* Posts by Swineherd

5 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Jul 2007

Man buys MacBook Air, pulls it apart, takes pics


Re: You could have one of those instead. (And you can run Linux on all of them.)

Yes, but PC Hardware is so much better supported, so much cheaper and so much easier to find, so why would we...?

Xbox 360 Elite games console


Re: Comparison Table

It doesn't point out that you can buy rechargeable batteries via USB for the 360, for about 20 quid.

Why does a slot win over a tray? In my years using slots and trays, I've seen far more scratches from slots.

PS3 may have blu-ray integrated, but does that make it better? Hardly, the HD-DVD/Blu-ray war hasn't exactly been decided. If blu-ray goes the way of beta, is the PS3 still better? Uh-uh. Sounds like Microsoft have done the right thing by their customers and offered the choice. If blu-ray becomes dominant, I see no reason why they couldn't then bring out a blu-ray player for the 360. If HD-DVD becomes dominant... PS3 owners are screwed. Goodo Microsoft!

Wireless networking card for 360 - 40 quid in the right places.

So you add on the bits and pieces that Microsoft have chosen to make optional (other than the HD-DVD player, which is still a sensible choice to keep separate while the war rages), and you still come out with a console cheaper than the PS3, with a huge number more games available, and a far superior online service.

Why the hell would anyone buy a PS3?

I mean, come on, seriously.

Tesco takes fight to Sainsbury over Medion PCs


Re: Once again, the big boys copy Aldi

Err, or Toys R Us, who have been selling Medions for at least 6 years.

Student's suspension for IM buddy icon upheld by US court



When I think back to when I was school, a mere decade ago, I can think of many, many times when kids would draw rude pictures about teachers, or make up nicknames for them, or talk about their bad breath, or say how much they hate them, etc etc. This is nothing new, nothing shocking, it's something that's gone on since formal education began - why is one child being punished for it now?! This is completely and utterly retarded.

All hail the land of the free.

Geek Squader gets fruity with customer porn



"If this is true, it's an isolated incident and grounds for termination of the agent involved."

'termination of the agent.'