

Neal L

Re: Good work MET Police

"Ideally, this could be taken further. Cyclists would carry compulsory ID cards marking them as such, wear clothing with a bicycle display, and be told to get on their bikes when they need an ambulance."

Kind of unnecessary as it's very easy to spot a cyclist being that they are pedaling a push bike. Also since the a lot of cyclists are probably making NI contributions they can have access to an ambulance should they require one.

Don't forget that they are also entitled to use the roads if they have paid council tax.

Vulture Central team welcomed to our new nest by crashed Ubuntu that's 3 years out of date

Neal L

You might be able to but my Microsoft is struggling. I'm still trying to get to grips with Linux it all it's flavours.

Tesla Autopilot crash driver may have been eating a bagel at the time, was lucky not to get schmeared on road

Neal L

Re: PEBCAK

or PEBCASW in this case.

Electric cars can't cut UK carbon emissions while only the wealthy can afford to own one

Neal L

Re: Chicken and egg...

I still remember buying 4 star at the petrol station.

Eight-hour comms lags and shock discoveries: 30 years after Voyager 2 visited gas giant Neptune

Neal L

You really do have to admire the planning and scientific know how that goes into these sort of missions. The fact they also went beyond the original mission to learn even more is icing on the cake. Hats of to them, let's hope we can continue to make discoveries like this.

Wait a minute, we're supposed to haggle! ISPs want folk to bargain over broadband

Neal L

Not really. The EU have no real need to haggle with us. We're chopping our noses off to spite our face and it's pathetic.

Samsung Note10+ torn apart to expose three 5G antennas: One has to pick up something

Neal L

Re: I thought non-expandable storage...

OnePlus and Huawei also don't have expandable storage in their top models.

Our hero returns home £500 richer thanks to senior dev's appalling security hygiene

Neal L

Re: When my previous long-term employer went TITSUP....

So you sold the laptops and got some remuneration for those wronged?

Storied veteran Spitfire slapped with chrome paint job takes off on round-the-world jaunt

Neal L

Re: harmonising the guns

Incorrect. They had 4 in each wing for a total of 8 .303 machine guns.

Apple iPod Nano 7G review

Neal L
WTF?

No shuffle?

My iPhone has album shuffle. Not that I use it as I tend to listen to albums as the artists intended.

Hold onto your hats, world: Groupon actually made a PROFIT

Neal L
Meh

I managed to pick up a good deal on there the other day, but on the whole it is the same stuff week in week out.

Reg readers scrap over ultimate bacon sarnie

Neal L

The ultimate bacon sarnie.

It has to be fresh cut white bread.

Several slices of back bacon, to be grilled not fried and so it's nice and crispy.

Mayonnaise on the bread instead of butter and voila. A treat fit for a King.

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