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Celeb-backed music gambit rebrands as 'Roxi', prays for IPO

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Surely this is just a scam to take money off gullible investors?

Which begs the question why can't I think of ideas like this?

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It's not the credible-for-cretins idea's that are the problem, it's gullible but rich friends you need. I mean anyway can be convinced you're in a position to sell a bridge, but what's the point if they don't have any money to buy it with? All the rich people I know are either a) just not that dumb or b) got rich by being tight and wouldn't part with cash for anything.

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"why can't I think of ideas like this?"

Because you don't drink varnish.

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How many people thought of something similar/identical to the Juicero before writing it off as absolutely ridiculous and going no further?

Fools the lot of them!

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"Because you don't drink varnish."

Bollocks thats another thing I got wrong. FFS.

*sweeps brasso tin off table, wipes brasso off lips, flips table, storms out, stumbles into wall drags down notice board, stands up, shits himself, slams door*

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It's backed by Stephen Fry so from a technical stand point it must be rock solid like jelly.

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Apparently the controller connects to a satellite which beams it back to the TV and onto the internet...or something like that.

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From the picture, I think his high holiness, the all knowledgeable is thinking about Michael Gove....

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Baffled.

Why does a digital music service need more than an app on a phone? Even my ancient E65 had a big enough screen for music browsing on storage or Internet.

But then I can't quite see the value of a "Gem" or "Chromecast". If I need a big screen, the phone, laptop can connect via HDMI.

One Tablet needs some sort of wireless gizmo because it's a stupid one, the other can use HDMI.

You can even buy an MP3 player the size of that remote!

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" the brainchild of serial music entrepreneur Rob Lewis"

IOW Telling a very good story and turning people with a lot of cash but little knowledge into people with rather more knowledge, and rather less cash.

<d vader>

The fail is strong in this one.

</d vader>

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Re: " the brainchild of serial music entrepreneur Rob Lewis"

@John Smith 19

<d vader>...

The National Treasure is pretending he is holding a lightsaber during a screen test for a role in the next Star Wars film

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They've seriously missed a trick here.

Shouldn't the "sex aid" style remote come (fnarr fnarr) in a selection of rainbow colours?

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Re: Sex Aid

@The Nazz

You're right. The first thing I thought when I saw Fry holding it in that suggestive manner was that it looked suspiciously like a vibrator. And, according to El Reg, it's not a very good concept or implementation in the first place. Also, most of us have a low opinion of Fry. So El Reg missed a great opportunity for a photo caption...

Arse about to shove a load of arse up his arse

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