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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

Marco Alfarrobinha
Alert

Solving the problem.

I believe that I have solved the problem of talking and driving at the same time.

Very simple, really. When I passed my test in 1995, I did not have a mobile, neither needed one, and I was able to drive from A to B without one.

Nowadays I stick my "all bells and whistles" smartphone in my jeans pocket, and I drive away. No bluetooth, no hands-free kit, nothing. I pretend I don't have a phone while I am in control of car.

I someone calls me, I can call them back later. Simple, really.

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Sony PS4 SHATTERS UK console sales SPEED RECORD

Marco Alfarrobinha

Re: Look at the profit...

What you seem to forget is, that gamers on Xbox Live are used to pay for 27-33 quid for "Gold" (anyone that pays more needs to learn how to use the internet).

For all of the previous generation, Sony fanboys spent their time trowing the fact that online multiplayer gaming was free on the PS3. It isn't now. The cheapest I could find is £42.99. PS+ is still better value than Gold, but many people I know that have PS3s only had it for the free multiplayer. These are the kind of people that Sony will struggle to make money out of them.

I know at least three people that got a nice nasty surprise with their PS4s when they found out about the paid multiplayer.

Microsoft in the long run will maintain their user base, and Sony will struggle to keep theirs. This generation is Microsoft's to lose.

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Satnav blunders blamed for £200m damages

Marco Alfarrobinha
Flame

Re: Turn Right!

"Board"?

Shirley you meant "bored"?

/Runs away.

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Nokia Lumia 800

Marco Alfarrobinha
Go

Nokia and WP7.

This review is going to make many people quite upset. Are you actually saying that a Nokia with WP7 is a good idea? What about all the doomsayers that predicted a quick and swift death to both?

I have been a WP7 user since December, I don't believe that I have seen more than 10 people with one, most people I know with one are people on Xbox Live but, this time, I believe it is going to explode. Give it an year or so, and the platform will become mainstream.

Well done to Nokia and Microsoft for the gamble

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PlayStation Network downloads limited to two devices

Marco Alfarrobinha
WTF?

@ Kazriko Redclaw

"On the PS3 front, my wife and I both have PS3's in our bedrooms"...

Not only you have different bedrooms, you play PS3 separatelly... Dude, you and your missus need some serious counselling.

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Marco Alfarrobinha
FAIL

Do you even know what you are talking about?

When you download a Xbox Live Arcade or DLC, any account on that console can use that content. Buy or loan an xbox before you comment about something that you don't know.

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Sony Pictures opens wallet for Bond 23

Marco Alfarrobinha
Flame

Stephen Fry?

Can't see him "knocking" many "boots"...

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Vodafone takes orders for PlayStation phone

Marco Alfarrobinha
Coat

£500?

I can buy an Xbox 360, a PS3 and be left with some some change for a couple of games...

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Videogame TRAINS TERRORISTS, yells pundit

Marco Alfarrobinha
Pint

Milk?

At some in their lives, all these terrorists drank milk. Milk is the cause of all evil.

Ban milk.

Beer, because not many islamic fanatics drink one.

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Asus NX90Jq 18.4in Core i7 laptop

Marco Alfarrobinha
Thumb Up

Brilliant.

I. Want. One.

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Sony PlayStation Network vs MS Xbox Live

Marco Alfarrobinha
FAIL

... text chat?

lol

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Apple MacBook Pro 17in Core i7 BTO notebook

Marco Alfarrobinha
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£2100?

Seriously, two grand for THIS laptop? For that price i can go to Alienware and leave with a machine 8x as fast as this thing. True, it looks good, so what?

Jeez...

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Sky bags UK HBO exclusive

Marco Alfarrobinha
IT Angle

... or...

... you people could just find a job that paid well (mine does, hehe) and cough up the subscription. Last time I checked, most jobs in IT paid just about enough for a person to live well. If you are in IT and yours doesn't, then you are working for the wrong company. So, stop moaning about Sky's subscriptions, which are value for money in these capitalistic times, or go watch Freeview/Freesat or bugger off.

Thanks.

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Blur vs Split Second Velocity

Marco Alfarrobinha
Stop

I disagree.

I have played both games already. You call Blur bland, cheap, etc. No, it is more fun. The AI in S/S is extremely cheap, the helicopter races are just downright stupid and most races you'll be playing over and over again hoping for a lucky break. Now Blur: Career mode is excellent and challenging without being cheap, when you win a race is because you are good and not because you caught a lucky break after 20 or so tries and the only, not only is well populated but the ranking system is just right and experience is absolutely brilliant.

Here, that is my two cents.

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Mafia Wars dons deprived of pit bulls

Marco Alfarrobinha
WTF?

Why only Pitbulls?

I was playing MW on the iPhone and Fifi (a rabid Poodle).is still there. So, it is ok to have a rabid poodle but not a rabid pitbull?

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PS3 will outsell Wii by 2013

Marco Alfarrobinha
WTF?

Three letters:

lol

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Xbox hacking

Marco Alfarrobinha
Thumb Up

Missing the whole point of gamerscore.

I can see that most of the comments are from people who seem to despise both gamerscore and people that play for gamerscore.

Of course they do, that is their right.

Now, I am 33, I have a family and a life, a job, I am not a fan-tard but I like playing for achievements. Does this fact make me a bad person? Of course not, but some some of you see gamerscore whores and start insulting.

I have manged to get to 91,000 and yes, I will go to the end of the world to protect my XBL login details. I found this article very informative and interesting. Thank you, Register.

P.S. Is it required for people that insult gamerscore whores to have poor spelling and grammatical skills?

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Gran Turismo 5 launch delayed

Marco Alfarrobinha
Gates Halo

Forza Motorsport 5.

They are waiting for Forza to catch up with them, in 2013, when Forza 5 is released.

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Microsoft to ban 'unauthorised' Xbox 360 memory units

Marco Alfarrobinha
FAIL

I love my xbox but...

This really is taking things a bit too far. It is just giving people a reason not to buy their hardware and move to PS3. Surely a bad business move?

It will not affect me but there are 1000's of people that use "unauthorized" 2GB memory sticks that will be affected and they will be forced to pay over the odds for and official, extremely expensive, 512mb which is useless.

Those people that have Arcades are being told: Buy our expensive HDD's or move. Guess some, if not most, will move.

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AMD ATI Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 DirectX 11 GPUs

Marco Alfarrobinha
Stop

Or you could...

...buy an Xbox 360/PS 3. No need to upgrade every year... (HDD excluded).

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802.11n Xbox 360 adapter inbound

Marco Alfarrobinha
Stop

Expensive?

I am the proud owner of an Xbox 360 but, is it going to cost £50+? If so, forget about it, that's enough money to buy 2 reasonable good games, cheaper to buy a longer lan cable.

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EC to tackle 'misleading' online gadget sellers

Marco Alfarrobinha
Coat

@ MarkOne

Clearly you are a fanboy. Now go and play with your PS3 and download free HD movies which I bet there are plenty of them on PS network.

I still think that the whole point of a games console is to play games, if I want a BR player, I'll buy a BR player. Bet you don't play many games, do you Mark? Do you, Mark?

The movies at £5 a pop as you say are there as a convenience, no one's forced to buy them.

The £40 (£30 on eBay or even cheaper if you are wise) are money very well spent as the on-line experience is second to none, after all you get what you pay for.

£80 for a HDD? Once again you are wrong my friend. Go on ebay and 50-60 quid is what you are looking at.

An Elite with a 120GB costs £200 nowadays which is excellent value as a games console with all the trimmings. Don't give me your wi-fi bullshit please as I don't care as many people's consoles are not far away from the router. ISP didn't give you a free router? Idiot, learn to shop around.

Cheers.

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BBC goes live... over Wi-Fi

Marco Alfarrobinha
Go

On my N96...

... it has been working for over two months now. Old news then.

Next.

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Acer sued for shipping Vista-book with GB of memory

Marco Alfarrobinha
Gates Halo

Vista laptop...

I have a cheap Vista H. Premium running 2GB ram. As soon as I bought it, I formated the whole of the HDD, reinstaled Vista off the DVD and installed only the software I need, no dodgy stuff for me...

That was almost 2 years ago. Never had any problems with it as there are no crapware programs, no AV shit, only use AVG free and it works like a dream, even better than XP.

For all the Linux apologists, you may be asble to work with it but, for the general public, it is a pain in the ass to work with.

<leaves the room quietly>

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Killzone 2 to drive XBox 360 owners to PS3, claims Sony

Marco Alfarrobinha
Thumb Down

That's why...

... I am selling my PS3 on ebay (no link, don't want to get banned) at the moment and my 360 gets used every day! lol

If I want to watch movies, I buy a dvd player, if I want to play games, I buy a 360. Simple.

I would never buy a 250 quid console because of one game, doesn't mather how much money I have.

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Original Xbox kicks bucket

Marco Alfarrobinha
Heart

The King is dead...

... long live the King!

Twice as good as the the PS2 with games twice as good, it really never fulfilled its potential.

Still, it was a good springboard for the 360 and generation leadership. No, the Wii is not current generation, is a Cube with fancy controllers, it belongs to the last generation.

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MS spills blood red Resident Evil Xbox beans

Marco Alfarrobinha
Happy

I...

... want one!

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AT&T punts $99 iPhone

Marco Alfarrobinha
Stop

...hummm...

This doesn't even deserve a comment.

*whistles*

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Gamers voice NXE woes

Marco Alfarrobinha
Gates Halo

Well...

Downloaded it, played a few games already, no lag whatsoever (other than the ones on certain games, which I know are there), no problems so far *knock knock knock* and I quite like how it looks.

Those that had problems are either lying PS3 fanboys or idiots that tried to remove the HDD while the update was installing/downloading. For them, I have no simpathy at all.

Xbox 360 = Gaming satisfaction. PS3 = Film lover wannabe gamer...

P.S. NFS Undercover actually better on the 360 than on PS3, just don't tell them.

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Christmas NXE comes early

Marco Alfarrobinha
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@ AC 16:42 GMT

Liar.

Go back to your PS3 and stop being a troll.

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Govt ponders proof-of-ID law for future phone purchases

Marco Alfarrobinha
Coat

What is the big deal?

It is an ID card, just like your Driver's License or your Passport. Many many countries use ID cards and people there aren't complaining all the time, they just take it as a mather of fact.

Mine's the one with yellowish portuguese one.

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Russian conmen punt iPhoneys

Marco Alfarrobinha
Go

@ Jessica

They already have. Google for Fake Nokia N95... I've seen one and it is a horrible little thing with absolutely no redeeming features...

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Sainsbury's launch console price war

Marco Alfarrobinha
Gates Halo

re: Mark

Sainsbury is known as a quality retailer, why would they care about the PS3?

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The ultimate mobile phone?

Marco Alfarrobinha
Joke

But...

... is it 3G?

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Tosh on top for laptop reliability

Marco Alfarrobinha
Coat

What about Gateway?

I've got a Tesco bought Gateway running Vista H Premium and it is the most reliable of all the laptops I've had. Compaq? A joke, kept going back to PC World. Dell? Luckily was a compny one, otherwise I'd have broken it myself. Ee? Lasted a week then had to return it, the bloke at PC World didn't know what was wrong with it.

So my opinion is: Buy a cheap laptop at Tesco's and it will last forever.

/better run away now...

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Japan runs out of Xbox 360s

Marco Alfarrobinha
Gates Horns

I am a Xbox 360 fanboy but...

... even I realize this is BS. Unless they only sent a few thousand over to Japan, I can't see them selling enough to actually run out.

Is MS now using Nintendo's tactic? Pretendind there's a shortage to boost sales deep into PS3 territory? They will be lucky!

/walks out in disgust...

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Dutch unlocked iPhone site takes €700,000 then goes offline

Marco Alfarrobinha
Happy

A fool and...

... its money are easily parted.

/laughs so hard it hurts

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O2 starts 3G iPhone stampede - and runs away

Marco Alfarrobinha
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@ AC that replied to me...

At least my N95 will last until then and I won't feel the sad need to buy a new shiny gadget because world and its dog think it's great (it isn't, you know?).

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Marco Alfarrobinha
Coat

I'd rather wait...

... the Nokia N96.

Lots of SAD people that can't wait a few weeks for their iCrap...

Mine's the one with "Connecting People" emblazoned at the back.

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Scareware runs amok on PlayStation site

Marco Alfarrobinha
Coat

@AC (14:48 GMT)

Format the HDD??? Lose all your save games? You have to be joking, otherwise you just gave the best ever reason NOT to own a PS3. Just imagine, all those hours on Forza2 and GTA IV down the drain. I'd rather have a RRoD every couple of months (more time with the missus, hehe).

Mine's the one with the proprietary, expensive, easily deatachable hard drive.

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Photos fool cigarette age-verification software

Marco Alfarrobinha
Happy

Bank cards....

Street machines (yes, they are on the street, and no, no yobs try to break them down) in Germany can only sell if you insert an authorised debit/credit card and from what I hear, the system actually works.

So there.

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Xbox 360 owners tougher than PS3 fans - survey

Marco Alfarrobinha
Gates Halo

Fanboy wars....

... comence!

Surely this is a ploy by the El Reg to get as many comments as possible on a article?

BTW, I am an Xbox 360 owner and I wouldn't swap it with a PS3 even if Sony paid me (ok, maybe I would take the money and put it on eBay...).

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Sony says yes to in-game PS3 adverts

Marco Alfarrobinha
Gates Halo

Paid Xbox Live, "free" PSN...

I'd rather pay for Xbox Live and have a proper, advertisement-free in-game experience (hear me, EA and Codemasters?) than to have a so-called free PSN where you'll be bombarded with ads... Xbox Live 1, PSN 0.

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Videogames feed your inner cavemen, says report

Marco Alfarrobinha
Coat

Let the fanboy war begin...

Mine's the one with the 360 Elite controller inside...

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Revealed! The new face of the Eee PC

Marco Alfarrobinha
Thumb Up

Dream come true...

Ee + wine drinking beauty... the finer things in life are always welcome.

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Boffins dismiss claim violent games turn kids into killers

Marco Alfarrobinha
Coat

Oh, please...

I've been playing violent games since what? 1987 (I was 10 then, my parents didn't know...) and yet, I haven't had the need to kill, maim, dismember, head-shoot, etc anyone.

Another useless study for the PC brigade.

Mine's the one with the GTA IV copy inside.

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Sony to bring GTA IV PS3 bundle to Blighty

Marco Alfarrobinha
Coat

@ jai

Clearly you are a PS3 fan boy and or you are an idiot. I have a 360 and it has RRoD'ed on me, bloody incovenience, but it was free deliveries all around from UPS to and from Havant, and it came back without me paying a cent, with an extra Live month thrown in (4 quid) and a nice sorry letter. I agree that having it away for about two weeks is not good and unacceptable, but when I bought my Xbox I was aware of its problems but all I wanted was a good games' machine with reasonably good games to go with, not a do-it-all thing that will play blu-ray or access the internet (there are PC's, remember?) and Blu-ray discs are just too expensive (I'm still building a DVD library, no way I'm going to change to another format now).

PS3? Never for me, s***e controller, worst games. Wii? For the kids. Xbox 360? All night sessions. Thanks.

Mine's the one with the GTA IV copy in it.

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Xbox 360 burns house down

Marco Alfarrobinha
Go

Cue the fanboy wars....

...but I still love my 360...

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Price cut fails to push Xbox 360 past PS3 in UK

Marco Alfarrobinha
Gates Halo

@ Mark

Thank you.

The controller side of it, seems to be a neglected area, the PS3's absolutly crap and useless and it is the single reason why I chose the 360, but the rest holds true any time.

Ok, we have a RRoD issue, it is a bloody inconvenience being without it for a week (or two) while it is on holiday in Havant, but, for some reason, it always feels good to have it back and get it going again!

Sue me because I love the 360.

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Mr. and Mrs. Boring sue Google over Street View pics

Marco Alfarrobinha
Stop

@ Sean Charles

Sorry to be out of topic, but you are an idiot.

UK politicians corrupt?

Any African, Latin-American, Asian country will beat UK politicians hands down in the corruption stakes. UK politicians are quite good, even compared with the rest of Europe.

Here, got it out of my chest.

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