* Posts by Mat

140 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Jul 2007


Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes


Re: As an aside, one thing that annoys me about my car

I see you used trollface there but in reality it is unneeded because you are totally accurate in your assertion!

Apple iPhone X screen falls short of promises, lawsuit says


Re: Someone will Sue..

>Give owners the same 2% cash back.

Sadly that is about $20 or if you take into consideration the exchange rate for the same phone in the UK... £20

IBM bans all removable storage, for all staff, everywhere


Shamla Naidoo

Surely that's a 'Star Wars' name....

Twitter: No big deal, but everyone needs to change their password


You'll be fine then - they've upped it to 280 I think...

Cryptocurrencies kill people and may kill again, says Bill Gates


Re: Worst argument ever

Is it not the case that though it is much harder to buy 'illegal' stuff with money (particularly electronically as traceability etc. It has to come from an account that you 'usually' need to provide ID to open)

The guns argument is a bit of a strawman as most guns that cause death in 'Murica™ are legally owned. It is just the retarded nature that they are allowed to be owned.

It is generally more difficult to get hold of illegal stuff with cash as you have to actually hand it over in person to receive the goods I don't think that major drug purchases are done by post - for a start, the postal cost for a briefcase of money would be pretty high! whereas crypto is just a click of a mouse with zero traceability.

So whilst, not an amazing argument, it is not the 'worst argument ever'

Apple's top-secret iBoot firmware source code spills onto GitHub for some insane reason


@Boltar - you're a knob!

Engineer named Jason told to re-write the calendar


Re: Can't we get rid of May?

Gordon Broon: "This is the end of boom and bust politics!"

(Literally just before one of the biggest busts in memory..)

Apple sprays down bug-ridden iOS 11 with more fixes


Re: 'one that caused the calculator to return incorrect results if numbers are entered too quickly'

@macjules - Er yeah... Multiplication and division takes precedence over addition and subtractions so 2+3-6 *should* be -1..

Good God, we've found a Google thing we like – the Pixel iPhone killer



"Google has taken many of the things that are nice about the iPhone's operating system and just copied them"

Swipe notifications and pull down settings???

Apple copied those from Android...

Microsoft now awfully pushy with Windows 10 on Win 7, 8 PCs – Reg readers hit back

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Re: Win10 is almost a virus

So glad my Windows 7 VM apparently *can't* update due to incompatible processor!



Re: Obesity is a reflection of societies illhealth

Look at a graph of longevity vs BMI...

Those in the overweight category live longer than those in the healthy category..

"Excess deaths associated with underweight, overweight and obesity." That certainly suggests that overweight is bad for you. However, if you look more closely at the paper in Jama, we can find these words: "Overweight was not associated with excess mortality." (My italics). Perhaps more extraordinarily, what the researchers actually found was that those who were overweight lived the longest; they lived longer than those of "normal" weight."



Re: It is not portion size which matters

"I got some small portion "low fat" meals from the supermarket and whatever was in them, made me far hungrier after I'd finished it than when I started, I assume they pumped it full of something to replace the fat."

That'll be the sugar in it to replace the fat... Sugar switches off Leptin (the satiety hormone) production

Try over eating pork chops.. Pretty damn hard - then try overeating pasta / rice / any sugar really..

Storm in a K-Cup: My SHAME over the eco-monster I created, says coffee pod inventor


Alternative to pods for real espresso

I just bought myself a Minipresso - Makes amazing espresso and, without wanting to sound like an advert, it is pretty cheap

Apple blacklists tech journo following explicit BENDY iPhone vid


I always thought..

El Reg were banned from Apple events because they mercilessly took the piss out of Steve Jobs for his pronunciation of Jaguar as 'Jagwyre'...

BT at last coughs to 'major outage' after broadband went titsup across UK on Sat


Re: Funny

Unfortunately with only a superhub.. I can't change my DNS servers!

EBay, you keep using the word 'SECURITY'. I do not think it means what you think it means


Re: Data Protection Act and Information Commissioner

Well if eBay were to change their name to NHS then I'm sure they'd be fined! ;)

Have you reinstalled Windows yet? No, I just want to PRINT THIS DAMN PAGE


Re: What is it this week?

Well explain how my dad, who doesn't install drivers - knocking on a bit! has got a printer/scanner combo and suddenly the scanner refused to talk to the computer - it would still print fine down the same cable but scanning was totally borked.

Re-installing the drivers fixed it!

Windows does this A LOT!!

Caldicott: NHS workers should 'have the confidence to share information'


I agree - the whole DMIC exercise has been totally ill-thought-through!

DMICs have needed to be 'seconded' into the HSCIC in order to process data legally - all because the s259 exemption was not granted.

DMICs going private in 5..4..3..2.....

Microsoft Santa gifts you with 5 critical fixes in Xmas Patch Tuesday


Re: Bing Desktop

It's the only way they're going to.. It's still crap!

Man, 19, cuffed after burning Remembrance poppy pic is Facebooked


Re: Free speech?

No - That'd be a public order offence of which there is already a law to cover....

You are a troll!

Microsoft Surface Touch keyboards self-destruct – and more


Logitech v450 Nano

Someone is gonna have to prise this hardware out of my cold dead hand (right or left - doesn't matter)!

I have flung this across the room in a hissy fit before and the cover came off and the batteries flew out! Once I'd located the batteries, popped them back in and put the unbroken cover back on. It was working perfectly!

This must rival the Nokia 3310 as the hardest substance known to geek!

Virgin Media broadband outage - six days until fixed?


I did have troube with VM around the same time as the OP - Phoned them and they admitted there were problems (no details) and refunded me half of my monthly BB fee

iPhone 5 Lightning cables sticking in USB ports


From Steve in heaven:

Just get a bigger USB socket - No big deal!

Sent from my iPhone 7 on cloud 9

Man sues pr0n starlet after Twitter rejection


Dear Japan

Once again...


Melting Arctic leads to snowy winters



Oh - Correlation has now become causation....

Bad science!

2011's Best... E-book Readers


Kindle 4

... Only does a full page refresh every 6 pages - this is why the text looks a little less crisp on the 4th and 5th page turn - The latest firmware allows a full refresh (like the Kindle Keyboard) on every page turn.

Fail because fail to read the posts above you!

Bloke pissing in reservoir prompts 8m gallon flush


Who would wanna drink piss??

Bear Grylls anyone?

Winklevoss twins aim Zuckerberg case at Supreme Court



All of them!

End of.

Wikileaks urges Time death-list spot for Assange



Cool! - I nominate Ant + Dec as 'Person' of the year!

Sinister scams 'sextort' social networkers


Rule 1

Don't put something on the internet that you don't want others to see....

Ubuntu 10.10: date with destiny missed


I kind of agree with you but...

Having a separate home partition allows you to do a 'clean-ish' install without losing data. I did this today and it has gone incredibly smoothly - The only issue was dropbox which was resolved by clearing the .dropbox* folders.

I've also reverted to 32-bit and have had no problems as yet.

Reg reader tweaks Jobs with Judasphone.com


Fair Use

I thought fair use covered satire which this clearly is.

Oh.. Hold on... Apple are concerned.. They have no sense of humour!

End of Microsoft NHS deal means mass deletions

Jobs Horns

Refunds are not applicable

If anyone read the agreement they will realize that they paid an 'Admin' fee - Not even a licence fee.

Consumer Reports: 'We were wrong about the iPhone 4'

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Duck tape is a brand...

Here it is.


Lindsay Lohan goes down for 90 days



You moron!

No-one asked you to read it! - Here's a refund


Jobs tells iPhone users to get a grip


What do people expect

Typical response from a sociopathic pillock!

Apple uncloaks deep details of its 11 iPad apps


Let's see..

So you can connect to a projector for $29 - My Tablet PC can do that for free.

You can upload photos to it for an, as yet, undisclosed sum - My Tablet PC can also do this for free.

Is Safari the only browser you can have?

So WTF is the point of this piece of kit.

Only a retard would buy this.

Steve Ballmer defaces fanboi MacBook

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Surely if the Mac was running windows

It would have been detected by the cult of Jobs and the 'heavies' sent round to remind him that he had breached the terms of the Apple religion!

(I'm not a Ballmer fan, but that was kind of cool! - I wonder what Steve Jobs would have done if the roles were reversed?)

Harvard smarties name Steve Jobs 'world's best CEO'


Monopoly businesses

are regulated to hell! and are not allowed to get away with half the practices that the likes of Apple and Google are

Lawyers claim Palin hack suspect's PC had spyware


So Basically

To get off any computer related charge all I have to do is turn off my antivirus and firewall and leave my windows PC connected overnight to the internet et voila!

Pssst - Someone tell Gary McKinnon!

MS denies Win 7 backdoor rumours


NSA and Red Hat

The NSA have clearly been working with RedHat following the debacle that allows a non root user to install an official repo application without having to type a password..


NJ teen jailed over Scientology DDoS


This is not the title you are looking for..

It is most certainly not a win for common sense. I can see what you are saying. DDoS is a royal pain in the arse but did the attack do any more that annoy an immoral cult? - No offence!

Researcher busts into Twitter via SSL reneg hole


remind me

What is halfway between twat and shitter?

Sony Ericsson Satio 12.1Mp cameraphone



12.1 Mega pixels with crappy optics will just mean bigger crappy photos!

Only an idiot would buy a phone based on the camera capabilities!

Crypto spares man who secretly video taped flatmates


Or they could

just give the laptop to Gary McKinnon...

Michael Dell: Netbooks go sour after 36 hours


So Basically

Netbooks are crap... Unless it is a Dell...


Tories oppose charges and speed cameras

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At first glance that all looks like common sense.

HSBC Trojan warning tracked down as false alarm



It was Barclays who were giving away copies of Kaspersky to its internet banking customers.

MontaVista boasts 1-second Linux boot


The bloke in the video

Sounded like Arnie - Respect the OS or you will get a taste of my Uzi 9 millimetre

BlackBerry update bursting with spyware



Don't tell our new Home Secretary... of this will become mandatory in all mobile communication devices