* Posts by Shamalam

14 posts • joined 30 Sep 2009

Star Wars revival secret: This isn't the celluloid you're looking for



I saw the latest Star Trek yesterday, another J.J "thing".

Weak just doesn't cut it. Terrible. I don't hold much hope for Star Wars.

Paying a TV tax makes you happy - BBC

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A big fan.

A big fan of the TV license here. One of, if not the best value for money fee's I pay. Excellent VFM.

Big Media drags 142,000 through UK's courts in a year


Long may it continue.

For my money, the License fee is one of the few taxes I pay that actually delivers far and above what I could reasonably expect. Long may it continue.

Overclockers UK swallowed by private equity firm Afinum



They're as bad as anywhere else. Great before you buy, utterly shite after, especially the RMA service. What's more annoying is how they suddenly become "uncommunicative" when you ask them to explain why a simple RMA has been FUBAR.

Scan ain't any better than anywhere else. Judging from their own users posts on their section on Hexus.net, they're quite a bit worse than alot of other places. RMA is particularly weak.

Prices are decent though, they're cheaper than OC.uk on most items.

Sony Bravia KDL-46EX403 46in LCD TV

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Had one....

.... and returned it. The picture quality was noticably sub-par.

I connected a PC via HDMI and had a test pattern and a few colour gradients, it couldn't reproduce them to anything like an acceptable level. As the colour gradient approached black, it actually went up then down to black, leaving a "band" across the screen.

This resulted in mpeg noise close to black being far far brighter than it should be. Titles on TV shows were noticably noisey around the edges.

Avoid this range of sets if you give a crap about the quality of the picture.

ID cards poster girl laments her £30


Misguided idiot speaks.

Let her sue, she won't get far.

Everyone and their dog knew the system would be scrapped under the next administration.

Wii Fit fall woman turns into nympho



There's a picture on one of the tabloids. All those people saying they're "Ready and waiting" had better get their head/sick bags ready!

Virgin to offer 100Mb/s broadband by year's end


You would imagine....

.. that with all this available bandwidth, Traffic Management wouldn't be required.

Unfortunately it seems that it is, so it's pretty clear that congestion will be much much worse at such high speeds, unless ofcourse, everything VM have been saying with regard to congestion is complete BS?

Frankly, when Virgin is involved, you can't trust a word they say.

BT reveals faster broadband pricing


20GB per month usage allowance

Essentially makes the service useless. I do more than that in 3 days.

Nice to see BT haven't changed since the 70's. One of the reasons I would never ever use them for anything. I'd rather stab myself in the eye's.

Samsung SH-BO83L


Great Price?

It's 20 quid more than the Pioneer BD-ROM I bought 2 years ago, and offers no more functionality.

These drives should be under £40 by now.

PowerDVD 8 doesn't support bitstream audio passthrough, effectively crippling the audio.

For 80+ quid I expect *alot* more than this package offers.

Catholics slam PETA nude adopt-a-mutt poster



"Those who support this organization sorely need a reality check."

but the catholic church doesn't?

UK jails schizophrenic for refusal to decrypt files


Jack Straw

You need a "FAIL" stamp over his face in your picture.

Frankly, every word out of his mouth is either a lie or some waffle to cover is total and utter failure in office. Every department he's managed is unfit for purpose.

I can't even stand to look at the man, he's what's wrong with this country personified. An unprincipled liar.

Home Office accused of sexing-up mobile phone rescue


Not fit for purpose.....

... the home office that is. They haven't been for at least the last 15 years.

Splitting into Justice/Home offices has merely allowed them to pass the buck. UK citizens still see abysmal service/standards.

Totally unfit for purpose.

Gov demand for Governator to terminate PunterNet



Another example of why the woman is unfit for any position of responsibility. I guess the word "freedom" doesn't mean much to her.

After the next election she won't "be back", she'll "be gone"


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