* Posts by Kris Akabusi

40 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Mar 2012

Dixons to shutter 92 UK Carphone Warehouse shops after profit warning

Kris Akabusi

Re: No surprise

I think you get to a certain age and refuse to pay over £40 for a phone, a young lad I work work with quite happily pays £50 + for a S9 where as I balk at paying that kind of sum.

Her indoors just got a S9 for £23 and £165 upfront making it around the rrp of the phone, carphone warehouse couldn't match it and said it was a con.

Hacking train Wi-Fi may expose passenger data and control systems

Kris Akabusi

you southerners know nothing of rail misery, us northerners have to travel on these bad boys: http://www.docbrown.info/docspics/ArchiveSteam/lococlass142.htm

Vauxhall VXR8: You know when you've been tangoed

Kris Akabusi

what issues have you had? My VXR has been faultless, not like the Golf it replaced.

Kris Akabusi

Re: What's the point? Congestion and obsession with speed cameras makes...

Depends where you live, not much fun driving round cities but up in the lakes I can imagine its amazing. In fact one of these is on the short list for the next 'family car'

Should online pirates get the same sentences as offline ones?

Kris Akabusi

I did buy the new radicals album and I should be jailed because it was the worst album I ever owned.

Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen

Kris Akabusi

Re: Allen's firm alleged it had not received the panzer.

Happened to me as well although they did leave a card saying that they had left it in the recycle paper bin.

Siemens sighs: SCADA bugs abound

Kris Akabusi

Re: Yes, but that's not the point to learn from this

Likewise, at work, we have a key-card entry system. We bought that in 2011 and it would only run on XP at the time and couldn't be installed on a terminal server.

Doesn't that show a lack of forward thinking on whoever bought the key card system?

Grand Theft Auto 1997: 'Sick, deluded and beneath contempt'

Kris Akabusi

Re: Memories

Forgot the map - upvoted for the reminder.

There was a Lamborghini in the game but you could never find it, but once you did every other car would be one. Still it was a fantastic game which I still played even when I had the London add on and the sequel (which personally I thought were poor)

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I bought this as a 16 year old from my local PC independent game shop. I think there was a rumor that it was banned or going to be banned so shops wouldn't be able to sell it.

Those were the days when you got a manual and large box for your money.

Google begins to roll out Lollipop to Nexus devices

Kris Akabusi

Why don't you <insert favourite search engine> "samsung galaxy s4 lollipop"

Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?

Kris Akabusi

Yes you must install your own virus's and also charge it by putting it in the microwave.............by the way have you heard of the new preventative medicine for Ebola, I think you cover yourself in bleach etc etc

Kris Akabusi

Re: OEM Bloat not Decreased since Z1?

Indeed, the chap above must never have used a Orange or Vodaphone branded handset in the early 2000's.

I've had a Z1 since it came out, it is rather annoying that Sony release a new one every 6 months but then I remind myself I don't need to upgrade just because there is a new shiny out.

The Walkman app is the best music app on Android! I've trailed most and nothing seems to be as nice to use as the Walkman app. The only one to come close was iTunes on the iPhone 3Gs (if it still the same on the 6 then include that one as well). Its just a shame that my other half who has a Note 3 can't get it.

Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins

Kris Akabusi


My pi runs rasplex fine, the plex media server is on an HP 36l microserver (which also is a hyper v host).

You can use a pi for whatever you want, after all you bought it.

I might get another one to use as an additional plex client just to annoy people who think it should be used for educational purposes.

Why two-player games > online gaming: See your pal's shock as you bag a last-second victory

Kris Akabusi

Anyone Remember the Conflict series?

Played these games with mates at university, whilst ordering pizza and answering the door without pausing the game.

Kris Akabusi

Re: Timesplitters again ...

2 player co-op is where its at, the Lego games are the only games released recently that inccorporate this feature. Thrashing the other half on GT5 gets a bit boring but explaing to her that head shots are the way forward on Resi evil 5 / 6 is a great evening.

Apple's Windows XP moment: OS X Snow Leopard left to DIE

Kris Akabusi

Re: What are we waiting for?

I've got a 1st gen Intel Macbook pro which doesn't run any recent versions of OSX. Still I only use it now for garage band unless there is a way for it to work with more recent versions

LogMeIn: We're stopping our free offering from now

Kris Akabusi

I've used the free logmein for about a year now at home and on the back of that purchased the pro version at work to support our regional sales people. This month I bought the LogMeIn Ignition android app for about £20.14, the most expensive app I've bought by some margin to support the company even though I only use it on 2 pc's.

This is a kick in the b0ll0cks for me and everyone else who bought the app.

Gran Turismo 6: Another glossy, gorgeous Mario Kart on steroids

Kris Akabusi

Micro Transactions

Does GT6 suffer from the same fate as Forza and probably other upcoming games in that to get anywhere you have to spend more money then the £45 that GT6 is retailing at?

Although I understand that a recent update to Forza has made it easier to unlock new cars etc.

Google embiggens its fat vid pipe Chromecast with TEN new supported apps

Kris Akabusi


Can you actually buy this in the UK at the moment?

HAUNTED HOWITZERS, it’s Call of Duty Ghosts

Kris Akabusi

Re: Single player campaign

I haven't played COD:Ghosts but if you're saying that the single player campaign is better on Battlefield then it must be dire. I bought Battlefield and thought the single player was one of the worst FPS games I've ever played, the story was boring, the characters forgetful and the graphics a bit meh.

Played it online and it was alright but I may be the minority but I buy these games for the campaign aspect, the multiplayer is something to look into when I've finished the story. I'm struggling to remember the last few COD games story wise, the last COD games I really enjoyed was COD3 and MW.

Did Activision say they were done with WW2 stories now?

Reboot the formula: F1 and FIFA tweaked for another year

Kris Akabusi

Re: Does FIFA ## still cheat?

Yes FIFA still cheats, there is the issue with switching players (switching to the one furthest away), first touches that the computer anticipates and the most annoying which is when you tackle the computer the ball bounces off another of your team mates and goes directly to an opposition player leaving them on a 1 on 1.

Canadian operator EasyDNS stands firm against London cops

Kris Akabusi

Re: False economics

Which model iPod?

Murdoch calls for world+dog to 'expose' Google

Kris Akabusi

Re: there's a quote about motes and beams .. If only I could remember ,,,

I was thinking the same thing, early 90's every week there would be a headline in the sun proclaiming someone to be a dangerous paedophile.

BBC releases MYSTERY RIDDLE poster for Doctor Who anniversary episode

Kris Akabusi

How about....

the doctor appears and is immediately arrested because someone has accused him of molesting them back in the 70's. The doctor is locked up under operation Yewtree, with guest appearences from Rolf Harris and whoever else I can't be arsed to lookup.

Worst broadband notspots in the UK named and shamed

Kris Akabusi

On the Cumbrian coast I curently live with 13 / 14 Mbps until I move next month to an estmated speed of 1.5Mbps.

Must download everything now before its too late

Kris Akabusi

Re: Latency

and probably the fact that he wants to knock one out so to speak

Search engines we have known ... before Google crushed them

Kris Akabusi

Re: Astalavista

Yep I used that at college.......................like everything else, its not as good now

Kris Akabusi

Re: mmmmm.....

watching Clarissa explains it all and then doing a search and waiting for the pictures to load........

Bargain! Desperate Comet SLASHES price of £4,400 iPod Nano

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< of two evils

I always preferred Comet rather then PC world or Currys, as soon as you step in to our local Currys / PC world mega store your harressed by people who have memorised a script asking if you need help.

They continue to hound you even if you just walk in for a browse, in fact this comment has nothing to do with comet but to just point out that I hate the Currys sales method.

TRULY sinister blond madman signed for Bond 24, whisper insiders

Kris Akabusi

New Bond Film Credits

SPECTRE leader: Jimmy Saville

Number 2: Gary Glitter

Number 3: Freddie Starr

Evil Henchman: Jeremy Forrest

Kris Akabusi

Re: Oh Snap

White Chicks?

Bond fans: Test your 007 trivia, now!

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27 with quite a few guesses. Can I ask for a remark?

Slideshow: A History of James Bond in 20 Games

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Re: 007 Racing

I thought it was a giant sofa as well!

<BondMode>Ingenious plan Blofeld, make furniture 5 times larger so everyone thinks their shrinking.</BondMode>

Resident Evil 6 game review

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Re: **Angry**

It can't be worse then operation racoon city? That sunk to new depths of crapness.

Apple updates iOS, mum on Wi-Fi, battery fixes

Kris Akabusi

ahhh you saw through my veil of deceit..............

seriously through I bought a desire about 18 months ago as I wanted to try android (kept my 3gs) and generally did like android. The desire was well built, had a (from my view) better screen then the 3gs but the things that made me go back to the 3gs was that there was no OTA update to gingerbread and it kept running out of space.

So in summary I have tried both devices, I might pick up a one x when they have been out a while, but I don't think i am a fan boy, I just like to applaud when a company does something right and that on this occasion is apple. If you can name an android phone older then 2 years that is still supported by the manufacturer then I will be intrested.

Kris Akabusi

Good to see a manufacturer supporting their older devices (3GS is coming up 3 years old).

Samsung Galaxy S III: A Swiss army knife of wireless tech

Kris Akabusi

Re: @Spanners & Kris..

My other half with her shiny new one x wants a phone dock like the iphones have - you drop the phone onto a port and it plays music through the docks speakers. AFAIK there is no device for android that can do this.

From your link it looks like samsung have a way of outputting sound out through micro-usb, excellent news but somewhat strange how no other company has gone this route.

Kris Akabusi

Not aimed at Samsung

The main problem with Android phones at the moment is lack of audio through USB, the iPhone has been doing this since it came out so why has it taken Google this long not to adopt this feature? The other halfs One X has the usb port on the side for heavens sake, whats the point in that? We had a look at one of the Phillips android docks which can accommodate any phone by moving the connector about but you have to pair the phone to the dock using bluetooth!

The sooner Google get this sorted then the sooner android will have a lot more quality devices.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Kris Akabusi

Re: So...

Our lass loves the lego games, just trying to get 100% on the 2nd harry potter one at the min. Best one was Pirates, graphically and replayability was fantastic, totally recommend those for family friendly co-op play. Next on the list is Lego Star Wars (not clone wars as it was not fun at all).

Kris Akabusi

Been looking forward to this game ever since I saw it as a pre order on play, probably won't bother now.