* Posts by Ed

117 publicly visible posts • joined 14 Feb 2007


Videogame history project successfully emulates CRT on LCD



By John "Never mind the colour bleed and bluriness, I've shown my 11yo son the games I used to play using a C64 emulator, and he thinks they are totally lame with awful graphics, and 'No thanks - I don't want to play'."

I always find it funny that a game of less than 720k (the size old single sided floppys for you youngsters) could entertain you for hours or days (or weeks in some cases) yet with very very very little effort i can find a current release game of massive with more bling than 50c yet it holds my attentions for mere minutes......

There is no substitute for substance

Star Trek Klingon lingo hits cutting room floor

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@Anonymous Coward

"a language seemingly so complex that the universal translators, which effortlessly translate every other language in the known universe into english, just seem to give up when even the smallest hint of Klingon is uttered."

Phew thought I was the only one who noticed that

BOFH: Spontaneous Legal Combustion

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LOL Simon

BWFH - Barstard Writer From Hell

Platinum Cookie

Lead Cookie

LOL Mate

Way to fuck with the readers

Sheep ad not cruel, bleats Samsung



PETA need to STFU

Bunch of whiney ass bitch's

Public rejects Time Warner metered-bandwidth tests



For every GIG over my 5 GIG limit I pay $150 AUD I would kill for a 100GIG limit

US superputer nuke boffins puff mighty, arse-kicking GPU


@Peter Fielden-Weston

Nope not even Deep Thought could answer that

NASA rover resurrected twice over Easter weekend


Right now on Mars

LGM 1: "Yeah so i was taking the kids to the canals for the easter longweek end and we stopped for lunch, and well i left the light on and poof the battery died"

LGM 2: "Really that must have spoiled the weekend"

LGM 1: "Nah I got a jumpstart of one of those things thats been driving around lost for the last 5 years, had to do it twice cause alice turned the ship off before the battery had charged"

NASA: Clean-air regs, not CO2, are melting the ice cap




Olympic champ's mom sues Google for dead blogger's post


@ Jonathan

LOL Get you name in lights with google

Sadville besieged by bitey 'spampires'


@ By Julian I-Do-Stuff


Animal rights group protests seal clubbing in World of Warcraft



When i get home tonight I am starting a guild call "Please Eat The Animals"


British steam car completes final testing


To All The Nay Sayers

If its not such a big fucking deal lets see you make one......

5/5 from me good on em!!

Enter if ye dare the Comment Dungeon

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Mate I have not laughed so much in months....

Well done Sir and may your wife never read the Reg

Inside the world's greatest TV remote

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I think its important to note....

Geeks like this gent are why we all work with computers today, the spirit of taking something sitting on the bench and making it do more is why we can now share information in a heart beat, play games with people from all corners of the world and stream porn from accross the globe...

The sprit of the inventive geek must never die for if it does we might as well go back to hunting with sticks and cave paintings for porn (a sadly low resolution alternative)

so in summary to all you nay sayer's

Was it a waste of time.... Yeah i suppose

Would i buy one..... Not likely

Was it worth it...... Hell Yeah WAY TO FUCKING GO!!!!

Now go bitch somewhere else

Earthworm blamed for laptop crash


Cats & Dogs

Cats Have Servants

Dogs Have Friends

I Dont Hate Cats But Give Me A Dog Any Day

BOFH: Aspie no questions



BOFH Rules

Land of cheese adopts internet download tax



The can tax my internet when the pry my mouse from my cold dead hands.......

Scotland Today in news nipslip outrage


not yet pulled the clip


BP snips IT contractor rates



I have to ask, do the cunts who runs these organisations really beleive the crap they spout

Oh we need to cut rates... yeah we made 6B profit but we still need to save money.....

Prof: Save up fossil fuel reserves to fight the next ice age

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Big Fucking Mirrors



Barcelona boffin births swarming microrobots


lol why not

let me be the first to welcome our new micro overlords

Red Dwarf touches down in Coronation Street



How can anyone complain about this....God damit its red dwarf.

What other show in the history of TV has had a curry eating Trex shit on the captain of a star ship

Joker must retire, insist Heath Ledger fans



I did not know ledger, but i would like to think that his response to all this would be along the lines of "what a bunch of wankers"

You did what? The trials of supporting remote users


Anyone Else

Pick up on some of the "true stories" above lol

I had the director for commnications call (note i said DIRECTOR OF COMMNICATIONS) about the fact that she had not received email all day, I connected to her machine (very painful over a 4k vpn link to china) waited for her screen to appear and promptly clicked on the received colom header. (to change the sorting to date not sender)

after all that she did not even say thank you

OLPC designer styles goes-like-stink electric motorbike



Looks cool, but with out the following

1- Induction Roar

2- Loud Pipes

3- Gears

Its just a slick looking scooter

World's smallest working fuel cell developed


@Lionel Baden

You and me both mate lol

Robot 'Spider-man' casts net to nab burglars


Mmmmmm ED-209

Mmmmmm ED-209

US Navy spends $12m on electric hypercannon



Anyway you look at it... its cool lol

IT manager sorts Italian Job cliffhanger


An IT manager Bah

Quick someone ring the bastard phone we need to know how the BOFH and PFY would handle the situation......

Boffin seeks $300,000 to build eight-wheel 230mph EV



£400 Bah My car cost £234.25 (500 AUD)



Thats almost sexy :P

National Safety Council seeks total* cell-phone driving ban

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they dont need to ban phones they need to ban morons, I was riding home a few months back and the car infront of me swerved two or three times, came so close to the safety barrier at one point I hit the anchors cause I thought they were crashing,...

After seeing this i backed off, thinking it was a drunk driver on there way home from the city, this driver got off the motorway at the same exit as me and as i slide up the middle of the lanes waiting at the first stop light I looked accross at the driver...

It was a 20 something chick and she was doing her makeup.

This waste of oxygen put everyone including herself at risk so she could look pretty for her accident.

Fantasy author hired to pen Doom 4 plot



There was only 1 thing Doom III needed... MORE AMMO

Royal Navy warships lose email in virus infection


We ALL know whats just around the corner

Nuff Said

Virus writer signs off in cordial Trojan message to MS



From your title El Reg i though the offender had actually said "So long, and thanks for all the phish"....

That would have been so much cooler than the crap he wrote....


Getting animated about a 6,000 core Soho supercomputer


RE: re: supercomputers for animation


Microsoft gives XP another four months to live


Why Change From XP

It took me years to switch from 98SE to XP...

In the end my SE install just died and I upgraded..

I have grown accustom to XP and cant see any logic in "upgrading" to vista, I think untill such a time that XP stops running the software i want I wont be changing...

In truth i really cant see a point in reinventing the OS I mean it XP does everything you need and seeing as 90% of ppl either play games or surf the web how is vista going to make that experience any different...

Someone should just write a vista looking shell for XP, I bet it would be faster than running vista itsself and I bet 90% of people could not tell that it was XP.

All this time and money for some bells and whistles seams a big waste to me.

Royal Navy completes Windows for Submarines™ rollout



I was unaware that the Australian military used Windows for combat systems, if this is the case I am a little concerned.

Just to make myself clear I have no issue with a stores clerk or motor pool officer using an access database (or what ever DB) running on XP.

But we are talking about Combat systems, and it’s all fine and well to say that the applications require a high level of skill and training but if the OS is stuffed the KillDeath.exe application is useless.

And I am not a Windows fanboy nor a Linux fanboy they have there place in the IT world and as far as I am concerned I just don’t see windows place being the OS of the computer in a big metal tube with a large number of lives at stake at 500ft under the water .

There WILL be problems and with all respect if you dont think it will happen you are only kidding yourself.....

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And to quote AC "Does this mean that we'll have a Seaborne BOFH episode soon?"

He ED (the editor that is) point simon at this please......

heheheh BOFH in a sub....

I can hear the boss being loaded into torpedo tube one already.....


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In all seriousness

Is it not the accessibility of windows that a makes it accessible to the average Joe but also vulnerable...

I just cant see the sense in installing this on military hardware, and don’t tell me its the cost savings, if the gov wants to save money (and I work for the Australian gov) they should be looking at the excessive management levels (we have a ration of 6 staff to one manager and that does not include people classed as team leader's or supervisors) or even better cut the expense accounts of the higher ups, man could I tell you some stories about wasted revenue....

But I digress. the military hardware should have limited or no accessibility, it SHOULD require high level of skills (and thus high levels of training) to use, do you want someone in charge of weapons/critical systems because they were available and have the ability to click a mouse or because they were capable and not only know how to use their equipment but also know exactly how it works.

Anyway I will see you all in Armageddon....

Original lightsabre sale brings big, big bucks


@Gilbert Wham

Now thats an auction iwould bid on!!!!!!!!!!!!!

World's first 'thought images' seen on screen


A Reg Headline 10 Years From Now....

Women files for divorce after seeing husband dream about screwing sister......

Apple more closed than Microsoft


The only thing apple is good for is.....


Brute force SSH attack confounds defenders


@Suburban Inmate

Ya know..... I think that makes a lot of sense, at least for connections that are supposed to be to have a human in the link and not ment to be automated in anyway.....

Mind you for most users the question should probably be

"What color is Yellow"

1- Yellow

2- Triangle

MIT boffins crack fusion plasma snag



When a fusion reactor goes Boom.... is it a bigger boom than a fission reactor... and is there any radioactive fall out of any sort ? or is that just from the urainium

Lego terrorist threatens democracy


Ummmmm Well someone has to say it

I for one welcome our AK-47 weilding Lego overlords

Zoo's polar bear breeding plan scuppered by girl-on-girl


I dont know about the rest of you but....

I for one welcome our lesbian polar bear overlords.....


Intel, Lenovo to foil laptop thieves



"an IT admin can choose to configure the anti-theft technology to lock an individual laptop if it fails to "check in" over the internet to the Absolute Monitoring Center within a specified period of time"

Translates as

More work for the help desk

Boffins build omelette-making android


@Andy Barber

I think that should have been....

"I for one welcome our omelette-making Overlords".....

Grand Theft Auto IV PC debut gets SecuROM sideshow


What a load

I know they have the right to protect their work, but just how much time and money is wasted securing software that sure as shit will be hacked cracked and shared with in a week......