* Posts by Alun Jones

3 posts • joined 8 Sep 2007

Atlantis spacewalkers snapped through shuttle windows

Alun Jones

That's no calculator

That's a classic kitchen timer, as used by many a bomb-maker in the past. To paraphrase: "Not waving, but screaming 'Dere's a bomb on the space plane'"

Well, either a bomb or the complex life support resource monitoring system: "Come in, number 2, your times almost up..."

Charlie Sheen in upside-down iPhone outrage

Alun Jones

@Steve Roper

Thesp is a term that is well-acknowledged within the theatre industry, however, it is usually synonymous with luvvie, which might render it inappropriate for use in an article concerning Charlie Sheen, especially Charlie Sheen associating with a lovely like that..

God bless him.

Apple lobs $100 credit at iPhone buyers

Alun Jones

New Game

Back in the day when I used to work in the phone farm, we used to hold off answering the phones for thirty seconds, and guess how many calls would end up in the queue on the wallboards..

I now have a new version of the game which involves opening the Reg and guessing how many comments there are going to be on any given Apple story.

One of the more educational articles on evangelical Christianity was written by a psychology graduate who talked of the services he attended at a local evangelical church, with people talking in tongues and feeling the presence of God; experiences he ascribed to mass hysteria.

I can't help but be reminded of that diagnosis whenever I play the "AppleReg" game.

To fanboys of all descriptions: please stop assuming we non-believers inhabit a dark world devioid of hope and joy. I personally use a computer, which does everything I need it to and a mobile phone, which makes phone calls and sends text. I have actually made a conscious decision not to upgrade either, being able to think of much more productive ways of spending my time and money. I couldn't give a flying fuck about the Ipod, Iphone, Imac, Vista, Nokia N95 or Zune. Please do not believe that this view is a result of apathy or ignorance, just think of it as a technological form of agnositicism. I read the Reg because it tells me all about these wonderful bits of technology and why not to worry about missing them.


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