* Posts by Edward J Benton

6 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Jun 2008

iPhone customers lay into Apple after iOS 4.0.1 update fails to install

Edward J Benton
Jobs Horns

Heil Jobs

You mean you didn't wear the official Apple gloves? or headgear? By God you're lucky you didn't brick it!

Heil Jobs!

GM shows off production electric car

Edward J Benton

@Scott McKenzie


Tesla Roadster ftw.

UK.gov to spend hundreds of millions on snooping silo

Edward J Benton

stupid idea

Won't this bottleneck and hinder our already pathetic transfer speeds?

The UK and their nanny state mentality, it's sickening

Please ignore the net neutrality sideshow haunting Comcast's BitTorrent bust

Edward J Benton


Is exactly what this is. The same problem is present in abundance here in the UK. ISPs sell "unlimited" packages subject to vague FUPs which throttle anyone trying to get what they paid for. They are not preserving quality of service for those who "fairly" use their network, they're keeping up the number of people they can rip off at once without network upgrades.

A simple, clear, pricing model with set GB limits and set charges above those limits. We're already seeing this and it is the way forward.

Fox Mulder wouldn't take this from the "twisted fascist/socialist/pinko world conglomerate"

Apple iPhone 3G

Edward J Benton
Paris Hilton


To be perfectly honest while many of you are posing an objective argument, I suspect quite a few among you are simply using objective facts to back up an opinion based on kneejerk reaction or whatever side of the apple fence you happen to be on.

Personally with apple's mac range I see only one reason to buy any of their stuff - there is a (debatable) style to them. If I had money to burn then yes I would fork out almost two grand to get a hold of a laptop with a 17 inch screen. That said however, would I really want to tar myself with the same dirty brush as every pseudo intellectual tard sitting in Starbucks somewhere right now, declaring to the world that they are a writer? Probably not.

I do however have an iPhone, because I like to be able to do email and web on the move properly. I also hated my blackberry because its media player sucked. I shun windows mobile because I like to be able to use my phone on the move and I don't want to have to stand still and poke at my phone with a stick.

No tribal approach here, just personal choice on the per device level, that's how it should be.

Paris because some macbook users are equally as vacuous as the "dog in my handbag" crowd.

US nuke boffins smash petaflop barrier with 'Roadrunner'

Edward J Benton

@ Robert Harrison

> Does it come in a nice case with shiny blue LEDs and lots of USB ports?

Yes, about 15,000 of each. Mine's the one tied into ten thousand usb missile launchers