* Posts by thomas newton

63 posts • joined 19 Sep 2007

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'Get cameraphones out of nurseries' plea

thomas newton

ah yes, lets ban something tangientally involved

because banning handguns has stopped all gun crime within the uk hasnt it?

Chickens could 'power hydrogen cars'

thomas newton

I dont know

this whole idea sounds like a bit of a turkey to me...

Panasonic patches cameras to block rivals' batteries

thomas newton
FAIL

@ anon

'I'd be surprised if the EU said anything about this. Nikon have had a similar thing in their cameras since the D200 (about 4 years?)...'

er, dont think so. bought a D90 in december last year and a Jessops spare battery at the same time. only the +, - and ground terminals on each.

*dons tinfoil bowler*

unless thats what they WANT us to think...

fail, because I was looking at a Lumix as a new compact when I dont want to carry a DSLR around... I dont think I will now. cheeky twunts.

Sony takes on iPod Touch with Walkman X

thomas newton

hmm

'drm and other such nonsense put me off them a long time ago.'

and Itunes works flawlessly, I suppose.

I have a Sony mp3 walkman here as I say - it doesnt give a f**k where I got my mp3's from, how many pc's I hold them on, and doesnt decide to delete my entire mp3 collection on a whim.

keep drinking the apple kool-aid - I'll stick with my Sony thank you.

'apple has the app store.'

with such gems as 'need to work out the tip in a restaurant? we have an app for that.'

erm, I've had an app for that on my phone for some time now - it's a thing called a CALCULATOR. and then only if you're so thick you cant do the mental arithmetic. but then if you are thick, I suppose that would be the explanation for paying for crap like this.

thomas newton

nice...

have sony said if it will still have a drag n'drop file system for putting mp3's on it like the regular sony mp3 walkmen? if it does, I'll have one.

Go, Brown, go!

thomas newton
Black Helicopters

over 5000 signatures

in less than 24 hours - blimey. here's hoping he pays more attention to this than the warnings of the IMF,eh? still, if you dont ask you dont get.

black helicopters, because I wouldnt put it past them to send a few over to all the addresses on the list.

Nikon unveils the D5000

thomas newton

I dont see the point of this tbh

the only major difference I can see between this and the D90 is the lcd screen - and it's the same price. so why is it being described as 'entry level'?

Vulcan appeal in emergency tin-rattling

thomas newton
Thumb Down

theres another few quid in the kitty

anyone know how much theyve got now?

thumbs down for the current shower of w**kers in power - £500 billion down the crapper propping up banks, another few million to come on a case they'll lose (ie trying to take away fred's payoff) but nothing for this? ffs.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 12Mp µ4/3s camera

thomas newton

only 75%?

I think you're being a bit harsh - this is a very good piece of kit indeed. When I was looking a camera for myself around christmas, I narrowed it down to this and the D90 ( I went for the Nikon in the end.) overpriced? very possibly, as Panasonic themselves launched it with £50 cashback straightaway, but as Jared points out, Panasonic are making (and have here IMO) incredible cameras on any terms. several review sites have said this has better performance than quite a few 'normal' slr's.

but why have you taken so long to review it?

Man buys $1,000 worth of iPhone pixels by accident

thomas newton
Paris Hilton

... what a twat.

even Paris isnt that thick.

Vote now for your fave sci-fi movie quote

thomas newton
Pirate

I cant believe

you havent mentioned any of the lines from Alien - maybe not as quotable as the second, but still worthy -

'We aint out of in here in ten minutes, we wont need no rocket to fly through space!'

'We'll move in pairs. We'll go step by step and cut off every bulkhead and every vent until we have it cornered. And then we'll blow it the fuck out into space. Is that acceptable to you?'

'There is an explanation for this, you know.'

'I think it's safe to assume it isn't a zombie.'

'I admire its purity. A survivor... unclouded by conscience...remorse...or delusions of morality.'

PS3 won't beat Wii until 2011, forecasts analyst

thomas newton

@ Tim - 'Quality was always secondary'

er, what? the difference in quality was precisely what spurred me to change to dvd - *and* duplicate my existing vhs collection on dvd. if quality wasnt the issue, then why have people bought dvd titles they already have on tape?

The iPhone arrives, but is O2 being taken for a ride?

thomas newton

so...

for only £280, I can have an iphone. and £35 a month for 18 months. so thats £910. for which I get 200 texts and 200 minutes.

now, I'm already with o2, and I've just gotten an N95 off them for free, at £30/month which gets me 600 minutes and 1000 texts, plus what they call 'long weekends' which gives me free calls midnight friday through to midnight monday. I signed up for 24 months, granted, but with at the very bare minimum three times (and realistically a lot more) the call and text allowances. thats before we even get to the phone spec. so for £200 less, I'm getting arguably a better phone with a far better tariff.

and before all the fanboys start explaining what I'm missing out on by refusing to line Jobs' pocket any further, ( something which Maddox has already done far better than I - (possibly NSFW btw - http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=iphone ) can I just raise a question about this particular blurb about the iphone - 'iPhone is a revolutionary new mobile phone that allows you to make a call by simply tapping a name or number in your address book, a favourites list or a call log.'

so that would be just like every other mobile phone I've had for the past ten years then, wether made by Motorola, Ericsson, Nokia or SE then?

I'm truly intrigued as to who will end up buying this, I really am.

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