* Posts by Gary 23

16 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009

Apple bins iPhone covers

Gary 23

So your saying...

That the screen protector got scratches in it?

Since it's not made out of the same material that the screen is made from I'm not surprised.

Net downloads cause 'millions of lost jobs'

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They'll probably blame radio stations - MTV and the like.

We'll probably end up in a situation where you can only listen to music if you actually buy it.

Microsoft confirms IE9 will shun Windows XP

Gary 23

Please enlighten....

What exactly does it and doesn't it do beneath the bonnet?

Brits left cold by mobile internet

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I barely used the internet...

on any of my old smartphones. The only time I did was when I was at the pub quiz and we needed an answer to one of the questions (cheating I know).

As everyone has mentioned previously, it was terribly slow, difficult to navigate on the page and drained the battery. The cost of the service never crossed my mind because I used it so rarely!

I got an iPhone about 2 weeks ago and presently it is glued to my hand. I once did wonder why I would ever need constant access to the internet but it's surprising when you have the option how often you do just go online to check facebook/email/football scores etc.

The best bit is, my gf doesn't have an internet connection at home (and no PC to warrant one), but the neighbours have WiFi and it's insecure. My little iPhone connects everytime!

Star Trek to boldly go (again)

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I second this...

Borg - Time travel - Borg - Time Travel was all we heard about in Voyager after the success of First Contact.

Rick Berman nearly destroyed Star Trek with that.

Do something new for a change!

Kirk vs the Borg was good in The Return (book). But would be shit in a film.

US mum calls 911 over Grand Theft Auto

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For gods sake

Cut the fucking plug off the games console.

See if he's able to play it then

3 billion have suffered Slade's 'Merry Xmas Everybody'

Gary 23

As the song says...

The old ones are the best.... (Well, they're old for me anyway)

Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade;

Lonely this Christmas - Mud;

I wish it could be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard;

Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie;

Mistletoe and Wine - Cliff Richard;

Last Christmas - Wham;

Let them Know it's Christmas - Band Aid (Original)

All of these, and a few more, piss over any recent Chrismas "hit"... Especially X-Craptor. And these will still be played for years to come.

BTW.... I find it really funny when die hard X Factor fans can't even remember who won X Factor before Alexandria Burke.... In a year, they'll even forget about her too!

Mozilla squirts out Thunderbird 3

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That is all.

Footie fans flock to clock 'Miss of the Century'

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Funny how Arsenal fans seem to forget the wonderful goal Giggsie scored against them in the last ever F.A. Cup semi final reply.

Magic stuff

Virgin Media to trial filesharing monitoring system

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I second that

I can see the throttling from my Torrent stats, usually a 3-4 hour dip in speed from 6pm to 11ish. Never bothers me... electricity prices are cheaper though the night for overnight downloads too! lol

Plus, I recently added the TV package. Love their on-demand TV service!

Ringback tones outselling ring tones

Gary 23

Oh dear...

One of my friends had one of these on her phone a few years back. I don't see the appeal to be honest. What's the point of paying for something that you're never going to hear (unless you ring yourself) and potentially annoys the person calling?

I remember that my friend had picked some song that was in the chart at that moment in time. Since most music in the charts these days is a load of bollox, you can guess it was going to be pretty shit. Even worse, it could be this years X-Craptor winning song!

Oh really hope that people in this country don't every find out that these things exist. Because most 10-18yos will have them.... Just thank god they weren't popular when the Crazy Frog was in full swing... or you'd here it when someone's phone rings AND when you're ringing someone!

Sony to bring Risk to the big screen

Gary 23

Art imitating life?

What's funny is that if the film is successful, there will be games created based on the film.

UK media: 'Met Office computer will destroy the world'

Gary 23

National Physical Laboratory - birthplace of the internet.?

I thought it was created at Stamford University in the USA?

Sky switches on 3D TV channel in 2010

Gary 23

Sport in 3D?

Sport in 3D could be exhilarating or disgusting... on one hand.... boxing would be absolutely breathtaking - you'd probably find yourself ducking out of the way of punches! But imagine watching the typical Premier League goon running up and down occasionally spitting phlem IN 3D!!!

As I recall they have tried many times to introduce 3D in the past - but the crappy glasses that you need to wear always ruin it. It's not so bad for a one off in the cinema, but every day in front of your TV?

Would you leave your child alone with a cabinet minister?

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What happens...

if somebody has never abused children, never got a criminal record... nothing gets vetted? Surely they would pass and be allowed to work with children. What if that same person then desides to molest a kiddie?

What has the vetting proved? Surely it's stopped anyone who has molested in the past from gaining access, but it's not a 100% effective way of dealing with the problem is it?

Reg reader bombarded by 3 sales calls

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Had something similar myself.

We used to get constant calls from SafeStyle UK. We got 10 calls from them one night trying to sell us double glazing even though we already had it!

In the end we accepted SafeStyles offer to send a salesman to our house. When he turned up he was confused "I don't understand -- you already have double glazing!"

We got such a laugh as the poor sales man rang his bosses to complain about us wasting HIS time. We havn't had a call from them since though!


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