* Posts by Danny Traynor

34 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Sep 2007

uTorrent for Mac leaks into Pirate Bay

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Has anyone actually PAID for a bittorrent client?


BitTorrent crackdown cops fail to pay music copyright fees

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@ virtually everyone

Where in the article does it say the Police were playing music from a *radio*.

That's right, it doesn't so stfu :)

Carphone Warehouse now taking iPhone 3G orders

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CPW issues

A poster from a forum i frequent had the following to say


Just a heads up, currently on the phone to CarphoneWarehouse customer services. There is an issue with all web orders and I have been told there will almost be no chance of my iphone being delivered tomorrow.

I have been advised all I can do is to order again tomorrow with the direct sales team for delivery on Monday Not happy and currently on hold trying to get more information and sort something out.


So if you've placed an order with CPW I'd imagine it might be worthwhile ringing up to confirm.

It did seem strange that they sold out and then stuck more handsets online when O2 didn't have any left...

BBC must reveal EastEnders costs

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You've got to ask yourselves

If you had the choice of saving ten quid a month and not having access to BBC1, 2, HD, all the digital channels, all the BBC productions shown on other channels such as Discovery etc, bbc.co.uk, iplayer, Live news from journalists around the world, coverage of F1, Tennis, Football, Rugby, elections, etc would you *really* keep the money?

Personally, I think the BBC represents superb value, even if I don't watch EE.

Xbox 360 pricing downed Down Under

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I'd love to know

the average age of Reg readers that post comments on the console articles. Judging from the (at time of writing) five posters above, I'd hazard a guess at about 5.

iPhone will ship in green packaging

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the coat thing

Can't say I feel strongly either way about iPhone stories but thank god some one said something about the coat references :)

Mario Puzo's son sues Paramount over Godfather royalties

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Gates Horns

If I were them

I'd watch out for a horses head in the be....

oh. sorry Martin

The iPhone - yours for €1

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do people consistently point out that the iPhone costs £800 etc over 18 months when this is the way mobile phone contracts HAVE ALWAYS worked?

You get a subsidised phone. The amount of that subsidy depends on how much you pay the network provider monthly over a fixed period of time, I mean ffs, EVERY phone I've ever owner has been purchased under this model. The iPhone doesn't cost £800 over 18 months. In case you hadn't realised, you do actually get service within that period. Get over yourselves already!

Apple's 3G iPhone to launch 11 July

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As above, it DOES have GPS hardware in it.

TomTom have already stated that they have their software running on an iPhone. If GoogleMaps isn't usable for point to point directions (and I can't really see why it wouldn't be) then there's a pay for option there - my guess is it'll be ready to go next month when the AppStore goes live.

Apple punts 'Penryn' iMacs

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own list:

G4 Tower

12" Powerbook

20"Coreduo iMac

13" CoreDuo 'Blackbook'

15.4" Santa Rosa Macbook Pro

20Gig iPod

60Gig iPod

8Gig iPhone

Problems: 20gig iPod died after dropping it onto concrete.

Personally, after using PCs for the best part of 10 years I'd never go back.

Quake rocks Britain

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Noisy bloody animal

My wife and I were woken up at around one. Can't say I expected it to be an earthquake :)

I thought the cat was under the bed!

Unbundling could cost you £125

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Re:Spellchecking is not proofreading.

"What they don't tell you if to a fully unbundled service is that it you could end up being stung with a £125 charge."

"If to"? How can you read that sentence and not have that jump out at you as obviously garbled? Sure, both of those words are spelled correctly, but they don't make any damn sense. You meant "IS THAT", not "IF TO".

Yes, because,

"What they don't tell you is that a fully unbundled service is that it you could end up being stung with a £125 charge."

make perfect sense.

Hoax: German IT boss sacks three non-smokers

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booking my plane ticket.

As it's his company it's quite correct that it should be up to him whether or not smoking is allowed, or even mandatory!, on HIS company premises. If only other countries would allow their citizens the choice.

Researcher: 'Second wave' HD adopters favour HD DVD

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Bluray discs ARE available at Blockbuster in (England at least) and I can rent both HD-DVD and Bluray titles from lovefilm. I have both players and can't really choose between them for quality. Also, I like to buy my films whether I'll watch them once or not. I'd much rather pay 13quid for a physical disk than a fiver for a 'HD' download which will expire in 24 hours whether I've finished watching it or not.

Wii buyers follow French Connection for consoles

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What's all the fuss about?

I dunno what the problem is? I was asked on Friday to buy a DS for my wifes mums xmas pressie, got one on tinterweb for retail, was delivered yesterday. Asked to get a Wii yesterday for someone, again, bought one at retail on the internet which is being packed as we speak. These are UK consoles. If people bothered to actually look about rather than rushing in all guns blazing there'd be no need to be so seriously out of pocket. Having said that, they did both take a risk leaving it a bit late!


Europe too cynical for iPhone

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Alright already.

I have to wonder why, every time there's an iPhone article the same old hats come out and bash it EVERY time.

We get it! You don't like it! You prefer your WM or S60 device more! You have to send the funny picture of that bloke being sick outside the pub immediately to everyone you know!

DON'T BUY ONE! Just get over it. In the spirit of Christmas, live and let live!!

Admit it though, deep deep down inside, you really, really want one but it just ain't cool to like Apple ;)

iPhone tops mobile browsing charts

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Comment title required...

I've had loads of mobiles over the years and have never felt the need to pay for mobile data as none of them have been devices that I WANTED to use. Slow, cumbersome browsing doesn't appeal. Now though, I use my iPhone everyday. Generally in hotspots but also when I'm stuck in traffic (and the wifes driving of course (100mile a day commute). I love it. I'm also never bored now when I'm forced to go and stand outside a drinking establishment in order to have a smoke. Wouldn't trade it for anything (apart from iPhone v.2 with 3g ;) )

Man opens Eee PC, adds internal USB ports

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There appears to be...

a theme appearing amongst these comments

Chancer punts 'lucky' Wii for $1,234,567...

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$25 back

I love how if you spend 1,234,567.89 on your ebay mastercard you get a whole $25 back. Who needs nectar points?

China celebrates first lunar pictures

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A nation 'Standing Tall'

Your use of punctuation made me giggle like a schoolgirl.

eBayer punts Wii for £1m

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Brand New

I love the fact that it's "Brand New" yet has "8 months warrenty with it as i bought it July this year" and "has only been used a handfull of times."


Leopard security bug puts Mail users at risk

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Rather strangely, the first time I clicked on the attachment it executed in terminal. However, subsequent tries always brought up the warning.

Still, once is enough I suppose.

S Korea joins hunt for stuff with frikkin' laser beams on it

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I laughed rather heartily at this article. Also, I think a fridge mounted laser could be a fantastic invention. Just let someone try and steal my beer!


Great War diary reveals original Captain Blackadder

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an .exe? wtf?

A disgruntled Mac user

Six-month hangover for 60-pint Scotsman

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60 pints in 4 days??

Doesn't sound that much? It's only 15 pints a day :)

HTC TyTN II smartphone

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@Mark Fenton

I'm having trouble understanding why you'd bring up the iPhone for a htc review?

Just can't forget about it ay?

Mac OS X Leopard - Time Machine

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@Anonymous Coward

If you'd bothered to actually read the article properly you'd have noticed that the score is for the Time Machine feature of Leopard. Not simply Leopard.

3 expands payment options

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Google Image

Or, more likely, the developer simply google image searched 'delta logo' and chose the first hit.


Court convicts 'million pound' modchip man

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Did anyone actually read the article. it is NOT illegal to mod your console. It is illegal to make money by selling modchips and modding consoles for a profit.

Fire service may charge for shifting fat people

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Gates Horns

Planes and skirts

Surely the 5 foot hotties luggage will weigh incrementally more than the 6 foot egg chaser? I know my luggage is generally about half the other halfs :)

Mobile spying service leaked sensitive details to the masses

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eavesdrop on their citizens

"Governments have to go through great lengths to get permission to eavesdrop on their citizens"

Unfortunately, it would appear that's no longer the case in this so called 'democracy' the UK


It makes you feel physically sick.

Apple iPhone

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@ Henry Blackman

I couldn't have said it better myself. It's easy to slate the 02 contracts when you don't actually read what's included in them first.


PC superstore unhinged by Linux

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Free Laptop with Orange

Was in PC World recently with a mate who's just moved into his own flat and wanted a computer and broadband. Was happy with the 2gb Orange service so we went to look at the laptops. PCWorld had on display a machine that I was sure would be suitable for his needs and was only £50 on top of the Orange contract. Needless to say, that machine wasn't in stock but they did have 'this other one over here' which was £80 extra and had a higher model number.

Said friend would have bought it on the spot but the helpful member of staff forgot to mention that it had

a) half the amount of ram (and running Vista as well, mental!)

b) had a slower processor

c) had a smaller harddrive (40gb vs 80gb)

We were told in no uncertain terms that the higher spec laptop would never be back in stock (if indeed, it ever was in stock) and we'd have to buy this one.

Anyway, we went next door and bought the higher spec one for the advertised price. I'll never shop there again, bunch of bloody chancers the lot of them.

Ad agency pays Paddington to ditch marmalade for Marmite

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Men at work...

were actually an Australian band, not Kiwi, oh, and Colin Hay the lead singer was Scottish.

Traveling in a fried-out combie..

On a hippie trail, head full of zombie...