* Posts by applebyJedi

49 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Jul 2015

As Brit cyber-spies drop 'whitelist' and 'blacklist', tech boss says: If you’re thinking about getting in touch saying this is political correctness gone mad, don’t bother


Re: No other security software?

That's offensive to dogs.



Just as well they don't have anything important to be getting along with.

Want to own a bit of Concorde? Got £750k burning a hole in your pocket? We have just the thing



Why is this in Seattle, it’s British/French. Can we swap it for the Elgin Marbles?

Realme's 5G handset is a bargain at €599 – but it's only for cool young people. Sorry



What’s wrong with Middlesbrough, I got my Masters degree at Teesside University!

BBC tells Conservative Party to remove edited Facebook ad featuring its reporters


You're having a laugh!

BBC Impartiality is an oxymoron.

Beware the trainee with time on his hands and an Acorn manual on his desk


Re: ITeC

Old enough for VME, too young for George!


Re: ITeC

you must have had the wires crossed


Re: A blast from the past!

I read the book first so the password was Joshua8



I was at the ITec with Andrew and I can confirm that his story is complete balderdash.

Tor blimey, Auntie! BBC launches dedicated dark web mirror site



Since the British tv viewer is paying for the BBC, why do they need to dark web their content, I don't need to avoid any firewalls to get the content I pay for.

BBC said it'll pull radio streams from TuneIn to slurp more of your data but nobody noticed till Amazon put its foot in it


Typical BBC

Perhaps the BBC realise that the main users of TuneIn / Amazon Echo's are white middle aged males, the exact group of people the BBC is trying to lose.

Blackburn ain't big enough for the both of us: Mr Creamy and Mr Whippy at the centre of new ice-cream war


With thanks to Tommy Cooper

The found the man in the back of his ice cream van covered in hundreds and thousands.

Police suspect he topped himself

Oracle suspects Pentagon fell for a JEDI Prime trick: Amazon now accused of luring two officials with jobs


Re: Blakes 7 - stories and characters

You clearly haven't seen 'White Mischief'! That's what I'll remember Servalan for!



Are you suggesting that there is a truculent computer that they are working on, that can hack into all others computers?

Taylor drift: Finally, a use for AI emerges? Cyber-smut star films fsck-flick in Tesla with Autopilot, warns: 'I wouldn't recommend it'


I was shocked

Did you see that video!

A couple of times the driver was clearly speeding and there was no protection; where were the seatbelts??!!??

Children could have been watching.

Huawei P30: New No-Pro's cameras are flash ... but there are some curious bits


Forget Google

I'm not as concerned with being able to turn the Google assistant off as much as I am with the everything you do is reported to the Chinese government.

Ecuador says 'yes' to Assange 'freedom' deal, but Julian says 'nyet'


He not cooped up

Cryptome have photos of a "woman" they claim is Assange, leaving the Ecuadorian embassy and going on shopping trips.

Mourning Apple's war against sockets? The 2018 Mac mini should be your first port of call


Re: Macs typically have a longer usable life than Windows PCs ...

I have a 5k iMac that is just over 3 years old. Cost £2,000 and needs a new main logic board. At a cost of £580.80 which is the price of a whole computer in the windows environment.

My MacBook 12" needed a new screen after 8 months. Fortunately that was in warranty because it would have cost nearly the price of a new machine to replace the screen.

Apple is no where near as bullet proof as they would have you believe, but the OS is less taxing than windows so that it keeps going, even if your hardware doesn't.

Apple breathes new life into MacBook Air with overhauled 2018 model


Re: Well it will look so stylish...

My original 2014 Mac 5k has failed and it's £600 to repair. The computer that cost £2,000 has lasted 3 1/2 years.

Samsung Galaxy Watch: A tough and classy activity tracker



OY, Jonny Ives, are you watching, do you see what they did there?

Why, oh why, can't the Apple Watch look like that?

UK footie fans furious as Sky Broadband goes TITSUP: Total inability to stream unfair penalties



The picture quality was superb on the UHD player channel. The grass was so realistic it affected my hay fever and you could positively feel the England supported anguish until the last gasp goal.

Sure. the picture crapped out a couple of times, but apart from that it was far superior to HD.

That was quick: Seattle rushes to kill tax that would mildly inconvenience Amazon


One word...


watchOS 5 hints at new Apple wearables and life beyond the Watch


Typical Apple

Apple, as per usual, have removed much functionality from the Apple watch, many of the apps that used to run from the phone have been removed so that Apple can flog you a watch that works WITHOUT the phone. Many app developers have stopped developing for that reason.

Here in blighty, you can only use this service on EE and it requires yet ANOTHER data subscription!

I have the original apple watch and watchOS5 isn't supported on it.

Sodding apple...

Russia to Apple: Kill Telegram crypto-chat – or the App Store gets it



The only 'prescribed' terrorist organisation in Russia are those pesky Jehovah's Witnesses.

Are they using telegram to organise their peaceful activities?

2017 tablet market trended towards torpor


Re: the coming wave of ARM-based, always connected Windows 2-in-1s

You actually described most of Wales there.... I’ll get my coat!

29 MEEELLION iPhone Xs flogged... only to be end-of-life'd by summer?


Ultimate Play The Game

I remember when games for the ZX Spectrum were all £5.00, then came Ultimate, who in fairness to them, produced some of the most fantastic games the spectrum every saw, but, they upped the price to £10.00 instead of the customary £5.00. Ok, everybody thought, they deserve more because the games are so much better, but low and behold, once other games manufacturers cottoned onto the fact people were prepared to pay £10.00, they all followed suit, no matter how rubbish the game.

Forward 35 years and here we are with a £1,000 phone. I hope that others don't follow suit, but somehow I doubt it.

Hackers able to turbo-charge DJI drones way beyond what's legal


Those pesky regulations

If only I could fly my drone 10 miles away at an altitude of circa 20,000ft, my life would be complete..


Re: What's the problem? skilled hobbyist can build similar quadrocopter from the ground in few days

True, but you can't beat a good gimbal

May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody


This is the correct order



Blakes 7

Space 1999 (1st Series)

Sapphire and Steel

The Tomorrow People (70's version)


and only then can you start to decide where to put Star Wars and Star Trek

Crashed RadioShack flogs off its IPv4 stash


Harley Davidson

I think the Hogs could do with sending some ranges back into the pool, don't they own a shed load?

Bonkers call to boycott Raspberry Pi Foundation over 'gay agenda'


Re: "pushing LGBTQI"


(1) The bloke who started the petition

(2) Christians

Apple gives world ... umm ... not much new actually


Look at the pretties

The problem with Apple now, is that it's so busy employing Ives to make things look pretty, they forget (don't care) what people actually want. Everything is a compromise, can I live with only 256gb ssd, can I live with only one USB 'c' port? Forget about that, look how pretty and shiny it is.....

Nokia's retro revival 3310 goes on sale and disappears immediately


How much

I really don't think Vodafone were offering 500GB of data, more like 500mb!

Sweaty fitness bands fall behind as Apple Watch outpaces sales


When Richard Mille start doing a smart watch, I'll consider one

Drone maker DJI quietly made large chunks of Iraq, Syria no-fly zones


Re: Why Just War Zones?

you're wrong on that, not all flights require a flight plan, and to file one for a UAV is a stupid argument!

'Trash-80' escapes the dustbin of history with new TRS-80 emulator


Dragon 32

Wasn't this the Dragon 32 a kinda rebadged TRS80 made in Wales?

'Clearance sale' shows Apple's iPad is over. It's done


Re: Education PC seller says Apple is no good in that market

That would be an ecumenical matter

'I'm innocent!' says IT contractor on trial after Office 365 bill row spiraled out of control


Oh dear

I've watched Making a Murderer on Netlix, and I don't rate his chances to high at all. American law is a bigger lottery than the EuroMillions on a Friday rollover!

Nokia's 3310 revival – what's NEXT? Vote now


Better than the Nokia 3310


Firefly NEEDS to be be revived. Not rebooted, not reimagined... revived, revived with the same cast (except Wash and Book obviously) and Jos Whedon

Get orf the air over moi land Irish farmer roars at drones


Re: Quite Right

Funny you said that, because I suspect the guy videoing you gf getting changed had a different use for HIS right hand.....

I'll get me coat

Huzzah! Doctor Who comes to Playmoverse



I have the Funko Firefly Legacy collection and they are really rather good. The Funko Firefly ReAction 6" collectables are more questionable though

Plastic fiver: 28 years' work, saves acres of cotton... may have killed less than ONE cow*



It's FEWER than 1 cow, not less than!

New MacBook Pro beckons fanbois to become strip pokers



My MacBook, that I bought last week is now £200 more expensive.

Is this because of the HUGE tax fine they are being forced to give to the Irish government?

World+dog to get retro classic Commodore 64 for Christmas


Halt and Catch Fire

Hurray, I can relive all my 80's Halt and Catch Fire dreams all over again!

Student Loans Company burns £50 million in IT project superfail



No wonder they are chasing me so vociferously!

They lost my paperwork, so muggings here is the one being mugged by these illegitimate sons!

Must have been an IT error all along!

SLC are USELESS. Anyone who has been unfortunate to use their 'services' know how bad they are.

Chap runs Windows 95 on Apple Watch


an hour?

An hour to load Windows 95 wasn't that uncommon back in the day anyway!

UK authorities probe 'drone hitting plane at Heathrow'

Paris Hilton


I remember an episode of Firefly (Train Job) were Mal kicked a bad guy through Serenity's engine, and it didn't damage the blade one jot.

Surely this proves that a drone wouldn't damage an aeroplane engine!

Paris, because, well, just because!


One guy

The number of 'incidents' near Heathrow make me think that there is only one person responsible of the majority of these drone strikes / near-misses. Hopefully now his drone is destroyed he'll move on to other forms of recreation, like train dodging instead.

Did a SUPER RARE Sony-Nintendo PlayStation prototype just pop up online? Possibly, maybe


Did I see a RJ45 on that device? A standard that had only just been invented? Seems dubious to me!