* Posts by James Bryant

15 posts • joined 22 Oct 2007

MontaVista boasts 1-second Linux boot

James Bryant

Too fast

That's just daft, it takes more time than that for my monitor to turn on, therfore it's excessive.

Hitachi highlights gesture-controlled HD TV

James Bryant

Wii Games

What happens when i start trying to play wii games on this thing, it'll send it crazy.

OpenOffice 3 goes native on the Mac

James Bryant

Bit Torrent and waiting???

"For now, going to BitTorrent and waiting until the weekend to download the software, after the rush will surely have passed, seem the most sensible options."

The advantage of bit torrent is that it's faster when more people are downloading, so why wait until after the rush.

A videogame that truly takes the p*ss

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Nothing new

We had games like this at our students union about 5 years ago, they lasted about 2 weeks before they were all broken.

AMD now has 'more than allegations' against Intel

James Bryant

Isn't it obvious

AMD and Intel _________________________________________________ walrus _________________________________________ black cats ____________________________ and the priest and the lemon left hand in hand.

Toshiba reveals R500 sub-notebook with 128GB SSD

James Bryant


I think by any definition this is a notebook, not a sub notebook.

Keyboard PC design recalls Amiga era

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coffee proof

is it coffee proof, cos i've lost several keyboards to this and would rather not lose an entire computer to it. not that i'd buy one of these ugly devices.

Toshiba goes multi-cell with new flash drives

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Sounds pretty crap really

This is unless those bits that say MB are meant to say GB.

Diners in 'suck my d**k' bill outrage

James Bryant

big mistake

this is why when i worked in a restaurant i always sent abuse to the kitchen on a seperate check.

LG says laptop batteries safe despite 'billion to one' blast

James Bryant

billion to one

how do they figure that one out, especially as given enough time, the chances of anything happening approach one to one. perhaps my battery has a billion to one chance of exploding in the next 5 seconds.

Rackable kicks Xeon 7000 chips into fresh, beefy server

James Bryant

@James Smith

it only supports 2.5" drives and TB drives are only available in 3.25"

MP accuses BBC chief of illegally championing Microsoft

James Bryant


why do the bbc have to provide for everyone, people complain that they can't get the service because they don't use windows, why not complain that you don't get the service because you don't have broadband or because you don't have computer, or complain that you can't watch TV because you don't own a television. nobody has yet managed to suggest a service, with suitable rights management, not that DRM was ever a good idea, or one that works.

Camelot pulls scratchcard amid numerical anarchy

James Bryant

@ac - nitpicking

re: Absolute temperatures are measured in "Kelvin", never in "degrees Kelvin".

i apologize for my slight slip, though never isn't accurate, degrees kelvin was dropped to kelvin in 1968.

James Bryant

@ neil

using kelvin scale is an even worse idea, you'd be asking people to compare 265 and 267 degrees they would't touch the cards for fear of getting burned.

or even worse, to be accurate 265.15 and 267.15 degrees. you'd cause mass hysteria with regards to global warming as well.

Safe drinking guidelines 'plucked out of the air'

James Bryant

21 units a week

I can see where they're coming from, 21 units a week seems like a good minimum to me.


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