* Posts by Owen Sweeney

54 posts • joined 13 Jul 2007


Euro bloc blocks streaming vid geoblocks

Owen Sweeney

Move along

Nothing to see here, UK readers. Move along...

Ireland taxman: Apple got NO favours from us, at all, at all

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Re: Local Laws?

Ireland doesn't tax profits made outside the state. It's the law.

They are being asked to collect tax on all Amazon's profits, and KEEP them. Are you ****** serious?

Irish kids get first-person view of 1916 uprising... via Minecraft

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It happened after the English invaded.

Boards.ie floored by DDoS assault

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This has been ongoing for the last couple of days. It's the most popular discussion site in Ireland. Someone will get a spanking - I hope.

Man who pulled gun during chess game surrenders to robot cop

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What a Liberty: Virgin Media in buyout talks with telecoms giant

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UPC aka Liberty Global run the cable TV market in most of Ireland, They also have UPC operating in Switzerland, and the Netherlands as already stated. For those of you with TiVo, they are exclusive to VM, so who knows what's going to happen there.

LGI(UPC) are currrently launching a Sky box buster in their European markets - Horizon. http://horizon.upc-cablecom.ch/en/?intcmp=promo1_experience#welcome has more bumph about it. It offers the ability to record four programmes at the same time.

Their broadband service is excellent here in Ireland. minimum package is 50Mb and 5Mb up, but they don;t cater for those who want less or cheaper packages. They also provide telephony packs.

Just a FYI, chaps.

Adobe demands 7,000 years a day from humankind

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Read the first page of the article.What happened in the end?

Reader input required: review our reviews

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Open to non UK residents would be nice for starters - I suppose I'm pissing against the wind on this one.

Sony KD-84X9005 84in ultra-HD TV review

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Lost interest..

..once i saw it didn't support Freesat. I suppose it was the cost factor.

Story gone

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Thumb Down


Well, fcukity, fcuk, fcuk.

Confined to UK again. Last time I wona prize here as a non-UK resident was when I won a Duron 12 years ago.

Looks like I'm losing again.


Euro 2012: England is semi-final probability

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Rep of Ireland ranked 8!

I'll be off now to have a few quid on that, then..

Gulf of California terrorized by ONE-EYED MUTANT SHARK!

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It reminds me of Casper.

German cops hunt HUGE ERECTION-inducing SPIDER

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It seems Lester is pulling my (leg)?


It was bad enough swalling the spider, but swallowing the hoax is more upsetting.

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There was an old lady..

who swallowed a spider....

Bloke pissing in reservoir prompts 8m gallon flush

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Good old Don McLean..

Drove my chevvy to the levy, to have a quick pee....

Glasses-free 3D TV sales stumble

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All over again, I fear.

Xbox modder prosecution dropped like white-hot potato

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Oh well

So much for experiencing the red ring of death after conviction.

Virgin demands ISPs end broadband speed 'con'

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Are they going to advocate pulling the expression "unlimited" when it comes to downloads as well?

It's all a load of bollocks!

Facebook developers exiled for selling user IDs to brokers

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SIX months - now, THAT'S a deterrent!

What a fucking joke!

BA slams stupid security checks

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It's not just the Yanks..

I was coming through Leeds?Bradford on my way to Dublin with 2 pieces of speaker cable (12" in length each) in my carry on, when they were confiscated. They could be used for binding, I was told. The two trouser belts, phone charger, laptop power adapter and shoe-laces were all ignored.

Thank goodness they're so eagle-eyed.

Three links phones to Facebook for free

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Booo Hoo

So, no Farmville!!!!!


PayPal update email 'violates own anti-phishing advice'

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Got it..

...in my mailbox. I deleted it, thinking it was a scam.

Your genes determine whether you will respond to surveys

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Nowt to do with biology.

I responded to all your surveys until you decided to keep your competitions confined to UK residents only.

Wikileaks creaks under demand for Afghan war logs

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Error 503 Service Unavailable

http://www.wikileaks.se/ obviously under pressure too..

Service Unavailable

Guru Meditation:

XID: 1544642921

Maybe it's been taken over by the pirate hoardes?

Life on Earth gets wiped out every 27 million years, say boffins

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The end is nigh

Well, it's nearer today than yesterday.

Waterfall Niagara speakers

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Passive sub?


Doing it on the cheap.

Beware of cold call scammers pushing rogue antivirus

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Happening in Ireland for over a month.

Numerous tales, but the article here sums it up pretty much http://www.siliconrepublic.com/comms/item/16831-pc-repair-scammers-are

Luckily, most seem to smell a rodent when they're asked for credit card details.

HDMI tunes into 3D TV broadcasts

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I suppose that means more new hardware. New amp/receiver. New TV. New "anything with a HDMI connection"

They gotta be joking.

Stranded Hartlepool pair refuse coastguard rescue

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I think I've got it!

I presume these were the famous pieces of driftwood that once were branches of the trees used to hang the monkeys in Hartlepool, all those years ago.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_hanger for reference.

I've mailed Jeff Stelling of Sky Sports asking him to confirm this speculation.

First mass-produced camera heads to auction

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A bit flash, don't you think? - that's me out then.

Poetic justice for HK Taoist truck driver

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You lied, therefore..

you're going down.....

Spam filters stuff Canadian Beaver

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@ Nameless Faceless Computer User - Hmm

George W brought the Bush into disrepute a long time ago.

Chinese villager jailed for eating tiger

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Which was it?

Clams or mussels...China Daily says mussels, Lester says clams.

Matrox makes eight-screen graphics card

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I'll be able to see all the passengers I'm carrying in FSX - I better be sober though.

Toshiba reveals Cell TV specs

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Hmm - I'll believe it when I see it

Knowing Toshiba's past attempts at TVs of the future, - anyone remember the SED technology that went under the mothballs pretty sharpish, after 2 - 3 years of development?

Deja vu, I tell ya!

Flight sim site turns over hacker evidence to UK cops

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Black Helicopters


The scumbag caused a lot of issues for users of the site. It was a great resource for flight-sim add-ins.

Comments such as "doing their job properly" shouldn't be in the discussion. He was contacted before the matter was referred to the men in blue and had his chance which he chose to ignore - the prick is a criminal, and he deserves to get his come-uppance.

Boozy chess grandmaster passes out mid-game

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This reminds me of Boris Yeltsin

He visited Ireland back in 1994 and was due to meet the Irish Prime Minister at Shannon Airport.

However, he failed to exit from the plane and rumours abounded that the man had a heart attack/stroke - call it what you will..


Enlightens us more

Another Red in the bed conspiracy theory.


NZ woman sacked for SHOUTY EMAILS

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LET THAT BE A WARNING TO YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh - nd wat abt txt spk?

Twitter goes titsup

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It's the end of the world as we know it...

Chicken Little - the sky is falling!!!

Chicago Bears fan hit for thirty grand for a bit of Slingbox

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The joys of beaing a Bears fan - almost as bad as following Leeds!

Certainly as expensive with Ken's ticket prices :p

Half of Brits abuse apostrophe's

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@ Adam Foxton

May I direct you to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exclamation_mark

Peruvian football team has really bad day

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Tech angle??

To all those wondering about the lack of a tech angle - it's a bootnote....

Probably because it's related to footballers.

Komplett closes retail ops across Europe

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Irish site will stay

A rep posted on an Irish BB that komplett.ie's future is secure:

Linkage: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055320846

Thank heaven for that. Cracking site for the most part.

US teen cuffed for disposable camera 'Taser'

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Digital camera?

Remember, fingers can take your eyes out too!

BBC races away with five-year F1 rights deal

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Why is a sport named after a function key?


Suicidal moose descends on Alaska

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Now that

was an amoosing tale.

Yahoo! formally! rejects! Microsoft! offer!

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O dear!

Enough with the exclamation points, for crying out loud.

It was funny the first time, not!!!

Samsung PS42Q97HDX 42in plasma HD TV

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Please clarify, Lester

You say

Get a DVD player which can pump out 1080i or - even better - 1080p via HDMI.

and go on to say...

Hi-def Discs Forget 'em until the Blu-ray/HD DVD thing is settled, and they actually produce a decent range of films on the winning format

Why bother getting the player if you're not going to get the discs?

/scratches head.

Indian man marries dog to lift mutt-murder curse

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He must be barking mad...

And they call it puppy love...



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