* Posts by Jeroen Wijnands

11 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Mar 2007

Why Nokia failed: 'Wasted 2,000 man years' on UIs that didn't work

Jeroen Wijnands

obviously not written by a nokia user

Anyone capable of starting an article like this with the sentence "Nokia had (and still has) one proven and successful smartphone platform, and had spent years bringing another one to maturity." has clearly never used a Series60 touch screen phone.

Nikon D3000 digital SLR

Jeroen Wijnands

nice real world review.

Elsewhere the D3000 is bashed because it uses the old D40 sensor. Nice to read a real world review about this cam.

Windows 7 - the Reg reader verdict

Jeroen Wijnands

so good it's hard to write anything about it.

It's difficult to write something about it because it works so well.

I largely skipped vista. It's on my wife's laptop and I occasionally have to help her out with things she doesn't know how to do.

Windows 7 has been running on my work laptop for about 6 weeks now, I'm part of the corporate beta test for my employer. What I like about it most is that it all just works, straight out of the box and it keeps working. No real driver issues, no problems with older programs. It boots reasonably quickly, it gets out of sleep mode with incredible speed and it reconnects to wlan so quickly that I've checked the Wifi access points to confirm that it did in fact complete a whole dhcp request.

Only dislike I have is that out of 3 desktop gadgets two have spontaneously disappeared.

Pirate Bay sinks again after Dutch ISP complies to cut off order

Jeroen Wijnands

no bulletproof hosting?

I don't get it. Every viagra pushing or rolex tauting spammer manages to find bulletproof hosting in the PRC and the pirate bay is offline after a single threat?

Pentax K-m entry-level digital SLR

Jeroen Wijnands

missed a major flaw

I think you guys missed something that the people at dpreview spotted and that's a very weird AF configuration. Quoting from their review:

Five AF points sounds promising (especially in a sector with several 3 AF-point cameras), but the active point is always automatically selected without any indication given as to which one has been used. The only alternative is to lock the camera to use its central AF-point, so you're left either with an AF system that won't tell you what it's doing or a single AF-point camera. While this is delightfully unthreatening to newcomers, it's a system that most people will quickly out-grow and one that is likely to make many experienced users simply walk away.

CERN declares Large Hadron Collider perfectly safe

Jeroen Wijnands

no one read the novel?

I'm surprised that I seem to be the first one to make the connection between this and the novel "flashforward" by Robert J. Sawyer which outlines what mayhem will be caused by this infernal device.

Dutch tax office deletes 730,000 tax returns

Jeroen Wijnands

does this fit the slogan?

The tax office advertises with the slogan "leuker kunnen we het niet maken, wel makkelijker" which translates as: "We can't make it any nicer but we can make it easier"

Piscine killer menaces UK rivers

Jeroen Wijnands

anyone got any recipes for it?

According to wikipedia:

In many areas of the world, the snakehead fish is considered to be an important food fish.

So at least it's edible.

O2 set to ditch handset upgrade lock-in

Jeroen Wijnands

Sim only?

Sounds like we've had in this country for a number of years now. It's called sim-only. Typically about 60% cheaper than a normal plan.

Alaskan man guilty of flogging seal penises

Jeroen Wijnands

What surprises me

Is that these things sell on the asian market. I thought they only used highly endangered species as aphrodisiac? Or is this a poor man's substitute for Rhino Horn and tiger bones?

Oz policewoman in topless mobile snap shocker

Jeroen Wijnands


But where is that photo?