* Posts by Rob Stiles

16 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Aug 2007

Post-Brexit plan for .EU tweaked: No dot-EU web domains for Europeans in UK, no appeals, etc

Rob Stiles

Re: Propaganda

Brexiters aren't anti-European. Although there's a plethora of TLDs out there, I suppose some people will still want a European-like domain name. I don't know why anyone would want a .eu one if they're not in the EU. Perhaps if they're using it to make part of a bigger word.

How about making a .europe one? There are already .asia and .africa TLDs so the equivalent would be .europe.

This is a bit like the loser taking his football home of course. It's a bit pathetic.

Plod called in on MPs' expenses leak

Rob Stiles

Lock them up!

Yeah don't investigate yourselves for stealing from the tax payer! Instead investigate the person who caught you out. Pure hypocrisy! They make the laws so if they say that what they do is ok then it's ok. Well it's not... They've elevated themselves from commoners in the House of Commons to a new aristocracy.

If an ordinary person stole this sort of money from the tax payer (by not declaring income or claiming undue benefits) then they would be prosecuted or even imprisoned. The same laws should apply here. No wonder nobody has any respect for the British government. Just watch how they behave in parliament and you'll find your primary school children are more responsible and mature.

I don't know why we put up with it. They're all as bad as each other. Guy Fawkes had the right idea. It's time for this scum to go - we need a real democracy where politicians actually represent the population of this country, and I don't mean the conservatives. I mean a new breed of politicians that actually value this country.

Windows 7 and the Linux lesson

Rob Stiles

Lesson Learned?

After releasing the shear CRAP that was Windows Vista, Microsoft's reputation has been severely damaged. I'm glad they're taking their time with Windows 7. I'd rather have the OS later and it work than have another Vista fiasco.

Apple fined $19m in 'Predictive Snooping' case

Rob Stiles

Farce :(

Patents... what a farce they are! They've been abused forever :( They're a fat waste of time and hinder technical advancement.

Baby Shakergate: Apple officially sorry

Rob Stiles

A pretty safe call tbh

I don't think it's really necessary to consult the IWF to discover that an app where you shake a baby to death is in bad taste. Instead of being criticized over this decision, perhaps they should be applauded for cutting out the middlemen / red tape.

Scottish Parliament pr0n law faces angry opposition

Rob Stiles

Too much time on their hands

This is what happens when governments have too much of the public's money. They invent work to keep people busy, hire more staff and otherwise do everything they can to spend it all so that they can ask for more later. Knobheads.

WTO backs US in Chinese piracy dispute

Rob Stiles

They're everywhere...

Chinese counterfeit stuff is everywhere - even on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/STARGATE-SPECIAL-BOX-SEASON-1-10/dp/B00104JDE4/ref=sr_1_17

It's very, very difficult for an average Joe to know what he's actually ordering. Something needs to be done.

Rapists should be raped, declares Jordan

Rob Stiles

Rapists should...

... have their balls removed. No repeat offenders and quite a deterrent.

French boffin: Mac Pros emit toxic fumes

Rob Stiles

Pot luck

Hmm... I've often found Macs do indeed smell of cannabis but I've usually put that down to the trendy, young jet-setting, unique non-conformist a-typical mac designer smoking the stuff as he's using the computer.

Microsoft spits out final XP service pack, beta version

Rob Stiles

Vista Service Pack 1

Although I can't speak from first hand experience, a friend of mine says he altered a registry setting in Vista to download the Vista Service Pack 1 Beta. According to him it's "awesome".

I'm considering moving back to my 64 bit Vista if there is significant improvement. I'd like access to my 4GB of RAM again.

Nvidia rolls out 'tri-SLI'

Rob Stiles

Looks like 3 times the trouble to me!


Prince sends army of lawyers to take on Pirate Bay

Rob Stiles

I understand the frustration...

... that must he must be suffering from since he even changed his name to a copyrighted symbol that can't be reproduced in any report / news article / fan site without Paisley Park's permission. LOL!

Once again this is a misguided effort. Pirate Bay only index bitTorrents. Anyone with even a small bit of technical knowledge knows this. They're not distributing copyrighted materials.

Big fines and jail time for MS scammers

Rob Stiles

A Bit Extreme...

This all seems extreme in the ridiculous. Sure, it was wrong but maybe Microsoft should be careful about who they sell their discounted software versions to. And is using trickery to get a discount really a crime? If so is jail time really an appropriate punishment?

More gnashing of teeth after Microsoft update brings PCs to a standstill

Rob Stiles

Apple are less greedy?

Not. Look how they've locked their iPhone to the Verizon network in the US. Here in the UK they've chosen to do a similar thing with one of the worst networks in this country, no doubt thanks to a generous back-hander from said network.

I'm assuming you probably are a Mac user rather than a Linux user. In which case you even stuck your hardware eggs in the same basket.

Vista launch jamboree leaves PC World with indigestion

Rob Stiles

Very Expensive

To be fair I did originally go to buy Vista from PC World but it was so horrendously over-priced, by an extra £80 in comparison to buying online, that I didn't bother. I questioned a member of staff about it and he responded "Yes, we're a rip off."

US teen trades hacked iPhone for Nissan 350Z

Rob Stiles

I'll keep my 350Z, thanks

I have a 350Z and a Mercedes, and I've owned many other types of cars, including other sportscars. I have to say that Japanese cars are King when it comes to build quality and the 350Z is the finest piece of engineering I've ever had the privilege to drive. I'd take a Japanese car over a German one any day. I love it and I can't believe someone would swap one for a silly little phone.