* Posts by Ian

23 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Jul 2007

US considers audible warnings for cameraphones

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Lets ban something too, while we're at it.

The key to safe driving?


@ Jonathan Portwood

Actually its dangerous to use a mobe hands-free when driving. Almost as dangerous as when hand held. Proved by scientists and everything.

Police vet live music, DJs for 'terror risk'


How to fix it?

Any piint in starting a political party "Feck of and leave us alone" party, or some such. Or is that just more bullshit?

Any takers? Suggestions?

Perhaps a forum to discuss? Or is that just talk?

Help. I'm going mad

Google takes aim at drunken messaging


@Michael Xion

Are you, perchance, one of our non UK contributors? Personally I enjoy the way the article was written. Something quite Wodehouse about it

Toodle Pip old sport

Honda, Yamaha ready electric, hybrid motorbikes



The won't go Brrmm. Or Grrrrr! Or Nyyyaaaaa!!!! Or Thud-Thud-Thud.

OK for small bikes / scooter but I would really miss the whole engine thing

Government kids database under fire, again

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@ Thomas Baker

You're right! I can't believe I've been so stupid. I've always been caught in the "society should change but I feel bad coz I don't do anything about it, but it should change.." cycle. You're right, the majority are perfectly fine, they don't want things to change. They don't care.

The rest of us should become Taoists and stop worrying. Probably.

Urgh. My brain hurts more than usual

'Child protection' database slammed as plod data mine

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@ Whitter

Agreed. Ms Bee, please also included "blasts" as well. Lots of people blast these days

Cheque-red flag for Max Mosley

Paris Hilton


Is that comment from namfromMars total gibberish or am I being thick?. I have a slight suspicion its something techy and I've just demonstrated my ignorance...

Paris. Obvious really in the context

Blears pitches prize draws and online polls at young votes

Dead Vulture


Are you sure you're not me in disguise?

Yep, totally agree. I can't bring myself to vote for any of them and my eldest son spoils his ballot paper in protest (Oo, hope I haven't brainwashed him...).

I did check out some bunch called the Libitarians, or something, but they make John Redwood look sane.

I suppose no one who wants power should be allowed to have it, thus we're screwed. This lot have to go though. Soon.

It'll be interesting to see if public apathy remains when the economy crashes. I was going to suggest a forum for finding a better way forward, but thats just bullshit. Perhaps the only hope is through a Taoist/ Zen Yin Yang attitude to it all. Sort of good and bad balance eachother out.

I'm rambling now. Ah well, the weekend, and drug fuelled stoat wrestling await

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Totally agree. Now what?

Armed police swoop on MP3-packing mechanic

Paris Hilton

Useless politics

Someone said something about getting involved in politics and voting etc.

Here's the problem: At elections the parties have manifestos which generally have more or less fairly un-scary suff in them and one or two real stark raving mad ideas. As soon as the winner is declared they say the public has given them a mandate to to ALL the things they threatened.

This is why democracy doesn't work very well (but its better than the alternatives, to paraphrase). Whoever you vote for you get nutters.

Paris? Sounds a bit less controlled than London

Carl Zeiss tries its hand at iPod-friendly video goggles


Not what I want

I'm probably going to get some stick on this but:

1. Why is the viewable area always described in different ways (a 2000mile screen as seen from Jupiter or a milk carton viewd through your neighbours front door etc)

2. Where's my full field of vision job with motion sensor so I can play fully imersive Doom (yes I know, but I don't have much time to play games)? There ought to be a setting whee you can expand the field or something.

I've been waiting for my VR goggles (NOT looking at a screen with a black surround, goddammit!). Where are they? I want them now!

Dell spills its Guts over Ubuntu gear

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In the past I've tried Linux and every time its scuppered me in some irritating way I have to wait 6 months before I'm persuaded to try again because "its all different (=better) now". But it never is. I'm not a tech but I work in IT and as such probably know more than most of the public do about this stuff (or I'm kidding myself. Entirely possible) but the real reason Linux doesn't fly is because you cant seamlessly transfer from being a windows user to Linux cos of the iPod / Flash / whatever / problem. Until all mainstream apps are seamlessly compatable between the two FOR THE AVERAGE USER it's going to be Windows. I would love for that to happen though...

Arthur C Clarke lists three wishes on 90th birthday


Isn't it nice

All these heartfelt mails and not a cynical comment in site. Kind of restores ones faith etc. (He has done some amazing stuff, and appears so modest too).

Happy Christmas all

Judge brands Kirsty Wark's husband a snoop




I thought it was wrong to think like that about Martha Kearney. I feel liberated!


Appraisals are dishonest, waste of time


@Anonymous Coward

I bet your appraisal this year will be poo. You spend most of your time posting on the Reg!

Bring it on! :-O

Drink rats' milk, suggests battling Heather Mills



Bloody hell, don't you lot have jobs or anything?

Overpopulation, its the thing. If thee were fewer of us we could do whatever we like. Oh, we do...

US man blasts stubborn wheelnut with shotgun



The thing we did wrong was to let the Boats 'O' Nutters actually arrive somewhere. OK so we assumed they'd be eaten, but it didn't work out that way. (Aha, here's your evolutionary advantage! Shoot first think later means not getting eaten by savages! And this stuff takes a while to work its way out again.) Should have bombed them the moment they got out of the harbour (did we have bombs then? An oversight perhaps)

Ah! Peace love and understanding

Brussels asks Ofcom boss what he's on about







FarkOff. Useless busybodies the whole lot of them

Firefox hits 400m download milestone



Yep, Opera is the mutts

Apple restricts ringtone rights


Dear William

Calm down theres a good chap, this is a Gentlemans (and womens) club

Chinese tech firm flirts with Seagate



Dear Raheim Sherbedgia. Could it be that you are a troll?

BT to drag T-Mobile onto 21st Century


Hang on a min

I know BT aren't great, but I'd rather deal with them any day than have anything to do with NTL...or Orange.

I aged years whilst trying to get NTL to do ANYTHING. It was the worst service I've had from any company of any type. BT are just mildly annoying in comparison (and their gear works).

A friend of mine was with Orange. It was so bad his ears fell off. OK I made that up but it was bad. Real bad.