* Posts by Aggrajag

32 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Feb 2013

Seminal adventure game The Hobbit finally ported to the Dragon 64


I never got past the "A pair of bulbous eyes stare at you" - I must have died there a hundred times over a two week period before I quit in anger.

Get ready for mandatory porn site age checks, Brits. You read that right


I don't think it's the exchanges, I think it's the last mile or indeed miles. I live in a 500 house village near Sheffield and Rotherham and if it wasn't for a privately run business-standard village-wide wifi service we'd still be on 1 Mbps because our nearest exchange is approx 4 miles away. (And of course people who aren't signing up for this company and it's rates are still stuck at 1 Mbps.)

123-Reg has another PITSTOP


Re: Partial Inability to Support Optimal Performance


April Fool decries Blighty's dodecaquid


Re: A tad (just a tad) harsh

The date of the article is irrelevant, it was a true story.

Ben Nevis embiggened by a metre


I proposed to my girlfriend at the top of Ben Nevis 20/03/2015 (almost exactly a year ago) during the eclipse when it was EXACTLY 1000 days since I'd asked her out on a date whilst climbing the very same mountain.

The conditions were appalling; total whiteout, ground and sky totally white, visibility about 5 metres and there was no visible cairn as it was under a couple of metres of snow. No paths, no landmarks and no signs, all purely guided there by a handheld GPS with ordnance survey maps (now out of date I guess!)

Thanks to a lack of air, hypothermia and frostbite (not really) she said yes.

Outsourcer didn't press ON switch, so Reg reader flew 15 hours to do the job


Re: Hamilton to Lancaster

Back in 1997 I'd have driven 6 hours for two screws without batting an eyelid :D

Nowadays, at my age, I CBA to climb the stairs for one.

You shouldn't be paying for mobile ads (please buy our software)


Re: Commentard Qualification

I haven't disabled my Ad blocker and I can still reply. (Chrome with AdBlock.)

BT: Let us scrap ordinary phone lines. You've all got great internet, right?


Great! Even more load on my overstretched 1MB at best Internet connection.

Council of Europe: Don't spy on your staff, you naughty employers


Re: Uh ... duh.

Unfortunately some companies have to use Facebook for legitimate reasons - marketing, information, customer services etc.

Sit back and let someone else manage your telephony


They are "overcomplicated" for a reason, some users need an "overcomplicated" set up.

A call centre might have calls routed to different teams of people with different skills, based on the time of day, the caller ID and the actual number dialled. The same system will be handling calls for the rest of the company - different departments, numbers, requirements, working hours, opening times, automated messages. Different handsets might have different features, such as conference calls, remote pickup or Forward in the Event of X, Y or Z. Call stats provide critical management information for some companies, call recording for another. There's no end to the flexibility required and therefore the system needs to be complex.

SanDisk launches 200GB microSD card


Re: What's that in RPs?

@TechnicallyConfused AC said ZX81 and not ZX Spectrum.

Increased gov spy powers are NOT the way to stay safe against terrorism


Re: an act of God

"God created Man in His image, with free will and intelligence."

My eyes are tired, I thought that said free wifi and intelligence!

97% of UK gets 'basic' 2Mbps broadband. 'Typical households' need 10Mbps – Ofcom


I live with my girlfriend and our three teenage kids in a village 4 miles from the centre of Sheffield towards Rotherham, and we get 1.4Mbps to share and have been told by BT they won't be doing FTTC because there are only 250 houses of the cabinet and not the required 500. It's disgraceful. 1.4Mbps is intolerable for a single person, try sharing it with teenagers. :(

Oi, London thief. We KNOW what you're doing - our PRECRIME system warned us


Re: More like...

Connective Tissue Oncology Society?

You are here => Earth is in 'the suburbs' of an immense heaven


Re: And we're still...

Given all the fuss about the possible new iWatch and exisiting and upcoming smartwatches I think your statement is more incorrect now than anytime in the last 20 years :)

(BTW I get the reference, I just think it's funny how these things are cyclical.)

Elite Systems promises to order ZX Spectrum revival in two weeks


Re: Elite's Steve Wilcox later promised to set things right.

I think it would be nice of The Register to get behind people here, investigate and out the corruption/fraud.

Don't put that duffel bag full of cash in the hotel room safe


A chain is only as strong as the weakest link... one hotel I stopped in had the safes bolted to the wardrobe. I only noticed this when I went to look in a companions room complete with smashed up wardrobe and absent safe.

You 'posted' a 'letter' with Outlook... No, NO, that's the MONITOR


Re: Have you looked at their pricing

TeamViewer is entirely free for Personal and/or Commercial usage for up to 10 PCs.

Doctor Who season eight scripts leak online


Goodness! - I'm glad I never watched the Three Musketeers :)

Game of Thrones scribe George R R Martin will KILL YOU for US$20K


My name is so "plain and boring" I can't see how he could possibly fit it into his world. Thankfully for him I don't have the $20k.

Google Glass? Feh. Behold Dyson's 2001 pocket 'puter techno specs with own 'Siri'


Re: Casio F-91W

Subtle Tomban, oh so subtle.

Me likey.

Potato in SPAAAAACE: LOHAN chap cooks up stratospud with Heston Blumenthal


It's not the first time potatoes have been in space, or have an alien connection...


"They peel them with their metal knives"

Send dosh (insecurely) via email, Jack Dorsey's Square tells punters


SMTP is your outgoing email server - you *probably* login to it automatically with your incoming email username and password. It has nothing to do with the final destination of the email.

Dear Apple: Want to stay in business? Make an iPhone people can afford


What a crock of shite; all products serve a 'limited market' - admittedly this limit can vary greatly but regardless everything has a limited sales potential. Does this mean every manufacturer in the world will ultimately fail?

IT bloke denies trying to shag sheep outside football ground


Re: Was it a wool jumper?

"Too right. Brown suit and turquoise jumper, ewe"

Fixed that for you.

Davros liable to criticism for huge STRAW DALEK he never built


Re: @Aggrajag

@Ebaneezer Wanktrollop

I stand corrected :)


There is no way that is 35 foot tall, if it was the strands of straw near the bottom must be huge. I reckon this is a much smaller model.

Sky falling: 119,000 Brits flee O2, Be after Murdoch broadband gobble


When I got my MAC code from o2 the nice lady did explain that I wouldn't have to return the o2 router even though I would probably get an emailing saying that I should return it. Sky had confirmed they didn't want the old o2 routers.

A month later I did get an email asking for the router. I've ignored it.


Re: 'Whiff of octogenarian media lord sends 1 in 5 running'

quote: "No doubt some people will leave O2 solely because of Murdoch, but Sky's large customer base suggests most people don't care."

I left o2 solely because of Murdoch. Just sayin'

For pity's sake: DON'T MOVE to the COUNTRY if you want to live

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Re: How to survive in the countryside

"It's the sudden deceleration..."

I'd like to know how a pedestrian walking at 3mph can die from suddenly decelerating.

Spending watchdog SAVAGES rural broadband push


Re: Rural is misleading

I feel for you - I live in a village with a population of 4,000, which has fibre-to-the-cabinet. I have fibre down my street (new built estate 14 years ago) yet it transpires that FTTC doesn't go to every cabinet, just the chosen few and my particular cabinet fails to meet the qualification, I quote "Our deployment is based on the commercial criteria for each cabinet and your cabinet 26 fails to meet the commercial criteria. This is because the cabinet is too small to provide a return on the investment based on the costs for the construction and on-going running costs of providing a new FTTC cabinet."

I just can't believe it, I'm in the middle of an estate of 77 homes.

It stinks and I'm stuck with a paltry 1Mb.

Grumble over, for a moment or two.

Tracy brothers are back: Thunderbirds Are Go! again in 5... 4... 3...


Re: I'm worried...

Doctor Who was almost always a multi-episode storyline, very often 4 or 6 making stories last 2 or 3 hours.