* Posts by Craig Wallace

18 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Mar 2007

Ferry giant refuses ID card

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no surprise

If I had an ID card, I would feel like a second-class citizen too, as it would have been forced upon me on pain of death.

HTC Touch 3G Windows Mobile smartphone

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Windows 7 early promise: Passes the Vista test

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no downside to Windows 7 over Windows Vista

fair enough, but seeing as most people never bothered with vista, wouldn't a comparison of Windows 7 and XP make more sense? If Windows 7 is just as annoying to use as Vista, compared to XP, then people still won't move from XP. Especially as they will have had 3 or 4 service packs by then, and by nice and stable.

Cash'n'Carrion free shipping ends Friday

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that's like postage, right?

Fujitsu intros gesture-control laptop line

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oh, *touchpad*, for a second I thought it was the screen, must be something to do with the spin in that headline!

I know what gesture I'll be giving this then..

EU battery rule may zap iPhone, blow away MacBook Air

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Motherboard batteries

@By Anonymous Coward Posted Tuesday 7th October 2008 15:55 GMT

Have non removable by sheeple batteries on the mother board, so I think this is a problem for more companies then apple.


uhh, what? pretty damn simple to remove any motherboard battery that I've ever seen.

Microsoft's 'ordinary Joe' promises Windows 7 bliss

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cut out features to ship 'on time'?

Err, no. How about, as I really don't want a new OS that is 'just a little different', you instead take as long as you like to ensure ALL the features are in, and work, and only release it when they are. I don't care how long it takes! I might be ready in a few years for a new OS with lots of new features that work. I certainly won't be ready any time sooner for a new OS with some new features, most of which are just eye candy or don't work.

Siemens shows slim, sexy solar-powered cordless concept

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mmmmm, but

Not sure how useful a phone that will only ever get charged when lying on a desk will be? Give it a windy-up handle too :)

Mazda takes RX-8 for a spin on 'hydrogen highway'

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So, when using hydrogen, there is so little power that an overtaking manoeuvre that was previously safe would now render you dead? You'd better be damn sure there's a big warning sign somewhere to tell you that you are now driving on hydrogen!

Next Windows name unveiled: Windows 7

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Bet you find a file saying


Chrysler intros electric trio

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Can't wait to see what happens in a front-end collision with the sports car. SQUISH!

Olympus E-420 digital SLR

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be careful where you buy from

I bought this camera last year, and a great camera it is too. I don't remember the details but we did have one problem in sourcing it. It seems that Currys, PC World, etc., do not sell it with the 'correct' lens pack, they ave swapped it for some other, inferior, lens (or two, can't remember if it's both). Strangely, Argos had the camera with the right lenses so I bought from there. So, make sure and do your research before buying.

How to beat AVG's fake traffic spew

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does AVG not work or something?

If AVG is working properly and so can pick up incoming viruses from downloads, then why would it need to pre-scan search results to stop such files being downloaded? Is there a different virus database for this pre-scanning or something? This search nonsense seems a complete waste of bandwidth, cpu and everybody's time and effort to me.

Nokia N810 internet tablet

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if it were also a phone..

..it would be exactly what I am looking for to replace mine.

Shame really.

Airbus delivers first A380

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I'll wait

until at least service pack 2 before getting on either of them!

Terracotta cracks Oracle pricing

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"claims it can undercut the database approach by up to a fifth"

Might as well stop there and read something more worthwhile then eh?

Sony debuts dual-box HD-editing PC

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2 gig ram?

What a joke. That's like sticking yugo wheels on your ferrari. If you're going high-end then 4gb should be the starter, with room for 8 at least. When will PC manufacturers get it into their heads that the one thing that can drastically improve performance is RAM and people are sick of buying machines with paltry amounts of the stuff in them?

Sony PlayStation 3

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TV connectivity?

So is it only scart and hdmi it supports or does it also do split a/v stuff too? And is there an optical out for audio at all?