* Posts by Saul

6 posts • joined 11 Dec 2008

Sky hints at 3D TV launch


Never mind the licence fee, feel the width...

I should bloody hope so! Sky costs three times as much and provides bugger all quality programming. The money has to be used for something.

And no, buying Premier League football rights doesn't count.

UK donates Leo Sayer to Oz

Paris Hilton

It's over...

Leo doesn't need you any more.

Paris - Because she looks good down under. Probably.

Jobs, Apple out of Macworld Expo


Oh the humanity...

I'm no Apple fanboi - I use Windows and Linux at home and I bought a Mac for my wife. I have an iPod Touch that I bought as a present to myself, and a Blackberry. I don't covet the iPhone.

Right, that's all the tech baggage out of the way. On to my point.

So far everyone's talking about what Steve's departure would mean to Apple. But no one's mentioned that he's unlikely to give up that position lightly. So if he is going, it's probably because he's very ill. Perhaps even terminally.

Right now I'm not thinking so much about the next gadget, or whether MacWorld will be the same without Apple's presence. I'm thinking about a fellow human being who's facing a challenge that's eclipsing many aspects of life as he's known it. That's something all of us will have to deal with eventually and I sympathise with his plight.

Get well soon, Steve.

ArseASA rules 'Feck' non-offensive


And a collective sigh of relief...

...is breathed by everyone in Kent.

Mines the one with Roger's Profanisaurus sticking out of the pocket

Native-Linux music player Amarok gets major overhaul


@Neil Barnes

No, you're not the only person in the world. Playlists are the devil's work. I seem to spend as much time fannying about with ID3 tags and mp3 files as I do listening to the feckin' music these days. And when I want decent quality I still have to give up on the computer altogether and go back to my Arcam CD player.

The album view on my iPod Touch is about as close as I get to browsing my old collection. But I can still scan my shelves of CDs quicker than it can scroll the covers.

Bloody computers. I thought they were supposed to make things better?

Netbook SSD usage to fall under 10% in 2009


Adandon all hope...

There are two fundamental questions a customer should be asked when they enter a shop to buy a netbook.

1. Are you aware that a netbook is not as powerful as a laptop?

2. What do you want to do with it?

With no offence to Alex, anyone shopping in Currys or PC World deserves everything they get. But even the limited talents of the average DSGi salesperon (for whom stringing a sentence together is often too challenging) should be able to convey the first point. It's even in their interest as a customer may then look to buy something more expensive straight away.

It's a shame that PC World and the DSGi chains dominate the computer retail world as many non-technical people out there are in desperate need of good, sensible advice from a knowledgeable person.


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