* Posts by barryred

11 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Jun 2007

Praying for meltdown: The media and the nukes

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I believe this is the clip you're talking about is with Sir David King, on a 'Recycle nuclear fuel for power' piece. (link @ end)


However, while Sir David King tries to be rational and explain the real situation, the interviewer is doing his best to guide him to saying the sensationalist bits. When the guiding fails, he just throws out the arguments himself.


Thankfully Sir David King was quite able to defend the rational corner!

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9439000/9439385.stm

Cops back in on BT/Phorm case



I always thought ignorance was not a valid defense!

Basically that's saying that if you don't know it's against the law, it isn't, even if it is?

Apple MacBook Pro firmware fritzes third-party HDDs

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I am looking for a new Laptop, and have been leaning towards Apple. The only reason so far not to is the expense, but I was starting to think the build quality/reliability etc. validated the premium, I guess I have to rethink that now!

Firefox spoofing bug raises phishing fears



"...your best security comes from using your brain".

Since when has the average person these attacks target ever used their brain? If they did, most of these attacks wouldn't ever work.

Venus Express celebrates 500 days around Venus


when Venus is on the other side of the sun

They can get data back when it's on the other side of the sun???

I would have thought ... but ... nope, I don't get how that works.

Yahoo!, Microsoft ink web pact with Chinese government


Exclamation! marks!

Isn't your title missing some Exclamation marks?

I thought we had a vote on this one!

Siphoning MySpace tunes using Safari



To the people working in the DRM industry:

"Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is never try." - Homer Simpson


Yahoo! tops! Google! on! customer! satisfaction! survey!


Yes! Yes! Yes!

Keep them, I love it! And make sure they go into every title that has Yahoo! in it.

I've seen a couple of titles that didn't and I have to say I was quite worried the first time because I'd thought they were being removed!

Google News fails to Digg-ify itself


Here, Here

Comments from everybody, even if they have nothing to do with the story!

El Reg to bite hand that feeds ICT?


Paris Hilton?

For gods sake people, the LAST thing a technology distribution needs is more stupid pseudo-celebrity crud dirtying it's hallowed pages.

Where, good Reg Editor, was the option "4: Yes, and give me LESS stories about Paris Hilton"?

For the record, because I'm not sure my rant made it quite clear enough, I would have chosen option 4!

Europe's banks must inform customers of US snooping



If swift broke both EU and Belgium Law, then the EU, and Belgium should DO something about it, instead of just saying how naughty they were.

I consider Data Protection a serious issue, and I think decisive action against Swift would not only be appropriate, but would also let other companies know that giving our personal data to the (arrogant) American government is unacceptable.

Moreover, the 'action' that the EU takes against Swift should be such that companies will fear EU reprisal to giving the data away much more than they fear US reprisals for NOT giving them the data.