* Posts by Belgarion

27 posts • joined 30 Sep 2011

Facebook: Want to stay in touch? Then it's Messenger or NOTHING


Re: whatsapp...

I use it for the same reason - friends on other continents. I don't have (or want) Facebook apps installed on any mobile device. My PC is sufficient for what little Facebooking I do. If Whatsapp starts giving me FB notifications, I'll delete that as well.

I can survive with basic SMS texting.

Google Glass: Reg man tests tech specs


Lexical extension

Glasshole! Genius!!!

Sony unveils latest attempt at an Android SmartWatch


Why is it whenever I see...

...one of these things, I think of Dick Tracy?


Security boffins say music could trigger mobile malware


NOW you tell me...

...when it's too late to get a blindfold for River!

Twenty classic arcade games


You only paid lip service...

...to one of the greatest - Robotron 2084. Spent enough on that game to buy the original console. Finally found a PS3 version. Ah, the memories! :)

The business mullet: Cool or tool?


Re: Seriously, who cares?

Sorry dude. I may have no dress sense, but I always try to look my best at work. Those in charge DO notice. And so do those members of the opposite sex whose eyes I'm trying to catch.


I'm useless with fashion...

...and this comment

"jeans with a sports jacket or, worse yet, a suit jacket. (Yes, there is a difference.)" is useless without pics. I DON'T know the difference between a sports jacket and a suit jacket.

Tim Cook: Apple to manufacture Macs in US in 2013


Re: Globalisation is coming back home

Came to say something similar. For the record, DNRTFA.

Chinese student fails job interview because of iPhone

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Re: "the gesture" @ Ole Juul

It's an interview for a job. Turn the damned thing OFF.

OS/2 a quarter century on: Why IBM lost out and how Microsoft won

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A good read...

@Gregc: If you want a good read, check out Dealers of Lightning by Michael Hiltzik. It may not be in print, but copies can be found. Probably available in e-format.


Time warp...

I haven't even finished the first page and I'm lost in memories. Has it really been that long?

How to spot a terrible tech boss within SECONDS

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Sarcastic or not...

...there are some damn good tips in there. What was the previous article?

Vote NOW for the vilest Bond villain


May Day

Grace Jones always scared the hell out of me. Still does. And that's just her music...

'IT is no place for the little ladies', says Dell mouthpiece


Re: Shirley not

> They know how to follow a process

> They have very little ego problems

...and they make great sandwiches. (ducking and running for cover...)

Arizona bill makes it illegal to 'annoy or offend' online


"You can't legislate away people's right to be assholes!" - Simon Phoenix

Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

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Did not vote...

because District 9 was not in the list. Walked out after 20 minutes. I didn't do that even with "Black Knight"...

Dr Who scores new companion from Emmerdale


I thought it was only the Doctors

that aged in reverse. Shouldn't Ms(?) Coleman still be in high school?

Busty blogger bursts Bulgarian airbag in mud-wrestle blunder

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"A silicone-enhanced Swede"

"mud wrestling"

"jub job"

"Buxom blonde"

"mammary mishap"


"Bulgarian airbag relocation procedure"

"to get their hair straighteners started without electricity".

Be honest - you made all this up, didn't you? Or someone was watching either an episode of the Twilight Zone or a porn short. And if it wasn't the latter, it SHOULD be!

Alec Baldwin kicked off plane for playing with his phone


I turn my devices OFF. It worries me that our society is so wedded to these damn devices they have to be on and/or in hand at all times. Tom MacRae got it right (anyone remember that episode?).

Assange: 'iPhone, BlackBerry, Gmail users - you're all screwed'


Why bother to snoop?

Most people freely give away a lot of that information via Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc., etc., etc.

The new touchy-feely Doctor Who trend: Worrying


Haters can be ignored...

As a concept, DW is still one of the best out there. It's BRITISH. More than that - it's ENGLISH. The BBC owns it. And because of those "nostalgic middle-aged fans", it automatically had a viewing base. I got my kids hooked because I made them sit with me and watch the first episode of the reboot. Nostalgia for us old farts, young, handsome and hot (Martha, damn!) for the younger generation. Even the haters still watch (for the most part).

Genius marketing.

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"It is true that Midnight was good for acting, but the damn thing creeped me out to a degree that after a couple of viewings, I never want to see it ever, ever again."

Nice to know I'm not alone. Having said that, isn't that what DW is all about?


Generally agree with you comments about Tyler/Tennant, but at least it was watchable and enjoyable. Completely agree with Torchwood comments. I just suffered through Battlestar Galactica. Religion and children - the whole thing sucked to high heaven.

Apple's iPad not so shiny once you get it home


Timely reminder

"Before you wonder why they shelled out over £400 for it then, it turns out not all of them did. The survey found that 14 per cent of people polled had been given the iPad as a gift and hadn't had much use for it in the first place."

I fall in this category. I was considering one as a gift for an iPhone user even though she shows no interest in them (I took her by a shop to see how she would react).

This article was the last nail in the coffin. The money would be better spent elsewhere than on a £500 coaster.

Hands on with the Sony PlayStation Vita


My first gen PSP is finally dying. The headphone jack is dodgy and the joystick lever has fallen off. But £400 for a new unit? A bespoke memory stick - meaning my existing Pro Duo is not supported? I only play games occasionally, using my PSP primarily for music, but I do play. Under £200 I might have done.

Well done, Sony.

iPad baby baffled by paper magazine


...and just like that, Apple's secret is revealed.

Euro beaks mull copyright of software features


Should I be worried...

...that actually makes sense!


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