* Posts by Ian

18 posts • joined 4 Sep 2007

Fancy nipping for a quick two-thirds of a pint?

Ian
Go

Non-issue

Hi Lester,

here in Germany, you can get beer in 0.1, 0.2, 0.25, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5 and 1litre glasses. In fact, you can even get a regular pint if you happen to be in an Irish Pub. It hasn't hindered me or any of my friends in either getting totally $h1tfaced or even (on rare occasions) moderating our drinking to a lunchtime-friendly tipple. In fact, the only difference is the frequency of trips to the bar.

Ian

Wacky Apple patent application shows dual-screen 'iPhone 2.0'?

Ian
Stop

Futuristic???

Either you printed the sketches to a completely different patent or you can't read a drawing, because those drawings definitely don't show what you describe. Only the touchpad section on the laptop is shown as see-through and the see-through part doesn't seem to incorporate a display (although it technically could), rather you can see a small section of the main display through the touchpad. The keyboard could be a standard design and house all the electronics. As for the phone patent, what electronics/wiring need to be hidden in the lower section? It has a frame around it, and other than the display/touchpad/mic connections, all of which could easily be hidden in the frame, the rest could be in the upper part of the phone. So both are very feasible designs even with todays technology.

Ian.

Sun nails four buyers in 15 months with White Trash Data Center

Ian
Pirate

Picture evidence.

You've already published a picture of an entire boat-load of them being shippped out here:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/10/radiohead_wartime_misery/

What more evidence do you need?

IBM sues Asustek over patent dispute

Ian
Stop

Disappointed....

How can you mention the Eee PC without including the "Babe on the beach" picture???? I mean it's friday and all!

Ian

Newly-homeless kids get free iPod

Ian
Thumb Up

Further breaking news...

The RIAA have also decided to drop all criminal procedings against any of the newly homeless kids. An RIAA spokesperson has re-iterated, that "This has nothing to do with the fact, that all evidence has been destroyed, but was done in the name of Christmas spirit".

Ian.

German cops shutter school after net massacre tip-off

Ian
Alert

Weaponry?

Although the two kids in Cologne seemed to be quite serious about running amok through their school, their choice of "weaponry" was somewhat lacking in Bang. An airgun and a crossbow are hardly the ultimate weapon for such an endevour. They obviously weren't influenced by PC games this time, or did they accumulate their aggression while playing "Call of Duty 5 - The dark-ages" ?

Ian.

Real F-15 joins massively multiplayer virtual war

Ian

Been done before...

Linden labs have successfully simulated boredom by linking thousands of real losers to a simulator where nothing happens.

Paris Hilton exits missionary position to save Universe

Ian

Paris Hilton says "Let them eat Sushi"

Solves the worlds hunger problems...

Jordan mulls mamtastic epitaph

Ian
Coat

Depending on how deep she's buried....

They might be wise to put "Mind the step" on there.

Developer deploys graphics cards to accelerate password cracks

Ian
Stop

Not quite right...

The GeForce 8 series of GPUs went on sale in November 2006. The workstation graphic-cards, which are also based on the GeForce 8 (G80) went on sale in March 2007.

Ian.

W1NNT number plate vendor mocks L1NUX

Ian
Coat

But what about the TCO !!! ????

It's all well and good claiming that one OS is cheaper than the other, but are they taking the Total Cost of Ownership into account!?

Ian

UK fast food peppered with salt

Ian
Coat

Forget the Paris angle, etc....

I'm just amazed that Lester didn't take advantage of "A Deluxe Boneless Box" for the usual endless fnarr-fnarr pr0n references (or possibly even a reference to Paris), not sure I'd want to share it between four though.

Ian.

Oscar Wilde voted top Brit wit

Ian
Flame

And U2 are Britians most successful Rock Band ????

As usual, the brits decide to claim anything good out of Ireland is british when it suits them. As Brendan stated, Both Oscar and Spike while having been very witty people were both very much Irish. It reminds me of a very embarrasing moment on BBC Sport, when Barry McGuigan was boxing, the clueless commentator called him "One of Britains greatest Sportsmen" at the beginning of the fight, but several rounds later (when McGuigan had been beaten) Barry suddenly became Irish again, when the commentator announced "It was a sad loss for the Irish today". When will you ever get over the fact that we sent you packing a long time ago and are in no way a part of Britain/United Kingdom/Common Wealth or any other British Colony.

Ian.

Israelis offer 'British' pukka-lingo ware to Blighty

Ian

Working mainly from the Pub?

You mean to say, that this drivel I read every day wasn't written down the pub up to now????

Left-handeders finally unlock the closet, researchers find

Ian

Evolution

Judging by the amount of pr0n surfing that supposedly goes on. These people have obviously just adapted to using their left hand, when the right hand is busy ;o)

Ian

US outfit whips out mp3 vibrator

Ian

Hate to disappoint the Hackettes, but.....

Bergen the German says......

"Spread your Thighs, I love your thighs, I kiss your thighs...."

In a voice which I can only describe as: The bloke on the

Tax Office Helpline meets Johnny Bravo. If that turns women on,

I must have missed something along the way. I'll ask the Girlfriend

tonight for a second opinion but I hope she doesn't find it erotic,

cos' I couldn't repeat it without laughing loudly, which tends to spoil

the moment for all involved.

Arsonists target Cornish housing developments

Ian

Nice one Lester...

No chance of "where's the IT angle here", as you managed to mention "Penryn" several times in the article. Personally, I'd suggest water cooling or a larger Heatsink with a 120mm fan, if they're having thermal issues with Penryn. They didn't mention whether it had been overclocked at the time, but I doubt it was... Cornwall isn't exactly known for trying to do things particularly fast.

Ian

Why oh why do rock stars die young?

Ian

@Gordon Ross

The IT angle is that, if you work in IT, your salary almost garantees a lifestyle that will keep you living to see the far side of 100.

Ian.

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