* Posts by Milen

17 posts • joined 3 Jul 2007

I’ve never paid for it in my life... we are talking Wi-Fi, right?

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"stupid fucking idiot dipshit wanky cock-sucking Will.I.Am"

I see you finally managed to escape The Editor. Good for you :-)

Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE


Move to the US

The land of big cups, free refills and abundant WiFi. Oh and customer service that depends on tips for their income and doesn't just shrug when asked for more (name will still be misspelled though).

Judging by your article, I'd think you live in some third world country.

Unbridled BONKING and rampant ROGERING at YOUR office!


Sure sounds like him.


Re: @Milen (was: nothing but pure fancy)

Code is a sequence of keys pressed on the keyboard or other controller. By patch I mean modifying the executable and other parts of the program and maybe adding some custom HD textures while we are at it.

Sickening and obscene should be defined by each viewer individually. Are you asking for what makes me sick? Sorry, but you'll have to wait till Monday for that answer, as I don't plan on spoiling my weekend.


Re: nothing but pure fancy

Fair enough, it takes more than one click and some typing. Also I don't use Instagram but it is pretty easy on tumblr.


nothing but pure fancy

If I remember correctly it wasn't a code but a patch that you had to apply to show the goods.

I won't be surprised if it is a code now, since you can't expect kids these days to be able to patch a file.

On another note, what kind of an IT person are you really, if you cannot find the "Sickening and Obscene"? They even added private browsing so you don't have to delete your history once you found it. Come on, even IE has private tabs.

El Reg is looking for a new London sub-editor

Paris Hilton

"...affinity for the noble art of tabloid-style headline writing"

For a moment I thought I was reading something written by Dabbsy. This felt very suitable since this week ends a bit early at my office due to Friday being July 4.

Paris, because she also has an affinity for the noble art of tabloid-style headline writing.

DON’T add me to your social network, I have NO IDEA who you are


Re: I wonder if today will be

Won't get a better excuse than this article. Then again, I'm guessing today everyone gets denied.


Just friend and unfriend

Just friend them and then unfriend them. They won't notice anything anyway, since they just got friended by 500+ people like them.

What is more annoying and weird is all the random birthday wishes I get on LinkedIn from people who I've never met, that happen to do business with the company where I work. I have no clue how they got my birthday. Does LinkedIn tell them to do that?

Cloud computing is FAIL and here’s why

Big Brother

Re: Cloud authentication

>> They just don't understand end user requirements for reliability ...

They do but it is expensive to do anything about it. Sometimes it just makes more short-term financial sense to ship a crappy product and let someone else worry about the consequences.

Edit: Not referring to Adobe specifically, just in general. I haven't had to use or pirate their products for years now.

Quick Q: How many FLOPPIES do I need for 16 MILLION image files?


Re: ah yes....

Retry, Retry, Retry, Retry, Retry, Ignore, Ignore, Ignore...@#$% Scream, Kick, Kick, Kick, Reboot.


Ah, the good old days...

This brings back memories of when I had to copy files back and fourth from floppies in order to compress all the floppies I had. This was made necessary by me wanting to download a 20MB game on my 99.9MB hard drive (out of which only slightly more than 1 MB was free).

Since a floppy holds about 1.39MB (some are wasted by the filesystem), it took a few weeks of my free time to even free up enough so I can copy the contents of an entire floppy onto the HDD.

After that, I think I just wanted to hang myself, but managed instead to do the only reasonable alternative that remained: started deleting Windows files that I don't need. That was a difficult decision to make since I didn't have the installation floppies for Windows 3.11 for Workgroups.

You cannot imagine the joy, when they imported the first CR-RW drive in my country. I have the files to this day (somewhere in a box of cables and old kit).

Edit: Note, I am talking about MegaBytes, not Giga or Tera :-) I guess the damage was permanent since I still remember the exact size of that particular hard drive, even though I have no clue what my other computers had.

Please work for nothing, Mr Dabbs. What can you lose?


Lack of quality?

What lack of quality? This is (sadly perhaps) the most entertaining reading I do all week at work. I've been reloading the main page every few minutes for the last few hours waiting patiently for your column to appear.

Then again the rest of my weekly reading is either math or starts with something like "Company X's profits miss analysts' estimates...". Btw I loved your rant on that, but I guess it won't be news if the analysts's estimates are incorrect.

Mozilla: Native code? No, it's JavaScript, only it's BLAZING FAST


Joy to the World

My dream has come true!

I've always wanted to write in C or C++ and then hope that my code can properly be parsed into a niche language, and then after some debugging of code that "is so arcane that application developers are advised not to try to write it by hand", it would be able to run in only one web browser, provided that the user is able to update it to its latest version, has updated it within the last few months and has in fact enabled my "optimized" code to run in it.

Then it might or might not run faster than if I had written it in JS in the first place.

Beam me up? Not in the life of this universe

IT Angle

Conclusion - compression is beyond our means

The authors conclude that "The requirements discussed in this paper illustrate that quick teleportation is beyond our means".

After reading the paper, I conclude that the authors haven't heard of compression or caching. There is also an implicit assumption that the guys on Star Trek don't know what a brain is, so they need to recreate it at the quantum level every time they beam someone.

IT angle: If you mention Star Trek in your Introduction, you better get your IT right.

STROKE this mouse to make apps POP, says Microsoft

Big Brother

Re: Is it just me?

The "comfort" bit is meant to offset the discomfort caused by TIFKAM.

The discomfort from the comfort mouse will be addressed by a future product.

Russian copyright wars to continue despite AllofMP3 shutdown



"True music fans should not support them"

Aheemm, so only fake music fans support them? Based on "AllofMP3.com, the UK's second most popular source for music downloads after iTunes" I can only conclude that the UK has barely any real music fans left according to BPI.

Great success!


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