* Posts by TheTrouser

33 publicly visible posts • joined 31 Oct 2012

Gillian Anderson: The next James Jane Bond?


Re: " will have to to beat off stiff competition"

Anyone but Damian Lewis

Daniel Craig - and even Gillian - look like they could actually kill a man.

The best Lewis looks like he could do would offer someone a limp handshake and ask if they'd like a cup of tea. . .

Microsoft lures IT pros with breadcrumb trail of candy to its cloud



"We are in the middle of the cloud technology transition...."

Where? Not seen anything of this in my last few jobs....

9 cuffed over £60 million banking scam targeting UK businesses


Whatever you do, Plod....

... don't allow them to make that one telephone call.....

Windows 10 market share growth slows to just ten per cent


Re: Dear Microsoft, good luck with that.

Angry man...

...is angry

Boffin: Will I soon be able to CLONE a WOOLLY MAMMOTH? YES. Should I? Hell NO


Re: Let 'em loose in Russia

I thought Putin rode one to the Kremlin each morning - sure there's a picture somewhere....

Giant FLYING SPACE ROCKS could KILL US ALL, warns Brian May


Step aside Willis - Chuck Norris will save the day.

Or Brian's hair - because "its a kind of magic"

It's Google's no-wheel car. OMG... there aren't any BRAKES



Just Why?

Techies: Hands-on lab to find out what AWS Cloud can do for you


Urm..? Nah!

Just can't see the appeal of "the cloud".

None of the companies I've worked for since "the cloud" became the buzzword-de-jour have used it. Makes me wonder who does?

Anyone I've heard of?

Thanks a lot, Facebook: Microsoft turns Office 365 into social network


I don't remember asking for something like this?

Has anyone?


Do you trust your waiter? Hacked bank-card reader TEXTS your info to crims


Why not use . . .

. . . CASH!

Putting the security jigsaw together


"This independent research is sponsored by McAfee..."

".... and registration is required"

First rule of IT security - don't give your details out because someone asks you to just to view some online document....

Continuous delivery: What works (and what doesn't)

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Re: CD = Colision Detect

'Agile' is just an anagram of 'Chaos'

Google's Project Glass headman answers most pressing question: 'Why?'

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"humanity's quest for knowledge"

I think he meant - "Google's quest for more data"

Acorn’s would-be ZX Spectrum killer, the Electron, is 30


Re: Acorn Atom

Yes - but only < 1K was available was available for programming with - the OS used the rest.


Acorn Atom

I had one of these before the Electron came out - spent hours and hours on it programming games with the tiny < 1K RAM

30 years later I still spend hours and hours on my Alienware PC using the latest programming languages as part of my job.

Wish I'd kept the Atom though :(

Microsoft lathers up Windows 8.0 Surface RT for quick price shave


Three words






Is he really so out of touch?

From the BBC website:

The "One Microsoft" strategy would seek to bring together diverse areas such as Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox, Surface, Office 365 and others.

Win8 was an attempt to "consolidate" PC and touch screen tablets - its failed.

Now he's going to try the same thing across everything else?

Elon Musk's Grasshopper tops 300m, lands safely




Just WOW!

Windows 8 hype has hurt PC makers and distributors - Gartner

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I still wouldn't touch Win 8

Balmer - time to clear some space in your garage.

Paying a TV tax makes you happy - BBC


Re: I stopped paying the TV License in 2008 and haven't watch TV since.

They said that they were going to check up on me every few years to see if I had TV equipment - but I've not heard from them since.

But I agree with you about their presumption that everyone MUST have a TV. The license renewal letter used to say "the license fee MUST be paid" and IIRC offered no procedure to state that you no longer need a license. I had to go onto the website to do that and it was difficult to find even then.


Re: I stopped paying the TV License in 2008 and haven't watch TV since.

I'm pretty much like you - everything I want to watch I have on DVD. I used to occasionally watch things like QI on the iPlayer or 4oD but now hardly bother at all.

Not having a TV license means I don't automatically throw myself onto a sofa for a few hours each night and watch stuff just because I can't think of anything better to do.

If anything, I'd say since I ditched the TV I've made much better use of my spare time and learned lots more about subjects I'm actually interested in.


I stopped paying the TV License in 2008 and haven't watch TV since.

I am 100% happy.

Plucky Swede glides spaceplane to Earth from edge of stratosphere

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Well done that man!


BAN SMUT, rage MEPs: Purpose of internet must be EXTERMINATED

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Thumbs down from me

That would be two thumbs down - but my other hand is busy...

Banged-up Brit hacker hacks into his OWN PRISON'S 'MAINFRAME'


Porrige server hacks prison server...

Porrige server hacks prison server while IT boffin who knew 'nuffin is blamed for hack and gets the sack

Official: More than 7 million Brits have NEVER accessed the interwebs


So what?

Does that mean you're a wierdo if you don't go online? That you're a social misfit if you don't spend time uploading pointless photos of yourself for everyone to see? Or "liking" stuff? (WTF is all that Liking stuff anyway?)

7 million lucky people whose lives aren't cluttered with online crap.

Baby-boulder bowling burglar breaks Boulder Apple Store's $100k glass door


If that was me . . .

. . . I'd have left behind a single white glove with the Microsoft logo on it

<evil laugh />

Sculpted 66-pound jubs survive lightning blast, 26ft drop


Light strike on lovely's jubblies results in knocker dropper and nip chip

Wikipedia doesn't need your money - so why does it keep pestering you?


Wikipedia is a byword for an unreliable source of information

So who cares if it disappears?

Has an over-infalted sense of self-importance if you ask me....

Surface sales 'modest' so far, Ballmer modestly admits


Needs that killer Windows App Store app....

Want it to sell more units?

Unleash an iFart-style app on the Windows App Store.

Hours of fun... just swiping and tooting, swiping and tooting.

I mean, what else can you do with one?

Youngster backed by Yoko Ono and Stephen Fry launches 'Summly'


Boy Genius

An app which sucks stuff from social networks - summarizes it - spews it back onto social networks.

The boy is indeed a genius.

Nobody knows what to call Microsoft's ex-Metro UI


How about the BallmerUI?

Loud, clumsy, in-your-face - and when you look at it you've got know idea how it got there or what it's for?

Slideshow: A History of Horror in 20 Scary Games


What? No place for...

Call of Cthu. . . Call of Chut. . . Call for Tchu. . . Call for Cutchyhoolahoops?