* Posts by Michael Jolly

39 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Jan 2008

Acorn alumni to toast tech pioneer's 30th anniversary

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I remember them well they where in my primary school and some still in my secondary (slowly at the time being replaced by windows 3.1 i think) always fun to use and tough as old boots.

I will raise a bear in the pub to this wonderfull bit of kit wonder if i can get one for my retro tech collection

BOFH: The admin gene

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he heee

Anonymous Bastard are you my old supivisor she had that to?

I can relate to this story

Is Vista ready for Business?

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did i miss something?

June last year i needed a new PC and yes it came loaded with VISTA, i never really had a problem with it after installing vista again to remove packard bells Crapware it runs like a charm and still does it only gets a ratting of 3.9 but thats mostly down to a crap video card and not much else.

Is it ready? the answer is mostly for home and maybe not for business

Just my two cents

BOFH: PFY's mum pays a visit

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less like..

..My mum more like my nans, excellent BOFH

Price cut fails to push Xbox 360 past PS3 in UK

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Just a diffrent view

As i person with all the current gen system and some older ones as well. I have to say the least used consel is the PS3 then the wii then the 360. The PS3 main use is as a DVD player cos it upscales old DVD and they look good. the wii is used a fair bit but as i have a lot of 360 games that gets the most play. I do wish sony would get some good games for the P3 the most played is DMC3 and that my GF game not mine!

El Reg celebrates 10th birthday

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happy birthday

thanks for the fun, and now carry on

BOFH: Licensing model

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.. note to self make sure I check the cup before accepting the drink

Apple MacBook Air Early 2008

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RE: Typical "blind Apple follower"

My old Ibook lasted just as long (well 3 years for me) and took the same kinda of abuse, in fact its still going as a fraind of mine is useing it now, I like the air its cool it light but to be honest the HDD size is two small and at this time it is more of look how thin i am and i have already bougt a new laptop, but still haveing used Windows/Linux and Mac over the years I do use windows at home and work (XP and vista) and a mac and linux at home each has there advantages but macs tend to be better made and have fewer problems, Though my little EEE PC is a very usefull little thing and at this time proberly is better if you need a light laptop for websurfing, though this may change

Just my two cents.

Hacker blasts Mac clone maker's licence 'violation'

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Where is

Webstar Phreaky?

I am sure he is just dying to comment,

Loopy Vista pre-SP1 update fixed with pre-pre-SP1 update

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i have had no problem with the Vista service pack, maybe i am lucky also as everyone i know did! most strange that one.

BOFH: The London Underground vending machine conspiracy

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can I have

A Pinch please i have an intresting use for it. Top BOFH

Jimmy Wales resigns from Wikipedia

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.. we been all fools stone is the way forward not Web 2.0 lol

Nice one guys

BBC Micro creators meet to TRACE machine's legacy

Michael Jolly

we used them..

.. in my primary school most fun as a kid and really liked the clucky keyboard, now oddly i wanted for as long as i can remeber, one wonder where I can get one. (it can go with my collection of old and obsolete tech)

Microsoft Office Online falls into Halloween time vortex

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its not a bug...

..its a feature,

could you pass me my coat

Dungeons and Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax dies

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D&D my start

I played D&D with my cousin many years but it was not until 2001 when i met a few like minded work mates we played long in to the night every thursday solidly for several years, I have to thank Mr Gygax for his creation and my he rest in peace,

Yes! It's the vacuum cleaner mouse!

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i fail to see the point, its takeing convergence a step to far,

BOFH: Insecurity complex

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Does everyone know a Jeff...

.. cos i sure as hell do, BOFH back and damn cool to

'Suspicious comment' provokes LAX terminal evacuation

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.. you can now be detained if you say something that is "suspicious" i feel that somebody has been a little overzellious there,

Microsoft swoops into schools to teach P2P morality

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..get down with the kids it makes everybody look like idiots, and the gov even more so

US may shoot down spy sat to safeguard tech secrets

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Self destruct

.. somehow i don't think the americans or russians would put live explsves in space. it just reaks of James Bond, but then again these are the same people who want to build son of star wars

Tolkien-inspired oil painting 'immortalizes' Silicon Valley rich people

Michael Jolly
Jobs Halo

Re: steven kraft

3. Steve Jobs can be portayed as Elivs in a black velvet wall hanging.

somehow i feel lots of people would like this,

Exploding Flash catalogue rocks Dutch e-commerce site

Michael Jolly

oh lord..

.. what was that about?

really confused by that,

Old aircraft artefacts become office accessories

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Its on my little list...

.. of things to fill my secret hideout,

All blue-eyed people share one common ancestor

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this means I am a mutant and my power is .... blues eyes, hmmm okay not a as good as I hoped.

Apple ships Air

Michael Jolly
Jobs Halo

I like it....

...But there are always buts i will stick with my Blackbook for the time its a bit two expensive at this time maybe in a few years,

How to speed up Windows Vista: official and unofficial tips

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make vista better..

.. I thought it was sopse to be the best (wow indeed).haveing used Vista/ XP and Mac OSX (since 10.3) i think i may stick to my Mac its curent uptime is 26 days 14 hours and a copple of minutes in change, Vista uptime was 7 hours before its last restart, and it BSOD seven times since i got it in june last year, OSX has done it 3 times so far.

Asus unveils 42in Linux-based Eee TV

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Uk price?

i wonder what the E-Monitor will cost and if its worth getting

Sun nails four buyers in 15 months with White Trash Data Center

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.. If they ship to the UK, mind you with the amount of boats sinking in the channel lately that may not be a good thing. (pirate icon for the MS Napoli)

O2 sweetens its iPhone deals

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I will stick..

... with my viewty and my T-mobile flext plan for the moment it offers a better deal IMO,

Woolworths stores to stop selling HD DVD

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I been in to the two nearest me and one has Blueray/ HDDVD and the other does not which is strange as there are only a few miles apart, theough i do notice that the HD-DVD section in other big shops is shrinking and Blue-ray section are larger by nearly half.

Will Microsoft parachute Windows 7 in early?

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kinda worrying...

..if its true, it will leave lots of people up the (vista) creak and i doubt any PC running vista (now) will be able to run it to its fullest

Star Trek XI teaser trailer beams onto web

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Re:If that really is the future...

Just to be a star trek fan for a moment the Enterprise was constructed according to its dedication Plaques at San Francisco yards

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beam me up..

its so .. dirty when was the future dirty?

CIA claims crackers took out power grids

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Die Hard

You do get the feeling that the CIA just watched Die Hard 4.0, and thought is that even possible? and like any good government agency set up a task force to find out, of course they find its very nearly imposable to do but report back that it could be done so the taskforce can continue to be funded we call that "government",

Lightsaber voted top movie weapon

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I still want

.. a death star, thankfully it made it on the lists, can i have a lightsaber please a green one

Smith says answer to knife crime is through the arch window

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Bolted and blue

Eponymous Cowherd i agree if it that bad already well its a nice waste of cash that will make it look like .Gov is doing something

United Arab Emirates plan zero carbon desert city

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the city of the future will look kinda like the city of the 9th centry? cool in a way. And helpfull as the tech used in it may filter down to other buildings hopefully

O2 misses iPhone targets

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Still waiting ....

....for the 3G iPhone till then i will make do with my LG KU990 Viewty

Remembering the Commodore SX-64

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The original C64 still get use around mine but i do rember by granddad having this super portable, it never left his office it was to heavy but made me always want a portable PC