* Posts by Useless User

31 posts • joined 24 Jun 2013

Chevy Bolt electric car came alive, reversed into my workbench, says stunned bloke

Useless User

Re: Odd belief

"I've never heard of handbrakes on Japanese or German or Swedish cars freezing up"

Well, isn't it most peculiar that sudden <insert car related function here> or IKEA shelves falling over or people scorching their fingers on coffee-cups or microwaves setting houses ablaze only ever seem to happen in the U.S.?

I wonder why that is...

The wait is over ... Nokia's BACK!

Useless User

Everyone loves a comeback... again?

Who want's a bland looking Chinese badge-engineered NOKIA with a Chinese fork of Android?

I'll stubbornly hold on to my N9 and my Lumia 920 until they fall apart ; )

Uber lost $7m a DAY in the first half of this year

Useless User

Tom Slee's book is absolutely worth reading. Thanks for the recommendation!

UK IT consultant subject to insane sex ban order mounts legal challenge

Useless User

"Will this apply after we leave the EU? The main reason that I voted "remain" was to continue to have some governance against precisely this sort of foul behaviour by the UK government."

Looks like you will rather sooner than later enjoy a fair dose of Putinism or Jinpingism after the UK has jettisoned itself from the EU and the reach of the court of human rights.

Embrace thought crime jurisdiction - it's in the making.

Useless User

Putinism in the UK?

I am more than relieved the UK is exiting from the EU.

The desire to pre-empt everything with surveillance cameras, spying on citizens and now apparently giving police the powers of judge, jury and executioner - throwing overboard "innocent until proven guilty" - shows where this nation is sadly headed.

What's next? Pre-emptively imprisoning or hanging citizens? Maybe first pre-emptively "tickling" citizens for a wee bit at the police station's cellar, right? And then "accidentally shooting them" or "forgetting where they were imprisoned", just like it was done behind the iron curtain?

Is the UK, onece admired warrantor of democracy, attempting to overtake Orbán, Putin & Erdogan to win the pseudo-democracy gold medal at the next UN general assembly?

These are frightening developments.

Coding is more important than Shakespeare, says VC living in self-contained universe

Useless User

Re: What a moron

Teach them job skills

Make them freelancers

Pit them against each other in the race to the bottom

Have a society of easily disposable constantly shopping worker-bees

What a terrible world of money and emptyness...

Useless User

Re: Success myopia - like it!

The TED pest really is about what Evgeny Morozov so well describes in his anti-solutionist "To save everything, click here!". Will the lobotomised self-congratulatory crowd ever read it? Last thing I heard is that books and music are lame, a waste of precious time - to make money and shop.


Useless User

What a bot this guy really is

A terrible self-brainwashed man, advocating an impoverished world, devoid of humanity and diversity, with only coders and shoppers remaining.

Apple's Watch charging pad proves Cupertino still screwing buyers

Useless User

Re: This is just Step 1.

We Applocrats use char-filtered iLectricity, you twerp! And while we're at it: Go on then, rooting for the Reliant Robins and Morris Minors of timekeeping and information technology, while Applistas, with each new Qi-saucer, step further ahead into a gleaming white future that will remain out of reach for the penny-pinchers, mortgage-payers and similar underperformers of this world. Apploids spend more, because spending more is a way of life, because spending is the essence of our entitlement eternal!

Stop forcing benefits down my throat and give me hard cash, dammit

Useless User

Re: While this looks fine at first sight

Basically, the idea of the "sharing" economy is to break up unified hives of workers into an atomised powerless mass, where single worker bees will forever out-compete each other, driving prices down, while the company reduces costs and responsibilities to a minimum for the benefit of VCs, mezzanine financiers, lawyers, lobbyists and later shareholders.

Greetings from The Iron Heel.

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

Useless User


Nokia had keyboarded devices before RiM headquarters were fitted with heated bogs. BlackBerry is a fringe business and should just die gracefully.

'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder

Useless User

Britain is becoming a shop with 64 million customers

"Britain once led the world in community-centred civic organisation, with mutual societies, co-operatives and trade unions looking after many of the working and middle classes' health, education and finance needs. The organisations didn’t cover everyone, of course, but they created a civic spine and gave their users strong grassroots accountability."


Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS

Useless User

No. 9

Vot ees zis Nazi screw doing zere on ze right?

Blighty will be BIGGER and BETTER than Germany, confirm beancounters

Useless User


Apart from osborning himself; will the mighty George see to innovation initiatives regarding carpeted bathrooms, faux fireplaces and the re-unification of separated hot/cold faucets? Will there be "Vorsprung durch Vorsprung"?

BlackBerry claims ugly duckling Passport mobe is a swan in the offing

Useless User

Re: More BS from RIM

Not only that; when I work with a spreadsheet on a mobile, I just turn it to landscape mode. Problem solved.

That Passport, an unwieldy butt ugly contraption, will hopefully go straight to the landfill, where the Surface tablets and Galaxy Gears are waiting for new gap filler material so the big pile doesn't start sliding on top of unaware site personnel...

PEAK APPLE: Mystery upstart to hurl iLord from its throne 'by 2020'

Useless User

Re: Oh Yeah...?

Well said. He's got his head firmly stuck in the bog and his feet in the cloud. Having sold AAPL at ~$90 is not what a Californian tech VC proper would ever have done. He's certainly got no 20/20 eyesight, just anger in hindsight.

'It's a joke!' ... Bill Gates slams Mark Zuckerberg's web-for-the-poor dream

Useless User

Right on, Bill!

Absolutely agree. Sanitised white young IT males very often don't get their priorities right at all. Heck, there are huge problems regarding health and wealth even in old Europe. IT and big data a la Zuckerberg or Schmidt is no panacea. Zuckerberg and Schmidt should put their money where their mouth is, and, like Bill Gates, donate and fund what's really important, rather than just dreaming up schemes to collect yet more data to perfect their corporate databases, schemes scantily clad as "aid".

Apple's iWatch to appear in 2014, will RULE your home – new claim

Useless User

"...and, of course, the all-important things such as cookers and blenders, etc."

The question, then, is: Will it blend?

Nokia drives cars into the clouds: Hear HERE, you're here, hear?

Useless User

Spelling Nazi Here


Billionaire Google founder splits with wife, allegedly beds Google Glass staffer

Useless User


Imagine Brin talking with Wojcicki and the kids, while enjoying Rosenberg through his facial jewelry. Now it's clear for what reason that thing was invented...

"ok glass," show me lass

Need the loo AND need to build a website? There's an app for that

Useless User

But can we have rainbow coloured swirling text following the mouse pointer then?

Nokia flops out its 4G, 4.7-inch WHOPPER: The Lumia 625

Useless User

"In a brief hands-on, the 625 is deceptively light, even though at 158g it’s one of the heavier Nokia handsets, which is odd."

It's all that Helium inside. Once you open that thing, it's a brick.

Germans brew up a right Sh*tstorm

Useless User

Re: "fin de semaine" != "le weekend/le week-end"

No wonder, for the French, Italish and Spanish every day is a Saturday...

Useless User

Re: Does anyone know....

Ve ken help ju zer: "Klumpenfick"

Useless User

Re: "circeln"?

Halt! Ze Krauts allso use ze "Handy" - not zellfone like ze Engrish do.

Useless User

Re: It goes both ways


Vorsprung durch Technik

Useless User



Gesendet von meinem Handy

Nokia Lumia 925: The best Windows Phone yet

Useless User

Re: Key Words: "Best *Windows* Phone..."

"NOBODY on this isde of the pond cares *what* Microsoft phones do... we just don't care."

Well, you seem to.

Useless User

Re: Maybe, maybe not.

Most local, regional and national administrations in Germany that supposedly danced with Linux in 2010 never took the girl home in the end and have instead almost entirely remained at the Windows party.

Useless User

Re: Quantity.

Still waiting for the triangular or heptagonal killer device...

Useless User

Re: Quantity.

yes, Yes, YES


Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2022