* Posts by chris

35 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Jan 2007

Sony Ericsson lights up Xperia Arc


SE + Android = FAIL

SE has a very hard time getting their act together. We will see this phone in the market in Q4 when every spec on this phone is out of date. Plus to top it off they will not release any updates for it. BTW: The x10 is already being discontinued by AT&T. Think the Arc could make it at least 6 months? I don't think so.

Wot? No glasses! Tosh goes 3D crazy


Starting somewhere.......

I think that this is ground work for a "Home Theater" revolution. They are pushing crap at us because they do not have the production/low cost ability to sell to the consumer.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that one day when I watch a movie at home I will truly feel as if I am in the movie itself.

Labour moots using speed cameras to reward law-abiding drivers


Reward for doing what you are supposed to?

Imagine your boss comes up to you and says: "You punch the clock on time everyday, and for that your get a pay raise."

Is see no difference here.

How much will the salary be for the person or persons to go through the "Data" and give the rewards? Nothing wrong at all with adding that to the fiscal budget.

Sony Ericsson Satio 12.1Mp cameraphone


Obviously the author is not familiar with SE.

The question posted in the article was: "Who would have suspected, for instance, that the Satio's file manager and list of applications lay beneath the Organiser icon, which looks at first glance like a calendar app?"

Answer: Any SE user.

Microsoft assaults our senses with 'viral' Bing video


I have lost my vision

This comment has bee written with Dragon Naturally speaking.

I have suffered, what I hope to be, temporary blindness. My God help the people who watch that video.

Apple's iPhoneware update snuffs tethering hack


Who cares that much about tehering?

AT&T still needs to turn on MMS. The tethering issue should be the least of their concerns right now.

Obama: the face of USB Flash storage



Worst IT story I've seen on the Reg in a while.

9/11 hero mutt cloned


The cloned dog is named "Deja-Vu"

I know that I've seen that dog somewhere before???????

Microsoft fans call for Opera boycott

Gates Horns

Isn't this what Microsoft does???

"Spread the word that you're out there, the world should know, but not by taking down your competitors - that's just silly"

Hello pot! Meet Kettle.

Palm politely cuts Pre tether


Dual Screen

Presumably, I use double the bandwidth because I use 2 monitors?

Firefox 3.0 ekes ahead of Internet Explorer 7 in Europe


april fools

good one Reg.

3G BlackBerry Curve said to be in the works

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When will they learn

The way to sell a phone is to put features people will use. Wi-Fi and GPS are two of the hottest things right now for the average business user. If I'm not mistaken I believe that is RIM's target market. Cell companies need to get out of the office / lab and in touch with their customer base.

Users: The weakest link in laptop security


If it's not yours..... you don't care.

That is what a majority of people think when they use property that is not theirs. Ever go just the speed limit in a rental car? Did you really care about the stain on the wall you made in that apartment (or flat) you rented years ago?

Sadly people have no sense of ownership when they didn't pony up the cash for whatever it is they're using.

I had a user take his laptop on the road and in the hotel he decided to search for porn. He saw a few pop-ups and didn't think twice about clicking them. To only his surprise he got infected with several Trojans due to his porn frolicking session. His excuse was that he didn't see a problem at the time cause he wasn't on our company network, yet using the company laptop did not seem to bother him.

The point is that we as "IT" need to make users accountable for their actions. We have a clause in our handbook that does. I did the work to repair the laptop and billed the employee. You know he's not going to type "young sexy babes" in Google anymore.

** the pirate pic cause there were swashbuckling sites that were still in the cookie cache when I cleaned it out **

US sheds 598,000 jobs in January


Well at least......

We didn't lose 500,000,000 jobs this month. According Nancy Pelosi 500 "MILLION" americans are losing jobs every month that congress delays the pork belly er i mean "stimulus" bill that Obama wants congress to pass.


At least if we all took birth control we could stimulate the economy, or something else, and turn the country around.


Morning voting in America


Oh my!

Such a sad article about socialism working it's way in to the US.

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IT Angle

IT Angle?

Does her bedroom have Wi-Fi?

DRAM boom-lite coming

Paris Hilton

Back to the Future.........

"Elpida, Japan's only DRAM vendor, made a $144m operating loss in its first fiscal '09 quarter which finished at the end of June. It thinks it will post another thumping $144m operating loss for its second fiscal 09 quarter as well"

09'! - Great Scott! My computer has gone back to the future!

Do people ever proof read what the write on the internet?

I THINKS not. ha ha ha

Paris cause I think even she could do a better job a writing about this story.

US carriers hedge open network claims


This is the only reason.......

This explains why the majority of the American public is not aware of the options about purchasing unbranded phones.

"We have, as an industry, conditioned customers to very expensive computers put in their hands for very few dollars......"

Phone carriers get great incentives for pushing phones that are branded under their name. The average American cell buyer wants the best "deal". So they are brainwashed into believing that buying a phone from the operator is the only option, and it only cost $40.

This is a gas......

"But I would also tell you that the big double digital percentage of customers that put those devices onto out network have a less than good T-Mobile experience,"

The reason is not because it's a unbranded phone, rather it's an out dated network. I get a better experience with my SE unbranded than I did w/ my friend's SE branded. I almost spat my coffee over my computer when I read this. Does he really think that people would buy into his finger pointing?

Apple code of secrecy imperils Aunt Mildred

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Windows XP users who prefer not to install Safari are still getting notified to install "the fastest and easiest [and unsecured] web-browser for the PC".

Why the US faces broadband price hikes


are we really eating all the bandwidth?

Does anybody know where the proof is? I read articles about how ISPs are getting bogged down because 1% of users are using massive quantities of bandwidth per month. But do they really need to charge more because people are actually using the network's potential? I mean seriously, If I had 10mb download bandwidth i wouldn't use it browsing the Reg. I would use it downloading my favorite porn.

As companies grow they invest in bigger office space, company vehicles, and resources to support the business and prices may go up, but inflation usually is the biggest cause for price hikes. Why would a FCC ruling effect the prices? I would understand if they upped the price because they upgraded the network to more bandwidth.

Vendor touts PC's Mac OS X compatibility


TO: ha ha

I'm sure Steve, deep down, is happy. This is what exposed the general public to DOS back in the day. Ultimately Apple can own more market share by a move like this.

There is a downside though. OS x is relatively cheap as it stands right now. A full OS for 150 compared to a windows flavor of equal features for 300 or more. If Apple starts to lose money because they are not selling hardware marked up by 200% then I'm sure we'll see OS x be closer in price to Windows.

Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C902 cameraphone


The way I see it.......

I upgraded from my K790a last week. Yes Yes I know the question you are asking....... Why did you not get the 850? The answer, because I did not want to lug around a brick in my pocket. I'm happy I made that move. The author in this article is neglecting one very important bit of information about the 850......... BROD..... (blue ring of death). The 850's firmware tends to crap out, for whatever reason, after a few months. What makes the C902 and attractive phone is that the firmware has been rewritten for this device. Menu function is fast and stable. I can browse my calendar while listening to my Bluetooth headset with ease.

The other "upgrade" or change that was commented on is the touch buttons on the C902. I don't know where the author is coming from about "inadvertently switching to video". That hot key is on the top row, and all of the camera features are on the bottom row. It's still an improvement over the touch areas of 850. From what I heard they stay active all the time. God forbid you have a slightly larger ear while talking on the 850.

I think the author did a good job going over all the features of the phone, but I think he may be a Nokia fanboy. I would have at least rated the phone 80% - 85%.

Nintendo DS launching anti-smoking drive


60 CIGS!!!

That's 3 packs a day!!!!!!!! I think that example is a little extreme.

Microsoft soothes Vista pain with Bossploitation flick


it's almost sad................. almost

Microsoft at one time could release an OS and not have to worry about public opinion. Now they're viral marketing an MTV video about a failed product that took 5 years to make. My OH my have the times changed.

............... obviously for the better since the public is realizing that their product is not nearly as good as they make it seem.

the heart ----- cause this just makes me happy :-)

US law makers seek ban on in-flight calls


let's just.......

Let's just ban PEOPLE. People annoy me, they are inconsiderate, all they do is disrupt me while I'm on the plane.

There should be a law that bans PEOPLE from planes. Then there will be plenty of peace and quiet in the planes.

My guess is that they are Democrats because that's the m.o.of that party. "Government control of the people as to suppress their rights as Americans."

YouTube divorce rant vid wows the crowd



Maybe she'll get blue papered and get an "apartment" with padded walls.

The Facebook Initiative – Bill Gates's greatest invention


it's so obvious.....

All the information was in front of me the whole time. I can't believe that I didn't put it all together.


Comcast acquires BitTorrent for $53bn



Almost guys......... almost.

FCC opens curtain on Google puppetmaster


@ Ryan .....(and)...... AT&T always seems forgotten.

I am a US mobile user. For years I used Verizon and was bound to only phones that they sell. In the market I'm in there are all the major players, Verizon, US Cellular, Sprint, AT&T, and T-mobile. To be honest I thought the same as you for the longest time. "I'm always bound to the carrier by my phone"................ Then I did my homework about 6 months ago.....................

I talked to all of the operators. Researched the different cellular technologies and phone manufacturers. I even polled my friends who used the different services.

In the end I found out that AT&T really did have an open network. They broadcast on all 4 of the GSM bands and are working on getting the HSDPA (3G) band in my area. The only hurdle is configuring the phone on the network.......... That is where you need to buy from a reputable manufacturer. Knock offs won't cut it, your support will be hit or miss. I buy through SE and they provide simple steps to configure my phone. Needless to say, I will be getting the X1, which is a windows mobile device.

The point is that AT&T, though it's one of the largest carrier here in the states, always seems forgotten. Even in this article...... no mention of AT&T. AT&T did win part of the block in certain markets. Why not mention it??

Mozilla CEO blasts Apple for putting security of the internet at risk

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he has a point

For a brief moment I thought I had Safari installed. It was quite a brain tease considering it was Apple's UPDATER software. Kudos for someone with a little pull pointing this out to the general public.

Commuter jetpacks offered: $100k, August delivery


You can do it!

I noticed that Rob Schneider was cameraman # 1. It would have been appropriate for a loud "YOU CAN DO IT!" right before take off.

Record labels to ditch CD singles for USB Flash drives


USB key?

I feel slightly confused by this move...........

So instead of the major record mafias allowing DRM free catalogs for online providers, we, as consumers, have to venture out of our comfortable abode to the record store and buy a USB stick. That will probably be DRM locked down. Which will only be able to be played in Windows Media Player after installing 3rd party software that will compromise my computer for a hacker to gain access.

What's next? Are we going to buy USB stick Towers to hold our collection?

Halo 3 UK launch fails to fire


HALO 3 far better than expected.

So I did not wait in long lines for my copy, yet I did reserve it. I have owned an XBOX and last year decided to get the 360. I never purchased the previous Halo's. I saw them and really did not find the graphics that stellar. The primary reason I decided to make my most recent purchase was: Technology. I have seen older mediocre XBOX titles get transformed to vivid works of art.

Now i know there have been other titles that you can not tell the difference. But faith has helped me once again.

From the start of the game I knew I was in for a treat. Even the loading screen is a masterpiece. I read the comment about it being similar to "Unreal Tournament". I think that you can say all FPS' are similar. What I find stands out is the storyline . Ya it's cart blanch. And no matter how you play as long as you get through you'll move forward. But I find that the details in the ships, vehicles, The Prophet, even the Master Chief have definitely made me happy with my purchase.

And yes............... I have been up for six days playing Halo 3. ;-)

Ghostly plastic bathtoy flotilla nears Cornish coast


interesting bit.......

Register you never cease to amaze me with your random stories!!! I find it amazing that a "rubber ducky" would sell for $1000 dollars. Only you would find that story and expose the potential for money hungry riots on the beaches. Thank you for your diligence in reporting news worthy of a Sesame Street news cast.

Netgear HDX101 200Mbps powerline Ethernet adaptor


Better than Wi-FI

I purchased the "kit" to replace my current 802.11b network. It does not "drop" my connection and the latency is much more acceptable. It is around 2-4 ms during a ping test. This is compared to my 15 - 400 ms time with Wi-Fi. Unfortunately I do not have a Gigabyte switch so I can not test the full 200MB bandwidth. There is one CON to this technology right now. Multi Panel support does not exist. I have two circuit breakers in my home. Unfortunately the devices will not communicate if they are connected to different panels.

Over all, I am very pleased with this new product. I think that it has a lot of potential for home and business. Power companies may have a new revenue source.