* Posts by andrewj

84 posts • joined 11 Mar 2013


Tech ambitions said to lie at heart of Britain’s bonkers crash-and-burn Brexit plan


You mean randomly pumping your arms in the air and babbling incoherent nonsense in Latin did not result in a trade deal? I'm shocked.

The biggest reveal of 2020 has been that maybe Corbyn wasn't the worse option after all.

Google wants to listen in to whatever you get up to in hotel rooms


So that's what the champagne bucket is for...

'We go back to the Moon to stay': Apollo vets not too chuffed with NASA's new rush to the regolith


Re: Academics

"So Trump wants the glory of going to the moon,"

And we will be very happy to send him. One way.

Lyft, Uber drivers boost app surge prices by turning off, tuning out – and cashing in


Too bad someone hasn't come up with an app that cuts the middleman (Uber/Lyft) out of the whole transaction

Hipster whines at tech mag for using his pic to imply hipsters look the same, discovers pic was of an entirely different hipster


Re: Beanie?

I thought beanie was the smell that comes 12 hours after eating a burrito.

Gigabit? More like, you can gigabet the US will fall behind on super-fast broadband access


"While the US is weighed down by an oligopolistic market with a small number of large broadband companies that avoid competing with one another to form local monopolies and maximize profits",

and by a corrupt corporate shill leading the agency that is supposed to regulate them.

UK space comes to an 'understanding' with Australia as Brexit looms


Put Boris into orbit at a Lagrange point for reference. His ego would be visible from all points on earth, no need for a complex satellite system.

UK taxman warned it's running out of time to deliver working customs IT system by Brexit


Re: I think Boris Johnson said it best

"I almost pity Boris Johnson"

I don't. He's supposed to represent the country, yet shuffles around looking like a tramp who hasn't had a haircut for months. Bloody disgrace.

Yahoo! Kills! The! Messenger!


YaWho ?

NASA stalls $8bn James Webb Space Telescope again – this time to 2020


Why does NASA have to spend an additional cent for what are Northrop's f***ups?

Make Apple, er, America Great Again: iGiant to bring home profits, pay $38bn in repatriation tax


Re: Academics

Right, they'll repatriate it so they can deliver another payoff to already fat shareholders, creating basically zero jobs.

A big ask for any nerd, but going outside (your usual data sets) can be good for you


Deep ouija. I like it.

The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox?


Re: 30 per cent faster

This motivated me to try Waterfox, which I was delighted to find is notably faster than Firefox while retaining compatibility with all the add-ons I use. Bye FF.

Lenovo spits out retro ThinkPads for iconic laptop's 25th birthday


Re: I was a devoted ThinkPad user for many, many years...

I switched from Thinkpad to Macbook about a year ago and can't wait to go back!

Trump's tax tease will be a massive payday for Valley tech giants and their shareholders


Why would having more money here on top of the sh**load they already have cause them to invest it ? They don't need to.

New Amiga to go on sale in late 2017


But does it run Linux?

Firefox 54 delivers sandboxes Mozilla's wanted since 2009


Re: All I want

The makers of Firefox opining about memory hogging and slow computers is a bit.... rich.

Well this is awkward. As Microsoft was bragging about Office at Build, Office 365 went down


Our university switched to Office 365 from maintaining their own email servers last year. The resulting performance and reliability issues would embarass a company with any sense of shame.

Apple nabs permit to experiment with self-driving iCars in Cali


Every time they update it, you'll need a different type of wheel for it to move.

We know what you're thinking: Where the hell is all the antimatter?



Make Antimatter Great Again!

Why do GUIs jump around like a demented terrier while starting up? Am I on my own?


Re: Microsoft time

My Mac would tell me what % of my life remains, but not my current age.

The good times are over, Peter Thiel tells Silicon Valley's oligarchs


Well done completely missing the point. Mired in your own stereotype.

Redmond's on fire, your 365 is terrified: Microsoft email outage en masse


Our university switched over to this pile of crap about a year back, from maintaining their own email servers. I sure hope the savings were huge, because so was the decrease in quality of service.

Uber: Please don't give our London drivers English tests. You can work out the reason why


You have to be particularly buried in your dumbphone not to notice you're on the way to Bristol instead of Brixton.

Net neutrality? Bye bye, says American Pai


"Worryingly, Pai said he would be "acting with humility as we regulate one of the most dynamic marketplaces history has ever known" – the sort of sentence construction that only ever comes from someone with a highly developed sense of self worth. "

Or someone who is on the make from cable companies, just like his political overlords.

US judge halts mass fingerprint harvesting by cops to unlock iPhones


Re: Give them the middle finger

"If you have set up fingerprint recognition on your phone using your index finger, are you within your rights to present your middle finger?"

Perhaps your index + middle finger, suitably orientated.

AMD's had a horrible 2016: Never mind, it lost slightly less than half a billion this time


Re: Just get some easy names

You forgot the E's, W's, and X's which cause us to waste untold hours working out just which randomly named Xeon might or might not be the "best" choice. Or not. Or maybe.

Trump decides Breitbart chair Bannon knows more about natsec than actual professionals


Re: Don't forget

Big John == Trump Chump meeting the Reg's comment section mincer.

Cheap, lousy tablets are killing the whole market says IDC


Not surprising. The iPad I got 4 years ago is still in perfect condition and is overpowered for the tasks I use it for. Zero reason to replace. And I have tended to use it less with time anyway. If I were to replace it, I'd get a cheap Android that would be fine for my needs.

Democralypse Now? US election first battle in new age of cyberwarfare


Re: Democracy...?

Not necessarily, if it's delivered selectively, out-of-order. and out-of-context. If they had just dumped it all out there at once, that would be different.

Theranos investor sues


Either they didn't do their homework, or they knew full well it was a Ponzi scheme and were hoping to ride along. In either case, take a hike.

Facebook's 'Workplace' collaboration dogfood is now on your menu



Steve Jobs' thermonuclear showdown with Samsung reaches US Supreme Court


Aren't Samsung's phones already having a thermonuclear meltdown without a lawsuit (yet)?

Did last night's US presidential debate Wi-Fi rip-off break the law?


Your post is, just Fail

Evernote dumps its own bit barn, boards Google's cloud


Right, because companies never change terms like that at the drop of a hat, do they WhatsApp.

EU ends anonymity and rules open Wi-Fi hotspots need passwords


I'm confused my the exaggerated title. The ECJ does not make policy or law, so how has this changed anything unless individual countries actually start passing laws to require this?

Sony wins case over pre-installed Windows software


The most depressing part about this story is the fact that it took 8 years for the court to make a decision.

Excel hell messes up ~20 per cent of genetic science papers


Right because this exact same thing has only been published umpteen times before. It's called a literature search.

New UK trade deals would not compensate for loss of single market membership


Re: Really ....

Britain has never stopped being great, despite the attempts of dimbulbs like yourself.

The curious case of a wearables cynic and his enduring fat bastardry


Re: Fat chance

Most amusingly this is worst in the sports clothing section where I can almost never find anything conceived for <XL waistlines. Then again, there's a self-consistent logic that the fat sizes don't sell....

Adblock Plus blocks Facebook block of Adblock Plus block of Facebook block of Adblock Plus block of Facebook ads


Fortunately the ultimate ad blocker is the sophisticated neural network connected to my eyeballs. So Zuck you Farcebook.

Google Chrome will beat Flash to death with a shovel: Why... won't... you... just... die!


Now if only Chrome itself wasn't an even worse resource hog that Flash.

Question: What's missing in Microsoft's data science professional degree?


Re: Buzzword university

So that just basically underlines that you can't tell very far.

McCain: Come to my encryption hearing. Tim Cook: No, I'm good. McCain: I hate you, I hate you, I hate you


Re: Boo fucking hoo.

+10^6. Selecting Palin and her tacit encouragement of racism and rabble rousing are what has led us to Trump.

'Leave EU means...' WHAT?! Britons ask Google after results declared


The icing on the shitcake will be if Boris Trump ends up being PM. This pompous prat belongs on the Muppet Show, not in Number 10.

Should we teach our kids how to program humanity out of existence?


Algorithm design is software engineering, not programming.



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