* Posts by Qwertius

37 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Oct 2015

Apple hardware priced so high that no one wants to buy it? It's 1983 all over again


Mehhh -- I used to be an Apple fan - but the cult mentality was really getting to me.

So I switched to Windows - but they were just a cheaper version of another cult.

Then I jumped to Linux - where everyone - worships Linux command line.

Nowadays - I don't care. I use whatever system / machine does the job.

US midterms barely over when Russians came knocking on our servers (again), Democrats claim


Re: One hundred and eleven mentions of Wikileaks in that document

Out of spite ? Nah - -- the key moment in the entire election ?

When Hillary called all the Blue collar workers --- a bunch of deplorables.


The fact that the Democrats continue to refuse access to their servers - tells me all I need to know.

Hubble 'scope camera breaks down amid US govt shutdown, forcing boffins to fix it for free


Eight years of Obama pulling the plug on NASA and you said nothing.

Now that Trump is the President - you blame him for all of Obama's decisions.

Go figure.


Re: How many Shuttles could have been kept operative..

Why are you blaming Trump for Obama's decision to pull the plug on the Shuttle Program ?

Macs to Linux fans: Stop right there, Penguinista scum, that's not macOS. Go on, git outta here


Gated Community.

Anyone who's idiot enough to spend $$$ on Apple gear to install Linux -- needs their head tested.

Linux works perfect fine on everyone else's gear -- so who really gives a toss.

Frankly - if Apple wants to run a 'Gated community' -- I say let them.

My guess is that Apple is losing traction in the market.

Worried we'll make ourselves extinct? Let’s be scientific about it


Earth --- Harmless.

Editorial update.

Earth --- Mostly Harmless.

How life started on Earth: Sulfur dioxide builds up, volcanoes blow, job done – boffins


Re: Ashes to ashes

Relax -- it was only a nightmare --- now go back to smoking your crack

If you guessed China’s heavy lifter failed due to a liquid hydrogen turbo engine fault, well done!


I wouldn't be so hard on the Chinese. The American Space program was crap in the early years too. It also suffered big setbacks. There is even speculation that Russia may have even been the first country to lose a spaceship containing two cosmonauts back in the 1950's. In any case -- so long as the Chinese play nicely - they can visit the rabbit on the moon any time they want.

Cryptocurrency miners go nuclear, RSA blunder, Winner back in court, and plenty more


Tuesdays Winner is George Soros.

Stupid Tuesday gets busted for filching a document alleging Russian hacking of a voting machine.

Meanwhile George Soros owned and controlled 85% of all the voting machines used in the election.

And guess who that prick was supporting ? You guessed it. Hitlery Clinton.

Funny how the FBI & the CIA & all the other corrupt sheriffs in town -- have chosen to look the other way.

Neil Young slams Google, after you log in to read his rant with Google or Facebook


Neil Young's always been a supporter of the Socialist Democrats.

That's the party that want's everyone to pay more taxes for those who don't.

Google, Amazon, Apple, Twitter & Facebook are all Pro - Democrat.

So - being Democrat supporters - they prefer to steal rather than pay.

OK, who is shooting at Apple staff buses in California? Knock it off


Re: Use the Trump solution

If it was a Pellet gun ------- then look for a ----

----- Tree hugging - Chicken liberating Greenie or Democrat.

The Register Lecture: The Secret Spitfires


Re: Another basic mistake.

Actually, there is an even more basic mistake than that. It wasn't the 'Spitfire' that saved the day during the Battle of Britain. It was the Hawker Hurricane that did the Lion's share of the fighting. But it wasn't as 'sexy' as the Spitfire --- so the propaganda arm of the government sidelined it in preference to the Spitfire. They wanted to show the British public that England could match any new technology that the Germans might possess. And even beat them - in terms of the most 'modern fighting equipment'.

That's how the Spitfire became everyone's 'Pin-up' Fighter. I don't doubt that would have been 'secret factories' building Hawker Hurricanes in those early days.

Finally, its worth mentioning the Miles M.20. Very few people know that there were plans to create this very cheap 'backyard' fighter. So once again the Myth of the Spitfire rules supreme.


We all hate Word docs and PDFs, but have they ever led you to being hit with 32 indictments?


Mueller is a snake.

BTW Boys & Girls.... it seems to have escaped your attention -- but this is the same Robert Mueller who acted as go-between for Hitlery & Obama - re the illegal Uranium One Deal. He actually acted as a 'courier' in that he traveled to Moscow to hand deliver samples of Uranium to the Russians. Its in Wikileaks. Jeff Sessions is going to send him to jail very very soon.


Thank you ExpatZ,

Notice how many Soy-Boys & Special Snowflakes hate us ?


Notice how it has nothing to do with Trump

Lame~Brain Mueller is being sued over this crap - for over-extending his authority.

Manafort is going to take Mueller & his henchmen to the cleaners. LOL

Does my boom look big in this? New universe measurements bewilder boffins


The Unverse is Brexiting

Enough with this corner of the Universe ------ We're off to see the Wizard....

Helicopter crashes after manoeuvres to 'avoid... DJI Phantom drone'


New Gov Rules coming.

1. All Drones to be registered.

2. All Drone users to require flying license.

3. All Helicopters etc - to install high speed recording devices.

Sorry, Elon, your Tesla roadster won't orbit for billions of years


Re: 1 Billion or 1 Million, seriously who bloody cares?

I am dead already --- but the Gods keep granting me 'eternal life'.

Can someone get me out of their programming loop.

I want some peace & f*cking quite. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Astro-boffinry world rocked to its very core: Shock as Andromeda found to be not much bigger than Milky Way


No doubt all this shrinkage of Andromeda is all due to Man Made Climate Change.

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


iBoot. Does anyone actually care.... ?

User had no webcam or mic, complained vid conference didn’t work


Dear IT staff --- count your blessings.

Its the idiots of the world of business / education etc that keep all of us in a job.

From CEO's all the way down to lowly paid secretaries - they are our bread & butter.

They screw their computers over --- so that we can keep being paid to have a laugh.

Two things will survive a nuclear holocaust: Cockroaches and crafty URLs like ғасеьоок.com



Non-Bleedin Roman ?

Listen mate call me what I am.

I Kike - a Yid - I Hate the Bloody Romans.... a lot.

Don't panic... but our fragile world is drifting away from the Sun


Can't wait for the MSMedia to blame this on Man Made Global Warming / Climate Change.

Sad-sack Anon calling himself 'Mr Cunnilingus' online is busted for DDoSing ex-bosses


Gone are the days - when you'd just leave a dog turd in your boss's letter box & be done with it.

Baywatch hero drone saves silly struggling swimmers Down Under from going down under


Next time --- I suggest the drone dump some shark bait on them.

That will help save time & effort in dealing with such idiots.

China's first space station to – ahem – de-orbit in late March


Chinese Space Station made in Orient.

But now Chinese Space Station is velly velly lost.

China scientists think it must bee Dis-Oriented.

NHS: Thanks for the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops


I bet some smarmy Public Servant will be given an OBE for this little bit of theft.

F-35 'incomparable' to Harrier jump jet, top test pilot tells El Reg


The F-35 is Awesome

The F-35 is awesome if your a corrupt politician.

To everyone else -- it's a flying pig & gravy train all rolled into one.

Far as I can work out ---- its going to be outgunned and out-performed by a host of other aircraft & delivery systems.

It's the Buffalo - Brewster Vs the Jap Zero of our times.

GIMPS crack whip on plucky processor to find largest prime number


A Girl called Pi.

I once new a girl called Pi

She had the most infinite eyes.

I once tried to kiss her

but her fists moved much quicker

so all that I got was -- black eyes.

Pence v Clinton: Both used private email for work, one hacked, one accused of hypocrisy


Ooops - who let the cat out of the bag.

Quote - ...it was feared Clinton's server would be hacked and ransacked for classified and other juicy information by foreign spies. There is no evidence that happened - end of quote

Oh so you mean - there is no proof Russians ever hacked Hillary's server or email account ?

Then why do the DNC & their MSmedia allies keep making their BS claim then ?

Want to know who really leaked all the DNC-Hillary material ? It was someone much closer to the DNC. Someone who - shortly afterwards - committed suicide by shooting himself in the back 6 times.

Seth Rich was murdered by paid DNC assassins as payback because he was the deep-throat who leaked the DNC emails. Why ? because Seth was a Bernie Sanders supporter who felt his side had been shafted by Crooked Hillary.

All this charade about contact with the Russians & the Russians being the hackers who brought down Hillary - is nothing more than a steaming pile of Bullsh*t.

Whatever Android-ChromeOS mashup looks like, it's gotta be better looking than this


Re: Are you kidding me ?

Thanks. I'll wear it as a badge of honour. Some of us actually hold journalists to account. Perhaps your happy with being served slops : but don't expect the rest of us to settle for pig swill.


Are you kidding me ?

Whoever wrote this article has patently - not done any home work.

Android is already available for PC desktops and has been for years.

There have already been a few iterations including and appropriately named 'Android X86'.

Who would have guessed .... duh..?

Another Android / Linux hybrid is called 'Chromixium' which intends to blend the best of Linux with Android.

And of course there Google's Chrome and Chromium OS systems.

For a tech magazine of this sort of standard : I would have expected the research to be a little more thorough.

After eight years, NASA's Dawn probe brings Ceres into closest focus


'I feel very conflicted about living in this period of history."

Really ? That's probably how the Dinosaurs felt.

One the one hand .... lots of stuff to eat.

But on the other hand Meteor - and extinction.

Life sucks.

Future civilisations won't know how the universe formed


Re: No problem

You avoid Google search ? Perhaps your one of the Bing Users. In which case : your descendents will no doubt believe that the Universe was formed with a Bing Bang... or is that a Bang Bing..

Prehistoric mass extinctions


Diseases should be considered; but they are not what delivered the final coupe de grace.


Do you know of any disease in the modern world that has killed off 100% of its host ?

Yes : diseases kill : but I somehow doubt diseases can bring about a complete collapse of an order of living creatures such as dinosauria.