* Posts by TMMITW

18 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Aug 2014

The Register meets the voice of Siri Down Under



I (American) have spent 10 months driving around Australia. I made extensive use of my phone for navigation and found two things: 1) navigation apps cannot be trusted and 2) the female Australian voice was absolutely wonderful; clear and precise and easy to understand. In fact, upon returning to the US my app reverted to US accent so I changed it back to Australian.

Good on you!

'We had to educate Oracle about our contract,' CIO says after Big Red audit


Please check spelling

You spelled Michael's last name 2 different ways, Cohoon and Cahoon. While that surname is not common it is important, at least to us.

SpaceX demonstrates that it too can shower the Earth with debris


Re: Strewth mate!

Trevor, I think.


Re: Canberra near miss?

Yikes! I did not know that.

Seriously, we really need to get control of all this space junk crashing to earth and smashing other orbiting things.


Canberra near miss?

This crash site is not far from Canberra. There would certainly be harsh words if it had hit there. Australia will issue fines for littering. I saw the one in Esperance.

How do you feel about single-use plastics? OK, interesting. Now tell us your views on surprise Windows updates


Keep New Zealand on the map!

Must agree that New Zealand is a wonderful place to visit. Incredible scenery, great people and lots to learn and do. Highly recommend Te Papa museum. Hope to be allowed to return before I die.

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you



From the wild forests of the Pacific Northwest

Upstart Americans brandish alligators at the almighty Reg Standards Soviet


Re: Alligator...

Adult American alligators are more consistent in size than kangaroos. Is that the red kangaroo in NT or the pademelon in TAS or the tree kangaroo in QLD?

My MacBook Woe: I got up close and personal with city's snatch'n'dash crooks (aka some bastard stole my laptop)


Re: So you lost all your research on .....

This is definitely a targeted hit. El Reg is noted for blowing up Silicon Valley types who could easily hire crims for this kind of heist. Just where was Steve Jobs when all this went down?

World's first dedicated computer centre declared 'irreplaceable' by Historic England

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The most amazing nerd-tastic place on the planet

We visited both BP and TNMOC just this past spring. The tour of the computer museum, all done by volunteers, was the most amazing part of my 7 weeks in Europe that included visiting the set of Doctor Who. I can't believe that there was ever any question at all that the UK and our industry must preserve and support this site and its collection.

Please print up some more T-shirt designs that we can buy online to support the museum. Be sure to allow purchases in USD :)

Radioactive leak riddle: Now Team America sniffs Europe's skies for iodine isotope source


No super powers yet

I've had I-131 treatment 3 times and still no super powers. Whiners.

Lester Haines: RIP


words fail

Lester was one of the good ones.

Austinites outraged as Google Fiber tears up Texas capital


Trench my yard

I have been waiting for Google to reach my neighborhood in Austin for years. They are welcome to trench my yard, tear up my driveway and do what ever damage is needed so I can kick Time Warner to the curb.

They've reached it: Crossroads' stock price crashes to just $0.25


Creating product is hard...

Patent trolling is easier and you don't need all those pesky engineers.

Greece? Zzzz. EU bank says TWEETING can move the stock market


Data torturing

"If you torture the data long enough it will confess to whatever you want."

- Scott Burns

Red-inked Crossroads goes straight on with rights issue


Deathwatch time

This is the long walk into darkness.

El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.


Why bother?

Obviously different but in no way better. Don't make changes unless they offer a real improvement.



Texas Support Team

As a long time Reg reader and fan of the SPB, I am happy that our Great Nation (tm) will have a role in this, mankind's greatest endeavor. It is also refreshing to see that other governments are as screwed up as ours. (Note: our governor was just indicted on criminal charges.)

Perhaps we should organize a local support team/fan club to take part in these festivities. It's only 620 miles from Austin to White Sands, NM so we're in the neighborhood.