* Posts by Daniel Bennett

166 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Aug 2007


US iPhone ready to be tied down?

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Custom Dictionary

Is only available, seemingly, with Japanese Ten Key keyboard at the moment.

Its a feature I requested and explained them for which seems like they've picked up on.

Hopefully it will be available for all keyboards.

Ball lightning is all in the mind, say Austrian physicists

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That sounds exactly like what I saw! Except these spheres carried on in the sky after ball impact lol.

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They're wrong! I've seen one.

Back in.. I think 1999. A huge thunderstorm at stupid o clock in the morning.

Watching it... All sorts of amazing lightning going off... Then there was a ball of lightning that fell from the sky, hit something and then rings from that lightning appeared and spread across the sky.

In the morning there was a news report of a chimney falling down, right where I saw that ball of lightning land.

If these physicists were right, I wouldn't see the ball fall down or spread rings through the sky.


F*ck you, thunders disgruntled fanboi Apple user

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The fanboi says

I can jump but it'd be pointless as i'll just keep going and going.. I never crash... NEVER.. NEVER!


Weee.. lalalaaaa...

Hmm, the ground is getting close..


The Windows User: "Theres a quick work around for that and a patch will come on Tuesday"

The Penguin: "Choose another distro if this one isn't right for you"

Apple-obsessed geeks launch fanboi dating site

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iPhone users suffer summer appointment chaos

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Is it?


Are you sure?

I've really not had any of this... 9.1 and 3.1.2 .. theeen now i'm on 4.0 Beta1...

Maybe i'm lucky!

Opera alerts EU to hidden Windows browser-ballot

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Oh grow up.

OK so the user hasn't updated their IE... so what?!

If MS didn't have the ballot on a IE page and IE didnt exist, then no one could download the other browsers anyway and thus yet another complaint.

M$ aren't going to provide a browser install of their competitors in the installation of Windows or this Windows Update. Geez.

A user will simply click through the box or ask later... and when they get to the ballot screen.. Oh hello.


If they don't select Opera, get off your high horse and shut the hell up and make a better browser.

Fools. Utter fools.

Not once have I liked this screen due to the fact that its not fair to force M$ to support another browser. If M$ have to do this, so do Apple and Linux. Yeah, I went there!


iPad apps flood Apple's App Store

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And on that bombshell. I have an iPhone... But I only liked it after using it.

Maybe i'll try the iPad out. But personally its far too huge and doesn't fit in anything I do.

Yes it may look good.. but im not gonna put it in my pocket am I?

Smartphone app botnet experiment blows up a storm

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OH geeez

Security experts have nothing better to do than tell us "DO NOT TRUST ANYTHING. EVER!!!!!"

You can't even trust Security Experts now.

Tories ask: Why BBC3, BBC4?

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BBC3 >>> BBC2

If BBC2 had BBC3 shows.. then fine. Get rid of it.

BBC protects 'unique' 1Xtra listeners from radio cull

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Young people my arse.

"1Xtra reaches a young audience that the BBC traditionally finds it hard to reach on any platform. Specifically, 1Xtra's 'unique' audience - people who don't listen to any other BBC radio output - is almost twice that of 6Music,” it told us.

Errm... No, BBC reach for black people.

Nothing on 1Xtra i've liked.. ever... i'm now 20 ...

Argos buries unencrypted credit card data in email receipts

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Noticed this last year

And its taken this long?

YouTube: Auto-captions for everyone

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This is far too funny

Watch a video that a liverpudlian is speaking in.

Watch it fail like a bitch.

Its really hilarious when it fails. It gets so far off it may as well be AOL.

NatWest suffers calamitous online banking breakdown

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Works here

Worked for me this morning, also at 12:30.

I think they love me.

Twitter bomb threat joke man faces possible jail sentence

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Just tweeted

I just tweeted the exact tweet.

Awaiting to be arrested x

Labour MP denies calling Tories 'scum-sucking pigs' on Twitter

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I'm from Telford

And I LOL at this man every day.

Has anyone pointed out to him you can't edit tweets?

The scum one appeard BEFORE the tweet without scum involved. He obviously deleted it.

This isn't the first time he has done this.

Hes drunk tweeted before and offended people. Hes a bit of a twat.

Google Chrome dev-only build hopes to be famous 5

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"default downloads directory on Vista and Windows 7 can now be used."


You can use it anyway. just manually set it.

Windows 7 upgrades Vista laptops to lower battery life

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That explains my Macbook

THat explains why my Macbook doesnt last as long on Windows 7 than it did on OSX.

Ah well. 3 hours is still good

German retailer Tweets iPad details

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Account Deleted & Re-Created

The account did exist before as I have seen other products from there.

It looks as if they deleted the account then recreated it.

Steve Ballmer defaces fanboi MacBook

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Wait, what?


Firefox 3.6 goes live and final

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now includes a data cache, so it doesn't have to hit your hard drive each time you use it.

Erm... so more RAM usage?

This is exactly what I hate about FF... RAM usage is getting stupid now.

Apple (finally) boot camps Windows 7

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But I already have Win7.

Apparently I have to reinstall Win7 for this?

Which is slightly pissy me off... Considering each install uses up a key.

Upgrade plzkthxbai.

O2 takes a Christmas break

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Down here

iPhone going mental giving me errors saying it cant activate. Got no 3G Signal, only EDGE. Data failing miserably.


Virgin Media network goes titsup in Brum

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Not just Brum/Wolvo

TV was down for the whole of the Midlands last night.

Beeb iPlayer blocked by Xbox velvet rope

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But the BBC arent charging

The BBC arent imposing the charge, MS are... therefore wheres BBCs problem?

They aren't getting any of the money charged. The charge is for the xbox live online service.

I dont see the problem :s. fools

Wii HD coming in 2010, claims mole

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Why HD on the Wii? The graphics are still crap and cartoony so whats the point?

Sky Player hits Xbox 360

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The push failed yesterday. Their servers couldnt handle the requests, Both XBL and Sky servers all failed.

It is due to be pushed out again today, Hopefully now they are balanced correctly! LOL.

I like this idea... but not sure on it yet. Maybe when it can be a service to MATCH Sky TV then that would be good.

Theres no BBC ITV or Channel4 stuff... But they are talknig to BBC to get the content on there, so we will see....

Windows 7 - The Reg reader review redux

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I've had no probs with it at all. Through BETA and RC and now to Release. Its great!

Best Windows Ever.

Just... People with a Mac should wait for the Bootcamp update before they install.... as that can cause BSOD.

Facebook acquires 300 millionth user

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sort this this out


Quite funny the other day... MSN had issues.. they all went to Facebook so Facebook chat started having issues.. then the facebook site had issues.

Twitter survived the MSN breakage, though.

Also noticed how Facebook have added twitter functionality - typing @ and the persons name to "tag" them in your posts... zzz


Virgin cops to bad routing

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Internet in Telford has been very slow and dead stop for a few days now. Theres peaks of just pure lag.


Sharp intros 5in ARM-based netbook

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Has keys missing?

where the hell is the question mark button? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Apple blogger legally unlocks iPhone

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Oh geez

I said this at the start.... But was never gonna pay so fucking much to prove the concept.

Still, who exactly is going to pay that much!?!?!

Sad face.. because it wasnt me that announced it with proof :( lol

Microsoft ditches Windows 7 E plans

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For Pee Sake

Has anyone noticed how they are ignoring Apples shit completely?

Zzzzzzzz... I dont want Safari on my mac, I want IE. (giggles)

IE icon too familiar for Microsoft EU settlement?

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Oh come flipping on

They put what is needed

Now should MS change their icon so no one knows it?! idiots.

The list is ordered by popular browsers, IE is popular without a doubt.

Riot police raid birthday barbecue for 'all-night' Facebook tag

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Since when

Does "All night party" mean rave?


Unlock your iPhone, miss your messages

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Not convinced its to do with Network

That would mean they would be sending to a number, and apple will be making sure that "this message" goes to "this number" and if "this number" does not match "this network" then "This message = Fail.

Where as I thought it was sending to a unique address, like an IP, which matches the iPhone and not the user. In which case network shouldnt matter.

If the Dev Team can't fix this, then its most likely apple DID do this on purpose, to piss people off that unlocked their phones because they dont want the shitty crappy bunch of twatty limitations that they set.

*Stokres his jailbroken ipod touch 2g*.

I hate Apple, with a passion... but I love the iPhone/iPod Touch... But only when jailbroken.

Short URLs in spam skyrocket

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on Tweetdeck you can set it so, when you click a URL you can see where its going to take you before the page even loads. Infact before it even loads a browser window!

This is very very helpful in separating the spam and the legit!

so if you are tweeting, get tweetdeck.

iPhone 3GS turns yellower shade of white

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Maybe its heat related!


Masked passwords must go

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That is all.

Owners say iPhone 3GS is a scorcher

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iPod Touch 2G

my iPod Touch 2G takes about 10 seconds to get quite hot as soon as you start a game.

Its always to the left of the dock connector too!

Also does it when charging... and the USB connector has started to get hot too now.

European 'standard' e-car power connector details emerge

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Charge whilst driving

Wouldnt it be sensible for the car to charge its own batteries when the wheels are moving?

Moving wheel --> Generator --> Battery --> Motor

Or is that just too easy and too cheap?

Microsoft rebrands WGA nagware for Windows 7

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Just can't help but call it TWAT instead.

Win 7 RC fails to thwart well-known hacker risk

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Overhype about nothing!

Seriously, its not a problem at all and can easily be fixed by going into a folder, press ALT to show the menu bar, click tools - folder options and untick the "Show known extentions" bit... taadaaaa!

I admit that by default they should have this unticked... But its not a massive problem as people make it out to be :/

If you try to open a .jpg.exe and you find its opening a dos prompt or something rather than your default image viewing program then you need a slap :/

London cops trial 'leccy patrol cars

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Slight Flaw...

Nee noorr nee norr neee nooroooorrorrrororrrr...... *silence* ... "Oh F**K, Ran out of leccy!" & Robbers get away......

Wanna upgrade from Windows 7 beta? Go back to Vista first

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RE: Minimum Spec & Re: NEVER

Re: Minimum Spec:

Lets just say, If you have XP Pro working perfectly, Windows 7 should too.

It is MILES better than how Vista handeled.

Give it a try.

I tried it in a VM and noticed the difference straight away.

RE: Never.

I upgraded from Vista to Win7BETA and experience no problems.

At all.

I'll be doing the same to the RC.

Dank je wel :)

Moderatrix quits El Reg: Latest

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Was reading the original comment from Sarah... And as much as I agreed I thought ... Nah ... I can't see any mods on "Da Reg" to suddenly lose the fucking plot like that! So i left until now to comment :P

Well done Sarah - Best April Fools i've seen all day!! Beats the Funeral offering anyway...

Court rules airline secret security list is stupid

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Birmingham Airport...

THere is a drink machine RIGHT OUTSIDE security.. Anyone seen that?

I bought a drink... from the machine... then queued up for the security.

Had one sip and the woman shouts at me to throw it in the bin

I mean cmon... Its obvious its a frickin drink...

Tata to release UK's first 'serious' electric car

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Gates Horns


Thats asking for fail.

Italian iPhone makes like Roman candle

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RE: On the side of good news

Shut up, No it's not.

Same thing happened to a friends Nokia N95.

None of the buttons would work, charge wouldn't work and screen was waterlogged.

After as much drying as possible and leaving it alone for the night and drying with a hairdryer again it works.

Does that make the N95 a jesus phone?

No, Didn't think so.

El Reg suffers identity crisis

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The Register FAILS at polls!

You can answer every single one anyway :P

You can also spam the same answer by refreshin the page.

Shame on you Reg! :P