* Posts by Michael Baines

15 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Nov 2007

O2 drops Joggler family tablet

Michael Baines

It certainly was apalling out of the box but some TLC it is quite a nice little media player. I used to run Squeezeplay on the Joggler OS but switched to XBMC on Linux Mint quite recently.

Go to http://joggler.exotica.org.uk/ for a few, easy to install, choices.

Ten... IPTV set-top boxes

Michael Baines

It's not exactly an off the shelf option but I'm waiting to see how XBMC on RaspberryPi turns out...

Ten... top Xbox Live game downloads

Michael Baines

No Rez HD then? Shame.

Honda upgrades humanoid robot to SERVE BEER

Michael Baines

Share and enjoy!

Assange: Facebook a ‘spying machine’

Michael Baines
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The Onion already broke this news months ago...


Academics challenge moral consensus on sex and the net

Michael Baines


They've discovered Rule 34.


Fujitsu: 'iPad? That's ours'

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"we believe that any such effort would be a bust"?

Take him out and shoot him.

Hydrogen-powered two-seater car unveiled

Michael Baines
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£200 per month for 20 years?

That's a bit ambitious isn't it? Do they really expect it to be worth £200 per month in 3-5 years time never mind 20?

So, what's the f**king difference between a Netbook and an ultrathin?

Michael Baines

I'm confused...

How long is 13" in El Reg standard linguine (lg)?

You set these standards so you really should stick to them.

UK kiddies cop a righteous tasering

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That's forward thinking for a modern Britain!

"What these kids need is a solid tasering, a lick o' the cat and a touch of the birch followed by an isolation cell in borstal and a couple of years in the army. Mark my words: It's the only language they understand."


Why the IWF was right to ban a Wikipedia page

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This argument makes no sense

If "It's worth noting that the image is currently visible on Amazon, where the album can be freely purchased by UK residents" then the image on the cover is surely legal (or it would have been banned from sale long ago) and therefore should not be censored at all?

(I bet the IWF have a couple of black helicopters in a hanger somewhere...)

Windows Mobile on iPhone a cruel joke?

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As a sign of solidarity...

I shall utterly ignore Sonic Emotion and make no effort what to ever to find out anything at all about them.

Price, not format war fears, holds back Blu-ray, says survey

Michael Baines

It's not the price of the players...

...it's the price of the movies that puts me off. £25 per film? No thanks, I'm quite happy paying £5-10 thanks.

Starbucks mocha clocked at 628 calories

Michael Baines

Hot chocolate contains calories?


eBayer punts Wii for £1m

Michael Baines

Cheap git...

...he isn't even throwing in free postage!