* Posts by Snipp

36 posts • joined 15 Jan 2013

Boris celebrates taking back control of Brexit Britain's immigration – with unlimited immigration program


From across the pond

The British have put us Americans in an awkward position. We're used to being the drunk uncle in our relationship. We're belligerent, obnoxious, and soil ourselves repeatedly. You good chaps have countered with, "hold my pint."

The Windows Phone keeps ringing but no one's home: Microsoft finally lets platform die


Re: Killer (lack of) Apps

What apps, specifically, were not on Windows Phone that drove users away from the platform?


Still have my Luima 950

I have no plans to upgrade anytime soon. I don't order anything on my phone and have never logged into Facebook or Google on it.

Security? Bah! I'm in the same boat as the millions of toilers with ancient versions of Android. I don't even have a passlock on my phone. I'll be fine.

We've found it... the last shred of human decency in an IT director – all for a poxy Unix engineer


My SQL may be rusty

My SQL may be rusty, but couldn't the DBA just roll back the open transaction on the TRUNCATE command?

Symantec ends cheap Norton offer to NRA members


Re: Generally...

Please leave this place, you inhuman monster, and never return.

Apple Store in Pennsylvania hit with discrimination complaint


Here's the thing about Pennsylvania...

I live in the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, but don't let our liberal veneer, East Coast adjacency and Democratic Governor fool you.

We voted Trump. It's Mississippi and Alabama in the rural areas. Unfortunately, their bile infects the urban areas also.

Trump sets sights on net neutrality


Just a notion...

Since we, as Americans, elected a Certified (yes, this is a formal, legal qualification) Ignoramus to the highest office in the land, do you Limeys assume the lot of us are prattling cattle with a low ceiling of rationalism?

Assange confirmed alive, tells Fox: Prez Obama 'acting like a lawyer'


I haven't watched the interview. But Fox News isn't actual news. It's a propaganda machine with leggy blondes. Hannity is a college dropout blowhard who is light on facts, but heavy on emotional responses.

Must listen: We've found the real Bastard Operator From Hell


You darn IT guys

Qualifies as epic in my world. This one goes out to all you mid-tear IT drones who are inundated with sales calls you're not even allowed to approve.

FCC clicks off the safety, fires at America's great cable TV box rip-off


Re: Cheep....

If you live in a decent sized market, you'll get far more than 3-8 channels. I get over 20 OTA channels in a city of 250k people.

Are you a Salesforce or an Uber? Choose wisely, devs


The most import feature of a good DevOps team is answering the phone at 3AM because your app is crashing.

Star Wars: Episode VIII delayed by six months


Commentard: "Star Wars was a total remake of EP IV."

Me: "No shit, Nancy. That's the exact reason why most fans loved it."

Uni of Manchester IT director resigns after chopping 68 people


comment tu dis...

This article is operating on the false premise that a reason is needed to recuse yourself of IT duties three years in.

Network problems? It's not just you. Level3 outages reported in the US



This fuckup seriously affected my work day. Remote users were bitching in my ear on a Friday. And our Cisco phones went down too.

Arctic ice returns to 1980s levels of cap cover


Noble spirit

Short term fluctuations (i.e. the last two years) are filed under weather, not climate. This article can not be construed as a cromulent assessment of global weather patterns.

Microsoft sets end date on Windows 10 support. Hey, wait, WHAT?


Re: Simple messages?

I like how you've gone all retro 90s with the GatesHate. But you spelled Micro$oft wrong.

MARIO MOBES: Nintendo hooks up with DeNA, births NX gaming system


Nintendo should stop being such dildos and release Star Fox 2 for SNES for goodnesssakes.

It's the end of life as we know it for Windows Server 2003


Does Microsoft offer a program that expunges the obsolete server knowledge from your frontal lobes? It's beginning to sting.

TV Idol star's keyboard upstart idolizes our gear too much – BlackBerry


Re: How the hell...

Maybe the clerk at the fruit stand? Or was that rhetorical?

The Register editorial job ad


I may have problems passing a background check. Is that cool?

I would apply, but I'm not qualified. I only have a University degree in writing and work in IT. Oh wait..


Re: A tabloid journalist for El Reg with Fluency in English eh

The irony of self-identifying as as a sensational rag may have been lost on you, Gus.

Microsoft is still touting Android smartphones – meet the new Nokia X2


It looks almost exactly like the Lumia 635.

Windows 8.1: A bit square, sure, but WAIT! It has a Start button


Windows 8.1 is the girl in Billing who is office-hot.

Cannabis can CURE CANCER - cheaply and without getting you high


Re: Good news and bad news

Oh no. This chap is trotting out the 'slippery slope to heroin' argument.

Will BlackBerry be cherrypicked, or bought by its daddies?


Blackberry is the proverbial drunk chick, late to the party. Sure, they've got the goods, but they've been passed around like a plate of hors d'oeuvres. There are some redeeming qualities, but it that something you really wanna take home to mum?

Aereo finds new way to ENRAGE TV barons: An app for Android things


Re: All power to 'em and all, but... why?

"Would there actually be anything worth watching?"

When I switched to OTA programming, I was less than impressed by the conga line of procedural crime dramas and un-funny sit-coms on network tee vee. Dig a little deeper, though, and you'll find a lot of programming to enjoy. Sure, the vast majority sucks, but I only need a few hours to satiate. That can be found across 20 odd free stations, but a little effort is involved.

My favorite shows rerun in the middle of the night, but a DVR tames that wild OTA beast into submission. So, I can watch at my leisure.

Soon, you'll develop a healthy prison entertainment mentality. Example: Non Lit buffs evolve into voracious readers when you have no other means of entertainment behind bars. I started watching esoteric, limely documentaries (I'm a Yank, as you guys call it) and thoroughly enjoy them.

A whitewashing of the ol' frontal lobes from the drudgery of cable has actually improved my viewing experience.


Re: What it will take to kill this and what should be able to do

Cheap DVRs exist. I bought a Homeworkx PVR off Amazon for $45. I can record my local stations in HD. I don't have an HDTV, so it also functions as a digital tuner. I can also use it as a media player to play my ripped BluRays and DVDs in mp4 format. There's limitations, like only recording one station at a time, but for the price it's amazing.

White House promises glitch fix for Obamacare website


States led by Republican legislatures purposely dragged their feet in committing to forming their own state healthcare exchanges. Our governor in Pennsylvania did this. This delay caused uncertainty in the number of people who are looking to sign up through the Gov portal.

Sure, the government site deserves any blame for bad code or lack or scalability, but a lot of Red States are off loading their healthcare responsibilities to the Gov. They didn't do this in a timely fashion so they could maximizing screwing up the deployment of the new system, then sit back and criticize it.

IQ test: 'Artificial intelligence system as smart as a four year-old'


Wonderful news. It's already as smart as George Bush.

Now it gets serious: Fracking could RUIN BEER

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Re: Purity schmurity

You mad, bro?

So long, Hotmail: Remaining users migrated to Outlook.com


Taking shots at Hotmail? Talk about going after low-hanging fruit. Luckily, I have no dignity either.

The early SPAM filter was abysmal. I remember having to abandon an account because my inbox was flooded with dicks (more like, hot male, eh?) Sorry.

You soon would have to weed your mailbox daily, lest you let it get out of control.

When I first registered my account in 1997, there wasn't a whole lot of other options. Sure, there was your University email box, but you'd rather keep incriminating evidence far away from school.

Happy birthday, Lisa: Apple's slow but heavy workhorse turns 30


Lisa, it's your birthday. Happy birthday, Lisa.

Hyperspeed travel looks wrong: Leicester students


Pic or it didn't happen.


Re: Well if you're going to be picky

You sir, are an awesome nerd.

RIM adds 15,000 new BlackBerry 10 apps in one weekend


Does the internet count as an app? I hope I don't have to pay $0.99 to download the internet.

Computers are 'electronic cocaine' that make you MANIC


I was doing rails of Linux all last night.


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