* Posts by A Smithe

4 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Aug 2008

Acer: We’re comin’ at ya, Dell

A Smithe

Oh he has just got shares in Tescos

Aldi is quite good value. We shall all be shopping there soon, as the economy goes into free fall.

Never really been taken with an Acer machine, I will be happy when they just sell a selection of shells and parts so you can make your own.

Closest you get there is with the Clevo chassis. Hand built machines are so much better than factory built, and you can swap out the BIOS and add another one in whilst you are in the build.

Core-boot looks quite good, boot time to console is as low as 3 seconds. If HP would sell some of their chassis un-badged that would make for quite a good basis for a mean machine.

ITC to probe Wii patent violation claims

A Smithe

Really is it all the innovative?

The spectrum had a light stick moons ago.

I think patents are just a waste of time for this planet. If you have a great idea, then make it happen, patents are just getting abused left, right and center, primarily to hamper innovation. It is not that unlikely that two people have the same idea at about the same time, and a lot of stuff is just made relevant because the cost of production gets to reasonable level.

Copyright is all we need. Patents are just a waste of space and only serve to make patent lawyers rich no one else. Patents were introduced at a time, when illiteracy was rampant, ideas are two a penny nowadays, it is more to do with efficiency of production and promotion.

OMFG, what have you done?

A Smithe

A disturbance in the force

I had a premonition you would go all web 2.0.

I don't know, it's alright, not the same though :)

It feels a little contrived, sort of like a designer without a passion for the site did it. Ok, I suppose, but you did have something different before.

And I would like to point out, that it worked on 800 width (in fact I think it was flexibile) now it doesn't.

Still it is your site, and it looks like it has been done well, there is nothing wrong per se.

Oh well, end of an era.

The PSP: what's its future?

A Smithe

Open it more

The problem with nintendo and sony is their products are just too locked down.

I am looking forward to the Pandora (from the makers of the GP2X).

Looks pretty slinky.