* Posts by Shaun

81 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Feb 2007


T-Mobile replaces Compact IV with... Compact V



Due for an upgrade on 30 May and was going to upgrade to the Compact IV, but they'll probably discontinue that when the V comes out - and I'm not paying £50 a month for my contract and I don't want to pay for my phone

Virgin Media pilots 200Mbit service

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RE: Download cap


Pirate Bay co-founder claims 'we lost'

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Ah shame

But expected, really

3 and T-Mobile announce site provider


RE: 3 & T-Mobile

"great move by T-Mobile"

Even better move by 3, they'll actually have a decent network!

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RE: So what will happen?

You'll gain T-Mobile

Police union leader calls for 'killer games' sales ban


I can think of one

“in every situation in which a violent rampage has occurred”, the perpetrator had an “addiction to so-called killer games”

I can think of one famous german "violent rampage" about 70 years ago in which the perpetrator didn't have an “addiction to so-called killer games”

Pirate Bay prosecutor tosses infringement charges overboard



Is there any change to the potential sentence?

Police drop investigation into 'rent-a-Lords'

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"because getting evidence was proving too difficult."

Well then that's OK then, let them off

Elevator music files for Chapter 11


Muzak is a company?!

I thought it was just the music style

Which wireless technologies will get credit crunched?


Wireless power

I can see wireless power taking off in wireless mice, but not much else

Carter pledges file sharing snoop laws

Paris Hilton


"collect anonymised information [...] together with personal details"

How anonymous can personal details be?

iPhones will win the war in Afghanistan, says NATO chief



What if it's a cheap chinese knockoff?

Windows 7 public beta end date named

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I quite like Win7

I only bothered to try it because I happened to replace my PC when the beta came out.

Review: I'll use it if I have to wipe/replace my current computer after it's been released, but it's not good enough for me to specifically remove XP to use it

Play.com pestered to back up price claims



I don't see the problem with them using the RRP for products not on sale, because I thought that the RRP was the Recommended Retail Price, not the price that other people are selling it at

Wireless-power pioneers band together

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The mouse sounds like a good idea though, I'd get one*

*probably not, because my wired ball mouse works fine

IWF rethinks its role

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RE: Why the new law?

The new law is needed as it enables the government to prosecute the consumers rather than the suppliers

Raids net police £1m in pirate game and movie discs


Street value

Based on 9,000 games at an RRP of £50 (as is usually the case nowadays), that's £450,000 for the games

The remaining 21,000 discs are worth a combined £550,000.

Simple maths concludes that the remaining discs are £21.43 each.

Ofcom's pilot starts seeing signs


GPS near meadowhall

That will be down to the one-way system in Sheffield bein impenetrable to even the locals

UK ISPs agree to menace their filesharing users


Carphone Warehouse

So much for them refusing to be involved...

MobileMe offers another free bite of the Apple

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Bank charges

What happens to people that have had this holding charge taken out and incurred bank charges because of it (either by the monet being taken out of missing other payments due to insufficient funds)?

UK gov publishes 'kids and videogames' action plan



The problem isn't with the age ratings. The current system is fine, it's enforceable by law and game sellers don't sell inappropriate games to children (for the most part). The problem is parents that buy the games for the children then get outraged that the kid's game with the 18 label is unsuitable!

Yes! It's the Knight Rider satnav!


I was disappointed at first due to not being called Michael

But then I remembered that Michael is my middle name, so that's close enough

iRobot Roomba 560 robot vacuum cleaner

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Worth getting just for this



Freesat to show Euro 2008 in HD


RE: Football in HD !!!

"If you want sport (of any sort) in HD why not get off your arse and go and PLAY it"

Because I'm English, and as such, have absolutely ZERO chance of playing in Euro 2008 (even without taking ability into account)

Date set for next major PS3 firmware release



Some of these features were supposed to be there at launch!

BBC iPlayer continues platform sluttiness with Virgin Media launch



I've just got it up and running on my XBOX and now it's on the telly anyway!

Xbox 360 burns house down



"Microsoft has already recalled thousands of power bricks worldwide because of worries over a potential fire risk. But the company claims gamers can minimise the risks by unplugging the console and avoiding bending the power brick’s cord."

Nope, that was the XBOX and the recall of the power lead

Online spousal spying widespread in the UK


RE: It may be Oxford...

I think that's probably the "Around six per cent of married internet users said they first met their partner online"

Sergey Brin: 'Microhoo! makes me nervous'


Well summarised

The second half of the article sums ups fairly well what I was thinking as I read the first half.

EC to Microsoft: We're still looking


What strikes me

Is that if MS didn't bundle IE with Windows, how would people get online to download Firefox/Opera/IE?

Google eyes Cleveland medical records


Targeted ads

I'm sure with Google's love of ads this will just be another way of refining the adverts we see, but basing them on medical records... If nothing else, it should allow spammers to check if the people they're sending viagra emails to really need it

GCap reaches for DAB off switch


RE: A bad workman blames his tools

"put some innovative, interesting programming out, rather than formulaic trash"

They did, and they've closed them

MySpace wins UK domain name that pre-dated its service


RE: Actually... I think I agree with this...

It was being used for emails

Samsung SGH-F700 smartphone


Not read this through

but if i remember correctly, it doesn't have wi-fi, does it?

I think that's what put me off getting one

Peeved HTC smartphone owners offer bounty for driver fix


RE: Get a life

I was rempted to get an SE phone, but I absolutely hate the buttons on them

Get a celebrity autograph on your mobile phone


RE: kzzrrrt

Cheers! didn't realise it did that!

How to be a failure at Guitar Hero III



"Guitar Hero III and Rock Band are totally unavoidable in shopping trips to consumer electronics stores"

Considering the fact that Rock Band isn't out yet, I'd have to disagree

HTC TyTN II smartphone

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Excellent timing

I was looking at upgrading to this phone (as a T-Mobile Vario III), cheers for the review!

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Sat Nav

I'm told the Vario doesn't come with Sat Nav out of the box, is it possible to install tomtom or similar on it?

Blu-ray BD+ crypto tech to be cracked by year's end?


RE: Nothing is uncrackable

The trouble is, it's possible to just rip it from the disc and convert to WMV-HD, bung it on a DVD-DL and play it on the XBOX 360 (or the PC)

Legal loophole allows Manhunt 2 to be sold in UK



"he claimed the company may choose not to exploit the opportunity because the likes of Sony and Nintendo are likely only to allow onto their consoles games that carry a BBFC rating."

Well, that and the fact that there's no way of downloading games and playing them on the PS2 or Wii without using mod chips etc

MS makes, sells 65nm 'Falcon' Xbox 360s


RE: Looks like it didn't help much...

But not all the Halo 360s have the 65nm. Only one batch is confirmed so far

Jack Thompson might go down in gay porn shocker


So, in filing these pictures...

he made tham available on the courts systems "to anyone of any age."

eBay glitch sends packages to wrong addresses


I've had this on 4 things I've paid for

and had to put my actual address in the comments for each item

Orange to turn pink at Xmas to favour young women


RE: Yet more evidence

My advice: Let it.

Ericsson fined over Olympic phone tap scandal


£ money

But how much is that in sterling?

Xbox 360 Elite games console



To the person that said 1080p was not supported by the 360, Virtua Tennis 3 is in 1080p, as is Splinter Cell: DA

'Portable' CD player puts MP3 into a spin


RE: Audio Technica Soundburger

I saw someone with a similar device at a record fair last year, I suppose it's best to have a listen before you buy

Half of GPS users given duff information


A couple of times

I've been sent down a road that doesn't exist, which is due to out of date maps.

Once though, I was actually told to do a U-turn while I was driving down the M62 (unlike some of the stories on El Reg, I ignored this advice)

eBay rethinks firearms policy


it will also ban the listing of any part that's used in the firing of a gun

Such as fingers!