* Posts by Malik01

33 posts • joined 6 Jun 2013

'Fibre broadband' should mean glass wires poking into your router, reckons Brit survey


Marketing shills will just rename it to "Fibre ready" and "Full Fibre" broadband. They definitely want the word "fibre" in there even though the difference between FTTC and FTTB is about a factor of 10, currently, and probably more in the future.

Uber: Ah yeah, we pay women drivers less than men. We can explain!


Solution is obvious

The solution is very obvious if you ask me. The market needs to introduce a four-year graduate course for anyone interested in this career path. Your driver will be qualified from an Uber accredited institution with a B.Sc in Strategic Transportation Mindset and Trajectory Profitability Analytics, with the option of achieving an M.Sc upon the completion of a research project and a 400k word thesis on revolutionising said industry with Block-chain technology and Synergy.

For students who are more hands-on, a 12 month unpaid industry experience internship with Uber is also available for students expected to achieve a first class degree.

The £36000 (+interest) investment will pay for itself, given that the applicants pass the 8-rounds of competency interviews and have relevant work experience, of course.

Age of enlightenment indeed.

How bad can the new spying legislation be? Exhibit 1: it's called the USA Liberty Act


Do they seriously think that owning a Glock is a greater guarantee

A single Glock, no. 10 Glocks, absolutely yes.

Game of Pwns: Hackers invade HBO, 'leak Game of Thrones script'


This is why we cant have nice things

Intel axes 140 IoTers in California, Ireland


"Think of it as your independence day"


Samsung releases 49-inch desktop monitor with 32:9 aspect ratio


Thats a whopping 81 pixels per inch. I will stick with real 4k.

I have been intrigued with the ultra wides (21:9) aspect ratio, but I cannot get myself to downgrade from 3840x2160. Once you get used to this resolution, anything under 150 PPI really sticks out. I guess I will have to wait for the 4k ultrawides (5120x2160) @ 120hz :D

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


It was at that moment Claire realised that her colleagues were taking the ****

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


Cloud storage? You are out of your league son.


Hax? I will show you Hax.

Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive


So it is true what they said about giants.

What! What do you mean you want to stand on my shoulders now??


"Spider beings are not meant to survive at the cruising altitude of an aero fly"

EVERST. In cinemas now!!!


Jenny was not scared however. She had watched way too many Bruce Lee movies to be scared now.


There!!! Have your Spiderwoman too, Mr. "gender-gap-research" attorney.

...the **** I put up with.


My face when I discovered the spider is photo shopped and the actual picture would have been a super awkward moment.

Indian DEITY plans 14 Exabyte cloud storage rig


1.4 billion people x 1GB = 1.4 Exabytes or 1.3 Exbibytes.

Not 14 Exabytes

MacBooks slimming down with Sammy's new 3D NAND diet pills


Re: 5 year warranty for the EVO, not 10 years.

To put all this into context, I have only managed to write 7 TBs to my laptop ssd, having used it everyday (for more than just browsing) over 2.5 years.


5 year warranty for the EVO, not 10 years.

Please correct your info. The 850 EVO (TLC) comes with 5 year warranty and 75TB rating.

I believe its the 850 Pro (MLC) which has the 10 year warranty (and 150 TB rating + also uses 3D NAND). Impressive either way imo.

FYI, the 840 Pro was declared the winner of an 18 month long SSD endurance test by TechReport where it managed to achieve 2.5 Petabytes of writes before dying, despite being rated for 100TB (5 year warranty).

The 850 Pro is thought to be even more durable given that Samsung has increased its warranty and rating to 10 years and 150TB. Hopefully someone (with money to burn) will test its endurance accordingly.

Nothing says 'Taliban' quite like net neutrality, eh, EU Digi Commish?


Who, apart from the tax payers, is funding him? Could some real journalist draw light on the matter.

Hairy situation? Blade servers can reach where others can't


Re: I used to like blades......

Power cycling chassis?? I hope you are joking. What kind of upgrade requires this?

Just to be clear, you can reboot the management modules without affecting the blades. They keep going but you lose comm via the admin module.

I have also heard of issues when inserting wildly outdated blades which end up affecting neighbors, but never the whole chassis. Please clarify your use of the term "chassis". I have dozens of customers who would bin their Blade systems if the chassis power cycled for minor updates...

The last PC replacement cycle is about to start turning


who says u cant b productive using a phne?

-Sent from my Galaxy S5 with Android 12.3 and Chrome 34.53. Win A Car. This message is Owned by Google.

Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so


At no point does the lawsuit even mention that they were expecting to grow wings. This was purely a tabloid addition. Reg I was expecting better. Stop emulating the daily mail and consider presenting facts sometimes. The lawsuit is actually interesting and argues that the beverage provides no more advantages than normal coffee.

Search, done. Ads, done. What next for Google? Domain registration


Now that companies can buy their own TLD, I expect lots of smaller domain registrars to pop up and offer these services. I wouldnt mind having a few dot-google addresses. Opens up possibilities for e-businesses that would otherwise have been liable for copyright infringement.

Latest casualties of Iraq fighting: Facebook and Twitter


Re: Religion

I suppose Western meddling, Puppet governments, Oil wars, Arms trade, Projectile Democracy also come under "religion" by your definition.

India second only to US in Google user data requests


Its scary how many India apologists there are on this site. To a lot of the Indians visiting here, you dont *have to* defend your government, unless they are paying you, in which case take this shit elsewhere.

I have never understood Govie fanboyism. Its sad.

Muslim clerics issue fatwa banning the devout from Mars One 'suicide' mission


Really? You want to compare body count?

Have a Linksys router? Now's a good time to update that firmware


Now is a good time...

If you truly want an "upgrade", now is the time to try DD-wrt or OpenWRT.

(Yes, Im still rocking a WRT54G)

Twitterers rally round #CensoredUK - to demand more porn


Not only Pornography

If you have been following the Tabloid-frenzy, there has been talk of some ISPs blocking violence, porn and drug promoting website in the interest of protecting children ad nauseum. This is one hell of a slippery slope and with certain tabloids armed with shear retard strength and their knee-jerk readership and lets not forget a leadership that licks the ass of any cause that can garner an iota of popularity, you have the formula for truly fucked up state of affairs.

Only a merciful BULLET can really save a RHINO, say Texas hunters


Anti Darwin??

Killing the fittest in order to help the mediocre survive? I wish we had a theory to predict how this will turn out...

Sure, they might see a slight increase in numbers, only for them to be killed by more predators than before.

BUT WAIT, lets shoot all the wild predators and surely the overall population will increase...

Cameron demands Brits BOYCOTT angry-troll-infested websites


The definition of Boycott must have changed. I didnt know it meant to ban OTHERS from using something you dont agree with, of course fuelled by ill-informed knee-jerk reactions from the tabloid media.

All major UK ISPs prepping network-level porn 'n' violence filters

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