* Posts by Pisartis

27 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Apr 2014

Revealed: The true horror of being a big CEO


This ended at seven o’clock, after which Hurd had a steak dinner with a member of staff and, we imagine, a massive shit.

What makes you think the staff member is a massive shit?

iOS 9 kludged our iPhones, now give us money, claims new lawsuit


IOS9 works fine on my 4S. It works fine on my iPad 2 too.

Both devices might be fractionally slower than when they ran previous versions of the OS, but it's pretty hard to tell. I've probably got UI animations disabled (don't remember changing any settings specifically for IOS9), but I did that anyway long ago.

I honestly had no idea there was any sort of issue running IOS9 on this hardware.

SpaceX starts nine-day countdown to first flight of the new Falcon


Competition pushing innovation

See, if Tim Worstall was still writing here we could have had a long, interesting article demonstrating how New Shepard was pushing SpaceX along, and vice-versa.

Amazon's new drones powered by Jeremy Clarkson's sarcasm


Re: Clarkson

As Top Gear was the only BBC show I ever watched; and as there is no chance of me watching anything featuring the ginger twat, I've now deducted the entire cost of the telly tax from my telly tax.

I've unplugged the aerial and ignored the frequent nastygrams.

Bacon as deadly as cigarettes and asbestos


Why does anyone still listen to these prodnoses? We've only just recently heard that the War On Butter And Cheese was nonsense.

So now they're turning their attention to bacon. The correct response is to just ignore them.

OMG Captain Skywalker, here comes AMD's new Merlin Falcon doing Warp 9 to the Tardis



Shouldn't that be Chipzuki?

EMC chief Joe Tucci to score monster pay-day in Dell deal – analysts


Fucks given == 0

If his contract says that's what he's due, then pay the bloke.

Microsoft sues InterDigital for 'monopoly power' over mobile patents


Microsoft whining about being "a small player in the market" and having to pay through the nose to license someone else's standard?

Boo fucking hoo

Going up hills past blokes with coke-bottle legs: The Smart E-bike


Pointless limitations

"Other countries get more watts and higher speeds for assistance: there is a 20mph cutout in the US, compared with the 15 mph here."

So why not wave two fingers at the eurocrats and import the yank version? How are the clipboard nazis going to be able to tell?

'Why don't you buy from foreign sites?' asks Commish, snapping on the gloves


And there's no way I'm going to sell digital services to another EU country, because I'm buggered if I'm going to register for VAT in 28 countries.

UK, fine. Rest of the world, fine. The rest of the EU can take a running jump.

Grab your pitchforks: Ubuntu to switch to systemd on Monday



I, ROBOT ~ YOU, MORON. How else will automated news work?


"it sets out to identify the moronic gullibility of social network users rather than catch liars in the act of making speeches in the House."

Spotting liars in the House is easy though - the robot just has to identify moving lips.

But then, identifying moronic gullibility on social networks should also be easy. Spotting intelligence and erudition there, now that's tricky!

Don't pay for the BBC? Then no Doctor Who for you, I'm afraid


Axe the Telly Tax

And the sooner the better!

I can't remember the last time I watched live broadcast BBC. Yet I've still got to pay the telly tax if I choose to get my idiot-box entertainment from elsewhere.

At the risk of giving them ideas, it's the equivalent of forcing everyone to pay for a copy of the Guardian before they're allowed to buy any other paper.

(Jolly roger icon, because I couldn't see a Dick Turpin one!)

EU VAT law could kill thousands of online businesses


Re: Amazon Seller Account

"If you really want to fuck something up, put a government in charge."

So in response to the SJWs whining about Amazon & co "not paying any tax" - those cretins in Brussels designed a law that will put the small companies and one man bands out of business, and have absolutely no effect on the Amazons.

Denmark BANNED from viewing UK furniture website in copyright spat


Arkell v. Pressdram

Presumably the Arkell v. Pressdram reply will be used, until an English court order is produced.

Google ordered to tear down search results from its global dotcom by French court


Time to show the politicians (and in places like France, that includes the judges) the only language they all understand:

The middle finger.

Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy


Assange ... suffering from a range of health problems, including "... bad eyesight".

Does this mean generations of mothers were correct? It does make you go blind?

Surprise! Government mega-infrastructure project cocked up


Re: Guillotine ...

When private sector companies screw up in a big way, the people responsible tend to need a new job. Either because they were fired, or because the entire company went tits-up.

When was the last time you heard of a civil servant being fired for spaffing billions on a failed project?

F1? No, it's Formula E as electric racing cars hit the track

Thumb Down

I enjoyed the British Grand Prix yesterday, but I couldn't care less about milk float racing.

Google policy wonk patronises Brits over EU search biz probe


If Microsoft (and their shills) want to knock Google off their position as default search engine, it's very simple. All they need do is create a better one that more people want to use.

Instead they go whining to the bureaucrats. Apparently the big bully was horrid to them and wouldn't let them play on their front page, or something.

French Senate passes anti-Amazon amendment


Re: I live in France and I'm happy with this

My reading skills are fine thank you.

As are my browsing skills - amazon.fr has plenty of second hand books on offer.


Re: I live in France and I'm happy with this

Quite. It's revealed preferences in action (ie, how people actually spend their money rather than how they say they do.)


Re: I live in France and I'm happy with this

So what you're saying is, everyone in France should have to pay more for their books so that you can feel good about going into a bookshop?

Silent, spacious and... well, insipid: Citroën's electric C-Zero car



Ive figured out the meaning of the name: See nothing - as it always has to be plugged in to charge!

More chance you came a cropper on a UK road than bought a Chromebook this year


Re: Love my C720

I bought mine (Samsung series 3 with built in UMTS) as an experiment to see how useful it was when on the road. Works so well for everything I needed that I was able to leave my MacBook Pro at home and just use the Chromebook.

It's not going to be the tool for the job if you want to run Photoshop. But for web browsing, email and as an ssh client it works great.

Marauding quid-a-day nosh hack menaces teepee hippie villages


Re: I know I'll get downvoted but...

He rode a blazing saddle?

Torvalds rails at Linux developer: 'I'm f*cking tired of your code'


Re: All I can say is

The best way to fix systemd is to delete it.

I *really* hope Debian sorts out their init debate, and adopts upstart!